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Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber, D.Des.

An Opportunity to Mitigate Student Health Outbreaks Through Wastewater
USC researchers use wastewater to help predict and mitigate spread of COVID-19, with applications toward other highly contagious illnesses like the flu.
Can Measuring Air Pollutants Help Us Combat COVID-19?
An air sampling method created by USC Viterbi researchers has been adopted by the Department of Homeland Security to better understand COVID-19's spread.
As Water Sources Become Scarce, Understanding Emerging Subsurface Contaminants is Key
USC researchers modeled complex subsurface water flow to help assess the risk of contaminants appearing in high, unsafe concentrations in variable water sources.
Can Bacteria Make Stronger Armor, Cars and Airplanes?
USC researchers harness the power of living organisms to make materials that are strong, tolerant and resilient
How the Hoover Dam Broke Boundaries
Inspired by the Hoover Dam's grandeur, graduating USC Viterbi student Saumya Joshi is a trailblazer in her own right, fearlessly changing the face of construction engineering.
Burçin Becerik-Gerber to Chair the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dean's professor and expert in human-building interaction to begin three-year term July 1, 2021.
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