Students investigate a microscopic community

Undergraduates in an environmental engineering microbiology course use brand-new lab space to study their own microbiomes

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The Wall Street Journal: Lessons From the Paradise Fire

A piece by Costas Synolakis on what more could be done for natural disasters was published

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USC Hosts the 4th Annual Le Val Lund Lecture

In honor of Le Val Lund, Jr., ASCE, USC and Caltech hold an annual lecture on lifeline infrastructure and community resilience and award an individual who greatly contributes to this field. This year, the event was held at USC.

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Flickr: 24th Annual USC CMAA Symposium

The CMAA held their 24th annual symposium on November 8, featuring a panel of industry experts. This year’s event focused on “Constructing the Unconventional.”

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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

Dec13Thu

Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

Thu, Dec 13, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: RTH 211
Speaker: Dr. Kartik Chandran , Columbia University Talk Title: Emerging Models in Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling Abstract: See Attachment. Host: Dr. Adam Smith

Announcements

Emerging Investigator Series: Adam Smith

Assistant Professor Adam Smith was interviewed by Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology blog. He spoke about his work in biotechnologies for resource recovery from waste streams and his research group’s recent article for the Emerging Investigator Series.

Clean Water and Sanitation For All

Tranice’ Warner, a USC Viterbi Ph.D. student, receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue her research in wastewater treatment. To read the full article, please click here.

News

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Students investigate a microscopic community

Undergraduates in an environmental engineering microbiology course use brand-new lab space to study their own microbiomes

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The Wall Street Journal: Lessons From the Paradise Fire

A piece by Costas Synolakis on what more could be done for natural disasters was published

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