The Tickle College of Engineering’s (TCE) Distinguished Lecture Series is designed to bring nationally renowned engineers, engineering educators, and engineering innovators to the college. Faculty, staff, students, and the engineering community from around the world can take advantage of these lectures in person, via live web‐cast, or through an archive. The lectures encompass the spectrum of engineering disciplines, are eligible for professional development hours (i.e., continuing education credits), and are free to all!
Unlike other lecture series, each lecture of the Distinguished Lecture Series is available as a live web‐cast. This unique component makes it possible for individuals to experience the lecture without having to travel to our campus. Moreover, viewers of the web‐cast have an opportunity to submit questions and/or comments to the speaker via email. During each lecture, the emails are monitored and select email questions and/or comments are presented to the speaker.
Questions and/or comments can be sent to email@example.com.
Registration is highly recommended if you plan to attend a lecture in person or view it as a live web‐cast. Please register in advance. During the registration process you may register for more than one lecture. After registering, you will receive updates and reminders.
To register for a lecture, visit: TCE Lecture Registration »
Professional Development Hours
The lectures of the Distinguished Lecture Series are eligible for professional development hours. Professional Engineers are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity! To receive credit, Professional Engineers need to register in advance for a lecture. During the registration process, you will need to indicate whether you plan to attend the lecture in person or view the live‐webcast.
To register for a lecture, visit: TCE Lecture Registration. About a week after the lecture, you will be provided with a certificate of completion for your records.
Lectures are held in Room 622 of the Min Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building.
All lectures begin at approximately 4:00 p.m. (Eastern).
About 48 hours after a live lecture, most lectures are archived. Individuals who are unable to attend the lecture or view the live webcast may have the opportunity view the lecture on the TCE’s Video Archive.
Please Note: We only archive a lecture if the speaker has given us permission to do so.
Previous Lecture Information:
- Dr. Katherine Kuchenbecker: “Tactile Feedback for Telerobotic Surgery”
- Dr. James McLurkin: “The Future of Robotics is Swarms: Why 1,000 Robots are Better Than One”
- Dr. William Sanders: “Challenges and Approaches for a Trustworthy Power Grid Cyber Infrastructure”
- Dr. Francisco Valero‐Cuevas: “An Integrative Engineering Approach to Neuromuscular Control”
- Dr. Mariesa Crow: “VRB Energy Storage Performance Characterization for Microgrid Applications”
- Dr. Nancy Love: “At the Confluence: Nutrients, Trace Chemicals, and Sustainability in the Urban Water Sector”
- Dr. Viney P. Aneja: “The Impact of Agriculture on Air Quality and Climate: Is Nitrogen the Next Carbon?”
- Les Johnson: “Solar Sails for Spacecraft Propulsion”
- Dr. Joan Brennecke: “Designing Ionic Liquids for CO2 Capture”
- Dr. Robert Davis: “Tandem Reactions of Alcohols Derived from Renewable Biomass over Multifunctional Catalysts”
- Dr. Vigor Yang: “Combustion Dynamics in Propulsion Systems”
- Dr. John Boice, Jr: “Million Person Study of Low Dose Radiation Health Effects (and Relevance to Space Travel)”
- Dr. David Sedlak: “A Brighter Future for Urban Water Systems”
For questions or additional information about the lecture series contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 865‐974‐5321.
The Tickle College of Engineering provides the Distinguished Lecture Series solely for educational purposes. There is no reproduction of the lectures for commercial purposes or financial gain.
Distinguished Lecture Series Spring 2017 Speakers
On Campus Location:
Room 622, Min Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building
Time (on-campus and webcast):
4:00 p.m. Eastern
Monday, January 23, 2017
Dr. John Sarrao
Associate Director for Theory, Simulation and Computation, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Monday, January 30, 2017
Dr. Karen Thole
Department Head and Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department, Pennsylvania State University
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Dr. Zoya Popovic
Lockheed Martin Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor; Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering; University of Colorado, Boulder
Monday, March 6, 2017
Dr. Kathleen Stebe
Richer & Elizabeth Goodwin Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Monday, March 20, 2017
Dr. Gareth H. McKinley
School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Monday, March 27, 2017
Dr. Cynthia Phillips
Senior Scientist, Center for Computing Research, Sandia National Laboratories