Graduate Blog

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October 12, 2017

Please see attachements for the Backpack 2 Briefcase presentation from 10/10/17


October 11, 2017

The Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association (ISAWWA) is pleased to announce an opportunity for students and young professionals (YPs) to share the results of their work and/or academic projects at the WATERCON Poster Competition on Monday, March 19, 2018.  This is an opportunity to attend the best total water conference in the state, and a great chance to learn about the rapidly evolving water industry through interactions with peers and industry professionals.  Highlight and display graphically your research, plans, or case studies.  All applicants will receive free conference registration for the day of the competition, and the winner will have the opportunity to present at the AWWA national poster competition.  Applications must be received by February 12, 2018.  For more information and to submit your entry, please go to and complete the online form.  For more information, please see the attached Poster Competition flyer, or contact Laurie Dougherty at or call 866-521-3595 ext. 1.

October 11, 2017

PhD Final Defense – Trang Vu

Study on the formation of nitrogenous disinfection by products from the reaction between dichloroacetaldehyde and monochloramine

Advisor: Professor Benito Mariñas

Date: Monday November 20th, 9:00 am

Location: 1000 Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL)


October 11, 2017

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Illini Union. Join the Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at Illinois on Saturday, February 10th for the Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) Conference. During this annual event, leaders in STEM will share their insights on pursuing diverse career paths beginning with a graduate degree. The conference includes panel discussions and breakout sessions to facilitate one-on-one interactions with these speakers and promote the discussion of topics unique to the graduate student experience. Confirmed speakers include Civil and Environmental Engineers and Professors: Efi Foufoula-Georgiou (UC-Irvine), Francina Dominguez (Illinois), and Praveen Kumar (Illinois).

Registration is open through November 27th or until registration reaches capacity, so register early to secure your spot. Please contact Erin Molloy ( with any questions. Learn more and register at:

October 9, 2017

The Prairie Research Institute has a Academic Hourly (Research Chemist) Position Open. Please see announcement.