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Welcome to the website of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign’s Annual Environmental Engineering and Science Spring Symposium.

Held each spring semester, this symposium gives graduate students in the Environmental Engineering and Science (EES) program an opportunity to present their current research to the UIUC community. This year’s theme is Envisioning the Future of Environmental Engineering. Due to the widening COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the physical EES symposium has been canceled and we’ re exploring options for hosting a virtual symposium. Please check back in the coming weeks for information regarding a virtual meeting!


This year, we are delighted to host Dr. Pratim Biswas and Becky Luna.

Dr. Pratim Biswas

Assistant Vice Chancellor & Department Chair, Washington University in St. Louis

 

Dr. Pratim Biswas is the Chairman of the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He also serves as an Assistant Vice Chancellor of International Programs. He has more than 400 refereed journal publications, has presented several invited presentations nationally and internationally, holds ten patents and has spun off two start-up companies based on his inventions. He has advised and graduated 54 doctoral students, all of who are accomplished in their careers in academia, government and industry. Pratim Biswas received his PhD from the California Institute of Technology; his MS from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his BTech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Professor Biswas’s research interests include aerosol science and engineering; nanoparticle technology; air quality engineering; environmentally benign energy production; combustion; materials processing for environmental technologies, environmentally benign processing, environmental nanotechnology, and the thermal sciences. Work is conducted through the world renowned Aerosol and Air Quality Research Laboratory (AAQRL). His research is funded by the National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency and Industry.

 

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Becky Luna (EES Alum)

Vice President Carollo Engineering

 

Becky Luna is a Vice President with Carollo Engineers. She has 17 years of experience in the evaluation, design, and construction of municipal wastewater treatment facilities. Her primary areas of focus have been in secondary treatment and solids handling facilities. Becky has worked with multiple municipalities to evaluate options for beneficial use of digester gas, including the analysis of procurement and construction delivery methods.

 

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Check back in the coming weeks for more details about this year’s event!

Update on EES Spring Symposium

Due to the widening COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the physical EES symposium has been canceled and we’ re exploring options for hosting a virtual symposium.

Please check back in the coming weeks for information regarding a virtual meeting!

Symposium Full Program

Due to the widening COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the physical EES symposium has been canceled and we’ re exploring options for hosting a virtual symposium.

Please check back in the coming weeks for information regarding a virtual meeting!