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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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USC Viterbi-Saudi Aramco Master’s Program sees its first graduating class

16 Saudi Aramco employees completed a unique master’s degree in construction management

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Wired: LA is doing water better than your city. Yes, that LA

With climate change on the horizon, Los Angeles is rushing to pull water from surprising sources. Professor Amy Childress discusses the desalination process used to treat wastewater before it returns to the tap.

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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.

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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

Aug24Fri

Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

Fri, Aug 24, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: KAP 209
Speaker: Dr. Ying Li, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut Talk Title: Understanding Nano Environmental Health and Safety through Multiscale Modeling Abstract: See Attached Abstract Host: Dr. Qiming Wang

Announcements

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

Featured Research Assistant for July 2018: Ziad Georges Ghauch

Ziad Georges Ghauch is a PhD candidate advised by Professor Roger Ghanem. His research focuses broadly on uncertainty quantification and computational stochastic mechanics, and specifically to uncertainty management in multiscale composite systems. During his PhD, he has worked on developing a theoretical and computational framework for decision making under uncertainty, with application to multiphysics and multiscale systems. He has been … Read More

IN MEMORIAM: Prof. Asadollah (Asad) Esmaeily

Asadollah (Asad) Esmaeily, 59, passed away peacefully at the KU Med Center on June 3, 2018, after a short battle with lung cancer. Esmaeily earned two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California. After graduation he briefly worked for the California Department of Transportation before joining Kansas State University in 2002. Read more

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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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USC Viterbi-Saudi Aramco Master’s Program sees its first graduating class

16 Saudi Aramco employees completed a unique master’s degree in construction management

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