WTS International focuses on the advancement of women in the transportation industry. This year, multiple students from USC were awarded scholarships by the WTS Los Angeles chapter including the following students from the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering: • Jessica Brown, who is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering—building sciences, was awarded the $8,000 … Read More

Congratulations to Mayra Rodriguez, who was awarded an academic scholarship by The National Academy of Construction. Mayra is currently pursuing her degree in engineering and architectural design and is aiming to be a licensed professional engineer in the construction management field.

On top of global climate change, the urban heat island effect increases city temperatures and poses a great challenge for city dwellers, causing heat stroke and heat stress and increasing electricity consumption of air conditioning in summer, said Jiachen Zhang, USC Viterbi Ph.D. and co-author of a paper on cool walls published in Environmental Science and Technology. This paper, showcasing … Read More

Henry Koffman, professor of civil and environmental engineering practice at USC Viterbi School of Engineering, was quoted in a Washington Post article detailing potential causes of the Champlain Towers collapse in Florida. Henry Koffman, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Southern California who has worked in forensic engineering for nearly 30 years, said consistent garage flooding could … Read More

Congratulations to Lucio Soibelman, Fred Champion Estate Chair in Engineering and professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering. The American Society of Civil Engineers is one of the nation’s oldest engineering societies and is active in 177 countries. The ASCE Distinguished Membership is the highest honor offered by the ASCE. One … Read More

On Monday, May 3, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering celebrated the achievements of its graduate students at the 2021 USC Viterbi Master’s Student Awards. The virtual ceremony recognized students across all eight USC Viterbi departments for their excellence in academics, research and service. We congratulate the following winners from CEE: Research Award Pengxiang Zhang Harmita Golwala Yuxi Liu Service Award … Read More

Dr. Teh Fu Yen Early Career Chair and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Kelly Sanders was featured on a Facebook Live panel today along with Adam Rose, research professor at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy; Sammy Roth, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times; and Lauren Faber O’Connor, chief sustainability officer for the City of Los Angeles. … Read More

Dr. Adam Smith has recently been featured in the USC Trojan Family article, “As More Bacteria Grow Resistant to Antibiotics, Scientists Are Fighting Back”. Drawing on his research on antibiotic-resistant bacteria in water supplies, Dr. Smith contributes to the discussion of microbial resiliene that might result in a post-antibiotic world. To read the full article, please click here.