Previous Seminars

FALL 2021 SEMINARS

DATE TIME SPEAKER TITLE
August 31, 2021 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Dr. Ali KarimoddiniDirector of NC-CAV Center of Excellence on Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology and the Autonomous Cooperative Control of Emergent Systems of Systems (ACCESS) LabNC State University

TBA

September 16, 2021

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Dr. Bohayra Mortazavi, Senior Researcher, Leibniz Universit├Ąt Hannover

First-Principles ultiscale Modeling Enabled by Machine-Learning Interatomic Potentials

October 12, 2021

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11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 

Dr. H. Hohyun Sun, Postdoctoral Researcher, C. Buddie Mullins Group, University of Texas at Austin

Structural and Thermal Stabilization of High Specific Energy Density Layered Oxide Cathodes through Functional Micro- and Atomic-Structures

October 14, 2021 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Dr. Wesley Chang, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center, Columbia University Chemo-Mechanics of High Energy Density Batteries for Electric Vehicles

October 26, 2021

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11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Dr. David B. Go, Professor and Department Chair, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering/Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Non-Equilibrium Plasmas as the Next Frontier: Perspectives from Catalysis, Electrochemistry, and Advanced Manufacturing

November 16, 2021

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11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Dr. Bogdan I. Epureanu, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Director, Automotive Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Forecasting Critical Transitions
November 18, 2021 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Dr. Srinath V. Ekkad, Department Head and RJ Reynolds Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University Heat Transfer Studies for Gas Turbine Hot Gas Path Components

FALL 2020 SEMINARS

DATE TIME SPEAKER TITLE
September 17, 2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM MD Imrul Reza ShishirPh.D. Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science, UNC Charlotte

A Molecular Dynamic Study of fracture properties of graphene

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October 1, 2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Kuldeep MandloiPh.D. Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science, UNC Charlotte

Build Direction and Surface Roughness Influence on the Heat Transfer Characteristics of Additively Manufactured Parts

Topic: MEES Graduate Seminar Series
Time: Oct 1, 2020 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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October 29, 2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

Wen ZhangPh.D. Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science, UNC Charlotte

Highly tunable stress waves in one-dimensional granular chains

Topic: MEES Graduate Seminar - Wen Zhang
Time: Oct 29, 2020 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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November 17, 2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Chang Shu, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science, UNC Charlotte

TBD 
December 8, 2020  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fei ShenPh.D. Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science, UNC Charlotte

TBD 

FALL 2019 SEMINARS

DATE TIME SPEAKER TITLE
September 5, 2019 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Dr. Devesh RanjanAssociate Professor and J. Erskine Love Jr. Faculty Fellow, George W Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Turbulent mixing in shock-driven variable-density flow
September 13, 2019 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 

Dr. Ramesh SinghProfessor, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 

TBD 
October 10, 2019 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Dr. Ali RamazaniResearch Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

TBD 
October 25, 2019  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Lechman

Dr. Srivastava

TBD 

SPRING 2019 SEMINARS

DATE TIME SPEAKER TITLE
March 12, 2019 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Dinakar SagapuramAssistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University

In Situ Analysis of Shear Band Dynamics in Machining

Fall 2018 Seminars

DATE TIME SPEAKER TITLE
November 6, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Shank S. Kulkarni, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science, UNC Charlotte
Advisor, Dr. Alireza Tabarraei

Coupling of Peridynamics and Finite element method: Problems and solutions
November 13, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ryan Copenhaver, Ph.D. Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science, UNC Charlotte
Advisor, Dr. Tony Schmitz
Stability Analysis of Modulated Tool Path Turning
November 15, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Dean Case, Consultant, Motivo Engineering/Grassroots Motorsports, Redondo Beach, CA The Business of Motorsports, The Politics of Alternative Fuels, Notes for Aspiring Engineers: 30 Years of Lessons Learned
December 4, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Dhanooj Bobba, Ph.D. Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science, UNC Charlotte
Advisor, Dr. Harish Cherukuri
An Integrated DEM-FEM Model for Shot Peening Applications

Spring 2018 Seminars

DATE TIME SPEAKER TITLE
January 18, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Miho Nakamura, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University A new concept for hydroxyapatite in bone remodeling-the nanostructure and response to mechanical strain
March 1, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Florin Bobaru, Ph.D., Hergenrader Distinguished Scholar of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln What do cyclones and fracture have in common?
March 29, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Jesse B. Hoagg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky How Do Humans Learn to Control Engineered Systems?
April 19, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Robert D. Gregg IV, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Prosthetics-Orthotics Program, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Towards unified control of powered prosthetic legs with user-synchronized timing and task adaptations


FALL 2017 SEMINARS

DATE TIME SPEAKER TITLE
September 14, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Kumar SrinivasanManager, Vehicle CFD Group at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC Vehicle Aerodynamics and Thermal Management CFD Overview
October 26, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Mark T. DeMeuse, President, MTD Polymer Consulting Use of Dynamic Mechanical Analysis to Optimize Formulations
November 2, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Kira Barton, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Miller Faculty Scholar, University of Michigan Advancements in Modeling, Sensing and Control for High-Resolution Additive Manufacturing

 

Spring 2017 SEMINARS

DATE TIME SPEAKER TITLE
January 31, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. John M. BaneProfessor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Alternative Energy from Ocean Currents
March 2, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. ChaBum LeeAssistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Tech University Edge Diffraction-Utilized Precision Dimensional Sensing Technology
March 30, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Richard M. Seugling, Precision Engineer and Deputy Program Manager, Target Fabrication Program, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Adam W. Jaycox, Precision Engineering, Additive Manufacturing Initiative, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Research Overview - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

FALL 2016 SEMINARS

DATE TIME SPEAKER TITLE
September 13, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Dan GoldmanSchool of Physics, Georgia Tech Robophysics: Physics Meets Robotics
September 22, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Jacob A. McFarlandDepartment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri Shock Driven Multiphase Instabilities
October 20, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Addis KidaneDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina Deformation mechanisms of cellular and polymer based soft materials subjected to impact and shock loading: A Digital Image Based Approach
October 25, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Jeff Lloyd, Army Research Laboratory Modeling the Influence of Processing on High Rate Material Performance
November 3, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Gregory W. Vogl, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Inertial Measurement Unit for On-Machine Diagnostics of Machine Tool Linear Axes
November 10, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Cristina ArcherCollege of Earth, Ocean, and the Environment, University of Delaware From wind turbines to kites: Numerical simulations of wind flows for multi-scale geophysical applications
November 29, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Kai Wang, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center of Nanophase Material Science, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Bandgap Engineering in Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides: Doping, Interlayer Interaction, and Conformal Growth
December 1,2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. David J. OlingerAerospace Engineering Program, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Energy Generation using Tethered Undersea Kite

Spring 2016 Seminars

DATE TIME SPEAKER TITLE
January 28, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Antonio Recuero, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison Large-Scale Computational Vehicle Dynamics
February 11, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Waruna Kulatilaka, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University Beyond Nanoseconds: What Femtosecond-Duration Laser Pulses Can Tell Us About Reacting Flows
March 24, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Hosam Fathy, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State Unviersity Flying Like an Albatross: A Journey Into the Discipline of Periodic Optimal Control
April 29, 2016 9:45 AM - 10:45 PM Dr. Ming Su, Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University Phase Change Nanoparticles for Biosensing, Barcoding, and Enhanced Cooling
May 3, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Nicole Abaid, Department of Biomedical Engienering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech Bat-Inspired Multi-Agent Systems: Modeling and Experiments
May 4, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

William (Bill) Harris, Technical Fellow, Manufacturing Technology, Research and Engineering

Mark Francis, Director, Manufacturing Engineering, Research and Engineering

Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company to Visit UNC Charlotte at the William States Lee College of Engineering
June 6, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Ekkard Brinksmeier, President of the CIRP and Professor for Manufacturing Technologies, University of Bremen High Performance Cutting for Ultraprecision Machining (UP-HPC)
June 20, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM LTC Luis Alvarez, Ph.D., P.M.P, Academy Professor and Director of the Center for Molecular Science (CMS), Department of Chemistry and Life Science, United States Military Academy Military Applications of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Banking

Fall 2015 Seminars

DATE TIME SPEAKER TITLE
September 17, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Arindam Banerjee, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Lehigh University Effects of Acceleration Reversal and Material Strength on Rayleigh-Taylor Turbulence
October 22, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Lawrence "Lawrie" Virgin, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University Two Topics in Nonlinear Mechanics: Critical Speeds and Bouncing Goats
November 5, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Tanvir Farouk, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina "Cool Flames" in Space: A Hot Prospect On Earth!
December 8, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Davide Spinello, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa Modelling and Control of Articulated and Flexible Manupulators for Autonomous Exploration and Sensing

Spring 2015 Seminars

DATE TIME SPEAKER TITLE
January 13, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. LaNetra Tate, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Overview of NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate's Advanced Manufacturing and Nanotechnology Portfolio
January 29, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Mr. Tom German, Founder and President, ZEROSPEED Custom Cycles Overview of the Motorsports Ecosystem and the Role of Engineers
February 26, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. James Hanna, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech Catenaries in Viscous Fluid
March 12, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Nichole Nadermann, Materials Science & Engineering Division, Functional Polymers Group, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD Structuring soft materials for improved behaviors
March 26, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Paul Krueger, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University TBA
April 2, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Mario Gomes, Department of Mechanical Engienering, Rochester Institute of Technology TBA

Fall 2014 Seminars

DATE TIME SPEAKER TITLE
December 2, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Francesco Sorrentino, University of Naples Federico II Emergence of cluster synchronization in networks with symmetries
November 20, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Dr. Lin Ma, Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech

High Speed and Multidimensional Combustion Diagnostics
October 16, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Cornel Sultan, Virginia Tech System Decoupling By Design: Application to Tensegrity Structures
September 11, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. Scott C. Morris, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame Flow-Physics in a Gas-Turbine Engine