Civil Engineering welcomes our alumni and friends.
Since Purdue's opening in 1874, Purdue has spurred the advancement of the civil engineering profession, pioneering in transportation, materials, structures, land surveying, construction, and environmental engineering. The Lyles School of Civil Engineering continues to lead as we take up the challenges of the 21st century. New technology, industry's demand for design and team experiences in the curriculum, the increasing emphasis on interdisciplinary research, along with other changes, affect how we educate our students and perform our mission of discovering new knowledge.
Getting involved is your opportunity to give back to the school in ways that further our mission and vision, connect with fellow alumni, enhance our communities, and reach out to students. Contact the Civil Engineering main office at (765) 494-2166 for information on how you can support your school. We look forward to hearing from you.
March 15, 2021
Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. (BSCE '46) took over his family's global engineering and construction company, and was known for expanding the global footprint of the corporation through several of its international projects.
March 12, 2021
Congratulations to Benjamín Colucci-Ríos, PhD, PE, F.ASCE, F.ITE, for being selected by ASCE's Transportation and Development Institute to receive the 2021 Wilbur S. Smith Award. This award, which was instituted in 1984, recognizes Dr. Colucci-Ríos for his "unending leadership and dedication to action for the improvement of road safety in Puerto Rico and around the world." This prestigious award will be presented at the International Conference on Transportation & Development/ Pavements, June 8-10, 2021.
March 4, 2021
Dr. Dimitri Athanasiou Grivas (PhD 1976) died on February 27 at the age of 72. He was a PhD student under Milton Harr and collaborated with him in the development of probabilistic methods in Geotechnical Engineering. He then joined the faculty of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Albany (NY) where he spent his whole academic career.
February 23, 2021
Andrea Rinaldo (PhD 1983), Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources
and Director of the Laboratory of Ecohydrology at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the College of Engineering.
February 10, 2021
CE alumnus Hani Mahmassani (MSCE '78) has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
February 10, 2021
CE alumnus Chris Burke (BSCE '77, MSCE '79, PhD '83, HDR 2010) has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
January 27, 2021
Delon Hampton, esteemed academic, founder of a firm bearing his name that has grown for 48 years, and at the outset of the 21st century, ASCE’s first Black president, has died. He was 87.
November 23, 2020
The White County Commission plans to rename the bridge that spans the Tippecanoe River near the Norway Dam on North Francis Street after Donald W. Ward (BSCE '58), who designed and worked on the structure in the early 1970s.
November 15, 2020
Dean A. Browning (BS '71, MS '74) has been recognized by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) as Honorary Member, ACI's highest honor. Dean is recognized for his long and outstanding service to ACI and his leadership at the Charles Pankow Foundation.
November 13, 2020
Phillip L. Melville (MSCE '46) and Thomas L. Paez (PhD '73) have been honored by the University of New Mexico School of Engineering as recipients of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award.
September 10, 2020
Milo E. Riverso (MSCE 1982, Ph.D. 1984), Ph.D., P.E., CCM, president and chief executive officer of STV, has been named chairman of the Design Professionals Coalition (DPC), a national organization consisting of senior executives from the leading design and engineering firms across the United States. Riverso's three-year term was effective beginning in August.
September 10, 2020
When you are an ER doctor working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, an engineering degree from Purdue can be a powerful asset. So says Dr. Moshe Engel (BSCE '84), an ER specialist in Arizona who uses his Purdue education every day.
August 29, 2020
Daniel J. Schuller (BSCE 1991, MSCE 1993, Ph.D. 1999), Executive Vice President and CFO of Essential Utilities Inc., has been named one of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s CFOs of the Year for 2020.
July 9, 2020
Jarvis Jointer (BSCE 2004) will co-chair a newly formed engineering admissions task force to address the challenge of providing a Purdue Engineering education to a larger number of African Americans and other underrepresented groups.
May 19, 2020
Stephanie Calhoun (BSCE 2000), a vice president at Clark Construction, has been named to Crain's Chicago Business' 2020 list of Notable Women in Construction and Design. The list recognizes accomplished women in the field of construction, architecture, and commercial/industrial interior design.
April 20, 2020
Purdue CE alum and President and CEO of Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts Wade Miquelon (BSCE 1987), is having his stores mobilize customers to pitch in with coronavirus relief by distributing free kits to sew face masks and gowns for hospitals and healthcare facilities.
March 27, 2020
Congratulations to CE alum Don Meinheit (BSCE '66), recipient of the American Concrete Institute's Alfred E. Lindau Award for his outstanding contributions to reinforced concrete design practice.
February 14, 2020
On the 5th annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CE alum Shelley Finnigan (BSCE '05, MSCE '06) reflects on her path to a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career, hopeful that her story will serve to inspire young women around the globe.
February 11, 2020
Brian D. Harlow (BSCE 1978), Vice President, Head of NAFTA Manufacturing, Global Head, Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (retired), and Alex D. Oak (BSCE 1968), CEO & Chairman of Cripe, have been named recipients of the 2020 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the College of Engineering.
February 9, 2020
CE alumni Ron Klemencic, PE, SE (BSCE '85) and Dr. Essam Sharaf (BSCE '75, MSCE '80, PhD '84) have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.