Seminar Series

Seminar Series

The Mechanical Engineering Department invites students, staff and faculty to hear about exciting research developments and proposals from various professionals and academics. 

Fall 2023 Seminars 

Friday, December 1, 2023 

Baoxing Xu, PhD, University of Virginia
Eco-friendly Nanomanufacturing Technology for Flexible Structures and Devices
Hosted by Scott Schiffres 

Friday, November 3, 2023 

Arvind Santhanakrishnan, PhD, Oklahoma State University
Hydrodynamics of Metachronal Rowing with Multiple Appendages
Hostedy by Paul Chiarot 

Friday, October 13, 2023 

Xiang Cheng, PhD, University of Minnesota
Locomotion of flagellated bacteria: the influence of complex fluids
and the role of multiflagellarity
Hosted by Xin Yong

Past Seminars

Friday, April 14, 2023

Prosenjit Bagchi, PhD, Rutgers University
Cell-resolved modeling of capillary network-scale blood flow
Hosted by Xin Yong

Friday, April 2, 2022

Lucy Zhang, PhD, NSF Program Officer 
Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MoMS) and Biomechanics & Mechanobiology (BMMB) programs
Time: 11:00 am
Hosted by Pu Zhang

Friday, November 5, 2021

Juan M. Vanegas, PhD, Department of Physics
University of Vermont
Time: 12:30 pm
Hosted by Xin Yong

Friday, October 9, 2020

Willie Padilla, PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Duke University
Time: 12:00 pm
Hosted by Sherry Towfighian

Friday, October 16, 2020

Jianliang Xiao, PhD 
University of Colorado Boulder
Time: 12:00 pm
Hosted by Pu Zhang 

Friday, November 6, 2020 

George H. Pettit, MD, PhD
Distinguished Fellow, Alcon Surgical R&D
“Engineering Aspects of Cataract Surgery”
Time: 10:30 am
Hosted by Bruce Murray

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Minghui Zheng, PhD, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University at Buffalo
Time: 12:00 pm
Hosted by Kaiyan Yu

Friday, November 20, 2020

Scott Schiffres, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Binghamton University
Time: 12:00 pm

Friday, December 4, 2020

Wei Wang, PhD, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
The University of Tennessee
Time: 12:00 pm
Hosted by Peter Huang

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Dr. Ke Du, Rochester Institute of Technology
Combating Deadly Infectious Diseases with Miniaturized Systems: From Single MoleculeBlinking” to “Bacterial Immunology”
Location: ES1304, Time: 12:00pm 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Dr. Johannes Weickenmeier, Stevens Institute of Technology
NEUROMECHANICS- A Mechanobiological Perspective On Understanding Our Brain 
Location: COE2011, Time: 12:00pm 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Howon Lee
Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University
Digital 4D Printing for Engineered Living Materials
Location: Center of Excellence, Room CE2011
Time: 12 p.m. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Edmund Webb lll
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Lehigh University
Multiscale modeling of the human blood protein von Willebrand Factor
Location: ME Conference Room, ES1337, Time: 12 p.m.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Alexei Tkachenko, PhD
Brookhaven National Laboratory 
How To Build A Diamond
Location: ES1337, Time: 12 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Professor Kourosh Shoele
Florida State University 
Fluttering Response of a Flexible Piezo-electromechanical Smart Structure: Energy Harvesting
Location: ES2008 Time: 12:00pm 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Professor Mir Jalil Razavi
Binghamton University
Mechanics of Soft Biological Tissues 
Location: ES1304 Time: 12:00pm

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Professor Paulo Arratia
University of Pennsylvania
Life in Complex Fluids 
Location: ES2008 Time: 12:00pm

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Zhiting Tian 09'
Cornell University
Fundamental understanding of nanoscale thermal transport for thermal conductivity manipulation
Location: ES1304 Time: 12:00pm

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Professor Alan Zehnder
Cornell University
Thermo-Optical MEMS Limit Cycle Oscillators
Location: ES2008 Time: 12:00pm

Friday, November 30, 2018

Kwame Amponsah PhD, CEO & Founder of Xallent LLC
Nanomachines for Characterizing Thin Film Materials and Semiconductor Devices
Location: ES1337 Time: 12:00pm

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Professor Sherry Towfighian
Binghamton University
Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications in MEMS and Energy Harvesting
Location: ES1337 Time: 12:00pm

Monday, October 29, 2018

Professor Neil Dasgupta
University of Michigan
Interfacial Engineering of Energy Conversion and Storage Materials using Atomic Layer Deposition
Location: ES1337 Time: 12:00pm

Monday, October 22, 2018

Professor Teng Zhang
Syracuse University
Wrinkling, crumpling, and folding in elastic thin sheets floating on water surface
Location: ES1337 Time: 12:00pm

September 26, 2018

Ian D. Hosein, PhD
Syracuse University 
Coupling Nonlinear Optical Dynamics to Polymer Systems for Light-Directed Organization of Functional Materials
Mechanical Engineering Department, ES-1337, 12:00 p.m. 

May 4, 2018

David Salac, PhD
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Three-Dimensional Multicomponent Vesicles: Methods and Influence of Material Properties 
Mechanical Engineering Department, ES-1304, 12:00 p.m.

April 18, 2018

Bret P. Van Poppel, Ph.D.
Colonel, U.S. Army
Deputy Department Head
Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Engineering at West Point and Simulating Electrohydrodynamic Atomization
Mechanical Engineering Department, ES-1304, 12:00 p.m.

March 22, 2018 

James E. Warner, PhD 
Computational Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center
Rapid Uncertainty Quantification for Aerospace Applications 
Mechanical Engineering Department, ES-1304, 12:00 p.m.

Nov. 8, 2017

Shan Jiang
Shan Jiang

Iowa State University
New Dimensions of colloids and nanoparticles - from Janus Particles to Smart Materials

Oct. 25, 2017

Taehun Lee
Taehun Lee
CUNY Energy Institute
Computational Study of Microparticle Effect on Breakup of Liquid Bridge and Self-propelled Jumping of Droplet
ME Conference Room, ES-1337

Oct. 16, 2017

Mark Owkes
Mark Owkes
Montana State University
Gas-Liquid Flows: Numerical Methods through Simulations on Supercomputers
ME Conference Room, ES-1337

Oct. 6, 2017

Sotirios Mamalis
Sotirios Mamalis
Stony Brook University
The Grant Challenges of Internal Combustion Engineers: Current Research and Future Outlook
ME Conference Room, ES-1337

Oct. 4, 2017

Brent Fultz
Brent Fultz

California Institute of Technology
Where does the entropy of materials come from?

Sept. 28, 2017

Bruce Murray
Bruce Murray

Binghamton University
Thermal and Chemical Characterization of Aerosols Produced by Electronic Cigarettes
ME Conference Room, ES-1337

Dec. 2, 2016

Sami Alkharabsheh
Binghamton University
Cooling Technologies for Data Centers

Nov. 18, 2016

Erik Einarsson
University of Buffalo
Graphene for Plasmonic Applications

Nov. 11, 2016

Pietro Valdastri
University of Leeds
Lifesaving Capsule Robots

Oct. 12, 2016

Chang-Hwan Choi
Stevens Institute of Technology
Nanoengineering of Bioinspired Multifunctional Superhydrophobic Surfaces