Fall 2023 Newsletter
From the Dean: Our Progress Lays a Strong Foundation for the Future
SIU’s College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics at SIU Carbondale has made excellent progress, turned around its enrollment, grew its sponsored research programs and increased its donations from alumni and supporters, laying a solid foundation for future growth.
Prof Gets $588K Grant to Shrink AI's Carbon Footprint
Big data and big AI need big power to operate. That’s why Iraklis Anagnostopoulos, an associate professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, is studying ways to make this growing tech sector greener. He received a three-year, $588,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for this project.
Researcher Seeks to Stabilize Complex, Uncertain Water Supply Systems
Sangmin Shin, assistant professor in the School of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering, recently received a $200,000 Engineering Research Initiation grant from the National Science Foundation to create new designs focusing on establishing a water microgrid system — a network of networks melding centralized and decentralized water supply systems.
Prof to Study Mechanisms of Inflammation, Which May Lead to New Therapies
Chilman Bae, assistant professor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering, recently received a $200,000 Engineering Research Initiative grant from the National Science Foundation to find ways to better understand and control the inflammation process, an important biological dynamic in human health.
Research Team Examines Treating Toxic Algae Blooms with Sunlight, Nanoparticles
Jia Liu, associate professor in the School of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering, is leading a crew of professors and students working on ways to eliminate toxic algae blooms by using solar power combined with iron-based nanomaterials to destroy its harmful effects. Her team’s research, funded by a new two-year $100,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, is focused on Campus Lake at SIU and Carbondale Reservoir, but the problem exists everywhere.