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Departmental Seminars

Research Seminar

Dr. Pinhas Ben-Tzvi

Friday, January 18, 2019; Room E7 7303/7363; 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Title: Novel Field Robots and Robotic Exoskeletons: Design, Integration and Applications

Research Seminar

Issa Rishmawi

Friday, January 11, 2019; Room E7 3343; 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Title: Three-Dimensional Printing of Iron Parts via Binder Jetting Technology

Research Seminar

Dr. A. Ramirez-Serrano

Friday, October 5, 2018; Room E5 3052; 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Title: Development of high-speed robotic systems for operations in highly confined spaces

PhD Seminars

PhD comprehensive examination


Rodrigo Brenner Miguel, Tuesday, January 29, 2019; Room E5 - 3052;1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Title: Quantification of Flare Combustion Efficiency through Mid-Wavelength Infrared Spectroscopy

Supervisor: Kyle Daun


Christopher DiGiovanni, Tuesday, February 12, 2019; Room E5 - 3052; 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Title: Reduction of liquid Metal Embrittlement Cracking Druing Resistance Spot Welding of Advanced High Strength Steels

Supervisors: Norman Zhou / Elliot Biro


Elham Davoodi, Thursday, February 28, 2019; Room E5 -3006; 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Title: Additive manufacturing of Flexible Architected Structures for Sensing Applications

supervisor: Ehsan Toyserkani


PhD defence


Huangrui Mo, Wednesday, December 12, 2018; Room E5 - 3052; 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Title: Mesoscale Modelling and Direct Simulation of Explosively Dispersed Granular Materials

Supervisors: Fue-Sang Lien / Duane Cronin


Hongtao Sui, Wednesday, January 9, 2019; Room ERC - 3012; 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Energetic Materials

Supervisor: John Wen


Jaspreet Singh Nagra, Wednesday, January 16, 2019; Room EC4 - 1104; 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Title: A New Fast Fourier Transform-Based Framework for Crystal Plasticity Modeling of Localized Deformation, Microstructure Evolution, Dynamic Recrystallization and Their Effects on Formability of Polycrystalline Metals

Supervisors: kaan Inal / Sanjeev Bedi


Jian Zhao, Thursday, January 17, 2019; Room ERC - 3012; 1:15 PM to 4:15 PM

Title: Catalyst Layers in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells: Formation, Characterization and Performance

Supervisor: Xianguo Li


Luis Fernando Trimino Rincon; Friday, Feb 1, 2019; Room EC4-1104; 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Supervisor: Duane Cronin

Title: Epoxy Adhesive, Correlation between Strain Whitening and Damage Using a Macroscopic Optical Method


Munur Sacit Herdem; Friday, Feb 15, 2019; Room EC4 - 1139; 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Supervisors: Feridun Hamdullahpur / Siamak Farhad

Title: Multiphysics Modeling of a Microchannel Methanol Steam Reformer for High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Systems


MASc seminar

RahulRam Chandrasekaran, Monday January 14, 2019, Room: EC4 1017, 2:00pm

Title:  Predication Of Bead Geometry In Gas Metal Arc Welding By Statistical Regression Analysis

Supervisor:  Adrian Gerlich


Ramin Shaikhi, Wednesday December 19,2018, Room:EC4-1139,1:00pm

Title: Powertrain Selection and Integration of a Single Shaft Pre and Post-Transmission Series-Parallel Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Camaro

Supervisor: Roydon Fraser 


Ania Polak, December 11, 2018, 12:00pm, Room E5 3006

Title: Relative ACL Strain during Single-Leg Jump Landing: An Experimental and Computational Study

Supervisor: Naveen Chandrashekar


Rangarajan Padmanabhan, December 7, 2018, E3 4117, 2:00pm

Title: Performance characterization of shielded metal arc welding power supply designs

Supervisor: Adrian Gerlich


Leo Koppel, Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018, E5 3052, 1:00pm

Title: On the Manifold: Representing Geometry in C++ for State Estimation

Supervisor:  Steven Waslander


Ami Woo, Thursday November 29, 2018, E5 3006, 2:00pmTitle:  Multi-objective Mapping and Path Planning using Visual SLAM and Object Detection

Supervisor: Baris Fidan


Shinong Mao, Thursday November 22, 2018, E3 4117, 9:00am.

Title: Development of a Novel Microwave Sensing System for Lab on a Chip Applications

Supervisor:  Professor Carolyn Ren


Aram Bahmani, Monday August 27, 2018, 1:00 pm, E5 3052

Title: A micromechanical investigation of biomimetic composites: experimental characterization and three-dimensional computational modeling

Supervisor: Giovanni (John) Montesano



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