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. Published on … Read More

A recent publication by Mo Chen, a PhD candidate advised by both Dr. Kelly Sanders and Dr. George Ban-Weiss, has been listed among the 2020 Altmetric Top 100 most-discussed articles. Chen’s paper, titled “Utilizing smart-meter data to project impacts of urban warming on residential electricity use for vulnerable populations in Southern California”, addresses the effects of intensifying heat waves on … Read More

In a recent video “The heat gap of dividing a major US city”, BBC Reel interviewed Dr. George Ban-Weiss about the Los Angeles heat gap that describes an unequal distribution of heat across urban neighborhoods. Dr. Ban-Weiss shares his expertise on the urban heat island effect, heat mitigation strategies, and the socioeconomic disparities that result in uneven vegetative cover. This … Read More

Burcin Becerik-Gerber, Dean’s Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was featured in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) podcast on November 3. In the interview, Becerik-Gerber, co-director of the Center for Intelligent Environments (CENTIENTS), discussed her work on intelligent threat-sensing buildings–structures that employ AI technology to keep people safe during emergencies, including fires or active shooters. Published on November … Read More

Costas Synolakis, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was awarded the 2020 Hamaguchi Award by the National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology. The award ceremony was held on November 4 in Tokyo. The Hamaguchi Award is given for individuals and/or organizations that have made significant scientific or pragmatic contributions to the enhancement of coastal resilience against tsunami, storm … Read More