Mechanical Engineering Seminars

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Seminars in 2019

Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:00:00 NZST
Dr Junting Xiang
Metal Vapour Effect in an Argon TIG Welding Plasma
E14, Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Larissa Michelsen
Care by Design at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
E128, Meeting Room 2 in Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Dr Stefanie Gutschmidt
A Nonlinear and Coupled Oscillator Approach to Overcome Current Issues of Scanning Probe Imaging and Lithographic Technologies
E14 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Dr. Liang Wang
Numerical investigations of boundary-layer flow transition control with Plasma Actuators
E14 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:00:00 NZST
Professor Buddy D. Ratner
The Past, the Present, the Future - Biomaterials and Kidney Dialysis
John Britten building foyer (College of Engineering)
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:45:00 NZST
Sina G. Yazdi
In-vitro assessment of endovascular aortic repair grafts influence on limb occlusion and ischemia using particle image velocimetry
E14 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Prof Larry Li
Synchronization phenomena in a forced self-excited thermoacoustic oscillator
E14 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:00:00 NZST
Dr Dirk Pons
Systems engineering failure with the Boeing 737 Max
E12 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:00:00 NZST
Assoc Prof Dan Zhao
Introduction of hydroturbines for power generation
E14 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Wed, 05 Jun 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Dr Elisabeth Williams
A Novel Head Impact Telemetry System for Non-Helmeted Collision Sports
E12 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Mon, 27 May 2019 14:30:00 NZST
Prof. Andrey V Kuznetsov
Development of Plasma Textile for Energy Efficient Nanoparticle Filtration and Bacterial Deactivation
E16 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 17 May 2019 13:00:00 NZST
Assoc Prof Catherine M. Bishop
Ferroelectric-Ferroelectric Phase Transitions: Insights from a New Model for Pb-free BZT-BCT
E14 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 10 May 2019 10:00:00 NZST
Dr Mark Reeves
From Aerospace to Medical Devices and Back
E16 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Dr Ashley Stewart
An Upper-limb Hybrid Assist-as-needed Exoskeleton for Stroke Rehabilitation
E14 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Arun Manickavasagam
Hydrodynamic coupling of arrays in fluids
E14 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:00:00 NZDT
Illia Chyvra
Rotor-rotor interaction of remotely piloted multicopters and their influence on an on-board spraying system
E14 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:00:00 NZDT
Bradley Horton
If it moves we can model it: Teaching Engineering Dynamics using Computational Thinking
E14 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 12:00:00 NZDT
José Egas
Stirling Machines to Promote Sustainable Human Development
E14 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 12:00:00 NZDT
Prof. Robert W. Pitz
Cellular Tubular Flames: A Model of Preferential Diffusion and Extinction in H2 Fueled Laminar and Turbulent Flames
E14 (Lecture Theatre), Engineering CORE

Seminars in 2018

Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:00:00 NZDT
Prof Norman Fleck
The invention of new materials: from stone age to multi-functional lattices
E5, Engineering Core
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 25 Oct 2018 14:00:00 NZDT
D. Hermawan, Assoc. Prof. M. Sellier
Computational modelling of fluid flow in rock fractures
309, Level 3, Link Building
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 25 Oct 2018 14:00:00 NZDT
P. Williamson, S. Yazdi, Dr. P. Docherty
PIV Analysis of Stented Haemodynamics in the Descending Aorta
309, Level 3, Link Building
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 25 Oct 2018 14:00:00 NZDT
N. Breeuwer, Dr. Catherine Bishop
Creating a gradient of grain sizes in 70/30 Brass
309, Level 3, Link Building
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:00:00 NZST
A/Prof Édouard Boujo
Turbulent bluff-body wakes: stochastic dynamics and fluid-structure interaction
E12, Level 2, Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:00:00 NZST
Prof. Timothy P. Weihs
A Metallurgical and Historical Analysis of the Sinking of the RMS Titanic (+ VIDEO)
E14, Level 2, Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 14:00:00 NZST
Prof. Timothy P. Weihs
Scientific Investigations and Applications of Reactive Materials
E14, Level 2, Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:00:00 NZST
Prof. R. E. García
Charged Grain Boundaries in Ionic Ceramics
120, College of Engineering Meeting Room, Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:30:00 NZST
C. A. Brice (1), C. M. Bishop (2), M. Kral (2)
Compositional Sensitivity of Additive Manufactured Aluminum Alloy 2139
E12, Level 2, Engineering Core
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 17 May 2018 14:00:00 NZST
Prof. R. E. García
Lithium Dendrite Growth in Rechargeable Batteries
E530, Level 5, Mechanical Engineering Wing
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 10 May 2018 14:00:00 NZST
Prof. K. B. Alexander
The Trampoline Story
E530, Level 5, Mechanical Engineering Wing
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:00:00 NZDT
Patricio Gallardo, PhD Candidate
Geographic Economic accessibility (GEA) for freight transport
E530 (Engineering Core Bldg)
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:00:00 NZDT
Dr Tom Davies, Emeritus Professor
A Novel Low Energy Defrost Process for Aircoils
E5 (Engineering Core Bldg)
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:00:00 NZDT
Prof. M. W. Zehn (1) & Dr. D. Marinkovic (2)
FE Real-Time Simulation with Conventional Hardware Tools – Elements, Algorithms, and Examples
E7 (Engineering Core Bldg)
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:00:00 NZDT
Prof Manfred W Zehn
TU Berlin a Brief Introduction. Teaching and Research at the Chair of Structural and Computational Mechanics
E16 (Engineering Core Bldg)
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:15:00 NZDT
Abdulrahman Jasim Al-Behadili
A novel way to measure the rheology of liquids
Engineering Core Meeting Room 2 (Room 128)
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:00:00 NZST
Prof. R. E. García
Charged Grain Boundaries in Ionic Ceramics
120, College of Engineering Meeting Room, Engineering CORE
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:15:00 NZDT
Shaun Davidson, PhD-Candidate
Real-Time, Non-Additionally Invasive Metrics of Cardiovascular Performance in Critical Care: A Model-Based Framework
Eng Core Meeting Room 2

Seminars in 2017

Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:00:00 NZDT
Billy Fitton, PhD-cand
Exploring existing physiological models for short intermittent exercise
Core – Meeting Room 1
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:00:00 NZDT
Sean Ji, PhD-cand
Optimising Manufacturing Industrial Production Layout for Occupational Health and Safety- Plant Systems Engineering for Productivity, Occupational Health and Safety
E14
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:00:00 NZDT
Billy Fitton, PhD-cand
The characterisation of bicycle tyres and their impact on event performance for athletes of differing abilities
E12
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:30:00 NZDT
Sabrina Schleich
Application and effect of biomimetic coating on magnesium alloys
Eng Core 128 Meeting Room 2
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:00:00 NZST
Arion Pons
Modelling morphing-wing supermanoeuvrability
E13
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:00:00 NZST
A/Prof Daniel Lewis
A Framework to Study Heterogeneous Factors that Influence Grain Growth
E12
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:00:00 NZST
Prof Ian Baker
The Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Alumina- Forming Austenitic Stainless Steels
E14
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:00:00 NZST
Prof Thomas Sattel
Integrated Smart Material Actuators for Medical Devices
E14 (Engineering Core Bldg)
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 09:30:00 NZST
Pablo G.T. Lepe, PhD candidate
The Electrospinnability of Saccharides
E12
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 18 May 2017 15:00:00 NZST
A/Prof Digby Symons
A Personalized Medicine Approach to the Design of Dry Powder Inhalers: Selecting the Optimal Amount of Bypass
Eng Core 129, Meeting Room 1
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 05 May 2017 14:00:00 NZST
Prof J.M. Floryan
Effect of Distributed Surface Roughness on the Laminar- Turbulent Transition
Engineering Core Meeting Room 1
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 04 May 2017 15:00:00 NZST
Prof Yuris Dzenis
Simultaneously Strong and Tough Continuous Nanofibers
E12
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:00:00 NZDT
Prof Alec Groysman
The Role of Corrosion Management in Prevention of Corrosion Failures
E12 (Engineering Core)

Seminars in 2016

Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:00 NZDT
Prof. Simon Bickerton
Mass Production of Advanced Composites for the Automotive Industry – Experiences with the BMW Group
HP Seminar Room, John Britten BLDG
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:00:00 NZST
Arion Pons
Supermanoeuvrability in a morphing-wing system
Erskine 240
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:00:00 NZST
Alex Gorrie
Optimisation of solar desalination process
Kirkwood KH05
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:00:00 NZST
Abbas TAMADON, PhD student
Multiphysics Modelling of Bobbin Friction Stir Welding Process
Erskine Bldg, Room 101
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:00:00 NZST
Prof AL Yarin
Cooling High-Power Microelectronic Devices in Ground and Space Applications Using Nanofibers and Nanoparticles
Foyer of John Britten Bldg
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 26 May 2016 12:20:00 NZST
Prof Kefu Liu
Energy Harvesting Using a Nonlinear Energy Sink
HP Seminar Room, John Britten Bldg
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:00:00 NZDT
Amy McLeod
Carburized Ethylene Pyrolysis Tubes – An Analysis of the Relationship between Microstructure, Creep Performance, and Magnetic Response
Erskine 101
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:00:00 NZDT
Mr Craig Brice, PhD cand.
Additive Manufacturing for Spaceflight Applications
Erskine 101
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:00:00 NZDT
Prof Christian Puttlitz
Bone Fracture Healing: How It Is Altered in Outer Space and Sensor Development for Detecting Aberrant Healing
Erskine Bldg., Room 101
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:00:00 NZDT
Anja Eva Maria Schmerbauch
Tree-to-tree robot: Investigation of full-scale feasibility and design concept for the maximum robot size
Erskine Bldg, Room 031
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:45:00 NZDT
Katharina Dormanns, PhD Candidate
Computational Models of Neurovascular Coupling
Undercroft Meeting Room 101 (below the main library)
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:00:00 NZDT
Jan Dormanns, PhD-candidate
All-Cellulose Composite Laminates: The Processing-Structure- Property Relationships from the Macro- to the Nanoscale
Erskine 111