Structural Engineering

May 21, 2024

Govindaraju, Merwade recognized at 2024 EWRI Congress

Rao ("GS") Govindaraju, Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering and Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, and Venkatesh Merwade, Professor of Civil Engineering, were recognized at the ASCE's 2024 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
May 14, 2024

Purdue ITE receives 2024 Student Chapter Award

Congratulations to the Purdue University Student Chapter of Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) for being selected to receive the 2024 Student Chapter Award. The Student Chapter award recognizes a chapter that has provided an exemplary experience for its members with robust programming and outstanding administration.
May 14, 2024

Jan Olek elected to ACI Committee on Nominations

Jan Olek, James H. and Carol H. Cure Professor in Civil Engineering and Director of the North Central Superpave Center, has been elected to serve on the American Concrete Institute's Committee on Nominations for 2024-2025.
May 9, 2024

Chunxu Huang receives 2024 ASHRAE graduate award

Civil Engineering Ph.D. student Chunxu Huang has received a 2024-2025 ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Grant-in-Aid Award, a $10,000 award given to outstanding graduate students conducting research in High Performance Buildings or HVAC fields.
May 7, 2024

Purdue ASCE places first overall at IN-KY Symposium

Purdue ASCE, now in its 100th year, brought a record 61 student competitors to the annual symposium. The team won a total of 13 awards and placed first overall in the event from a field of 14 universities.
May 6, 2024

Dr. George Zhou's new patent embodies sustainable link between civil, environmental engineering, and biotechnology

Dr. George Zhou isn't a typical civil engineer, environmental engineer, or microbiologist; he’s all three. Since joining Purdue CE and EEE in 2014, Zhou has been recognized for his outstanding teaching, cutting-edge research, and impactful inventions. Zhou's research currently focuses on applying biotechnologies in engineering systems for contexts such as wastewater systems, antibiotic resistance, and biofuel production.
May 5, 2024

Reducing greenhouse gases at the source by capturing CO2 in a liquid filter

The biggest contributor to climate change is the emission of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, especially by heavy industry such as power production and manufacturing. Purdue University researchers have patented a process using liquid filters to remove CO2 at the source, resulting in by-products that can also be recycled and reused.
May 3, 2024

Luna Lu featured on "Boilermaker Engenuity" podcast

Purdue's Luna Lu, a recent recipient of the Edison Award, spoke with Purdue Engineering Dean Arvind Raman about "breathing new life into U.S. infrastructure" for the Engenuity podcast. Lu is leveraging IoT via smart, materials-based sensor technology and interpretive data-processing methods.
May 3, 2024

61st Annual CE Open - Register Today!

Join us on June 14 at the gorgeous Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex for the 61st Annual CE Open. Follow the link to register and for more details.
May 2, 2024

Purdue Day of Giving 2024 - Thank You!

THANK YOU! Because of YOU, Purdue Civil Engineering received 177 gifts, totaling more than $585,000 in just 24 hours on Purdue Day of Giving! These gifts will be used to further support our students, school, and research.
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.
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