Distinguished Speakers

Distinguished Seminar: Marc B. Parlange, Ph.D.

Distinguished Seminar: Marc B. Parlange, Ph.D....

West African Savanna Hydrology Under Landscape Transformation Tuesday, September 13 4:00-5:00 pm 210 Aline Skaggs Biology Bldg. (ASB) Marc B. Parlange, Ph.D. Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science Professor, Department of Civil Engineering University of British Columbia Flyer (Co-sponsored wRead more...

Distinguished Seminar: Jay D. Humphrey, Ph.D.

Distinguished Seminar: Jay D. Humphrey, Ph.D....

Mechanical and Mechanobiological Factors in Aneurysm Progression Friday, January 15, 3:00 pm Sidney & Marian Green Classroom (3550 MEK) Reception to follow at 4:00 pm Jay D. Humphrey, Ph.D. Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering Yale University Abstract: Aneurysms are local dilatatRead more...

Distinguished Seminar: Anthony Rollett

Distinguished Seminar: Anthony Rollett...

Advances in Modeling and Simulation of Micromechanical Response of Materials, with an Emphasis on 3-D Microstructure Friday, Nov. 20, 3:00 pm Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series Sidney & Marian Green Classroom (3550 MEK - Mechanical Engineering Kennecott Bldg.) Reception toRead more...

Distinguished Seminar: Robert Webster

Distinguished Seminar: Robert Webster...

Can Needle-Sized Robot Tentacles Help Surgeons Save Lives? Friday, October 30, 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 ProRead more...

Distinguished Seminar:  Yung Shin, Ph.D.

Distinguished Seminar: Yung Shin, Ph.D....

Can Lasers Light Up New Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Processing? Friday, Oct. 9, 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 EngRead more...

Distinguished Seminar: Sumanta Acharya

Distinguished Seminar: Sumanta Acharya...

Gas Turbine Blade Cooling: Using Fundamental Physics for Improved Cooling Design Friday, Sept. 18, 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 MeRead more...

Distinguished Seminar: Donald Bloswick

Distinguished Seminar: Donald Bloswick...

ME TO IE and Back: Reflections on 30 years of working with interesting people & great students Friday, August 28, 2015, 3:00 pm Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series Sidney & Marian Green Classroom (3550 MEK - Mechanical Engineering Kennecott Bldg.) Reception to follow at 4Read more...

Distinguished Seminar: Gretchen McClain

Distinguished Seminar: Gretchen McClain...

The Doors Engineering Can Open - The Broad Career & Exciting Opportunities in Front of You Friday, March 27, 2015, 3:00 pm Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series 1250 WEB (Warnock Engineering Bldg.) Reception to follow at 4:00 pm Gretchen McClain Director, Booz Allen HamiltonRead more...

Distinguished Seminar: Susan Margulies, Ph.D.

Distinguished Seminar: Susan Margulies, Ph.D....

Understanding Why Head Rotation Direction Matters Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, 3:15 pm Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2230 Reception to follow at 4:15 pm Susan Margulies, Ph.D. George H. Stephenson Professor in Bioengineering School of EngineeriRead more...

Distinguished Seminar: Ibrahim Dincer, Ph.D.

Distinguished Seminar: Ibrahim Dincer, Ph.D....

New Energy Dimensions for Better Sustainability Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, 3:00 pm Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2230 Reception to follow at 4:00 pm Ibrahim Dincer, Ph.D. Professor of Mechanical Engineering Director, Clean Energy Research LaboRead more...

Distinguished Seminar: K. T. Ramesh, Ph.D.

Distinguished Seminar: K. T. Ramesh, Ph.D....

Keep your Head in the Game: The Mechanics of Traumatic Brain Injury in Sports Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, 2:00 pm Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2250 Reception to follow at 3:00 pm K. T. Ramesh, Ph.D. Decker Professor of Science & EnginRead more...

Distinguished Seminar: Paul Oh, Ph.D.

Distinguished Seminar: Paul Oh, Ph.D....

Robotics: Passing the Tipping Point Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, 3:00 pm Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2230 Reception to follow at 4:00 pm Paul Oh, Ph.D. Lincy Professor of Unmanned Aerial Systems Mechanical Engineering University of Nevada, LRead more...

Distinguished Seminar: Karthik Ramani, Ph.D.

Distinguished Seminar: Karthik Ramani, Ph.D....

Using Hands Naturally for Design & Creative Expression Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, 3:00 p.m. Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2230 Reception to follow Karthik Ramani, Ph.D. Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Professor EleRead more...

Distinguished Seminar: K. L. DeVries, Ph.D.

Distinguished Seminar: K. L. DeVries, Ph.D....

  A Walk Down Memory Lane: Successes and Frustrations Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, 3:00 pm Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2230 Reception to follow at 4:00 pm K. L. (Larry) DeVries, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor &Dir., Fracture & Adhesives Read more...

Distinguished Seminar: Prof. Robert Howe

Distinguished Seminar: Prof. Robert Howe...

"Robot Hands for the Real-World" Robert Howe, Ph.D. Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Engineering School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Harvard University Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, 3:00 pm Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2230 Reception to follow at 4:00 pm (All are invited) Abstract: Read more...

Distinguished Seminar: Daniel Inman, Ph.D.

Distinguished Seminar: Daniel Inman, Ph.D....

"Applications of Energy Harvesting" Daniel Inman, Ph.D. Chair & "Kelly" Johnson Collegiate Professor Aerospace Engineering University of Michigan Friday, November 15, 2013 - 3:00 p.m. Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2230 Reception to follow at 4:00 p.m. Abstract:  This talk introduces the baRead more...

Distinguished Seminar: Atomic-scale processes in friction and wear

Distinguished Seminar: Atomic-scale processes in friction and wear...

Robert Carpick, PhD Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) University of Pennsylvania Friday, Oct. 25th, 2013, 3:00 pm Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2230; Reception to follow at 4:00 pm Abstract:  I will discuss recent atomic force microscopy studies of nanosRead more...

Turning Concepts into Realities

Turning Concepts into Realities...

Stephen Jacobsen, PhD Emeritus Distinguished Professor Director, Center for Engineering Design Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah Friday, Sept. 6th, 2013, 3:00 pm Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2230 Reception to follow at 4:00 pm A higRead more...

Distinguished Seminar: A New Game Changer for Rapid and Ultra-High Sensitive Immunoassays and Point-of-Care Test (POCT): Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chips

Distinguished Seminar: A New Game Changer for Rapid and Ultra-High Sensitive Immunoassays and Point-of-Care Test (POCT): Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chips...

Friday, January 25th, 2013, 2:00 pm Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) L112 Reception to follow at 3:00 pm Public Welcome! Chong H. Ahn, PhD Mitchell P. Kartalia Chair and Professor Microsystems and BioMEMS Laboratory The Ohio Center for Microfluidic Innovation (OCMI) School of Electronics and Read more...

Seminar: Venture Capital Model for Technology Commercialization with a Focus on Emerging Trillion Sensor Opportunity

Seminar: Venture Capital Model for Technology Commercialization with a Focus on Emerging Trillion Sensor Opportunity...

Dr. Janusz Bryzek Vice President of Development, MEMS and Sensor Solutions Fairchild Semiconductor Friday, December 7th, 2012, 2:00 pm Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 1230 Reception to follow at 3:00 pm   (flyer) Bryzek received his MSEE and Ph.D. from Warsaw Technical University, Poland.Read more...

Seminar: Bio-Cooperative Rehabilitation Robots

Seminar: Bio-Cooperative Rehabilitation Robots...

Dr. Robert Riener Sensory-Motor Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; Spinal Cord Injury Center, University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland Friday, November 9th, 2012, 2:00 pm Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 1230 Reception to follow at 3:00 pm (flyer) Abstract Robotic technoRead more...

Seminar: Thermal Phenomena in Nanoelectronics

Seminar: Thermal Phenomena in Nanoelectronics...

Dr. Kenneth E. Goodson Professor and Vice-Chair, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University Friday, October 19th, 2012, 2:00 pm Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) Rm. 1230 Reception to follow at 3:00 pm (flyer) Abstract Surging demand for high-tech products – from iPads to smart vehicles – is Read more...

Seminar: The Brain in Motion – Visualizing Brain Biomechanics and Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

Seminar: The Brain in Motion - Visualizing Brain Biomechanics and Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury...

Dr. Philip V. Bayly The Lilyan and E. Lisle Hughes Prof. of Mechanical Engineering Chair, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Washington University in St. Louis Friday, September 28th, 2012, 2:00 pm Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 1230 Reception to follow at 3:00 pm (flyer) Seminar AbstracRead more...

Seminar: Ergonomics in 3D Anthropometrics & Biomechanics for Digital Human Modeling

Seminar: Ergonomics in 3D Anthropometrics & Biomechanics for Digital Human Modeling...

Dr. Matthew P. Reed Research Associate Professor Head, Biosciences Group, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Director, Human Motion Simulation Laboratory, University of Michigan Friday, April 13, 2012, at 3:00 PM Warnock Engineering Bldg. Rm. L104 Reception to follow at 4:00Read more...

Seminar: Sheet Metal Forming Using an Isogeometric Shell Formulation

Seminar: Sheet Metal Forming Using an Isogeometric Shell Formulation...

Dr. David J. Benson Professor of Computational Mechanics Department of Structural Mechanics University of California, San Diego Friday, March 2, 2012, at 3:00 PM Warnock Engineering Bldg. Rm. L104 Reception to follow at 4:00 PM Seminar Abstract Isogeometric analysis is a new computatioRead more...

Seminar: Laser Based Nanomanufacturing of Electronics & Energy Systems

Seminar: Laser Based Nanomanufacturing of Electronics & Energy Systems...

Dr. Costas P. Grigoropoulos Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of California, Berkeley Laser Thermal Laboratory Friday, February 10, 2012, at 3:00 PM Warnock Engineering Building, Room L104 Reception to follow at 4:00 PM Seminar Abstract This talk presents an overviRead more...

Seminar: Surface Haptics – Virtual Touch on Physical Surfaces

Seminar: Surface Haptics - Virtual Touch on Physical Surfaces...

Dr. J. Edward Colgate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Northwestern University Friday, January 20, 2012, at 3:00 PM Warnock Engineering Building, Room L104 Reception to follow at 4:00 PM Seminar Abstract The touch screen is the preeminent human-computer interface of our timesRead more...

Seminar: Lean Robotic Manufacturing

Seminar: Lean Robotic Manufacturing...

Dr. Dan Popa Associate Professor, University of Texas at Arlington Head of Next Generation Systems Research Group Department of Electrical Engineering Friday, December 2, 2011, at 3:00 PM Warnock Engineering Building, Room 2250 Reception to follow at 4:00 PM Seminar Abstract During the lasRead more...

Seminar: Nano-Technology & Design Problems in Present & Future Hard Disk Drives

Seminar: Nano-Technology & Design Problems in Present & Future Hard Disk Drives...

Dr. Frank E. Talke Professor, University of California, San Diego Center for Magnetic Recording Research Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Friday, November 18, 2011, at 3:00 PM Warnock Engineering Building, Room 2250 Reception to follow at 4:00 PM Seminar Abstract Storage of infoRead more...

Seminar: Pushing the Limits of the Human Body

Seminar: Pushing the Limits of the Human Body...

Dr. Richard Kent Professor, University of Virginia Deputy Director, Center for Applied BiomechanicsFriday, Sept. 30, 2011, at 3:00 PM Warnock Engineering Bldg. Rm. 2250 Reception to follow at 4:00 PM Seminar Abstract: In the U.S., injury is the leading cause of death through the 4th decade ofRead more...

Seminar: Twistable Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Artificial Muscle

Seminar: Twistable Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Artificial Muscle...

Dr. Kwang J. Kim Professor and Department Chair Mechanical Engineering University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)Friday, April 22, at 3:00 PM Warnock Eng. Bldg. Rm. 2230 Reception to follow at 4:00 PM Seminar Abstract Ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC) artificial muscles (AM) are low voltage driven aRead more...

Seminar: Extreme & Reversed Physical Property Values in Heterogeneous Solids

Seminar: Extreme & Reversed Physical Property Values in Heterogeneous Solids...

Dr. Roderic Lakes Professor, Department of Engineering Physics Engineering Mechanics Program University of Wisconsin, MadisonFriday, April 15, 2011, at 3:00 PM Warnock Engineering Bldg. Rm. 2230 Reception to follow at 4:00 PM Seminar Abstract Normal elastic materials resist both shape changesRead more...

Seminar: European Advances in Sustainable Refrigeration

Seminar: European Advances in Sustainable Refrigeration...

Dr. Björn Palm Professor, Department of Energy Technology Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, SwedenFriday, March 18, 2011, at 3:00 PM Warnock Engineering Bldg. Rm. 2230 Reception to follow at 4:00 PM Seminar Abstract Refrigeration systems, AC systems, and heat pumps use about 15% of allRead more...

Seminar: Applying Principles from Biology to the Design and Operation of Robots

Seminar: Applying Principles from Biology to the Design and Operation of Robots...

Dr. Mark Cutkosky Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Stanford UniversityFriday, Feb. 25, 2011, at 3:00 PM Warnock Engineering Bldg. Rm. 2230 Reception to follow at 4:00 PM Seminar Abstract Collaboration between biologists and engineers has resulted in a new generation of bio-inspiRead more...