Two Indiana University faculty and one alumna will receive this year's Wylie Innovation Catalyst Medal, an honor that celebrates the university's longstanding legacy of innovation and groundbreaking discoveries.
Distinguished Professors David Clemmer and Martin Jarrold, both Robert and Marjorie Mann Chairs of Chemistry, and Jane Martin, a graduate of IU and retired venture capitalist, will be honored by IU President Pamela Whitten during an event April 4.
"The leadership of this year's Wylie Medal honorees has resulted in cutting-edge discoveries and impactful contributions to society," Whitten said. "On behalf of Indiana University, I'm delighted to recognize Martin, David and Jane on their achievements and commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship."
Named for Theophilus A. Wylie and Samuel Brown Wylie, two early faculty members who received a patent in 1887 for a new and improved cyclograph, the Wylie Innovation Catalyst Medal was established in 2020 to recognize IU alumni, faculty and friends who have made significant contributions to advance the university's culture of innovation and commercialization.
The inaugural medal was awarded to Richard DiMarchi, IU Distinguished Professor and Linda and Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Science, and retired IU trustee and adjunct professor Jack Gill.
"Recognizing the inventors and entrepreneurs who drive IU's research efforts to innovative advances in the market shows the emphasis that President Pam Whitten and the university have placed on entrepreneurship and innovation," said Simran Trana, associate vice president of IU's Innovation and Commercialization Office. "Through this event, we celebrate the success of exemplary market and science innovators associated with IU, and the past, current and future faculty whose ideas are changing the world."Read about the honorees