Edward M. Curtis Visiting Professorship in Civil Engineering

This endowed visiting professorship has been established to attract internationally renowned visitors to spend an academic year with the faculty and students of the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. The visiting professorship provides financial support to attract and assist the awardee during the stay.

2015 Announcement (pdf)


Current and Past Recipients

Bin Xu

2014 Curtis Professor - Bin Xu
Professor of Civil Engineering, Lotus Scholar, and Vice-Dean at the College of Civil Engineering in Hunan University, China
Curtis Professor Seminar 2014
"Research on Monitoring and Defect Detection at HNU & Future Collaboration with Purdue"
Dr. Xu's research interests include structural dynamics and nonlinear behavior identification and control, nondestructive testing, dynamic stress sensing technologies, and multi-scale dynamic behavior of concrete structures.

Michal Glinicki

2013 Curtis Professor - Michal A. Glinicki
Visiting from the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Curtis Professor Seminar 2013
"Advances in research on concrete with reduced CO2 footprint"
Professor Glinicki is an expert in the development of multi-component materials for sustainable construction and experimental evaluation of material properties and performance in structures exposed to severe environments.


Chandra Ojha

2012 Curtis Professor - Chandra Ojha
Visiting from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
Curtis Professor Seminar 2012 (November 13, 2012)
"Challenges in the Indian Water Sector and the IITR-Purdue Collaboration"




Hoon Sohn

2011 Curtis Professor - Hoon Sohn
Visiting from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejon, South Korea
Curtis Professor Seminar 2011 (September 6, 2011)
"Structural Health Monitoring Research at KAIST and Future Collaborations at Purdue"