News

06/2017 Welcome to our STARS students, Janitzi and Kevin, who will be joining our lab during the 2017 summer!

06/2017 Welcome to our ENLACE students, Ingrid and Sara, who will be joining our lab during the 2017 summer!

06/2017 Congratulations to Dr Shi Qiu, Dr Hongjoo Jeon and Dr Stylianos Koumlis who successfully defended their PhD Thesis on June 8 and June 9!
Shi Qiu and Hongjoo Jeon defend their PhD Thesis
Stone and Hongjoo celebrating with cake after their defenses.
Shi Qiu and Hongjoo Jeon defend their PhD Thesis
Stelios celebrating with cake after his defense..

Now all students in Dr. Eliasson's group have successfully defended their PhD Thesis and become Doctors. Our warmest congratulations and best wishes for a bright future! Shi Qiu, Hongjoo Jeon, Qian Wan and Stelios Koumlis Commencement
USC Commencement 2017.

01 /2017 Congratulations to Dr Qian Wan who successfully defended his PhD Thesis on April 27!
Dr Qian Wan

01 /2017 Congratulations to Hongjoo Jeon who got his paper "Shock wave interactions with liquid sheets" accepted for publication in Experiments in Fludis.

12/2016 Dr Eliasson was awarded a 3-year grant from the Solid Mechanics Program at Office of Naval Research.

09/2016 Dr Eliasson gave a presentation at the Cali-Baja Center Summit on September 20th.

07/2016 Exciting news: Dr Eliasson has joined the Structural Engineering Department at University of California, San Diego, as an Associate Professor.

06/2016 Welcome to our two USC SHINE high school students: Tyler Amano-Smerling and Shaun Chen. Tyler and Shaun will spend the summer with us and learn about the experimental work we do.

06/2016 Dr Eliasson presents results from our HAMr experiment on the 2016 Annual SEM Conference in Florida.

05/2016: Congratulations to both Shi "Stone" Qiu and Dr Delpino who both got their papers accepted for publication today, June 8.

05/2016: Congratulations to both Dr Orlando Delpino Gonzales and Dr Gauri Khanolkar who participated in the USC Viterbi PhD Hooding and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 12th. Dr Delpino was awarded the 2016 Viterbi Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award for his hard work and dedication to mentoring undergraduate students. And, he was also recognized as the 2016 AME Best Research Assistant Award. Way to go!

04/2016: Congratulations to Qian Wan who successfully defended his PhD Qualifying Proposal on May 31!

04/2016: Congratulations to Hongjoo Jeon who successfully defended his PhD Qualifying Proposal on April 29!
Hongjoo Jeon Quals

04/2016: Our warmest congratulations to Orlando Delpino Gonzales who successfully defended his PhD Thesis on April 27. Way to go, Dr. Delpino!
Orlando Delpino, Phd

04/2016: Hooray! We won! Our snapping shrimp project on experiment.com won the grant challenge so our undergraduate team was awarded an additional $1500! Many thanks to all USC students, professors, friends and family who helped us by backing our project.
Snapping Shrimp

04/2016: Our paper on iron-based BMGs has made the news - it is popping up everywhere. Check out some of them below:
-USC News
-Daily Mail
-Gizmag
-Gizmag (again)
-ASM International
-Manufacturing Talk
-Best The News
-American Laboratory


04/2016: Our USC AME students had a great time at Caltech this last weekend when we visited the GALCIT Labs. We finished the tour with a traditional jump in front of the Guggenheim building.
AME 511 Lab Tour

04/2016: Congratulations to our undergraduate students Neta Glaser who were accepted into the 2016/2017 WiSE Undergraduate Research Experience Program and Alexander Ramirez who was awarded a Provost Fellowship!

04/2016: Four of our PhD students and one Master student presented their research at SoCal Fluids X at UC Irvine. We managed to get some jump pictures from this event as well.
SoCalFluids

04/2016: Great news! Dr Eliasson has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Yay!

03/2016: Our undergraduate students Alex, Neta and Austin that are working on our snapping shrimp project has launched a website to get funding through a competition called Animals with Super Powers
Consider donating to help them out! 30 days left of the competition.

03/2016: Congratulations to our PhD student Jack Gross who was selected to participate in the NSF-EAPSI Summer Program 2016. Jack will spend 8 weeks in Japan. Jack will go to Hokkaido and work in the reserach group of Professor Saito. Very exciting!

02/2016: Congratulations to Dr. Gauri Khanolkar who had another paper as first author, Shock Wave Response of Iron-based In Situ Metallic Glass Matrix Composites, published in Scientific Reports!

02/2016: Congratulations to Nick Amen who was accepted into the USC AME PhD Program!

01/2016: Congratulations to Asiri who (again) was awarded an undergraduate Provost Fellowship. Way to go!

01/2016: Congratulations to our undergraduate researchers Neta, Nina and Hasmik who were all selected to particpate in the Spring 2016 WiSE Undergraduate Research Experience as Fellows!

01/2016: Congratulations to our PhD Student Orlando who just got his 3rd paper accepted for publication!

09/2015: Congratulations to Asiri Rathugamage, one of our undergraduate student researchers, who was awarded a Provost Fellowship for Fall 2015!

09/2015: Congratulations to Stelios Koumlis who won 1st prize for his poster entitled "Traumatic Brain Injury: Experimental Investigations" at the 6th Annual USC AME PhD Student Poster Competition. Way to go!
Stelios Koumlis, winner of Poster Competition!

08/2015: Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Gauri Khanolkar who just defended her PhD Thesis entitled “Shock wave response of in situ iron-based metallic glass matrix composite”!
Dr Gauri Khanolkar

07/2015: Orlando, one of our PhD students, presented his research at ICCM20, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Orlando gave his talk in the ONR session.

07/2015: PhD students Hongjoo, Wan, Shi and Jack all presented their resarch projects at the ISSW30 Meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel.
ISSW30 Tel Aviv

06/2015: Outreach event with 5th grade students participaing in I have a Dream LA's summer program: rocket launch! USC AME PhD students, Master's and Undergraduate students, and two USC Viterbi SHINE High School students launch rockets with students who might be future rocket scientists and engineers.
Outreach with 5th graders

06/2015: Welcome to Dennis Lin and Alan Ton who are high school students participating in the 8-week long USC Viterbi SHINE Program this summer. Dennis and Alan are helping us with our research projects this summer.

06/2015: Welcome to Arturo Cajal who is an undergraduate student at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Arturo is participating in the 2015 Mexico-Viterbi REU Summer Internship Program.

06/2015: Congratulations to Hongjoo who just published his first paper as first author! This was a true group project with Undergraduate Students, Master Students and PhD Students. Way to go!

06/2015: Congratulations to Stelios who just published his first paper as first author!

05/2015: Check this article about MacGyver and Women in STEM with Prof. Eliasson and USC Prof. Ellis Meng

05/2015: Prof. Eliasson was awarded $2500 to be used for confernce travel from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering — Junior Faculty Development Fund!

05/2015: Congratulations to Ryan Miller and Christopher Dougherty who just graduated with a BS Degree from USC AME!
congrats!

04/2015: Congratulations to Chuanxi, Stone and Raghunath whose paper "Investigation of shock wave focusing in water in a logarithmic spiral duct, Part 2: Strong coupling," just got accepted for publication in Ocean Engineering!

04/2015: Congratulations to Gauri who got her paper "Effect of loading rate on dynamic fracture morphology of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass" accepted for publication in Material Transactions!

04/2015: Prof. Eliasson has been awarded the Hanna Reisler Mentorship Award! The Hanna Reisler Mentorship Award is named in honor of one of the WiSE Program's founding faculty members and the many years she has dedicated to mentoring faculty and students, especially women, at USC. The award recognizes individuals at USC who have advanced the careers of women in science and engineering through generous and committed professional mentorship.

04/2015: Congratulations to Orlando Delpino Gonzales who got his second paper "Influence of water uptake on dynamic fracture behavior of Poly(methyl methacrylate)" accepted for publication in Experimental Mechanics!

04/2015: Congratulations to Shi "Stone" Qiu who passed his Qualifying Exam on April 9!

04/2015: Congratulations to Orlando Delpino Gonzales who got his first paper "Effect of water content on dynamic fracture initiation of vinyl ester" accepted for publication in Experimental Mechanics!

04/2015: Congratulations to Qian Wan who got his first paper "Numerical study of shock wave attenuation in two-dimensional ducts using solid obstacles" accepted for publication in Aerospace!

03/2015: Received funding from USC Undergraduate Resarch Associate Program (URAP) to continue support two UG researchers this coming year.

03/2015: Professor Eliasson gave the keynote lecture to the lower school students at the Mirman STEAM Event. In the afternoon, Prof. Eliasson's PhD students launched soda bottle water rockets with all lower school students. Exciting!

Mirman STEAM event

03/2015: Congratulations to our PhD student Shi "Stone" Qiu who just got his first paper Interaction and coalescence of multiple simultaneous and non-simultaneous blast waves, as first author, accepted for publication!

02/2015: Prof. Eliasson visits Prof. Leslie Lamberson at Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department at Drexel University. Prof. Lamberson has an impressive impact laboratory!

01/2015: Congratulations to Hongjoo Jeon and Qian Wan for passing the PhD Screening Exam!

01/2015: Congratulations to two of our undergraduate researchers, Asiri Rathugamage and Chris Dougherty, for being awarded the Provost Fellowship for Spring 2015!

01/2015: An article has been published: Creep in Amorphous Metals by M.E. Kassner, K. Kamia & V. Eliasson

12/2014: Check our YouTube Channel for research videos from PhD students, Master's Students and Undergraduate students!

12/2014: Congratulations to Stelios Koumlis who passed his Qualifying Exam on December 8!

11 /2014: Two of our Posters won the Student Poster Competition at the APS/DFD Meeting in San Francisco.
     Monica Nguyen and Qian Wan won 1st price with their poster entitled "Experimental Investigation Of Passive Shock Wave Mitigation Using Obstacle Arrangements" in the General Fluid Dynamics category.
     Ryan Miller, Chris Dougherty and Gauri Khanolkar won 1st price in the Bio and Bio-inspired category with their poster entitled "The Recreation Of A Unique Shrimp’s Mechanically Induced Cavitation Bubble".

Well done!

Poster Winner
Poster Winner
Poster Winner
Poster Winner


11 /2014: AME 309 Rocket Launch. Oh, how fun! The new challenge for this year was to add a parachute.

USC AME 309 Rocket Launch
USC AME 309 Rocket Launch
USC AME 309 Rocket Launch
USC AME 309 Rocket Launch
USC AME 309 Rocket Launch
USC AME 309 Rocket Launch
USC AME 309 Rocket Launch
USC AME 309 Rocket Launch

11 /2014: Professor Emmanuel Gdoutos visits AME/USC and our lab on Wed November 11.

11 /2014: Professor Eliasson and PhD student Stelios Koumlis went to visit 5th graders through the "I have a Dream" Program in Watts. We talked about woodpeckers, about shock waves, about super heroes and played with non-Newtonian fluids.

11/2014: Professor Addis Kidane visits AME/USC and our lab on Wed November 5. Thank you for the vegan donuts!

10/2014: Congratulations to Orlando Delpino Gonzales who passed his Qualifying Exam on October 27!

10/2014: Highschool student Sylvian Hemus presents his research "Communication between groups of cells" performed together with USC Prof. James Boedicker at one of our group meetings.

10/2014: AME Spotlight - October 2014

09/2014: Congratulations to Chris and Asiri who both were awarded Provost Fellowships for the Fall of 2014.

09/2014: Congratulations to Chuanxi and Stone who published another paper!

07/2014: Alex and Hari, two high school student researchers, are helping us with our research this summer. Great to have them onboard! Featured by both Viterbi VAST, and IEA.

06/2014: Our group was awarded an NSF grant to study "Passive shock wave attenuation using shock-free surface interaction in combination with shock focusing techniques" for the next three years.

05/2014: Congratulations to Brendan Colvert who was selected as a USC Renaissance Scholar, one of 10 USC students. Renaissance Scholars are students whose majors and minors are from widely separated fields of study. We are very proud!

04/2014 Exiting news: one of our Master's Students, Raoul Mazumdar, was accepted into the Advanced Masters in Aeronautical Engineering at "Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace" (ISAE). The institution was formed in 2007, and it was created by the merging of ENISCA and SUPAERO.

04/24/2014 Congratulations to Chris Dougherty and Ryan Miller who were both awarded Summer Research Fellowships. Chris was awarded a Rose Hills Fellowship, and Ryan was awarded a Provost Fellowship. Way to go!

04/20/2014 Congratulations to Edward Lesnick, one of our undergraduate reserachers, who was awarded a scholarship from the Society of American Military Engineers!

04/20/2014 Congratulations to Edward Lesnick, one of our undergraduate reserachers, who was awarded a scholarship from the Society of American Military Engineers!

04/20/2014 Congratulations to Qian Wan, Hongjoo Jeon and Brendan Colvert, who are all members of our research group and got admitted to the AME USC PhD Program starting Fall 2014. Welcome!

04/09/2014 Congratulations to Monica Nguyen, one of our undergraduate reserachers, who was accepted into the 2014/2015 WiSE Undergraduate Research Experience Program!

01/16/2014 Congratulations to our undergraduate researcher, Kim Luong, who is accepted to the IvyPlus Symposium!

04/10/2014 Check out the article on Bird Brains by USC Viterbi.

01/16/2014 Congratulations to our undergraduate researcher, Kim Luong, who is accepted to the IvyPlus Symposium!

01/10/2014 Check out the video featuring the AME 309 Rocket Launch

11/25/2013 Check out the video featuring some of our research on Woodpeckers and Brain Injury

10/22/2013 Congrats to Chuanxi and Stone who got their paper entitled Quantitative pressure measurement of shock waves in water using a schlieren-based visualization technique accepted for publication in Experimental Techniques.

09/01/2013 Congrats to Kaushik who published his first paper today! Numerical investigations of the porosity effect on the shock focusing process in Shock Waves

08/08/2013 Dr Eliasson has been featured in a video by USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Check it out here, or click on the link to go directly to Vimeo.

Veronica Eliasson Makes an Impact in Shock Waves from USC Viterbi on Vimeo.



06/13/2013 Congratulations to Dr. Chuanxi Wang who successfully defended his PhD Thesis today! Well done, especially after becoming a father to a baby boy less than five days ago. Congrats!
Dr Chuanxi Wang

05/17/2013 Congratulations to Chuanxi Wang and Stone Qiu who graduated from the USC PhD Program and the USC Masters Program!

04/25/2013: Inae (Grace) Kim was awarded a 2013/2014 WiSE Undergraduate Research Experience Program. Congratulations!

04/23/2013: Eric Siryj was awarded a Summer 2013 USC Rose Hill's Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations!

04/05/2013: Here is a link to a news article on Prof. Eliasson's talk at the US Army Corps of Engineers: click here.

03/29/2013: Congratulations to Shi "Stone" Qiu who was recently accepted to the USC AME PhD Program! Stone will now continue his research in our group as a PhD student.

01/29/2013: Congratulations to Orlando Delpino Gonzales who passed the AME screening exam.

01/11/2013: Congratulations to Brendan Colvert who was awarded a USC Provost's Undergraduate Reserach Fellowship for Spring 2013.

11/08/2012: Chuanxi Wang's first paper got accepted for publication - what a birthday present. Congratulations x 2!

05/20/2012: Eric Siryj was awarded a Summer 2012 USC Rose Hill's Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations!

05/20/2012: Anton Schuetze-Coburn was awarded a Summer 2012 USC Provost's Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations!

12/02/2011: Congratulations to both Daniel Gally and Gauri Khanolkar who passed their screening exams!

09/15/2011: Felipe Figueroa was awarded the Merit Research Award for academic school year 2011-12.

09/14/2011: Catherina Ticsay was awarded the Fall 2011 Provost's Research Fellowship.

05/04/2011: Chuanxi Wang passes his Qualifying Exam.

04/20/2011: Catherina Ticsay was awarded the Summer 2011 Rose Hills Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

02/25/2011: Catherina Ticsay takes first place in Bright Ideas: 2011 with her resaerch on The Effects of Cavitation on Crack Propagation.

02/01/2011: Felipe Figueroa was awarded the Spring 2011 Provost Fellowship.

02/01/2011: Catherina Ticsay was awarded the WiSE Undergraduate Research Fellowship 2011 for Spring 2011.

09/15/2010: Felipe Figueroa was awarded the Fall 2010 Provost Fellowship.

08/23/2010: Catherina Ticsay was awarded a WiSE Undergraduate Research Fellowship for the Fall 2010 semester.

05/2010: Catherina Ticsay was awarded Rose Hills Fellowship for the Summer 2010 semester.