MIT MechE MMEC Pedro Reis

(Mechanics: Modeling, Experimentation, Computation)

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fall Semester 2015
Tuesdays, 4:00pm, Room 3-370

Sep 15 Gerath McKinley MIT "Painting with Numbers": Spraying and Air-Assisted Atomization of Complex Fluids.”
Sep 22 Changxi Zheng Columbia University Making the Future Sound Better: Physics-Based Sound Synthesis and Beyond
Sep 29 Manoj Chaudhury Lehigh University Directed Motion of drops with Interfacial Contact
Oct 6 Bob Behringer Duke University Falling Into Sand: What Are the Dynamics that Occur When an Object Strikes a Granular Material?
Oct 13 Tom Solomon Bucknell University Experimental studies of reaction front barriers in laminar flows
Oct 20 John Hutchinson Harvard University Topics in soft materials: Mechanics of wrinkle/ridge transitions, and the role of surface tension in soft material deformation and stability
Oct 27 Sai Ravela MIT Non-Parametric Perceptual Organization and Ensemble Learning for Geophysical Inference
Nov 3 Rick James U Minnesota Compatibility, hysteresis and the direct conversion of heat to electricity
Nov 10 NO SEMINAR (Veteran’s day)
Nov 17 Francois Gallaire EPFL Too big to grow and too small to persist: the amplitude equation approach
Nov 24 Dimos Poulikakos ETH Zurich Peculiar Behaviour of Cold Water Drops on Superhydrophobic Surfaces and Intrinsic Icephobicity
Dec 1 Roberto Ballarini University of Houston Cracking the conch conundrum: tough ceramics at the seashore
Dec 8 Christian Linder Stanford University Soft matter materials – An emerging field with unprecedented opportunities but a challenge for solid and computational mechanics 

Organizers: Ken Kamrin, Konstantin Turitsyn, Pedro Reis, Xuanhe Zhao,
Themis Sapsis

Contact Info: Christina Spinelli  ext. x3-5328; Rebecca Fowler ext. x4-7567