Seminars

Upcoming seminars

ME Seminar: “Adaptability from patterns” on September 24, 2021, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
Speaker: Dr. Ganga Prasath, Post-doctoral researcher, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge USA
Abstract and Biography of the Speaker

 

Past Seminars

2021

    1. Semi-sesquicentennial of mecheng Seminar: “Patient-specific modeling of blood flow in arteries – from the academy to the clinic” on September 8, 2021, 8:30 PM (IST),  Online through Microsoft Team, (Click here to join the Seminar),
      Speaker: Dr. Charles A. Taylor, Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Heartflow Inc.
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    2. ME Seminar: “Finding Order in Chaotic Hydrodynamic Systems” on August 27, 2021, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Balachandra Suri, Assistant Professor, ME@IISc
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    3. Semi-sesquicentennial of mecheng Seminar: “Energy Applications of Thermal Switches and Diodes” on August 24, 2021, 8:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Team, (Click here to join the Seminar),
      Speaker: Prof. Chris Dames, Department Chair and Howard Penn Brown Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    4. ME Seminar: “Building up Towards Thermal Transport in Heterostructures” on August 13, 2021, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams (Click here to join the Seminar)
      Speaker: Dr. Vasumathy Ravishankar, IISc Institute of Eminence Post-doctoral Research Fellow, ME@IISc
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    5. Semi-sesquicentennial of mecheng Seminar: “Technology Startup Funding by the US National Science Foundation” on July 14, 2021, 6:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Team, (Click here to join the Seminar),
      Speaker: Dr. Murali S. Nair, Program Director, United States’ National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR program
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    6. Semi-sesquicentennial of mecheng Seminar: “Data-DRIVEN NONLINEAR DYNAMICS” on June 15, 2021, 6:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Team, (Click here to join the Seminar),
      Speaker: Prof. B. Balachandran, Minta Martin Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland.
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    7. Semi-sesquicentennial of mecheng Seminar: “Titan Company: Leveraging Technology in the Fast-Changing World of Lifestyle” on June 9, 2021, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Team, (Click here to join the Seminar),
      Speaker: Mr. Bhaskar Bhat, Retired, Managing Director of Titan Company Limited.
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    8. ME Seminar: “Functional Materials by Design – High Throughput Experiments and Computations with Machine Learning” on May 14, 2021, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams 
      Speaker: Dr. Kedar Hippalgaonkar, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    9. Semi-sesquicentennial of mecheng Seminar: “From Beating Hearts to Buzzing Wings: Flow Physics and Computation at the Intersection of Mechanics and Bioengineering” on May 12, 2021, 6:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Team, (Click here to join the Seminar),
      Speaker: Prof. Rajat Mittal, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering.
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    10. ME Seminar: “The Silent (Electric) Revolution” on May 7, 2021, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams,  (Click here to join the Seminar)
      Speaker: Dr. Madan Gopal, Tesla, Inc., USA
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    11. Semi-sesquicentennial of mecheng Seminar: “Reflections on Choices and Risks for Impact in Academic Life: A Personal Perspective” on April 29, 2021, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Team, (Click here to join the Seminar),
      Speaker: Prof. Rudra Pratap, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. INDIA
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    12. Semi-sesquicentennial of mecheng Seminar: “Predictive Digital Twins and the Data-driven Future of Computational Science” on April 7, 2021, 6:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Team, (Click here to join the Seminar),
      Speaker: Prof. Karen E. Willcox, 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
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    13. ME Seminar: “Microstructure evolution in polycrystalline metals: from optimal transportation to phase field disconnections” on March 31, 2021, 9:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Brandon Runnels, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO USA
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    14. ME Seminar: “Riding the phonon spectrum” on March 26, 2021, 3:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Prof. Prabhu Rajagopal, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    15. ME Seminar: “Thermal Transport in Semiconductors and Metals from First-Principles” on March 18, 2021, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams                                                      Speaker: Dr. Ankit Jain, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay
    16. Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    17. Semi-sesquicentennial of mecheng Seminar: “Microsystems-inspired robotics” on March 17, 2021, 6:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Team, (Click here to join the Seminar),
      Speaker: Prof. Sarah Bergbreiter, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University. www.cmu.edu/mrl
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    18. ME Seminar: “Heart and Hip Biomechanics: From Improved Understanding of Physiology to Assist in Personalised Surgical Planning” on March 5, 2021, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Arnab Palit, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    19. ME Seminar: “Cone cracks in the soft matter during needle insertion” on February 26, 2021, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Muthukumar M, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISc Bengaluru
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    20. ME Seminar: “Dynamic behavior of materials under extreme loading conditions”  on February 19, 2021, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Suraj Ravindran, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, California Institute of Technology
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    21. Semi-sesquicentennial of mecheng Seminar: “Learning from the building blocks of nature in the design of periodic architected materials” on February 17, 2021, 4:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Team, (Click here to join the Seminar),
      Speaker: Prof. Dennis M. Kochmann, Professor of Mechanics and Materials, Institute for Mechanical Systems, ETH Zürich, www.mm.ethz.ch
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    22. ME Seminar: “Membrane technologies for sustainable separation solutions”  on February 12, 2021, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Yagnaseni Roy, Assistant Professor, Center for Sustainable Technologies, IISc Bengaluru
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    23. ME Seminar: “Mechanics of materials at the extremes: from protection materials to energy conversion”  on February 5, 2021, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Vignesh Kannan, Mechanical & Process Engg., ETH Zurich
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    24. ME Seminar: “Microswimmers in Complex Environments”  on January 15, 2021, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Shubhadeep Mandal, IIT Guwahati
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker

 

2020

    1. ME Seminar: “Observing and inferring the characteristics of a collective” on December 18, 2020, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Danny Raj M, INSPIRE Faculty, Dept. of Chemical Engg., IISc
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    2. ME Faculty Colloquium :  “Data augmented control of visual autonomous systems” on December 11, 2020, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Jishnu Keshavan, Assistant Professor, Department Mechanical Engineering, IISc
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    3. ME Seminar: “Vision-based modal analysis of machine tools” on November 27, 2020, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Mohit Law, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    4. ME Seminar: “Combustion Dynamics Through the Lense of Complex Systems Science” on November 13, 2020, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Vishnu Unni, Princeton University.
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    5. ME Seminar: “Exploring Turbulence Using Exact Coherent States” on November 6, 2020, 4:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Balachandra Suri, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    6. ME Seminar:  “Study and control of non-acoustic combustion driven oscillations in gas turbine combustors” on October 30, 2020, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams; [use the link for joining the Seminar]
      Speaker: Prof. Sateesh Mariappan, Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    7. ME Seminar: “Integrated computational and data-driven microstructure engineering for interdisciplinary research on advanced materials and manufacturing” on October 28, 2020, 11:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams; [use the link for joining the Seminar]
      Speaker: Dr. Supriyo Ghosh, Los Alamos National Laboratory
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    8. ME Seminar:  “Mathematical forms of vibration frequencies of single-walled carbon nontubes” on October 23, 2020, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Sneha Singh, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Roorkee
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker   
    9. ME Seminar:  “Loop heat pipes for thermal management” on October 21, 2020, 4:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Amrit Ambirajan, ISRO (Retd.)
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    10. ME Seminar:  “Dipping my toes in nonlinear structural mechanics” on October 9, 2020, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Ramsharan Rangarajan, Assistant Professor, ME@IISc
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    11. ME Seminar:  “Way to take-off” on October 7, 2020, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Mr. Vinayak Tsalla, Founder & CEO, Tsalla Aerospace
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    12. ME Seminar: “Advancing 3D Printing Using Control Theory on October 2, 2020, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Keval Ramani, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker 
    13. ME Seminar: “Microballistics: Dynamic Creation of Nanostructures in Metals to Engineering Energy Dissipation in Nanostructured Materials on September 25, 2020, 4:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Prof. Ramathasan Thevamaran, Assistant Professor, U. Wisconsin-Madison, USA
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker 
    14. ME Seminar:  “Micro/Nano Mechanics of Soft Nanofi ber Contacts on September 21, 2020, 11:30 AM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Debashish Das, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker 
    15. ME Seminar:  “Computational Mechanics in Industrial Applications on September 18, 2020, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Sekar Govindarajan, Senior Manager, Nonlinear FE Development, Siemens, Adjunct Faculty, ME, University of Cincinnati
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker 
    16. ME Seminar:  “Phase transitions – A look from the atomic vibration perspective on September 11, 2020, 3:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Prof. Dipanshu Bansal, Assistant Professor, ME@IIT Bombay
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker 
    17. ME Seminar:  “Sustainable Thermal Systems for Flexible and Efficient Buildings on September 4, 2020, 3:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Anurag Goyal, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker 
    18. ME Seminar:  “Air Vehicle Configuration Design-Some Experiences” on August 28, 2020, 3:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Prof. Srikumar Pullat, Visiting Professor, NIAS
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker 
    19. ME Faculty Colloquium :  ‘Droplet and aerosols in context of CoViD-19’ on August 21, 2020, 3:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Saptarshi Basu, Professor, Department Mechanical Engineering, IISc
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker 
    20. ME Seminar:  ‘How an oil-layer changes the rod-climbing effect’ on August 7, 2020, 3:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Udita Uday Ghosh, CV Raman Post-Doc Fellow, IISc
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker 
    21. ME Seminar:  ‘Towards fast and accurate exa-scale quantum-mechanical calculations for material modeling using adaptive nite-elements and mixed-precision computing’ on July 24, 2020, 3:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Phani Motamarri, Assistant Professor, CDS, IISc
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker 
    22. ME Seminar:  ‘NextGenCAE’ on July 17, 2020, 4:00 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Mr. Prakash ‘Krish’ Krishnaswamy, CEO of Xitadel Group
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker 
    23. ME Seminar:  ‘Mechanics of Heterogeneous Materials’ on June 26, 2020, 3:30 PM,  Online through Microsoft Teams
      Speaker: Dr. Manish Vasoya, Texas A & M University, TX, USA
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    24. ME Seminar:  “ 3D Printing Cellular Communities: Mammalian Cells, Bacteria, And Beyond on May 22nd, 2020, Online
      Speaker: Dr. Tapomoy Bhattacharjee Princeton University
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    25. ME Seminar:  “ Investigation of Tribological Effects on the Dynamic Stability in High-Speed Micromilling of Ti-6Al-4V on May 4th, 2020, Online
      Speaker: Dr. Rinku Kumar Mittal DST INSPIRE Faculty Fellow
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    26. ME Seminar: “Heat Transfer Studies for Gas Turbine Hot Gas Path Components” Mar.06, 2020, 3:30 pm, AR Auditorium
      Speaker: Srinath V Ekkad Department Head and RJ Reynolds Professor Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, NC State University
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    27. ME Seminar: “Transient spray cooling and the Leidenfrost temperature” Feb. 25, 2020, 3:30 pm, AR Auditorium
      Speaker: Prof. Cameron Tropea Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics Technische Universit¨at Darmstadt, Germany
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker
    28. ME Seminar: “A constellation of small-satellites ” Feb. 14, 2020, 3:30 pm, AR Auditorium
      Speaker: Awais Ahmed, CEO, Pixxel
      Abstract and Biography of the Speaker