HATS OFF TO AWARD WINNERS

Timothy Zwier

Timothy Zwier, the Mellon Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, will spend up to a year at the University of Göttingen in Germany as a Humboldt Research Award winner. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)

JULY-AUGUST 2017 |

Azza Ahmed

Azza Ahmed

The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships congratulates the following individuals for their recent awards:

Azza H. Ahmed, an associate professor of nursing, has been awarded the Best of JOGNN honor by The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN), the research journal of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). Ahmed was honored for her article,“The Effect of Interactive Web-Based Monitoring on Breastfeeding Exclusivity, Intensity and Duration in Healthy, Term Infants After Hospital Discharge.”

Mingji Dai

Mingji Dai

Mingji Dai, an assistant professor of chemistry, has received a 2017 Chinese-American Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professors Association (CAPA) Distinguished Junior Faculty Award. In his research, Dai seeks to innovate in both the strategy and methodology of chemical synthesis, and apply them to solve some of the problems of biological and medical importance and ultimately impact human health. Only two junior faculty members are chosen each year for the organization.

Corey Thompson

Corey Thompson

Corey Thompson, assistant professor of chemistry, has been selected to receive a 2017 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities for his research on developing new solid state materials for magnetic refrigeration. The awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty in any of five science and technology disciplines: engineering or applied science; life sciences; mathematics and computer science; physical sciences; and policy, management or education.

Arvind Varma

Arvind Varma

Arvind Varma, the R. Games Slayter Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded the 2017 Giulio Natta Medal in Chemical Engineering. Presented by the Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica “Giulio Natta” of Politecnico di Milano in Italy, the award recognizes Verma for his “outstanding contributions to the science of chemical and material engineering, for his professional achievements in guiding major institutions, and for his efforts in advising students and younger colleagues at various levels in their academic careers.”

Timothy Zwier (pictured above), the Mellon Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, has earned the prestigious Humboldt Research Award for his work in physical chemistry and molecular spectroscopy.