Lyles School of Civil Engineering - Purdue University

Spotlights

The Lyles School of Civil Engineering has been ranked the #4 undergraduate and #6 graduate civil engineering programs in the country according to the 2015 US News & World Report ranking.
Professor James K. Mitchell of Virginia Tech will hold a seminar titled, "Lessons from the lives of two dams," on Thursday, September 3rd, from 2:00-3:20pm in HAMP 1252.
Panagiota Karava
Associate Professor Panagiota Karava is leading a multi-disciplinary Purdue team that has been awarded a $1.2M National Science Foundation grant for their project "CyberSEES -Type 2: Human-centered systems for cyber-enabled sustainable buildings."
Engineering Maymester in Sweden
In May 2015, 17 Purdue CE students visited Stockholm, Sweden, to study environmental sustainability across multiple sectors. The week-long session was led by Inez Hua, professor of civil engineering and professor of environmental and ecological engineering, and Jill Churchill, undergraduate international programs coordinator in the Office of Global Engineering Programs.
Milton Harr
Faculty Emeritus Milton Harr will deliver a seminar focusing on his career in the military, in academia and as an engineering consultant. His session is an important one for anyone involved in the serious pursuit of a civil engineering career. Please join us on Friday, 9/18/15, at 1:30 in PHYS 112 for this kick-off event to the Civil Engineering Open House.
Purdue students from seven different academic units, including Civil Engineering, traveled May 9-15, 2015, to the Dominican Republic for a service-learning project related to a course titled Water Supply in Developing Countries.
Professor Michele Jamiolkowski
The 13th C.W. Lovell Distinguished Lecture will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd and will feature Professor Michele Jamiolkowski with his talk entitled, "Soil Mechanics and the Observational Method: Challenges at the Zelazny Most Copper Tailings Disposal Facility."
Instructions given to the public by water companies and other authorities in the aftermath of chemical contaminations are inconsistent and not validated by science. So says Prof. Andrew Whelton and other scientists in the US who are developing models to understand complex plumbing systems to ensure consumers get the best guidance on how to regain access to safe drinking water.
Pedram Hesam, PhD student in structures at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, and his five teammates were awarded the championship prize at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Summer School (APSS) on Smart Structures Technology, held July 26-August 14 at the University of Illinois.