Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Fall 2021 USC Mork Family Department newsletter. Our department was formed in 2005 by the merger of Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, and Materials Science, and our growth has been supported by the generous gift of John Mork and his family. Like USC as a whole, our efforts are directed at three primary missions--excellence in research, teaching, and service--and many of our efforts address critical issues facing society today.
This year we're extremely proud to have launched our new Master of Science in Materials Engineering with Machine Learning, reflecting this emerging interdisciplinary field harnessing data and combining modeling and simulations, experiments, and machine learning technologies to create a new approach for materials discovery and manufacturing. We also welcome our newest faculty member, assistant professor Wade Zeno, bringing expertise in the field of cell membranes.
Find out more about our exciting research, groundbreaking innovation, celebrated faculty, and outstanding students. We are very proud of what Mork has to offer, and hope you enjoy these highlights for our department over the past year.
Andrea Hodge, Arthur B. Freeman Professor and Chair