Dr. Charles A. Taylor  

Patient-Specific Modeling of Blood Flow in Arteries - from the Academy to the Clinic

Founder, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Heartflow Inc.

September 8, 2021 at 8:30 PM IST

Meeting link: https://bit.ly/3tgkVlR (MS Teams)

Patient-specific models of blood flow constructed from coronary CT angiography (cCTA) images and using computational fluid dynamics are transforming the diagnosis of heart disease by providing a safer, cheaper and more efficient procedure as compared to the standard of care that often involves nuclear imaging and invasive diagnostic cardiac catheterizations.

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Prof. Chris Dames 

Energy Applications of Thermal Switches and Diodes

Department Chair and Howard Penn Brown Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

August 24, 2021 at 8:30 PM (IST)

Meeting link: https://bit.ly/3fTRGzC (MS Teams)

This talk will begin with a brief survey of physical mechanisms which can be used to create thermal switches, regulators, and diodes [1]. The heart of the talk will then present three energy applications of these nonlinear thermal phenomena.

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Dr. Murali S. Nair

Technology Startup Funding by the US National Science Foundation

Program Director, United States' National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR program

July 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM IST

Meeting link: https://bit.ly/3qQ3qrk (MS Teams)

This lecture describes the United States' National Science Foundation and in particular its Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program. It is important to note the history of this program and its many unique features.

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Prof. B. Balachandran

Data-Driven Nonlinear Dynamics

Minta Martin Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland.

June 15, 2021 at 6:30 PM IST

Meeting link: https://tinyurl.com/39dn6655 MS Teams

With the availability of extensive data from simulations and laboratory and field experiments, data-driven dynamics is playing an important role in understanding the behavior of nonlinear systems. To illustrate this role, three different examples are considered.

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Mr. Bhaskar Bhat

Titan Company: Leveraging Technology in the Fast-Changing World of Lifestyle

Retired, Managing Director of Titan Company Ltd.

June 9, 2021 at 4:00 PM IST

Meeting link:  https://tinyurl.com/22tx2ppv (MS Teams)

Titan Company Limited, under Bhaskar's leadership, enlarged its portfolio and extended its market to Eyewear, Accessories, Fragrances and Sarees. The market cap of Titan Company grew to 13 Billion USD in 2019 and is now the second largest in the Tata Group.

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Prof. Rajat Mittal

From Beating Hearts to Buzzing Wings: Flow Physics and Computation at the Intersection of Mechanics and Bioengineering

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering.

May 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM IST

Meeting link:  https://bit.ly/3u6mIcG (MS Teams)

The unceasing growth in computational power and the development of new software tools and numerical algorithms is opening up exciting areas of research, discovery & translation in mechanics and biomedical engineering.

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Prof. Rudra Pratap

Reflections on Choices and Risks for Impact in Academic Life: A Personal Perspective

Professor of Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. INDIA. www.cense.iisc.ac.in/rudra-pratap

April 29, 2021 at 4:00 PM IST

Meeting link: https://bit.ly/3sT7nuz MS Teams

Academic life at the university level, with its intrinsic freedom in most settings, is full of choices. These choices include high risk research, turning teaching on its head, taking extreme positions on ideology, becoming a perpetual cynic, making life run on an autopilot, or becoming a silent rebel by doing almost nothing.

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Prof. Karen E. Willcox

Predictive digital twins and the data-driven future of computational science

Director of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Associate Vice President for Research, and Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas, Austin

April 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM IST

Meeting link:  http://bit.ly/3cTKCAI (MS Teams)

A digital twin is an evolving virtual model that mirrors an individual physical asset throughout its lifecycle. Key to the digital twin concept is the ability to sense, collect, analyze, and learn from the asset's data.

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Prof. Sarah Bergbreiter

Microsystems-inspired robotics

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University. www.cmu.edu/mrl

March 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM IST

Meeting link: MS Teams

The ability to manufacture micro-scale sensors and actuators has inspired the robotics community for over 30 years. There have been huge success stories; MEMS inertial sensors have enabled an entire market of low-cost, small UAVs. However, the promise of ant-scale robots has largely failed.

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Prof. Dennis M. Kochmann

Learning from the building blocks of nature in the design of periodic architected materials

Professor of Mechanics and Materials, Institute for Mechanical Systems, ETH Zurich. www.mm.ethz.ch

February 17, 2021 at 4:30 PM IST

Meeting link: MS Teams

Architected materials (or mechanical metamaterials) derive their macroscopic properties from a carefully engineered small-scale structural architecture - rather than from composition and microstructure as in conventional materials.

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