Department Seminars

Fall 2017
  September 8, 2017
Room 233 Mudd / 11:00am-12:00pm
Dr. Elisa Riedo, Department of Physics, City College of New York, NY
"From Nano Mechanics to Nano Fabrication: Harnessing Forces and Heat at the Nanoscale" 
October 20, 2017
Davis Auditorium / 11:00am-12:00pm
Dr. Bradley Nelson, Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
"Soft Microrobotics and Its Application in Medicine" 
 October 20, 2017
Room 233 Mudd / 2:00pm-3:00pm
Professor John M. Hollerbach, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
"Gait Rehabilitation for Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries Using the Treadport Locomotion Interface" 
  October 27, 2017
614 Schermerhorn / 11:00am-12:00pm
Dr. Eve Donnelly, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
"Multiscale Mechanical and Compositional Characterizaiton of Bone Tissue in Health and Disease" 

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

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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