Purdue University Jumps to 16th in
Worldwide U.S. Patent Rankings
Purdue University ranks 16th in the world among universities granted U.S. utility
patents in 2014, according to a report released by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). Last year,
Purdue had 93 U.S. utility patents issued.
“We set out two years ago to make Purdue ‘Entrepreneur U’ by lowering every
barrier and providing any support we could identify to enable our world-class
faculty to move their research from lab to market,” says President Mitch Daniels.
“This ranking joins other developments, such as back-to-back years of record
startup companies, as markers of real progress in becoming an economic engine
for Indiana and the nation.”
Patents issued to Purdue represent innovations from nearly all of the university’s
core research areas including engineering, agriculture, science, computer science,
technology, biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, health sciences, IT and veterinary
“Inventions and patents are a direct result of Purdue’s growing research enterprise.
Purdue has more than 400 research laboratories and 139 research centers and
institutes,” says Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships. “As a 21st century land-grant institution, we are committed to improving lives through research and collaborations with private and public entities.
This also is noted in the esteemed researchers at Purdue who are members of the
National Academy of Inventors.”
Purdue researchers who are National Academy of Inventors Fellows are:
» Rakesh Agrawal, the Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering.
» Jan P. Allebach, the Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Professor of Electrical
and Computer Engineering.
» R. Graham Cooks, the Henry B. Hass Distinguished Professor of Analytical
» Michael R. Ladisch, Distinguished Professor Agricultural & Biological
» Philip S. Low, the Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
and director of the Purdue Center for Drug Discovery.
Each of the Purdue NAI Fellows is affiliated with Discovery Park, Purdue’s interdisciplinary research hub on the West Lafayette campus.
Drug Discovery Moves
Forward with Faculty Hires
As part of a Purdue Moves initiative
to accelerate the translation of basic
research into new diagnostics and therapeutics, the Center for Drug Discovery has
recruited four new faculty members:
professor of chemistry: Sintim comes
from the University
of Maryland, where
he worked on the
chemical biology of
bacterial communication, virulence factors
of chemistry: As a
postdoc at the University of California, San
researched systems-based approaches
to immunology and
of basic medical
comes from the
University of Texas
Medical Branch in
Galveston, where she
studied the response
of prostate and head
and neck cancer cells
to cell cycle arrest and
assistant professor, of
and molecular phar-
work in antibiotics
focuses on expanding
chemical space using
both traditional and
techniques coupled with structure-based
analog design. He comes from the Univer-
sity of Kansas.