Events and Seminars

Details of events organised by the Department or involving our academic staff are listed below.

Our departmental seminars are open to both university staff and students and, unless otherwise stated, are held in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sir Frederick Mappin Building. Visitors from outside the university are also welcome but are requested to contact the department before attending.

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Please check this webpage regularly for details of forthcoming research seminars



 

2014
Date Seminar Details Venue
Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series
23rd June 2014

Three dimensional studies of particle fracture in Si- and Sn-based Li+ composite electrodes

Professor John Lambrose, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Further Information

Mappin Building Lecture Theatre 1

(LT01)

12:00pm - 12:40pm

12th June 2014

Industrial Gas Turbine Emissions Measurement

Bob Pearce, Siemens

Mappin Building Lecture Theatre 12

(LT12)

13:30pm

6th March 2014

Distance fields and meshfree methods: numerical strategies for 3D fracture

Dr Ettore Barbieri, Queen Mary, University of London

Further information

Mappin Building Lecture Theatre 12

(LT12)

13:00pm - 13:40pm

27th February 2014

Modelling the mechanobiology of cerebral aneurysm evolution

Further information

Dr Paul Watton, Computer Science & INSIGNEO Institute, University of Sheffield

Mappin Building Lecture Theatre 12

(LT12)

13:00pm - 13:40pm

20th February 2014

Beyond Navier-Strokes: fluid dynamics at the micor and nano scale

Professor Jason Reese, University of Edingurgh

Further information

Mappin Building Lecture Theatre 3

(LT03)

12:00pm - 12:40pm

30th January 2014

Rolling and tumbling: why Guillemot eggs are such an unusual shape

Professor Timothy Birkhead, University of Sheffield, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences

Mappin Building Lecture Theatre 12

(LT12)

12:00pm - 12:40pm

2013
Date Seminar Details Venue
Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series
28 November 2013

Mathematical modelling of functionally graded materials (FGM) - nano-structural mechanics

Dr Osman Anwar Beg, Gort Engovation

Mappin Building Lecture Theatre 1 (LT01)

12:00 - 12:40pm

21 November 2013

Accelerating electrons to near light-speed generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used for academic and industry research

Dr Christine Reinhard, Diamond Light Source

Mappin Building Lecture Theatre 1 (LT01)

12:00 - 12:40pm

7 November 2013

Nonlinear response of a compressible boundary layer to unsteady fluctuations of the convected-gust type

Elena Marensi, The University of Sheffield, Mechanical Engineering

Mappin Building Lecture Theatre 1 (LT01)

12:00 - 12:40pm

22 May 2013

INSIGNEO Senior Seminar:

The Digital Mouse

Panel discussion with:

  • Prof Marco Viceconti, INSIGNEO & Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr Sheila Francis, Department of Cardiovascular Science
  • Prof Gillian Tozer, Department of Oncology
  • Dr Ke Ning, The Medical School
  • Dr Ilaria Bellantuono, Department of Human Metabolism

3.00-5.00pm

HH-LT03
The Medical School

University of Sheffield

15 April 2013

INSIGNEO Senior Seminar:

Why In Silico Medicine Should Drive a Human Phenome Programme

Professor Stig Omholt
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

3.00-5.00pm

Mappin Hall
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street

6 March 2013

Towards Conventional Wave Energy Harvesting

Dr Daniil Yurchenko
Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, UK

2.00-3.00pm

SG-LT3
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street

13 Feb 2013

Numerical Modelling of Wave Energy Converters and Wave Farms

Dr Matt Folley
Marine Renewables Research Group, Queen's University, Belfast

2.30-3.30pm

SG-LT2
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street


2008-2012
Date Seminar Details Venue
29 June 2012

Parametric Methods for Non-Stationarity Random Vibration Identification

Professor S. D. Fassois
University of Patras, Greece

2.30-3.30pm

SG-LT15
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street

13 March 2012

Some Optimisation and Estimation Problems in Fluid Mechanics

Professor Bartosz Protas
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University, Canada

10.00am-11.00am

SG-LT12
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street

2 March 2012

The Role of Virtual Physiological Human Technology in Musculoskeletal Research

Professor Marco Viceconti
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield

1.00-2.00pm

Mellanby Centre for Bone Research Seminar Series 2012

Lecture Theatre 3, F Floor, Medical School

2 February 2011

Industry Driven Research

Dr Steve King CEng, FIET
EHM Specialist – Advanced Analytical Methods
EHM – Functional Systems Engineering
Rolls-Royce, Derby, UK

SG-LT14
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street
22 April 2010 Robust-Satisficing and the Probability of Survival

Professor Yakov Ben-Haim
Technicon, Haifa
2.00pm-3.00pm

SG-LT15
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street
5 March 2010 An Automated, Aerothermal Design and Optimisation System for Aero-Engine Components

Dr Shahrokh Shahpar, CEng, FRAeS, AFAIAA
2.00pm-3.00pm

SG-LT14
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street
11 December 2009 Introduction to Gazi University, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Introduction to LDA, PIV and CFD, and Reports on Related Research Activity

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Gazi University
1.00pm-2.00pm

SG-RD14
Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street
2 July 2009 The Development of a Traction System for the World's Fastest Elevator

Professor Seung-Ki Sul, Fellow IEEE, at Seoul National University
10.30am-11.30pm

SG-LT06
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street
27 May 2009 Multiphysics Modelling Seminar

Comsol Multiphysics
12.50pm-14.30pm

SG-LT15
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street
6 October 2008 Ultrasonic and Guided Wave Transducer Arrays for Assessing Structural Integrity

Dr Paul Wilcox
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Bristol
13.30pm-14.30pm

SG-LT15
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin street
19 September 2008 Implementing Smart Structures Technology in High Consequence Applications

Charles R. Farrar
The Engineering Institute, Los Alamos National Laboratory
1.00pm-2.00pm

SG-LT15
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street
7 July 2008 Using Evolutionary Algorithms to Tailor or Optimize Dynamic Systems for Applications in Structural Health Monitoring

Michael Todd and Colin Olson
Dept. of Structural Engineering
University of California, San Diego
11.00am-12.00pm

SG-LT14
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street
23 April 2010 Phytomining, Carbon Nanotubes and Other Eco-technologies

Dr Andrew Harris
University of Sydney
2.00pm-3.00pm

SG-LT15
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street
8 April 2008 Analysis of Statisical Constraints on Sub-Grid Scale Modelling

Dr Yi Li
Dept. of Applied Mathematics
The University of Sheffield
1.00pm-2.00pm

SG-LT15
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street
21 February 2008 Study of Crack Tip Plasticity Under Cyclic Mixed-Mode Loads

Pablo Lopez-Crespo
1.00pm-2.00pm

SG-LT15
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street
14 February 2008 Fluid Dynamics at the Scale of Organisms

Dr S. Humphries
Dept. of Animal and Plant Sciences
University of Sheffield
10.00am-11.00am

SG-LT04
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street
29 January 2008 Vortice Structure in Turbulence Models

Professor Konrad Bajer
University of Warsaw, Poland
1.00pm-2.00pm

SG-LT14
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street