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Departmental Seminars


PhD Seminars

PhD comprehensive examination


Mhoammad Ansari, Wednesday, February 12, 2020; Room EC4 - 1104; 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Title: Directed Energy Deposition of Metastable B Titanimum Alloy (Ti-5553)

Supervisor: Ehsan Toyserkani


Muhammad Shehryar Khan, Wednesday, April 1, 2020; Room E5-3052; 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Title: Fundamentals of Laser Beam Welding of Coated Ultra-High Strength Press- Hardened Steels with a Focus on Improving Automotive Safety and Efficiency

Supervisor: Norman Zhou


Sepideh Ghaderian, Friday, April 3, 2020; Room E3 - 4117; 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Title: Temperature Compensated MEMS - Fabry-Perot Sensing

Supervisor: Patricia Nieva


Chanuphon Trakarnchaiyo, Monday, April 6, 2020; Room E5-3052; 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Title: Design and Implementation of Magnetic Levitation Based Modular Omindirectional Conveyor System

Supervisor: Behrad Khamesee


Hatameh Asgarimoghaddam, Tuesday, April 7, 2020; Room E5 - 3052; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Title: Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition of Gas Diffusion Barriers in Perovskite Solar Cell Application

Supervisor: Kevin Musselman


Ali Ghatei Kalashami, Tuesday, April 7, 2020; Room E5 - 3052; 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Title: Resistance Spot Welding of Zinc-Coated Advanced high Strength Steels: From Fundamentals to Application for  Sheet Metal Assembilies

Supervisor: Norman Zhou


Apratim Chakraborty, Wednesday, April 8, 2020; Room EC 4 - 1104; 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Title: Investigation of Cracking in SLM-Based High-y'Ni-Based Superalloys

Supervisors: Etienne Martin / Mustafa Yavuz


Huseyin Demircioglu, Wednesday, April 8, 2020; Room E5 - 3052; 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Title: Hessian Estimation Based Adaptive and Cooperative Source Seeking

Supervisor: Baris Fidan


Yifu Li, Wednesday, May 6, 2020; Room E5 - 3052; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Title: Coaxial Electrospun Polypyrrole Based Nanofibrous Membrane Separators for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Supervisor: Zhongchao Tan


Farinaz Jeyranpourkhameneh, Thursday, May 7, 2020; Room EC4 - 1104; 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Title: Fracture Characterization of DP1180 under Proportional and Non-Proportional Loading

Supervisor: Cliff Butcher


Stanislav Musikhin, Monday, May 25, 2020; Room MC - 2009; 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Title: Microwave Plasma Synthesis of Graphene and Its Laser-Optical in Situ Characterization

Supervisor: Kyle Daun


PhD defence​


Farid Samara, Friday, March 27, 2020; Room MC - 2009; 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Title: Active Aerodynamic Modification of Wind Turbine Blades to Reduce Load Fluctuation

Supervisor: David Johnson


Yanjun Qian, Thursday, April 16, 2020; Room E5 - 3052; 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Title: Development of Ultrasonics Devices for Non-Destructive Testing

Supervisor: Hyock Ju Kwon


Moslem Sadeghi-Goughari, Friday, April 17, 2020; Room E5 - 3052; 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Title: Enhancing Focused Ultrasound Therapy Using Nanoscale Agents

Supervisors: Hyock Ju Kwon / Soo Jeon


Khaled Ibrahim, Friday, April 17, 2020; Room E5 - 3052; 1: 00 PM to 4:00 PM

Title: Fabrication of Novel Functional 2D Materials and Their Applications

Supervisors: Kevin Musselman / Mustafa Yavuz


Gokhan Gungor, Wednesday, April 29, 2020; Room E3 - 4117; 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Title: Hierarchical Adaptive Control Designs of Modular and Reconfigurable Robot Manipulator Platform

Supervisors: Baris Fidan / William Melek


Maryam Razavi, Tuesday, August 11, 2020; Room E5 - 3052; 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Title: A universal Model for Filtration and Adsorption of Small Nanoparticles

Supervisor: Zongchao Tan


MASc seminar

Tirad Ali Owais, April 03, 2020 at 2:00 pm, E5 3052

Title: Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasound Transducer for Non-Destructive Testing Applications

Supervisor: John T.W. Yeow


Paul Geiger, March 25th at 10am, E5 3006

Title: Simulation of In-Flight Rime Icing Using a Non-Body-Fitted Mesh

Supervisor:  Fue-Sang-Lien


David Shen, Tuesday February 18th, 2020, 11:15am, Room: EC4-1104

Title: Investigation of Whiplash Associated Disorders using Finite Element Neck Models with Active Musculature in Frontal, Rear and Lateral Impact

Supervisor: Duane Cronin 


Nicole Nagy, Thursday February 6, 2020 at 1:00PM. E5 3006

Title:  Determination of Thermal Properties of Mineral Wool Insulation Materials for use in Full-Scale Fire Modelling

Supervisor:  Elizabeth Weckman


Pouyan Rahnama, February 3rd at 9 am in E5 3006

Title: Implementation of Coupled Thermo-Mechanical Topology Optimization Methods for Effective Additive Manufacturing of a Gas Turbine Component

Supervisor: Ehsan Toyserkani


Chunhui Liu, Thursday January 16th, at 10:30 am, in the ERC conference room 3012

Supervisor:   Jean-Pierre Hickey

Title: Prediction of Forces and Moments in Multiphase Naval Simulations


Mahboubeh Taftian, January 14th from 1 to 2:30 PM, Room: ERC 3012

Title: Thermal Comfort Analysis Inside of a Recreational Vehicle

Supervisor: Jean-Pierre Hickey


Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Seminars