JULY-AUGUST 2019 |
The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships congratulates the following people for their recent awards, honors and achievements.
Julie Liu, an associate professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, has been selected as a 2019-20 Fellow in Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science program. ELATES is a unique professional leadership program, designed to advance senior women faculty in academic engineering, computer science, and other STEM fields, preparing them to assume institutional leadership roles within their schools and universities.
Gerhard Klimeck, whose work is opening research avenues for scientists the world over, was honored in June with the prestigious Humboldt Research Award at Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, Germany. Attending the ceremonies were Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.
Rebecca Kramer, an adjunct assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was among five Hoosier scientists honored at the White House in July as recipients of the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to researchers starting their independent careers who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. Read more.
Dr. Sandra San Miguel, associate dean for engagement in Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine, received an Outstanding Public Service award in June at Multiplying Good’s Jefferson Awards Gala. San Miguel was honored for the creation of an after-school program named This is How We “Role,” which shows grade school children what veterinary medicine is like to inspire their interest in sciences. The program was developed in conjunction with a longstanding relationship between Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Hanna Community Center in Lafayette, Indiana.
Kevin Solomon, an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, has received a Career Award from the Solomon aims to use CRISPR Cas9 gene-editing technologies and other approaches to modify fungi from the fecal matter of giraffe, wildebeest, zebra and horse in order to create fuel or medicines in a one-step process.
A team of three Purdue researchers is among the seven fellowship teams selected for the first class of the Collaborative Archive Data Research Environment (CADRE) Fellows. Team members are Michael Witt, associate professor of library science, Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies; Loran Carleton Parker, associate director and senior evaluation and research associate, Evaluation Learning Research Center (ELRC), College of Education; and Ann Bessenbacher, research associate and data scientist (ELRC), STEMEd HUB. They were chosen for their project, “Utilizing Data Citation for Aggregating, Contextualizing, and Engaging with Research Data in STEM Education Research.”