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Spring 2021 Seminar Schedule

Held on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted below.

Reoccuring Zoom Information:
Meeting Number: 919 1739 5311
Passcode: 527582

February 4
Bioinspired Engineering: From Aquatic Swimming to Flow Control over Airfoils
Dr. Iman Borazjani, Associate Professor, J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University

February 11
Machine learning for Fluid Mechanics
Dr. Steven L. Brunton, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering at University of Washington

February 25
Constellation Design and Optimization for Time-Difference-of-Arrival-Based Regional Geolocation
Dr. Pini Gurfil, Professor, Aerospace Engineering at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

March 11
Some Interesting Aspects of Shooting Lasers Through Flames (and Plasmas)
Dr. Adam Steinberg, Associate Professor, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology

March 25
Performance Analysis of Next Generation Technologies Being Deployed in the National Airspace Systems
Dr. Leslie Weitz, Principal Systems Engineer, MITRE Corporation Center for Advanced Aviation System Development

April 1
Non-Classical Crystallographic Slip in MAX Phases
Dr. Ankit Srivastava, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University

*April 8 via WebEx
Lunar Precision Landing - Current Challenges
Dr. Carolina Restrepo, Aerospace Engineer, Navigation and Mission Design Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

April 15
Code-Verification Techniques for Computational Physics
Dr. Brian Freno, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Verification, Validation, Uncertainty Quantification, and Credibility Processes Department at Sandia National Laboratories

April 22
Application of Boundary-Layer Stability Analysis to Complex Shapes in Hypersonic Flow
Dr. Daniel Araya, Senior Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

*April 29 at 1:30 p.m.
State estimation and tracking: application to space domain awareness
Dr. Jordi Barr, Signal Processing and Fusion Technical Leader, U.K. Defense Science and Technology Lab

April 29
Conceptual Designs of the Structure of Inflatable Blades for Enabling Larger Turbines
Dr. Nicole Mendoza, Senior Researcher in Wind Energy Systems, National Renewable Energy Laboratory