Organic/Inorganic Seminar Series – Dr. Vladimir Gevorgyan @ 100 Stillman Hall
Nov 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Vladimir Gevorgyan

Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago

Title: TBA

Host: Dr. Nagib

CAR Seminar Series: Andreas Malikopoulos @ 198 Center for Automotive Research
Nov 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Host: Giorgio Rizzoni

Speaker: Andreas Malikopoulos, Professor, University of Delaware

Title: Optimal Control of Vehicle and Powertrain Operation Using Connectivity and Automation

Seminar: Dr. Sarah Henrickson Parker @ 1005 Smith Laboratory
Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Affiliation: Director of Human Factors Research, Carilion Clinic; Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Title: Improving healthcare delivery: Understanding individual and team contributions to system performance



My research focuses on better understanding individual and team performance in the complex domain of healthcare. I am interested in improving the delivery of healthcare, and the ‘sharpest end’ of the work system, where providers and patients meet. In this presentation, I will focus on three recent studies that have used multiple methods to evaluate individual and team performance. The first study focuses on observations of team performance in trauma resuscitations, identifying how dynamic team coordination changes and how teams can create re-coordination moments to adaptively coordinate their work. The second study uses a social network approach to understand how safety messages are translated across an intensive care unit. The final study uses a large data set from six hospitals, two healthcare systems to better understand how familiarity among the surgical team impacts patient outcomes. I will also discuss our ongoing research and applied work.



Dr. Sarah Henrickson Parker is the Director of Human Factors Research at Carilion Clinic and an Assistant Professor in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. She has over 10 years of experience applying human factors and industrial/organizational psychology principles to healthcare. Dr. Parker received her PhD at University of Aberdeen in Scotland. She was a Ruth L. Kirschstein Post Doctoral Fellow. She is currently working on multiple projects focused on optimizing human performance in healthcare, and her research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and others. Dr. Parker’s research interests include team performance and communication in high-risk settings, using near-real time physiological feedback to improve clinician performance, and integrating human factors into daily work in hospitals. She has presented at national and international conferences and published over 50 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on human factors and patient safety. Most importantly, Dr. Parker and her husband Michael are parents of Layla, a 4 year old who loves singing and Jack, an 11 month old who will someday love sleeping.

BME Seminar Series: Ge Zhang @ 245 Bevis Hall
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Speaker: Ge Zhang, Assistant Professor

Affiliation: University of Akron

Title: Details coming soon

CBE Seminar: Jindal Shah @ 130 Koffolt Lab
Nov 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speaker: Jindal Shah, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Affiliation: Oklahoma State University

Details to come

Student Seminar – Yutichai Mueanngern @ 130 CBEC
Dec 1 @ 4:10 am – 5:10 am

Speaker: Yutichai Mueanngern

Title: TBA

Advisor: Dr. Baker

Student Seminar – Deidre Damon @ 130 CBEC
Dec 1 @ 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Speaker: Deidre Damon

Title: TBA

Advisor: Dr. Badu

Analytical/Physical Seminar – Dr. Tom Greenbowe @ 2004 Evans Laboratory
Dec 4 @ 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Title: TBA

Affiliation: University of Oregon

Hosted by: Dr. Clark

Seminar: Dr. Katia Bertoldi @ E100 Scott Lab
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Title: TBA

Affiliation: Harvard University

Hosted by: Professor Ryan Harne

CAR Seminar Series: Qadeer Ahmed @ 198 Center for Automotive Research
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Host: Giorgio Rizzoni

Speaker: Qadeer Ahmed

Title: Diagnostics in Advanced Automation Transmissions

This seminar may substitute for the ME 8888 ME graduate student requirement. Students will need to seek the approval of their advisor.