Could 3D Paper Be a Sustainable Alternative to Plastic?
Mechanical engineering student Aidan Leitch hopes his technique of using recycled paper to form solid objects can open doors to environmentally friendly plastic replacements.
Watch the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Roundtable with Faculty
Hear from AME Faculty Paul Ronney, Ivan Bermejo-Moreno and Geoff Spedding!
Gold and Silver: USC Viterbi Students Nearly Sweep Top Awards at Nation’s Largest Manufacturing Research Conference
First and second place awards for best paper earned by students in USC’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing
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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Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering @SC
Advanced Materials Research for Secure Communications Receives $3.75 Million in Funding
USC Viterbi researchers will explore cutting-edge materials thanks to support from the Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative.
Could Mapping Tiny Hairlike Structures Help Treat Lung Illnesses?
With a $2.3 million NIH award, USC researchers will study how cilia behavior and structure impact their function, a key in improving diagnostics and treatments for lung illnesses like COVID-19.
Student Project Teams
Wed, Oct 27, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: SSL 202
Speaker: Paul Ronney, USC Talk Title: Releasing Insights from Data: Quarrying vs. Sculpting Abstract: When Michelangelo surveyed a block of marble he saw a figure trapped inside; his goal was to release the figure that in his mind was...
Thu, Oct 28, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Dr. Charlie C. L. Wang, University of Manchester Talk Title: Multi-Axis Additive Manufacturing: Support-Free, Mechanical Strength and Motion Planning Abstract: In this talk, I will present our recent work related to multi-axis...
Two USC Viterbi Students Named Caldwell Scholars
First-year students Jose M. Zarate Diaz and Raul Torres Jr. win the prestigious award
CBS News: SpaceX Launches the First All-Civilian Space Crew
CBS News featured Garrett Reisman SpaceX’s launch of the first all-civilian space crew on a three-day mission.