Staff

Administrative Staff:

Anabel Diaz

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.

Office: KAP 210 | Tel: (213) 740-0606 |  Email: anabeld@usc.edu

Christine Hsieh

Associate Director, CEE Graduate Student Services

Advises graduate students on academics and career and monitors academic progress; Participates on accreditation committees and program assessments; Manages masters and doctoral programs and the PhD database; Assists PhD students with paperwork; Assigns Teaching Assistants.

Office: KAP 214B | Tel: (213) 740-0573 |  Email: christih@usc.edu

Jake Kirchner

Director, CEE Research Services

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

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

Sara Sprout

Budget Analyst / Research Administrator

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

Office: KAP 234A | Tel: (213) 740-0560 |
Fax: (213) 744-1426 | Email: sprout@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:

Hadi Aryan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office: KAP 210 | Email: haryan@usc.edu

Hasan Al Ba'ba'a

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office: KAP 239 | Email: albabaa@usc.edu

Jean Van Buren

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office: KAP 210 | Email: jeanvanb@usc.edu

Fidel Hurtado

Lab Technician

Office: KAP 239 | Tel: 213-740-0599                  Email: fidelhur@usc.edu

Syeed Md ISkander

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office: KAP B32 | Email: albabaa@usc.edu

Loujaine Mehrez

Research Scientist for Dr. Roger Ghanem

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

Abduljeleel Osunkle

Senior Instructional Lab Technician

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

Yipin Su

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office: KAP 210 | Email: yipinsu@usc.edu

Juan Tuchan

Lab Technician

Office: KAP 210 |Email: tuchan@usc.edu

Jiachen Zhang

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Office: KAP 223 | Email: jiachen.zhang@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

Patrick Chraghchian
American General Design
President
USC BS ’84 Civil Engineering

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

Ching Wei  
C2G International
CEO
USC BS ’93 Industrial & Systems Engineering

[cs_content_seo]Department Staff & Advisory Board

Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff

Research and Lab Technicians

Research and Lab Technicians

Board of Advisors

Board of Advisors

Staff

Administrative Staff:

Anabel Diaz
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.
Office: KAP 210 | Tel: (213) 740-0606 |  Email: anabeld@usc.edu

Christine Hsieh
Associate Director, CEE Graduate Student Services
Advises graduate students on academics and career and monitors academic progress; Participates on accreditation committees and program assessments; Manages masters and doctoral programs and the PhD database; Assists PhD students with paperwork; Assigns Teaching Assistants.
Office: KAP 214B | Tel: (213) 740-0573 |  Email: christih@usc.edu

Jake Kirchner
Director, CEE Research Services
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

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

Sara Sprout
Budget Analyst / Research Administrator
Proposal preparation; budget development; account management; expenditure auditing; reconciliation; closeout; research assistant payroll.
Office: KAP 234A | Tel: (213) 740-0560 |Fax: (213) 744-1426 | Email: sprout@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:

Hadi Aryan
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: KAP 210 | Email: haryan@usc.edu

Hasan Al Ba’ba’a
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: KAP 239 | Email: albabaa@usc.edu

Jean Van Buren
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: KAP 210 | Email: jeanvanb@usc.edu

Fidel Hurtado
Lab Technician
Office: KAP 239 | Tel: 213-740-0599                  Email: fidelhur@usc.edu

Syeed Md ISkander
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: KAP B32 | Email: albabaa@usc.edu

Loujaine Mehrez
Research Scientist for Dr. Roger Ghanem
Office: KAP 130 | Tel: (213) 740-9165Email: lmehrez@usc.edu

Abduljeleel Osunkle
Senior Instructional Lab Technician
Office: BHE 219 | Tel: (213) 740-6024                Email: osunkunl@usc.edu

Yipin Su
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: KAP 210 | Email: yipinsu@usc.edu

Juan Tuchan
Lab Technician
Office: KAP 210 |Email: tuchan@usc.edu

Jiachen Zhang
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Office: KAP 223 | Email: jiachen.zhang@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
Patrick Chraghchian
American General Design
President
USC BS ’84 Civil Engineering
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
Ching Wei  
C2G International
CEO
USC BS ’93 Industrial & Systems Engineering[/cs_content_seo]