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Events for October 18, 2023

  • Repeating EventCommunications Hub: Writing and Speaking for PhD Students - Drop In Hours

    Wed, Oct 18, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Viterbi Ph.D. Students!
    Need help with academic and professional writing and speaking tasks? Viterbi faculty at the Hub provide one-on-one help with journal and conference articles, dissertations, fellowship applications, and career communications!
    Drop by RTH 222A on MWF 10am-1pm or make an online appointment via email at eishub@usc.edu.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 222A

    Audiences: Graduate

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    Contact: Helen Choi

    Event Link: https://sites.google.com/usc.edu/eishub/home

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  • AME Seminar

    Wed, Oct 18, 2023 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Carmel Majidi, Carnegie Mellon University

    Talk Title: Soft-Matter Engineering for Robotics and Wearables

    Abstract: Progress in soft lithography and soft materials integration have led to extraordinary new classes of soft-matter sensors, circuits, and transducers. These material technologies are composed almost entirely out of soft matter -“ elastomers, gels, and conductive fluids like liquid metal -“ and represent the building blocks for machines and electronics that are soft, flexible, and stretchable. Because of their intrinsic compliance and elasticity, such devices can be incorporated into soft, biologically-inspired robots or be worn on the body and operate continuously without impairing natural body motion. In this talk, I will review recent contributions from my research group in creating soft multifunctional materials for wearable electronics and soft robotics using these emerging practices in soft-matter engineering. In particular, I will focus on soft robots powered using shape memory materials and soft material architectures for highly stretchable digital electronics, wearable energy harvesting, and electrically-responsive actuation. When possible, I will show how the design and operation of these soft-matter technologies can be guided by theoretical modeling methods based on principles of mechanics and discrete differential geometry. In addition to presenting my own research in the field, I will also briefly review broader efforts and emerging challenges in utilizing soft multifunctional materials for applications in wearable electronics, bioelectronic interfaces, and soft robotics.

    Biography: Carmel Majidi is the Clarence H. Adamson Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he leads the Soft Machines Lab. His lab is dedicated to the discovery of novel material architectures that allow machines and electronics to be soft, elastically deformable, and biomechanically compatible. Currently, his research is focused on modeling, design, and control of soft robotic systems as well as the developoment of multifunctional materials that exhibit unique combinations of mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties and can function as artificial skin, nervous tissue, and muscle. Carmel has received grants from industry and federal agencies along with early career awards from DARPA, ONR, AFOSR, and NASA to explore challenges in soft-matter engineering and robotics. Prior to arriving at CMU, Prof. Majidi had postdoctoral appointments at Harvard and Princeton Universities and received his PhD in Electrical Engineering at UC Berkeley.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://ame.usc.edu/seminars/

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98121141178?pwd=VGEyaXVWYnRaazFYWUVhbVAycGVWQT09 Meeting ID: 981 2114 1178 Passcode: NhXrDOqQU8

    Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/98121141178?pwd=VGEyaXVWYnRaazFYWUVhbVAycGVWQT09 Meeting ID: 981 2114 1178 Passcode: NhXrDOqQU8

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Tessa Yao

    Event Link: https://ame.usc.edu/seminars/

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  • Blue Origin Trojan Talk

    Wed, Oct 18, 2023 @ 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Join us for an information session covering our mission and vision, technical program, and opportunities for students and early career professionals. Hear from engineers at Blue about their work and experience and learn from university recruiters about how to put your best foot forward in the application process.

    Please see below for more information regarding employment opportunities at Blue Origin.

    Internship Program: Summer 2024

    Applications for our Summer 2024 Internship Session are open from September 1st, 2023 - October 30th, 2023. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 211

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

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