Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering @ USC

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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Mar04Mon

AME Seminar

Mon, Mar 04, 2024
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: OHE 406
Speaker: Preston Culbertson, California Institute of Technology Talk Title: To Err is Robotic: Enabling Robust Autonomy with Risk-Sensitivity Abstract: Despite significant recent advances in robot learning and perception, achieving robust...

Mar06Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Mar 06, 2024
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: ZHS 252
Speaker: Hannah Lu, MIT Talk Title: Physics-Aware Data-Driven Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification for Large-Scale Environmental Problems Abstract: Data-driven modeling of complex systems is a rapidly evolving field facilitated by the...

Mar18Mon

AME Seminar

Mon, Mar 18, 2024
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: OHE 406
Speaker: Rachel Holladay, MIT Talk Title: Dexterous Decision-Making for Real-World Robotic Manipulation Abstract: For a robot to prepare a meal or clean a room, it must make a large array of decisions, such as what objects to clean first,...

Mar20Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Mar 20, 2024
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: ZHS 252
Speaker: Pedro Saenz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Host: AME Department More Info: ame.usc.edu Webcast: usc.zoom.us

Mar27Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Mar 27, 2024
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: ZHS 252
Speaker: Shima Shahab, Virginia Tech More Info: ame.usc.edu Webcast: usc.zoom.us

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Announcements

Prof. Hangbo Zhao receives an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award for his work on soft robotics

Hangbo Zhao, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering, has been selected for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award for his research project titled “Dexterous Soft Robotic Manipulators via Spatiotemporally Electroprogrammable Stiffness and Self-Shape Sensing.” The ONR YIP is a highly competitive program that aims to identify and support outstanding early-career researchers … Read More

Professor Bo Jin Receives 1st Place in Sustainability Competition

Congratulations to Bo Jin, Senior Lecturer of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, for receiving 1st place in the American Society for Composites Sustainability Competition. This competition, which ran from September 2022 to May 2023, brought together faculty members from around the world to explore ways to recycle and reuse aerospace-grade composites. The competition featured several rounds that culminated in a final … Read More

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Ready for Takeoff: USC Viterbi Aviation Safety and Security Program Rolls Out New Course Based on Emotional Intelligence

Ready for Takeoff: USC Viterbi Aviation Safety and Security Program Rolls Out New Course Based on Emotional Intelligence

Students learn to promote safety and resilience in organizations through a mix of theoretical modules and hands-on exercises

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Mitul Luhar joins the National Academies’ New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Mitul Luhar joins the National Academies’ New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Luhar will be part of the 2024-26 cohort of 26 outstanding early and mid-career scientists, engineers and medical professionals selected by National Academies.

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Published on February 23rd, 2017

Last updated on February 20th, 2024