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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.

 

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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.

Lucas Dull, mechanical engineering student received a $5000 Robert Maher Scholarship from CNTA organization

Congratulations to Lucas Dull, mechanical engineering student for receiving a $5000 Robert Maher Scholarship from CNTA organization. Travis Knight is his research advisor. Many Congratulations to both 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 Kevin Huang received an NSF research award for a project

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Huang for receiving an NSF research award for a project entitled “Fundamentals of a New All Solid-state Metal-air Redox Battery Operated on Oxide-ion Chemistry”. The total award for this project is $ 313,195 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. Yi Wang received three grants, totaling $ 220, 348

Congratulations to Dr. Yi Wang for receiving three grants, totaling $220, 348. Dr. Yi is one of our newest colleagues. 

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

President Pastides has recommended to the University Board of Trustees that Prof. Sourav Banerjee be tenured and promoted to the rank of Associate 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.