Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Media Coverage

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Jun 05, 2019

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.

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MIT Technology Review: A tiny four-winged robotic insect flies more like the real thing

May 16, 2019

Flying robots are more agile with four wings than two. Engineers halved the weight of a crucial component to make that possible.

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USC Viterbi News: “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”

May 11, 2019

From engineering rockets that break records to solving global crisis and launching start-ups, the Class of 2019 is going places

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USC Viterbi News: “A Ph.D. Is Our Call to Action”

May 10, 2019

USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s 2019 Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony

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The Atlantic: Why Your Vacuum Clogs but a Manta Ray Doesn’t

Mar 17, 2019

Eva Kanso was quoted on feeding habits of the manta ray.

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Viterbi Magazine: Surviving a Day on Venus

Oct 23, 2018

Jonathan Sauder, USC Viterbi alumnus and lecturer and JPL engineer, brings back old technology to make new discoveries

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Viterbi Magazine: Recreating Reality

Oct 16, 2018

VRSC founder Jake Green uses virtual reality to reshape our world and inspire future generation

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Viterbi Flickr: USC Manufacturing Day

Oct 12, 2018

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.

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Wired: Kelly Slater’s Artificial Surf Pool Is Really Making Waves

Sep 05, 2018

The world’s premier surfer has joined forces with Prof. Fincham to create an artificial wave in the middle of the California desert.

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Quartz: The flying-car future is coming, even if no one can agree on when

Sep 05, 2018

Prof. Spedding was quoted on the potential for flying cars and the companies that are developing them.

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NPR: Need To Track A Submarine? A Harbor Seal Can Show You How

Sep 05, 2018

Using lessons learned from harbor seals and artificial intelligence, Prof. Kanso may be on to a new way to track enemy submarines

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Swarthmore College: Valero-Cuevas Receives Honorary Degree from Swarthmore

Jun 08, 2018

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

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NSF: Engineering smarter robotic boats for safer, cheaper work on the water

Jun 06, 2018

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

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Watch the Viterbi Satellite Commencement Ceremonies Streaming

May 09, 2018

Ph.D. on 5/10 at 9am PDT, Undergraduate on 5/11 at 11am PDT, Graduate on 5/11 at 3pm PDT, Computer Science Graduate on 5/11 at 6:30pm PDT

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Nature: Turbulence Control: Peace in the pipeline

Jan 26, 2018

Professor Mitul Luhar on a solution for friction caused by turbulence in pipe flows.

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Scientific American: New Airplane Design Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Jan 04, 2018

Working with MIT, Viterbi Assistant Professor Uranga’s design could save up to 66 percent in fuel and fly by 2035

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Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 22, 2017

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

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The Fresno Bee: It’s the Perfect Surfer Wave – in the Middle of Nowhere and 100 Miles from any Ocean

Nov 03, 2017

Research by Adam Fincham to develop a machine that produces the perfect surfing wave was mentioned.

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Medical Press: New App Replaces Ultrasound with Smartphone Camera to Measure Heart Health

Sep 10, 2017

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.

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Nature Physics: Soft materials: A remedy for thinning hair

Aug 30, 2017

Assistant Professor Mitul Luhar explains how the “hair” within the bodies of living systems responds to fluid flow

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CBSLA: Total Solar Eclipse To Offer Great Learning Opportunity Monday

Aug 18, 2017

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.

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KUKA: “Advanced Robotic Finishing” Named Finalists of the KUKA Innovation Award

Jun 23, 2017

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.

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AIAA: USC Overcomes Crash To Win AIAA’s Remote Aircraft Competition

May 18, 2017

USC students bounced back from a crash to eke out a win in the 2017 AIAA Design Build Fly contest.

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Los Angeles Times: Here’s where small companies can access robotics, 3-D printers and a sharp workforce

May 12, 2017

The LA Times featured CAM as a resource to educate students and to provide support to companies seeking to participate in innovation in manufacturing

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The Planetary Society: Old documents shine new light on NASA’s plan to send a solar sail to Halley’s Comet

May 08, 2017

Carl Berglund, Viterbi alumnus and retired JPL engineer, worked on the world’s first solar sail.

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CBSLA: USC Graduate Students Work To Improve Drone Technologies

Mar 03, 2017

Experimental work of department Chair Geoff Spedding and his Ph.D. students on small scale aerodynamics, applicable to small drones

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Huntington Medical Research Institute: An Interview with Niema Pahlevan, PhD

Jan 10, 2017

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.

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The Huffington Post: The Immigration Tide

Jul 12, 2016

An op-ed by Bodgan Marcu on the importance of integration for a successful immigrant experience featured.

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Bloomberg: Kelly Slater Built the Perfect Wave. Can He Sell It to the World?

May 25, 2016

Kelly Slater tests Adam Fincham’s wave pool and attempts to market it to the world.

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Cosmos: The Super-Steel For Next Gen Body Armour

Apr 10, 2016

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.

Read More Breast Cancer Survival Strongly Depends On Where First Metastases Develops

Nov 26, 2015

Professor Paul Newton discusses his latest research on breast cancer.