Materials Engineering

May 1, 2024

Chad Jafvert receives AEESP Distinguished Educator Award

Congratulations to Dr. Chad Jafvert, Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, for receiving the 2024 Charles O'Melia AEESP Distinguished Educator Award.
April 24, 2024

Raman Shaw wins Say it in 6 competition

CE grad student Raman Shaw won first place in the 2024 Purdue Say It In 6® competition with his 6-word entry describing his graduate research experience - "Turning rough edges into research gold."
April 19, 2024

Purdue-invented concrete strength sensing system wins Edison Award

Luna Lu, Purdue's Reilly Professor of Civil Engineering, has led development of a sensor technology that has been recognized as a gold winner of an Edison Award in the Critical Human Infrastructure category. The Edison Awards, considered the "Oscars of innovation," are given annually to "recognize the persistence and excellence that also characterized Thomas Edison's work."
April 12, 2024

G.A. Leonards Lecture and PGS Workshop

The 2024 Purdue Geotechnical Society Workshop and the 20th G.A. Leonards Lecture will take place this Friday, April 12th. Professor Jonathan D. Bray of the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the Leonards Lecture on Seismic Design Considerations for Tailings Storage Facilities.
April 12, 2024

Antonio Bobet selected to join Fulbright Specialist Program

Antonio Bobet, the Edgar B. and Hedwig M. Olson Professor of Civil Engineering, has been selected to join the Fulbright Specialist Program. Established in 2001 by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to share their expertise and strengthen institutional linkages.
April 11, 2024

Robert Connor receives Walter P. Moore, Jr. Award

Robert J. Connor, Jack and Kay Hockema Professor of Civil Engineering, received the Walter P. Moore, Jr. Award, presented by the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
April 11, 2024

Makarand Hastak elevated to ASCE fellow status

Dr. Makarand (Mark) Hastak, Ph.D., P.E., CCP, CRIS, FASCE, NAC, the Dernlan Family Head of Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) and Professor of Civil Engineering, has been named a fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Directors.
April 5, 2024

Purdue trustees authorize to merge CE and CEM, change school name

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (April 5) ratified a plan to merge the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and the Division of Construction Engineering and Management. The change will be effective July 1, 2024, when the school’s name will be changed to the Lyles School of Civil and Construction Engineering.
March 29, 2024

Building the first highway segment in the U.S. that can charge electric vehicles big and small as they drive

At the “Crossroads of America,” Purdue engineers and the Indiana Department of Transportation are working to make it possible for electric vehicles ranging from tractor-trailers to passenger cars to wirelessly charge while driving on highways. Construction begins as soon as April 1 on a quarter-mile test bed on U.S. 231/U.S. 52 in West Lafayette that the team will use for testing how well a patent-pending system designed by Purdue engineers can provide power to a heavy-duty electric truck traveling at highway speeds.
March 22, 2024

Dulcy Abraham receives inaugural Advancement of Women in Construction Award

Dulcy Abraham, Professor of Civil Engineering, is the inaugural recipient of the ASCE Construction Institute Advancement of Women in Construction Award for excellence as a construction academic in the areas of teaching, research, and service, and demonstrated support, guidance, mentoring, and promotion of growth opportunities for the advancement of women in the construction profession.
March 22, 2024

Executive Forum with Ersal Ozdemir, President & CEO of Keystone Group, Indy Eleven

CE alumnus Ersal Ozdemir (BSCE 1997, CEAAA 2022), President & CEO of Keystone Group and the Indy Eleven, presented at the CE Executive Forum on Wednesday, March 20th. Ersal shared his career journeys, discussing both successes and setbacks, and offered valuable guidance on achieving personal and professional goals.
March 11, 2024

2024 Purdue Road School Conference and Expo

This week more than 3,000 transportation professionals will gather in West Lafayette for the 110th annual Purdue Road School Transportation Conference and Expo.
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