Department of Mechanical Engineering

Seminar Series

The Department of Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series consists of exceptional speakers whose research span the range of the Mechanical Engineering discipline. Through this series we seek to expose our faculty, graduate students and undergraduate researchers to a spectrum of topics in areas both similar to and complementary to those areas investigated within the department. Below is a list of speakers slated for the upcoming semester as well as speakers from previous semesters. For more information, contact: Dr. John Saylor at (864) 656-5621 or jsaylor@clemson.edu.

  • Spring 2014

  • Hu Tao, Ph.D.
  • Tufts University
  • Topic: "Advanced Materials and Manufacturing for Life Sciences"
  • Date/Time: January 31st, 2014, 2:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Ms. Yayue “Anna” Pan
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • Topic: "Research in Stereolithography based Additive Manufacturing and Thoughts on Next Generation Direct Digital Manufacturing"
  • Date/Time: March 3rd, 2014, 2:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Mr. Ping Guo
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Topic: "Elliptical Vibration Texturing of Micro-Structured Functional Surfaces"
  • Date/Time: March 5th, 2014, 2:00 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Shuodao Wang, Ph.D.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Topic: "Mechanical Design and Fabrication Techniques for Bio-Electronic Systems"
  • Date/Time: March 10th, 2014, 2:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Yuhang Hu, Ph.D.
  • Wyss Institute of Bioinspired Engineering, Harvard University
  • Topic: "Poroelastic materials: from fundamental mechanics to novel applications"
  • Date/Time: March 24th, 2014, 2:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Minkyu Kim, Ph.D.
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Topic: "Design & Characterization of Biopolymer Building Blocks: Toward Manufacturing Biopolymer-based Functional Materials"
  • Date/Time: March 26th, 2014, 1:00 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • John D. Williams, Ph.D.
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Topic: "High Aspect Ratio Micro Systems Technologies (HARMST) and Work Toward a MEMS Oligo Synthesis Reactor"
  • Date/Time: March 31st, 2014, 2:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Ms. Shan Hu
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Topic: "Nanotechnology for the Next Generation of Batteries, Supercapacitors, and Solar Cells"
  • Date/Time: April 4th, 2014, 2:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Dr. Oliver J. Myers, Ph.D.
  • Mississippi State University
  • Topic: "Smart Materials Research"
  • Date/Time: April 14th, 2014, 2:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Fall 2013

  • David H. Frakes, Ph.D.
  • Arizona State University
  • Host: Richard Figliola
  • Topic: "Toward Interventional Planning of Endovascular Therapies for Cerebral Aneurysms"
  • Date/Time: October 4th, 2013, 2:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Andrea Prosperetti, Ph.D.
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Host: Jean-Marc Delhaye
  • Topic: "A physics-based approach to the numerical simulation of particulate flows"
  • Date/Time: October 18th, 2013, 2:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Hsueh-Chia Chang, Ph.D.
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Host: Xiangchun Xuan
  • Topic: "Perm-Selective Membranes as Ion-Current Molecular Sensors"
  • Date/Time: November 21st, 2013, 2:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel