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  • Feb
    25

    Tony Gao: Probing Non-Equilibrium Fluids: Self-Assembly, Collective Dynamics, and Autonomous Machine

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

    4:00 PM M416, Technological Institute

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    Title: Probing Non-Equilibrium Fluids: Self-Assembly, Collective Dynamics, and Autonomous Machine

    Speaker: Tony Gao, Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering MSU

    Abstract:New physics and phenomena concerning how biological structures interact with fluid flows have generated considerable excitement over recent decades in disciplines as diverse as applied mathematics, biophysics, material sciences, and engineering. While advances in micro/nanotechnologies have enabled us to build simple biomatter or fabricate functional soft materials to mimic nature, it is largely unknown how to exploit their intriguing, and sometimes anomalous, physical properties for precise engineering manipulations. Nevertheless, uncovering the physical mechanisms of biological and synthetic non-equilibrium systems often requires the development of new theoretical models and ad-hoc simulation methods that can resolve the reciprocal interactions between fluids and moving structures. In this talk, I will focus on my recent research work in the emerging areas of active matter and soft robotics. First of all, I will discuss a study of microtubule/motor protein assembly using multiscale modeling and simulation, and illustrate how the local particle-particle interactions lead to self-organization, and then manifest themselves as large-scale fluid motions through a concatenation of hydrodynamic instabilities. Moreover, I will show that manipulation of such active fluids to do useful mechanical work can be achieved by imposing appropriate rigid or soft boundary confinement. Next, I will introduce a fictitious domain/active strain computation framework. It will be used in simulation and design of autonomous bio-inspired soft robotic swimmers that propel themselves by performing large and reversible deformation. In addition, I will briefly discuss the ongoing projects with targeted applications in soft matter physics, robotics design and control, and biomedical research.

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    TIME Monday, February 25, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Feb
    25

    Whole-Brain Leadership for PhD Students Seminar Series: Sandy Goldberg

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, February 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Feb
    28

    The ASME Ralph Coats Roe Lecture with Gwynne Shotwell

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    7:00 PM McCormick Tribune Auditorium, James L Allen Center

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    TIME Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • Mar
    16

    Winter Classes End

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    TIME Saturday, March 16, 2019

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

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  • Apr
    1

    Spring Classes begin 8 a.m.

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    TIME Monday, April 1, 2019

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  • Apr
    8

    Vijay Balasubramanian

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

    4:00 PM M416, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, April 8, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Apr
    17

    Whole-Brain Leadership for PhD Students Seminar Series: Ken Alder

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • May
    1

    Whole-Brain Leadership for PhD Students Seminar Series: Shari Diamond

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • May
    13

    Alastair Rucklidge

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

    4:00 PM M416, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, May 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • May
    22

    Whole-Brain Leadership for PhD Students Seminar Series: Todd Rosenthal

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM ITW classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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