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 3:30 - 4:30pm 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 the 2014-15 academic year seminar series is valentine [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Prof. Megan Valentine.)

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 (meseminars [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu).  Please also follow course announcements and read the details of the attendance and grading policy on the course website through Gauchospace.  For any additional questions, please contact valentine [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Prof. Megan Valentine.)


Fall 2014 100/200 Seminar Series

Oct. 6 - Kevin Plaxco, University of California, Santa Barbara

Oct. 13 - No ME seminar due to conflict with COE ‘Engineering the Future’ Distinguished Lecture by Raffaello D'Andrea in Corwin Pavillion, 4PM on ‘Feedback Control and the Coming Machine Revolution’


Oct. 20 - Fotis Sotiropoulos, University of Minnesota "On the dynamics of coherent structures in wind turbine wakes: Insights gained by high-fidelity numerical simulations"

Oct. 27 - No Seminar

Nov. 3 - Tom Solomon, Bucknell University **ESB 2001**

Nov. 10 - Shanju Zhang, California Polytechnic State University "Directed Self-Assembly of Soft Matter: from Conjugated Polymers to Graphene"

Nov. 17 - Brett Compton, Oak Ridge National Laboratory "3D Printing of Epoxy Composites with Controlled Architecture"

Nov. 24 - Krishna Garikipati, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Dec. 1 - Eric Johnsen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor "Modeling and Simulation of Cavitation-Bubble Dynamics in Ultrasound Imaging and Therapy"

Dec. 8 - Bassam Bamieh, University of California, Santa Barbara "Dynamics of closed versus open systems: lessons from controllability of vehicular formations, networks, and wall turbulence"

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