2010-2011 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 2011 Seminars

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


Sambandamurthy GanapathyThe State University of New York - Buffalo'Nanoscale Vanadium Oxide: New Physics and Novel Applications'
01/20/2011Seong Hyuk Lee Chung-Ang UniversityChallenging Topics of Micro/Nanoscale Transport Phenomena
01/27/2011Kristin B. ZimmeGeneral Motors Research and Development CenterChevy Volt: Defining the Interdependent Roles of Technology & Infrastructure
02/03/2011Mohammad RastgaarMichigan Technological UniversityA Laboratory for Dynamic Systems and Human-Robot Interface
02/17/2011Kendra SharpOregon State UniversityVolumetric 3-component velocimetry measurements near a Rushton turbine in a stirred tank reactor
02/24/2011John A CafeoGeneral Motors Vehicle Develpment Research LabConsumer needs engineering: Incorporating perceptual aspects of human assessment in product decisions
03/03/2011Steven Y. GoldsmithDistinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National LaboratoriesAgent-Based Informatics for Autonomous Microgrids
03/17/2011Shalabh MarooMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyNanoscale Thin Film Evaporation and Water Transport for Efficient Energy Systems
03/24/2011Adrienne R. MinerickChemical Engineering at Michigan TechErythrocyte Polarizability: Nonlinear Electrokinetics in Medical Microdevices
03/31/2011Juan Senen SenentOdyssey Space ResearchChallenges in Developing Software for Space Trajectory Optimization Problems.  Closing the Gap between Theory and Practice
04/07/2011Jason FoleyAir Force Research LabBroadband Mechanics of Structures Under Shock
04/14/2011Murat VuralIllinois Institute of TechnologyYielding of Solid Foams: An Energy Based Approach
04/21/2011Bruce A. ConwayUniversity of Illinois - UrbanaUsing Evolutionary Algorithms for Numerical Optimization of Spacecraft Trajectories

Fall 2010 Seminars


Gregory OdegardMichigan Technological UniversityPowerpoint Presentation Guidelines

Ming AuSavannah River National LaboratoryNanostructured Metals and Metal Oxides for High Capacity Li-Ion Batteries

Xiao-Dong ZhouUniversity of South CarolinaBasic Science Research in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
9/23/2020Michael UchicMaterials & Manufacturing Dirctorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,Measurement of Mechanical Properties at the Micro-Scale
9/30/2010Michael W. EllisVirginia TechEvaluation of Water Transport Characteristics of PEM Fuel Cell Diffusion Media
10/07/2010Harold S. ParkBoston UniversityAtomisitic and Multiscale Modeling of Surface Effects on the Mechanical Behavior and Properties of Nanomaterials
10/14/2010Brian McDonaldU.S. Army On-going Studies of Chemical Aging of Nitrate Ester Solid Propellants and Health Monitoring Sensor Development
10/28/2010Sreenath GuptaArgonne National LaboratoryLaser Ignition and Associated Diagnostics for Natural Gas Fueled Engines
11/04/2010Hyoung Il KimNAND Solutions Group within Intel CorporationIn-Situ Measurement of Intrinsic Interface Strength using Laser Spallation Technique
11/11/2010John D Lee
University of Wisconsin - MadisonMaking the human-technology marriage work
11/18/2010Seung - Hyun KimMichigan Technological UniversityComputational Reacting Flows in Energy Applications
12/02/2010Rajesh K. AhluwaliaNuclear Engineering Division of Argonne National LaboratoryThe U. S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Activities
12/09/2010Adam LoukusInstructor in the Mechanical Engineering - Engineering MechanicsTailored Material Properites with MMCs

Graduate Seminars Committee