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 16 Jeremy Worm Michigan Technological University Hands-On Education with The Michigan Tech Mobile Lab
Jan 23 Cord Christensen and Ryan Hayes Arctic Cat Arctic Cat Snowmobile Engine Discussion
Jan 30 Samveg Saxena Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Powertrain Technologies for a Climate Constrained World: Advanced Engines, Vehicle Electrification and Vehicle-Grid Integration
Feb 13 David Harvey Ballard Power Systems Challenges, Opportunities, and Open-source: A perspective on Fuel Cell simulation for performance and durability
Feb 20 Steven Walton Michigan Technological University Engineering the Past: using modern engineering to understand historical technologies
Feb 27 Edgar Choueiri Princeton University 3D Audio
Mar 6 Andrea Mammoli Director of the Center for Emerging Energy Technologies, University of New Mexico Turning Power Distribution Feeders into Microgrids: Challenges & Opportunities
Mar 20 David Garren Naval Postgraduate School Signatures of Surface Moving Targets within Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery
Mar 27 William de Ojeda Navistar Relevant Research Areas in Heavy-Duty Engines
Apr 3 Robert Prucka  Clemson University Automobile Engine Control and Calibration Strategies to Address Future Fuel Economy Standards
Apr 10 Lucia Gauchia Babe Michigan Technological University From the Lab to Your Car: Challenges that Batteries Face during Design and Development
Apr 17 Partha Mukherjee Texas A & M University Mesoscale Perspective of Electrode Physics in Energy Storage
Apr 24  Antonio Gauchia  Michigan Technological University Finite Element Modeling of a Real Bus Structure: Effect of Electrified Powertrain

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 5 Gregory M Odegard
Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics Michigan Technological University Overview of Presentation Guidelines
Sep 12 Frank Kulacki University of Minnesota Cooling of Embedded Electronics – Flow Boiling Is the Key to High Power Density
Sep 19 Samveg Saxena Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley Fundamental Phenomena Affecting Low Temperature Combustion Engines High Load Limits & Strategies for Extending These Limits
Sep 26 Jeremy Worm Research Engineer and Instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Tech Hands-On Education with The Michigan Tech Mobile Lab
Oct 3 Anna G. Stefanopoulou Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan Control of Powertrain Systems at the High Efficiency Limit
Oct 10 Bashar AbdulNour Thermal Analysis and Validation Group at General Dynamics Land Systems An Engineering Insight into Modern Product Development
Oct 17 Chang-Hwan Choi Stevens Institute of Technology Bioinspired Nanoengineering of Multifunctional Surfaces
Oct 24 Joshua Otaigbe FIMMM School of Polymers and High Performance Materials University of Southern Mississippi New inorganic glass/organic polymer hybrid materials with improved properties— Current status and future prospects
Oct 31 Cornel Sultan Virginia Tech Guaranteeing Accurate Decoupled Approximations Via Structural Design
Nov  7 Fumin Xhang Georgia Institute of Technolgy Control and Sensing Co-Design for Maritime Robotic Sensor Networks
Nov 14 Brandon T Cesul Nat'l Air & Space Intell Center  Space Engineering for the Department of Defense
Nov 21 Evandro Ficanha Mechanical 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 5 Lyon (Brad) King  Michigan Technological University  Advanced Space Propulsion Research at MTU
Dec 12 D. H. Shin  Mechanical Engineering, Chung-Ang University Wettability Changes and Fringe Patterns of Contact Lines due to the Local Aggregation Effect on Nanofluids Droplets during Evaporation

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