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Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Graduate Seminars

McLaughlin Hall Seminar Schedule

Upcoming event:

Graduate Seminar

February 25th, 2016

Topic Areas:

  • E&F - Energy and Fluid Systems
  • M&D - Manufacturing and Dynamics
  • B - Biomechanical Engineering


Fall 2015

September 17, 2015

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Topic AreaRoom

Title: Orientation Session

Speaker: Prof. Ciccarelli

An orientation session for all the new graduate students. Introducing the department and graduate seminar

Training

315

October 29, 2015


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Title: "Performance Evaluation of MVI for Fault Detection in Automated Assembly Machines"

Speaker: Vedang Chauhan

Supervisors: Prof. Surgenor

Evaluators:  Prof. Surgenor, Prof. Lai, Prof. Zak

Questioners:  Brad Taylor, Amirreza Rouhi, Ali Rahmatmand, Jaryd Traer

315

November 5, 2015

Title/Speaker/Questioners
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Title: "Developing a cantilever biosensor enhanced with electrokinetics to detect bacteria in real time"

Speaker: Stephane Leahy

Supervisors: Prof. Lai

Evaluators: Prof. Zak, Prof. Lai, Prof. Sellens

Questioners: Dan Foresi, Amirreza Rouhi, Bradley Taylor, Jonathan Wong

315

November 26, 2015

Title/Speaker/Questioners
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Title: "Method for MRI Measurement of Hip Translation"

Speaker: Ryan Eveleigh 

Supervisors: Prof. Ellis

Evaluators: Prof. Ellis, Prof. Rainbow, Prof. Sellens

Questioners: Giuseppe Rosi, Jaime Wong, Bradley Taylor, Viken Koukounian, Stephane Leahy

315

December 3, 2015

Title/Speaker/Questioners
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Title: "Forming Simulation of Ultra High Strength Boron Steel"

Speaker:  Daniel Foresi

Supervisors: Prof. Kim

Evaluators: Prof. Anderson, Prof. Bryant, Prof. Mechefske

Questioners: Pouya Mottaghian, Giuseppe Rosi, Stephane Leahy, Ryan Eveleigh

315

December 10, 2015

Title/Speaker/Questioners
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Title: "Near Field Effects of BLEVE Overpressure Hazard"

Speaker:  Roland Eyssette

Supervisors: Prof. Birk

Evaluators: Prof. Birk, Prof. Oosthuizen, Prof. Ciccarelli

Questioners: Ali Rahmatmand, Dan Foresi, Pouya Mottaghian, Mark Kellenberger

315

Winter 2016

January 14, 2016

Title/Speaker/Questioners
Room

Title: "Recovery of Lithium by Donnan Dialysis during Recycling of Batteries from Electric Vehicles"

Speaker: Alexandru Sonoc

Supervisors:  Prof. Jeswiet

Evaluators: Dan Foresi, Ali Rahmatmand, Stephane Leahy

Questioners: 

315

February 25, 2016

Title/Speaker/Questioners
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Title: "Development of a Feedstock-to-Product Chain Model for Densified Biomess Pellets"

Speaker: Daneil McPherrin

Supervisors: Prof. Strong, Prof. Pollard

Evaluators: Prof. Strong, Prof. Pollard, Prof. Matovic

Questioners: Alex Sonoc, Mark Kellenberger, Brad Taylor

315

March 3, 2016

Title/Speaker/Questioners
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Title: "Development of a Method for the Continuous Production of Spherical Biomess Pellets"

Speaker: William Taylor

Supervisors: Prof. Pollard, Prof. Strong

Evaluators: Prof. Pollard, Prof. Strong, Prof. Matovic

Questioners:

315

March 10, 2016

Title/Speaker/Questioners
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Title: "Predicting Heat Pump Adoption Rates in Ontario:Life Cycle Assessment of Electrification in Residential Heating"

Speaker: Alex Szekeres

Supervisors: Prof. Jeswiet

Evaluators: Prof. Jeswiet, Prof. Harrison

Questioners: Ali Rahmatmand, Bradley Taylor

315

March 17, 2016

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Title: "Wind Shear, Gust, and Yaw-Induced Dynamic Stall on Wind-Turbine Blades"

Speaker: Benen LaBastide

Supervisors: Prof. Rival

Evaluators: Prof. Rival, Prof. Piomelli, Prof. Pharoah

Questioners: Amirreza Rouhi, Alexandru Sonoc

315
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Title: "Determining Wind-Turbine Response from Rapid Axial Gusts"

Speaker: Najiba Hussain

Supervisors: Prof. Rival

Evaluators: Prof. Rival, Prof. Piomelli, Prof. Pharoah

Questioners: 

315

March 24, 2016

Title/Speaker/Questioners
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Title: "Exploring the Domain Specific Creativity Environment in Undergraduate Engineering"

Speaker:  David Waller

Supervisors: Prof. Strong

Evaluators: Prof. Strong, Prof. Anderson, Prof. Mechefske

Questioners: Daniel Foresi, Amirreza Rouhi, Bradley Taylor, James Crawford

315
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Title: "Determining Body Segment Parameters of Toddlers Using a Photographic Method"

Speaker:  Erika Jackson

Supervisors: Prof. Dumas

Evaluators: Prof. Dumas, Prof. Mechefske, Prof. Anderson, Prof. Rainbow

Questioners: James Crawford, Alex Szekeres, Jaime Wong, Stephane Leahy

315

March 31, 2016

Title/Speaker/Questioners
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Title: "Design and Manufacture of a Motor Driven Wrist Motion Actuator"

Speaker: Matthew Pearson

Supervisors: Prof. Sellens

Evaluators: Prof. Sellens, Prof. Rainbow, Prof. Sneep

Questioners: 

315

April 21, 2016


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Title: "Comparison of Nacelle Drag Prediction by RANS Based CFD and Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Testing"

Speaker: Maverick Zawislak

Supervisors: Prof. Birk

Evaluators: Prof. Birk, Prof. Oosthuizen, Prof. Sellens

Questioners: Viken Koukounian, Amirreza Rouhi, Ali Rahmatmand, Matthew Marzanek

315

April 28, 2016

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Title: "Establishing a Correlation Between 3D Carpal Bone Motion and Global Wrist Flexibility"

Speaker: Gordon Best

Supervisors: Prof. Rainbow

Evaluators:

Questioners:

315
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Title: "Operator bias errors are reduced using standing marker alignment device for repeated visit studies"

Speaker: Laura Hutchinson

Supervisors: Prof. Rainbow, Prof. Deluzio

Evaluators:

Questioners:

315