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July 2018

Ahmed Elbanna, Hadi Meidani and Rafael Tinoco have been awarded NSF’s most prestigious form of recognition for junior faculty who “exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.” READ MORE


CEE at Illinois professor Murugesu Sivapalan is a recipient of the 8th Award of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water. Sivapalan's team was one of two that shared the Creativity Prize – awarded for interdisciplinary work that represents a major scientific breakthrough in any water-related field.  READ MORE


Nanoscale knowledge of the relationships between water, friction and mineral chemistry could lead to a better understanding of earthquake dynamics, researchers said in a new study. Microscopic friction measurements were used to confirm that, under the right conditions, some rocks can dissolve and may cause faults to slip. READ MORE


A profile of CEE Professor and Director of International Programs Erol Tutumluer is featured in the new issue of TR News, a magazine published by the Transportation Research Board. The profile highlights Tutumluer’s research on applying geotechnical engineering and geomechanics principles to design and build a sustainable transportation infrastructure. READ THE PROFILE


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was a winner at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s sixth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national collegiate competition that engages the next generation of environmental professionals to design innovative solutions for stormwater pollution. READ MORE


The Summer 2018 issue of CEE Magazine is now available online at and features the latest updates about the Modernization project, highlights from the department, and faculty and alumni news. Print copies will be appearing in mailboxes soon. READ THE MAGAZINE


CEE Golf Outing (July 19)
Instruction Begins (August 27)
CEE Faculty Research Reception (September 10)
CEE Tailgate (September 21)
CEE Fall Job Fair (September 26-27)