Mechanical Engineering Seminars -- Fall 2016
Seminars take place from 2:00 to 3:20 p.m. Fridays at SSM 104, unless otherwise noted.
Dec. 9 (Fri)
Speaker: Prof. Van P. Carey, UC Berkeley
Nov. 28 (Mon, 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm, SE2-302)
Title: Heat Control by Phononic Thermal Circuits and Thermal Metamaterials
Nov. 18 (Fri)
Speaker: Prof. Wojciech Lipinski, Australian National University, Canberra
Title: Advances in high-temperature solar energy conversion
Nov. 10 (Thur, 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm, SE2-302)
Speaker: Prof. Peter Hosemann, UC Berkeley
Title: Small scale mechanical testing evaluating structural materials for nuclear application: Challenge and opportunity
Nov. 7 (Mon, 11:00 pm - noon, SE2-220)
Speaker: Harish Charan
Title: An Atomistic study of driven-dissipative strongly coupled dusty plasmas
Nov. 4 (Fri)
Speaker: Dr. Ravi Prasher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title: Science and Engineering of Thermal Energy Materials and Devices: From Solid-State Engines to High-Energy Density Thermal Storage
Oct. 27 (Thur; COB 129, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm)
Title: NiTi Alloys for Tribological Applications: In Situ Nanotechnology
Speaker: Prof. N. Sukumar, University of California, Davis
Title: "Partition of unity finite element method for ab initio electronic-structure calculations"
Speaker: Dr. Adam Weber, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Speaker: Prof. Michael Jenkins, California State University, Fresno
Title: Next generation nuclear power and the need for test standards, design codes, and data bases for ceramic matrix composites
Speaker: Dr. Kan Zha, Sandia National Laboratory
Title: Optical Diagnostics in Direct-Injection, Swirl-Supported Diesel Engines
Speaker: Dr. Fan Yang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title: Heat Transfer in Strongly Correlated Metals and Nanomaterials
Speaker: Prof. Igor Podlubny, Tech Univ of Kosice, Slovakia
Title: Fractional-Order Modelling: Advances and Challenges
Speaker: Prof. Shihua Li, Southeast University, China
Title: Theory and Application on Disturbance Observation and Compensation Based Motion Control Method
Mechanical Engineering Seminars -- Spring 2016
Speaker: Prof. Roland Winston, University of California, Merced
Title: Concentrating light with strings and flow-lines
Speaker: Prof. Chris Santangelo, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Title: The mechanics of origami
Speaker: Prof. David Steigmann, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Coupled-field problems in the mechanics and physics of lipid bilayers
Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series -- Fall 2015
Seminars take place from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Fridays in COB 113, unless otherwise noted. For a listing of seminars from previous semesters, click here.
Graduate students required to satisfy their seminar requirements will need to register for the ME 291 1-unit seminar course. The list of seminars is provided below.
Speaker: Prof. James Chagdes, Miami University
Title: A nonlinear dynamics perspective on maintaining balance under destabilizing effects
Speaker: Prof. Tina Katopodes Chow, University of California Berkeley
Title: High-resolution atmospheric boundary layer simulations for wind energy applications
Speaker: Dr. Neil Benjamin, Lam Research Corporation
Title: Around the world of RF-Plasma generation (in 80 demi-minutes)
(Joint seminar with Applied Math graduate group and will be held in COB 110, 3:30 – 4:30 pm)
Speaker: Dr. Dan White, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Title: Computational Design of Optimization of Electromagnetic Metamaterials
Speaker: Dr. Art Wagner, San Jose State University
Title: Control of moving coil actuators in disk drives: c. 1980 to 2015
Speaker: Dr. Haitao Xiang, The Climate Corporation
Title: Transforming agriculture with data-driven digital tools
Speaker: Dr. Virginia P. Altoe, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title: Sliding wear of a single asperity: AFM/TEM based studies
Speaker: Dr. Scott Wilks, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Title: Fast ignition: An alternative route to inertial confinement fusion
Speaker: Prof. Todd Lillian, Texas Tech University
Title: Simulation reveals the dynamics of supercoiled DNA
Speaker: Dr. Shankar Sankararaman, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Inc.
Title: An Efficient Framework for Uncertainty Quantification and Management in Computational Science and Engineering
(Joint seminar with BEST graduate group and will be held in COB 267, 12:15 – 1:15 pm)
Speaker: Prof. Gregory B. McKenna, Texas Tech University
Title: Nanomechanical Measurements in Polymers: Bubble Inflation and Nanoindentation
Speaker: Dr. Ankur Agarwal, Applied Materials Inc.
Title: Role of Modeling in Developing Plasma Processing Technologies for Semiconductor Industry
Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series -- Spring 2015
Seminars take place from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Fridays in Science & Engineering Building 2, Room 224. For a listing of seminars from previous semesters, click here.
Title: Systems with power-law memory and fractional attractors.
Speaker: Professor Mark Edelman. Stern College for Women and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York. (Flyer)
Title: META AIRCRAFT FLIGHT DYNAMICS AND CONTROLS
Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series -- Fall 2014
Seminars take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Fridays in Science & Engineering Building 2, Room 224. For a listing of seminars from previous semesters, click here.
Title: Multi-objective optimization via cell-to-cell mapping method – algorithm, application and philosophy.
Speaker: Furui Xiong, PhD candidate at Tianjin University, China.
Title: 3-D RF MEMS devices for reconfigurable radio front-ends.
Speaker: Xiaoguang Liu, University of California, Davis
Title: Toward a “Virtual Sputter Chamber”: Building a full process model of sputter deposition (Room SE2 220)
Speaker: Christopher Walton, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Title: Simple cell mapping and genetic algorithm hybrid method for multi-objective optimization problems.
Speaker: Yousef Naranjani, PhD candidate at University of California, Merced
Title: Improving reliability and robustness of wind turbine drive-trains.
Speaker: Jaspreet Singh Dhupia, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Title: Connecting the human nervous system to machines
Speaker: Sanjay S. Joshi, University of California, Davis
Title: Overview of sensor processing research at HRL laboratories
Speaker: Yuri Owechko, HRL Laboratoes
Speaker: Matthew J. McNenly, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Title: Cold plasma biomedicine
Speaker: David B. Graves, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Fluctuating hydrodynamics of multiphase fluids
Speaker: Anuj Chaudhri, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title: Radiation tools for the determination of temperature and concentration from radiometric measurements in combustion system
Speaker: Tao Ren, PhD candidate at University of California, Merced
Title: Controls of power converters for energy systems and electric vehicle applications
Speaker: Woonki Na, California State University, Fresno
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