Drastically reducing fuel consumption and emissions of commercial aircraft
Gabilan Assistant Professor Alejandra Uranga’s work on an MIT/NASA project offers a way to save fuel and reduce emissions via propulsion-airframe integration
The Goldilocks Wing: Popular Airfoil Design Defies Aerodynamic Standards
Professor Spedding’s tests on a small (but not too small) sized airfoil yields surprising results in lift
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.
Tenure Track Faculty Positions
The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at USC is seeking applications for tenure-track or tenured faculty candidates. We seek outstanding candidates for positions at any rank. more …
Cilia: “The Bouncer” of Bacteria
Paper by USC Viterbi and University of Hawaii faculty elucidates active role of cilia in regulating flow for bacteria filtering and enhancing chemical communication.
Student Project Teams
Wed, Oct 25, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: SSL 150
Speaker: Adam Steinberg, Associate Professor/University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace StudiesTalk Title: Thermoacoustic Dynamics in Aeronautical Gas Turbine CombustorsAbstract: Thermoacoustic instability in combustion systems...