Geotechnical Engineering News & Events

G.A. Leonards Lecture and PGS Workshop
Posted: March 24, 2014
On April 26, 2014, Prof. Lyesse Laloui of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology will deliver the 12th Leonards Lecture on "Advances in the Analysis of Thermo-Active Foundations." The PGS Workshop "Energy Geotechnics" will be held in conjunction with the lecture.
Dr. Lyesse Laloui
Pile Dynamics seminar presented to INDOT, students
Posted: April 18, 2013
On April 16, 2013, INDOT geotechnical engineers participated in a training program on the application of pile dynamics to quality assurance in deep foundations hosted by Purdue University.
Drnevich, co-authors receive ASTM's 2014 Hogentogler Award
Posted: March 5, 2014
Dr. Vince Drnevich and co-authors (Salim K. Werden, John R. Hall, Jr., Chafik Hankour, Carolyn T. Conlee, and W. Allen Marr) have been chosen as recipients of the 2014 Hogentogler Award. The award is presented for their paper entitled, "New Approach to Resonant Column Testing," appearing in the March 2013 edition of the ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal.
Drnevich receives engineering leadership award
Posted: June 17, 2013
The Indiana Society of Professional Engineers presented the first Thomas A. Morris Engineering Leadership Award to Vincent P. Drnevich, P.E., Ph.D., in recognition of his outstanding engineering leadership and ability to exhibit the highest level of integrity and ethics in all conduct, and his continuous demonstration of breadth and depth of engineering knowledge.
Vince Drnevich
Drnevich elected Chair of Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
Posted: November 16, 2012
Prof. Emeritus Vince Drnevich has been elected Chair of the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. He was appointed to the State Board by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2008.
Vincent Drnevich
Prof. Emeritus C. William Lovell celebrates 90th Birthday
Posted: November 14, 2012
We congratulate Prof. Emeritus C. William Lovell as we celebrate this milestone in his life and the tremendous impact he has made during his tenure.
Prof. Emeritus C. William Lovell
Bobet to help guide $5.5 billion Panama Canal expansion
Posted: November 8, 2012
Prof. Antonio Bobet, professor of civil engineering and associate director of the Global Engineering Program, has been chosen to serve on the Geotechnical Advisory Board (GAB) for the Panama Canal. The canal is undergoing a $5.5 billion expansion to double its capacity by 2014. The project will create a new lane of traffic along the canal by constructing a new set of locks.
Antonio Bobet
Panama Canal Trip
Posted: October 17, 2012
The Geo-Institute Graduate Student Organization (GI-GSO) at Purdue University had an extraordinary field trip to the Panama Canal. The group included nine geotechnical graduate students, members of GI-GSO, and faculty advisors Prof. Bobet and Prof. Drnevich.
Panama Canal Trip
Prof. Bobet receives research award
Posted: July 13, 2012
Prof. Antonio Bobet has been awarded the 2012 American Rock Mechanics Association Applied Rock Mechanics Research Award
CE Study Abroad: Brazil Energy and Transportation Infrastructure
Posted: May 14, 2012
Drs. Prezzi and Salgado, professors of Geotechnical Engineering in CE, are leading a group of students in a study abroad class focused on Brazil Energy and Transportation Infrastructure.
CE Study Abroad in Brazil

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