Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series

ME Seminar Schedule: Spring 2021

Spring 2021 seminars will be held on Zoom from 4:00–5:00pm. Check back often for updated details!

Jan. 26, 2021: Dr. Shelly Miller

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder
“Superspreading Events: How to Minimize SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol Transmission”
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Feb. 2, 2021: Dr. Daniel Esposito

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
Columbia University
“Electrolysis without Membranes: Opportunities and Limitations”
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Feb. 23, 2021: Dr. Christos Bergeles

Reader, School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences
King’s College London

Mar. 9, 2021: Dr. Suveen Mathaudhu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Chair, Materials Science and Engineering
University of California Riverside

Mar. 23, 2021: Dr. David Sailor

Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Director, Urban Climate Research Center (UCRC)
Arizona State University

Apr. 13th, 2021: Dr. Ashley Spear

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Utah

Apr. 27, 2021: Dr. Eric Diller

Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto

Past Seminar Schedules

Fall 2020
Sandrine Ricote Sept. 8, 2020: Dr. Sandrine Ricote
Research Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
“Recent Progress and Promise of High-Temperature Proton Conductors”
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Sandrine Ricote Sept. 22, 2020: Dr. Francesca Tavazza
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Thermodynamics and Kinetics Group
“Materials Discovery via Machine Learning: Modeling Across Properties and Uncertainty Evaluation”
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Claire Oct 6, 2020: Dr. Clare Fitzpatrick
Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Boise State University
“Applying Computational Models to Address Clinical Issues in Biomedical Engineering”
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Oct. 27, 2020: Dr. Mark Horstemeyer
Dean of Engineering and Distinguished Professor, Liberty University
Managing Director, DoD HPCMP Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation Institute
“Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME): Past, Present, and Future”
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Nov. 10, 2020: Dr. Robert Webster
Richard A. Schroeder Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
“Can Needle-Sized Robot Tentacles Help Surgeons Save Lives?”
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Nov. 24, 2020: Dr. Chunmei Ban
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
“Fast Determination of Lithium Content and Failure Mechanism for Aged Lithium-ion Battery Electrodes”
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Dec. 8, 2020: Dr. Daniel Gonzalez
ARL Postdoctoral Research Fellow, United States Military Academy, West Point
“Wearable Robotic SuperLimbs and Agile Robotic Teammates for Empowering Emergency Responders”
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Spring 2020
Jan. 21, 2020: Dr. Nuno Rebelo
Nuno Rebelo Associates, LLC
“Transforming Lives Through Virtual Reality”
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Feb. 4, 2020: Prof. Harry Millwater Jr.
Samuel G. Dawson Endowed Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio
“High-Order Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis Using the Hypercomplex Finite Element Method with Applications to Additive Manufacturing”
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Feb. 25, 2020: Prof. Michael Calvisi
Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
“Dynamics and Control of Encapsulated Ultrasound Microbubbles for Biomedicine”
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Mar. 5, 2020: Prof. Russell Cummings
Professor, Aeronautics, U.S. Air Force Academy
Managing Director, DoD HPCMP Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation Institute
“The DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program’s Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation Institute: Objectives and Progress”
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Aaron Stebner Mar. 10, 2020: Prof. Aaron Stebner
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
“The Fusion of Mechanics, Manufacturing and Machine Learning at Mines”
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Fall 2019
Joe Samaniuk Sept. 3, 2019: Prof. Joseph Samaniuk
Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
“Understanding Particle-Particle Interactions that Drive Self Assembly of 2D Film Materials such as Graphene, Molybdenum Disulfide, and Hexagonal Boron Nitride”
Guangdong Zhu

Sept. 17, 2019: Dr. Guangdong Zhu
Research Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
“A Perspective on Concentrating Solar Power Technologies: An Undervalued Foundation and an Underestimated Potential”
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Reinhard Radermacher

Oct. 1, 2019: Prof. Reinhard Radermacher
Minta Martin Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland
Director, Center for Environmental Energy Engineering, Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
“The Future of Indoor Climate Control”
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Chris Debrunner

Oct. 22, 2019: Dr. Chris Debrunner
Fellow, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Autonomous Systems Group
“The Future of Autonomy at Lockheed Martin”
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Mark Tschopp

Nov. 5, 2019: Dr. Mark Tschopp
Regional Lead, US Army Research Laboratory Central
“ARL Central: Polycrystalline Materials by Design, and Other Short Stories”
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Chris Weinberger

Nov. 19, 2019: Dr. Chris Weinberger
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University
“Developing Physically Based Multiscale Models of Plasticity in BCC Metals”
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