Materials Engineering News & Events

Cellulose nanocrystals possible 'green' wonder material
Posted: January 15, 2014
Assistant professor Pablo Zavattieri is part of a research team exploring the strength of cellulose nanocrystals and their potential applications in products such as construction materials and automotive components.
Fernando Dri awarded Certificate of Excellence
Posted: April 15, 2013
Congratulations to Fernando Dri on receiving the Certificate of Excellence Award from the Purdue Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Program for his work on multiscale modeling of nanocellulose.
Fernando Dri
Olek named first ACPA Scholar
Posted: September 24, 2013
Prof. Jan Olek has been named the first ACPA Scholar in Concrete Pavement and Materials Science effective August 12, 2013. The ACPA Scholar is a two-year appointment funded by the American Concrete Pavement Association.
Prof. Jan Olek
Olek honored at international conference
Posted: August 27, 2013
Prof. Jan Olek was honored for his outstanding contributions regarding sustainable construction materials at the Third International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies in Kyoto, Japan
Prof. Jan Olek
Purdue civil engineers increasingly look to nature to improve material performance
Posted: April 4, 2013
It's not uncommon for civil engineers today, often pushing the boundaries of their own expertise, to look to nature for a better design. Two among Purdue's ranks include John Haddock and Pablo Zavattieri.
Pablo Zavattieri
Zavattieri receives NSF CAREER Award
Posted: January 30, 2013
Assistant Professor Pablo Zavattieri was recently awarded a CAREER grant, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious honor for young researchers.
Pablo Zavattieri
Indiana using new concrete to increase bridge life span
Posted: January 30, 2013
Purdue University research is enabling Indiana to improve bridges in the state with a new "internally cured" high-performance concrete.
Concrete Bridges
Materials research focused on mantis shrimp
Posted: June 29, 2012
Assistant Prof. Pablo Zavattieri and his collaborators are researching what allows the fist-like club of the stomatopod to withstand 50,000 high-velocity strikes on prey during its lifespan.
Concrete recycling may cut highway construction cost, landfill use
Posted: April 22, 2011
Purdue University civil engineers are working with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to perfect the use of recycled concrete for highway construction, a strategy that could reduce material costs by as much as 20 percent.
Concrete recycling may cut highway construction cost, landfill use
Prof. Weiss wins Huber Prize
Posted: April 8, 2011
Congratulations to Prof. Jason Weiss, recipient of the 2011 ASCE Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of early age concrete.
Prof. Jason Weiss

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