SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2017 |
The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships congratulates the following individuals for their recent awards:
Kathryn Cramer Brownell, an assistant professor of history has joined Made by History, a Washington Post website that publishes articles to add historical context and insights to the constantly changing world of current events. “Our site will bring a historical lens to contemporary topics and provide a forum for historians to disseminate their scholarship to the public in a sharp and accessible manner,” Brownell says. “We aim to combine the rigor of an academic journal with the reach and speed of a news organization to facilitate engagement between historians and the public.”
Graham Cooks, a professor of analytical chemistry, has been awarded the Aston Medal from the British Mass Spectrometry Society. The Aston Medal is given to scientists who have made outstanding contributions to knowledge in various fields relating to mass spectrometry. The award was presented by the society’s chair, Gavin O’Connor, who highlighted the influence of Cooks’ work in the early 2000s on his own Ph.D. project.
Craig Goergen, assistant professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, has received the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award. The award is given to a young investigator within the first seven years of receiving their terminal degree in recognition of originality and ingenuity demonstrated in published works. The award is given in honor of the former BMES executive director and was established in 2000 to stimulate research careers in biomedical engineering.
A book that Randy Roberts co-authored, “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhamad Ali and Malcolm X,” has been named the best 2016 monograph in the field of sport history. The North American Society for Sport History recently made the announcement honoring Roberts, a history professor, and co-author Johnny Smith, an assistant professor of history at Georgia Tech. The authors split a $1,000 honorarium from the society.
Toni Rogat, assistant professor of educational psychology and research methodology, and her colleagues from SRI International and Indiana University, have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for a collaborative project, “Collaborative Research: Theoretical and methodological tools for studying group productive disciplinary engagement.” Purdue’s portion of the three-year project is nearly $1 million.
Tiark Rompf, an assistant professor of computer science, has received an Early Career Research award from the U.S. Department of Energy. The award supports the development of individual research programs of distinguished scientists early in their careers. Recipients may be involved in scientific computing, biological or environmental research, basic energy sciences, fusion energy sciences, high energy or nuclear physics. The award will provide Rompf with $750,000 over the next five years.