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.

1/13/16 Hollow Vortices
Stefan Llewellyn Smith
Professor

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093

 
1/20/16 Biomechanical Imaging: Shall We See How You Feel?
Assad Oberai
Professor

Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Scientific Computation Research Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY

 
1/27/16 Boomerang Flight Dynamics
John Vassberg
Lead Engineer

Boeing Commercial Airplanes Design Center
Long Beach, CA

 
2/3/16 Rays vs. Shadows: Fighting Global Blindness through Ophthalmic Genetic & Bioengineering
Balamurali Ambati
Professor
and
Director of Corneal Research

Moran Eye Center
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Hosted jointly with the USC Biomedical Engineering Department
 
2/17/16 Plasma-Assisted Combustion: Fundamental Studies and Engine Applications
Joseph K. Lefkowitz
NRC Research Associate

Aerospace Propulsion Division
Aerospace Sciences Branch
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

 
2/22/16
(Monday)
Time:
  3:00 PM
Location:
  RTH 211

Mechanics of Thin Elastic Rods: Computer Graphics Meets Engineering
Khalid Jawed
Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

 
2/24/16 Constitutive Modeling of Soft Engineering and Biological Materials: The Role of Microstructure
Reza Avazmohammadi
Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute for Computational Engineering and Science
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

 
2/26/16
(Friday)
Time:
  10:00 AM
Location:
  EEB 248

Accelerating PDE-Constrained Optimization Problems using Adaptive Reduced-Order Models
Matthew Zahr
Ph.D. Candidate

Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

 
2/29/16
(Monday)
Time:
  10:00 AM
Location:
  RTH 211
Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Flames with Gas Turbine Applications at the University of Cambridge
Jenni Sidey
Research Assistant

Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
UK

 
3/2/16 From a Multiscale Computational Framework to Introducing a Novel Surgical Technique for Single Ventricles
Mahdi Esmaily-Moghadam
Postdoctoral Fellow

Center for Turbulence Research
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

 
3/7/16
(Monday)
Time:
  10:00 AM
Location:
  RTH 115

Multi-Scale Simulations to Uncover Flow and Transport Behavior in a Physiologically-Realistic Lung
Jessica Oakes
Postdoctoral Scholar

Mechanical Engineering
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

 
3/9/16 Multiscale Fluid Sensing and Transport in Biological and Engineered Systems
Janna Nawroth
Postdoctoral Technology Development Fellow
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

 
3/21/16
(Monday)
Time:
  10:00 AM
Location:
  RTH 115

Intrinsic Frequency Method: From Fluid Mechanics to a Novel Point-of-Care Disease Diagnosis
Niema Pahlevan
Clinical Research Investigator

Huntington Medical Research Institute
Pasadena, CA

and
James Boswell Postdoctoral Scholar

California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

 
—John Laufer Lecture—
3/23/16
Time:
  1:00 PM
Location:
  TCC

On the Generation of Toroidal Micro-Plasmas in the Flow Field of Impinging Water-Jets
Morteza Gharib
Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Professor of Bioinspired Engineering,
Director of Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, and
Vice Provost

Division of Engineering and Applied Science
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

 
3/30/16 Acoustic Levitation and Propulsion Based on Traveling Waves Control
Ran Gabai
Postdoctoral Researcher

Dynamics and Mechatronics Laboratory
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion IIT
Haifa, Israel

 
4/6/16 High Rate Loading of Woven Composite Materials
Mark Pankow
Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

 
4/13/16 Engineering Organs on Chips
Megan McCain
Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

 
4/20/16 A Few Fringe Topics in Combustion: Electric Actuation of Flames, Methane Hydrate Burning, and Miniature Liquid Fuel Combustors
Derek Dunn-Rankin
Professor

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

 
4/27/16 Singularity Approximations for Flow: Cooperative Feeding by Cells and Microfluidic Crystallization
Marcus Roper
Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA