Graduate Blog

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April 13, 2018

Below is a list of upcoming events on campus with visiting Chinese universities recruiting PhDs and postdocs for future faculty members, the primary target is Engineering.   The first three events are posted on Handshake @ Illinois for students to view.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (Two sessions) (

Session 1: Speaker: Professor Jesús SEADE, Associate Vice President for Global Affairs

Thursday, April 12

3:30pm - 4:30pm

B02 Coordinated Science Laboratory


Session 2: Speaker: Professor Zhi-Quan (Tom) Luo, Vice President for Academic (focus more on Chinese Candidates)

Thursday, April 12

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Lincoln Hall 1027


Tsinghua University  (

Thursday, April 19


NCSA 1122


Sun Yat-sen University

Wednesday, April 25


Illini Union Room 209


Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chengdu/Chongqing area)-(Institute of Optics and Electronics/ Chongqing Institute of Green Intelligent Technology/Chengdu Institute of Biology/Institute of Mountain Hazard and Environment/Documentation and Information Center)

Thursday, April 26


Illini Union 209

Northwestern Polytechnical University

Thursday, April 26

10:30am-12:00 pm

Illini Union 406

Kristina Wright 

Associate Director | Engineering Career Services |University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1304 W. Springfield Ave. | Urbana, IL 61801 | Ph: 217-333-1960 |

April 12, 2018

PhD Final Defense - Ya Zhang

A Drinking Water Microbiome from Source to Tap: Community Diversity, Functionality, and Microbial Interaction

Advisor: Professor Wen-Tso Liu

Date: Monday April 23rd, 9:00 am

Location: 1000 Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL)


April 11, 2018

Construction Materials Seminar Series
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEE-595MA Seminar
“Topics in Condition Monitoring of Solids and Structures Using Elastic Waves”
Presented by
Francesco Lanza di Scalea
University of California San Diego

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:00 -1:00 pm
1311 Newmark Lab


April 10, 2018

Please see the attached flyer for the upcoming Fall 2018/Spring 2019 course – ENG 440: International Water Project. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ann Witmer at or Keilin Jahnke at



April 9, 2018

Ph.D. Final Defense – Pinlei Chen
A Variational Framework for Mathematically Nonsmooth Problems in Solid and Structural Mechanics
Advisor: Professor Arif Masud
Date: Thursday April 26th, 2:00 pm
Location: Grainger Library Room 329