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

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

Each year, Petroleum Engineering students at all levels (BS, MS, and PhD) participate in the Annual Student Paper Contest, sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers during the Western Regional Meeting (SPE-WRM). The top rank in each category wins a free trip to the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SPE-ATCE) to compete at the International Student Paper Contest. This … Read More

By Ahmed Mohamed In 2015, I graduated from University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering. Unfortunately, this was exactly when the industry downturn happened, and it was almost impossible to find a job back then. This was probably the worst timing ever to graduate with a petroleum engineering degree, and I even refer to the 2015 class … Read More

Professor George V. Chilingar was honored by the Minister of the Canal, Dr. Telémaco Talavera, who is also the President of Consejo Nacional de Universidades (CNU), for his involvement in building the canal through Nicaragua, which will be wider and deeper than the Panama Canal. Congratulations, Prof. Chilingar and Fight On!

The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science would like to wish Professor Emeritus George V. Chilingar a very happy 90th birthday! Best wishes to George and his family from all of us in MFD.

Boju Gai, a graduate student in Materials Science, received two awards (Best Poster Award and Best Student Paper Award) from the 44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (IEEE PVSC) held in Washington D.C. IEEE PVSC is the world’s top conference in solar energy science and technology.   Gai has been researching materials and fabrication strategies to improve the cost-effectiveness and application … Read More