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Distinguished Speaker Series

2021

Ian Schneider
Distinguished Speaker Series:
October 25, 2021
Ian Schneider
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering University of Southern California

Mechanical and Structural Control Over Collagen Networks in Directed Migration and Extracellular Matrix Remodeling

Yong Chen
Distinguished Speaker Series:
October 3, 2021
Yong Chen
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering University of Southern California

Additive Manufacturing of Bio-inspired Structures via Multi-scale, Multi- material, and Multi-functional 3D Printing

Haibo Dong
Distinguished Speaker Series:
September 23, 2021
Haibo Dong
Director, Aerospace Engineering Program
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Virginia

Bio-inspired Underwater Propulsion for Fast, Efficient Swimming: A Computational Approach

Lance Collins
Distinguished Speaker Series:
April 22, 2021
Lance Collins
Vice President and Executive Director, Innovation Campus
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Virginia Tech

Role of non-continuum fluid mechanics on atmospheric clouds

Ranga Pitchumani
Distinguished Speaker Series:
April 15, 2021
Ranga Pitchumani
George R. Goodson Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Virginia Tech

Textured Nonwetting Surfaces for Power Plant Condensers

Blane Harding
Distinguished Speaker Series:
April 1, 2021
Blane Harding
Director of Diversity Engagement
Office for Inclusion and Diversity
Virginia Tech

Cultural Humility: Becoming a Culturally Humble Professional

Hadi Ghasemi
Distinguished Speaker Series:
March 18, 2021
Hadi Ghasemi
Cullen Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Houston

Nano/molecular scale interfacial science: Fundamentals to real world applications

Ju Li
Distinguished Speaker Series:
March 4, 2021
Ju Li
Department of Nuclear Science and Engineeering, MIT

Title of talk: "Radiation-materials interactions at the nanoscale"

2020


Pablo Zavattieri
Distinguished Speaker Series:
March 5, 2020
Pablo Zavattieri
Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University

Title of talk: "Enabling unusual mechanism behavior through material architecture and bio-inspiration."

Joost Vlassak
Distinguished Speaker Series: February 6, 2020
Joost Vlassak
Harvard University

Title of talk: "Nano-calorimetry: A New Tool for Materials Development."

2019


Roger Kamm
Distinguished Speaker Series: Sept. 5, 2019
Roger D. Kamm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Title of talk: "Models of Neurological Disease."

Yu Sun
Distinguished Speaker Series: May 2, 2019
Yu Sun
University of Toronto

Title of talk: "Medical Robotics: Manipulation of Cells and Intracellular Structures."

Daniel J. Inman
Distinguished Speaker Series: April 4, 2019
Daniel J. Inman
University of Michigan

Title of talk: "Mechanical Metamaterials for Vibration Suppression."

Marc De Graef
Distinguished Speaker Series: Feb. 7, 2019
Marc De Graef
Carnegie Mellon University 

Title of talk: "Recent Advances in Quantitative Materials Characterization by Means of Electron Back-Scatter Diffraction."

2018


Thomas Zawodzinski
Distinguished Speaker Series: Dec. 6, 2018
Thomas A. Zawodzinski
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Title of talk: "Making use of renewable electrons with redox flow batteries and related ‘open’ systems."

Robert Ritchie
Distinguished Speaker Series: Nov. 1, 2018
Professor Robert O. Ritchie
University of California, Berkeley
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 

Title of talk: "Damage-tolerance in engineering and biological materials."

Ronald K. Hanson
Distinguished Speaker Series: Oct. 4, 2018
Ronald K. Hanson
Stanford University 

Title of talk: "Evolution of tunable laser absorption sensors for combustion and propulsion."