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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 Spring 2019

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle of Talk / Topic
February 15Matthew BonneyFrench Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)Accuracy and Predictability of High-Consequence Structures
February 20Zhenhua TianDuke UniversityIntegration of Structural Dynamics and Smart Materials: From Structural Health Monitoring to Non-contact Manipulation of Micro-objects
February 25Wyatt FeltSelf-Sensing Soft Robotic Actuators
February 26Wanliang ShanUniversity of Nevada, RenoSoft Robotics Integrating Smart Materials and Solid Mechanics
March 1Seok Chang Ryu Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M UniversityDesign and fabrication of miniaturized smart robotic tubes for biomedical applications
March 1Caleb FarnyAssociate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Boston UniversityEducational Initiatives at Mechanical Engineering, Boston University
March 8Richard ZhangAssistant Professor at University of North TexasThermal Transport Phenomena in Nanomaterials: Applications of Quantum Kinetic Theory and Electrodynamics
March 22Eleonora TubaldiUniversity of ArizonaReduced Order Modeling: from understanding Nature to design new mechanical systems
March 29Claus DanielsonPrincipal Research Scientist, Mitsubishi Electric Research LaboratoriesControl of Systems with Constraints: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications
April 5Christine OrtizMorris Cohen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyStation 1: Education at the Frontiers
April 24Mohammad YounisPhysical Sciences and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia Smart Dynamic-Based Micro and Nano Devices
April 26Chris DedeHarvard Graduate School of EducationEngineering Learning and Vice Versa