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October 12, 2018

Purdue trustees ratify five named CE faculty

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Oct. 12) ratified five named faculty positions within the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, including Ernest Blatchley (Lee A. Rieth Professor in Environmental Engineering), Ayman Habib (Thomas A. Page Professor of Civil Engineering), Chad Jafvert (Lyles Family Professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering), Julio Ramirez (Karl H. Kettelhut Professor in Civil Engineering), and Amit Varma (Karl H. Kettelhut Professor in Civil Engineering).
October 10, 2018

Dennis & Leslie Drag Distinguished Lecture Series

James O. Malley, S.E., Senior Principal of Degenkolb Engineers, will present his lecture titled, "Seismic Upgrade of a 15-Story Steel Moment Frame Building – Satisfying Performance Criteria with Application of Experimental and Advanced Analytical Procedures" on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 4:30pm in PHYS 114. There will be a reception in Wood Commons starting at 3:30pm.
October 3, 2018

CE students nominated for elite Schmidt Fellows program

Congratulations to Civil Engineering PhD students Sikai "Sky" Chen and Tariq U. Saeed! They have been nominated to participate in the 2019-2020 Schmidt Science Fellows program. Not only is this a high honor for the students, but also for Purdue, which, in the first year of the program, was selected as one of the elite universities around the globe eligible to nominate potential fellows.
September 24, 2018

Indiana LTAP announces Rich Domonkos as Program Manager

Indiana LTAP is pleased to introduce Rich Domonkos as the new Program Manager. Rich has been with the Indiana LTAP Center for 11 years. As Training Specialist, he managed the training program and assisted with technology transfer in the form of technical manuals, short courses, and seminars.
September 17, 2018

How communities in Carolinas could find safe water if Hurricane Florence knocks out facilities

The methods for implementing safe water supplies in developing countries might also apply to the Carolinas during Hurricane Florence, says a Purdue University water supply and sanitation expert. Ernest Blatchley III, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering, has led teams in the Dominican Republic that have installed water treatment systems within a day or two by investigating a few key characteristics of the community.
September 14, 2018

Alexis Marks awarded Currier Scholarship

CE undergrad Alexis Marks has been awarded the Donald C. and Marion E. Currier scholarship. This award, presented by the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County (IN), provides full tuition, fees, an allowance for books and on-campus housing or off-campus living allowance for up to six semesters at Purdue University.
September 10, 2018

Purdue Civil Engineering ranked #5 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report has released its national rankings of undergraduate programs for 2019 with Purdue Civil Engineering ranked #5 in the nation. The undergraduate rankings are computed from the responses to a survey sent to deans, heads, and selected senior faculty. Purdue CE has been consistently ranked as a top 10 undergraduate program by U.S. News & World Report for over a decade.
August 22, 2018

Introducing DataCenterHub: A massive repository of information to help researchers worldwide organize, explore, and share

A recent article published by the IEEE Computer Society highlights the impact of DataCenterHub - a new solution for preserving, sharing, and discovering data produced by scientific research. Santiago Pujol, Professor of Civil Engineering and Academic Director for Research Computing, is working with a team of researchers at Purdue and the University of Nebraska to make the DataCenterHub repository comprehensive, seamless, and easy to search.
August 18, 2018

New engineering center CRISP makes three seed grant awards

A recently-established College of Engineering center has made three seed grant awards in the first year of its seed grant competition. Researchers with the Center for Resilient Infrastructures, Systems, and Processes (CRISP) develop solutions to questions such as: What causes some systems - computing, cyber physical, or large-scale engineered systems - to be resilient to disruptions of various kinds? And what causes some systems to “bounce back” from a failure quickly? The projects chosen for seed funding will address different aspects of these broad questions.
August 17, 2018

Professor Jon Fricker receives D. Grant Mickle Award

Congratulations to Professor Jon Fricker as the recipient of the 2018 D. Grant Mickle Award from the Transportation Research Board. The award was given for his paper titled, "Bundling Bridge and Other Highway Projects: Patterns and Policies."
August 9, 2018

Ting-Wei Wang receives Daniel P. Jenny Research Fellowship, Alan Mattock Graduate Scholarship

Civil Engineering grad student Ting-Wei Wang has been named one of five students to receive the 2018-2019 Daniel P. Jenny Research Fellowship from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. The program connects professors and students with industry experts to advance research in precast concrete. In addition, Ting-Wei was also selected as the recipient of the Alan Mattock Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to only one of the five students who received the PCI Fellowship.
August 8, 2018

Purdue team offers promising method for water-stressed areas

Purdue University researchers have developed a method to detoxify water with chlorine and ultraviolet radiation, which may provide new hope for water-stressed areas and help promote the reuse of wastewater. The Purdue team developed a method for selectively degrading and detoxifying amines, organic compounds derived from ammonia that are common in water supplies. Amines include a number of compounds that can be toxic to humans and other animals.
August 2, 2018

Mohammad Jahanshahi receives Kobori Prize

Mohammad Jahanshahi, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, was awarded the 2017 Kobori Prize recognizing the best paper published in Structural Control and Health Monitoring (SCHM).
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