Brown University School of Engineering

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Back to Brown Engineering Alumni Reception

Friday, May 26, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Back to Brown Engineering Alumni Reception in the Barus and Holley lobby. All engineering alumni who are coming back to campus for commencement are invited to join us to reconnect with fellow engineering ...

John M. K. Mislow Memorial Lecture

Monday, May 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
BERT 130

John M. K. Mislow Memorial Lecture 7th annual lecture honoring Dr. Mislow’s clinical and research pursuits Guest speaker: John Donoghue, Ph.D. Henry Merrit Wriston Professor of Neuroscience, Brown ...

NIH Grant reporting and compliance using My Bibliography

Monday, May 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

My Bibliography is an online tool used by researchers to collect and share works they have authored, and to manage compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. In this workshop, we'll cover how to: ...

PRIME Presentations

Friday, May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
MacMillan 115

Final presentations given by the groups of the 2017 Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship will be presented on Friday, May 19 in MacMillan Room 115. All are invited. Reception  to follow. 

Fluids at Brown

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barus & Holley 190

Mingming Wu Biological and Environmental Engineering Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853 Biophysical force regulation in cell migration In native states, animal cells of most types are surrounded by biopolymer network. Cells are actively interacting with the surrounding fluids/matrices via physical forces. It is now clear that mechanical interactions between animal cells and their microenvironment critically regulate cell functions.

NIH Grant reporting and compliance using My Bibliography

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

My Bibliography is an online tool used by researchers to collect and share works they have authored, and to manage compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. In this workshop, we'll cover how to: ...

Engineering Seminar: Electrical Sciences and Computer Engineering

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am

John Danskin, Vice President, GPU Architecture, Nvidia will give a talk: "Heterogeneous Computing Challenges & Directions". Abstract: The premise of heterogeneous computing is a reflection of Amdahl’s law. Computation is a mix of serial and parallel sections. Serial sections should run on a fast serial, or latency optimized, processor. Parallel sections should run on an efficient parallel throughput processor. Homogeneous solutions strain to balance serial performance and efficiency.

Master's Thesis Presentations

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:30am - 1:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 751

Master's Thesis presentations will take place in Barus & Holley's Room 751 on Tuesday, May 16. Opening remarks from Director of Graduate Programs Eric Chason will take place at 9:30, followed by the presentations. All are invited to attend.

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics

Monday, May 15, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Nicolas Triantafyllidis, Ph.D.'80, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France and Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan, will present a talk: "The p-n Junction under Non-Uniform Strains: General Theory and Application to Photovoltaics". Abstract: Since the early days of semiconductors, it is known that mechanical strains influence their electronic behavior.

NSF grant compliance workshop

Monday, May 15, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

NSF grants that were submitted after January 25, 2016 fall under the NSF's new Public Access policy. Similar to the NIH policy, it requires that all peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers ...

NSF Public Access Policy

Monday, May 15, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

NSF grants that were submitted after January 25, 2016 fall under the NSF's new Public Access policy. Similar to the NIH policy, it requires that all peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers ...

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Friday, May 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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PhD candidate Rahul Shakya will present his PhD thesis: "New Techniques for Microphone Array Systems: A Wireless Array, and a Phase-Based Talker Isolation Algorithm". The presiding officer will be Professor Harvey Silverman. The defense will take place in Barus & Holley, Room 194.

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm

PhD candidate Sheng Yin will present his PhD thesis: "Atomic Simulations of Deformation Mechanisms in Nanotwinned Biomaterials and Nanowires". The presiding officer will be Professor Huajian Gao.

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics

Monday, May 08, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr. C. Cem Tasan, Thomas B. King Professor of Metallurgy, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology will talk on: "Multi-Field Mapping Informed Design of Rejuvenable-Alloys" ...

Rachel Morello-Frosch lecture

Friday, May 05, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am

Rachel Morello-Frosch, PhD, MPH (Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health) will be discussing The Science of Cumulative Impacts: Implications for Community Environmental Health and Regulatory Decision-Making. Dr. Morello - Frosch’s research focuses on environmental health especially the impacts of environmental exposures, poverty, malnutrition, and discrimination on communities of color.

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics

Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr. Peter M. Anderson, of Ohio State University, will give a talk entitled: "Fundamentals and Applications of Ambient and High-Temperature Shape Memory Alloys". Abstract: Shape memory alloys (SMAs) offer the potential for a vast array of applications, including actuators for reconfigurable blades on rotorcrafts, variable geometry chevrons on aircraft engines, flap actuators on aircraft wings, and even shape-changing bio-inspired structures. However, there are considerable challenges that include functional and structural fatigue under repeated actuation.

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Thursday, May 04, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm

PhD candidate Jonathan Estrada will present his PhD thesis: "Microcavitation as a Neural Cell Damage Mechanism in an In Vitro Model of Blast Traumatic Brain Injury". The presiding officer will be Professor Christian Franck.

VALUE PROPOSITION: CREATING SOLUTIONS THAT MATTER

Thursday, May 04, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
List Art 110

Need help with your startup? Or discovering how to find customers? Join the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and Deb Mills-Scofield '82, for a workshop that will show you how to find ...

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, May 04, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am

Alex Dunn, of Stanford University, will present a talk: "Using Single-Molecule Biophysics to Understand the Physical Basis of Multicellularity." Abstract: Multicellular life reflects the ability of hundreds to millions of living cells to assemble into three-dimensional tissues. This assembly process is mediated by protein structures termed adhesion complexes, which link cells to each other and to the extracellular matrix (ECM).

Informal Drop-in Session: Suzan "Suzi" G. LeVine, ScB, AB, '93 (MechE)

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 723-24

Engineering Students are invited to an informal drop-in session with Suzan “Suzi” G. LeVine, ScB, AB, '93 (MechE), former United States Ambassador to Switzerland and Lichtenstein (2014-17).

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, May 3
Barus and Holley, Room 723/24

IMNI Workshop: Bryant C. Nelson, Ph.D. - “Career Options in Nanotechnology Workshop” – Host: Prof. Agnes Kane

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Career Options in Nanotechnology Workshop May 3, 2017 Barus & Holley, RM 190 Workshop: 3:00 p.m. Bryant C. Nelson, Ph.D., National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Bio: Dr. Nelson ...

IMNI Seminar: Bryant C. Nelson, Ph.D. - “Whole Organism Metrology in Support of Nanotoxicology Research” – Host: Prof. Agnes Kane

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Barus-Holley, Room 190

"Whole Organism Metrology in Support of Nanotoxicology Research” May 3, 2017 Barus & Holley, RM 190 Refreshments: 11:30 a.m. Lecture: 12:00 p.m. Bryant C. Nelson, Ph.D., National ...

SWE/Analog Devices Coffee

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barus and Holley, Room 159

Interested in Industry?  Come chat with SWE and Engineers from Analog Devices on Wednesday. We will be discussing topics such as professional development, career options, and life after Brown. Coffee and snacks will be served!

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm

PhD candidate Ruben Spitz will present his PhD thesis: "Breathable Vapor Toxicant Barriers Based on Multilayer Graphene Oxide". The presiding officer will be Professor Robert Hurt.

Fluids at Brown

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Greg Bewley Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Cornell University Observations of extreme events in turbulence The salient feature of turbulence is that it spontaneously concentrates energy onto small transient structures. I will introduce some of my past and future work on the rare and powerful dynamics that are a consequence of this process, including the reconnection of quantized vortices in superfluid helium, the collisions of cloud droplets in atmospheric turbulence, and the formation of small shocklets in compressible flows.

NSC Panel on STEM and Success at Brown

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Come hear a student panel of graduating seniors share their successes in STEM at Brown and offer advice to fellow underclassmen about planning your own course through Brown. This panel is intended ...

Brown in France Engineering Info Session

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Interested in learning more about the Brown in France Engineering program? Be sure to attend this information session led by representatives from Ecole Centrale at noon in J Walter Wilson, room 440 ...

Fall 2017 UTRA Application Deadline

Monday, May 01, 2017 5:00pm - 5:00pm

The fall UTRA application deadline, is May 1 at 5:00pm.

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics

Monday, May 01, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr. Hermann Ehrlich, Institute of Experimental Physics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, will present a talk: "Modern View on Chemistry and Structural Biology of Glass Sponges". Abstract: Biomineralized structures and tissues are composites, containing a biologically produced organic matrix and nano-or microscale amorphous or crystalline minerals.

Engineering Concentration Declaration Day

Monday, May 01, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Join the Engin DUG student group for a "Concentration Day" celebration for new engineering concentrators who have just declared. The event will be held on the lawn of the Applied Math/Engineering courtyard on Monday, May 1 from 3:30-5 pm. Upperclassmen will help welcome newly declared sophomores in their respective Engineering concentrations in smaller group breakouts.