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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Featured Research Assistant

Yamrot Amha

Research Focus: Evaluating microbial resource management strategies in anaerobic systems such as anaerobic digesters and anaerobic membrane bioreactors use to recover energy from waste streams
Advisor: Dr. Adam Smith
Expected Graduation: 2019
Previous Education: Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health from California State University, Northridge; Master’s degree in Water & Environmental Engineering from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Hobbies: Travel, play volleyball and basketball, and watch movies

Events

Oct27Fri

Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. Seminar

Fri, Oct 27, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: VKC 150
Speaker: Seyedpouyan Hosseini and Farshid Hosseini, Astani CEE Graduate StudentsTalk Title: TBAAbstract: TBA

Nov03Fri

Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

Fri, Nov 03, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: VKC 150
Speaker: Dr. Dan Biller,Talk Title: TBAAbstract: TBA

Nov17Fri

Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. Seminar

Fri, Nov 17, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: VKC 150
Speaker: Lauren Crawford and Ghena Alhanaee, Astani CEE Graduate StudentsTalk Title: TBAAbstract: TBA

Dec01Fri

Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. Seminar

Fri, Dec 01, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: VKC 150
Speaker: Preetham Manjunatha and Ashrant Aryal, Astani CEE Graduate StudentsTalk Title: TBAAbstract: TBA

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Announcements

Dr. Qiming Wang Receives an AFOSR YIP Award

Dr. Qiming Wang has received an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Program award recipient. His research “Self-healable Lightweight Cellular Structures: Additive Manufacturing and Multifunctionality” was one of the 43 projects selected to receive a grant. The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of … Read More

Featured Research Assistant for October 2017: Yamrot Amha

Yamrot Amha is a third-year PhD student in Environmental Engineering advised by Dr. Adam Smith. Her research evaluates microbial resource management strategies in anaerobic systems such as anaerobic digesters and anaerobic membrane bioreactors use to recover energy from waste streams (e.g., food waste and wastewater sludges). The main goals of her research are to identify operational and design factors that … Read More

Civil engineering student Camila Salomon Gnecco awarded WTS-LA scholarship

Camila Salomon Gnecco, a civil engineering undergraduate student, was awarded the 2017 Ava Doner Scholarship by the Los Angeles chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS). In addition to an outstanding academic performance, Gnecco has conducted research at Nanjing Tech University on the structural applications of bamboo and worked as an analyst assistant in the Georgetown University Utilities Department. At USC, … Read More

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Graduate Students Recognized for their Work as Research and Teaching Assistants

The Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering honors its best research and teaching assistants

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Smart House 2.0

USC Viterbi’s Lucio Soibelman on making the future happen today.

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