The Surprising Powerful Global Tsunamis Driven by Underwater Volcanic Eruptions
USC researchers and colleagues track and document the tsunami impact of a recent event near Tonga
USC researchers and colleagues track and document the tsunami impact of a recent event near Tonga
Low cost, low impact construction on the moon: new CrafTram technology could aid the next generation of lunar explorers
Electronic records startup Frontida Records raises funds to organize medical information in low resource settings across the world
USC students gain funding for products that support portable medicine storage
USC senior Kathryn Huang co-founded Madhatter Knits, a knitting group that provides resources for newborns across the globe.
How USC researchers identified a new treatment for harmful aldehydes in wastewater
At the 2022 commencement ceremony, undergraduates shared laughter, tears and hugs as they embark on a new journey
First in-person, satellite ceremonies in two years feature four-star general and former CEO of Yahoo and Verizon Media as speakers
At the 2022 Ph.D. Hooding and Awards Ceremony, 215 new graduates join Trojan forebears like Andrew Viterbi and Wanda Austin.
The 2022 graduate was honored for research on the role of energy system decarbonization and land surface properties on urban air quality in Southern California.
From playing on USC’s world-famous marching band to mentorship for USC’s female engineers, USC Viterbi graduating senior Elyse Pollack thrives on Trojan spirit and family.
Inspired by a desire to safeguard coastal spaces, Lee moved from Taiwan to the U.S. to catapult the next generation of engineers at USC Viterbi.
Pirhadi, now an air pollution specialist at the California Air Resources Board, was the second PhD in Professor Constantinos Sioutas’ lab to win the USC PhD Achievement Award in six years.
Innovative USC Viterbi course unites interdisciplinary students to clean Fairbanks smoke pollution with “Chimney Cherries”
Santanu and Kelly Das, B.S. ’95, B.S. ’96 met at USC. Now they’re kickstarting a CEE student innovation competition for a more sustainable Los Angeles
USC Viterbi student Prathmesh Bakshhi translates his passion for discovery to impact communities and infrastructures across the globe.
USC researchers create an alternate approach to self-healing concrete that is low cost and upholds the innate strength of the original material.
Soibelman honored for his work on smart buildings and infrastructure with 2022 Peurifoy Construction Research Award
Gift from Jonathan Emami, graduate of the construction management program, will help nurture the next generation of construction and development leaders
The Min Family Challenge, a business model contest to develop startups that benefit the underprivileged, held its 2021-2022 kickoff
$10 milk. Electricity six times the national average. An innovative course at USC partners with Alaska’s Tlingit indigenous community to find new answers.
USC research show how blending water in desalination and wastewater reclamation facilities can increase potable water supply while minimizing environmental impact
The Dean’s Professor and Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Chair was honored for her innovation and leadership in advancing user-centered built environments
A world-class environmental researcher and virtuoso bassist, Ban-Weiss influenced public policy and touched lives
Students are recognized for excellence by faculty, staff and students.
USC researchers deepen understanding of membrane design to allow for desalination of high salinity streams using green or lower energy investment
New USC Viterbi assistant professor seeks to make our cities more resilient in the face of natural disasters.
USC Viterbi Associate Professor Adam Smith seeks to get rid of persistent chemicals found in nonstick pans by identifying bacteria that can consume them.
Construction engineering senior Mayra Rodriguez is determined to lead construction teams to build cleaner and better by investing in the future.
Audrey Olivier explores data analytics to identify potential risk factors and avoid future hazards in the structures that house and connect us.
A triangle of giving: USC Viterbi alumnus Lucas Hu connects donors to global refugees and local stores
Dean’s professor and expert in human-building interaction to begin three-year term July 1, 2021.
Rehan Kapadia and Qiming Wang are two of only 38 recipients nationwide.
An air sampling method created by USC Viterbi researchers has been adopted by the Department of Homeland Security to better understand COVID-19’s spread.
USC researchers use wastewater to help predict and mitigate spread of COVID-19, with applications toward other highly contagious illnesses like the flu.
USC researchers modeled complex subsurface water flow to help assess the risk of contaminants appearing in high, unsafe concentrations in variable water sources.
In a return to in-person graduation, the Class of 2020 and 2021 celebrate “passage to a post-COVID new world”
USC Viterbi graduate Harmita Golwala hopes California’s cutting edge research on sustainability can ultimately impact environmental progress in India.
Inspired by the Hoover Dam’s grandeur, graduating USC Viterbi student Saumya Joshi is a trailblazer in her own right, fearlessly changing the face of construction engineering.
Philip Fine combined his technical expertise with his negotiating savvy for his new role at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
USC Viterbi researchers develop innovative new method to analyze how shifts in the earth affect drinking water supply
Annual event brings together talented students and the donors who support their pursuits.
USC researchers harness the power of living organisms to make materials that are strong, tolerant and resilient.
For Viterbi student Jessica Brown, engineering is about advancing well-being of our neighbors, in the places we call home.
Chloroplast-Fortified 3D-Printer Ink May Strengthen Products Like Custom Sneaker Soles
The USC professor joins 40 previously selected faculty members as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
As part of an 11-part lecture series, USC Viterbi researchers spoke on the role and influence of built environments on mental and physical health, and work productivity and satisfaction.
USC Viterbi master’s student Maria Leos learns what fortifies structures, while bolstering her future one opportunity at a time.
How virtual reality can help robots change the face of the construction industry.
USC Viterbi’s Roger Ghanem and Xiaoshu Zeng have created models which predict daily, new COVID-19 cases.
The 4th annual Sustain-A-Thon saw 57 students propose solutions for making the planet more livable and sustainable.
Both lecture series launch the week after Labor Day, offering students a comprehensive faculty coverage of COVID-19 and a series on sustainable energy with Dean Yortsos
Projects centered on precision agriculture, water modeling using AI, and smog-reducing architecture have been recognized in the USC Center for Sustainability Solutions’ latest grants.
Interdisciplinary program from the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will create leaders of the built environment and sustainable cities
Viry Martino, a USC Viterbi alumna and civil engineer, played a critical role in the construction of the Cross Border Xpress
Ghena Alhanee is the first USC doctoral student to have made MIT Technology Review’s prestigious list twice
Awards span research from machine learning to wastewater reuse to fluid dynamics and to self-healing materials.
USC Viterbi’s Virtual Demo Day showcases student-designed products for the world’s hardest-to-reach people.
USC Researchers Receive NSF RAPID grant to track coronavirus spread through wastewater samples.
Hannah Walker, a graduating mechanical engineering major and winner of the USC Discovery Scholar Prize, has created a device to inexpensively map the ocean’s underwater topography.
USC senior Julia Lind seeks to bring technology not just to the people who design buildings, but to those who build them.
USC researchers 3-D-printed the next-generation of high strength, lightweight structures that can autonomously heal impact damage.
Annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report also keep USC Viterbi among the top five private engineering schools
USC Viterbi Ph.D. student Sophia Plata, the first woman in her family to attend college, works to meet the challenge of access to clean water.
USC researchers create smart materials that can mimic electrical devices by triggering different responses to sound.
Potable water reuse is a boon for sustainability, but USC researchers warn of potentially toxic byproducts.
Duet is the world’s first student-built micro-philanthropy platform designed to connect donors with refugees and local stores in a more personalized and dignified way
USC Researcher Discovers a New Approach to Stabilize Spinning Systems by Simultaneously Injecting and Removing Energy
The award recognizes Ghena Alhanaee for her work to prevent a regional catastrophe by providing a linked emergency response plan across the Persian Gulf
Researchers have designed a virtual environment to test how building features in schools and offices help or hurt occupants during active shooter incidents.
A team led by Assistant Professor in the USC Viterbi Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Adam Smith has found that purified water returned to Southern California aquifers for storage and reuse blends with antibiotic-resistant bacteria already found in the aquifer, adding key data to the conversation on how we reuse water.
Professors in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Lucio Soibelman and Burcin Becerik-Gerber will build knowledge networks in key fields to advance design, development and operation of national infrastructures.
How two USC professors are mining historic disasters to build educational infrastructure reframing how we approach natural disaster preparation.
USC researchers are drawing inspiration from mollusks to build lightweight, strong materials for wearable technology and more.
Nan Li, Ph.D. ’14, was named a 2018 top “Innovator under 35” in China by MIT Technology Review for his work in resilient cities
USC Viterbi Professors Pierluigi Nuzzo, Kelly Sanders and Mahdi Soltanolkotabi receive highly competitive National Science Foundation awards for their leadership and novel research.
The Center for Intelligent Environments launches to advance human-centered building design and operation to increase well-being, safety, and even joy at work and beyond
Antibiotic resistance is spreading from wastewater treatment plants
The Sonny Astani Department celebrates their alumni’s accomplishments
USC Viterbi faculty and students develop a 3D-printed material that can repair itself all on its own.
USC Viterbi Students encouraged to apply
Undergraduates in an environmental engineering microbiology course use brand-new lab space to study their own microbiomes
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.
USC Viterbi leads initiative to bring research and technology innovation to foreign policy challenges
Researchers optimize new method of cleaning filtration membranes used in wastewater treatment
Tranice’ Warner, a USC Viterbi Ph.D. student, receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue her research in wastewater treatment
The Sonny Astani Department honors its exceptional research and teaching assistants
New USC Viterbi course focused on engineering solutions for social good takes students from seven USC schools in a close encounter with problems inside refugee camps
Burcin Becerik-Gerber leads an effort to create a smart desk that encourages a healthy and productive work environment.
Study analyzes how much water is used by oil, coal, natural gas, wind and other energy sources
USC Viterbi alumnus PJ Wilson moved to Puerto Rico bringing solar kits and advocating for renewable energy on the hurricane-ravaged island
16 Saudi Aramco employees completed a unique master’s degree in construction management
After long nights that muddled into early mornings in SAL, CED, and Leavey, they’re ready to set sail
2018 USC Viterbi master’s students shared hugs, laughs and memories at graduation ceremonies.
Accomplishments of Viterbi Master’s students celebrated at the second annual event
At the 2018 USC Viterbi Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony, the intellectual descendants of Curie, Drexler and Viterbi took the stage.
The annual WiSE Research Horizons Symposium at USC brought together some of the best minds in academic research
While currently available models can take hours to run, this open-source nearshore modeling software runs faster than real-time with concurrent visualization and an interactive environment
USC Viterbi faculty, students receive multiple awards at the 2018 OCEC Awards and Honors Banquet.
Glenda “Milly” Rodriguez, president of the USC chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, assured her parents she would become the first in her family to graduate from college. That day is coming soon.