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Speaker Series

The Mechanical Engineering department invites external speakers from academia and industry to describe their cutting edge research and application of engineering knowledge to real world problems. This regular seminar series is attended by graduate and undergraduate students and faculty from the Mechanical Engineering department, and is open to all persons affiliated with the University.

Speaker Schedule

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle of Talk / Topic
February 4, 2020Timothy J. JacobsTexas A&MEngineering Education at Large Public Universities: Challenges and Opportunities
February 14, 2020Sayan BiswasSandia National LaboratoriesSupersonic Jet Ignition and Plasma Ignition: High-Performance Gas Engine Application in Focus
February 20, 2020Reza AbediUniversity of Tennessee Space InstituteStatistical homogenization and failure analysis of brittle materials by discontinuous Galerkin methods
February 24, 2020Amy Engelbrecht-WiggansNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyPredicting the long term reliability of fibrous composites
February 28, 2020Lindsey YueSandia National Laboratories Solar thermal technologies: Next generation power and other novel applications
March 3, 2020Lei ChenUniversity of Michigan Making the Manufacturing Processes Smarter: From Traditional Machining to Biomedical Manufacturing to Brain-Machine Interface
March 5, 2020Masoud SafdariUniversity of IllinoisModern Scientific Computing for Applied Design of Materials and Structures