All seminars will take place between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm in 345 DCH except as noted.

If you'd like to meet with a speaker in person, contact that speaker's host in advance to schedule a meeting.

date speaker title
16 October 14 Arindam Banerjee, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Lehigh University (host: Praveen Ramaprabhu) title and abstract TBA
11 September 14 Scott Morris, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame (host: Mesbah Uddin) title and abstract TBA
15 April 14 Maurizio Porfiri, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University (host: Scott Kelly) "Fish 'n' Robots: Not a Take-Out Food" (abstract)
27 March 14 Daniel Flowers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (host: Nilabh Srivastava) "Experiments and Simulations of High Efficiency Clean Combustion Engines" (abstract)
13 March 14 Luciano Castillo, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University (host: Nilabh Srivastava) "On Wind Energy - It is all about Turbulence" (abstract)
27 February 14 Francis Moon, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University (host: Nilabh Srivastava) "What Happened to Chaos Theory? Review, History, Case Study: An Application of Nonlinear Dynamics to Wind Energy" (abstract)
20 February 14 Sonia Martinez, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego (host: Nilabh Srivastava) "Deployment algorithms for dynamically constrained mobile sensors" (abstract)
28 January 14 Todd Murphey, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University (host: Scott Kelly) "Ergodic Control Synthesis for Exploration and Active Sensing" (abstract)
21 November 13 Saiful Bari, School of Engineering, University of South Australia (host: Mesbah Uddin) "Additional Power Generation from the Exhaust Gas of Diesel Engine by Bottoming Rankine Cycle" (abstract)
5 November 13 Frank Gayle, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, NIST (host: Scott Smith) "The Collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers — A Metallurgist's View" (abstract)
10 October 13 Sunghwan Jung, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech (host: Scott Kelly) "Drinking, Clapping, and Bouncing Fluids" (abstract)
17 September 13 Dong Eui Chang, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo (host: Scott Kelly) "Damping-Induced Self-Recovery Phenomenon in Mechanical Systems" (abstract)
16 April 13 Naomi E. Leonard, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University (host: Nilabh Srivastava) "Network topology and the evolution of leadership in collective migration" (abstract)
9 April 13 John B. Heywood, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT (host: Nilabh Srivastava) "The Evolving IC Engine: Future Prospects" (abstract)
21 February 13 Robert M'Closkey , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA (host: Scott Kelly) "Noise Spectra in Vibratory Gyros: the Case for Modal Tuning" (abstract)
24 January 13 Howie Choset, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (host: Scott Kelly) "Degrees of Freedom, The More The Merrier" (abstract)
4 December 12 Mohammed Daqaq, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University (host: Scott Kelly) "Powering Remote Sensors Using Self-Excited Oscillations" (abstract)
15 November 12 Andrew Lawrie, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol (host: Praveen Ramaprabhu) "Rayleigh-Taylor Instability — A Century of Open Questions" (abstract)
23 October 12 Carmelita Frondoza, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University (host: Ahmed El-Ghannam) "Use of Cell-Based Assays for Translational Research" (abstract)
11 October 12 Dan McAdams, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M (host: Scott Kelly) "Product Synthesis Engineering Research" (abstract)
27 March 12 Joseph Katz, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, San Diego State University (host: Mesbah Uddin) "The Role of Aerodynamics in Motor Racing and a Case Study for Rapid Aero-Development" (abstract)
15 March 12 Brian Feeny, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University (host: Nilabh Srivastava) "Modal Decomposition in Vibrations" (abstract)
9 February 12 Burak Ozdoganlar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (host: John Ziegert) "Mechanical Micro-Manufacturing and its Applications" (abstract)
2 February 12 Xubin Song, Eaton Corporation (host: Nilabh Srivastava) "Energy Efficient Powertrain Controls from Laboratory to Production" (abstract)
17 January 12 Suveen Mathaudhu, US Army Research Office (host: Qiuming Wei) "ARO Synthesis and Processing of Materials: Transforming the Army with Materials Science Fiction" (abstract)
6 December 11 Russ Tedrake, Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT (host: Scott Kelly) "Algorithms for Feedback Control of Walking Robots and Robotic Birds" (abstract)
29 November 11 Peter de Groot, Zygo Corporation (host: Chris Evans) "Interferometry in All the Wrong Places: Optical Metrology for Precision Manufacturing" (abstract)
13 October 11 Kumbakonam Rajagopal, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M (host: Ron Smelser) "Elasticity of Elasticity" (abstract)
22 September 11 Patricio Vela, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech (host: Scott Kelly) "Estimation Theory Meets Visual Tracking and Active Contours" (abstract)
7 April 11 Harry Dankowicz, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (host: Nilabh Srivastava) "Friction-induced Reverse Chatter in Rigid-body Mechanisms with Impacts" (abstract)
22 March 11 George Zhu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University (host: Nilabh Srivastava) "Modeling and Control of SI and HCCI Dual Combustion Engines" (abstract)
22 February 11 Dan Inman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech (host: Scott Kelly) "Fun With Funny Materials" (abstract)
27 January 11, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in 207 DCH Hy Tran, Sandia National Laboratories (host: Stuart Smith) "Evaluation of a Silicon Bulk-Micromachined Step Gauge for Optical and Hybrid Sensor CMMs" (abstract)
7 December 10 Yoed Rabin, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (host: Charles Lee) "Engineering Aspects in Cryobiology and Cryomedicine" (abstract)
11 November 10 Kamran Mohseni, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder (host: Scott Kelly) "Bio-Inspired Aerial and Underwater Sensor Platforms for Distributed Wireless Environmental Sensor Networking" (abstract)
21 October 10 Sukesh Roy, Spectral Energies LLC (host: Praveen Ramaprabhu) "Laser Based Sensing for the Development of Next Generation Propulsion Systems" (abstract)
14 September 10 Andrea Micheletti, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata (host: Scott Kelly) "Tensegrity Systems for Variable-Geometry Applications" (abstract)
27 April 10 Sukanta Basu, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University (host: Nilabh Srivastava) "Addressing a Few Emergent Challenges in Wind Power Meteorology" (abstract)
18 March 10 Tim Topoleski, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (host: Scott Kelly) "Engineering Health: Exploring Structure/Function Relationships in Biomaterials" (abstract)
11 February 10 Michael Smith, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, Caltech (host: Matt Davies) "Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory" (abstract)
26 January 10 Lex Smits, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University (host: Mesbah Uddin) "Turbulence in Hypersonic Flow" (abstract)
3 December 09 Shane Ross, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech (host: Scott Kelly) Transport Networks: Mapping Chaotic Motion in the Solar System and Geophysical Flows via Invariant Manifolds" (abstract)
5 November 09 Andrew Pollard, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen's University (host: Mesbah Uddin) "Turbulence and Fluid Dynamics Research and The Ubiquitous Turbulent Round Jet" (abstract)
22 October 09 Chang Liu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University (host: Scott Kelly) "Biologically Inspired Sensors" (abstract)
1 October 09 Craig Woolsey, Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech (host: Scott Kelly) "Efficient Motion Control for Underwater Gliders" (abstract)
16 April 09 Yuan Young, Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology (host: Praveen Ramaprabhu) "Dynamics of Elastic Filaments in Stokes Flow" (abstract)
19 March 09 Robert L. Watters, Jr., Measurement Services Division, NIST (host: Ed Morse) "The Economic Impact of Metrology" (abstract)
3 February 09 Wayne Chen, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University (host: Qiuming Wei) "Effects of Loading Rate and Surface Quality on Glass Failure" (abstract)
15 January 09 Stephen Hesler, Electric Power Research Institute (host: Ahmed Soliman) "Maintaining Reliability of Existing Steam Turbine Fleet" (abstract)
4 December 08 R. G. Dominy, School of Engineering, Durham University, UK (host: Peter Tkacik) "The Use of a Bluff Body Wake Generator for Wind Tunnel Studies of NASCAR Drafting Aerodynamics" (abstract)
6 November 08 Allison Hubel, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota (host: Gloria Elliott) "Microfluidic Processing of Cells for Preservation" (abstract)
7 October 08 Masoud Rais-Rohani, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Mississippi State University (host: Howie Fang) "Reliability-Based Design Optimization under Parametric Uncertainty" (abstract)
23 September 08, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Jeff Eldredge, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA (host: Scott Kelly) "An Exploration of Fundamental Mechanisms of Swimming and Flying in Nature using High-Fidelity Numerical Simulation" (abstract)

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