CE News & Spotlights

April 26, 2016

Purdue Day of Giving 2016 - Thank You!

Purdue’s third annual Day of Giving lived up to its “Bigger and Better” theme, raising a record $18.3 million from 12,872 donations in 24 hours - and claiming, for the second year running, the record for most dollars raised for higher education through a single-day campaign. This year, the Lyles School of Civil Engineering raised a total of $278,602 from 272 individual gifts.
April 22, 2016

CE faculty recognized for outstanding mentoring by graduate students

Dr. Nadia Gkritza was chosen as the first-ever recipient of the CE Outstanding Mentor of Engineering Graduate Students award, an annual award sponsored by the College of Engineering. The goal of the award is to recognize an outstanding faculty member in each school and to share their best practices with young faculty members.
April 20, 2016

Transportation engagement from the U.S. to Germany

On Wednesday, April 13th, the Lyles School of Civil Engineering hosted the German America Chamber of Commerce for a seminar on the innovation of energy efficiency in transportation systems. The event kick-off was a poster session in the Woods Commons to highlight some active research projects and give students an opportunity to engage with German transportation specialists.
April 19, 2016

2016's Greenest States

Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering Prof. Chip Blatchley was featured in WalletHub’s recent study examining 2016's greenest states, lending his insight into eco-friendliness at the household, government and global levels.
April 19, 2016

Nader Naderpajouh recognized as Outstanding Reviewer by ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering

Nader Naderpajouh, Visiting Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering and Management, has been recognized as an outstanding reviewer by the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering. He was selected based on his diligent reviews and constructive comments throughout 2015 to ensure the integrity of the research that is published in the areas associated with the contemporary issues on management and leadership in engineering.
April 18, 2016

Hydraulics/Hydrology Seminar Series

PhD student Siddarth Saksena will be speaking on Wednesday 4/27 at 2:30 p.m. in HAMP 3153. The subject of the seminar is "Understanding the role of surface-groundwater interactions in explaining river-floodplain hydrodynamics."
April 12, 2016

Visiting undergrad from Colombia recognized for best thesis

Lisa Lorena Losada Rojas, an undergraduate student from Colombia who was hosted here at Purdue last year through the Purdue-Colombia Institute, has been recognized for having the best thesis in her field at the National University of Colombia.
April 12, 2016

Ayda Galvis named first recipient of Langan Scholarship

The first Bernard F. Langan Scholarship at Purdue University was awarded to Ayda Catalina Galvis, a graduate student pursuing her Ph.D. in civil engineering at Purdue University. Her thesis is titled "Effect of Cyclic Loads on the Axial Capacity of Piles." She obtained her B.S. and M.S in civil engineering from the National University of Colombia.
April 12, 2016

Hamed Zamenian receives national trenchless technology scholarship

Hamed Zamenian, doctoral student in Civil Engineering, was awarded the Argent Memorial Scholarship from North America Society of Trenchless Technology (NASTT) in Dallas, TX on March 28, 2016. Hamed works with Professor Dulcy Abraham and is pursuing doctoral research related to the socioeconomic assessment of water main breaks in water supply and distribution systems.
March 31, 2016

Freeze-Thaw Performance of Precast, Prestressed Concrete Railroad Crossties

Daniel Castaneda, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presented his seminar on March 31. His research seeks to understand the consequence of design, handling, and placement of fresh concrete and cementitious materials as they relate to the long-term durability of civil infrastructure.
March 30, 2016

Chris Williams selected as 2016 ASCE ExCEEd Fellow

Chris Williams, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, will participate in the 2016 ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Workshop at Florida Gulf Coast University on June 19-24, 2016. He will present three classes during the workshop.
March 24, 2016

Nies receives Murphy Award

Larry Nies, professor of civil engineering and environmental and ecological engineering, has been named the recipient of a 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy. Nies was surprised with the news on Wednesday (March 23).
March 24, 2016

Purdue students build, implement water treatment systems abroad

Once a week for two hours, students in majors ranging from agricultural economics to nursing to engineering gather in Armstrong Hall and work toward a common goal: designing, building and implementing water treatment systems for small, impoverished communities in the Dominican Republic. These students are all a part of the course "Water Supply in Developing Countries."
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