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CCEE’s Shafei’s paper on top downloaded list in structural engineering

A paper by Behrouz Shafei, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, co-authored by two of his Ph.D. students, Kofi Oppongand and Dikshant Saini, is among the top downloaded articles published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in structural engineering. “Ultrahigh-performance concrete for improving impact resistance of bridge superstructures to overheight collision,” appeared in the Special Collection of ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering on the application of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC).

Two with CCEE ties elected to the National Academy of Construction

Two Cyclone Engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Construction 2021 class. Vilas S Mujumdar, professor of practice in civil, construction and environmental engineering, and alumnus Rao Surampalli (’85 PhD civil engr) are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to the field.

CCEE’s Alipour and Shafei receive Bridging the Divide grant to address disaster response

Alice Alipour and Behrouz Shafei, both Cerwick Faculty Fellows and associate professors of civil, construction and environmental engineering, are on an interdisciplinary team of Iowa State University researchers selected to receive the 2021 Bridging the Divide seed grant. The $25,000 award will be used to investigate methods of expediting post-disaster safety assessments of structures.

Honoring excellence: 2021 College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners, named faculty positions, and new patents

Recognizing College of Engineering faculty and staff award winners, new named faculty positions, and patents received.

New light-controlled nanoprinting for new meta-surfaces

Jaeyoun Kim, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and In-Ho Cho, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, have received a new $525,000 award from the National Science Foundation to develop single-step, rapidly reconfigurable grayscale nanoprinting by light-controlled nanocapillary effect.

2021 CCEE Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Inductees

As part of Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering’s (CCEE) 150-year anniversary celebration, 26 alumni of the CCEE department are being recognized for their professional achievements, service to the profession, community and/or the department, and their high degree of character and integrity. There are two different recognitions: Hall of Fame and Distinguished …Continue reading “2021 CCEE Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Inductees”

Women in Cyclone Engineering: Alice Alipour

International Women in Engineering Day is an annual celebration of the outstanding contributions of women engineers. The theme of this year’s Women in Engineering Day is “Engineering Heroes,” so we reached out to hear the stories of just a few of our Cyclone Engineering heroes, who are innovating in their research and inspiring and educating …Continue reading “Women in Cyclone Engineering: Alice Alipour”

Long-time CCEE Cyclone Doug Wood retires

Doug Wood retired in May from the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering as a research scientist and structural engineering lab manager.   Wood has been employed at Iowa State since 2008, but his history as a Cyclone goes well beyond then. Wood came to Iowa State in 1973 to study architecture and compete on …Continue reading “Long-time CCEE Cyclone Doug Wood retires”

CCEE Professor Roy Gu Retires

Roy Gu retired in May from his position as associate professor in the civil, construction and environmental engineering department. He has made many contributions to the field, taught regular courses and is associated with the Institute for Transportation; 34 publications with contributions by Gu have been published during his tenure at Iowa State. Gu was …Continue reading “CCEE Professor Roy Gu Retires”

Cyclone Engineering staff honored for learning community contributions

College of Engineering staff were named winners of 2021 Iowa State University Learning Communities achievement awards and recognized for years of service. Patrick Determan, academic advisor for software engineering, received an Early Achievement in Learning Communities Coordination award. The award citation reads: “Patrick is the co-coordinator of the Software Engineering learning community (SELC). When learning …Continue reading “Cyclone Engineering staff honored for learning community contributions”

CCEE Graduate Student Receives WTS Chicago President’s Scholarship

Nazik Citir, graduate student within the civil, construction and engineering department, received the President’s Scholarship through the WTS Greater Chicago Area for the 2021-2022 academic year.  “I’m really honored to be awarded this scholarship,” Citir said. “It increases my motivations toward my goals. And also, I believe it will open some new pathways to make …Continue reading “CCEE Graduate Student Receives WTS Chicago President’s Scholarship”

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