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Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department Seminar

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Dr. Farhang Daneshmand
Adjunct Professor
McGill University
DATE: Friday, August 11, 2017 TIME: 1:00pm – 2:00pm ROOM: E5 2004

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Trevor Sabiston
PhD Candidate
University of Waterloo
DATE: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 TIME: 1:00pm – 2:00pm ROOM: E5 2004

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Dr. Darwin LauAssistant Professor, Mechanical and Automation Engineering

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

DATE: Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, 10:00am – 11:00am, E5 2004

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Dr. Kamyar Ghavam
Lecturer
University of Waterloo
DATE: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 TIME: 1:00pm – 2:00pm ROOM: E5 2004

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Research Talk

Cyclic Deformation and Fatigue of Metals: Experimental Observations and Modeling

Dr. Yanyao Jiang , Professor University of NevadaReno, Nevada, USA

DATE: Tuesday, July 11

TIME: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

ROOM: E5 2004

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Research Seminar

Control of vehicles: cooperative and/or autonomous driving

Dr. Henk Nijmeijer Professor Eindhoven University of Technology Eindhoven, The Netherlands

DATE: Monday, May 29th

TIME: 10:00am – 11:00am

ROOM: DC 1304

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Research Seminar

Neuromechanics-based Assistive Robotics

Dr. Arash Aram,

Research Associate

Imperial College London, UK

DATE: Friday, May 12, 2017

TIME: 1:30pm to 2:30pm

ROOM: E5 3052

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Research Seminar

Friday April 28th, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm, E5-2004

Materials Design: Design and Processing of Innovative Microstructures in Metallic Alloys

Professor Paul Sanders, Associate Professor sanders@mtu.edu

Materials Science and Engineering,

Michigan Technological University

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Research Seminar

Learning Control for Complex Mechatronic Systems Using
Model-free and Model-based Methods as Applied to Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles

Kayacan Erdal
Assistant Professor
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Date: April 10, 2017
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 PM
Location: E5 2004

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Research Seminar

Dr. Chris Morton

Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

DATE: Thursday, April 6, 2017
TIME: 1:45pm to 2:45pm
ROOM: E5 2004

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Research Seminar

MMEGA Seminar Series

Ehsan Hashemi - Distributed Robust Vehicle State Estimation

Daniel Odoh - Prediction of the hot flow stress behavior of AA6063 including Mg2Si
Date: April 6, 2017
Time: 11:30AM-12:30PM
Location: E5 3101

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Research Seminar

The Structure of turbulence in Engineering Flows

Dr. Vesselina Roussinova, Assistant Professor, University of Windsor

DATE: Friday, March 31, 2017
TIME: 1:45pm to 2:45pm
ROOM: E5 2004

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Research Seminar

Dr. George Choueiri
Postdoctoral Fellow
Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
DATE: Friday, March 24, 2017
TIME: 1:15pm to 2:15pm
ROOM: E5 2004

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Research Seminar

Multiscale Characterization and Modeling of the Formability and Crashworthiness of Advanced Lightweight Materials

Dr. Julie Levesque
Research Associate
Laval University
DATE: Friday, March 10, 2017
TIME: 10:15am to 11:15am
ROOM: E5 2004

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Research Seminar

Motion Control, Planning and Manipulation of Nanowires under Electric-Fields in Fluid Suspension

Dr. Kaiyan Yu Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
DATE: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
TIME: 1:45pm to 2:45pm
ROOM: E5 2004

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Research Seminar

Robotic interaction control and human-robot collaboration

Dr. Yanan Li
Research Associate
Imperial College London
DATE: Friday, March 3rd, 2017
TIME: 1:45pm to 2:45pm
ROOM: E5 2004

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Research Seminar

Robotics for investigating human motor control, learning and neuro-rehabilitation

Dr. Felix Huang

Research Scientist

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)

DATE: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

TIME: 10:15 am to 11:15 pm

ROOM: E5 2004

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Research Seminar

Mechanical Twinning in Magnesium Alloys for the Automotive Industry

Dr. Etienne Martin

Materials Scientist

GE Global research

DATE: Thursday, February 9th, 2017

TIME: 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

ROOM: E5 2004

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Research Seminar

Fatigue characterization and modeling of magnesium alloys and spot welds through cyclic plasticity modeling

Seyed Behzad Behravesh

Research Associat, University of Waterloo

DATE: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

TIME: 10:00am to 11:00am

ROOM: E5 2004

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Research Seminar

Dr. Ramin Ghelichi
Assistant Professor
Polytechnic University of Milan

DATE: Monday, January 30, 2017

TIME: 11:00am – 11:45am

ROOM: E5 3052
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Research Seminar

Fatigue Characterization of Friction Stir Welded Dissimilar Aluminum

to Magnesium Alloys

Harish Rao

Research Scientist, Canmet MATERIALS

DATE: Thursday, January 26, 2017

TIME: 10:45 am to 11:45 am

ROOM: E5 2004

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MASc seminar

Chris Chasse, Thursday September 21, 2017,E5 3006, 1:30pm

TITLE:  Evaluation of a Series-Configuration Solar-Assisted Heat Pump with Performance-Predictive Controls

Professor:  Michael Collins

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Depayne Athia, Wednesday September 6, 2017, ERC 3012, 2:00 pm

TITLE: Experimental and Numerical Thermal Analysis for Advanced Flip Chip Thermo-Compression Bonding via CMOS Microsensor Arrays and Finite Element Modelling

Professor:  Michael Mayer

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Tasneem Mahzabeen, Tuesday September 19, 2017, E5 3006, 2:30pm

TITLE: An investigation of manganese macro segregation in the as-cast structure of Dual Phase steels using X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy

Professor: Mary Wells

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Kaela Shea, Tuesday August 15, 2017, E5 3052, 2:00 pm

TITLE: EEG as a fall prevention tool for the Geriatric Population

Professor James Tung

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Andre Bodo , Wednesday August 2, 2017, E3 4117, 2:30pm

TITLE:  Design of an in-situ Spinal Rod Cutter for Orthopaedic Surgeons

Professor:  John Medley

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Dongwoon Huh, Wednesday August 16, 2017,E3 4117, 3:00pm

TITLE: Electrode Life and Weldability Improvement in Resistance Spot Welding of DP600

Professor: Norman Zhou

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Mark Istvan, Monday August 21, 2017, E5 3006, 9:30am

TITLE:  Effects of free-stream turbulence intensity on laminar separation bubbles

Professor: Serhiy Yarusevych

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Connor Fry Sykora, Wednesday August 9, 2017, E3 4117, 10:00am

TITLE: Sway Control of Tractor-Trailers Using an Active Hitch

Professor:  Amir Khajepour

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Nan Wei, Tuesday August 8, 2017, E5 3006, 3:00pm

TITLE:  Path Following for Robot Manipulators Using Gyroscopic Forces

Professor: Soo Jeon

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Ali Akbar Shokati, Thursday, Aug 3, 2017, E5 3006, 3:00pm

TITLE: Dissimilar joining of Carbon/Carbon composites to Ti6Al4V and copper by reactive resistance spot welding

Professors: John Wen And Norman Zhou

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Teresa Sung, Wednesday July 26, E5 3006, 10:00 am.

TITLE: Oil Adsorption Performance and Efficiency Study on a Novel Silane Functionalized Graphene Polyurethane Sponge

Professor:  Zhongchao Tan

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Gitanjali Shanbhag, Monday July 31, 2017, E5 3006, 10:30 am.

TITLE:  Fabrication and Evaluation of Multiple Memory Nitinol Stents for Biomedical Applications

Professor:  Norman Zhou 

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Abdullah Alshehri

TITLE:  Advanced Atomic Layer Deposition Techniques for Metal-Insulator-Metal Diodes

Professors:  Prof. Yavuz and Prof.Musselman

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Amir Zhumagulov - Monday April 24, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, EC4

TITLE: Crashworthiness and Material Characterization of Multi-Cellular AA6063 Aluminum Extrusions

Professor:  Michael Worswick 

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Andrew Katz - Monday April 17th, 1:00 - 2:00pm, EC4 1017.

TITLE:  Cutting Mechanics of the Gear Shaping Process

Professor:   Kaan Erkorkmaz 

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Cemalettin Kaplan  - Thursday April 13, 10:00 - 11:00am, E5 3006

TITLE:  Insole Energy Harvesting

Professor:  Mustafa Yavuz 

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Nicholas Tam - Wednesday April 5, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00pm, E5 3052

TITLE:  An Aeroacoustic Study of Airfoil Self-Noise for Wind Turbine Applications

Professor:  David Johnson

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Natalie Field - Monday, March 27th, 11AM – 1PM, E5 3006

TITLE:  Austenitization of Ultra High Strength Steel by Direct Contact Heating for Hot Forming Die Quenching

Professor Kyle Daun

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Emanuel dos Santos - March 30, 2017, 10:00 - 11:00am, E5 3052

TITLE:  Influence of current pulse profile on metal transfer in pulsed gas metal arc welding

Professor:  Adrian Gerlich

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Siavash Borhan Dayani-E3-4117, 3:00pm - 4:00pm  13th March, 2017

TITLE:  Improvement of fatigue and corrosion-fatigue resistance of AZ31B cast alloy by cold spray coating and top coating

Professor: Hamid Jahed

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Sahil Mahey- March 10th 2017 from 1:30pm - 3:30pm, in E5 2007

TITLE:  Flow Induced vibrations of foreign objects inside steam generator's tube bundle

Professor:   Serhiy Yarusevych

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Roger Tsang - Friday February 3, 2017, 1:30 - 2:30 pm in E5 3052.

TITLE:  Development and Characterization of Infrared Broadband Open-Path Hydrocarbon Detectors for Chemical Species Tomography

Professor:  Kyle Daun

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Tyler Gallant - Friday January 20, 2017,10:00 - 11:00 am in E5 3052.

TITLE: Quantitative Measurement Techniques for Wind Turbine Blade Aerodynamic Performance.

Professor:  David Johnson

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Osayande (Rufus) Ighodaro -  Monday December 5, from 2:30 - 3:30 pm in E5 3052

TITLE:  Effects of Metallic Coatings on Resistance Spot Weldability of Hot Stamping Steel

Supervisor:  Norman Zhou

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Stephen Peterkin - Thursday November 24, from 11:00-1:00 am, E5 3006

TITLE:  Electro-Spark Deposition Machine Design, Physical Controls and Parameter Effects

Supervisor:  Professor Norman Zhou

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Foss Jian - Thursday November 24, from 9:00 - 11:00 am, E5 3006

TITLE:  Electro-Spark Deposition Machine Design, Physical Controls and Parameter Effects

Supervisor:  Professor Norman Zhou

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Andrew Carnovale - Friday, November 4, at 10:00 am, ERC 3012

TITLE:  "Investigation into the Effect of Thermal Management on the Capacity Fade of Lithium-ion Batteries”

Supervisor:  Xiango Li

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Measurement Technologies for the Development of Machine Tools

Professor Atsushi Matsubara

Kyoto University, Department of Micro Engineering

DATE: Oct 5 2016, Wednesday

TIME: 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

ROOM: E5_SDC 2004

PhD comprehensive examination

PhD defence

Ehsan Asadi - Thursday, November 2, 2017; Room E5 - 3052 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Title: Hybrid Electromagnetic Vibration Isolation Systems

Supervisors: Behrad Khamesee / Amir Khajepour

Di Xu - Friday, November 10, 2017; Room E5-3006 - 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Title: Real Time Resistance Monitoring Technology for Microjoining Process and Reliability Test

Supervisor: Michael Mayer

Guest lectures and seminars

Research Seminar
The Improvement of Orthopaedic Implants and Associated Technologies Through In-Vitro Testing,
Computational Methods, and Interdisciplinary  Collaboration

DATE:    Thursday, October 27, 2016
TIME:    11:30 to 12:30
ROOM:  E5 3052

Dr. Daniel Langohr
Post Doctoral Fellow in Musculoskeletal Health Research Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Josephs Hospital


Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Seminars