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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.

1/22/14 Elastic Filaments in Viscous Fluids
David Saintillan
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California at San Diego
La Jolla, CA

1/29/14 Role of Microstructure in Predicting Fatigue Performance
Michael D. Sangid
Assistant Professor

School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

2/5/14 Virtual Surgery
Suvranu De
Professor and Department Head

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY

Time: 11:00 AM
  Laufer Library   (RRB 208)
Understanding and Controlling Wall-Bounded Turbulent Flows
Mitul Luhar
Postdoctoral Scholar

Graduate Aeronautical Labs
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

2/12/14 Digital Microstructure and Material Design—Building a Bridge to Link Computational Materials Science to Applications
Mo Li

School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

Time: 4:00 PM
  Laufer Library   (RRB 208)
Numerical Simulation of Transition to Turbulence and Thermoacoustic Instabilities: Analysis and Modeling
Taraneh Sayadi
Postdoctoral Fellow

Laboratoire d'Hydrodynamique
Ecole Polytechnique
91128 Palaiseau cedex, France

2/19/14 Information-Driven Sensorimotor Learning and Control
Silvia Ferrari
Professor of Engineering and Computer Science

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Graduate Program on Wireless Intelligent Sensor Networks (WISeNet)
Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls (LISC)
Duke University, Durham, NC

2/26/14 Integrated Simulation and Diagnostics of Multi-Physics Turbulent Fluid Flows: From the Geometry of Turbulence to Hypersonic Flight Propulsion
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Center for Turbulence Research
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Time: 3:00 PM
  GFS 118
What Can We Learn Through Computation?
Petros Koumoutsakos
Professor of Computational Science

ETH Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland

Time: 11:00 AM
  Laufer Library   (RRB 208)
Learning Combustion from Expanding Flames
Fujia Wu
Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey

3/5/14 Experiments on the Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmyer-Meshkov Instabilities
Jeffrey Jacobs
Elwin G. Wood Distinguished Professor and Department Head

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Time: 2:00 PM
  Laufer Library   (RRB 208)
Towards Realistic Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Combustion
Ankit Bhagatwala
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Sandia National Lab
Livermore, CA 94550

3/12/14 Bio-Inspired Soft Robotics: New Ways of Sensing, Actuation, and Integration
Yong-Lae Park
Assistant Professor

Robotics Institute and the School of Computer Science
Carnegie-Mellon University

—John Laufer Lecture—
Time: 1:00 PM
A Stretchy, Curvy Future for Electronics: From Brain Interfaces to Fly’s Eye Cameras
John A. Rogers
Swanlund Chair Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Urbana, Il

4/2/14 Structure of Highly Turbulent Premixed Flames
Guillaume Blanquart
Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

4/9/14 High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Simulation of Flapping Wings Designed for Energetically Optimal Flight
Per-Olof Persson
Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

  GFS 101
Towards Automated Manufacturing of Geometrically-Complex Heterogeneous Structures
Satyandra K. Gupta

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Institute for Systems Research at the Advanced Manufacturing Lab
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

4/16/14 Explorations in Biofluids: A Tale of Two Tails
Lisa Fauci
Pendergraft Nola Lee Haynes Professor of Mathematics

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

4/17/14 Toward Accurate Combustion Simulations with Stiff Chemistry
Tianfeng Lu
Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Connecticut

4/23/14 Integration of Geometry and Analysis
Ahmed A. Shabana
Richard and Loan Hill Professor of Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

4/30/14 Mobile Teaching in Engineering Education
Ben Yang

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


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