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  • Feb
    13

    SPREE Seminar: Heinrich Jaeger

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    Granular Matter by Design

    Abstract
    Design is a process that proceeds from a desired overall outcome to the specifications for the individual components that enable the outcome. For materials science, design is a major challenge, because it requires us to invert the typical modeling approach, which starts from microscale components in order to predict macroscale behavior. For granular matter additional complications arise from the fact that these materials are inherently disordered and typically far from equilibrium. This talk will discuss recent progress in tackling this inverse problem and show how concepts from artificial evolution make it possible to identify with high efficiency particle-scale parameters that produce targeted macroscale behavior. In particular, we show how one can find particle shapes that are optimized for specific desired outcomes, such as low porosity or adaptive compliance under compression. The discussion will be embedded in the context of emergent applications for designed granular matter, ranging from soft robotics to aleatory architecture.

    Bio
    Heinrich Jaeger is the Sewell Avery Distinguished Service Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1987 from the University of Minnesota and has been on the faculty at U Chicago since 1991, directing the Chicago Materials Research Center from 2001 – 2006, and the James Franck Institute from 2007-2010. Jaeger’s current research focuses on self-assembled nanoparticle-based structures, on the rheology of concentrated particle suspensions, and on studies of the packing and flow properties of dry granular materials.

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    TIME Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Feb
    18

    MPM Seminar: Carlos Canetta

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, February 18, 2019 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Feb
    22

    EES Seminar: Sara Rimer

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, February 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 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
    25

    MPM Seminar: Brett Gitskin

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, February 25, 2019 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Feb
    27

    SPREE Seminar: Lauren Linderman

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 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
    6

    SPREE Seminar: Jeffrey Richards

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Mar
    8

    EES Seminar: Angang Li

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, March 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Mar
    13

    SPREE Seminar: Catalin Picu

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Mar
    15

    SPREE Seminar: Phillip Gould

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Mar
    16

    Winter Classes End

    University Academic Calendar

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    TIME Saturday, March 16, 2019

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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
    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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