Current Seminar Series

Fall 2014

Tuesday, December 2

Prof. Shigeo Maruyama, Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo
"Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene for Solar Cells;

Event Location 33-206 at 10am

Wednesday, November 12

Prof. Hans Nørgaard Hansen, Department of Mechanical Engineering,Technical University of Denmark
"Quality Assurance in Micro Manufacturing"

Event Location 33-206 at 4pm

Spring 2014

May 15

Jeffery Wolfe, Chief Iperating Officer-Wilson Solarpower Corporation
"Achieving 10 cents LCOE with Photovoltaic, Concentrating Solar power and Storage:
An MIT Spinoff Story"

Event location 56-114 at 4pm

May 8

Andre Sharon, Professor, Director - Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation at Boston University
"Manufacturing Innovation at the Intersection of Research and Industry
and The Relationship between Entrepreneurs and VCs"

Event location 56-114 at 4pm

May 1

Salvatore Mascia, Founder and CEO-Continuus Pharmaceuticals
"Continuous On-Demand Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals: An MIT Spinoff Story"

Event location 56-114 at 4pm

April 24

Thomas Lipoma, Co-Founder, Primary Product Researcher and Developer-REST Devices
"From Idea to Onesies: Entrepreneurial Product Development to Manufacturing"

Event location 56-114 at 4pm

April 17

Farrokh Ayazi,Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director of the Center for MEMS and Microsystems Technologies Georgia Tech
"MEMS and CMOS for Chip Scale Timing and Inertial Measurement:
A Research and Entrepreneurship Conversation

Event location 56-114 at 4pm

April 15

Michael Greeley, General Partner at Foundation Medical Partners
"Private Equity in the Life Cycle of a Manufacturing Company:
A Focus on VC and Growth Equity in Life Science Companies
"

Event location 33-206 at 4 pm

 

March 20

Adam Stagnaro, Manufacturing Engineer, Tesla Motors
"The Alumni Perspective, New Trends and New Manufacturing"

Event held in 3-333 at 4pm.

 

March 18

Tom Kurfess, SB '86, SM '88. PhD '89
Professor and HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in
Fluid Power and Motion Control, Georgia Tech
"The Globe, the Car, and the Co-Processor:
A Tale about Producing the Most Complex Consumer Product on Earth
"

Event held in 35-520 at 12pm.

 

March 17

Tom Kurfess, SB '86, SM '88. PhD '89
Professor and HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in
Fluid Power and Motion Control, Georgia Tech
"The US Context :Making Chips, The Digital Future of Manufacturing"

Event held in 35-225 at 4pm.

  

March 13

Dave Tercienno, VP Manufacturing, Waters Corporation
"Leading a Manufacturing Global Expansion

Event held in 66-144 at 4pm.

 

March 5

Edgar Blanco, Research Director, MIT SCALE Latin America
"Manufacturing Supply Chains in Latin America

Event held in 37-212 at 4pm.

 

February 26

Arunas Chesonis
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, Sweetwater Energy, Rochester NY 
"Young Technology Companies and Entrepreneurial Success"

3pm Room 35-520

 

February 20

Dr. Celson Lima, Ph.D., P.E.
Visiting Scholar at the Industrial Performance Center
"Brazilian Industry – Innovation is on the way."  

Event held in 2-105 at 4pm.

 

February 11

Canceled due to bad weather.  Please check back for rescheduling dates and times.

Thomas R. Kurfess, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power and Motion Control
The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
"The Globe, the Car and the Co-Processor: A Tale about Producing the Most Complex Consumer Product on Earth."  

 

Friday's event is in 33-218 at 11am.

February 13

Thomas R. Kurfess, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power and Motion Control
The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
"Making Chips: The Digital Future of Manufacturing"

 

Spring 2013
 

All events held in 35-225 at 3pm.

Feburary 26

Dr. Andrew Gabor
Gabor Photovoltaics Consulting, LLC
"Inside the Crystalline Silicon PV Industry: Future innovations, real world experiences, and lessons learned"

March 6
 

Saul Griffith
Principal Scientist at Other Lab
Working examples of ways that computation is changing what is possible in mechanical design. From low cost solar energy, roll-your-own CNC machines, intestinal gas tanks, to soft, inflatable robotics, and everything in between. This will be a discussion of the things that are exciting at Otherlab and pontifications on the future of engineering design and design tools."