Materials Engineering News & Events

CE grad students active as Big Brothers in the community
Posted: April 17, 2015
CE grad students Nate Todd and Robert Spragg volunteer their time in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program to help make a positive impact in the lives of area youth.
Natural nanocrystals shown to strengthen concrete
Posted: April 1, 2015
Cellulose nanocrystals derived from industrial byproducts have been shown to increase the strength of concrete, representing a potential renewable additive to improve the ubiquitous construction material.
Zavattieri selected to attend U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
Posted: August 25, 2014
Pablo Zavattieri, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, has been selected as one of the nation's 83 outstanding young engineers to attend the National Academy of Engineering's 2014 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
Pablo Zavattieri
Yaghoob Farnam receives PCA fellowship
Posted: June 19, 2014
Yaghoob Farnam, Ph.D. candidate working under the supervision of Professor Jason Weiss, has received the 2014 Portland Cement Association (PCA) Education Foundation's J. P. Gleason Fellowship.
Farnam, McVeigh, and Byers (L to R)
Research team awarded $7.5 million Department of Defense award
Posted: April 21, 2014
Associate Prof. Pablo Zavattieri and his collaborators selected for $7.5 million grant to study more than 20 organisms to develop strong, tough materials based on their design structures.
Pablo Zavattieri
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.
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
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
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

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