Podcast Episode 96 – Sangtae Kim
This Is Purdue, the official podcast for Purdue University, highlights stories about Boilermakers from across all disciplines, who through research, innovation and determination, have persistently pursued their next giant leap.
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In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Sangtae Kim, the Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head of Chemical Engineering and Distinguished Professor.
Sangtae dives into his family background — including what it was like growing up in a family of educators, his career at Eli Lilly and what brought him back to academia to lead Purdue University’s Davidson School of Chemical Engineering.
Listen as Sangtae discusses the significance of the growing number of women majoring in engineering and Purdue’s culture of solution-oriented students.
“Be part of the solution, not the problem, right?” Sangtae says. “It’s advice that I don’t have to give because that’s the nature of Purdue students and graduates.”
Plus, he shares what it means to him to be guiding and mentoring those walking in the same shoes he once did and his admiration for Purdue’s “excellence at scale.”
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- ✈️ Immigrated to Canada from Korea as a child. 🎓 Studied at prestigious universities like Caltech and Princeton. 🧪 Worked for a top pharmaceutical company. 💡 Today, champions “excellence at scale” at Purdue University. Sangtae Kim, head of Purdue’s Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, sits down with us on #ThisIsPurdue to share his #Purdue journey and his appreciation for the solutions-oriented #Boilermaker culture. Check it out as you’re driving home for #Thanksgiving, baking a pie or taking a brisk fall walk! <link>
- Our latest #ThisIsPurdue episode features Sangtae Kim, head of the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering. 🧪 Tune in as he discusses the growth of the Davidson School, the significance of the increasing number of women engineers through programs like @PurdueWIEP [Purdue Women in Engineering] and why being a professor helps keep him young. Listen today: <link>
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- Sangtae Kim, head of @PurdueChemE, joins us on #ThisIsPurdue to share his #Purdue journey and his appreciation for the solutions-oriented #Boilermaker culture. Listen as you’re driving home for #Thanksgiving, baking a pie or taking a brisk fall walk! 🦃🥧🍁 <link>
- Our latest #ThisIsPurdue episode features Sangtae Kim, head of @PurdueChemE. Tune in as he discusses the growth of the Davidson School, the significance of the increasing number of women majoring in engineering and why being a professor helps keep him young. <link>
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