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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"