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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 FALL 2017

Date Speaker Affiliation Title of Talk / Topic
September 8 Peter Avitabile Emeritus Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UMass Lowell Recent Advances in Measured Data Expansion for Full-Field Dynamic Response and Dynamic Strain for Linear and Non-Linear Systems
September 15 Haile Endeshaw Visiting Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UMass Lowell Probabilistic Prognostics of Structures under Variable Loading
September 22
No Seminar
September 29 Evan J. Pineda Aerospace Research Engineer, Materials and Structures Division, NASA Glenn Research Center Damage Tolerance Analysis of Full-Scale Components for the Space Launch System Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle
October 6 Ammar Natsheh Dept. Electrical Engineering, Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai Control of Non-Linear Dynamics in Power Electronic Converters
October 13 Alberto Cuitino ME Chair, Rutgers University Powder Compaction: consolidation and bonding in soft granular solids
October 20 Munyaradzi Murape Physics Dept., National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe About Zimbabwe and a Search for an Appropriate MSc in Renewable Energy Technologies Program
Octoberr 27
No Seminar
November 3
No Seminar
November 10 Liyong Tong Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney Multi-scale 3D reinforced composite materials and structures.
November 17
No Seminar
November 24 Thanksgiving Recess No Seminar
December 1 Zhu Mao Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Lowell Uncertainty-Enhanced Structural Health Monitoring and Advanced Nondestructive Testing
December 8 Udo Schwarz ME Chair, Yale University Visualizing and Shaping the Nanoworld: From the Quantitative Interrogation of Site- and Species-Specific Interactions of Atoms and Molecules to the Millimeter-Scale Engineering of Structures with Angstrom Precision