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.
June 26, 2018
Adam McAlpine (BSCE '00) has been named engineering director for the city of Valparaiso, Indiana. He formerly served as Valparaiso's chief deputy engineer, joining the city in 2010.
June 21, 2018
Cheryl Cunningham (BSCE '80) was recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana for her significant contributions to the practice of engineering. Cheryl recently founded and serves as president for “I Can Be An Engineer,” a 501(c)3 not for profit founded to inspire young minds to learn about engineering.
June 11, 2018
The 58th Annual CE Open was held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Coyote Crossing Golf Club in West Lafayette, where we saw more than 70 golfers hit the links. Many thanks to our sponsors, and to everyone who joined us. We hope to see even more of you at next year's event!
June 5, 2018
Matt Lovell (MSCE '08, PhD '10), associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rose-Hulman University, has received the American Concrete Institute’s Walter P. Moore Jr. Faculty Achievement Award. The honor recognizes professors with demonstrated technical competence, high character and integrity who have less than seven years of faculty service in teaching concrete design, materials or construction.
April 11, 2018
Purdue University's Lyles School of Civil Engineering will recognize six passionate, influential and visionary graduates during the 25th annual Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Awards banquet on April 12, 2018.
April 9, 2018
Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Ron Klemencic (BSCE '85), Chairman & CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates and Director of the Charles Pankow Foundation, has received the 2018 Award of Excellence from Engineering News-Record.
March 23, 2018
Aleksandra Radlińska (PhD '08), assistant professor of civil engineering at Penn State, has been elected a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) in recognition of her contributions to ACI.
March 7, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Benjamin Colucci (MSCE '80, PhD '84) for receiving the FHWA-USDOT Administrator's Public Service Award. This award recognizes outstanding leadership and accomplishments in advancing transportation education, research, and workforce development and strong partnership with the Federal Highway Administration.
February 28, 2018
William F. Brumund (BSCE '64, MSCE '65, PhD'69), former president and global CEO of Golder Associates, has been honored by ASCE as the 2018 Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) award-winner in management. The ASCE OPAL awards honor outstanding civil engineering leaders for their lifetime accomplishments. This year’s OPAL winners will be honored at the 2018 OPAL Gala, March 15, in Arlington, VA.
February 23, 2018
Zhichao Lai received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2009 from Tongji University. He started his graduate work at Purdue in the same year, and completed his Ph.D. in 2014 working with Prof. Varma in the area of steel-concrete composite members. In 2017, Dr. Lai was recruited by the Government of China and Fuzhou University as the top young researcher in the field of structural engineering.
February 23, 2018
Gerald Lyles (BSCE '64), Senior Vice President of Lyles Diversified Inc.; Carlos Odio (BSCE '65), Partner and Board Member of Valle Del Tarso S.A. and Ticofrut S.A.; and Milo Riverso (MSCE '82, PhD '84), President and CEO of STV Group Inc., have been named recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the College of Engineering.
October 7, 2017
Manuel Garcia-Lopez has dedicated his academic and professional life to the study, research, and development of geotechnics. He has taught for 52 consecutive years at Universidad Nacional in Colombia and approximately 45 years at the university he co-founded, Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria. A major building block of his successful career were his Masters studies in soil mechanics and foundation engineering at Purdue.
October 3, 2017
Chinese war hero and U.S. ally Sun Li-jen, known as "the ever-victorious general" for his feats in World War II, was recently recognized on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Sun Li-jen was also one of our school's earliest international students, graduating with a degree in civil engineering from Purdue in 1924.
August 23, 2017
On Thursday, Sept. 21, Purdue Distinguished Engineering Alum Ron Klemencic (BSCE '85) shared his insights into the magic which has fueled his career.
June 17, 2017
Karen Casteloes, recent MSCE environmental graduate of the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, received 1st place Outstanding Masters Thesis Award from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP).
April 6, 2017
Purdue University's Lyles School of Civil Engineering will recognize five passionate, influential and visionary graduates during the 24th annual Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Awards banquet on April 6, 2017.
March 27, 2017
Calling all golfers! Save the date! We'll be hosting a golf outing to sponsor CE scholarships on Saturday, September 16th at the River Point Golf Course in Hobart, IN.
February 23, 2017
Stacy Bartoletti (BSCE '91), Chairman & CEO of Degenkolb Engineers, and Doreen Mitchell (BSCE '81), Vice President of Facility Asset Management at the Walt Disney World Company, have been named recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the College of Engineering.
February 20, 2017
Dr. Patricia D. Galloway, PE, FCIArb, FCCA (BSCE '78) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Granite Construction. With her addition to the board, she is a member of the Audit/Compliance and Executive Committees.
January 20, 2017
Anne Bigane Wilson (BSCEM '79, MSCE '81) was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Award in Construction by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).