Seven Purdue Polytechnic Institute professors received a Seed for Success Award during the recent Excellence in Research Awards dinner. Seed for Success recipients are principal investigators and co-investigators who received an award of at least $1 million during the preceding fiscal year.
Five professors from the Department of Computer and Information Technology were honored for the Korean Software Square project. Eric Matson, associate professor, is the principal investigator. Co-principal investigators are Eric Dietz, professor; Tony Smith, associate professor; John Springer, associate professor; and Julia Rayz, associate professor. The $1.815 million project is funded by the South Korean Institute for Information and Communication Tech Promotion.
Gozdem Kilaz, assistant professor of engineering technology, was honored as a co-principal investigator for her part in the Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence (NEPTUNE) Center for Power and Energy Research. The $2 million project is funded by the Office of Naval Research.
Michael Leasure, associate professor of aviation technology, was honored as a co-principal investigator for Automated Sorghum Phenotyping and Trait Development Platform project. The $6.5 million project is funded by Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency.
See the full list of Research Award winners on the website for the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships.