Charles Radovich, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering practice at USC Viterbi School of Engineering, has been awarded the 2021 USC Faculty Mentorship Award for faculty mentoring undergraduate students. Radovich is a natural teacher, motivator and leader, and began his mentorship at USC in 2002 as a teaching assistant. Among other things, he is current faculty advisor to the … Read More

Dhruv Patel, a USC Viterbi PhD student advised by Professor Assad Oberai in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded the very competitive Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University. This fellowship is awarded to “rising stars” in the area of applied mechanics and computational science and engineering, providing the awardee the time and space to … Read More

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

USC Viterbi students placed 2nd in this year’s AIAA Region VI Student Conference. The award, which included a 275 dollar cash prize, came in the team category for research highlighted in the paper entitled Design and Construction of a Low-Voltage Bradbury-Nielsen Gate. Team members included USC Viterbi astronautical engineering seniors Brandon Dillon, Kevin Sampson and David Torre, and mechanical engineering senior Lorenzo … 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