CE News & Spotlights

June 28, 2016

Purdue Team wins ITE Traffic Bowl district championship

Congratulations to the Purdue Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Traffic Bowl Team on winning the Great Lakes district competition! This annual competition among ITE student chapter teams uses transportation planning and engineering topics for the clues, questions and answers.
June 24, 2016

Adnan Rajib wins 2016 ASFPM Student Paper Award

Adnan Rajib, a PhD Candidate working with Dr. Venkatesh Merwade in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, has won the 1st Prize in the 2016 Annual ASFPM Student Paper Competition.
June 15, 2016

Lyles School of Civil Engineering Ranked #1 in the World

Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering was just ranked the #1 civil engineering school in the world by ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016! The organization used data over the last five calendar years to compute performance metrics that measure impact to calculate its rankings.
June 3, 2016

Possibly unique design feature discovered in mantis shrimp

New research findings revealing the structure of a sea creature's impact-resistant appendage are inspiring development of advanced materials for possible applications in body armor, helmets and components for buildings and cars.
May 25, 2016

21st Century European Transportation Study Abroad

On May 9, nineteen students from Civil, Mechanical, Industrial and Construction Engineering embarked on a 12-day trip led by Professor Darcy Bullock to study 21st Century European multi-modal Transportation Infrastructure in London, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.
May 18, 2016

Dreaming big in China

CE senior Nathan Shellhamer won the "dream" prize in ASCE's Dream Big Contest - a trip for two to an international location for the filming of Dream Big, the ASCE giant-screen movie coming in 2017. That location shoot is happening this week in Shanghai, China, and Nathan is checking in with ASCE News to share the experience.
May 13, 2016

Darcy Bullock receives Faculty Engagement Fellow Award

Darcy Bullock, Professor of Civil Engineering, has been given the Faculty Engagement Fellow Award from Purdue University's Office of Engagement. Prof. Bullock is recognized for his work with the Indiana Department of Transportation, specifically for his efforts to help engineers identify critical research problems and produce solutions.
May 13, 2016

Arif Sadri receives 2016 Excellence in Research Award

Arif Mohaimin Sadri, a doctoral candidate in the transportation area advised by Prof. Satish Ukkusuri, is the recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Research Award from the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs, Purdue University for his successful interdisciplinary project titled as "The Role of Social Capital, Personal Networks, & Early Responders in Post-disaster Recovery."
May 9, 2016

Prof. Jafvert, PhD alumni receive EPA award for co-authored paper

Professor Chad Jafvert, along with three co-authors including two PhD alumni, were awarded a 2015 Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (Honorable Mention) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for authorship of a paper entitled: "Photoreactivity of Unfunctionalized Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Involving Hydroxyl Radical: Chiral dependency and Surface Coating Effect," published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.
May 6, 2016

Renovation of hydraulics tow tank to be completed this year

First built in the 1960s, the tow tank in the basement of Hampton Hall will be renovated by the end of 2016. According to Cary Troy, associate professor of civil engineering, the facility, owned by civil engineering's hydraulic and hydrologic engineering department, was built along with the building itself. It is designed to tow objects through a tank of water using a carriage at the top, which would allow researchers to measure, for example, the drag force from the fluid to the object.
May 3, 2016

Jessica Eisma receives Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant

CE grad student Jessica Eisma has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant for the 2016-17 academic year. She will travel to Tanzania to research on the ecological impact of an ancient water capture and storage technology that is recognized as efficient for Tanzanian ecosystems: sand dams.
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.
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