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GALCIT- Graduate Aerospace Laboratories

Events in 2018

Events in 2018

Friday, January 5
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Surface chemistry, continuum breakdown, and the Curie-Prigogine Principle: A modern (hypersonic) take on a classic principle
Kelly Stephani, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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Friday, January 12
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Straighten up and fly right: mechanisms for long distance dispersal in insects
Michael Dickinson, Zarem Professor of Bioengineering and Biology, Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
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Friday, January 19
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
New Frontiers in Imitation Learning
Yisong Yue, Computing and Mathematical Sciences Department, California Institute of Technology
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Monday, January 22
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Impulsive Energy Deposition to Enhance High-Speed Flight
Kelvin Kremeyer, founder of Physics, Materials, and Applied Mathematics Research
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Friday, January 26
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Toward harnessing the full potential of urban winds: a case study of Hess Tower
Daniel Araya, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston
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Friday, February 2
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Tricks used for Aerodynamic Experiments
Markus Raffel, Leibniz University
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Monday, February 5
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Gas-Turbine Heat Transfer – Challenges and Opportunities
Tom I-P. Shih, J. William Uhrig and Anastasia Vournas Head and Professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University
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Friday, February 9
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Exploiting Sparsity for Modeling and Control of Dynamical Systems
Eurika Kaiser, University of Washington
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Monday, February 12
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Title: Novel Motion Planning Algorithms for Multi-Agent Systems and Swarms
Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay, Robotics Technologist, JPL
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Friday, February 23
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Long Duration Autonomy With Applications to Persistent Environmental Monitoring
Magnus Egerstedt, Professor and Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems and Controls, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Monday, February 26
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
The James Webb Space Telescope; Its Mission, Design and Development
Jonathan Arenberg, Chief Engineer for Space Science Missions at Northrop Grumman, Space Science Mission, Northrop Grumman
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Friday, March 2
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Self-similarity in boundary layers
Bruno Eckhardt, The Philipps University of Marburg
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Monday, March 5
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Transformational Technologies in Ground Transportation
Peter Sweatman, CAVita
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Friday, March 9
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Nonlinearity and Uncertainty in Dynamical Systems: Is this a Dual Curse, or is it Job Security?
John Junkins, Texas A&M University
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Monday, March 19
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Gates-Thomas 135
Laboratory Investigation of Shear Ruptures: Supersonic Propagation and Nucleation by Fluid Injection
Marcello Gori, Graduate Student, Aerospace, Caltech
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Friday, April 6
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Flow physics, modeling, and control for force regularization in transient and separated flows
Anya Jones, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland
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Friday, April 13
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Multidisciplinary approaches to problems involving fluid mechanics
Matthew Fu, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
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Monday, April 16
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Advances in Autonomous Guidance, Navigation and Control for Miniaturized Distributed Space Systems
Simone D'Amico, Assistant Professor, DEPARTMENT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS, Stanford University
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Friday, April 20
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
The hydrodynamics of sea lion locomotion
Megan Leftwich, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University
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Monday, April 23
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Careers in Industry
Jackie Gish, Visiting Associate, GALCIT, Caltech
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Friday, April 27
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Unsteady Rotor Wake Studies on Free-Flying Model- and Full-Scale Helicopters
Andre Bauknecht, University of Maryland
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Monday, April 30
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Origins and Development of the Low Boom Flight Demonstration X-plane
Michael Buonanno, Air Vehicle lead, Low Boom Flight Demonstrator effort, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works
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Friday, May 4
9:00 am - 
5:00 pm
Gates-Thomas 135
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3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Large Eddy Simulation of Shock-Turbulence Interaction
Noah Braun, California Institute of Technology
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Monday, May 7
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Autonomous Multi-Agent Systems Developed at JPL
Michael Wolf, JPL
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Friday, May 11
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Reconstruction and estimation of flows using resolvent analysis and data-assimilation
Sean Symon, California Institute of Technology
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Friday, May 18
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Efficient modeling and control of three-dimensional turbulent flows using hydrodynamic stability
Georgios Rigas, California Institute of Technology
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Friday, June 1
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Accurate and efficient algorithms for modal decomposition and reduced-order modeling in fluid mechanics
Scott Dawson, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, California Institute of Technology
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Thursday, June 14
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
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Thursday, July 12
11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Control and Guidance Complexities of Aerospace Vehicles
Dr. BN Suresh, Chancellor, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
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Thursday, October 4
11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Indian Space Program: Recent Achievements & Future Plans
Dr. K. Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization
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Friday, October 5
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
“Speech Production and Pulsatile Flow over a Surface Protuberance”
Michael W. Plesniak, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The George Washington University
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Friday, October 12
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Synthesis and Experimental Testing of Minimum Energy Adaptive Structures
Gennaro Senatore, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
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Friday, October 19
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
The Minimal Channel for Rough-Wall Turbulent Flows
Michael MacDonald, Postdoctoral Scholar, Atmospheric Physics and Weather Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Friday, October 26
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Engineering Tiny Space Systems: From ChipSats to Starships
Zachary Manchester, Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
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Thursday, November 1
1:00 pm - 
1:45 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Legends of GALCIT
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2:30 pm - 
3:15 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Leonardo is Dead, Long Live the Leonardos
Roger Malina, Arts and Technology Distinguished University Chair, School of Arts Technology and Emerging Communication, University of Texas at Dallas
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3:15 pm - 
4:15 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
The Grand Challenges Scholars Program: Preparing Students for Global Engineering
C.D. Mote, Jr., President, National Academy of Engineering
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Friday, November 2
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
***CANCELLED***
Alejandra Uranga, Assistant Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California
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Friday, November 9
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
The Computation and Application of Quasi-Periodic Orbits in Space Trajectory Design
Daniel Scheeres, Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
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Friday, November 16
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Finding the halo: a separated vortex ring underlies the flight of the dandelion
Ignazio Maria Viola, Senior Lecturer, Institute for Energy Systems (IES) of the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
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Friday, November 30
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Revisiting Some Flows with Surfaces and Lines of Discontinuities
Kamran Mohseni, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida
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Friday, December 7
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Biological propulsion in (and of?) the ocean
John Dabiri, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
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