Department Staff & Advisory Board

Staff

Administrative Staff:

Susan Huang

Budget Analyst / Research Administrator

Proposal preparation; budget development; account management including expenditure auditing, reconciliation and closeout; research assistant payroll.

Office: KAP 228 | Tel: (213) 821-2905 | 
Fax: (213) 744-1426 Email: susanhua@usc.edu

Jake Kirchner

Budget Analyst / Research Administrator

Proposal preparation; budget development; account management; expenditure auditing; reconciliation; closeout; research assistant payroll.

Office: KAP 218 | Tel: (213) 740-0604 |
Fax: (213) 744-1426 | Email: akirchne@usc.edu

Tessie Jamanila

Department Business Manager

Coordinates department activities; chair support; faculty affairs; account management; human resources; database collection and reporting; internal systems and procedures; space, facilities and security; department events coordinator.

Recognition Of 30 Years of Service At USC

Office: KAP 210B | Tel: (213) 740-0606 |
Fax: (213) 744-1426  Email: jamanila@usc.edu

Maria Mallari

Budget Analyst / Research Administrator

Proposal preparation; budget development; account management; expenditure auditing; reconciliation; closeout; research assistant payroll.

Office: KAP 215 | Tel: (213) 740-0894 |
Fax: (213) 744-1426 | Email: mmallari@usc.edu

Salina Palacios

Administrative Assistant II

CEE website content; Chair calendar; CEE Newsletters; Distinguished Lecture Series; Department events; Dossier preparation; Faculty search; and other activities in support of the Department Chair.

Office: KAP 210 | Tel: (213) 740-0040 | Fax: (213) 744-1426  Email: salinapa@usc.edu

Geraldine Perry

Director, CEE Undergraduate Student Services

Advise undergraduate students; counsel undergraduate students; plan and organize CEE student-related events; David Wilson Affiliates alumni support group; course and curriculum development; course and program quality assessment; ABET review and accreditation

Office: KAP 214 | Tel: (213) 740-0589 |
Fax: (213) 744-1426 | Email: glorenzo@usc.edu

Vangie Reyes

Budget Business Technician

Manages Chair calendar; Account management; Expense reimbursements; Reserves conference room; Plans department events and seminars; Manages the front desk

Office: KAP 210 | Tel: (213) 740-0603 | 
Fax: (213) 744-1426 | Email: epreyes@usc.edu

 

Research and Lab Staff:

Olivier Ezvan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office: KAP 130 | Email: ezvan@usc.edu

Nathaniel Fennell

Research Lab Technician

Office: KAP B32 | Tel: (213) 740-0599           
Email: nfennell@usc.edu

Moustapha Harb

Postdoctoral Research Associate

BHE 216 | Email: mharb@usc.edu

Erick Joel Hernandez

Environmental Laboratory Coordinator

The environmental and geotechnical engineering laboratories; sets up and maintains labs and equipment; troubleshoots, repairs, and refurbishes instruments.

Office: BHE 219 | Tel: (213) 740-4243/6024      Email: erickjh@usc.edu

Saeid Jafari

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office: KAP 268D | Email: sjafari@usc.edu

Michael Johnson

Structural Laboratory Coordinator

Office: KAP B32 | Tel: (213) 740-0599                        Email: mj_779@usc.edu

Loujaine Mehrez

Research Scientist (Staff)
for Dr. Roger Ghanem

Office: KAP 130 | Tel: (213) 740-9165             
Email: lmehrez@usc.edu

Ruda Zhang

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office: KAP 130 | Tel: (213) 740-0603
Email: rudazhan@usc.edu

Farzid Hosseini Seyyed

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office: KAP 225 | Tel: (213) 740-0603
Email: seyyedfh@usc.edu

Jianqiang Wei

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Wei works with Dr. Bora Gencturk pursuing research in the area of high-performance and durable construction materials.

Office: KAP 230D | Email: jianqiaw@usc.edu

Board of Advisors

On November 7th, 2013, the new members of the CEE Advisory Board were introduced to Dean Yortsos, CEE Department Chair, faculty, staff, students, and staff of Viterbi advancement. The agenda included a presentation on the Department’s strategic plan and ENE program, research presentations by new hires and faculty, presentations by undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. students, ABET presentation by Dr. Wellford, FCCHR presentation by Dr. JJ Lee, and an open discussion with Dr. Soibelman and the following board members:

Sonny Hassan Astani
Astani Enterprises
CEO
USC MS Industrial & Systems Engineering ’78

Brandon Blaylock
AIRMALL USA
CEO and President
USC, BS Civil Engineering ’79
USC, MS Petroleum Engineering ‘83
UCLA, MBA

Lewis P. Cornell, P.E.
AECOM
Vice President
California District Operations Manager
University of Pittsburgh, BS Civil Engineering ’92

Patrick Reed Fuscoe   
Fuscoe Engineering, Inc.
President and CEO
USC, BS Civil Engineering ’72

John Hanula, AIA
MWH Global
Senior Vice President
University of Tennessee-Knoxville,
BA Architecture ’83; MS Civil Engineering

George L. Pla
Cordoba Corporation
President & CEO
USC, MPA Public Administration ’74

Stephen C. Schrank
Rancho Mission Viejo
Retired Executive Vice President
USC, BS Civil Engineering ‘69
USC, MBA Business Administration ‘74
Southwestern University, JD

Steven Sellinger
Envent Corporation
President
USC, BS Petroleum; MS Civil/Environmental Engineering

David Howard Siemek
BNSF Railway
Enterprise Architect, Enterprise Architecture and Emerging Technologies

Walter H. Singer 
Advanced Chemical Transport
President
USC, BS Civil Engineering ’82
California State University San Francisco, MBA

Peter Wilson Trelenberg  

Exxon Mobil Corporation
Manager, Environmental Policy & Planning
University of Wisconsin-Madison,
BS Civil & Environmental Engineering ’80