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UIC CME research laboratory ASCE Scholarship winner
One-of-Kind Student Awarded One-of-Kind Scholarship
Only one student is awarded the 2018 SEI Graduate Student Scholarship from the American Society of Engineers Structural Engineering Institute - Illinois Section. And that student is UIC’s Emad Norouzzadeh Tochaei, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering.Tochaei, received the award from the national president of ASCE during the President-Elect/Student Scholarship Dinner on April 12 at Maggiano’s in Chicago.“I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the recipient of this prestigious award. This great achievement motivates me to work hard and maximize my potential to reach my goals,” said Tochaei. “I have been lucky to have UIC Distinguished Professor Farhad Ansari as my supervisor in my doctoral research. He is an example of excellence as a researcher, mentor,…
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Researchers Prove that Multiple Elements Can Be Perfectly Mixed at Atomic Scales
What was thought to be impossible, was just proven to be possible!Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) used an atomic resolution transmission electron microscope available at UIC to prove that up to eight metallic elements can be perfectly mixed into a single phase or structure in nanoparticle morphology with dimensions below hundred nanometer. These nanoparticles produced by thermal shock at the University of Maryland defy the previous thoughts that immiscible multielement atoms cannot be perfectly mixed at subnanoscale. Their results are published in the paper "Carbo-Thermal Shock Synthesis of High Entropy Alloy Nanoparticles" in the journal Science.The general area of research is related to a new class of materials that have come around in the last 10 or 15…
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CME Hosting International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference
The Department of Civil and Materials Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is hosting the 10th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC10) at UIC from May 20-25, 2019.The conference theme is “Interdependence of Structural Engineering and Construction Management,” and it aims to bring together the state-of-the-art research and their applications in the fields of structural engineering and construction management. The conference will include a welcome reception, two days of concurrent technical session, a banquet, a technical tour, and cultural tours.The city of Chicago is known for its skyline and unique architecture and designs in addition to being the hub of many Civil Engineering companies and societies. The city is the center of Blues music as well…
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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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