Ashleen Knutsen writes for the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Stories by Ashleen Knutsen:
3D-printed rocket engine built by USC students succeeds in first test fire
Their experience with this smaller engine will help Trojans prepare for another launch this spring.
The U.S. energy system uses a lot of water — but exactly how much?
Two researchers crunch the numbers to determine the enormous amount of H2O withdrawn from the environment.
USC engineering students soar with Mars transport design
Annual event focusing on long-distance space travel attracts teams from dozens of universities.
How to build a robot that mimics the moves of animals — and why you’d want to
Inspired by nature, students create creaturelike robots that could improve security, explore disaster sites and even save lives.
A fascination with flight leads USC graduate Conor Cimo to the space industry
The rocketeer, researcher and environmentalist believes that advances in sustainability can be adapted from technologies developed for space exploration.
Chemical-forming carcinogen in recycled water revealed by USC engineers
USC Viterbi team began its study on NDMA after contradictory findings surface in the environmental research community.
Using mathematical models to determine the best chemotherapy schedules
Two researchers at USC develop a tool that can predict how cancer cells will respond to a chemotherapy drug.
Student-built rocket at USC aims for higher altitude this winter
Built with Japanese technology, it will be the first from students to use two engines on one flight vehicle.
USC Viterbi engineers consider the advantages of redesigned planes
Can a birdlike design or electric engine increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions in commercial aircraft?
Viterbi-led USC Racing team lays out plans for glory on the track
Meet USC Racing’s team captains: A Q&A with the undergraduate students who run the Trojan Formula SAE racing team.
At USC Viterbi student showcase, engineers show off what they’ve learned
From flapping wings to a robotic arm, innovative projects go on display at engineering department’s first senior project showcase.
Is underground transit bad for your health?
USC researchers measure particulate matter along popular L.A. routes, finding that some exposed passengers to greater concentrations of carcinogens.
High school students get a firsthand feel for what it’s like to be an engineer
USC Viterbi’s Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering opens its doors to support STEM education.
USC engineers test planes for NASA that could reduce fuel consumption
The Trojan team aims to meet environmental goal and lower emissions within the next 20 years.
Two-time NASA intern aims for the stars
USC Viterbi student helps work on trajectories for proposed space missions.
The Alaskan tsunami that created waves as high as Seattle’s Space Needle
By studying the aftermath of a 2015 event, a member of the USC Tsunami Research Center plans to apply his findings closer to home.
USC engineer uses offbeat approach to solve complex questions
By observing how a story plays out in the virtual world, informed decisions can be made in the real one.
Adviser’s faith in USC AeroDesign Team pays off with impressive win
The team’s preparation for annual student competition results in narrow victory for its unmanned electric plane.
Turbulence ahead for USC team: How to control hypersonic airflow
Aerospace researcher develops simulations to enhance an engine’s stability and life span.
Engineering alum helps USC aeronautics team reach new heights
Adviser Wyatt Sadler is confident that USC Viterbi’s AeroDesign Team will be ready for this year’s remote-controlled model airplane competition in Arizona.
USC study of turbulence could make a difference in flight time, fuel efficiency
Engineer Mitul Luhar receives funding from program at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
Can you make a material that doesn’t react to heat? USC research team thinks so, and is proving it
Qiming Wang’s team designed a unique manufacturing technique using 3-D printing.
A world with bendable cellphones may not be that far off
New 3-D material developed by USC Viterbi engineer could revolutionize flexible electronics.