Supplemental Seminars

To receive 3 points for a supplemental seminar, send an email summary paragraph of about 100 words to  the same day as the event. Be sure to include:

1. The occasion and date

2. Name of speaker

3. Major points

 The supplemental seminar opportunity extends through Week 14. Summaries can be processed through Friday, December 4, 2009.


The following list, organized from future to past, provides excellent options for "supplemental seminars."  If you notice an  appropriate seminar that is not on this list, please email so that it can be included. The criterion for inclusion is that the presentation be "professional" --not a company promotion, not a partisan appeal (e.g., narrowly targeted to specific audiences).



Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Room ME 161, 4:30 p.m.

Mechanical Engineering Building


“Smart Interfaces – Understanding and Designing Fluid Boundaries”




Purdue Discovery Lecture

Robert P. Hamlen, PhD

Consultant in Batteries and Electrochemistry


Military Batteries – Present and Future


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

11:00 am – 12:00 noon

(Lunch and Discussion to Follow from 12:00-1:30 pm)


FRNY 3059


Abstract: Dr. Robert Hamlen, former Chief of the Power Division for the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics R&D Center, will discuss the various types of batteries used by the military, and goals for future portable and mobile power sources.


Bio:.Robert P. Hamlen has enjoyed a long career in government and industry with the dominant theme being research and development on various projects and topics related to batteries, fuel cells and electrochemistry.  Before “retiring” and becoming a consultant to government and industry in 2004, he served for 12 years as Chief of the US Army Power Division at CERDEC -- Communications-Electronics R&D Center (Command and Control Directorate).  In this capacity he supervised a group of 70-100 people who were responsible for research, development and implementation (with industrial partners) of new portable and mobile power products for the US Army, including primary and rechargeable batteries, fuel cells, chargers, solar panels, generator components, and heating systems.  Prior to his position with CERDEC, Dr. Hamlen was Founder and first President of Alupower, Inc., an Alcan Aluminum Limited new venture subsidiary formed to develop aluminum-based fuel cells for electric vehicles.  Before Alupower, Dr. Hamlen served as Division Manager in the Exxon Research Labs and General Manager of Exxon Enterprises Battery Division.  In these roles, he and his teams of researchers developed new lithium and zinc-bromide battery technologies for potential use in electric vehicles.  These groups produced the first commercialized lithium rechargeable battery in 1978 for use in solar rechargeable watches.  Dr. Hamlen also was a Research Scientist and Manager of the Electrochemistry Branch at the General Electric Research and Development Center where he supervised a group of 25 scientists and technicians developing new battery and fuel cell materials.  Dr. Hamlen received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Hamlen has 20 issued US patents in fuel cells and batteries, more than 20 publications and numerous presentations.


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Krannert Executive Forum--every Friday!

An excellent way to find a quality "seminar supplement" to make up for a missed Global Seminar or to "bank" bonus points (up to 3 seminars or 9 points) is to attend one of the Executive Forums available on Fridays at 11:30, Rawls 1086.

The names and companies for each Forum are listed in advance:

September 4, 2009
Darren Harmon
Darren Harmon
Finance Director
Supply Chain Planning & Strategic Initiatives
General Mills
Golden Valley, MN

“Leadership in Times of Change: A Corporate and Personal Perspective”

September 11, 2009
Cheryl Snead
Cheryl Snead
President & CEO
Banneker Industries
North Providence, RI

“A Candid Discussion from the C-Suite with Cheryl Snead”

September 18, 2009
David Scheible
David Scheible
CEO, President & Director
Graphic Packaging International Inc.
Atlanta, GA

“Forget About the Culture, Forget About the Results”

September 25, 2009
Stephen Mader
Stephen Mader
Vice Chairman
Managing Director
Board Services Practice
Korn/Ferry International
Boston, MA

“Organizations, Careers and Evolution: We Have Met the Leaders and They Are Us”

October 2, 2009
John Krenicki
John Krenicki
Vice Chairman, General Electric
President & CEO
GE Energy Infrastructure
Atlanta, GA

“Cleaner, Smarter Energy Leadership”

October 9, 2009
Allison Melangton
Allison Melangton
President & CEO
2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee
Indianapolis, IN

“Community Engagement”

October 16, 2009
William Sinunu
William Sinunu
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Globally Hip
New York, NY

“Global Business Interactions: 10 Savvy Tips for Creating Functional and Profitable Cross-Cultural Relationships”

October 23, 2009
Michael Kirkpatrick
Michael Kirkpatrick
Independent Consultant
Kirkpatrick Consulting
Morgantown, WV

“The Road Less Taken”

October 30, 2009
Catherine Brune
Catherine Brune
Senior VP & Chief Tech. Officer
Northbrook, IL

“Transforming Ourselves to Transform Our Future”

November 6, 2009
Yvette Martin
Yvette Martin
Human Rescources
Recruitment Strategist
Mayo Clinic
Phoeniz, AR

“Embark on an Adventure, Your Talent + Your Education = Our Future in Healthcare”

November 13 2009
Steven Walker
Steven Walker
Chairman & CEO
Walker Information
Indianapolis, IN

“Five Ways Customer-focused Organizations Hammer Their Competition”

November 20, 2009
Brian Payne
Brian Payne
Central Indiana Community Foundation
Indianapolis, IN

“Career, Community and Creativity”

December 4, 2009
Amy Nicely
Amy Nicely
Marketing Representative
Tampa, FL

“1,294 Days Later”