University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering

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Coordinates: 41°52′15″N 87°39′00″W / 41.870800°N 87.65010°W / 41.870800; -87.65010

College of Engineering
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Established 1946
Type Public
Dean Peter C. Nelson
Academic staff 129
Students 3,389 [1] (2012)
Undergraduates 2,311 (2012)
Postgraduates 969
Location Chicago, IL, USA
Affiliations ABET
Website http://www.engr.uic.edu

The College of Engineering is an academic department at the University of Illinois at Chicago offering both undergraduate and graduate programs of study.

History[edit]

The College of Engineering predates the current campus, having been founded in 1946 at the Navy Pier campus.[2]

The college is recognized for its academic excellence with undergraduate and graduate programs in six academic departments.[3] The College has 129 faculty members: two members of the National Academy of Engineering; 53 are Fellows of their professional societies; 26 are National Science Foundation CAREER or Presidential Young Investigator Award winners; and, more than 10 are editors of major research journals.

Research programs in the college have grown rapidly over the years and are conducted in 6 departments and 7 interdisciplinary centers. During FY2012, the total research expenditure for the College of Engineering was more than $24.5 million.

UIC College of Engineering main buildings

Departments[edit]

The college has six departments:

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Materials Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Research[edit]

The college performs leading edge research in four interdisciplinary areas:

  • Biotechnology
  • Nano-Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Energy/Environmental Technology
$24.5 Million Research Expenditures in FY2012

Institutes and centers[edit]

The College of Engineering houses some internal institutes and centers:[4]

  • Center for Research and Instruction in Technologies for Electronic Security
  • Electronic Visualization Laboratory
  • Energy Resources Center
  • Manufacturing Research Center (joint with UIUC)
  • Nanotechnology Core Facility
  • Advancement of Smart Infrastructure Sensor Technology

Additionally, faculty participate in many university-wide centers, including:

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