CEE professor will again participate in NAE Frontiers of Engineering
Presented by the National Academy of Engineering, the Frontiers of Engineering symposia facilitate interaction and collaboration among engineers ages 30-45, judged to be among the most promising future leaders in the field. This is Work’s second invitation; in October 2016 he was a participant at the 2016 symposium in Helsinki, Finland.
The 2017 symposium will focus on developments at the cutting edge of engineering technology in four areas: Synthetic Biology, Energy Storage, Engineering Robots for Human Interaction and Intelligent Transportation. Work will speak on “From mobile sensing to mobile control of vehicular traffic.”
Work joined the CEE at Illinois faculty in 2010 and teaches courses in transportation engineering and sustainable infrastructure systems. He also holds appointments with the Coordinated Science Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and was a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2015. He has received a number of honors, including CEE Excellence Faculty Fellow (2016), Outstanding Instructor Award (2015), and NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2014). Work is consistently on the Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students list, and was given the ASCE Outstanding Instructor Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers UIUC Student Chapter in 2015.