CE News & Spotlights

Recent CE graduate receives Chorafas Foundation honor
Posted: August 25, 2014
Siwei Li, a recent Ph.D. graduate in civil engineering, has been awarded the 2014 Chorafas Foundation Award in recognition of her work titled “Modeling of Photovoltaic Thermal Systems with Transpired Solar Collectors Integrated in Building Operation Simulations.” performed under the supervision of Panagiota Karava, assistant professor of civil engineering and construction engineering management.
Sadeghi receives Best Paper Award
Posted: August 25, 2014
Ph.D. student Seyed Amir Sadeghi and his co-authors (including Panagiota Karava, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and CEM) received the first prize in the Student Best Paper Award Competition at the 3rd International High Performance Buildings Conference at Purdue.
Civil Engineering celebrates school's naming
Posted: August 22, 2014
The Purdue University School of Civil Engineering officially marked its renaming as the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at a ceremony Friday (Sept. 26). The school is named in recognition of a $15 million gift from the Lyles Foundation.
Gkritza, engineering faculty honored by NAE
Posted: August 18, 2014
Nadia Gkritza, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Agricultural and Biological Engineering, is one of three Purdue engineering faculty members who have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's sixth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium along with 77 of the nation's most innovative, young engineering educators.
Foremost Purdue earthquake engineer urges Congress to fund research for securing seismically vulnerable aging infrastructure
Posted: July 31, 2014
Purdue University earthquake engineer Julio Ramirez testified before Congress on Tuesday (July 29) as it debates reauthorizing legislation to reinstate federal research funding devoted to mitigating earthquake damage to the nation's infrastructure.
Purdue students develop safe-water system for Dominican Republic community
Posted: July 31, 2014
A group of Purdue University students and faculty members have completed work on a system that makes safe drinking water available to a community in the Dominican Republic sickened by poor water.
Mikhail receives ASCE Surveying and Mapping Award
Posted: July 28, 2014
Professor Emeritus Edward M. Mikhail was selected by the Geomatics Division of ASCE to receive the 2014 Surveying and Mapping Award for his devotion and contributions to the fields of photogrammetry and remote sensing.
Edward M. Mikhail
Drnevich named to Board of Ethical Review
Posted: July 24, 2014
Professor Emeritus Vincent P. Drnevich, P.E., Ph.D., F.NSPE was named to the Board of Ethical Review by the National Society of Professional Engineers’ president Harve Hnatiuk, P.E., F.NSPE.
Vincent Drnevich
Earthquake Engineering Study Abroad in New Zealand
Posted: July 17, 2014
A group of 18 Purdue students traveled to Christchurch, New Zealand May 23rd through June 1st for the study abroad portion of a CE course on earthquake engineering.
Earthquake Engineering Study Abroad in New Zealand
Bill Dudley named President and CEO of Bechtel
Posted: June 30, 2014
Bill Dudley (BSCE '74), who has served as president and chief operating officer since 2008, has been named president & CEO of the Bechtel group of companies, which includes Bechtel Corporation and all of its subsidiaries worldwide.
Bill Dudley

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