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?

Opportunities for


Diverse Masters


PhD Programs
and Research


In Brief

2017 MFD Senior Dinner

On April 28, the Mork Family Department graduating seniors joined our faculty and staff members at El Cholo to celebrate their upcoming commencement. Best of luck in your very bright futures and always remember to Mork On!!! 

Viterbi Master’s Student Award Winners from MFD

On Tuesday, May 2nd at the University Club, Master’s students Jing Peng (CHE), Darshan Jaware (MTE), Chuthanart Rujipimolkit (PTE) and Amine Zejli (PTE) each received the Mork Family Department Achievement Award for their accomplishments in course work, research, grading work, and contribution to the department.

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  • Mork Family Department Graduate Seminar

    Aug. 11 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    Speaker: Dr. Robert Simpson, Singapore University of Technology and Design Talk Title: Active electronic and photonic materials by nanostructural...
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In memoriam: Nobel laureate George Olah, 89

The lauded USC scientist won the 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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Don Zhang elected to NAE

Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering / Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor recognized for pioneering work in stochastic modeling of flow in porous media

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