AME Ph.D. Candidate Gets Honorable Mention in the American College of Cardiology’s 2023 Young Investigator Award in Basic & Translational Science

We are thrilled to congratulate Rashid Alavi, Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. candidate, for his Honorable Mention in the American College of Cardiology’s 2023 Young Investigator Award in Basic & Translational Science. This is in outstanding recognition of his work on the development of Instantaneous Detection of Myocardial Ischemia Using Physics-based Machine Learning Methodology. This award recognizes “young scientific investigators of promise, upon whom progress … Read More

Hangbo Zhao Receives 2023 Delcie R. Durham Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

Hangbo Zhao, Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME), has been awarded a 2023 Delcie R. Durham Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). This is in outstanding recognition of Dr. Zhao’s research contributions to the manufacturing of micro/nano composite surfaces, three-dimensional (3D) multifunctional structures, and functional devices. Hangbo Zhao is an assistant professor … Read More

Celebrating the renovation and historical significance of the Dryden Wind Tunnel

The Dryden Wind Tunnel (DWT) is central to AME’s expertise in experimental aerodynamics and fluid mechanics. Originally constructed in the 1930s and brought to USC in 1975, the wind tunnel is considered among the best of its kind at a university, producing excellent air flow qualities from air speeds of 2 to 35 meters per second (4.5 to 78 miles … Read More

DEN@Viterbi Student One of Aviation Week Network’s 20 Twenties Class of 2022

USC Viterbi School of Engineering student David Wolmark was just honored with Aviation Week Network’s 20 Twenties Class of 2022 award, in partnership with Accenture and sponsored by Hexcel. Wolmark, a full-time aerospace engineer in the Force Projection Sector of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) in Laurel, Maryland, is pursuing his graduate degree through DEN@Viterbi program. The … Read More

AME Students Build Network At Boeing

For years, Los Angeles has been synonymous with surf and sunshine. But for its engineering students, its proximity to key industry leaders in aerospace has been even more top of mind. In the last year, the USC Viterbi Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering has brought students even closer to that space, providing opportunities to tour engineering labs at Boeing … Read More

USC AeroDesign Team Finishes in Top 5% at 2022 AIAA Competition

In extremely windy conditions in Wichita, Kansas, the 2021-2022 USC AeroDesign Team, advised by faculty advisers Charles Radovich (1st semester) and Saakar Byahut (2nd semester), completed three air and one ground mission in the AIAA Design/Build/Fly competition. Only 10 teams out of 97 that qualified completed all four missions. The USC ADT team placed 4th in the competition with its … Read More

AME Lecturer Vinay Goyal Earns NASA Honors

On May 24, Part-time Lecturer in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Vinay Goyal received three awards from NASA honoring his contributions as part of two NASA Engineering & Safety Center teams. Goyal’s efforts are aimed at ensuring the safety of human spaceflight. The awards included recognition for completing major modernization and revision to NASA Special Publication 8007 on … Read More

Professor Bo Jin Wins SME Young Researcher Award

Prof. Bo Jin of the AME department in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has received the 2022 Sandra L. Bouckley Outstanding Young Researcher Award (age 35 or younger). The award was given by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), an association committed to advancing manufacturing and developing a skilled workforce. The medal was presented at the SME International Awards … Read More

USC Researchers at CAM Develop New Robotics Technology with Industry Partners

USC researchers, led by AME Professor SK Gupta — in partnership with  Southwest Research Institute and Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories, with funding by ARM (The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute and Lockheed Martin Emerging Operations Technologies — developed a robotic cell to handle an intricate process previously thought to be unfeasible for robots to master. Composite material is two … Read More

AME Students Honored at 2022 Graduate and PhD Awards

On May 2nd, USC Viterbi’s 2022 Graduate and PhD Awards were held at the USC Hotel grand ballroom. AME students were recognized for the following honors: Jenny Wang Excellence in Teaching Award Feng Ling, PhD ME’22 Best Research Assistant Award Prahar Bhatt, PhD ME’21 Master’s Student Achievement Award Niraj Ganesh, MS PDE’22   Published on May 9th, 2022Last updated on … Read More