The USC AeroDesign Team (USC ADT) earned the award for Best Design Report and took 4thplace overall in the annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Design Build Fly (AIAA DBF) competition in Tucson, Arizona. The event, which took place from April 11-14, challenged just over 100 teams to design an aircraft able to fulfill requirements specific to aircraft carriers, … Read More

Four USC Viterbi Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering student groups presented their AME-441 Senior Project at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region 6 student paper conference in San Luis Obispo, CA from April 6-7. Three groups placed in the undergraduate team competition, as follows: 2nd Place: Surface-Water-Air-Propulsion (SWAP) Group members, advised by Professor Charles Radovich, included mechanical engineering … Read More

The AME Student-Faculty Committee’s goal is to improve the academic experience of the students in the Aerospace and Mechanical engineering department at USC. The committee seeks and evaluates feedback to communicate the needs of students to the faculty and administrators of Viterbi. Use the “AME Student Committee” item in the “Current Students” menu selection to contact the committee with any … Read More

Dhruv Patel, a PhD student majoring in mechanical engineering, was awarded Honorable Mention for Best Student Paper at the SPIE Lithography Conference held on February 24-28 in San Jose, California. His paper, titled “Engineering Neural Networks for Improved Defect Detection, Classification, and Localization,” was co-authored with Viterbi Hughes Professor Assad Oberai and IBM researcher Ravi K. Bonam. Their project sought … Read More

On September 22, the Aero Club of Southern California (ACSC) held their annual scholarship banquet. At the event, two Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering students were awarded scholarships from the group: Sidney Wilcox and Ara Mahseredijan. Wilcox is a senior undergraduate student majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in astronautical engineering. She is the chief resource manager of the … Read More

Aniruddha Shembekar, Yeo Jung, Alec Kanyuck, and S.K. Gupta, Smith International Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science and Associate Chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, received the Best Paper Award at the ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE) for their paper, “Trajectory Planning for Conformal 3D Printing Using Non-Planar Layers.” The recipients are … Read More

Prof. Gupta will be hosting an information session next Tuesday (Aug 21st) at 3PM at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) to discuss the Advanced Manufacturing Track in Mechanical Engineering MS Program. CAM address is: 2727 S Flower St Los Angeles, CA 90007 The building door is locked. Please contact Valerie Childress ( if you plan to attend. She will … Read More

PhD student Pradeep Rajendran won the best paper award at the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics for his paper on robotic boats. His work was also featured by the NSF’s Science Nation program earlier this summer. Rejendran is advised by Professor S.K. Gupta, the Smith International Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of the Center for … Read More

Out of the 67 teams at this year’s Formula SAE student racing competition in Lincoln, Nebraska, the USC Racing team took home 12th place, marking the best overall finish the team has achieved to date. The team scored points in all the events, both static and dynamic, for the second year in a row, including 3rd place overall in the Engineering Technical Drawing … Read More

USC Viterbi School of Engineering aerospace and mechanical engineering students presented their work at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference held at Texas A&M University on June 18-22. The event, attended by members of academia and industry from around the world, showcased cutting edge manufacturing research in the form of papers, presentations, posters and … Read More