Joseph V. Sinfield

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Address
Purdue University
School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 496-2742
Fax (765) 494-0395
Office HAMP G231
Education
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997
M.S.C.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994
B.S.C.E., Bucknell University, 1992
Specialty Group(s)
Research Interests
    Sensing in civil and geoenvironmental engineering:
  • Raman and fluorescence spectroscopy for geoenvironmental sensing

  • Understanding nitrogen cycle inefficiencies in the soil and water environment using in-situ sensing techniques

  • Assessing biodegradation potential and progress for monitored natural attenuation of chlorinated solvents in groundwater

  • Economic and technical benefits of real-time rolling resistance measurement for haul road vehicles

  • Prevention of sensor bio-fouling during in-situ freshwater analyses

  • Examination of subsurface pavement drainage conduits using GPR

  • Assessment of high molecular weight organic compounds by LED-induced fluorescence

  • Pore fluid engineering for liquefaction remediation


    Innovation and business management:
  • Managing the inherent uncertainty of developing new innovations and encouraging their adoption

  • Evaluation of case-based teaching methods as a means to develop entrepreneurial skills and mindset among engineering students

  • Company level liquidity assessment and financial decision making for construction contractors

  • Strategic development of high-performance teams in large-scale construction projects

  • Developing a process to manage identify, prioritize, and adopt new technologies in departments of transportation

  • Business model innovation

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Honors and Awards
2010     National Academy of Engineering-U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Invitee
2009     3M Innovation Influencer
2009     Keynote - Headstrong Innovation Forum (Tokyo, Japan)
2008     Keynote - Utility Executives Leadership Institute (Santa Fe, NM)
2007     Keynote - Utility Executives Leadership Institute (Pinehurst, NC)
2006     Keynote - Business Innovation Factory (Providence, RI)
2006     Keynote - Lab Products Association (Baltimore, MD)
2005     Keynote - Near Field Communication Forum (Dallas, TX)