Previous Seminars

Fall Quarter 2015

Friday, October 2
Speaker: Gaurav S. Sukhatme, Ph.D., Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California
Title: Robots at Sea - From Drones to Autonomy
Location: MDEA

Friday, October 9
Speaker: Irene J. Beyerlein, Ph.D., Theoretical Division, Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Title: Deformation Twinning in Hexagonal Close Packed Metals
Location: MDEA

Friday, October 16
Speaker: Federico Toschi, Ph.D., Chair of Computational Multiscale Transport Phenomena Department of Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Title: Relative Separations of Particles in Turbulence
Location: MDEA

Friday, October 23
Speaker: Dr. Aaron Katzenstein, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Title: Air Quality in Southern California -- Past, Present, and Future
Location: MDEA

Friday, October 30
Speaker: Jessica Oakes, Ph.D., Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Physiologically Based Simulations of Airflow and Particle Transport in the Lung
Location: MDEA

Friday, November 6
Speaker: Prof. George A. Lesieutre, Department Chair of Aerospace Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Title: The Use of Acoustic Metamaterials to Increase Damping of Sandwich Panels in Tension
Location: MDEA

Friday, November 13
Speaker: Ahmed F. Ghoniem, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Combustion for Clean Energy: From Low Emissions to Low Co2
Location: MDEA

Friday, December 4

Spring Quarter 2015

Friday, April 3
Speaker: Professor Jeff D. Eldredge, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept., UCLA
Title: High-Fidelity Simulations and Low-Order Modeling of Agile Flight
Location: MDEA

Friday, April 10
Speaker: Professor Mehran Mesbahi, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of Washington
Title: Autonomous Networked Aerospace Systems
Location: MDEA

Friday, April 17
Speaker: Professor Ehsan Jabbarzadeh, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina
Title: Bioinspired Nanomatrix Platforms for Dynamic Programming of Stem Cells
Location: MDEA

Friday, April 24
Speaker: Dr. Salah Feteih, Northrop Grumman Corp.
Title: UAV & Airworthiness Certification
Location: MDEA

Friday, May 1
Speaker: Professor Carlos Cesnik, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
Title: X-HALE: a UAV for Nonlinear Aeroelastic Experiments
Location: MDEA

Friday, May 8
Speaker: Dr. Maksudul M. Alam, Deputy Director, R&D InnoSense, LLC
Title: Nanostructured Materials for Photoelectrochemical Generation of Hydrogen and Optoelectronic Devices
Location: MDEA

Friday, May 15
Speaker: Professor Garritt Tucker, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University
Title: Computational Methods for Quantifying Plasticity in Nanostructured Materials
Location: MDEA

Friday, May 22
Speaker: Professor SungWoo Nam, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Location: MDEA

Friday, May 29
Speaker: Professor Beverley J. McKeon, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech
Title: Deconstructing (and Reconstructing) Wall Turbulence: A Systems Approach
Location: MDEA

Friday, June 5
Speaker: Dr. Amitabha Ghosh
Location: MDEA

Winter Quarter 2015

Friday, January 9
Speaker: Jonathan Hopkins, MAE Department, UCLA
Title: Design And Fabrication Of Complex Flexible Structures And Microarchitectures
Location: MDEA

Friday, January 16
Location: MDEA

Friday, January 23
Speaker: Professor Robert M'Closkey, MAE Department, UCLA
Title: How To Tune Your Gyro
Location: MDEA

Friday, January 30
Speaker: Dr. Scott A. Epstein, South Coast Air Management District
Title: Using Modern Data Networks to Improve Air Quality Models for Policymaking in the South Coast Air Basin
Location: MDEA

Friday, February 6
Speaker: Professor Srinivas Tadigadapa, Professor of Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
Title: Quartz MEMS - Only a matter of Time!
Location: MDEA

Friday, February 13
Speaker: Graduate student seminar: Jeff Botimer, Brendan Smith, Justin Rowe
Location: MDEA

Friday, February 20
Speaker: Professor Fabio Pasqualetti, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside
Title: Controllability Metrics, Limitations and Algorithms for Complex Networks
Location: MDEA

Friday, February 27
Speaker: Professor Jack Brouwer, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC Irvine
Title: Lean, Efficient and Sustainable Energy Conversion for Data Centers
Location: MDEA

Friday, March 6
Speaker: Professor Anthony Waas, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington
Title: On modeling damage and failure in ceramic matrix fiber reinforced composites
Location: MDEA

Friday, March 13
Speaker: Professor Bassam Bamieh, Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation, UC Santa Barbara
Title: Network Controllability: Fundamental Limitations of Local vs. Global Feedback
Location: MDEA

Fall Quarter 2014

Friday, October 3
Speaker: Professor Mease, UCI MAE Department and Julia Gelfand, UCI Library
Title: Welcome To New Graduate Students ~ Introduction To The MAE Faculty Information Resources And Library Services To Support Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering At UCI
Location: MDEA

Friday, October 10
Speaker: Haithem Taha, Assistant Professor MAE Department, University of California, Irvine
Title: Flapping-Wing Micro-Air-Vehicles: Theoretical and Practical Challenges
Location: MDEA

Friday, October 17
Speaker: Janelle P. Wharry, Assistant Professor Boise State University
Title: Hardening Mechanisms in Neutron- and Ion-Irradiated Fe-9Cr ODS Alloy
Location: MDEA

Friday, October 24
Speaker: Parviz Moin, Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering Stanford University
Title: Wall modeling for large eddy simulation of turbulent boundary layers
Location: MDEA

Friday, October 31
Speaker: Dr. Matt Miyasato, Deputy Executive Officer, Science & Technology Advancement, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Title: Transforming Transportation: the Air Quality Challenge
Location: MDEA

Friday, November 7
Speaker: Suveen Mathaudhu, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside
Title: There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom...for MG Alloys
Location: MDEA

Friday, November 14
Speaker: Dr. Alan T. Asbeck, Research Scientist Harvard Biodesign Lab
Title: Soft Exosuits for Walking Assistance
Location: MDEA

Friday, November 21
Speaker: Dr. Ioannis G. Mikellides, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Title: On a Path to Electric Propulsion Immortality: Magnetic Shielding of Hall-effect Plasma Accelerators
Location: MDEA

Friday, December 5
Speaker: TBD
Title: TBD
Location: MDEA

Friday, December 12
Location: MDEA