Aerospace & Mechanical
Engineering

Seminars

Seminars are held Wednesdays, at 3:30 pm, in Seaver Science Library, Room 150 (SSL 150), unless otherwise noted. Refreshments are served at 3:00 pm. Call (213) 740-8762 for further information.

1/21/15 From 0 to 10 mph in 100 Microseconds—The Fluid Mechanics of Feeding Strikes in a Carnivorous Plant
Ulrike K Müller
Associate Professor

Department of Biology
California State University at Fresno
Fresno, CA

 
1/28/15 Flavor Matters: The Compositional Effects of Fuels
Margaret S. Wooldridge
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

 
2/3/15
(Tuesday)
Time:
  12:00 NOON
Location:
  EEB 248

Using Massively Parallel Simulation to Study Human Disease
Amanda Randles
Lawrence Fellow

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA

 
2/4/15 Low Mach Number Simulation of Turbulent Combustion
John Bell
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA

 
2/11/15 Optimal Actuator and Sensor Placement for Feedback Flow Control
Kevin K. Chen
Viterbi Fellow

Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

 
2/18/15 Computational Methods for Moving-Boundary Problems in Science and Engineering
Evan Gawlik
Ph.D. Candidate

Stanford University
Stanford, CA

 
2/25/15 Recent Research in CFD and Aerodynamics
Alejandra Uranga
Research Engineer

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

 
2/26/15 (Thursday)
Time:
  10:15 AM
Location:
  Laufer Library

Integrated Modeling, Planning, and Control for Automated Micro Robotic Manipulation
Ashis Banerjee
Research Scientist

General Electric Global Research
Niskayuna, NY

 
3/4/15 A Variational Multiscale Finite Element Method for Nearly Incompressible Solids and Fluid-Structure Interactions
Xianyi Zeng
Postdoctoral Associate

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Duke University
Durham, NC

 
3/11/15 Multi-Robot Systems for Monitoring and Controlling Large Scale Environments
Mac Schwager
Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering and Systems Engineering
Boston University
Boston, MA

 
3/18/15
Spring Break

—John Laufer Lecture—
3/26/15
Time: 1:00 PM
Location:
  Tutor Campus
  Center,
  Trojan
  Ballroom A
Internal Gravity Wave Energy in the Oceans
Harry L. Swinney
Sid Richardson Foundation Regents Chair

Department of Physics
College of Natural Sciences
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

 
4/8/15 Mechanics of Cell-Matrix Interactions in Three-Dimensions
Guruswami Ravichandran
John E. Goode, Jr. Professor of Aerospace and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
and
Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories

California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

 
4/22/15 Mathematical Models for the Shape of the Eiffel Tower
P. D. Weidman
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO