CE News & Spotlights

April 2007 Newsletter
Posted: April 10, 2007
The CE April on-line newsletter includes announcements of: Civil Engineering Graduate Program advancing in rankings, undergraduate and graduate student awards, alumni who continue to excel in the engineering profession, faculty awards, current research projects and much more.
Professors receive Talbert Abrams Grand Award
Posted: April 4, 2007
Associate Professor Jie Shan, Associate Professor James S. Bethel, Professor Edward M. Mikhail, Chiumng-Shiuan Fu, Bin Li, and Jeffrey Kretsch received Talbert Abrams Grand Award for their journal paper, entitled "Principles and Evaluation of Autostereoscopic Photogrammetric Measurement."
Professor Kumares C. Sinha leads team to India
Posted: March 9, 2007
A team of six traveled to India on a World Bank mission to review and make recommendations for the planning, design and construction aspects of national highway development program in India.
Satellite images used to assess damage of Hurricane Katrina
Posted: March 8, 2007
Research has revealed that approximately 511.3 km2 of the earth's surface was submerged.
Strengthening the soil will decrease earthquake damage
Posted: March 6, 2007
An interdisciplinary group of researchers at Purdue University have found that adding small quantities of bentonite to fine sands reduces the risk of liquefaction. This NSF collaborative research project includes Purdue Civil Engineering Professors Antonio Bobet, Vincent P. Drnevich and Marika C. Santagata, Professor Cliff T. Johnston, Agronomy, and Professor Alexander Wei, Chemistry.
Seven alumni receive CEAAA
Posted: February 28, 2007
The School of Civil Engineering honored seven outstanding graduates with the Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Award during the awards ceremony February 15, 2007.
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.

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