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

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

Assistant Professor Hangbo Zhao Awarded 2021 Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) recently awarded its 2021 Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant to AME Assistant Professor Hangbo Zhao. Presented with funding from the Haythornthwaite Foundation, this grant awarded $20,000 each to five faculty engaged in research in theoretical and applied mechanics who are at the beginning of their academic careers. Zhao’s research focuses on materials, mechanics and … Read More

Assad Oberai’s Research Named as of 2020 JBME Editors’ Choice Papers

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. Published on June 30th, 2021Last updated … Read More