Developments in Computational Thermal-Hydraulics in Support of Design and Safety Simulations

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 9:15am – 10:15am

Dr. Maria Avramova | Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University


CASL: Progress on Light Water Reactor Modeling and Simulation and Plans for its Second Phase

Friday, May 8, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Dr. Jess C. Gehlin | Director, Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors


A Bayesian Experimental Design Approach to Structural Health Monitoring With Specific Application to Ultrasonic Interrogation

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | Holden Auditorium, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Prof. Michael Todd | Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Natural Circulation Experience at a Pressurized Water Reactor

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 9:30 – 10:30am

Dennis Deardorff | Virginia Tech


My Journey Across 30 years of Nuclear Technology

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 9:30am – 10:30am

Dr. Magdalena de Caro | Los Alamos National Lab


Advancing reactor-physics methodologies for multi-physics and multi-scale reactor analysis applications

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 9:15am – 10:15am

Dr. Kostadin N. Ivanov | Pennsylvania State University


Microfluidics in Additive Manufacturing

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 10:10am – 11:00am

Dr. Nathan Crane | University of South Florida


Additive Manufacturing: Materials, Processes, & Applications

Monday, April 6, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 10:10am – 11:00am

Dr. Chad Duty | Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Effect of Reduced Gravity on Nucleate Pool Boling Heat Transfer

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Holden Auditorium, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Prof. Vijay Dhir | Dean, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles


Hierarchical Additive Manufacturing and Micro-Architected Metamaterials

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 1:10pm – 2:00pm

Dr. Xiaoyu “Rayne” Zheng | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Thermal Science in Extremely Confined Domains: Probing, Characterization, and Applications

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 10:10am – 11:00am

Dr. Xinwei Wang | Iowa State University


Next Generation Wearable Robots

Friday, March 6, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 10:10am – 11:00am

Dr. Alan Asbeck | Harvard University/Wyss Institute


Propulsion for the Next 30 Years of Commercial Aviation

Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Holden Auditorium, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Prof. Alan Epstein | Pratt & Whitney


Validation Experiments for Transient Convection

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 10:10am – 11:00am

Dr. Barton Smith | Utah State University


Design and Integration of Novel Field Robots and Robotic Exoskeletons

Monday, March 2, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 10:10am – 11:00am

Dr. Pinhas Ben-Tzvi | The George Washington University


High Resolution Investigations of Hydrodynamic Interactions of Surface, Micro-organisms and Flows

Friday, February 27, 2015 | 310 Kelly Hall, 10:10am – 11:00am

Dr. Jian Sheng | Texas Tech University


Turbulent Combustion in Advanced Energy Systems: From the Laboratory to the Engine

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 10:10am – 11:00am

Dr. Carson Slabaugh | Purdue University


“Falling with Style” – Gliding Robotic Fish Patrol Waters with Ease

Monday, February 23, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 10:10am – 11:00am

Dr. Xiaobo Tan | Michigan State University


Challenges of Low Temperature Combustion for Power and Propulsion

Friday, February 20, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 10:10am – 11:00am

Dr. Russell P. Fitzgerald | GE Global Research – Dynamics and Diagnostics


Engineering Touch

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 310 Kelly Hall, 10:10am – 11:00am

Dr. Yon Visell | Drexel University


Instability of Liquid Jets and its Applications in Additive Manufacturing

Monday, February 16, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 10:10am – 11:00am

Dr. Weiwei Deng | University of Central Florida


Efficient Combustion Methods: Nanosecond discharge plasma, Chemical Looping (CL) Reactions and Ion Transport Membranes (ITM)

Friday, February 13, 2015 | 117A Randolph Hall, 10:10am – 11:00am

Dr. Mruthunjaya Uddi | MIT


Recent Advances in Adaptive Metastructures for Structural Dynamics Enhancement

Thursday, February 5, 2015 | Holden Auditorium, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Prof. Kon-Well Wang | Tim Manganello/BorgWarner Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan


Manufacturing, Actuation, Sensing, and Control for Robotic Insects

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | 310 Kelly Hall, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Prof. Rob Wood | Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University


An FSI System for Dynamically Adaptive Cartesian CFD Models

Monday, December 1, 2014 | 310 Kelly Hall, 3:00 – 4:00pm

Dr. Ralf Deiterding | German Aerospace Center (DLR)


Humanoid Robotics and Disaster Response

Monday, November 24, 2014 | 115 Goodwin Hall, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Dr. Masayuki Inaba | The University of Tokyo


7th Fall Fluid Mechanics Symposium at Virginia Tech

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 440 & 443 Goodwin Hall, 8:00am – 6:00pm


Leading the Way To A More Secure Nuclear Future

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 209 Norris Hall, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Dr. Benoit Dionne | Principal Nuclear Engineering, Argonne National Lab (ANL)


Future Fuels: Developing Tomorrow’s Energy

Friday, October 3, 2014 | 310 Kelly Hall, 11:15am – 12:05pm

Dr. Rodica A. Baranescu | University of Illinois at Chicago


Fast Multiscale Simulation Techniques for Sub-continuum Transport

Thursday, October 2, 2014 | 310 Kelly Hall, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Prof. Jayathi Murthy | Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin


Biomedical Micro and Nanotechnology: Interfacing Engineering and Biology at the Micro and Nanoscale

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 310 Kelly Hall, 11:00am – 12:15pm

Dr. Rashid Bashir | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Mechanical Engineering Seminar – Prof. Kazuhiro Nakadai

Monday, September 22, 2014 | 115 SEB, 4:00 – 6:00pm

Prof. Kazuhiro Nakadai | Honda Research Institute


Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series

Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 310 Kelly Hall, 3:30 – 4:30pm
Professor Dennis Discher | University of Pennsylvania


Team DRC-Hubo: A Road-Map to the DARPA Robot Challenge

Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 117A Randolph Hall, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Professor Daniel M. Lofaro | Assistant Professor, George Mason University


Product Driven Research for Gas Turbine Engines

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 318 Randolph Hall, 4:00 – 5:00pm

Eric Ruggiero, Ph.D. | Turbine Heat Transfer Technologies Laboratory, GE Global Research


Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series

Thursday, April 3, 2014 | 310 Kelly Hall, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Professor Kenneth Breuer | Brown University


Steering structured surfaces: Harnessing geometry, mechanical and surface properties to form complex functional patterns by self-organization

Thursday, April 3, 2014 | 117A Randolph Hall, 9:30 – 10:30am

Sung Kang | Harvard University


Large-Scale Energy Harvesting: From Technology to Applications

Monday, March 31, 2014 | Holden Auditorium, 10:10 – 11:00am

Lei Zuo | State University of New York Stony Brook


Using Phase-change in Nanostructures for Enhanced Thermal

Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 117A Randolph Hall, 10:10 – 11:00am

Shankar Narayanan | MIT


Analyzing NiTi Shape Memory Alloys At Macro-, Micro- and Nanoscale

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | Holden Auditorium, 10:10 – 11:00am

Reza Mirzaeifar | MIT


Mechanics and Geometry in Chiral Structures: From Helical Seed Pods to Twisted Embryonic Brain

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 117A Randolph Hall, 9:30 – 10:30am

Zi Chen | Washington University in St. Louis


An Experimental Methodology for Determining the Effects on the Combustion Chemistry of Conventional Hydrocarbons Imposed from Blending with Structurally Complex Biofuels

Monday, March 24, 2014 | Holden Auditorium, 10:10 – 11:00am

Brandon Rotavera | Sandia National Laboratory


Exploring Heat Transfer at the Atomistic Level for Thermal Energy Conversion and Management

Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 117A Randolph Hall, 9:30 – 10:30am

Zhiting Tian | MIT


Towards A New Control and Coordination Paradigm for Robot Teams in Geophysical Flows

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Holden Auditorium, 10:10 – 11:00am

Ani Hsieh | Drexel University


Fabrication and Characterization of Polymer Nanostructures Deposited Using Heated Atomic Force Microscope Tips

Monday, March 17, 2014 | Holden Auditorium, 10:10 – 11:00am

Jonathan Felts | Naval Research Laboratory


Modeling of Radial Lip Seal Performance: A Multi-Physics Problem

Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 310 Kelly Hall, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Professor Scott Stephens | University of Kentucky


Modeling and Analysis of Recoverable and Irrecoverable Inelastic Phenomena in Shape Memory Alloys Across Scales

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 117A Randolph Hall, 10:00 – 11:00am

Dr. Darren Hartl | Faculty Candidate, TEES Research Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace, Texas A&M University


Tuning Energy Transport In Solar Thermal Systems

Monday, March 3, 2014 | Holden Auditorium, 10:10 – 11:00am

Andrej Lenert | Faculty Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT


Digital Hydraulics for Regenerative Vibration Control

Friday, February 14, 2014 | Holden Auditorium, 10:10 – 11:00am

Dr. Jon du Bois | University of Bath, UK


Transport and Interfacial Phenomena in Manufacturing and Energy Technologies: A Computational Perspective

Monday, February 24 2014 | Holden Auditorium, 10:10 – 11:00am

Dr. Rui Qiao | Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Clemson University


Learn to Think Like an Expert

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | 300 Whittemore Hall, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Dr. David Wisler, PhD, NAE | GE Aviation, MIT


From modeling to exploiting nonlinear dynamics in structures using nonlinear normal forms

Thursday, January 30, 2014 | 117A Randolph Hall, 10:30 – 11:15am

Dr. Andrea Cammarano | The University Bristol, UK