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. 

Spring 2024

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Elaine M. Petro, PhD, Cornell University 
Multiscale Modeling of Ion Beams and Beam-Surface Interactions
Hosted by Paul Chiarot 

Friday, March 29, 2024 
Atieh Moridi, PhD, Cornell University
Hosted by Dehao Liu 

Thursday, March 21, 2024 
Jia Zhao, PhD, Binghamton University
Physics-informed Computational Modeling of Multiphase Complex Fluids
with Applications in Life Science
Hosted by Pu Zhang

Past 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
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
Hosted by Pu Zhang
Friday, November 5, 2021
Juan M. Vanegas, PhD, Department of Physics
University of Vermont
Hosted by Xin Yong
Friday, October 9, 2020
Willie Padilla, PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Duke University
Hosted by Sherry Towfighian
Friday, October 16, 2020
Jianliang Xiao, PhD 
University of Colorado Boulder
Hosted by Pu Zhang 
Friday, November 6, 2020 
George H. Pettit, MD, PhD
Distinguished Fellow, Alcon Surgical R&D
“Engineering Aspects of Cataract Surgery”
Hosted by Bruce Murray
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Minghui Zheng, PhD, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University at Buffalo
Hosted by Kaiyan Yu
Friday, November 20, 2020
Scott Schiffres, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Binghamton University
Friday, December 4, 2020
Wei Wang, PhD, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
The University of Tennessee
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”
Monday, February 10, 2020
Dr. Johannes Weickenmeier, Stevens Institute of Technology
NEUROMECHANICS- A Mechanobiological Perspective On Understanding Our Brain 
Monday, November 18, 2019
Howon Lee
Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University
Digital 4D Printing for Engineered Living Materials
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
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Gary Fedder, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
High-range, low-drift CMOS MEMS physical sensors
Monday, September 30, 2019 
Vasudevan Rajamohan, PhD
Dean of the School of Mechanical Engineering
Ramesh Kumar, Professor of Thermofluids
VIT Vellore
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Alexei Tkachenko, PhD
Brookhaven National Laboratory 
How To Build A Diamond
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Professor Kourosh Shoele
Florida State University 
Fluttering Response of a Flexible Piezo-electromechanical Smart Structure: Energy Harvesting
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Professor Mir Jalil Razavi
Binghamton University
Mechanics of Soft Biological Tissues 
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Professor Paulo Arratia
University of Pennsylvania
Life in Complex Fluids 
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Zhiting Tian 09'
Cornell University
Fundamental understanding of nanoscale thermal transport for thermal conductivity manipulation
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Professor Alan Zehnder
Cornell University
Thermo-Optical MEMS Limit Cycle Oscillators
Friday, November 30, 2018
Kwame Amponsah PhD, CEO & Founder of Xallent LLC
Nanomachines for Characterizing Thin Film Materials and Semiconductor Devices
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Professor Sherry Towfighian
Binghamton University
Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications in MEMS and Energy Harvesting
Monday, October 29, 2018
Professor Neil Dasgupta
University of Michigan
Interfacial Engineering of Energy Conversion and Storage Materials using Atomic Layer Deposition
Monday, October 22, 2018
Professor Teng Zhang
Syracuse University
Wrinkling, crumpling, and folding in elastic thin sheets floating on water surface
September 26, 2018
Ian D. Hosein, PhD
Syracuse University 
Coupling Nonlinear Optical Dynamics to Polymer Systems for Light-Directed Organization of Functional Materials
May 4, 2018
David Salac, PhD
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Three-Dimensional Multicomponent Vesicles: Methods and Influence of Material Properties
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
March 22, 2018 
James E. Warner, PhD 
Computational Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center
Rapid Uncertainty Quantification for Aerospace Applications 
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
Oct. 16, 2017
Mark Owkes
Mark Owkes
Montana State University
Gas-Liquid Flows: Numerical Methods through Simulations on Supercomputers
Oct. 6, 2017
Sotirios Mamalis
Sotirios Mamalis
Stony Brook University
The Grant Challenges of Internal Combustion Engineers: Current Research and Future Outlook
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
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