CE News & Spotlights

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.
C.W. Lovell Distinguished Lecture Series
Posted: October 23, 2007
Beginning in 2003, the C W Lovell Distinguished Lecture series was established through the generosity of Prof. Lovell, who expressed an interest in creating a lecture series at Purdue that will have staying power -- one in which a track record of scholarship is clearly established.
Web site aids construction engineers in emerging technologies
Posted: October 23, 2007
A Purdue University Web site that provides expert advice in emerging construction technologies for professional engineers is back by popular demand after taking a hiatus since January.

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