Department seminars

Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department Seminar

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Departmental Seminars

DR. HEBA TEAMAH - Heat Transfer & Thermal Engineering

PDF, Sessional Instructor, McMaster University

Teaching: Thu. May 23, 2019   E5 3052   10:00-11:00am

Radiation in Enclosures

Research: Thu. May 23, 2019   E5 3052   1:00-2:00pm

Community Based Clean Energy Systems



PhD Seminars

PhD comprehensive examination


Sagar Patel, Thursday, May 16, 2019; Room E5 - 3052; 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Title: Melting Mode Transition in Laser Powder Bed Fusion and its Effects on Part Properties

Supervisor: Mihaela Vlasea 


Shamin Mashrouteh, Thursday, May 23, 2019; Room E3 - 4117; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Title: Vehicle Dynamic and Stability: Driving at the Limits of Handling on Non-Flat Road

Supervisor: Amir Khajepour


Katharine DiCola, Thursday, June 13, 2019; Room E5 - 3052; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Title: Optimal Trajectory Planning for Multi-Axis Machine Tools

Supervisor: Kaan Erkorkmaz


Alireza Mohamadizadeh, Thursday, June 20, 2019; Room E5 - 3006; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Title: Failure Chareacterization and Damage Modeling of Resistance Sport Welds in Hot-Stamped Steel

Supervisors: Michael Worswick / Elliot Biro


Chia-Pei Wang, Thursday, June 20, 2019; Room EC4 - 1104; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM:

Title: Virtual Model Building for Multi-Axis Machine Tools from Field Data

Supervisor: Kaan Erkorkmaz / John McPhee


PhD defence


Mohammadreza HIRMAND, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Room MC - 2009; 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Title: Non-differentiable Energy Minimization for Cohesive Fracture in a Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Framework

Supervisors: K. Papoulia / H. Jahed


Hassan Askari, Friday, May 10, 2019, Room E3 - 4117; 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Title: Towards Intelligent Tires and Self-Powered Sensing Using Flexible Generators

Supervisors: Amir Khajepour / Behrad khamesee


Kamyar Rouindej, Thursday, May 16, 2019, Room E5 - 3006; 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Title: Study of Electrical Grid Profile and Behavior and Its Impact on Design and Operation of Adiabatic Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) System

Supervisor: Roydon Fraser


Gebreel Abdalrahman, Friday, June 7, 2019. Room E3 - 4117; 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Title: Pitch Angle Control for a Small-Scale Darrieus Vertical Axis Wind Turbine with Straight Blades (H-type VAWT)


Kai Zhao, Thursday, July 18, 2019, Room E5 - 3052; 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Title: Nano-Orifice Based Dielectrophoretic Manipulation and Characterization of nanoparticles and Biological Cells

Supervisor: Dongqing Li


Ming Xiao, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Room E5 - 3052; 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Title: One-Dimensional Titanium Dioxide Nanomaterial Based Memristive Device and Its Neuromorphic Computing Application

Supervisors: Norman Zhou / Walter Duley


MASc seminar

Yani Zhu, May 31st, 2:00-4:00pm, Room E5 3006

Title:  Synergy in additive manufacturing and machining of complex design topologies

Supervisor: Mihaela Luminita Vlasea 


David Bruneau, May 16, Room: E5 3052, 10:30am

Title: Investigation of Head and Brain Response in Football Helmet Impacts using a Finite Element Model of the Head and Neck with Active Muscle

Supervisor: Duane Cronin


Yiqi Zhang, May 15, 2019, ERC 3012, 1:00pm

Title:  'Fabrication and energetic characterization of micro and nano sized Al/CuO core-shell particles'

Supervisor:  John Wen


Dafu Deng, April 17th in E5 3052, 3:00pm.

Title: Serious Game for Fire Evacuation

Supervisors: Fue-Sang Lien and Steve Gwynne 


Jungwook Lee, April 11, 2019, 1:00pm, E5 3006

Title: 3D Ground Truth Generation Using Pre-trained Deep Neural Networks

Supervisor:  Steven Waslander


Kimberly Mitchell, April 10, 9:00am, E5 3006

Title: Atmospheric Dispersion of Radionuclides Following Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Accidents

Supervisors: Fue-Sang Lien and Michael Waite 


Muhammed Kayaharman, April 9, 3:30pm to 5:00pm. E5 3006

Title:  Design, fabrication and characterization of ferroelectret energy harvester

Supervisor: Mustafa Yavuz


Eric Brace, April 5, 10:30am, EC4-1017

Title: Opto-mechanical Analysis of a Harsh Environment MEMS Fabry-Perot Pressure Sensor

Supervisor:  Patricia Nieva


Adam Sanderson, April 4,2019, 1:00pm, E3-4117

Title: Intelligent Robotic Recycling of Flat Panel Displays

Supervisor:  Amir Khajepour 


Alison Zilstra, April 3, 1:00pm, E5 3052

Title: Computational Aeroacoustic Prediction of Airfoil Self-Noise at Static Angles of Attack

Supervisor:  David Johnson


Erica Wintjes, March 26, 2019, 10:00am, Room: E5-3006

Title: A Statistical Approach to Quantifying Impact of Multiple Pulse Resistance Spot Welding Schedules on Liquid Metal Embrittlement Cracking

Supervisor: Elliot Biro 


Sai Mupparapu, Thursday January 24th, Room: ERC 3012, 4:30pm

Title: Supercritical thermodynamic property evaluation via adaptive mesh tabulation

Supervisor: Jean-Pierre Hickey


Dong Won Kenneth Cheong, Friday January 18, 2019, EC4 1139,10:00am

Title: On the Influence of Through-Thickness Strain Gradients for Characterization of Formability and Fracture of Sheet Metal Alloys

Supervisor: Clifford Butcher 


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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