Innovators Hall of Fame

A list of recent inductees into the Purdue Innovators Hall of Fame is below, followed by links to past inductees and a list of eligibility criteria.

Fiscal Year 2017-18 Inductees

  • Steve Abel, Associate Provost of Engagement
  • Anil Bajaj, Alpha P. Jamison Professorship of Mechanical Engineering, William E. & Florence E. Perry Head of Mechanical Engineering
  • Sylvie Brouder, Wickersham Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Research
  • Darcy Bullock, Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program
  • Todor Cooklev, Harris Chair of Wireless Communication & Applied Research
  • John Cushman, Distinguished Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Melissa Dark, W.C. Furnas Professorship in School of Technology, Associate Dean of Planning and Research, College of Technology
  • Mara Faccio, Hanna Chair in Entrepreneurship
  • Rao S Govindaraju, Christopher B. Burke Professor of Civil Engineering, Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering
  • Ayman Habib, Thomas A. Page Professor of Civil Engineering, Co-Director of the Civil Engineering Center for Applications of UAS for a Sustainable Environment (CE-CAUSE), and Associate Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program
  • Bruce Hamaker, Distinguished Professor of Food Science, Roy L. Whistler Chair
  • Kathleen Howell, Hsu Lo Distinguished Professor of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Mamoru Ishii, Walter Zinn Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering
  • Julia Laskin, William F. and Patty J. Miller Professor of Chemistry
  • Nathan Mosier, Indiana Soybean Board Professor in Soybean Utilization
  • Larry Murdock, Emeritus Professor of Entomology
  • Carol Post, Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Laura Pyrak-Nolte, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy
  • Doraiswami Ramkrishna, Harry Creighton Peffer Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • Torbert Rocheford, Dr. Fred L. Patterson Endowed Chair in Translational Genomics for Crop Improvement
  • Farshid Sadeghi, Cummins Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Ken Sandhage, Reilly Professor of Materials Engineering
  • Yung Shin, Donald A. and Nancy G. Roach Professor of Advanced Manufacturing
  • Nien-Hwa (Linda) Wang, Maxine Spencer Nichols Professor in Chemical Engineering
  • Zhong-Yin Zhang, Robert C. and Charlotte P. Anderson Chair in Pharmacology, Robert C. and Charlotte P. Anderson Chair in Pharmacology, Director, Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery
  • Timothy Zwier, Melvin G Mellon Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Past Innovators Hall of Fame Inductees

For information about Innovators Hall of Fame Inductees from previous years, please visit the pages below.

Innovators Hall of Fame Criteria

In order to be eligible for the Purdue Innovators Hall of Fame, a person must have accomplished one of the following:

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

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