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 (USFOE) Symposium.
USFOE is an annual three-day meeting that brings together outstanding young engineers (ages 30-45) from industry, academia and government to discuss pioneering technical and leading-edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors. The program provides an opportunity for engineers early in their careers to learn about cutting-edge developments in fields other than their own, facilitate collaborative work and share new approaches and techniques across fields.
Kontou's research interests include transportation planning, electrification and emerging vehicle technologies operations, as well as transportation and energy sectors interdependencies. She joined the CEE faculty in 2019, and was selected as a 2020-2021 iSEE Levenick Teaching Sustainability Fellow.
Kontou earned her Ph.D. (2016, University of Florida), M.Sc. (2013, Virginia Tech) and B.Sc. (2011, National Technical University of Athens) in civil engineering. She is a member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies of the National Academies.