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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Overview of Vehicle system dynamics analysis in automotive engineering
Presented by Dr. Xiaobo Yang, Sr., Chief Principal Engineer, Modeling & Simulation Department, Global Technology, Oshkosh Corporation


Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Promise and challenge behind supercritical fluid energy conversion
Presented by Alan Kruizenga, Ph.D., Sandia National Laboratories, California


Thursday, October 16, 2014
Lindbergh reflections
Presented by Ms. Reeve Lindbergh, Author, Daughter of Charles Lindbergh


Thursday, October 9, 2014
Upper limb rehabilitation following stroke - Assistive devices for hand neuromuscular control
Presented by Prof. Na Jin Seo, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Thursday, October 2, 2014
From dream to reality: Success of CAE for injection molding and an ongoing journey for lightweight, microcellular plastics
Presented by Prof. Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng, Polymer Engineering Center, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Thursday, September 25, 2014
Practical failure analysis
Presented by Bob Hathaway, V.P. Materials and Process Engineering, Oshkosh Corporation, Global Technology


Thursday, September 18, 2014
Role of safety
Presented by Dr. Paul Umbeck, EH&S, and Ms. Tara Cordes, UHS,


Thursday, September 11, 2014
Non-invasive patient-specific cardiovascular fluid dynamics
Presented by Alejandro Roldan-Alzate, Ph.D, Cardiovacular modeling scientist, UW-Madison



Thursday, May 1, 2014
On the use of computers in Mechanical Engineering
Presented by: Prof. Dan Negrut
Advanced manufacturing research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Presented by: Prof. Frank Pfefferkorn

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Failure of sandwich and cellular materials
Presented by: Dr. E.E. Gdoutos

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Innovative surface engineering approaches for demanding tribological applications
Presented by: Ali Erdemir

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Information-friendly patent websites, article databases and impact resources
Presented by: Jody Hoesly

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Engineering the flame: Perspectives from fundamental combustion
Presented by: Prof. Chung K. Law

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Advanced manufacturing of polymer and composite components
Presented by: Dr.-Ing. Natalie Rudolph, Fraunhofer Project Group

Thursday, March 27, 2014
The time dimension, time discretization, and a theory of evolution: F=ma
Presented by Prof. Kumar K. Tamma, University of Minnesota

Monday, March 25, 2014
Mechanical loading decreases ostelysis and tumor formation via effects on bone remodeling
Presented by Dr. Maureen Lynch, Cornell University

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Regenerative solid oxide fuel cells for electrical energy storage and synthetic fuel production using renewable energy
Presented by Prof. Robert J. Braun, Colorado School of Mines

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Integration of computational fluid mechanics into the clinical setting of coronary artery disease: Toward the identification of the vulnerable plaque
Presented by Dr. Lucas Timmins, Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Planes or birds - The Lindbergh and the unsustainability dialogue
Presented by Prof. Giri Venkataramanan, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Role of mechanics in control: Examples from humans and designs for machines
Presented by Prof. Madhusudhan Venkadesan, National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, India

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Sustainability-driven manufacturing research
Presented by Prof. John W. Sutherland, Purdue University

Thursday, February 13, 2014
A patterned microtexture to improve longevity of prosthetic hip joints
Presented by Prof. Bart Raeymaekers, University of Utah

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Human subjects research and responsible conduct of research
Presented by Dr. Heather N. Mc Fadden, UW-Madison

Thursday, January 30, 2014
What do optimal structures look like in 3D?
Presented by Dr. Toby Mitchell, Design Engineer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Minimally invasive robotic catheters: Addressing challenges through modeling, control, and design
Presented by Prof. Micahel Zinn, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UW-Madison

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Final research presentations by undergraduate students supported by ME undergraduate research fellowship
Presented by Mr. Cameron Gilanshah, Mr. Cooper Hennick, and Mr. Jake Riederer

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Connecting art and science to determine climate change effects on sea turtle nesting and oceanic distributions
Presented by Prof. Warren Porter


Thursday, November 14, 2013
Mechanical micro-manufacturing research @ Carnegie Mellon University
Presented by Prof. Burak Ozdoganlar

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Self-Propelled fluid motion in pool and channel configurations during boiling heat transfer
Presented by Prof. Vinod Narayan

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Challenges in nanocomposites: Mixing and predictable properties
Presented by Ica Manas-Zloczower

Thursday, October 24, 2013
From laboratory to the real world: A snapshot along the road to commercialization (or failure)
Presented by Prof. Timothy Shedd

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Mechanical and neural factors that promote upright posture in human walking
Presented by Prof. Kreg Gruben

Thursday, October 10, 2013
7 (Information) habits of highly effective graduate students
Presented by Ms. Jody Hoesly

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Role of safety
Presented by Ms. Tara Cordes

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Using advanced computing in applied dynamics: From the dynamics of granular material to the motion of the Mars Rover
Presented by Prof. Dan Negrut and Mr. Francisco Mercado

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Patenting basics for UW researchers
Presented by Ms. Stephanie Whitehorse