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?
Materials of the Future: I’ll Have My Nano-Sized Donuts with Extra Swirls
Yu-Tsun Shao is developing new ways to observe the changes in the properties of nano-scale particle-like objects that can be used to make next-generation computers.
Crafting a Superstar Enzyme that turns CO2 Emissions into Useful Products
Mork Family Department Assistant Professor Shaama Sharada was recently awarded a Sloan Fellowship and a Scialog grant for her CO2 reduction research.
Viterbi School News
Materials Discovery to Enable Computers that Think More Like Humans
New USC Viterbi-led research has uncovered a novel semiconductor with an unusual material property that can enable energy-efficient computing hardware that functions like the human brain.
Putting Cancer Under A Bright Light
A new fluorescent probe illuminates protein clusters found in a subset of breast cancers.
DEN@Viterbi celebrates 50 years of high-impact distance learning
The progressive pedagogy of the pioneering distance learning program has changed the lives of graduate students worldwide.
Published on February 23rd, 2017
Last updated on November 14th, 2023