Environmental Engineering PhD student Rebecca Peer received the WiSE Merit Award for Current PhD Students. This award is offered to Ph.D. students, two from the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences and two from the Viterbi School of Engineering, who demonstrate exceptional work in their field. The purpose of the WiSE Merit Award is to provide … Read More

Mohammad Hanifehzadeh is a graduate research assistant in Sonny Astani department of civil engineering, advised by Dr. Gencturk. His research is focused on safety evaluation and remaining life estimation of concrete structures through experiments and computer simulations. He is also developing new algorithm for digital image processing and finite element models for that purpose. The results of his study may … Read More

Kun-Hao Yu is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at USC advised by Dr. Qiming Wang. His current research focuses on self-healing materials from theoretical modeling and additive manufacturing to resilient structures and wastewater treatment. Their theoretical model demonstrates high accurate prediction of self-healing materials in documented experimental results. Moreover, he has been working … Read More

Daniel McCurry has been selected for the 2018 Outstanding Young Engineer award from the Orange County Engineering Council. This award will be presented at the OCEC National Engineers Week Awards Banquet to be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018  at the Double Tree, by Hilton, in Santa Ana, CA.

Ashrant Aryal is a third year PhD student advised by Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber. His research area is related to developing smart built environments that can adapt to people’s needs. He is currently working on a project in collaboration with ARUP to develop an intelligent desk that can learn user preferences and automatically control the environment around the user to maintain … Read More

Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber received the Construction Industry Institute (CII) CETI award. The Celebration of Engineering & Technology Innovation, or CETI, Awards recognize significant achievements in technology research, development, and implementation in the capital projects industry. Dr. Becerik-Gerber’s work will be recognized at the 2018 CII Technology Conference CETI Award Gala, for her superior work as an Outstanding Early Career Researcher.

George Ban-Weiss received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER award) from National Science Foundation. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in … Read More

Saba Khashe is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Dr. Burcin Becerik Gerber. Her research focuses on enabling human-building communication to promote occupants’ pro-environmental behavior. Her goal is to transform buildings into interactive living spaces that communicate with their occupants and influence the ways that they behave in buildings. Saba received a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from … Read More

Konstantinos Douligeris is a second-year PhD student in civil engineering advised by Dr. Costas Synolakis. His research focuses on developing analytical solutions and codes to calculate the run-up of solitary waves and N-waves on different types of sloping beaches using linear and nonlinear theories. The results will be compared to experimental data from experiments which will be held at USC’s … Read More