Distinguished Lecture Series

[ 2021-2022 | 2020-2021 | 2019-2020 | 2018-2019 | 2017-2018 ]



Sep. 17, 2021 1:30pm

Prof. Michael J. Sailor, University of California Time-gated imaging and sensing with porous silicon nanoparticles Location: Jett Hall Room 259




April 9, 2020 1:30-2:20pm

Dr. Guihua Yu, University of Texas at Austin Hydrogels for Sustainable Energy and Environment:
Designing Structure-Derived Multifunctionality Location: Zoom


April 16, 2020; 1:30-2:20pm

Dr. Andy Ward, University of Mississippi The Safety Case for Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste Location:Zoom


April 28, 2020; 4:00-5:00pm

Dr. Karen E. Willcox, Santa Fe Institute Predictive Digital Twins and the Data-driven Future of Computational Science Location: Zoom




Oct. 9, 2019 4:00-5:00pm

Prof. Hussam Mahmoud, Colorado State University "Vulnerability of Communities to Extreme Events: System of Systems Approaches" Location: Domenici Hall 102


February 4, 2020; 4:00-5:00pm

Prof. Erik Hoek, University of California, Los Angeles "Engineering the Next Generation of Membrane Materials Needed to Achieve Global Water Security Goals" Location: Hardman and Jacobs Hall Room 225


February 19, 2020; 4:00-5:00pm

Dr. Andrew Chael, NASA Hubble Fellow, Princeton University "The Event Horizon Telescope: Photographing a Black Hole" Location: Hardman and Jacobs Hall Room 225


March 5, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm

Dr. Olgica Milenkovic, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign "Molecular Data-Storage Platforms" Hardman and Jacobs Hall Room 225

March 11, 2020; 4:00-5:00pm

Dr. Hayden McGuinness, Sandia National Laboratories "Experimental Quantum Technologies at Sandia National Laboratories" Location: Hardman and Jacobs Hall Room 225



Sep. 27, 2018 4:00-5:00pm

Dr. Paul Davids, Sandia National Laboratories "Power Generation From Radiative Thermal Sources: Infrared Rectenna Direct Conversion" Location: Domenici Hall 106


Oct. 4, 2018 4:00-5:00pm

Prof. Baoxia Mi, University of California, Berkeley "2D Nanosheet-Stacked Membrane for Separation and Solar-Powered Desalination" Location: Domenici Hall 106


Oct. 18, 2018 4:00-5:00pm

Prof. Zuber Mulla, Texas Tech University / Health Sciences Center El Paso "Using Large Datasets to Improve Maternal and Child Health" Location: Domenici Hall 106


Nov. 7, 2018 4:00-5:00pm

Prof. Pei Xu, New Mexico State University "Development of Alternative Water Supplies for Water Security: Challenges, Innovations and Opportunities" Location: Domenici Hall 106


Feb. 6, 2019 4:00-5:00pm

Dr. David Moore, Sandia National Laboratories "Additive Manufacturing Activities at Sandia: Nondestructive Evaluation Research to Part Qualification"  Location: Hardman Jacobs Learning Center (HJLC) Room 225


Feb. 28, 2019 4:00-5:00pm

Dr. David Mascarenas, Los Alamos National Laboratory "Augmented Reality to Enable the Next Generation of Infrastructure Inspection" Location: Hardman Jacobs Learning Center (HJLC) Room 225


Apr. 11, 2019 4:00-5:00pm

Prof. Jonathan Sharp, Colorado School of Mines Topic: Water quality and reuse Location: Hardman Jacobs Learning Center (HJLC) Room 126


Sep. 28, 2017 4:00-5:00pm

Prof. Mohammed Dawood, New Mexico State University "Metacognition: Helping Students Plan, Monitor, & Evaluate Study Skills & Strategies" Goddard Hall (GO) Room 200


Oct. 18, 2017 4:00-5:00pm

Emily Donahue, Sandia National Laboratories "The Art of Machine Learning: Understanding Style, Photos, and Sketches with Computer Vision" Hardman Jacobs Learning Center (HJLC) Room 225


Feb. 8, 2018 4:00-5:00pm

Prof. Moin Qureshi, Georgia Tech "Microarchitecture and Memory System for Scalable Quantum Computers" Hardman Jacobs Learning Center (HJLC) Room 225


Mar. 8, 2018 4:00-5:00pm

Prof. Hamid Marvi, Arizona State University "Bio-inspired Interactions with Complex Terrains" Hardman Jacobs Learning Center (HJLC) Room 225


Mar. 15, 2018 4:00-5:00pm

Prof. Fred Chong, University of Chicago "Quantum Computing is Getting Real: Architecture, Programming Languages, and OS roles in Closing the Gap between Quantum Algorithms and Machines" Hardman Jacobs Learning Center (HJLC) Room 225


Apr. 5, 2018 4:00-5:00pm

Dr. Geoffrey Fairchild, Los Alamos National Laboratory "Real-Time Social Internet Data to Guide Disease Forecasting Models" Hardman Jacobs Learning Center (HJLC) Room 225


Apr. 18, 2018 4:00-5:00pm

Dr. Ahmed Arabi Hassen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory "Additive Manufacturing: Current State, Challenges, and Future Opportunities" Hardman Jacobs Learning Center (HJLC) Room 225