CE News & Spotlights

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
Transport Challenges in Rural Indiana
Posted: September 3, 2015
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.
Leonard E. Wood Lecture Series
Posted: September 2, 2015
In cooperation with the Purdue Student Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Dr. Benjamin Colucci-Rios will speak as part of the Leonard E. Wood Lecture on September 8, 2015, 3:30 pm in Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering (HAMP) 1144. The title of his talk will be, Innovation in Transportation in the 21st Century.
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
Flushing Advice is Flawed
Posted: August 28, 2015
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.
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.
Engineering Maymester in Sweden
Posted: August 25, 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.
Engineering Maymester in Sweden
Milton Harr: A Career in Civil Engineering
Posted: August 25, 2015
Faculty Emeritus Milton Harr will deliver a seminar focusing on his career in the military, in academia and as an engineering consultant. His session is an important one for anyone involved in the serious pursuit of a civil engineering career. Please join us on Friday, 9/18/15, at 1:30 in PHYS 112 for this kick-off event to the Civil Engineering Open House.
Milton Harr
CE grad student awarded championship prize in smart structures technology
Posted: August 21, 2015
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.
Lovell Lecture Series
Posted: September 18, 2014
The 13th C.W. Lovell Distinguished Lecture will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd and will feature Professor Michele Jamiolkowski with his talk entitled, "Soil Mechanics and the Observational Method: Challenges at the Zelazny Most Copper Tailings Disposal Facility."
Professor Michele Jamiolkowski

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