Awards

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Innovators Hall of Fame — Members for 2015-16

Bruce Applegate, Associate Professor of Food Science, College of Agriculture

Elisa Bertino, Professor of Computer Science, College of Science; Director of the Purdue Cyber Space Security Lab

Richard Cosier, Dean Emeritus; Leeds Professor of Management, Krannert School of Management; Founding Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship

Mark S. Cushman, Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Vincent Jo Davisson, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy

Edward Delp, Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; Morrill Award Recipient

Harm Hogenesch, Professor of Comparative Pathobiology; Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, College of Veterinary Medicine

Klein Ileleji, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering

Leah Jamieson, John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering; Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

Jules Janick, James Troop Distinguished Professor of Horticulture, College of Agriculture

Deborah Knapp, Dolores L. McCall Professor of Veterinary Medicine; Director, Purdue Comparative Oncology Program, College of Veterinary Medicine

Rebecca Kramer, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

James Lowenberg-Deboer, Purdue College of Agriculture Professor of Excellence in International Entrepreneurship; former Associate Dean and Director of Purdue International Programs in Agriculture

Gerry McCartney, Olga Oesterle Professor of Information Technology, Purdue Polytechnic Institute; Vice President for Information Technology; System Chief Information Officer; 2016 CTO of the Year for Non-Profit/Government, Indiana Business Journal

Ei-Ichi Negishi, Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor; Teijin Limited Director of the Negishi-Brown Institute, College of Science; 2010 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry

Corey Neu, Associate Professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering (Adjunct), College of Engineering

R. Byron Pipes, NAE; John Bray Distinguished Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering; Executive Director of the Composites Manufacturing Simulation Center

Julio Ramirez, Professor of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering

Nancy Rasche, Clinical Assistant Professor of Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Lyudmila Slipchenko, Associate Professor of Physical/Theoretical Chemistry, College of Science

Mark T. Smith, Michael J. and Katherine R. Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; Dean of the Purdue University Graduate School

Louis Tay, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences

Arvind Varma, R. Games Slayter Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering; former Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head of the School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering; 2016 Arden L. Bement Jr. Award Recipient

Connie Weaver, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science, College of Health and Human Sciences; Director of the Women's Global Health Institute; 2012 Herbert Newby McCoy Recipient

Steven Wereley, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

David Whittinghill, Associate Professor of Computer Graphics Technology, Pudue Polytechnic Institute

You-Yeon Won, Professor of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering

Yuan Yao, Associate Professor of Food Science, College of Agriculture

To view the full Hall of Fame Volume 4 booklet, click here.

Innovators Hall of Fame — Members for 2014-15

Rakesh Agrawal, Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering

Alina Alexeenko, Associate Professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, College of Engineering

Arun Bhunia, Professor of Food Science Microbiology, College of Agriculture

Bryan Boudouris, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering

Jean Chmielewski, Alice Watson Kramer Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, College of Science

David Ebert, Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; University Faculty Scholar, College of Engineering

Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor, College of Agriculture; 2009 World Food Prize Laureate

Phillip Fuchs, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, College of Science

Arun Ghosh, Ian P. Rothwell Distinguished Professor, Chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry/Molecular Pharmacology, College of Science

Dan Hirleman, Chief Corporate and Global Partnerships Officer, Office of Research and Partnerships

Nancy Ho, Emeritus Research Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering

Christine Hrycyna, Professor of Chemistry (Biochemistry/Chemical Biology), College of Science

Kyle Hultgren, Director, Purdue University College of Pharmacy's Center for Medication Safety Advancement

Hilkka Kenttӓmaa, Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, College of Science

Sophie Lelièvre, Professor of Basic Medical Sciences and Cancer Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine

Eric Nauman, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

Philip E. Nelson, Scholle Chair Professor in Food Processing, retired, College of Agriculture; 2007 World Food Prize Laureate

Zheng Ouyang, Professor, College of Engineering, College of Science

Phillip Owens, Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture

Kinam Park, Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; Professor of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy

Libbie S.W. Pelter, Associate Professor of Chemistry, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, Purdue University Calumet

Zygmunt Pizlo, Professor of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences

Timothy L. Ratliff, Robert Wallace Miller Director, Purdue University Center for Cancer Research; Distinguished Professor of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine

Jenna Rickus, Professor of Biological Engineering, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture; Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Michael Scharf, Professor and O.W. Rollins/Orkin Chair, Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture

Elizabeth M. Topp, Head, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy; Dane O. Kildsig Chair in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy

To view the full Hall of Fame Volume 3 booklet, click here.

Innovators Hall of Fame — Members for 2013-14

Mahdi Abu-Omar, Wetherill Professor of Chemistry, College of Science; Professor of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering

Daniel Aliaga, Associate Professor of Computer Science, College of Science

Alexandra Boltesseva, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

Charlie Bouman, Showalter Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Gary Cheng, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering

Ji-Xin Cheng, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; Professor of Chemistry, College of Science

Patrick Eugster, Associate Professor of Computer Science, College of Science

Tim Fisher, James G. Dwyer Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

Jay Gore, Reilly University Chair Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering

Eckhard Groll, Reilly Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Purdue Office of Professional Practice, College of Engineering

Y. Charlie Hu, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

Pedro P. Irazoqui, Associate Head for Research, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering; Showalter Faculty Scholar; Associate Professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director, Center for Implantable Devices, College of Engineering

Monika Ivantysynova, Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; Maha Fluid Power Systems Professor, College of Engineering

Gerhard Klimeck, Director of the Network for Computational Nanontechnology (nanoHUB); Reilly Director of the Center for Predictive Materials and Devices; Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

David Love, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

David Nolte, Professor of Physics, College of Science

Rodolfo Pinal, Associate Professor of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy; Director, Dane O. Kildsig Center for Pharmaceutical Processing Research (CPPR), College of Pharmacy

Nainesh Rathod (1964-2014), Aeronautics and Astronautics, BA '86, College of Engineering

Vladimir Shalaev, Robert and Anne Burnett Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

Greg Shaver, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

Riyi Shi, Professor of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Engineering

Rusi Taleyarkhan, Professor of Nuclear Engineering, College of Engineering

Bernie Tao, Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Food Science, College of Engineering

David Thompson, Professor of Organic Chemistry, College of Science

John Turek, Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Sherry Voytik-Harbin, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Matthew Ward, Research Scientist, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Jason Weiss, Jack and Kay Hockema Professor of Civil Engineering; Director of the Pankow Materials Laboratory, College of Engineering

Babak Ziaie, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

To view the full Hall of Fame Volume 2 booklet, click here.

Innovators Hall of Fame — Members for 2012-13

Mikail Atallah, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, College of Science

Lonnie D. Bentley, Professor of Computer and Information Technology, College of Technology

Sally Byrn, Co-founder of SSCI and Improved Pharma; Community leader, Greater Lafayette community

Stephen R. Byrn, Charles B. Jordan Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy

Paroon Chadha, Co-founder and CEO of Passageways, LLC

Sean Connell, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Paralysis Research

R. Graham Cooks, Henry B. Hass Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, College of Science

Brad Duerstock, Associate Professor of Engineering Practice, College of Engineering

Suresh Garimella, R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Purdue Chief Global Affairs Officer

Leslie Geddes (1921-2009), Showalter Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Jessica Huber, Associate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, College of Health and Human Science

Pete Kissinger, Professor of Analytical Chemistry, College of Science

Paul C. Krause, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College Engineering

Michael R. Ladisch, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture

Jianming Li, CSO, Medtric, LLC, College of Veterinary Medicine

Phillip S. Low, Ralph C. Corely Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, College of Science

Kyle Lutes, Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Information Technology, College of Technology

James Mann, Research Engineer in Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering

Issam Mudawar, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Alyssa Panitch, Associate Head and Leslie A. Geddes Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Johnny Park, Research Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

Joseph Pekny, Professor of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering

Karthik Ramani, Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

Fred Regnier, John H. Law Distinguished Professor of Analytics Chemistry, College of Science

J. Paul Robinson, Professor of Immunopharmacology and Biomedical Engineering, College Engineering

W. Andy Tao, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, College of Science, College of Agriculture

Oliver Wendt, Assistant Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences

Mary Jean Wirth, W. Brooks Fortune Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, College of Science

George Wodicka, Professor and Founding Head of Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering 

To view the Innovator Hall of Fame Volume 1 booklet, click here.

Criteria for being named to the Purdue Innovator Hall of Fame 

  • Filed patent(s) for innovation(s) through Office of Technology Commercialization, or
  • Discovered and developed a technology that is widely used to help the global society through licensing or partnering with a company, or
  • Founded or co-founded a successful company to commercialize and innovation, or
  • Named a Purdue Outstanding Awards winner, or
  • Recognized by federal research support agencies as a national leader in research and development, or
  • Received local, state, or federal funding to research and develop life-changing innovations, or
  • Recognized by Purdue as a strong facilitator of entrepreneurial activities

 

Purdue University Outstanding Commercialization Award Winners

2016 — David Nolte — Edward M. Purcell Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Co-founder of Animated Dynamics Inc.

2015 — Sherry Harbin — Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Basic Medical Sciences; Founder of GeniPhys Inc.

2014 — Jessica E. Huber — Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences; Co-founder of SpeechVive Inc.

2013 — Peter Kissinger — Professor of Analytical Chemistry; Founder of Bioanalytical Systems Inc.

2012 — Mikhail Atallah — Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Co-founder of Arxan Technologies Inc.

2011 — Lonnie D. Bentley — Professor of Computer and Information Technology; Co-founder and vice president of Broadband Antenna Tracking Systems (BATS) Inc.

2010 — George Wodicka — Head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering

2009 — Karthik Ramani — Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Chief Scientist with VizSeek

2008 — Stephen R. Byrn — Charles B. Jordan Professor of Medicinal Chemistry; Co-founder and Consultant for SSCI (Solid State Chemical Information) Inc.

2006 — Phillip Low — Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; Founder of Endocyte Inc.

2006 — Fred Regnier — John H. Law Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; Co-founder of Quadraspec Inc.

2005 — R. Graham Cooks — Henry Bohn Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; Co-founder of ICx Griffin Analytical, now FLIR Systems.

2004 — Leslie Geddes — Showalter Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering; Co-founder of Cook Biotech Inc.

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