USAC Colloquium: Bart Raeymaekers, Ph.D., Sept. 29, 2016, 11:00 am

September 19, 2016

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  • Do you have questions about graduate school?
  • Do you have questions about jobs after graduation?
  • Do you want to know more about options after undergraduate studies?

Come join department members for the first installment of the ME Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee Colloquium series of the 2016-2017 school year! Featured professors will present their research to allow students a chance to view the novel work the mechanical engineering department is producing, and to give students an opportunity to explore and expand their own research interests. After the presentation, lecturing professors along with a grad student panel, new faculty researchers, and representatives from the undergraduate and graduate programs will take part in a diverse Q&A panel to answer students’ questions about graduate studies, emphases and certificate options, research opportunities, departmental employment opportunities, career advice, and other general questions about the department. Light refreshments will be provided, but feel free to eat lunch with us during the presentation!

Prof. Bart Raeymaekers | Thurs., Sept. 29 | 11:00 am | 3550 MEK

Dr. Bart Raeymaekers is a graduate from the University of California San Diego (UCSD), where he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2007. His unique background includes an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009, two Masters Degrees, and a post-doc fellowship at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2010. As head of the Tribology and Precision Engineering Laboratory, Dr. Raeymaekers conducts research in the mechanics of sliding surfaces at the nanoscale, both experimental and theoretical.

Prof. Brittany Coats | Thurs., Oct. 27 | 11:00 am | 3550 MEK

Dr. Brittany Coats graduated from the University of Utah’s Department of Mechanical Engineering with a B.S., and from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) with a Ph.D., in Bioengineering. Dr. Coats’ primary research focus as head of the Developmental Brain Injury Biomechanics Laboratory is exploring the microscopic and macroscopic structure of the head and eye at different stages of development, and using that knowledge to predict, diagnose, or prevent injury. Her research crosses the boundaries of several fields, and as a result, she has affiliated appointments in bioengineering, Pediatrics, and Ophthalmology, and Visual Sciences in addition to her primary appointment in Mechanical Engineering.