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Prof. Pujol featured in article on big data
Posted: March 27, 2015
Santiago Pujol, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, was recently tapped for his insight into the sharing of big data for an article in Science News magazine.
Santiago Pujol
Prof. Hua appointed member of EPA Board of Scientific Counselors
Posted: March 26, 2015
Inez Hua, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering, was recently appointed as a member of the Safe and Sustainable Water Resources, a subcommittee of the U.S. EPA Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), for a three year term.
Inez Hua
Two Civil Engineering PhD students receive ASHRAE graduate awards
Posted: March 25, 2015
Civil Engineering PhD students Iason Konstantzos (advised by Thanos Tzempelikos) and Jaewan Joe (advised by Panagiota Karava) were named recipients of the prestigious ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid Award for 2015.
Iason Konstantzos
Footage Featuring Purdue Bridge Monitoring System on Good Morning America
Posted: March 20, 2015
On March 6, 2015, Good Morning America aired an investigation on bridge accidents. Footage was used that originated from Purdue University Associate Professor of Lyles School of Civil Engineering Robert Connor and his research with a web-based bridge monitoring interface. His research focused on a short-term monitoring solution for a more effective asset management tool used by bridge owners when inspecting critical onsite locations.
Good Morning America Screenshot
2015 CE Open
Posted: March 19, 2015
The 55th Annual CE Open will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex! Join us for lunch, golf, and dinner - registration is now open!
 
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Environmental Engineering

Prof. Hua appointed member of EPA Board of Scientific Counselors
Posted: March 26, 2015
Inez Hua, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering, was recently appointed as a member of the Safe and Sustainable Water Resources, a subcommittee of the U.S. EPA Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), for a three year term.
Inez Hua
Purdue senior hopes to take on Wabash water problem
Posted: February 17, 2015
CE senior Mariah Schroeder aspires to tackle a problem she finds very prevalent: the waste water draining into the local Wabash River.
Study: Public health adversely affected when federal officials overlooked inhalation risk during West Virginia chemical spill
Posted: January 15, 2015
West Virginians suffered adverse health effects inside their homes after following plumbing-system flushing directions in response to a chemical spill last January, and these recommendations failed to consider the dangers of chemical vapor exposure, according to a new study.
Andrew Whelton
Prof. Blatchley receives funding to advance innovation
Posted: January 8, 2015
Prof. Chip Blatchley received $31,186 from the Trask Innovation Fund to support "Continuous-Flow Solar UV Disinfection System," an innovation that kills waterborne microorganisms and produces safer drinking water.
Prof. Chip Blatchley
Drinking water odors, chemicals above health standards caused by 'green building' plumbing
Posted: October 20, 2014
Andrew Whelton, an assistant professor of civil engineering in Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering and Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, is leading research into the effects plastic pipes have on drinking water in eco-friendly green buildings in the United States.
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Geomatics Engineering

Mikhail receives ASCE Surveying and Mapping Award
Posted: July 28, 2014
Professor Emeritus Edward M. Mikhail was selected by the Geomatics Division of ASCE to receive the 2014 Surveying and Mapping Award for his devotion and contributions to the fields of photogrammetry and remote sensing.
Edward M. Mikhail
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Geotechnical Engineering

Milton Harr awarded French Legion of Honor
Posted: March 9, 2015
On Feb. 27th, Professor Emeritus Milton Harr (1955-99) was awarded France's highest honor for his contributions to the liberation of France during World War II. Harr served in Normandy on D-Day as a young soldier more than 70 years ago.
G.A. Leonards Lecture and PGS Workshop
Posted: February 3, 2015
On April 24, 2015, Prof. Richard E. Goodman of the University of California, Berkeley will deliver the 13th Leonards Lecture on "Karl Terzaghi (1883-1963) - Geotechnical Engineer and Founder of Soil Mechanics." The PGS Workshop "Geotechnical Engineering From Theory to Practice" will be held in conjunction with the lecture.
Dr. Richard Goodman
Lovell Lecture Series
Posted: September 18, 2014
Dr. James D. Murff delivered this year's C.W. Lovell Distinguished Lecture, "Evolution of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering."
Dr. James D. Murff
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Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineering

Siddharth Saksena Wins First Prize at ASCE EWRI Conference
Posted: February 20, 2015
CE graduate student Siddharth Saksena has been selected as the 1st place winner of the Graduate Division of the ASCE Environmental Water Resource Institute's 2015 Student Technical Paper Contest.
Siddharth Saksena
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.
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Materials Engineering

Zavattieri selected to attend U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
Posted: August 25, 2014
Pablo Zavattieri, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, has been selected as one of the nation's 83 outstanding young engineers to attend the National Academy of Engineering's 2014 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
Pablo Zavattieri
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Structural Engineering

Prof. Pujol featured in article on big data
Posted: March 27, 2015
Santiago Pujol, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, was recently tapped for his insight into the sharing of big data for an article in Science News magazine.
Santiago Pujol
Footage Featuring Purdue Bridge Monitoring System on Good Morning America
Posted: March 20, 2015
On March 6, 2015, Good Morning America aired an investigation on bridge accidents. Footage was used that originated from Purdue University Associate Professor of Lyles School of Civil Engineering Robert Connor and his research with a web-based bridge monitoring interface. His research focused on a short-term monitoring solution for a more effective asset management tool used by bridge owners when inspecting critical onsite locations.
Good Morning America Screenshot
Browning chosen as Purdue Distinguished Women Scholar
Posted: February 11, 2015
JoAnn Browning (PhD '98), Dean of the College of Engineering and the David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair for the Dean of Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has been selected as a one of four Purdue University Distinguished Women Scholars for 2015-2016.
Purdue student team wins international bridge contest
Posted: November 17, 2014
A team comprised of Purdue civil engineering students advised by Prof. Santiago Pujol emerged victorious in the 2014 International Bridge Contest. Purdue has won the contest four of the past five years.
Ramirez recognized as UT Austin Distinguished Alumnus
Posted: October 22, 2014
Prof. Julio Ramirez will be inducted into the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering's Academy of Distinguished Alumni at the University of Texas at Austin on October 24, 2014.
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Transportation Engineering

CE grad student Matthew Volovski winner of IRF Essay Competition
Posted: March 9, 2015
Graduate student researcher Matthew Volovski took top honors in the 2014 International Road Federation (IRF) Student Essay Competition with his essay titled, "Funding for Highway Asset Construction and Maintenance: Sustainable Alternatives to the Traditional Gas Tax."
Matthew Volovski
CE student Ruoyun Huang awarded Banks Scholarship
Posted: January 16, 2015
Ruoyun (Sarah) Huang has been awarded the Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship by the Greater Chicago Chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) for her interest in advancing transportation innovation in the international arena.
Ruoyun Huang
Prof. Ukkusuri receives Fulbright Innovation and Technology Award
Posted: January 15, 2015
Prof. Satish Ukkusuri has been named a recipient of a 2015-16 Fulbright-Colciencias Innovation and Technology Award, a block grant designed to support U.S. scholars to conduct research and lecture at a Colombian university.
CE students helping police with football traffic plan
Posted: January 7, 2015
Professor Darcy Bullock is leading a group of transportation students in researching and helping police plan ways to make traffic flow more smoothly during home football games.
Traffic Light
Ph.D. Scholar Tariq U. Saeed selected IRF Fellow Class of 2016
Posted: December 19, 2014
Tariq U. Saeed has been selected as International Road Federation Fellow Class of 2016 for his interest and devotion in making a meaningful difference to the multi-faceted world of transport.
Tariq Saeed
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Alumni

2015 CE Open
Posted: March 19, 2015
The 55th Annual CE Open will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex! Join us for lunch, golf, and dinner - registration is now open!
 
Conner recognized with 2015 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Posted: February 20, 2015
Willis "Rick" Conner (BSCE '76), President & COO of American Structurepoint, has been named a recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the College of Engineering for his innovative initiatives, dedication, and wise risk-taking in more than 35 years spent expanding Structurepoint's design/build work and technology services internationally.
Willis
CE eConnections Alumni Newsletter
Posted: February 20, 2015
The Spring 2015 edition of the CE eConnections Alumni Newsletter is now online! Stay informed on the latest news and coming events in the School of Civil Engineering.
Civil Engineering Building
Browning chosen as Purdue Distinguished Women Scholar
Posted: February 11, 2015
JoAnn Browning (PhD '98), Dean of the College of Engineering and the David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair for the Dean of Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has been selected as a one of four Purdue University Distinguished Women Scholars for 2015-2016.
New book from Cheryl Cunningham inspires girls to become engineers
Posted: November 13, 2014
CE alumna and former advisory council member Cheryl Cunningham (BSCE '80) recently co-authored and published a children's book with her sister Judy. "Yes I Can! I'm Clover Anne!" tells a story about a little girl who encounters a problem and solves it using strategies and skills of an engineer.
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