Apr 6, 2023 – Seminar by Dr. Ramathasan Thevamaran – Microballistics: From Dynamic Testing of Emerging Materials to Creation of Heterogeneous Nanostructures in Metals
March 31, 2023
In this seminar, Dr. Ramathasan Thevamaran from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will discuss different applications of advanced laser-induced projectile impact testing (LIPIT) in testing new nanofibrous materials and improving metal strength and toughness.
Mar 31, 2023: MECH-CHBE Special Speaker Seminar – Dr. Balachandar: A Statistical Approach for Fast and Reliable Prediction of Room-scale Airborne Viral Contagion
March 17, 2023
In this special joint fluids seminar from UBC Chemical & Biological Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Professor Balachandar will present the results of testing a theoretical framework developed to answer the question of infectivity in indoor spaces.
Mar 23, 2023 -Guest Lecture: Patrick Mitchell – Re-Establishing Foundational Stability in Kanaka Bar
March 15, 2023
Patrick Michell, former Chief of the Kanaka Bar Indian Band, will speak about his experiences developing renewable power projects, planning for climate change, and advocating for his community. He also looks forward to answering many questions!
Mar 27, 2023 – Seminar: Dr. Marco Simonelli: A new class of lightweight alloys enabled by laser powder bed fusion
March 15, 2023
Dr. Marco Simonelli from the University of Nottingham will present on his research on designing titanium alloys through additive manufacturing, and how laser powder bed fusion can be used to create metastable microstructures with unique properties.
Mar 16, 2023 – Seminar: Dr. Jessica Burgner-Kahrs – Continuum Robotics
February 22, 2023
Dr. Jessica Burgner-Kahrs will discuss continuum robotics – jointless robots with continuous bodies – reviewing advances in design as well as state-of-the-art physics-based and emerging learning-based modelling approaches, as well as motion planning and control considering their high degrees of freedom.
Mar 2, 2023: Seminar – Dr. Yusuf Altintas: Digital Machining
February 1, 2023
Dr. Yusuf Altintas will present an overview of fundamental research conducted at the Manufacturing and Automation Laboratory and its application in industry.
Feb 16, 2023: Seminar – Dr. Sheldon Green: Adventures in Applied Fluid Mechanics
February 1, 2023
Dr. Green will present his recent research on papermaking, energy recovery ventilation, and train track friction modification; three industrial processes in which fluid mechanics plays a salient role.
Nov 24, 2022: Seminar – Dr. Mauricio Ponga: Mechanics of Materials Across Time, Length and Compositions Scales
November 2, 2022
Dr. Ponga will present his research on how studying subtle nanoscale mechanisms and interactions between atoms and molecules can help us to understand, predict, and ultimately control the mechanisms and properties of materials at the macroscale.
Nov 21, 2022: Seminar – Dr. Jinah Jang: Bioprinting Technology for Advanced Future Therapeutics
November 1, 2022
Dr. Jinah Jang from the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), will discuss how 3D cardiovascular tissue testing platform could be generated by integrating the concept of bioprinting-assisted tissue engineering and electrical sensing platforms.
Nov 16, 2022: Seminar – Dr. Juuso Heikkinen: Defocused Speckle Imaging for Remote Surface Motion Measurements
October 27, 2022
The 2022 winner of the Martha Salcudean Prize in Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Heikkinen will present his dissertation research on using Defocused Speckle Imaging to develop a non-contact inspection tool that can be used to measure various properties of an object remotely.