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Distinguished Lecture Series

Francisco Valero-Cuevas Speaks at UT

Dr. Francisco Valero-Cuevas discusses biomedical engineering issues during his Tickle College of Engineering Distinguished online lecture on January 27, 2016.

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!

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Live Web-Cast

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

Katherine Kuchenbecker Lecures at Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. Katherine Kuchenbecker, above, spoke about tactile feedback in telerobotic surgery during a lecture on September 21, 2015.


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.

On‐Campus Location

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).

Dr. James McLurkin at Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. James McLurkin spoke about robotic swarms during his lecture on October 5, 2015.


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:

For questions or additional information about the lecture series contact: 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.

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