Aniruddha Shembekar, Yeo Jung, Alec Kanyuck, and S.K. Gupta, Smith International Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science and Associate Chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, received the Best Paper Award at the ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE) for their paper, “Trajectory Planning for Conformal 3D Printing Using Non-Planar Layers.” The recipients are … Read More

Prof. Gupta will be hosting an information session next Tuesday (Aug 21st) at 3PM at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) to discuss the Advanced Manufacturing Track in Mechanical Engineering MS Program. CAM address is: 2727 S Flower St Los Angeles, CA 90007 The building door is locked. Please contact Valerie Childress ( if you plan to attend. She will … Read More

PhD student Pradeep Rajendran won the best paper award at the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics for his paper on robotic boats. His work was also featured by the NSF’s Science Nation program earlier this summer. Rejendran is advised by Professor S.K. Gupta, the Smith International Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of the Center for … Read More

Out of the 67 teams at this year’s Formula SAE student racing competition in Lincoln, Nebraska, the USC Racing team took home 12th place, marking the best overall finish the team has achieved to date. The team scored points in all the events, both static and dynamic, for the second year in a row, including 3rd place overall in the Engineering Technical Drawing … Read More

USC Viterbi School of Engineering aerospace and mechanical engineering students presented their work at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference held at Texas A&M University on June 18-22. The event, attended by members of academia and industry from around the world, showcased cutting edge manufacturing research in the form of papers, presentations, posters and … Read More

On April 20, students, faculty and local industry members attended Industry Day hosted by the USC Viterbi Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME). “The purpose of this event was the facilitate collaboration opportunities between USC Viterbi’s Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and SoCal based industry,” said Satyandra K. (S.K.) Gupta, AME Associate Chair, Smith International Professorship in Mechanical … Read More

Professor of Engineering Practice Oussama Safadi has been selected to receive a 2018 USC Mentoring Award in the Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Students category. In a memo, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Quick stated, “[The recipients] put into action USC’s value of investing our wisdom, support and guidance in other so they may take us further than … Read More

The Combustion Institute (CI) Fellows program recognizes distinguished CI members who have made outstanding contributions to the combustion field. Two Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) Professors were elected to the 2018 Class of Fellows: Fokion Egolfopoulos, for his groundbreaking research on the fundamentals of physical and chemical processes in flames, and Paul Ronney, for his exceptional research on near-limit flames … Read More

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) students were led on a tour of SpaceX headquarters by AME alumnus and SpaceX development test director Chris Hansen (B.S. ’02, M.S. ’03). Hansen has been with SpaceX since its inception, working on most of the systems and vehicles they produce. The group, accompanied by AME lecturer John McArthur and instructional lab technician … Read More