Civil Engineering program announces ‘Outstanding Graduate Student’

Jul 5, 2018 | Engineering and Science, General News

The Louisiana Tech University Civil Engineering program named Ph.D. candidate Greta Vladeanu its 2017-18 Outstanding Graduate Student. The Outstanding Graduate Student award is given annually to a graduate student who exhibits excellence in research, coursework, teaching, and service.

Each year, faculty from the Civil Engineering program evaluate applicants for the award based on grade-point average, peer-reviewed publications, other publications, presentations, patents, research contributions and teaching and service.

Vladeanuwas selected for her work in water systems engineering. She has had work published in Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology and has presented work at the NO-DIG, Pipelines, and North American Society for Trenchless Technology Conferences. Greta also taught two courses over the 2017-18 academic year: Construction Engineering Technology Construction Materials Lab and the Civil Engineering Materials Lab.

“We are very proud of what Greta has accomplished during her Ph.D. program,” Dr. John Matthews, Vladeanu’s advisor and director of the Louisiana Tech Trenchless Technology Center said. “She has excelled in all areas, including research, publications and teaching, and I believe she will be very successful in her future endeavors.”

Vladeanu says she is thankful to the Civil Engineering program faculty for the award and for the mentorship that she has received throughout her time at Tech.

“I feel truly honored and grateful for this recognition,” Vladeanu said. “The professors here at Tech are truly the most caring and encouraging, and I feel fortunate to be part of such an amazing academic community.”

Vladeanu received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Cluj Napoca and her Master of Science in Civil Engineering at the Transylvania University of Brasov in Romania. She received her Master of Science in Technology from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.