AME Alumni 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.

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