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October 22, 2021

Seungjae Lee starts as tenure-track faculty at the University of Toronto

Dr. Seungjae Lee (Ph.D. '19) started as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto (ranked in the top 10 engineering schools worldwide) in July 2021. Seungjae completed his PhD in the Architectural Engineering emphasis area of Civil Engineering. He was advised by Prof. Thanos Tzempelikos and Prof. Panagiota Karava. In 2020-2021 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
October 15, 2021

Joe and Lisa Shetterley dedicate $1.1 million gift to Innovation Lab

In October 2021, the Purdue University Board of Trustees ratified a $1.1 million gift made by Specification Products, Inc. The gift goes to further the education and research efforts at the Sustainable Materials and Renewable Technology (SMART) Laboratory — and has been renamed the Joe and Lisa Shetterley Innovation Lab.
October 8, 2021

Purdue innovations ready to impact lives: Mitigating risk at intersections

Howell Li, the Joint Transportation Research Program’s Principal Research Analyst at Purdue University’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering, leads a team that has developed a new system to manage traffic intersections with signals and to mitigate the risk associated with running a red light.
October 7, 2021

Shah Lab announces 2021 grant recipients

The Shah Family Global Innovation Lab has announced six winning teams to receive 2021 seed and design grant awards. Two of the six teams are led by CE faculty, including project proposals for sesame seed harvesting in Malakal, South Sudan (Joe Sinfield) and a water defluoridation system in the Dungarpur, Rajasthan district of India (Amisha Shah, Chad Jafvert, and George Zhou).
October 5, 2021

Geomatics Engineering Seminars

Dr. Michael Raymond Inggs, the 2021 Edward M. Curtis Visiting Professor, will present a series of seminars on radar technology throughout October and November.
September 30, 2021

Chris Burke receives Honorary Doctorate at UIC

CE alumnus Chris Burke (BSCE '77, MSCE '79, PhD '83, HDR 2010) has received the honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering from the University of Illinois Chicago for his contributions to the field of civil engineering.
September 28, 2021

NHERI receives $5 million in funding from NSF through 2025

The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) has been awarded $5 million in funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through 2025. Its Network Coordination Office (NCO) is located at Purdue University and is directed by Purdue CE's Julio Ramirez, Karl H. Kettelhut Professor in Civil Engineering.
September 20, 2021

Etienne Atisso, Meredith Camp recognized with Bravo Awards

Congratulations to Etienne Atisso and Meredith Camp, both from the Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), for being recognized by the College of Engineering with a 2021 Bravo Award. The Bravo was established by the University in 2014 to provide recognition and rewards for substantial accomplishments achieved by Purdue employees that extend well beyond regular work responsibilities.
September 15, 2021

Juliana Pereira receives SWE Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship

PhD student Juliana Pereira has received the Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year from the Society of Women Engineers. The recipients of SWE scholarships are a group of extremely accomplished and driven students who excel both inside and outside of the classroom.
September 15, 2021

Camille Hamilton receives SWE Bechtel Corporation Scholarship

CE senior Camille Hamilton has received the Bechtel Corporation Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year from the Society of Women Engineers. The recipients of SWE scholarships are a group of extremely accomplished and driven students who excel both inside and outside of the classroom.
September 14, 2021

Paul Mlakar featured in ASCE podcast reflecting on 9/11 Pentagon attack

Paul Mlakar (PhD '75) is an ASCE distinguished member with more than 40 years of service with the United State Army Corps of Engineers, now in the role of Engineer Emeritus for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. And 20 years ago, he led the ASCE team investigating the damage done by the Sept. 11 attack at the Pentagon. In episode 85 of ASCE Plot Points, Mlakar looks back on that investigation, Sept. 11, and how the profession has changed.
September 13, 2021

Lyles School of Civil Engineering undergraduate program ranked #6 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report has released its national rankings of undergraduate programs for 2022 with Purdue Civil Engineering ranked #6 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 7, 2021

2021's best & worst cities to drive in

Kumares C. Sinha, Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, is featured in a recent article from Wallethub weighing in on the best & worst cities to drive in.
September 2, 2021

Lake Michigan coastline erosion research brings in new data and diplomacy

Cary Troy, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, is part of a sweeping study funded through Illinois-Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs to assess Lake Michigan coastal erosion levels, causes, and management options from physical, social and community perspectives. The two-year project that began in 2020 is led by Troy, Guy Meadows with Michigan Technological University and Chin Wu at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
August 26, 2021

Amit Varma, Zhichao Lai receive 2021 ASCE Alfred Noble Prize

Amit H. Varma, Karl H. Kettelhut Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Bowen Laboratory of Large-Scale CE Research at Purdue University's Lyles School of Civil Engineering, and his former student Zhichao Lai, Professor at Fuzhou University in China, have received the 2021 Alfred Noble Prize awarded by the American Society of Civil Engineers for their paper, "High Strength Rectangular CFT Members: Database, Modeling, and Design of Short Columns."
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