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

AME Ph.D. graduate Jeffrey West and his advisor, AME Professor Paul Newton propose statistical mechanics based models to describe the growth of cancer tumors. The models include states for individual tumor cells along with cell-cell communication and, by varying certain assumptions, they predict various tumor growth laws used in the literature. Their paper appeared in the Proceedings of the National … Read More

Professor Emeritus Terry Langdon was appointed Honorary Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China. Langdon, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and chemical engineering and materials science, received this honor during a special ceremony at HIT held on May 7, 2019.