WIRED: Deadly Heat is Baking Cities
George Ban-Weiss speaks to Wired about methods to cool down cities
George Ban-Weiss speaks to Wired about methods to cool down cities
Wired featured Kelly Sanders’ research on ‘precooling’ to optimize energy usage.
Marketplace quoted Kelly Sanders on Texas’ efforts to fix electrical grid that may not be enough to prevent future blackouts.
Kelly Sanders suggested that people consider their indirect water footprint to when thinking about saving water.
Research by Kelly Sanders’ and George Ban Weiss’ labs was cited.
Childress was also appointed to the EPA Drinking Water Committee.
Los Angeles Daily News quoted Henry Koffman on California’s strict building requirements compared to Florida.
The Washington Post featured Henry Koffman on what caused the recent collapse of a condo building in Florida.
The New York Times quoted Najmedin Meshkati of the USC Viterbi School on possible outcomes at a nuclear reactor in China.
A piece in the LA Times referenced Jim Moore’s research on L.A. Metro’s funding of rail projects.
ABC7 features Kelly Sanders on the Biden Administration’s effort to open the Pacific Coast for its first offshore wind development project.
A New Study Building on USC Viterbi Research Shows Strike-Slip Faults Can Generate Large Tsunamis
The effort could achieve dramatic reductions in greenhouse gases without significant disruption to the economy or people’s lifestyles, according to USC research.
36 Young Innovators fLearn Lessons Beyond the Classroom Going Up Against “The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis Since World War II”
Students in the Innovation in Engineering Design for Global Challenges class were featured for “Torch Tile,” which helps regulate tent temperature for those experiencing homelessness.
Costas Synolakis was interviewed regarding the importance of the United States’ tsunami detection system
Kelly Sanders was quoted on how outdated infrastructure could lead to blackouts for millions of Americans.
New research by Qiming Wang on the use of bacteria to make materials stronger, was featured
3D-printing research by Qiming Wang and colleagues which was inspired by “Popeye the Sailor” was featured.
Research from CENTIENTS shows the negative physical and mental health impacts of remote work
Work by Adam Smith and colleagues to identify COVID early through wastewater was highlighted
After March’s stay-at-home orders took effect, USC researchers studied the impact of widespread work from home on well-being and productivity.
George Ban-Weiss was interviewed about the disparity in LA as to how people experience excessive heat and are vulnerable as a result of this exposure
New study from USC Viterbi faculty highlighted the negative impacts of working from home
Najm Meshkati commented on whether the Aliso Canyon gas facility should remain open.
Kelly Sanders was interviewed about how heat in Los Angeles disproportionately impacts low-income and minority residents.
Researchers believe waste water could serve as a warning sign for coronavirus outbreaks.
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Fresh from its historic win last year when they brought home the trophy for National Chapter of The Year, the USC chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, or NSBE, continues to rake awards and solidify its place as one of the best student-run organizations in the nation
Research by Burcin Bercerik Gerber, Gale Lucas of USC CENTIENTS and Erroll Southers to test building features that might thwart active shooters, was featured.
Henry Koffman was quoted about the importance of the Sepulveda Pass
Najm Meshkati penned an piece on how reliance on the Persian Gulf as a water source renders millions of people vulnerable
George Ban-Weiss was interviewed on his work tailoring high-reflectivity roofs to individual neighborhoods.
Leading academics dissect the most critical issues related to human-building interaction to advance how people work, learn and live
From engineering rockets that break records to solving global crisis and launching start-ups, the Class of 2019 is going places
USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s 2019 Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony
James Moore was interviewed on how a new tax proposal by Metro may boost Uber and Lyft prices.
James Moore was quoted about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to overhaul Los Angeles’ Union Station.
New research by Qiming Wang was featured to create a self-healing 3D-printed rubber that could be used for shoes, tires and some robotics.
Costas Synolakis was quoted about the recent tsunami activity in Indonesia and whether it should have been expected.
A piece by Costas Synolakis on what more could be done for natural disasters was published
Henry M. Koffman was quoted about construction problems facing a $2 billion light-rail line in L.A. County.
Amy Childress was quoted about a Texas city that recycles water in a creative way.
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.”
Research by Burcin Becerik-Gerber on smart desks and smart buildings was highlighted
Prof. Ban-Weiss was quoted on the innovative ways that can keep homes cool in midst of rising temperatures.
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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During a a radio interview, Jim Moore suggested reverse 911 calls as a strategy to prevent traffic jams in an emergency
Jim Moore comments on whether it is important to invest in smoother roads as California’s infrastructure ages
Jim Moore was quoted on how large public infrastructure projects are communicated to the public
The Freaknomics podcast cited Behrokh Khoshnevis “contour crafting” which can 3D print a house in 24 hours
Amy Rechenmacher was quoted about the strength of the Oroville Dam spillway despite existing cracks
Najmedin Meshkati was quoted about the possible damage weights may cause on the TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline
Research by Constantinos Sioutas colleagues that found the level of air pollution in the tunnels for the Los Angeles Red Line train were 10 times higher than the threshold set by the World Health Organization and Environmental Protection Agency was featured
Najmedin Meshkati was quoted about how installing and testing a positive train control system might have prevented the fatal Amtrak crash near Seattle.
Costas Synolakis of theTsunami Research Center was interviewed about the vulnerability of Southern California to tsunami warnings all around the Pacific Ocean
On January 26th, the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering celebrated the 25th anniversary of the undergraduate environmental engineering program.
The first of a multi-event series featuring leaders from the architecture, engineering and construction industries, included Bob Card of TCG and Lou Cornell of Jacobs Engineering, facilitated by Philip Stassi, the recently retired President of Jacobs Global Buildings and Infrastructure.
Jim Moore was interviewed about the Olympics coming to LA and the need for investment in more transit services to benefit the public
Nature quoted Costas Synolakis about the importance of studying the causes of tsunamis and other national disasters
Can “cool pavements” reduce urban temperatures? George Ban-Weiss says they can, but there may be penalties.
Constantinos Sioutas discusses his research on the effects of air pollution particles in the brain.
George Ban-Weiss discusses his research in reflective high-tech material that could replace asphalt.
George Ban-Weiss talks with KCRW host Madeleine Brand about lowering Los Angeles’ temperature.
The LA Times profiles the work Ban-Weiss is doing with the Mayor’s office to address the heat-island effect in Los Angeles
Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering / Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor recognized for pioneering work in stochastic modeling of flow in porous media
Constantinos Sioutas and Arian Saffari research how pollution effects the brain.
Digital Trends mentioned research by Qiming Wang and colleagues, who created tiny, 3D-printed metamaterials that shrink rather than expand when exposed to heat.
Science Daily highlighted research by Qiming Wang on tiny structures that actually shrink, rather than expand, when heated.
Roger Ghanem, the Gordon S. Marshall Professor of Engineering Technology and professor of civil and environmental engineering, was recognized for outstanding contributions to practical, mathematical and computational aspects of uncertainty quantification.
Kelly Sanders was quoted on the feasibility of Donald Trump’s energy proposals.
Research by Pouya Vahmani and George Ban-Weiss on the effect drought-tolerant landscaping will have on Los Angeles’ overall temperature was mentioned.
Sony Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumna featured for leading a large construction project.
Civil Engineering Professor Kelly Sanders wrote an op-ed how the drought in California can and has affected energy production.
Professor George Ban-Weiss analyzes what would happen to the city’s overall temperature if every lawn were replaced with drought-tolerant plants.
3D printing techniques and contour crafting developed by Behrokh Khoshnevis were highlighted.