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.
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).
December 19, 2016
Bechtel Group, Inc. Vice Chairman Bill Dudley (BSCE '74) has been named the recipient of the prestigious LNG "Executive of the Year" award at the 17th CWC World LNG Summit in Barcelona, Spain. Mr. Dudley earned the award for making "an outstanding contribution to the development and future of the LNG industry in the past year" according to the CWC Group, which organized the three-day event drawing more than 500 LNG leaders from around the world.
November 8, 2016
Congratulations to Ron Klemencic (BSCE '85), Chairman and CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates and Charles Pankow Foundation Board Member, for receiving the Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
October 17, 2016
A Purdue University graduate's ideas to utilize sensors and a software platform could lead to greater efficiency at future construction sites.
May 31, 2016
Dr. Baki Ozturk (PhD '03) has been serving as the founding head of the Department of Civil Engineering at Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey) since 2013.
April 14, 2016
Purdue University's Lyles School of Civil Engineering recognized six passionate, influential and visionary graduates during the 23rd annual Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Awards banquet on April 14, 2016.
November 4, 2015
The National Academy of Construction (NAC) inducted several Purdue alumni as new members during their annual meeting on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
October 2, 2015
Paul Imbrock (BSCE '11), the founder of a startup based on a Purdue University innovation says the company could help managers of state transportation departments and other large-scale consumers of concrete extend the lifetime of their concrete investments.
August 11, 2015
Cheryl Cunningham (BSCE '80) is the feature alumna in the inaugural edition of WIEP's newsletter, WiE Connect.
May 15, 2015
On Friday (May 15) the Purdue Board of Trustees approved naming the Innovation Design Center – a student projects facility scheduled to open in 2017 – for Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., in recognition of the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation’s leadership gift toward the $18.5 million building.
May 14, 2015
The successful trenchless career of Midwest Mole CEO and Purdue CE alumnus Dan Liotti is really a story between Dan and Len Liotti — Dan's father, teacher, mentor and his greatest influence. He listened and learned and got his hands dirty in the field, taking in all his father’s lessons of hard work, commitment and preparedness.
May 8, 2015
Purdue University awarded Bechtel CEO William "Bill" Dudley, Jr. with an honorary doctorate degree during spring commencement ceremonies in the West Lafayette campus' Elliott Hall of Music.