Graduate Seminars

Spring 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 160 Willard Building.

January 11

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

January 18

  • Presentation: "Ethics discussion: ASCE case studies 1 (Piper Aircraft) and 2 (Challenger)"
  • Speaker: Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State

January 25

  • Presentation: "A physics-based test and evaluation methodology for high-fidelity dynamic thrust measurements of ground tested propulsion systems"
  • Speaker: Brian J. Olson, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University
  • Bio and Abstract

February 1

  • Presentation: "Ethics discussion: ASCE case studies 3 (Spiro Agnew) and 2 (Hyatt Regency Walkway)"
  • Speaker: Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State

February 8

  • Presentation: "Variable sample-size stochastic approximation (VSSA)"
  • Speaker: Uday V. Shanbhag, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Penn State
  • Bio and Abstract

February 15

  • Presentation: "Concentrating sunlight without tracking the Sun"
  • Speaker: N. Christopher Giebink, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Penn State
  • Bio and Abstract

February 22

  • Presentation: "Helicopter noise prediction and the challenges of noise abatement"
  • Speaker: Kenneth S. Brentner, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Penn State
  • Bio and Abstract

March 1

  • Presentation: "Electrofluidics and optofluidics: Bringing Moore's law to biomedical in-vitro diagnostics and life sciences"
  • Speaker: Weihua Guan, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Penn State
  • Bio and Abstract

March 15

  • Presentation: "Industrial design, Virgil Exner, and the 1937 Pontiac"
  • Speaker: Russell Barton, Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Penn State

March 22

  • Presentation: "Bridging from atoms to continua in the mechanics of amorphous solids"
  • Speaker: Michael Falk, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • Bio and Abstract

March 29

  • Presentation: "Meshfree computational frameworks for extreme event simulation"
  • Speaker: Michael C. Hillman, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State
  • Bio and Abstract

April 5

  • Presentation: "On the influence of elastic strain on catalytic activity of metal surfaces"
  • Speaker: Pradeep R. Guduru, Division of Engineering, Brown University
  • Bio and Abstract

April 12

  • Presentation: "Quantum nanomechanics: from graphene to flying frogs"
  • Speaker: Brian D'Urso, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh
  • Bio and Abstract

April 19

  • Presentation: "Nanoscale functional imaging of materials for energy applications"
  • Speaker: Marina S. Leite, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland
  • Bio and Abstract

April 26

  • Presentation: "Reliable knowledge: Musings of a parting academic"
  • Speaker: S. Ashok, 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