Graduate Seminar Series

Join us for the Purdue ME Graduate Seminar Series, a part of ME691. The public is welcome for these fascinating lectures from world-renowned experts in engineering.

PLEASE NOTE: All lectures take place Thursdays, 4:30 p.m., at the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, room 1055 (the Hiler Theater).

Aug. 22 ME Grad Chair – Prof. Jay Gore
Seminar Course Coordinators – Prof. Yangfan Liu, Prof. Carlo Scalo
Introduction to ME 69100 - ME Graduate Seminar (required seminar)
Aug. 29 Dr. Peter Meckl, Professor and Dr. J. P. Gore, Reilly University Chair Professor of Engineering, School of ME Purdue University Hosts: Prof. Yangfan Liu, Prof. Carlo Scalo ME Graduate Seminar (required seminar)
ABSTRACT: Ethics and Integrity in Research
Sept. 5 Prof. James Schmiedeler
Dept of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Hosts: Prof. Gordon Pennock
Prof. Yangfan Liu
Design Area
ABSTRACT: Robust Walking of Underactuated Biped Robots via Real-Time Gait Modifications
Sept. 12 Allen S. Hall Lecture
Prof. Ken Waldron
Stanford University
University - Emeritus
Department: Mechanical Engineering - Design
Position: Emeritus Faculty
Hosts: Prof. Gordon Pennock
Prof. Yangfan Liu
Design Area
ABSTRACT: Infrastructure Robotics: Opportunities and Some Solutions
Sept. 19 Prof. Charles Meneveau
Louis M. Sardella Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Physics and Astronomy (joint appt.)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Hosts: Prof. Luciano Castillo
Prof. Carlo Scalo
FMP Area
ABSTRACT: Small scale intermittency modeling and applications to predicting droplet deformation in Large Eddy Simulations of turbulence
Sept. 26 Dr. Abraham "Abe" Lee,
William J. Link Professor and Chair - Department of Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Mech & Aero Engg
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Hosts: Prof. Bumsoo Han
Prof. Carlo Scalo
Heat Transfer Area
ABSTRACT: Microfluidic Circulation: closing the loop from in vitro to in vivo and from single cell to tissue-scale
Oct. 3 Oldenburger Lecture
Prof. Roberto Horowitz
Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
Hosts: Prof. Greg Shaver
Prof. Yangfan Liu
SMAC Area
ABSTRACT: Modeling, Control and Estimation of Traffic Road Networks
SPECIAL FRIDAY SEMINAR: Data Driven Control Design and its Application to Track Following Servo Systems in Hard Disk Drives (Oct 4, 10:30 am, ME2054)
Oct. 10 Hawkins Lecture
Prof. Cynthia Hipwell
Texas A&M Engineering and
Experiment Station Eminent
Professor - Department of ME
Texas A&M University
Hosts: Prof. Amy Marconnet,
Prof. Bumsoo Han,
Prof. Carlo Scalo
Heat Transfer Area
ABSTRACT: From Megabits to Terabits: Innovation Tools and Nanotechnology for Aggressive Technology Growth
SPECIAL FRIDAY SEMINAR: Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording Development: A Nanoscale Heat Transfer Adventurer (Fri, Oct 11, 10:30am, ME2054)
Oct. 17 Prof. Mohammad Younis 
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST),
Saudi Arabia
Host: Prof. Jeff Rhoads,
Prof. Yangfan Liu
Mechanics Area
ABSTRACT: Smart Dynamic-Based Micro and Nano Devices
Oct. 24 Dr. Richard Miles
TEES Eminent Professor Member,
National Academy of Engineering
Texas A&M University
Hosts: Prof. Bob Lucht,
Prof. Carlo Scalo
CENUT Area
Oct. 31 Herrick Lecture
Dr. Gregory F. Nellis, William A. and Irene Ouweneel-Bascom
Professor, University of Wisconsin
Hosts: Prof. Jim Braun
Prof. Carlo Scalo
CENUT Area
Nov. 7 Prof. H. Jerry Qi
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Host: Prof. Karthik Ramani,
Prof. Yangfan Liu
MMP Area
Nov. 14 Prof. Jeffrey C. Suhling
Quina Distinguished Professor and Dept. Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Auburn University
Hosts: Prof. Ganesh Subbarayan,
Prof. Yangfan Liu
Mechanics/Design Areas
Nov. 21 Tim Frazier
Executive Director, Advanced Engineering,
Cummins Inc.
Hosts: Prof. Farshid Sadeghi
Cummins Lecture
Dec. 5 Purdue Engineering Distinguished Lecture
Dr. Thomas J.R. Hughes
Peter O'Donnell Jr.
Chair in Computational and Applied Mathematics,
and Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
University of Texas
Hosts: Prof. Arvind Raman,
Prof. Jay Gore
College of Engineering