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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"