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. Junjie Gu.  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)   

Friday, 23 September 2016, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, ME 3124: A Numerical Investigation to Identify Dimensionless Parameters for Dual-Rotor Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines – Kenny Slew

Friday, 23 September 2016, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, ME 3124: The Multi-Objective Design of Wind Turbine Airfoils – Michael Miller

Friday, 30 September 2016, 1:30-3:00 pm, ME 3124:  A Manufacturing Method to Incorporate Piezoelectric Sensors in Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite Structures for a Holistic Approach to Structural Health Monitoring. – Scott Bishop (Postponed)

Friday, 7 October 2016, 1:30-3:00 pm, ME 3124Control laws for over-actuated space systems – Helene Evain 

Friday October 14, 2016, 1:30-3:00 pm, 3124: SoftPOSIT Enhancements for Monocular Camera Spacecraft Pose Estimation- Jian-Feng Shi

Friday, 21 October 2016, 1:30-3:00 pm, ME 3124: Recent work on Secondary Flows at Durham University – Grant Ingram

Friday, 4 November 2016, 1:30-3:00 pm, ME 3124: Trajectory Optimization for Proximity Operations around Tumbling Geometrical Constraints via Legendre Polynomials – Jian-Feng Shi

Friday, 11 November 2016, 2:30-4:00 pm, ME 3124: Assessing the benefits of district energy grids in high penetration renewable energy systems

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 2:00-4:00 pm, ME 3124: Numerical modeling of thermal ignition -Josué Melguizo-Gavilanes, Ph.D

Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:30-3:00 pm, ME 3124: Combustion Chemistry from the Perspective of Characteristic Chemical Time Scales – Dr. Ben Akih-Kungeh

Friday, 25 November 2016, 1:30-3:00 pm, ME 3124: Spacecraft Pose Estimation using a Monocular Camera – Jian-Feng Shi

Friday, 2 December 2016, 1:30-3:00 pm, ME 3124: Spacecraft Pose Estimation using Principal Component Analysis and a Monocular Camera – Jian-Feng Shi

Friday, 10 February 2017, 1:30-3:00 pm, ME 3124Characterization of an Air-PCM Energy Storage Design for Air Handling Unit Applications

Friday, 10 March 2017, 1:30-3:00 pm, ME 3124: Recent advances in the water impact problem – Professor Rouslan Krechetnikov

Friday, 17 March 2017, 1:30-3:00 pm, ME 3124:  Applicability of Early Acoustic Theory for Modern Propeller Design- Mark Kotwicz Herniczek

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:30-2:30 pm, ME 3124: Sounding Rocket Roll Control Through DBD Plasma Actuated Boundary Layer Control – Spencer Sumanik

Friday, 24 March 2017, 2:30-3:00 pm, ME 3124: Passive Flow Control of Dynamic Stall via Surface-based Trapped Vortex Generators – Khider Al Jaburi

Friday, 31 March 2017, 1:30-3:00 pm, ME 3124: Impact Of Variable Freestream 2D CFD Dynamic Stall Data on Helicopter Forward Flight Performance Prediction – Dustin Jee

Friday, 7 April 2017, 1:30-3:00 pm, ME 3124: Design and Commissioning of a Solar Combisystem with Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage – Curtis Meister

Impact Fatigue Performance of Adhesive Bonded Structures Based on GripMetal Concept  – Andrew Fawcett

Additive Manufacturing and Related Certification Challenges for Aerospace Applications – Hayat El Fazani 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 2:00-3:00 p.m., ME 3124: The Monolithic Homotopy Algorithm: A Scalable and Robust Method for Solving Computational Fluid Dynamics Problems – David Brown

Friday, 12 May 2017, 2:00-3:00 p.m., ME 3124: Towards a Lighter More Fuel Efficient Engine: Collaborative Research on Engine Technologies and the Future of Aircraft Propulsion – Dr. Hamza Abo El Ella

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 11:00-12:00 p.m., ME 3124: Aerial Vehicle Development: Dynamics and Aeroservoelasticity Perspectives – Dr. Fidel Khouli

Friday, 19 May 2017, 1:30-3:00 pm, ME 3124Experimental and Computational Spectroscopic Studies of High Pressure Induced Amorphization in Boron Carbide – Ghatu Subhash

Friday, 9 June 2017, 1:30-3:00 pm, ME 3124: Feathers: Hierarchical Structure and Multifunctionality – Lorna J. Gibson

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