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University of Southern California

CUREE University Representative:

Dr. James C. Anderson
Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Kaprielian Hall, 234B
University of Southern California
3620 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531
Tel.: 213.740.8660
Fax: 213.744.1426

CUREE Members:

• James C. Anderson
• Gregg E. Brandow
• Peter Gordon
• Thomas L. Henyey
• Erik Johnson
• Alan Kreditor
• Jin-Jen Lee
• Vincent Lee
• Sami F. Masri
• James E. Moore II
• William J. Petak
• G. G. Schierle
• G. B. Siegel
• Costas Synolakis
• Mihailo D. Trifunac
• Firdaus Udwadia
• L. Carter Wellford
• Hung Leung Wong
• Yan Xiao

Other Directory Information:

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
University of Southern California
3651 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0742
Tel.: 213.740.5843
Fax: 213.740.0011


Seismic Testing of
Reinforced Concrete Column

Civil engineering courses have been offered at the University of Southern California (USC) since 1906, and environmental engineering courses since 1970. The Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) seeks to:

• Provide undergraduate and graduate programs of instruction for qualified students leading to academic degrees in engineering

• Extend the frontiers of engineering knowledge by encouraging and assisting faculty in the pursuit and publication of research

• Stimulate and encourage in its students those qualities of scholarship, leadership, and character that mark the true academic and professional engineer

• Produce graduates who have an impact relative to global, societal, environmental, and sustainability issues

• Produce graduates who possess strong skills in business and management, communication and team-building

• Produce graduates who pursue graduate education and lifelong learning

• Serve California and the nation in providing for the continuing education of engineering and scientific personnel

• Provide professional engineering leadership in the solution of community, regional, national, and global problems

Civil and Environmental Engineering offers some of the most exciting career opportunities. We are educating professionals who will be responsible for creating a sustainable world by being planners, designers, constructors, and operators of the built and natural environment. Our graduates are expected to be leaders in the discussions and decisions shaping the public environmental and infrastructure policy.

The Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers Master’s degree programs in: Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.

Graduate courses and Master’s degrees are offered online through the Viterbi Office of Master’s and Professional Programs (MAPP). Students can “attend” class via real-time video broadcast and participate in class discussions; or they can review lectures at their own pace over the Internet with access to faculty by email and phone.

The Department offers state-of-the-art PhD programs in: civil infrastructure systems, structural components and concrete technology, structural health monitoring, geomechanics and geotechnology, environmental engineering and air pollution, tsunamis and hydrodynamics, Engineering seismology, Energy and environment, Earthquake engineering.

The department has experienced tremendous growth since it’s founding and will continue to achieve milestones through its students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

For more information please go to

For more information please go to

University of Southern California
Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Southern California
3620 S. Vermont Avenue, KAP 210
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531

Tel: 213.740.0603 (main office)
Tel: 213.740.0587 (student affairs)
Fax: 213.744.1426

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last updated 05.15.14