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Civil and Environmental Engineering
January 2017

The field of mechanics — a fundamental emphasis in the education of civil and environmental engineers that deals with the behavior of materials when subjected to forces — is poised to revolutionize the field of medicine. As a result, some CEE at Illinois researchers are finding biomedical applications for their work in mechanics, opening doors for challenging new areas of research and interdisciplinary collaboration. READ MORE


Using computer model simulations, scientists have predicted that modern soybean crops produce more leaves than they need to the detriment of yield — a problem made worse by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide. They tested their prediction by removing about one third of the emerging leaves on soybeans and found an 8 percent increase in seed yield in replicated trials. READ MORE


M.T. Geoffrey Yeh (BS 53), CEE Distinguished Alumnus and namesake of the M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Student Center in Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, died on October 16, 2016. He was  85. In addition to his many other philanthropic activities, Yeh was a loyal and generous supporter of CEE at Illinois. READ MORE


Professor Tami Bond is one of eight University of Illinois researchers named to the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016 (previously known as the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list). The list identifies scientists “whose research has had significant global impact within their respective fields of study.” READ MORE

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