Texas Tech University

Seminar Series

Date/Time/Location Seminar Title Speaker
Jun 21, 2019
2:00 pm
ME North 106
Robust Control of Uncertain Nonlinear Systems
Abstract

Jiguo Dai
Texas Tech University
Jun 5, 2019
1:00 pm
ME South 208
Current Topics in Vortex Dynamics and Wall Turbulent Flow Drag Control
Abstract

Jie Yao
Texas Tech University
May 6, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Additive Manufacturing of Energetic Materials for Air Force Applications.
Abstract

Dr. Didier Montaigne
Eglin Air Force Base
Apr 29, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Energetic Materials Additive Manufacturing Probing an Unbound Trade Space
Abstract

Andrew C. Ihnen, PhD
Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technology Division
Apr 8, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Transport of Macromolecular Species to Fluid-Fluid Interfaces and the Impact on Materials Processing and Engineering
Abstract

Professor Lynn M. Walker
Carnegie Mellon University
Mar 27, 2019
10:00 am
ME South 208
Pre-stressing Aluminum Powder to Promote Reactivity
Abstract

Kevin J. Hill
Texas Tech University
Mar 18, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
A Microfluidic Platform for Isolation and Manipulation of Mechanotyped Cells
Abstract

Professor Todd Sulchek
Georgia Tech
Mar 4, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
TBD

Joey Hall
Pioneer Natural Resources
Feb 28, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Impact Ignition and Reaction Behaviors of Energetic Composites.

Dr. Alexandra (Allie) Reinert
Indian Head NSWC
Feb 4, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Personalized Vehicle Control for Energy Efficiency and Driving Safety Enhancements
Abstract

Dr. Junmin Wang
University of Texas
Dec 3, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center Room 101
TBD

Barton Smith, PhD
Utah State University
Nov 26, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center Room 101
Advanced ignition system model for spark-ignition engines

Haiwen Ge, PhD
Texas Tech University>
Nov 12, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center Room 101
TBD

JN  Reddy, PhD
Texas A&M University
Nov 5, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center Room 101
TBD

Henry Chu, PhD
Idaho National Laboratory
Oct 29, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center Room 101
The Biomechanical Basis for Ergonomics in High Exertion Tasks
Abstract

Don Chaffin, PhD
University of Michigan
Oct 22, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center Room 101
Overview of Fundamentals and Applications of Multiphase/Multicomponent Flow and Heat Transfer
Abstract

Mike Podowski, PhD
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Oct 15, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center Room 101
Dynamic Response of Reactive Materials
Abstract

Choong-Shik Yoo, PhD
Washington State University
Oct 8, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center Room 101
Precursors of Wall Turbulence
Abstract

Tamer Zaki, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Oct 1, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center Room 101
Safe-Science First
Abstract

Heather Coats
Environmental Health and Safety, Texas Tech University
Sep 24, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center Room 101
A New Numerical Approach to the Solution of Partial Differential Equations with Optimal Accuracy on Irregular Domains and Cartesian Meshes. Application to the Wave and Heat Equations.
Abstract

Alexander Idesman, PhD
Texas Tech University
Sep 17, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center Room 101
Activating Alumina Surface Reactions Toward Enhanced Aluminum Particle Combustion
Abstract

Michelle Pantoya, PhD
Texas Tech University
Sep 10, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center Room 101
Current Understanding of Ventilatory Pump Mechanics in Health and Disease
Abstract

Aladin M. Boriek, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Jul 3, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
ME South 106
Measuring mass of a single cell in an electromechanical force enhanced differentially polarized interface (DPI) digital microfluidics (DMF) platform
Abstract

Md Enayet Razu
Texas Tech University
Jun 22, 2018
9:00 am to 10:30 am
ME South 208
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Atomic Material Behaviors at the HeadDisk Interface in Hard Disk Drives
Abstract

Jingan Song
Texas Tech University
Jun 18, 2018
9:00 am to 10:30 am
ME North 106
Studies of Materials under Non-hydrostatic Conditions for Potential Engineering Applications
Abstract

Yang Gao
Texas Tech University
Feb 12, 2018
6:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Livermore, Room 101
TBA
Mark Sidebottom

Dec 4, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Livermore Center 101
TBA
Rama Yedavalli

Ohio State University
Nov 13, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Livermore Center 101
TBA
Jimmie Oxley

Nov 6, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Livermore Center 101
TBA
Majid Minary

University of Texas @ Dallas
Oct 30, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Livermore Center 101
TBA
Christopher Crouse

United States Airforce
Oct 16, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Livermore Center 101
TBA
Kenneth Breuer

Brown University
Oct 9, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Livermore Center 101
TBA
Minami Yoda

Georgia Tech
Oct 2, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Livermore Center 101
TBA
Joseph Zasadzinski

University of Minnesota
Sep 25, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Livermore Center 101
TBA
Kelley Shultz

NASA
Sep 18, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Livermore Center 101
TBA
Ike Chi

NASA
Sep 11, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Livermore Center 101
TBA
Joseph Kalman

Navy
May 8, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101
TBD
Randy Ewoldt

May 1, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101
TBD


Apr 24, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101
TBD


Apr 10, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101
TBD
Dr. Ming Wu

Apr 3, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101
TBD
Dr. Brady Gibbons

Mar 27, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101
TBD
Dr. Wei Li

Mar 20, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101
TBD


Mar 6, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101
TBD
Dr. Stephen Howard

Feb 27, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101
TBD


Feb 20, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101
Systems & Control Science for the Future of Humanity: Role of controls in power and energy
Abstract
Dr. Kwang Y. LeeDr. Kwang Y. Lee
Professor and Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,Baylor University
Feb 13, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101
TBD


Feb 6, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101
TBD


Jan 30, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101
TBD
Dr. Jesse Sabatini

Dec 15, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101
On the development fracture mech anics analysis software system
Abstract
Dr. Hiroshi Okada
Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Tokyo University of Science
Dec 5, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101
Responsive and intelligent Biopolymers for Recognitive System,Biosensing and Protein delivery
Abstract
Dr. Nicholas PeppasDr. Nicholas Peppas
Professor
Dell Medical School,University of Texas Austin
Nov 28, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101

David Hu

Nov 14, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101

Cagdas Onal

Nov 7, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101

Andrea Prosperetti

Oct 31, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Petroleum Engineering Building room 110

Dr. Oliver McGee

Oct 24, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101

Harindra Joe Fernando

Oct 17, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore 101

Tim Marler

Oct 7, 2016
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Petroleum Engineering Building room 110

Phil Leduc

Oct 3, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101

Don L DeVoe

Sep 26, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
A New Hybrid RANS/LES Modeling Approach for Complex Turbulent Flows
Dr. Robert Moser
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and W. A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr. Chair in Computational Engineering and Sciences
University of Texas, Austin
Sep 19, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Predicting Explosive Performance from Non-Detonative Experiments
Abstract
Dr. Jennifer L. Gottfried
Weapons and Materials Research Directorate
U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Sep 12, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101

Sachin Goyal

Aug 29, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
NUMERICO – Nucleus of Modeling and Experimentation with Computers
Abstract
Americo Cunha Jr. Americo Cunha Jr.
Professor
Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ)
May 2, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Presidents’ Distinguished Lecture Series in Engineering, Science and Medicine
Abstract
Dr. Tinsley Oden Dr. Tinsley Oden
Associate Vice President for Research and Director of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)
UT Austin
Apr 25, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Recent Progress in Wall-Bounded Turbulent Flows and their Control
Abstract
Flint ThomasFlint Thomas
Proffesor
Notre Dame
Apr 18, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Design for Life: Some foundation concepts for heterogenous materials
Abstract
Ken Reifsnider
Presidential Distinguished Proffesor
University of Texas Arlington
Apr 11, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
How do Dispersed Inertial Particles Modify Turbulent Flows?
Abstract
Said ElghobashiSaid Elghobashi
Dr
University of California, Irvine
Apr 1, 2016
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Biomedical Micro-and Nanofluidics
Abstract
Prof.Shuichi TakayamaProf.Shuichi Takayama
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Michigan
Mar 28, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Similarity of Variable Viscosity Flows
Abstract
Luminita DanailaLuminita Danaila
Professor
Universite de Rouen, France
Mar 21, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101

Jean-Pierre Hickey

Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario-Canada
Mar 7, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Microfluidic Components for Particle Isolation and Chemical Analysis
Abstract
Dr.Z. Hugh FanDr.Z. Hugh Fan
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Florida
Feb 29, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Electrowetting-on-dielectric(EWOD) Digital Microfuidics and Its Applications
Abstract
Hyejin Moon,Ph.DHyejin Moon,Ph.D
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
University of Texas,Arlington
Feb 15, 2016
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Targeted Inhalable Drug Delivery Systems for Respiratory Diseases
Abstract
Dr.Fakhrul AhsanDr.Fakhrul Ahsan
University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of University at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Nov 30, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Bio-Inspired Design: Big Lessons from Tiny Zebrafish Heart
Abstract
Dr. Morteza (Mory) Gharib, NAEDr. Morteza (Mory) Gharib, NAE
Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bio-Inspired Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Nov 16, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
PRESIDENTS’ DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES IN ENGINEERING, SCIENCE, AND MEDICINE
Abstract
John L. JunkinsJohn L. Junkins
Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Director of Institute of Advanced Study,Texas A and M University
Nov 9, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
ON NONLOCAL AND STRAIN GRADIENT EFFECTS IN CONTIMUUM THEORIES OF STRUCTURES
Abstract
Dr. J.N. Reddy
Advanced Computational Mechanics Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering Texas A and M University
Nov 2, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
High Reynolds number flows, the atmospheric boundary layer, and wind turbines
Abstract
Alexander J. SmitsAlexander J. Smits
NAE
Princeton University
Oct 26, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Pointwise characterizations of mechanical properties of heterogeneous tissues
Abstract
Dr. Jia LuDr. Jia Lu
Professor of of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
The University of Iowa
Oct 19, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
PRESIDENTS’ DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES IN ENGNEERING, SCIENCE, AND MEDICINE
Abstract
James J. Riley, NAEJames J. Riley, NAE
PACCAR Professor of Engineering
University of Washington
Oct 12, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center, room 101
Printed energetics – the path towards additive manufacturing of munitions
Abstract
Dr. Lori J. GrovenDr. Lori J. Groven
Assistant Professor
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Sep 21, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Innovation-Centered Bio-Design Approaches to Engineering Education
Abstract
Dr. Annette L. Sobel
Executive for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Health Security Initiatives, TTUHSC and TTU Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education, TTUHSCAdjunct Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, TTU
Texas Tech University
Sep 14, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Deconstructing and reconstructing wall turbulence using a “linear” template
Abstract
Dr. Beverley J. McKeon
Professor of Aeronautics,Graduate Aerospace Laboratories
California Institute of Technology
May 4, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
The Nature of Vortex Breakdown
Abstract
Dr. Vladimir ShternDr. Vladimir Shtern
Consultant
Ghent University
Apr 27, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Lethal Autonomous Robots and the Plight of the Noncombatant
Abstract
Dr. Ronald ArkinDr. Ronald Arkin
Regents` Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Space Planning
Georgia Institute of Technology
Apr 20, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
CANCELLED: Bioinspired Materials: Fabrications and Characterization
Abstract
Dr. Majid MinaryDr. Majid Minary
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas, Dallas
Apr 13, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Ultra-low Wear Fluoropolymer Composites: It’s All About Tribochemistry
Abstract
Dr. Junk ChristopherDr. Junk Christopher
Senior Principal Investigator
DuPont
Mar 23, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Materials and Mechanics in Energy Systems
Abstract
Dr. Jeongho YouDr. Jeongho You
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Southern Methodist University
Mar 9, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Nanofluidic Systems for Drug Delivery and Cell Transplantation
Abstract
Dr. Alessandro GrattoniDr. Alessandro Grattoni
Co-Chair and Assistant Professor
The Houston Methodist Research Institute
Mar 6, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
High pressure induced novel structure in carbon nanomaterials
Dr. Bingbing LiuDr. Bingbing Liu
Director and Professor of the National Laboratory of Superhard Materials
Jilin University
Feb 23, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Modelling of Fracturing in Fluid Saturated Porous media
Abstract
Dr. Bernhard Schrefler Dr. Bernhard Schrefler
Emeritus Professor of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering
University of Padua, Italy
Feb 16, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Multi-scale Graphene Structures for Advanced Bio-Interfaces
Abstract
Dr. SungWoo NamDr. SungWoo Nam
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Science
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Feb 9, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Why Fracking Works and Why Not Well Enough
Abstract
Dr. Zdenek P. BazantDr. Zdenek P. Bazant
Distinguished McCormick Institute Professor and W. P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and Material Science
Northwestern University
Feb 6, 2015
9:30 am to 10:30 am
ME 106
Bioengineering meets translational medicine: Bio-engineered devices from the bench to the bedside
Abstract
Dr. Maurizio Chiriva InternatiDr. Maurizio Chiriva Internati
Associate Professor & Director of Basic and Translational Research Programs Division of Hematology and Oncology
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Feb 2, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Anthropometric Change in the US: Implications for Design
Abstract
Dr. Bruce BradtmillerDr. Bruce Bradtmiller
President
Anthrotech, Inc.
Jan 26, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Mechanics of surface-attached bacterial systems on single-cell and multi-cellular lengthscales
Abstract
Dr. Vernita GordonDr. Vernita Gordon
Assistant Professor of Physics
University of Texas at Austin
Nov 24, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Micro-Masonry (for Multi Small Volume Rapid Fabrication)
Abstract
Dr. Seok KimDr. Seok Kim
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nov 17, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Engineering is for Elementary Students: Why Kids Should Study Engineering Before They Can Spell It
Abstract
Dr. Christine CunninghamDr. Christine Cunningham
Vice President
Museum of Science, Boston
Nov 10, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Bioengineering: From Medical Devices to Stem Cell Technology
Abstract
Dr. Robert M. NeremDr. Robert M. Nerem
Parker H. Petit Distinguished Chair for Engineering in Medicine
Georgia Institute of Technology
Nov 3, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Inverse, Shifted Inverse, and Rayleigh Quotient Iteration as Newton`s Method
Abstract
Dr. Richard TapiaDr. Richard Tapia
Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering
Rice University
Oct 27, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Lessons Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster and Oil Spill
Abstract
Dr. David E. DanielDr. David E. Daniel
President
University of Texas at Dallas
Oct 20, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Ocular Drug Delivery
Abstract
Dr. Ghanashyam AcharyaDr. Ghanashyam Acharya
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Oct 13, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Odyssey: From Houston to Hong Kong and back to Houston – A Journey of Discovery and the Future
Abstract
Dr. C. W. (Paul) ChuDr. C. W. (Paul) Chu
Executive Director and T.L.L. Temple Chair of Science
University of Houston
Oct 6, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Current-Based Online Nonintrusive Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis for Wind Turbines
Abstract
Dr. Wei QiaoDr. Wei Qiao
Harold and Esther Edgerton Assistant Professor
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Sep 29, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Effects of Space Weather on Earth and in Space
Abstract
Dr. Lawrence W. TownsendDr. Lawrence W. Townsend
Chancellor`s Professor and Robert M. Condra Professor of Nuclear Engineering
The University of Tennessee
Sep 22, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Digital Human Modeling for Engineering Applications
Abstract
Dr. Matthew P. ReedDr. Matthew P. Reed
Research Professor and Head of the the Biosciences Group
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Sep 15, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Microfluidic Digital Logic for the Autonomous Lab-on-a-Chip
Abstract
Dr. Elliot HuiDr. Elliot Hui
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Jul 29, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Livermore Center 101
Never let your fear get in the way of your dreams . . .one man`s journey to the stars
Abstract
Dr. Al Sacco Jr.Dr. Al Sacco Jr.
Dean, Whitacre College of Engineering
Texas Tech University
Jul 11, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ECE 217 (Seacat Room)
Using computer simulations to study large wind farms
Abstract
Dr. Charles MeneveauDr. Charles Meneveau
Louis M. Sardella Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University

Department of Mechanical Engineering