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 Ganapathy The State University of New York - Buffalo 'Nanoscale Vanadium Oxide: New Physics and Novel Applications'
01/20/2011 Seong Hyuk Lee  Chung-Ang University Challenging Topics of Micro/Nanoscale Transport Phenomena
01/27/2011 Kristin B. Zimme General Motors Research and Development Center Chevy Volt: Defining the Interdependent Roles of Technology & Infrastructure
02/03/2011 Mohammad Rastgaar Michigan Technological University A Laboratory for Dynamic Systems and Human-Robot Interface
02/17/2011 Kendra Sharp Oregon State University Volumetric 3-component velocimetry measurements near a Rushton turbine in a stirred tank reactor
02/24/2011 John A Cafeo General Motors Vehicle Develpment Research Lab Consumer needs engineering: Incorporating perceptual aspects of human assessment in product decisions
03/03/2011 Steven Y. Goldsmith Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories Agent-Based Informatics for Autonomous Microgrids
03/17/2011 Shalabh Maroo Massachusetts Institute of Technology Nanoscale Thin Film Evaporation and Water Transport for Efficient Energy Systems
03/24/2011 Adrienne R. Minerick Chemical Engineering at Michigan Tech Erythrocyte Polarizability: Nonlinear Electrokinetics in Medical Microdevices
03/31/2011 Juan Senen Senent Odyssey Space Research Challenges in Developing Software for Space Trajectory Optimization Problems.  Closing the Gap between Theory and Practice
04/07/2011 Jason Foley Air Force Research Lab Broadband Mechanics of Structures Under Shock
04/14/2011 Murat Vural Illinois Institute of Technology Yielding of Solid Foams: An Energy Based Approach
04/21/2011 Bruce A. Conway University of Illinois - Urbana Using Evolutionary Algorithms for Numerical Optimization of Spacecraft Trajectories

Fall 2010 Seminars


Gregory Odegard Michigan Technological University Powerpoint Presentation Guidelines

Ming Au Savannah River National Laboratory Nanostructured Metals and Metal Oxides for High Capacity Li-Ion Batteries

Xiao-Dong Zhou University of South Carolina Basic Science Research in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
9/23/2020 Michael Uchic Materials & Manufacturing Dirctorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Measurement of Mechanical Properties at the Micro-Scale
9/30/2010 Michael W. Ellis Virginia Tech Evaluation of Water Transport Characteristics of PEM Fuel Cell Diffusion Media
10/07/2010 Harold S. Park Boston University Atomisitic and Multiscale Modeling of Surface Effects on the Mechanical Behavior and Properties of Nanomaterials
10/14/2010 Brian McDonald U.S. Army  On-going Studies of Chemical Aging of Nitrate Ester Solid Propellants and Health Monitoring Sensor Development
10/28/2010 Sreenath Gupta Argonne National Laboratory Laser Ignition and Associated Diagnostics for Natural Gas Fueled Engines
11/04/2010 Hyoung Il Kim NAND Solutions Group within Intel Corporation In-Situ Measurement of Intrinsic Interface Strength using Laser Spallation Technique
11/11/2010 John D Lee University of Wisconsin - Madison Making the human-technology marriage work
11/18/2010 Seung - Hyun Kim Michigan Technological University Computational Reacting Flows in Energy Applications
12/02/2010 Rajesh K. Ahluwalia Nuclear Engineering Division of Argonne National Laboratory The U. S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Activities
12/09/2010 Adam Loukus Instructor in the Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics Tailored Material Properites with MMCs

Graduate Seminars Committee