Graduate Blog

To submit an item for the graduate blog, email Joan Christian.

January 31, 2020

Ph.D. Final Defense – Quang Tran

Noncontact sensing systems and autonomous decision-making for early-age concrete

Advisor: Professor Jeffery Roesler

Date: Thursday, February 13th, 8:30 am

Location: 329 Grainger Engineering Library


January 31, 2020

PhD Final Defense – Hao Xu

Multi-level, Multi-variate, Non-stationary, Random Field Modeling of Engineering Systems

Advisor: Professor Paolo Gardoni

Date: Monday February 17th,  1:00 pm

Location: Newmark Room 2117


January 30, 2020

Please see the enclosed flyers about the Structural Engineering Conference for Thursday, March 26. They are also sponsoring a Best Poster Award during the conference.


January 28, 2020

The Eno Center for Transportation is now accepting applications for its 2020 Summer Thomas J. O’Bryant Transportation Policy Fellowship. This fellowship provides a high-quality professional development opportunity for aspiring transportation specialists. Successful applicants will gain in-depth knowledge of transportation policy and practice under the guidance of Eno staff.


Assisting in the development of Eno publications and products. Fellows play an integral part in the research and development of transportation research documents, policy recommendations, and events. Projects cover all modes, sectors, and levels of government within transportation. Contributing to the premier transportation publication: Eno Transportation Weekly (ETW). Fellows cover transportation-related hearings on Capitol Hill, analyze legislation, and develop think pieces and other commentary for ETW. Bridging the gap between research and policy. Fellows participate in Eno’s outreach through participation in conferences, briefings, and private meetings. Gaining in-depth knowledge of U.S. policymaking. Fellows engage the policymaking community through association with the Board of Directors, Eno education programs, and briefings to policymakers.

Duration of the appointment is 10 weeks (start/end dates to be determined by successful candidate and Eno staff.)

Fellowships are awarded to students with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. working in transportation, engineering, housing, urban planning, or related degrees. Fellows must have already developed research skills and a strong writing ability.

Fellows are paid a stipend of $2,250 per month.

Apply today

January 27, 2020

The Graduate College provides awards of up to $350 for students to travel to professional conferences to present papers, posters, or creative work. Awards may be offered as reimbursement for recently-completed travel or for upcoming travel. For further info see, including eligibilty, number of awards per department, award amounts, and nomination instructions.

Students should submit applications to Joan Christian in 1108 Newmark by Friday Feb 21.