Environmental Engineering News & Events

Report: culvert repairs pose environmental risks, require safeguards
Posted: December 18, 2014
A new report recommends that states require standardized testing to safeguard against environmental contamination caused by a widely used method for rehabilitating aging drainage culverts. Culverts divert stormwater away from roadways and are frequently made of concrete or corrugated metal. These objects are generally out of sight, but across the United States culvert infrastructure is decaying, said Andrew Whelton, an assistant professor in Purdue's Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering and Lyles School of Civil Engineering.
Andrew Whelton
Purdue students develop safe-water system for Dominican Republic community
Posted: July 31, 2014
A group of Purdue University students and faculty members have completed work on a system that makes safe drinking water available to a community in the Dominican Republic sickened by poor water.
Dr. Blatchley elected ASCE Fellow
Posted: February 12, 2014
Congratulations to Prof. Chip Blatchley on being elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineering.
Chip Blatchley
Purdue innovation kills waterborne microorganisms, produces safer drinking water
Posted: October 24, 2013
Ernest "Chip" R. Blatchley III, professor of civil engineering and environmental and ecological engineering, and other researchers are working to provide safe water supplies for millions of people by using ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun to purify water.
Nies receives 2013 Scott Outstanding Professor Award
Posted: April 25, 2013
Congratulations to Larry Nies on receiving the 2013 Dean Marion B. Scott Outstanding Professor Award, presented by the Purdue chapter of Tau Beta Pi.
Prof. Larry Nies
CE professor uses streaming video to teach students sustainable skills
Posted: March 18, 2013
Prof. Larry Nies has been teaching students about the importance of sustainability for more than a decade. Though the significance of enduring, productive systems is typically discussed in an engineering context in his classes, sustainability and productivity also characterize the instructional technology Nies has incorporated into coursework in recent semesters, notably his use of instructor- and student-produced online video.
Prof. Larry Nies
Multidisciplinary team seeks sustainable water treatment solution
Posted: March 8, 2013
Prof. Chip Blatchley is working with a team built across several of Purdue's disciplines to create lasting solutions for clean water in developing countries.
Jafvert honored as Guest Professor
Posted: January 22, 2013
Prof. Chad Jafvert was awarded "Honorary Guest Professor" at Southeast University in Nanjing, China on January 9, 2013.
Dedication of the M. Katherine Banks Green Roof Laboratory
Posted: November 21, 2012
The School of Civil Engineering dedicated a new green roof laboratory on Oct. 12 as part of the University's Homecoming and the school's 125th anniversary celebration.
CE Green Roof Lab Dedication
Second cohort named for IMPACT program
Posted: January 27, 2012
Prof. Larry Nies is one of 27 instructors at Purdue participating in the IMPACT program (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation) in an effort to improve rates of course completion and retention in foundational courses.

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