Tag: civil engineering

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.”

Water Environment Federation of ISU advances to next round of CSWEA Student Design Competition

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) ISU Student Chapter competed in the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) Student Design Competition on April 8 in Madison, Wisconsin. “This organization connects what we learn in class with real-world problems,” said Peiyang Li, a member of WEF at ISU and a student in biological systems engineering. “It provides … Continue reading Water Environment Federation of ISU advances to next round of CSWEA Student Design Competition

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

Clean and green

A number of products you use in your home contain resins. Resins are materials that act as a glue between polymers, and polymers make up synthetic organic materials like plastics and fibers. Chris Williams, a professor in civil engineering, is working on a collaborative project that could replace resins with cleaner, more efficient biomaterials. “It … Continue reading Clean and green

Civil engineering researcher’s work creates faster technologies for high-rate systems

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’s Sharma appointed Pitt-Des Moines Inc. Professor in Civil Engineering

Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) has named Anuj Sharma the Pitt-Des Moines Inc. (PDM) Professor in Civil Engineering. “Contributions such as these form stepping stones to explore transformative solutions for next generation civil infrastructure systems,” Sharma said of the professorship. Sharma is an associate professor of transportation engineering … Continue reading ISU CCEE’s Sharma appointed Pitt-Des Moines Inc. Professor in Civil Engineering

ISU CCEE’s Laflamme appointed Waldo W. Wegner Professor in Civil Engineering

Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) has appointed Simon Laflamme the Waldo W. Wegner Professor in Civil Engineering. “This professorship enables innovative research projects that could yield exciting opportunities for our department,” Laflamme said. Laflamme is an associate professor of structural engineering. His research interests include structural health monitoring, … Continue reading ISU CCEE’s Laflamme appointed Waldo W. Wegner Professor in Civil Engineering

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.     

2019 Engineers’ Week Student Organization Honors Announced

With Engineers’ Week beginning Saturday, the winners for this years outstanding student organizations have been announced and will be recognized at the 2019 Engineers’ Week Award Banquet on February 22.   Winners:  K-12 Outreach award: Cardinal Space Mining Community Service Award: Associated General Contractors (AGC)  Newcomer of the Year Award: GNU/Linux Club  Outstanding Achievement Award: CyRoc  … Continue reading 2019 Engineers’ Week Student Organization Honors Announced

Centennial Celebration: A glimpse at civil engineering alumnus Neal Garver

Neal Garver stepped off the train with only a suitcase, prior experience as a school teacher, a certificate from a second-grade teacher in hand and a dream of becoming a civil engineer. Four years later he graduated with a degree in civil engineering and went on to create Garver, a multi-disciplined engineering, planning, architectural and environmental services firm in Little Rock, Arkansas.