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CME Senior Design Expo 2018
Seniors Display Innovation, Creativity at Design Expo
CME students showed their innovation and creativity during the 29th Annual UIC Engineering Senior Design Expo on Friday, April 27, at the UIC Forum.The students were among more than 528 seniors from the College of Engineering (COE) presenting within 27 project categories. They produced eight Best in Category winners in the five categories in which they participated.The team of Brian Han, Luis Felipe Orozco, Colin Matthew Ringel, and Benjamin L. Sommers were named the third runner up for the Innovation Prize from the UIC Office of Technology Management for their project Removal of Microplastic from Wastewater Effluent. The team’s research estimated that more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic exist in the world’s oceans. A primary source of microplastic pollution…
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CME Students Host Successful ASCE Great Lakes Student Conference
CME students showed their leadership ability as they successfully hosted the 2018 ASCE Great Lakes Student Conference (GLSC) in April. The team also won two competitions during the conference.Apart from organizing, the students ambitiously attempted to compete in all 15 competitions they organized for the annual conference. A challenge that was made more difficult with the addition of eight new events. UIC managed to capture first place in the Scavenger Hunt and second place in the Wooden Bridge Design competition.The event’s success was made possible by the hard work from the more than 40 committee members, more than 100 volunteers, 50 plus judges, and more than 500 students from 19 universities who contributed thousands of hours of hard work throughout…
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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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