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Our department continues to be a catalyst in transformation of our students. We provide knowledge through education for leadership in industry, business, academia, government and for the establishment of international recognition. We are forerunners in energy, mechanics, materials, aerospace, and biomedical research. Our research and education in parallel strengthens and enhances our undergraduate program. The enrollments in mechanical engineering has doubled since 2010. We are currently the largest program in the college.

 

Austin Downey (PI) and Jason Bakos (Co-PI) received a collaborative NSF grant.

Please Congratulate Austin Downey (PI) and Jason Bakos (Co-PI) for receiving a collaborative NSF grant. This is a collaborative grant with Iowa State University and UofSC is the lead institution. Austin Downey (PI) is from Mechanical Engineering and Jason Bakos from Computer Science and Engineering in the Co-PI. In total it is a $ 500k grant with$ 260k coming to the U of SC. The title of the project is "RTML: Small: Collaborative: A Programming Model and Platform Architecture for Real-time Machine Learning for Sub-second Systems".

Our SAMPE student chapter for won second place in the Category G (open design) at the SAMPE Student Composite Bridge Contest this summer. 

Congratulate our SAMPE student chapter for winning second place in the Category G (open design) at the SAMPE Student Composite Bridge Contest this summer. Congratulations are also due to Mani Sockalingam, who is the faculty advisor for USC student chapter of SAMPE

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Dr. Lucy Yu (PI) received a DOE NEUP grant for a project entitled “Remote Laser-based Nondestructive Evaluation for Post-Irradiation Examination of ATF Cladding

Please congratulate Lucy Yu (PI) for receiving a DOE NEUP grant for a project entitled “Remote Laser-based Nondestructive Evaluation for Post-Irradiation Examination of ATF Cladding”. This is a 3 year grant for a total of $ 800,000, 80% of the award money is designated for USC (Lucy Yu).

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Dr. Kevin Huang (PI) received a DOE grant from the office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Golden Field Office (GO)

Please congratulate Kevin Huang (PI) for receiving a DOE grant from the office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Golden Field Office (GO)for a project entitled “A Multifunctional Isostructural Bilayer Oxygen Evolution Electrode for Durable Intermediate Temperature Electrochemical Water splitting”. This is a 3 year grant for a total of $ 1,000,000. 

Dr. Yi Wang (PI) and Xiaomin Deng (Co-PI) received a grant jointly sponsored by SC Department of Commerce and Samsung.

Congratulation to Yi Wang (PI) and Xiaomin Deng (Co-PI)  for receiving a grant jointly sponsored by SC Department of Commerce and Samsung. The project is entitled “Washer Modeling Project: Adaptive Surrogate-based Dynamic Modeling and Optimization for Front Loading washing machine”. This is a 2 year project for a total funding of $306,192.

Austin Downey (single-PI) has been awarded an NSF research grant for a project

Austin Downey (single-PI)  has been awarded an NSF research grant for a project entitled “CRII: Algorithms and Methodologies for Real-Time Decision-Making of Mission-Critical Structures Experiencing High-Rate Dynamics”.  This is a 2 year award for a total of $ 175,000.  Austin started his TT position here at USC only last semester.  In addition to teaching a large section of EMCH 330 (vibrations) with 81 students, of EMCH 330, he has submitted several grant proposals and has already hit one! 

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Tanvir Farouk received 2019 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, 

Congratulations to Dr. Tanvir Farouk for receiving 2019 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, which recognizes and honors younger educators who are successfully preparing engineers to meet the challenges that face society. Tanvir won the award in the Aerospace category. In addition to his outstanding research accomplishments, the award recognizes Tanvir’s important contributions to educate and train students to meet the challenges that face the mobility fields, and society overall.

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Ming Hu and his research group’s work was published online in Nature Communications

Dr. Ming Hu and his research group's work on modeling of thermal transport in partial-crystalline partial-solid state was published online in Nature Communications. Many congratulations to Ming for his prestigious publication

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Tanvir and his research group’s work is being featured in the AIP news

Congratulations to Dr.Tanvir and his research group Malik Tahiyat, Nouf Abbas, Tanvir Farouk and Shamia Hoque for their work.

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Tarek Shazly (co-PI) received an NSF research grant for a project entitled “Investigating the Balance of Passive and Active Mechanics in Vascular Remodeling: An Integrated Experimental and Computational Approach”

Congratulations to Dr. Tarek Shazly (co-PI) for an NSF research grant for a project entitled “Investigating the Balance of Passive and Active Mechanics in Vascular Remodeling: An Integrated Experimental and Computational Approach”. This is a 3 year grant for a total of $ 423,761 funds from NSF. Susan Lessner is the PI and John Eberth is the other co-PI.

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Frank Chen (PI) received an NSF research grant for a project entitled “Understanding and Designing Novel Anode Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”

Congratulations to Dr. Frank Chen (PI) for receiving an NSF research grant for a project entitled “Understanding and Designing Novel Anode Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”. This is a 4 year award for a total of $ 640,000 funds from NSF. Andreas Heyden from Chemical Engineering is the Co-PI.

Tyler Dillardl, mechanical engineering student received a $2000 SAMPE scholarship. Tyler is the president of SAMPE-USC chapter

Congratulations to Tyler Dillardl, mechanical engineering student for receiving a $2000 SAMPE scholarship. Tyler is the president of SAMPE-USC chapter. Prof. Ramy Harik is his research advisor, and Prof. Mani Sockalingam is the faculty advisor for SAMPE. Hearty Congratulations to all three of them.

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Suraj Ravindran (grad student) and Addis Tessema (grad student) and their advisor Prof. Kidane received the SEM best paper award

Congratulations to Suraj Ravindran (grad student) and Addis Tessema (grad student) and their advisor Dr. Kidane for receiving the SEM best paper award. This award recognizes the best paper published in the Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials. Their paper entitled “Local Deformation and Failure Mechanisms of Polymer Bonded Energetic Materials Subjected to High Strain Rate Loading” published in Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials” (2016) 2: 146, received this honor.

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Prof. Kevin Huang received a collaborative award from DoE National Energy Technology Laboratory for a project

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Huang for receiving a collaborative award from DoE National Energy Technology Laboratory for a project entitled “ High Temperature Ceramic-Carbonate Dual-Phase Membrane Reactor for Pre-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture”. ASU is the lead with $500K and USC (Kevin) is sub with $300K for three years

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Prof. Ted Besmann received a collaborative NEUP award with UConn as the lead, for a project

Congratulations to Dr. Ted Besmann  for receiving a collaborative NEUP award with UConn as the lead, for a project entitled “in situ Measurement and Validation of Uranium Molten Salt Properties at Operationally Relevant Temperatures”.  Of the total award of $ 800,000 for this project, Ted’s share is $ 240,000 for three years.   

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Prof. Xinyu Huang received a DOE-NEUP research grant for a project. 

Congratulations to Dr. Xinyu Huang for receiving a DOE-NEUP research grant for a project entitled “Development of Multi-Axial Failure Criteria for Nuclear Grade SiCf-SiCm Composites”. This is an award for a total of $ 800,000 for three years.

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Prof. Yi Wang received a grant from Army/AMRDEC. 

Congratulations to Dr. Yi Wang for receiving a grant from Army/AMRDEC for a project entitled “Algorithms and Module Development for Accurate and Rapid Load Analysis and Design of Experiments”. This is a two year project with a total funding of $ 216,954.

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Prof. Addis Kidane received a research grant from Army Research Office (ARO/DOD)

Congratulations to Dr. Addis Kidane for receiving a research grant from  Army Research Office (ARO/DOD) for a project entitled “Optimal Functionally Graded Cellular Materials (FGCMs) to Mitigate Shock and Impact Loading”.  This is an award for a total of $ 377,040

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Prof.Chen Li has been recommended by President Pastides,to the University Board of Trustees, that he be tenured and promoted to the rank of Professor

President Pastides has recommended to the University Board of Trustees that Prof. Chen Li be promoted to the rank of Professor

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Lalitha Ravi has been awarded the 2017 Staff Distinguished Service Award

Congratulation to Lalita Ravi, Mechanical Engineering, for receiving the Staff Distinguished Service Award. The award is intended to recognize particularly distinguished service to the College and/or to the community while associated with the USC College of Engineering and Computing

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Prof. Jamil Khan has been awarded the 2017 Research Achievement Award

Congratulation to Dr. Jamil Khan, who has been awarded the 2017 Research Achievement Award. The award is intended to recognize particularly distinguished performance and accomplishments in the area of research by a professor within the College of Engineering and Computing. 

 


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