Undergraduate Program
Mechanical Engineering

2006/2007 Seminar Series

Date Speaker Title
01-Sept. Dr. Samuel C. Walcott, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, UVM "Using classical mechanics to understand muscle biophysics"
08-Sept. Dr. Jason H. Bates, Research Professor, Depts. of Medicine-Pulmonary and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, UVM "Sequential micro-rips as a mechanism for the viscoelastic behavior of biological soft tissue."
15-Sept. NO ME Seminar; Dean's Distinguished Seminar Series , instead: DR. JULIO M. OTTINO, "Engineering Complex Systems", Wed., Sept. 13, at 4 pm, Billings North Lounge
22-Sept. No Seminar  
29-Sept. Dr. Martin Brouillette, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec "Shock waves at microscales"
06-Oct. Prof. Jakob J. Stamnes, Dept. of Phys. and Tech., University of Bergen, Norway; and Prof. Knut Stamnes, Dept. of Engr. and Engr. Phys. Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ "Optical Remote Sensing for Atmosphere/Ocean Monitoring and Skin Cancer Diagnosis"
Dr. Francesco Fedele, Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology center Global Modeling and Assimilation Office NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland

NOTE: additional lecture, same day, see below.
"Instantons, Stochastic Wave Groups & Rogue Waves In Wave Turbulence"
Dr. Gonzalo R. Feijoo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department

NOTE: additional lecture, co-sponsored by ME, CEE, and Applied Math. Note time and location: 12:20 - 1:10 p.m., 207 Votey.
"On the solution of some inverse scattering problems using shape sensitivity analysis "
20-Oct. Prof. Alina Alexeenko, Dept. of Astronautics & Aeronautics, Purdue University

NOTE: time and location change, 11:15-12:15, Perkins 101
"Thermally Driven Microflows: Phenomena and Modeling Approaches"
20-Oct. Vermont Lt. Governor, Brian Dubie

NOTE: Special School of Engineering Lecture, 2:30-3:30, Rm. TBD
" Economic Development as it applies to the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences"
27-Oct. Prof. Joshua Bongard, Ph.D., Dept. of Computer Science, UVM "Resilient Machines through Continuous Self-Modeling"
03-Nov. Dr. Fahmi Bedoui, Post-doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Physics, UVM "tentative title(Characterization and modeling of mechanical properties in polymeric materials.)"
10-Nov. Prof. Ursula Gibson, Dartmouth "tentative title (Nanomagnetics)"
17-Nov. Prof. Jeffrey S. Marshall, Director of the School of Engineering, UVM "On the Role of Complex Systems in Fluid Dynamics"
24-Nov. No Seminar, Thanksgiving  
01-Dec. Prof. Kamran Siddiqui, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal "Interfacial Heat and Mass Transfer"