Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineering

August 12, 2022

Webinar on wildfires, water systems & public health

In this upcoming webinar, Andrew Whelton, Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Ecological Engineering and Director of the Purdue Center for Plumbing Safety, joins a panel of experienced professionals who have helped communities throughout the West and Southwest US inspect, test and help guide the decontamination of water systems affected by wildfire events.
August 4, 2022

Purdue ITE receives Student Chapter Award

Congratulations to the Purdue University Student Chapter of Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) for being selected to receive the 2022 Student Chapter Award. The Student Chapter award recognizes a chapter that has provided an exemplary experience for its members with robust programming and outstanding administration.
July 27, 2022

Ismail Olaniyi places second in IGARSS Three Minute Thesis competition

CE grad student Ismail Olaniyi finished second overall in the Three Minute Thesis competition hosted by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) as part of the IGARSS 2022 symposium. His thesis speech, "Developing a UAS Data Hub for the Wheat-Coordinated Agricultural Project," encapsulated his entire body of research with the aid of one presentation slide.
July 25, 2022

Passing of Professor Jon Fricker

It is with great sorrow that we share the news of Prof. Jon Fricker's passing. Jon was an educator and researcher at Purdue University for more than 40 years. He inspired countless students and colleagues throughout his career — and he will be missed by many more.
July 22, 2022

CE's Feng leads testing of new autonomous car

The School of Civil Engineering has taken delivery of a new SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicle that will serve as a research platform. Yiheng Feng, assistant professor of civil engineering, will lead testing of the car, including developing and testing smart transportation applications such as autonomous driving, cooperative perception, smart intersection management and cybersecurity.
July 21, 2022

Makarand Hastak elected 26th president of CIB

Makarand (Mark) Hastak has been elected 26th president of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) with a three year term of office. In his acceptance speech he paid tribute to Keith Hampson, the outgoing President, and his energy and infectious enthusiasm despite a period of mainly online interactions.
July 21, 2022

Purdue ICON hosts Summit on Trusted Autonomy with DoD

How do you get humans and autonomous systems to work together as a cohesive team? How do you quantify trust between humans and autonomous systems in such teams? For the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), these are critical questions to be answered.
July 18, 2022

Joseph Romanyk named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar

CE senior Joseph Romanyk, member of the Purdue men's track & field team, earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar recognition for his academic excellence achieving a GPA of 3.7 or better during the 2021-22 school year.
July 15, 2022

Luna Lu, Zhihao Kong receive 2022 ASCE Alfred Noble Prize

Luna Lu, ACPA Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Intelligent Infrastructure at Purdue University's Lyles School of Civil Engineering, and her PhD student Zhihao Kong, have received the 2022 Alfred Noble Prize awarded by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for their paper, "Improved Method to Determine Young’s Modulus for Concrete Cylinder Using Electromechanical Spectrum: Principle and Validation," published in Journal of Aerospace Engineering, November 2020.
July 6, 2022

Fabian Rodriguez Buitrago named Trailblazers in Engineering Fellow

PhD student Fabian Rodriguez Buitrago has been named a member of the 2022 cohort of Trailblazers in Engineering Fellows, a group of 25 PhD students and postdocs in engineering or related disciplines at U.S. research universities selected to participate in a three-day professional development workshop that will prepare them to secure a position as a future engineering faculty and thrive in that role.
June 30, 2022

Electric roads: Tackling the roadblocks

A goal for the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center for Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification (ASPIRE) is to develop innovative dynamic (in-motion) wireless power transfer technology.
June 28, 2022

CE grad students place among top at international SHM competition

A group of CE grad students advised by Associate Professor Mohammad Jahanshahi placed among the top of team entrants at the 2nd International Competition for Structural Health Monitoring. Tarutal Ghosh Mondal, Abhishek Subedi, Wen Tang, and Rih-Teng Wu placed third in the Project 1 category, while Mondal, Tang and Wu took second place in the Project 2 category.
June 21, 2022

Shirley Dyke delivers keynote lectures at major conferences

Shirley Dyke, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering, delivered keynote lectures at both the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference on June 1st and the 8th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring on June 6th.
June 21, 2022

Jinha Jung receives Excellence in GIS Award

Jinha Jung, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, has been selected by the Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) to receive the Education and Non-Profit 2022 Excellence in GIS Award for the Indiana Statewide LiDAR Data Portal Project.
June 21, 2022

Chad Jafvert elected AEESP Fellow

Chad Jafvert, Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP). The honor recognizes members who have exhibited exceptional long-term excellence in environmental research, teaching, or service to the environmental engineering and science community.
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