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June 12, 2019

Bridging the Gap

In the spring semester, Edward M. Curtis Visiting Professor Luis B. Fargier-Gabaldon created and ran a new class for our graduate students called Sizing Bridges. As the name implies, the class focused on the design of bridges — both historical and modern.
June 6, 2019

AI technology improves critical crack detection in nuclear reactors, bridges, buildings

A tiny crack in a nuclear reactor, skyscraper, bridge or dam can cause catastrophic consequences. The Minneapolis bridge collapse, which killed 13 people in 2007, is just one example of what can happen when structural integrity is compromised. Unidentified or underidentified structural damage in nuclear reactors can be cataclysmic. Inspection of critical systems such as nuclear reactors is complicated and time-consuming. Videos captured by an automatic crack detection system can easily misidentify small scratches or welds as cracks, so technicians must review videos frame by frame. It is a time-consuming process with opportunities for human errors.
May 24, 2019

Danielle Wagner receives 2019 ASHRAE graduate award

Civil Engineering Ph.D. student Danielle Wagner was recently awarded a 2019-2020 ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Grant-in-Aid Award. Recipients are chosen on the basis of the scope of their research, as well as involvement in local ASHRAE chapters and related activities.
May 23, 2019

Distinguished Visiting Fellow Randall Poston begins term as President of American Concrete Institute

Dr. Randall Poston, Sr. Principal at Pivot Engineers and member of the inaugural class of Neil Armstrong Distinguished Visiting Fellows, has begun his term as President of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Dr. Poston will serve in the role for one year and intends to focus ACI’s efforts on international advocacy and outreach for adoption of ACI's building codes and standards, as well as increasing membership of young professionals in the concrete industry.
May 8, 2019

Rao "G.S." Govindaraju named ASCE Distinguished Member

Rao "G.S." Govindaraju, Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering and Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Professor of Civil Engineering, has been named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Only 220 of ASCE's more than 150,000 current members can call themselves Distinguished Members.
April 25, 2019

Purdue Day of Giving 2019 - Thank You!

THANK YOU! In just 24 hours, the Lyles School of Civil Engineering received 212 gifts, amounting to more than $1.15 million. We are so incredibly thankful to everyone who supported us on Purdue Day of Giving!
April 24, 2019

Rao "G.S." Govindaraju receives Ven Te Chow Award for lifetime achievement

Rao "G.S." Govindaraju, Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering and Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Professor of Civil Engineering, has been recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) with the Ven Te Chow Award for lifetime achievement in the field of hydrologic engineering.
April 24, 2019

CE grad students, faculty recognized at 2019 Graduate Student Awards

On April 23, 2019, the College of Engineering recognized graduate students and faculty mentors who have received awards at the school, college, university, and national level over the past academic school year. Several CE graduate students received awards for research, teaching and service, and a CE faculty member was recognized as an outstanding mentor.
April 23, 2019

G.A. Leonards Lecture and PGS Workshop

Professor Steven Kramer of the University of Washington delivered the 17th Leonards Lecture, "Performance-Based Geotechnical Seismic Design," on April 26th. The PGS Workshop, with a theme of "Geotechnics of Natural Hazards," was held in conjunction with the lecture.
April 22, 2019

Satish Ukkusuri keynote speaker at The Smart Conference

Satish Ukkusuri, Professor of Civil Engineering, will be a keynote speaker at the 1st International Conference on Smart Tourism, Smart Cities and Enabling Technologies, referred to as The Smart Conference, May 1-3 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
April 19, 2019

Mohamed Yamany appointed to TRB Committee on Bridge Management

Mohamed Yamany, PhD candidate at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, has been appointed to the Standing Committee on Bridge Management (AHD35) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
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