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November 30, 2022

Hydraulics & Hydrology Fall 2022 Seminar Series

Marian Muste, Edward M. Curtis Visiting Professor at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, will be presenting on Tuesday 12/6 at 3:30 p.m. in HAMP 1113. The subject of the seminar is "How can we manage what we do not measure? Hysteresis in unsteady stream flows."
November 28, 2022

New book on photochemical reactors authored by Blatchley

A new book authored by Ernest Blatchley, Lee A. Rieth Professor in Environmental Engineering and Professor in Environmental and Ecological Engineering, provides comprehensive coverage of photochemical reactors and will be used as the text for a class to be taught in the spring.
November 17, 2022

Wildfire aftermath: Contaminated drinking water

Andrew J. Whelton, professor of civil engineering and environmental and ecological engineering, helps guide communities on how to rapidly find contamination, communicate warnings and inform strategies for returning damaged systems to safe use.
November 15, 2022

Hunsoo Song places first in GIS Cup

PhD Student Hunsoo Song won 1st place in the GIS Cup of the 30th ACM SIGSPATIAL. This year's GIS Cup awards the person who developed the most accurate algorithm for 3D building mapping using airborne LiDAR data.
November 7, 2022

Rodrigo Salgado receives Richard R. Torrens Award

Congratulations to Rodrigo Salgado, Charles Pankow Professor in Civil Engineering, on receiving the Richard R. Torrens Award for outstanding contributions to the ASCE publications program.
October 3, 2022

Building-within-a-building enables customized thermal comfort, delivered through the walls

With today’s “smart” homes, you can activate lights and air-conditioning with a simple verbal request. But are these systems really “smart” enough to know which room you’re in? Can they save energy by cooling just one specific corner of the room? That’s the idea behind the Human Building Interactions Laboratory (HBIL), a first-of-its-kind interactive facility at Purdue University that will enable HVAC systems to become truly reconfigurable, right down to the specific wall panels.
October 3, 2022

Lauren Sparber named Purdue Engineering Fellow

CE senior Lauren Sparber is one of seven seniors announced as 2022-2023 Purdue Engineering Fellows. The program was designed to recognize the accomplishments, contributions and potential of outstanding seniors.
September 30, 2022

Laura Gustafson receives Udall Scholarship Honorable Mention

Laura Gustafson, senior in the College of Engineering, the College of Liberal Arts and the John Martinson Honors College, has been named a 2022 Udall Scholarship Honorable Mention. The prestigious Udall Scholarship awarded by the Udall Foundation recognizes college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service and commitment to environmental sustainability.
September 23, 2022

Rick Conner joins National Academy of Construction

Willis "Rick" Conner, PE, SE (BSCE 1976) has been elected to the National Academy of Construction. Established in 1999, NAC recognizes industry leaders from across the U.S. who demonstrate exceptional leadership and service with a continued commitment to innovation.
September 15, 2022

Applications invited for faculty position in structural engineering

The Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants who have a strong interest and expertise in the structural engineering area of hardened infrastructure are of particular interest.
September 13, 2022

Satish Ukkusuri named a fellow of ASCE

Satish V. Ukkusuri, Reilly Professor of Civil Engineering and director of the Urban Mobility Networks and Intelligence (UMNI) Lab at Purdue, has been named a fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Directors.
September 12, 2022

Lyles School of Civil Engineering undergraduate program ranked #7 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report has released its national rankings of undergraduate programs for 2023 with Purdue Civil Engineering ranked #7 in the nation. The rankings are computed from the responses to a survey sent to deans, heads, and selected senior faculty. Purdue Civil Engineering has been consistently ranked as a top 10 undergraduate program by U.S. News & World Report for over a decade.
September 9, 2022

‘Smart’ cities research featured in Climate Leadership Summit

A multidisciplinary research team led by Panagiota Karava, the Jack and Kay Hockema Professor of Civil Engineering, recently received a $400,000 supplement from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to further its work on “Sociotechnical Systems to Enable Smart and Connected Energy-Aware Residential Communities.” This award builds on an initial $3.5 million award in 2018.
September 1, 2022

Steel-and-concrete composite core fast-tracks construction

CE alumnus Ron Klemencic and Professor Amit Varma have worked together to design and test a concrete-filled, composite steel-plate shear wall core system for high-rise construction – dubbed SpeedCore – with the benefit of speeding construction by as much as 43% over a traditional cast-in-place reinforced-concrete core design
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