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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Professor Safadi receives a 2018 USC Mentoring Award

Professor of Engineering Practice Oussama Safadi has been selected to receive a 2018 USC Mentoring Award in the Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Students category. In a memo, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Quick stated, “[The recipients] put into action USC’s value of investing our wisdom, support and guidance in other so they may take us further than … Read More

Professors Egolfopoulos and Ronney Elected Fellows of the Combustion Institute

The Combustion Institute (CI) Fellows program recognizes distinguished CI members who have made outstanding contributions to the combustion field. Two Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) Professors were elected to the 2018 Class of Fellows: Fokion Egolfopoulos, for his groundbreaking research on the fundamentals of physical and chemical processes in flames, and Paul Ronney, for his exceptional research on near-limit flames … Read More

AME students get behind-the-scenes tour of SpaceX by alumnus Chris Hansen

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) students were led on a tour of SpaceX headquarters by AME alumnus and SpaceX development test director Chris Hansen (B.S. ’02, M.S. ’03). Hansen has been with SpaceX since its inception, working on most of the systems and vehicles they produce. The group, accompanied by AME lecturer John McArthur and instructional lab technician … Read More

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Winning Big

USC Viterbi faculty, students receive multiple awards at the 2018 OCEC Awards and Honors Banquet.

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Clear Skies Ahead

USC Viterbi marks 10-year aviation research collaboration with Airbus, Korean Air and two affiliated universities

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