George Ban-Weiss received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER award) from National Science Foundation. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in … Read More

Saba Khashe is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Dr. Burcin Becerik Gerber. Her research focuses on enabling human-building communication to promote occupants’ pro-environmental behavior. Her goal is to transform buildings into interactive living spaces that communicate with their occupants and influence the ways that they behave in buildings. Saba received a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from … Read More

Konstantinos Douligeris is a second-year PhD student in civil engineering advised by Dr. Costas Synolakis. His research focuses on developing analytical solutions and codes to calculate the run-up of solitary waves and N-waves on different types of sloping beaches using linear and nonlinear theories. The results will be compared to experimental data from experiments which will be held at USC’s … Read More

The Astani Department has an open tenured/tenure-track faculty position, starting August 2018, in the areas of structural engineering and construction materials, including (1) characterization of construction materials, (2) existing infrastructure under environmental aging, (3) repair and rehabilitation of aged infrastructure, and (4) development of new sustainable construction materials. Applications, which can be submitted at USC Careers, will be reviewed starting 15 … Read More

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

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

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

Allyson McGaughey is a third-year Ph.D. student in environmental engineering advised by Prof. Amy Childress. Her research focuses on membrane-based water treatment for resource recovery from challenging waters and wastewaters. Currently, she is exploring the relationship between membrane material properties and performance for the treatment of challenging wastewaters by membrane distillation. She is also studying the use of novel materials, … Read More

Yun Li is a second year PhD student in environmental engineering, advised by Dr. George Ban-Weiss. Her research focuses on the impacts of urbanization on urban climate and air quality in the Los Angeles basin. Currently, she is working on incorporating high-resolution satellite-observed land surface data into a regional climate-chemistry model, and evaluating how these model advances improve simulated urban … Read More