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Renata A. Revelo, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Building & Room:

1102 SEO


851 S. Morgan St, MC 154, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:


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Research Interests

Engineering identity

Critical Consciousness in engineering design

Underrepresented student experience

Student engagement



Notable Honors

UIC College of Engineering Teaching Award, 2017, 2021

UIC College of Engineering Advising Award, 2018, 2021

Teaching Scholar, UIC Center for the Advancement of Teaching-Learning Communities, 2016

1st Place in Outstanding Dissertation Competition, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, 2017

Grainger Power Engineering Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009


Highlighted Publications

Revelo, R. A., Omitoyin, J., Cardona, M., Nazempour, R., & Darabi, H. (2019, October). Engineering Identity Profiles of Low-SES, High- Achieving Incoming Engineering Students. Presented at the 2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Cincinnati, OH.

Revelo, R. A., & Baber, L. D. (2018). Engineering Resistors: Engineering Latina/o Students and Emerging Resistant Capital. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 17(3), 249-269.

Revelo, R. A., & Loui, M. C. (2016). A developmental model of research mentoring. College Teaching, 64(3), 119-129.



Ph.D., Educational Organization and Leadership
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015

M.S., Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009

B.S., Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007