CE News & Spotlights

CE professors, Ph.D. graduates receive Geotechnical Research Medal
Posted: May 26, 2015
Dr. Mazhar Arshad, Dr. Faraz Tehrani, Prof. Monica Prezzi, and Prof. Rodrigo Salgado are the 2015 recipients of the Geotechnical Research Medal from the Institution of Civil Engineers
Dr. Faraz Tehrani
Innovation Design Center named for Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., in recognition of leadership gift
Posted: May 15, 2015
On Friday (May 15) the Purdue Board of Trustees approved naming the Innovation Design Center – a student projects facility scheduled to open in 2017 – for Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., in recognition of the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation’s leadership gift toward the $18.5 million building.
Dan Liotti recognized as Trenchless Technology Person of the Year
Posted: May 14, 2015
The successful trenchless career of Midwest Mole CEO and Purdue CE alumnus Dan Liotti is really a story between Dan and Len Liotti — Dan's father, teacher, mentor and his greatest influence. He listened and learned and got his hands dirty in the field, taking in all his father’s lessons of hard work, commitment and preparedness.
Environmental fate of carbon-based nanomaterials
Posted: May 12, 2015
Professor Chad Jafvert recently completed a $600,000 research project funded by the U.S. EPA on the environmental fate of carbon-based nanomaterials. This is one of the first studies to report on the environmental fate of this emerging nanomaterial.
CE grad student Davis Chacon-Hurtado winner of IRF Essay Competition
Posted: May 9, 2015
Graduate student researcher Davis Chacon-Hurtado was selected as one of three winners in the 2015 International Road Federation (IRF) Student Essay Competition with his essay titled, "Integrated Traffic-ticketing Management System."
Davis Chacon-Hurtado
Purdue Awards Honorary Doctorate to Bechtel CEO Bill Dudley
Posted: May 8, 2015
Purdue University awarded Bechtel CEO William "Bill" Dudley Jr. with an honorary doctorate degree during spring commencement ceremonies in the West Lafayette campus' Elliott Hall of Music.
William Dudley, Jr.
Undergraduate Research - Traffic Roundabouts
Posted: May 5, 2015
Emily Bonini, a student in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program during summer 2014. Her mentors for this project were Professor John Haddock, Pat Connor, and graduate student Yu Tian.
Emily Bonini
Fulbright PhD Scholar Tariq Saeed elected to Graduate Student Senate
Posted: May 5, 2015
Tariq U. Saeed has been elected as Civil Engineering Senator to the Purdue Graduate Student Senate (PGSS) for the academic year 2015-16. Tariq is a Fulbright Ph.D. scholar in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, currently working in the area of Transportation Systems Engineering.
Tariq U. Saeed
Opportunities Granted - Day of Giving 2015
Posted: May 4, 2015
The Lyles School of Civil Engineering topped the leaderboard during Purdue's Day of Giving Campaign, with over $2.25M in donations in a single day, including an additional $18.5K in bonus funds for heading the list. In addition to finishing first in total donations, the School finished in 9th place on the participation leaderboard, indicating a wide base of support. Donations came in from alums who graduated as long ago as 1955, all the way up to our current-year graduates.
Purdue Day of Giving Thank You
HVAC software team wins Schurz Innovation Challenge at Purdue
Posted: May 1, 2015
Grissom Controls, which offers a software solution to optimize controls for highly complex heating, cooling and ventilation systems in buildings, took top honors and $5,000 at the fifth Schurz Innovation Challenge at Purdue on Thursday (April 30). Andrew Martin, the sole member of Grissom Controls, is a student in Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering.
Andrew Martin

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