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  1. Week of August 26, 2016

    1. Friday, August 26, 2016

      1. 9:00 am - 5:00 pmBaked goods for a great cause
        south of the Illini Union on the Quad
  2. Week of August 28, 2016

    1. Tuesday, August 30, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmProfessor Gang Chen, Department Head, Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
        Materials and Devices for Efficient Solar and Thermal Energy Utilization
        NCSA Auditorium
    2. Wednesday, August 31, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmRebecca Smith is a veterinary epidemiologist focused on using modeling to improve disease control. She received her DVM from Cornell University in 2005, an MS in biosecurity and risk analysis from Kansas State University in 2007, and a PhD in epidemiology from Cornell University in 2011. She joined the faculty of the UIUC College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014, and in 2016 became a Faculty Fellow at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Her work, which has been funded by NIH, NSF, and USDA, bridges the fields of biomedical sciences, economics, mathematics, and computer science.
        CSE Seminar - Rebecca L. Smith / Improving Infectious Disease Control
        1030 National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  3. Week of September 4, 2016

    1. Tuesday, September 6, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmProfessor Roderic Lakes, Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
        Extreme physical properties in heterogeneous materials
        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg.
    2. Thursday, September 8, 2016

      1. 2:00 pmCHBE 565 Seminar, Prof. Aditya Khair, Carnegie Mellon University, "Strongly Nonlinlear Oscillatory Shear Rheology of Complex Fluids"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      2. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmYijing Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate
        DIG Seminar: Strongly Nonlinear Acoustics of Granular Sonic Vacua: Theoretical and Experimental Studies
        143 Mechanical Engineering Bldg.
  4. Week of September 11, 2016

    1. Tuesday, September 13, 2016

      1. 2:00 pmCHBE 565 Seminar, Prof. Bruce Gates, University of California, Davis
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      2. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmDr. Kathy J. Wahl, Chemistry Division, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
        In situ approaches to understand adhesion, friction, and wear in the marine environment
        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg.
    2. Wednesday, September 14, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmSheldon H. Jacobson is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. (both in Mathematics) from McGill University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. (both in Operations Research) from Cornell University. Jacobson has been working on the design and analysis of aviation security systems using operations research models since 1995. He has briefed the Office of Science and Technology Policy (in the executive Office of (former) President George W. Bush) on issues related to the cost and benefit of checked baggage screening strategies. The author of over 160 journal (peer-reviewed) research articles and over 80 book chapters, conference proceeding papers, and professional and editorial papers, he has been recognized by numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is a fellow of both IISE and INFORMS. From 2015-2016, he served as the (elected) Treasurer for INFORMS.
        CSE Seminar - Sheldon H. Jacobson / Why and When TSA PreCheck Makes Sense
        1030 National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  5. Week of September 18, 2016

    1. Monday, September 19, 2016

      1. 12:00 pmFrances Arnold, Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology
        Frances H. Arnold, Beckman-Brown Lecture on Interdisciplinary Science
        Beckman Institute, 405 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL
    2. Tuesday, September 20, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmProfessor Dennis Kochmann, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, California Institute of Technology
        Transition waves in periodic multi-stable mechanical systems – what snapping structures and ferroelectric switching have in common
        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg.
  6. Week of September 25, 2016

    1. Tuesday, September 27, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmProfessor Shu Yang, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
        Programming buckling and folding of 2D metamaterials into 3D
        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg.
    2. Wednesday, September 28, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmArif Masud received Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics from Stanford University in April 1993. He is Professor of Mechanics and Structures in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois, and is affiliated with the Department of Aerospace Engineering, and Computational Science and Engineering. Dr. Masud has made fundamental contributions to the development of Multiscale and Stabilized finite element methods for nonlinear fluid and solid mechanics. He has authored or co-authored over 100 refereed journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters, and is co-editor of the book Finite Element Method: 1970’s and Beyond. He has organized over twenty five International Symposia on Stabilized and Multiscale Finite Element Methods, has served as guest editor seven times for various International Journals, and is currently serving on the Editorial Boards of eight Journals. He is Chair of the Fluid Mechanics Committee of ASME, and past Chair of the Computational Mechanics Committee of ASCE. He served as the General Conference Chair for the ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference (McMAT-2011), and he will be the General Conference Chair for the US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM-2021) scheduled to be held in Chicago in 2021. Dr. Masud has served as Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, and ASCE Journal of Nanomecahnics and Micromechanics. He is member-at-large of the Executive Committee of the Applied Mechanics Division of ASME, member-at-large of the Executive Committee of the US Association of Computational Mechanics (USACM), member of the General Council of the International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM), and Charter Member of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of ASCE. He is Associate Fellow of AIAA, and Fellow of USACM, IACM, ASME, EMI, and AAM.
        CSE Seminar - Arif Masud / Coupling Multiple PDEs for Multiphysics Problems
        1030 National Center for Supercomputing Applications
      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmProfessor Hongtao Ding, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa
        MFIG Seminar: Physics-based Modeling of Microstructural Alteration during Manufacturing Processes
        143 Mechanical Engineering Bldg.
  7. Week of October 2, 2016

    1. Tuesday, October 4, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmProfessor Erin MacDonald, Stanford University
        Sustainable Design Engineering and Human Behavior
        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg.
  8. Week of October 9, 2016

    1. Tuesday, October 11, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmProfessor Karen Thole, Department Head, Mechanical & Nuclear Eng. Dept., The Pennsylvania State University
        Exploiting Additively Manufactured Microchannels for Cooling
        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg.
    2. Wednesday, October 12, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmKai James is an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to this, he was a postdoc at Columbia University in New York, and he earned his PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies in 2012. His research focuses primarily on computational solid mechanics and computational design optimization with an emphasis on light-weight, energy-efficient systems. He is especially interested in developing novel algorithms that leverage high-fidelity computational models and topology optimization methods for conceptual design of complex nonlinear engineering structures. Some of his major research projects include aerostructural optimization of aircraft wings, design of morphing structures, and design for additive manufacturing.
        CSE Seminar - Kai James / Design of Complex Engineering Systems Using Structural Topology Optimization
        1030 National Center for Supercomputing Applications
    3. Friday, October 14, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmProfessor Nigel Goldenfeld, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
        Fluid Mechanics Seminar: Statistical mechanics of the laminar-turbulence transition in pipes
        2005 Mechanical Engineering Lab (Deere)
  9. Week of October 16, 2016

    1. Tuesday, October 18, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmProfessor Catherine Brinson, Associate Dean in the McCormick School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
        Characterization of Interphase Mechanical Behavior in Polymer Nanocomposites and Implications for Material Design
        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg.
  10. Week of October 23, 2016

    1. Tuesday, October 25, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmProfessor Chiara Daraio, Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology
        Plant nanobionic materials for thermally active, structural woods and soft, artificial skins
        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg.
    2. Wednesday, October 26, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmDr. Nicole Riemer is an Associate Professor at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and an Affiliate of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her doctorat degree from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Her research focus is the development of computer simulations that describe how aerosol particles are created, transported, and transformed in the atmosphere. Her group uses these simulations, together with observational and satellite data, to understand how aerosol particles impact human health, weather, and climate. This understanding guides the development of effective pollution mitigation strategies and responses to global climate change. Her teaching portfolio at the University of Illinois includes courses at the undergraduate as well as the graduate level, such as Atmospheric Thermodynamics, Cloud Physics, Atmospheric Radiation, Atmospheric Chemistry, Physical Meteorology, and Aerosol Dynamics and Chemistry. For her teaching she was listed multiple times for several courses on the “List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent”. Dr. Riemer is a member of the German National Academic Foundation and received the NSF CAREER award. She was designated as the 2014-2015 I. C. Gunsalus Scholar, is recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Promotion Award and received an NCSA Fellowship for 2017. She held the position of editor for the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, and is currently an editor for Aerosol Science and Technology.
        CSE Seminar - Nicole Riemer / Stochastic Particle-Resolved Models for Atmospheric Aerosol Simulation
        1030 National Center for Supercomputing Applications
    3. Thursday, October 27, 2016

      1.  CHBE 565 Seminar, Prof. Cory Berkland, University of Kansas, "A Few Early Lessons in Entrepreneurship..."
        114 Transportation Bldg
      2. 2:00 pmCHBE 565 Seminar, Prof. Matthew Liberatore, University of Toledo, "Effect of Hydration on Mechanical Properties of Anion Exchange Membranes for Fuel Cells"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
    4. Friday, October 28, 2016

      1.  ChBE Graduate Research Symposium
  11. Week of November 1, 2016

    1. Thursday, November 3, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmProf. Dr. Eduard Arzt, Scientific Director and Chairman, INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials; Professor, Saarland University
        Bioinspired Patterned Surfaces: Simulation-Guided Development of New Functionalities
        NCSA Auditorium
  12. Week of November 6, 2016

    1. Tuesday, November 8, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmProfessor Jerry Qi, The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
        Design of Active Composites for 4D Printing Applications
        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg.
    2. Wednesday, November 9, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmDr. Ting Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his B.S. in Physics from Zhejiang University (China) in 2002 and his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of California at San Diego in 2007. Prior to joining UIUC in 2011, Dr. Lu was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton, MIT, and Wyss Institute at Harvard. Dr. Lu’s research focuses on the analysis, construction and utilization of bacterial gene regulatory networks for cellular functionality programming. He has received several awards for his research, including ONR Young Investigator Award, NSF CAREER Award, NARSAD Young Investigator Award, AHA National Scientist Development Grant, and Young Innovator of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.
        CSE Seminar - Ting Lu / Engineering Gene Networks to Program Bacteria and Their Communities
        1030 National Center for Supercomputing Applications
    3. Thursday, November 10, 2016

      1. 2:00 pmCHBE 565 Seminar, Prof. Frank Bates, University of Minnesota, "Frank-Kasper and Quasicrystal Phases in Block Polymer Melts"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
  13. Week of November 13, 2016

    1. Tuesday, November 15, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmProfessor Madhav Mani, Northwestern University
        Mechanical feedback driven epithelial remodeling
        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg.
    2. Saturday, November 19, 2016

      1.  Thanksgiving Break Begins
  14. Week of November 27, 2016

    1. Monday, November 28, 2016

      1.  Instruction resumes
    2. Tuesday, November 29, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmProfessor Kenneth Kamrin, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
        Continuum modeling of flowing grains
        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg.
  15. Week of December 4, 2016

    1. Tuesday, December 6, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmProfessor Lydia Bourouiba, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Institute of Medical Engineering and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
        Fluid fragmentation and disease transmission
        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg.
    2. Wednesday, December 7, 2016

      1.  Last Day of Instruction, Fall Semester
    3. Thursday, December 8, 2016

      1. All DayIT No Change Period in effect
    4. Friday, December 9, 2016

      1.  Final Exams Begin
  16. Week of December 18, 2016

    1. Monday, December 19, 2016

      1.  First Day of Instruction, Winter Session
  17. Week of January 8, 2017

    1. Friday, January 13, 2017

      1.  Final Exam, Winter Session
  18. Week of January 15, 2017

    1. Tuesday, January 17, 2017

      1.  First Day of Instruction, Spring Semester
  19. Week of March 5, 2017

    1. Thursday, March 9, 2017

      1. 2:00 pmCHBE 565 Seminar, Prof. Zengyi Shao, Iowa State University, "Exploring Conventional and Nonconventional Yeasts for Producing Bioplastic and Pharmaceutical Precursors via Shikimate Pathway"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
  20. Week of March 12, 2017

    1. Saturday, March 18, 2017

      1. 1:00 pmSpring Vacation Begins
  21. Week of March 26, 2017

    1. Monday, March 27, 2017

      1.  Instruction resumes
  22. Week of May 1, 2017

    1. Wednesday, May 3, 2017

      1.  Instruction Ends
    2. Thursday, May 4, 2017

      1. All DayIT No Change Period in effect
    3. Friday, May 5, 2017

      1.  Final Exams Begin
  23. Week of May 14, 2017

    1. Sunday, May 14, 2017

      1.  Commencement
        Assembly Hall
    2. Monday, May 15, 2017

      1.  First Day of Instruction, Summer Term 1
  24. Week of June 11, 2017

    1. Monday, June 12, 2017

      1.  First Day of Instruction, Summer Term 2

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