Graduate Blog

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June 4, 2018

June 8th Registration Deadlines

Last day to add a S1 (4 week) course, approval required Last day to drop a S1 (4 week) course with a "W" recorded, approval required Deadline to cancel S1 Independent Study (12 week), S2 (8 week), or S2A (4 week) registration if you are not enrolled for any other summer courses.

June 15th Registration Deadlines

Deadline to submit forms to elect to audit a course for S2A (4 week) Last day to add or drop a S2A (4 week) course visa Student Self-Service 


Students may be released from their obligation to pay ALL tuition and fees by canceling their S2, S2A, or S1 Independent Study registration by June 10, 2018 if they are not registered for any other summer courses. Completed Withdrawal/Cancellation forms must be received in the Graduate College by 5 p.m. June 8, 2018, the last business day before instruction begins for these terms.

It is important to remember that there are many different summer deadlines (cancellation, withdrawal, credit/no credit, add/drop classes, etc.) because students may attend different sessions of the summer term. If you are considering making changes to your summer registration, please check the registration deadlines for the parts of term in which you are registered.

For academic and registration deadlines for Summer 2018, visit the following websites:

Summer 2018 Refund Schedule Summer 2018 Withdrawal Schedule Summer 2018 Academic Calendar


June 1, 2018

Graduate Student Research Assistantship

Harrison Kim (PI) Research Group

Design for Sustainability Project

Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Graduate student research assistant (GSRA) position is available in the research area of Design for Sustainability in the Dept. of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in the research group of Professor Harrison Kim. We are seeking qualified and motivated researcher to advance the sustainable design and manufacturing of complex products. The successful applicants will integrate life cycle costing (LCC) and life cycle assessment (LCA) in consideration of uncertainty and demonstrate the effectiveness of trade-off design approach for realistic product (re)manufacturing cases. Candidates with background in environmental science and engineering in addition to design methods will be preferred. The GSRA will be in Dr. Kim’s research group.

The duties of the GSRA will focus on modeling the process of environmental impact assessment and automating tradeoff in a user-friendly environment. In addition to day-to-day project execution, a target outcome the work is to create an open-access design tool for adoption by industry partners. Expertise in some of the following areas is desired: material processing, impact quantification of chemicals, SimaPro, Visual Basic, and Python.

Required qualifications:

A Ph.D. student (year 1 or 2) without current research support/supervisor in mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, industrial systems engineering, or materials science; Ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Strong candidates will also possess the following attributes:

Experience with environmental impact quantification at the process and material level; Experience with programming; US Citizen or Permanent Resident (preferred); Evidence of scientific impact (e.g., published papers).

GSRA application review will begin immediately. Prospective GSRA should email the following materials to Prof. Kim with the subject line “Sustainability GSRA”: brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, up to two examples of scholarly output (e.g., published or submitted manuscripts). Start dates are flexible, and could range from June 1, 2018 to late summer 2018. Positions are available for one year; however, potential annual renewal is dependent on funding, progress made by the individual, and career goals of the individual (mentoring plans will be tailored to meet the individual’s goals). All positions include competitive salary and benefits standard of 50% GSRA.

More information may be found on relevant websites for the Kim Research Group ( or by contacting Prof. Kim (


May 31, 2018

Please see attached job announcements for Careers with IEA, Inc.

May 29, 2018

Please see this link for more info about the summer course CEE498ch-Case Histories

May 29, 2018

Please see the following announcement for online courses.