The School holds regular seminars with presentations by its own academic staff and visitors to the School. Upcoming seminars are advertised in Upcoming Events.  All seminars held since 2014 are listed below.


17 Dec 2018

Development of Active Porous Medium Filters Based on Plasma Textiles

  Andrey V. Kuznetsov, Professor, North Carolina State University more
 14 Sep 2018

 Structure and Dynamics of Metallic Glasses and Glass-forming Liquids

   Paul M. Voyles, Chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison more
20 Aug 2018

Origami and Topology: Two Powerful Ingredients for Designing Mechanical Metamaterials 

  Jinkyu Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington more
10 Aug 2018 Manufacturing Aspects and Automotive Use of Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic and Thermosetting Composites
  Professor Klaus Friedrich,  Research Consultant, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany more
6 Aug 2018 Nano-enhanced Multifunctional Composite Aerostructures
  Brian G. Falzon, Professor, Head of School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queens University Belfast more
1 Aug 2018

In Mold Process Analytics - The Next Step for Intelligent and Robust Composite Manufacturing

  Alexander Chaloupka,Business Unit Manager – Process Analytics, NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH, Selb, Germany more
30 July 2018 Processing with Powders: From Powder Metallurgy to Additive Manufacturing
  Sundar V. Atre, Professor, Endowed Chair of Manufacturing and Materials, University of Louisville more
5 June 2018

Noise from Open Rotors 

  Mike Kingan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland more
31 May 2018

Thorvald – a modular robot for the agricultural domain

  Pål Johan From, Professor in Agri-Robotics and the Head of the Robotics and Control Group at NMBU more
3 May 2018

Mechanistic Origin and Prediction of Enhanced Ductility in Magnesium Alloys 

  Dr. Zhaoxuan Wu, Scientist in the Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore more
1 May 2018

Biomimetic Adaptive and Learning Control with Application to Compliant Robots 

  Dr Yongping Pan, Senior Research Fellow, National University of Singapore, Singapore more
30 Apr 2018

Human-Like Robot Control Design and Human Robot Skill Transfer 

  Dr Chenguang Yang, Senior Lecturer with Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, Swansea University, UK, and a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy more
30 Apr 2018

Fundamental Methodologies for SLAM and 3D Reconstruction

  Viorela Ila, Senior Lecturer with the Australian National University (ANU) and Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision more
30 Apr 2018

Continuum Robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery: Smaller, Softer, and Smarter 

  Liao Wu, Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow with Queensland University of Technology more
26 Apr 2018

Mechanics and Structures at the Mesoscale: Challenges and Opportunities for ICME

  Stephen R Niezgoda, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University more

17 Jan 2018       

Computational Imaging in Robotic Vision

  Dr. Donald G. Dansereau, A Postdoctoral scholar at the Stanford Computational Imaging Lab                                                                 more


15 Dec 2017

Spray Combustion Research for the Engine Combustion Network

  Dr Lyle Pickett, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories more
11 Dec 2017

A historical perspective and curent trends in additive manufacturing

  Prof David Bourell, The Univesity of Texas at Austin more
30 Nov 2017

Computational mechanics as a power tool for exploration of deformation mechanism of nanomaterials and mechanobiology

  Prof YuanTong Gu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia more
15 Nov 2017

Organically linked iron oxide nanoparticle supercrystals with exceptional isotropic mechanical properties

  Prof Gerold A. Schneider, Institute of Advanced Ceramics, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany more
3 Nov 2017

Navigation, neuroscience and neural networks: a quest to understand intelligence and build better robots

  Prof Michael Milford, Queensland University of Technology more
3 Oct 2017

The computer laboratory goes virtual

  Prof  Suman Banerjee, CS/ECE, UW-Madison and CTO, MobileNerd, Inc more
8 Aug 2017

Ion-releasing restorative dental composites: materials development and remineralization potential

  Prof. Roberto R. Braga, Dept of Biomaterials and Oral Biology, University of São Paulo, Brazil more
5 Jul 2017

Bayesian multi-object tracking for autonomous system applications

  A/Prof. Reza Hoseinnezhad, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne more
5 Jun 2017

Computer-aided optimisation design of nasal drug delivery

  Dr Jiyuan Tu, School of Engineering at RMIT University, Melbourne and Adjunct Professor at UNSW more
25 May 2017

Novel multi-scale carbon nanotube hybrid composites: processing, characterization and applications in
smart sensing and structural monitoring

  A/Prof. Erik T. Thostenson, University of Delaware, USA more
26 Apr 2017

Open Hybrid Lab factory – High volume production of lightweight structures for the automotive industry

  Professor Dr.-Ing. Klaus Dröder, Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF), TU Braunschweig, Germany more
11 Apr 2017

Soft layer method: Improving the productivity and electrical and mechanical properties of the thin carbon composite

  Dr Dongyoung Lee, KAIST, Korea more
27 Feb 2017

Towards cleaner biofuels: the influence of biodiesel molecular structure on nanoparticle emissions

  Professor Zoran Ristovski, Queensland University of Technology more
17 Feb 2017

The art of 3D-printing biocompatible microfluidics                                   

  Associate Professor Albert Folch, University of Washington, USA more


12 Dec 2016

Hybrid composites for tolerance and visualisation of damage

  Dr Meisam Jalalvand, University of Bristol, UK more
2 Dec 2016

Non-destructive testing and characterization of composites @ MMS-UGent

  Dr Mathias Kersemans, Universiteit Gent, Belgium more
11 Nov 2016

Designing and implementing large systems: How to avoid cost over-runs and missed project schedules

  Professor Nam P. Suh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA more
10 Nov 2016

Optimal energy management in solar street lighting systems

  Dr András Kovács, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary more
7 Nov 2016

Design methods in modern gas turbine engines

  Dr Michal Czarnecki, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland more
1 Nov 2016

Automatic tuning of attitude control systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

  Professor Liuping Wang, RMIT University more
2 Sep 2016

Nanocomposites with improved functional and structural properties

  Professor Chun Wang, UNSW more
19 Aug 2016

Micro/nanotechnology-enabled sensors for the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable electronics applications

  Associate Professor Inkyu Park, KAIST more
25 Jul 2016

Advanced analysis of composite structures and structural optimisation

  Dr Jon Gosse and Dr Mostafa Rassaian, Boeing Research & Technology,
Structures Technology, Washington, USA more
20 Jul 2016

Hydrodynamics of high-performance marine vessels

  Emeritus Professor Lawrence J. Doctors, UNSW more
18 Jul 2016

An interdisciplinary approach to design research and education

  Dr Kate Thompson, Vestas Technology R&D, Denmark more
15 Jul 2016

Neutron imaging of intra-nozzle fluid dynamics in fuel injectors

  Dr Todd J. Toops, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville, USA more
22 Jun 2016

Multiphase fluids research for aeroengine transmissions

  A/Prof. Kathy Simmons, University of Nottingham, UK more 
15 Jun 2016

The iCub project: An open platform for research in robotics and AI

  Professor Giorgio Metta, Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy and
University of Plymouth, UK more
29 Feb 2016

High-fidelity hydro-structural optimization of advanced marine structures

  Professor Yin Lu (Julie) Young, University of Michigan, USA more
19 Feb 2016

Bubbles in progress: explosions, boiling and birth

  A/Prof. Claus-Dieter Ohl, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore more
11 Feb 2016

Form future engineers through transformative engineering design education

  Dr Ang Liu, University of Southern California, USA more
5 Feb 2016

Fracture and fatigue of advanced metallic alloys

  Dr Bernd Gludovatz, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA more
8 Jan 2016

Microfluidics analysis of cancer cell metastasis and targeted destruction of cancer cells by nanomedicine

  Professor Mengsu (Michael) Yang, City University of Hong Kong more


11 Dec 2015

Spray and combustion research for advanced gasoline direct-injection engine

  Professor Min Xu Mechanical, Shanghai Jiao Tong University more
20 Nov 2015

Numerical voice production with large-scale finite element simulations

  Oriol Guasch, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona more
7 Aug 2015

Compressible-flow direct numerical simulations for turbomachinery

  Professor Richard Sandberg, University of Melbourne more
22 Jul 2015

Improving the performance of dental restorative composites

 Professor Jamie Kruzic, Oregon State University
10 Jul 2015

Identification of aeroacoustic sound sources radiated by bluff bodies by using time-domain and frequency-domain

  Dr Jeoffrey Fischer, UNSW more
6 Jul 2015

Separation bubbles on airfoils and their role in tonal noise production

   Prof. Serhiy Yarusevych, University of Waterloo, Canada more
5 Jun 2015

Effects of Porous Superhydrophilic Surfaces on Flow Boiling Critical Heat Flux

  Dr Reza Azizian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology more
3 Jun 2015

Using Mach number assumptions to derive CFD methods: Application to reactive flows and combustion instabilities

  Dr Emmanuel Motheau, University of Adelaide more
27 Mar 2015

Time-reversal as a computational tool to characterise aeroacoustic/flow-induced noise sources: an overview

  Dr Akhilesh Mimani, University of Adelaide more


12 Dec 2014

Black magic: Modelling soot formation in practical combustion systems

  Prof. Heinz Pitsch, RWTH Aachen University more
17 Oct 2014

Multi-scale DEM-CFD investigation of the flow of abrasive particles in high speed jets

  A/Prof. Guan Heng Yeoh, UNSW more
19 Sep 2014

Neutron research solutions for modern engineering challenges

  Dr Anna Paradowska, Bragg Institute, ANSTO more
15 Aug 2014

Remote operation of UGVs through low bandwidth communication resources

  Dr Jose Guivant, UNSW more
18 July 2014

Wall interacting diesel flame and soot particles in a small bore optical engine

Dr Shawn Kook, UNSW more
20 June 2014

Micro Urban Solar Integrated Connectors (MUSIC)

  Dr Robert A. Taylor, UNSW more 
30 May 2014

Airfoil trailing edge noise

  Associate Professor Con Doolan, University of Adelaide more
16 May 2014

Soot modelling in diesel engines using conditional moment closure

  Dr Michele Bolla, UNSW more
20 Mar 2014

The Apollo 13 rescue mission: The role played by the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies

  Phillip Sullivan, Emeritus Professor, UTIAS, Canada more
10 Mar 2014

Aerospace Public Lecture: Aircraft accident investigations in Australia

  David Wilson, Australian Transport Safety Bureau more