Nilo Tsung


My Name is Nilo Tsung. I am from Dallas, Texas. I work at the University of Texas at Arlington where I am a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering.

What sustainability, energy, and community issues are important to you?

The sustainability of critical infrastructure systems is very important to everyone in our society, but has been ignored by most of us.  I hope I can help our society focus on it. 

What exciting projects/research are you working on now?

I am working on a project investigating the sustainability and resilience of the Silk Road from the 7th to 13th centuries.

What are your plans for the next five years?

In the next five years, I hope I can publish a book devoted on various sustainable infrastructure systems in ancient China.

What made you want to apply to SISE?

Sustainable energy is my weakest area in sustainability.  It is not easy for me to study it by myself.  I hope the SISE workshop can help me get a foothold. 

What are you most looking forward to doing in Chicago?

I would like to visit 875 North Michigan Avenue (formerly known as “the John Hancock Center”) in my spare time. 

Do you like Cats? If not, are you willing to learn to like cats?

I do not really like cats, but I can try to learn it.