Graduate Seminars

Fall 2017 E SC 514/E MCH 514 Seminar Schedule

Please note: All E SC 514/E MCH 514 seminars will be held from 3:35-4:25 p.m. in 114 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building.

August 23

  • Presentation: "Graduate-education issues; Introduction to MCL"
  • Speaker: Michael T. Lanagan, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State; Materials Characterization Lab staff members

August 30

  • Presentation: "State of the ESM department"
  • Speaker: Judith A. Todd, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State

September 6

  • Presentation: "A new kind of magnetism –The Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction"
  • Speaker: Vincent Sokalski, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University

September 13

  • Presentation: "Nanocomposites and nanostructured materials for optimized integration with photonic, magnetic, and electronic devices"
  • Speaker: Paul R. Ohodnicki, Jr., National Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of Energy, Pittsburgh

September 20

  • Presentation: "Ethics discussion: ASCE case study 2 (Hyatt Regency Walkway)"
  • Speaker: Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State

September 27

  • Presentation: "Additive manufacturing by powder bed fusion for rocket engine insertion"
  • Speaker: John R. Porter, UES, Inc., Dayton, Ohio

October 4

  • Presentation: "Properties of hexagonal boron nitride grown on sapphire and silicon substrates for application in UV and neutron sensors"
  • Speaker: Ishwara Bhat, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

October 11

  • Presentation: "Probing materials with optical second harmonic generation"
  • Speaker: Venkataraman Gopalan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State

October 18

  • Presentation: "Nanoscale optics of 2D- and 1D-materials and its practical applications"
  • Speaker: Slava V. Rotkin, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State

October 25

  • Presentation: "Laser powder bed fusion based metal additive manufacturing: Process understanding, modeling, and simulation"
  • Speaker: Tugrul Özel, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University

November 1

  • Presentation: "Food, energy, and water for 11 billion people at the end of the 21st century: How will we do it?"
  • Speaker: Rachel A. Brennan, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State

November 8

  • Presentation: TBA
  • Speaker: John F. Muth, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University

November 15

  • Presentation: "Developing fundamental process-structure-property relationships for size and geometry in directed energy deposition processes"
  • Speaker: Todd A. Palmer, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State

November 29

  • Presentation: "Acoustic scattering from doubly periodic, bilaminar composite, cylindrical shells"
  • Speaker: Sabih I. Hayek, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State

December 6

  • Presentation: "Modeling of surfactant-driven fracture in particulate rafts"
  • Speaker: Christian Peco Regales, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State
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The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523