In response to the devastating numbers of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., Professor Ghanem and doctoral student Xiaoshu Zeng have developed a reliable COVID-19-predicting model that can create a “forecast” for the number of cases on a certain day. This model can be a new tool to help track the effectiveness of the U.S.’s ongoing and future health/viral containment policies. … Read More

Dr. Daniel McCurry received a grant from the NSF Division of Chemistry to study the fate of parabens, which are common preservative chemicals used in personal care products, during recycling of greywater. The grant, in collaboration with Drs. John Sivey and Keith Reber at Towson University in Maryland, will be used to study how parabens react with common disinfectants used … Read More

Congratulations to Dr. Syeed Md Iskander who recently accepted a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at North Dakota State University.  Dr. Iskander worked as a postdoctoral research associate with Profs. Adam Smith and Amy Childress at USC from May 2019 to Aug 2020. He received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech Civil and Environmental … Read More

Congratulations to former PhD student, Dr. Ashrant Aryal, who recently accepted a position as a tenure track assistant professor at Texas A&M University.  Ashrant recently received his PhD degree this spring from the USC Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, under the supervision of Professor Burcin Becerik.  As he begins this new position, we wish him an amazing … Read More

Associate Professor, Dr. Adam Smith, recently received media coverage on both KCRW and NBC-LA News. He discusses his research on wastewater and how it can serve as a potential early warning system for community spread of COVID-19. To see the interviews, please click on the links above. Published on August 4th, 2020Last updated on August 7th, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Ali Kazemian who recently accepted a position at the Louisiana State University as an Assistant Professor in the Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management.  Dr. Kasemian received his PhD degree in 2018 from the USC Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, under the supervision of Professor Berok Khoshnevis. He also received a MSc degree … Read More

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