The M&AE 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. Jie Liu. 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 room 3124 Mackenzie.  If a change in room is needed it will be noted at the right side of the presenter name(s)   

August 27, 2018 3:00 p.m. – Phase Change Materials and its Application in Thermal Systems – Dr. Aytunc Erek and Dr. Mehmet Akif Ezan, Department of Mechanical Engineering Dokuz Eylul University.

August 27, 2018 3:00 p.m.Fuel Cell Research Activities at Dokuz Eylul Univeristy – Dr. Can Ozgur Colpan, Department of Mechanical Engineering Dokuz Eylul University.

September 21, 2018 1:30 p.m. – Increasing Passive Solar Gains in Canadian Homes Using a Passive-Active Solar Collection System – Sarah, MASc Candidate, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University

September 28, 2018 1:30 p.m. – Nuclear Waste, Nuclear Accidents and Climate Change – Alastair Mclvor, Independent Consultant (a 30-year Veteran of the Nuclear Industry in the UK and Canada).

Ocober 12, 2018 1:30 p.m. – Leveraging Patents for Research – Jason Fisher, Senior Patent Examiner, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)

November 9, 2018 1:30 p.m. Muscular compliance in Bioinspired soft robots – Dr. Norman M. Wereley, Minta Martin Professor and Chair, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742 USA

November 16, 2018 1:30 p.m. – Fast Ductile Fracture: Dependence of Propagation Resistance on Crack Velocity – Mr. Chris Bassindale, PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University

January 18, 2019 1:30 p.m. – PULSAR (Prototype of an Ultra Large Structure Assembly Robot) – Dr. Mathieu Rognant, ONERA, France

Please note that if you wish to find out information about seminars being presented at the University of Ottawa, there is a calendar here.