Geotechnical Engineering

November 29, 2023

Ricardo Chahine receives International Road Federation Fellowship

PhD student Ricardo Chahine has been selected as an International Road Federation (IRF) Fellow for the Class of 2024. This fellowship has been the cornerstone for many who are now leading figures in the realm of roads and transportation globally.
November 14, 2023

When wildfires strike, Andrew Whelton goes into action

Purdue engineering professor Andrew Whelton is driven to help people, and has found an opportunity to do so through disaster response. In this short film from its series "The Climate and Us," BBC StoryWorks features Whelton's efforts to help citizens in Louisville and Superior, Colorado, in the wake of the Marshall Fire.
November 10, 2023

Structures Fall 2023 Seminar Series

Kurt Henkhaus, Ph.D., P.E. of Martin/Martin, Inc. will be presenting a seminar titled, "Warehouse Collapses: Load Paths, Redundancy, and Details" on Tuesday 11/14 at 4:30 p.m. in HAMP 1144.
October 30, 2023

Lovell Lecture Series

The 18th C.W. Lovell Distinguished Lecture will be held on Friday, November 3rd at 4:30pm in Room 121 of the Burton Morgan Building. Edward Kavazanjian, Jr., Regents' Professor and the Ira A. Fulton Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Arizona State University, will lecture on "GEO-Alchemy: Biogeotechnical Carbonate Precipitation for Hazard Mitigation and Ground Improvement."
October 27, 2023

Ron Klemencic receives ASCE Henry L. Michel Award

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has honored MKA Chairman and CEO Ron Klemencic, PE, SE (BSCE '85) with this year's Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research.
October 19, 2023

Julio Ramirez appointed to VA structural safety advisory committee

Julio Ramirez, Karl H. Kettelhut Professor in Civil Engineering and Director of the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Network Coordination Office (NCO) Center, has accepted a 2-year appointment to serve as a Special Government Employee (SGE) member of the Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Facilities.
September 28, 2023

Purdue researchers develop a new type of intelligent architected materials for industry applications

A team of researchers led by Pablo Zavattieri, the Jerry M. and Lynda T. Engelhardt Professor in Civil Engineering, have developed patent-pending intelligent architected materials that can dissipate energy caused by bending, compression, torque and tensile stresses, avoiding permanent plastic deformation or damage, and may also exhibit shape memory properties that allow them to have actuation capacity.
September 28, 2023

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering

The Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant/associate professor levels, to begin July 01, 2024, or on a mutually agreed upon date thereafter. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in all areas of Civil Engineering, including, but not limited to, physical- and cyber-infrastructure, environmental sustainability, urban development, data-driven and human-centered approaches, and infrastructure resilience under extreme environments.
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