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Andrea Maria Hodge

Fluor Professor in Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering


  • Doctoral Degree, Materials Engineering, Northwestern University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Mechanical Engineering

Research Summary

My group research focus is on the synthesis of engineered microstructures with nanoscale precision, which allows for tailored properties and/or functionality. Our experimental approach includes characterization and testing leading to a fundamental understanding of processes and mechanisms within the synthesis-microstructure space. We use a variety of coating techniques such as sputtering and electrodeposition to design and produce new nano-structured, micro- structured, and amorphous materials for advanced applications.


  • 2024 The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award
  • 2024 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow
  • 2023 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow
  • 2020 The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Julia and Johannes Weertman Educator Award
  • 2018 University of Southern California Hanna Reisler Mentoring Award
  • 2016 Northwestern University Early Career Achievement Award, Northwestern University
  • 2013 Viterbi Viterbi Junior Faculty Research Award
  • 2012 Materials Research Society Member of Board of Directors
  • 2012 DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA)
  • 2012 Office of Naval Research ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award
  • 2011 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior ResearcH Fellow
  • 2010 Viterbi Philip and Cayley MacDonald Early Career Chair
  • 2010 NSF CAREER award
  • 2008 NSF BRIGE Award
  • 2006 LLNL Excellence in Publication award
  • 2004 TMS Young Leader Award
  • 2000 Amelia Earhart Fellowship
  • 1997 NSF Graduate Fellowship
  • Department Chair, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • RTH 503
  • Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering
  • 3710 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1453
Contact Information
  • (213) 740-4225