Ben O'Connor

    Email Address: oconnorb@uic.edu
    College: Engineering Department: Civil and Materials Engineering
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 2069 ERF Phone: 3123554722
    Webpage: http://www.cme.uic.edu/bin/view/CME/ProfileOconnor
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Urban hydrology and hydraulics, green infrastructure, stream restoration, and water resources engineering.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 8

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Preferred student qualifications include: minimum GPA 3.0, junior or senior standing, and some calculus background.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students will work with myself and graduate students to conduct independent research that parallels ongoing efforts of the research group. Current efforts include campus green infrastructure and stormwater, stream restoration, and urban hydrologic modeling. These efforts involve data analysis, computer modeling, and some field work.

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