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  • Jan
    24

    Scaling Down (and Up) Dynamically Responsive Materials

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TAM Seminar Series Presents

    Speaker: Nicholas Boechler
    University of California, San Diego

    Host: Prof. Oluwaseyi Balogun

    Abstract

    New types of materials that respond advantageously to dynamic stimuli have emerged which offer significant potential benefits in a wide range of engineering applications. Within the scope of mechanical (or acoustic) dynamic stimuli, this includes materials such as phononic crystals and acoustic metamaterials whose properties stem from their designed microstructure. With a few exceptions, the vast majority of research on this topic has involved systems with macroscopic structuring that operate at kHz frequencies. In this presentation, I will discuss our group’s efforts to study how the physics of such dynamically responsive materials change when the scale of their microstructure is reduced, within contexts where the overall system size can be reasonably maintained. As part of this, I will focus on our laser-ultrasonic studies of self-assembled microscale granular crystals – a material system whose macroscopic counterparts have been shown to exhibit rich nonlinear acoustic functionality – and discuss envisioned future evolutions of such materials, including applications ranging from designer energetic materials to signal processing devices.

    Biography

    Nick Boechler is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He received his B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, his M.S. and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, and conducted postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of the Army Research Office and Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program awards.

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    TIME Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    LOCATION A230, Technological Institute    map it

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    CONTACT Alison Rodriguez    alison.rodriguez@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

  • Jan
    21

    Suspension of classes for observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    University Academic Calendar

    All Day

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    TIME Monday, January 21, 2019

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

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  • Jan
    28

    Whole-Brain Leadership for PhD Students Seminar Series: You Don't Need a Weatherman

    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, January 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    LOCATION ITW Classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center    map it

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    CONTACT Northwestern Engineering Events    northwestern-engineering-events@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science