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.
  • Visitors: Click here for a campus map of Carleton.mailto:mostafa.elsayed@carleton.ca

For more information about the series, to suggest a speaker, or to volunteer as a speaker, please contact Dr. Mostafa El Sayed.

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 online until further notice.

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

UPCOMING Seminars:

Stay tuned for more seminars


PAST Seminars:

Thursday September 23, 2021 – 1:00PM EST. Presenter: Eng Kuan Moo, a candidate for the CRC faculty position in Smart Healthy Sustainable Communities and Environments.

  • Seminar Weblink – Zoom Link

Wednesday September 22, 2021 – 1:00PM EST. Presenter: Mohammad Mirkhalaf, a candidate for the CRC faculty position in Smart Healthy Sustainable Communities and Environments.

  • Seminar Weblink – Zoom Link

Tuesday September 21, 2021 – 1:00PM EST. Presenter: Nikolas Knowles, a candidate for the CRC faculty position in Smart Healthy Sustainable Communities and Environments.

  • Seminar Weblink – Zoom Link

Monday September 20, 2021 – 1:00PM EST. Presenter: Fatema Jazinazadeh, a candidate for the CRC faculty position in Smart Healthy Sustainable Communities and Environments.

  • Seminar Weblink – Zoom Link

Friday September 3rd, 2021 – 1:00PM EST. Presenter: Azadeh Maroufmashat, a candidate for the CRC faculty position in Smart Healthy Sustainable Communities and Environments.

  • Seminar Weblink – Zoom Link

Thursday September 2nd, 2021 – 1:00PM EST. Presenter: Dr. Alexander Uhl, a candidate for the CRC faculty position in Smart Healthy Sustainable Communities and Environments.

  • Seminar Weblink – Zoom Link

Wednesday September 1st, 2021 – 1:00PM EST. Presenter: Dr. Marina Freire-Gormaly, a candidate for the CRC faculty position in Smart Healthy Sustainable Communities and Environments.

  • Seminar Weblink – Zoom Link

Tuesday August 31st, 2021 – 1:00PM EST. Presenter: Dr. Andrea Kraj, a candidate for the CRC faculty position in Smart Healthy Sustainable Communities and Environments.

  • Seminar Weblink – Zoom Link

Wednesday June 30th, 2021 – 1:00PM EST. “Autonomous mobility and Autonomous motion of unmanned vehicles” by Dr. Hashim Hashim Mohamed, an Assistant Professor at the Department of Engineering & Applied Science at Thompson Rivers University (TRU), Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Seminar Weblink – Zoom Link – please note this seminar will be recorded.

Tuesday June 29th, 2021 – 1:00PM EST. “Resilience and Security of Networked Control Systems (With Applications to Autonomous Multi-Agent Systems)” by Dr. Mohammad Pirani, a senior research scientist with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada

  • Seminar Weblink – Zoom Link – please note this seminar will be recorded.

Monday June 28th, 2021 – 1:00PM EST. “Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) with Uncertainty for the Aircraft Design” by Dr. Hyeong-Uk Park, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Ryerson University, ON, Canada.

  • Seminar Weblink – Zoom Link – please note this seminar will be recorded.

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).

  • Seminar Weblink: MS Teams

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.

Thursday April 8, 2021 – 6:00PM EDT. “Inventing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter” by Mr. Paul Bevilaqua, former chief aeronautical scientist and chief engineer of Lockheed Martin Skunk works Program, USA.

Tuesday March 23rd 2021 – 10:00AM EDT. “Gap Test Consequences for Quasi-brittle Fracture Mechanics, Scaling and HRR Theory of Metal Fracture” by Professor Zdeneek P, Bazant – McCormick Institute Professor and Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University, USA.

    • Seminar Weblink: Zoom Seminar

Monday March 29th, 2021– 1:00PM EST. “A Chemical Potential Probe to Determine the Solubility of Hydrogen in Metals: An Example with Copper” by Leigh Corrigall, a PhD candidate in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University.

    • Announcement Flyer – here

Wednesday March 10th, 2021 – 5:50PM-7:00PM EDT. “Materials Studies in Art and Historic Artifact” by John Twiley – an Independent Conservation Scientist and the Mellon Science Advisor to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, USA.

    • Seminar Registration: ASM Ontario Event – Register Here

Tuesday December 8, 2020 – 1:45PM-3:00PM EDT. “Metallurgy of Medieval Armour and its Manufacture” by Dr. Alan Williams – an Archaeometallurgist in the Wallace Collection, London, UK.

    • Seminar Registration: ASM Ontario Event – Registration at the bottom of the page.

Monday December 7, 202012:45PM-1:45PM EDT. “Advanced Soft Functional Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications” by Dr. Amin GhavemiNajed, a postdoctoral research associate at Leslie Dan faculty of pharmacy, University of Toronto.

    • Seminar Weblink: Zoom Seminar

Monday November 30th, 202012:45PM-1:45PM EDT. “Optimizing Musculoskeletal Health and Joint Performance” by Dr. Geoffrey Ng, a Research Associate, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London.

    • Seminar Weblink: Zoom Seminar

Tuesday November 24th, 2020 – 1:00PM-2:00PM EDT. “Rotorcraft Flight Control Design with Alleviation of Unsteady Rotor Loads” by Dr. Umberto Saetti, a Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Dr. Saetti is a candidate for the faculty position in Avionics.

    • Seminar Weblink: Zoom Seminar

Monday November 23rd, 2020 12:45PM-1:45PM EDT. “Applications of biofluid mechanics and advancements towards organ-on-a-chip” by Dr. Rym Mehri, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at Carleton University.

    • Seminar Weblink: Zoom Seminar

Monday November 16th, 2020 – 12:30PM-1:30PM EDT. “Cell & tissue mechanics: From millimeter-scale fracture to nanometer-scale mechanosensitivity” by Dr. Andrew Harris, a candidate for the faculty position in Biomedical Engineering.

    • Seminar Weblink: Zoom Seminar

Friday November 13th, 2020 – 1:00PM-2:00 EDT. “Synergistic Effects of Halloysite Nanotubes on the Tensile Dynamic Fracture Toughness of Polyurethane” by Ms. Rafaela Aguiar, a PhD candidate, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University.

    • Seminar Weblink: Microsoft Teams Seminar

Thursday November 12th. 2020 – 1:30PM-2:30PM EDT. “Game-Changing Technologies for Next-Generation Autonomous Aircraft: From Foundational Analysis to Experimental Practice” by Dr. Jonathan Rogers, the Lockheed Martin Associate Professor of Avionics Integration in the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech., USA.

    • Seminar Weblink: Zoom Seminar

Tuesday November 10, 2020 – 1:45PM-3:00PM EDT. “Developing Materials for Impact” by Dr. Shawn Walsh – US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, USA. This webinar is being shared with you in coordination with ASM International – Ontario Chapter.

    • Seminar Registration: ASM Ontario Event – Registration at the bottom of the page.

Wednesday October 28th, 2020 – 1:00PM-2:00PM EDT. “Guardian Maps-Based Adaptive and Robust Control of Spacecraft Formation Flying” by Mr. Yzazn Chihabi, Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University.

  • Seminar Weblink: Microsoft Teams Seminar

Monday October 26, 2020 – 11:00AM-12:00PM. “Leveraging Passive Shape Morphing for Wind Energy Conversion” by Dr. David MacPhee, an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alabama, USA.

  • Seminar Weblink: Zoom Seminar

Thursday October 22, 2020 – 11:00AM-12:00PM. “Rigid-Body Shape-Changing Mechanisms” by Dr. Andrew Murray, a Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Dayton, USA.

  • Seminar Weblink: Zoom Seminar

Thursday October 15, 2020 – 11:00AM-12:00PM EDT. “Cognitive and Computational Studies in Design” by Dr. Chiradeep Sen, Associate Professor of Mechanical Design at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, USA.

  • Seminar Weblink: Zoom Seminar

Monday October 19, 2020 – 11:30AM-12:30PM EDT. “Distortion, Deterioration and Failure: Foundations of Refined Design and Manufacture” by Dr. Sam Nakhla, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science with cross-appointed to Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

  • Seminar Weblink: Zoom Seminar

Wednesday October 14, 2020 – 2:00PM-3:30PM EDT. “Materials in F1 Racing: What’s the Formula” by Mrs Matilda McAleenan, Materials Engineer at McLaren Racing Formula 1 Team, United Kingdom.

Friday October 2nd, 2020 – 1:00PM-2:00PM EDT. “Biomaterials in Orthopadeic Practice at a Glance” by Dr. Mohamed Habib, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, School of Medicine-University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

  • Seminar Weblink: Microsoft Teams Seminar

Wednesday September 16th, 2020 – 8:00-10:00 PM EDT. “Additive Manufacturing” by Professor Hani Henein, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, University of Alberta as part of ASM Canada Council’s Brian Ives Lectureship Series.

June 4, 2020 – 3:30pmNon-Terrestrial Networks (NTN): The Next 20 Years – Prof. Halim Yanikomeroglu (Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University)

February 28, 2020 – 1:30 p.m.1.Design and Development of Smart & Sustainable Drinking Water and Renewable Energy Systems (Prof. Freire-Gormaly)

2. The Developments of Novel Post-tensioning Anchors and Novel Small Modular Nuclear Energy Reactors (Prof. Faizul Mohee)

February 7, 2020 1:00 p.m. CB 3101Dr. Jiang “Smart materials and structures and their potential applications in UAV

January 10, 2020 1:30 p.m.CALPHAD Based Cellular Model of Dendrite Growth in Welds – Mr. Ghazi Alsoruji Ph.D. Candidate Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Carleton University

January 8, 2020 1:00 p.m.Models for Sustainable Energy System Design – Dr. Ahmed Abdulla, Carnegie Mellon University

November 29, 2019  1:30 p.m.

The Aerodynamic Behaviour of Cable-Stayed Bridges in Dry, Rainy, and Iced Conditions – Dr. Sean McTavish 

November 28, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Symmetry Guide to Phase Transitions with Vectorlike Order Parameters -Kay Condie Erb from Institute of Physics, Czech Acad. Sci., Prague, Czech Republic.

November 22, 2019 1:30 p.m.

The Application of 2D Digital Image Correlation (DIC) System on Strain Measurements and Fatigue Crack Growth Analysis for Polymer Additive Manufacturing (AM) Parts – Ms. Hayat El Fazani  Ph.D. Candidate Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Carleton University

July 19, 2019 2:00 p.m.

How NOT to Break a Bone – Prof. Cheryl Quenneville, Department of Mechanical Engineering and School of Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University.

July 12, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Fracture Surface Morphology for Polymer Additive Manufactured Parts – Hayat El Fazani, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University.

June 7, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Computer-Vision Based Pose Estimation of Neighboring Aircraft in an Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Swarm – Brendan Ooi, M.A.Sc. Candidate, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University.

May 22, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Space Robotics: Towards Use-Driven Missions – Dr. Mini C. Saaj, Reader and the Head of Robotics and Control Research Group, Surrey Space Centre, UK.

May 17, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Compliant Limb Sensing and Control for Safe Human–Robot Interactions – Mr. Colin Miyata, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University.

April 26, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Prediction and reduction of supersonic aircraft noise – Mr. John Halpenny, MASc Candidate, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University.

March 1, 2019 1:30 p.m.

The use of decoupling structures in helmet liners to reduce maximum principal brain tissue strain for head impacts – Dr. Karen Taylor, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University.

February 14, 2019 10:00 a.m.

Information session on the new rules, training requirements and compliance for remotely piloted aircraft systems – Professor Jeremy Laliberte, Dept. of Mechanical & 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.

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.

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.

October 12, 2018 1:30 p.m.

Leveraging Patents for Research – Jason Fisher, Senior Patent Examiner, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

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).

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.

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.

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