CE News & Spotlights

'Buckyballs' have high potential to accumulate in living tissue
Posted: September 23, 2008
Research led by Prof. Chad Jafvert suggests synthetic carbon molecules called fullerenes, or buckyballs, have a high potential of being accumulated in animal tissue, but the molecules also appear to break down in sunlight, perhaps reducing their possible environmental dangers.
Bowen Engineering Earns Pair of Major Awards
Posted: September 2, 2008
Bowen Engineering won an Aon Build America Award for its Central Energy Plant Indianapolis Maintenance Center Utility Connector, which was also recognized as Project of the Year for a new installation by trade publication Trenchless Technology. Article courtesy of Indiana Constructor magazine.
CE Grad Student wins top honor at TeraGrid '08 Conference
Posted: August 15, 2008
Sanjiv Kumar, a PhD Student working with Prof. Venkatesh Merwade in the Hydraulics & Hydrology area, won first prize in the Graduate Student Research Competition at TeraGrid '08.
"Eye on 55"
Posted: July 10, 2008
Video of Prof. Fred Mannering debating a proposed national speed limit of 55 on the Fox News show "Fox & Friends," which aired July 10th.
Best Paper Award Won at International Conference
Posted: July 2, 2008
A paper co-authored by Civil Engineering Professor Srinivas Peeta and Civil Engineering PhD candidate George Kalafatas won the best paper award at the 10th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation (AATT) in Athens, Greece.
Designing for Resilience in Seismic Hot Zones
Posted: May 28, 2008
A recent NY Times article on minimizing the effects of seismic activity on building stability, featuring contributions from Professors Sozen & Pujol.
PhD Alumnus receives CAREER award
Posted: May 23, 2008
Congratulations to CE alumnus Narayanan Neithalath (PhD 2004), winner of the CAREER award for his work in concrete innovation.
Dedication of the Leonard E. & Margaret R. Wood Commons
Posted: May 23, 2008
The Wood Commons was formally opened on Saturday, October 27, 2007 during Homecoming Weekend. This area for students, faculty, staff and alumni to gather was made possible by a generous donation from Margaret Wood, widow of former faculty member and alumnus Leonard Wood.
CE Students Receive Transportation Scholarship Award
Posted: May 15, 2008
Congratulations to Abhishek Bhargava, Ronald Davis & Daniel Ackmann, recipients of the 2008-09 Edward J. Cox Memorial Transportation Scholarship Awards.
Jean-Lou Chameau, President of Caltech, featured at 6th Leonards Lecture on Sustainability
Posted: April 22, 2008
On April 18, 2008 the Purdue Geotechnical Group hosted the 6th Leonards Lecture, offered by Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau, President of the California Institute of Technology. The topic of the lecture: "Role of the University in Education for Sustainability."

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