CE News & Spotlights

Professor receives National Science Foundation's CAREER award
Posted: February 27, 2007
Assistant Professor Marika Santagata of the Geotechnical Engineering group was awarded this month the CAREER award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious honor for young researchers.
Professor receives Faculty Excellence Advising Award
Posted: February 27, 2007
Professor C. Douglas Sutton has been awarded the Purdue College of Engineering Faculty Advising Excellence Award for his impact of nurturing students to successful professional careers with especially cogent personal and academic advising.
President of Chung Hua University receives DEA award
Posted: February 26, 2007
C.J. Chang, Ph.D. 1979, president of Chung Hua University in Taiwan, was presented with the Purdue College of Engineering 2006 Distinguished Engineering Alumni award February 23, 2007.
Purdue professors, city developers and industries collaborate to aid in critical energy project
Posted: February 9, 2007
On January 24, 2007 U.S. Senator Dick Lugar welcomed the collaboration of Purdue University, Clinton County, the city of Frankfort, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), and Indiana Clean Energy LLC (ICE) to produce methane for conversion to electricity. Senator Lugar's announcement praised the contribution to helping achieve energy independence and economic development. Professor Ron F. Turco, Agronomy, and Professor Loring F. Nies, Civil Engineering, are part of the Purdue team assisting in this project.
Ending Water Shortages
Posted: February 7, 2007
More than 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water and Dr. Venkatesh Merwade's research, which includes the study of hydrologic information systems, flow and stage network optimization, assessment of groundwater and surface water interactions on the quantity and quality of water and in-stream flow studies, will aid countries world wide with the shortage of adequate water supply.
Understanding what lies beneath surface waters can provide a healthier environment
Posted: February 7, 2007
Assistant Professor Cary Troy's research on internal waves offers a better understanding of the mixing caused by underwater waves which will help to aid in predicting the vertical movement of nutrients, pollutants, and biota within the water. This study of internal waves can affect the quality of drinking water taken from large lakes such as Lake Michigan.
Invisible Vulnerabilities
Posted: February 6, 2007
From failed infrastructures during a disaster to chemical threats to various environments, civil engineers are seeking ways to defend against imperceptible threats to healthcare.
Student designs modules to show civil engineering in action
Posted: February 6, 2007
Undergraduate student Matt Wilson responded to a call to create learning modules for “Engineering 103” class. Working under the direction of Associate Professor Jason Weiss, Wilson has designed a module which allows students to perform a forensic-type investigation of a real-life viaduct collapse, a hands on LEGO module, and a "Smog Eating” module.
Impact expands upon how engineering intersects with healthcare
Posted: February 6, 2007
How does engineering intersect with healthcare? That's the theme of Engineering Impact's Winter 2006-07 issue. From implantable devices to pandemic planning to pharmaceuticals, Purdue engineers are at the forefront of biomedical accomplishment.
February 2007 Newsletter
Posted: February 6, 2007
The CE February on-line newsletter includes announcements of: undergraduate and graduate student awards, alumni who continue to excel in the engineering profession, CEM Head announcement, faculty awards, and much more.

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