Scientists on the New Frontiers

BySusan Andrews, Emily Cavalcanti and Laurie Moore

One scientist seeks a complete understanding of nanowire properties while another designs a solar cell that boosts high efficiency. This is just one example of how researchers in the basic and applied sciences at USC work side-by-side to solve complex problems.

The National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering advocate such transdisciplinary collaboration and USC College faculty are already there.

Many of our outstanding scientists have joined forces with their colleagues in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and beyond.

Katrina Edwards, Dave Caron, Mark Thompson, Richard Roberts, and Grace Lu are just a few of these USC College researchers leading the way in science’s new frontiers.



Katrina Edwards

The Power and Promise of the Ocean
by Susan Andrews



Dave Caron

Exploring the In-Between
by Susan Andrews



Mark Thompson

Seizing the Day(light)
by Laurie Moore



Richard Roberts

Finding the Right Mix
by Emily Cavalcanti



Jia Grace Lu

Building the Nano World
by Laurie Moore


Read more articles from USC College Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2010 issue.