2008-2009 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 2009 Seminars

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are from 3:00–4:00 PM in Room 112 of the ME-EM Building. Refreshments will be served.

Date Speaker Organization Topic
Jan. 15 Michael J. Doyle Principle Scientist with Accelrys, Inc. Flexible and General. Data Mining and Knowledge Extraction for Analytical and Other Data
Jan. 22 Jinjie Shi Pennsylvania State University Acoustic Tweezers: Applying Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW) to Microfluidics and Active Plasmonics
Jan. 29 Madhukar Vable Michigan Technological University Engineering Triumphs and Disasters: A Mechanics of materials Viewpoint
Feb. 12 Paul Sojka Purdue University Secondary Atomization: The Aerodynamic Breakup of Drops
Feb. 19 Jeffrey E. Froyd Texas A & M University Improving Engineering Education: What is the plan?
Feb. 20 Sharnnia Artis Human Factors Engineering with Aptima, Inc. Self-Globalization: Strategies in Engineering Education, Research, and Practice
Feb. 26 Ed Bryan Director of IBM Software Group Solutions for the Industrial Sector Taking Product Development Global
Mar. 5 John Simonsen Oregon State University 'Frontiers of Nanotechnology in Bio-Based Material
Mar. 19 A. M. Rajendran Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Mississippi 'Research Opportunities in Mechanics and Nano/Biosciences at the Army Research Office' and 'Atomistic Modeling of Ductile Failure'.
March 26 John L. Crassidis Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the State University of New York in Buffalo 'Deterministic Relative Attitude Determination of Formation Flying Vehicles'
April 2 David G. Wilson Energy Systems Analysis / Wind Energy Technology Departments at Sandia National Laboratories 'Sandia National Laboratories Wind Energy Research – SMART Rotor Program and Power Grid Control and Analysis R&D'
April 9 Mark Horstemeyer Mississippi State University 'Multiscale Modeling and Practical Engineering Applications'
April 16 Suhada Jayasuriya Texas A & M University, Director of the Control Systems Program in the CMMI devision of the National Science Foundation 'Funding Opportunities at the NSF and Cooperative Control under Hard Constraints and Coupling'
April 23 Bin Yao Purdue University.   'Nonlinear Adaptive Robust Control - Theory and Applications'

Fall 2008 Seminars

Date Speaker Organization Topic
3 pm
Patrick Winston tape    
3 pm
Robert White John Deere Gear Noise
3 pm
Scott Miers Michigan Tech Alternative and Renewable Transportation Fuel Research to Improve National Security
3 pm
Bhavani Sankar University of Florida Micromechanical Models for Predicting Failure and Fracture in Composite Materials
3 pm
Teik C. Lim University of Cincinnti Modeling Analysis and Control of High-Speed Gear Dynamics
3 pm
Hamid Garmestani Georgia Institute of Technology The Role of Nano-structures in Microstructure Design of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
3 pm
Dale R. Tree Brigham Young University Oxy-combustion – An Enabling Technology For CO2 Sequestration and Its Role in Reducing Coal-Fired NOX Emissions
3 pm
Melik Demirel Penn State A Bottom-Up Approach of Creating Nanostructured Polymer Films
3 pm
Mark Ingber NSF Multiscale Modeling of Suspension Flows
3 pm
Ozden Ochoa Texas A & M. 'Designing in Multifunctionality:  A Cellular Perspective'
3 pm
U115 M&M
John F. Conley, Jr., Oregon State University Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Assisted Surface Modification and Directed Growth of Nanomaterials
11/20/2008 Dennis A. Siginer Distinguished University Professor Assistant Provost Dean, College of Arts & Sciences Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE Heat Transfer Asymptote In Laminar Flow Of  Non-Linear Viscoelastic Fluids In Straight Non-Circular Tubes And Interplay Of Elasticity And Inertia In Heat Transfer Enhancement
12/04/2008 Nigel Sammes Colorado School of Mines Why Micro-Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells?
12/11/2008 Abel (Po-Ya) Chuang General Motors PEM Fuel Cell Diffusion Media for Automotive Application

Graduate Seminars Committee