CE News & Spotlights

Prof. Rob Connor investigates Minnesota bridge collapse
Posted: January 10, 2008
Twelve days after the I-35W collapse, Prof. Connor was on site and part of an investigating team comprising the state's Department of Transportation (DoT).
Proposed new city of Istanbul premiers in animated video
Posted: January 10, 2008
Dr. Mete Sozen has crafted a safer design for an ancient capital threatened by a major earthquake.
New Patent on Apparatus and Measurements on Concrete
Posted: December 13, 2007
A new U.S.Patent on "Methods and Apparatus for Measuring Properties of Concrete" is based on research by Prof. Vincent Drnevich and former student, Prof. Xiong Yu.
Kiewit Lecture Hall Dedication
Posted: November 16, 2007
View photos from the dedication of the Kiewit Lecture Hall, held on November 8th
Purdue Engineering Island on Google Earth
Posted: November 14, 2007
3-D modeling of Purdue's Engineering Island area presented in Google Earth
Purdue Geotechnical Research leads to new ASTM Standard
Posted: November 8, 2007
Prof. Vincent Drnevich, along with recent master's degree students Adam Prochaska and Aaron Evans, have developed a new method for determination of maximum dry unit weight and water content range for effective compaction of granular soils using a vibrating hammer.
Professor Jie Shan receives NASA grant
Posted: November 2, 2007
His team will be working on Mars topographic mapping using orbital imagery and laser ranging, and the calibration of the instruments aboard.
CE Professors win Acorn Award
Posted: November 2, 2007
Professors James Bethel, Edward Mikhail and Jie Shan have received Purdue's Acorn Award, recognizing their research efforts.
Dr. Banks elected ASCE Fellow
Posted: October 31, 2007
Dr. M. Katherine Banks has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Yes, Accidents Happen. But Why?
Posted: October 24, 2007
Prof. Fred Mannering has been featured in a New York Times article about the cause of traffic collisions.

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