Category: Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Ellis speaks during celebration events. Photo courtesy Ellis.

ISU CCEE faculty member celebrates 60th anniversary with Lanzhou Jiaotong University

Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Timothy (Tim) Ellis participated this month in the 60th anniversary of Lanzhou Jiaotong University (LZJTU) in China. Ellis is a faculty member in Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE). Ellis gave a speech at the celebration of the anniversary. Along with fellow ISU faculty members, … Continue reading ISU CCEE faculty member celebrates 60th anniversary with Lanzhou Jiaotong University

(From left) Schussler, Perez, and co-principle investigator/ISU CCEE Assistant Professor Bora Cetin at a research site in Tama County, Iowa. Photo courtesy Schussler.

Engineering researchers explore preventative measures to limit waterbody contamination from construction sites

Iowa State construction engineering faculty member looks to minimize erosion and sediment discharge into Iowa’s waterways When does a body of water become too polluted to use for recreation or drinking? Take a look at this map of Iowa impaired waterbodies, prepared by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in 2016, and you’ll see impaired … Continue reading Engineering researchers explore preventative measures to limit waterbody contamination from construction sites

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ISU CCEE senior lecturer chosen to leadership role in new chapter of Lean Construction Institute

Larry Cormicle, a senior lecturer of construction engineering at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE), has been named to a leadership role in the newest division of The Lean Construction Institute (LCI). LCI recently founded a local chapter named the Greater Des Moines Community of Practice. Cormicle will serve … Continue reading ISU CCEE senior lecturer chosen to leadership role in new chapter of Lean Construction Institute

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ISU CCEE researcher explores possibility of saving time, money through environmentally-specific road materials

This research feature is a part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”).    

ISU CCEE faculty garner college, university recognition at annual award ceremonies

Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) celebrated multiple successes during the month of September. In U.S. News and World Report’s most recent rankings, ISU CCEE’s undergraduate program tied for 27th in civil engineering among institutions whose highest degree is a doctorate. In a fall 2018 release of university enrollment numbers, the department … Continue reading ISU CCEE faculty garner college, university recognition at annual award ceremonies

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ISU CCEE faculty member aids U.S. Forest Service in efforts to reduce effects of misapplied fire retardant

This research feature is a part of a series highlighting the work of ISU CCEE faculty. For more information, visit our website, www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/. Also, follow ISU CCEE on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn (search “Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering” and “ISUConE”).     

CyNet: Bridging better agriculture and transportation research

In today’s world, computing and networking is everywhere. To continue innovating, inventing and discovering new things, electrical and computer technology is crucial to furthering breakthroughs in many domains. Hongwei Zhang, associate professor at Iowa State University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently received a $999,919 grant to help further technology-related research … Continue reading CyNet: Bridging better agriculture and transportation research

Stronger, cheaper, greener foundations for offshore renewable energy generation

Cassandra Rutherford, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, is studying how to improve foundation design of tidal current turbines – with an aim of helping offshore renewable energy generation go mainstream. Her project examining suction caissons as an economical and green option for tidal turbines is supported by an NSF CAREER award.

ISU TSA Traffic Bowl Team with their trophy. Photo courtesy Hitesh Chawla.

Iowa State student team wins 2018 Institute of Transportation Engineers Midwestern District Traffic Bowl

Members of Iowa State University’s Transportation Student Association (ISU TSA) won the 2018 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Midwestern District Traffic Bowl on Friday, August 17. The team advanced to the 2018 ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship, held on Tuesday, August 21. Competition events took place at the Joint ITE International and Midwestern/Great Lakes Districts Annual … Continue reading Iowa State student team wins 2018 Institute of Transportation Engineers Midwestern District Traffic Bowl

Romal joins ISU CCEE as environmental engineering laboratory and safety manager

John Romal is the environmental lab and safety manager at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE). In his current duties, Romal is responsible for research and teaching laboratory operations, including sample preparation for undergraduate students, equipment maintenance, user supervision and training, safety inspections and general operations. He also collaborates … Continue reading Romal joins ISU CCEE as environmental engineering laboratory and safety manager

Nine high-potential projects launched by Exploratory Research Program

Nine new early-stage, high-potential research projects are underway with support from Iowa State College of Engineering’s Exploratory Research Program. The program provides funding to faculty for novel ideas for new research efforts. Recent projects funded by the ERP program are: Ian Schneider, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, “Topographical Control of Local Stiffness to … Continue reading Nine high-potential projects launched by Exploratory Research Program