Materials Engineering News & Events

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
Professor honored by Cracow University of Technology in Poland
Posted: October 2, 2006
Professor Jan Olek has been honored with the title of the Distinguished Alumnus by his alma mater, Cracow University of Technology in Krakow, Poland.
Professor Jan Olek
Civil graduate receives 1st Place
Posted: August 3, 2006
Farshad Rajabipour, graduate student, was awarded first place in poster contest for his work on the development of a sensor for assessing drying in concrete during the Spring 2006 meeting of the Center for Advanced Cement Based Materials.
Farshad Rajabipour, graduate student
Mather Award received by Civil undergraduate student
Posted: August 3, 2006
This year's 2006 Bryant Mather Award was given to Gaurav Sant, undergraduate student, Pietro Lura, post-doc, and Associate Professor Jason Weiss, Materials, for their paper titled "Measurement of volume change in cementitious materials at early ages: review of testing protocols and interpretation of results".
building
Better roads can lead to energy savings
Posted: August 3, 2006
Civil Engineering Associate Professor John E. Haddock is aiming to uncover better ways to make roads last longer, using less asphalt and less crude oil.
Asphalt
Materials professor first to use remote control answer devices
Posted: August 3, 2006
Professor Jason Weiss first experimented with the use of remote control answer devices in CE 331, Engineering Materials, and is receiving great feedback from the students.
Student using remote control answer device

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