CE News & Spotlights

May 5, 2020

Pursuing the future of lunar habitation

Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering Professor Shirley Dyke says she expects lunar dwellings to begin emerging in a decade, helping reach out to further space habitation — and she wants her research to help bridge that gap.
April 22, 2020

Mobile Mapping: Digitizing the world

If you’ve ever seen a Google Street View car rolling down your block, you know what a mobile mapping system is. At Purdue, we’re using algorithms and artificial intelligence/deep learning to fuse this data to create a detailed digital picture of the planet.
April 21, 2020

Miguel Montoya appointed member of TRB Committee on Asphalt Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation

PhD candidate Miguel Montoya has been appointed a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Asphalt Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation (AFH60). This committee is concerned with the construction, rehabilitation and recycling of asphalt pavements. Areas of interest include: construction methods and procedures, in-place recycling techniques, plant production issues which impact construction operations, and paving equipment.
April 14, 2020

Filippo Massobrio - An Inevitable Reunion

In an article written for Purdue Athletics, CE senior Filippo Massobrio shares his experience on what the past month has been like for an international student at Purdue.
April 13, 2020

Water quality could change in buildings closed down during COVID-19 pandemic, engineers say

While restaurants, gyms, schools and other buildings are closed indefinitely to prevent the spread of COVID-19, water left sitting in pipes could change in quality. It's possible that water left sitting for long periods of time could contain excessive amounts of heavy metals and pathogens concentrated in pipes nationwide, say researchers who have begun a field study on the impact of a pandemic shutdown on buildings.
March 12, 2020

Professor Connor's research serving as basis for new bridge inspection rules

A Purdue University professor's research is helping shape how bridges are inspected across the nation. Robert Connor, the Jack and Kay Hockema Professor in Civil Engineering, collaborated on research for the report "Proposed Guideline for Reliability-Based Bridge Inspection Practices" under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).
March 11, 2020

G.A. Leonards Lecture and PGS Workshop

Update - The 2020 Purdue Geotechnical Workshop and 18th G.A. Leonards Lecture has been cancelled per the Purdue University COVID-19 announcement dated 10 March 2020. The PGS committee will consider available options, including rescheduling at another season or cancelling altogether the PGS event for 2020, once the situation returns to normal.
March 11, 2020

Four CE faculty receive College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Awards

The annual Purdue College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Awards honor faculty who have been selected by their peers as the most outstanding in fields such as research, engagement, mentoring, and teaching. Four Lyles School professors have received awards for 2020 – Darcy Bullock, Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program; Jon Fricker, Professor of Civil Engineering; Ayman Habib, Thomas A. Page Professor of Civil Engineering, Co-Director of the Civil Engineering Center for Applications of UAS for a Sustainable Environment (CE-CAUSE), and Associate Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program; and Inez Hua, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering.
March 6, 2020

CE faculty inducted into Purdue Innovator Hall of Fame

Three Lyles School of Civil Engineering faculty – Darcy Bullock, Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program; Rao Govindaraju, Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering and Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Professor of Civil Engineering; and Ayman Habib, Thomas A. Page Professor of Civil Engineering, Co-Director of the Civil Engineering Center for Applications of UAS for a Sustainable Environment (CE-CAUSE), and Associate Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program – have been inducted into the Purdue Innovators Hall of Fame.
March 5, 2020

John Deere technology leader to headline Purdue Road School

A leader in John Deere innovation will give the keynote address during the 106th annual Purdue Road School. This year's road school – designed for federal, state and local agency, industry, consulting, and academic colleagues – begins Monday (March 9) afternoon and will continue until Wednesday afternoon (March 11) with meetings and sessions at Purdue University Memorial Union and Stewart Center.
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