William Barbour is currently studying Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in pursuit of both a Master’s and Doctoral degree. His research concentration will be in data and modeling analytics with applications in transportation engineering. He was the recipient of a full department research fellowship upon admission.
William graduated in May 2015 with a degree in Biosystems Engineering. At the University of Tennessee, he was extensively involved in research in an aquatics laboratory and an electronics and instrumentation laboratory, dealing with numerous projects for the Army Corps of Engineers, Tennessee Wildlife and Fisheries, and National Parks Service. He has recently been involved with consulting for Hawaii Department of Natural Resources on urban stream management. His senior thesis was based on the spatial analysis of water quality measurement with an aquatic mapping platform.
William spent a summer internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory working with the Mechanical Utilities Department and another summer studying abroad in Costa Rica, Belgium and the Netherlands. He has also been involved in the Alternative Break Program with the Center for Leadership and Service, among other volunteer service engagements.