Graduate Seminars

Fall 2018 E SC 514/E MCH 514 Seminar Schedule

Please note: All E SC 514/E MCH 514 seminars will be held from 3:35-4:25 p.m. in 114 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building.

August 22
  • Presentation: "Graduate education issues"
  • Speaker: Corina Drapaca and Elzbieta Sikora, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State
August 29
  • Presentation: "Nonlinear interactions ofelastic waves with rough interfaces: Principles, measurements and implications"
  • Speaker: Parisa Shokouhi, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State
September 5
  • Presentation: "Manipulating wave propagation with mechanical metamaterials"
  • Speaker: Kathryn Matlack, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at U-C

September 12

  • Presentation: "Multiple-porosity and multiple-permeability poroelasticity: From CO2 geosequestration to cerebrospinal fluid pathophysiology"
  • Speaker: Amin Mehrabian, Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, Penn State
September 19
  • Presentation: "Study of the anterior cruciate ligament––My cross to bear"
  • Speaker: Patrick Smolinski, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh
September 26
  • Presentation: "Linking material microstructure with damage diagnostics and prognostics"
  • Speaker: Antonios Kontsos, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University
October 3
  • Presentation: "Optimal bounds and optimal microstructures for multiphase composites"
  • Speaker: Liping Liu, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University
October 10
  • Presentation: "Patterns, growth and energy –– Lessons from biology for architectural design"
  • Speaker: Petra Gruber, Department of Biology, University of Akron
October 17
  • Presentation: "Advanced X-ray imaging research for cancer diagnosis"
  • Speaker: Hong Liu, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma
October 31
  • Presentation: "Information science on a Petri dish"
  • Speaker: Vijayanand C. Kowtha, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.
November 7
  • Presentation: "Ethics discussion: ASCE case study 2 (Challenger)"
  • Speaker: Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State
November 14
  • Presentation: "Monolithic integration of pixelated LEDs for lighting and microdisplay applications"
  • Speaker: Jian Hsu, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State
November 28
  • Presentation: "Using an EIS applique to monitor organic coating performance in marine atmospheric environments"
  • Speaker: Barbara A. Shaw, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State
December 5
  • Presentation: "Particles and plankton: Scale-dependent complexity in a turbulent world"
  • Speaker: Margaret L. Byron, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Penn State
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The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523