CE News & Spotlights

Prof. Nies receives Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award
Posted: April 7, 2015
Prof. Larry Nies has been named the recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education (E4) Award, given annually by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.
Larry Nies
CE grad student receives NSF Fellowship
Posted: April 7, 2015
Civil Engineering Master's student Jessica Holberg (advised by Dr. Venkatesh Merwade) was named a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship for the 2015 award year. This award provides a yearly stipend and the cost of tuition for a period of three years.
Jessica Holberg
Natural nanocrystals shown to strengthen concrete
Posted: April 1, 2015
Cellulose nanocrystals derived from industrial byproducts have been shown to increase the strength of concrete, representing a potential renewable additive to improve the ubiquitous construction material.
Prof. Pujol featured in article on big data
Posted: March 27, 2015
Santiago Pujol, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, was recently tapped for his insight into the sharing of big data for an article in Science News magazine.
Santiago Pujol
Prof. Hua appointed member of EPA Board of Scientific Counselors
Posted: March 26, 2015
Inez Hua, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering, was recently appointed as a member of the Safe and Sustainable Water Resources, a subcommittee of the U.S. EPA Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), for a three year term.
Inez Hua
Two Civil Engineering PhD students receive ASHRAE graduate awards
Posted: March 25, 2015
Civil Engineering PhD students Iason Konstantzos (advised by Thanos Tzempelikos) and Jaewan Joe (advised by Panagiota Karava) were named recipients of the prestigious ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid Award for 2015.
Jaewan Joe
Footage Featuring Purdue Bridge Monitoring System on Good Morning America
Posted: March 20, 2015
On March 6, 2015, Good Morning America aired an investigation on bridge accidents. Footage was used that originated from Purdue University Associate Professor of Lyles School of Civil Engineering Robert Connor and his research with a web-based bridge monitoring interface. His research focused on a short-term monitoring solution for a more effective asset management tool used by bridge owners when inspecting critical onsite locations.
Good Morning America Screenshot
Milton Harr awarded French Legion of Honor
Posted: March 9, 2015
On Feb. 27th, Professor Emeritus Milton Harr (1955-99) was awarded France's highest honor for his contributions to the liberation of France during World War II. Harr served in Normandy on D-Day as a young soldier more than 70 years ago.
CE grad student Matthew Volovski winner of IRF Essay Competition
Posted: March 9, 2015
Graduate student researcher Matthew Volovski was selected as one of three winners in the 2015 International Road Federation (IRF) Student Essay Competition with his essay titled, "Funding for Highway Asset Construction and Maintenance: Sustainable Alternatives to the Traditional Gas Tax."
Matthew Volovski
CE eConnections Alumni Newsletter
Posted: February 20, 2015
The Spring 2015 edition of the CE eConnections Alumni Newsletter is now online! Stay informed on the latest news and coming events in the School of Civil Engineering.
Civil Engineering Building

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