Seminar Archive

Spring 2012

March 6

Prof. David E. Hardt
Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Advanced Manufacturing Process Control"

March 13
 

Dr. Brian Anthony
Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Computational Instrumentation - Designing Systems at the Intersection of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science"

March 20 Mr. Joseph Petrzelka
PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Roll-based Soft Lithography for Manufacturing Large Area Engineered Surfaces"
April 3 Prof. Jionghua (Judy) Jin
Department of Industrial & Operations Engineering
University of Michigan
"Variation Reducation Using in Situ Sensing and Automatic Process Adjustment"
April 10 Mr. David Fenning, Graduate Student
PV Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 24
 

Faculty Candidate
for LMP Prof. Sanjay Sarma

May 1 Spring 2012 Student Seminar Winner
Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Spring 2011

April 12

Dr. John Taylor
Precision Systems and Manufacturing
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
"Precision Engineering in the National Ignition Campaign"
 

April 26
 

Dr. Brian Anthony
Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Increasing the Productivity, Cost Effectiveness, and Diagnostics Capability of Medical Imaging Systems "

May 3 Mr. Robert Panas, Ph.D. Candidate
Student Seminar Award Winner

Precision Compliant Systems Lab
Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Development of a Multipurpose Compliant Nanopositioner Architecture"
May 17 Prof. Daniel Walczyk
Department of Mechanical Engineering Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"Addressing the Manufacturing Challenges of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells"

 

Spring 2010

February 9

Professor George Barbastathias
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Nanostructured Origami 3D Fabrication & Assembly"
 

February 23
 

Mr. Sterling Anderson
Fall '09 LMP Student Seminar Award Winner
Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity
Department of of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"A Semi-Autonomous Control Framework for Active Hazard Avoidance "

March 9 Dr. Stephen Balakirsky
Intelligent Systems Division
National Institute of Standards & Technology
"Advanced Manufacturing Robotics & Automation: Testbeds to Competitions "
April 12 Prof. Taesik Lee
Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
"A Missing Piece of the Healthcare Puzzle: Healthcare Delivery Science/Engineering"
*Special Seminar 3:00pm, 33-116
April 13 Dr. James Carey
CSO
SiOnyx, Inc.
May 11 David P. Fenning
LMP 2010 Student Seminar Winner
Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, MIT
"Engineering Metal Impurities in Silicon for High-Efficiency Industrial Solar Cells"

 

Fall 2009

October 6

Dr. Matthew McCarthy
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Heat-Power Pumped Heat Exchanges using Integrated Loop Heat Pipes"

October 20
 

Professor David Trumper
Department of of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Dynamics and Control of a Metrological AFM"

November 3

Professor Sanbae Kim
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Biomemetic Robot Design and Fabrication"

November 17

Professor Ajay Malshe
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Arkansas
"Nanomanufacturing Innovations to Stimulate Competitive Manufacturing in the US"

December 1 Professor Sang-Gook Kim
Department of Mechanical Engineering & LMP
Massachusetts Insitute of Technology
"How to Cope with Complexity in Small-Scale Product Design"
December 15

Sterling Anderson, LMP Student Seminar Award Winner
Robotic Mobility Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"A Semi-Autonomous Control Framework for Active Hazard Avoidance"

 

Spring 2009

February 9

Dr. Julian Allwood
Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
"What would make a big difference?"

Please Note: 32-155 (Stata Center) at 2:30-4:00 pm

March 3
 

Mr. Stephen Hudelson
Fall'08 LMP Student Seminar Award Winner
Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity
Department of of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Defect Engineering in Crystalline Ailicon Photovoltaics"

March 10 Prof. Robert Hocken
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
"Multi-scale Alignment and Positioning Systems (MAPS) for Nanoimprinting"
March 17 Dr. Young Jae Jang
Senior Engineer
Micron Technology
"Saving Millions of Dollars with an Operation Logic"
April 7 Drs. Clayton Schuller & Dave Boettcher
Director & Lead Auditor
Next Step Living, Inc.
"Residential Energy Efficiency: Creating a More Efficient Building Envelope"
April 14 Dr. Jeremy Muldavin
Technical Staff
Lincoln Laboratory
"Reliability Testing, Improvement & Tech. X-fer of RFMEMS Capacitive Switches"
April 22 Dr. Holger Becker
“Polymer microfabrication – an industrialist’s view”
Microfluidic ChipShop GmbH
Jena, Germany
Please Note: 3:00 pm
April 28 Prof. Alexander H. Slocum
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Gizmos for Gaia"
May 5 Dr. Brian Anthony
Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Video Instrumentation: Defined. Recent Advances. The Future."
May 12 Spring 2009 Student Seminar Winner, Matt Dirckx
Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Recent Work in Characterizing the Demolding of Hot Embossed Polymer Microstructures"

 

Fall 2008

September 9

Mr. Dan Kallin
MIT Office of Environment, Health & Safety
Fall LMP Safety Meeting

MANDATORY FOR LMP STUDENTS

September 23
 

Professor Steven Leeb
MIT Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
"No Watt Left Behind"

October 7 Professor Timothy Gutowski
MIT LMP and Mechanical Engineering
"Manufacturing in the Era of Sustainability"
November 4 Mr. Minh Le
Evergreen Solar, Inc.
"High-volume Manufacturing of Solar Panels for Future Energy Needs"
November 25 Dr. Christian Florkemeier
MIT LMP, Auto-ID Labs
"RFID Overview and Current Research Challenges"
December 9 LMP Student Seminar Award Winner
MIT Lab for Manufacturing and Productivity
TBA

 

Spring 2008

March 04

Dr. Hilary Grimes-Casey
School of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Michigan
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the (Sustainable) Market: Capturing Policy, Technology and Market in the Life Cycle Model"

March 6

NOTE SPECIAL DATE AND LOCATION: Given Lounge, Room 35-520

Dr. Erin MacDonald
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan
"The Construction of Preference in Engineering Design and Implications for Green Products"

March 18 Dr. Kripa Varanasi
General Electric Global Research
"Superhydrophobic Surfaces"
April 8 Dr. Susmita Bose
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Washington State University
"Bioceramic Nanoparticles in Bone Implant and Protein Delivery"
April 29 Dr. Rhett Mayor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
"High-speed, High-precision Micromachining"

 

Fall 2007

September 18 LMP Safety Meeting (PDF Presentation)
October 2 Professor Tonio Buonassisi
MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering, LMP
"Defect Engineering in Industrial Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells"
October 18
NOTE SPECIAL TIME
Dr. Peter G. Borden
Distinguished Member Technical Staff, Applied Materials, Inc.
Solar Business Group, Santa Clara, CA
"Scaling Photovoltaics Manufacturing to Drive Down Costs"
October 23 Professor Jason V. Clark
Purdue University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
"Extraction of Micro- and Nano-scale Geometric and Material Properties"
November 6 Dr. David Brock
MIT, LMP
"Making Sense of the Data: Methods for Data Interoperability and Distributed Modeling"
November 20 Professor Martin Culpepper
MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering, LMP
"Small-Scale Nanopositioners for Nano-Scale Research and Manufacturing"
December 4 Professor Stephen Graves
MIT, Sloan School of Management, LMP
"Current Research in Supply Chain Management"

 

Spring 2007 Schedule

February 20 LMP Safety Meeting
February 27 Professor Martin Schmidt
MIT, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
"MEMS Manufacturing - To Take the Road Less Traveled?"
March 5 Professor Cutler Cleveland
Boston University, Department of Geography and Environment
TBD
March 13 Professor Curtis Taylor
Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Mechanical Engineering
"Nanomechanical Surface Engineering Via Probes: Nanomanufacturing Quantum Electronics"
April 3 Professor Alexander Slocum
MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering
"Design of Medical Devices in a Precision Machine Design Class"
April 24 Professor Soundar Kumara
Penn State University, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
"Sensing and Complexity Applied to Monitoring and Manufacturing Systems"
May 1 Professor Andre Sharon
Boston University, Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation
"The Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation: Novel Automation Solutions for the Biotech, Photonics, and Semiconductor Industries"
May 8 Professor Bar Tan
Koç University, Department of Operations Management
"On the Benefits of Cooperation Among Independent Producers "
May 15 Dr. Kyriaki Polychronopoulou
University of Cyprus, Department of Chemistry
"Cr-Containing Nanostructured Hard Coatings Deposited by PVD Techniques"

 

Fall 2006 Schedule

September 19 LMP Safety Meeting (PDF presentation)
October 3 Professor Michael Gevelber
Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Boston University
"Real-time Control for Improving Materials Processing Capabilities"
October 17 Dr. Kenneth C. Cadien
Director of Innovative Technology, Intel Corporation
"Optical Interconnects as Replacements for Cu Interconnects in Integrated Circuits "
October 31 Professor George Chryssolouris
Director, Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, University of Patras
"Manufacturing R&D: A European Perspective"
November 14 Professor John Ziegert
Timken Chair in Design and Development, Clemson University
"Applications of Parallel Kinematics in the Design of Precision Machines”
November 29 Dr. Stephen Fantone
President, Optikos Corporation
"Opto-Mechanical Challenges in Manufacturing and Metrology"
December 7 Professor Oliver Rose
Dresden University of Technology
Benefits and Drawbacks of Simple Models for Complex Production Systems

 

Spring 2006 Schedule

February 28 Professor David Trumper
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
"Rubber Bearings for Precision Motion"
March 7 Hrishikesh Deo
Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering
"Customizable Automotive Suspension System with Independent Control of Ride-height, Stiffness and Damping "
March 21 Professor John R. Williams
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Director IESL
"The Auto-ID Laboratories and the Internet of Things"
April 11 Professor L. James Lee
Helen C. Kurtz Professor of Chemical Engineering
Director, NSF Center for Advanced Polymer and Composite Engineering
Ohio State University
"Polymer Nanoengineering and Nanofluidics for Biomedical Applications"
April 27-28 MIT Manufacturing Summit:
Manufacturing Research and Education in the Global Economy
May 9 Professor Samir Nayfeh
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
"Short-Warp Weaving and the Textile Mini-Mill"

 

2005 Schedule

March 15 Dr. Stanley B. Gershwin
Associate Director and Senior Research Scientist
"Quality and Quantity Performance of Manufacturing Systems”
March 29 Professor David Trumper
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
"Ultra-High Performance Fast Tool Servo for Diamond Turning"
April 12 Dr. David Brock
Principal Research Scientist
"A Proposed Method for Integrating Data and Models in a Distributed Information Network"
April 26 Dr. Warren DeVries
Division Director, National Science Foundation
"Nanomanufacturing"
May 3 Dr. Steven W. Holland
Director of Manufacturing Systems Research, General Motors
"e-Manufacturing & the Next Automotive Paradigm"
May 10 Prof. Timothy G. Gutowski
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
"Manufacturing and Environment: Connecting the Dots"
September 13 LMP Safety Meeting
October 18 Dr. Daniel E. Whitney
Senior Research Scientist, MIT Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development
"A Unified Approach to Design of Assemblies Integrating Nominal and Variation Design"
October 25 Charles McLean
Group Leader, Manufacturing Simulation Modeling Group National Institute of Standards and Technology
"Modeling and Simulating the Manufacturing Enterprise"
November 1 Dr. Stephen C. Graves
Abraham J. Siegel Professor of Management and Mechanical Engineering
"Order Fulfillment in Online Retailing: Some New Issues"
November 15 Dr. Ji Oh Song
Executive Vice President, Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd.
"Mechatronics in Samsung: Today and Tomorrow”
November 29 Dr. Jian Cao
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
"Manufacturing at Multi-scales"