Dr. Sparks
Graduate Seminar will be held Monday, March 16th, 2020 at 4:00pm in CB 256. Dr. Taylor Sparks of University of Utah will be speaking.  Building the machine learning tools that will enable materials discovery Abstract: We need to discover new materials in order to address many of the challenges that humanity faces in the 21st century. The emerging field of Materials Informatics offers a relatively new and under-utilized approach via machine learning and data science approaches to discovery new materials. However, the tasks and requirements associated with Materials Informatics do not match…
Michael Armstrong
Graduate Seminar will be held Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 4:00pm in CB 256. Michael Armstrong of Electric Power Systems will be speaking.  As an industry leader in the field of hybrid-electric and distributed electric propulsion systems, Mike has led efforts in developing lightweight, certifiable battery technologies and innovative battery-based integrated propulsion systems.  Prior to his role at Electric Power Systems, Mike worked as the head of the hybrid propulsion group at Rolls-Royce LibertyWorks. He led propulsion systems integration and design activities for multiple electrified…
Dr. Parkinson
Dr. Alan Parkinson will be presenting his Final Lecture at Graduate Seminar on February 24th. The lecture will begin at 4:00pm in the event space of the Engineering Building (204 EB). All students are welcome to attend.  The title of his lecture is: "Alan Parkinson: A Reflection on Faith".  Alan Parkinson’s career at BYU spanned 37 years where he served as a Faculty Member, Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering (1995 - 2001), Associate Dean (2003 - 2005) and Dean (2005 – 2016) of the college of Engineering. Alan received a PhD from the University of Illinois (1982) and an MBA from BYU (…