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Chair's Distinguished Seminar Series

The Chair’s Distinguished Seminar Series brings scholars of national and international reputation who have made an impact in the field of aerospace engineering and beyond. 

2019-2020 schedule

Monday, September 30

Meeko Oishi 

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico
Title: Probabilistic safety and control via stochastic reachability in autonomous systems
HUB 334
Reception: 3:30pm
Talk: 4:00 - 5:00pm

Monday, November 18

Brian Argrow 

Professor and Chair, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, CU Boulder
Title: Supercells to supersonics: Aerospace engineering applied to atmospheric & weather research
HUB 145
Reception: 3:30pm
Talk: 4:00 - 5:00pm

Monday, December 2

Erik Komendera

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech 
Title: Autonomous in-space assembly and servicing: Recent research and the path to practice
HUB 334 
Reception: 3:30pm
Talk: 4:00 - 5:00pm

Monday, January 13

Robert Landers

Curators' Distinguished Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Expertise: Manufacturing
HUB 145
Reception: 3:30pm
Talk: 4:00 - 5:00pm

Monday, February 10

Kakani Katija

Principal Engineer, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Expertise: Invertebrate ecomechanics
HUB 145
Reception: 3:30pm
Talk: 4:00 - 5:00pm

Monday, March 9

Joan Woodard

Executive Vice President, Emerita, Sandia Labs
Expertise: Energy
HUB 145
Reception: 3:30pm
Talk: 4:00 - 5:00pm

Monday, April 27

Zafer Gurdal

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina
Expertise: Structures, composites
HUB 334
Reception: 3:30pm
Talk: 4:00 - 5:00pm

Monday, May 11

Sonja Glavaski

Chief Energy Digitalization Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Expertise: Structures, composites
HUB 334
Reception: 3:30pm
Talk: 4:00 - 5:00pm

Seminar archives

  • Dr. Mason Peck (Cornell) | 10/09/17
  • Dr. Matthew Johnson-Roberson (U. Michigan) | 10/16/17
  • Dr. Paul McConnaughey (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center) | 10/30/17
  • Dr. Panagiotis Tsiotras (Georgia Tech) | 11/20/17
  • Philip M. Condit (The Boeing Company) | 12/04/17
  • Beverly McKeon (California Institute of Technology) | 01/22/18 - Flyer
  • Eric Paterson (Virginia Tech) | 02/05/18 - Flyer
  • Eric Loth (University of Virginia) | 02/12/18 - Flyer
  • Robert Moses (NASA) | 03/19/18 - Flyer
  • Christian Eigenbrod (University of Bremen) | 04/16/18
  • Steven A. Chisholm (Boeing) | 04/23/18 - Flyer
  • Dr. Hong Wang (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) | 05/21/18 - Flyer