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Sandbox Seminars

Join us for the Purdue ME Sandbox Seminar, where ME graduate students and postdocs talk about their research.  No grades, no judgment -- just a forum to try out speaking about your research in front of a group, and an opportunity for you to learn what your fellow students and post docs are up to.

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome! For more information, or to sign up for your own Sandbox Seminar, contact Luciano Castillo ( or Thomas Siegmund (

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:00 noon • ME1052

Caroline Baker
Time Integrator for Particle Mechanics Methods Using a Modified Rodriguez Vector Details (PDF)

Max Hammond
Modeling and Visualizing Linear Microcracks in Trabecular Bone Details (PDF)

Michael Roggenburg
Waste-to-Energy: Plasma Gasification Details (PDF)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
12:00 noon • ME1052

Pedro H.C. Martins
Transport Phenomena in Confined and Deformable Granular Systems Details (PDF)

Payam Poorsolhjouy
Connecting Macroscopic Anisotropic Behavior with Microscopic Grain Properties Details (PDF)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12:00 noon • ME1052

Jose Montoya Segnini
Morphing Whale-Like Fins in Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Blades Details (PDF)

Adrian Moure
Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Individual Cell Migration Details (PDF)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
12:00 noon • ME1052

Vikrant Goyal
Flame Spread Rate Measurements of Alternative Aviation Fuels Details (PDF)

Ankit Agarwal
Understanding Permanent Deformations in Confined Particulate Materials Details (PDF)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
12:00 noon • ME1052

Federico Municchi
Numerical Simulation and Coarse Graining of Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer in Dense Gas-particle Suspensions Details (PDF)

Jaesik Hahn
Thermal Characterization of Human Hair to Predictive Modeling of Flat Ironing Results Details (PDF)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
12:00 noon • ME1052

Dheeraj Gosala
Diesel Engine Cylinder Deactivation to Achieve Fuel-Efficient Emissions Reduction from Medium/Heavy-Duty Vehicles Details (PDF)

Suranga I. Dharmarathne
Large Scale Motions on Wind Energy Details (PDF)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
12:00 noon • ME1052

Adam Dachowicz
Hardware-Intrinsic Security Schemes for Counterfeit Detection Details (PDF)

Aashutosh N. Mistry
Microstructure Mediated Thermo-Electrochemical Interactions in Energy Storage Details (PDF)