Work to attend EU-US Frontiers of Engineering symposium

10/6/2016 9:22:58 AM

CEE at Illinois assistant professor Daniel Work will travel to Helsinki, Finland later this month to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s 2016 EU-U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (EU-US FOE) symposium. The symposium, which is hosted in partnership with the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies, and Engineering, will bring together an elite group of early-career European and American engineers for 2-1/2 days of intensive seminars. Participants are from industry, universities and other research institutions, and only 60 were invited to attend the prestigious event.

The goal of the symposium is to introduce these emerging engineering leaders to each other and facilitate international collaboration and an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge. The 2016 EU-US FOE will feature discussions on cutting-edge developments in four areas: Integrated Photonics; The Road to Future Urban Mobility; Frontiers of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage; and Smart Systems for Personalized and Connected Healthcare. Work’s participation is in recognition of his research expertise in monitoring and understanding of transportation systems at increasingly large scales.

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 (courtesy) 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.