Engineering Sciences Seminars
The College of Engineering offers Engineering Sciences Seminars during the spring 2015 semester. Our goal is to introduce cutting-edge research in engineering sciences, and to stimulate student participation. In spring 2015, emphasis will continue to be national security related topics, which are broadly applicable to all sciences and technology disciplines. Leaders and experts from government, NSTec, national labs and academia are invited to present the latest progresses in national security, nonproliferation research, compound semiconductors, and space technologies.
All students are encouraged to attend this important interdisciplinary seminar series, which will broaden your visions, help you to participate in UNLV research projects, and provide employment perspectives for science and engineering careers, especially the areas related to national security. In the departments of electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and physics, graduate students and undergraduate students may sign up 1-3 credits per semester, and repeatable up to 6 credits. To obtain the credit, students are expected to attend seminars regularly, and write 1-3 reports depending on number of credits registered.
NSTec scientists and engineers will attend the seminars and will provide career perspectives working at NSTec and the DOE Complex. UNLV-NSTec Laboratory for Security Science and Engineering led by Prof. Sun is chartered to attract and train students for advanced research collaborative with NSTec and national labs. Attending the seminars will help students to identify challenging opportunities.
Spring 2015 Seminars will be held on most Tuesdays from 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served 15 minutes before seminar.
The tentative schedule is the following:
- Jan. 27 - Ke-Xun Sun (UNLV) Engineering Science Seminar Series Overview
- Feb. 3 - Chip Martin (NSTec) A Vision for an Evolutionary Partnership between UNLV and NSTec
- Feb. 17 - John DiBenedetto (NSTec) Nonproliferation Research at Special Technologies Laboratory
- Feb. 24 - Charles Yeamans (LLNL) NIF Nuclear Diagnostics & Experimental Ride-Along Capability
- March 10 - Jim Peltz (DOE) Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities
- March 17 - Michael Cai (LANL) Los Alamos Space Science and Technology
- April 7 - Peter Schultz (Sandia) Compound Semiconductor Modeling
- April 14 - Eric Loewen (GE-Hitachi) PRSIM Fast Reactor and Clean Nuclear Fuel Cycle
- April 21 - Hadis Morkoc (VCU) Advances in GaN Semiconductor and Devices
- April 28 - Robert Mellors (LLNL) Potential of Seismic Signal Analysis with Optical Fiber Sensors
Theses seminars are free and open to the public.
The Cottage Grove Parking Garage located next the the Science and Engineering Building (SEB) has 20 metered visitor spots on the first floor.
The seminars are co-sponsored by UNLV and National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec) which operates Nevada National Security Site for Department of Energy.