Graduate Blog

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April 16, 2018

9th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, August 4-7, 2019 St Louis, MO

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS OPEN--deadline May 1, 2018--Please see enclosed flier.


April 15, 2018

Students planning to deposit theses or dissertations for May 2018 graduation are reminded of the following deadlines:

April 20: Last day to complete a doctoral dissertation deposit

April 27: Last day to complete a master’s thesis deposit

Because all corrections and all required deposit materials must be received by the Graduate College no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the deposit deadline, the Thesis Office strongly encourages students to submit the thesis for review several days before the deadline. For further information about the deposit process and links to downloadable deposit checklists, visit the Thesis Office web page.

April 13, 2018

Below is a list of upcoming events on campus with visiting Chinese universities recruiting PhDs and postdocs for future faculty members, the primary target is Engineering.   The first three events are posted on Handshake @ Illinois for students to view.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (Two sessions) (

Session 1: Speaker: Professor Jesús SEADE, Associate Vice President for Global Affairs

Thursday, April 12

3:30pm - 4:30pm

B02 Coordinated Science Laboratory


Session 2: Speaker: Professor Zhi-Quan (Tom) Luo, Vice President for Academic (focus more on Chinese Candidates)

Thursday, April 12

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Lincoln Hall 1027


Tsinghua University  (

Thursday, April 19


NCSA 1122


Sun Yat-sen University

Wednesday, April 25


Illini Union Room 209


Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chengdu/Chongqing area)-(Institute of Optics and Electronics/ Chongqing Institute of Green Intelligent Technology/Chengdu Institute of Biology/Institute of Mountain Hazard and Environment/Documentation and Information Center)

Thursday, April 26


Illini Union 209

Northwestern Polytechnical University

Thursday, April 26

10:30am-12:00 pm

Illini Union 406

Kristina Wright 

Associate Director | Engineering Career Services |University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1304 W. Springfield Ave. | Urbana, IL 61801 | Ph: 217-333-1960 |

April 12, 2018

PhD Final Defense - Ya Zhang

A Drinking Water Microbiome from Source to Tap: Community Diversity, Functionality, and Microbial Interaction

Advisor: Professor Wen-Tso Liu

Date: Monday April 23rd, 9:00 am

Location: 1000 Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL)


April 11, 2018

Construction Materials Seminar Series
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEE-595MA Seminar
“Topics in Condition Monitoring of Solids and Structures Using Elastic Waves”
Presented by
Francesco Lanza di Scalea
University of California San Diego

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:00 -1:00 pm
1311 Newmark Lab