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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Seminar Series

2023 Fall Seminar Series

Aug 2411:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Tom Ebeling, Industrial Hygienist with Occupational Health & Safety in the Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S). Laboratory Safety: Creating and Maintaining an Effective Lab Safety Program
Aug 3111:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Dr. Arezoo Zare, Assistant Professor, WSU School of Mechanical and Materials EngineeringHigh-throughput characterization of dynamic tensile failure in pure niobium and niobium-titanium alloy
Sep 711:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Dr. Michael R. Maughan, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of IdahoDeveloping the First Cold-Setting Wood 3D-Printing System for Building Construction
Sep 1411:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Dr. Choong-Shik Yoo, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Institute of Schock Physics, WSUChemistry under Extreme Conditions (XCHEM): Evolution of Chemical Bonding and Crystal Structure of Hot-Dense Solids at Advanced Light Sources
Sep 2111:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Dr. Johnny Li, Assistant Professor, UIAdvance Robotics Sensing, Control and Computing for Smart Agriculture
Sep 2811:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Dr. Brent Pomeroy, computational aerodynamicist, NASA Langley Research CenterBaseball Aerodynamics with Unsteady, High-Fidelity CFD
Sep 2911:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Dr. Anastassia Makarieva, Researcher, Theoretical Physics Division, Petersburg Nuclear Physics InstituteRe-appraisal of the global role of natural forests for improved climate projections and policies
Oct 1211:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Dr. Santosh Swain, Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Materials Research, WSU Cadmium telluride and related semiconductor materials for room temperature radiation detection and solar cells
Oct 1911:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Dr. Manoj Karkee, Professor & Director, Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems, Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State UniversityAutomation and robots in tree fruit orchards
Oct 2611:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Dr. Shicheng (John) Xu, CEO & President, Jinetics IncElectrocatalysts and Electrodes with Atomic Layer Deposition
Nov 211:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Dr. Shahrzad Rahmani, Postdoctoral Researcher, WSUDesigned Polymer nanoComposites for Electrochemical applications
Nov 911:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Dr. Xianming Shi, Chair and Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, WSUNanotechnology enables sustainable and durable concrete infrastructure

2022 Fall Seminar Series

Aug 2511:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Prof. Mehdi Hosseinzadeh, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State UniversityControl of Autonomous Systems
Sep 111:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Prof. Emily Allen, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State UniversityDesign and Modeling of a PneuSMA Soft Robotic Catheter Using Resistance-Based Modeling of Nitinol Springs
Sep 1511:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Prof. Andres Goza, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignFeather-inspired flaps for unsteady aerodynamic flow control: physics and reinforcement learning-based control
Sep 212:00-3:00 pm
ETRL 101
Prof. Kamal Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of IdahoAutoignition and Speciation Studies on Alternative Fuels
Sep 2211:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Derek Rotz Director of Advance Engineering, Daimler Truck North AmericaSaving Fuel, Saving Lives and Saving Money at Daimler Truck
Sep 2911:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Prof. Sandip Roy, School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Washington State University Network-Wide Autonomy in Cyber-Physical Infrastructures
Oct 611:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Prof. Shreyes N. Melkote, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia TechBuilding Intelligent Manufacturing Systems: From Industrial Robotics to Cyber Manufacturing Services
Oct 1311:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Prof. Eric Wolbrecht, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of IdahoRobotics for Assessment and Rehabilitation after Stroke
Oct 2011:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Prof. John McCloy, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State UniversityCultural Brokers and Interdisciplinary Research in Engineering: the Case Study of Vitrified Hillforts
Oct 2711:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Dr. Scott Rewinkel, Stroke Medical Director, St. Charles Health System, OHSU Department of NeurologyEngineering Advances in Neurology and Interventional Neuroradiology
Dec 111:00 am-Noon
ETRL 101
Prof. Néstor Pérez-Arancibia, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State UniversityChallenges and Progress on Insect-Scale Aerial Robotics

2021 Fall Seminar Series

Aug 2611:00 am-Noon
using Zoom
(Meeting ID: 912 6276 7552)
Mark Yim, Asa Whitney Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of PennsylvaniaIs Cost Effective Robotics Interesting?
Sep 911:00 am-Noon
using Zoom
J. Edward Colgate, Professor, Northwestern University; NAE MemberGrowing the Tactile Gamut
Sep 2311:00 am-Noon
using Zoom
Fritz Prinz, Leonardo Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for EnergyThe need for storage in a renewable energy world
Oct 711:00 am-Noon
using Zoom
David Hu, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Biology, Georgia TechMechanics of the elephant trunk and skin
Nov 411:00 am-Noon
using Zoom
Wenzhen Yuan, Assistant Professor and Director of the CMU RoboTouch Lab, Carnegie Mellon UniversityMaking sense of the physical world with high-resolution tactile sensing
Nov 1811:00 am-Noon
using Zoom
Dr. Lin Shao, Stanford UniversityTowards Building Intelligent Systems for Robots to Interact With the World
Dec 211:00 am-Noon
using Zoom
Jeffrey I. Lipton, Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Professor, University of WashingtonFabrication via Mobile Robotics and Digital Manufacturing

2021 Spring Seminar Series

Feb 411:00 am-Noon using Zoom Dr. John Rogers, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University Distinguished Seminar: Soft Electronic and Microfluidic Systems for the Skin
Feb 1811:00 am-Noon using Zoom Dr. Girish Krishnan, Associate Professor, Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana– ChampaignSoft Robotics and Architectured Materials: A Designer's Perspective
Feb 1911:00 am-12:15 pm using Zoom Dr. Néstor O. Pérez-Arancibia, Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern CaliforniaThe Challenging Path to Creating Fully Autonomous and Controllable Microrobots
Feb 2311:00 am-Noon using Zoom Dr. Seyede Fatemeh Ghoreishi, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Maryland Robotics Center, University of MarylandBayesian Decision Making and Learning in Complex Uncertain Systems
Feb 2511:00 am-12:30 pm using Zoom Dr. Ilya Kovalenko, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of MichiganIntelligent Product Agents for Multi-Agent Control of Manufacturing Systems
Mar 211:00 am-noon using Zoom Dr. Gina Olson, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Soft Machines Lab, Carnegie Mellon UniversitySoft Robots and Soft Structures
Mar 411:00 am-Noon using Zoom Dr.Michael C. McAlpine, Kuhrmeyer Family Chair Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of MinnesotaDistinguished Seminar: 3D Printing Functional Materials & Devices
Mar 911:00 am-Noon using Zoom Dr. Yiannis Kantaros, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of PennsylvaniaSafe Robot Autonomy in Unknown Environments
Mar 1811:00 am-Noon using Zoom Dr. Anil Netravali, Cornell UniversityAdvanced Green Composites
Mar 2511:00 am-Noon using Zoom Jessi Hall, Senior Director – Vertical Integration Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.Manufacturing Printed Circuit Boards on the Palouse
Apr 111:00 am-Noon using ZoomDr. Robert Shepherd, Associate Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Cornell UniversityOptoelectronic Sensing of the Deformation of Soft Robots, and their Electrohydraulic Power
Apr 811:00 am-Noon using ZoomDr. Tamas Havar, Sr. Manager for Additive Manufacturing, Blue Origin LLCInnovation in Aerospace: Advanced Composites and Additive Manufacturing Process
Apr 1411:00 am-Noon using ZoomDr. Raman Goyal, TEES Post-Doctoral Researcher, Texas A&M UniversityA System Design Approach for Intelligent Tensegrity Robots
Apr 1511:00 am-Noon using Zoom Dr. Bradley Camburn, Assistant Professor, Oregon State UniversityPrototyping in the Design of Complex Systems
Apr 2211:00 am-Noon using Zoom Dr. Zhenan Bao, Department Chair and K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering, Stanford UniversityDistinguished Seminar: Skin-Inspired Organic Electronics
Apr 221:30 pm to 2:30 pm using Zoom Dr. Anthony Fragoso, Staff Scientist at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at the California Institute of TechnologyEnvironment-Driven Autonomy: Field Robots and Their Statistics

2020 Fall Seminar Series

Aug 2711:00 am-Noon using Zoom Dr. Ming Luo, Assistant Professor, Washington State University, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Soft pneumatic robots: Designing for more dexterity
Sep 1011:00 am-Noon using Zoom Dr. Kaiyan Qiu, Assistant Professor, Washington State University School of Mechanical and Materials Science3D Printed Artificial Organs and Smart electronics for Biomedical and Healthcare Application
Sep 2411:00 am-Noon using ZoomShawn Ringo, Safety SeminarCOVID - Best Practice
Oct 811:00 am-Noon using ZoomDr. Samrat Choudhury, Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, Department of Chemical and Materials EngineeringComputational Design of Alloy Chemistry in Uranium-based Metallic Fuels
Oct 2211:00 am-Noon using ZoomSreekant Narumanchi, Manager of Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines Group, National Renewable Energy LaboratoryAdvanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines – Thermal, Electro-Thermal and Reliability Research
Nov 511:00 am-Noon using ZoomDr. Seyed Hooman Ghasemi, Research Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, WSU PullmanTarget Reliability Analysis for Structures
Nov 1911:00 am-Noon using ZoomDr. Joseph Iannelli, Associate Dean for International Programs for VCEA and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, WSUOrbital Mechanics of the Stanford Torus Conceptual Space Station
Dec 311:00 am-Noon using ZoomDr. Vikas Praskash, Associate Director, Institute for Shock Physics, WSU PullmanInvestigations of Dynamic Material Strength and Interface Friction using Combined Compression and Shear Plate Impact Loading