Lyles School of Civil Engineering - Purdue University

Spotlights

The Lyles School of Civil Engineering is the #4 undergraduate civil engineering program in the country according to the 2015 US News & World Report ranking.
Dr. Richard Goodman
On April 24, 2015, Prof. Richard E. Goodman of the University of California, Berkeley will deliver the 13th Leonards Lecture on "Karl Terzaghi (1883-1963) - Geotechnical Engineer and Founder of Soil Mechanics." The PGS Workshop "Geotechnical Engineering From Theory to Practice" will be held in conjunction with the lecture.
CE 498
An article featured on the National Precast Concrete Association's website on CE 498 and the fall 2014 semester project. The class collaborated with INDOT to upgrade parts of State Road 37 in Indiana to highway standards, extending Interstate 69.
Maryam Parsa
Civil Engineering PhD student Maryam Parsa has been awarded the esteemed Intel Foundation/ Semiconductor Research Corporation Education Alliance (SRCEA) Graduate Fellowship. This Graduate Fellowship Program was created in 1986 to attract exceptionally talented students to academic areas of interest to SRC members.
Use of probe data and design of real-time system performance management project tops Purdue University among peers. MakeSchools.org featured the project along with links and references to the Indiana Mobility Reports.
steel truss bridge
Here is a a quick look at the anticipated delivery of a 1937 truss bridge originating from Michigan. The trusses will be setup later this spring for use at Purdue University's Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Engineering Center (S-BRITE) located outside of campus. The S-BRITE Center is under the direction of Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Robert Connor.
Andrew Whelton in the lab
In January 2014, thousands of gallons of chemicals spilled into West Virginia's Elk River, near Charleston. With support from a National Science Foundation (NSF) rapid response research grant (RAPID), environmental engineer Andrew Whelton led a research team that went door-to-door taking water samples within days of the spill.
Jalal Nafakh
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014-2015 CE Alumni Achievement Awards: Kevin J. Fitzpatrick, Gerald V. Lyles, Donald F. Meinheit, Jalal A. Nafakh, Mile E. Riverso, and Robert N. Schrock.
Purdue Engineering
JTRP and LTAP proudly accepted the 2015 CoE Faculty Award of Excellence Team Award on Friday, April 10, 2015. Lyles School of Civil Engineering Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering Rao S. Govindaraju nominated the two groups to be honored at the 13th annual banquet.
CE grad students Nate Todd and Robert Spragg volunteer their time in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program to help make a positive impact in the lives of area youth.
Larry Nies
Prof. Larry Nies has been named the recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education (E4) Award, given annually by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.