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. Yue Wang at (864) 656-5632 or yue6@clemson.edu.

  • Spring 2015

  • Dr. Jean-François Boujut
  • Grenoble Institute of Technology
  • Topic: "Studying Design and Designers"
  • Date/Time: January 23rd, 2015, 2:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Dr. Gaurav Nilakantan
  • University of Southern California
  • Topic: "Challenges with the Predictive Modeling of Composite Armor, and Upcycling of Scrap Aerospace Prepreg"
  • Date/Time: January 27th, 2015, 1:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Dr. Dong Lin
  • Purdue University
  • Topic: "Improving fatigue performance of additive manufactured metal structures by ultra-stable microstructures"
  • Date/Time: January 29th, 2015, 1:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Dr. Ashley Carson Brown
  • Georgia Tech
  • Topic: "Development of Microgel Systems for Evaluation and Modulation of Biological Responses"
  • Date/Time: February 5th, 2015, 1:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Jarred Heigel, PhD Candidate
  • Penn State University
  • Topic: "Additive Manufacturing: In situ measurement to improve process knowledge and validate models"
  • Date/Time: February 16th, 2015, 1:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Dr. Nichole Nadermann
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Topic: "Structuring soft materials for improved behaviors"
  • Date/Time: March 2nd, 2015, 2:00 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Dr. Robert L. Jackson
  • Auburn University
  • Topic: "From Transmissions to Graphene: Leading Friction and Wear Research and Education into the Digital Age"
  • Date/Time: March 5th, 2015, 1:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Dr. Jing Du
  • University of California
  • Topic: "Adhesion and Contact in Healthcare or Energy Related Materials and Structures"
  • Date/Time: March 9th, 2015, 1:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Garrett Pataky
  • University of Illinois at Champaign - Urbana
  • Topic: "Experimental Studies of Material Deformation and Fracture: Linking Deformation to the Microstructure"
  • Date/Time: March 30th, 2015, 1:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Fall 2014

  • Mr. Jakob Axel Bejbro Andersen
  • Denmark Technical University
  • Topic: "Design research at DTU"
  • Date/Time: September 15th, 2014, 10:30 AM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Dr. Andres Arrieta
  • ETH Zurich
  • Date/Time: November 19th, 2014, 2:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Dr. Srikanth Pilla
  • Clemson University
  • Topic: "Sustainability in the Automotive Industry: Engineered Approaches using Renewable Materials and Green Manufacturing"
  • Date/Time: November 20th, 2014, 2:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Dr. R. Glynn Holt
  • Boston University
  • Topic: "Fire and Ice: Intense bubble dynamics at high pressure"
  • Date/Time: December 12th, 2014, 2:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • 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
  • Oliver J. Myers, Ph.D.
  • Mississippi State University
  • Topic: "Smart Materials Research"
  • Date/Time: April 14th, 2014, 2:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Mr. Xin Zhao
  • Purdue University
  • Topic: "Ultrashort Laser Pulse-Matter Interaction: Fundamentals and Novel Applications"
  • Date/Time: May 15th, 2014, 1:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Ethan Kung, Ph.D.
  • University of California San Diego
  • Topic: "Integration of Computational and Benchtop Experimental Engineering Methods in Cardiovascular Medicine"
  • Date/Time: May 16th, 2014, 1:30 PM
  • Location: 132 Fluor Daniel
  • Xiaopeng Qu, Ph.D.
  • Duke University
  • Topic: "Jumping droplets: from self cleaning to hotspot cooling"
  • Date/Time: May 20th, 2014, 1:30 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