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November 2019
 
 
 
 

Soft, elastic solids filled with magnetic or electrically charged fluids have emerged as a promising new class of materials that could enable an array of new technologies. CEE associate professor Oscar Lopez-Pamies will lead fundamental research into these materials over the next four years thanks to a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. READ MORE

 
 
 
 

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.3 million to researchers developing a new structural system that will protect a building and its occupants during an earthquake, and allow for an immediate return to operability after the event. The three-year effort is led by CEE at Illinois professor Larry FahnestockREAD MORE

 
 
 
 

CEE researchers at Illinois will develop sensors that measure pressure, wind and wind loading on structures during thunderstorms, tornadoes and other high-wind situations, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. CEE assistant professor Franklin T. Lombardo will lead the research through his Wind Engineering Research Laboratory. READ MORE

 
 
 
 

A team led by civil and environmental engineering assistant professor Megan Konar just developed the first high-resolution map of the U.S. food supply chain. Their map is a comprehensive snapshot of all food flows between counties in the U.S. — grains, fruits and vegetables, animal feed and processed food items. READ MORE

 
 
 
 

Valerie Makri (BS 18) explains why she made a gift to the German Gurfinkel Collaboration Space, part of the Smart Bridge that will connect Newmark Lab to the Hydrosystems Lab. Check out her story and explore the Modernization website to find out more about the plan to modernize CEE and ways you can support the project. READ MORE

 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events

CEE Spring Job Fair Registration Opens (November 19)
Illinois Bituminous Paving Conference (December 11-12)
CEE Graduation Reception (December 21)
Instruction Begins (January 21)
CEE Networking Night (February 12)
CEE Spring Job Fair (February 13)
T.H.E. Conference (February 25-26)

 
 
 
ILLINI AGU RECEPTION

Illinois faculty, students and alumni attending the Fall AGU meeting are invited to an informal reception at the Tabletop Tap House on Monday, December 9, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Tabletop Tap House is located across the street from the convention center.  Please contact Al Valocchi (valocchi@illinois.edu) or Lana Holben (holben@illinois.edu) with questions.

 
 
 
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