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  • July 15, 2021

    Media Mention: NSF features Nguyen research project in daily What's Hot in Science newsletter

    A new technique to treat middle ear infections developed by UIUC researchers including professor Helen Nguyen was featured in the National Science Foundation's "What's Hot in Science?" daily newsletter, which looks at noteworthy scientific findings from researchers around the country. READ MORE

  • July 8, 2021

    Media Mention: Researchers' project featured in Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery

    Recent research on Using AI to Predict 3D Printing Processes by assistant professor Jinhui Yan and his PhD student, Qiming Zhu, was featured in the current issue of Communications of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). READ MORE

  • July 2, 2021

    Garg wins Stephen Brunauer Award

    Nishant Garg, CEE assistant professor, has won the prestigious Stephen Brunauer Award from the Cements Division of the American Ceramic Society, which is awarded annually to the authors of the best cements paper published by the American Ceramic Society during the previous calendar year. READ MORE

  • June 29, 2021

    Ramez Hajj named Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant faculty scholar

    During his year as scholar, Hajj will develop a porous asphalt mixture capable of resisting freeze-thaw cycles. READ MORE

  • June 21, 2021

    Nathan Shauer wins ASCE EMI student presentation competition

    Ph.D. student Nathan Shauer has been named winner of the 2021 ASCE EMI Computational Mechanics Committee Student Presentation Competition. The competition was held at the Engineering Mechanics Institute Probabilistic Mechanics & Reliability Conference in May 2021. Shauer presented Simulation of Wave Propagation in Fluid-filled Fractures within a GFEM Framework. WATCH PRESENTATION

  • June 17, 2021

    New modeling technique shows greater likelihood, frequency of extreme heat events in urban areas

    Extreme heat waves in urban areas are much more likely than previously thought according to a new paper co-authored by CEE assistant professor Lei Zhao. “Large model structural uncertainty in global projections of urban heat waves" is published in the journal Nature Communications. READ MORE

  • June 7, 2021

    Paper: Probabilistic Models and Fragility Estimates for Unreinforced Masonry Walls Subject to In-Plane Horizontal Forces

    Recent paper  on developing probabilistic capacity models for unreinforced masonry walls with hollow clay units subject to horizontal in-plane forces, co-authored by professor Paolo Gardoni, selected as Editor's Choice for the latest ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering issue. READ PAPER

  • June 7, 2021

    Konar to present during National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine virtual discussion

    Associate professor Megan Konar will present on mapping virtual water flows through food during a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine discussion on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 3:00pm ET. See more and register at: EVENT DETAILS

  • May 27, 2021

    Media Mention: Western Mass News talks with Frank Lombardo about an increase in high wind events

    SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Western Mass News talked to experts in the field – including assistant professor Frank Lombardo – to find out what’s driving an increase in high wind events, and how to build a better, more resilient future. READ MORE

  • May 20, 2021

    Kontou selected for NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

    CEE at Illinois assistant professor Eleftheria Kontou has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's 2021 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. READ MORE

  • May 20, 2021

    Ran Mei awarded the 2021 Jacobs Engineering Group / AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

    This award is given annually to recognize an outstanding doctoral dissertation that contributes to the advancement of environmental science and engineering. Congratulations!

  • May 20, 2021

    Paper: Low-Head Hydropower as a Reserve Power Source: A Case Study of Northeastern Illinois

    New paper that includes professor Marcelo Garcia and associate professor Ashlynn Stillwell as co-authors quantifies potential hydropower generation at low-head dams and finds low-head hydropower functions reliably despite streamflow variability; integrating low-head hydropower with wind limits the system output; low-head hydropower is best suited for small, local applications.  READ PAPER

  • May 18, 2021

    International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics

    Professor Erol Tutumluer is Chair of the 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics, which aims to bridge the gap between pavement/railway engineering and geotechnical engineering. The conference registration deadline is Friday, May 21. Learn more about the virtual conference and sign up at

  • May 13, 2021

    In the Media: Christopher Barkan cited in Time Magazine article on Amtrak and passenger rail

    TIME (May 3, 2021) - Professor Christopher Barkan weighs in on the ramifications of adding more passenger trains to existing freight rail lines. READ THE ARTICLE

  • May 13, 2021

    Professor Timothy Stark invited to give the T.H. Wu Distinguished Lecture

    The T.H. Wu Distinguished Lecture is a signature event in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at The Ohio State University. Presented yearly, the lecture features prominent scholars and practitioners in the field of geotechnical engineering.

  • May 1, 2021

    CEE Graduation Reception: Registration Open

    Graduating students, families and friends are invited to attend the virtual CEE Graduation Reception on May 15, 2021. Learn More

  • April 29, 2021

    In the Media: People of Color Breathe More Hazardous Air. The Sources Are Everywhere.

    New York Times – Compared with white Americans, people of color in the United States suffer disproportionately from exposure to pollution, according to new research led by assistant professor Christopher Tessum. READ THE ARTICLE

  • April 29, 2021

    New study shows PM-2.5 polluters disproportionately and systemically affect people of color in the United States

    A study led by assistant professor Christopher Tessum uncovered stark disparities between white people and minorities across thousands of categories of pollution, driven by nearly all emission source types. READ MORE

  • April 29, 2021

    International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium: Registration Now Open

    Registration is now open for the 2021 International Crosstie & Fastening System Symposium, which will include more than 25 pre-recorded presentations that will be provided free of charge to attendees.  Learn More

  • April 28, 2021

    Paper: Disparities and equity issues in electric vehicles rebate allocation

    New publication in Energy Policy, by assistant professor Eleftheria Kontou: Disparities and equity issues in electric vehicles rebate allocation. Researchers uncover uneven distribution of rebates in CA census tracts between income segments and community advantaged/disadvantaged status.  READ PAPER

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