CE News & Spotlights

May 6, 2022

Juliana Sarisky, Jasmine Walker, and Abdullah Nafakh receive CE awards

Congratulations to Juliana Sarisky & Jasmine Walker on being named the CE Outstanding Seniors, and to Abdullah Nafakh for receiving the Graduate Student Engagement Award for 2021-2022! They were selected due to their outstanding service to Purdue University, the community, and their academic achievements.
May 4, 2022

Laura Pyrak-Nolte named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Laura Pyrak-Nolte, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science with a courtesy appointment in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, has been elected to one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies – the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
April 28, 2022

Frosch reelected as trustee of ACI Foundation

Robert J. Frosch is senior associate dean of the College of Engineering, executive director of strategic initiatives in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research & Partnerships and professor of civil engineering.
April 27, 2022

Charles K. Nmai elected president of American Concrete Institute

Charles K. Nmai (Ph.D. 1987), 2012 recipient of the CE Alumni Achievement Award, has been elected to serve as president of the American Concrete Institute for 2022-2023. He is Head of Engineering at Master Builders Solutions Admixtures US LLC in Cleveland, OH.
April 22, 2022

Geomatics Engineering Seminars

Dr. Lexie Yang from Oak Ridge National Lab will present the next geomatics seminar, "Scaling Geospatial Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities and Challenges," on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 2:00pm via Zoom.
April 20, 2022

Purdue innovations enable high-quality chemical analysis beyond the lab

Joe Sinfield, professor of civil engineering, and researchers in his laboratory at Purdue University's Lyles School of Civil Engineering, have created a suite of technologies to expand applications of Raman spectroscopy – a chemical analysis technique that makes use of light to assess the chemical composition of materials.
April 19, 2022

Shirley Dyke receives ASCE George W. Housner Medal

Shirley Dyke, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2022 George W. Housner Structural Control & Monitoring Medal, presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
April 19, 2022

CE graduate students win Purdue's Three Minute Thesis competition awards

CE graduate student Peyman Yousefi won the People's Choice Award while fellow grad student Charles Kerby was the overall runner-up in this year's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. 3MT is an international research competition that challenges graduate students to effectively explain their research (and why it matters) in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.
April 18, 2022

Luna Lu elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Luna Lu, ACPA Professor of Civil Engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) for her entrepreneurial mindset in academia and innovations for enabling intelligent infrastructure.
April 14, 2022

CE graduate students recognized by College of Engineering

Every spring, the College of Engineering recognizes its graduate students who excel in teaching, service, and research. This year, six grad students from the Lyles School were honored along with Prof. Nadia Gkritza who was recognized as Outstanding Faculty Mentor.
April 8, 2022

CE faculty promotions approved by board

Purdue University's Board of Trustees on Friday (April 8) approved faculty promotions, effective with the 2022-23 academic year. William T. Horton has been promoted to full professor, and Brandon Boor and Amisha Shah to associate professor.
April 7, 2022

Safe intersection technology featured on Inside INdiana Business

Howell Li, Research Analyst at Purdue Civil Engineering, explains on Inside INdiana Business how a new high-tech tool designed by scientists at Purdue University and the Indiana Department of Transportation can help drivers get through intersections more safely.
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