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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

Text Box: RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES

 

 

NEWS:

 

·       For Questions Contact: Dr. Andrew Ketsdever at (aketsdev@uccs.edu)

 

·       Please check this website often.  Scheduled days and times are subject to change.

 

 

 

Fall 2014

All seminars begin at 2pm in EN 101.  The seminars now meet with MAE 4000

 

5-Sep-14

Dr. Andrew Ketsdever

UCCS MAE

Ethics and the Military Industrial Complex:  The Role of the Engineer

17&18-Sep-14

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman

 

26-Sep-14

Jake Graul*

UCCS MAE

 

17-Oct-14

Dr. David Vallado

AGI, Inc.

 

24-Oct-14

Frank Doerner

Boeing, Inc.

 

7-Nov-14

Prof. Darren Hitt

Univ. of Vermont

14-Nov-14

Carlos Maldonado*

UCCS MAE

 

5- Dec-14

Prof. Anthony Marchese

Colorado State Univ.

 

* PhD Dissertation Defense – Public Welcome.

 

 

Spring 2014

All seminars begin at 2pm in EN 109.  The seminars now meet with MAE 4000

 

7-Feb-14

Austin Ventura

UCCS MAE

The Intern, the Research Assistant, and International Intrigue

14-Feb-14*

Dr. Andrew Ketsdever

UCCS MAE

The Space Shuttle Challenger: A Case Study in Engineering Ethics

20-Feb-14†

Blake Bullock and Martin Frederick

Northrop Grumman

The James Webb Space Telescope

7-Mar-14

Nathan Strange

NASA JPL

NASA’s Asteroid Redirection Mission

4-Apr-14

Joshua Engle

UCCS MAE

Optical Spectroscopy of High Altitude Lightning Events

11-Apr-14

Prof. Chris Jenkins

Montana State Univ.

Bio-inspired Engineering

25-Apr-14

Prof. Eric Frew

CU Boulder

CU Boulder UAV Research

*Special start time at 1:40pm.

Special Day and Time (6:00pm).  Location: Dwire Hall Room 121

 

 

Fall 2013

All seminars begin at 2pm unless otherwise stated.

 

18-Oct-13

Tom Amundson*,1

UCCS MAE

Computational Evaluation of the Effects of Voids on a Thermal Energy Storage System in a Combined Solar Power and Propulsion System

25-Oct-13

2nd Annual Technical Symposium of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) Rocky Mountain Section2

15-Nov-13

Dan Gould*,3

UCCS MAE

Computational Analysis of Micro-Channels for use in a High Temperature Heat Exchanger

22-Nov-13

Prof. Michael Calvisi and Prof. Leal Lauderbaugh4

UCCS MAE

TBD

6-Dec-13

Prof. Andrew Ketsdever5

UCCS MAE

Mimicking Biology to Explore Extreme Environments

13-Dec-13

Jacob Graul†,6

UCCS MAE

Diagnosing Kinetic Flows Using Optical Lattices

13-Dec-13

Carlos Maldonado,7

UCCS MAE

Measurements of Drag in a Simulated Low-Earth Orbit Environment

*MS Thesis Defense – public welcome.  All thesis defense times and locations are TBD and subject to change.

†PhD Comprehensive Exam – public welcome.

1 1pm (note change in time) in Engineering Building Room 105.

2 On UCCS Campus.  Registration fee applies.  Please email Taylor Lilly (tlilly@uccs.edu) for more information.  Link to agenda here.

3 2pm in Engineering Building Room 105.

4 11:30am.  Part of the UCCS Biofrontiers Seminar Series.  Location Osborne Center Room A204.

5 11:30am.  Part of the UCCS Biofrontiers Seminar Series.  Location:  Osborne Center Room A204.

6 11am in Osborne Center, NISSSC Classroom Room A343.

7 2pm in Engineering Building Room 105.

 

 

Spring 2013

All seminars begin at 2pm in ENGR 109.

 

15-Feb-13

Carlos Maldonado

UCCS MAE

Chamber for Atmospheric and Orbital Space Simulation

8-Apr-13

Tim Siefers*,1

UCCS MAE

Flow and Vibration Analysis of Parachute Suspension Line

TBD

Lauren McNair*

UCCS MAE

Dynamics of a Thrusting, Spinning Satellite with Changing Center of Mass Position

19-Apr-13

Prof. Scott Trimboli

UCCS ECE

Robust Cell-level Modeling and Control of Large Battery Packs for Electric Vehicles

26-Apr-13

Prof. Andrew Ketsdever

UCCS MAE

Biomimetics: Exploring Flocks, Schools and Herds for Robotic Swarms

3-May-13

Dan Gould

UCCS MAE

Thermal Characterization of a mm-Wave Heat Exchanger

*MS Thesis Defense – public welcome. All thesis defense times and locations are TBD and subject to change.

1 Starts at 11:30am in OCSE A208.

 

 

Fall 2012

All seminars begin at 2pm in TBD.

 

21-Sep-12

Prof David Schmidt1

UCCS MAE (Emeritus)

On the Flight Dynamics of Aeroelastic Vehicles - Redux

17-Oct-12

Barry Cornella†,2

UCCS MAE

PhD: Neutral Gas Heating via Pulsed Optical Lattices

24-Oct-12

2nd Lt Michael Reid*,3

UCCS MAE

MS: Computational Thermal Characterization of Satellite CHP System Using Latent Heat Storage with High Temperature PCM Under Microgravity

31-Oct-12

2nd Lt Ross Elder*,4

UCCS MAE

MS: Numerical Modeling of Ultrasonic Cavitation Microbubbles in Ionic Liquids: A Study of Fluid Properties and Thermal  Effects

1-Nov-12

2nd Lt Lucas Derby*,5

UCCS MAE

MS: Microwave Augmented, In-Space Propulsion

2-Nov-12

Prof Peter Gorder6

UCCS MAE

Strategic Plan of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

9-Nov-12

Zach Asher*,7

UCCS MAE

MS: Capture and Removal Orbital Analysis of Multiple Debris Objects Using a Tethered Spacecraft

16-Nov-12

Prof Gregory Bogin6

Colo. School of Mines

The Role of the Ignition Quality Tester as a Validation Tool for Ignition Kinetics of Low Volatility Fuels

7-Dec-12

Austin Ventura6

UCCS MAE

Negative Thermophoresis in Radiometric Flows

†PhD Dissertation Defense – public welcome.

*MS Thesis Defense – public welcome. All thesis defense times and locations are TBD and subject to change.

1 Starts at 2pm in Osborne Center  B136.

2 Starts at 3pm in Osborne Center B216.

3 Starts at 1pm in Osborne Center A343.

4 Starts at 1pm in Osborne Center A343.

5 Starts at 3pm in Centennial 188.

6 Starts at 2pm in ENGR 103.

 

 

Spring 2012

All seminars begin at 2pm in Osborne Center B215.

 

17-Feb-12‡

Pamela Kay Strong

United Launch Alliance

Space Shuttle TPS Repair Return to Flight Activities

24-Feb-12

Prof. Taylor Lilly

UCCS MAE

Experimental Use of Lasers in Aerospace Diagnostic Applications

2-Mar-12

Dr. Gustav Freyer

GJF Consulting

EMI - Electromagnetic Interference - Effects are Everywhere

6-Mar-12†

Tom Ramsay

Honda R&D Americas

Race Car Aerodynamics

9-Mar-12

Carlos Maldonado and Ryan Bosworth

UCCS MAE

Chamber for Atmospheric and Orbital Space Simulation (ChAOSS)

16-Mar-12

Prof. Mark Borden

CU Boulder – ME

Design Principles for Medical Microbubbles

6-Apr-12

James Carroll*

UCCS MAE

Nonlinear Dynamical Analysis and Control of Ultrasound Contrast Agent Microbubbles

11-Apr-12

Robert Hindy**

USAF Airborne Laser Prog.

Development of High Energy Laser Airborne Weapon Systems

13-Apr-12

Prof. Steve Tragesser

UCCS MAE

Modeling, Measuring and Optimizing Human Motion

27-Apr-12

Prof. James Stevens

UCCS MAE

Thermal Aspects of High Speed Wear Testing

*MS Thesis Defense – public welcome. All thesis defense times and locations are TBD and subject to change.

Make-up date due to weather.

†Special day, time, and location.  Refreshments at 6:30pm.  Lecture at 7:00pm.  LOCATION: CENT 192.  A joint seminar event with the AIAA Rocky Mountain Section.

**Special day, time, and location.  Refreshments at 6:30pm.  Lecture at 7:00pm.  LOCATION: CENT 203 (Theater).  A joint seminar event with the AIAA Rocky Mountain Section.

 

 

Fall 2011

All seminars in Osborne Center, Room A343 unless otherwise noted.

 

9-Sep-11

Barry Cornella†

UCCS MAE

PhD Comp Exam: Neutral Gas Heating via Pulsed Optical Lattices

23-Sep-11

Peter Szyjka†

UCCS MAE

PhD Comp Exam: Modeling the Deposition Rate of Sputtered Materials

13-Oct-11

2nd Lt Ryan Kerns*,1

UCCS MAE

MS: Dynamometer Development to Measure the Output of a Fluidyne Engine

21-Oct-11

2nd Lt Max Poppler*,2

UCCS MAE

MS: Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy of Gas Phenomena

26-Oct-11

2nd Lt Wayne Black*,3

UCCS MAE

MS: Performance Measurements of Low Reynolds Number Nozzle Geometries

28-Oct-11

2nd Lt Gabriel Staples*,4

UCCS MAE

MS: Experimental Evaluation of Collimated Solar Radiation Absorption by a Microstructured Surface

31-Oct-11

2nd Lt Joey Ulisse*,5

UCCS MAE

MS: Viscous and Compressible Effects in Ultrasonic Cavitation with Heat and Mass Transfer

11-Nov-11

Meral Sarper6

UCCS MAE

Modal Assessment of Inertial Load Simulator

†PhD Comprehensive Exam – public welcome.

*MS Thesis Defense – public welcome.  All thesis defense times and locations are TBD and subject to change.

1 Starts at 11:30am; 2 Starts at 2pm; 3 Starts at 9am; 4 Starts at 2pm; 5 Starts at 9:30am; 6 Starts at 2pm.

 

 

Spring 2011

All seminars begin at 2pm in SENG B216.

 

18-Feb-11

Prof James Stevens

UCCS MAE

Energy Harvesting from Ground-Source Heat Engines

04-Mar-11

Prof Michael Calvisi

UCCS MAE

A Mathematical Model of Intracranial Aneurysms: Evidence of Hemodynamic Instability

01-Apr-11

Julie Horvath*

UCCS MAE

Experimental Study of Microscale Radiation

15-Apr-11

Prof Andrew Ketsdever

UCCS MAE

Using Undergraduate Researchers in the Laboratory

20-Apr-11

Larry Korb

North American, Retired

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

29-Apr-11

2nd Lt Ryan Kerns

UCCS MAE

A Dynamometer for Testing Liquid Piston Stirling Engine Performance

06-May-11

Trey Quiller**

UCCS MAE

Investigation of Density Perturbations in Molecular Nitrogen Formed by Pulsed Optical Lattices

*MS Thesis Defense (Date/Time subject to change).

**Time Change: This seminar is now scheduled for 1pm in SENG B216.

† Special day and time (Social starts at 6:30pm, lecture begins at 7pm);  Location: Columbine 128.  A joint seminar event with the AIAA Rocky Mountain Section.

 

 

Fall 2010

All Thesis Defense times and locations are TBD.  For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Ketsdever (aketsdever@eas.uccs.edu)

 

01-Oct-10

Jacob Schonig

UCCS MAE

MS: Implementation Strategies for In-Space Macron Propulsion

14-Oct-10

Jackson Mason

UCCS MAE

MS: Demonstration and Characterization of a Solar Powered Fluidyne Engine

19-Oct-10

Anthony O’Shea

UCCS MAE

MS: Development of THz Rayleigh Scattering Diagnostics for a Solid Rocket Exhaust Plumes

28-Oct-10

Andrew Kirk

UCCS MAE

MS: Transient Fluid Topology Optimization using the Lattice Boltzmann Method

28-Oct-10

Joel Halpert

UCCS MAE

MS: A Comparison of Water and Liquid Nitrogen Cooling in a Microchannel-Array Heatsink

28-Oct-10

David Meyer

UCCS MAE

MS: Lattice Boltzmann Thermal Convective Topology Optimization

29-Oct-10

Luis Barrs

UCCS MAE

MS: Dynamics and Control of a Tether Sling System on a Rotating Body 

04-Nov-10

David McDaniel

UCCS MAE

PhD: Deformation of Viscous CFD Meshes for Aeroelastic and S&C Applications

TBD

Curtis Stanley

UCCS MAE

MS: Apparent Impacting Trajectories, Identification, and Orbit Determination of Tethered Satellite Systems

 

 

Spring 2010

All seminars begin at 2pm in ENG 105

 

22-Jan-10*

Col David Swanson

AF Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC)

Role of Systems Engineering on the Mission Assurance Process

12-Feb-10

Maj Thomas Joslyn

USAFA/DFAS; UCCS MAE PhD

Liquid Droplet Thrusters for Constant Momentum Exchange Between Formation Flying Spacecraft

19-Feb-10

Sebastian Kreissl

CU Boulder

Towards Topology Optimization of Fluid-Structure-Interaction Problems

12-Mar-10

Prof David Schmidt

UCCS MAE

Dynamics and Control of Airbreathing Hypersonic Flight Vehicles

2-Apr-10

Dr Sergey Gimelshein

Univ. Southern California

The Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Method and Its Application

16-Apr-10

Dr Linda Krause

USAFA/DFP

Diagnosing Plasma Turbulence in the Ionosphere Above Nigeria

20-Apr-10†

Prof. John Valasek

Director, VSC Lab/Texas A&M Univ.

Machine-Learning Control of Morphing Air Vehicles

23-Apr-10

2nd Lt Jacob Schonig

UCCS MAE

Macron Propulsion Technology and Applications

7-May-10

2nd Lt Anthony O’Shea

UCCS MAE

TeraHertz Rayleigh Scattering for Solid Rocket Motor Diagnostics

*A joint seminar event with the UCCS Student Chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

† Special day and time.  Location: SENG Room 342

 

 

Fall 2009

All seminars begin at 2pm in ENGR 107.

 

11-Sep-09

Prof Russ Cummings

USAFA/DFAN

Integrated Computational/Experimental Approach to Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (UCAV)

24-Sep-09*

Gen Jerry White

USAF (Ret)

The Lessons of Failures in US Space History

25-Sep-09

Dr Gary Vanderplaats

Vanderplaats R&D, Inc.

Saving Energy Through Optimization

9-Oct-09

Poti Doukas

Instar Engineering Inc.

Space Mission Structural and Mechanical Systems: STARDUST Mission Summary

23-Oct-09

Julie Horvath

UCCS MS Student

Sustainability Through Microscale Physics

6-Nov-09

Barry Cornella

UCCS PhD Student

The Crookes Radiometer Applied to Engineering Problems

13-Nov-09

Prof Gregory Plett

UCCS ECE

Battery Management Systems for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Using Li-Ion Batteries

4-Dec-09

Dr Nancy Ericson

AF Space Command

Preventing Collisions in Space

*Special Seminar of the UCCS Student Chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 3pm in SENG B217

†A joint seminar event with Air Force Space Command.  Location: Peterson AFB Library, Start time 3pm MST (CAC required for base access)

 

 

Spring 2009

All seminars begin at 2pm in University Hall Room 132

 

30-Jan-09

Taylor Lilly

USC PhD Student

Acceleration of Atoms and Molecules Via Optical Lattices

13-Feb-09

Prof Andrew Ketsdever

UCCS MAE

An Overview of Advanced Propulsion Concepts for Space Access

27-Feb-09

Mark Staley

AF Space Command

Integrating High Resolution Terrain Data into Global PDOP Calculations

6-Mar-09*

Prof Bill Saylor

USAFA/DFAS

Undergraduate Satellite and Rocket Design, Fabrication, and Operations Programs

3-Apr-09

Prof Julie Albertson

UCCS MAE

The Benefits of Integrating Technical Communication Within an Engineering Curriculum

10-Apr-09

Prof Rebecca Webb

UCCS MAE

Efficiency and Sustainability Using Microscale Physics

17-Apr-09†

Barry Cornella and Sean Hammerland / Shawn Laabs

UCCS MAE Students

Critical Evaluation of Solid Rocket Thrust Augmentation Using Beamed Energy / Propulsion Subsystem Thermal Modeling for FalconSat 5

24-Apr-09

Prof Richard Balthazor and Prof Geoff McHarg

USAFA/DFP

Research in the Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center, USAF Academy - Ground-based observations and Spacecraft Instrumentation

8-May-09§

Prof Valmiki Sooklal

UCCS MAE

Development of a Temperature Dependent, Non-Linear Cohesive Zone Model for Laser Induced Fracture

*A joint seminar event with the UCCS Student Chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

†Special Seminar – AIAA Region V Student Conference Participants

§Note change in date

 

 

Fall 2008

All seminars begin at 2pm in University Hall Room 132

 

5-Sep-08

David McDaniel

USAFA/DFAN

Efficient Deformation of Unstructured Viscous Meshes

19-Sep-08

Prof Michael Larson

UCCS MAE

Development of a Medical Device for Laser Tissue Fusion

3-Oct-08

Prof Steve Tragesser

UCCS MAE

Satellite Formations using Momentum Exchange --Troubleshooting Equations and Code

17-Oct-08

Prof Georg Pingen

UCCS MAE

Kinetic Theory Approach to Computational Fluid Dynamics: Applications to Design Optimization, Modeling, and Analysis

31-Oct-08

Prof Jim Stevens

UCCS MAE

Energy Research At UCCS; Liquid Piston Heat Engines

14-Nov-08

Prof Mike Maixner

USAFA/DFEM

Assessment of Near-Surface Ground Temperature Profiles for Optimal Placement of a Thermoelectric Device

5-Dec-08

Prof Heather Song

UCCS ECE

Compact Microfabricated Terahertz High Order Harmonic Gyrodevice