Seminars 2013-2014

The Mechanical Engineering Department hosts a variety seminars throughout the year. They cover a broad range of topics and bring together highly regarded faculty from many disciplines. See below for the current list for the 2013-2014 school year. Unless otherwise noted, all seminars take place Fridays at 11 am in room 245 at 110 Cummington Mall.

2013-2014 Schedule

Date Seminar
September 13 Mechanical Engineering Faculty
ME Faculty Research Showcase 1
September 20 Mechanical Engineering Faculty
ME Faculty Research Showcase 2
September 27 Eduardo Montijano     (Host: Schwager)
Centro Universitario de la Defensa, Zaragoza, Spain
Epipolar visual servoing for multi-robot distributed consensus
October 4 Aubrey Espana            (Host: Roy)
Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington
Acoustic scattering from mine-like objects in an underwater environment: Experiments, modeling and physical interpretation
October 11 Willie Padilla (Host: X.Zhang)
Boston College
Terahertz and Infrared Metamaterials for Imaging and Energy Harvesting Application
October 18 Sameer Sonkusale  (Host: X.Zhang)
Tufts University
Integrated CMOS-Nano Sensors
October 25 Sulin Zhang (Host: Park)
The Pennsylvania State University
Mechanics of Lithiation in Silicon
November 1 Yongmin Liu  (Host: Duan)
Northeastern University
Reconfigurable Plasmofluidic Lenses and Plasmonics-Enhanced Optomechanics
November 8 Ju Li   (Host: X.Zhang)
Electrochemical-mechanical actions: in situ TEM experiments and modeling
November 15 Heather Clark  (Host: X.Zhang)
Northeastern University
Fluorescent Nanosensors for Analysis in Cel- lular and Tissue Environments
November 22 Eric Suuberg  (Host: J.Goldfarb)
Brown University
Another Reason to not to Build Your House Upon Sand…A Discussion of the Unseen Risks Associated with Vapor Intrusion
December 4 John A. Rogers  (Host: White & Bishop)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mechanics Designs for Electronics That Can Stretch, Twist, Fold and Flex
December 13 Zhigang Suo (Host: Park)
Harvard University
Soft Materials and Soft Machines
January 17 M. Ani Hsieh (Host: Basu)
Drexel University
Towards A New Paradigm in Control and Coordination of Robot Teams in Geophysical Flows
January 24 James Valles  (Host: Ekinci)
Brown University
Manipulation of Living Systems with Static Magnetic Fields
January 31 Zhibin Yu (Host: Basu)
University of California, Berkeley
Thin Film Vapor-Liquid-Solid Growth Toward Scalable III-V Semiconductors on Non-Epitaxial Substrates
February 7 Shuodao Wang (Host: Basu)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mechanical Design and Fabrication Techniques for Bio-Electronic Systems
February 14 Junjie Niu (Host: Basu)
Engineering Nano-structured Materials for Energy Storage
February 21 Weiqiang Chen (Host: Basu)
University of Michigan
Microengineered Biomaterials and Biosystems for Translational Medicine
February 28 Douglas P. Holmes (Host: Basu)
Virginia Tech
Buckling and Snapping Structures for Advanced Functionality
March 7 Liang Gao  (Host: Basu)
Washington University
Development of Next Generation of Optical and Photoacoustic Bio-imaging Devices: Seeing and Listening to Cellular Dynamics
March 14 Spring Break
March 21 Maureen Lynch (Host: Basu)Cornell UniveristyMechanical Loading Decreases Osteolysis and Tumor Formation via Effects on Bone Remodeling
March 28 David J. Willis (Host: Grace)University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Efficient Flapping Wing Design Using a Suite of Multiple Fidelity Computational Tools

April 4 Seok-Woo Lee (Host: Basu)

California Institute of Technology

Mechanical Properties of Metals at the Sub-Micrometer Scale

April 11 Michael Kolios  (Host: White)
Ryerson University

A Contemporary Ceraunoscope: Probing Different Biological Length Scales Using Photoacoustics by Listening at 1 to 1000 MHz Ultrasound Waves

April 18 Jacobo Bielak  (Host: Barbone)
Carnegie Mellon University

End-to-end Earthquake Simulation­–An Example of Verification, Validation and Multiscale Modeling in Computational Science and Engineering

April 25 Allison Schaap   (Host: White)
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands

Making Integrated 3D Microsystems With a Femtosecond Laser

May 2 Ed Goluch (Host: Goldfarb)

Northeastern University

Microfabricated Devices to Study Bacterial Behavior