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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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 …







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Professor Firdaus Udwadia Receives ASME’s Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award

Established by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) in 2008, the Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award is conferred in recognition of an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of nonlinear dynamics through practice, research, teaching and/or outstanding leadership. Firdaus Udwadia, Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering, was selected by ASME’s Applied … Read More

Emeritus Professor Terence Langdon Receives Oleg D. Sherby Award

Terence Langdon, professor emeritus of aerospace and mechanical engineering and chemical engineering and materials science, was selected by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) as the recipient of their inaugural Oleg D. Sherby Award. The award recognizes Langdon’s significant contributions to the understanding of the behavior of materials at high temperatures. He will be presented the award on March … Read More


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It’s Cold in Space; But Not as Cold as It Could Be

USC alumna and adjunct research associate professor Anita Sengupta led a project to create the coldest spot in the solar system on the International Space Station and now is bringing space travel here on Earth

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“Real Deal @ USC” showcases impressive startups from around the country

Entrepreneurs of young, exciting companies gather in SCilicon Beach for an evening of networking and dual-use ventures

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