Graduate Blog

To submit an item for the graduate blog, email Joan Christian.

August 29, 2017

Newmark Lab now has a lactation lounge available for the use of nursing mothers among the CEE faculty, staff and visitors to the department. The lounge is located on the southeast corner in room 3154. To gain swipe-card access to the CEE Mother’s Room, please send your name and UIN to Tim Prunkard,


August 29, 2017

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute has their first general meeting next Tuesday, Sept 5. Please see attached for more information.

Michael J Neal

Civil Engineering Honors Society | President

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute | President

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | May 2018

B.S. in Civil Engineering | College of Engineering


(630) 815-3592 |



August 28, 2017

Indo-US Research Symposium

1025 Beckman Institute, UIUC

September 12, 2017

11 AM- 5 PM

Interact with leading scientists and heads of various institutes from India and USA to explore collaboration and career opportunities. Attending dignitaries include directors of two IITs, four Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardees and other leading scientists. Some notable names are:

Prof. A. K. Chaturvedi (Director, IIT Roorkee, India)

Prof. C. V. R. Murthy (Director, IIT Jodhpur, India)

Dr. Shahid Jameel (CEO, Wellcome Trust-DBT, India)

Prof. Rohit Bhargava (Director, Cancer Center at Illinois, USA)

Prof. Aseem Ansari (Prof. of Biochemistry at UW Madison; Director, Khurana Scholars)

Prof. L. S. Shashidhara (Chair of Biology, IISER Pune, India)

Dr. Sharmila Mande (Director, TCS Biosciences, India)

Prof. Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath (Professor, Center for Neuroscience, IISc, India)

Dr. Meenakshi Munshi (Joint Director, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India)

Prof. S. Ramaswamy (Prof., Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, India)

Please register for the event at Registration is free, but mandatory. Lunch will be included with the registration. Limited seats only.

If you want to present your posters in the symposium, please send your abstracts to


August 28, 2017

Here is the information about the upcoming Grad College Dissertation Travel Grant/Master's Project competition. Please have materials to Joan Christian in 1108 Newmark by Wed, September 27.

August 28, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Air & Waste Management Association Lake Michigan States Section is pleased to once again offer the Midwest's most comprehensive annual program on air quality management issues. The LMSS's Air Quality Management conference has become a tradition in the region - bringing together environmental professionals from the industry, government, environmental services, legal and NGO communities to learn about the key current issues and most important developments in this rapidly-evolving field.