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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.


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.

Engineering Undergraduate Research Symposium

Monday, May 01, 2017 8:00am - 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.

Rhode Island Robot Block Party

Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:00am - 4:00pm

11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday, April 30, 2017 Pizzitola Sports Center (235 Hope Street) Rhode Island Robot Block Party, an expo founded by the Rhode Island Students of the Future in partnership with the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative and Brown's Department of Computer Science, highlights the innovation of our state's robotic community. Bringing together industry, universities, community organizations, and K-12 schools, it's open to the public and includes numerous pieces of robotic equipment that range from ocean exploration devices to animatronic toys.

Superfund Research Program Seminar: Jessica D’eon

Friday, April 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jessica D'eon (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto) will present “Organofluorine Chemicals: Commercial Applications and Human Exposure” Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00 in Barus & Holley room 190 Abstract: Organohalogens continue to dominate the persistent organic pollutants of regulatory concern. In this talk I will discuss the role halogens play in commercial materials with an emphasis on fluorine. Building on this framework I will discuss the puzzle of human fluorochemical contamination.

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, April 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am

Hang Lu, Ph.D., Love Family Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech, will present: "Deep Phenotyping Enabled by Microfluidics and High-Throughput Quantitative Microscopy". Abstract: We are interested in developing ad using a set of automation, microfluidics, and image-based data mining technologies to address questions in quantitative biology.

BFR Presents: Rhode Warrior

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Barus & Holley Lobby

Brown Formula Racing is happy to announce the completion of our 2017 vehicle, dubbed Rhode Warrior!

BFR is a group of 40+ undergraduates from engineering and beyond, working together to design, build, test, and present a small Formula One-style racecar each year. Our annual competition isn't until May 10th, but we couldn't wait to share Rhode Warrior with Brown, so we'll be having a reveal on April 26th (this Wednesday) from 4-6pm in the Barus & Holley lobby!

Brown Formula Racing presents: Rhode Warrior

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Barus & Holley Lobby

Brown Formula Racing, a School of Engineering student group, is revealing the 2017 race car, Rhode Warrior! Stop by to meet the team and get a look at the new vehicle. The car is entirely built by ...

Grant Finding

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Do you need money for your research? Will external grants allow you to travel more and improve your job prospects? Are you interested in notifications about potential awards, fellowships and honors in your field? This training session will provide participants with an overview of the most comprehensive grant finding tools available to the Brown University community: Pivot and the Foundations Directory Online (FDO). We will cover the basics of how to search the grant databases and navigate the results.

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm

Ph.D. candidate Maruthi Narayanan will present his PhD thesis: "Bottom-up Perceptual Organization of Images into Object Part Proposals Using Medial Visual Fragments: Application to Visual Recognition" ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 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.

School of Engineering Town Hall

Monday, April 24, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

The school will be hosting Town Hall meetings for all students (undergrad and grad) to discuss topics of interest from students with the administration. The format will be open discussion, with students able to ask questions and share ideas and observations. Students may also request to be on the agenda and lead a discussion. The intention of the Town Hall meetings is to encourage dialogue and feedback on student curricular, programmatic, as well as diversity and inclusion topics and also be a forum for discussion and connections among students.

C. V. Starr Lecture, Cynthia Rudin, PhD, Duke University

Monday, April 24, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Cynthia Rudin, PhD Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering PI, Prediction Analysis Lab Duke University "Recent Work on Interpretable Machine Learning" This ...