Professor Burcin Becerik-Gerber is conducting a survey about the transition to working from home during the stay-at-home mandate for individuals who typically spend most of their day working at a desk. Specifically, her lab is interested in how office workers have adapted to their home office workspace. The survey will take no more than 15 minutes to complete and all responses … Read More

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Kelly Sanders has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Sanders is a leader, pioneer, and exemplar in the energy field, whose research has contributed greatly towards improving energy and water resource management and environmental impact. Her work is powerful and visionary, and we … Read More

Our department is delighted to announce that Dr. Lucio Sobeilman has been approved by the university, and at the recommendation of the USC Viterbi faculty committee, for a 3-year reappointment as a Dean’s Professor. Dr. Sobeilman is a distinguished and prolific professor who will continue to inspire our department through his teaching and service. Congratulations, Dr. Soibelman.

Bianca Costa, a PhD student of Dr. Adam Smith, is one of only 5 students within the Viterbi School of Engineering to be awarded entry into the 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The NSF GRFP is a prestigious and highly competitive fellowship that supports outstanding graduate students in their pursuit of scientific innovation within the human resource base of science … Read More

The department would like to congratulate Dr. Najmedin Meshkati, whose proposal has been awarded funding by the Undergraduate Research Associates Program (URAP). His proposal, “A System of Systems Approach to Bring the UN Sustainable Development Goals on Track: Focusing on the Cross-Cutting and Enabling Key Goal # 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)”, will receive $3300 to support essential undergraduate research … Read More

The Sonny Astani Department would like to congratulate Adam Smith for his promotion to Associate Professor with tenure.  Dr. Smith has been teaching environmental engineering at USC since 2014, after completing his PhD at the University of Michigan.  Dr. Smith’s research is in the important area of climate change and water sustainability, and he is working on collaborative research in … Read More

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