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USC Viterbi 10 Year Naming Anniversary Giveaway

All week long we’re having a USC Viterbi 10 Year Naming Anniversary Giveaway on Instagram! Comment with your answer to the question and you’ll be entered to win one of 10 daily prizes. Today it’s a USC Viterbi lanyard!

 

A 1954 guess as to what a “home computer” would look like in 2004. Maybe the steering wheel was an early mouse prototype. #uscviterbi #tbt #thefuture #thefutureisnow #computersofthefuture #computerscience

A 1954 guess as to what a “home computer” would look like in 2004. Maybe the steering wheel was an early mouse prototype. #uscviterbi #tbt #thefuture #thefutureisnow #computersofthefuture #computerscience

Thanks to new LEGO®-like components developed by researchers at USC Viterbi, it is now possible to build a 3-D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply by simply snapping together small modules by hand. #uscviterbi #research

Thanks to new LEGO®-like components developed by researchers at USC Viterbi, it is now possible to build a 3-D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply by simply snapping together small modules by hand. #uscviterbi #research

To celebrate the 10th naming anniversary of USC Viterbi, we’re having a week-long giveaway on Instagram! Follow along next week to win prizes each day: t-shirts, tote bags, lanyards, pins, and a $100 gift card to ThinkGeek! 

To celebrate the 10th naming anniversary of USC Viterbi, we’re having a week-long giveaway on Instagram! Follow along next week to win prizes each day: t-shirts, tote bags, lanyards, pins, and a $100 gift card to ThinkGeek! 

Though ahead of his time, unfortunately Roger’s design for the first mobile phone never quite took off. “Dammit! Where’d I put the ‘on’ switch, again?” #tbt #uscviterbi

Though ahead of his time, unfortunately Roger’s design for the first mobile phone never quite took off. “Dammit! Where’d I put the ‘on’ switch, again?” #tbt #uscviterbi

Today’s the big groundbreaking ceremony for the new and improved University Village! #UV #USC

Today’s the big groundbreaking ceremony for the new and improved University Village! #UV #USC

Maria Chistiakova, a chemical engineering Ph.D. student in the Armani Lab, is developing new tools to study the interactions between gases and surfaces. One potential application could be the development of a selective filter for carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. In her work, she demonstrated that carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide have very different adhesion to carbon nanotubes. While this behavior had been previously shown under vacuum, her device was able to detect this behavior under normal—or real-world—conditions. The ability to perform this measurement under everyday conditions could have wide-ranging implications.
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Maria Chistiakova, a chemical engineering Ph.D. student in the Armani Lab, is developing new tools to study the interactions between gases and surfaces. One potential application could be the development of a selective filter for carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. In her work, she demonstrated that carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide have very different adhesion to carbon nanotubes. While this behavior had been previously shown under vacuum, her device was able to detect this behavior under normal—or real-world—conditions. The ability to perform this measurement under everyday conditions could have wide-ranging implications.

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"Mmmhm. Mmhm… Yup, this sphere’s real big." #uscviterbi #tbt

"Mmmhm. Mmhm… Yup, this sphere’s real big." #uscviterbi #tbt

A cloudy, rainy day in Los Angeles. Great news for the #CAdrought! And a nice day to stay inside and hit the books. #uscviterbi

A cloudy, rainy day in Los Angeles. Great news for the #CAdrought! And a nice day to stay inside and hit the books. #uscviterbi

Civil engineers 102 years ago. Apparently the guy in the middle couldn’t hold still for the picture. #bowties #hats #superfancy #tbt #uscviterbi

Civil engineers 102 years ago. Apparently the guy in the middle couldn’t hold still for the picture. #bowties #hats #superfancy #tbt #uscviterbi

Field trip! #tbt #spiffyhats #classphoto #uscviterbi

Field trip! #tbt #spiffyhats #classphoto #uscviterbi

Welcome, new and returning students! Best of luck in the coming year. #uscviterbi #welcometousc #backtoschool

Welcome, new and returning students! Best of luck in the coming year. #uscviterbi #welcometousc #backtoschool

Find out more about Assistant Professor Megan McCain, recognized as a global innovator in this year’s MIT TR35. Her work is about personalized medicine and “organs on chips.”
“(With organs-on-chip) you can fail fast and fail cheap,” said McCain. “If something’s going to interact poorly in the human heart, you want to be able catch it early.”

Find out more about Assistant Professor Megan McCain, recognized as a global innovator in this year’s MIT TR35. Her work is about personalized medicine and “organs on chips.”

“(With organs-on-chip) you can fail fast and fail cheap,” said McCain. “If something’s going to interact poorly in the human heart, you want to be able catch it early.”