University of Southern California

Research

Biophysics, Engineering & Technology

Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering

The Alfred E. Mann Institute (AMI) for Biomedical Engineering was established at USC in 1998 as a non-profit organization to bridge the gap between biomedical invention and the creation of commercially successful medical products that improve and save lives. The institute helps inventors mature their creations so that they can be transformed into commercially-viable medical products.

University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1112
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Biomimetic Microelectronics Systems (BMES) Engineering Research Center

The BMES is dedicated to the development of implantable microelectronic devices for the treatment of presently incurable diseases. It is formed by a consortium of three primary academic institutions, a few supporting institutions and government research labs, and a handful of industry partners all dedicated to the creation and advancement of novel, cutting-edge medical technologies.

Health Sciences Campus
1450 San Pablo Street, DVRC – 130
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Center for Quantum Information Science & Technology (CQIST)

The mission of the USC Center for Quantum Information Science & Technology (CQIST) is to advance fundamental experimental and theoretical knowledge in relevant areas of Engineering and Physical Science. Services include: mentoring of graduate and postdoctoral researchers, a vigorous visiting scholars program, development and teaching of novel QIST-based courses, organization of international conferences and workshops, and a regular seminar series. The Center also works in close collaboration with the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center (QCC).

University Park Campus
Seaver Science Center
920 Bloom Walk
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0481
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USC Energy Institute

The USC Energy Institute (USCEI) was launched in 2008 to create a university-based framework to support and expand opportunities in energy-related research, education, and public policy development. Services include: coordinating the smooth transition of policies, technologies, and capital investments required to implement a successful clean energy economy. Primary research areas include: Energy Efficiency, Conventional Energy, Renewable Resources, Energy Systems & Infrastructure, Environmental Impact, and Climate Change

University Park Campus
USC Energy Institute
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2902
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MOSIS Very Large Scale Integration Circuit Fabrication

MOSIS service infrastructure, together with partnerships with top foundries, provides customers with technologies and manufacturing solutions that span all parts of the production cycle: from small to large-quantity fabrication runs, to packaging and assembly. Services include: low-cost prototyping and small-volume production service for VLSI circuit development and fabrication, among others. MOSIS also provides access to a range of advanced semiconductor processes offered by numerous foundries.

Marina del Rey, Off campus
4647 Admiralty Way, 7th Floor
Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695
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Nanobiophysics Core

The NanoBiophysics Facility provides researchers with resources to investigate the structure and interaction of biological and synthetic molecules, with emphasis on Nanoscience research. Equipment includes: a Biacore surface plasmon resonance T100; light scattering equipment, both dynamic and multiangle devices from Wyatt; a QuantaMaster 4 spectrofluorometer with near-IR capabilities and time-resolved accessory; an atomic force nanoscope IIIa; a synergy H4 hybrid multi-mode microplate reader; a CD spectrometer J-815; a MicroMax™-007 and two R-AXIS IV++ from Rigaku, X-ray generator/detector-Rigaku 007, protein crystal Screening Robot-Phenix, VP-ITC isothermal titration calorimeter and Crsytallization Robot (Crystal Gryphon).

University Park Campus
John Stauffer Science Lecture
835 Bloom Walk, SHS 163
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2910
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Photonics Center

The Photonics Center analyzes devices and technologies to confine, control and route light, and contains a number of nanotechnology-oriented laboratories. Equipment includes: three types of metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) systems (The Compound Semiconductor Lab), extensive laser and optics resources (the Optical Communications Laboratory), and microdisk lasers (the Photonics Materials and Devices Laboratory and the Advanced Interconnect and Network Technology lab)

University Park Campus
Vivian Hall of Engineering Building
3651 Watt Way, 1st floor
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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