Fall 2021 Engineering Mechanics Seminar Schedule
The following seminars are virtual, via zoom (link located here), and in-person in the new Classroom Building, Rm 320, Virginia Tech Campus, 2:30 - 3:45 pm EST
Aug 25 Sohan Kale, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
Title: "Mechanics of microbial adhesion as an elastic wetting phenomenon"
Sept 1 Lydia Patton, Philosophy and affiliate in the College of Science, Virginia Tech
Title: "Unification Before Einstein: Hermann von Helmholtz’s Experimental and Conceptual Synthesis of Electromagnetism, Optics, and Acoustics"
Sept 8 Alba Yerro-Colom, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech
Title: "Simulation of large deformations and hydro-mechanical problems in continuum mechanics with the Material Point Method"
Sept 15 Aaron Forster, Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Title: "Materials by Design: A data story for elastomeric foams"
Sept 22 Olivier Coutier-Delgosha, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech
Title: "Analysis of some multiscale multiphase flows"
Sept 29 Mark Horstemeyer, Dean of Engineering, Liberty University
Title: "Integrated Computational Materials Engineering: Past, Present, and Future"
Oct 6 Joao Soares, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: "The role of dynamic mechanical stimuli in cardiovascular tissue engineering "
Oct 13 Break
Oct 20 Jayasimha Atulasimha, a Qimonda Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, VCU
Title: "Voltage control of nanoscale magnetism: For energy efficient memory and neuromorphic computing"
Oct 27 Sean Agnew, William G. Reynolds Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia
Title: "Accounting for the effect of dislocation climb-mediated flow on the anisotropy and texture evolution of Mg alloys"
Nov 3 John Palmore Jr., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
Title: "Numerical strategies for studying droplet and spray vaporization"
Nov 10 Megan Leftwich, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The George Washington University
Title: "The hydrodynamics of sea lion swimming"
Nov 17 Silvia Salinas Blemker, Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
Title: "Multi-scale computational modeling integrates biology and mechanics to prove new insights into muscle dysfunction"
Nov 24 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 1 BEAM student presentations:
1. A biologically accurate model of directional hearing in a parasitoid fly: Max R. Mikel-Stites, Laboratory for Fluid Dynamics in Nature (FINLAB)
2. Improving Methods to Measure Attentiveness Through Driver Monitoring: Eileen Herbers, Virginia Tech Transportation Research Institute (VTTI)
3. Time-Dependent Deformations of Vaginal Tissue: Justin Dubik, Soft Tissue Research: Experiments, Theory and Computations by Hokies (STRETCH Lab)
Dec 8 Kevin Granata Memorial Lecture:
David Hu, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Title: "Ant rafts, cubic poop, and the Ig Nobel Prize"