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Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series

FA 2023/WN 2024 Seminars will take place in the following Zoom room: (passcode 692510).

Winter 2024

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
01/23/2024 TBA TBA Neil Lin University of California Los Angeles Epithelial Cell Variability is Governed by Physics Principles and Has Mechanobiology Impacts
01/30/2024 TBA TBA Aimy Wissa Princeton University
02/06/2024 3:00 PM 1200 EECS Matthew Kasemer University of Alabama Toward Understanding Mechanical Failure of Irradiated Metals
03/12/2024 3:00 PM 1200 EECS Zhigang Suo Harvard University Tanglemer: A Polymer Network in which Entanglements Greatly Outnumber Crosslinks View
03/26/2024 3:00 PM 1200 EECS Bozhi Tian University of Chicago Deformable Composites: from Photostimulation to Living Bioelectronics View
04/02/2024 3:00 PM 1200 EECS Matthew Daly University of Illinois - Chicago Deformation Mechanisms at the Mesoscale: From 2D Materials to High Entropy Alloys View
04/09/2024 3:00 PM 1200 EECS Khalid Kadir University of California - Berkeley Engineering Justice? Rethinking Engineering and Our Positions as Engineers in Efforts to Make the World a Better Place
04/16/2024 3:00 PM 1200 EECS Xiaochun Li University of California - Los Angeles Nanotechnology-Enabled Large-Scale Manufacturing of Metals for Complexity and Sustainability View

Midwest Mechanics Seminar

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
03/18/2024 4:00 PM TBA Alison Marsden Stanford
10/09/2023 4:00 PM LEC Johnson rooms Dan Henningson KTH Royal Institute of Technology Large Scale Numerical Experiments of Unsteady Aerodynamic Flows and the Role of Laminar-turbulent Transition View

Fall 2023

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
09/12/2023 3:30 PM 1200 EECS Peng Chen Georgia Institute of Technology Derivative-informed neural operators View
09/19/2023 3:30 PM 1200 EECS Marta C. Hatzell Georgia Institute of Technology Electrifying the Synthesis of Nitrogen and Carbon-based Fuels and Fertilizers
09/26/2023 3:30 PM 1200 EECS Astrid Layton Texas A&M How Nature’s Systems Can Guide More Resilient and Sustainable Human Network Design View
10/10/2023 3:30 PM 1200 EECS Matthew Eisaman Yale University Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal via Electrochemical Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement View
10/24/2023 3:30 PM 1200 EECS David Dunand Northwestern Extrusion 3D-Printing: from Oxide Inks to Metallic Micro-lattices View
10/31/2023 3:30 PM 1200 EECS Michael Graham University of Wisconsin-Madison Data, Dynamics, and Manifolds: Machine Learning Approaches for Modeling and Controlling Complex Flows View
11/14/2023 3:00 PM 1200 EECS Kripa Varanasi Massachusetts Institute of Technology Innovations at Interfaces: Energy & Sustainability to Biomedical Applications View
11/28/2023 3:30 PM 1200 EECS Vikas Srivastava Brown University Experiments and model for dynamically crosslinked shear rate stiffening soft polymers View
12/05/2023 3:30 PM 1200 EECS Jennifer Rieser Emory University Impressive Feats without Feet: The Physics of Limbless Movement in Complex Environments

Winter 2023

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
01/17/2023 4:30 PM 2505 GG Brown Jian Wang University of Nebraska - Lincoln Multiscale Understanding of Confined Volume Enabled Unusual Plasticity in Nanocomposites View
01/18/2023 4:00 PM 1003 EECS Ke Cheng UNC- Chapel Hill Drug Delivery for Heart and Lung Repair View
01/23/2023 4:30 PM Midwest Mechanics Jay Humphrey Yale University From Mechanics to Modeling Mechanobiological Regulation of Tissue Structure and Function View
01/24/2023 4:30 PM 2505 GGB Daniel Cohen Princeton University Adventures in Cell Herding: Engineering and Control of Multi-agent Cellular Swarms View
01/31/2023 3:00 PM 1200 EECS Simon Sponberg Georgia Tech Biophysical Transitions and Unified Dynamics of Periodically Driven (synchronous) and Self-excited (asynchronous) Flapping Flight in Insects and Robots View
02/07/2023 3:00 PM 1200 EECS Dongbin Xiu The Ohio State Data Driven Modeling of Unknown Systems with Deep Neural Networks View
03/21/2023 CANCELED 1200 EECS Ming-Wei Chen Johns Hopkins University
03/27/2023 4:00 PM LEC Johnson Rooms George Haller Midwest Mechanics Serminar ETH Zurich Data-Driven Nonlinear Reduced-Order Modeling for Solid and Fluid Mechanics
03/28/2023 3:00 PM 1200 EECS Minh-Son Pham Imperial College London High Performance Architected Materials for Safety Critical Applications
04/04/2023 3:00 PM 1200 EECS Nenad Miljkovic University of Illnois Urbana-Champaign Tailoring Surface Chemistry and Surface Roughness toenable the Long-Term Stable Dropwise Condensation ofSteam and Refrigerant Working Fluids View
04/11/2023 3:00 PM 1200 EECS Tony Jun Huang Duke University Acoustofluidics: Merging Acoustics and Fluid Mechanics for Biomedical Applications View

Fall 2022

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
09/27/2022 VIRTUAL ONLY THIS SEMINAR IS AT 3:00 PM Cetin Yilmaz Boğaziçi University Inertial Amplification in Periodic Structures andElastic Metamaterials View
10/11/2022 4:00 PM 1010 DOW Louis Cattafesta Illinois Institute of Technology Adaptive Separation Control of a Laminar Boundary Layer using Online Dynamic Mode Decomposition View
10/25/2022 4:00 PM VIRTUAL SEMINAR ONLY Tarasankar DebRoy Penn State Digital Twins in Additive Manufacturing – concepts, building blocks, and applications View
11/01/2022 4:00 PM 1010 HH DOW Jennifer Dunn Northwestern Life Cycle Assessment as a Lighthouse: Guidance Towards a Sustainable Harbor and Away From Peril View
11/08/2022 4:00 PM VIRTUAL Pierre Deymier University of Arizona Demystifying the Quantum Paradigm using Acoustic Metamaterials- Phi-bits as Quantum Computing Acoustics Analogues View
11/15/2022 4:00 PM 1010 HH DOW Paul Plucinsky University of Southern California Programming and Predcting the Effective Shapes of Origami and Kirigami Surfaces View
12/06/2022 4:00 PM 1010 HH DOW Sushil Bhavnani Auburn University Enhancement of Phase-Change Thermal Management of Microelectronics Using Engineered Surface Structures

Winter 2022

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
01/18/2022 4:00 PM 1303 EECS Joshua S. Heyne University of Dayton Sustainable aviation fuel requirements and opportunities View
01/25/2022 4:00 PM 1303 EECS Michael Haberman University of Texas at Austin Non-Reciprocal Acoustics: Theory and Application to Sound Diffusion View
02/08/2022 4:00 PM VIRTUAL Asegun Henry Massachusetts Institute of Technology Moving the Needle on Climate Change: New Innovations in High Temperture Systems View
03/22/2022 4:00 PM 1303 EECS Srinvias Garimella Georgia Tech Practical Pathways to Energy Decarbonization, Frugal Water Use, and Food Preservation View
03/29/2022 4:00 PM 1303 EECS Peter Hosemann University of California Berkeley From materials selection to deployment and degradation. Synergies and differences between different radiationinduced defects and their meaning for performance View
04/05/2022 4:00 PM Virtual Seminar Evelyn Wang Massachusetts Institution of Technology Engineering Advanced Materials for Substainable Energy and Water Devices View
04/12/2022 4:00 PM 1303 EECS Joel Bernier Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory In Situ Characterization of Polycrystalline Materials at the Mesoscale. View
04/19/2022 4:00 PM 1303 EECS Samuel Graham University of Maryland Thermal Management Strategies to Enable Ultrawide Bandgap Electronics View

Fall 2021

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
09/07/2021 Virtual Xinghang Zhang Purdue University Design of materials with unique mechanical behavior and radiation reponses by tailoring nanoscal defects View
09/21/2021 3150 HH DOW Rui Ni Johns Hopkins Fragmentation in turbulence by small eddies View
09/28/2021 Matthias Chung Virginia Tech Modern Challenges in Inverse Problems View
10/04/2021 3150 HH Dow Michael Filler Georgia Tech Nano-modular Processing of Electronics View
10/26/2021 4:00 PM 3150 HH Dow Adam Weber Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Importance of Transport in Electrochemical Energy-Conversion Technologies View
11/02/2021 4:00 PM 3150 HH DOW David Hu Georgia Tech Fire ant rafts, cubic poop, and the Ig Nobel Prize
11/09/2021 4:00 PM 3150 HH Dow Ibo Matthews Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Enhancing Process Control in Metal 3D Printing View
11/16/2021 3150 HH DOW Hanumant Singh Northeastern University Recent Advances in High Resolution Imaging and Mapping for Marine Robotics Applications View
12/07/2021 4:00 PM 3150 HH DOW Adriana San Miguel North Carolina State University Integrating Microfluidics and Computer Vision for High-content Analysis of Aging View

Winter 2021

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
01/19/2021 Anthony Rollett Carnegie Mellon University 3D Printing, Synchrotron X-Ray Experiments and Machine Learning View
01/26/2021 Timothy S. Fischer UCLA Thermal and Energy Storage Nanomaterials for Fast Processes View
02/02/2021 Lena Ting Emory University What does a muscle sense? Multiscale interactions governing muscle spindle sensory signals View
02/09/2021 Celia Reina University of Pennsylvania Continuum mechanics of non-equilibrium phenomena: a journey through space and time scales
03/23/2021 Rick Neptune University of Texas at Austin Biomechanical Analyses of Human Movement Aimed at Improving Rehabilitation Outcomes View
03/30/2021 Mehran Tehrani University of Texas - Austin Additively Manufactured Polymer Composites: Mechanics, Materials Science, and Manufacturing View
04/13/2021 Mahmoud Hussein University of Colorado Metadamping in elastic metamaterials: Dissipation engineering by intrinsic resonances View

Fall 2020

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
09/08/2020 Michael Posa University of Pennsylvania Bilevel optimization for control, learning, and multi-contact robotics View
09/15/2020 Evros Loukaides University of Bath Forming and Morphing Without Waste View
09/29/2020 2:00 PM Sophia Haussener Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Modelling, experimentation and scaling of photo-electrochemical fuel processing devices View
10/06/2020 Kelsey Hatzell Vanderbilt University Engineering Interfaces and Interphases for All Solid State Batteries View
10/13/2020 Jake Socha Virginia Tech How flying snakes glide: turning the body into a wiggling wing View
10/27/2020 Ian Wong Brown University Beyond 2D: Self-Organizing Patterns in Nanomaterials and Cancer View
11/03/2020 Katia Bertoldi Harvard University Multistable structures - from energy trapping to morphing View
11/10/2020 Peter Schmid Imperial College London Synchronization effects in n-periodic fluid systems View
11/17/2020 Janine Mauzeroll McGill University "The Wonderful World of Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM)" View
12/01/2020 2:00 PM Carlotta Mummolo New Jersey Institute of Technology State-Space Characterization of Balance Capabilities in Biped Systems View
12/08/2020 Charles Meneveau Johns Hopkins University View

Winter 2020

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
01/14/2020 TBA Martin Z. Bazant MIT Control of Interfacial Stability in Electrochemical Systems
01/21/2020 EECS 1500 Matthew McDowell Georgia Institute of Technology In Situ Investigation of Chemo-Mechanical Phenomena in Batteries
01/28/2020 EECS 1500 Eric R. Masanet UCSB Industrial decarbonization and the role of emerging technologies
02/18/2020 EECS 1500 Prabhakar Bandaru UCSD Thermal metamaterials – for efficient directing, harvesting, and dissipation of heat
04/07/2020 CANCELLED Jake Socha Virginia Tech
04/14/2020 CANCELLED Lynden Archer Cornell University
04/21/2020 CANCELLED Katia Bertoldi Harvard University

Fall 2019

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
10/22/2019 2147 GGB Paul Korinko Savannah River National Laboratory An Introduction to Metals Additive Manufacturing
10/29/2019 2147 GGB Sherry Xain Chen The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Mesomechanics experimental mechanics: dual beam-shear differential interference contrast microscopy
11/05/2019 2147 GGB 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
12/03/2019 2147 GGB Stefano Gonella University of Minnesota Topology Meet Phononics Wave Manipulation on Edges and Interfaces
12/10/2019 2147 GG B 2147 GGB Jianxun Wang Notre Dame Data-driven forward and inverse modeling of fluid dynamics with "small data"

Winter 2019

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
01/15/2019 4:00 - 5:00 PM 2540 GGB 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
01/22/2019 10:00 AM Johnson Rooms, LEC Neville Hogan Massachusetts Institute of Technology How do we do it? The puzzle of human performance
01/29/2019 4:00 - 5:00 PM DOW 1017 L.S. Fan The Ohio State University Chemical Looping Combustion, Gasification and Reforming Technology and CO2 Capture
03/26/2019 4:00 - 5:00 PM EECS 1500 Pradeep Sharma University of Houston Flexoelectricity and Electrets
04/02/2019 4:00 - 5:00 PM EECS 1500 Kejie Zhao Purdue University Bridging mechanics and electrochemistry: Experiments and modeling on battery materials
04/16/2019 4:00 - 5:00 PM EECS 1500 Elsa Olivetti Massachusetts Institute of Technology Linking Materials Synthesis to Manufacturing Scalability
04/23/2019 4:00 - 5:00 PM EECS 1500 Christine Hrenya University of Colorado Attractive couples break up unexpectedly

Fall 2018

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
10/02/2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 2153 GGB Amos Winter MIT Coupling Insights into Emerging Markets with Engineering Science to Create High-Performance Low-Cost, Global Technologies
10/17/2018 10:30 - 11:30 am 2000A Phoenix Memorial Lab Satish Kumar Georgia Tech Electro-Thermal Transport in Electronics Materials and Their Devices
10/19/2018 10:00 - 11:00 am 1680 IOE Haoxiang Luo Vanderbilt University Computational Fluid-structure Interaction for Biological and Biomedical Applications
10/23/2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 2153 GGB Craig Arnold Princeton University Piezoelectrochemistry in Li-ion Batteries: Coupling Mechanics and Electrochemistry
11/06/2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 2153 GGB Greg Jackson Colorado School of Mines Reactive and Inert Oxide Particles for Capturing and Storing Solar Energy
11/13/2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 2153 GGB Tim Colonius Cal Tech Flutter Instabilities with Application to Energy Harvesting
11/27/2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 2153 GGB Eduardo J. Izquierdo Indiana Unversity Towards a Brain-Body-Environment Computational Model of a Living Organism
12/04/2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 2153 GGB Glenn Daehn The Ohio State University Impulse Welding and Manufacturing: Methods and Opportunities
12/11/2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 2153 GGB Jacob Notbohm University of Wisconsin Mechanical Response of Fibrous Materials to Local Contractile Loads

Winter 2018

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
01/16/2018 1500 EECS Renkun Chen University of California San Diego Thermal Transport and Management in Nanostructured Materials
01/26/2018 1200 EECS Yunzhi Wang The Ohio State University An Integrated Experimental and Computational Approach to Microstructure-Property Relationships in Structural Materials
01/30/2018 1500 EECS S.K. Gupta University Southern California Smart Robotic Assistants for Small Volume Manufacturing

Fall 2017

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
10/31/2017 4:00PM 1200 EECS Kristin Myers Columbia University The Biomechanical Evaluation of Soft Tissue Stress and Stretch in Pregnancy
11/07/2017 4:00PM 1200 EECS Ovijit Chaudhuri Stanford University
11/14/2017 4:00 PM 1200 EECS John Sutherland Purdue University
11/28/2017 4:00 PM 1200 EECS J. Christian Gerdes Stanford University
12/12/2017 4:00PM 1200 EECS Arumugam Manthiram University of Texas, Austin Electrical Energy Storage: Next Generation Battery Technologies

Winter 2017

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
01/10/2017 1200 EECS Mark Campbell Cornell University Perceiving Complex Scenes for Autonomous Driving
01/17/2017 1200 EECS Kristin Myers Columbia University The Mechanical Environment of Pregnancy
01/24/2017 1200 EECS Hope Michelsen Sandia National Laboratories The Intriguing Mystrery of Soot Formation: Developing the Tools to Solve It
01/31/2017 1200 EECS Jeff Eldredge UCLA Low-Order Modeling of Agile Flight
03/21/2017 1200 EECS Catalin Picu Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
03/28/2017 1200 EECS Raziel Riemer Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
04/04/2017 1200 EECS John Rogers Northwestern University
04/11/2017 1200 EECS Wiliam King University of Illinois
04/14/2017 1200 EECS Roger Kamm MIT

Fall 2016

DateTimeRoomSpeakerInstitutionAbstract TitleRecording
09/16/2016 2505 GGB Tresa Pollock University of California, Santa Barbara
09/27/2016 1200 EECS Jaal Ghandhi University of Wisconsin
10/11/2016 1200 EECS Andreas Polycarpou Texas A&M University
10/25/2016 1200 EECS Muhammad Ashar Alam Purdue University
11/03/2016 1018 HH Dow Michael Wehner Harvard University
11/08/2016 1200 EECS Jeff Wolfenstine Army Research Lab
11/15/2016 1200 EECS Larry Howell Brigham Young University
11/29/2016 1200 EECS Yong Chen University of California, Los Angeles
12/06/2016 1200 EECS Chris Dames University of California, Berkeley
12/13/2016 1200 EECS SongWoo Nam University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign