Recent USC Viterbi Ph.D. Named Among “World’s Top 35 Innovators Under 35.”

Niki Bayat is the first USC doctoral student to have earned distinction as one of MIT Technology Review’s prestigious “TR 35.”

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Could this material enable autonomous vehicles to come to market sooner and make them safer?

New material has optical properties that could enable better infrared detection for autonomous vehicles and assist firefighters

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Mork students win big at 2018 SPE-WRM Student Paper Contest

USC takes home first place in both BS and PhD divisions.

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A new partnership brings the latest technologies to enable convergence

USC’s Michelson Center is partnering with Agilent Technologies to establish the Agilent Center of Excellence

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Engineers Develop New Portable Malaria Screening Instrument

Diagnostic Method Exploits Magnetic Properties of Parasite Byproduct to Detect All Strains in Low-Resource Environments

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At the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science (MFD), our graduates are provided with a well-rounded engineering education to meet the needs of industry, academia and government labs; to conduct pioneering research; and to play an integrating and leadership role to the multi-disciplinary community of science and engineering.

The MFD fosters and cultivates synergies among the three degree programs, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Petroleum Engineering, to further research and development in energy production and delivery, nanotechnology, biochemical processes and medical devices.

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PhD Defense

Fri, Jan 11, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: HED 116
Speaker: Yijia Ma , Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California Talk Title: Chemical Recycling of Amine/Epoxy Composites at Atmospheric Pressure Abstract: Because of the...

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USC SPE Wins 2018 Outstanding Student Chapter

Congratulations to the USC Student Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for winning SPE’s 2018 Outstanding Student Chapter Award (OSC)! According to SPE, this award is the highest honor which the chapter earned for all the many exceptional accomplishments achieved this past year.  All OSC recipients will be honored during the Student Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, September 25 … Read More

Fred Aminzadeh receives Society of Exploration Geophysicists Honorary Membership

Congratulations to Research Professor Fred Aminzadeh on his honorary membership to the Society of Exploration Geophysicists  (SEG). According to SEG, honorary membership shall be conferred upon persons who, in the unanimous opinion of the Honors and Awards Committee and the Board of Directors, have made distinguished contributions, which warrants exceptional recognition, to exploration geophysics or a related field or to … Read More

USC students win big at the 2018 SPE-WRM Student Paper Contest

Each year, Petroleum Engineering students at all levels (BS, MS, and PhD) participate in the Annual Student Paper Contest, sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers during the Western Regional Meeting (SPE-WRM). The top rank in each category wins a free trip to the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SPE-ATCE) to compete at the International Student Paper Contest. This … Read More

A letter of thanks from a soon-to-be graduate

By Ahmed Mohamed In 2015, I graduated from University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering. Unfortunately, this was exactly when the industry downturn happened, and it was almost impossible to find a job back then. This was probably the worst timing ever to graduate with a petroleum engineering degree, and I even refer to the 2015 class … Read More

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Building A Better “CAR”

A trio of USC Viterbi researchers have unlocked secrets about an engineered protein receptor, known as CAR, that makes cancer-fighting T cells more effective.

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Seeing Through Rain and Fog

Materials developed by USC Viterbi Professor Jayakanth Ravichandran could allow autonomous vehicles to peer through the elements to improve safety.

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Business Insider: Elon Musk is building a Spaceship

Steve Nutt was quoted on Elon Musk’s vision for the Big Falcon Rocket.

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