Daniel McCurry

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Dr. Shiao-Ping Siao Yen Early Career Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering


  • 2016, Doctoral Degree, Civil Engineering, Stanford University
  • 2013, Master's Degree, Civil Engineering, Yale University
  • 2011, Bachelor's Degree, Civil Engineering, University of Cincinnati


Dr. Daniel McCurry is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California. Dr. McCurry completed his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a Chemistry minor at Stanford in 2016. Prior to Stanford, he earned an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Yale and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and worked in the USEPA Office of Research and Development. He received the Rose Hills Foundation Research Fellowship in 2019 and NSF CAREER Award in 2020.

Research Summary

Dr. McCurry's research focuses on protecting public health by improving the long-term safety of engineered water sources. He applies the tools of environmental organic chemistry and analytical chemistry to water quality challenges related to chemical and ultraviolet disinfection of wastewater and drinking water, with a particular emphasis on identifying formation mechanisms and precursors of disinfection byproducts to facilitate their prevention.

  • Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • BHE 220
  • Biegler Hall of Engineering
  • 920 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: KAP 210

Contact Information
  • dmccurry@usc.edu


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