Auburn University appoints Eden as its new dean of engineering - 4/14/23 2:00 PM
Following a national search, Mario Eden, the Joe T. and Billie Carole McMillan Professor and chair of Auburn University’s Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named as the 14th dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, according to an announcement by Interim Provost Vini Nathan.
4 engineers awarded Auburn Alumni Association's highest honor - 2/26/23 12:35 PM
Five Auburn University graduates — including four Auburn engineers — who are all highly accomplished in their fields, received the highest honor given by the Auburn Alumni Association at Auburn’s 2023 Lifetime Achievement Awards dinner on Feb. 25. The association also honored its Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient.
Auburn hosts 66th annual Alabama Transportation Conference - 2/16/23 12:00 PM
On Feb. 6, approximately a thousand federal and state highway personnel, road building contractors, general contractors, heavy construction contractors, utility contractors, county engineers, consulting engineers, construction material vendors, researchers, professional society representatives and university faculty members converged on Montgomery to share advances in transportation planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance, same as they have for the past 66 years.
Auburn transportation research shines at 2023 TRB Meeting - 2/9/23 4:14 PM
Auburn University's leading and broad transportation research, education and technology transfer portfolio was once again front and center at the 102 annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) conference held Jan. 8-12 in Washington, D.C.
AUTRI wins national CUTC 2022 Technology Transfer Leadership Award - 1/30/23 12:00 PM
The Auburn University Transportation Research Institute (AUTRI) was awarded the Council of University Transportation Center‘s (CUTC) 2022 Technology Transfer Leadership Award at the CUTC Annual Awards Banquet held Jan. 6 in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the 102nd Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting. On hand to accept the award were associate civil and environmental engineering professor Jeffrey LaMondia and AUTRI Director Laurence Rilett.
Auburn University Board of Trustees approves Applied Research Institute - 11/11/22 11:15 AM
The Auburn University Board of Trustees approved a proposal Friday to form an Applied Research Institute that will represent an aggregation and culmination of various defense, aerospace, national security and biotech efforts at Auburn University. The proposed institute will serve as a hub to coordinate, organize and market these many efforts to Auburn's external constituents.
David named acting associate dean for research - 6/1/22 11:45 AM
Allan David has been named as the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s acting associate dean for research.
CEE professor joins NAPA carbon emissions task force - 2/21/22 12:00 PM
Civil engineering assistant professor Benjamin Bowers is one of just three academics invited to join a one-year-old National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) taskforce aimed at achieving zero net carbon emissions by 2050.
Auburn hosts 65th annual Alabama Transportation Conference - 2/17/22 3:00 PM
"Very few states have a transportation conference this comprehensive and impactful. That Auburn University has been able to successfully host this for so long speaks to the leading role we have established in transportation research and outreach."
Auburn transportation expertise on full display at 2022 TRB conference - 1/7/22 12:00 PM
The national influence of Auburn's new Transportation Research Institute (AUTRI) will be on full display next week in front of thousands of transportation professionals.
Auburn autonomous racing team to compete at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - 1/5/22 11:00 AM
Nineteen universities from around the world, including Auburn, will compete as nine race teams in the second installment of the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC ) Friday, Jan. 7, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Held in conjunction with the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the event will be the first high-speed, head-to-head autonomous racecar competition in history.
Auburn Engineering to compete in historic Indy Autonomous Challenge - 10/22/21 8:09 AM
Auburn's Autonomous Tiger Racing team is gearing up to compete in the ground-breaking Indy Autonomous Challenge on Saturday.
NCAT graduate students awarded AAPT scholarships - 10/19/21 9:00 AM
Three civil engineering graduate students conducting research at the NCAT Test Track have received competitive scholarships and recognition from the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists.
AU team receives $1.5M to study resilient transportation infrastructure - 9/16/21 12:00 AM
As part of its highly competitive Effects of Sea Level Rise (ESLR) program, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has selected an interdisciplinary team of Auburn University researchers to lead a $1.539M project to address increasingly critical needs necessary for resilient infrastructure.
Autonomous Tiger Racing team makes history at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - 9/7/21 3:00 PM
Last month, Auburn Engineering’s world-renowned autonomous vehicle research program literally lapped the competition — and made history in the process.
#GINNing Podcast: The expert behind the wheel at AUTRI - 8/6/21 2:00 PM
Larry Rilett, director of the newly established Auburn University Transportation Research Institute (AUTRI), discusses what drew him to the job on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast
Auburn dedicates $22 million Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory - 6/11/21 5:00 PM
Auburn University dedicated the new standard for structural engineering research laboratories today.
Fan Yin promoted to NCAT assistant director - 5/25/21 8:00 AM
Dr. Fan Yin has been promoted to Assistant Director for the National Center for Asphalt Technology. In this role, he will be responsible for leading research programs and fostering client relationships while also continuing to lead NCAT’s research efforts in balanced mix design and use of recycled plastics in asphalt as well as NCAT’s testing service for the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program’s warm mix asphalt evaluation.
#GINNing goes behind the scenes of NCAT's new YouTube series - 5/7/21 12:00 AM
On the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast, Travis Walbeck, training manager for the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), delivers the scoop on the premiere short, entertaining, instructional YouTube channel for standard asphalt test procedures in the lab and field.
Incoming Auburn transportation director honored by Nebraska-Lincoln - 3/30/21 3:06 PM
Laurence Rilett, the incoming director of the Auburn University Transportation Research Institute, has earned one of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s highest faculty honors, the Innovation, Development and Engagement Award. Rilett joins Auburn later this year as the inaugural director of the Transportation Research Institute .
Autonomous Tiger Racing currently Top 3 in Indy Autonomous Challenge - 3/26/21 12:00 AM
After three rounds of competition that have included white papers, performance of passenger vehicles and race simulations against other teams, Auburn University’s Autonomous Tiger Racing is currently top 3 in the standings of the Indy Autonomous Challenge.
Auburn goes virtual with 64th annual Alabama Transportation Conference - 2/23/21 12:00 AM
Despite its virtual format, organizers say the 64th Alabama Transportation Conference held Feb. 9-11 was as successful as any in recent memory.
Auburn University taps Rilett to lead Transportation Research Institute - 2/22/21 6:00 AM
Laurence Rilett, one of the nation's foremost transportation thought leaders, has been tapped to lead Auburn University's newly established Transportation Research Institute.
Auburn University establishes Transportation Research Institute - 2/17/21 2:20 PM
As the Southeast’s leader in transportation research and education, Auburn University is taking another step forward with the announcement of the formation of the Auburn University Transportation Research Institute.
Civil and Environmental engineering professor to receive ACI award - 2/16/21 12:00 AM
Anton Schindler, Mountain Spirit Professor of structural engineering and Highway Research Center director, has been awarded the 2021 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award for outstanding leadership performed by Schindler to ACI’s Technical Committee 237.
Auburn debuts sophisticated new autonomous vehicle research facility - 2/15/21 4:00 PM
Auburn University recently opened the doors to a sophisticated new autonomous vehicle research facility at Auburn’s National Center for Asphalt Technology test track — one of the few facilities of its kind in the nation attached to a test track.
Auburn researchers out to prove platooning truck benefits - 2/12/21 12:00 AM
Auburn's GAVLAB has built a strong reputation in autonomous vehicle navigation and developed a broad sponsored research portfolio, with projects ranging from the Department of Defense and the Federal Highway Administration to many private industry partners.
#GINNing Podcast: Autonomous meets Indianapolis - 12/27/20 12:00 AM
At next October's Indy Autonomous Challenge, Will Bryan and his new master's degree in mechanical engineering will be kicking back and letting the code take the wheel at 200 driverless miles per hour.
Civil engineering graduate named ALDOT chief engineer - 10/21/20 9:00 AM
Edward “Ed” Austin, ’91 civil engineering, was recently named chief engineer for the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).
#GINNing Podcast: The Pavement Powers of Benjamin Bowers - 10/9/20 12:00 PM
Sustainability and pavement — that's what Ben Bowers does.
Civil engineering researchers awarded best paper for third straight year - 9/30/20 10:49 AM
A team of Auburn University civil engineering researchers were recently awarded first place in the 2020 Southern District Institute of Transportation Engineers (SDITE) Best Member Technical Paper competition for their paper, “Impact of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles on Highway Trust Fund in Alabama,” which is now published in the Transportation Research Record.
Auburn's combined commencement ceremonies postponed indefinitely - 7/27/20 4:13 PM
In the absence of planned ceremonies, Auburn is still prepared to welcome and celebrate graduates and guests who have already planned to travel to Auburn for the Aug. 8 weekend.
Auburn University building new autonomous vehicle research facility - 6/18/20 4:23 PM
Auburn University is building an Autonomous Vehicle Research facility at the National Center for Asphalt Technology test track to support the work of the GPS and Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory.
Auburn team wins asphalt mix design competition - 4/6/20 12:00 AM
Auburn Engineering students Mo Fortunatus, David Vivanco, Danny Martinez, Zachary Pace and Madison Eason have won the CRH Asphalt Mix Design Competition.