CE News & Spotlights

August 7, 2020

Sogand Hasanzadeh receives ELECTRI International 2020 Early Career Award

Sogand Hasanzadeh, assistant professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and the Division of Construction Engineering and Management, has received the Thomas Glavinich ELECTRI International 2020 Early Career Award. The six-month Early Career Award study, Examining a Latent Side-Effect of Electrical Safety Interventions among T&D Line Workers, will utilize an immersive mixed-reality combined with wearable sensors to empirically examine the risk perception and risk-taking behavior of T&D line workers as a function of the number and type of fall and electrical safety interventions in place for their protection.
July 30, 2020

CE offers affordable online master’s degree via edX

Purdue Engineering is offering a new online master’s degree in its civil engineering master’s program - through edX. The online master's will start in January 2021 with the same faculty and courses as the on-campus master's program, ranked 6th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
July 28, 2020

Kyle Griffith named All-Academic Athlete by USTFCCA

Congratulation to CE sophomore and Purdue track & field student-athlete Kyle Griffith on being named All-Academic Athlete by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
July 21, 2020

Key tests say SpeedCore needs no fire protection

Research performed at the Bowen Laboratory on a modular system of tied dual-plate walls field-filled with concrete, dubbed SpeedCore, shows that the Lego-like system's walls do not need costly fire protection, known to slow construction, especially inside elevator hoistways. SpeedCore is the brainchild of CE alumnus Ron Klemencic, chairman and CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates.
July 21, 2020

Expert: Effects of COVID-19 on K-12 school building water systems

Water that has been left sitting in the pipes of K-12 school buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown could contain unsafe levels of bacteria and metals. As schools begin to reopen across the country, Purdue University engineers are advising them on how to make sure water systems are safe first.
July 9, 2020

Jarvis Jointer to co-chair engineering admissions task force

Jarvis Jointer (BSCE 2004) will co-chair a newly formed engineering admissions task force to address the challenge of providing a Purdue Engineering education to a larger number of African Americans and other underrepresented groups.
June 24, 2020

Meet Anthony Phan

Purdue University Civil Engineering senior Anthony Phan says he really appreciates the Purdue University Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC). "Being a student at Purdue University means being away from my family and my cultural traditions, but with the AAARCC, I have a new family that I can be a part of."
June 5, 2020

Meet David Derks

CE grad student David Derks is featured in a series of student profiles posted by Purdue University
May 29, 2020

CE’s Bullock quoted in Indy Star

More people are speeding during the pandemic, but the number of speeding tickets has decreased. The Indy Star quoted Civil Engineering’s Darcy Bullock explaining that while law enforcement is effective at getting people to slow down while they're present, the effect goes away when the troopers do.
May 20, 2020

Enabling highways and bridges to prevent their own damage

Roads always seem to need repairs. Luna Lu is giving concrete the ability to "talk" and even heal itself. Her lab at Purdue University is developing technology that would allow concrete-paved bridges and highways to reveal more accurately when they need repairs and to come equipped with materials that respond to potential damage.
May 18, 2020

Expert: Swimming pool facilities water unlikely to spread coronavirus

Pools across the U.S. are set to reopen in the coming weeks. If recommended chlorine levels are maintained as usual, the pools themselves should pose minimal risk of spreading the coronavirus to swimmers, says a Purdue University engineer who studies pool water decontamination.
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