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CME Concrete Bowling Ball
CME Students Bowl Over the Competition
CME student Ioannis Peiralis bowled over the competition to win first place on Feb. 10 during the Student Concrete Bowling Ball Competition hosted by Illinois Chapter of ACI (American Concrete Institute) in Elmhurst, Illinois. The win includes a prize of $750 and a spot in the national competition in Utah.The team consisted of Peiralis, Magda Przewozniak, and Mitchell Horn, but Przewozniak and Horn couldn’t attend due to work obligations. That left Peiralis alone to represent UIC and take on the teams from Valparaiso University and Bradley University. Apart from the students, six professional engineers made bowling concrete balls for the event. A total of 17 people participated with concrete balls.“Bowling with the ball was easy,” said Peiralis. “The challenge was…
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UIC ITE Scholarship Winner
CME Student Wins IL-ITE Graduate Student Scholarship
Ramin Shabanpour, a Ph.D. candidate in CME, won the IL-ITE Graduate Student Scholarship from the Institute of Transportation Engineers Illinois Section. Shabanpour, who serves as UIC’s ITE chapter vice president, received the award during the ITE Illinois Section Annual Banquet on Jan. 19 at The Berghoff in Chicago.“I feel extremely honored for receiving this award, which is an important impetus for me to continue my research with more efforts,” said Shabanpour. “I also feel proud that this is the second year in a row that UIC Transportation students are winning this scholarship. We started our ITE-UIC chapter last year, and, since then, our students have brought home many regional and statewide awards in transportation. I feel proud to be part of this striving…
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CME Professor Krishna Reddy at UIC
Professor Reddy Wins ‘2018 Wesley W. Horner Award’
Professor Krishna Reddy, of UIC’s Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, was recently named the winner of the 2018 Wesley W. Horner Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).The Publication Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the ASCE reviews all of the materials published in their journals and selected the award quality papers, which included Reddy’s Modeling Coupled Hydromechanical Behavior of Landfilled Waste in Bioreactor Landfills: Numerical Formulation and Validation.“It came as a total surprise, which makes it very special. Peers have recognized my published research as award winning quality,” said Reddy. “I’m surprised, humbled and very happy!”The paper presents a numerical two-phase flow model as a tool to predict hydraulic behavior – moisture…
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Professor Zou Researching Crowdshipping for Urban Delivery
The world of online retail is in a state of tremendous growth. Purchasing behavior changes and technological advancements are shifting the way consumers and businesses use e-commerce. The surge also has resulted in an increase in truck traffic, which is having a negative impact on the urban environment. We are seeing more traffic congestion and emissions, faster wear-and-tear on road infrastructure, and a shortage of truck parking space. From these changes, an alternative delivery method called “crowdshipping” has emerged. It uses individuals who walk, bike, or drive to perform delivery in urban areas, which presents considerable promise to appease the need for livable community development with the increase of freight demand. CME Assistant Professor Bo Zou, an expert in transportation…
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PhD student Minoo Kabir is racking up awards with her research at UIC in the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering.
CME Student Wins Chancellor’s Graduate Research Award
Minoo Kabir is one of 27 students throughout the university to be awarded the Chancellor’s Graduate Research Award for her work entitled “Enhancing crack detection ability in large infrastructures by integration of acoustic metamaterials and MEMS sensors”“I’m absolutely thrilled that I received this prestigious award. It’s a great achievement that motivates me to continue my research with more efforts, and I’m so passionate about performing this project,” said Kabir. “I have been so lucky to have such a wonderful advisor, Dr. Didem Ozevin, who supported and encouraged me through my research.”Kabir works under the direction of Associate Professor Didem Ozevin, of the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, in the Non-Destructive Structures laboratory.“Minoo joined my research laboratory in Spring 2014,…
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UIC’s Department of Civil and Materials Engineering. The Civil Engineering Professional Advisory Council (CEPAC) joined donors, students, and faculty for the annual Scholarship Reception and Awards Dinner
Donors, Students Meet at Scholarship Dinner
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, was a momentous evening for UIC’s Department of Civil and Materials Engineering. The Civil Engineering Professional Advisory Council (CEPAC) joined donors, students, and faculty for the annual Scholarship Reception and Awards Dinner at UIC.Through the generosity of donors and partners, CME awarded 64 scholarships to students. The support helps UIC in its mission to continue to provide access to excellence and success for our students. Board members, many of whom are UIC alumnus, added personal stories to the ceremony as they detailed the scholarship requirements and the interests and accomplishments of the donors.During the event, students received a certificate, and, in many cases, they were able to meet the donor of their scholarship or a corporate representative…
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