CE News & Spotlights

May 25, 2016

21st Century European Transportation Study Abroad

On May 9, nineteen students from Civil, Mechanical, Industrial and Construction Engineering embarked on a 12-day trip led by Professor Darcy Bullock to study 21st Century European multi-modal Transportation Infrastructure in London, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.
May 18, 2016

Dreaming big in China

CE senior Nathan Shellhamer won the "dream" prize in ASCE's Dream Big Contest - a trip for two to an international location for the filming of Dream Big, the ASCE giant-screen movie coming in 2017. That location shoot is happening this week in Shanghai, China, and Nathan is checking in with ASCE News to share the experience.
May 13, 2016

Darcy Bullock receives Faculty Engagement Fellow Award

Darcy Bullock, Professor of Civil Engineering, has been given the Faculty Engagement Fellow Award from Purdue University's Office of Engagement. Prof. Bullock is recognized for his work with the Indiana Department of Transportation, specifically for his efforts to help engineers identify critical research problems and produce solutions.
May 13, 2016

Arif Sadri receives 2016 Excellence in Research Award

Arif Mohaimin Sadri, a doctoral candidate in the transportation area advised by Prof. Satish Ukkusuri, is the recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Research Award from the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs, Purdue University for his successful interdisciplinary project titled as "The Role of Social Capital, Personal Networks, & Early Responders in Post-disaster Recovery."
May 9, 2016

Prof. Jafvert, PhD alumni receive EPA award for co-authored paper

Professor Chad Jafvert, along with three co-authors including two PhD alumni, were awarded a 2015 Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (Honorable Mention) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for authorship of a paper entitled: "Photoreactivity of Unfunctionalized Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Involving Hydroxyl Radical: Chiral dependency and Surface Coating Effect," published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.
May 6, 2016

Renovation of hydraulics tow tank to be completed this year

First built in the 1960s, the tow tank in the basement of Hampton Hall will be renovated by the end of 2016. According to Cary Troy, associate professor of civil engineering, the facility, owned by civil engineering's hydraulic and hydrologic engineering department, was built along with the building itself. It is designed to tow objects through a tank of water using a carriage at the top, which would allow researchers to measure, for example, the drag force from the fluid to the object.
May 3, 2016

Jessica Eisma receives Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant

CE grad student Jessica Eisma has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant for the 2016-17 academic year. She will travel to Tanzania to research on the ecological impact of an ancient water capture and storage technology that is recognized as efficient for Tanzanian ecosystems: sand dams.
April 26, 2016

Purdue Day of Giving 2016 - Thank You!

Purdue’s third annual Day of Giving lived up to its “Bigger and Better” theme, raising a record $18.3 million from 12,872 donations in 24 hours - and claiming, for the second year running, the record for most dollars raised for higher education through a single-day campaign. This year, the Lyles School of Civil Engineering raised a total of $278,602 from 272 individual gifts.
April 22, 2016

CE faculty recognized for outstanding mentoring by graduate students

Dr. Nadia Gkritza was chosen as the first-ever recipient of the CE Outstanding Mentor of Engineering Graduate Students award, an annual award sponsored by the College of Engineering. The goal of the award is to recognize an outstanding faculty member in each school and to share their best practices with young faculty members.
April 20, 2016

Transportation engagement from the U.S. to Germany

On Wednesday, April 13th, the Lyles School of Civil Engineering hosted the German America Chamber of Commerce for a seminar on the innovation of energy efficiency in transportation systems. The event kick-off was a poster session in the Woods Commons to highlight some active research projects and give students an opportunity to engage with German transportation specialists.
April 19, 2016

2016's Greenest States

Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering Prof. Chip Blatchley was featured in WalletHub’s recent study examining 2016's greenest states, lending his insight into eco-friendliness at the household, government and global levels.
April 19, 2016

Nader Naderpajouh recognized as Outstanding Reviewer by ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering

Nader Naderpajouh, Visiting Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering and Management, has been recognized as an outstanding reviewer by the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering. He was selected based on his diligent reviews and constructive comments throughout 2015 to ensure the integrity of the research that is published in the areas associated with the contemporary issues on management and leadership in engineering.
April 12, 2016

Visiting undergrad from Colombia recognized for best thesis

Lisa Lorena Losada Rojas, an undergraduate student from Colombia who was hosted here at Purdue last year through the Purdue-Colombia Institute, has been recognized for having the best thesis in her field at the National University of Colombia.
April 12, 2016

Ayda Galvis named first recipient of Langan Scholarship

The first Bernard F. Langan Scholarship at Purdue University was awarded to Ayda Catalina Galvis, a graduate student pursuing her Ph.D. in civil engineering at Purdue University. Her thesis is titled "Effect of Cyclic Loads on the Axial Capacity of Piles." She obtained her B.S. and M.S in civil engineering from the National University of Colombia.
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