2019-2020 Department Seminar Series

All seminars will be held 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. in room 2004 of Black Engineering Building, unless otherwise noted. Check back as more seminars will be announced throughout the semester.

Date Speaker Title Host
Aug. 27 Yusuf Altintas
University of British Columbia
“Virtual High Performance Machining” Abhijit Chandra
Aug. 28* Ian Frigaard
University of British Columbia
“Why do wells leak, how much do they leak and will multiphase fluid dynamics save the day?” CoMFRE
Sept. 10 Sibani Lisa Biswal
Rice University
“Visualizing Multiphase Flow Processes Using Porous Media Microfluidic Devices” Jaime Juárez
Sept. 16* Upendra Natarajan
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
“Conformations and equilibrium dynamics of polar polymers in aqueous solution as studied by molecular dynamics simulations” CoMFRE
Sept. 17 Alison Lesley Marsden
Stanford University
“Computational modeling of coronary artery hemodynamics for personalized medicine in children and adults” Ming-Chen Hsu
Sept. 24 Cristina M. Sabliov
Louisiana State University
“Polymeric nanoparticles– a versatile delivery system in medicine and agriculture” Carmen Gomes
Sept. 25* Kimberly Moss
Iowa State University
“Thinking About Visuals, Visuals About Thinking: How to Communicate Your Work in a Poster Presentation” CoMFRE
Oct. 8 Christopher J. Hernandez
Cornell University
“Mechanical Properties of Biological Systems: Bones and Bacteria” Jaime Juárez
Oct. 15 Martin Bazant
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Richard and Carol Pletcher Seminar Series**
“Control of Interfacial Stability in Electrochemical Systems” Baskar Ganapathysubramaniam
Oct. 16* Victor Calo
Curtin University, Australia 
“Multiscale, Multiphysics, and Multiresolution Computing in Science and Engineering” CoMFRE
Oct. 22 Katherine A. Mirica
Dartmouth College
“Molecular Engineering of Materials for Chemical Sensing and Microelectronics” Reza Montazami
Oct. 23* Jinhui Yan
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“Computational thermal multiphase flows with applications to metallic additive manufacturing” CoMFRE
Oct. 31 Cody Fleming
University of Virginia
“Safety of Autonomous Systems: Challenges in Design, Coordination, and Integration” Song-Charng Kong
Nov. 7 Joe Keyes
Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices
“Restoring Flow and Fixing Wires: Mechanics in Medicine” Carmen Gomes
Nov. 19 Kira Barton
University of Michigan
“Advancements in High-Resolution Additive Manufacturing” Reza Montazami
Dec. 5 Philip Pare
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
“Spreading Processes over Networks: Theory and Applications” Sourabh Bhattacharya
Dec. 10 Aswin Gnanaskandan
Dynaflow, Inc.
“Towards High Fidelity Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation of Multiphase Flows”Adarsh Krishnamurthy Adarsh Krishnamurthy
Dec. 12 Ethan Secor
Sandia National Laboratories
“Aerosol Jet Printing: From Fundamentals to Graded Multimaterial Patterning” Jong Lee
Dec. 17 Yasser Aboelkassem
University of California, San Diego 
“Engineering the Human Heart Disease using Stochastic Modeling” Sonal Padalkar
Jan. 16 Kang Pyo So
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“High-performance nanoengineered composite at the scale of tons: Extreme strength and radiation tolerance of CNT-metal composites” Cris Schwartz
Jan. 23 Shuang Cui
National Renewable Energy Lab
“Hydrogels-based Materials for Energy-Efficient Thermal Comfort Control of Buildings” Carmen Gomes
Jan. 28 Xining Zang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Laser Based New Materials Design and Manufacturing: Integration of Nano/Micro Functional Structures” Sonal Padalkar
Jan. 30 Yu-Chih Chen
University of Michigan
“Single-Cell Functional Transcriptome and Morphological Analyses Using Machine Learning for Cancer Precision Medicine” Jong Lee
Feb. 4 Linxiao Zhu
University of Michigan
“Controlling Thermal Radiation for Energy and Information Applications” Carmen Gomes
Feb. 6 Wei Li
Stanford University
“Controlling Thermal Emission and Light Absorption for Energy Applications” Adarsh Krishnamurthy
Feb. 19* Tim Colonius
California Institute of Technology
“Challenges and Opportunities in the Simulation of Bubbly, Cavitating Flows” CoMFRE
Feb. 25 Kevin Cole
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
“Database of Exact Solutions and Applications in Diffusion” Xinwei Wang
March 3 Nick Glumac
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Spectroscopic Investigation of Strong Shocks from High Explosive Detonation” James Michael
April 14 Bongtae Han
University of Maryland
“Mechanical Challenges in Semiconductor Packaging Development” Chao Hu
April 15* Duan Zhong Zhang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
“Long-range Particle Interactions and Particle-fluid Particle Stress in Disperse Multiphase Flows” CoMFRE
April 22* Hector Gomez
Purdue University
“Phase-field Modeling of Phase-transforming Multicomponent Flows” CoMFRE

*This seminar begins at 10:00 a.m. in 2004 Black

**The Richard and Carol Pletcher Seminar Series was established in 2016 with support from the Pletcher family. Richard “Dick” Pletcher served on the ME faculty at Iowa State from 1967 to 2007. During his tenure Dr. Pletcher made countless research contributions to the fields of fluid dynamics and heat transfer, including co-authoring the popular Computation Fluid Mechanic and Heat Transfer textbook.  

2019-2020 MEGSO Seminar Series

All seminars will be in 2004 of Black Engineering Building from 11 a.m. to noon, unless otherwise noted. Check back as more seminars will be announced throughout the semester.

Date/Time Speaker Title
Oct. 29 Kellie Mullaney
Iowa State University
“CVs vs Resumes”
Feb. 11*** Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Organization
Iowa State University
“MEGSO Town Hall Meeting”
April 16 Ashely Frieswyk
Iowa State University
“Don’t Set Yourself on Fire to Keep Others Warm: Self Compassion and Mindfulness for Everyone”

***This seminar goes from 5:10 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Marston 2200