2020 Midwest Graduate Student SEM Symposium

Hosted by Iowa State University’s Mechanical Engineering Department

Dates

March 7, 2020 (Saturday) — March 8, 2020 (Sunday)

 

Symposium Overview

This symposium provides an opportunity for graduate (and undergraduate students) at Midwestern Institutions to network with their peers and faculty, while learning about the field of experimental mechanics.

 

Sponsor

This symposium is financially supported by the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM).

  • The Society for Experimental Mechanics is composed of international members from academia, government, and industry who are committed to interdisciplinary application, research and development, education, and active promotion of experimental methods to: (a) increase the knowledge of physical phenomena; (b) further the understanding of the behavior of materials, structures and systems; and (c) provide the necessary physical basis and verification for analytical and computational approaches to the development of engineering solutions.
  • Visit the SEM Website: http://sem.org

 

Organizing Committee

The organizing committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Dr. Sarah A. Bentil (Chair)
  • Anna Buchholz
  • Nick Fetty
  • Kim McFarland
  • Ling Zhang (event photographer)

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Christian Franck
Grainger Institute for Engineering Associate Professor
PANTHER Program Director

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Symposium Program

Printable PDF Program: 2020_SEM_Student_Symposium_Program

Printable PDF Abstracts: 2020_SEM_Student_Symposium_Abstracts

 

All presentations are oral.

March 7, 2020 (Saturday)

Location for Presentations: Marston Hall (Room 2155); 533 Morrill Road, Ames, IA 50011

Time

Presenter

Title

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Registration Open
Registration will close at 5:30 PM
1:00 PM – 1:05 PM Dr. Sarah A. Bentil
Iowa State University
Opening Remarks
1:05 PM – 1:15 PM Dr. Caroline Hayes
Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department  Iowa State University
Welcome Remarks
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote: Dr. Christian Franck
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Keynote Presentation
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Afternoon Session I
Moderator: Winnie Kiarie (Iowa State University)
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Jenny Marsh
Iowa State University
Advisor: Dr. Sarah A. Bentil
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Shalini Raj Unnikandam
Iowa State University
Advisor: Dr. Ian Schneider
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Soheila Shabaniverki
Iowa State University
Advisor: Dr. Jaime Juarez
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Coffee Break
Location: Marston Hall (Room 2110)
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Afternoon Session II
Moderator: Kanika Lamba (Iowa State University)
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Bishoy Dawood
Iowa State University
Advisor: Dr. Ashraf Bastawros
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Edward J. Barron III
Iowa State University
Advisor: Dr. Michael D. Bartlett
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Oluwaponmile Afuwape
Iowa State University
Advisor: Dr. David Jiles and Dr. Sarah A. Bentil
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Vignesh Suresh
Iowa State University
Advisor: Dr. Beiwen Li
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Jialiang Tao
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Advisor: Dr. Christian Franck
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Group Photo & Coffee Break
Location: Marston Hall (Room 2110)
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM Afternoon Session III
Moderator: Oluwaponmile Afuwape (Iowa State University)
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Dr. A B M Tahidul Haque
Iowa State University
Advisor: Dr. Michael D. Bartlett
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM Ravi Tutika
Iowa State University
Advisor: Dr. Michael D. Bartlett
5:15 PM – 5:30 PM Somashekar Viswanath
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Advisor: Dr. James M. LaFave
5:30 PM – 5:45 PM Mehrnoosh Taghavimehr
Iowa State University
Advisor: Dr. Reza Montazami
5:45 PM – 6:00 PM Walk to Memorial Union for Dinner
Location: 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner
Location: Campanile Room at Memorial Union
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Bowling
Location: Lowest Level at Memorial Union

 

March 8, 2020 (Sunday)

Location for Presentations: Marston Hall (Room 2155); 533 Morrill Road, Ames, IA 50011

Time

Presenter

Title

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Location: Marston Hall (Room 2200)
9:00 AM – 10:15 PM Morning Session I
Moderator: Mehrnoosh Taghavimehr (Iowa State University)
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Diwakar Awate
Iowa State University
Advisor: Dr. Jaime Juarez
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Christopher Giuffre
Iowa State University
Advisor: Dr. Ashraf Bastawros
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Dohgyu Hwang
Iowa State University
Advisor: Dr. Michael D. Bartlett
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Nabhajit Goswami
Michigan Technological University
Advisor: Dr. Stephen M. Morse
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Nitesh Arora
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Advisor: Dr. Stephan Rudykh
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Coffee Break
Location: Marston Hall (Room 2200)
10:45 AM – 11:20 AM Morning Session II
Moderator: Winnie Kiarie
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Amir Niaraki
Iowa State University
Advisor: Dr. Nicole N. Hashemi
11:00 AM – 11:05 AM Dr. Sarah A. Bentil
Iowa State University
Closing Remarks
11:10 AM – 11:50 AM Tour of the Student Innovation Center

by

Dr. Jim Oliver
Director, Student Innovation Center at Iowa State University

Location: 538 Bissell Rd, Ames, IA 50011

Abstract Submission: Closed!

Registration: Closed!

  • Registration is at no cost to presenters and attendees.
  • Attendees should register early, to secure a no-cost registration spot. When all no-cost registration spots are full, attendees will be notified in January 2020 that a $30 registration fee is required to attend the symposium.
  • Dinner will be provided on March 7th (Saturday).
  • Breakfast will be provided on March 8th (Sunday).

Venue Information

The symposium will be held at Iowa State University's Marston Hall, which is located at: 533 Morrill Road, Ames, IA 50011. Marston Hall is home of the College of Engineering at Iowa State University, for more than a century.  

Travel Information

By Air

If you are traveling to Iowa State University via air transportation, the closest destination city is Des Moines (Airport Code: DSM)

  • Shuttle service is available from DSM to Iowa State University via Executive Express.
  • If you are renting a car, and need directions from the DSM to Iowa State University, see the “By Car” directions below.

By Car

If you are traveling by car to Iowa State University, see the “Parking Information” section below for suggestions on where to park for free.

Parking Information

Attendees of the Symposium should park in any lot (e.g. Lots 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, and 14) near Marston Hall. Click the following link to see the parking lot map: Parking Lot Map.

See the note below for parking lot restrictions.

NOTE:

  • During weekday evenings (after 5:30 PM), weekends, and holidays, certain lots (and parking meters) are open for use by the general public for free!
  • The medical/handicapped stalls, 24 hour all hours all days stalls, and other specifically restricted stalls require a parking permit to avoid a parking citation.

Hotel Information

There are many hotels near Iowa State University, for out-of-town attendees. Suggested hotels are:

*The GrandStay Ames hotel is near restaurants and shops.

Contact Info

For questions regarding the symposium (e.g. abstract submission, registration, program, etc.)

  • Email Dr. Sarah A. Bentil (sbentil@iastate.edu) and put “2020 Midwest Student SEM Symposium”, in the email’s subject line.