3 Become Showalter Faculty Scholars,
11 Receive Showalter Grants
Three Purdue faculty members have been added to the ranks of Showalter
Faculty Scholars, and 11 faculty members have received new investigator grants
from the Showalter Trust.
Showalter Faculty Scholars for 2014 are Esteban Fernandez-Juricic, associate professor of biological sciences; Qing Jiang, associate professor of nutrition science;
and Yoon Yeo, associate professor of industrial and physical pharmacy. Charles
Bouman, the Showalter Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and
Kinam Park, the Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering
will continue their named appointments.
This year’s Showalter Young Investigator grant recipients are:
» Brian Dilkes, horticulture and landscape architecture: “Precise and efficient identification of rare disease-relevant alleles in mouse,” $62,500;
» Emily Dykhuizen, medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology:
“Development of chromatin remodeling inhibitors to investigate and treat a
wide spectrum of human cancers,” $75,000;
» Nancy Emery, biological sciences: “Linking hydrological variability and
plant community organization in natural and restored wetlands,” $62,500;
» Tara Henagan, nutrition science: “Exercise-induced epigenetic regulation
of mitochondrial function,” $62,500;
» Casey Krusemark, medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology:
“DNA encoding to enable discovery of active small molecules,” $75,000;
» Jianming Li, Center for Paralysis Research: “Rapid prototype tissue engineering: Use of 3-D printing to fabricate microtubular collagen-based
» Seema Mattoo, biological sciences: “Investigate the role of novel Fic proteins in bacterial pathogenesis,” $75,000;
» Barbara Stefanska, nutrition science: “DNA methylation biomarkers of risk
prediction, early detection and prognosis in primary liver cancer: Associations with polyphenol intake,” $75,000;
» Richard van Rijn, medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology: “New
mechanism for modulating opioid receptor mediated analgesia,” $75,000;
» Vikki Weake, biochemistry: “Misregulation of stress-induced gene
expression in the aging eye,” $75,000;
» Jer-Yen Yang, basic medical sciences: “Examining AMP-activated protein
kinase and hedgehog transcriptional factor gil1 in pediatric brain tumor
Awards, Honors and Grants
Visualization and Simulation
Benefit Steel Industry
Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation
(CIVS) has received a $480,000 federal grant to
launch a consortium intended to benefit the
United States steel industry.
The consortium will develop long-term technical solutions for improving workplace safety,
environmental impacts, energy efficiency,
operation efficiency, reliability and maintenance, workforce development, use of raw
materials and steel applications.
“CIVS is honored to lead the development of
a national consortium to address critical issues
in steel manufacturing,” says Chenn Zhou, CIVS
director and interim associate vice chancellor for
research and graduate studies at Purdue Calumet.
The two-year, advanced manufacturing technology planning grant is among 19 totaling
$9 million awarded by the National Institute of
Standards and Technology to universities and
other nonprofit organizations to further consortia development directed at strengthening U.S.
manufacturing and innovation performance.
Contact the center at email@example.com.
The National Business Incubation Association
(NBIA) has named the Purdue Technology
Centers and Purdue Foundry as the 2014
Incubator Network of the Year. This is the highest distinction awarded by the association. The honor was
presented last spring at the NBIA’s 28th International Conference in Business Incubation.
“This award is the result of two decades of hard work and several significant entrepreneurial system
improvements under Mitch Daniels’ leadership during the past two years,” said Dan Hasler, president and
chief entrepreneurial officer of Purdue Research Foundation.
The technology centers are located in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany.
The Foundry is located on the second floor of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. An
entrepreneurial hub, the Foundry supports faculty, staff and student entrepreneurs through such activities
as needs assessment, mentoring and workshops.
Advanced simulation and visualization used to aid process
optimization and enhance pulverized coal and natural co-
injection performance inside a blast furnace at a steel plant.