2014-2015 Seminars

The ME-EM Graduate Seminar Series is offered as an opportunity for graduate students and faculty to broaden their knowledge beyond their specific area of research and/or studies. This is important at and beyond the graduate level where our activities are highly focused and specialized from a topical perspective. The Seminar Series Committee works diligently to provide a full agenda of speakers who are known nationally and internationally and represent academia, industry and government. The intention is to balance the topics across all areas of the Department while also integrating a few speakers who traverse the traditional ME-EM boundary into new and exciting areas.

Spring 2015 Seminars

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are from 4:00–5:00 PM in 103 EERC. Refreshments will be served

 Jan 15 Jaclyn Johnson
Michigan Technological University: Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics . Vaporizing Diesel Spray Characteristics Studied in an Optically Accessible Constant Volume Combustion Vessel
Jan 22 Nancy Barr Michigan Technological University: Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics Strong Communication Skills are Critical for Success
Jan 29 Jeremy Worm Michigan Technological University: Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics Hands-On Education with the Michigan Tech Mobile Lab
Feb 12 No information available
Feb 19 Fabio Semperlotti University of Notre Dame Structural Dynamics Tailoring for Health Monitoring and Acoustic Metamaterials Applications
Feb 26  J. G. Pharoah Director of the Fuel Cell Research Centre at the Royal Military College of Canada at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario Multi-Scale Modelling Tools for Fuel Cell Development
Mar 5  Karl Walczak Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Artificial Photosynthesis Prototypes
Mar 19 Masahiro Kawaji City College of New York Characterization of Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flows in Micro to Nuclear Reactors
Mar 26  Chester Wilson Louisiana Tech University Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Americas Strategic Challenges
Apr 2 Robert Keynton University of Louisville Micro/Nanotechnologies for Field Deployable Environmental Sensing & Biomedical Applications
Apr 9 Margot Hutchins  Sandia National Laboratory Building the Basis for Cybersecurity and Cyber Resilience in Critical Infrastructure
Apr 16 Emmanuel Gdoutos University of Thrace, Greece Multiscale Mechanical And Fracture Characterization Of Cementitious Nanocomposites

Fall 2014 Seminars

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are from 4:00–5:00 PM in 103 EERC. Refreshments will be served

Sep 4 Andrew Barnard Michigan Tech Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department From carbon nanotubes to crowd noise: An overview of interesting topics in acoustics
Sep 11 Kahlid Hattar Sandia National Laboratory In situ Nanoscale Testing to Validate and Elucidate Mechanism for Predictive Modeling
Sep 18 Dean Miller Argonne National Laboratory Applications of Electron Microscopy to Materials for Energy
Sep 25 Daniel Kawano Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics Department. Advances in Decoupling
Oct 02 Ye (Sarah) Sun Michigan Tech Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics Department Human-Centered Monitoring: From Enabling Technology, Human Factor to Computational Diagnosis
Oct 09 Nestor Voronka Principal, M42 Technologies Space Tethers, Small Satellites, and System Engineering
Oct 16 Chen-Fang Chang GM Global Research & Development Automotive Powertrain Control: Opportunities and Challenges
Oct 23 Dong Hwan Shin Post doc in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Michigan Tech

Local Aggregation Characteristics and Visualization of Intermediate Layers during Evaporation of Nanofluid Droplets

Oct 30 Ghatu Subhash University of Florida, Gainesville Cavitation-Induced Damage in Brain Tissue and Surrogates: Relevance to TBI
Nov 06 Jeffrey Doering Ford Motor Company Driveline Input Shaping via Clutch Torque to Mitigate Shuffle After Lash Crossing
Nov 13 Steven Elmer Michigan Tech Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology Positive Aspects of Negative WorkAmer
Nov 20 Amer Tahat PhD Student, Computational Sciences and Engineering, Michigan Tech University Prototype Verification System PVS: Cutting Edges Human-Machine Interactive Verification, Modeling and Analysis Software
Dec 04 Renu Sharma National Institute of Standards and Technology
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Correlative microscopy for in situ characterization of catalyst nanoparticles under reactive environments
Dec 11 Karen Krueger Postdoctoral Fellow from Orthopaedics Department, University of Iowa Computational and Experimental Biomechanics of Total Hip Wear Increase Due to Femoral Head Damage

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