Engineering Physics Seminars & Colloquium

Fall 2017

Jonathan Engle

Assistant Professor, Medical Physics, UW-Madison

Title of Presentation: TBA

Time: 4:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Engle Flier

Todd Allen

Professor, UW-Madison & Senior Fellow at Third Way

Title of Presentation: Observations on 21st Century Nuclear Energy

Time: 4:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

T. Allen Flier

Mike Corradini

Wisconsin Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Engineering Physics, UW-Madison

Title of Presentation: TBA

Time: 4:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Corradini Flier

Erik Iverson

Managing Director, WARF

Title of Presentation: TBA

Time: 4:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Iverson Flier

Midwest Mechanics Seminar Series

John Eaton

Charles Lee Powell Foundation Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Title of Presentation: TBA

Time: 11:00AM

Location: 1610 Engineering Hall

Eaton Flier

Andrew Osborne

Research Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Mines

Title of Presentation: Stability and Irradiation Damage in Breed-Burn Reactors

Time: 4:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Osborne Flier

Adam Steltzner

Mars 2020 Chief Engineer, NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Title of Presentation:  How a rocker became a lead engineer for the Mars rover: How Curiosity changed my life and I changed hers

Time: 2:00PM

Location: 1106 Mechanical Engineering

Steltzner Flier

Arthur Motta

Chair, Nuclear Engineering Program and Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University

Title of Presentation: Effects of Reactor Exposure on Nuclear Fuel Cladding

Time: 4:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Motta Flier

Ramathasan Thevamaran

Assistant Professor, Engineering Physics, UW-Madson

Title of Presentation: TBA

Time: 4:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Thevamaran Flier

Jeffrey A. Favorite

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Title of Presentation: Jezebel: Reconstructing a Critical Experiment from 60 Years Ago

Time: 12:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Favorite Flier

Midwest Mechanics Seminar Series

John Dolbow

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University

Title of Presentation: The Mechanics of the Surfactant-Driven Fracture of Particle Rafts and the Influence of Surface Tension

Time: 11:00AM

Location: 1610 Engineering Hall

Dolbow Flier

 

Pavana Prabhakar

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW-Madison

Title of Presentation: TBA

Time: 4:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Prabhakar Flier

Midwest Mechanics Seminar Series

Chiara Daraio

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology

Title of Presentation: Plant nanobionic materials for thermally active, structural woods and soft, artificial skins

Time: 11:00AM

Location: 1610 Engineering Hall

Daraio Flier

 

Jenifer Braley-Shafer

Professor, Colorado School of Mines

Title of Presentation: Making Americium Hexavalent Again

Time: 4:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Braley-Shafer Flier

Summer 2017

Michael E. Hanson

Chemistry Lead for Elysium Industries

Title of Presentation: Elysium Molten Chloride Fast Reactor (MCSFR)

Time: 2:00PM

Location: 1307 ERB

Hanson Flier

Martin Straka

Division of the Fuel Cycle and Waste Management, UJV Rez

Title of Presentation: An Overview of Ongoing Molten Salt Research at UJV Rez, Czech Republic

Time: 12:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Straka Flier

Spring 2017

Peter Yarsky

Nuclear Regulatory Research

Title of Presentation: Simulating Anticipated Transients without SCRAM with Instability in Boiling Water Reactors with Expanded Operating Domains

Time: 12:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Yarsky Flier

David LeBlanc

CTO and President of Terrestrial Energy

Title of Presentation: An Update on Terrestrial Energy and the IMSR

Time: 4:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

LeBlanc Flier

Ian Hamilton

Title of Presentation: Radioisotope Batteries and Nuclear Innovation

Time: 12:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Hamilton Flier

Wei Cai

Title of Presentation: Mesoscale Networks: from Microstructure Evolution to Material Properties

Time: 12:00PM

Location: 1610 Engineering Hall

Cai Flyer

Michal Korenko

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Title of Presentation: Molten Salts: From Fundamental Research to MSR Technology

Time: 11:45AM

Location: 106 ERB

 Korenko Flyer

Bruce Kammenzind

Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, Bettis Laboratory

Title of Presentation: Brief Overview of the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program Followed by Mechanisms for the In-PWR Acceleration of Zirconium Alloy Corrosion

Time: 4:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

 Kammenzind Flyer

Mark Anderson

UW- Madison

Title of Presentation: High Temperature Energy Transfer for Sustainable Electrical Generation and Process Heat Applications

Time: 4:00PM

Location: Engineering Centers Building, Room 1025

 Anderson Flyer

Rachel Slaybaugh

UC- Berkeley

Title of Presentation: Advanced Solvers and Challenges for Nuclear Innovation

Time: 12:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Slaybaugh Flyer

 

Jennifer A Franck

Brown University

Title of Presentation: Simulations of Oscillating Foils with Applications to Flapping Flight and Energy Harvesting

Time: 12:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Franck Flyer

 

Manuele Aufiero

Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley

Title of Presentation: Innovative Computational Methods for Advanced Reactor Design

Time: 11:00AM

Location: 106 ERB

Manuele Flyer

 

Dr. Brandon Miller

Idaho National Laboratory

Title of Presentation: An Overview, Material Characterization Capabilities with Results, and Future Opportunities

Time: 4:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Miller Flyer

 

Amber Robson

Clean Energy Policy Advisor, Third Way

Title of presentation: “The Role of Nuclear Energy in Deep Decarbonization”

Time: 4:00PM

Location: 106 ERB

Robson Flyer

Dr. Rodolfo Ferrer
Lead Developer for the CASMO code systems at Studsvik Scandpower

Title of presentation:  “Advanced Neutron Transport Methods for Practical Nuclear Reactor Analysis
Time:  12:00pm
Location:  106 ERB

Ferrer Flyer

Richard Vasques
Project Scientist at Department of Nuclear Engineering at UC- Berkeley

Title of presentation:  “Nonclassical Transport Theory and Applications
Time:  4:00pm
Location:  106 ERB

Vasques Flyer

Kelly Jordan
Florida Power and Light Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Title of presentation:  “Engineering Neutrons: Reactor Design, Experiments, and Benchmarking
Time:  4:00pm
Location:  106 ERB

Kelly Jordan Flyer

Nicolas Thiollière
Assistant Professor at the Engineering School Ecole des Mines de Nantes in France

Title of presentation:  “Nuclear Scenarios studies at CNRS/IN2P3, from Reactor Simulation to Interdisciplinary
Time:  4:00pm
Location:  106 ERB

Nicolas Thiollière Flyer

Fall 2016

Kevin G. Field
Research scientist for the Nuclear Materials Science and Technology group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Title of presentation:  “R&D Activities Towards the Commercialization of Accident Tolerant FeCrAl Cladding”
Time:  2:00pm
Location:  1307 ERB

Kevin G. Field Flyer

Ian Love
R&D Program Manager for Terrestrial Energy Inc.

Title of presentation:  “An Overview of the Integral Molten Salt Reactor”
Time:  4:00-5:00 pm
Location:  Wisconsin Energy Institute conference room 1115 (1552 University Avenue)

Abstract and Bio, Ian Love

Dr. Peter Avitabile, PE
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of presentation:  “Recent Advances in Measured Data Expansion for Full-Field Dynamic Response and Dynamic Strain for Linear and Non-Linear Systems (and additional applications and some other cool stuff going on in the SDASL Lab)”
Time:  4:00 pm
Location:  Engineering Research Building, Room 106
1500 Engineering Drive

Abstract and bio, Professor Avitabile

Summer 2016

Professor Feng Xie
Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Title of Presentation:  “Source term research in HTR-10: Tritium and Carbon-14”
Time:  11:00 am
Location:  Engineering Research Building, Room 106
1500 Engineering Drive

Abstract and bio, Professor Xie

Spring 2016

Dr. Taher Saif
Professor
Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Title of Presentation:  “From synchrony to swimming – an engineered living machine”
Time:  4:00 pm
Location:  Engineering Research Building, Room 106
1500 Engineering Drive

Abstract & bio, Dr. Taher Saif

Midwest Mechanics Seminar

Dr. David Srolovitz
Professor
Engineering and Applied Mechanics
University of Pennsylvania

Title of Presentation:  “Grand Unified Theory of Grain Boundaries”
Time:  12:00 pm
Location:  Engineering Research Building, Room 106
1500 Engineering Drive

Abstract and bio, Dr. David Srolovitz

Dr. Adrien Couet
Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering Physics
UW-Madison

Title of Presentation:  “PWR fuel cladding environmental degradation in normal and Loss of Coolant Accident conditions”
Time:  4:00 pm
Location:  Engineering Research Building, Room 106
1500 Engineering Drive

Abstract and bio, Dr. Adrien Couet

Dr. Koroush Shirvan
Research Scientist
Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Title of Presentation:  “Multi-layer Ceramic Matrix Composite Silicon Carbide Cladding for Light Water Reactors”
Time:  12:00 pm
Location:  Engineering Research Building, Room 1307
1500 Engineering Drive

Abstract and bio, Dr. Koroush Shirvan

Dr. Robert Peterson
XTD-IDA:  Integrated Design & Assessment
Los Alamos National Laboratory

and

Dr. Brandon Smith
XCP-1: Lagrangian Codes
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Title of Presentation:  “Careers in National Security Science at Los Alamos National Laboratory:  Recruiting Seminar”
Time:  4:00 pm
Location:  Engineering Research Building, Room 106
1500 Engineering Drive

Abstract

Dr. Cristian Contescu
Senior Research Staff, Materials Science and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Title of Presentation:  “This ubiquitous carbon…”
Time:  4:00 pm
Location:  Engineering Research Building, Room 106
1500 Engineering Drive

Abstract and bio, Dr. Cristian Contescu

Dr. Paul Romano
Computational Scientist
Mathematics and Computer Science division
Argonne National Laboratory

Title of Presentation:  “OpenMC: An Open Source Monte Carlo Particle Transport Code for Advanced R&D”
Time:  4:00 pm
Location:  Engineering Research Building, Room 106
1500 Engineering Drive

Abstract and bio, Dr. Paul Romano

Dr. Philippe Bardet
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University

Title of Presentation:  “Seismic response of PWRs nuclear fuel assemblies”
Time:  4:00 pm
Location:  Engineering Research Building, Room 106
1500 Engineering Drive

Abstract and bio, Dr. Philippe Bardet

Dr. Sam Sham
Technology Director
Nuclear Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Title of Presentation:  “High Temperature Structural Materials Challenges in Clean Energy Applications”
Time:  4:00 pm
Location:  Engineering Research Building, Room 106
1500 Engineering Drive

Abstract and bio, Dr. Sam Sham

Midwest Mechanics Seminar

Distinguished Professor Graeme Milton
University of Utah

Title of Presentation:  “Mechanical Metamaterials”
Time:  12:00 pm
Location:  Engineering Research Building, Room 106
1500 Engineering Drive

Abstract and bio, Professor Graeme Milton

Dr. Jess Gehin
Director, Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL)

Title of Presentation:  “CASL: Progress in the Advanced Modeling and Simulation of Light Water Reactors”
Time:  4:00 pm
Location:  Engineering Research Building, Room 106
1500 Engineering Drive

Abstract and bio, Dr. Jess Gehin

Ray Rothrock
RedSeal Chairman and CEO

Title of Presentation:  “21st Century Nuclear Innovation:  New World.  New Leadership.  New Ways Forward.”
Time:  4:00 pm
Location:  Engineering Research Building, Room 106
1500 Engineering Drive

Abstract and bio, Ray Rothrock

Professor Jacob Notbohm
Department of Engineering Physics
UW-Madison

Title of Presentation:  “Internal Variables in the Equation of Motion for Collective Cell Migration”
Time:  4:00 pm
Location:  Engineering Research Building, Room 106
1500 Engineering Drive

Abstract and bio, Professor Notbohm