On April 20, students, faculty and local industry members attended Industry Day hosted by the USC Viterbi Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME). “The purpose of this event was the facilitate collaboration opportunities between USC Viterbi’s Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and SoCal based industry,” said Satyandra K. (S.K.) Gupta, AME Associate Chair, Smith International Professorship in Mechanical … Read More

Professor of Engineering Practice Oussama Safadi has been selected to receive a 2018 USC Mentoring Award in the Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Students category. In a memo, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Quick stated, “[The recipients] put into action USC’s value of investing our wisdom, support and guidance in other so they may take us further than … Read More

The Combustion Institute (CI) Fellows program recognizes distinguished CI members who have made outstanding contributions to the combustion field. Two Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) Professors were elected to the 2018 Class of Fellows: Fokion Egolfopoulos, for his groundbreaking research on the fundamentals of physical and chemical processes in flames, and Paul Ronney, for his exceptional research on near-limit flames … Read More

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) students were led on a tour of SpaceX headquarters by AME alumnus and SpaceX development test director Chris Hansen (B.S. ’02, M.S. ’03). Hansen has been with SpaceX since its inception, working on most of the systems and vehicles they produce. The group, accompanied by AME lecturer John McArthur and instructional lab technician … Read More

Marty Bradley, lecturer in aerospace and mechanical engineering and USC alumnus (B.S., M.S., & Ph.D), was selected as a Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow upon individuals in recognition of their notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics. His citation reads: “For industry … Read More

Professor Charles Radovich, Senior Lecturer of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Outstanding, Distinguished or Pioneer Educator Award by the Orange County Engineering Council. According the the Orange County Engineering Council, selection criteria for the award is as follows: “These educators must have demonstrated significant commitment to professional engineering/scientific activities beyond the normal scope of … Read More

Established by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) in 2008, the Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award is conferred in recognition of an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of nonlinear dynamics through practice, research, teaching and/or outstanding leadership. Firdaus Udwadia, Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering, was selected by ASME’s Applied … Read More

Terence Langdon, professor emeritus of aerospace and mechanical engineering and chemical engineering and materials science, was selected by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) as the recipient of their inaugural Oleg D. Sherby Award. The award recognizes Langdon’s significant contributions to the understanding of the behavior of materials at high temperatures. He will be presented the award on March … Read More

Christopher Booker, a senior undergraduate student in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME), received a $5,000 scholarship from the Aero Club of Southern California.  The awards gala took place Saturday, September 23, at the famed Proud Bird restaurant near LAX.  Booker is the third USC student in the last six years to win the award (following Jason Silverman … Read More