Faculty Profile

Joseph Maria Kumar Irudayaraj

Bioengineering
Joseph Maria Kumar Irudayaraj
Joseph Maria Kumar Irudayaraj
Founder Professor in Bioengineering
  • Bioengineering
Associate Head of Graduate Programs
  • Department Office

Affiliation

  • Bioengineering
  • Department Office

Primary Research Area

  • Bioimaging at Multi-Scale

Education

  • Ph.D. Biological Engineering, Purdue University, IN
  • M.S. Biosystems Engineering, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
  • M.S. Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Academic Positions

  • Founder Professor of Bioengineering, Department of Bioengineering, UIUC, Urbana-Champaign, IL (2017 - present)
  • Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2005 - 2017)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Bioresource Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Other Professional Employment

  • Graduate Chair, Agric and Biological Engineering, Purdue University (2010-2012)
  • Deputy Director, Bindley Bioscience Center, Discovery Park, Purdue University (2012-2015)
  • Interim Director, Bindley Bioscience Science Center, Discovery Park, Purdue University (2015-2017)

Research Topics

  • Bio-Micro and Nanotechnology
  • Bioimaging at Multi-Scale

Teaching Honors

  • Innovation in Teaching award, Biological Engineering, Utah State University, 1997
  • Teacher of the Year award, Biological Engineering, Utah State University, 1997

Research Honors

  • University Merit Scholarship, College of Agric. Engineering, TNAU, India
  • David Ross Fellowship, Purdue University
  • Innovation in Teaching award, Biological Engineering, Utah State University, 1997
  • Teacher of the Year award, Biological Engineering, Utah State University, 1997
  • Young Engineer of the Year, Northeastern region of ASABE, 2000
  • USDA CSREES: Honor Award and Certificate, North East Multistate Research group, 2003
  • Program chair of Bionanotechnology, IBE (2003-2004)
  • Advisory Council, MBA Program, Maxvalue (India￿s 1st online business school), 2009 - present
  • Best Paper/Poster awards: 2014 (Best Undergraduate Summer Research Project, IIT Kanpur, India), 2012 (IFT ￿ 2nd place in the Food Engineering Division), 2010 (ASME-IMECE Microfluidics 2010: Fluidics in Micro Nanosystems), 2004, 2008 (ASABE Superior paper award), 2007 (Sigma Xi, best student poster award, Purdue University), 2002 (1st Prize, American Society for Microbiology poster competition)
  • Seed for Success Award, Purdue University, 2006
  • Award of Academic Excellence, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China, 2009
  • University Faculty Scholar Award, Purdue University, 2010
  • Leadership Fellow (Committee on Inst. Cooperation-Academic Leadership Program), 2011
  • Seed for Success Award, Office of Vice President for Research, 2012
  • Excellence in Research Award, Office of the Vice President for Research, 2012
  • Entrepreneurship Leadership Academy Fellow, Purdue University, 2012
  • Research Honor Award, Osmania University, Osmatech Foundation, Hyderabad, India, 2013
  • College of Engineering Research Excellence Award, Purdue University, 2015
  • Honor Lectureship (Xingda lectureship), Peking University, College of Chemistry & Molecular Engineering, June 2015
  • Seed for Success Award, Office for EVPRP, Purdue University, 2016
  • IAFP GMA Food Safety Award, International Association of Food Protection, 2017