Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Iván Bermejo-Moreno

Assistant Professor

Computational fluid mechanics, turbulent flows, fluid structure interaction, combustion, hypersonic propulsion, high performance computing

Charles Campbell


Two-phase flow, flow of granular material, heat transfer, slurry flows, fluidized beds, comminutron, particle fracture

Julian Domaradzki


Associate Fellow of AIAA, Fellow of APS; computational fluid mechanics, environmental and geophysical fluid mechanics, turbulence

Fokion Egolfopoulos

William E. Leonhard Professor in Engineering

Fellow of ASME, Associate Fellow of AIAA; Aerodynamic and Kinetic Processes in Flames, High-speed air-breathing propulsion, Microgravity Combustion, Mechanisms of Combustion-Generated Pollutants, Heterogeneous Reacting Flows, Conventional and Alternative Fuels, Detailed Modeling of Reacting Flows, Laser-Based Experimental Techniques

Henryk Flashner


Dynamics and control of systems, control of structurally flexible systems, analysis of nonlinear systems, biomechanics

Satyandra K. Gupta

Smith International Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Fellow of ASME; Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing Automation, and Robotics

Yan Jin


Collaborative engineering, design theory and methods, knowledge-based design and manufacturing systems, intelligent agents for engineering support

Eva Kanso


Dynamical systems, animal hydrodynamic propulsion

Mitul Luhar

Assistant Professor

Turbulence, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Flow-Structure Interaction

Paul Newton


Nonlinear dynamical systems, fluid mechanics, vortex dynamics, probabilistic game theory, mathematical modeling of cancer metastasis

Niema M. Pahlevan

Assistant Professor

Biofluid dynamics, fluid-structure interaction, cardiovascular devices, hemodynamics, cardiovascular MRI, bio-inspired design, time-frequency analysis

Email: pahlevan@usc.edu

Néstor O. Pérez-Arancibia

Assistant Professor

Mechatronics, robotics, feed-back control, signal processing, dynamics, applied optics, fabrication of microrobots, and biologically inspired engineering

Larry Redekopp


Fellow of APS; theoretical fluid mechanics, nonlinear waves and stability, geophysical fluid dynamics

Paul Ronney


Fellow of ASME; Associate Fellow of AIAA; Combustion, micro-scale power generation and propulsion, biophysics and biofilms, turbulence, internal combustion engines and control systems, low-gravity phenomena, radiative transfer

Satwindar Sadhal


Fellow of ASME; Biotransport phenomena and mathematical modeling of biological systems, fluid dynamics and solute transport in eyes, drug delivery flow modeling in the vitreous humor and retina Fluid dynamics and transport phenomena in biological systems. Transport phenomena with drops and bubbles, including interaction with acoustic fields

Office: OHE 400G |Tel. (213) 740-0492 | Email: sadhal@usc.edu

Geoffrey R. Shiflett

Associate Professor

Kinematics and dynamics of mechanical systems, computer-aided design, optimal design techniques, micro-electromechanical systems

Geoff Spedding


Fellow of APS; geophysical fluid dynamics, animal aero- and hydrodynamics, turbulence

Firdaus Udwadia

Professor (Civil Engineering, Systems Architecture Engineering, Mathematics, Information and Operations Management)

Fellow of AIAA; Fellow of ASME; Dynamics and control, mechanics and mathematics, collaborative engineering, engineering management, structural dynamics, system identification

Alejandra Uranga

WISE Gabilan Assistant Professor

Fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, aircraft design, airframe-propulsion system integration, boundary layer ingestion

Bingen Yang


Fellow of ASME; Dynamics, vibration and control of mechanical systems, distributed-parameter systems, modeling and control of space structures, computational mechanics

Faculty of Engineering Practice

Oussama Safadi

Professor of Engineering Practice

Structural Dynamics, finite element, stress analysis, fracture mechanics


Research Faculty

Adam Fincham

Research Associate Professor

Experimental fluid mechanics, environmental and geophysical fluid mechanics, turbulence and waves, optical diagnostics

Megumi Kawasaki

Adjunct Research Associate Professor

Processing ultrafine-grained materials through severe plastic deformation

Tel. +81-2-2220-0404 | Email: megumi@hanyang.ac.kr

Anita Penkova

Research Associate

Office: OHE 430M
Fax. (213) 740-8071
Email: penkova@usc.edu
Bio: http://ame-www.usc.edu/bio/penkova

Timotei Centea

Research Assistant Professor

Office: VHE 416
Tel. (213) 740-3721
Email: centea@usc.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Veronica Eliasson

Adjunct Associate Research Professor

Experimental mechanics within areas of shock wave focusing, shock wave dynamics, shock wave mitigation, high strain rate impact, fluid-structure interaction. Non-invasive high-speed visualization techniques in both fluids and solids

Lyle Levine

Dislocations, ultra small angle X-ray scattering and diffraction, slip band evolution, multiscale nanoindentation modeling, nanowire deformation

Mark Page

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Configuration Aerodynamics, configuration stability & control, configuration design, UAV design, commercial jet transport design, ground effect aerodynamics, vortical flows, genetic code as an alternative vehicle design language

Tel. (213) 740-1735 | Email: markpage@earthlink.net

Blaine K. Rawdon

Adjunct Professor

Transport aircraft design; the influence of alternative energy sources on transport aircraft design, radio controlled sailplanes

Office: RRB 213 | Tel. (213) 740-5367 | Email: evdesign@cox.net

Faculty with Joint Appointments in AME

Yong Chen

Associate Professor (Industrial and Systems Engineering)

Novel additive manufacturing process and machine development for direct digital manufacturing and personal 3D printing; New methodologies and techniques for reliable and fast manufacturing process based on process modeling and control; Design methods and computational tools for direct digital manufacturing enabled products and applications

Daniel Erwin

Associate Professor (Astronautical Engineering)

Advanced propulsion, hypersonics, gas kinetics and plasmas

Roger Ghanem

Gordon S. Marshall Professor of Engineering Technology (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Risk assessment and mitigation, computational mechanics and computational stochastic mechanics, dynamics and identification, inverse problems and optimization under uncertainty, multiscale modeling; applications of these to problems in science and engineering

Mike Gruntman

Professor (Astronautical Engineering)

Spacecraft design and space missions, propulsion, space science and space instrumentation, gas kinetics and plasmas

Andrea Hodge

Philip and Cayley MacDonald Early Career Chair and Associate Professor (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science)

Metallic materials, nanomechanics, nanocrystalline materials processing, high temperature mechanics, thin and thick film coatings, biomaterials mechanics, foam processing

Petros Ioannou

Professor (Electrical Engineering)

Control systems and applications, intelligent transportation systems

Mihailo Jovanovic

Professor (Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering)

Control theory and applications; design of controller architectures; dynamics and control of fluid flows; fundamental limitations in the design of large networks of dynamical systems; modeling, dynamics, and control of large-scale and distributed systems; sparsity-promoting optimal control

Michael Ernest Kassner

Professor (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science)

Metal plasticity theory, creep, fracture, phase diagrams, fatigue, and semi-solid formin

Joseph Kunc

Professor (Astronautical Engineering)

Fellow of APS; hypersonics, gas kinetics and plasmas, space science, molecular and radiative processes

Sami Masri

Professor (Civil Engineering)

Modeling and control of nonlinear systems, structural health monitoring

Steven R. Nutt

Professor (Materials Science)

Fellow of ACeramS; Composite materials, deformation and damage mechanisms of metal- and ceramic-matrix composites, interface structures and defects, electron microscopy

Costas Sioutas

Fred Champion Professor (Civil Engineering)

Technologies for measuring physicochemical characteristics of air pollutants, toxic properties, and novel technologies for reducing the emissions of air pollutants Air pollution, aerosol technology, particle sampling, pollution control

Costas Synolakis

Professor (Civil Engineering)

Computer tomography, free surface hydrodynamics

Francisco Valero-Cuevas

Professor (Biomedical Engineering, Biokinesiology, Physical Therapy)

Biomedical Engineering, Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Neuromuscular systems, Neural Motor Control, Biomechanics, Biomechanical modeling, Robotics, EMG, fMRI, Human and Robotic Manipulation, Nonlinear sytems

Emeritus Faculty

Ron Blackwelder

Emeritus Professor

Fellow of APS; experimental fluid mechanics, flight aerodynamics, turbulence

Tel. (303) 464-8342 | Email: blackwelder@usc.edu

Fred Browand

Emeritus Professor

Fellow of APS; experimental fluid mechanics, environmental and geophysical fluid mechanics, flight and transportation aerodynamics, turbulence

Office: RRB 203 | Tel. (213) 740-5359 | Email: browand@usc.edu

Terence G. Langdon

Emeritus Professor of AME, Materials Science, and Earth Sciences

Fellow of RAE; Fellow of EAS; Fellow of AAAS; Fellow of ASM; Fellow of ACeramS; Fellow of MRS; Fellow of TMS; Fellow of Inst. Phys; Fellow of Inst. Mater.; Honorary Member of JIM; Mechanical properties of metals and ceramics, creep, superplasticity, processing and properties of ultrafine-grained materials, severe plastic deformation

Office: ZHS 105 | Email: langdon@usc.edu

Don Shemansky

Emeritus Professor

Astrophysics, space science, surface phenomena

Tel. (626) 351-1592 | Email: dons@usc.edu