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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



A former university president; a retired Northrop Grumman CTO; a Cambridge scholar; and a global robotics leader join USC Viterbi as senior faculty.
October 14, 2015
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The Man With the X Ray Eyes
October 14, 2015
In this motion comic, Professor Iraj Ershaghi, director of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's CiSoft program, discusses his life-long passion for petroleum engineering and the fascinating treasure that lays hidden out of sight, beneath our feet.
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Congratulations Viktor Prasanna on receiving grant from US-Air Force Research Laboratory
September 11, 2015
Viktor Prasanna receives a grant from US-Air Force Research Laboratory Energy-efficient signal processing on 3D memory-integrated multicore platforms.
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