USC Viterbi Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

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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Azad Madni Receives Prestigious National Awards
Azad Madni Receives Prestigious National Awards

University professor elected as AIAA honorary fellow and receives Distinguished Career Award from the Washington Academy of Sciences.

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Ph.D. Student Tackles the Environmental Impact of Spacecraft Re-Entry
Ph.D. Student Tackles the Environmental Impact of Spacecraft Re-Entry

José P. Ferreira, a doctoral candidate in astronautical engineering, has received the prestigious Space for Sustainability Award from the European Space Agency (ESA).

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Published on February 23rd, 2017

Last updated on June 10th, 2024