Architectural Engineering

December 19, 2019

Amanda Lefebvre receives Engineers Without Borders Exceptional Leadership Award

CE undergrad Amanda Lefebvre was selected for the 2019 Exceptional Leadership Award at the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) National Conference in Pittsburgh last month. This award recognizes those individuals that truly show a commitment to their chapters, Program Communities, and the mission of EWB-USA.
December 17, 2019

Theodora Konstantinou receives Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award

PhD student Theodora Konstantinou has received the Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award from the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). The award is given annually for the best Doctoral dissertation and Master's thesis in the field of policy and planning in transportation studies. This national student award recognizes her outstanding Master's thesis, "Market Adoption and Impact of Electric Roadways on Criteria Pollutants and Greenhouse Gas Emissions."
December 17, 2019

ANCRiSST2020 Workshop at Purdue

Purdue University will host the 15th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology in West Lafayette, IN, USA from July 17-19th, 2020. ANCRiSST 2020 aims to explore the application and integration of smart materials and structures technologies into our everyday world. We invite researchers to share their progress toward these common objectives and to facilitate a strong community on this important and timely theme. Topics and interests include, for instance, dynamics, structural control, real-time hybrid simulation, metamaterials, robotics for inspection, computer vision, etc — really, all applications of smart structures and materials. Abstract submission will open around February 1, 2020.
December 17, 2019

APESS 2020 Summer School at Purdue

Purdue University will host the 13th Asia-Pacific-Euro Summer School on Smart Structures Technology in West Lafayette, IN from July 12th-August 1, 2020. The 2020 APESS program is intended for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in civil and mechanical engineering, and related disciplines.
December 12, 2019

Jie Shan receives ASPRS Fairchild Photogrammetric Award

Professor Jie Shan has been selected by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) to receive the Fairchild Photogrammetric Award – presented by ASPRS through the ASPRS Foundation, with the support of Lockheed Martin. The purpose of the Award is to stimulate the development of the art of aerial photogrammetry in the United States.
December 12, 2019

New center to bring intelligent infrastructure that adapts to humans' needs

A new Center for Intelligent Infrastructure (CII) at Purdue University is bringing together researchers of various fields to develop technology that a bridge, building, road or other infrastructure could use to communicate directly with humans and respond to disasters, preventing collapse.
December 9, 2019

'Buildings' in human bone may hold key to stronger 3D-printed lightweight structures

What do bones and 3D-printed buildings have in common? They both have columns and beams on the inside that determine how long they last. Now, the discovery of how a "beam" in human bone material handles a lifetime's worth of wear and tear could translate to the development of 3D-printed lightweight materials that last long enough for more practical use in buildings, aircraft and other structures.
December 6, 2019

Geoff Dauksas named ENR Midwest Top Young Professional

CE alum Geoff Dauksas, P.E., S.E, LEED AP (BSCE '03, MSCE '05) has been named to the 2020 class of ENR Midwest Top Young Professionals, one of 20 rising design and construction stars to be honored by the publication for their contributions to the industry and their communities.
December 4, 2019

Magment, Purdue to pursue electric transportation pilot projects at Discovery Park District

Magment Concrete Wireless Power and Purdue University officials announced Wednesday (Dec. 4) an innovation partnership to advance electric transportation pilots at Purdue’s Discovery Park. Magment and Purdue University researchers in the Joint Transportation Research Program will be working on several test cases including micro-mobility scooters, autonomous electric utility vehicle equipment and robotic shop floor delivery systems.
December 3, 2019

Cary Troy receives 2019 Golden Squirrel Award

"THANKS FOR GIVING" has become a Multidisciplinary Engineering (MDE) annual event of recognition for faculty across the college and campus. MDE Seniors have an opportunity to nominate a professor who provided them a superior learning experience throughout their journey at Purdue. The 2019 Golden Squirrel Scholar with the most "shout outs" is Dr. Cary Troy, Associate Professor of the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, pictured here with senior Eleanor Coffin - one of the students who nominated him. Listen in on Dr. Troy's remarks on his recognition. Congratulations, Dr. Troy!
November 22, 2019

Robert Frosch honored as ASCE Fellow

Robert J. Frosch, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor of civil engineering and senior associate dean of Facilities & Operations in the College of Engineering at Purdue University, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
November 22, 2019

Bowen Laboratory awarded Charles S. Whitney Medal

The Bowen Laboratory has been selected to receive the Charles S. Whitney Medal by the American Concrete Institute (ACI). This honor was bestowed by the ACI Board of Direction specifically "In recognition for its large-scale civil engineering research in systems, materials and technologies, and for its long time and consistent contribution to the economy and safety of buildings and infrastructure."
November 22, 2019

New safety recommendations for culvert repair released

Communities across the U.S. rely on drainage culverts to keep roadways safe. While these buried structures cross streams and divert water from roadways, many are in need of repair. Unexpected culvert failures can disrupt traffic, damage the environment and nearby property, and can even be fatal. Two popular methods used to repair damaged culverts are called spray-on lining and cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining. Both practices involve the outdoor manufacture of a new plastic liner – at the existing culvert. Because both practices bring raw chemicals onsite, environmental contamination, fish kills, and downstream drinking water contamination has occurred. Potentially hazardous conditions can be also created near the worksite during the plastic manufacture repair process, the research shows.
November 20, 2019

Drones, lasers to help unravel the mysteries of a Mediterranean island

This past summer, a group from Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering joined researchers on Dana Island – located off the southern coast of Turkey – to use drones and LiDAR, light detection and ranging, mapping systems to better understand the island's history.
November 15, 2019

Tackling indoor air pollution: the story of Nandi improved kitchen designs

Many Nandi homes, like other traditional Kenyan communities, cook using biomass fuels like wood and agricultural wastes in inadequately ventilated kitchens. The women and children who spend more time in these kitchens suffer the most from the effects of indoor air pollution, which is linked to many respiratory illnesses and deaths. The Nandi-improved kitchens were designed jointly with women from Nandi and with the help of the Purdue University Global Air Quality Trekkers (GAQT) engineering team led by Professor Brandon Boor and Ph.D student Danielle Wagner.
November 15, 2019

Nearly 100 years after its founding, ITB names first female rector

The Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in West Java has officially appointed its first female rector since the first-tier state university was founded almost a century ago. Civil engineering professor N.R. Reini D. Wirahadikusumah (MSCE '96, PhD '99) was named rector after she won the most votes from the university's board of trustees.
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