Engineering Programs

Engineering Programs







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Spring 2018 Faculty Advising Week
All Engineering students are required to seek advising from their faculty advisor prior to registering for the Spring 2018 term.  An advising hold will be placed on the record of each Engineering student which will prevent them from registering until they speak with their faculty advisor.
"Intelligent Welding" by Alexandra Del Carmen Basantes Defaz, Materials Engineering; 2nd Place
3 Engineering Students Win Image of Research Awards
Congratulations to our Image of Research winners! The Image of Research exhibition is the annual interdisciplinary exhibit competition organized by the Graduate College and University Library to showcase the breadth and diversity of research at UIC.  "Intelligent Welding" by Alexandra Del Carmen Basantes Defaz, Materials Engineering; 2nd Place"Intelligent Welding" I am not your stereotypical welder. I am an M.S. student in the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering conducting research in UIC’s Welding Laboratory under the direction of Professors Ernesto Indacochea and Didem Ozevin. I am researching traditional welding techniques and autonomous welding in “real-time” to avoid defects. It addresses weld quality assurance by developing a combined real-time diagnosis, decision, and control system based on multi-sensor fusion and machine learning methodology. The…
Students at the Involvement Fair
Connect with Engineering Student Organizations
Visit the UIC Involvement Fair on September 6-7 for an opportunity to connect with UIC Engineering student organizations. More than twenty College-sponsored organizations provide students with opportunities to apply their passion for engineering and develop leadership, teamwork, and hands-on technical skills.The UIC Involvement Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7 in the Lecture Center Quad.Click here for a list of our student organizations, or visit the UIC Connection website.
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ECE Students Giving Back to the Community through Senior Design Projects
Embracing and partnering with the community is one of the key elements of UIC’s strategic priorities. And 16 students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) are taking this mission to heart and using their engineering knowledge and skills to help four Chicago nonprofits.


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2017 Employee Recognition
College of Engineering2017 Employee RecognitionWe congratulate the recipients of Service Year Recognition Awards, 5 through 50 years of service and the UIC Award of Merit DEPARTMENTNAMETITLEYEARS OF SERVICEEngr. Administration    Zainalabedin NavabiAdjunct Professor5 Letreuma OwensAssistant  Director of the Academic Resource Center5    Bioengineering    Hananeh EsmailbeigiClinical Assistant Professor5 Hui LuAdjunct Clinical Associate Professor15 Andreas LinningerProfessor20        Chemical Engr.    Vivek SharmaAssistant Professor5    Civil & Materials Engr.    Sheng-Wei ChiAssistant Professor5 Sybil DerribleAssociate Professor5 Bo ZouAssistant Professor5 Craig FosterAssociate Professor10 Eduard KarpovAssociate Professor10 Haiying ZhangResearch Engineer10    Computer Science / EVL    Rigel GjomemoVstg. Research Assistant Professor5 Chris KanichAssistant Professor5 Patricia (Koestner) BarreraBudget Analyst I5 Brian ZiebartAssistant Professor5 Philip YuProfessor10 Caleb DrakeSenior Research Programmer15 Elena LathosProject Coordinator15 Bing LiuProfessor15 John LillisAssociate Professor20 Jon SolworthAssociate Professor30    Electricial & Computer Engineering    Junxia ShiAssistant Professor5 Kimberly FitzgeraldLecturer10 Vahe CaliskanClinical Associate Professor15 Shantanu DuttProfessor20    UIC Award of MeritMona HurtDirector of Departmental Business AffairsN/A    Mechanical & Industrial Engineering    Stacie ScottOffice Manager5 Michael BrownClinical Assocate Professor15 Sabri CetinkuntProfessor30    ERC    Graeme MillerResearch Energy Policy Analyst5 Shraddha…
Hill Investiture Event: Back Row L-R: Vice Chancellor Robert Barish; Dean Peter Nelson; Dean Dimitri Azar. Front Row L-R: Professor Ian Papautsky; Loan Hill; Richard Hill; Professor Xincheng Yao; Professor and Department Head Thomas Royston.
Hill Professorships Now Total Six
Ian Papautsky, PhD, and Xincheng Yao, PhD, are the newest professors endowed by Richard and Loan Hill. The College of Engineering and the College of Medicine celebrated the investitures on September 18, 2017. L-R (front row): Professor Ian Papautsky; Loan Hill; Richard Hill; Professor Xincheng Yao; Professor and Department Head Thomas Royston. L-R (back row): Vice Chancellor Robert Barish; Dean Peter Nelson; Dean Dimitri Azar. --On September 18, 2017 the College of Engineering and College of Medicine jointly celebrated the investitures of professors Ian Papautsky, PhD, and Xincheng Yao, PhD, as the new Richard and Loan Hill Professors.Papautsky and Yao are now two of six professors endowed by Richard (BS ’74) and Loan Hill, bringing expertise to their respective research areas in the…
Employer and student at the Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair at UIC Forum
September Career Fair Helps Kick Off Employer Recruitment
Every day, the UIC Engineering Career Center (ECC) looks for creative ways to give UIC Engineering students the tools they need to succeed. This year, the College took a new approach to its annual Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair—one of its major resources for students—by moving the event from February to September.Rose Coppola-Conroy, director of the ECC, sees the benefit of this change. “We’re really making it a college-wide push for students to be applying in September and October when employers are kicking off their recruitment,” says Coppola-Conroy.The event on September 19 had a record attendance of more than 1,750 UIC Engineering students and 110 companies—up from 1,600 and 93, respectively. Among those companies were first-time participants including Groupon, United Airlines,…
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Become an Engineering Mentor
Our program brings together students and alumni for an exchange of information on education, professionalism, aspirations and ideas. Read More.