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  • Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

    Fri, Nov 20, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Hangbo Zhao, USC

    Talk Title: Unconventional Manufacturing of 3D Micro- and Mesostructures: From Strain-Engineered Growth to Mechanically Guided Assembly

    Abstract: The growing availability of methods for 3D manufacturing has implications across diverse areas ranging from energy systems to microelectronics, yet few techniques offer the necessary capabilities in geometric complexity, materials compatibility and design versatility. In this talk, I will discuss two novel manufacturing approaches to creating 3D functional material systems that are not feasible by conventional manufacturing methods: 1) strain-engineered growth of complex 3D carbon nanotube microarchitectures, and 2) mechanically guided 3D assembly of a broad range of functional materials and electronics. I will show how strain-engineered growth of carbon nanotubes, in combination with conformal coatings, enables direct formation of hierarchically structured surfaces with tailorable mechanical and interfacial properties for controlling liquid wetting and adhesion. Next, I will describe novel manufacturing technologies that exploit structural buckling and local twisting to create morphable 3D micro- and mesoscale structures, and show their applications as optical metamaterials and as electronic scaffolds in tissue-on-chip systems.

    Biography: Dr. Hangbo Zhao is an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at USC. His focus areas include micro/nano manufacturing, bio-integrated electronics, engineered surfaces, and active/smart materials. Prior to joining USC, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics at Northwestern University, where he worked on multifunctional 3D materials systems and bio-integrated electronics for applications in tissue engineering and healthcare. He received his Ph.D. degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 2017 on developing engineered, hierarchical surfaces for controlling liquid wetting and adhesion. His research has been published in journals including Advanced Materials, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and Nano Today, and highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology and PNAS, His awards include the Materials Research Society (MRS) Best Poster Award (2014) and Outstanding Poster Award for the International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society (2015).

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I7Rzv2KHQXeWKqDmB83P-g

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I7Rzv2KHQXeWKqDmB83P-g

    Location: Online event

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I7Rzv2KHQXeWKqDmB83P-g

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Tessa Yao

  • 'Limited Status: How to Get Started' Virtual Information Session

    Fri, Nov 20, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Distance Education Network, Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions

    Join USC Viterbi representatives for a step-by-step guide for how to get started with courses as early as the Spring 2021 semester as a Limited Status student.

    Please note: In order to be qualified for Limited Status, you must have an undergraduate degree in engineering or related field from a regionally-accredited university with a 3.0 GPA or above.

    Register Today!

    WebCast Link: https://uscviterbi.webex.com/uscviterbi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e249826a5c44d560adc6ef3d9e395c18a

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Corporate & Professional Programs

  • Spring CPT Info Session #3

    Fri, Nov 20, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

    Workshops & Infosessions

    This information session is offered each semester to students interested in CPT (undergraduate and graduate student sessions)

    Please register here:

    Location: Online

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Connections

  • AME PhD Student Seminar

    Fri, Nov 20, 2020 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Vamsikrishna Chinta, USC AME PhD Student

    Talk Title: Reconstructing the time evolution of wall-bounded turbulent flows from non-time-resolved PIV measurements

    Abstract: Particle image velocimetry (PIV) systems are often limited in their ability to fully resolve the spatiotemporal fluctuations inherent in turbulent flows due to hardware constraints. In this study, we develop models based on rapid distortion theory (RDT) and Taylor's hypothesis (TH) to reconstruct the time evolution of a turbulent flow field in the intermediate period between consecutive PIV snapshots obtained using a non-time resolved system. The linear governing equations are evolved forward and backward in time using the PIV snapshots as initial conditions. The flow field in the intervening period is then reconstructed by taking a weighted sum of the forward and backward estimates. This spatiotemporal weighting function is designed to account for the advective nature of the RDT and TH equations. Reconstruction accuracy is evaluated as a function of spatial resolution and reconstruction time horizon using direct numerical simulation data for turbulent channel flow from the Johns Hopkins Turbulence Database. This method reconstructs single-point turbulence statistics well and resolves velocity spectra at frequencies higher than the temporal Nyquist limit of the acquisition system. Reconstructions obtained using a characteristics-based evolution of the flow field under TH prove to be more accurate compared to reconstructions obtained from numerical integration of the discretized forms of RDT and TH. The effect of measurement noise on reconstruction error is also evaluated.

    Biography: Vamsikrishna Chinta is a PhD student working with Prof. Mitul Luhar. His research focuses on turbulent flow reconstruction using physics-based models. Prior to joining USC as a PhD student, Vamsikrishna received his masters from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, and bachelors from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Calicut, both in Mechanical Engineering.

    Host: AME Department

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92144809085

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Christine Franks