On October 24, 2019, Dr. Lucio Soibelman was inducted into the National Academy of Construction in Nashville, Tennessee. Not only does the academy provide well-earned recognition for esteemed members, but it also serves as a prestigious body of leaders, which continue to serve one of our nation’s largest industry in a positive and impactful manner.  Congratulations, Dr. Soibelman!  

Assistant Professor in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Adam Smith, along with colleagues Jan Amend, professor of earth sciences and biological sciences at USC Dornsife and Cameron Thrash, assistant professor of biological sciences, was awarded funding from the USC Provost New Directions in Research and Scholarship program (PNDRS) for their project  “Isolating ‘Microbial Dark Matter’ to … Read More

Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber was featured in VOA News for her research on how building attributes affect human responses to extreme violence. A project of CENTIENTS, which Becerik-Gerber cofounded with USC Assistant Professor Gale Lucas, the research looks into how to secure people during violent incidents, like an active shooter situation, and uses virtual reality to explore different scenarios. Read the … Read More

Congratulations to Dr. Costas Synolakis for receiving the 2019 International Coastal Engineering Award from the ASCE’s Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute. This award recognizes outstanding leadership and development in the field of coastal engineering internationally. Dr. Synolakis will receive this award during the Society’s PORTS’19 Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, September 17, 2019.  Professor Synolakis’ current work focuses on understanding unusual tsunami amplification … Read More

Professor George Ban-Weiss was featured on NPR Science Friday for the series Degrees of Change which explores the problem of climate change and how the planet is adapting to it.  Click here to listen in.

Congratulations to Dr. Amy Childress for being appointed as a Gabilan Distinguished Professor in Science and Engineering. The Gabilan Distinguished Professorship in Science and Engineering is awarded  to an outstanding tenured faculty with a primary appointment in engineering, natural science, or math who also contributes significantly to Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) affairs. The holder of the Gabilan Distinguished … Read More

Congratulations to Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber for being promoted to full professor. Dr. Becerik-Gerber is the Director of Graduate Programs at the Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of University of Southern California. She is the founding director of the Innovation in Integrated Informatics LAB and the Center for Intelligent Environments, Technology and Society (CENTIENTS). Her research falls at the … Read More

Professor Wang was featured in the Washington Post where he, three of his students, and a professor from the University of Connecticut announced that they had invented a 3-D-printable rubber that could fix itself. Wang believes that it will take two or three years for the self-healing sneaker soles to show up in stores and could potentially eliminate the amount … Read More

Lily Shi, a Ph.D. student advised by Professor Daniel McCurry, receives the 2019 Teh Fu “Dave” Yen Fellowship in Environmental Engineering. Her research is focused on understanding the fundamental chemistry of ozone oxidation of stimulant drugs that enter wastewater from human use and how these drugs can be transformed into potentially harmful byproducts. A long-term goal of this research is … Read More