What is Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering?

Aerospace and mechanical engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical-optical-electronic (mechoptronic) systems, ranging in scale from the International Space Station to microscale electric generators and pumping systems.

A broad range of engineering science research is critical to developing novel, complex mechoptronic systems. As a consequence, aerospace and mechanical engineers conduct extensive basic and applied research within and crossing their usual disciplinary boundaries, they also synthesize research from many other disciplines.

AME Lecturer Position Open

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering seeks candidates for a teaching position (Lecturer) to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible faculty position on the non-tenure track.

Competitive candidates will have the training and experience necessary to teach effectively in a highly-ranked aerospace and mechanical department that advances undergraduate students through an accredited BS degree program and graduate students in MS and PhD programs.

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AME Lecturer Position Open

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (http://ame.usc.edu) at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering (http://viterbi.usc.edu) seeks candidates for a teaching position (Lecturer) to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible faculty position on the non-tenure track. Competitive candidates will have the training and experience necessary to teach effectively in a highly-ranked aerospace and mechanical department that … Read More

Prof. Spedding’s Wind Tunnel Work Featured on TV News

Experimental work of Prof. Spedding and his Ph.D. students on small scale aerodynamics—applicable to small drones—is featured on Los Angeles TV station KCBS. View the video…

Newton Honored by Phi Kappa Phi

Congratulations to AME’s Professor Paul Newton. USC’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi has selected him to receive one of four Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Awards. Newton will receive the award at the USC’s annual Academic Honors Convocation held in Town and Gown on April 17, 2017. Newton was selected for the award based on his extensive publication history. His … Read More

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USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Breaks Record

Student-run RPL launches rocket of own design to 144,000 feet

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S.K. Gupta named holder of the Smith International Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

Professor S.K. Gupta, a world-renowned expert in advanced manufacturing, will also head the Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

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