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Could this material enable autonomous vehicles to come to market sooner and make them safer?

Jun 21, 2018

New material has optical properties that could enable better infrared detection for autonomous vehicles and assist firefighters

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A new partnership brings the latest technologies to enable convergence

May 30, 2018

USC’s Michelson Center is partnering with Agilent Technologies to establish the Agilent Center of Excellence

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Engineers Develop New Portable Malaria Screening Instrument

May 23, 2018

Diagnostic Method Exploits Magnetic Properties of Parasite Byproduct to Detect All Strains in Low-Resource Environments

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When Underground Forces Unite

May 22, 2018

PhD student Saro Meguerdijian studies geomechanical factors that “couple up” for big results.

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Eureka! Eureka! The Class of 2018 Has Found It

May 12, 2018

After long nights that muddled into early mornings in SAL, CED, and Leavey, they’re ready to set sail

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Master’s Class For The Ages

May 12, 2018

2018 USC Viterbi master’s students shared hugs, laughs and memories at graduation ceremonies.

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2018 Viterbi Master’s Student Awards

May 11, 2018

Accomplishments of Viterbi Master’s students celebrated at the second annual event

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Marie Curie Dropped the Ph.D. Mic 115 Years Ago. These Trojans Picked It Up.

May 10, 2018

At the 2018 USC Viterbi Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony, the intellectual descendants of Curie, Drexler and Viterbi took the stage.

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How to graduate in style: it’s what you leave behind

May 03, 2018

If you’re Madhav Gupta, it’s Traveler 1, a solar car.

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On a QuEST to Improve Lives

May 03, 2018

USC Viterbi senior Maria Bacci is passionate about advocating for the rights of LGBTQ individuals pursuing careers in engineering.

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Winning Big

Apr 19, 2018

USC Viterbi faculty, students receive multiple awards at the 2018 OCEC Awards and Honors Banquet.

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‘Determined Optimism’ is Key at “An Evening with Biotech’s Best”

Mar 30, 2018

Panel discussion explores individual paths in scientific innovation and perspectives on the future of biotechnology.

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EngX brings over 1000 participants to campus

Mar 20, 2018

Event showcases hands-on demonstrations to foster early interest in engineering

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Andrea Armani Named Inaugural Holder of the Ray R. Irani Chair in Engineering

Feb 26, 2018

The chair adds to the legacy of the Irani family at USC

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A Clear Trajectory

Feb 07, 2018

Sophie Pepin breaks expectations by taking an early swing at the petroleum industry

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Computer Models Reveal Best Way to Kill Deadly Bacteria

Jan 31, 2018

Bacterial spores use “chemical magic trick” to create protective shell, study finds

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How can AI and medicine work together to solve a global health crisis? This test will show the way

Jan 12, 2018

USC startup ReoLab takes the guessing game out of quick infection diagnosis

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Pulses of Light to Encrypt Data and Protect Security of Cryptocurrencies

Jan 11, 2018

More Powerful, Energy Efficient Frequency Comb May Be Important Cybersecurity Tool

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Combating eye injuries with a reversible superglue seal

Dec 06, 2017

Scientists and engineers at USC develop an on-the-spot, temperature-sensitive gel that could seal eye injuries on the battlefield

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USC Viterbi Alum Wins High Honor From Society of Petroleum Engineers

Nov 29, 2017

Professor Mukul Sharma has received the prestigious John Franklin Carll Award.

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Nanofab Lab Dedicated to Former USC Viterbi Executive Vice Dean John O’Brien

Nov 13, 2017

Michelson Center based facility expected Opening in 2018

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Petroleum Engineering Faculty, Alumni Shine at 2017 SPE ATCE

Nov 02, 2017

USC Viterbi professors and alumni receive several SPE International Awards at the annual conference for the Society of Petroleum Engineers

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Ahead of the Curve

Oct 27, 2017

Chemical engineering undergraduate students are set to shine at the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting

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A Facebook Rock Star

Oct 17, 2017

A USC Viterbi PhD student excels in a dream job at the tech giant

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A Dash of Gold Improves Microlasers

Oct 05, 2017

The precious metal provides a “nano” solution for improving disease detection, defense and cybersecurity applications

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M.C. Gill Composites Center work on CFRP Hat Stiffened Panels for Aerospace Applications

Sep 27, 2017

M.C. Gill Composites Center researchers featured in video highlighted by NASA Structural Analysis

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M.C. Gill Composites Center Works on Re-Use of Production Waste

Sep 26, 2017

M.C. Gill Composites researcher receives top honors at national research competition

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Making An Impression

Sep 21, 2017

AesculaTech, a USC Viterbi startup, was invited to present at a prestigious Bay Area investor symposium.

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A New Frontier in Psychiatric Drug Discovery

Sep 20, 2017

What are some of the most popular medications for the treatment of depression or anxiety? Prozac? Maybe Zoloft?

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Smart Oil Fields, a Reservoir of Emerging Technologies

Sep 14, 2017

CiSOFT, a joint venture between Chevron and USC Viterbi, creates innovative technologies beyond oil

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2017 Viterbi Master’s Student Awards

May 23, 2017

Accomplishments of Viterbi Masters students celebrated in inaugural event

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USC Viterbi 2017 Undergraduate Awards

May 23, 2017

Graduating students from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering were recognized on May 10th at the 2017 Undergraduate Viterbi Awards for their academic, leadership, and service achievements.

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USC Viterbi Faculty Awarded Multiple MURI Grants

May 08, 2017

Grants awarded to support cyber security, advance quantum computing and improve materials for energy use

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Researchers Develop New Class of Optoelectronic Materials

Apr 10, 2017

New class of semiconductor materials can be used as light absorber in solar cells

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Winners of the 2017 OCEC Awards

Apr 06, 2017

Viterbi faculty and students receive awards from the Orange County Engineering Council.

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With the power of a single sun

Mar 29, 2017

Professor Jongseung Yoon’s latest developments in solar water splitting may prove revolutionary

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Renowned Chemical Engineer
and Nanomedicine Pioneer Joining USC

Mar 27, 2017

Mark E. Davis to join faculties of USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Keck School of Medicine of USC, and USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

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The Viterbi Algorithm at 50

Mar 16, 2017

In a noisy world, it allows you to be heard.

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What did you do last Saturday? These kids played with VR, lasers and built cellphone microscopes

Mar 12, 2017

USC welcomes hundreds of local middle and high schoolers to the University Park campus for the first annual Engineering Exploratorium

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The Modern Alchemist

Feb 09, 2017

Jayakanth Ravichandran seeks to employ overlooked elements of the periodic table for use in future technologies.

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A Digital Underground

Jan 19, 2017

A new research center at USC Viterbi will tackle some “deep” science to improve how natural resources are detected and extracted.

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Sam McBirney, Superbug Sleuth

Nov 10, 2016

A USC Viterbi Ph.D. student uncovers a flaw in research on the two biggest culprits in hospital-acquired bloodstream infections—and she knows how to fix it.

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A Better Way

Nov 04, 2016

AesculaTech, a USC Viterbi startup, aims to make it easier for glaucoma patients to take eye drops – and keep their sight.

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Anne Patricia Suntano: Living the Trojan Values

Sep 29, 2016

One of Forbes’ “50 Most Powerful Businesswomen in Asia,” alumna embodies courage, ambition and discipline

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Viterbi and Foundation CMG Establish Industrial Research Center

Sep 27, 2016

New Center to be Hub for Subsurface Research

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Researchers Invent Waterproof Wearable to Monitor UV Exposure

Sep 19, 2016

Color-Changing Smart Material Sensor to Alert User to Get out of Sun

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Northrop Grumman-USC partnership, a pioneering force in basic science

Sep 15, 2016

Inaugural event highlights strategic vision for future industry-supported research