Microscopic-scale observations simplify how scientists describe fault behavior

In a new study, researchers show how this simplification may lead to better earthquake prediction.

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Driving electric vehicles forward in US, Illinois

Assistant professor Eleftheria Kontou focuses on transport electrification to help meet greenhouse gas emission goals.

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Tessum wins NASA Early Career Faculty Award

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Class project showcases Bahl Smart Bridge as "Living Laboratory for Education and Research"

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Why Choose CEE at Illinois?

Engineering students

Widely known for its friendly, welcoming atmosphere, CEE at Illinois is where you go to learn, study and conduct leading research in civil and environmental engineering. A top-ranked program with distinguished faculty, CEE at Illinois prepares students to tackle some of society's biggest challenges:

  • Ensuring clean air, safe drinking water and sanitation;
  • Addressing our changing environment;
  • Protecting the population from natural and man-made hazards;
  • Designing a sustainable infrastructure that serves everyone;
  • Reimagining human and commodity traffic for an automated future;
  • And, of course, designing and constructing the world’s tallest buildings and most iconic bridges

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Civil Engineering
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Civil Engineering
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Environmental Engineering
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Online Civil Engineering Master's Program

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FGI Webinar: Differentiating Microplastics and Geosynthetics


12:00 PM


Backpack to Briefcase: Participating in Student Orgs

1310 Yeh Center, Newmark Lab

5:30 PM


CEE Tailgate

Memorial Stadium

8:30 AM

Data Science + CEE Disciplines

New undergraduate certificate option and non-thesis Master's track
combine data science, CEE core disciplines.  

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Research Conferences

CEE at Illinois hosts several research conferences throughout the year, bringing together scientists, academics, industry professionals and policy makers together for learning, collaboration and networking.

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CEE at Illinois undergraduate and graduate programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation. See our current rankings and other stats about our top department.

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