Stories by Adam Smith:
Using only 100 atoms, electric fields can be detected and changed
USC Viterbi researchers create first nano-sized, molecular device potentially capable of sensing and altering the cell’s electric field, ushering in new possibilities for basic research.
Professor and ex-astronaut advises on show that asks ‘What if the space race hadn’t ended?’
Garrett Reisman, professor of astronautics at USC Viterbi, chronicles his contributions on the set of the Apple TV Plus series For All Mankind.
Memory loss: when the routine becomes difficult
USC Viterbi professor studies the damage that can prevent the brain’s formation of memories.
In memoriam: Xinran Ji, 24
Friends remember a budding engineer and ‘young star’ who wanted to record the world, then make it better.
This is your heart on chips. Now, this is your heart on a chip
Megan McCain’s research replicates the effects of heart disease on 2.5-cm ‘organs on chip.’
Can USC researchers change the NBA through science?
Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering are sifting through a season’s worth of stats from NBA teams, looking for insights that may transform the game of basketball.
Soon-Shiong Foundation endows a new chair at USC Viterbi
The Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation, funded by philanthropist and surgeon Patrick Soon-Shiong and his wife, Michele B. Chan, has made a donation to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering to endow a new chair.
Second Lives, First Meetings
In mid-August, six architecture students and a professor from Egypt’s Ain Shams University came to campus for a long-awaited meeting with their digital colleagues at the USC School of Architecture.
Students Turn ‘Blank Sheet’ Into Gardens
In Xi’an, a city of more than 8.2 million residents, a “blank sheet of land” at the city’s northeast region will soon become awash in color, as envisioned by graduate architecture students from California, London, New York, Canada, South America and the Pacific Rim.
Students Design Possible Housing for Faculty
The room is focused on graduate architecture student Melissa Stinar – or, more accurately, on the sprawling design occupying the wall behind her.
Qingyun Ma Receives a Global Honor
Of the planet’s 27 most influential designers, one is a Trojan dean.