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School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Thursday, May 05, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm

PhD candidate Xiaoxue Li will present her PhD thesis: "Real-Time Speech-Separation Algorithms Using a Microphone Array for Simultaneous Competing Sources with Known Locations". The presiding officer ...

Electrical Science and Computer Engineering Seminar: Generating Formal Behavioral Descriptions from Natural Language Statements

Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm

Generating Formal Behavioral Descriptions from Natural Language Statements, presented by Ian Harris, University of California, Irvine Abstract: The problem of automatically verifying the correctness ...

Design Roundtable: What We Mean When We Say Critical Design

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Critical Design, Speculative Design, Futures Design—what do these mean? In this roundtable, we will break these buzzwords down into their meaningful components and reflect on the state of the field ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

Fluids Seminar: Bio-inspired Nano- and Microcapsules for Controlled Drug Delivery

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Eugenia Kharlampieva Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL 35294 Bio-inspired Nano- and Microcapsules for Controlled Drug Delivery Shape and elasticity are essential parameters for particle behavior in tumor microenvironments, and must be understood for efficient delivery of therapeutics. This talk will focus on hollow nano- and microparticles (capsules) obtained by self-assembly of synthetic and biological macromolecules in solutions and on sacrificial templates.

First Engineering Concentration Day Celebration

Monday, May 02, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join the Engin DUG student group for a pilot "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 2 from 4-6 pm. Upperclassmen will help welcome newly declared sophomores in their respective Engineering concentrations in smaller group breakouts.

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Monday, May 02, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm

PhD candidate Daniel Gerbig will present his PhD thesis: "Measuring and Modeling the Behavior of High-Strength Steels". The presiding officer will be Professor Allan F. Bower.

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Monday, May 02, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm

PhD candidate Amanda Krause will present her PhD thesis: "Degradation and Mitigation Mechanisms of Molten Silicate Deposits in Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings". The presiding officer will ...

Society of Women Engineers: Extreme Egg Launch

Friday, April 29, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join the Society of Women Engineers for an Extreme Egg Launch on the Green outside Geochem. The goal is to build a contraption from the provided materials that will keep your egg safe, as it is launched from a catapult! 3-5 members per team, $1 registration fee per person. Rain Date: Saturday April 30, 2016, same time and place Questions, please email brownuswe@gmail.com

Design Roundtable: Making is Learning

Friday, April 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

In this roundtable discussion, we’ll address how “learning-by-doing” methods found in the fields of design and engineering foster more active learning experiences in higher education, resulting ...

Engineering Undergraduate Honors Symposium

Friday, April 29, 2016 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Engineering Honors Thesis Presentations are presented by senior undergraduates. In addition to maintaining an excellent academic record and presenting a summary of their research, students submit a written thesis. The thesis is reviewed by the research advisor and a second reader. Students who meet the criteria for excellence in coursework and research are granted their bachelor’s degree cum honoribus (with Honors) in their respective concentration.

Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor)

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:00am - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:00am
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Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm

PhD candidate Madison Ski Krieger will present his PhD thesis: "Tunable Instabilities in Soft Matter". The presiding officer will be Professor Thomas R. Powers.

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm

PhD candidate Marco Donato will present his PhD thesis: "Noise Modeling and Simulation Frameworks for the Design of Sub-Threshold Ultimate CMOS Circuits". The presiding officer will be Professor R ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: “Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Tibiofemoral Cartilage Characterization and Modeling, and the Role of Constitutive Model Assumptions on Whole Knee Biomechanics”

Monday, April 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm

“Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Tibiofemoral Cartilage Characterization and Modeling, and the Role of Constitutive Model Assumptions on Whole Knee Biomechanics” presented by Ellen M. Arruda, University of Michigan. Abstract:Anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) tears are among the most common injuries in sports, with over 200,000 reconstructions per year in the US alone. Knee cartilage osteoarthritis (OA) is a debilitating disease affecting about 15% of the population in the US, and ACL reconstruction has been linked to OA through associated alterations of knee joint biomechanics.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Uniting Genetics, Signal Transduction and Material Science in Understanding Cancer Invasion

Thursday, April 21, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am

"Uniting Genetics, Signal Transduction and Material Science in Understanding Cancer Invasion" by Andre Levchenko, John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Yale Systems Biology Institute at Yale University. Abstract: Living cells and the extracellular matrix (ECM) can exhibit complex interactions that define key developmental, physiological and pathological processes. In this talk, I will describe a new type of directed migration—which we term ‘topotaxis’— guided by the gradient of the nanoscale topographic features in the cells’ ECM environment.

Jill Tarter Thinking Out Loud: The 21st Century: The Century of Biology on Earth and Beyond

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm

In a bold 2004 paper, Craig Venter and Daniel Cohen claimed that whereas the 20th century had been the Century of Physics (Special and General Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Big Bang Cosmology, Dark Matter and Dark Energy, the Standard Model of Particle Physics…) the 21st century would be the century of biology. They outlined the fantastic potential of genomic research to define the current century. Wondrous as these predictions were, and as rapidly as they have played out and over-delivered during this past decade, these predictions were too parochial.

Photovoltaics Engineering Guest Lecture

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm

“Photovoltaics Engineering: an industrial perspective”. Andrew Gabor, Ph.D., CTO – BrightSpot Automation, LLC. Dr. Gabor will provide an industry-centric overview of the PV value chain from ...

Women + STEM Lunchtime Conversation with Jill Tarter (SETI Institute)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America (CSREA) invites you to an informal, lunchtime conversation with Jill Tarter, Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute, on Wednesday, April 20 at 12-1 p.m. This discussion presents an opportunity to learn more about her experiences searching for evidence of technological civilizations beyond Earth, and ask questions about challenges faced by women in STEM fields. RSVP by Monday, April 18 if you would like to attend: csrea@brown.edu.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

Engineering Visiting Research Lecture: Philips Research Europe

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am

Dr. Ihor Kirenko, Senior Scientist and MSc. Mukul Rocque, Scientist of Philips Research Europe will present: Contactless Monitoring of Vital Signs Abstract: Many existing and emerging healthcare applications rely on measurement of vital body signs, like heart beat, respiration and SpO2. However, current on-body sensors, like chest belts and finger Pulse-Oximeters are often too obtrusive for long-term monitoring, or not robust to motion for spot-check.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: “Physics of Fracture in Polymer Thin Films and Soft Polymer Gels”

Monday, April 18, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm

“Physics of Fracture in Polymer Thin Films and Soft Polymer Gels”, presented by Alfred J. Crosby, Polymer Science & Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Abstract:Fracture of polymer networks has been studied classically due to its importance to a wide range of technologies; however, a quantitative understanding of these processes at the molecular level is still lacking. We describe two new experimental approaches for quantifying failure mechanics of polymer networks.

92nd Ogden Lecture: Ernest Moniz, United States Secretary of Energy

Monday, April 18, 2016 4:00pm - 4:00pm

On April 18 at 4:00 pm, Dr. Ernest Moniz, United States Secretary of Energy will speak in Salomon, DeCiccio Family Auditorium. Doors will open at 3:30 pm. Dr. Ernest Moniz is the key negotiator of the Iran nuclear deal and will be speaking on issues of nuclear security. For more information and Dr. Ernest Moniz's biography, please visit the link below. This event is free and open to the public. To request special services, accommodations or assistance for this event, please contact the University Event & Conference Services Office at universityevents@brown.edu or 401-863-3100.

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Monday, April 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm

PhD candidate Cosima Schunk will present her PhD thesis: "Assessment and Measurement of Unsteady Forces in Flapping Flight for Bats and Bio-Inspired Wings". The presiding officer will be Professor ...

Scientific Computing Seminar: Improvements and Applications of Numerical Models for Simulating Coastal Tsunami Hazard

Friday, April 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Applied Mathematics Building, Room 108

Dr. Tayebeh S. Tajalli Bakhsh RPS ASA Improvements and Applications of Numerical Models for Simulating Coastal Tsunami Hazard Accurate tsunami hazard assessment for a specific coastal area requires modeling tsunami impact and inundation from all the possible extreme near- and far- field tsunami sources in a given ocean basin.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

ESCE Seminar: THz Range Electrodynamics of Topological Insulators

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Electrical Sciences and Computer Engineering (ESCE) Seminar:THz Range Electrodynamics of Topological Insulators, presented by N. Peter Armitage, Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins ...

Chemical Engineering Seminar: Directed Assembly of Nanostructured Soft Materials by Magnetic Field Interactions

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm

Prof. Chinedum Osuji (Yale) speaks on "Directed Assembly of nanostructure Soft Materials by Magnetic Field Interactions." Abstract: Molecular self-assembly of block copolymers and small molecule surfactants gives rise to a rich phase behavior as a function of temperature, composition, and other variables.

School of Engineering Ph.D. Thesis Defense Presentation

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am

Ph.D. candidate Ruike Zhao will present her Ph.D. thesis: "A Study on Evolutions of Surface Ruga Morphologies in Soft Materials". All are welcome to attend. The presiding officer will be Professor ...