Prof. Emeritus C. William Lovell celebrates 90th Birthday
Congratulations to Prof. Emeritus C. William Lovell on his 90th birthday. We celebrate this milestone in his life, and the tremendous impact he has made during his tenure. His career of teaching, research, consulting and practice has extended over a period of 45 years. His research interests are broad and varied including: soft rocks (shales), compaction and compacted properties, soil fabric and pore size distribution, slope stability and erosion, cold weather problems, pavements, and most recently uses of waste materials in geotechnical engineering. He has supervised almost fifty theses.
Beginning in 2003, the C W Lovell Distinguished Lecture series was established through the generosity of Prof. Lovell, who expressed an interest in creating a lecture series at Purdue that will have staying power -- one in which a track record of scholarship is clearly established. Thus, each year, the Geotechnical group at Purdue has invited lecturers to Purdue with outstanding accomplishments in Geotechnical engineering research. The lecture series creates an excellent opportunity for our graduate students to meet some of the most important names in Geotechnical engineering in person at Purdue.