Engineering Our Way Through a Global Pandemic

Engineering Our Way Through a Global Pandemic

USC master’s students tackle robots, masks and droplet dispersion, to better understand how to live with COVID-19.

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Viterbi Researchers Create The Lightest, Smallest, Fully Autonomous Crawling Microrobot Reported To Date

Viterbi Researchers Create The Lightest, Smallest, Fully Autonomous Crawling Microrobot Reported To Date

The RoBeetle’s artificial muscle is powered by controlled catalytic combustion, a technology that has the potential to enable the development of a diverse new generation of microrobots capable of operating on land, water and air.

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Viterbi Researchers Create The Lightest, Smallest, Fully Autonomous Crawling Microrobot Reported To Date

Viterbi Researchers Create The Lightest, Smallest, Fully Autonomous Crawling Microrobot Reported To Date

The RoBeetle’s artificial muscle is powered by controlled catalytic combustion, a technology that has the potential to enable the development of a diverse new generation of microrobots capable of operating on land, water and air.

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USC Viterbi Sustainability Projects Receive $150,000 Funding Boost

USC Viterbi Sustainability Projects Receive $150,000 Funding Boost

Projects centered on precision agriculture, water modeling using AI, and smog-reducing architecture have been recognized in the USC Center for Sustainability Solutions’ latest grants.

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Walking, Climbing, Leaping Robots!

Walking, Climbing, Leaping Robots!

The work of USC Viterbi’s Quan Nguyen focuses on improving robot agility in legged robots so they can more easily and efficiently navigate difficult terrain

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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.

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Events

Sep25Fri

Advanced Manufacturing Seminar Series

Fri, Sep 25, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location: Online event
Speaker: Dr. Qiming Wang, USC Talk Title: Harness Natural Wisdom to Design 3D-Printed Bionic Materials Abstract: Living creatures are continuous sources of inspiration for designing synthetic materials. However, living creatures are...

Sep25Fri

AME PhD Student Seminar

Fri, Sep 25, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Andrew Dorsey, USC AME PhD Student Talk Title: Design Space Exploration of Future Open Rotors Abstract: The goal of this paper is to determine whether an open rotor aircraft configuration has the potential to provide fuel-burn...

Sep30Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Sep 30, 2020
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Online event
Speaker: Mette Olufsen, NCSU Abstract: TBD Biography: TBD Host: AME Department

Oct07Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Oct 07, 2020
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Online event
Speaker: Fotis Sotiropolous, Stony Brook University Talk Title: Tackling Complex Flow Problems via Numerical Simulation: From Jumping Fish and Heart Valves to River Flooding and Wind Energy Abstract: Simulation-based engineering science...

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Announcements

AME Doctoral Student Arian Aghilinejad Awarded Alfred E. Mann Fellowship

Alfred E. Mann Innovation in Engineering Doctoral Fellowships Each year, three doctoral fellowships are awarded by the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering. Among this year’s recipients is Arian Aghilinejad, a PhD student studying mechanical engineering in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. The award honors students conducting innovative, interdisciplinary research and provides an annual stipend of $34,000. The … Read More

Mitul Luhar Selected to Attend the 2020 NAE Frontiers of Engineering

Mitul Luhar, the Henry Salvatori Early Career Chair and assistant professor in aerospace and mechanical engineering, has been selected to attend the 2020 NAE Frontiers of Engineering. The Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) program brings together about a 100 early career engineers from around the United States to discuss the most pressing engineering challenges we face as a society. The topics … Read More

Assad Oberai Elected ASME Fellow

Assad Oberai, Hughes Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Interim Vice Dean of Research at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Under 4 percent of ASME members receive this distinction. Congratulations to Professor Oberai!

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A Sustainable Hackathon

A Sustainable Hackathon

The 4th annual Sustain-A-Thon saw 57 students propose solutions for making the planet more livable and sustainable.

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Engineering Our Way Through a Global Pandemic

Engineering Our Way Through a Global Pandemic

USC master’s students tackle robots, masks and droplet dispersion, to better understand how to live with COVID-19.

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