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Seminar 3/5/2020: Dr. Sanjiv Singh

CEO Near Earth Autonomy
Consulting Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Come listen to Sanjiv Singh on Thursday, February 27th for this week’s seminar titled An Autonomy Stack for Aerial Vehicles. Refreshments will begin at 3:00pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 3:20pm in 220 Hammond.

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Sanjiv Singh SS Spring 20

Seminar 2/27/2020: Dr. David Spencer

Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Penn State University

Come listen to David Spencer on Thursday, February 27th for this week’s seminar titled Wicked Hard Astrodynamics Problems for Moon/Mars Exploration Missions. Refreshments will begin at 3:00pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 3:20pm in 220 Hammond.

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David Spencer SS Spring 20

Seminar 2/20/2020: Jacqueline Thomas

P.h.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Come listen to Jacqueline Thomas on Thursday, February 20th for this week’s seminar titled Systems Analysis of Community Noise Impacts of Advanced Flight Procedures for Conventional and Hybrid Electric Aircraft. Refreshments will begin at 3:00pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 3:20pm in 220 Hammond.

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Jacqueline Thomas SS Spring 20

Seminar 2/13/2020: ARCC

The Autonomous Robotics Competition Club

Come listen to Rachel Axten, Wen-Yu Chien, Jacob Crouse, Oliver Dunbabin, Vankatakrishnan Iyer, Kalki Sharma, and Vidullan Surendran on Thursday, February 13th for this week’s seminar titled Lessons Learned and Current Status of Flying Robot Competitions. Refreshments will begin at 3:00pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 3:20pm in 220 Hammond.

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ARCC SS Spring 20

Seminar 2/6/2020: Dr. Eric Paterson

Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor
Department Head of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
Interim Executive Director, Hume Center for National Security and Technology Virginia Tech

Come listen to Eric Paterson on Thursday, February 6th for this week’s seminar titled CFD is Dead, Long Live CFD!. Refreshments will begin at 3:00pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 3:20pm in 220 Hammond.

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Eric Paterson SS Spring 20

Seminar 1/23/2020: Keerti Prakash

P.h.D. Candidate in Aerospace Engineering, Penn State University

Come listen to Keerti Prakash on Thursday, January 22nd for one of this week’s seminars titled Damping of Composite Beams with Carbon Nanotube Interlayers for Rotorcraft Blade Application. Refreshments will begin at 3:00pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 3:20pm in 220 Hammond.

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Keerti Prakash SS Spring 20

Seminar 1/23/2020: Jingyao Dai

P.h.D. Candidate in Aerospace Engineering, Penn State University

Come listen to Jingyao Dai on Thursday, January 22nd for one of this week’s seminars titled Toughening of Boron Carbide Composites with Hierarchical Microstructuring. Refreshments will begin at 3:00pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 3:50pm in 220 Hammond.

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Jingyao Dai SS Spring 20

Seminar 1/16/2020: Dr. Chris Rahn

J. Lee Everett Professor and Associate Dean for
Innovation, Penn State University

Come listen to Chris Rahn on Thursday, January 16th for this week’s seminar titled Battery Systems Engineering Enabling Mobility and Grid Independence. Refreshments will begin at 2:45pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 3:05pm in 220 Hammond.

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Chris Rahn SS Spring 20

Seminar 12/11/2019: Dr. Mark Miller

Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Penn State University

Come listen to Mark Miller on Wednesday, December 11th for this week’s seminar titled Exploring the Aerodynamics of Large Rotating Systems with High Pressure Experiments. Refreshments will begin at 4:15pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 4:40pm in 220 Hammond.

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Mark Miller SS Fall 19

Seminar 12/4/2019: Dr. René van Paassen

Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology

Come listen to René van Paassen on Wednesday, December 4th for this week’s seminar titled Engineering Feeling; Human Perception of Manipulator Dynamics. Refreshments will begin at 4:15pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 4:40pm in 220 Hammond.

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Rene van Paassen SS Fall 19

Seminar 11/20/2019: Dr. Al Brand

Sr. Technical Fellow for Flight Technology, Bell

Come listen to Al Brand on Wednesday, November 20th for this week’s seminar titled The Technology of Vertical Lift. Note that this seminar will start at 2:30pm in 026 Hosler Building.

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Seminar 11/13/2019: Monique McClain

Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University

Come listen to Monique McClain on Wednesday, November 13th for this week’s seminar titled Additive Manufacturing of Viscous Materials: Development and Characterization of 3D Printed Energetic and Composite Structures. Refreshments will begin at 4:15pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 4:40pm in 220 Hammond.

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Monique McClain SS Fall 19

Seminar 11/6/2019: Dr. Alejandra Uranga

Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California

Come listen to Alejandra Uranga on Wednesday, November 6th for this week’s seminar titled Boundary Layer Ingestion for Transport Aircraft: Power Balance, Wind Tunnel Tests, and Analysis Framework. Refreshments will begin at 4:15pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 4:40pm in 220 Hammond.

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Alejandra Uranga SS Fall 19

Seminar 10/30/2019: Dr. Daning Huang

Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Penn State University

Come listen to Daning Huang on Wednesday, October 30th for this week’s seminar titled Computational Discovery of Hypersonic Aerothermoelastic Scaling Laws. Refreshments will begin at 4:15pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 4:40pm in 220 Hammond.

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Daning Huang SS Fall 19

Seminar 10/24/2019: Dr. Sonia Hernandez

Mission Design and Navigation Specialist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Come listen to Sonia Hernandez on Thursday, October 24th for one this week’s seminars titled Navigating Spacecraft Through the Giant Planets (and a Few Other Space Mission Ideas…). Note that this seminar will start at 2:00pm in 135 Reber Building.

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Sonia Hernandez SS Fall 19

Seminar 10/23/2019: Dr. Phillip J. Ansell

Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champain

Come listen to Phillip Ansell on Wednesday, October 23rd for one this week’s seminars titled Distributed Electric Propulsion for Advanced Air Vehicle Technology. Refreshments will begin at 4:15pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 4:40pm in 220 Hammond.

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Phil Ansell SS Fall 19

Seminar 10/16/2019: Dr. David Hall

Propulsion Group Manager, Aurora Flight Sciences

Come listen to David Hall on Wednesday, October 16th for this week’s seminar titled Developments in Boundary Layer Ingesting Propulsion for Transport Aircraft. Refreshments will begin at 4:15pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 4:40pm in 220 Hammond.

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David Hall SS Fall 19

Seminar 10/9/2019: Dr. Ali Akturk

Technology Project Manager, Siemens Energy Inc.

Come listen to Ali Akturk on Wednesday, October 9th for this week’s seminar titled An Investigation Of Critical Aerodynamic Loss Mechanisms for Turbomachinery Components. Refreshments will begin at 4:15pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 4:40pm in 220 Hammond.

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Ali Akturk SS Fall 19

Seminar 10/2/2019: Dr. Sarah Cusson

Ph.D. Candidate, Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan

Come listen to Sarah Cusson on Wednesday, October 2nd for this week’s seminar titled Impact of Neutral Density on the Operation of High-Power Magnetically Shielded Hall Thrusters. Refreshments will begin at 4:15pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 4:40pm in 220 Hammond.

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Seminar 9/25/2019: Dr. Charlie Ryan

Assistant Professor of Aeronautics
University of Southampton, UK

Come listen to Charlie Ryan on Wednesday, September 25th for this week’s seminar on The Small Satellite Propulsion Challenge. Refreshments will begin at 4:15pm in the Aero Cafe (225 Hammond), and the Seminar will begin at 4:40pm in 220 Hammond.

For details:
Charles Ryan SS Fall 19