The MAE Seminar Series aims, not only to broaden the exposure of our students and faculty to new ideas and technical matters outside of their specific research focus, but also to foster a culture of open discussion among members of the Department. Our objective is to host speakers from both inside and outside of the Department, with a portion of the talks delivered by our graduate students. Speakers will be encouraged to make their presentations interesting and accessible to a relatively broad audience.

  • Attendance at M&AE seminars is a program requirement for all M&AE thesis-based graduate students. Attendance will be recorded at all seminars. Ph.D. students must satisfy this requirement within 6 terms of initial registration.
  • You must attend 10 (ten) seminars for M.A.Sc. to satisfy this requirement.
  • You must attend 15 (fifteen) seminars for Ph.D. to satisfy this requirement.
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For more information about the series, to suggest a speaker, or to volunteer as a speaker, please contact Prof. Hanspeter Frei

The current seminar schedule is posted below and is updated as needed.

  • Schedule updated regularly
  • All seminars will be in the afternoon
  • Abstract to be added when ready
  • Attendance sheets provided at all seminars

Seminar Dates and Abstracts

Seminars are held in-person.

UOttawa Graduate seminar schedule can be found here: 

For MAE graduate students, attendance will be counted towards your program requirements.  To record your attendance, please email Janet (, with your “Name”, “Student ID” and “Program” within two-hours after the webinar.

UPCOMING Seminars:


PAST Seminars:

June 13, 2024-June 14, 2024- 9:00-12:00PM EDT Location 3101 CB (Canal Building)Carleton-Cranfield Student Aerospace Seminars 
March 22, 2024 – 1:00-2:00PM EDT Location 3356 ME (Mackenzie Building) – Simulating Vibration of Neonatal Patient Transport Environments in Laboratory Settings – Keely Gibb 
February 16, 2024 – 1:00-2:00PM EDT Location 2000 MC (Minto Case Building) – An Introduction to Innovation – Brad Wallace
February 2, 2024 – 1:00-2:30PM EDT Location 2000 MC (Minto Case Building)Bring Your Creations to Life. Learn Why Intellectual Property Matters.
January 19. 2024 – 1:00-2:00PM EDT Location 3356 ME (Mackenzie Building) – Planetary Sciences and Mission Design: Entry into the Known Unknown – Erwin Mooij 
December 8, 2023 – 1:00-2:00PM EDT Location 1301 HS (Health Sciences Building) – Development of a Real – Time Physics – Based Digital Twin of a Marine Towed Cable – Body System – Cassidy Westin 
December 1, 2023 – 1:0-2:00PM EDT Location 1301 HS (Health Sciences Building)Optimizing the Integration of Direct Air Capture Technologies of CO2 into the Canadian Energy SystemErick Arwa
November 16, 2023 – 1:00-2:00PM EDT via Zoom – Between data and physics: Modelling and optimization of energy systems in 2023 – Dr. Gerald Schwieger – Zoom Link –
November 13, 2023 – 1:00-2:00PM EDT via Zoom – Models to advance renewable energy deployment – Kristen Schell – Zoom Link –
November 7, 2023 – 3:45-4:45PM EDT 360 Tory Building – Guest Lecture – Mr. Clint Crosier Director Aerospace & Satellite – Amazon Web Services
November 2, 2023 – 1:00-2:00PM EDT via Zoom – Resilient by Design- Multi-Objective Optimization in the Net-Zero Era – Scott Bucking – Zoom Link –
November 2, 2023 – 6:00-8:00PM EDT Location 5050 Minto CaseThe Story of Testbed 80Anna Delorme, Stuart Fowler and Manoj Sarangapani – MDS Aero Support Corp.
October 30, 2023 – 2:30-4:00PM EDT Location Southam Hall Theatre B – Ribbit – a case study on the technical, operational and commercial aspects of Canada’s first autonomous fixed-wing aircraft demonstrator – Dr. Jeremy C.H. Wang 
October 20, 2023 1:00-2:30PM EDT Location 1301 HS (Health Sciences Bldg.) – The Future of Transportation – Dr. Nick Tepylo
October 13, 2023 1:30-2:30PM EDT Location 2104CB (Canal Building) – Enhancing Resistance to Solidification Cracking and Mitigation in TIG Welding of AI7075 AlloyAlireza Abdollahi 
October 6, 2023 – 1:00-2:30PM EDTEffective Presentation and Communication
September 29, 2023 – 830-11:30 AM EDT – Project Management
July 26, 2023 – 10:30AM EDT Nanostructured Hard Coatings Deposited by Physical Vapour Deposition Technology and their Tribological Applications Dr. Yang
May 9, 2023 – 3:00PM EDT Multiple solutions of direct kinematics of 3-RPR parallel manipulators – Dr. Manfred Husty
April 28, 2023 – 1:00PM EDT Modelling and Experimental Evaluation of a Sand-based Seasonal Storage SystemRebecca Pinto
April 21, 2023 – 1:00PM EDT WUFI Model Validation of a Panelized Exterior Retrofit for Ottawa Community Housing PEER Project – Jordan McNally
March 31, 2023 – 1:00PM EDT Use Of AI Methods For Autonomous Geological Rock Classification Through Visual Texture AnalysisAlex Tettenborn
March 17, 2023 – 1:00PM EDT Experimental and Modelling Characterization of Building Integrated Phase Change Materials for Cold Climate Locations – Calene Baylis 
March 10, 2023 – 1:00PM EDT Intricacies of 3D printing in u-gravity – Prashant Waghmare
February 17, 2023 – 1:00PM EDT Building Integrated Sub-Slab Thermal Storage System for Coupling to a Heat Pump: Modelling, Optimization, and Thermal PerformancesLumi Dumitrascu 
February 10, 2023 – 1:00PM EDT Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents
January 27, 2023 – 1:00PM EDT Real-Time Autonomous Model Predictive Control of Spacecraft Rendezvous and Docking with Moving ObstaclesCourtney Bashnick
January 20, 2023 – 1:00PM EDT  A Direct approach for Measuring Hydrogen in Candu Pressure Tube MaterialsJames Corrigall
January 17, 2023 – 1:00PM EDT. Debris or not debris – Dr. Erwin Mooij
December 9th, 2022 – 1:00PM EDT. Development of a Dynamic PV/T-Driven Combined Cooling, Heating and Power System Model for Use in the Canadian Residential SectorCem Kalkan
November 23, 2022 – 1:00PM EDT. “Eddy-resolving simulations of hydrodynamic and phase instabilities in engineering and biological systems” presented by Dr. Joshua Brinkerhoff 
November 18, 2022 – 1:00PM EDT.  Naval Engineering Test Establishment with Mila Kanevsky and Trever Middleton
November 4, 2022 – 11:30AM EDT. BCW Engineering Overview – Boeing Canada
Located in Southam Hall Theatre B
November 4th, 2022 – 1:00PM EDT. Urban Air Mobility Propulsion (Air Taxis) Mihir Shirke 
October 28, 2022 – 12:00PM EDT Public Perception of Advanced Aviation Technologies in Canada – Nick Tepylo 
October 21st, 2022 – 1:00PM EDT. Challenges & Advancements in additive manufacturing of high strength aluminum alloysDolly Clement 
October 14th, 2022 – 1:00PM EDT. “How to approve autonomous aircraft operations” presented by Dr. Jeremy C. H. Wang
September 30th, 2022 – 1:00PM EDT. “Effective Presentations” presented by Megg Blackwell.
September 23rd, 2022 – 1:00PM EDT. Fast and Robust Inverse Kinematics of Serial Roots using Halley’s MethodSteffan Lloyd
September 16th, 2022 – 1:00PM EDT. Development of a Novel Cobalt High-Entrophy Alloy for Wear/Corrosion ResistanceXueyao Wu
September 9th, 2022 – 1:00PM EDT. Location: NI 1020 (Nicol Building) Algebraic Input output Angle Equation Derivation Algorithm for the Six Distinct Angle Pairings in Arbitrary Planar 4R LinkagesMirja Rotzoll
July 20th, 2022 – 1:00PM EDT. Dr. Puneet Singh will give a talk entitled “The role of redundancy in human motor learning.” Dr. Puneet Singh is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Moncton.
June 2nd, 2022 – 2:00PM EDT. The talk will be given by Divya Rao Ashok Kumar, a PhD student in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University.
May 12, 2022 – 2:00PM EDT.

    • First talk (from 2:00 to 2:30 pm) will be given by Ms. Anika Terbuch, a PhD candidate at the Chair of Automation at the University of Leoben, Austria. Title of the talk: Hybrid Machine Learning for Real-Time Machine Data and Physical Systems.
    • Second talk (from 2:30 to 3:00 pm) will be given by Mr. Johannes Handler, also a PhD candidate at the Chair of Automation at the University of Leoben, Austria. Title of the talk: Periodic-Aperiodic Signal Separation using the Method of Variable Projection.
February 09, 2022  – 1:00PM-2:00PM EDT. Presenter: Mr. Iain Martin, a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University.

  • Title of the talk: Real-Time Operator-in-the-Loop Anti-Sway Control for Shipboard Cranes
February 02, 2022 – 1:00PM EDT. Presenter: Mr. Stephen Edge, Senior Materials Engineer at Mercedes High Performance Powertrains

Thursday December 2nd, 2021 – 4:00PM-5:30PM EDT. Presenter: Mr. Bill Zwolinski, Senior Application Engineer and Dan Ozgen, Application Engineer, both with Kistler Instrument Corp. Canada.

Tuesday November 16th, 2021 – 1:00PM-2:00PM EDT. Presenter: Ms. Ariane Parisien, a research assistant in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University.

  • Title of the talk: Characterization and Design Optimization of Periodic Cellular Solids for Optimal Bone Ingrowth in Osseointegration Implants
Tuesday November 2nd, 2021 – 1:00PM-2:00PM EDT. Presenter: Mr. Peter Walker, a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University.

  • Title of the talk: Effect of Ultrasonic Impact Treatment on the Fatigue Life of Ti-6Al-4V
Thursday October 21st, 2021 – 3:00PM-4:00PM EDT. Presenter: Professor Kazem Fayazbakhsh, an Assistant Professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department at Ryerson University, ON, Canada.

  • Title of the talk: Addressing Current Challenges in 3D Printing for Industrial Applications
Tuesday October 12th, 2021 – 1:00PM EST. Presenter: Professor Hamid Dalir, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at Purdue University Indianapolis, USA / the CEO and Co-Founder of Multiscale Integrated Technology Solutions (MITS) LLC.

  • Title of the Talk: NanoScaffold – Enhanced Composites for Next Generation Light Aircrafts
Friday May 21st, 20213:00PM-3:00PMEST. “Multi-layered Fibre-Matrix Interphases for Ceramic Matrix Composites” by Mr. Taylor Robertson, a research officer with the high temperature materials group at the Aerospace Research Centre of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).
Wednesday May 5, 2021 – 1:00PM EDT. “Nuclear Fusion, Wall Loading and Materials: The Difficult Life of a Material in Close Proximity of a Thermonuclear Plasma” by Dr. Greg De Temmerman, the managing director of Zenon Research, France.