Ezgi Cinar is a first year Civil Engineering Ph.D. student advised by Prof. Patrick Lynett. Her research focuses on understanding the behavior of debris motion and its effects under extreme events like tsunamis and storm surges. Ezgi was born and raised in Ankara, Turkey. She joined the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Fall 2018 upon receiving … Read More

Hosted by USC’s AEC Construction Alumni Group, the Distinguished Industry Leader Speaker Series will be held on February 26, 2019. USC AEC Construction Alumni Group SAVE THE DATE Distinguished Industry Leader Speaker Series February 26, 2019 Leadership from the front lines Doug Mouton will share how his experiences during Hurricane Katrina and while serving in Afghanistan shaped his leadership style at Microsoft as General Manager … Read More

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.

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.

Fearful of what type of devastation an earthquake can cause in the South Bay, Dr. Synolakis, a tsunami expert,  is quoted in the Los Angeles Times. To read the full article, please click on the following link. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-tsunami-warning-20181002-story.html

Dr. Subhayan De, a recent PhD. graduate who is currently a postdoc in the Aerospace Engineering Department at The University of Colorado, Boulder, has had his two most recent papers published in the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics. Amazingly, both papers were chosen as “Editor’s Choice“. * Editor’s choice for Sept 2018: S. De, P.T. Brewick, E.A. Johnson and S.F. Wojtkiewicz (2018). … Read More

Professor George Ban-Weiss’ research was mentioned in the Washington Post where he suggests an inventive way for Californians to keep their homes cool in midst of the rising temperatures in the Los Angeles region. He also emphasizes the effect of air temperature on human comfort. If you would like to read the article in its entirety, please click here.

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

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