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

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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.

April 29, 2021 at 4:00 PM IST

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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

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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.

March 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM IST

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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.

February 17, 2021 at 4:30 PM IST

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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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