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September 2017

Professor Ximing Cai and Assistant Professor Jeremy Guest will work on sustainability issues in a new, $104 million bioenergy research center funded by the Department of Energy, established to provide scientific breakthroughs for a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective biofuels and bioproducts.  READ MORE


Green infrastructure is an attractive concept, but there is concern surrounding its effectiveness. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are using a mathematical technique traditionally used in earthquake engineering to determine how well green infrastructure works and to communicate with urban planners, policymakers and developers. READ MORE


A recent study that evaluated the water footprint of agricultural production during the recent drought in California yielded a surprising result: farmers in the Central Valley used more water than in pre-drought years, not less. Researchers tracked water use for the area during three years of extreme drought (2012-2014). READ MORE


Professor Marcelo Garcia is the recipient of the M. Selim Yalin Lifetime Achievement Award, given by International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research to a member whose research has resulted in significant contributions to hydraulic science or engineering and for outstanding skills in graduate teaching and supervision. READ MORE


CEE at Illinois professor Praveen Kumar has been awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman award, which is given to non-resident Indians for “outstanding services, achievements and contributions for keeping the ‘Flag of India high.’” READ MORE


Faculty-Alumni Interaction Event (September 18)
We Go CEE (September 22 - 23)
CEE Fall Job Fair (September 27 - 28)
CEEAA Board Meeting (October 13)
CEE Tailgate (October 14)
Traffic Engineering and Safety Conference (October 18-19)
Railroad Environmental Conference (October 24-25)
Springfield Alumni Fall 2017 Gathering (October 26)