What Do Civil & Environmental Engineers Do?
Our standard of living depends on our civil infrastructure, a sophisticated system of buildings, bridges, dams, airports, transportation networks, water and power distribution systems, and environmental protection systems.
Civil and environmental engineers are responsible for designing, maintaining and enhancing our civil infrastructure. They help to sustain the living standards and quality of life of the population. Civil engineers are also master builders. They create structures that stand as timeless symbols of our civilization. Environmental engineers identify and design solutions for problems involving the environment. To do so, they have to be broadly educated and technically trained to address a wide spectrum of issues.
Civil & Environmental Engineering @SC
Featured Research Assistant
Research Focus: Uncertainty quantification and computational stochastic mechanics, and specifically to uncertainty management in multiscale composite systems
Advisor: Prof. Roger Ghanem
Previous Education: M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.S. in Structural Engineering from the Lebanese American University
Sustainability in the context of civil engineering targets long-term viability of natural resources and engineered civil systems.
Water Quality, Access, and Distribution
Providing an adequate supply of potable water, considering population growth and climate variability.
Disasters and Extreme Events
All aspects of an event, from a fundamental understanding of the physical processes controlling its evolution to the resulting environmental and social reaction.
Coupling of Complex Systems
Efforts aim to integrate research across the Sonny Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, as well with all outside disciplines that interact with civil systems.
Thu, Dec 13, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: RRI 101
Speaker: Dr. Kartik Chandran , Columbia University Talk Title: Emerging models in carbon and nitrogen cycling Abstract: TBA Host: Dr. Adam Smith
Flickr: 24th Annual USC CMAA Symposium
The CMAA held their 24th annual symposium on November 8, featuring a panel of industry experts. This year’s event focused on “Constructing the Unconventional.”
USC Viterbi Selected as Partner Institution for State Department’s Diplomacy Lab
USC Viterbi leads initiative to bring research and technology innovation to foreign policy challenges