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Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Updated: September 17, 2012
Please notify us with the upcoming Nano Seminars by emailing nbicasst@seas.upenn.edu.

Spring 2013:

"The Interplay Between Ecology and Evolution in Cancerous Tumors and Expanding Populations"
Kirill Korolev, Pappalardo Fellow in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1/22/2013, 10:00:00 AM
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall

"Aerosols, Clouds, and Climate: The Global Modeling Challenge"
Leo Donner, Lecturer,  Princeton University
1/22/2013, 10:30:00 AM
Wu & Chen

"Controversy in Science: When Scientists Disagree, What's the Poor Journalist to Do?"
Paula Apsell, Senior Executive Producer for NOVA
1/23/2012, 4:00:00 PM

High-throughput RNA Structure Analysis from Chemical Footprinting Experiments
Sharon Aviran, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
1/24/2013, 10:00:00 AM
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall

"Quantum Nanoplasmonics and Spaser"
Mark I. Stockman, Professor, Georgia State University
1/24/2013, 10:30:00 AM
LRSM Bldg, 3231 Walnut Street Auditorium

"Detecting and Characterizing Natural Selection from Next Generation Sequencing Data"
Emilia Huerta-Sanchez, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
1/28/2013, 10:00:00 AM
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall

"Multiple Roles for the Mps1 Protein Kinase in Centrosome Homeostasis"
Harold A. Fisk, Associate Professor, Ohio State University
1/28/2013, 2:00:00 PM
Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

"Nuclear Power Technology and Construction Trends"
Amos Avidan, Bechtel Corporation
1/29/2013, 10:30:00 AM
Wu & Chen

"Biomechanics at the Molecular Scale"
Alexander R. Dunn, Assistant Professor, Stanford University
1/30/2013, 3:00:00 PM
Wu & Chen

"Multiscale Tomography-to-Simulation Paradigm"
José E. Andrade, Associate Professor, California Institute of Technology
1/30/2013, 4:00:00 PM

"Engineering Solutions for the Endovascular Treatment of Cerebrovascular Disease: From Bench to Brain"
Matthew Gounis, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts
1/31/2012, 12:00:00 PM
Towne 337

"An Ultrafast View of Protein Hydration: From Dilute Solution to a Macromolecular Crowd"
Kevin Kubarych, Professor, University of Michigan
1/31/2013, 1:00:00 PM
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall

Hands-On Science and Engineering: Fun For All Ages - Drexel and Penn Materials Science DayHands-On Science and Engeineering
2/2/2013, 10:00:00 AM
Drexel University Bossone Bldg., 31st and Market Streets

"New Frontiers in Social Evolution Theory"
Erol Akçay, Associate Research Scholar, Princeton University
2/4/2013, 10:00:00 AM
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall

"Forcing It On: Cytoskeletal Dynamics During Lymphocyte Activation"
Arpita Upadhyaya, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
2/6/2013, 4:00:00 PM

"In-Situ Microscopy of 2D Materials: Growth, Processing, Properties"
Peter Sutter, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory
2/7/2013, 10:30:00 AM
LRSM Bldg, 3231 Walnut Street Auditorium

Grace Hopper Lecture
Linda Griffith, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2/7/2012, 3:30:00 PM
Berger Auditorium

"Thermal Transport in Graphene and Other Two-Dimensional Layered Materials"
Li Shi, Professor, University of Texas, Austin
2/12/2013, 10:30:00 AM
Wu & Chen

"Tree Frogs and Inchworms: Modulation of Interfacial Properties Using External Fields and Surface Topography"
Joelle Frechette, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
2/13/2013, 3:00:00 PM
Wu & Chen

"Designing Advanced Robotic Manipulators and Medical Devices Using Numerical Modeling and Optimization"
Frank Hammond, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University
2/14/2013, 1:30:00 PM
Levine 307

"Pandemic in a Petri Dish: Measures and Models of Virus Growth and Infection Spread"
John Yin, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2/20/2013, 3:00:00 PM
Wu & Chen

"Avalanche Statistics and the Effect of Inertia, or Polymer Welding, Crazing and Strain Hardening and the Connection to Entanglements"
Mark Robbins, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
2/20/2013, 4:00:00 PM

"The Role of Miscibility and Mesostructure in Organic Photovoltaics"
Enrique Gomez, Professor, Pennsylvania State University
2/21/2013, 10:30:00 AM
Wu & Chen

"How Competing Bacterial Colonies Can Survive by Killing Siblings"
Harry Swinney, Sid Richardson Foundation Regents Chair and Professor, University of Texas, Austin
2/26/2013, 10:30:00 AM
Wu & Chen

"How to Kill a Topological Insulator"
N. Peter Armitage, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
2/27/2013, 4:00:00 PM

Madeleine Joullié Lecture
Barbara Imperiali, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3/7/2013, 4:00:00 PM
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall

2013 Edgar Fahs Smith Lecture
Josef Michl, Professor, University of Colorado
3/14/2013, 6:00:00 PM
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall

2013 Distinguished Alumni Symposium
Barry Trost, Tamaki Professor, Stanford University
3/18/2013, 1:00:00 PM
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall

"Possible Versus Practical: Engineers Must Lead the Development of Practical Technologies"         
William F. Banholzer, Chief Technology Officer, New Business Development and Executive Vice President, The Dow Chemical Company
3/27/2013, 3:00:00 PM
Wu & Chen

"Optics in the Natural World: Iridescent Colors of Butterflies and the Twisted Beetle!"
Mohan Srinivasarao, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
3/27/2013, 4:00:00 PM

"Emergent Dynamics of Laboratory Insect Swarms"
Nicholas Ouellette, Assistant Professor, Yale University
4/2/2013, 10:30:00 AM
Wu & Chen

"Drops of Simple Liquids and Cohesive Cells on Squishy Surfaces"
Eric Dufresne, Associate Professor, Yale University
4/3/2013, 4:00:00 PM

“Microtechnology, Metrology and Mechanobiology”
Beth Pruitt, Associate Professor, Stanford University
4/4/2012, 12:00:00 PM
Towne 337

Novartis Lecture
Helen Blackwell, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
4/25/2013, 2:00:00 PM
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall

BMS Lecture
Alanna Schepartz, Milton Harris '29 Ph.D. Professor, Yale University
4/29/2013, 2:00:00 PM
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall

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