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Seminar Series

4/30/21 – 3:00 – 4:00pm (Q & A 4:00 – 4:30pm)
Jin-Oh Hahn, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland
Fellow, Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices
Faculty Affiliate in Applied Mathematics, Statistics & Scientific Computation (AMSC) Program
Lecture:  Digital Twin and Control in Systematic Design of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Systems

4/16/21 – 3:00 – 4:00pm (Q & A 4:00 – 5:00pm)
Ajay Prasad, PhD
Engineering Alumni Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware
Lecture:  Impact of Connectivity on Electric Vehicles

4/9/21 – 1:00 – 2:00pm (Q & A 2:00 – 2:30pm)
Brian Helenbrook, PhD
Paynter-Krigman Endowed Professor in Engineering Science Simulation
Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Dept. Chair
Clarkson University
Lecture:  Experiments and Modeling of Horizontal Ribbon Growth

3/19/21 – 3:00 – 4:00pm (Q & A 4:00 – 5:00pm)
Nicholas Glavin, PhD
Functional Materials Division
Air Force Research Laboratory
Lecture: Enabling Soft, Flexible Sensors with 2D Materials

3/5/21 – 3:00 – 4:00pm (Q & A 4:00 – 5:00pm)
Mary Frecker, PhD
Professor of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
Riess Chair in Engineering
Director, Center for Biodevices
Penn State University
Lecture:  Optimal Design Approaches for Adaptive Structures

2/12/21 – 3:00 – 4:00pm (Q & A 4:00 – 5:00pm)
Kavan Hazeli, PhD
Assistant Professor
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Dept.
University of Alabama
Lecture: Synchronous Involvement of Topology and Microstructure to Design Additively Manufactured Lattice Structure

2/5/21 – 3:00 – 4:00pm (Q & A 4:00 – 5:00pm)
Frank Fish, PhD
Professor of Biology
Liquid Life Laboratory
Department of Biology
West Chester University
Lecture:  A Whale of an Idea for an Innovative Technology from Bio-inspired Design






Fall 2020

12/11/20 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Mulugeta Haile, PhD
Aerospace Research, Lead
Vehicle Technology Directorate
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Lecture:  Rethinking Classical Mechanics:  Moving Beyond Hamiltonian

11/20/203:00 – 4:00 pm
Zhenyu Gan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Dept
Syracuse University
Lecture:  Exploring Passive Dynamics in Legged Locomotion

11/13/203:00 – 4:00 pm
Kai, Xiao, PhD
Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Lecture: Synthetic Strain Engineering in 2D Materials

11/6/203:00 – 4:00pm
Sung Hoon Kang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute; Institute for NanoBioTechnology
John Hopkins University
Editorial Board Member, Sensors
Early Career Research Board Member, Multifunctional Materials
Lecture:  Self-adaptive Materials, Structures and Devices

10/2/20 - 3:00 pm
Carl Zweben, Ph.D. Advanced Thermal Materials and Composites Consultant
Life Fellow, ASME; Fellow, SAMPE & ASM;
Associate Fellow, AIAA; Senior Member, SPIE
Lecture: Advanced Thermal Management Materials

10/9/20 – 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Chengyuan Wu, MD, MSBmE
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology
Co-Director, Integrated Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center 
Fellowship Director, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Division of Epilepsy and Neuromodulation Neurosurgery (EN2)
Department of Neurosurgery 
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
Thomas Jefferson University
Lecture:  Technology and its Challenges in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

10/16/20 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Keith W. Moored III, PhD
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Lehigh University
Lecture:  Physics of Efficient Bio-Inspired Propulsion: From Single Swimmers to Schools


Spring 2020

1/17/20 - 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Adrian Bejan, Ph.D., J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Duke University

* Freedom and Evolution.pdf
January 17, 2020 Abstract, Adrian Bejan, PhD


1/21/20 - 3:00 pm - Tolentine 310C
Hossein Rastgoftar, Ph.D
Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Michigan


1/24/20 - 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Tolentine 215
Joshua Schultz, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tulsa


1/27/20 - 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Mendel 102
Zahra Nili, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

1/31/20 - 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Tolentine 215

Ricardo Jorge Pinto de Castro
Institute of System Dynamics and Control

All seminars will be from 2:00 - 3:00 pm in Tolentine, Room 215 unless otherwise indicated.


Dr. Andrea Liu, Professor, Physics
University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Stephanie Wunder, Professor, Chemistry
Temple University


Dr. Luis Silva-Llanca, Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering
Universidad de la Serena, Chile

Dr. Lidan You, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto

Dr. Ying Sun, Program Officer, Themal Transport Processes

Dr. Grace Gu, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
UC Berkeley

Dr. Bo Cheng, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Penn State

Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Drexel University


Dr. Joseph Feser, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware

8/31/18 - “Smart Dental Biomaterials: Translating Mechanics into Applications”
Dr. Santiago Orrego, Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry, Kornberg School of Dentistry, and Bioengineering, College of Engineering
Temple University

9/21/18 - “Designed Polymer Crystallization for Functional Nanomaterials”
Dr. Christopher Li, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Drexel University

10/5/18 - “Modeling and Control of Unstable Physical Human-Machine Interactions: A Rider-Bikebot Example”
Dr. Jingang Yi, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Rutgers University

11/2/18 - Thermal-fluid energy technologies at the extremes: Underlying transport phenomena to full-system engineering
Dr. Alex Rattner, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Penn State University

11/9/18 - "Flying like an albatross: a brief journey into the field of optimal periodic control"
Dr. Hosam Fathy, Bryant Early Career Professor, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Penn State University

11/16/18 - “In-situ electron microscopy for probing material structures and properties”
Dr. Chaoying Ni, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, and Director, W. M. Keck, Center for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis
University of Delaware

12/7/18 - "Imaging-assisted theoretical simulation for designing effective and safe heating protocols in cancer treatment using magnetic nanoparticle hyperthermia"
Dr. Liang Zhu, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County