Mork Family Department @ USC
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.
What do our engineers do?
Breakthrough in Quantum Photonics Promises a New Era in Optical Circuits
A world-first method to enable quantum optical circuits that use photons—light particles—heralds a new future for secure communication and quantum computing.
From DIY Toys to Cutting Edge Materials: Ph.D. Student Receives National SHPE Prize
Advanced materials researcher Emily Anne Vargas has been honored for her contributions to the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
Tue, Oct 26, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Location: GFS 101
Mork Family Department Fall Seminars - Kevin Solomon, University of Delaware Host: Dr. Stacey Finley
Tue, Nov 16, 2021
4:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Location: GFS 101
Mork Family Department Fall Seminars - Michele Manuel, University of Florida Host: Prof. Andrea Hodge
Viterbi School News
CNN: Why ending our dependence on fossil fuels is so challenging
Iraj Ershaghi was quoted in CNN on the challenges of transitioning from fossil fuels.
A T-Cell Power-up for Tumor Treatments
USC Viterbi Ph.D. student researchers have found a new way to enhance the cancer-killing properties of CAR T-cell therapies, to make them more effective in fighting tumors.
Advanced Materials Research for Secure Communications Receives $3.75 Million in Funding
USC Viterbi researchers will explore cutting-edge materials thanks to support from the Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative.