CE News & Spotlights

Prof. Salgado receives Outstanding Reviewer Award
Posted: June 11, 2015
Professor Rodrigo Salgado is the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Reviewer Award from Elsevier for his work for Computers and Geotechnics, one of the top journals in geotechnical engineering.
Prof. Rodrigo Salgado
Data-Driven Model/Damage Identification Workshop
Posted: June 9, 2015
A workshop was held at Bowen Laboratory June 7-8 to bring together an interdisciplinary group of experts in the area of data-driven modeling methods, especially those that focus on nonlinear system/model identification and damage detection to share experiences and foster opportunities.
Comparison of the Accuracy of Traffic Counting Devices
Posted: May 27, 2015
Rodrigo Netto de Souza, a Lyles School of Civil Engineering student, participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program during the summer of 2014. His mentors for this project were Professor John Haddock, Laura Slusher (Indiana LTAP) and graduate student Yu Tian.
Zavattieri invited to attend Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium
Posted: May 26, 2015
Pablo Zavattieri, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, has been invited to participate in the fifth Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium July 28-31, 2015 in Makassar, Indonesia. The symposium is sponsored by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Pablo Zavattieri
CE professors, Ph.D. graduates receive Geotechnical Research Medal
Posted: May 26, 2015
Dr. Mazhar Arshad, Dr. Faraz Tehrani, Prof. Monica Prezzi, and Prof. Rodrigo Salgado are the 2015 recipients of the Geotechnical Research Medal from the Institution of Civil Engineers
Dr. Mazhar Arshad
Innovation Design Center named for Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., in recognition of leadership gift
Posted: May 15, 2015
On Friday (May 15) the Purdue Board of Trustees approved naming the Innovation Design Center – a student projects facility scheduled to open in 2017 – for Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., in recognition of the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation’s leadership gift toward the $18.5 million building.
Dan Liotti recognized as Trenchless Technology Person of the Year
Posted: May 14, 2015
The successful trenchless career of Midwest Mole CEO and Purdue CE Alumnus Dan Liotti is really a story between Dan and Len Liotti — Dan's father, teacher, mentor and his greatest influence. He listened and learned and got his hands dirty in the field, taking in all his father’s lessons of hard work, commitment and preparedness.
Environmental fate of carbon-based nanomaterials
Posted: May 12, 2015
Professor Chad Jafvert recently completed a $600,000 research project funded by the U.S. EPA on the environmental fate of carbon-based nanomaterials. This is one of the first studies to report on the environmental fate of this emerging nanomaterial.
CE grad student Davis Chacon-Hurtado winner of IRF Essay Competition
Posted: May 9, 2015
Graduate student researcher Davis Chacon-Hurtado was selected as one of three winners in the 2015 International Road Federation (IRF) Student Essay Competition with his essay titled, "Integrated Traffic-ticketing Management System."
Davis Chacon-Hurtado
Purdue Awards Honorary Doctorate to Bechtel CEO Bill Dudley
Posted: May 8, 2015
Purdue University awarded Bechtel CEO William "Bill" Dudley Jr. with an honorary doctorate degree during spring commencement ceremonies in the West Lafayette campus' Elliott Hall of Music.
William Dudley, Jr.

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