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

Asadollah (Asad) Esmaeily, 59, passed away peacefully at the KU Med Center on June 3, 2018, after a short battle with lung cancer. Esmaeily earned two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California. After graduation he briefly worked for the California Department of Transportation before joining Kansas State University in 2002. Read more

Stephanie Gee is a second year Environmental Engineering Ph.D student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow at University of Southern California advised by Professor Adam Smith. Her research focuses on developing piezoelectric activation as a low-energy fouling mitigation strategy for polymeric nanofiber membranes in anaerobic membrane bioreactors. Gee received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Northeastern University before coming to USC. Her … Read More