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.

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Mohammed Hanifehzadeh

Research Focus: Safety evaluation and remaining life estimation of concrete structures through experiments and computer simulations
Advisor: Dr. Bora Gencturk
Expected Graduation: 2019
Previous Education: B.S. in civil engineering from University of Tehran, Iran
Hobbies: Enjoys road trips, movies, and playing beach volleyball.

Events

Apr24Tue

Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

Tue, Apr 24, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: KAP 209
Speaker: Dr. Clemens Heitzinger, Technical University of Vienna Talk Title: Bayesian Inversion for Sensing in Bio and Nanotechnology Host: Dr. Roger Ghanem

Apr27Fri

Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

Fri, Apr 27, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: RRI 101
Speaker: Amir Eftekharian and Joao Carneiro, Astani CEE Ph.D. Students Talk Title: TBA Abstract: TBA

Apr27Fri

Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

Fri, Apr 27, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: RRI 101
Speaker: Amir Eftekharian and Joao Carneiro, Astani CEE Ph.D. Students Talk Title: TBA

Announcements

Rebecca Peer Receives WiSE Merit Award

Environmental Engineering PhD student Rebecca Peer received the WiSE Merit Award for Current PhD Students. This award is offered to Ph.D. students, two from the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences and two from the Viterbi School of Engineering, who demonstrate exceptional work in their field. The purpose of the WiSE Merit Award is to provide … Read More

Featured Research Assistant for April 2018: Mohammad Hanifehzadeh

Mohammad Hanifehzadeh is a graduate research assistant in Sonny Astani department of civil engineering, advised by Dr. Gencturk. His research is focused on safety evaluation and remaining life estimation of concrete structures through experiments and computer simulations. He is also developing new algorithm for digital image processing and finite element models for that purpose. The results of his study may … Read More

Featured Research Assistant for March 2018: Kun-Hao Yu

Kun-Hao Yu is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at USC advised by Dr. Qiming Wang. His current research focuses on self-healing materials from theoretical modeling and additive manufacturing to resilient structures and wastewater treatment. Their theoretical model demonstrates high accurate prediction of self-healing materials in documented experimental results. Moreover, he has been working … Read More

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Winning Big

USC Viterbi faculty, students receive multiple awards at the 2018 OCEC Awards and Honors Banquet.

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Keeping Her Promise

Glenda “Milly” Rodriguez, president of the USC chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, assured her parents she would become the first in her family to graduate from college. That day is coming soon.

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