Materials Engineering

January 27, 2023

American Innovators - Roads that charge electric cars while driving

In the "Crossroads of America," Purdue University engineers — including Lyles School of Civil Engineering Professors John Haddock and Nadia Gkritza — and their Indiana-based partners are making it possible for electric cars to charge on roads while driving.
January 25, 2023

Hydraulics & Hydrology Spring 2023 Seminar Series

Pin-Ching Li, Ph.D. candidate at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, will be presenting on Tuesday 1/31 at 1:30 p.m. in HAMP 1113. The subject of the seminar is "Novel Hydrologic Soil Classification Methods Using Unsupervised Clustering Techniques to Improve Soil Parameterization of gSSURGO Data in the Conterminous United States."
January 25, 2023

Study: How to apply lessons from Colorado's costliest wildfire to drinking water systems

At the request of two Colorado cities shortly following the Marshall Fire, Purdue University researchers led by Andrew Whelton provided onsite technical assistance and studied the scientific and policy needs specific to drinking water systems' resilience to wildfires. The goal was to better understand the decisions, resources, expertise and response limitations during and after the wildfire.
January 25, 2023

Purdue-led research on workplace safety behavior featured in The Conversation

Interventions designed to keep people safe can have hidden side effects. With an increased perception of safety, some people are more likely to take risks, writes a research team that includes Sogand Hasanzadeh, assistant professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and the Division of Construction Engineering and Management
January 19, 2023

Thanos Tzempelikos appointed Editor of Building & Environment journal

Thanos Tzempelikos, Professor of Civil Engineering, has been appointed as one of the Editors of Building & Environment journal. Building & Environment is the premier international Elsevier journal related to building science, urban physics, and human interaction with the indoor and outdoor built environment, with an impact factor of 7.09.
January 17, 2023

3D printed homes becoming more of a possibility

In a recent news segment airing on KTBC Austin and other affiliates, Jan Olek, James H. and Carol H. Cure Professor in Civil Engineering and Director of the North Central Superpave Center, discusses the application of 3D printing in the present and future of home construction.
January 10, 2023

John Davis elected International Vice President of ITE

John Davis (BSCE '82, MSCE '87) was elected as the 2023 International Vice President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) starting January 1, 2023. He is also nominated to be elected as ITE International President with the term starting on January 1, 2024.
January 4, 2023

Robert Frosch named Vice Provost for Academic Facilities

Robert J. Frosch, professor of civil engineering, will become vice provost for academic facilities, a newly created position, effective January 9th. In the position, Frosch will work closely with all academic units and the Office of Administrative Operations to advance facilities for faculty and student success.
December 21, 2022

Office Hours: A Conversation with Luna Lu

Luna Lu, ACPA Professor of Civil Engineering, chats with chemical engineering student Rithika Athreya in the College of Engineering's new series, "Office Hours."
December 19, 2022

Sydney Boudreau and Alex Maxwell named to Academic All-Big Ten

Congratulations to CE student athletes Sydney Boudreau, member of the Purdue soccer team, and Alex Maxwell, member of the Purdue football team, on being named Academic All-Big Ten for fall 2022. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten, students must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
November 28, 2022

New book on photochemical reactors authored by Blatchley

A new book authored by Ernest Blatchley, Lee A. Rieth Professor in Environmental Engineering and Professor in Environmental and Ecological Engineering, provides comprehensive coverage of photochemical reactors and will be used as the text for a class to be taught in the spring.
November 17, 2022

Wildfire aftermath: Contaminated drinking water

Andrew J. Whelton, professor of civil engineering and environmental and ecological engineering, helps guide communities on how to rapidly find contamination, communicate warnings and inform strategies for returning damaged systems to safe use.
November 15, 2022

Hunsoo Song places first in GIS Cup

PhD Student Hunsoo Song won 1st place in the GIS Cup of the 30th ACM SIGSPATIAL. This year's GIS Cup awards the person who developed the most accurate algorithm for 3D building mapping using airborne LiDAR data.
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