CE News & Spotlights

Frosch receives ACI Award
Posted: October 8, 2014
Robert J. Frosch, professor of civil engineering and associate dean of resource planning and management, has been given the Arthur J. Boase Award from ACI, the American Concrete Institute.
Robert J. Frosch
Student team wins Ford grant to further work on a hybrid renewable energy system
Posted: October 8, 2014
A team of Purdue University students working on a hybrid renewable power system for use in remote communities in need of electricity has been awarded a 2014 Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3) grant.
Bruce C. Muller, Jr. named Bureau of Reclamation Director of Security, Safety and Law Enforcement
Posted: September 19, 2014
Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley has named Bruce C. Muller, Jr. (BSCE '78) as the Director of Security, Safety and Law Enforcement. He will start his new position on September 21, 2014.
Bruce C. Muller, Jr.
Frosch receives ACI distinguished service award
Posted: September 9, 2014
Prof. Robert Frosch has been recognized by the American Concrete Institute with the ACI Committee 318 Structural Concrete Building Code Distinguished Service Award.
Robert Frosch
Virtual environments will help engineering students learn how to inspect bridges
Posted: September 8, 2014
Robert Connor, associate professor of civil engineering, is giving students experience and insight in bridge inspections in part through immersive, interactive virtual environments being created by ITaP's Envision Center. Starting Thursday (Sept. 11), the center will present a series of fall seminars about visualizing, animating or employing virtual reality in research or teaching.
 
Ojha receives Best Dissertation Award
Posted: September 5, 2014
Ph.D. student Richa Ojha has been named the recipient of the Fall 2014 CE Best Dissertation Award.
 
Zavattieri selected to attend U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
Posted: August 25, 2014
Pablo Zavattieri, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, has been selected as one of the nation's 83 outstanding young engineers to attend the National Academy of Engineering's 2014 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
Pablo Zavattieri
Recent CE graduate receives Chorafas Foundation honor
Posted: August 25, 2014
Siwei Li, a recent Ph.D. graduate in civil engineering, has been awarded the 2014 Chorafas Foundation Award in recognition of her work titled “Modeling of Photovoltaic Thermal Systems with Transpired Solar Collectors Integrated in Building Operation Simulations.” performed under the supervision of Panagiota Karava, assistant professor of civil engineering and construction engineering management.
Sadeghi receives Best Paper Award
Posted: August 25, 2014
Ph.D. student Seyed Amir Sadeghi and his co-authors (including Panagiota Karava, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and CEM) received the first prize in the Student Best Paper Award Competition at the 3rd International High Performance Buildings Conference at Purdue.
Civil Engineering celebrates school's naming
Posted: August 22, 2014
The Purdue University School of Civil Engineering officially marked its renaming as the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at a ceremony Friday (Sept. 26). The school is named in recognition of a $15 million gift from the Lyles Foundation.

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