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2017 Chevron E-Week Competition  
January 09, 2017
USC Viterbi students encouraged to participate in team competition for upcoming Engineering Week.
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12th Annual MFD Student Symposium Spotlights Student Research  
November 23, 2016
USC Viterbi Mork Family Department students gathered for the annual symposium to share their oral presentations and posters to judges from industry.
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Sam McBirney, Superbug Sleuth  
November 10, 2016
A USC Viterbi Ph.D. student uncovers a flaw in research on the two biggest culprits in hospital-acquired bloodstream infections—and she knows how to fix it.
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A Better Way  
November 04, 2016
AesculaTech, a USC Viterbi startup, aims to make it easier for glaucoma patients to take eye drops – and keep their sight.
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Scaling The Magic of Chemistry, One Nanoparticle at a Time  
November 04, 2016
A team of engineers at USC Viterbi is scaling chemistry beyond the lab
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Soaring High  
October 27, 2016
Two Viterbi Trojans win an international contest for their aircraft structural analysis research.
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M.C. Gill Composites Center Ph.D. Students Win National Research Competition  
October 11, 2016
Two Viterbi Ph.D. students win top prizes at the SAMPE University Research Symposium.
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Welcome and Welcome Back, MFD Students!  
October 11, 2016
The USC Mork Family Department hosted its annual lunch event for new and returning students.
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Anne Patricia Sutanto: Living the Trojan Values  
September 29, 2016
One of Forbes' "50 Most Powerful Businesswomen in Asia," alumna embodies courage, ambition and discipline
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Viterbi and Foundation CMG Establish Industrial Research Center  
September 27, 2016
New Center to be Hub for Subsurface Research
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Researchers Invent Waterproof Wearable to Monitor UV Exposure    
September 19, 2016
Color-Changing Smart Material Sensor to Alert User to Get out of Sun
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Northrop Grumman-USC partnership, a pioneering force in basic science  
September 15, 2016
Inaugural event highlights strategic vision for future industry-supported research
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A New Generation Of Engineer Leaders Rises To Grand Challenges  
May 13, 2016
Graduates at the 88th annual engineering commencement ceremony embody the spirit of innovation and global engagement
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May 13, 2016
Speakers at USC Viterbi’s master commencement ceremonies encouraged graduates to be persistent, aim high and change the world.
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2016 USC Viterbi Undergraduate Awards  
May 12, 2016
Graduating USC Viterbi students recognized for their outstanding academics, leadership and service
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Who Will Aid the Sick? Fight Air Pollution? Power Our Spacecraft?  
May 12, 2016
In case you missed it – many of these folks were donning new hoods on May 12 at the 2016 USC Viterbi Ph.D. Hooding and Awards Ceremony.
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Chem E Jeopardy - First place  
May 06, 2016
Chem E Jeopardy wins first place at the regional AIChE Chem E Jeopardy Competition!
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Talent and innovation sync at annual faculty and staff awards  
April 29, 2016
Faculty and staff gather to celebrate the best and brightest at USC Viterbi
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USC Viterbi and Northrop Grumman Establish Research Institute  
April 28, 2016
IG-ION2 to Develop Advanced Optical Materials
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Congratulations to our MFD award winners from this year's VSoE Annual Staff and Faculty Awards Ceremony  
April 27, 2016
Professor Muhammad Sahimi won the Northrup Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award and Andy Chen won the VSoE Staff Early Career Award
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And Then There Were Two  
April 06, 2016
The MEPC business model contest is down to the final two startups, with $50,000 at stake.
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Cancer's new worst enemy  
March 18, 2016
Nicholas Graham discusses engineering approaches to cancer cell signaling and metabolism to design next generation cancer therapies
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Chevron Engineering Week Competition at USC  
March 07, 2016
National Engineering Week is intended to celebrate how current engineers make a difference in the world we live in today as well as to make all of us aware of the increasing need for professionals dedicated to this important discipline
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Idania Takimoto recognized for Outstanding Service  
February 12, 2016
The Orange County Engineering Council honors the Mork Family Department’s Idania Takimoto with the 2016 Outstanding Service Award.
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PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF USC GEORGE V. CHILINGARIAN HONORED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF NICARAGUA  
January 14, 2016
George V. Chilingarian was honored for his contribution to Nicaragua's canal system
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Oxygen as a Curse  
December 08, 2015
We tend to think that oxygen is good for us. Chemical engineer and associate professor Noah Malmstadt studies how the corrosive and highly unstable gas damages cells.
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Making Cancer Fluorescent  
December 03, 2015
Professor Richard Roberts’ research would allow physicians to image, target exact location of cancer cells.
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11th Annual Graduate Symposium  
November 16, 2015
The 11th Annual Graduate Symposium of Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science was held on November 06, 2015.
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Hot tech startups in ‘Real Deal @ USC’ event  
November 12, 2015
Entrepreneurs get valuable feedback from investors including retired Gen. David Petraeus and USC President C. L. Max Nikias
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Lighting the way  
November 09, 2015
How materials science alumnus Kushant Uppal brought light to the rural world
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Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, age 10  
November 06, 2015
USC Viterbi celebrates 10th anniversary of Mork family naming gift, uniting three disciplines
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Passionate About Polymers  
November 03, 2015
Malancha Gupta’s research on polymer coatings could one day improve biomedical devices, textiles and membranes
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The Man With The X-Ray Eyes  
November 03, 2015
Iraj Ershagji unlocks earth's hidden treasures
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Girls wield lasers at USC Viterbi  
October 13, 2015
To celebrate IYL2015, Professor Andrea Armani and her students organized campus outreach event part of "International Introduce a Girl to Photonics Week"
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SPE 2015 Student Award Recipients  
October 07, 2015
Congratulations to Leilani Rebolledo and Pannayod Krisadativud who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in their categories amongst all first place regional winners.
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New frontiers in materials sciences  
September 30, 2015
U.S. Department of Energy funds USC Viterbi Center under Historic White House Materials Genome Initiative
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Resourceful Camp-servation  
July 13, 2015
Twenty gifted high school students who attended USC Chevron Summer Camp learned about energy resources and more.
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Bo Jin receives the 2015 Medallion of Honor  
June 16, 2015
Bo Jin receives the 2015 Medallion of Honor from the President of USC for excellence in mentoring and teaching students.
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SPE 2015 Western North America Regional Award Recipients  
June 05, 2015
Congratulations to Drs. Aminzadeh, Jessen and Jafarpour for being SPE 2015 Western North America Regional Award Recipients.
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2015 USC Viterbi Undergraduate Awards  
May 20, 2015
Graduating USC Viterbi students recognized for their outstanding academics, leadership and service
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May 15, 2015
Joy reigned supreme at the 2015 USC Viterbi undergraduate commencement, where students were encouraged to reach for the stars.
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Master Class  
May 15, 2015
USC Viterbi master's graduates are encouraged to shape the future.
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Paging All Doctors of Philosophy, Grand Challenges Beckon  
May 14, 2015
2015 cohort of USC Viterbi Ph.D. recipients urged to solve “the problems of our age”
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Celebrating Success  
May 05, 2015
The 2015 Faculty & Staff Awards showcases excellence at USC Viterbi.
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Renaissance Woman  
April 14, 2015
Childhood passion leads Lyssa Aruda to study chemical engineering.
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Andrea Armani Named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum  
March 17, 2015
One of only two American professors so honored, Armani joins the planet’s top young leaders committed to making “the world a better place.”
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Supratik Guha '91 and Jim Hsieh '71 elected to the National Academy of Engineering  
February 05, 2015
Ph.D. graduates join Ming Hsieh, USC trustee, as trio of USC Viterbi alumni receive the profession's highest honor
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Register for the Chevron Engineering Week Competition!  
December 22, 2014
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Engineers Take on Malaria Diagnostics  
October 21, 2014
At an IEEE special topics conference, USC Viterbi students help develop a better malaria diagnostic test
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NEWS ROUND-UP: Now Build a  
September 29, 2014
Noah Malmstadt and his team create modular components to make building microfluidic systems easy
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Two Viterbi Professors Honored by World Economic Forum  
September 24, 2014
WEF names Andrea Armani one of 30 “exceptional scientists under 40” in the world, following Gerald Loeb’s honor as Tech Pioneer 2014.
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Dr. Aminzadeh Receives Grant from NETL  
September 18, 2014
Dr. Fred Aminzadeh receives a grant from NETL subcontractor, URS, to carry out research involving real time monitoring of the drilling data and detecting “kick” manifested by the pressure imbalance.
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Modular Components Make Building 3-D “Labs-on-a-chip” a Snap  
September 17, 2014
New building blocks take microfluidics from flat to 3-D quickly and easily
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One Atom Makes a Big Difference  
September 10, 2014
Armani Lab creates optical sensor that can distinguish between carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide
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General, Engineer, Father and Trojan Falls in Afghanistan  
August 11, 2014
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Ray Of Light  
August 04, 2014
Graduate Student Simin Mehrabani creates award-winning ultraviolet sensor.
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5+ Questions for Brandon Blaylock  
July 30, 2014
Answers from one of this year's Tommy Award winners
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Inspired by Space to Do Groundbreaking Work in Engineering  
July 23, 2014
On a new episode of Popcorn and Jetpacks, find out more about Professor Armani
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Online Education Opens New Opportunities for Venezuelan Engineer  
July 21, 2014
Petroleum Engineer Taps DEN@Viterbi To Access New Reserves
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ARK Device Could Revolutionize Wireless Charging  
July 07, 2014
The ARK, which a USC Viterbi alumnus helped create, could change the way consumers charge their cell phones.
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Richard Roberts Appointed Chair of Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science  
June 16, 2014
Roberts' research focuses on the chemical biology of protein synthesis. His term as Chair will begin in July
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Teenage Research  
June 11, 2014
An ambitious high school student joins Professor Armani’s lab and wins big at the Intel Science Fair
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12th Century Hoods and a 21st Century Education  
May 16, 2014
2014 Ph.D. Hooding and Awards Ceremony honors USC Viterbi’s newest Ph.D.s, best in doctoral research
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Hello, Goodbye  
May 16, 2014
At the USC Viterbi undergraduate commencement, students said hello to the future and goodbye to their undergraduate school days.
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Masters of the Universe  
May 16, 2014
At the USC Viterbi master’s graduation ceremony, students look to the future
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2014 USC Viterbi Undergraduate Awards   
May 15, 2014
Students are recognized and celebrated for their academic, leadership and service achievements
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Fight Viruses with Viruses  
April 16, 2014
USC Viterbi Professor Pin Wang Hopes to Cure HIV and Cancer with Viral Vectors
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Retirement Reception: Prof. Victor Chang  
April 15, 2014
RSVP for Prof. Victor Chang's retirement reception by April 25th.
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Arieh Warshel Joins Mork Faculty  
April 06, 2014
2013 Nobel Laureate Joins Mork Family Department as joint faculty
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The Membrane Challenge  
April 02, 2014
Professor Noah Malmstadt goes back to seventh grade
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2014 OCEC Banquet Recognizes Best of Engineering In Southern California  
March 04, 2014
USC Viterbi professor wins top honor For iPodia initiative, long-term contributions to profession
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Honoring new NAE members Iraj Ershaghi and Geraldine Knatz  
February 24, 2014
New academy members receive engineering's highest honors
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Bo Jin receives the “Award for Excellence in Teaching”  
February 18, 2014
Bo Jin, a teaching assistant in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, was awarded the “Award for Excellence in Teaching” by the USC Office of the Provost for consistent excellence in the classroom.
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Professor Florian Mansfeld appointed Professor Emeritus  
December 12, 2013
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M.C.Gill Composites Center i-Diploma Team awarded the USC Diploma in Innovation and $5,000 Research Funding from Office of the Provost  
November 27, 2013
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Bo Jin elected the Chair of TA Fellows of USC Center for Excellence in Teaching  
November 27, 2013
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October 30, 2013
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Department Advisory Boards meet to help advise and champion USC Viterbi  
October 21, 2013
Objectives are to support the specific academic Departments and their mission
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October 19, 2013
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October 17, 2013
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City of Dreams  
October 15, 2013
USC Viterbi alumnus Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber is helping to build one of the world’s most sustainable cities in a Middle Eastern desert
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Jim Moore Receives WTS Los Angeles Member of the Year Award  
October 10, 2013
This annual award acknowledges a WTS Los Angeles (formerly the Women's Transportation Seminar, Los Angeles Chapter) member who has made extraordinary contributions to the success of the organization
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The Brilliant Armani  
September 16, 2013
Professor Andrea Armani is one of Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10”
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USC Viterbi Researchers receive NSF EFRI Grant  
August 13, 2013
The NSF’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) award will fund work on a system for the early detection of shunt malfunctions in people with excessive brain fluid with a $2-Million grant
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USC Viterbi Faculty Win Grants in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Targeted Strategic Partnership Program  
June 05, 2013
USC Viterbi School of Engineering faculty won three grants for collaborations between the two world renowned universities, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) for Targeted Strategic Partnerships.
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The USC–Chevron Center for Smart Oilfield Technologies (CiSoft) Celebrates its first decade  
May 24, 2013
USC representatives celebrated ten years of successful partnership between Chevron and Viterbi School of Engineering.
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MFD Postdoc Jesper Hansen receives a Travel & Training Award  
May 23, 2013
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PhD Student Carson Riche awarded a Southern California Clean Energy Technology Commercialization Fellowship  
May 22, 2013
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Yarong Liu Selected for WiSE Merit Fellowship for Current Doctoral Students  
May 11, 2013
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USC Mork students win poster contest at Los Angeles ASM International meeting  
April 26, 2013
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Simin Mehrabani Awarded ASM International Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Leadership  
April 11, 2013
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Professor Behnam Jarfarpour Awarded SPE Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty  
April 10, 2013
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Three National Academies of Engineering Launch First Global Summit on the Grand Challenges  
April 08, 2013
The "Davos of engineering" is launched in London.
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CiSoft Alliance Wins OCEC 2013 Engineering Project of the Year Award  
April 04, 2013
The Orange County Engineering Council recognizes the CiSoft Alliance for exceptional engineering
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Saber Naserifar in the ChE Program selected as 2013 USC PhD Achievement Awardee  
March 29, 2013
Saber Naserifar, a PhD student in the ChE Program, has been selected as one of this year’s USC PhD Achievement Awardees. The award is for exceptional achievement as a USC PhD student.
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Malancha Gupta Wins NSF Career Award  
March 05, 2013
Chemical engineer plans to deepen research on porous polymer coatings
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February 26, 2013
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USC Engineer Wins Prestigious G-8 Grant  
February 26, 2013
Chemical Engineering Chair Steven Nutt and team aim to make composite materials stronger and cheaper.
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President Obama Awards the National Medal of Science to a USC Viterbi School Legend  
February 01, 2013
Communications pioneer and mathematical genius Solomon Golomb receives the nation’s top honor for scientists
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Jongseung Yoon Co-Leads Team Producing Flexible and More Efficient Solar Cells  
January 22, 2013
In a Nature Communications paper, Assistant Professor Jongseung Yoon describes big steps toward realizing a long-tantalizing energy vision
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Professors Lidar, Madni, and Molisch are elected to the rank of AAAS Fellow  
December 07, 2012
Daniel Lidar, Azad Madni, and Andreas Molisch have been designated AAAS Fellows for their distinguished contributions to engineering.
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Bo Jin Takes Home USC Award for Excellence in Teaching  
December 06, 2012
Second Year Mechanical Engineering PhD Candidate Awarded Coveted Teaching Award by USC Office of the Provost
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Chemical Engineering PhD Student Wins Two Awards at 2012 AiChE Annual Meeting  
November 19, 2012
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Bo Jin receives Award for Excellence in Teaching by USC Office of the Provost  
November 14, 2012
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Petroleum student wins 2012 GRC Best Presentation Award  
November 13, 2012
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Chevron Gives $1 Million Gift for Engineering Education  
October 29, 2012
Chevron recently presented a $1 Million donation to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. This gift is added to the nearly $35 Million given to USC by Chevron's University Partnership Program over the past nine years.
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Petroleum Graduate Student Kay Lutostanski has Received an ARCS Scholarship  
October 06, 2012
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Chemical Engineering PhD Student Victoria Sun has been Awarded an ARCS Scholarship  
October 06, 2012
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Professor Malancha Gupta Selected to Participate in NAE’s 2012 FOEE Symposium  
October 05, 2012
Malancha Gupta, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering has been selected to participate in this year’s Frontiers of Engineering Education, a symposium that brings together highly innovative educators at the forefront of creative learning methods.
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Viterbi Research Opens Doors for New Harmful Gas Capture Technology  
September 20, 2012
Viterbi School researcher Malancha Gupta's lab is making robust plastic shells for hard-to-handle ionic liquids; the work shows promise for environmental and energy fields.
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Astani Department Students Win Best Paper Awards  
August 31, 2012
Ph.D. students Charles DeVore and Hadi Meidani lauded at EMI/PMC 2012
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Bo Jin awarded Teaching Assistant Fellow by USC's Center for Excellence in Teaching  
August 21, 2012
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USC-Headquartered Consortium to Research Energy Production  Seismic Hazards  
July 27, 2012
The Viterbi School's Fred Aminzadeh will direct a wide ranging effort to answer the questions raised in a recent NRC report: “Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies"
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USC-Chevron Summer Camp Trains Future Energy Engineers  
July 25, 2012
The USC-Chevron Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp enters its fourth year of educating the next generation on the state of energy resources.
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Professor Malancha Gupta Awarded Prestigious ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator Grant  
July 03, 2012
Malancha Gupta, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science is awarded a Doctoral New Investigator grant from ACS PRF for her proposal, “Green Solventless Fabrication of Ionic Liquid/Polymer Composites Using Vapor Phase Polymerization”.
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Young Alumnus Q&A: Ali Fakhari on Entrepreneurship and the Future of Engineering and Business  
June 29, 2012
Entrepreneur and 2002 USC Viterbi valedictorian Ali Fakhari discusses deep diving into business. From life at Bain & Company, to Harvard Business School, Fakhari traces his path to WikiLoan and Ivy Venture Capital.
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Junior Faculty from USC Viterbi Win DARPA Young Faculty Awards  
June 14, 2012
Professors Andrea Hodge and Jongseung Yoon to receive funding and mentoring to develop their research ideas.
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Winners of the Viterbi Undergraduate Mentoring Research Award  
June 12, 2012
Two engineering Ph.D. students, Ashley Maker and Ross Mead receive award for their work with undergraduates
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Ashley Maker has been awarded the 2012 Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award  
May 26, 2012
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'The World is Yours,'  Grad Commencement Speaker Says. 'Go Get It!'  
May 12, 2012
A rousing speech by alumnus Feng Deng galvanized graduate degree recipients gathered in Galen Hall
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First Five Kuwait Petroleum Engineers Receive Viterbi M.S. Degrees at 2012 Commencement  
May 10, 2012
'The contract has been renewed and we expect during the next two years at least 10-15 more KOC employees to receive degrees via the DEN course delivery system'
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Chemical Engineering Ph.D. student receives Alfred E. Mann Innovation in Engineering Fellowship  
April 10, 2012
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ONR’s 2012 Young Investigator Program Awards Three Viterbi Faculty  
April 02, 2012
The Office of Naval Research awards three faculty members with the Young Investigator Program award.
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Viterbi Undergraduates Capture Solar Power for USC Electric Cars  
December 09, 2011
Here Came the Sun: Alice C. Parker and Gordon Roesler's Alternative Energy class puts on a brilliantly lit and highly successful demo
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Digital Energy and Resource Recovery Pioneers Yortsos and Paul Receive SPE High Honors  
December 05, 2011
Yortsos' research in the maximized retrieval of hydrocarbons and oil in bypassed areas, and Paul's introduction of digital energy and integrated asset management to oilfield operations, transformed the industry.
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USAID Chooses Viterbi School for Indonesia Geothermal Education Effort  
December 01, 2011
USC Center for Geothermal Studies Director Fred Aminzadeh will work with the Institut Teknologi Bandung to train specialists
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MFD PhD student attends  
November 23, 2011
Artin Petrossians, a Ph.D. candidate in the Materials Science Program at MFD whose advisors are Prof. Florian Mansfeld of MFD and Prof. James Weiland of the Doheny Research Vision Center (DVRC) at the HSC, attended "A Night with the Innovators of Los Angeles" at the Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills.
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New Partners in Asia: USC Viterbi and China University of Petroleum (CUP)  
November 08, 2011
Beijing workshop and MOU signal new alignment between Viterbi and one of China's premier universities for petroleum study.
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IIT Bombay Sends High Level Delegation to the Viterbi School  
October 14, 2011
Expansion of the iPodia network to the subcontinent is on the agenda, as well as recruitment of USC engineering alumni as faculty
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September 22, 2011
Viterbi School faculty and staff filled Town and Gown to hear their dean share a stirring list of accomplishments and set a lofty goal
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USC Making Its Mark in Materials Science  
August 05, 2011
A recent Global Research Report based on publications indexed in the Thomson-Reuters Web of Science shows that USC ranks in the top ten among universities worldwide for citation impact in Materials Science.
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USC/Chevron Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp Scores 2011 Hit  
August 01, 2011
Krystyna Miles of North Salem New York was one of 20 high school juniors who spent two weeks being briefed by high-level energy researchers and industry representatives
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USC Viterbi School and Tsinghua University Hold Fifth Faculty Summit  
July 29, 2011
Dean Yannis C. Yortsos led a USC Engineering delegation to THU's Beijing campus, where the topic was “Green and Smart for a Sustainable Future"
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Petroleum Engineering Students Receive Prestigious Awards  
July 28, 2011
MFD Petroleum Engineering students Tayeb Ayatollahy Tafti and Zhilin Zhang were recently awarded Society of Petroleum Engineers fellowships. Tafti also won a graduate student scholarship from the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts Foundation.
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Materials Science PhD Student Wins Awards at SAMPE Conference  
June 14, 2011
Materials Science PhD student Lessa Grunenfelder won an award for Outstanding Paper and took First Place in the student research symposium at the recent Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering conference in Long Beach. Lessa studies composite materials and is advised by Professor Nutt.
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Summer Brings Elite Interns from All Over the World to the Viterbi School  
June 07, 2011
Senior Associate Dean Raghu Raghavendra: “The program exposes the labs, research and faculty of the Viterbi School to exceptional students"
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Viterbi School Commencement 2011  
May 13, 2011
A magical day as degree candidates turn into engineers and brand new alumni.
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Two Chemical Engineering Graduate Students Receive Prestigious Fellowships  
May 08, 2011
Two chemical engineering graduate students in the Mork Family Department received prestigious fellowships. Scott Seidel was awarded a 3-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship and Philip Kwong was awarded a 3-year scholarship from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
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Viterbi School Annual Awards Salute Staff and Faculty Excellence in Service and Research  
April 30, 2011
Dragana Davidovic was first to be called to the podium, followed by Annie Yu, Andrea Armani, Ellis Meng, Hai Wang, Joe Qin, Angus McColl and Peter Beerel
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The Viterbi School Lauded as the School with the Best Mentoring Culture at the USC Mellon Awards  
April 25, 2011
The Viterbi School of Engineering was in the spotlight at the Mellon Mentoring Awards Ceremony, as five deans received the event’s top honor, and three professors won individual recognition
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High School Students Go Head to Head in Math and Science Contests at USC MESA Day  
April 19, 2011
Hundreds of teenagers from greater Los Angeles came to USC for competitions aimed at applying academic learning to hands-on projects
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Inaugural Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition Ends with a Spectacular Finale  
April 18, 2011
The Abtum team, who hope to market a tunable cellphone transceiver chip, receives $50,000 prize from the hands of benefactor Fariborz Maseeh
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Faculty Awards  
April 12, 2011
Dr. Kristian Jessen is to receive the WNAR Outstanding Faculty Award. Dr. Fred Aminzadeh is to receive the Western North America Regional Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award.
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33rd Viterbi Awards Banquet Honors Three Extraordinary Trojans  
April 08, 2011
Engineering+ x 3: Orna Berry, Ronald Tutor and Chengyu Fu celebrated for combination of entrepreneurship with engineering excellence
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Dean Yannis C. Yortsos Elected to Engineering Deans Council Executive Board  
March 30, 2011
His two-year term will begin June 29, 2011, at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference
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WiSE Merit Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research  
March 22, 2011
Heather Hunt, a post-doctoral scholar in the Armani Research group, has been awarded the WiSE Merit Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research for the 2010-2011 academic year.
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Three Viterbi Faculty Honored: CAREER, Innovation, Fellowship Awards  
March 21, 2011
Jernej Barbic joins NSF CAREER program; Malancha Gupta wins Innovation Award, Andrea Hodge takes Humboldt Research Fellowship
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Viterbi E-Week Proves to be a Rousing Success  
March 02, 2011
Undergrads celebrate Engineers Week with fun and games, the Viterbi Ball and outreach to middle school students.
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Professor Langdon selected as a 2011 MRS Fellow.  
February 25, 2011
The MRS Fellows will be recognized at the 2011 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, and also announced on the MRS website and in the MRS Bulletin.
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Eight Viterbi Faculty Members Receive Professional Awards  
February 14, 2011
Peers have recently honored Mel Breuer, Maged Dessouky, Solomon Golomb, Yan Jin, C.C. Jay Kuo, Daniel Lidar, Patric Muggli, and Theodore Tsotsis
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MFD Alumni Dinner and Award Ceremony  
February 10, 2011
We invite you to join us at our 3rd Annual Alumni Reunion and Distinguished Alumni Award Reception and Dinner on March 10, 2011, 6 pm, at the University Club.
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Maja Matarić Receives Presidential Mentoring Award from President Obama  
January 28, 2011
The Viterbi School professor of computer science and senior associate dean for research accepted her honor at a White House ceremony January 27
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Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Contest Kickoff Event A Success!  
January 27, 2011
Fariborz Maseeh is on hand as 15 highly competitive teams are selected to vie for the $50,000 prize
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USC Hosts DOE Center for Energy Nanoscience (CEN) 2011 Annual Meeting  
January 21, 2011
A national meeting on USC Campus highlights first year achievements and research agenda at the newly named Center for Energy Nanoscience (CEN)
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Harry Greene  
January 10, 2011
Harold Greene, a student of Prof. Florian Mansfeld at CEEL, received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science in 1992.
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Six Viterbi Faculty Elected IEEE Fellows  
November 29, 2010
Keith Chugg, Eun Sok Kim, Maja Mataric, Patric Muggli, Si-Zhao 'Joe' Qin, and Gaurav Sukhatme receive the high honor
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Annual Student Symposium a Success!  
November 16, 2010
The 2010 Mork Family Department Student Research Symposium was held on November 5th. Students presented their research in talks and poster presentations.
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MFD Student Wins Prize at AIChE Poster Competition  
November 15, 2010
Cristofer Flowers won second place at the AlChE Undergraduate Student Poster Session in the Materials Engineering and Sciences category.
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Viterbi Grad School Hosts Prospective Student day  
November 15, 2010
"Preview Day" brought 200 hopefuls to campus to meet faculty, alumni and current MS & PhD candidates
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REACH Event Reaches Out to Potential Viterbi PhD Students  
November 08, 2010
REACH stands for Recruiting Engineering Achievers, and 27 prime candidates attended the program's inaugural event
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Two Young Viterbi Professors Awarded Top U.S. Junior Faculty Honor in Science and Engineering  
November 08, 2010
Michelle L. Povinelli and Andrea M. Armani are recipients of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
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Yortsos to Serve Second Five-Year Term as Viterbi School Dean  
October 25, 2010
Yannis C. Yortsos accepts offer of a second term as dean and re-focuses his vision for the Viterbi School
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Ming Hsieh Donates $50M to Establish an Institute for Research on Engineering-Medicine for Cancer  
October 20, 2010
Gift Brings Ming Hsieh's total donations to USC to $85 Million
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USC Viterbi School Hosts Highly Successful  
October 12, 2010
A major event brought NAE President Charles Vest and innovators, engineers, policy makers, and executives to Bovard Hall to explore engineering's promise to empower society
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Massiah Foundation, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Announce $1 Million Endowment of Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize at Grand Challenges Summit  
October 07, 2010
The donor, Fariborz Maseeh, hopes the competition will help engineers expand skill sets and become entrepreneurs
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Fighting cancers by tagging their triggers  
October 01, 2010
Andrea Armani has won a prestigious National Institutes of Health New Innovator Award to develop a real-time nanolaser DNA imaging system
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State of the School, Fall 2010  
September 28, 2010
Dean Yannis Yortsos adds two new dimensions to his vision in his first address to faculty and staff since agreeing to serve a second term as dean
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The Optical Society - Photo Contest Winners  
September 23, 2010
Maria Chistiakova, a Chemical Engineering PhD student, and Professor Andrea Armani won an honorable mention in the 2010 After Image photo contest sponsored by the Optical Society of America (OSA).
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USC Special Event - International Welcome Luncheon  
September 23, 2010
You are invited to watch this Mediasite presentation: USC Special Event - International Welcome Luncheon 2010
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Yannis C. Yortsos Offers a  
September 23, 2010
The Dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering addressed the San Marino Rotary Club September 16.
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Viterbi School Cohosts Second National Summit on Engineering Grand Challenges October 6-8  
September 23, 2010
Meeting to focus on global issues related to sustainability, vulnerability, health, and the "joy of living"
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Professor Andrea Armani Receives PECASE  
September 06, 2010
Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science congratulates its faculty member, Adrea Armani, on her selection as a recipient of the 2009 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers(PECASE).
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2010 Summer Interns Present Their Research  
September 01, 2010
Undergrads from all over the world compete for grants that enable them to spend months in USC labs, mentored by Viterbi faculty including Dean Raghavendra
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Back to School:  Viterbi Welcomes New Students and Parents  
August 23, 2010
Dean Yannis Yortsos greets new students and parents in a series of events as the fall 2010 semester begins
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Professor Iraj Ershaghi a Media Presence in Gulf Oil Spill Coverage  
July 21, 2010
The Viterbi School petroleum engineering specialist speaks to numerous reporters and writes on the issues.
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Andrew J. Viterbi Receives IEEE Medal of Honor at Montreal Ceremony  
July 14, 2010
IEEE President Pedro Ray presented the IEEE's highest award to the namesake of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering
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Iraj Ershaghi to Receive High Honor from Society of Petroleum Engineers  
July 07, 2010
The SPE's 2010 John Franklin Carll Distinguished Professional Award goes to the Director of the USC Petroleum Engineering Program.
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Material Science Student Yu-Hsuan Wu wins award at BEMS 32nd Annual Meeting in Korea.  
July 07, 2010
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Viterbi Grad Student Wins First Place in SPE Student Paper Contest  
June 15, 2010
The Society of Petroleum Engineers recognizes Marjan Jamshidi's work on cleaner extraction of methane from coalbeds
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Fight (and Celebrate) On! 2010 Commencements Fill Campus with Smiles  
May 17, 2010
Viterbi School valedictorian Natasha Naik holds one of more than 2,000 new USC engineering degrees
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Engineering a Good Life  
May 12, 2010
USC valedictorian Liana Ching has worked in Honduras, studied in Rome, and will receive her B.S. in chemical engineering
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Viterbi School Environmental Pioneer Joe Devinny Feted at Retirement Lunch  
May 11, 2010
Colleagues toast his students, his numerous papers, awards, and successes — and his artwork
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Professor Terence Langdon Receives two International Awards  
May 11, 2010
Professor Terence Langdon has been awarded the Memorial Medal of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
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Viterbi School #11 in the World in ARWU Engineering Rankings  
May 05, 2010
... and the Academic Ranking of World Universities rates the USC computer science program #9
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Half Viterbi, Half Marshall, All Enthusiastic, X PRIZE Class Tackles Solar Large and Small  
May 04, 2010
Anna Harley-Trochimczyk was one of sixteen seniors who spent a semester on the track of tomorrow.
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Mork Family Department professors receive awards at the Viterbi Annual Awards Luncheon  
April 29, 2010
As is traditional, the Viterbi School honored its own in a gala luncheon April 28. Dean Yannis Yortsos have a speech detailing the year's achievements. Then it was time for awards.
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The Plaques, Please!  
April 28, 2010
Viterbi School faculty and staff gather to celebrate achievements and honor achievers
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Mark Humayun and Priya Vashishta Receive USC Associates Awards for Creativity  
April 24, 2010
Achievements in retinal prostheses and in high-resolution molecular modeling recognized at USC Convocation
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Armani won the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) New Investigator Award  
April 23, 2010
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In Memoriam: William G. Spitzer, 82, USC Provost and Dean  
April 19, 2010
The distinguished professor emeritus of electrical engineering, materials science and physics suffered a heart attack April 13
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C. Naify takes 2nd place in USC poster competition  
April 08, 2010
PhD Candidate Christina Naify was awarded second place in the Second Annual GPSS (Graduate and Professional Student Senate) Poster Symposium hosted by the Graduate School.
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Anonymous Donations Totalling $2 Million Endow Steven and Kathryn Sample Chair at Viterbi School  
April 08, 2010
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and AECOM CEO John Dionisio also recognized at School's Awards Banquet
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Four Engineering School Faculty Members Win Mellon Mentoring Awards  
March 31, 2010
Nenad Medvidović and Robert Scholtz helped grad students, Andrea Armani and David D'Argenio undergrads
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Air Force and Navy Research Offices Fund Instrument Upgrades for Two Viterbi Labs  
March 31, 2010
Andrea Armani, Michelle Povinelli and Anupam Madhukar receive funding to "purchase scientific equipment costing $50,000 or more"
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USC and Tsinghua University Engineering Faculty Gather  
March 30, 2010
Viterbi alumnus and donor Feng Deng sponsors the fourth in a series of faculty forums, this one at USC
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Prof. Armani received USC Mellon Award  
March 29, 2010
Professor Andrea M Armani has been selected to receive a 2009-2010 USC Mellon Award for faculty mentoring graduate undergraduate students. The USC Mellon Mentoring Awards are a key part of the larger, university-wide recognition of mentoring
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A Woman's Place is at the Forefront of Research  
March 23, 2010
Meet the chemical engineering team assembled by Andrea Armani of the Mork Department to create new optical devices and biosensors
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MFD Alumni Dinner and Award Ceremony  
February 22, 2010
We invite you to join us at our 2nd Annual Alumni Reunion and Distinguished Alumni Award Reception and Dinner on March 11, 2010, 6 pm, at the University Club.
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Two-Module Tool Removes Water from Natural Gas Wells     
February 17, 2010
Behrokh Khoshnevis (ISE) believes his patented process has potential to improve production at many wells
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Innovation in the Construction Management Classroom  
February 08, 2010
Burcin Becerik-Gerber uses cyber-wizardry to create bicoastal student project teams.
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Can Renewable Resources Fill California's Energy Needs?  
February 08, 2010
Dean Yannis C. Yortsos will explore the "calculus of sustainability" in four lectures for undergraduates
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Kuwait Engineers to Study at USC From Kuwait  
February 05, 2010
Kuwait Oil Company employees will learn smart petroleum technologies from Viterbi experts like Iraj Ershaghi via distance education.
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USC Academic Honors Convocation  
February 03, 2010
Professor Vashishta receiving the Associates Award for Creativity in Research.
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X PRIZE Lab@USC Starts Up  
February 01, 2010
The X PRIZE Foundation's Eileen Bartholomew challenges Viterbi and Marshall School students to create a high-stakes solar energy competition
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John Brooks Slaughter Joins the Viterbi Faculty  
January 25, 2010
The distinguished engineer-educator also has an appointment in the Rossier School.
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Gathering to Explore Science as a Language of Diplomacy  
January 22, 2010
Dean Yannis C. Yortsos will join diplomats and policy experts to discuss the role of scientists in international relations
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Simulation Specialist Named American Physical Society Fellow  
January 12, 2010
Honors to Aiichiro Nakano, who uses supercomputers to visualize interactions of millions and even billions of individual atoms.
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John Cohoon, Public Relations Professional, 1943-2010  
January 11, 2010
After 34 years of service to ISSM and the Viterbi School, the veteran writer passed away January 9.
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Simulation Specialist Named American Physical Society Fellow  
January 07, 2010
Honors to Aiichiro Nakano, who uses supercomputers to visualize interactions of millions and even billions of individual atoms.
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Appointment of Professor Armani to the Fluor Early Career Chair in Engineering  
December 21, 2009
Memorandum from Dean Yortsos
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Viterbi Ph.D. Students Learn about Careers in Academia  
December 01, 2009
In a one-day seminar, a faculty panel shared their experiences, discussing the benefits of a career in academia with more than 100 doctoral candidates.
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Viterbi School Homecoming? Check!!  
November 29, 2009
Professor Iraj Ershaghi and Dean Yannis C. Yortsos held up their end of the $975,000 donation presented on the Coliseum field during the 2009 (sob!) Stanford game.
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Aurora —  Infosys Technologies Ltd’s Technology Conference and Showcase — Lights Up Davidson Center  
November 23, 2009
Subu Goparaju was one of the "Infoscions" who attended the recent “thought sharing and collaboration event that brings together the best academicians, researchers, practitioners and thought leaders” at the USC Viterbi School.
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Khiza Mazwi Recipient of the USC Awards for Excellence in Teaching  
November 20, 2009
Mork Family Department student Khiza Mazwi received the awards for excellence in teaching presented by USC Center for Excellence in Teaching on November 18, 2009.
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Andrea Armani featured in  
November 18, 2009
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Viterbi Professor Wins $1.5 Million Stimulus Grant for Geothermal Research  
November 12, 2009
Fred Aminzadeh, Managing Director of the USC Energy Institute's Global Energy Center, will direct an ambitious 3D mapping and modeling effort focused on the Geysers area in Northern California.
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Faculty Members Win $23.6 Million in Stimulus Grants  
October 23, 2009
Funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will support a wide range of Viterbi School research in numerous engineering disciplines
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October 21, 2009
Check the information for our 1st Alumni tailgating event. Please R.S.V.P as soon as possible as the tickets are going fast!
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Teaching Science: Why Not Do It Scientifically?  
October 15, 2009
Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman brought his message that current methods of teaching subjects like physics, chemistry and engineering are inefficient to about 100 USC faculty members -- and left behind continuing interest.
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Mork Department Specialist Joins RPSEA Board  
October 13, 2009
Iraj Ershaghi, the Viterbi School's Omar B. Milligan Professor of Petroleum Engineering, has won unanimous election to the Board of Directors of the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA)
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Iraj Ershaghi's Election to Board of Directors of the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA)  
October 12, 2009
Iraj Ershaghi's unanimous election to the Board of Directors of the U.S. Department of Energy-funded Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) is a highly significant honor and an important opportunity for Iraj and for the USC Viterbi School's Petroleum Engineering Program.
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Past AME Chair to Head ONR  
October 09, 2009
Michael E. Kassner, a professor in the Viterbi School Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Mork Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has been named Director of Research of the Office of Naval Research.
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DOE Announces up to $12.5 Million in Recovery Act Funding for New Graduate Fellowships in Science, Mathematics and Engineering  
October 07, 2009
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that up to $12.5 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be awarded in early 2010 to support at least 80 graduate fellowships to U.S. students pursuing advanced degrees in science, mathematics, and engineering.
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MORK FAMILY FACULTY RECRUITING  
October 06, 2009
The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering is interested in recruiting faculty at the Associate or Full Professor level with technical expertise in Petroleum Engineering.
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Northrop-Grumman presents gift to support research in Gill Composites Center  
October 05, 2009
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Past AME Chair to Head ONR  
October 05, 2009
Michael E. Kassner, a professor in the Viterbi School Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and the Mork Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has been named Director of Research of the Office of Naval Research.
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International Welcome Luncheon Video  
September 29, 2009
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FACULTY POSITION AVAILABLE AT USC  
September 29, 2009
Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering is interested in recruiting faculty at all levels.
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Ted Lee Invited to Attend   
September 25, 2009
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2009 State of the Viterbi School  
September 25, 2009
Five-month old Charlotte Aquarelle Bayona Chew was the youngest listener to Dean Yannis C. Yortsos' September 23 report to engineering faculty and staff
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Viterbi School Hosts National Combustion Conference on USC Campus  
September 14, 2009
Academicians, government officials,research funders and others gather at Davidson Conference Center for three-day meeting on flames
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Timothy Pinkston Named Senior Associate Dean  
September 01, 2009
The Ming Hsieh Department professor's new responsibilities include student recruitment and retention.
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Andrea Armani Recognized in the Prestigious TR35 Listing  
August 18, 2009
Andrea Armani has been named to the 2009 class of the TR35, an annual list of the world's top young innovators selected by the editors of Technology Review, the much admired MIT magazine.
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Two Viterbi School Young Innovators Named to Technology Review's Top 35  
August 18, 2009
Andrea Armani and Ellis Meng have been named to the 2009 class of the TR35, an annual list of the world's top young innovators selected by the editors of Technology Review, the much admired MIT magazine.
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EFRC Director Earns New Honor  
August 14, 2009
P. Daniel Dapkus will be awarded the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors’s (ISCS) 2009 Welker Award at its symposium at the end of August.
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CiSoft Reaches out to ELAC Freshmen in Daylong Event  
August 07, 2009
Fifty students from East Los Angeles - most of them incoming freshmen at East Los Angeles College, but some still in high school - came to the Viterbi School for a look at career opportunities in engineering.
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VOA Reports on USC Engineering Interns from India  
July 27, 2009
The Voice of America Hindi language video channel focuses on the success of students from IIT Kharagpur in the Viterbi School's summer undergraduate research program
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Michael E. Kassner Elected ASME Fellow  
July 20, 2009
Michael E. Kassner was recently elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a distinction accorded to only about 2% of its members.
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 IIT Kharagpur Summer Research Internships, Year Four  
July 16, 2009
Ten undergraduate visitors from the elite Indian technical college wind up weeks of directed research with individual professors, in a long running international collaboration success story.
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Terence Langdon Recognized by the Czech Republic Academy of Sciences  
July 14, 2009
The Czech Academy of Sciences awards its Honorary Medal, "De Scientia Et Humanitate Optime Meritis," to Terence Langdon of AME and the Mork Family Department
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Theodore T. Tsotsis Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)  
July 13, 2009
Theodore T. Tsotsis has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in June
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Wideranging Initiative Upgrades Priority and Reshapes Viterbi School Professional Education  
July 10, 2009
New MS degrees, new short courses, 5-year terminal masters programs and much more are part of changes embodied in a new division, the Viterbi School Office of Master's and Professional Programs, headed by Associate Dean Kelly Goulis
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Viterbi School Reorganizes and Upgrades Professional Education Programs  
July 10, 2009
The Viterbi School of Engineering has made education for engineering professionals a top priority, ranking alongside graduate research and undergraduate study.
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Research Interns Picnic in Archimedes Quad  
July 08, 2009
Dozens of the talented undergraduates spending summer at the Viterbi School working intensively with faculty gathered on a sunny Wednesday for burgers, hotdogs and conviviality.
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NAE Grand Challenges Summit Co-Hosts Announce the Grand Challenge Scholars Program  
June 15, 2009
Selected engineering students at USC, Duke University, and Olin College who follow a special program with five challenge-related elements will receive a special honors designation along with their diplomas.
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Chongwu Zhou and Mark Thompson make breakthrough in bioelectronic virus detection  
June 10, 2009
New device combines advances in synthetic antibody mimic proteins with advances in nanodesign
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Viterbi School and Tsinghua U. Deepen Relationship after Three Years of Workshops and Student Exchanges  
June 01, 2009
Dean Yannis C. Yortsos, now a member of the elite Chinese institution's advisory board, signed an agreement creating a new joint research center on "Green and Smart" energy IT
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i-Podium™ Education Cooperation Program Will Link Viterbi School and Peking University  
May 27, 2009
In a ceremony in Beijing, Deans Yannis C. Yortsos and Shiyi Chen signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a unique link between their two schools.
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USC Alumnus-Astronaut Tapped to Lead NASA  
May 27, 2009
The White House named Charles F. Bolden Jr. (MS - Systems Management '77), a former combat pilot, Marine Corps major general and veteran space shuttle commander -- and USC trustee as the space agency's next administrator.
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Technion Israel Institute of Technology is the Viterbi School's Newest International Partner  
May 19, 2009
Viterbi School Dean Yannis C. Yortsos and Technion Senior VP Paul Feigin signed a memorandum of understanding at a meeting in Haifa in early May.
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Commencement 2009  
May 18, 2009
The Viterbi School shines brightly at USC’s 126th Commencement, and at the Viterbi undergraduate and graduate ceremonies where standardv bearer Torey Marshall and 2056 others won degrees
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Middle East Visit Energizes Local Viterbi Alums  
May 15, 2009
On a recent Middle East trip, Viterbi Dean Yannis Yortsos meets about 60 of the school’s most enthusiastic alums.
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Mork Family Department Senior Receives John Hubbard Award  
May 06, 2009
USC Mexican American Alumni Association pays tribute to CE student's grit and determination
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Faculty Mentors Grad Students on Academic Careers  
May 04, 2009
Five Viterbi faculty and Associate Dean Margie Berti gave more than 100 doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows tips on academic careers.
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USC Wins DOE Energy Frontier Research Center  
April 30, 2009
The U.S. Department of Energy has designated the Viterbi School as the site of a Center for Emerging Materials for Solar Energy Conversion and Solid State Lighting, to be directed by Ming Hsieh Department co-chair P. Daniel Dapkus.
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Andrea Armani Receives Young Investigator Award  
April 29, 2009
Office of Naval Research recognizes Mork Family Department faculty member for innovation in biosensor design
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Viterbi School Family Hears About Victories and Celebrates Excellence  
April 25, 2009
This is the State of the School speech delivered by Senior Associate Dean John O'Brien at the April 23 Faculty-Staff Luncheon, with photos of all the award winners.
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Viterbi School Artists in Many Media Shine in KIUEL Showcase  
April 22, 2009
The Klein Institute for Undergraduate Engineering Life encourages students like Michelle Dee to develop talents beyond those taught in engineering classes.
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Mork Department Senior Receives John Hubbard Award  
April 15, 2009
USC’s Mexican American Alumni Association's distinction goes to Eric Zúñiga, who will be graduating this May with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering
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April 15, 2009
On the Today Show, Senior Associate Dean Maja Mataric‘ discusses the promise and potential of "socially assistive robotics," a term she invented, in the treatment of ASD.
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California Club Fills with Viterbi Faculty, Alumni, and Friends  
April 13, 2009
Thomas Reed, Don Paul,and Narayana Murthy received honors at the 2009 Awards Banquet; Rachel Lauren sang, and a good time was had by all.
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MORK Facebook Group Debut  
April 07, 2009
We are looking forward to your participation to our Facebook "USC MORK Alumni" group!
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Professor Langdon won the Hsun Lee Award  
April 01, 2009
MORK Prof. Terence G. Langdon has recieved Hsun Lee Award.
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Diane Ainsworth, Viterbi School Science Writer and Editor, Dead at 56  
March 31, 2009
Diane Ainsworth, a science writer for the Viterbi School of Engineering, died March 29 in her Altadena home, victim of a brain aneurysm. An on-campus memorial will be held April 13.
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Andrea Armani Receives Young Investigator Award  
March 28, 2009
Office of Naval Research recognizes a faculty member of the USC Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science for innovation in biosensor design.
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Prof. Armani Wins ONR Young Investigator Award  
March 25, 2009
Mork Professor Andrea M Armani has received ONR Young Investigator Award.
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Viterbi Undergraduates Win in All Four Student Competitions  
March 13, 2009
Viterbi students successfully compete in video essay, design, poster and trivia contests at the Grand Challenges Summit.
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MySpace Exec to Teach at USC This Fall  
March 13, 2009
Chief Technology Officer Aber Whitcomb will work with teams of students developing new social website applications, which will preview on his company's popular portal.
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John Mork Receives the first Distinguished Alumni Award  
March 11, 2009
John Mork was presented with the departmental Distinguished Alumni Award.
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Summit on the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges  
March 10, 2009
Complete coverage of the meeting held March 2-3 at Duke University with the Viterbi School and Olin College as co-sponsors and Dean Yannis C. Yortsos summarizing.
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Accuracy About Uncertainty: Computational Modelers to Return to USC to Refine Their Art  
March 06, 2009
The Viterbi School's Roger Ghanem and Demetrios Spanos are bringing together "leading scientists from physics-based modeling, network science and social networks" for a two-day meeting.
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Fold Up Your Own NAE Grand Challenge Icosahedron  
March 02, 2009
This polyhedron is ready to download! (You can also catch up on what happened at the March 2-3 Summit at Duke University).
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USC Salutes Its Two Newest National Academy of Engineering Members  
February 26, 2009
The Viterbi School's 'best of the best,' including six NAE members, gather to congratulate George Olah and Robert Scholtz for their election to engineering’s most prestigious organization.
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Half Century Trojan Engineers Return to USC  
February 23, 2009
Half Century Trojan Day was a homecoming of sorts for 16 silver-haired Trojans, all of whom graduated from USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering 50 years ago or more.
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Mork Family Student's Paper Published in  
February 20, 2009
He ZHEN and Dr. Mansfeld had one paper published and cover featured on Energy & Environmental Science.
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Materials Simulations Expert Wins Best Poster Paper Prize  
February 11, 2009
Student praised for "contributing to the quality and success of ... the materials research community"
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Theodore Tsotsis: Invited speaker at the University of Houston's Luss Lectures  
February 11, 2009
Dr. Theodore Tsotsis, from MORK family, has been invited as speaker at "The DAn Luss Lectures".
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Viterbi School Graduate Wins New IEEE Award for Innovative Doctoral Work  
February 10, 2009
At USC, Themos Kallos studied the development of next-generation particle accelerators by harnessing electric fields generated in plasmas.
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Elsevier Award to MORK Professors  
February 06, 2009
R.Z. Valiev and T.G. Langdon have been awarded as "Most Cited Author 2005-2008".
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Olah, Scholtz Named to the National Academy of Engineering  
February 06, 2009
Two Viterbi School faculty members are elected to engineering's most prestigious advisory body, making USC one of only six schools in the nation with two or more elected members each of the last two years.
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Conversations with Alumnae  
February 03, 2009
Five Viterbi School women graduates share their experiences making the transition to professional life in a lively Q & A with undergraduate juniors and seniors.
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Students’ water filtration plan meets fundraising goal  
February 02, 2009
Construction on the project in La Estanzuela, Honduras could begin within two months.
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Langdon Named 'Most Cited' Materials Science Author in 2005-2008  
January 29, 2009
A pioneer in materials processing and superplasticity is recognized by a highly regarded international review journal.
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Engineers Without Borders Project Nears Milestone  
January 26, 2009
Two years in the making, a project to pump fresh water into two towns in rural Honduras may break ground this spring, thanks to the Viterbi School's undergraduate engineering students.
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Confronting the Climate-Energy Challenge  
January 13, 2009
Harvard University geochemist Daniel Schrag keynotes Mork Department's annual Pings Lecture.
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Terence Langdon Named AAAS Fellow  
January 13, 2009
Terence Langdon gets honor from leading scientific society.
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A webinar on USC fellowships in energy resources  
January 08, 2009
MFD faculty in a live webinar describe new Chevron-sponsored MS fellowships in Energy Resources related areas.
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Viterbi School to Co-Host Grand Challenges Summit  
January 08, 2009
A first-of-a-kind national engineering conference, to be held March 2-3, 2009, is designed to address key issues in sustainability, health, national security and quality of life.
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Clarence E. Foster, III BSChE '84  
December 23, 2008
Dr. Clarence E. Foster, III (BSChE ’84), a transplant surgeon at UC Irvine Medical Center, spends most days saving lives in a modern Orange County hospital, but last spring he spent 90 days on the front lines in Iraq, about 100 miles southeast of Baghdad, treating soldiers and civilian casualties of the Iraqi war.
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USC and UNAM Engineering Sign Cooperation Agreement  
December 20, 2008
Viterbi School faculty and administrators traveled to Mexico City to initiate a collaborative agreement with the National Autonomous University of Mexico
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Three Viterbi Engineers Named AAAS Fellows  
December 19, 2008
Michael Arbib, Terence Langdon and Aristides Requicha share honor from leading scientific society.
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Three Viterbi Engineers Named AAAS Fellows  
December 19, 2008
Michael Arbib, Terence Langdon and Aristides Requicha share honor from leading scientific society.
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New USC Nano-Imaging Center Opens  
December 17, 2008
A new facility with the latest scanning electron microscopes will position USC to become a national leader in nanoscience and energy.
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New USC Nano-Imaging Center Opens  
December 17, 2008
A new facility with the latest scanning electron microscopes will position USC to become a national leader in nanoscience and energy.
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Confronting the Climate-Energy Challenge  
December 15, 2008
Harvard University geochemist Daniel Schrag keynotes Mork Department's annual Pings Lecture.
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Confronting the Climate-Energy Challenge  
December 12, 2008
Harvard University geochemist Daniel Schrag discusses the energy choices society faces in addressing global climate change in the Mork Department’s annual Pings Lecture.
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Engineers As Teachers  
December 10, 2008
Undergraduate and graduate engineering students learn the value of teaching in a Viterbi School community outreach program.
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Tutoring @ Tutor: Undergrads Help Undergrads Through Final Exam Anxiety  
December 10, 2008
For five semesters now, the Viterbi School has offered extra support for freshmen and sophomores facing intimidating engineering final exams.
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Infosys COO Visits Viterbi School  
December 08, 2008
S.D. Shibulal, co-founder and chief operating officer of Infosys Technologies, Ltd., spent a full day meeting with Viterbi people - the dean, BOC members, faculty, researchers and students.
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Supercomputer Rises to 7th Nationally  
December 02, 2008
USC’s supercomputer becomes the country’s seventh most powerful computer system in an academic setting.
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Where There's Wildfire Smoke, There's Toxicity   
November 20, 2008
Analysis of toxins carried on particulates indicates health threat posed by conflagrations like the November 2008 California wildfires may be underestimated by officials.
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Megacities: 'A New Dynamic Organism'  
November 17, 2008
The first in a series of conferences 'to promote the renaissance of large urban areas' sparks discussions of innovative research, technology and planning for mega growth.
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Professor Langdon Received the 2008 Blaise Pascal Medal in Material Science  
November 13, 2008
Professor Langdon was awarded 2008 Blaise Pascal Medal in Material Science at the General Assembly of the European Academy of Sciences.
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Viterbi Digital Archive Documents Origins of Communications Revolution  
November 10, 2008
National Medal of Science honoree makes research and personal papers available online at USC.
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Viterbi Digital Archive Documents Origins of Communications Revolution  
November 10, 2008
Andrew J. Viterbi, USC trustee and benefactor of the Viterbi School, makes his research and personal papers available online at USC.
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USC Salutes Andrew J. Viterbi  
November 04, 2008
Top university officials gather to honor USC trustee and Viterbi School namesake for winning the National Medal of Science.
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USC Salutes Andrew J. Viterbi  
November 02, 2008
Top university officials gather to honor USC trustee and Viterbi School namesake for winning the National Medal of Science.
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Airbus Research Projects Take Flight  
October 17, 2008
The Aerospace Institute for Engineering Research has embarked on three ambitious, collaborative projects that could benefit commercial aviation worldwide.
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Mork Student Zhijie Sun receives award from 2008 AEC/APC Symposium XX  
October 15, 2008
Zhijie Sun, our Chemical Engineering Ph.D., was awarded Honorable Mention by the 2008 AEC/APC Symposium.
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What Lies Beneath  
October 15, 2008
Offshore drilling has come full circle for alumnus Bob Bauer, who introduced the first floating oil rigs more than six decades ago.
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Bahman Elyassi recives AIChE Award  
October 14, 2008
Our PhD student, Bahman Elyassi, won Honorable Mention in the 2008 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
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Four Trojans Inducted Into Nat'l Academy  
October 09, 2008
Nikias, Yortsos, Austin and Livanos are cited for significant contributions to the field of engineering.
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Viterbi School Engineering Program Ranks 12th in World  
October 09, 2008
Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings show Viterbi School gaining ground in engineering, technology and computer science
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Viterbi School Engineering Program Moves Up to #11 in the World  
October 09, 2008
The Viterbi School of Engineering moved from 12th to 11th in the world in engineering, technology and computer science programs in the recently released 2008 Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings.
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Dean and Provost Go to Washington - for Induction into the NAE  
October 09, 2008
Dean Yannis C. Yortsos, Provost C.L. Max Nikias and two distinguished executives with Viterbi School ties were honored in a ceremony welcoming them into the National Academy of Engineering
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Dr. Andrew J. Viterbi Receives 2007 National Medal of Science  
October 02, 2008
Comprehensive coverage of the award of the 2007 National Medal of Science to USC Trustee and Engineering School namesake Dr. Andrew J. Viterbi, including the White House ceremony and preceding black-tie reception.
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Mork Family Department PhD Student Receives 2008 SPE Young Member Outstanding Service Award  
October 01, 2008
Karam Al-Yateem has been awarded the 2008 Society of Petroleum Engineers Young Member Outstanding Service Award during the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition on 22 September.
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Mork Family Department PhD Student receives A.E. Mann Innovation in Engineering Fellowship  
September 29, 2008
Hsiu-Sheng (Sam) Hsu, a Ph.D student in the Material Science program, has received an A.E. Mann Innovation in Engineering Fellowship.
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President Presents 2007 National Medal of Science to Dr. Andrew Viterbi  
September 29, 2008
The official record of the 10 a.m. ceremony in the East Room of the White House, including a transcript of the proceedings and a video link.
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USC's Andrew Viterbi Receives National Medal of Science  
September 29, 2008
President George W. Bush announced that USC trustee and namesake of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Andrew J. Viterbi is one of the recipients of the nation's highest honor for science and technology, earning the National Medal of Science for 2007.
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Viterbi State of the School  
September 25, 2008
Dean Yannis C. Yortsos reports on the school's progress in annual talk to the Viterbi community
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 Call for Abstracts for the 4th Annual Mork Family Department Student Research Symposium  
September 11, 2008
We Call for Abstracts for the 4th Annual Mork Family Department Student Research Symposium. Please note the important date of September 26th for abstracts submission and see details inside.
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‘Destination: The Future’ Hits Its Mark  
September 10, 2008
USC Viterbi School’s $300-million fund-raising initiative surpassed its goal three months ahead of schedule, raising a total of $304 million.
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Mork Family Department Welcomes Its Largest Class Ever ( Video Inside)  
September 10, 2008
Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science welcomed its largest class ever of undergraduate and graduate students Sept. 5 during a special International Welcome Luncheon, which was webcast for Distance Education Network (DEN) students and the campus community.
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Mork Family Department Welcomes Students  
September 09, 2008
The Mork Family Department welcomed its new and returning students to campus with an International Welcome Luncheon and webcast made available to Distance Education students.
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ECA Will Fund Gas Shale Research at Viterbi School  
August 28, 2008
The Mork Department's Kristian Jessen will lead an effort to develop tools to enhance recovery of a valuable but elusive resource.
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 Iraj Ershaghi Interviewed about Oil Expansion on National Public Radio  
August 27, 2008
Iraj Ershaghi, Professor of the USC Viterbi School was interviewed on Morning Edition of National Public Radio about oil in the Los Angeles basin.
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USC's Andrew Viterbi Receives National Medal of Science  
August 26, 2008
President George W. Bush today announced that USC trustee and namesake of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Andrew J. Viterbi is one of the recipients of the nation's highest honor for science and technology, earning the National Medal of Science for 2007.
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USC's Andrew Viterbi Receives National Medal of Science  
August 25, 2008
President George W. Bush has announced that USC trustee and namesake of the Viterbi School of Engineering Andrew J. Viterbi is one of the recipients of the nation's highest honor for science and technology.
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Spot Light on Science -- Questions & Answers  
August 20, 2008
Dr. Priya Vashishta is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science with joint appointments in the departments of Physics and Astronomy, and Computer Science at USC, Los Angeles, CA.
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USC and Chevron Extend Partnership  
August 20, 2008
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering has announced that Chevron Corporation has donated $915,000 in scholarships and training to USC students as part of the energy company’s global University Partnership Program (UPP). This is a continuation of Chevron’s long-standing relationship with USC and the Viterbi School.
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ECA Will Fund Gas Shale Research at Viterbi School  
August 20, 2008
Grant will develop tools to enhance recovery of a valuable but elusive resource
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USC and Chevron Extend Partnership  
August 18, 2008
The energy giant gives $915,000 in scholarships and training to USC students as part of its global University Partnership Program (UPP).
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USC HPCC Supercomputer Ranks in U.S. Top 10  
July 30, 2008
USC’s Center for High-Performance Computing and Communications houses the nation’s ninth-fastest supercomputer in an academic setting, according to TOP500 Supercomputer Sites, an online site that ranks the 500 most powerful computer systems in the world.
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Postcards from Rome  
July 25, 2008
Undergraduate engineering students fulfill course requirements while getting a taste of Rome's timelessness, turbulent history and engineering marvels in overseas study program.
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Florian Mansfeld Interviewed in Documentary  
July 17, 2008
Prof Florian Mansfeld was interviewed by Robert Hughes, the producer of the documentary "Corrosion and Degradation" that as part of the "Modern Marvels" series.
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New MORK Faculty Will Join Viterbi School of Engineering  
July 16, 2008
Andrea Armani, newly appointed expert in chemical engineering will be onboard beginning this fall.
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High Marks for USC-IIT Kharagpur Exchange Program  
July 16, 2008
Students in this year's USC-IIT Kharagpur summer exchange program said the hands-on work was valuable and, in some cases, helped them decide whether to pursue an advanced degree.
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Nine Faculty Will Join Viterbi School of Engineering  
July 10, 2008
Newly appointed faculty in electrical engineering, chemical and materials science, astronautics and civil engineering will join the professorial ranks beginning this fall.
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Re-Appointment of Theodore Tsotsis as Chair of the Mork Family Department  
July 02, 2008
Theodore Tsotsis has been re-appointmented as Chair of the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.
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Iraj Ershaghi Educates CNN Audiences on L.A.'s Oil Potential  
June 28, 2008
Iraj Ershaghi of the Mork Family Department discussed the potential for increasing production from the 9-billion-barrel oil field that lies under Southern California.
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USC HPCC Supercomputer Ranks in U.S. Top 10  
June 25, 2008
Viterbi contributes expertise and leadership to the university's High Performance Computing Center
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Airbus Research Projects Take Flight  
June 24, 2008
The Aerospace Institute for Engineering Research has embarked on three ambitious, collaborative aerospace research projects that could benefit commercial aviation worldwide.
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Terence Langdon Wins Two Top Honors  
June 23, 2008
Terence G. Langdon has won the 2008 Blaise Pascal Medal for Material Science from the European Academy of Sciences (EAS), and also recently received an invitation to deliver next year's Lee Hsun Lecture at the Institute of Metal Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shenyang, China.
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Langdon Wins Honors from Both European and Chinese Academies   
June 12, 2008
Terence G. Langdon has won a 2008 Blaise Pascal Medal for Material Science from the European Academy of Sciences, and will deliver the Lee Hsun Lecture at a Chinese Academy Institute of Materials Science
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Commencement 2008: Kelly Nakamura, Viterbi's Valedictorian  
May 29, 2008
The science came easy to Viterbi School valedictorian Kelly Nakamura; the engineering was far more challenging. But nothing could break her ability to earn straight A's, semester after semester, even in the most demanding of chemical engineering classes, and graduate at the top of her class.
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Terry Langdon receives the  Blaise Pascal Medal of EAS- 2008  
May 21, 2008
Terry Langdon receives the 2008 Blaise Pascal Medal for Material Science from the European Academy of Sciences.
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USC Viterbi School Reaches $300 Million Fundraising Goal Ahead of Schedule  
May 19, 2008
"Seven years ago we set a very lofty target...I am extremely pleased to tell you that as of the end of this March, our fundraising total stood at $300,955,609 in cash and pledges."
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Commencement 2008  
May 17, 2008
Parents, siblings, children and friends — some from across the globe — cheer 1,860 newly minted Viterbi School graduates, who have now become part of USC's global Trojan family.
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354 Students -- Including Two from Korea -- Receive DEN Degrees  
May 16, 2008
The Viterbi School's Distance Education Network's largest-ever graduating class marked a 30 percent increase over 2007 — which had been 30 percent above 2006.
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Commencement 2008: Kelly Nakamura, Viterbi's Valedictorian  
May 15, 2008
Chemical engineering senior Kelly Nakamura was not only at the top of her class, but the Emma Josephine Bradley Bovard Awardee for having the highest GPA of all graduating senior women at USC.
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Outstanding Viterbi Students Honored  
May 11, 2008
Graduating seniors and student leaders were recognized for their exceptional achievements in a special Viterbi Awards ceremony held on campus.
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2008 Viterbi School Faculty and Staff Awards  
April 29, 2008
Dean Yortsos recognizes exceptional teaching, research and service in the Viterbi School in his annual "State of the School" speech and awards luncheon.
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New Directions in Nuclear Energy  
April 23, 2008
Faculty and students meet with NRC representative to discuss changing priorities as global energy demands increase.
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Chilingar Named Honorary Professor of Russian Oil and Gas University  
April 22, 2008
The professor emeritus was recognized for his significant contributions, scholarly writings and teaching awards in the area of oil and gas field development.
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Kelly Nakamura wins the Emma Josephine Bradley Bovard Award  
April 11, 2008
Kelly Nakamura wins the Emma Josephine Bradley Bovard Award awarded to the graduating student who has attained the highest GPA of all UG women at USC.
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Portia Peters Awarded NSF Fellowship  
April 10, 2008
Portia Peters has been selected to receive the National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) Fellowship.
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Pings Lecture Addresses Peptide Materials Engineering  
April 10, 2008
Mork Family Department hosted a new annual keynote lecture to honor the late provost and chemical engineer.
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Viterbi's Marathon Man  
April 08, 2008
After 60-plus years at USC, newly retired George Chilingar isn't slowing down.
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Two Mork Professors Named to Chairs  
April 08, 2008
Professors Joe Qin and Don Zhang become endowed chair holders of Fluor Professorship in Process Engineering and the Marshall Professorship in Engineering Technology, respectively.
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Pings Lecture Addresses Peptide Materials Engineering  
April 04, 2008
The Viterbi School's Mork Family Department hosts a new annual keynote lecture to honor the late provost and chemical engineer.
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Viterbi Dean earns SPE Award  
March 31, 2008
Dean Yannis C. Yortsos receives the 2008 Western North America Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers Western North America Region.
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Students Win with Ultrafine-Grained Materials Presentation  
March 31, 2008
Viterbi graduate students are honored for poster displays at The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society’s annual conference in New Orleans.
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Fifth USC CiSoft Conference Continues Research Momentum  
March 28, 2008
More than 180 researchers from USC, Chevron and allied organizations gathered on the University Park campus for the biggest-ever meeting on using IT for "smart" oil production.
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Mork Family Department Ph.D. Student Wins Prestigious Fellowship  
March 26, 2008
The Society of Petroleum Engineers has named Viterbi graduate student Hamid Jahangiri as recipient of the Nico Van Wingen Fellowship, an honor that bears the name of a former USC faculty member.
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SPITZER LECTURE:  
March 19, 2008
Spitzer lecture audio file available online for Angela Belcher, a materials chemist at MIT who studies and uses the processes by which nature makes materials in order to design novel hybrid electronic and magnetic materials.
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USC success at Fifth International Symposium on Ultrafine Grained Materials  
March 19, 2008
USC managed to receive the Gold (first place) award and one of the three Silver (second place) awards at the Fifth International Symposium on Ultrafine Grained Materials.
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Prof. Terence G. Langdon's work with student Roberto Figueiredo in  
March 11, 2008
Professor Terence G. Langdon's recent work with graduate student Roberto Figueiredo has been selected for inclusion in the March issue of "Materials Views" which reports new "hot topics" in the Materials Science area.
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Professor Florian Mansfeld 70th Birthday Symposium  
February 28, 2008
For Professor Florian Mansfeld 70th Birthday Symposium, we have the list of speakers and times.
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Mr. Hamid Jahangiri Wins the Nico van Wingen Memorial Graduate Fellowship  
February 26, 2008
Mork Fellow Mr. Hamid Jahangiri, has been selected by SPE to receive the NiCo Van Wingen Fellowship.
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Mork Department Spitzer Lecture: 'From Nature and Back Again'  
February 20, 2008
Angela Belcher, a materials chemist at MIT, presented this year's Spitzer keynote lecture Jan. 20 on hybrid electronic and magnetic materials to Mork Department faculty, students and colleagues.
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USC VITERBI DEAN ELECTED TO THE NAE  
February 11, 2008
Viterbi Dean Yannis C. Yortsos is named to the highest engineering professional academy.
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USC Viterbi Engineering Dean Elected to NAE  
February 11, 2008
Yannis C. Yortsos named to the highest engineering professional academy.
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A Tough Act to Follow  
January 26, 2008
Actor Alan Alda shares some tips with Viterbi School engineering students on the art of public speaking.
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Chevron Sponsors Energy Fellowships  
January 22, 2008
Chevron Vice President Warner Williams presented a check for $200,000 to Dean Yannis C. Yortsos of the Viterbi School of Engineering, establishing the 2008 Chevron-USC Scholarship and Fellowship Partnership Program.
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George Chilingar Honored  
January 18, 2008
The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Salute 55 years of USC excellence.
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Chevron to Sponsor Viterbi School Energy Scholarships and Fellowships  
January 17, 2008
At a brief January 17 ceremony, Chevron Vice President Warner Williams presented a check for $200,000 to Dean Yannis C. Yortsos of the Viterbi School of Engineering, establishing the 2008 Chevron-USC Scholarship and Fellowship Partnership Program.
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Mork and Astani Departments Honor 55 Years of Professorial Excellence  
January 16, 2008
George Chilingar, an expert on petroleum engineering whose expertise is anchored by mastery of numerous related disciplines, who has been published in 65 books in numerous languages, who has oil fields named after him, was feted January 15 for his unprecedented duration of USC faculty membership.
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Meet Mr. and Ms. USC  
December 06, 2007
For the first time in its history, the coveted Order of the Torch has selected two students from the Viterbi School to act as ambassadors for all USC seniors in a variety of campus events.
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Portia Peters won an award at Noise-Con 2007  
November 27, 2007
Portia Peters won the student paper and presentation competition at Noise-Con 2007, the premier noise control engineering conference sponsored by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.
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President and Provost Garner IEEE National Awards  
November 27, 2007
Engineering society honors USC’s president and provost for their exceptional leadership and contributions.
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Professor Terry Langdon received the Albert Sauveur Achievement Award  
November 15, 2007
Prof. Terry Langdon received the Albert Sauveur Achievement Award from Dr. Lawrence C. Wagner, President of ASM International, at the annual ASM meeting in Detroit, Michigan, on September 27, 2007.
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Two Professors Named to Endowed Professorships in the Viterbi School  
November 04, 2007
Viterbi Dean Yannis Yortsos announced the first holders of two new endowed Viterbi School positions: Joe Qin will hold the Fluor Professorship in Process Engineering and Don Zhang receives the Marshall Professorship in Engineering Technology.
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Amit Desai was received the  
November 01, 2007
Amit Desai was received the "Outstanding Student Paper Award" from The American Composites Manufacturing Association (ACMA) for his paper entitled "Hybrid Composite Phenolic Foams."
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Two Professors Named to Endowed Professorships in the Viterbi School  
November 01, 2007
Viterbi School Dean Yannis Yortsos announced the first holders of two new endowed professorships: Joe Qin will hold the Fluor Professorship in Process Engineering and Don Zhang the Marshall Professorship in Engineering Technology.
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Jump-Starting New Directions in Research  
October 30, 2007
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has awarded 13 USC engineers 2007 Zumberge interdisciplinary research grants for projects in quantum computing and new educational technologies to ultrasonic image-guided surgery.
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Two Viterbi School Engineers Named AAAS Fellows  
October 26, 2007
The American Association for the Advancement of Science recognizes Senior Associate Dean Maja Mataric and USC Provost C.L. Max Nikias for distinguished contributions in science and engineering.
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Modernizing the Curriculum with Engineering “Degree Projects”  
October 25, 2007
With funding from the National Science Foundation, the USC Viterbi School has created an innovative new model for engineering curricula that includes a nanotechnology degree.
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Viterbi Expanding Good Neighbors Participation  
October 23, 2007
Fundraising leaders in Viterbi’s arm of the Good Neighbors Campaign hope to increase participation in the annual USC funding drive.
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Modernizing the Curriculum with Engineering “Degree Projects”  
October 23, 2007
Viterbi's chemical engineering department pilots a new curriculum designed to marry modern technologies with core undergraduate courses with long-term lab modules called "degree projects."
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Viterbi School Engineering Program Ranks 12th in World  
October 16, 2007
The Viterbi School of Engineering placed twelfth in the world in engineering, technology and computer science programs in the recently released 2007 Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings of the world’s top 100 universities.
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2007 State of the Viterbi School  
September 25, 2007
I am pleased to welcome you to our traditional fall luncheon and the “State of the School” address of the Viterbi School of Engineering. And I am even more pleased that so many of you could be here today – I hope you enjoyed your lunch! As is common, we will take a look back on the past year … and a look forward to what comes next.....
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Ershaghi Receives Another SPE Award  
September 20, 2007
Iraj Ershaghi, professor of petroleum engineering, this fall will receive the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Western North America Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award.
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2007 State of the Viterbi School  
September 20, 2007
Dean Yannis C. Yortsos delivers his annual state of the school address and sets new goals for the coming year.
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Viterbi School Announces a New Division of Engineering Education  
September 18, 2007
Yannis C. Yortsos, dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, has announced the establishment of a new Division of Engineering Education to focus on undergraduate and Master’s level engineering education that would be a “crucible for new and innovative ideas.”
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Fifteen Win Viterbi Masters Scholarships to Inaugurate New Program  
August 28, 2007
The first batch of Viterbi Masters Scholars have their grants and are starting their studies. The basic grant remits tuition for six graduate units, three units in each of two successive semesters. Students from the whole range of Viterbi departments received the awards.
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Surrounded by Smart People  
August 27, 2007
In a talk opening a new school year, Dean Yannis C. Yortsos gives the Viterbi School’s outstanding new students a warm welcome – and a little fatherly advice.
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Viterbi Robot Pioneer Foresees Bright Future for Medical Automatons  
July 13, 2007
During the past decade robotic devices have moved out of research laboratories into clinical practice, Viterbi emeritus professor George Bekey recently told an attentive audience of biomed executives, and the prospects for further developments are excellent.
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Daniel Erwin Named New Astronautics and Space Technology Division Chair  
July 12, 2007
July 10, 2007 — Daniel A. Erwin has been named chair of the Viterbi School Astronautics and Space Technology Division, succeeding Professor Mike Gruntman, who has served as division chair since 2004. Erwin’s three-year appointment became effective July 1, 2007.
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Postcards from Paris  
July 12, 2007
Undergraduate engineers wrote postcards home over the past seven weeks while studying in Paris, France on the Viterbi Overseas Program.
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Nanotechnologist Wins Early Career Chair  
July 09, 2007
Chongwu Zhou, a nanotechnology specialist who has attracted international attention for his work in creating nanowires and nanotubes, has been named the first holder of a new chair honoring highly accomplished young engineers.
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Six New Faculty To Join Viterbi School This Fall  
June 25, 2007
Francisco Valero-Cuevas of Cornell University’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department; Joe Qin of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin; Andrea Hodge of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Dongxiao Zhang of the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma; Murali Annavaram of Intel Corp., Austin, Texas; and Noah Malmstadt from th
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Another World-Class Honor for Andrew Viterbi  
June 22, 2007
Andrew Viterbi, who with his wife named the USC Viterbi School, has been chosen as the inaugural co-winner of a preeminent prize in electrical engineering, the James Clerk Maxwell award of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).
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Six New Faculty To  Join Viterbi School This Fall  
June 21, 2007
Six new faculty with expertise in biochemical and biomedical engineering, materials science, electrical engineering and computer science will join the Viterbi School this fall.
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Tran Takes DEN Reins  
June 08, 2007
The Viterbi School's Distance Education Network, the leading provider of distance graduate education in engineering among research universities, has a new executive director.
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Pomp and Pageantry: Commencement Day 2007  
June 05, 2007
May 11, 2007 — This day was for them. All 1,762 Viterbi School undergraduate and graduate students, assembled for a festive day of pomp and pageantry on the best day of their lives.
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Viterbi School Builds Strategic Bridges with Tsinghua, China’s Top Technical University  
June 03, 2007
The USC Viterbi School and Tsinghua University faculty establish a strategic partnership and build bridges of collaboration with a joint workshop.
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Pomp and Pageantry: Commencement Day 2007  
May 11, 2007
Viterbi School graduates 1,762 Viterbi School engineers during the 79th annual commencement ceremonies in Archimedes Plaza.
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Online Students Win Record Number of Viterbi M.S. Degrees  
May 11, 2007
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Distance Education Network (DEN) granted Master of Science degrees to a record 272 students located all over the U.S., most of whom earned their degrees while working full-time.
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David B. Wittry, 1929-2007  
May 10, 2007
David B. Wittry, 78, passed away May 5, 2007 due to complications from pneumonia. Born in Iowa, and raised in Wisconsin, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, and a PhD in Physics from Caltech in 1957. From 1959 to his retirement in 1999, he was a professor in the Electrical Engineering and Material Science Departments at the University of Southern California.
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David B. Wittry, 1929-2007  
May 09, 2007
David B. Wittry, a Viterbi School distinguished emeritus professor of materials science and of electrical engineering, was known for pioneering work in electron probe analysis.
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2007 Staff and Faculty Awards  
May 07, 2007
May 04, 2007 — Celebrating a year of achievements and encouraging everyone to continue building a “culture of excellence,” Dean Yannis C. Yortsos thanked faculty and staff for their exceptional service on May 1 at the annual Viterbi School Staff and Faculty Awards luncheon.
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Viterbi Student Petroleum Engineers Recognized  
May 04, 2007
Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science's student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has been named Chapter of the Month for May, the national SPE office has announced.
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Viterbi  Student Petroleum Engineers Recognized  
April 26, 2007
The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science's student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has been named Chapter of the Month for May, the national SPE office has announced.
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The Path to a Sustainable Future  
April 16, 2007
Maximizing energy efficiency and developing a variety of clean alternative energy sources must become a global priority if there is any chance of keeping carbon dioxide emissions at tolerable levels.
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First William G. Spitzer Lecturer Says Nanotechnology Will Change the Rules of Medicine, Starting With Cancer  
March 19, 2007
Improved understanding of nanostructures such as molecular switches will be the catalysts of dramatic changes in the understanding of disease in the coming decade, predicts nanobiologist James R. Heath.
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CiSoft Going Strong into Fourth Year  
March 19, 2007
USC researchers and front-line Chevron production personnel & technology developers gathered Feb. 28-March 1 to take stock of three years of cooperation, and plan their next steps, including two "grand challenges."
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CiSoft Going Strong into Fourth Year  
March 05, 2007
Viterbi researchers and front-line Chevron personnel gathered recently at USC to take stock of more than two years of cooperation, and plan their next steps.
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First William G. Spitzer Lecturer Says Nanotechnology Will Change the Rules of Medicine, Starting With Cancer  
February 24, 2007
Improved understanding of nanostructures such as molecular switches will be the catalysts of dramatic changes in the understanding of disease in the coming decade, predicts an expert in the field.
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E-Week Is A Hit!  
February 23, 2007
They jousted, launched bottle rockets and tossed a few pies at the professors, but it was all in fun to celebrate National Engineers Week.
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Women In Engineering (WIE) Connects With Van Nuys High School Teens  
February 14, 2007
A first-time campus event — WIE Connect — introduces promising high school girls to engineering with an 'amazing race' and hands-on activities.
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Little Big Science  
February 06, 2007
It’s not as small as you think, but biomedical nanoscience may be just the right size to take on the biggest bully in human biology. We’re talking cancer with a capital C.
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Fall 2006 Deans List  
February 01, 2007
Check out all USC Viterbi undergraduates who achieved a 3.5 grade point average or higher on the Dean's List.
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Can Designer Immune Cells Stop AIDS?  
January 23, 2007
As challenging as the problem has been, researchers in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering may be turning a corner. With support from a $13.9 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a multi-institutional team of scientists, including Pin Wang of the USC Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, is exploring a completely new way of manipulating the body's natural defense system.
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Dr. Nakano promoted to full professor  
January 18, 2007
Five USC Viterbi School faculty have been promoted from associate to full professor, including three in the Department of Computer Science (Ramesh Govindan, Aiichiro Nakano and Milind Tambe) and one each in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Najmedin Meshkati) and the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering (Eun Sok Kim).
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Campus's Supercomputing Center Hosts National Minority Engineering Workshop  
January 18, 2007
Supercomputing expert Cray Henry, director of the U.S. Department of Defense’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program, congratulated 24 talented minority engineering undergraduate students from across the country Jan. 8 for their Herculean efforts to build and demonstrate some of the myriad functions of a parallel computer on the USC campus.
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Will Synthetically Engineered Immune Cells Stop AIDS?  
January 17, 2007
USC biochemical engineer Pin Wang and an interdisciplinary team of scientists explore a new gene therapy to combat HIV.
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Recent Faculty Promotions  
January 15, 2007
Viterbi School computer scientists Ramesh Govindan, Aiichiro Nakano and Milind Tambe; civil engineer Najmedin Meshkati; and electrical engineer Eun Sok Kim are promoted to the full professor.
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Viterbi Departments Establish Endowed Keynote Lectures  
January 05, 2007
Endowed departmental lectures will honor the Viterbi School’s illustrious past while providing incisive looks at the new frontiers of science and technology.
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USC Trojan Family Magzine - Water & Power  
November 30, 2006
from the article:"Florian Mansfeld ... USC Viterbi School of Engineering materials scientist has been working with bacteria for years, helping to pioneer a turnabout in his field. For decades, engineers knew that bacteria could and would attack metals, causing corrosion, tarnishing or rusting – three names for the same process occurring in different substances. The reaction even has a name: microbiologically-influenced corrosion (MIC)."
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Terry Langdon Wins Achievement Award  
November 30, 2006
Terry Langdon, who has appointments in three USC departments, has received the Albert Sauveur Achievement Award.
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Viterbi Engineers Present Energy Ideas to $500 Million Research Consortium  
November 29, 2006
The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, a non-profit consortium that includes USC, will fund more than $50 million of research annually beginning early next year. The Viterbi School, which hosted a RPSEA forum November 29, has a good chance of securing its share.
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Live Web Cast: RPSEA Problem Identification Forum on Wednesday Nov, 29th  
November 22, 2006
In this Forum, RPSEA will be introduced as the consortium selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to manage a substantial portfolio of research in areas related to hydrocarbon recovery from ultra-deep resources, unconventional resources and mature fields. The format of the forum is intended to provide researchers input from the industry and opportunities to network and discuss future RFP possibilities.
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A Community Center That's More Than Bricks and Mortar  
November 13, 2006
Engineering undergraduate student Christopher Soto and a team of classmates in Ken Robidoux's WRIT 340 advanced writing course find a way to make an African community's dream come true.
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The 56th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students  
November 12, 2006
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Building a Better Bio-diesel  
November 08, 2006
The same oils that fry potatoes are now fueling a rapidly growing number of diesel vehicles. So far, the technology has mostly been improvised. AME's Fokion Egolfopoulos will take the first close look at how to optimize it.
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The Second Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium  
November 06, 2006
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Class of 2010 Is the Strongest Ever  
September 26, 2006
Freshmen enrolling in the USC Viterbi School for the fall, 2006 semester show a 30-point gain on SAT scores over last year, making it the best of any class in Viterbi history.
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Professor Terry Langdon receives THERMEC Distinguished Award  
September 06, 2006
Professor Terry Langdon received the THERMEC Distinguished Award at the international THERMEC-2006 Conference held in Vancouver, Canada, in July that attracted more than 1200 registered delegates representing a combination of participants from industry and academia.
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DOE-SciDAC Funding awarded to Professors Vashishta, Kalia and Nakano  
August 30, 2006
Professors Vashishta, Kalia and Nakano have been awarded a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the Department of Energy¹s SciDAC (Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computation) program for a project entitled ³Hierarchical Petascale Simulation Framework for Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC)."
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Department Announces Faculty Search  
August 23, 2006
Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has launched an announcement of recruiting faculty with expertise in the areas of Biochemical and Biological Engineering.
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Viterbi Undergrads Win Tau Beta Pi Scholarships  
July 25, 2006
A Navy-bound triathlete and a clear-headed analyst of the prospects for digital manufacturing of the Barbie Doll are the two latest USC recipients of $2000 scholarships from the national engineering honor society.
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Viterbi School Leadership Changes  
July 05, 2006
Dean Yannis Yortsos announces changes in the USC Viterbi School leadership team including several new senior associate deans and some new department chairs.
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Energy Experts Urge Transition to New Energy-Fuel Sources  
June 22, 2006
Faculty from the Viterbi School joined other scholars, economists, industry representatives and policymakers in a candid discussion about global energy supply and demand in the next 50 years.
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Energy Experts Urge Transition to New Energy-Fuel Sources  
June 22, 2006
The U.S. will face energy shortages in the near future if it does not transition from strictly fossil fuels to a mix of fossil fuels and renewable energy resources, said energy experts, including several from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, who participated in the first national energy symposium of its kind to be held at USC. But the recipe for the mix is still not clear.
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Bacterium takes a shine to metals  
June 16, 2006
Exposed metal surfaces are highly vulnerable to corrosion, but paint or other protective coatings can interfere with some uses, as well as add significant costs. Now, a comprehensive series of experiments suggests a new form of protection: bacteria
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Dr. Ershaghi honored by Society of Petroleum Engineers  
June 02, 2006
Professor Iraj Ershaghi, who worked with the Viterbi School's Distance Education Network to put the world's first Master's degree program in Smart Oil Fields Technology online, is the winner of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Education Service Award. He will receive the award at a ceremony at the organization's Sept. 25-27 convention in San Antonio, TX.
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Ershaghi honored by Society of Petroleum Engineers  
June 02, 2006
Professor Iraj Ershaghi, who worked with the Viterbi School's Distance Education Network to put the world's first Master's degree program in Smart Oil Fields Technology online, is the winner of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Education Service Award.
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Yannis Yortsos Named Dean of the Viterbi School  
May 22, 2006
Yannis Yortsos, who had been serving as dean on an interim basis, has been chosen for the position of Dean of the USC Viterbi School.
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2006 Commencement  
May 12, 2006
A complete roundup of all the 2006 USC Viterbi School Commencement news, including a photo gallery.
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Commencement Day 2006  
May 12, 2006
Viterbi School awards 1,734 engineering degrees in 2006 graduation day ceremonies.
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Good Timing: First USC “Smart Oil Field Technology” Engineers Receive Degrees Friday  
May 10, 2006
When the Viterbi School established a degree program in advanced methods to use information technology to get more oil out of wells, oil was less than $30 a barrel. Now, with the price hovering around $70 a barrel, the first MS diplomas in the SOFT (Smart Oil Field Technology) program will be awarded Friday.
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Distance Diplomas: 210 Receive USC M.S. Degrees via DEN May 12  
May 08, 2006
This year’s DEN graduating class represents 23 percent increase compared with that of 2005. Graduates come from states all across the nation, including Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, Washington, Colorado, and Virginia, in addition to many Californians.
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4 x 3 = Exceptional USC achievement  
May 05, 2006
Andrew J. Viterbi and Solomon W. Golomb have been members of the NAS, the NAE, and the AAAS for years. This year, new academy elections gave two more USC faculty members, Leonard M Adleman and Robert Willis Hellwarth, the same rare distinction.
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The Class of 2006!  
May 04, 2006
At the annual Student Recognition Ceremony, Dean Yannis Yortsos and other Viterbi School faculty recognized outstanding students for their contributions in leadership, community service and academics.
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The Next 100 Years Essay Competition  
May 01, 2006
In the "Next 100 Years Essay Contest," Viterbi School students make their predictions on what the next century of engineering holds.
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Two USC Faculty Elected to Nation’s Top Scientific and Arts Academies  
April 30, 2006
Professors Leonard M. Adleman and Robert Willis Hellwarth have been elected to two of the nation's most prestigious scientific and arts academies for their research accomplishments and contributions to society at large.
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2006 Staff and Faculty Awards  
April 28, 2006
The Viterbi School takes a moment to recognize its own during this year's awards luncheon at Town and Gown.
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James V. Ly wins Science as Art competition at MRS Spring meeting.  
April 21, 2006
USC PhD Candidate James V. Ly won first place in the science as art competition, at the Materials Research Society Spring meeting held in San Francisco.
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And The ‘Viterbi’ Goes To…  
April 21, 2006
The Viterbi School Freshman Academies host a night at the Academy Awards.
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USC President Steven B. Sample Awarded Viterbi School Centennial Medal  
April 06, 2006
The Viterbi School of Engineering presents President Steven B. Sample with a special Centennial Medallion during the 28th annual Engineering Awards Luncheon, coinciding with 100 years of engineering at USC.
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Ultra High Viterbi Research Performance on Ultra Fine Grain Metals  
March 21, 2006
When a best-paper winner envelope was opened at the annual meeting of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) in San Antonio, researchers from USC Viterbi School Prof. Terry Langdon’s group had taken the top two honors in their category.
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Energy Challenges in the 21st Century  
January 30, 2006
The Mork Family Department centennial lecture features two prominent researchers in the ongoing debate over energy alternatives for the future.
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100 Years of Engineering at USC Special Events  
January 26, 2006
On the Celebration of 100 years of Engineering at USC, the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science will have a special program on January 26, 2006
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Engineering Senior Finds Meaningful Work in African Clinic  
December 12, 2005
Bound for medical school, senior Fima Macheret finds a way to help people and use his skills.
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Armenia Awards Gold Medal to George Chilingar  
November 02, 2005
Professor George Chilingar of the USC Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has received another in a long line of international honors.
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Two Mork Department Professors Win Honors  
October 31, 2005
Iraj Ershaghi and Florian Mansfeld, both professors in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's The Mork Family Department of Florian Mansfeld Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, have both won prestigious honors from professional societies in their specialities.
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Two Mork Department Professors Win Honors  
October 31, 2005
Iraj Ershaghi and Florian Mansfield are recipients of prestigious awards from, respectively, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Electrochemical Society.
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Professor Mansfeld to receive 2006 Vittorio De Nora Award  
October 21, 2005
Professor Florian Mansfeld will receive the 2006 De Nora Award from the Electrochemical Society at the Spring ECS meeting held in Deven this coming May.
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Viterbi@100 Image Gallery  
October 20, 2005
The Viterbi School of Engineering celebrated its centennial in parallel with USC's Festival 125 in October. Engineering activities included technology demonstrations, special lectures, exhibits and an Oktoberfest before the Trojan-Arizona Wildcats football game.
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Graduate Student Wins International Student Paper Contest  
October 09, 2005
Graduate student Ehsan Tajer won the 1st place in the MS division at the Society Of Petroleum Engineers International Student Paper Contest.
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Search for Viterbi School Dean Launched  
September 19, 2005
USC Provost and former dean of the USC Viterbi School C. L. Max Nikias has formally announced the search for a dean of the Viterbi School.
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Energy Entrepreneur John Mork and Family Give $15 Million to Name a Department  
September 16, 2005
Viterbi School alumnus John Mork and his family have given $15 million to the school's department of chemical engineering and materials science.
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