CE News & Spotlights

Startup licenses Purdue technology to protect dry concrete from damage and could extend life of concrete infrastructure
Posted: October 2, 2015
Paul Imbrock (BSCE '11), the founder of a startup based on a Purdue University innovation says the company could help managers of state transportation departments and other large-scale consumers of concrete extend the lifetime of their concrete investments.
Paul Imbrock
Purdue's flight students will save $250,000 in course fees
Posted: October 2, 2015
Purdue University professional flight students are receiving a $795 reduction in semester fees as a direct result of an updated aircraft usage plan. The new fee structure is expected to save students $250,000 over the next two academic years. John Mott, associate head for aviation technology, assembled a team of Purdue researchers to collect real-time data on the university's fleet of Cirrus SR-20 aircraft. The team included Darcy Bullock, director of Purdue's Joint Transportation Research Program, and civil engineering graduate student Maggie McNamara.
Purdue-developed technology could provide real-time data, reduce cost, time overruns at construction sites
Posted: October 1, 2015
Project managers at construction, mining and agricultural sites could benefit from technology developed by Purdue University civil engineers that could provide a real-time overview and help control cost and time overruns. Professor Phillip Dunston and doctoral candidate Joseph Louis have created technology that provides real-time, actionable insights to a project site manager.
Dunston and Louis
Co-authored paper recognized at IEEE conference
Posted: September 24, 2015
A paper by Prof. Srinivas Peeta, Ph.D. student Yong Hoon Kim, and NEXTRANS research associate Xiaozheng He was recognized as being among the top three papers of the IEEE 18th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems in Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Spain.
ITSC Award Ceremony
Did You Know?: Christopher and Susan Burke Hydraulics and Hydrology Research and Teaching Laboratory
Posted: September 17, 2015
Students and researchers interested in the mechanics of water flow don't need to leave Indiana to test their theories; they only need to walk to the north side of campus.
Prof. Cary Troy
Drag Lecture Series
Posted: September 11, 2015
Lawrence G. Griffis, P.E. will give his talk on the design and construction of Cowboys Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 5th, 2015 at 4:30pm in LILY G126. There will be a reception in Wood Commons starting at 3:00pm.
Study reveals need for better understanding of water use
Posted: September 10, 2015
A new study reveals a pressing need to better understand water use in America's rivers, with implications for drought-stricken regions of the country. Findings from the study showed that virtually all of the water entering the Wabash River in Indiana during summer months is withdrawn and then returned to the waterway.
Wabash River
Research Team Awarded NSF Hazards SEES Project on Reducing Uncertainty in Decision-making in Hurricanes
Posted: September 3, 2015
Purdue University, led by Prof. Satish Ukkusuri along with researchers from Virginia Tech and North Dakota State University, have been selected to receive a $2.5 million National Science Foundation Hazards SEES grant to understand the role of uncertainty in hurricane evacuation decision-making.
Satish Ukkusuri
Purdue team led by Prof. Panagiota Karava wins $1.2M NSF award
Posted: September 1, 2015
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."
Panagiota Karava
Course Provides Water Treatment Systems for the Dominican Republic
Posted: August 27, 2015
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.

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