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Mechanical & Materials Engineering


The Pierson Graduate Lecture Seminars

The department's active lecture series features several speakers each month. Most of the speakers in the series are international experts in their fields. The seminars are open to all, and graduate students are expected to attend all seminars.

 

FALL 2013 SEMINARS



Date
GRADUATE STUDENT PRESENTATIONS
Topic
Sept. 10 Corey Kruse, M.S. Student Extraordinary shifts of the Leidenfrost temperature from multiscale micro/nano structured surfaces
  Hualong Du, Ph.D. Student Evaluation of steel with duplex microstructures using diffuse ultrasonic backscatter
  SGM Hossain, Ph.D. Student RoGenSiD – A rotary plate genderless single-sided docking mechanism for modular self-reconfigurable robots
  SEMINAR PDF  
Date
Speaker and Institution
Topic
Sept. 17 Daniel J. Duncan – Exec. Director
Kate Engel – Community Engagement & Operations Mgr. Terence Bowden – Business Accelerator Director, Nebraska Innovation Campus, UNL
SEMINAR PDF
Development of Nebraska Innovation Campus – Strategic Direction
Date
GRADUATE STUDENT PRESENTATIONS
Topic
Sept. 24 Michael Lucis, Ph.D. Student Magnetocompliance of Ferrite Aerogels
  Dimitry Papkov, Ph.D. Student Simultaneously Strong and Tough Continuous Nanofibers
  Xiujuan Jiang, Ph.D. Student Microstructure and magnetism of SmCo2Fe2B nanocomposite alloy
  SEMINAR PDF  
Date
Speaker and Institution
Topic
Oct. 1 Jian Wang Materials Science & Technology Div., Los Alamos National Laboratory
SEMINAR PDF
Several Twinning-associated Boundaries in Hexagonal-close-packed Metals
Oct. 8 Satish Kandlikar, Mechanical Engineering Department, Rochester Institute of Technology
SEMINAR PDF
Flow Boiling in Microchannels – A New Pathway to Unprecedented Heat Transfer Performance
Oct. 15 Mark Yim, University of Pennsylvania
SEMINAR PDF
Modular Reconfigurable Robots from the University of Pennsylvania
Oct. 29 Pietro Valdastri, Vanderbilt University
SEMINAR PDF
Magnetic capsule robots for gastrointestinal endoscopy and abdominal surgery
Date
GRADUATE STUDENT PRESENTATIONS
Topic
Nov. 5 (abstracts needed by Oct. 29) Christopher Bruening, Ph.D. Student Development of Flame Weeding Equipment
  Bin Yang, Ph.D. Student Rational Device Design to Increase Open-Circuit Voltage for Highly Efficient Organic Solar Cells
  Severine Vennin, Ph.D. Student Mechanical characterization of switchgrass
  SEMINAR PDF  
Date
Speaker and Institution
Topic
Nov. 6 Vikram L. Dalal, Iowa State University
SEMINAR PDF
Stability and performance of organic solar cells (co-sponsored by IEEE)
Nov. 12 Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Iowa State University
SEMINAR PDF
Computationally exploring process, structure and property relationships in organic electronics
Nov. 20 Zhimao Yang, Professor, Department of Materials Physics Director, Office of Basic Research and Oversea Projects Xi’an Jiaotong University - China
SEMINAR PDF
Controllable Synthesis of Cu2O Crystals and Applications
Date
GRADUATE STUDENT PRESENTATIONS
Topic
Nov. 19 John Davidson, M.S. Student How are soap bubbles blown? Fluid dynamics of soap bubble blowing
 
Mohammad Andalib, Ph.D. Student
The Role of RhoA Kinase (ROCK) in cell alignment on nanofibers
 
Erica Sherman, Ph.D. Student
Measurement of fluid dynamic loading on staphylococci bacteria bio-film structures using µPIV
   
 
 
Nov. 26 (abstracts needed by Nov. 19) Jordann Bornhoft, M.S. Student Nd-Fe-B nanoparticles through surfactant assisted mechanical milling and alloy design
  Zhanping Xu, Ph.D. Student GPU implementation and in-situ visualization of ice templating
 
Sina Pourghodrat, Ph.D. Student
Surgical robotics under fluid power
 
 
Date
Speaker and Institution
Topic
Dec. 3 Troy Anderson, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, UNL Fabrication of Biomimetic Multiscale Metallic Surfaces Via Femtosecond Laser Surface Processing
Date
GRADUATE STUDENT PRESENTATIONS
Topic
Dec. 10 (abstracts needed by Dec. 3) Mark Koten, Ph.D. Student Fe-W Nanoparticles Fabricated by Inert Gas Condensation
  Yenan Wang, Ph.D. Student How do glass plates break from impact?
  Ping Hu, Ph.D. Student Estimation of the mean correlation length of metals by using a mode-converted diffuse ultrasonic backscatter model