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Leadership in Open Access Awards

Purdue University Libraries began recognizing on-campus champions of open access with the Leadership in Open Access awards beginning in 2010. Since that time there have been some variations to include specifically education-focused or graduate student specific awards. Below is a historic list of those who have been recognized for their tremendous efforts in championing open access research.


2017 - Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships and the R. Eugene and Susie Goodson Distinguished Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering.

2016 - No award was given.

2015 - No award was given.

2014 - Purdue University Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences, led by department head Christopher Agnew.

2013 - Mark S. Lundstrom, Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founding director of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NanoHUB).

2013 - (Open Access Education Award) - Linda S. Bergman, director of the Online Writing Lab.

2012 - Darcy Bullock, Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program.

2012 - (Graduate Student Award in Open Access) - Mel Chua, Engineering Education.

2011 - Ian Bell, Herrick Laboratories, Purdue University

2010 - Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, led by school head Ragu Balakrishnan.