Calendar

Sep
26
Tue
CAR Seminar Series: Avinash Vallur @ 198 Center for Automotive Research
Sep 26 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Host: Giorgio Rizzoni

Speaker: Avinash Vallur

Title: Simulation of Look-Ahead Based Energy Management Strategy using Traffic In Loop Framework

Oct
2
Mon
Seminar: Eric Ruggiero @ E100 Scott Lab
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Affiliation: GE Aviation, Cincinnati, OH

Hosted by: Professor Marcelo Dapino

Oct
3
Tue
CAR Seminar Series: Tong Zhao @ 198 Center for Automotive Research
Oct 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Host: Giorgio Rizzoni

Speaker: Tong Zhao

Title: Benchmarking ECMS Algorithm with Dynamic Programming

Oct
17
Tue
CAR Seminar Series: Yuxing Liu @ 198 Center for Automotive Research
Oct 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Host: Marcello Canova

Speaker: Yuxing Liu

Title: Distributed Model Predictive Control for an Electrically Boosted Diesel Engine Air Path

Oct
24
Tue
CAR Seminar Series: Ruochen Yang
Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Host: Giorgio Rizzoni

Speaker: Ruochen Yang

Title: Machine Learning Techniques for Fault Diagnostics in Evaporative Emissions Systems

Oct
31
Tue
Seminar: Nature’s Multiscale Design Strategies and Additive Manufacturing – Dr. Xiaodong (Chris) Li @ E100 Scott Lab
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Affiliation: University of Virginia

Hosted by: Professor Bharat Bhushan

Description: 

Recent discoveries in seashells unveil that nature uses multiscale design strategies to achieve exceptional mechanical properties which are still beyond the reach of many engineering materials. The multiscale hierarchical structure, ranging from micro lamellae down to nanoparticles, renders seashells multilevel strengthening and toughening mechanisms such as crack deflection, interlocking, lamellae’s deformability, biopolymer’s viscosity, nanoparticle rotation, deformation twining in nanoparticles, and amorphization, jointly contributing to seashell’s ultra-high mechanical robustness. To realize nature’s performance in engineering materials, we need to intelligently design and select materials. This talk will present several case studies in which nature’s multiscale design strategies and materials selection principles are applied through additive manufacturing.

About the Speaker

Xiaodong (Chris) Li is a Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor and the graduate director in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia. He is an ASME Fellow and a SEM Fellow. His research expertise and interests include (but not limited to) biological and bio-inspired materials, biomechanics, biomass-derived energy storage, nanomechanics, surface engineering, and tribology. He has published over 230 peer-reviewed journal articles including Science, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, Physical Review Letters, Acta Materialia, Acta Biomaterialia, Physical Review B, and Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. His publications have been cited over 10,580 times with H-index of 50. He has received several awards including the TMS MPMD Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award (2015) and the Professional Engineering Publisher´s PE Prize (2008). His breakthrough work has been featured by Science Daily, Discovery News, BBC, and MSNBC. His innovation was selected by New York Times – Year in Ideas for Year 2010. He is an associate editor for Transactions of the ASME – Applied Mechanics Reviews and serves on editorial board for ten journals. He was the elected chair for TMS nanomechanical materials behavior committee.

Nov
7
Tue
CAR Seminar Series: Bharat Hegde @ 198 Center for Automotive Research
Nov 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Host: Giorgio Rizzoni

Speaker: Bharat Hegde

Title: Look ahead control strategies for urban and line haul applications

Nov
14
Tue
CAR Seminar Series: Polina Brodsky @ 198 Center for Automotive Research
Nov 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Host: Marcello Canova

Speaker: Polina Brodsky

Title: Effects of overcharging and fast-charging on Li-ion cell performance and safety: preliminary investigation

Nov
28
Tue
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

Dec
5
Tue
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