2015-2016 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.

Fall 2015 Seminars

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

DateSpeakerOrganizationTopic
Sep 3 Wangda Zuo University of Miami Equation-Based Modeling and Simulations for Sustainable Buildings
Sep 10 Brandon Dilworth MIT Lincoln Laboratory LLCD Experimental Line-of-Sight Jitter Testing
Sep 17 Moshe Matalon University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The “Turbulent Flame Speed” – Recent Developments

Sep 24 Dow 641

George A. Hazelrigg Deputy Division Director of Civil, Mechanical & Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) at the National Science Foundation The Engineer as a Decision Maker

Oct 01

Elisabeth Graffy Arizona State University, Professor of Practice; Co-Director, Energy Policy, Law and Governanc Death Spirals and Energy Independence: The Volatility of Contemporary Energy Policy

Oct 08

Weisong Shi Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow and a Professor of Computer Science at Wayne State University Wireless Health: Opportunities, Challenges and Beyond

Oct 15

Mehdi Maasoumy PhD Candidate from University of California at Berekle A Contract-Based Framework for Integrated Demand Response Management in Smart Grids

Oct 22

Gustavo Gutierrez University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Mathematical Mode of a Reluctance Accelerator (Coilgun)

Oct 29

Robin Cash Lecturer, Eastern Michigan University and Technical Training Manager, Ford Motor Company

The Discipline of Experimentation

Nov 5

Umesh Kore South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Hydrodynamic Design of Wave Energy Converters

Nov 12

Scott Parrish General Motors Complexities of Fuel Sprays at Engine-Like Conditions

Nov 19

Mary Kasarda Virginia Tech - Mechanical Engineering The Virginia Tech Smart Infrastructure Laboratory: A High Performance Smart Research Building on the VT Campus

Dec 3

Harvey Gershman Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. Status of Solid Waste Management in the US with focus on the Technologies

Dec 10

Mark Hepkoski ThermoAnalytics Human Physiological Modeling Techniques for Predicting Thermal Comfort

Spring 2016 Seminars

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

DateSpeakerOrganizationTopic
Jan 21 Reginald Mitchell Stanford University The Impact of Co-firing Coal and Biomass on Mixed Char Reactivity under Gasification Conditions
Jan 28 Kunal Karan University of Calgary The complexity of microstructure and transport phenomena in polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) catalyst layer: the role of chameleonic ionomer
Feb 11 Pablo Tarazaga Virginia Tech A unique and multidisciplinary building instrumentation project with non-conventional applications
Feb 18 Marie Paretti Virginia Tech What Do Faculty Teach and What Do Students Learn: Studies of Teamwork in Engineering
Feb 25 Amitabh Narain Michigan Technological University High Heat-Flux Milli-meter Scale Flow-Boilers and Flow Condesners-Experimental and Modeling Results
Mar 3 Karl Walczak Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Development of Durable High Efficiency Artificial Photosynthesis Prototypes
Mar 17 Amanda Hanford Pennsylvania State University Fluid and Structure Interaction Research at the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State
Mar 24 Ugur Pasaogullari University of Connecticut Wettability in Electrochemical Systems
Mar 31 Michael Stanisic Purdue University The Singular Planes of Industrial Manipulators and a Solution to the Problem
Apr 7 Julie Ford New Mexico Tech The Road to Clear and Engaging Engineering Presentations
Apr 13 Giorgio Bacelli Sandia National Laboratory Converting Energy from Ocean Waves: Fundamentals in Modeling and control System Design
Apr 21 Ezequiel Medici Michigan Technological University Acoustic Emissions of Explosive Volcanic Eruptions

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