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  • Jan
    18

    TAM Seminar Series - Pradeep Sharma - Flexoelectricity and Electrets

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    3:00 PM ITW 1.350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Flexoelectricity and Electrets

    Abstract

    The ability of certain materials to convert electrical stimuli into mechanical deformation, and vice versa, is a prized property. Not surprisingly, applications of such so-called piezoelectric materials are broad—ranging from energy harvesting to self-powered sensors. In this presentation, I will highlight a relatively understudied electromechanical coupling called flexoelectricity that appears to have implications in topics ranging from biophysics to the design of next-generation soft multifunctional materials. Specifically, I will argue, through computational examples, the tantalizing possibility of creating “apparently piezoelectric” materials without piezoelectric materials—e.g. graphene, emergence of “giant” piezoelectricity at the nanoscale, and (among others) the mechanisms underpinning magnetoreception in certain animals.

    Biography

    Pradeep Sharma is the M.D. Anderson Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering. He also has a joint appointment in the Department of Physics. He received his Ph.D. in micromechanics of materials (mechanical engineering) from the University of Maryland at College Park in the year 2000. Subsequent to his doctoral degree, he was employed at General Electric R & D for more than three years as a research scientist. There he worked in two simultaneous programs on Nanotechnology and Photonics apart from basic research in problems of theoretical and computational materials science. He joined the department of mechanical engineering at University of Houston in January 2004. His honors and awards include the Young Investigators Award from Office of Naval Research, Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award from the ASME, Texas Space Grants Consortium New Investigators Program Award, the Fulbright fellowship, the Melville medal and the University of Houston Research Excellence Award. He is a fellow of the ASME, the associate editor of the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids and serves on the editorial board of several other journals.

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    TIME Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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    CALENDAR McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

  • Jan
    24

    EECS Distinguished Speaker: Prof. Andrea Goldsmith, The Stephen Harris Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, "Can Machine Learning Trump Theory in Communication System Design?"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@eecs.northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Jan
    24

    Autonomous Robot Design Competition Kickoff Meeting

    McCormick Autonomous Robot Design Competition

    7:00 PM B251, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    LOCATION B251, Technological Institute    map it

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    CONTACT Nicholas Marchuk    nwu-ndm736@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick Autonomous Robot Design Competition

  • Jan
    29

    EECS Seminar Speaker: Sanjay Krishnan, PhD Candidate, Berkeley Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley, "The Statistics of Dirty Data"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Jan
    29

    ME 512 Seminar - Ping Guo - Novel Manufacturing Process and Equipment Inspired by Applied Physics: From Structural Coloration to Self-Levitation

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    3:00 PM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, January 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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    CONTACT Theresa Santos    tami.santos@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

  • Feb
    1

    Online Information Session

    Master of Science in Robotics

    2:00 PM

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    TIME Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Jarvis Schultz    jschultz@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Master of Science in Robotics

  • Feb
    12

    EECS Seminar Speaker: Xi He, Ph.D. Candidate, CS Dept. at Duke University, "Leave No Trace - Personal Data with Provable Privacy Guarantees"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, February 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Feb
    20

    EECS Special Seminar Speaker: Dr. Brian Bennett, Head of Nanotechnology Section at Naval Research Laboratory, "A Century of Science for the Navy: From the Earliest U.S. Radar to Today's Electromagnetic Materials Program"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM Room L440, Technological Institute

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    TIME Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@eecs.northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Feb
    28

    EECS Distinguished Speaker: Prof. Magdalena Balazinska, Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Washington, "Performance SLAs for Cloud Data Analytics"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Mar
    17

    Winter Classes End

    University Academic Calendar

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    TIME Saturday, March 17, 2018

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    CONTACT Office of the Registrar    nu-registrar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR University Academic Calendar

  • Mar
    19

    Winter Examinations Begin

    University Academic Calendar

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    TIME Monday, March 19, 2018

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    CONTACT Office of the Registrar    nu-registrar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR University Academic Calendar