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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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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.

Prof. Kevin Huang (PI) and Prof. Frank Chen (Co-PI) received a DOE research grant for a project. 

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Huang (PI) and Dr. Frank Chen (Co-PI) for receiving a DOE research grant for a project entitled “A Transformational Natural Gas Fueled Dynamic SOFC for Data Center In-Rack Power”. This is an award for a total of $ 500,000 funds from DOE.

Prof. Frank Chen (PI) and Prof. Kevin Huang (CoPI) received a DOE research grant for a project.

Congratulation to Dr. Frank Chen (PI) and Dr. Kevin Huang (CoPI) for receiving a DOE research grant for a project entitled “Cost-effective, Thin-Film SOFCs for Reliable Power Generation”. This is an award for a total of $ 500,000 funds from DOE.

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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.

Dr. Frank Chen (PI) and Dr. Kevin Huang (CoPI) received a DOE research grant for a project 

Congratulations to Dr. Frank Chen (PI) and Dr. Kevin Huang (CoPI) for receiving a DOE research grant for a project entitled “Development of Low Cost, Robust and Durable Cathode Materials to Support SOFC Commercialization”. This is an award for a total of $ 300,000

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Prof Chris Xu received single PI, DOE research grant for a project 

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Xu for receiving a single PI, DOE research grant for a project entitled “Modularization of Ceramic Hollow Fiber Membrane Technology for Air Separation”. This is a 3 year award for a total of $ 1,540,168. 

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Prof. Michel van Tooren received PI grant

Congratulations to Dr. Michel van Tooren, for receiving a single PI grant funded by Reify, LLC/Defense Logistics Agency, for a project entitled “Phase II SBIR with Reify”. This award is for a total funding of $ 399,961.

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Chen Li wins Governor’s Young Researcher Award for Excellence in Scientific Research

Mechanical engineering associate professor, Chen Li, is having a great year. In January, he was selected by the Office of the Vice President for Research for recognition as a Breakthrough Star.

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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.