University of California, Santa Barbara


The ME Professional Seminar is a series of weekly lectures given by university staff and outside experts in all fields of mechanical engineering. Seminars are held Mondays from 4:00-5:00pm in ESB 1001, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming seminars will be advertised via the ME Events updates on our website, email, and on this web page.  If you would like to be added to the seminar announcement list please send a request to meseminars [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu

For Students Enrolled in the ME 100/200 Seminar Course

The instructor for our Winter 2014 seminar series is fgibou [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Prof. Frederic Gibou)

If you are enrolled in the course please make sure to check your email or the website weekly to see the listing of scheduled seminars as it can change quickly. If you are not receiving emails please contact meseminars [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu

Attendance Policy: This course is a Pass/No Pass course based solely on attendance. There is no midterm or final. To receive a passing grade in this course there will be only excused absences allowed. Absences must be based on good reasons provided in writing to Prof. Gibou before the seminar, except in the case of an emergency. Unexcused absence will result in a NP. There will be sign in sheets at the back of the room at each seminar – it is your responsibility to make sure you sign one to get credit for being there! If you have a schedule conflict, such as a class that starts at 5:00pm on Mondays, please send an email to Prof. Gibou before the start of the course.

Leaving early without a good written reason is not permitted. We will have to ask students to sign the sheet after class if this is a problem. Leaving early is also rude to the speaker, so please be considerate to the speaker and those around you.

For any additional questions, please contact fgibou [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Professor Gibou).

Spring 2014 100/200 Seminar Series

March 31 - No Seminar

April 7 - No Seminar

April 14 - Tom Mackin, Cal Poly SLO

April 21 - TBA

April 28 - TBA

May 5 - Lex Smits, Princeton

May 12 - Peter Smereka, University of Michigan

May 19 - Mariel Vazquez, San Francisco State University - Mohamad Dahleh Memorial Lecture

May 26 - HOLIDAY - Memorial Day

June 2 -  Libe Washburn, UC Santa Barbara

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