Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series

FA 2020 Seminars will take place in the following Zoom room: (passcode 5777).

Seminar Series: Fall 2020 Virtual Seminar

Date Room Speaker Name Institution Abstract Title Seminar Recording
Michael Posa University of Pennsylvania

Bilevel optimization for control, learning, and multi-contact robotics

Evros Loukaides University of Bath

Forming and Morphing Without Waste

SPECIAL TIME 2:00 PM EST Sophia Haussener Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Modelling, experimentation and scaling of photo-electrochemical fuel processing devices

Kelsey Hatzell Vanderbilt University

Engineering Interfaces and Interphases for All Solid State Batteries

Jake Socha Virginia Tech

How flying snakes glide:  turning the body into a wiggling wing

Ian Wong Brown University

Beyond 2D: Self-Organizing Patterns in Nanomaterials and Cancer

Katia Bertoldi Harvard University

Multistable structures - from energy trapping to morphing

Peter Schmid Imperial College London
Janine Mauzeroll McGill University
SPECIAL TIME FOR SEMINAR WILL BE 2:00 PM Carlotta Mummolo New Jersey Institute of Technology
Charles Meneveau Johns Hopkins University

Some Applications of Machine Learning Based Flow Classification

Seminar Series: Winter 2020

Date Room Speaker Name Institution Abstract Title Seminar Recording
TBA Martin Z. Bazant MIT

Control of Interfacial Stability in Electrochemical Systems

EECS 1500 Matthew McDowell Georgia Institute of Technology

In Situ Investigation of Chemo-Mechanical Phenomena in Batteries

EECS 1500 Eric R. Masanet UCSB

 Industrial decarbonization and the role of emerging technologies

EECS 1500 Prabhakar Bandaru UCSD

Thermal metamaterials – for efficient directing, harvesting, and dissipation of heat

EECS 1500 Jake Socha Virginia Tech


EECS 1500 Lynden Archer Cornell University


EECS 1500 Katia Bertoldi Harvard University


Seminar Series: Fall 2019

Date Room Speaker Name Institution Abstract Title Seminar Recording
2147 GG Brown Peter Gabriel Adamczyk University of Wisconsin-Madison

Challenges in Prosthetic Limbs: design, control, use and utility

2147 GG Brown Dr. Spencer Bryngelson Caltech

Computational Methods for Multi-Component Flows: From the Microcirculation to Feeding Humpback Whales

2147 GG Brown Amy Marconnet Purdue University

Nanoengineering Materials for Thermal Transport

2147 GG Brown Dr. Kent Bowden Cadillac Hospital, Munson Healthcare

Impacting Healthcare Costs with a University of Michigan Innovation - FlexDex

2147 GG Brown Maziar Hemati University of Minnesota

Modeling, Estimation, and Control of Fluid Flows

2147 GG Brown Paul Korinko Savannah River National Laboratory

An Introduction to Metals Additive Manufacturing

2147 GG Brown Sherry Xain Chen The Hong Kong University of Science and Techology

Mesomechanics experimental mechanics:
dual beam-shear differential interference
contrast microscopy

2147 GG Brown Bldg Michael D. Sangid Purdue

Coupling microstructure-sensitive modeling and in situ experiments to
understand and predict fatigue behavior: Towards the rapid qualification of
additive manufactured materials

2147 GG Brown Stefano Gonella University of Minnesota

Topology Meet Phononics
Wave Manipulation on Edges and Interfaces

2147 GG Brown Jianxun Wang Notre Dame

Data-driven forward and inverse modeling of fluid dynamics with "small data"

Seminar Series: Winter 2019

Date Room Speaker Name Institution Abstract Title Seminar Recording
2540 GG Brown Grand Conference Room Time 4:00 - 5:00 PM Robert McCormick National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Development of Sustainable Fuels for High-Efficiency Spark-Ignition and Mixing-Controlled Compression-Ignition Engines: Storage Stability and Effects of Fuel Properties on Engine Performance and Emissions

Johnson Rooms, LEC Time 10:00 AM Neville Hogan Massachusetts Institute of Technology

How do we do it?
The puzzle of human performance