CE News & Spotlights

September 20, 2021

Etienne Atisso, Meredith Camp recognized with Bravo Awards

Congratulations to Etienne Atisso and Meredith Camp, both from the Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), for being recognized by the College of Engineering with a 2021 Bravo Award. The Bravo was established by the University in 2014 to provide recognition and rewards for substantial accomplishments achieved by Purdue employees that extend well beyond regular work responsibilities.
September 15, 2021

Juliana Pereira receives SWE Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship

PhD student Juliana Pereira has received the Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year from the Society of Women Engineers. The recipients of SWE scholarships are a group of extremely accomplished and driven students who excel both inside and outside of the classroom.
September 15, 2021

Camille Hamilton receives SWE Bechtel Corporation Scholarship

CE senior Camille Hamilton has received the Bechtel Corporation Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year from the Society of Women Engineers. The recipients of SWE scholarships are a group of extremely accomplished and driven students who excel both inside and outside of the classroom.
September 14, 2021

Paul Mlakar featured in ASCE podcast reflecting on 9/11 Pentagon attack

Paul Mlakar (PhD '75) is an ASCE distinguished member with more than 40 years of service with the United State Army Corps of Engineers, now in the role of Engineer Emeritus for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. And 20 years ago, he led the ASCE team investigating the damage done by the Sept. 11 attack at the Pentagon. In episode 85 of ASCE Plot Points, Mlakar looks back on that investigation, Sept. 11, and how the profession has changed.
September 13, 2021

Lyles School of Civil Engineering undergraduate program ranked #6 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report has released its national rankings of undergraduate programs for 2022 with Purdue Civil Engineering ranked #6 in the nation. The rankings are computed from the responses to a survey sent to deans, heads, and selected senior faculty. Purdue Civil Engineering has been consistently ranked as a top 10 undergraduate program by U.S. News & World Report for over a decade.
September 7, 2021

2021's best & worst cities to drive in

Kumares C. Sinha, Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, is featured in a recent article from Wallethub weighing in on the best & worst cities to drive in.
September 2, 2021

Lake Michigan coastline erosion research brings in new data and diplomacy

Cary Troy, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, is part of a sweeping study funded through Illinois-Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs to assess Lake Michigan coastal erosion levels, causes, and management options from physical, social and community perspectives. The two-year project that began in 2020 is led by Troy, Guy Meadows with Michigan Technological University and Chin Wu at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
August 26, 2021

Amit Varma, Zhichao Lai receive 2021 ASCE Alfred Noble Prize

Amit H. Varma, Karl H. Kettelhut Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Bowen Laboratory of Large-Scale CE Research at Purdue University's Lyles School of Civil Engineering, and his former student Zhichao Lai, Professor at Fuzhou University in China, have received the 2021 Alfred Noble Prize awarded by the American Society of Civil Engineers for their paper, "High Strength Rectangular CFT Members: Database, Modeling, and Design of Short Columns."
August 17, 2021

Research team awarded $2 million NSF grant to enable diverse workforce participation in construction industry through human-AI partnerships

Sogand Hasanzadeh, assistant professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and the Division of Construction Engineering and Management, along with a team of researchers at Purdue University and George Mason University, have received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to address fundamental questions regarding the risk-taking behavior and cognitive processes of workers with neurodiversity in the construction industry through interdependent human-AI partnerships.
August 2, 2021

Melba Crawford receives IEEE GRSS David Landgrebe Award

Melba Crawford, Nancy Uridil and Francis Bossu Professor in Civil Engineering, has received the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing David Landgrebe Award, presented biennially for outstanding contributions in the field of remote sensing image analysis.
July 22, 2021

Maria Palmegiani places second in AWWA ACE21 poster session

Grad student Maria Palmegiani was selected as second-place lightning round presenter in the American Water Works Association (AWWA) ACE21 All Virtual poster session - The New Frontier: Beyond the Meter Towards Plumbing Innovation and Water Quality.
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