Events

Oct 28

Ethics discussion: ASCE case studies 1 (Piper Aircraft) and 2 (Challenger)

ZOOM
3:35 PM - 4:25 PM

Abstract: Two documentary movies will be shown for student assignment and discussion. Bio: Akhlesh Lakhtakia is Evan Pugh University professor and Charles Godfrey Binder (Endowed) professor of engineering science and mechanics at The Pennsylvania State University, an institution that he has haunted for 38 years. Before that, he was a graduate student at the University of Utah and an undergraduate student at the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU).

Additional Information:

https://psu.zoom.us/j/91823970096

For password please contact Lisa Spicer @ lms8@psu.edu

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Nov 04

Hierarchical control for electro-thermal coordination of vehicle energy systems

ZOOM
3:35 PM - 4:25 PM

Modern vehicles are governed by nonlinear dynamics spanning multiple timescales and physical domains. Due to electrification and increasing on-board power demands, managing both the electrical and thermal energy of these systems has become a significant challenge, limiting capability, safety, and efficiency. Following a brief introduction to basic concepts of control systems, this talk will present a hierarchical framework for vehicle energy management that coordinates control algorithms throughout complex systems.

Additional Information:

https://psu.zoom.us/j/91823970096

For password please contact Lisa Spicer @ lms8@psu.edu

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Nov 11

Tomographic scanning

ZOOM
3:35 PM - 4:25 PM

After an x-ray beam goes through an object, the intensity is measured to approximate a line integral of x-ray attenuation coefficients along the path. Various line integrals across a section carry sufficient information on the underlying distribution of the attenuation coefficients. Image reconstruction from sufficiently many line integrals is called computed tomography (CT). These line integrals are collected from different orientations during a scan with a source-detector assembly. Scanning modes have evolved from the simplest parallel-beam geometry to current mainstream spiral cone-beam geometry, and under development towards robotic-arm-based flexible trajectories, which is the story I will enthusiastically share with you.

Additional Information:

https://psu.zoom.us/j/91823970096?pwd=ZTFvMnJCdnJSS1NZaHk2SnNGY04rdz09

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Nov 12

Celebrating 125 Years: Virtual Anniversary Kickoff Event

Online at engineering125.psu.edu
1:25 p.m. EST

We invite you to come together online alongside students, alumni, faculty, and staff as we begin a yearlong celebration of the College of Engineering's 125th anniversary.

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Nov 18

Next-generation sequencing: Engineering a healthier tomorrow

Just over 20 years ago, the first sequence of a whole human genome was nearing completion.   This took an investment of nearly $3 billion dollars and over 10 years work. Fast forward to today, and we are standing at the precipice of a new era of precision medicine enabled by genomic sequencing that is increasingly integrated into healthcare systems.

Additional Information:

https://psu.zoom.us/j/91823970096

For password please contact Lisa Spicer @ lms8@psu.edu

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Dec 02

Towards the integration of structural health monitoring and nondestructive testing in civil engineering

ZOOM
3:35 PM - 4:25 PM

Researchers in recent years have successfully leveraged Non-Destructive Evaluation and the Structural Health Monitoring to assess the condition of civil infrastructures. This and many other ongoing efforts show how the government, research and industry stakeholders are increasingly accepting and relying on technology to help infrastructure owners in managing their infrastructure.

Additional Information:

https://psu.zoom.us/j/91823970096

For password please contact Lisa Spicer @ lms8@psu.edu

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