Faculty & Staff

Sturm, Hong win 2016 Hilgard Prize for their paper on predicting scour around bridges during floods

Seung Ho Hong in the Donovan Hydraulics Laboratory with the flume used in his study.

Professor Terry Sturm and former Ph.D. student Seung Ho Hong have received a top research award for hydraulic engineering from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Sturm and Hong won for a study on predicting the amount of erosion, or scour, around bridge supports during floods.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Frost returns to his alma mater to deliver lecture named for his mentor

Professor David Frost

In some ways, when Professor David Frost delivers the 14th Leonards Lecture at Purdue University this spring, he will be returning to his roots.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Kahn explains corrosion in Bay Bridge tunnel

Screen shot of SFGate.com tunnel corrosion story featuring Professor Emeritus Larry Kahn.

A chunk of concrete dropped off a wall into traffic Jan. 30 in the Yerba Buena Island tunnel that’s part of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Now the California Department of Transportation is investigating whether there’s more corrosion in the tunnel that could lead to other problems.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Arson, Suryanarayana win sought-after CAREER awards from NSF

Chloe Arson and Phanish Suryanarayana, winners of CAREER awards from the NSF.

Two assistant professors in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering have won one of the nation’s premiere grants and the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty, the Early Career Development award. Chloe Arson and Phanish Suryanarayana learned of their selection in early January for what are known simply as CAREER awards. The grants recognize the top educators and researchers in the country, those who “exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research,” according to the NSF.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Paulino elected to Society of Engineering Science board

Glaucio Paulino, Raymond Allen Jones Chair and Professor

Glaucio Paulino is one of four new members of the Society of Engineering Science’s board of directors. The organization’s leadership announced the results of the board election December 7.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

How much parking in LA? Try 18M spaces, or 3 for every car

Screen shot of CityLab story about parking in Los Angeles.

There’s now so much space dedicated to storing cars in Los Angeles, it takes up 14 percent of the county’s incorporated area. That amounts to almost one residential parking spot for every registered car in the county and three spots per car overall. Those findings come from a just-published study by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Ram Pendyala and colleagues at Arizona State University.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Toward ‘greener’ concrete: Kurtis article in MRS Bulletin focuses on innovations in producing the ubiquitous material

Cover of MRS Bulletin December 2015 special issue

Kimberly Kurtis surveys innovations in cement-based materials and efforts to improve the sustainability of concrete in a new article published in a December 2015 special issue of MRS Bulletin. The issue celebrates 40 years of the journal from the Materials Research Society. Editors invited Kurtis’ to explore recent developments in the design of concrete as part of the issue’s focus on the interplay between materials and engineering and how that relationship is driving innovations in materials.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tradition of excellence: Awards honor CEE’s best in serving students and advancing science

CEE Award Plaque

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering honored its best teachers, researchers and staff Nov. 23 at the School’s annual awards reception. The accolades recognize the best classroom teaching, the top research efforts by faculty and students, and service excellence from School staff.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ashuri wins leadership award for teaching about design-build practices

Associate Professor Baabak Ashuri

The Design-Build Institute of America has named Baabak Ashuri one of its top leaders for 2015 for his work teaching about design-build processes. Ashuri, an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received a Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Award from the group Nov. 18.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Webster among researchers in oceanography group’s inaugural class of fellows

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO) has named Donald Webster to its first-ever class of fellows.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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