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Research team awarded $7.5 million Department of Defense award
Posted: April 21, 2014
Associate Prof. Pablo Zavattieri and his collaborators selected for $7.5 million grant to study more than 20 organisms to develop strong, tough materials based on their design structures.
Pablo Zavattieri
Greg Miller elected AGCI President
Posted: April 21, 2014
CE Alumnus Greg Miller, President of Diamond Construction Company located in Quincy, was elected as President of the Associated General Contractors of Illinois at the 107th AGCI Annual Convention held in Springfield. Miller served last year as the First Vice President and previously as the Second Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer.
 
Bowen, Dudley bike 150 miles for MS society
Posted: April 18, 2014
CE alumni Bill Dudley and Bob Bowen rode 153 miles in the 2014 BP MS-150 from Houston to Austin (Texas) on the Bechtel Cycling Team to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Purdue ITE wins district "Traffic Bowl"
Posted: April 15, 2014
Steven Lavrenz (JTRP), Pulkit Parikh, and Vinay Varadarajan represented Purdue in the regional Traffic Bowl competition sponsored by Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) on April 14, 2014 in Indianapolis.
Alumni honored at 21st annual Achievement Awards ceremony
Posted: April 10, 2014
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013-2014 CE Alumni Achievement Awards: Gordon R. Archibald, Robert P. Elsperman, M. Janet Everett, Keith A. London, Charles A. Miller, and Joseph C. Sanders.
Robert Elsperman
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Environmental Engineering

Dr. Blatchley elected ASCE Fellow
Posted: February 12, 2014
Congratulations to Prof. Chip Blatchley on being elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineering.
Chip Blatchley
Purdue innovation kills waterborne microorganisms, produces safer drinking water
Posted: October 24, 2013
Ernest "Chip" R. Blatchley III, professor of civil engineering and environmental and ecological engineering, and other researchers are working to provide safe water supplies for millions of people by using ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun to purify water.
 
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Geomatics Engineering

Geomatics Engineering Seminar
Posted: February 19, 2014
Ayman Habib, Professor of Geomatics Engineering at The University of Calgary, will present "Geomatics Engineering as an Enabling Technology for Interdisciplinary Collaboration" on Thursday, Feb. 20th at 9:30am in HAMP 1252
Ayman Habib
Monitoring Beach Erosion at Hooper Bay, Alaska
Posted: December 3, 2009
Purdue Professors Steven Johnson (CE) and Michael Smolen (Center for the Environment) recently traveled to Alaska to establish a Native run program to monitor the seasonal and annual processes involved with beach modification along Hooper Bay.
New Land Surveying Minor Program Available
Posted: November 5, 2009
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Geotechnical Engineering

G.A. Leonards Lecture and PGS Workshop
Posted: March 24, 2014
On April 26, 2014, Prof. Lyesse Laloui of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology will deliver the 12th Leonards Lecture on "Advances in the Analysis of Thermo-Active Foundations." The PGS Workshop "Energy Geotechnics" will be held in conjunction with the lecture.
Dr. Lyesse Laloui
Pile Dynamics seminar presented to INDOT, students
Posted: April 18, 2013
On April 16, 2013, INDOT geotechnical engineers participated in a training program on the application of pile dynamics to quality assurance in deep foundations hosted by Purdue University.
 
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Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineering

Cary Troy receives Exceptional Early Career Award
Posted: March 25, 2014
Assistant Professor Cary Troy has been named the recipient of Purdue's new Exceptional Early Career Award. The award was created by the Office of the Provost and the Murphy Award selection committee to recognize outstanding undergraduate teaching among Purdue's early career, tenure-track faculty.
Hydraulics/Hydrology CE Seminar Series
Posted: September 3, 2013
Richa Ojha will be speaking on Wednesday 10/30 at 4:30 p.m. in HAMP 1113. The title of the seminar is "Scaling of Surface Soil Moisture over Heterogeneous Fields Subjected to a Single Rainfall Event."
 
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Materials Engineering

Research team awarded $7.5 million Department of Defense award
Posted: April 21, 2014
Associate Prof. Pablo Zavattieri and his collaborators selected for $7.5 million grant to study more than 20 organisms to develop strong, tough materials based on their design structures.
Pablo Zavattieri
Fernando Dri awarded Certificate of Excellence
Posted: April 15, 2013
Congratulations to Fernando Dri on receiving the Certificate of Excellence Award from the Purdue Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Program for his work on multiscale modeling of nanocellulose.
Fernando Dri
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Structural Engineering

CE grad students lead tours of Bowen Lab for area high school students
Posted: April 2, 2014
Purdue University Civil Engineering graduate students explained how large scale structural engineering testing is performed during a tour for Lebanon, Indiana junior high students in March 2014 at Bowen Laboratory.
Francisco Pena demonstrating the 6DOF shake table in Bowen Lab
NEES-led data integration project aimed at exposing U.S. quake data to researchers in Europe, elsewhere globally
Posted: January 17, 2014
Researchers and software developers at the Purdue-led George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) are building a data integration system that will allow seamless sharing of experimental data with earthquake engineers globally.
 
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Transportation Engineering

Purdue ITE wins district "Traffic Bowl"
Posted: April 15, 2014
Steven Lavrenz (JTRP), Pulkit Parikh, and Vinay Varadarajan represented Purdue in the regional Traffic Bowl competition sponsored by Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) on April 14, 2014 in Indianapolis.
Purdue Road School - Celebrating 100 Years
Posted: April 2, 2014
The 100th Purdue Road School was held March 11-13 2014. Civil Engineering Professors Darcy Bullock and John Haddock served as co-chairs of the conference that included 160 sessions attended by approximately 2,330 transportation professionals.
 
Center for Roadway Safety: Research in Motion
Posted: April 1, 2014
The Center for Roadway Safety (CRS) focuses on driver and roadway infrastructure safety through a multi-disciplinary approach to research. Through its collaborations with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), Homeland Security and various offices at the US DOT, CRS has compiled one of the largest traffic-safety databases in the State of Indiana.
Alex Hainen receives CoE Research Award
Posted: March 18, 2014
Congratulations to Alex Hainen, recipient of the 2014 College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award
 
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Alumni

Greg Miller elected AGCI President
Posted: April 21, 2014
CE Alumnus Greg Miller, President of Diamond Construction Company located in Quincy, was elected as President of the Associated General Contractors of Illinois at the 107th AGCI Annual Convention held in Springfield. Miller served last year as the First Vice President and previously as the Second Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer.
 
Bowen, Dudley bike 150 miles for MS society
Posted: April 18, 2014
CE alumni Bill Dudley and Bob Bowen rode 153 miles in the 2014 BP MS-150 from Houston to Austin (Texas) on the Bechtel Cycling Team to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
54th Annual CE Open
Posted: April 10, 2014
The 54th Annual CE Open will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex! Join us for lunch, golf, and dinner - registration is still open!
 
Alumni honored at 21st annual Achievement Awards ceremony
Posted: April 10, 2014
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013-2014 CE Alumni Achievement Awards: Gordon R. Archibald, Robert P. Elsperman, M. Janet Everett, Keith A. London, Charles A. Miller, and Joseph C. Sanders.
Robert Elsperman
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