USC Viterbi’s SURE Program Offers Undergraduates Research Training Alongside Top Faculty

Sophomores and juniors from across the nation participate in cutting-edge research and get a taste for Trojan life

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Fighting Back Against the Ravages of Time

New USC Viterbi research tells us more than we’ve ever known about how and why our cells age, paving the way for a healthier, happier old age.

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Michael Kassner Announced as Interim Chair of the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Kassner succeeds Professor Richard Roberts and will commence in the role on July 1 2019.

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Student Excellence on Show at AICHE Western Region Student Conference

Three hundred visitors converged on campus as USC’s student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) hosted the 2019 Western Conference.

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Culture, Family, and Nanotechnology

Vanessa Pangbourne, chemical engineering graduate and president of SHPE-USC, adapts to new challenges in leadership and in engineering

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Of Life and Bread

Spencer Fox, chemical engineering graduate and Swim with Mike scholarship recipient, masters the art of bread baking and living life to the fullest

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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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Events

Oct22Tue

Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Seminar - Lyman L. Handy Colloquia

Tue, Oct 22, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Location: SLH 102
Speaker: Professor Chris Leighton, University of Minnesota Talk Title: Electrolyte Gating of Complex Oxides Host: Professor Ravichandra

Oct29Tue

Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Seminar - Distinguished Lecture Series

Tue, Oct 29, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Location: SLH 102
Speaker: Professor Mikhail Kats , University of Wisconsin Talk Title: Thermal-emission engineering: challenges and opportunities Host: Professor Armani

Announcements

MFD Hosts Annual Welcome Event

The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science hosted its annual welcome event for new and returning students on September 13 2019, at 10:30am. [Read more]

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

Viterbi School News

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QuEST Brings Queer Visibility To Viterbi Engineering

Students create space for engineers to be queer, and queers to be engineers

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USC Viterbi’s SURE Program Offers Undergraduates Research Training Alongside Top Faculty

Sophomores and juniors from across the nation participate in cutting-edge research and get a taste for Trojan life

Read More

Fighting Back Against the Ravages of Time

New USC Viterbi research tells us more than we’ve ever known about how and why our cells age, paving the way for a healthier, happier old age.

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