The MFD is one of 8 engineering departments at USC. With 22 full-time faculty members and 14 joint appointees, we strive to become one of the premier departments in the world. We offer in-depth educational instruction over the full spectrum of chemical engineering, materials science, and petroleum engineering.
The reputation of the MFD for excellence in chemical engineering, petroleum engineering, and materials science is evidenced by internationally recognized scholarly work, leadership in the profession, and the education of a diverse group of highly qualified and well-placed graduates.
The MFD will foster and cultivate synergies between the three degree programs to further research and development in energy production and delivery, nanotechology, biochemical processes and medical devices. With expertise in advanced materials, and computational simulations and methods, the MFD will lead the development of cross-disciplinary synergies that serve citizens worldwide with profound scientific, technological, social, and humanitarian advances. We aim to address emerging needs of our increasingly complex and interconnected world.
I am honored to become the second chair of the MFD, succeeding Theo Tsotsis, who skillfully served as the inaugural chair of our department for the past six years. With gratitude to Theo and to my faculty colleagues, I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead, and to building excellence in all aspects of our activities.