The Four-Legged Robot That Can Crawl, Crouch, Clean and Fight COVID

The Four-Legged Robot That Can Crawl, Crouch, Clean and Fight COVID

A team of USC master’s students creates a disinfection robot to use on COVID-19 prevention.

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Imagine If Your Personal Device Worked All Day

Imagine If Your Personal Device Worked All Day

Professor Ananya Renuka Balakrishna attempts to create batteries with longer lifespans.

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Paul Newton named AAAS Fellow

Paul Newton named AAAS Fellow

Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering joins 40 previously selected faculty members as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Can the Movement of Tiny Hairlike Structures Tell Us How Healthy We Are?

Can the Movement of Tiny Hairlike Structures Tell Us How Healthy We Are?

Researchers determine triggers for transitions between coordinated movement of organelles called cilia, identifying a potential diagnostic tool for cancer and other illnesses.

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Engineering Our Way Through a Global Pandemic

Engineering Our Way Through a Global Pandemic

USC master’s students tackle robots, masks and droplet dispersion, to better understand how to live with COVID-19.

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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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Jan27Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Jan 27, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Online event
Speaker: Patricia Weisensee, Washington University in St. Louis Talk Title: Let Droplets Drop the Temperature: Fluids-Based Thermal Management Abstract: The coupling of fluid dynamics and heat transfer dominates many environmental and...

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Have you ever seen a sea star run?

Eva Kanso, Zohrab A. Kaprielian Fellow in Engineering and professor in the AME department, was featured in KQED’s Deep Look into sea star motion. The transition of a sea star’s hundreds of tubular feet from a walk to a run is essential in performing functions like chasing prey. Kanso’s model provides insight that could help lead to the development of … Read More

Experiencing an Unusual Semester

Students have been taking some USC engineering classes remotely for close to 50 years, but this year it’s been taken to a whole new level. AME freshman Kaitlyn Kumar shares her experience with “Zoom University: Starting USC at Home.” Even lab classes are online. Nick Bortolon describes taking the AME 341 lab class remotely over the summer in “Mechoptronics: Becoming … Read More

AME Doctoral Student Arian Aghilinejad Awarded Alfred E. Mann Fellowship

Alfred E. Mann Innovation in Engineering Doctoral Fellowships Each year, three doctoral fellowships are awarded by the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering. Among this year’s recipients is Arian Aghilinejad, a PhD student studying mechanical engineering in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. The award honors students conducting innovative, interdisciplinary research and provides an annual stipend of $34,000. The … Read More

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The Four-Legged Robot That Can Crawl, Crouch, Clean and Fight COVID

The Four-Legged Robot That Can Crawl, Crouch, Clean and Fight COVID

A team of USC master’s students creates a disinfection robot to use on COVID-19 prevention.

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What if Silent Heart Attacks Could be Diagnosed at Home?

What if Silent Heart Attacks Could be Diagnosed at Home?

USC Researchers use biofluid dynamics (hemodynamics) that can potentially detect heart attacks in patients without chest pain and lower mortality and re-hospitalization rates for heart failure patients.

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