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Education

Ph.D. | University of California, Berkeley | Mechanical Engineering | 2008

M.S. | University of California, Berkeley | Mechanical Engineering | 2005

B.S. | University of California, Berkeley | Mechanical Engineering | 2003

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California
August 2013 – Present

Project Scientist
Heat Island & Climate Science Groups, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
April 2012 – August 2013

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Heat Island Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
October 2010 – April 2012

Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution, Stanford
October 2008 – October 2010

Graduate Research Assistant
Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
August 2003 – May 2008


Awards

  • National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award (2018)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), Global Environmental Change Early Career Award (2018)
  • Pasquale and Adelina Arpea Early Career Chair (2018)
  • Named by MIT Technology Review as one of the world’s 35 top innovators under the age of 35, TR35 (2014)
  • My PhD student, Trevor Krasowsky, won the William F. Ballhaus “Best Dissertation” Award out of over 160 engineering graduates (May 10, 2018)
  • Rose Hills Foundation Research Award (2014)
  • Charles Lee Powell Foundation Research Award (2014)
  • Part of the development team that won a 2016 R&D 100 award. The developed technology, termed the “cool roof time machine”, simulates outdoor soiling and weathering processes in the lab, reproducing in less than three days the solar reflectance of roofing products naturally aged for three years (2016).

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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CV last updated May 2019


Contact

3620 South Vermont Ave KAP230C
Astani Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Southern California

Phone: +1 (213) 740-9124

Email: banweiss@usc.edu