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February 6, 2015
Prof. Yue-Sheng Wang
Beijing Jiaotong University
Nondestructive Evaluation of Ferromagnetic Materials based on Metal Magnetic Memory Method

February 26, 2015
Prof. Julia Greer
California Institute of Technology
Materials by Design: 3-Dimensional rchitected Nanostructured Meta-Materials

March 5, 2015
Prof. Junlan Wang
University of Wisconsin
Mechanical and Interfacial Reliability of nanoporous Zeolite Thin films for Low-k and Anti-wear Application

March 6, 2015
Prof. Markus Buehler
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Making Nano Big

April 23, 2015
Prof. Emmanuel Detournay
University of Minnesota
Spiraled Boreholes: An Expression of 3D Directional Instability of Drilling Systems

May 14, 2015
Prof. George Pharr
University of Texas
Stochastic Processes and the Strength of Metals Containing a Limited Number of Dislocations

October 15, 2015
Prof. Richard Miles
Princeton University
FLEET, Radar REMPI and Backward Lasing New Methods for Measuring Flow Properties and Contaminants in Air

November 5, 2015
Prof. Tsu-Wei Chou
University of Delaware
Nanocarbons Based Composites and Energy Storage Devices

December 10, 2015
Prof. Ivan Marusic
University of Melbourne
High Reynolds number wall turbulence: Universality, structure and interactions

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January 16, 2014
Prof. Zdenek Bazant
Northwestern University
Comminution of Solids Due to Kinetic Energy of High-Rate Shear: Missile Impact, Gas Shale and Turbulence Analogy

January 30, 2014
Prof. Ellen Kuhl
Stanford University
Extreme Mechanics of Growing Matter

February 13, 2014
Prof. Xuanhe Zhao
Duke University
Multi-scale Multi-mechanism Design of Tough and Bioactive Hydrogels: Theory, Experiment and Application

February 20, 2014
Prof. Peter Nagy
University of Cincinnati
From Nonlinear Ultrasonic Materials Characterization to Nonlinear Ultrasonic Imaging

April 3, 2014
Prof. Ann Karagozian
University of California, Los Angeles
Instabilities in Reactive and Non-Reactive Flowfields: Fundamental issues Underlying Future Energy and Propulsion Systems

April 18, 2014
Prof. Bob McMeeking
University of California, Santa Barbara
The Generation of Stress in the Storage Particles of Lithium-Ion Batteries

May 1, 2014
Prof. Richard Christensen
Stanford University
A new Theory of Failure for Isotropic Materials

May 15, 2014
Prof. Harold Park
Boston University
Atomistic Modeling at Experimental Strain Rates and Time Scales

May 22, 2014
Remi Dingreville
Sandia National Laboriatories
Trends and Challenges When Including Microstructure in Materials Modeling: Example of Problems Studied at Sandia National Laboratories

September 25, 2014
Prof. Robert Carpick
University of Pennsylvania
Atomic-scale processes in single asperity friction and wear

October 7, 2014
Prof. Thomas Siegmund
Purdue University
Mechanical Metamaterials

October 9, 2014
Prof. Charles Meneveau
Johns Hopkins University
Turbulence in Wind Farm Boundary Layers

October 29, 2014
Daniel Nelias
Recent advances in Contact Mechanics Modeling based on the use of the Eshelby’s Equivalent Inclusion Method

November 6, 2014
Prof. Peter Schmid
Imperial College
Adjoint-based optimization for flow analysis and flow control

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January 17, 2013
Katia Bertoldi
Harvard University
Adaptive Structural Materials

March 7, 2013
John Bassani
University of Pennsylvania
Mechanical and Chemical Effects in the Adhesion of Shells

April 4, 2013
Kaliat Ramesh
Johns Hopkins University
Rocks, Shocks and Asteroids

April 12, 2013
Fu-Kuo Chang
Stanford University
Sensor Network for Material State Awareness

April 16, 2013
Jinsong Leng
Harbin Institute of Technology
Soft Active Polymers and Multifunctional Nanocomposites: Challenges and Prospects

April 25, 2013
Juan Lasheras
University of San Diego
The role of Myosin II motors and F-actin dynamics in the mechanics of cell migration and invasion

May 1, 2013
Boris Yakobson
Rice University
Mechanics from nanotubes to graphene and 2D materials beyond: Predicting dislocations, grain boundaries and their effects

October 4, 2013
Dean Ottino
Northwestern University
Henri Poincare: The Last Universalist, his Life and Work

November 7, 2013
John Dabiri
California Institute of Technology
Bio-Inspired Wind Energy: From Fish Schools and Seagrass to Better Wind Farms

December 5, 2013
Allan Bower
Brown University
Mechanics of Deformation, Diffusion and Failure in Lithium Ion Insertion Electrodes

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September 27, 2012
Prof. Sanjay Govindjee
University of California, Berkeley
Application of Statistical Mechanics in Thermo-Mechanics and its Effects on Free Energy Structure

October 18, 2012
Prof. Kamil Ekinci
Boston University
Fluid Dynamics of Micro and Nanoscale Mechanical Resonators: High Frequencies, Confinement and Beyond

November 1, 2012
Prof. Tim Colonius
California Institute of Technology
Bubble Dynamics with Biomedical Applications

November 8, 2012
Prof. Steve Wereley
Purdue University
Opto/electric particle mechanics and an oil spill puzzler

November 20, 2012
Prof. Robert Ballarini
University of Minnesota
Structural Testing at the Micro and Nanoscales: Breaking Invisible Specimens with Zero Force

December 4, 2012
Prof. Pol D. Spanos
Rice University
Nonlinear Stochastic Structural Dynamics Techniques: Some aspects of wavelets for fractional derivatives based treatments