Spring 2022 Engineering Mechanics Seminar Series
The following seminars are virtual, via zoom (link to calendar invite here), or in-person at 210 Robeson Hall, Virginia Tech Campus, 2:30 - 3:45 pm EST
Jan 19 Hassan Aref Memorial Lecture --> postponed
"Electronically Integrated Microscopic Robots" by Kaushik Iyer, Johns Hopkins
Jan 26 Mark Horstemeyer, Dean of Engineering, Liberty University
"Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME): Past, Present, and Future "
Feb 2 Raffaella De Vita, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech
"The Mechanics of the Vagina: Deformations, Tears, and Contractions"
Feb 9 Ling Li, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
"Natural Structural Materials: Lessons on Toughening Mechanisms, Weight Reduction, and Multifunctionality"
Feb 16 Caitlyn Collins, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech
"Cracking Bone: High-Resolution Imaging meets Experimental and Computational Mechanics"
Feb 23 Spencer Lake, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Washington University in St. Louis
"The Mechanical Role of Elastic Fibers in Tendon"
March 2 Rana Ashkar, Physics, Virginia Tech
"Membranes in Action: How Membrane Mechanics Influence Cellular Functions"
March 9 Spring Break - no seminar
March 16 Yasser Aboulkassem, College of Innovation and Technology, University of Michigan
"Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Cardiac Function from Molecular-to-Whole Organ"
March 23 Liviu Librescu Memorial Seminar: Nancy Sottos, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
"Towards Morphogenic Manufacturing: Reaction-Diffusion Driven Structure in Thermoset Polymeric Materials"
March 30 Lilian Hsiao, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State University
"Engineering microscale friction of soft materials"
April 6 Hassan Aref Memorial Seminar: Itai Cohen, Physics, Cornell
"Electronically Integrated Microscopic Robots"
April 13 Bahareh Behkam, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
"Engineering Bacteria-based MicroRobotic Swarms for Cancer Therapy"
April 20 Special seminar of 3 Engineering Mechanics graduate students presenting their research:
- Michael Gangi - Scale Modeling of Tests with Combined Thermal-Structural Loading
- Aidan Bradley - Experimental Tracking of a Sound Source with Unknown Dynamics Using an Ultrasonic Binaural Sensor
- Hyunggon Park - Coalescence-Induced Jumping Bubbles during Pool Boilingng
April 27 Xiang Cheng, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota
"Locomotion of Flagellated Bacteria: From the Swimming of Single Bacteria to the Collective Motion of Bacterial Swarm"
May 4 Patty Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine
"Sexual conflict and genital coevolution in vertebrates"