Urbanization has caused artificially created surfaces to replace open land and vegetation. This led the once permeable and soft surfaces to absorb and store more heat while retaining very little moisture, thus raising their surface temperatures and causing urban areas to become warmer than the surrounding rural area. This phenomenon has been called the Urban Heat Island (UHI).Read More
Several ICT investigators and students have recently been recognized for their academic and research efforts: Read More
Dozens of students, faculty, and staff gathered to listen to the 2018 Kent Distinguished Speaker Dr. Kumares C. Sinha at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on April 12.
Sinha is a registered professional engineer and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has 50 years of teaching experience with a wide range of research contributions spanning from highway engineering, traffic operations, and safety analysis to land use–transportation system modeling, transportation financing, and civil infrastructure management. He is currently the Edgar and Hedwig Olson Distinguished Professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. Read More
The Spring 2018 Kent Seminar Series wrapped up another successful season in late April. Students, researchers, and professionals lectured on a variety of transportation topics. The list of speakers and topics covered were as follows: Read More
A long-time Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering staff member and ICT supporter is enjoying more time with his family after his retirement from the university on April 30. Read More