College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

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.

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”

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”

How an Iowa farm boy became one of San Francisco’s elite structural engineers

This is one in a series of stories related to the 150th anniversary of civil engineering at Iowa State University. From the small town of Manning, Iowa, Henry J. Brunnier went on to accomplish big things in structural engineering. In 1900, Brunnier became the first person in his town to attend Iowa State College (now …Continue reading “How an Iowa farm boy became one of San Francisco’s elite structural engineers”

Former ISU CCEE chair retires after years of service

After 14 years of service to Iowa State University (ISU), Cerwick Faculty Professor James (Jim) Alleman has decided to leave the university. Alleman is a faculty member of ISU’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) and served as the department chair from 2005-2011. “During his time at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, …Continue reading “Former ISU CCEE chair retires after years of service”

ISU researcher working with DOT on flood impact study

Alice Alipour, an assistant professor of civil engineering at Iowa State University, is leading a team of researchers to examine the effects of flooding on the infrastructures of communities. “With infrastructure systems, those are pretty much our lifeline,” Alipour said. “This includes transportation and power grid lines. We also consider community resilience and also consider buildings as a part of this infrastructure.”

Civil engineering researcher looks to improve safety on the road

This research feature is 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”). Text-only version available.  

Civil engineering researcher looks to improve safety on the road – text only

Friction and Function You hardly think about the complex relationship between your car’s tires and the pavement on which you spend your morning and evening commute. But for Omar Smadi, an associate professor in civil engineering, the interaction between tires and pavement surfaces shares a fascinating dynamic that can lower the possibility of car accidents. …Continue reading “Civil engineering researcher looks to improve safety on the road – text only”

ISU environmental engineer researches the most effective methods to clean water

This research feature is 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”). Text-only version available.

Davide Bigoni, University of Trento, to present AerE seminar

Davide Bigoni of the University of Trento, Italy will be a special guest of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He will present “Folding of Elastic Solids and Eshelby Forces in Elastic Rods.” The presentation is part of the Midwest Mechanics Seminar Series. It examines a process rarely encountered in nature but is common in mechanics …Continue reading “Davide Bigoni, University of Trento, to present AerE seminar”

Engineering employees honored at ISU 25 Year Club banquet

The ISU 25 Year Club celebrates the employees who reach 25, 35, 45, and 50 years of continuous service. The annual banquet was held on Monday, March 4 and honored employees for their longstanding contributions to Iowa State: Celebrating 25 years of service: Roy Gu, CCEE Jay Harmon, ABE Charles Jahren, CCEE Paul Jewell, Engineering-LAS Online Learning Brian Larson, Engineering Career Services …Continue reading “Engineering employees honored at ISU 25 Year Club banquet”

Construction engineering faculty member searches for best disaster response strategy

This research feature is 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”). Text-only version available.     

ISU CCEE research team works to produce engineering design for saturated buffers on Iowa farms

This research feature is 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”). Text-only version available. 

Greenwood Department Chair inducted to UT Austin Academy of Distinguished Alumni

On Friday, Sept. 28, the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) inducted Greenwood Department Chair David Sanders into its Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Sanders earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees at UT Austin in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Induction ceremonies took place at UT Austin’s Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. …Continue reading “Greenwood Department Chair inducted to UT Austin Academy of Distinguished Alumni”

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