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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Ashrant Aryal

Research Focus: Developing smart built environments that can adapt to people’s needs
Advisor: Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber
Expected Graduation: 2020
Previous Education: BSc in Civil Engineering from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, road trips, cooking, and trying foods from all over the world

Events

Mar09Fri

Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

Fri, Mar 09, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: RRI 101
Speaker: Evangelos Pantazis and Amit Jain, Astani CEE Ph.D. Students Talk Title: TBA Abstract: TBA

Mar23Fri

Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

Fri, Mar 23, 2018
3:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: RRI 101
Speaker: Measrainey Meng and Omid Davtalab, Astani CEE Ph.D. Students Talk Title: TBA

Mar30Fri

Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

Fri, Mar 30, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: RRI 101
Speaker: Farimah Shirmohammadi, Astani CEE Ph.D. Student Talk Title: TBA Abstract: TBA

Apr06Fri

Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

Fri, Apr 06, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: RRI 101
Speaker: Prof. George Wells, Northwestern University Talk Title: Biotechnology and Microbial Ecology Abstract: TBA

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Announcements

Daniel McCurry Wins 2018 Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Daniel McCurry has been selected for the 2018 Outstanding Young Engineer award from the Orange County Engineering Council. This award will be presented at the OCEC National Engineers Week Awards Banquet to be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018  at the Double Tree, by Hilton, in Santa Ana, CA.

Featured Research Assistant for February 2018: Ashrant Aryal

Ashrant Aryal is a third year PhD student advised by Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber. His research area is related to developing smart built environments that can adapt to people’s needs. He is currently working on a project in collaboration with ARUP to develop an intelligent desk that can learn user preferences and automatically control the environment around the user to maintain … Read More

Burcin Bercerik-Gerber Receives CETI award.

Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber received the Construction Industry Institute (CII) CETI award. The Celebration of Engineering & Technology Innovation, or CETI, Awards recognize significant achievements in technology research, development, and implementation in the capital projects industry. Dr. Becerik-Gerber’s work will be recognized at the 2018 CII Technology Conference CETI Award Gala, for her superior work as an Outstanding Early Career Researcher.

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The Fleischer Prize in Green Technology

USC Viterbi Students encouraged to apply

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Air Force Young Investigator Awardees to Advance Machine Learning and 3-D Printed Materials

USC Viterbi Assistant Professors Mahdi Soltanolkotabi and Qiming Wang win US Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Awards.

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