USC Students Receive Awards at the Scholarship and Project Awards Gala

April 28, 2017

The Southern California Chapter of CMAA presented the 25th annual Scholarship and Project Awards Gala, at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live, on April 26, 2017, where multiple USC CEE student received four of the seven awards and scholarships. Sam Kinsey, a USC BSCE student, received the 2017 Corporate Sponsored Scholarship Match Program Scholarship Award, the most prestigious award given … Read More

Featured Research Assistant for April 2017: Sasan Tavakkol

April 3, 2017

Sasan Tavakkol is a PhD Candidate advised by Prof. Patrick Lynett. His research topic lies at the intersection of computer science and coastal engineering. As part of his PhD, Sasan has developed a revolutionary GPU-accelerated software, called Celeris, to simulate nearshore waves. Celeris is currently employed by hundreds of coastal engineers in academia and industry for analyzing wave propagation in … Read More

USC CEE Staff Recognized for Years of Service

March 27, 2017

On March 27, 2017, the University of Southern California recognized staff, who have worked a large number of years, at a luncheon in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom. This included USC Sonny Astani Department’s own staff members (from left to right): Paul Schwartz, FCCCHR Chief Engineer, recognized for 40 years of service; Patrick Sylvester, FCCCHR Business Manager, recognized for … Read More

Kelly Sander’s New Appointment Title

March 17, 2017

Dr. Kelly Sanders has been appointed as the Dr. Teh Fu Yen Early Career Chair. Her title will be modified to Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental  Engineering and Dr. Teh Fu Yen Early Career Chair.

Burcin Becerik-Gerber Receives the 2017 USC Mentoring Award

March 16, 2017

Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber will receive one of the 2017 USC Mentoring Awards in the Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students category. The annual USC Mentoring Awards honor individual faculty members for helping to build a supportive academic environment. Her achievement will be recognized at the USC Mentoring Awards ceremony on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Featured Research Assistant for March 2017: Calogero-Benedetto Rizzo

March 3, 2017

Calogero B. Rizzo (also known as Gerry) is a second year PhD student advised by Dr. Felipe de Barros. His research focuses on stochastic modeling of flow and transport through heterogeneous porous media. He is trying to find new ways to integrate the newest and most advanced computing technologies in the stochastic analysis workflow. He developed an efficient algorithm to … Read More

Featured Research Assistant for February 2017: Mo Chen

February 7, 2017

  Mo Chen is a PhD student in environmental engineering, co-advised by Dr. Kelly Sanders and Dr. George Ban-Weiss. His research lies in the intersection of the energy sector, Urban Heat Islands, and climate. Currently, he is working on understanding the role of urban heat islands in affecting residential electricity consumption through high spatiotemporal resolution observations and models. Mo was … Read More

Bora Gencturk Receives Two Grants

January 23, 2017

Dr. Bora Gencturk received two grants: one from US-National Science Foundation for BRIGE: Damage Evaluation and Life-Cycle Assessment of Reinforced HPFRC Beam-Column Joints under Multi-Axial Loading and the other from University of Houston for Cask Mis-Loads Evaluation Techniques.

Constantinos Sioutas and Arian Saffari Publish Research on Particle Ingestion

January 18, 2017

Dr. Constantinos Sioutas and Ph.D. student, Arian Saffari, had their second paper accepted for publication. The paper entitled “Ambient Ultrafine Particle Ingestion Alters Gut Microbiota in Association with Increased Atherogenic Lipid Metabolites” was published in collaboration with professor Hsiai from the UCLA Department of Medicine.

Amy Childress Appointed Co-Editor of “Desalination”

January 6, 2017

Dr. Amy Childress has joined Desalination as as a co-editor, on their editorial board. Desalination is one of Elsevier’s journals, dedicated to promoting “leading edge progress on the globally important topic of water desalting.” Desalination ranks as 12th of 135 chemical engineering titles and 2nd of 85 water resources titles. The editorial also includes Nidal Hilal, Chair in Water Process … Read More

Farimah Shirmohammadi Receives Best Student Poster Award at AAAR Conference

October 21, 2016

Farimah Shirmohammadi, a PhD student advised by Constantinos Sioutas, received the poster presentation competition award at the 35th annual American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR) conference in Portland, OR, which is the biggest professional organization in the field of aerosol science, with its annual meeting having over 1200 participants from all over the world.

Patrick Lynett Receives NSF Grant

October 11, 2016

Dr. Patrick Lynett received a grant from US-National Science Foundation for RAPID: Recording Tsunami Impacts from the Taan Fjord, Alaska Landslide of October 17th, 2015.

Adam Smith Receives NSF Grant

October 11, 2016

Dr. Adam Smith received a grant from US-National Science Foundation for GOALI: Advancing Decentralized Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Treatment of Food Waste.

Ketan Savla Receives Metrans Grant

August 29, 2016

Dr. Ketan Savla recently received another grant from Metrans. METRANS’ mission is to solve transportation problems of large metropolitan regions through interdisciplinary research, education and outreach.

Jiachen Zhang Receives Outstanding Student Paper Award from SCCAEPA

August 5, 2016

Jiachen Zhang, a PhD student advised by George Ban-Weiss, received an outstanding student paper award from SCCAEPA (Southern California Chinese-American Environmental Protection Association), for her paper entitled Revisiting the Climate Impacts of Coll Roofs around the Globe Using an Earth System Model.The purpose of the competition was to recognize students who performed outstanding research and encourage research in environmental fields. … Read More