College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

CCEE graduate student receives women’s scholarship for excellence in the transportation field

Wasama Abdullah, a second-year graduate student in transportation engineering, received the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Helene Overly graduate scholarship in January in recognition of her outstanding commitment to the transportation field. Her research excellence, high academic record and involvement in the industry made her stand out as a scholarship nominee. “I was very thrilled and …Continue reading “CCEE graduate student receives women’s scholarship for excellence in the transportation field”

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.

Research could lead to less time spent in roadway construction traffic

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. 

On NBC’s TODAY show: Could heated airport runways melt away your winter travel headaches?

Halil Ceylan’s heated pavement technology was featured on The Today Show. Watch the video to see just how quickly the heated runways can melt away snow and ice.

Iowa State University engineers use innovative rejuvenator to recycle asphalt pavement

Researchers explore greener methods for incorporating high-percentage recycled asphalt pavement mixture into roadways Late last month, a team of Iowa State University (ISU) researchers and industry partners gathered in Crawford County, Iowa, for the unveiling of an exciting development in how engineers use renewable resources in jobsites. Chris Williams is a professor of geotechnical/materials engineering …Continue reading “Iowa State University engineers use innovative rejuvenator to recycle asphalt pavement”

Iowa State researchers take new long-lasting highway findings on the road

Transportation engineers plan efforts to teach new concrete specifications to states in effort to cut delays, extend life of roadways It is hard to imagine a summer without the delays of road construction; however, researchers at Iowa State University (ISU) are finding new ways to keep the slow-downs to a minimum. To do so, they …Continue reading “Iowa State researchers take new long-lasting highway findings on the road”

CCEE researcher may help with those potholes

You’ve held your breath and grimaced as your car bounced over another big pothole. Iowans are probably going to have to get used to it, says an Iowa State University pavement expert. “You better buckle yourself in,” said Christopher Williams, an associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering and the manager of the Asphalt Materials …Continue reading “CCEE researcher may help with those potholes”

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