The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) recently awarded its 2021 Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant to AME Assistant Professor Hangbo Zhao. Presented with funding from the Haythornthwaite Foundation, this grant awarded $20,000 each to five faculty engaged in research in theoretical and applied mechanics who are at the beginning of their academic careers. Zhao’s research focuses on materials, mechanics and … Read More

The following USC Viterbi School of Engineering students received $2,000 Northrop Grumman Top-Off Fellowships for the 2021-22 school year. The fellowships support female students in science and engineering and promotes their professional development. The students below are all studying with the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering . (Photos and Bios courtesy of WiSE.) Katie Araya Katia Araya is a … Read More

USC Viterbi School of Engineering junior, Jessica Aftosmis, received the 2021 John Young Memorial Scholarship. NASA’s College Scholarship Fund is awarded to six students each year–up to five in the amount of $8K each and up to one John Young Memorial scholarship in the amount of $10K. Aftosmis is studying aerospace engineering with a minor in painting.  Published on October … Read More

USC Viterbi Ph.D. candidate Hiba Kahouli received AIAA’s 2021. Martin Summerfield Propellants and Combustion Graduate Award. Kahouli, who is studying aerospace engineering, was one of 20 AIAA scholarship winners (undergraduate and graduate) this year. Said John Langford, chair of the AIAA Foundation: “Preparing the next generation of aerospace innovators is part of our community’s commitment to bringing the best minds … Read More

Professor Yan Jin and doctoral candidate Zijian Zhang received the 2021 ASME Design Theory and Methodology Best Paper Award for their paper “Toward Computer Aided Visual Analogy Support: Augmenting Designers Through Deep Learning.” The paper was presented at the virtual International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference on August 18th. Published on August 23rd, 2021Last … Read More

Smith International Professor of Mechanical Engineering Satyandra (SK) Gupta has received the 2021 ASME Design Automation Award for his pioneering contributions to computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing areas. This prestigious award from ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) recognizes sustained meritorious contribution to research in design automation. Congrats Professor Gupta! The Design Automation Award is the most … Read More

AME Associate Professor Charles Radovich presented at the 2021 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Awards banquet, which was held virtually at the end of July. His speech focused on his experience advising engineering competition teams and their paths to success. Please check out the full presentation here. Published on August 9th, 2021Last updated on August 9th, 2021

AME Alumnus Shaurya Shriyam has received the 2021 ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Division’s Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award. Shiryam earned his doctoral degree from USC Viterbi in 2019. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Nominated by USC Viterbi Professor SK Gupta, Shiryam will receive his award at the 2021 virtual conference in … Read More

Ke Xu, Ph.D. ’21 from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and her doctoral advisor and principal investigator at the Autonomous Microrobotic Systems Laboratory (AMSL), Néstor O. Pérez-Arancibia, won a 2020 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (IEEE RA-L) Best Paper Award. The award was announced on June 2, 2021 at the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA … Read More

Congratulations to Assad Oberai and team on earning recognition from the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering for their paper “Recovery of Tractions Exerted by Single Cells in Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Matrices.” Only 9 out of 189 papers were selected as a 2020 JBME Editors’ Choice Paper. To read more about the research, please click here. Published on June 30th, 2021Last updated … Read More