2013-2014 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 2014 Seminars

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

Jan 16Jeremy WormMichigan Technological UniversityHands-On Education with The Michigan Tech Mobile Lab
Jan 23Cord Christensen and Ryan HayesArctic CatArctic Cat Snowmobile Engine Discussion
Jan 30Samveg SaxenaLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryPowertrain Technologies for a Climate Constrained World: Advanced Engines, Vehicle Electrification and Vehicle-Grid Integration
Feb 13David HarveyBallard Power SystemsChallenges, Opportunities, and Open-source: A perspective on Fuel Cell simulation for performance and durability
Feb 20Steven WaltonMichigan Technological UniversityEngineering the Past: using modern engineering to understand historical technologies
Feb 27Edgar ChoueiriPrinceton University3D Audio
Mar 6Andrea MammoliDirector of the Center for Emerging Energy Technologies, University of New MexicoTurning Power Distribution Feeders into Microgrids: Challenges & Opportunities
Mar 20David GarrenNaval Postgraduate SchoolSignatures of Surface Moving Targets within Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery
Mar 27William de OjedaNavistarRelevant Research Areas in Heavy-Duty Engines
Apr 3Robert Prucka Clemson UniversityAutomobile Engine Control and Calibration Strategies to Address Future Fuel Economy Standards
Apr 10Lucia Gauchia BabeMichigan Technological UniversityFrom the Lab to Your Car: Challenges that Batteries Face during Design and Development
Apr 17Partha MukherjeeTexas A & M UniversityMesoscale Perspective of Electrode Physics in Energy Storage
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Fall 2013 Seminars

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are from 4:00–5:00 PM in Room 112 of the ME-EM Building. Refreshments will be served

Sep 5Gregory M Odegard
Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics Michigan Technological UniversityOverview of Presentation Guidelines
Sep 12Frank KulackiUniversity of MinnesotaCooling of Embedded Electronics – Flow Boiling Is the Key to High Power Density
Sep 19Samveg SaxenaLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at BerkeleyFundamental Phenomena Affecting Low Temperature Combustion Engines High Load Limits & Strategies for Extending These Limits
Sep 26Jeremy WormResearch Engineer and Instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics at Michigan TechHands-On Education with The Michigan Tech Mobile Lab
Oct 3Anna G. StefanopoulouMechanical Engineering, University of MichiganControl of Powertrain Systems at the High Efficiency Limit
Oct 10Bashar AbdulNourThermal Analysis and Validation Group at General Dynamics Land SystemsAn Engineering Insight into Modern Product Development
Oct 17Chang-Hwan ChoiStevens Institute of TechnologyBioinspired Nanoengineering of Multifunctional Surfaces
Oct 24Joshua OtaigbeFIMMM School of Polymers and High Performance Materials University of Southern MississippiNew inorganic glass/organic polymer hybrid materials with improved properties— Current status and future prospects
Oct 31Cornel SultanVirginia TechGuaranteeing Accurate Decoupled Approximations Via Structural Design
Nov  7Fumin XhangGeorgia Institute of TechnolgyControl and Sensing Co-Design for Maritime Robotic Sensor Networks
Nov 14Brandon T CesulNat'l Air & Space Intell Center Space Engineering for the Department of Defense
Nov 21Evandro FicanhaMechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics Michigan Technological University < Ankle impedance and ankle angles during step turn and straight walk: implications for the design of a steerable ankle-foot prosthetic robot
  Holiday Break 
Dec 5Lyon (Brad) King Michigan Technological University Advanced Space Propulsion Research at MTU
Dec 12D. H. Shin Mechanical Engineering, Chung-Ang UniversityWettability Changes and Fringe Patterns of Contact Lines due to the Local Aggregation Effect on Nanofluids Droplets during Evaporation

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