How Does a Sea Star Bounce?

How Does a Sea Star Bounce?

What USC researchers uncovered about sea star locomotion could help scientists design simpler, decentralized systems in robotics and beyond.

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2019 AME Senior Project Showcase

USC Viterbi Seniors Show off their final projects for AME 441, testing concepts learned with over 35 real-life applications.

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New USC Research Will Investigate High-Speed Turbulence and Its Impact on Flexible Walls

New USC Research Will Investigate High-Speed Turbulence and Its Impact on Flexible Walls

The research team was awarded 2.1M Node-hours by US Department of Energy’s INCITE program to develop a framework that can inform future high-speed flying vehicles.

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New USC Research Will Investigate High-Speed Turbulence and Its Impact on Flexible Walls

New USC Research Will Investigate High-Speed Turbulence and Its Impact on Flexible Walls

The research team was awarded 2.1M Node-hours by US Department of Energy’s INCITE program to develop a framework that can inform future high-speed flying vehicles.

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Changing a 150-year-old paradigm

Changing a 150-year-old paradigm

USC Researcher Discovers a New Approach to Stabilize Spinning Systems by Simultaneously Injecting and Removing Energy

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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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AME Student Randi Arteaga Featured in AIAA Member Spotlight

Randi Arteaga, a third-year aerospace engineering major at USC Viterbi, was featured in the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas section January 2020 newsletter. This year, Arteaga serves as the chair of the AIAA USC student chapter. Read the full spotlight here.

USC Viterbi Professor Joins 2020 IEEE Fellows

IEEE, the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity, has announced its 2020 class of fellows. This year, SK Gupta,Smith International Professor in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department and Director of the USC Viterbi Center for Manufacturing,joined the prestigious IEEE Fellow ranks. Gupta has focused his research on two major themes: developing smart robotic assistants for high-mix … Read More

AME Assistant Professor Mitul Luhar Appointed as the Inaugural Henry Salvatori Early Career Chair

In mid-December, Mitul Luhar was appointed the inaugural Henry Salvatori Early Career Chair. This appointment recognizes Mitul’s exceptional distinction in aerospace and mechanical engineering. Luhar joined USC as an Assistant Professor in the USC Viterbi Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering in 2015. Before joining USC, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech. Luhar earned … Read More

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Hard Work Pays Off

Hard Work Pays Off

USC Viterbi freshman Jovani Esparza, a first-generation scholarship student, has worked since age 10 to support his family

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How Does a Sea Star Bounce?

How Does a Sea Star Bounce?

What USC researchers uncovered about sea star locomotion could help scientists design simpler, decentralized systems in robotics and beyond.

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