Alumni & Friends

Mork Alumni

Where are MFD Alumni?

Alumni from the USC Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science have gone on to a wide variety of careers.  The following list is only a sample of where our graduates have gone following their education at USC.

MFD graduates have gone onto jobs in companies, firms and agencies, including:

Aera Energy LLC
Chevron Corporation
Abbott Laboratories
Fluor Daniel GTI Inc.
Parsons Corporation
Amgen Inc.
Northrop Grumman Corporation
The United States Navy
Maverick Technologies
Ramsgate Engineering Inc.
Daleel Petroleum Company LLC
BP p.l.c.
Davenport & Company LLC
The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Kraft Foods Inc.
The Dow Chemical Company
ExxonMobil Corporation
Bayer AG
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
CH2M HILL
The General Electric Company
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Project Navigator Ltd.
Exponent Inc.
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
Applied Biosystems Inc.
LG Corporation
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories
Sierra Sciences LLC
Quallian Corporation
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Applied Materials Inc.
Intel Corporation
Hyundai
Freescale Inc.
GaSonics Corporation
Saudi Aramco
Schlumberger Limited

Graduates have also gone onto further study at institutions including:

Rice University
Mayo Medical School
MIT
UCLA Anderson School of Management
University of Chicago Law School
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Cornell Business School

Universities where former students are faculty:

Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University
Department of Chemical Engineering, California State University at Long Beach
Department of Surgery, University of California at Irvine
Department of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University
Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University
Department of Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
Dept. of Physics, Thammasat University Thailand
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta Canada

Mork Alumni Reunion

2015 Reunion and Distinguished Award Dinner of USC CHEM/MASC/PTE Alumni

Date: November 6, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: Tutor Campus Center Ballroom – University of Southern California

The recipients of 2015 Distinguished MFD Alumnus Award:

Harold Greene


Major General
United States Army
Posthumorous Recipient of the 2015 Distinguished MFD Alumnus Award

General Greene was named posthumously for the Mork Family Department Alumni Award for 2015. He obtained three degrees from USC, a masters in materials engineering, a masters degree in mechanical engineering, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science, working with Prof. Florian Mansfeld. He later joined the U.S. Army, obtaining the rank of Major General, before being killed in Afghanistan on August 5, 2014. He earned numerous awards including Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. We thank him for his service and example to our Department, School, University and to our Nation.

Dr. Christina Smolke


Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Stanford University
Recipient of the 2015 Distinguished MFD Alumnus Award

Professor Smolke is the 2015 Mork Family Department Alumni Award winner. She did her undergraduate work at USC, obtaining a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and graduating as the salutatorian of the class of 1997. She did her Ph.D. work with Jay Keasling at U.C. Berkeley and postdoctoral work in molecular biology there before joining the faculty at Caltech. Subsequently, she moved to Stanford, where she is currently Associate Professor of Bioengineering and a recent recipient of the NIH Directors Pioneer Award.

2015 Mork Alumni Reunion Photos

More Mork Alumni Reunion photos and archive coming soon!