Category: Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Aerospace Engineering’s Sarkar elected to ASCE Fellowship

Dr. Partha Sarkar, professor of aerospace engineering and civil engineering at Iowa State University, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. ASCE fellows have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world. It is a prestigious honor held by 3% of ASCE’s 150,000+ members in … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Sarkar elected to ASCE Fellowship

CCEE researchers feature on PBS News Hour – watch video

Researchers in the CCEE department are utilizing Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in bridges and to develop non-proprietary mixes of UHPC. Contributors to the project include Terry Wipf, Behrouz Shafei, Katelyn Freeseman, and others. Click on the link above to see the video feature of this work.

Keeping up in real-time

Associate Professor Simon Laflamme and his team are creating real-time decision making capabilities for high-rate dynamic systems. These systems include advanced weaponry, blast mitigation systems and hypersonic vehicles.

Terry Wipf

Former ISU CCEE department chair to retire after years of service

After more than 36 years of service to Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE), Professor Terry Wipf has announced his retirement as of Dec. 31, 2019. A former Greenwood Department Chair in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (2015-2018), Wipf started his career at ISU in 1983 as an assistant … Continue reading Former ISU CCEE department chair to retire after years of service

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kayla Youngblood

Kayla Youngblood Major: Construction engineering, mechanical emphasis GPA: 3.59 Hometown: Jefferson, Iowa Career goal: To be a successful project manager for a construction company I am passionate about Clubs/activities: Sigma Kappa, Mechanical Contractors Association, Associated General Contractors, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Awards/honors: Dean’s List, Green Energy Challenge: Best Presenter Award, Cardinal Scholarship Favorite place on … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kayla Youngblood

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jens Dancer

Jens Dancer Major: Civil engineering, environmental emphasis, and Spanish GPA: 3.69 Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa Career goal: I hope to one day own my own business Clubs/activities: Freshmen Leaders in Engineering, ISU Triathlon Club, Cyclone Aide, Cyclone Aide Adviser, Admissions Outreach Ambassadors Awards/honors: Dean’s List, Dean Farnsworth Scholarship in Civil Engineering, Asphalt Paving Association of … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jens Dancer

Schaefer selected for Academy of Distinguished Alumni at Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech

Vernon Schaefer, James M. Hoover Professor in Geotechnical Engineering at Iowa State University, has been selected for induction into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni for the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Schaefer’s award citation states: “The Academy of Distinguished Alumni recognizes alumni of the Via Department … Continue reading Schaefer selected for Academy of Distinguished Alumni at Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech

Spanning then and now

You may have ridden across it. You’ve probably seen photos of it. Hear how one engineering alum played a role in one of Iowa’s most beloved and popular trails.

2019 James M. Hoover Distinguished Lecture explores the makeup of soils

On Nov. 14, 2019, Roman Hryciw gave the 2019 James M. Hoover Distinguished Lecture at Iowa State University. The topic of his presentation was optical characterizations of granular soils. Hryciw is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Michigan and has interests in site characterization, in-situ testing, instrument development, image analysis, soil properties, … Continue reading 2019 James M. Hoover Distinguished Lecture explores the makeup of soils

Paving the way with soy

A biopolymer using high-oleic soybean oil could soon be replacing petroleum-based products in asphalt. Iowa State University research engineers have good news for soybean growers: a soy oil polymer for asphalt paving.

Dean of engineering message regarding campus climate

President Wendy Wintersteen recently sent two letters to the campus community condemning racist acts at Iowa State University. A forum was held on Nov.7 with Students Against Racism in which the ISU leadership team outlined 10 actions to help address the campus climate. I want you to know I am strongly supportive of these actions and expect our students, faculty and staff to join me in also condemning racism, white supremacy, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.