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September 22, 2017

Lyles research impacts African dams

PhD student Jessica Eisma has completed a one-year project studying sand dams in Tanzania. In 2016, Eisma was awarded a pair of prestigious research grants — totaling more than $45,000 — from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program to study the ecological impact of sand dams in Tanzania. She flew to Africa in August 2016 to begin her study, which is the basis for her doctoral thesis.
September 13, 2017

Purdue CE's undergrad program ranked #7 in the nation

The Purdue Lyles School of Civil Engineering has been recognized as a top 10 undergraduate program in the country. U.S. News & World Report has released its national rankings of undergrad programs for 2018 with Purdue Civil Engineering ranked #7 in the nation. The rankings are computed from the responses to a survey sent to deans, heads, and selected senior faculty. Purdue CE has been consistently ranked as a top 10 graduate program by U.S. News & World Report for over a decade.
August 29, 2017

Seungjae Lee receives 2017 ASHRAE graduate award

PhD student Seungjae Lee was recently named recipient of the prestigious American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Grant-in-Aid Award for 2017-2018. This $10,000 award is given to the most outstanding graduate students performing research in the High Performance Buildings or HVAC fields.
August 28, 2017

Lovell Lecture Series

The 15th C.W. Lovell Distinguished Lecture will be held on Friday, October 20th and will feature Professor Ross W. Boulanger with his talk entitled, "Seismic response of an embankment on loose saturated sand treated with soil-cement panels: Centrifuge Tests and Numerical Analyses."
August 23, 2017

Seyed Ali Ghahari receives scholarship to attend MIT workshop

Lyles CE graduate student Seyed Ali Ghahari was recently awarded a competitive scholarship from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to attend the Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Networks Workshop that took place in Cambridge, July 31 – August 4, 2017.
August 10, 2017

Daniel Gomez receives 2017 SURF Best Mentor Award

Daniel Gomez, PhD candidate in Civil Engineering, received a SURF Best Mentor award on August 4th. Daniel advised two undergraduate researchers on independent projects during summer 2017.
August 10, 2017

Yunlan Zhang receives 2017 SURF Best Mentor Award

Yunlan Zhang, PhD student in Civil Engineering, received a SURF Best Mentor award on August 4th. The purpose of the award is to recognize Purdue graduate student mentors who have provided exceptional guidance and instruction to undergraduate researchers in the SURF program.
August 2, 2017

Associate Professor Nadia Gkritza selected to work with the National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Associate Professor, Konstantina "Nadia" Gkritza was awarded a fellowship by the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Greece to work with Prof. Eleni Vlahogianni of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece on collaborative research in smart and shared mobility and mentoring graduate students in transportation planning and engineering.
July 1, 2017

Professor Chad Jafvert Receives AEESP Outstanding Publication Award

Dr. Chad Jafvert, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering at Purdue University, was recently awarded the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Outstanding Publication Award for his influential 1992 paper "Reaction Scheme for the Chlorination of Ammoniacal Water." The award is a commendation for a "landmark environmental engineering and science paper that has withstood the test of time and significantly influenced the practice of environmental engineering and science."
June 22, 2017

Purdue to host civil engineering symposium on infrastructure

Purdue will host the 13th annual Inter-University Symposium on Infrastructure Management (AISIM) at multiple campus locations Friday (June 23). AISIM is an all-day event featuring information exchange and networking opportunities primarily for graduate students. The symposium often includes researchers and practitioners including infrastructure agencies, consultants and other stakeholders.
June 15, 2017

CE Graduate Student named National Eno Fellow, Class of 2017

Tariq U. Saeed, a graduate student in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering was recently named a national Eno Fellow, Class of 2017, a select group of exceptionally promising graduate students who plan to pursue careers in transportation.
June 2, 2017

Professor Sinha awarded prestigious Hagler Faculty Fellowship

Kumares Sinha, Edgar B. and Hedwig M. Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, has been named a Faculty Fellow of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS) at Texas A&M University. HIAS attracts world-class talent to the University and is driven by nominations of National Academy and Nobel-prize caliber researchers that align with existing strengths and ambitions of the University. The Institute selects its Faculty Fellows from among top scholars in the nation who have distinguished themselves through outstanding professional accomplishments and recognition.
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