School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering



Details of forthcoming seminars will appear in our events listing as soon as they are confirmed. Please keep checking for updates.

Research Seminar Series

Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars take place during term-time on Thursdays, 4-5pm.

They are usually held in lecture theatre F16 in the Stephenson Building (please check each listing for the venue).

Forthcoming events

There are no scheduled seminars over the summer, but events may be organised at short notice; details will appear in our events listing so do keep checking regularly.

Past events

The following seminars took place in the 2015/16 academic year. Click on the link to view an abstract.

Structure and Dynamics of Complex Fluids
Speaker: Dr Thomas Andrew Waigh (University of Manchester)

Time dependent actin bundling points beyond the classical filament image
Speaker: Dr Tamas Haraszti (Heidelberg University, Germany)

The modelling and computation of the convection of Bingham fluids in porous media
Speaker: Dr Andrew Rees (University of Bath)

Non-linear vibrations and resulting bending fatigue damage of cables on cable-stayed bridges
Speaker: Dr John Macdonald (University of Bristol)

How long will your artificial joints last?
Speaker: Professor Tony Unsworth (University of Durham)

Rheology of Natural Waters
Speaker: Professor Ian Jenkinson (Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Agence de Conseil et de Recherches Océanographiques)

Age-dependent Cellular Distribution of the Mammalian Lens Epithelium
Speaker: Dr Jun Jie Wu (University of Durham)

Nanofibrous architectures for wound healing
Speaker: Dr Elisa Mele (Loughborough University)

Postgraduate Research Student seminars
Speaker: Jiwai Lei:  "Turbulent premixed flame-wall interaction: A Direct Numerical Simulations analysis"
Speaker: Nursheila Wan Jusoh: "Passive Fire Protection"

Postgraduate Research Student presentation 
Speaker: Ratha Mathkor: "Sustainable Multi-generation Systems: Thermodynamic Modelling, Simulation and Economic Study"

Postgraduate Research Student presentations 
Maria Konstantakopoulou: "Adhesive Property Modification through Addition of MWCNTs for Dissimilar Material Joint Applications"
Speaker: Asim Onder: "Impact resistance of composite materials for railway vehicle applications"

Seminar Series Archive

The School has welcomed numerous eminent academic and industrial speakers from the UK and beyond in previous years.

See our archive from 2014/2015.