Aerospace & Mechanical


Seminars are held Wednesdays, at 3:30 pm, in Seaver Science Library, Room 150 (SSL 150), unless otherwise noted. Refreshments are served at 3:00 pm. Call (213) 740-8762 for further information.

1/11/17 Aircraft Propulsor Modeling and Design for Boundary Layer Ingestion
David Hall
Postdoctoral Fellow

MIT Gas Turbine Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

1/18/17 Cross-Shore Thermally Driven Exchange Flows: Dynamic Regimes and Variability
Geno Pawlak

Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

1/25/17 Dynamics and Control of Wall-Bounded Shear Flows
Mihailo Jovanovic

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

2/1/17 Hyperloop One—Be Anywhere, Move Anything, Connect Everyone
George O’Neal
Director of Controls

Shibing Liu
Controls and Dynamics Engineer

Hyperloop One
Los Angeles, CA

2/8/17 Advanced Manufacturing of Prepreg Composites Structures
Timotei Centea
Research Assistant Professor

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

2/15/17 Advancement of Non-Intrusive Optical Diagnostics for the Study of Supersonic Aerothermodynamics
Christopher S. Combs
Research Assistant Professor

The University of Tennessee Space Institute
Tullahoma, TN

2/22/17 Transport of Particles, Drops, and Small Organisms in Density Stratified Fluids
Arezoo Ardekani
Assistant Professor

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

3/1/17 A Route Towards Next-Generation Soft Robotics, Wearable and Implantable Electronics
Kitty Kumar
Postdoctoral Associate

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

  2:30 PM
  RTH 324

Bioelectronic Devices for Personalized and Precision Medicine: From Wearable Biosensors to Medical Nanorobots
Wei Gao
Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

  11:00 AM
  EEB 132

Reliable CFD and Simple Computational Grids
Alexandre Marques
Postdoctoral Associate

Aerospace Computational Design Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

3/22/17 Soft Robots for Delicate and Effective Interactions with Humans: Multi-Scale Soft Biomedical Robots
Tomasso Ranzani
Postdoctoral Fellow

Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory
Harvard Biodesign Laboratory
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

4/5/17 Fluid Dynamics of Phonation
Michael W. Plesniak

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
George Washington University
Washington, DC

4/12/17 Low-Order Modeling of Agile Flight
Jeff Eldredge

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

4/19/17 Ilenia Battiato
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

—John Laufer Lecture—
  1:00 PM

Structure, Stability, and Simplicity in Complex Fluid Flows
Clarence W. Rowley

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey