CEE at Illinois has always been a leader in advancing research in a world where increasing population, demand, and urbanization create constant change in the environment and challenges to the civil engineer. CEE students have ample opportunity to participate in research.
Civil engineering is a discipline in which on-the-job research, investigation, and laboratory research play a major role. CEE at Illinois conducts cutting-edge research with immediate, significant benefit to society. Graduate and undergraduate students actively participate with faculty in conducting basic and applied research in design, construction, and repair of infrastructure; the search for solutions to the clean water needs of developing and developed societies; the design, testing and improvement of our transportation infrastructure and systems; and many other areas.