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Chemical Engineering

Mechanical Forces at Patterned and Deformable Interfaces

Tuesday, March 19, 2019; 10:50 am
254 Health & Human Development Building
Speaker: Dr. Charles Dhong from University of California, San Diego

Mechanical Forces at Patterned and Deformable Interfaces

Hosted by: Dana Hosko,  Chemical Engineering  (dlh55@psu.edu)


Thursday, March 21, 2019; 10:50 - 11:50 am
254 Health & Human Development
Speaker: Yaroslava Yingling from North Carolina State University


Hosted by: Lisa Haines,  Chemical Engineering  (lhaines@engr.psu.edu)

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Electrically Detected Magnetic Resonance and Near Zero-Field Magnetoresistance in Solid State Electronics

Wednesday, March 20, 2019; 3:35 PM - 4:25 PM
114 Earth-Engineering Sciences Bldg
Speaker: Patrick Lenahan from Penn State

Solid state electronic devices are affected by and usually dominated by electrically active point defects. The defects can hamper the operation of devices, for example, greatly inhibiting the performance of metal- oxide- semiconductor-field effect transistors. The defects may also be responsible for the utility of the devices, for example, in a recently invented solid state magnetometer utilized in outer space applications, interactions between defects are responsible for the device sensitivity. I will discuss ways in which the chemical nature of these defects and their physical location may be identified within devices with electrically detected magnetic resonance and near zero-field magnetoresistance.  Bio: Patrick M. Lenahan is Distinguished Professor of ESM and Co-Chair of the Inter-College Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State. He earned a B.S. degree from Notre Dame and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he did a post-doc at Princeton. He joined Sandia National Laboratories in 1980. Since 1985 he has been at Penn State.  He and his students have developed a fundamental understanding of the role of many point defects in solid state electronics.  The work has resulted in approximately 220 journal articles, 40 conference proceedings articles, and 4 patents. He has been technical and general program chairman for the IEEE IIRW and has served on the technical program committee of the IEEE SISC, the IEEE NSREC, the Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance, and the MRS Electronic Materials Conference. He is a fellow of the IEEE.

Hosted by: Lisa M. Spicer,  Engineering Science and Mechanics  (lms8@psu.edu / 867-1569)

Fluid Dynamics Research Consortium

Scaling analysis of turbulent flow and heat

Thursday, March 21, 2019; 9:00 AM
106 Sackett Bldg
Speaker: Tie Wei from Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico Tech

Abstract Turbulent flow and heat transfer are governed by complicated partial differential equations. However, the governing equation for the mean flow and heat transfer are relatively simple. For example, the mean momentum equation has only three terms for the canonical turbulent channel flow. Similarly, the mean thermal energy equation has also three terms for the forced convection of turbulent channel. By studying the balance of the three terms in the mean equations, rich physics is revealed about the layer structures and the scaling of flow and heat variables. Bio Tie Wei is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the New Mexico Tech. He received his Ph.D. from University of Utah for working on the development of phenomenological turbulence modeling. Dr. Wei held a post-doctoral position at the Penn State University where he performed large eddy simulation of atmospheric boundary layer flows. In 2009 Dr. Wei joined the Los Alamos National Laboratories as a post-doctoral researcher where he conducted direct numerical simulation of Rayleigh Taylor instability. Dr. Wei's research interests include analytical and numerical studies of turbulent flows and heat transfer, turbulent wall-bounded flows,  free-shear turbulent flows, and thermal convections.


Hosted by: Dr. Xiang Yang,  Fluid Dynamics Research Consortium  (xzy48@psu.edu)

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechatronics for Humanitarian Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Monday, March 18, 2019; 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
125 Reber Building
Speaker: Garrett Clayton from Villanova University

In this talk, the use of mechatronics in the field of humanitarian mine action and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) will be discussed. While the field of military mine clearance and EOD has received significant attention from engineering researchers, its humanitarian equivalent has historically generated less interest from this community. This is somewhat surprising since there are a wide range of exciting problems in robotics, sensing, and many other core mechatronics subjects. This talk will include an introduction to the field of humanitarian mine action and EOD, followed by a discussion of some of the ongoing projects at Villanova. These projects include a low-cost EOD robot and an image-based ordnance identification tool that could aid novice EOD technicians.

Hosted by: Anne Martin,  Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering  (aem34@psu.edu)

The Leonhard Center

Leonhard Center Workshop Series Part 3: The Ins and Outs of Classroom Flip: In-Class Activities

Tuesday, March 19, 2019; 12:00 PM
202 Hammond (Stavely Conference Room)
Speaker: Stephanie Cutler from The Pennsylvania State University

The final installment of the Leonhard Center 3-part workshop series entitled, “The Ins and Outs of Classroom Flip,” will be on March 19th from 12 to 1:30pm in 202 Hammond, part 3 of the series will focus on in  class activities. The Leonhard Center will facilitate this active workshop to help faculty explore the opportunities available for providing engaging in-class activities as part of flipping their classroom. We will also discuss student perceptions of classroom flip and how they may impact in-class activities. Series overview: With classroom flip, the activities that students usually do during class and out-of-class are reversed.  Lecture is removed from class time and provided online through videos or other activities.  In-class time is reserved for students’ homework or other active instructional techniques.  During this workshop series, we will provide an introduction to classroom flip and explore student activity options for both inside and outside the classroom.  While attending all three workshops will provide the most comprehensive understanding of classroom flip,! faculty are welcome to attend any or all of the workshops that fit their schedules.  The videos from the previous workshops are listed below: Were you unable to attend workshop 1:Classroom Flip: Getting Started? Review the recording of the workshop: https://psu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/ClassroomFlip_Workshop1_Sarah/1_r9eugebv. In this workshop, Sarah Zappe from the Leonhard Center provided a framework for classroom flip along with tips for getting started. Were you unable to attend workshop 2: Classroom Flip: Out of Class Activities? Review the recording of the works! hop: https://psu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/ClassroomFlip_Workshop2_Casey/1_2iio305v.  In this workshop, Casey Fenton from the Office for Digital Learning (ODL) provided resources and opportunities available for out-of-class activities for classroom flip. Registration for the final workshop is available online.


Hosted by: Stephanie Cutler,  The Leonhard Center  (slc5822@psu.edu)

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