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Departmental Seminars

Research Seminar

Dr. Marco Alfano

Thursday, June 21, 2018; Room E5 3052; 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Title: Damage tolerant architected interfaces for adhesive bonded lightweight materials  

Teaching Seminar

Dr. Marco Alfano

Thursday, June 21, 2018; Room E5 3052; 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Title: Stress Under Combined Loads


Research Seminar

Dr. Michael Hardisty

Monday, June 14, 2018; Room E5 3052; 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Title: Musculoskeletal Solid Mechanics: Fundamental Understanding to Application

Teaching Seminar

Dr. Michael Hardisty

Monday, June 14, 2018; Room E5 3052; 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Title: Stress Under Combined Loads


Research Seminar

Dr. Makhsud Saidaminov

Monday, June 11, 2018; Room E5 3052; 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Title: Engineering of Hybrid Perovskites for Energy-related Applications

Teaching Seminar

Dr. Makhsud Saidaminov

Monday, June 11, 2018; Room E5 3052; 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Title: Crystallography – Planes & Directions


Research Seminar

Dr. Yimin Wu

Thursday, June 7, 2018; Room E5 3052; 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Title: Integrated Imaging of Interfaces for Energy Transduction Processes

Teaching Seminar

Dr. Yimin Wu

Thursday, June 7, 2018; Room E5 3052; 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Title: Crystallography – Planes & Directions


Research Seminar

Dr. Yoichi Miyahara

Monday, June 4, 2018; Room E5 3052; 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Title: Quantum state readout of individual quantum dots enabled by coupling to mechanical resonator with high quality factor

Teaching Seminar

Dr. Yoichi Miyahara

Monday, June 4, 2018; Room E5 3052; 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Title: Crystallography – Planes & Directions


Research Seminar

Dr. Zhao Pan

Monday, May 14, 2018; Room E5 3052; 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Title: An interdisciplinary fluid mechanics kitchen

Teaching Seminar

Dr. Zhao Pan

Monday, May 14, 2018; Room E5 3052; 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Title: Bernoulli's Principle


Research Seminar

Dr. Michael Boutilier

Thursday May 10, 2018; Room E5 3052; 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Title: Graphene Membranes for Gas Separation

Teaching Seminar

Dr. Michael Boutilier

Thursday May 10, 2018; Room E5 3052; 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Title: Bernoulli's Principle


Research Seminar

Dr. Huijing Zhao

Friday, May 4, 2018; Room E5 2004 - 10:00 - 10:45 AM

Title: Naturalistic Driving Behavior Study and Semantic Scene Understand


Teaching Seminar

Dr. Reza Kholghy

Thursday, May 3, 2018; Room E5 2004 - 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Title: Bernoulli's principle: The interplay between pressure, velocity and height in frictionless flows 

Research Talks

Dr. Reza Kholghy

Thursday, May 3, 2018; Room E5 2004 - 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Title: Flame made nanoparticles: challenges in emission control and opportunities in synthesis of functional materials and devices 

PhD Seminars

PhD comprehensive examination


M. Taamjeed Rahmaan, Thursday, July 26, 2018; Room EC4 - 1139 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Title: Constitutive and Fracture Characterization of High Strength Aluminum Alloys at Elevated Strain Rates

Supervisors: Mike Worswick / Cliff Butcher


Milad Mosharafi, Thursday, August 2, 2018; EC 4 - 1139 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Title: Improving Passive Magnetic Inspection method (PMI) for Assessing the Corrosion Conditions of Reinforced  Concrete

Supevisors: Roydon Fraser / Maurice B. Dusseault


Amr Kamel, Tuesday, August 14, 2018; Room E5 - 3006 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Title: Dynamic Adaptive Mirrors

Supervisors: Mustafa yavuz / Eihab Abdel-Rahman


Marie Hebert, Friday, July 27, 2018; Room E3 - 4117 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Title: Automated Active Control of Droplets in Microchannels Through Pressure-Driven Flow Using visual Feedback --towards a Modular Platform

Supervisors: Carolyn Ren / Jan Huissoon


PhD defence


Michael Benoit, Thursday, August 23, 2018; Room E6 - 4022; 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Title: Effect of Warm Forming on Brazing and Corrosion Performance of Aluminum Brazing Sheet

Supervisors: Mary Wells / Carolyn Hansson


​Michael Hook, Tuesday, September 4, 2018; Room E5 - 3052; 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Title: Statistical Techniques and Non-Destructive Testing Methods for Copper Wire Bond Reliability Investigation

Supervisor: Michael Mayer


​Hang Meng, Thursday, September 20, 2018; Room E5 - 3052; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Title: Elastic Actuator Line Modeling for the Wake Induced Fatigue Analysis of Horizontal Wind Turbine

Supervisor: Fue-Sang Lien


MASc seminar

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


Emad Shahnam, Thursday Aug 2, 2018, 9:30am, E5 3006

Title: Extrusion of Composite Filaments for 3D-Printing of Water Treatment Membranes

Supervisor:  Norman Zhou


Chao Yan, Wednesday August 1,10:00 AM,E5 3052

Title:  Granular Filtration of Airborne NaCl Nanoparticles and Carbon Nanotubes

Supervisor: Zhongchao Tan 


Adnan Ozden,Thursday, August 2, 2:00 pm, E5 3052

Title:  Development and Characterization of Graphene-based Microporous Layers for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Supervisor: Xianguo Li


Manfred Kao, July 20, 10:00 am, E3 4117

Title: An Intelligent Neural Network Controlled Atmospheric Pressure Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition System for Tunable Metal Oxide Thin Films

Supervisor:  Kevin Musselman 


Fiona Khor, Friday June 15th, 10:00am, EC4 1104

Title:  Computational Modeling of Hard Tissue Response and Fracture in the Lower Cervical Spine under Compression Including Age Effects

Supervisor: Duane Cronin


Wala Bkari, Friday June 8,20108,11:00 am, E5 3052

Title: Modeling Nanoparticle Generation in a Corona Charger

Supervisor: Zhongchao Tan 


Jonathan Tham, Monday June 4, 9:15am,  EC4 1139

TITLE: Phenomenological Modeling of Sheet Moulding Compound Composites under Quasi-static Three-Point Bending

Supervisor:  Kaan Inal 


Brent McCleave, Thursday May 3, 2018,1:00pm, E5 3006

Title:  Cracking Behaviour of Glass Fibre-Reinforced Polymers under Combined Compression-Shear Loading

Supervisors: Professor Montesano and Hamid Jahed


Erik Marble, Monday May 1, 2018, 10:00am, E5 3006

Title: Structural response and wake vortex dynamics of cylindrical structures undergoing VIV with elliptic trajectories

Supervisor: Serhiy Yarusevych


Chia Sung Liu,Tuesday April 24, 2018, 3:00pm, E3 4117

Title: Mobile Robot Manipulator System Design for Localization and Mapping in Cluttered Environments

Supervisor: Baris Fidan


Talal Paracha,Friday April 6, 2018,12:30pm, E3 4117

Title: Modelling of the Forging Process for a Magnesium Alloy Automotive Control Arm

Supervisor:  Steve Lambert and Mary Wells


Sasan Faghih, Thursday April 12, 2018,1:00pm, E5 3052

Title:  Experimental and numerical investigation of split sleeve cold expansion of AZ31B magnesium alloy

Supervisor: Hamid Jahed


David Michael Bruce Dombroski, Monday April 16, 10:00am, E5 3052

Title: Feasibility Study of Ferromagnetic Particulate Path Diversion in Additive Manufacturing

Supervisor:  Behrad Khamesee 


Dwayne Toscano, Tuesday March 20, 2018, Room E5 3052, 11:00am

Title: Characterization of the quasi-static and cyclic behavior of forged  AZ31B

Supervisor: Professor Hamid Jahed


Chinedu Francis Dibia, Thursday March 8, 2018, Room E5 3006, 2:00pm

Title:  Aerosol Jet Printed Strain Gauge and Temperature Compensated Strain Gauge Design

Supervisor:  Professor Ehsan Toyserkani


Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Seminars