Professor Timothy Simpson of UPenn delivers the ME512 Seminar on the topic of Additive Manufacturing

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Belytschko Lecture Series

Joanna Aizenberg
Harvard University

Synthetic Materials with Self-Regulation
March 9, 2022

Cristina Amon
University of Toronto
Rethinking Education for the 21st Century Designer
Experiences from the University of Toronto
November 8, 2019

Bruce Englemann
Systemes Simulia Corp.
Simulation Driven Design and Manufacturing as Integral Business Practice
November 3, 2018

Alan Needleman
Texas A&M University
Modeling Plastic Deformation at the Mesoscale
November 3, 2017

Charbel Farhat
Stanford University
Parametric nonlinear model order reduction in computational mechanics
November 1, 2016

Subra Suresh
Carnegie Mellon University
Cell mechanics in medicine
September 24, 2015

John Tinsley Oden
University of Texas at Austin, ICES
Predictability of coarse-grain models of atomistic systems in the presence of uncertainty
October 14, 2014

Achenbach Lecture Series

Jennifer Lewis
Harvard University
Printing Soft Matter in Three Dimensions
November 22, 2021

Howard A. Stone
Princeton University
Seeking Intersections between Disciplines:  "Boundaries" in Multiphase Flows
March 11, 2019
Room L211, TECH

Ares J. Rosakis
California Institute of Technology
Using laboratory earthquakes to reveal the structure of dynamic friction
May 21, 2018

Karl Hedrick
University of California, Berkeley (Texas A&M beginning June 2017)
Control of nonlinear dynamic systems, with application to autonomous vehicles

Mary C. Boyce
Columbia University
Mechanics of soft composites: the interplay between geometrical structuring and large deformation to achieve novel behavior
April 19, 2016

C.D. Mote, Jr.
National Academy of Engineering
What's coming, whether we like it or not
April 30, 2015

James R. Rice
Harvard University
Mechanics on the great ice sheets
May 16, 2014

L. Ben Freund
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illustrations of entropic force as induced through random fluctuations of elastic bio-membranes
May 14, 2013

Simpson Lecture Series

Prof. K.R. Sreenivasan
March 9, 2020

Ares Rosakis
California Institute of Technology
Got Stress? Visualizing and Inferring Film Stresses in patterned Wafers
March 12, 2018

J.N. Reddy
Texas A&M University
On non-local & non-classical continuum mechanics theories in solid mechanics
April 13, 2016

Graduate Seminar (ME 512)

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Mary Frecker
Penn State
January 30, 2023

Kevin Turner
University of Pennsylvania
April 17, 2022


Jin Tae Kim
Northwestern University
January 24, 2022

Ágnes Horvát
Northwestern University
January 28, 2022

Evelyn Wang
February 21, 2022

Sung Hoon Kang
John Hopkins University
February 28, 2022

Zhiting Tian
Cornell University
April 4, 2022

Robert Langer
April 18, 2022

Kenny Breuer
Brown University
May 2, 2022

Ellen Aruda
University of Michigan
May 16, 2022

David Hardt
October 24, 2022


Kimani Toussaint
Brown University
February 1, 2021

Hareesh Tippur
Auburn University
February 8, 2021

Chiara Daraio
February 22, 2021

Sudarsanam Suresh Babu
The University of Tennessee
March 8, 2021

Gunnar Carlsson
April 12, 2021

Karen E. Kasza 
Columbia University
May 24, 2021

Jay Lee
Foxconn Technology Group (cohosted with NIMSI)
October 25, 2021

Wendy Ju
Cornell University (co-hosted with Segal Center, Center for HCI+D and TSB program)
November 1, 2021

Savas Tay
The University of Chicago
November 8, 2021

Sarah Bergbreiter
Carnegie Mellon University
November 22, 2021


Elizabeth Gerber
Northwestern University
November 9, 2020

Tahany El-Wardany
Raytheon Technologies 
October 26, 2020

Cheng Sun
Northwestern University
October 12, 2020

Franz Josef-Ulf
October 5, 2020

Steve Werely
January 13, 2020

K.R. Sreenivasan
(ME512/Simpson Lecture)
March, 9 2020

Chris Rahn
Penn State
March 2, 2020



Guy Genin
Washington University in St. Louis
The rotator cuff as a bi-material interface
November 18, 2019

Michael Sutton
University of South Carolina
Recent Studies in Adhesion of Polymer Composites: Experimental Measurements and Simulations for Bitumen and Composite Tows
November 4, 2019

Sinan Keten
Northwestern University
Hierarchical Design of Nanoparticle Assemblies Inspired from Biomechanical Functions
October 7, 2019

David Hibbitt
Princeton University
May 6, 2019

Gareth McKinley
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
April 29, 2019

Marc Madou
University of California, Irvine
Novel Strategies in Carbon Micro and Nanofabrication
April 22, 2019

David Hibbitt
Founder of ABAQUS
ABAQUS and Its Market: Evolution of an Engineering Simulation Software Venture
April 4, 2019

Isaac M. Daniel
Northwestern University
A New Yield and Failure Theory for Composite Materials Under Static and Dynamic Loading
February 4, 2019

Loukas Kallivokas
The University of Texas at Austin
On Wave-Driven Inverse Problems: From Full-Waveform Imaging to Metamaterial Design
January 14, 2019


Gregory Wagner
Northwestern University
November 5, 2018

Sheldon Weinbaum
The City College of New York
From Red Cells to Skiing, to a Jet Train that Travels at 700 km/hr on a Giant Ski
October 29, 2018

Ian Papautsky
University of Illinois at Chicago
Whole Blood Microfluidics: From Blood Fractionation to Liquid Biopsy
October 22, 2018

Katepalli Raju Sreenivasan
New York University
Unusual Aspects of Convection in the Sun
October 8, 2018

Prashant Purohit
University of Pennsylvania
Elasticity as the Basis of Allosteric Interactions in DNA and Membranes
June 4, 2018

Roger Kamm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Microphysiological Models Relying on Emergence of Multi-cellular Engineered Living Systems
May 7, 2018

A.M. Rajendran
University of Mississippi
Issues and Challenges in Chemistry Driven Engineering Constitutive Models for Heterogeneous Materials: A Multiscale Approach
April 30, 2018

Heng Chi
Georgia Institute of Technology
Mimetic-informed Computational Mechanics: Theory, Method Development and Applications
February 26, 2018

Xiaoyu "Rayne" Zheng
Virginia Tech
Printing with Light: Additive Manufacturing and Multiscale 3D Architected Metamaterials
February 5, 2018

Ping Guo
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Novel Manufacturing Process and Equipment Inspired by Applied Physics: From Structural Coloration to Self-Levitation
January 29, 2018

Meredith Silberstein
Cornell University
Mechanics and Chemistry in Designing Polymers
January 22, 2018


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