University of Southern California The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering


Welcome to the USC Energy Institute

We are a university-wide integrated research endeavor that facilitates a dialogue among researchers which enables research teams to inform stakeholders and decision-makers in the government, private sector and the public about conventional and alternative fuels, energy efficiency, the impacts of climate change and pollution, and the economic and policy implications of the transition to a new energy paradigm over the next decade.

-- Donald L. Paul, PhD
Executive Director
USC Energy Institute


Major Projects



Congratulation to the USC researchers for their achievement in the DARPA Forecasting Chikungunya Challenge
June 13, 2015
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USC Energy Institute hosts third Business of Oil and Gas Seminar
May 06, 2015
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Two jobs in one: recycling water and producing energy
April 23, 2015
USC Viterbi engineer Adam Smith conducts research on microbes that consume waste in water.
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