Sybil Derrible

Associate professor of civil and materials engineering


Sybil Derrible is an associate professor of civil and materials engineering in the UIC College of Engineering and a research associate professor at the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy at UIC. His research focuses on the design of smart, sustainable and resilient urban infrastructure including transportation, water, sewer, electricity, gas and solid waste management.

Sybil Jean-Marie Derrible

Sybil Derrible.
Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin

Derrible looks both at the demand for and the supply of services provided by urban infrastructure to develop resilient, efficient solutions for local agencies, city planners and utility companies. “Whether it is the water or wastewater system, the electricity grid, the buildings themselves, or the transportation system, all are part of a nexus of co-dependent and ubiquitous elements of infrastructure that is critical to our cities, acting as a significant generator of economic activity and social development,” says Derrible.

Subject areas:

  • Smart cities
  • Sustainable cities
  • Resilient infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Design
  • Energy consumption
  • Water Distribution
  • Stormwater Management
  • Transportation planning
  • Public transportation
  • Electricity generation
  • Solid waste management
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