Three study abroad programs designed specifically for civil engineering students will be offered during 2016 Maymester, including trips to western Turkey, the UK (along with France and Germany), and Sweden.
Nadya Zyaykina has received the 2015 College of Engineering New Employee Award. Dr. Zyaykina holds a joint position as lab manager for the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering and supports the environmental laboratories in Hampton Hall.
This lecture will explore the artistic legacy of CE Professor Emeritus Aldo Giorgini, and provide some contextual information about the bold, geometric pieces featured in the exhibit. It will be held on Monday, November 30th, 5:30-7:00pm in the HSSE Library.
When V. Dimitra Pyrialakou, a doctoral candidate focusing on transportation engineering, moved to the United States from Greece, she was astonished by the many differences between European and American transportation systems and planning practices, especially in rural and small urban areas. Now, she is working to rethink such areas.
Associate Professor Panagiota Karava is leading a multi-disciplinary Purdue team that has been awarded a $1.2M National Science Foundation grant for their project "CyberSEES -Type 2: Human-centered systems for cyber-enabled sustainable buildings."
Instructions given to the public by water companies and other authorities in the aftermath of chemical contaminations are inconsistent and not validated by science. So says Prof. Andrew Whelton and other scientists in the US who are developing models to understand complex plumbing systems to ensure consumers get the best guidance on how to regain access to safe drinking water.
Purdue students from seven different academic units, including Civil Engineering, traveled May 9-15, 2015, to the Dominican Republic for a service-learning project related to a course titled Water Supply in Developing Countries.
Faculty Emeritus Milton Harr delivered a seminar focusing on his career in the military, in academia and as an engineering consultant, as a kick-off event to the Civil Engineering Open House on Friday, September 18, 2015.
In May 2015, 17 Purdue CE students visited Stockholm, Sweden, to study environmental sustainability across multiple sectors. The week-long session was led by Inez Hua, professor of civil engineering and professor of environmental and ecological engineering, and Jill Churchill, undergraduate international programs coordinator in the Office of Global Engineering Programs.
Pedram Hesam, PhD student in structures at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, and his five teammates were awarded the championship prize at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Summer School (APSS) on Smart Structures Technology, held July 26-August 14 at the University of Illinois.
On July 23, 2015, the Lyles School of Civil Engineering celebrated the naming of a significant space in Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering. The Jack & Shirli Flack Family Gateway for Civil Engineering will serve as the central recruiting space for prospective students to the Lyles School of Civil Engineering.
Professor Jan Olek’s paper, "Quick Determination of Freeze-Thaw Durability of Concrete Aggregate Using the Indiana DOT Hydraulic Fracture Test Equipment" was selected as the Transportation Research Board 2015 Best Paper for the Geology and Properties Section of the Mineral Aggregates Committee.
Dr. Santiago Pujol has accepted the appointment of Academic Director for Research Computing. Dr. Pujol will provide faculty perspective, vision and direction for Purdue’s activities around cyberinfrastructure for research especially the HUBzero platform and the community cluster program.