Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Media Coverage
Popular Mechanics: We Can Get to Mars Faster
Research by Ivan Bermejo-Moreno and Xiangyu Gao on how engineers could possibly mix jet fuel with shockwaves to travel through space faster was featured
SpaceX Makes History & Along With It, Continues the Trojans’ Legacy in Space
Contributions of USC Viterbi students, researchers and alumni to the groundbreaking next chapter of space travel
USC Viterbi magazine: SpaceX Made History Today. Meet Some of the Trojan Engineers Behind That History.
USC Viterbi magazine article: SpaceX “employs more engineers from USC Viterbi than from any other school.”
SME: SK Gupta Named One of the 20 Most Influential Professors in Smart Manufacturing
Gupta’s group develops smart robotic assistants to increase human productivity in manufacturing applications. These smart assistants are capable of programming themselves from task descriptions, learning from the observed performance, safely operating in the presence of uncertainty, appropriately calling for help during the execution of challenging tasks, and interacting with humans in a user-friendly manner.
Forbes: In Coronavirus Fight, Robots Report For Disinfection Duty
SK Gupta was interviewed about the ADAMMS-UV robot that researchers at CAM developed to disinfect hard-to-reach spaces
Adobe Spark: 5 Scientific Achievements Accomplished Remotely
How USC Viterbi researchers innovated, disrupted, and engaged new frontiers from a distance
DEN@Viterbi: Going the Distance: USC Viterbi Provides Distance Education During COVID-19
What Happens When All Students Become On-Line Students? Look to the Engineers.
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2019 AME Senior Project Showcase
USC Viterbi Seniors Show off their final projects for AME 441, testing concepts learned with over 35 real-life applications.
WIRED: A ROCKET BUILT BY STUDENTS REACHED SPACE FOR THE FIRST TIME
A USC team won the collegiate space race by sending a rocket above the Kármán line, the imaginary boundary that marks the end of Earth’s atmosphere.
Scientific American: Simulating Evolution to Determine the Fastest Wing
Geoffrey Spedding was quoted on how humans draw inspiration from nature — bird wings and fish fins — to build faster wings for flight.
New Atlas: Bee+ micro-scale robot flyer gets four wings flapping
The Bee+ project from the Autonomous Microrobotic Systems Laboratory was featured.
MIT Technology Review: A tiny four-winged robotic insect flies more like the real thing
Flying robots are more agile with four wings than two. Engineers halved the weight of a crucial component to make that possible.
USC Viterbi News: “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”
From engineering rockets that break records to solving global crisis and launching start-ups, the Class of 2019 is going places
USC Viterbi News: “A Ph.D. Is Our Call to Action”
USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s 2019 Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony
The Atlantic: Why Your Vacuum Clogs but a Manta Ray Doesn’t
Eva Kanso was quoted on feeding habits of the manta ray.
Viterbi Magazine: Surviving a Day on Venus
Jonathan Sauder, USC Viterbi alumnus and lecturer and JPL engineer, brings back old technology to make new discoveries
Viterbi Magazine: Recreating Reality
VRSC founder Jake Green uses virtual reality to reshape our world and inspire future generation
Viterbi Flickr: USC Manufacturing Day
On Oct 5th, USC’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing opened its doors to local industry members and high school students. The center’s researchers showcased their work and high-tech equipment.
Wired: Kelly Slater’s Artificial Surf Pool Is Really Making Waves
The world’s premier surfer has joined forces with Prof. Fincham to create an artificial wave in the middle of the California desert.
Quartz: The flying-car future is coming, even if no one can agree on when
Prof. Spedding was quoted on the potential for flying cars and the companies that are developing them.
NPR: Need To Track A Submarine? A Harbor Seal Can Show You How
Using lessons learned from harbor seals and artificial intelligence, Prof. Kanso may be on to a new way to track enemy submarines
Daily Beast: Platypus Venom Could Treat Diabetes
Research by Yang Yang and Yong Chen was highlighted on how the structure of lobster claws could be replicated to produce concussion-proof helmets for athletes.
Swarthmore College: Valero-Cuevas Receives Honorary Degree from Swarthmore
Francisco Valero-Cuevas was awarded an honorary degree from his alma mater, Swarthmore College for his scientific contributions. He spoke at Swarthmore’s commencement ceremony on May 27, 2018
NSF: Engineering smarter robotic boats for safer, cheaper work on the water
From conducting bridge inspections to search and rescue missions, future unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), currently being developed by Professor SK Gupta in collaboration with Florida Atlantic University, will help humans with dangerous or repetitive work
Watch the Viterbi Satellite Commencement Ceremonies Streaming
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Nature: Turbulence Control: Peace in the pipeline
Professor Mitul Luhar on a solution for friction caused by turbulence in pipe flows.
Scientific American: New Airplane Design Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Working with MIT, Viterbi Assistant Professor Uranga’s design could save up to 66 percent in fuel and fly by 2035
From the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and it’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing – led by brilliant Professor SK Gupta, of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and of Computer Science
The Fresno Bee: It’s the Perfect Surfer Wave – in the Middle of Nowhere and 100 Miles from any Ocean
Research by Adam Fincham to develop a machine that produces the perfect surfing wave was mentioned.
Medical Press: New App Replaces Ultrasound with Smartphone Camera to Measure Heart Health
Assistant Professor Niema Pahlevan, alongside engineers at Caltech, design an app that utilizes the camera on your smartphone to noninvasively provide detailed information about your heart’s health.
Nature Physics: Soft materials: A remedy for thinning hair
Assistant Professor Mitul Luhar explains how the “hair” within the bodies of living systems responds to fluid flow
CBSLA: Total Solar Eclipse To Offer Great Learning Opportunity Monday
Professor Michael Kezirian and aerospace students, making up the USC-NASA Solar Eclipse Balloon Team, are launching a High Altitude Balloon in Idaho Falls to study the Total Solar Eclipse.
KUKA: “Advanced Robotic Finishing” Named Finalists of the KUKA Innovation Award
A team of students and staff from USC’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing, led by the center’s Director S.K. Gupta, awarded for their work on the automation of finishing processes.
AIAA: USC Overcomes Crash To Win AIAA’s Remote Aircraft Competition
USC students bounced back from a crash to eke out a win in the 2017 AIAA Design Build Fly contest.
Los Angeles Times: Here’s where small companies can access robotics, 3-D printers and a sharp workforce
The LA Times featured CAM as a resource to educate students and to provide support to companies seeking to participate in innovation in manufacturing
The Planetary Society: Old documents shine new light on NASA’s plan to send a solar sail to Halley’s Comet
Carl Berglund, Viterbi alumnus and retired JPL engineer, worked on the world’s first solar sail.
CBSLA: USC Graduate Students Work To Improve Drone Technologies
Experimental work of department Chair Geoff Spedding and his Ph.D. students on small scale aerodynamics, applicable to small drones
Department of Defense: USC Viterbi’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing to be LA hub for DOD Robotics Grant
SK Gupta to lead research effort
Huntington Medical Research Institute: An Interview with Niema Pahlevan, PhD
Assistant Professor Niema Pahlevan explains how his iPhone application may be able to replace traditional imaging machines in determining the health of a patient’s circulation.
The Huffington Post: The Immigration Tide
An op-ed by Bodgan Marcu on the importance of integration for a successful immigrant experience featured.
Bloomberg: Kelly Slater Built the Perfect Wave. Can He Sell It to the World?
Kelly Slater tests Adam Fincham’s wave pool and attempts to market it to the world.
Cosmos: The Super-Steel For Next Gen Body Armour
Professor Eliasson, along with a team of US scientists, funded by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency, have just created a steel alloy of record-breaking strength.
MedicalResearch.com: Breast Cancer Survival Strongly Depends On Where First Metastases Develops
Professor Paul Newton discusses his latest research on breast cancer.