Materials Engineering

September 22, 2023

Ernest (Chip) Blatchley named President-Elect of IUVA

Ernest (Chip) Blatchley, Lee A. Rieth Professor in Environmental Engineering and Professor in Environmental and Ecological Engineering, has started a 2-year term as President-Elect of the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA). This will be followed by a 2-year term as President.
September 22, 2023

David Restrepo receives NSF CAREER Award

David Restrepo (PhD 2015), Assistant Professor and Endowed Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at the Univ. of Texas San Antonio, has been awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his groundbreaking work on elastic micro-buckling in periodic architected materials. As a result of this award, Restrepo will receive $641,398 in funding over the next five years.
September 22, 2023

Reza Moini receives NSF CAREER Award

Reza Moini (PhD 2020), Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, has been awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award to understand and engineer a new generation of concrete composites, inspired by naturally tough materials such as bone and mother-of-pearl, to allow more resilient and efficient infrastructure.
September 14, 2023

Hydraulics & Hydrology Fall 2023 Seminar Series

Saeed Ur Rehman Aziz, visiting research scholar at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, will be presenting on Tuesday 9/19 at 3:30 p.m. in HAMP 2123. The subject of the seminar is "Hydrological Modelling for Flood Risk Assessment on the Indus River, Pakistan."
September 6, 2023

Tomas Morales named Indiana Living Legend

Tomas Morales (BSCE 1975), CEO and Co-Founder of Morales Group, Inc., has been named by the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) to the 2023 class of Indiana Living Legends. Each year, IHS recognizes extraordinary Hoosiers for their local, statewide and national accomplishments in a variety of areas and disciplines.
August 29, 2023

Lance Parson receives National Defense & Security Engineering Graduate Fellowship

PhD student Lance Parson has been selected to receive the 2023 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Award. This highly prestigious award, which provides full tuition and fees coverage plus additional stipends for up to three years, was established in 1989 by direction of congress as an approach to increasing the number U.S. citizens receiving doctoral degrees in science and engineering disciplines of military importance.
August 25, 2023

Purdue ITE receives 2023 Student Chapter Award

Congratulations to the Purdue University Student Chapter of Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) for being selected to receive the 2023 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.
August 22, 2023

Prestigious civil engineering programs continue global mission in building, advancing legacy of excellence, storied tradition

From responding as experts to major earthquakes and wildfires to designing modern marvels such as the Golden Gate Bridge, studying space habitats for NASA and innovating "smart concrete" to communicate when roads need repairs, Purdue University's undergraduate and graduate civil engineering programs consistently rank among the nation’s best, built on more than 130 years of outstanding teaching and research.
August 21, 2023

ASCE honors Gkritza as Fellow

Konstantina (Nadia) Gkritza, Professor at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, a Purdue University Faculty Scholar, Director of the Sustainable Transportation Systems Research Group, and the Campus Director of the NSF ASPIRE Engineering Research Center (ERC), has been named a fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Directors.
August 21, 2023

AI-assisted materials discovery paper by Luna Lu and Yining Feng featured as cover article of Advanced Electronic Materials

With the development of artificial intelligence, many industries have undergone a technological revolution, and the field of materials science is no different. In this article, Luna Lu, Yining Feng and their co-authors combine advanced materials science theory and AI technology to design a framework for rapidly discovering high-performance thermoelectric materials.
August 15, 2023

Ryan Sherman receives AISC's 2023 Milek Fellowship

Ryan Sherman (MSCE 2009, PhD 2016), Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has received the American Institute of Steel Construction's 2023 Milek Fellowship for his research exploring 3D printing as an attractive, economically viable option for large-scale structural steel projects.
August 4, 2023

Melba Crawford recognized with Distinguished Professorship

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday, August 4th, ratified the appointment of Melba Crawford, the Nancy Uridil and Francis Bossu Professor in Civil Engineering, as Distinguished Professor. This special recognition is bestowed on a select few professors of outstanding accomplishment who have achieved national and international prominence.
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