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

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

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

Mitul Luhar, the Henry Salvatori Early Career Chair and assistant professor in aerospace and mechanical engineering, has been selected to attend the 2020 NAE Frontiers of Engineering. The Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) program brings together about a 100 early career engineers from around the United States to discuss the most pressing engineering challenges we face as a society. The topics … Read More

Assad Oberai, Hughes Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Interim Vice Dean of Research at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Under 4 percent of ASME members receive this distinction. Congratulations to Professor Oberai!

Randi Arteaga, a third-year aerospace engineering major at USC Viterbi, was featured in the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas section January 2020 newsletter. This year, Arteaga serves as the chair of the AIAA USC student chapter. Read the full spotlight here.

IEEE, the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity, has announced its 2020 class of fellows. This year, SK Gupta,Smith International Professor in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department and Director of the USC Viterbi Center for Manufacturing,joined the prestigious IEEE Fellow ranks. Gupta has focused his research on two major themes: developing smart robotic assistants for high-mix … Read More

In mid-December, Mitul Luhar was appointed the inaugural Henry Salvatori Early Career Chair. This appointment recognizes Mitul’s exceptional distinction in aerospace and mechanical engineering. Luhar joined USC as an Assistant Professor in the USC Viterbi Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering in 2015. Before joining USC, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech. Luhar earned … Read More

As Sophia Singh, a USC Viterbi master’s student studying aerospace engineering, prepares for graduation, she recalls the last major milestone in her academic career: her high school graduation. Earlier this month, she returned to her former high school, Villa Joseph Maria High School in Pennsylvania, to honor the 2019 senior class. Leading the procession of graduates through the halls of … Read More