Architectural Engineering

April 11, 2024

Robert Connor receives Walter P. Moore, Jr. Award

Robert J. Connor, Jack and Kay Hockema Professor of Civil Engineering, received the Walter P. Moore, Jr. Award, presented by the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
April 11, 2024

Makarand Hastak elevated to ASCE fellow status

Dr. Makarand (Mark) Hastak, Ph.D., P.E., CCP, CRIS, FASCE, NAC, the Dernlan Family Head of Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) and Professor of Civil Engineering, has been named a fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Directors.
April 5, 2024

Purdue trustees authorize to merge CE and CEM, change school name

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (April 5) ratified a plan to merge the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and the Division of Construction Engineering and Management. The change will be effective July 1, 2024, when the school’s name will be changed to the Lyles School of Civil and Construction Engineering.
March 29, 2024

Building the first highway segment in the U.S. that can charge electric vehicles big and small as they drive

At the “Crossroads of America,” Purdue engineers and the Indiana Department of Transportation are working to make it possible for electric vehicles ranging from tractor-trailers to passenger cars to wirelessly charge while driving on highways. Construction begins as soon as April 1 on a quarter-mile test bed on U.S. 231/U.S. 52 in West Lafayette that the team will use for testing how well a patent-pending system designed by Purdue engineers can provide power to a heavy-duty electric truck traveling at highway speeds.
March 22, 2024

Dulcy Abraham receives inaugural Advancement of Women in Construction Award

Dulcy Abraham, Professor of Civil Engineering, is the inaugural recipient of the ASCE Construction Institute Advancement of Women in Construction Award for excellence as a construction academic in the areas of teaching, research, and service, and demonstrated support, guidance, mentoring, and promotion of growth opportunities for the advancement of women in the construction profession.
March 22, 2024

Executive Forum with Ersal Ozdemir, President & CEO of Keystone Group, Indy Eleven

CE alumnus Ersal Ozdemir (BSCE 1997, CEAAA 2022), President & CEO of Keystone Group and the Indy Eleven, presented at the CE Executive Forum on Wednesday, March 20th. Ersal shared his career journeys, discussing both successes and setbacks, and offered valuable guidance on achieving personal and professional goals.
March 11, 2024

2024 Purdue Road School Conference and Expo

This week more than 3,000 transportation professionals will gather in West Lafayette for the 110th annual Purdue Road School Transportation Conference and Expo.
March 7, 2024

Purdue CE on full display at TRB 2024

Lyles School of Civil Engineering students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends joined thousands of other engineers at the annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting, held January 7-11 in Washington, D.C.
March 6, 2024

Bridge Authority

Robert Connor, the Jack and Kay Hockema Professor in Civil Engineering and Director of the Center for Aging Infrastructure (CAI) and the Steel Bridge Research Inspection Training Center (S-BRITE), has helped make Purdue University a leader in steel bridge research. In this article, he speaks with Modern Steel Construction about his career, research projects, and more.
February 29, 2024

Team "Carbonbusters" named EnergyTech UP Central Regional Finalists

An interdisciplinary team of Purdue engineering students, led by associate professor Zhi (George) Zhou, is one of the top 15 teams among 225 teams in the country selected as finalists in the EnergyTech University Prize 2024 competition. These teams have been awarded $3,000 for their business plans and will advance to compete in the National Pitch Event this April at the Energy Thought Summit in Austin, Texas.
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