07/21/20 Faculty Awarded Grants from USC Center for Sustainability Solutions


The USC Center for Sustainability Solutions has announced three USC Architecture faculty members as recipients of funds for the development of major multi-year research projects that address topics related to sustainability solutions. 

A total of $150,000 was awarded to three multidisciplinary teams of USC researchers. Applicants were required to involve principal investigators from at least two different schools at USC and provide proposals that described one or more specific sustainability problem(s). The Center encouraged proposals that developed new methodologies or technologies that are broadly applicable to a range of sustainability problems.

The 2020 award recipients include the following projects and faculty members: 

An Inexpensive Portable Ion Sensing Platform for Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Healthcare

Bhavna Sharma, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

Maral Mousavi, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering

Meisam Razaviyayn, Assistant Professor, Departments of Industrial and Systems Engineering (Courtesy appointment with Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Computer Science Department), Viterbi School of Engineering

Saeid Nosrati, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Towards a Gen-4 ERC on AI and Data Science for Data-Rich Water Modeling in California

John P. Wilson, Professor of Sociology and Spatial Sciences and Founding Director, USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute; Departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Preventive Medicine, and Sociology; and School of Architecture

Felipe de Barros, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Sonny Astani Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering

Yolanda Gil, Research Professor of Computer Science and Spatial Sciences and Principal Scientist at USC Information Sciences Institute, Viterbi School of Engineering

Using Architecture’s Liminal Surface for Public Health: Developing Smog-Eating Architectural Panels to Clean Air and to Mitigate Lung Disease in Inner Cities

Doris Sung, Undergraduate Chair and Associate Professor, USC School of Architecture

Ivan Bermejo-Moreno, Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Mitul Luhar, Associate Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

George Ban-Weiss, Associate Professor of Civil Environmental Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Virginia San Fratello, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Design, San Jose State University

Sigrid Andriaenssens, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of Program in Mechanics, Materials and Structures, Princeton University

Russell Fortmeyer, Associate Principal, Energy and Sustainability Group, ARUP

Edward Avol, Division Chief, Environmental Health Division, Department of Preventive Medicine, USC Keck School of MedicineDavid SloaneProfessor, USC Price School of Public Policy

Associate professor of practice Esther Margulies was also recently named to the Center’s Research Advisory Board. For more information about the Center for Sustainability Solutions, visit https://sustainabilitysolutions.usc.edu/

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