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Arden L. Bement Jr. Award

The Arden L. Bement Jr. Award was established in 2015 by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Arden Bement and his wife, Mrs. Louise Bement, to annually recognize a Purdue faculty member for recent outstanding accomplishments in pure and applied sciences and engineering.

Bement achieved international recognition as director of the National Science Foundation and director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He has a long and distinguished career with Purdue, having served as the Basil S. Turner Distinguished Professor of Electroceramics, the David A. Ross Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering, the Chief Global Affairs Officer, and the inaugural director of the Global Policy Research Institute.

Bement received his doctoral degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan. He has received seven honorary degrees in science and engineering from universities in the U.S. and abroad. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Nominations for the Arden L. Bement Jr. Award are invited from all faculty members. The recipient is selected by faculty representatives from the pure and applied sciences and engineering, and is approved by the Office of Research and the President of the University.

The Arden L. Bement Jr. Lecture has been established to honor the award winner and to present to the Purdue community the nature of the research and its contribution to the pure and applied sciences and engineering.

The Award

The Arden L. Bement Jr. Award consists of a monetary prize of $4,000 plus an additional contribution of $7,000 to support the research of the recipient.

The recipient of the Arden L. Bement Jr. Award is notified by the Office of Research.


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2023 Nominations

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