Making StarSCream Transform
The AeroDesign Team held their Critical
Design Review for this year’s competition
Newton Honored by Φ Κ Φ
Phi Kappa Phi selects Newton for
Faculty Recognition Award.
Society for Experimental Test Pilots Tours the Dryden Wind Tunnel
While attending their annual symposium, the
Society for Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)
visited USC’s Department of Aerospace and
Mechanical Engineering for a brief lecture
USC Racing competes in Lincoln, NE.
USC Racing, AME's student racing team competed in
the 2016 Formula SAE, June 15-18, 2016.
AME Prof. Langdon receives honorary doctorate
AME's Professor Terry Langdon has received
an honorary Doctor of Science degree from
Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University.
AME Students Have Best Poster at Robotics Symposium
AME students Ariel Calderon and Juan Zagal
won the "Best Poster Award" last Friday
(April 22, 2016) at the 2016 Southern
California Robotics Symposium with their
poster, "A Pneumatically-Driven Soft Robot
Biologically Inspired in Earthworms."
Calderon and Zagal are advised by
Prof. Nestor Perez-Arancibia.
AME students winners at AIAA Student Conference
Two teams from AME 441A, Senior Laboratory,
have won first and sencond place at the AIAA
Student Conference in Corvalis, OR.
Paul Newton Edits Prestigious Journal
Our own Prof. Paul Newton has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Nonlinear Science. His appointment began on January 1, 2016.
USC Team's Cancer Metastasis Work in EurekAlert!
Work of AME Prof. Paul Newton and Dornsife
Prof. Peter Kuhn describing statistically
the metastasis paths of breast cancer is
featured in "Forecasting the Path of Breast
Cancer in a Patient" on the
Eliasson Quoted in Fox News
Prof. Veronica Eliasson is featured in the
Fox New article, "'The Next MacGyver'
Competition Aims to Encourage More Women to
AME Student Walks With Robotics
After surviving a tragic automobile
accident, AME student Stephen Wilson is able
to walk again with robotic assistance.
AME Senior Brings His Car to Campus
AME senior Zide, having taken a year off
from his studies in ME to do an internship,
returns for a visit.
USC Human Powered Vehicle Team Competes in the HPV Challenge
The USC HPV Team took 5th place in the ASME's
HPVC over the April 24-26, 2015, weekend.
AeroDesign Wins KIUEL Award
The AeroDesign Team has won the
KIUEL "Best Design Team" award.
AME Student, Honored with a University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
For his efforts in the classroom, AME
graduate student, Bo Jin, has won a
University Outstanding Teaching Assistant
AeroDesign Team Competes in D/B/F Competition
AME's AeroDesign Team competed in the 19th
Annual Student Design/Build/Fly competition
held April 11-12, 2015, in Tucson, AZ.
AME Student Conference Team Win
A team of AME students places 2nd
in the team competition at the AIAA Region
VI Student Conference.
Freshman Is Off to a Fast Start
AME freshman, Eric Deng, hits the ground
running in his first semester.
AME Students Win APS DFD Poster Competition
Prof. Veronica Eliasson's graduate students have
won 2 poster competitions at the 67th
annual APS Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting.
AME Student One of Aviation Week's Twenty20s
The magazine has named Stephanie Klimczak
to its Twenty20s list.
AME TA and Ph.D. candidate receives award from CET
AME teaching assistant and Ph.D. candidate,
Bo Jin has been recognized by USC's CET for
his performance as a TA.
Mike Hahn Elected Fellow of ASM
AME Part-time Lecturer Mike Hahn has been
elected a Fellow of ASM as reported in this
September, 2014, article from Advanced
Materials & Processes.
Langdon Selected to Academia Europaea
AME's emeritus professor, Terry Langdon,
has been elected to membership in Academia
AME's Jason Zide is Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy Winner
Jason has won one of three one-year
placements with Infiniti Red Bull Racing
AME Student an Infiniti Performance Academy World Finalist
AME's Jason Zide is one of 12 (out of about
1500 applications) to advance to the world
finals in the
Infiniti Performance Engineering
Academy, Infiniti Red Bull Racing's
search for the best engineers for a 1-year
placement with their Formula One team.
AME senior wins Discovery Scholar Prize
AME student, Carlos Portela, has won a USC Discovery
AME Students Win in ASM Poster Competition
AME students Tim Furnish, Thien Phan, and
Carlos Portela produced winning entries in
the ASM Student Night competition.
Andrea Hodge Honored by Northwestern
Associate Professor Andrea Hodge has been
invited to give the Hilliard Lecture and
receive an honorary doctoral degree at
AeroDesign Team Wins 2014 Design/Build/Fly
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.
AME Ph.D. Preview Day
On March 7, the day after Ph.D. Preview Day
2014, the group, along with some current
Ph.D. students a faculty went for a hike in
Griffith Park and visited Griffith
Gliders and Rockets
Woodpeckers and Brain Injury
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.
Ronney Elected AIAA Associate Fellow
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
New Professor's Research is Buzzing
New Assistant Professor Nestor
Perez-Arancibia develops control algorithms
for flapping-wing flying microrobots.
Egolfopoulos Appointed to Endowed Chair
Congratulations to AME Professor 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.
Predicting Spread of Cancer
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.
Andrea Hodge Wins Prestigious Awards
AME faculty member
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.
Professor Larry Redekopp Receives Mentoring Award
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.
Roger Ghanem Appointed Marshall Professor
professor in the AME Department with a joint
appointment in Civil and Environmental
Engineering, has been appointed Gordon
S. Marshall Professor of Engineering
Prominent Fluid Dynamicist Honored
Smith International Professor of Mechanical
Engineering, has been selected as the 2011
recipient of the prestigious Fluid Dynamics
Prize of the American Physical Society.
AME Faculty Member Named to MacDonald Early Career Chair
NSF CAREER Grant
The National Science Foundation has honored
AME faculty member
Andrea Hodge with an NSF
CAREER grant. The foundation's Faculty Early
Career Development Program is the NSF's most
prestigious award supporting the early career
development of junior faculty members.
Kassner Elected Fellow of AAAS
AME's recent chairman,
Mike Kassner, has been honored by being
recently elected a Fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science
(AAAS) for his work in materials and his
leadership in various engineering
New Faculty Member Wins Prestigious Swedish Award
Veronica Eliasson, AME's
newest faculty member, who has won an Ingvar
Carlsson Award from the Swedish Stiftelsen
för Strategisk Forskning (Foundation for
New fellow in ASME
AME professor and former department chairman, Mike Kassner, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Roberto Figueiredo and his advisor stretch magnesium
Mechanical engineering graduate student Roberto Figueiredo and his advisor, Prof. Terry Langdon, have recently demonstrated record superplastic ductility for a magnesium alloy, as reported in "Record Superplastic Ductility in a Magnesium Alloy Processed by Equal-Channel Angular Pressing," in Advanced Engineering Materials, 10, No. 1-2, 2008. Their article was featured in Materials Views, a monthly Wiley publication featuring hot topics from the vast materials science field.
Rhodes Scholarship won by AME's Reed Doucette
AME Mechanical Engineering student and Trojan varsity basketball player, Reed Doucette, becomes the ninth Trojan and fourth USC athlete to win a Rhodes Scholarship. While at Oxford he plans to pursue a M.Sc. by research in engineering science.
Endowed Chair for AME
Larry Dickinson of Boeing, Y.H. Cho, chairman of Korean Airlines, Yannis Yortsos, Dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and President Steven B. Sample announce the establishment of The Choong Hoon Cho Chair of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, named after the founder of Korean Airlines.
Introducing LA students to aerodynamics
AME's Tara Chklovski has designed an after-school program introducing local elementary and high school students to aerodynamics. Her program is now in 5 schools and growing.
Small device aerodynamics in AME
AME Prof. Geoff Spedding's research into the aerodynamics of small flying vehicles was featured in recent publications. See the articles in USC's Chronicle and in a news article at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's web site.
Ultra Fine Grain Metals Presentations Finish 1 st and 2nd
Of more than 120 papers, presentations by Cheng Xu and Megumi Kawasaki, members of AME's Prof. Terry Langdon's research group in Ultrafinegrained Materials, were judged best and second best at the 4th International Symposium on Ultra Fine Grain Materials at the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) meeting in San Antonio. Get the details.
Some students sleep during class, but these two just fiddle around
Two AME students built a violin from carbon fiber
laminate for their AME 441/442 senior lab class,
then entered it in USC's Undergraduate Symposium
for Scholarly and Creative Work, where they took
1st place. Hundreds of years from now, concert
violinists may be playing Tsakoumakis-Kaplans
beside the Strads.