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Seminar Series

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering hosts a departmental seminar series in which distinguished researchers and leading practitioners are invited to speak. The seminars are free and open to the public.

Spring 2017 Semester

Date

Speaker

Title

January 20, 2017James R. Rice
Harvard University
Resistance to Sliding, from Atomic to Tectonic
January 27, 2017Kathryn Wahl
Naval Research Laboratory
Barnacle Adhesion: Chemistry, Biochemistry and Mechanics of a Complex Biointerface
February 3, 2017Research Misconduct Presentation 
February 10, 2017Department Research Overview 
February 17, 2017Dr. Chih-Ming Ho
University of California, Los Angeles
Redefining the Drug Discovery Pathway - From Drug Candidate Search to Phenotypic Personalized Medicine (PPM)
February 24, 2017Michael Pettes
University of Connecticut
Engineering thermal conduction in 2D materials
March 3, 2017Yanfeng Ouyang
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
March 17, 2017Magnus Egerstedt
Georgia Tech
Control of Multi-Robot Systems: From Formations to Human-Swarm Interactions
March 24, 2017John Bassani
University of Pennsylvania
 
March 31, 2017Jianmin Qu
Tufts University
 
April 7, 2017Shabbir Ahmed
Georgia Tech
 
April 14, 2017John W. Hutchinson
Harvard University
 
April 21, 2017Brian Denton
University of Michigan
 

 

Fall 2016 Semester

Date

Speaker

Title

September 30, 2016Dimitris Bertsimas
MIT
Machine Learning and Statistics via a modern optimization lens
October 7, 2016Sarah Bergbreiter
University of Maryland
Tiny leaps for robot kind: mixing microfabrication and robotics
October 14, 2016Jian Wang
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Deformation Twinning in Hexagonal Metals
October 21, 2016Kenneth Liechti
University of Texas at Austin
Preparing for roll-to-roll dry transfer of graphene
October 28, 2016James (Jacy) Bird
Boston University
Jets and droplets from bursting bubbles
November 4, 2016Sebastian Pokutta
Georgia Tech
Efficient Learning over Discrete Decisions
November 18, 2016William Messner
Tufts
TBD
December 2, 2016Christine Furstoss
GE Global Research
TBD
December 9, 2016Tapas Das
University of South Florida
TBD

 

Spring 2015 Semester

Date

Speaker

Title

January 16, 2015Mr. Anh Ninh
Rutgers University
Recruitment Stocking Problems
January 20, 2015Tugce Martagan
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Stochastic Models to Optimize Biomanufacturing Operations
January 23, 2015Hoda Bidkhori
MIT
Flexibility, Adaptability and Pareto Efficiently in Manufacturing Operations
January 30, 2015
Host: Nader Jalili
Prof. Vincent Manno
Olin College of Engineering
Distinguished Lecture: Catalyzing Change in Undergraduate Engineering Education
February 6, 2015Prof. Nader Jalili
MIE/NEU
Graduate Student Conduct Overview
February 13, 2015Various Profs.
MIE/NEU
Departmental Research Area Overview

 

Fall 2014 Semester

Date

Speaker

Title

September 5, 2014Prof. Nader Jalili
MIE/NEU
Graduate Student Conduct Overview
September 12, 2014Various Profs.
MIE/NEU
Departmental Research Area Overview
September 19, 2014Michael C. Tringides
Iowa State University
Controlled 3-d metal island growth on graphene and Pb/Si(111)
September 19, 2014
Host: Rifat Sipahi
Prof. Joo H. Kim
New York University
Modeling and Identification of Human Metabolic Energy Expenditure: Multibody Dynamic Systems Approach and Implications in Robotic Walking.
September 26, 2014
Host: Hanchen Huang
Prof. Frederic Sansoz
Mechanical Engineering Program
Engineering Leadership Lecture: Nanotwinned Materials: Weird Kinks and Strength at the Nanoscale
October 3, 2014C. H. Woo
Hong Kong CityU
Spin-lattice dynamics investigation of magnetic effects on vacancy formation and migration in bcc iron
October 3, 2014
Host: Sagar Kamarthi
Prof. Wei Ding
UMASS Boston
Data Mining with Big Data
October 10, 2014
Host: Hanchen Huang
Prof. Timothy Wei
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Engineering Leadership Lecture: Fundamental Fluid Dynamics and The Olympic Swimming Movement
October 17, 2014Prof. Ozlem Ergun
MIE/NEU
A Case Study on post-disaster debris operations and solving multi-period network capacity expansion problems
October 24, 2014
Host: Hameed Metghalchi
Prof. Gian Paolo Beretta
Universita degli Studi di Brescia via Branze
A quantitative outlook at the future of energy
October 31, 2014
Host: Marilyn Minus
Prof. Bassam Shakhasiri
University of Wisconsin
Advancing Graduate Education and Research in the Chemical Sciences
November 14, 2014
Host: Hanchen Huang
Prof. Zdenek P. Bazant
Northwestern University
Distinguished Lecture: Why Fracking Works and How to Optimize it
November 21, 2014
Host: Sandra Shefelbine
Prof. Jason Rife
Tufts University
TBD
December 5, 2014
Host: Yung Joon Jung
Dr. Jeremy Robinson
Office of Naval Research
TBD

 

Summer 2014 Semester

Date

Speaker

Title

May 12, 2014Randolph KirchainLeveraging uncertainty to realize sustainable Engineering Systems: Case Studies across three Industries

 

Spring 2014 Semester

Date

Speaker

Title

February 24, 2014Craig Maloney
Carnegie Mellon University
Breakdown of elasticity: from nano-indentation in metals to rigidity loss in soft-particle suspensions
February 28, 2014Karel Matous
University of Notre Dame
High-performance Computational Science and Engineering: A Path Towards Virtual Materials Testing
March 10, 2014Long-Qing Chen
Pennsylvania State University
Strain Engineering of Phase Transitions, Domain Structures, Properties of Nanoscale Ferroelectric Thin Films
March 14, 2014Huajian Gao
Brown University
Mechanics of Cellular Uptake of One- and Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials
March 18, 2014Paul J. Atzberger
University of California, Santa Barbara
Mesoscale Methods for the Hydrodynamics of Microstructures: Applications in Soft Materials and Microfluidics
March 18, 2014Mohammad Elahinia
University of Toledo
Additively Manufacturing NiTi Shape Memory and Superelastic Devices: A New Paradigm for Biomimetic Control
March 19, 2014Bryan Wong
Drexel University
Predictive and Fast: First-Principles Calculations on Energy Transfer in Molecular Photovoltaics, Carbon Nanotubes, and Nanowires
March 20, 2014Samantha Brunhaver
Stanford
Early Career Outcomes of Engineering Alumni: Understanding Their Connection to the Undergraduate Experience
March 21, 2014Dayna Martinez
HSyE
Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention Strategies for Pandemic Influenza Outbreaks
March 24, 2014Sudarsan RachuriManufacturing Systems: From Sustainable to Smart
March 25, 2014Richard Wiebe
U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
Nonlinearities in Structural Engineering Applications: Challenges and Opportunities
March 26, 2014Zhangli Peng
MIT
Biomechanics of Red Blood Cells and Related Diseases
March 27, 2014Shiren Wang
Texas Tech University
Sustainable Manufacturing: A Pathway to the Sustainable World
March 28, 2014Zeynep Gozde Icten
GNS Healthcare
An Application of Markov Decision Processes in Healthcare: Mitigating Inequities in Organ Allocation via Revised Health Reporting Frequencies
April 1, 2014Sarang Supekar
University of Michigan
Recovery of Carbon Dioxide for Sustainable Manufacturiing Applications
April 2, 2014Jennifer Pazour
University of Central Florida
Logistics System Design in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
April 3, 2014Janet M. Twomey
Wichita State University
Industrial Engineering’s Role in Advancing Industrial Sustainability
April 3, 2014Susan Sinnott
University of Florida
Expanding the Toolbox: Design and Discovery using Material Modeling Methods
April 7, 2014Alireza Karimi
University of Notre Dame
Interplay of Fluid Dynamics and Collective Behavior of Microorganisms
April 8, 2014James A. Warren
NIST
The Materials Genome Initiative, Data, and Open Science
April 8, 2014Amir A. Zadpoor
Delft University of Technology
Tackling skeletal diseases: an integrated approach
April 9, 2014Denny Yu
University of Michigan
Improving patient and surgeon safety: Application of human factors and ergonomics in the operating room
April 11, 2014Suvranu De
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Virtual Surgery
April 14, 2014Luis Zepeda-Ruiz
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Computational Materials Science – Applications at a National Laboratory
April 17, 2014A.D. (Tony) Rollett
Carnegie Mellon University
Distinguished Lecture: Advances in Modeling and Simulation of Microstructure, with an Emphasis on 3D Aspects
April 18, 2014Jaydeep P. Bardhan
Northeastern University
Multiscale Models for Proteins: Biological Water as a Nanostructured Material
April 24, 2014Anirban Chaudhuri
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Smart Materials for Actuation and Sensing
April 25, 2014Reza Olfati-Saber
AbbVie
Information-Driven Control of Networked Robotic Systems

 

Fall 2013 Semester

Date

Speaker

Title

October 11, 2013Allan Davidd
Auburn University
Surface Modification of Nanomaterials to Improve Drug Delivery
October 25, 2013Jeff Hoytt
McMaster University
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Grain and Interphase Boundary Mobility
November 1, 2013Dylan Shephardson
Mount Holyoke College
An Individual-based Model of Tuberculosis Transmission in the US Population
November 15, 2013Chuanhua Duan
Boston Universityy
Enhanced Ion and Molecule Transport in 2-D Nanofluidic Channels
November 22, 2013Jennifer Pazour
University of Central Florida
Analytical Modeling of Logistics System Design
December 4, 2013 Nanoplatforms for Precision Medicine
December 6, 2013Baki M. Cetegan
University of Connecticut
Engineering Leadership Lecture: Physics of flame extinction behavior in bluff-body stabilized premixed and partially premixed turbulent combustion