Seminar Series


The program seminar series brings a variety of academic and industrial professionals to give presentations on their areas of research and expertise. These events are held throughout the year and are open to students, faculty, and the public. Seating is limited.



April 30, 2020
Professor Wendy Crone
University of Wisconsin-Madison
A230, TECH Bldg.

April 9, 2020
Professor Francois Barthelat
University of Colorado
A230, TECH Bldg.

April 2, 2020
Professor Nick Triantafyllidis
University of Michigan
A230, TECH Bldg.


March 12, 2020
Professor Arash Yavari
Georgia Tech
A230, TECH Bldg.

March 10, 2020
Professor Benedetto Marelli
A230, TECH Bldg.

February 13, 2020
Professor Peter Ifju
University of Florida
A230, TECH Bldg.

FALL 2019

December 12, 2019
Professor Yuri Bazilevs
Brown University
A230, TECH Bldg.

October 31, 2019
Professor Evgueni Filipov
University of Michigan
A230, TECH Bldg.

Spring 2019

May 16, 2019
Professor Adrian J. Lew
Stanford University
A230, TECH Bldg.

May 2, 2019
Professor Ruben Juanes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A230, TECH Bldg.

April 18, 2019
Dr. George Em Karniadakis
Brown University
A230, TECH Bldg.

April 4, 2019
Dr. David Hibbit

Founder of ABAQUS
ABAQUS and its Market:  Evolution of an Engineering Simulation Software Venture

Winter 2019

February 28, 2019
Dr. Steve Granick

Center for Soft and Living Matter
Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea
Enzymes:  an Emerging Puzzle of Mechanobiology and Active Matter
10:00AM, ITW, Ford Building

February 21, 2019
Dr. Jia-Liang Le
University of Minnesota 
Level Excursion Analysis of Probabilistic Quasibrittle Fracture
11:00AM, A230, Tech Building

January 24, 2019
Professor Nicholas Boechler
University of California, San Diego
Scaling Down (and Up) Dynamically Responsive Materials
11:00AM, A230, Tech Building

Fall 2018

December 6, 2018
Dr. Oscar Lopez-Pamies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nucleation and Propagation of Fracture and Healing in Elastomers:  A Phase-Transition Theory and Numerical Implementation
10:00AM, Ford Building, Room ITV

Spring 2018

May 3, 2018
Dr. Daniel Weisz-Patrualt
Ecole Polytechnique
Multiphase transformation induced plasticity and applications to forming processes
11:00 am, A230

April 26, 2018
Professor Glaucio Paulino

Georgia Institute of Technology
Origami engineering: from deployable structures to configurational metamaterials
3:00 pm, B211

Winter 2018

January 18, 2018
Dr. Pradeep Sharma

University of Houston
Flexoelectricity and Electrets
3:00 pm, ITW Ford

Fall 2017

December 7, 2017
Professor Taher Saif

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Living Micromachines
11:00 a.m., A230

September 28, 2017
Professor John Dolbow
Duke University
The Mechanics of the Surfactant-Driven Fracture of Particle Rafts and the Influence of Surface Tension
3:00 p.m., B211

October 3, 2017
Dick Rotelli
SIMULIA Academia
An Update on SIMULIA in Academia
11:00 a.m., A230

Spring 2017

March 30, 2017
MMS Speaker: Professor Wei Cai
Stanford University
Dislocation Dynamics Across Scales
11:00 a.m., A230

April 27, 2017
Professor Massimo Ruzzene
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Search for Edge States (Boundary Modes) in Mechanical Metamaterials
11:00 a.m., B211

May 4, 2017
Professor Vikram Deshpande (Cancelled)
University of Cambridge
Statistical Mechanics of Single Cells
11:00 a.m., A230

Winter 2017

January 19, 2017
Dean Nadine Aubry
Northeastern University
Some Fundamental Studies of Small Scale Fluid Mechanics
11:00 a.m., LR4

January 26, 2017
Professor Nicholas Zabaras

Notre Dame University
Uncertainty Quantification in Multiscale Materials Modelling
11:00 a.m., A230

February 9, 2017
Professor Wayne Chen
Purdue University
Real-time Visualization of Damage Inside Materials Under Impact
11:00 a.m., A230

Fall 2016

October 27, 2016
MMS Speaker: Professor Elisabeth Guazzelli
Aix-Marseille Universite
Falling Clouds of Particles
11:00 a.m., A230

November 3, 2016
MMS Speaker: Professor Beverley McKeon
Systems Analysis of Wall Turbulence: Characterizing Natural and Synthetic Self-Sustaining Processes
2:00 p.m. A230

December 1, 2016
Professor Pradeep Guduru
Brown University
On the INfluence of Elastic Strain on Catalytic Activity of Metal Surface
11:00 a.m. A230

December 8, 2016
Professor Ken Kamrin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Continuum Modeling of Granular Flows
11:00 a.m. B211