Department Seminars

Spring 2017


  January 27, 2017
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am-12:00pm
Dr. Michael Ortiz, Department of Aeronautics & Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
"Bridging Spatial and Temporal Scales in Molecular Dynamics"  
February 3, 2017
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am-12:00pm
Dr. Ralph Izzo, PSEG (Public Service Enterprise Group) Newark, NJ
"Power Plant Technology Selection - A Business Perspective"
  February 16, 2017
Teachers College / Cowin Auditorium / 6:30pm-8:30pm
Charlie Duke, Former Astronaut 
"Apollo Exploration, to the Moon and Back"
   February 24, 2017
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am-12:00pm
Dr. Avetik R. Harutyunyan, Honda Research Institute USA, Inc.
"Carbon Nanostructures:  Fundamental Knowledge vs. Applications"  

 March 3, 2017
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am-12:00pm
Christian Franck, Brown University
"Living On The Edge - Emerging Interface Problems in Soft Matter, Cell and Neuro Mechanics"
 March 24, 2017
Room 633 Mudd / 11:00am-12:00pm
Dr. Alison Marsden, Stanford University
"Computational Methods for Personalized Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease"
 March 31, 2017
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am-12:00pm
Jeff Weiss, University of Utah
"Probing Molecular Damage and Failure of Collagen in Connective Tissues"
 April 7, 2017
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am-12:00pm
Gilles Bourque, McGill University & Siemens
"Enabling Cost Effective Mean of Reducing Pollutant Emissions from Gas Turbine"
 April 14, 2017
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am-12:00pm
Luke Lee, UC Berkeley
"When Streams of Quantum Plasmonic Optofluidics Meet the Sea of Life"
 April 21, 2017
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am-12:00pm
Elaine Oran, University of Maryland
"Turbulence and Energetic Reactive Flows "
 
 
Fall 2016
 

September 23, 2016
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am-12:00pm    
Dr. Sethuraman Sankaran, Senior Computational Scientist, HeartFlow, Inc., Stanford University
"Personalized Blood Flow Simulations and Virtual Treatment Planning: A Stochastic Multi-Scale Framework"
 
 September 30, 2016
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am-12:00pm
Dr. Daniel Lopez, Nanofabrication & Devices Group at Nanscience & Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory, IL
"Embracing Nonlinear Dynamics in Micro & Nanomechanical Systmes"

October 7, 2016
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am - 12:00pm
Professor David L. McDowell, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
"Micrstructure-Sensitive Multiscale Crystal Plasticity Modeling"
October 14, 2016
Room 233 Mudd / 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dr. Anouck Girard, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
"Development of a Game Theoretic Traffic Simulation Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Testing"

October 21, 2016
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dr. Emilie Dressaire, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
"Transport of Particles in Confined Environments"
November 4, 2016
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am - 12:00pm
Professor Tianhong Cui, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Univeristy of Minnesota
"Shrink Polymer M/NEMS:  Manufacturing from Micro to Nano"

November 11, 2016
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dr. Francisco J. Valero-Cuevas, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Director, Brain-Body Dynamics Laboratory, University of Southern California
"NeuroMechanics"

November 18, 2016
614 Schermerhorn / 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dr. Karl Grosh, Departments of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
"The Signal in the Noise:  Cochlear Mechanics"

December 2,  2016
614 Schermerhorn / 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dr. Marjolein van der Meulen, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University
"Mechanobiology of Musculoskeletal Tissues"
December 9, 2016
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dr. Thomas E. Angelini, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida
"2D or not 2D...Collective Cell Mechanics in Moonlayers and 3D-Printed Microtissues"

 
 
 
Spring 2016 

February 4, 2016  
Room 233 Mudd /  11:30am-12:30pm    
Dr. P James Schuck, Director of the Imaging and Manipulation of Nanostructures Facility at the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
February 5th, 2016
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am-12:00pm
Professor Linyou Cao, Dept of Materials Science and Engineering and Dept of Physics, North Carolina State University

 February 9th, 2016
Room 214 Mudd / 12:00pm-1:00pm
Dr. Bogdan Popa, Research Scientist, Duke University
February 11th, 2016
Room 233 Mudd / 11:30am-12:30pm
Professor Wei-Chuan Shih, Depts. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston
February 12th, 2016
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am-12:00pm
Professor Robert Riener,  Health Sciences & Technologies ETH Zurich & University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich
April 29, 2016
Room 233 Mudd/ 11:00am-12:00pm
Dr. Erkin Seker, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering & University of California
"Nanoporous Gold as a Multifunctional Biomedical Device Coating"
May 6, 2016
Room 233 Mudd/ 11:00am-12:00pm
Dr. Pter Hesketh, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
"Ultra-low MEMS Gas Sensors and Efficient Pre-Constrution using Microfluidic Devices for Bacterial Contamination in Food Samples"



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