A Desk That Knows You

Burcin Becerik-Gerber leads an effort to create a smart desk that encourages a healthy and productive work environment.

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How much water is used to fulfill the energy needs of the US?

Study analyzes how much water is used by oil, coal, natural gas, wind and other energy sources

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A Powerful Touch

USC Viterbi alumnus PJ Wilson moved to Puerto Rico bringing solar kits and advocating for renewable energy on the hurricane-ravaged island

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George Ban-Weiss receives Global Environmental Change Early Career Award from AGU

Professor George Ban-Weiss was selected by the American Geophysical Union (AGS), the world’s largest earth and space science society, as recipient of the Global Environmental Change Early Career Award.

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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

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Featured Research Assistant

Ziad Georges Ghauch

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

Research Areas

Sustainable Development

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.

Events

Oct05Fri

Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

Fri, Oct 05, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: RRI 101
Speaker: Prof. David Cwiertny, University of Iowa Talk Title: Beyond emerging contaminants: bioactive transformation products and what we should do about them Abstract: See Attachment Host: Dr. Daniel McCurry

Oct25Thu

Environmental Engineeding Seminar

Thu, Oct 25, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: RRI 211
Speaker: Kartik Chandran, Ph.D., Columbia University Talk Title: Emerging models in carbon and nitrogen cycling Abstract: TBA

Nov02Fri

Environmental Engineeding Seminar

Fri, Nov 02, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: RRI 101
Speaker: Damian Helbling, Ph.D., Cornell University Talk Title: Organic chemical contaminants in the aquatic environment: new tools for characterization and remediation of impacted environments Abstract: TBA

Nov07Wed

Environmental Engineeding Seminar

Wed, Nov 07, 2018
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: RRI 101
Speaker: Jesse Kroll, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Talk Title: TBA Abstract: TBA Host: Dr. Patrick Lynett and Dr. George Ban-Weiss

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Announcements

Recent PhD. Graduate, Subhayan De, Selected as “Editor’s Choice”

Dr. Subhayan De, a recent PhD. graduate who is currently a postdoc in the Aerospace Engineering Department at The University of Colorado, Boulder, has had his two most recent papers published in the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics. Amazingly, both papers were chosen as “Editor’s Choice“. * Editor’s choice for Sept 2018: S. De, P.T. Brewick, E.A. Johnson and S.F. Wojtkiewicz (2018). … Read More

George Ban-Weiss Mentioned in The Washington Post

Professor George Ban-Weiss’ research was mentioned in the Washington Post where he suggests an inventive way for Californians to keep their homes cool in midst of the rising temperatures in the Los Angeles region. He also emphasizes the effect of air temperature on human comfort. If you would like to read the article in its entirety, please click here.

George Ban-Weiss receives Global Environmental Change Early Career Award from AGU

Professor George Ban-Weiss was selected by the American Geophysical Union (AGS), the world’s largest earth and space science society, as recipient of the Global Environmental Change Early Career Award. He is among 75 distinguished scientists to receive honors from AGS. The awards are in recognition of the contributions to enlightening the understanding of Earth, the solar system, and exoplanets and the … Read More

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A Desk That Knows You

Burcin Becerik-Gerber leads an effort to create a smart desk that encourages a healthy and productive work environment.

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Washington Post: As temperatures keep trending up, ‘heat belt’ cities maneuver to stay livable

Prof. Ban-Weiss was quoted on the innovative ways that can keep homes cool in midst of rising temperatures.

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