Trio of faculty members win Research Awards



Prof. Gábor Csáthy (left) is congratulated by Science Dean Jeff Roberts during the 2016 College of Science Research Awards ceremony.

Three superstar faculty members received 2016 College of Science Research Awards for their tremendous dedication to their field and to Purdue.

Gábor Csáthy, associate professor of Physics and Astronomy; Zhao-Qing Luo, professor of Biological Sciences, and Dongyan Xu, professor of Computer Science, were awarded for their impactful research through the amount of citations, patents, funding, and involvement of graduate students. The awards are open to top mid-career and senior level faculty members and researchers in the College of Science.

The trio was presented an etched crystal cube memento before each gave 20-munuite updates on their work during a March 1 ceremony held in Lawson Computer Science Building.

Csáthy is an experimental condensed matter physicist who specializes in electrical and thermodynamic measurements of nanoscale semiconductor devices at very low temperatures. His presentation, “Electronic Order in the Two-dimensional Electron Gas,” touched on how the gas can be an “experimental test bed for many novel ideas related to the concept of topological order.”


Luo’s work centers on the pathogen Legionella pneumophila. His presentation, “Building a Home in a Hostile Environment: the Means by a Bacterial Pathogen,” novel mechanisms of the interference with host ubiquitin signaling by this pathogen.

With research efforts in computer systems security and forensics, cloud computing, and virtualization, Xu was a clear choice for a research award. His new work was documented in his talk, “Discovering and Rendering In-memory Forensics Information from Computers and Smartphones.” He gave results from his memory forensics research enabled by probabilistic inference and binary program analysis.


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