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.
September 8, 2021
Mariah Schroeder (BSCE '11, MSCE '15) has been recognized with the 2021 Rising Trendsetter Award from Central Exchange. This award is focused on a woman who has demonstrated significant achievement early in her career as an Influencer of women in STEMM.
September 1, 2021
Chih-Ping Lin (MSCE '95, PhD '99) has been named Dean of Engineering at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYTU) in Taiwan. Dr. Lin received the MS in Civil Engineering and the PhD degree at Purdue in Geotechnical Engineering. He completed the Ph.D. in three years and while doing so also obtained a MS degree in Electrical Engineering at Purdue.
June 8, 2021
Brandon Hardin (BSCE'17, MSCE'19) is among six Purdue College of Engineering alumni that have been selected for the inaugural Conexus Rising 30 cohort. Presented by Conexus Indiana, Rising 30 honors advanced manufacturing and logistics' emerging leaders — building a prestigious community of young professionals celebrated for their extraordinary talent and innovative thinking early in their career.
May 20, 2021
Gary Fisk, P.E. (BSCE '80), Vice President at DLZ, has been named the 2021 Outstanding Civil Engineer of the Year by the ASCE Indiana Chapter.
May 20, 2021
Kyle L. Zak, P.E. (BSCE '13, MSCE '18), Group Manager at Terracon Consultants, Inc., has been named the 2021 Outstanding Young Civil Engineer of the Year by the ASCE Indiana Chapter.
April 16, 2021
CE alumni William Bailey, Jr., Thomas Chance, Timothy Jacobs, Carrie Warner, and Timothy Wilschetz were celebrated as the 2021 Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Award recipients at a virtual award ceremony on April 15th.
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.