ME 691: Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series



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    13 Dec 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Meckl, Jay P. Gore

    In this presentation, we will motivate the importance of doing research with integrity. We will discuss what it takes to make ethical decisions and work through several case studies that exemplify the types of issues that may arise.

  2. Expanding Material Property Space Using Bioinspiration and Architecture

    23 Oct 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Francois Barthelat

    Here I will discuss how we are using new fabrication strategies (three-dimensional laser engraving, 3D printing) to create architectured / bio-inspired materials with highly unusual combinations of properties: High stiffness and high toughness in nacre-like glasses and ceramics, hardness and...

  3. Controlling Far-Field and Near-Field Thermal Radiation with 2D Materials

    27 Nov 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Zhuomin Zhang

    Micro/nanoscale thermal radiation has attracted great attention due to the promising applications in energy harvesting, nanomanufacturing, thermal control and management, and high-resolution thermal mapping. In the near-field, radiative heat transfer between closely spaced objects can be greatly...

  4. Volumetric Spline Parameterization for Isogeometric Analysis with Engineering Applications

    08 Nov 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jessica Zhang

  5. Optimal Design of Self-Folding Origami

    09 Nov 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mary Frecker

    In this seminar, recent developments in the design of self-folding origami will be presented. A design framework consisting of target shape identification and rigid foldability analysis, modeling and optimization, and prototype fabrication will be described. Particular focus will be on finite...

  6. Response Modification in Resonant Systems Using Arrays of Attachments

    06 Dec 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John Judge

    The vibration behavior of a resonant system can be modified dramatically by the additional of one or more relatively small resonant substructures. The simplest example is a tuned mass damper, in which a single small element is added with a resonant frequency tuned to match that of the primary...

  7. Advances in Ambient and Liquid AFM - Nanoscale Structure and Dynamics

    08 Dec 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roger Proksch

    In this talk, we will explore some recent results in observations of structure and dynamics in a variety of systems ranging from polymer dynamics in ambient conditions, 3D atomic resolution mapping of the structure of the solid-liquid interface, defect dynamics in crystal lattice and biologically...

  8. Laser Materials Processing and Nanomanufacturing

    24 Oct 2018 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Costas Grigoropoulos

    The Laser Thermal Laboratory has conducted work on the fundamental study of laser material interactions across length and me scales in the context of laser microprocessing and maskless nanomanufacturing. Understanding of the associated energy transport phenomena has opened the way to...

  9. From Microchannels to Micropower: Modeling Sustainable Energy Systems

    01 Nov 2018 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Laura Schaefer

    This presentation will highlight the recent work of Dr. Schaefer’s lab on a number of energy systems, which are unified through the application of rigorous thermofluid modeling, both on the small scale and at the systems level. An overview will be presented of the lattice Boltzmann method...

  10. Flexoelectricity and Electrets

    08 Nov 2018 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Pradeep Sharma

    In this presentation, I will highlight a relatively understudied electromechanical coupling called flexoelectricity that appears to have implications in topics ranging from biophysics to the design of next-generation soft multifunctional materials. Specifically, I will argue, through...