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Seminars

Mechanical Engineering Seminars — Fall 2021

Seminars take place from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Fridays through zoom.

December 3rd

Speaker: Dr. Bihter Padak  (University of California, Irvine)

Title: Chemical Looping Combustion for Carbon Capture

Zoom link: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/82472487088

ME Seminar Flyer (Dr. Bihter Padak)Coffee Hour Flyer (Dr. Bihter Padak)

Seminar Flyer PDF: ME Seminar Flyer (Dr. Bihter Padak)

Coffee Hour Flyer PDF: Coffee Hour Flyer (Dr. Bihter Padak)


Past Talks:

August 27th (Friday)

Speaker: Dr. Ning Ye (Western Digital)

Title: Challenges in Mechanical-Thermal Design of Flash Products

Zoom: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/81567405327

Flyer PDF:

Seminar Flyer (Dr. Ning Ye)

Coffee Hour Flyer (Dr. Ning Ye)

 

September 3rd (Friday)

Speaker: Dr. Maria Thomsen (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez)

Title: Buoyancy Effects on Material Flammability

Zoom: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/82516784524

Flyer PDF:

Seminar Flyer (Dr. Maria Thomsen)

 

September 8th (Wednesday)

Speaker: (Bilkent University)

Title: Modeling cyber-physical human systems via an interplay between reinforcement learning and game theory

Zoom: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/88100883795

PDF of Flyers:

Seminar Flyer (Dr. Yildiray Yildiz)

Coffee Hour Flyer (Dr. Yildiray Yildiz)

 

September 10th (Friday)

Speaker: Jonathan D. Posner (University of Washington)

Title: Human-centered design of a clean, natural draft, cookstove for East Africa

Zoom: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/83398703496

PDF of Flyer:

Seminar Flyer (Dr. Jonathan D. Posner)

Coffee Hour Flyer (Dr. Jonathan D. Posner)

 

September 17th (Friday)

Speaker: Dr. Jun Xu (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

Title: Multiphysics behaviors of battery safety issues

Zoom: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/81815102478

PDF of Flyers:

Seminar Flyer (Dr. Jun Xu)

Coffee Hour Flyer (Dr. Jun Xu)

 

September 24th (Friday)

Speaker: Dr. Jnaneshwar Das (Arizona State University)

Title: Leveraging Robotics and AI for 4D Assessment of Plant and Soil Health

Zoom: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/86829469944

PDF of Flyers:

Seminar Flyer (Dr. Jnaneshwar Das)

Coffee Hour Flyer (Dr. Jnaneshwar Das)

 

October 1st (Friday)

Speaker: Dr. Jekan Thanga (The University of Arizona)

Title: Advancing Swarms Systems for Mitigating Natural Disasters

Zoom: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/83046953084

PDF of Flyers:

Seminar Flyer (Dr. Jekan Thanga)

Coffee Hour Flyer (Dr. Jekan Thanga)

 

October 8th (Friday)

Speaker: Dr. Wenbing Yun (Sigray, Inc.)

Title: Holistically Optimized Laboratory XAS Systems

Zoom: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/82563852897

PDF of Flyers: Seminar Flyer (Dr. Wenbing Yun)

 

October 15th (Friday)

Speaker: Dr. Jinkyu Yang (University of Washignton) 

Title: Origami and Topology: Two Powerful Ingredients for Designing Mechanical Metamaterials

Location: CLSSRM 110

PDF of Flyers:

Seminar Flyer (Dr. Jinkyu Yang)

Coffee Hour Flyer (Dr. Jinkyu Yang)

 

October 22nd (Friday)

Speaker: Dr. Xianglan Bai (Iowa State University)

Title:  Value-added Productions from Low-cost Sustainable Feedstocks

Zoom: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/83885900853

 

October 29th (Friday)

Speaker: Dr. SungWoo Nam (University of California, Irvine)

Title: Mechanically-coupled Properties in Van der Waals Materials

Location: CLSSRM 110

Flyer PDF:

Seminar Flyer (Dr. SungWoo Nam)

 

November 4th (Friday)

Speaker: Dr. Lin Fu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Title: Progress on predicting the hypersonic wall-bounded turbulence

Zoom link: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/88444729017

Flyer PDF: Seminar Flyer (Dr. Lin Fu)

 

November 10th (Wednesday)

Speaker: Dr. Harry E. Martz, Jr.  (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Title: Overview of and Research at LLNL’s Nondestructive Characterization Institute

Zoom link: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/88444729017

Flyer PDF: Seminar Flyer (Dr. Harry Martz)

 

November 12th (Friday)

Speaker: Dr. Po-Ya Abel Chuang (University of California, Merced)

Title: Electrocatalytic Materials and Design: towards Hydrogen Energy Sustainability

Location: CLSSRM 110

Flyer PDF: Seminar Flyer (Dr. Abel Chuang)

 

November 19th 

Speaker: Dr. Paulo Tabuada  (University of California, Los Angeles)

Title: Deep Neural Networks, Universal Approximation, and Geometric Control

Zoom link: https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/82988326624

Flyer PDF: ME Seminar Flyer (Dr. Paulo Tabuada)