Saving Clean Drinking Water…With Math!

Saving Clean Drinking Water…With Math!

USC Viterbi researchers develop innovative new method to analyze how shifts in the earth affect drinking water supply

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From DIY Toys to Cutting Edge Materials: PhD Researcher Receives National SHPE Prize

From DIY Toys to Cutting Edge Materials: PhD Researcher Receives National SHPE Prize

Advanced materials researcher Emily Anne Vargas has been honored for her contributions to the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

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Breakthrough in Quantum Photonics Promises a New Era in Optical Circuits

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.

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PANTHER Program Receives $10 million in Funding from Office of Naval Research

PANTHER Program Receives $10 million in Funding from Office of Naval Research

Armani Lab to contribute to national effort to detect traumatic brain injuries

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Transforming Oil Wells into Batteries for the Sun and Wind

Transforming Oil Wells into Batteries for the Sun and Wind

USC Viterbi researchers want to convert idle oil and gas wells into much-needed storage for sustainable energy, making California’s blackouts a thing of the past.

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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.

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May13Thu

MFD Distinguished Alumni and Graduates Award Event ​

Thu, May 13, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Honoring Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding 2021 MFD Graduates Zoom: usc.zoom.us Meeting ID: 926 2197 3057

Announcements

The Fifteenth Annual Mork Family Department Student Symposium – Save the Date

We are excited to announce that the 2021 MFD Student Symposium will be held on Friday, February 19th 2021. The event will be virtual and held over Zoom. Abstract submission details and deadlines will follow soon.

There are many, many, many more presentation and poster awards to be won this year (thanks to Prof. Ershaghi and Chevron)! We look forward to your participation. [Read more]

USC Center for Advanced Petroleum Data Science

By sharing well records and performance data, you can benefit from the on-going research on the application of machine learning to economic optimization of drilling and production.

Please see the video below and make contact to set up a zoom meeting for further information. [Read more]

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Cyrus Ashayeri: Petroleum Engineering Graduating Student Q&A

Cyrus Ashayeri: Petroleum Engineering Graduating Student Q&A

Ph.D. graduate Ashayeri’s research focuses on the energy industry and the application data science and advanced machine learning techniques.

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Goldie Roth: Chemical Engineering Graduating Student Q&A

Goldie Roth: Chemical Engineering Graduating Student Q&A

The graduating senior in the Mork Family Department won best chemical engineering senior design project with her team. Roth will now pursue a Ph.D. at Stanford University.

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Mike Shao: Chemical Engineering Graduating Student Q&A

Mike Shao: Chemical Engineering Graduating Student Q&A

Shao has worked in Professor Andrea Armani’s lab researching core-shell nanoparticles and will now take on a role in BP’s Trader Development Program in Houston.

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