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Mechanical Engineering


Fall 2016 Seminars

Date Time & Place Speaker Topic
September 1
Thursday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Professor Scott A. Barnett
Northwest University
High-Efficiency Electrical Energy Storage Using Reversible Solid Oxide Cells
September 6
Tuesday
2:00‑3:00pm
McNair Center
Yicha Zhang
Additive Manufacturing: Enabling Technology for Personalized Product development
September 8
Thursday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Michael Thompson Pettes
University of Connecticut
New Routes to Nanostructured Thermoelectrics
September 22
Thursday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Jacob McMurray
ORNL
Materials Thermodynamics: The bridge between experiment and application
October 13
Thursday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Abdel-Khalik Purdue Empowering Predictive Simulation of Complex Nuclear Systems: Pathways for improving EFFICIENCY and Accuracy?
November 3
Thursday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Martin Shargerl
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Synergies between Safety Concepts, Damage Tolerance Capabilities and Structural Health Monitoring of FRP Composite Structures
December 8
Thursday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Alireza Torabi
FuelCell Energy
Toward Commercialization of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Highlights of R&D activities at FuelCell Energy, Inc
December 15
Thursday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)

Spring 2016 Seminars

Date Time & Place Speaker Topic
February 4
Thursday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Kevin Huang
USC
Electrochemistry-based High-temperature Carbon Capture and Conversion
February 9
Tuesday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Claudio Lopes
Materials Institute of Madrid
Multiscale Virtual Analysis of Composites: From microscale to non-conventional structural designs
February 18
Thursday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Sang Hee Won
Princeton University

Flame Dynamics Governed by Combustion Chemistry of Real Fuels

February 25
Thursday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Hany Abdel-Khalik
Purdue University

Uncertainty Characterization Framework for Reactor Physics Calculations

March 1
Tuesday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Rajamani Ravi
Meggitt

Development of Li-Ion Batteries for Aerospace Applications: A Meggitt Perspective

March 3
Thursday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Carlos Davila
NASA-Langley

The Long Road to Virtual Testing of Composites: Are We There Yet?

March 18
Friday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Eric Wachsman
University of Maryland

Ion Conducting Oxides for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

April 7
Thursday
11:00am‑12:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Balu Balachandran
Argonne National Lab

A Hydrogen Economy: The Status of Science & Technology and R&D Opportunities

April 14
Thursday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Guiren Wang
USC

Introduction of USC’s multifunctional, far-field optical nanoscopy and its potential applications

April 28
Thursday
2:00‑3:00pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen Bldg (301 Main St.)
Ray Gorte
University of Pennsylvania

Electrodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers