Materials Engineering News & Events

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
Dr. Rebecca McDaniel to speak at Roads & Bridges Conference
Posted: October 13, 2010
Dr. Rebecca McDaniel, Technical Director of the North Central Superpave Center, has been invited to speak at the Roads & Bridges Live: 2010 meeting in Chicago.
Dr. Rebecca McDaniel
ESCSI Honors Dr. Jason Weiss as 2010 Erskine Award Recipient
Posted: August 11, 2010
Congratulations to Prof. Weiss on being recognized for his significant contributions to the lightweight aggregate industry.
Dr. Jason Weiss
Advances in Cement-based Materials
Posted: April 16, 2010
Advances in Cement-based Materials, July 11-13, 2010 at Purdue University, will cover topics of interest to the Cements Division and the Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials (ACBM).
Former student receives dissertation award
Posted: December 14, 2009
Former student Karol Kowalski received the award of the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure for his PhD dissertation titled "The Influence of Mixture Composition on the Noise and Frictional Characteristics of Flexible Pavements" which he completed at the Superpave Center in 2007.
Prof. Olek receives board committee appointment
Posted: December 10, 2009
Congratulations to Prof. Jan Olek for his appointment as a member of the Technical Activity Committee (TAC) of the American Concrete Institute. The TAC is responsible for overseeing all aspects of technical activities of the ACI, including activities of all technical committees and all publications.
Rice Concrete Cuts Greenhouse Emissions
Posted: July 8, 2009
Prof. Jan Olek weighs in on this Discovery Channel article on processing rice husks for use in concrete.
Student designs modules to show civil engineering in action
Posted: February 6, 2007
Undergraduate student Matt Wilson responded to a call to create learning modules for “Engineering 103” class. Working under the direction of Associate Professor Jason Weiss, Wilson has designed a module which allows students to perform a forensic-type investigation of a real-life viaduct collapse, a hands on LEGO module, and a "Smog Eating” module.
Purdue researchers receive the Fred Burggraf Award at TRB
Posted: October 25, 2006
It was recently announced that the 2007 Fred Burggraf award will be given to Gaurav Sant, undergraduate student, Pietro Lura, post-doc, and Associate Professor Jason Weiss, for their paper titled "Measurement of volume change in cementitious materials at early ages: review of testing protocols and interpretation of results".
Gaurav Sant, undergraduate student, with research equipment

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