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UofU-BYU Seminar Exchange: Eric Homer, Ph.D.

Mechanical Engineering is excited to announce the creation of a UofU-BYU Seminar Exchange. Our first seminar is planned for Thursday, December 3, 2015 11:00 am – 12:00 noon in the Milner Executive Board Room (0560 MEK) “Modeling Grain Boundaries in Crystalline Metals and Deformation in Amorphous Metals” Eric R Homer, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in the Read More…

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Brittany Coats, Ph.D.

Bring your lunch and join us Wed., Oct. 28, 2015 noon – 1:00 pm, in 0560 MEK Description: In solid mechanics, even the smallest structures can play an important role in the distribution of stress and strain. The Developmental Injury Biomechanics Lab investigates how structure and mechanics change as we age, and how these changes Read More…

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Distinguished Seminar: Robert Webster

Can Needle-Sized Robot Tentacles Help Surgeons Save Lives? Friday, October 30, 2015, 3:00 pm Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series Sidney & Marian Green Classroom (3550 MEK – Mechanical Engineering Kennecott Bldg.) Reception to follow at 4:00 pm Robert Webster, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Vanderbilt University, TN Abstract: Thin, flexible robots able to bend Read More…

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Seminar: Wojciech Lipiński, Ph.D.

Advances in Heat Transfer for Solar Thermochemical Applications Thursday, November 12, 11:00 a.m. Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2230 Wojciech Lipiński, Ph.D. Associate Professor Research School of Engineering The Australian National University Abstract: Heat transfer in chemically reacting media is a complex transient phenomenon typically encountered in combustion, fuels and materials processing, extractive metallurgy, and other Read More…

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Distinguished Seminar: Yung Shin, Ph.D.

Can Lasers Light Up New Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Processing? Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, 3:00 pm Sidney & Marian Green Classroom (3550 MEK-Mechanical Engineering Kennecott Bldg.) Yung C. Shin, Ph.D. Donald A. & Nancy G. Roach Professor of Advanced Manufacturing School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University Abstract: With the rapid advent of lasers and laser Read More…

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Amanda Smith, Ph.D.

Mechanical Engineering is excited to announce the first speaker in our Brown Bag Lunch Series, mechanical engineering assistant professor Amanda Smith, Thursday, October 1, 2015, 12:30-1:30 pm, 0560 MEK (Milner Executive Board Room-Lower Level) Bring your lunch or pick something up at the Quartzdyne Cafe. Come learn about how energy use in the Salt Lake Read More…

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Distinguished Seminar: Sumanta Acharya

Gas Turbine Blade Cooling: Using Fundamental Physics for Improved Cooling Design Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, 3:00 pm Sidney & Marian Green Classroom (3550 MEK-Mechanical Engineering Kennecott Bldg.) Reception to follow at 4:00 pm Sumanta Acharya, Ph.D. Ring Companies Chair & Department Chair Mechanical Engineering Department University of Memphis, TN Abstract: Gas turbine components downstream of Read More…

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U Professor Promotes Laser-based Manufacturing

U mechanical engineering assistant professor Wenda Tan recently traveled to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), in Tennessee, to give a seminar on “multi-scale modeling of process dynamics and microstructure development in laser-based keyhole welding and additive manufacturing.” Professor Tan also visited the processing and joining group  and the manufacturing demonstration facility  to get acquaintance of Read More…

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Seminar: Interface Mediated Thermal Transport: From Hybrid Materials to Hard Disk Drives

Thursday, July 23, 2015 2:30 P.M. Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2250 Jonathan A. Malen, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering Carengie Mellon University Abstract: Operating temperature, and hence heat dissipation, impact the performance of energy conversion technologies and electronic devices. Thermal transport in advanced materials for these technologies cannot be described simply by Fourier’s law Read More…