Graduate Seminars

Spring 2019 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.

January 9

No seminar.

January 16
  • Presentation: "Exploiting Structural Buckling: A Novel Manufacturing Approach to Three-Dimensional Functional Mesostructures"
  • Speaker: Xin Ning, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Penn State
January 23
  • Presentation: "Ethics discussion: Rambling among retractions"
  • Speaker: Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State
January 30
  • Presentation: "Ultrasound for advanced material characterization"
  • Speaker: Andrea Arguelles, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State
February 6
  • Presentation: "Advancing the science of metallic 3D printing through ultrasonic characterization of laser-generated melt pools"
  • Speaker: Christopher Kube, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State
February 13
  • Presentation: "Diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound: Applications for earth and space exploration"
  • Speaker: Julianna Simon, Graduate Program in Acoustics, Penn State
February 20
  • Presentation: "Biocatalysis of oxygen defected nanoceria"
  • Speaker: Sudipta Seal, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Central Florida
February 27
  • Presentation: "Electrochemical biosensors: Point-of-care diagnostics and in-situ probing of biology"
  • Speaker: Aida Ebrahimi, Department of Electrical Engineering, Penn State
March 13
  • Presentation: "Making waves in ice"
  • Speaker: Francesco Simonetti, Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, University of Cincinnati
March 20
  • Presentation: "Electrically Detected Magnetic Resonance and Near Zero-Field Magnetoresistance in Solid State Electronics"
  • Speaker: Patrick Lenahan, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State
March 27
  • Presentation: "Ultrasonic characterization of rocks and geophysical implications"
  • Speaker: Jacques Rivière, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State
April 3
  • Presentation: TBA
  • Speaker: Daniel Hayes, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Penn State
April 10
  • Presentation: "Geophysical signatures of frictional processes in rock joints and fault gouges"
  • Speaker: Reza Hedayat, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
April 17
  • Presentation: "Electromagnetic gain and loss with nanoengineered materials"
  • Speaker: Tom G. Mackay, School of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
April 24
  • Presentation: "Introduction to convolutional neural networks and application in ophthalmic diagnoses"
  • Speaker: Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Departments of Physics, Electrical Engineering and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Canada
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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.

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212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523