University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Seminar - ME 8773/8774

Spring 2019
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Room 1130 ME

Seminar Coordinator: Tim Kowalewski
Seminar Support: Tori Piorek


January 23

Course Orientation

January 30

Host: Xiaojia "XJ" Wang

Ali Shakouri
Purdue University

CANCELLED due to extreme weather conditions

Title: Thermoelectric Energy Conversion and Printed Sensors: From Nanoscale Materials to Systems (pdf)

February 6

Host: Tim Kowalewski

Suvranu De
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Title: Virtual Surgery (pdf)

Recording: View/Download Here

February 13

Host: Tianhong Cui

Andy Hrymak
University of Western Ontario
CANCELLED due to weather


Tianhong Cui University of MN

Title: Microinjection Molded Polymer/Carbon
Nanocomposites: The Effect of Filler and Matrix
Type on the Electrical and Morphological Properties (pdf)


Tianhong Cui, Title: Shrink Polymer M/NEMS: Manufacturing from Micro to Nano (pdf)
Recording: View/Download Here

February 20

Host: Julianna Abel

Ray Baughman
University of Texas at Dallas

Title: Energy Harvesting, Energy Storing and Actuating Yarns and Textiles (pdf)

Recording: View/Download Here

February 27

Host: Cari Dutcher

Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz
University of Texas at Austin

Title: Particulate Matter from Chlorine-Initiated Oxidation of Hydrocarbons (pdf)

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March 6

Host: Lian Shen

Luc Deike

Title: Wave Breaking in Ocean Atmosphere Interactions (pdf)

Recording: View/Download Here

March 13

Host: Chris Hogan

Steve Koester
University of Minnesota

Title: Novel Biosensor Platforms Enabled by Graphene (pdf)

Recording: View/Download Here

March 20


No Seminar


March 27

Host: Tim Kowalewski

Elliot Hawkes
University of California, Santa Barbara

Title: Adding Soft to Robotics: From Gecko-Inspired Wall-Climbing to Vine-Inspired Navigation (pdf)

Recording: View/Download Here

April 3

Host: Sungyon Lee

Heinrich Jaeger
University of Chicago

Title: Jamming by Shear: Transforming Fluids into Solids (pdf)

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April 10

Host: Suo Yang

Matthias Ihme
Stanford University

Title: Are We There Yet? Requirements and Challenges for the Reliable Prediction of Turbulent Combustions (pdf)

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April 17

Host: Peter J. Bruggeman

Vandana Miller
Drexel University

Title: Non-Thermal Plasma for Immunomodulation: Implications and Applications (pdf)

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April 24

Host: Rajesh Rajamani

Azim Eskandarian
Virginia Tech

Title: Advances in Vehicle Safety and Mobility Leading to Autonomous Driving (pdf)

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May 1

Host: Suhasa Kodandaramaiah

John Rogers
Northwestern University

Title: Soft Electronic and Microfluidic Systems for the Skin (pdf)

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