Expertise: Urban Climate; Urban Air Pollution; Global Climate Change; Heat Mitigation Strategies; Urban Heat Islands; Climate Adaptation; Air Pollution Measurements; Climate and Chemistry Modeling
George Ban-Weiss is an Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at USC, and the Pasquale and Adelina Arpea Early Career Chair. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees at University of California, Berkeley. After graduate school he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Carnegie Institution, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford. Prior to joining USC in 2013, George was a scientist in the Heat Island Group and Climate Science Department at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. George’s research uses numerical models and field observations in concert to investigate air pollution, climate, and land cover change, ranging from neighborhood to global scale. He has over 40 publications in the peer-review literature, funded in part by National Science Foundation, Rose Hills Foundation, California Energy Commission, California Air Resources Board, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, and USC’s Visions and Voices. His research has informed public policy in California and been highlighted by Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, New York Times, and Huffington Post, among others. George was named by MIT Technology Review as one of the world’s 35 top innovators under the age of 35 (TR35), and was part of the development team that won an R&D100 award. George also received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Award, and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Global Environmental Change Early Career Award, both in 2018.