Previous Seminars

Spring Quarter 2017


Friday, April 14
Speaker: Jim Meacham
Title: The Building Energy Revolution: Past, Present, and Future
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, April 21
Speaker: Professor Guillermo Aguilar
Title: From Laser Dermatology to a Window to the Brain
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, April 28
Speaker: Professor Morteza Gharib
Title: Lessons for Bio-Inspired Design
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, May 5
Speaker: Professor Shane Cybart
Title: Direct-Write Helium Ion Lithography of High-Transition Temperature Superconducting Electronics
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, May 12
Speaker: Dr Chris Weinberger
Title: Structure, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Transition Metal Carbides
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, May 19
Speaker: Professor Mihailo Jovanovic
Title: Controller Architectures: Tradeoffs between Performance and Complexity
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, May 26
Speaker: Professor Joseph P. Heremans
Title: Principles of Solid-State Heat-to-Electricity Conversion Based on Spin
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, June 2
Speaker: Dr. Shane Stephens
Title: Hydrogen fuel, Saving the Tip of the Iceberg
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)


Winter Quarter 2017
 

Friday, January 20
Speaker: Dr. R. Scott Erwin
Title: Working in a Vacuum: 20 Years of Control for Space Applications
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, January 27
Speaker: Professor Jaime Marian
Title: Using Fundamental Modeling to Explain the Plastic Behavior of BCC Single-Crystals
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, February 3
Speaker: Professor Kevin Anderson
Title: Development of a Multicascade Refrigeration Electronics Thermal Control System for Application to Venus Lander Payload Missions
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, February 10
Speaker: Professor Chunlei Wang
Title: Materials and Architecture Persepctives for On-Chip Energy Storage Power Generation
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, February 17
Speaker: Professor Luciano Demasi
Title: Nonlinear Aeroelastic Responses of Highly Deformable Joined-Wing Configurations
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, February 24
Speaker: Professor Andrew Teel
Title: An Introduction to Hybrid and Stochastic Hybrid Dynamical Systems
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, March 3
Speaker: Professor Derek Dunn-Rankin
Title: Lasers, Flames, and Aerosols -- Fringe Combustion Topics: electrical aspects of flames, burning hydrates, and miniature combustors
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

 

Fall Quarter 2016
 

Friday, October 7
Speaker: Professor Chih-Ming Ho
Title: Phenotypic Personalized Nanomedicine
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, October 14
Speaker: Michael T. Barako, Ph.D.
Title: Thermal Applications of Multifunctional Materials with Nanoscale Architectures
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, October 28
Speaker: Dennis M. Kochmann, Ph.D.
Title: Seamlessly Bridging from Atomistics to the Continuum in Metals – Mechanical and Computational Challenges
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, November 4
Speaker: Professor Brad E. Paden
Title: Adventures in Mechatronics
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)
 

Winter Quarter 2016
 

Friday, January 8
Speaker: Professor Ashok Gopalarathnam
Title: Low-order Modeling of Unsteady Airfoil and Wing Aerodynamics Dominated by Leading-edge Vortex Shedding
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, January 15
Speaker: Professor Xiaofeng Liu
Title: Time-Resolved Non-intrusive Pressure Measurement Technique and its Applications
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Wednesday, January 20
Speaker: Professor Richard Miles, Princeton University
Title: Pumping Air - FLEET, Radar REMPI and Backward Lasing New Methods for Measuring Flow Properties and Contaminants in Air
Location: 4200 Engineering Gateway, MAE Conference Room

Friday, January 22
Speaker: Professor Bassam Bamieh, University of California, Santa Barbara
Title: Quantifying Network Controllability
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, January 29
Speaker: Adrienne Lavine, Ph.D.
Title: Thermochemical Energy Storage with Ammonia
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, February 5
Speaker: Professor Thomas Bewley
Title: New Methods for State Estimation and Adaptive Observation of Environmental Flow Systems Leveraging Coordinated Swarms of Sensor Vehicles
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, February 12
Speaker: Professor Jorge Cortes, UC San Diego
Title: Distributed Coordination for Separable Network Optimization with Coupling Constraints
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, February 19
Speaker: Professor Han Wang, University of Southern California
Title: TBA
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, February 26
Speaker: TBA
Title: TBA
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, March 4
Speaker: Professor Kevin Lynch, Northwestern University
Title: TBA
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)
 

Spring Quarter 2016
 

Friday, April 15
Speaker: Dr. Vladimir Djapic &Michael Ouimet
Title: Heterogeneous Adaptive Maritime Mobile Expeditionary Robots (HAMMER)
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, April 29
Speaker: Professor Werner Dahm, Arizona State University
Title: Autonomic Closure for Turbulence Simulations
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, May 6
Speaker: Dr. Amir Rahmani, JPL
Title: Coordination and Control of Robot Teams
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, May 13
Speaker: Professor Allison M. Beese, Penn State
Title: Additive manufacturing of structural materials: processing-structure-property relationships
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, May 20
Speaker: Professor João P. Hespanha, University of California, Santa Barbara
Title: Opportunities and Challenges in Control Systems arising from Ubiquitous Computation and Communication
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Friday, May 27
Speaker: Professor Yanliang Zhang, Boise State University
Title: Thermoelectric Energy Conversion - Materials, Manufacturing and Systems
Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)


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
Canceled


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
Speaker: CANCELLED
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
Speaker: CANCELLED
Location: MDEA