Mary Ann Zimmerman Purdue Civil Engineering Innovation Award

The Mary Ann Zimmerman Purdue Civil Engineering Innovation Award was initiated to recognize, encourage, and promote creative thinking and outreach. It is awarded to an individual to encourage and support civil engineering innovations that further the School's progress through education, research, conferences, or other outreach activities. All full-time faculty, staff and students are eligible. The award includes $1000 to be used for the innovative activity for which the award was given. The recipient is selected by the CE Staff Awards Committee based on nominations and supporting letters.

Award Criteria | Nomination Form

Recipients

2019
Srinath Shiv Kumar - for creative and innovative approaches in addressing defect detection in wastewater pipes, and for creative ways in promoting research and the value of science and math education

2018
Luna Lu - for her innovations in thermoelectric nanomaterials, multifunctional construction materials, and for advancing non-destructive techniques for assessing Civil infrastructure
Yining Feng - for his innovations in low-cost, high temperature thermoelectric materials/devices

2017
Shuai Li - for fostering creative thinking and cutting-edge activity

2016
Juyeong Choi - for innovative research on community resilience to natural disasters, and efforts in engaging with the community to disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge in civil engineering through public service initiatives

2015
Joseph Louis

2014
Eleni Bardaka (graduate student working with Nadia Gkritza)

2012
Joshua Harley

2011
Venkatesh Merwade

2010
Joe Sinfield

2009
Cary Troy - for his innovative research on lake water quality
Becky Hull - for her development of and dedication to the new CE Global Program

2008
Cindy Lawley

2007
Bryan Hubbard