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

USC Environmental Engineering Masters student Daisy Benitez is a recipient of the 2017 Switzer Environmental Fellowship. Each year, 20 promising environmental leaders are awarded by the Switzer Foundation to complete their masters and doctoral degrees in New England and California to advance their skills and develop their expertise to address critical environmental challenges. The Switzer Fellowship Program recognizes the achievements … Read More

USC Civil Engineering Alumni Nan Li has been recognized by Forbes China as one of the top 30 under 30 for Healthcare & Science. This list features “young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders who are challenging conventions and making an impact in the world.” More information can be found here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/russellflannery/2017/07/20/forbes-china-unveils-list-of-300-top-innovators-entrepreneurs-and-leaders-under-age-30/#386c1581471e

Arsalan Heydarian, who has just completed his PhD in Civil Engineering from USC Sonny Astani in Spring 2017, under Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber’s supervision, will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the civil and system engineering departments at the University of Virginia starting this fall. This is an amazing opportunity and we congratulate Arsalan on his success.

Simin is a PhD candidate, in the area of Informatics for Intelligent Built Environments, co-advised by Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber and Dr. Lucio Soibelman. She started her PhD studies at USC in Fall 2013 and expects to graduate in 2018. Her research is focused on improving building’s energy efficiency via providing activity-driven and user-centered automation in buildings, using techniques in Artificial … Read More