Professor Rebert joined USC in 1955 after receiving his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University. For many years, up until his passing in 1982, he was the faculty advisor to USC's student chapter of AIChE. He also devoted much of his time advising students with their academic and career goals. In honor of Professor Rebert's dedication to students and service to the Department and University, an endowment fund in his memory was established after his untimely death. In 2005, in honor of the thoughtfulness and generosity of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends in 1982, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science renamed the Chemical Engineering Outstanding Student Award and Chemical Engineering Service Award to the Charles J. Rebert Outstanding Student Award and Charles J. Rebert Service Award.
Charles J. Rebert Chemical Engineering Service Award
This award is given to a graduating senior who has contributed to activities enhancing the professional development of the students in the department.
Charles J. Rebert Chemical Engineering Outstanding Student Award
This award is for a graduating senior with the highest academic achievement.
L.L. Handy Award
This award is for an outstanding senior majoring in the Petroleum Engineering option of Chemical Engineering.