Two students awarded Chicago Consular Corps Scholarships

Two students from the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering were awarded Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship for the academic year 2016-2017 from UIC’s Office of International Affairs (OIA). Civil Engineering students Negar Kamali…

Ph.D. student wins pre-doctoral fellowship competition

CME student Ramin Shabanpour is having a great year. The Ph.D. candidate in Transportation Engineering is one of only four student to win the Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Competition presented by UIC’s Institute for Environmental…

Student spotlight: Joshua Deans has big dreams as an engineer

UIC provides a variety of opportunities for its students to succeed, and Joshua Deans knows it. The CME junior is an Honors College fellow, he completed a summer internship, he participates in several…

Professor Reddy helps host Geo-Chicago conference

In mid-August, approximately 600 engineers, scientists, academicians and students from 32 countries gathered in Chicago for the ASCE specialty conference Geo-Chicago 2016: Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment. The conference, which was chaired by…

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Professor Vitousek researching the impact of climate change

Professor Sean Vitousek joined the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering in the spring and he is already making waves. The assistant research professor recently received a $300,000 grant entitled “Coastal Impacts Associated…

CME student nabs top spot at UIC research forum

The competition at UIC’s 2016 Student Research Forum was fierce as nearly 300 students from all disciplines contend for the judges’ attention. At the end of the day, it was CME’s Minoo Kabir…

Professor Ozevin awarded Department of Defense grant

Assistant Professor Didem Ozevin and a team of faculty members from three departments in the College of Engineering received a new $304,997 grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) entitled “C-Mode Scanning Acoustic Microscope for…

Professor Karpov awarded new NSF grant

Associate Professor Eduard Karpov has been awarded a new $243,185 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) entitled: “Structural Metamaterials with Saint-Venant Edge Effect Reversal for Static Load Pattern Modification and Recognition.” He…

Scholarship sends sophomore to London for the fall

Jigar Gohel, a sophomore in Civil and Mechanical Engineering, is studying in London this fall. The Lakemoor, Ill., resident is one of four UIC students awarded a U.S. State Department Benjamin A. Gilman…

Professor Boyce’s gift promotes transportation planning

David Boyce, PhD, has dedicated his career to confronting urban transportation challenges through his research. And now he is dedicating funds through an annual gift to support UIC doctoral students who also conduct…

Notice: Course change

Please note course change: CME 497, Capstone Design, does not count toward the graduate level degree course requirements. This class was originally CME 397, Senior Design II. The change has appeared in the…

Farhad Ansari awarded Federal Highway Administration grant

Distinguished Professor Farhad Ansari has been awarded a grant for $312,995 from the Federal Highway Administration for the project entitled “Implementation of Existing BWIM Technology.” Ansari is the sole PI for the grant…

CME student snapshot: John Mulrow is a man on a mission

John Mulrow is going to change the world for the better! He is about to complete his Master’s Degree in Civil and Materials Engineering with a focus on Environmental Engineering. With two additional…

Professor Ozevin receives $500,000 NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Didem Ozevin received the $500,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her project entitled “CAREER: Engineered Spatially Periodic Structure Design Integrated with Damage Detection Philosophy.” This project…

Information, application for Langelier scholarship

The Wilfred F. & Ruth Davison Langelier Scholarships in Sanitary/Environmental Engineering will be made available to undergraduate students majoring in Civil Engineering and/or whose main field of study is Sanitary/Environmental Engineering, principally concerned…

Professor Sheng-Wei Chi awarded new $149,302 grant

CME Assistant Professor Sheng-Wei Chi has been awarded a new $149,302 grant entitled “Meshfree Modeling of Munitions Penetration in Soils” from the Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). Associate…

Professor Krishna Reddy awarded $77,150 supplement grant

Professor Krishna Reddy received a $77,150 supplement grant to his National Science Foundation (NSF) project entitled “Modeling Coupled Dynamic Processes in Landfills: Holistic Long-Tern Performance Management to Improve Sustainability.” In September, Reddy was…

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Q&A with CME’s new faculty member Sean Vitousek

How did you become interested in engineering? I became interested in engineering in College. I had a fantastic Civil Engineering professor (David Billington) who taught how works of engineering can transcend simple infrastructure…

Students restart organization to help those in need

The UIC community is encouraged to be leaders and facilitate positive social change through service. Now, all engineering students have a new opportunity to help others through the re-established Engineers Without Borders USA…

ASCE members compete at Great Lakes Student Conference

UIC placed in the top half of the highly competitive Great Lakes Student Conference on April 14-16 at IIT in Chicago. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) members competed against 18 universities…

Examining pollution in Great Lakes sediment

Videography by Rachel Glass An Li and Karl Rockne have been working together for more than five years to monitor and measure environmental pollutants in Great Lakes sediment. Through the Great Lakes Sediment…

Disaster response research is personal for UIC engineering student

The Wilfred F. & Ruth Davison Langelier Scholarships in Sanitary/Environmental Engineering will be made available to undergraduate students majoring in Civil Engineering and/or whose main field of study is Sanitary/Environmental Engineering, principally concerned…

Dr. Farhad Ansari named Distinguised Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Farhad Ansari, of the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, on being named a UIC Distinguished Professor. Dr. Ansari was recommended by a review panel of UIC Distinguished Professors, and…

Professor Reddy awarded three year grant

Congratulations to Professor Krishna Reddy for his new three year grant from the National Science Foundation entitled “Modeling Coupled Dynamic Processes in Landfills: Holistic Long-Term Performance Management to Improve Sustainability.” The grant is…

Designing landfills that clean themselves

A University of Illinois at Chicago engineering professor is designing state-of-the-art landfills that will really stand out from those that are just — well, dumps. When a landfill dries out, the waste degrades so…

Elevating excellence at CME’s 2014 CEPAC Awards

Less financial stress. More time to study, pursue internships and participate in professional student organizations. For some undergraduate students in the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, having these small luxuries can either…

CME researchers develop new ways to monitor bridge safety

Videography by Jeanne Galatzer-Levy   No matter how well we design and build our roads and bridges, the stresses of traffic, weather and age take a toll. Maintenance and repair of infrastructure is…

ABC7 Chicago interviewed CME Assistant Professor Bo Zou

Local news ABC7 Chicago interviewed CME Assistant Professor Bo Zou after the incident on Friday at O’Hare Airport where vital operations equipment was damaged—grounding more than 400 flights to the international airport. Zou, who…

ASME 2013 congress in San Diego California

There will be a special symposium honoring professor Alexander Chudnovsky during the ASME 2013 congress. To submit your abstract go to the ASME Congress 2013 web site http://www.asmeconferences.org/Congress2013/, then to the Track Mechanics of…

SURF – the Sustainable Remediation Forum

Are you interested in emerging technologies in environmental remediation? Are you looking for a place where you can discuss sustainable remediation practices with your peers, network with professionals in the environmental industry, and…

In memoriam: Robert Bryant, CME professor

CME PROFESSOR ROBERT H. BRYANT The Memorial Service is Sunday 01/17/2010 at 2:00 PM at Robert’s church, North Shore United Methodist Church 213 Hazel Ave. (corner of Greenleaf and Hazel Avenues) Glencoe, Illinois…

CME library dedication to Dr. Robert Bryant

On November 11, 2009, the CME department dedicated its library to Dr. Robert H. Bryant. Dr. Bryant, a great teacher, an honorable and respected professor in the discipline of structural engineering, and a…

CME head & professor named president of ISHMII

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Professor Farhad Ansari has been elected President of the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII). This honor is not surprising as…

Computer modeling to build better mud bricks

Computer Modeling to Build Better Mud Bricks Rammed earth and stabilized mud block or brick are cheap, easy to make, usually durable materials widely used for building homes and low-level structures, especially in…

Dr. Karpov new NSF grant

NSF CBET-1033290 ($217,167) “Catalothermionic Solid State Electric Generator with Nonadiabatic Functionality” The project explores the possibility of a novel type of higher efficiency, chemically driven solid state electric generators. This perspective technology will…