Contact Us : USC Home : USC Viterbi School Of Engineering  
 Location: Home

Welcome to the AME web site! During your visit I believe you will discover the enthusiasm that we have for the wide variety of exciting opportunities forming the future of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
AME Faculty Positions
The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair.
Ph.D. Preview Day: AeroDesign Team Takes 1st Place:
The day after AME's annual Ph.D.Preview Day, those attending went hiking in Griffith Park
see the photo...
Congratulations to the AME AeroDesign Team for winning the AIAA's 18th Annual Student Design/Build/Fly Competition held April 11-13, in Wichita Kansas.
New Professor's Research is Buzzing Formula SAE Competition:
New Assistant Professor Nestor Perez-Arancibia develops control algorithms for flapping-wing flying microrobots.
USC Racing, USC AME's entry in the Formula SAE engineering and racing competition, improves its performance again this year at Lincln, NE.
Gliders and Rockets: Woodpeckers and Brain Injury:
The 2013 AME Glider and Rocket Day (AME 105 and AME 309) is featured in this online video by the Viterbi School. AME 105 is taught by Geoff Spedding, and AME 309 by Veronica Elisson. AME Assistant Professor Veronica Eliasson's research into concussion and traumatic brain injury is featured in "Woodpeckers and Football Players," an episode in the Fast Lecture Series, a series of short videos introducing research activities in the School.
Faculty Honors:
Paul Ronney, a professor in AME, has been elected an Associate Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in recognition of his work in combustion, low-gravity phenomena, and small-scale power generators.
Dean Yannis Yortsos has appointed AME Professor Michael Kassner to be the first holder of The Choong Hoon Cho Chair of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
Congratulations to our Prof Fokion Egolfopoulos on his appointment to an endowed chair. USC President Max Nikias appointed him to the William E. Leonhard Professorship in Engineering on April 9.
The work of AME's Professor Paul Newton and his research group in predicting the spread of cancer cells throughout the body is featured in Jason Bittel's blog post "Fighting Cancer With the Google PageRank Algorithm. Sort Of." on March 27, 2013.
The members of MRS (Materials Research Society) have elected AME faculty member Andrea Hodge to the board of directors of the society.
read the MRS announcement...
Prof. Mike Kassner has been awarded the U.S. Navy's Meritorious Public Service Medal for his recent service as Director of Research for the Office of Naval Research.
AME faculty member Andrea Hodge, has won a DARPA Young Faculty Award and an ONR Young Investigator Award. These funds will fund her work in highly nanotwinned (for high strength) aluminum alloys and the formation of new states of matter and interfaces at the nanoscale.
read more about the DARPA grant and the ONR grant
Congratulations to AME Prof. Larry Redekopp on his selection to receive a 2012 USC Mellon Mentoring Award for excellence in mentoring undergraduate students. He received the award at the USC Mellon Mentoring Awards ceremony on April 23, 2012.
© 2004-2014 The University of Southern California,
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Olin Hall of Engineering 430, Los Angeles, California 90089-1453