The CEE department is happy to announce Dr. George Ban-Weiss’ promotion to Associate Professor with tenure. Dr. Ban-Weiss has been with us since 2013 after working as a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and studying mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley. Here at USC, Dr. Ban Weiss teaches Air Pollution Fundamentals. His research focuses on climate change, air pollution and quality, … Read More
Qiming Wang, assistant professor in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is a recipient of the 2020 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. The award recognizes engineers age 35 or younger for their exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the industry. Wang’s work focuses on bio-inspired manufacturing and mechanics of unprecedented materials and structures to tackle key challenge … Read More
Dr. Burcin Becerik’s former PhD student, Ali Gharamanhi, has been appointed as a Presidential Young Professor at The National University of Singapore. As he begins this tenure track position at NUS, we wish him an incredible journey and much success throughout his career.
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