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Graduate Seminar Series

During the fall and spring terms the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department offers a 1 credit seminar, ME 507/ME 607. Speakers from industry and other universities speak on various topics that relate to mechanical engineering. Students must take one term of seminar during their course of study, but are encouraged to attend the weekly seminars every term they are offered, even if they are not registered for credit. All seminars will be held in EB 92 (formerly FAB 92), from 15:15 - 16:05, unless otherwise noted. 

Students in ME 507/607 are expected to attend a minimum of 7 of the total seminars. Student attendance is monitored via a sign-in sheet. If you need to make up a seminar attendance you may do so by attending another university-sponsored, technically-focused seminar such as those offered in the Sciences, other Engineering Departments, or Architecture. 

Spring 2017 Seminar Speakers

Seminar Date Speaker Name & Affiliation Title of Presentation

Friday, April 7

Dr. Sandra Rugonyi, OHSU

Congenital Heart Disease:  It is not all about mutations

Friday, April 14

Dr. Yanzhang Ma, Texas Tech

Maximizing Pressure, Temperature and Shear and Materials at Extremes

Friday, April 21

Dr. Luiz Bertassoni, OHSU

3D Bioprinting - From Vascularized Tissue Constructs to Hydrogel-Based Microfluidic Devices

Friday, April 28

Dr. Ali Keshavarzi, Cypress Semiconductor

Low-Energy Embedded Systems for Future IoT Applications

Friday, May 5

Dr. Sung Yi, Portland State University

Writing a Good Research Paper

Friday, May 12

Dr. Thomas Bieler, Michigan State

Heterogeneous deformation in anisotropic metals and alloys

Friday, May 19

Nick Johnson, PE, Interface Engineering 

Whole Building Energy Model Calibration for Measurement and Verification Reporting

Friday, May 26

Jay Kim, PE, Western Specialty Technologies, LLC

Challenges in semiconductor test sockets

Friday, June 2

Dr. Marianna Vallejo, Ch2M

Facebook, water, and the push to net-zero:  How the internet is driving sustainable building design

Friday, June 9

Dr. Harry Hilton, University of Illinois

Elastic and Viscoelastic Poisson's Ratios:  The Theoretical Mechanics Perspective