Special thanks to Jackie La Roque for giving us a great talk! If you want to download her presentation, with speaking notes, you can do so from goo.gl/ZnwUX8.
Yesterday, Aliakbar Baldiwala presented his MASc Thesis work, titled “IOT for fleet management”. Supervisor Dr. Dan Necsulescu was in attendance. Thank you to Aliakbar and Dr. Necsulescu for an informative seminar!
Last Friday, MASc student Wentian Wang presented his thesis research work, performed under the joint supervision of Dr. Matei Radulescu and Dr. James MacDonald. Both supervisors were in attendance. The title of Wentian’s talk was “Models of fast flame propagation and transition to detonation”. Nice work, Wentian!
Last Friday, Maxime La Flèche presented his MASc thesis work, performed under the supervision of Dr. Matei Radulescu. The title of the talk was “Experimental study of the interaction of a shock wave with a cellular flame in a Hele-Shaw cell”. Interesting work – well done, Maxime!
Last Friday, another one of my students presented his MASc thesis seminar. Franck Tchuente presented his talk on “Recognition and classification of agressive movements using a smart watch”. The work was also co-supervised by Dr. Edward Lemaire at the Ottawa hospital rehabilitation institute. As always, I’m super-proud of my students. Great work, Franck!
Last Friday, another one of my own grad students presented his MASc thesis seminar. Xueyang Yao presented his research work on “Discrete 2D transforms in polar coordinates”. Well done, Xueyang! Great work on a very theoretical topic. 🙂
To kick off 2018, PhD student Huan Huang presented her thesis seminar, titled “Methods for bearing fault diagnosis under constant and time-varying speed conditions”. Huan is working on her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Ming Liang and myself. Dr. Liang could not join us but I was honored to have my photo taken with my student (thanks to Yang for taking the photo)!
Last Friday, Jack Xu presented his MASc thesis seminar titled “Metallization of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Composites using Cold Spray and GRIP Metal”. Co-supervisor Dr. Francois Robitaille was unfortunately not in attendance but luckily cosupervisor Dr. Bertrand Jodoin was available for the photo-opp. Congrats to both for an interesting piece of work!
Last Friday, MASc candidate Clayton Fox presented his thesis work titled “Reaction models for hydrocarbon mixtures using continuous thermodynamics”. Thesis supervisor Dr. Bill Hallett was in attendance for the seminar. Thanks to both for an interesting seminar!
Well, I’ve never had a time lapse of a lecture or seminar to share. Somehow seems to be missing the part where we were pitching TIRES cubes at the class…
Last Friday, Zuwen Sun presented his MASc thesis seminar, titled “Effect of photoacoustic radar chirp parameters on profilometric information and signal to noise ratio”. Zuwen completed his MASc work under my supervision. Another big crowd was in attendance for the seminar. Well done, Zuwen!
As I mentioned during the seminars, I’ve got three “special seminars” booked in the upcoming weeks.
On the Fridays of October 6th, 13th and November 3rd, we will be offering ‘Communication & Influence‘ Workshops.
From 2.30pm to 4pm in CBY B205, these will be delivered by the energetic Trevor Wilkins. His practical and ever popular classes are well known to many grads and undergrads. Scroll down to see real student Recommendation here.
The areas we will cover will greatly benefit your:
- professional work as a commercial or academic engineer
- ability to ‘sell yourself’ effectively in the job market
- skill in influencing those around you in your personal life
- What drives anyone to Take Action or say Yes?
- The only 5 Personal & Work Motivators
- Where’s The Money? What’s it worth to you?
- Engaging Conversations that work for both parties
- Learning about people from Engaging Conversations
- Using what you learn from Engaging Conversations
- Joining the view from the ‘Buyer’s Side of the Table’
- The Best & Worst Ways to sell Ideas, Products, Services or even Yourself
- Life changing research and preparation for meeting anyone
Remember, our seminars start on Friday at 2:30pm sharp!
Hope to see you there!
To kick off the seminar series for fall 2017, first up was Ramandeep Singh Ghai, who presented his MASc thesis seminar. The title of his talk was “modeling of thermal conductivity of thermal barrier coatings in aero-engines”. There was a great turnout for the first talk. Unfortunately, co-supervisor Dr. Kuiying Chen was unable to attend but we got the obligatory photo. Well done, Raman!
This is to remind everyone of the seminar requirements for MCG programs (Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing)– in particular for our new graduate students.
EVERYONE is welcome to ALL the seminars. You do not have to be registered in the seminar course to attend a seminar.
The following applies to MCG students only (NOT BMG students – you have your own seminar series and requirements).
REQUIREMENTS FOR MCG STUDENTS:
- MASc students: attend 10 seminars. Present one seminar ~ 20 minutes.
- MEng students: attend 10 seminars. You do NOT need to present a seminar.
- PhD students: attend 15 seminars. Present one seminar ~ 20 minutes.
MASc/PhD students: you MUST present your seminar prior to submitting your thesis.
There is a google calendar for our MCG seminars that I keep up to date http://bit.ly/2cRV8vY .
SEMINARS AT CARLETON
Attendance at Carleton MCG seminars also counts towards your seminar requirements. Make sure to complete the attendance sheet at Carleton and write ‘uOttawa’. Info at http://carleton.ca/mae/mae-seminars/
I suggest that once you are close to completing your seminar requirement or finishing your degree, then please register for the seminar course MCG5900 (MASc), MCG5947 (MEng), MCG9900 (PhD).
If you were in your program prior to Fall 2016, you do not need to register for the course but still need to fulfill the seminar requirement (older regulations did not have the seminar course code).
Attendance is taken via attendance sheets that are handed out at the seminar. These sheets are also returned to the presenter (with names removed) so that they can get some feedback on their presentation.
TO SCHEDULE A SEMINAR
Send me an email several weeks ahead of time and be prepared to send me your seminar abstract (as a word/PDF attachment) a week prior to your seminar.
If you arrive late to the seminar, you will not receive an attendance sheet and therefore your attendance will not count towards your seminar attendance requirement. Being late is unprofessional – hence the penalty.
The goal of the seminar series is to learn what other students are up to, learn how to give a seminar and learn how to be a respectful audience at a scientific presentation. For example, everybody is expected to show up on time, ask relevant questions and generally be polite members of an audience. Arriving late, bringing a laptop or playing with your phone is considered rude and unprofessional behaviour.
More details on logistics, calendar, tips, and some photos from previous seminars can be found at https://mcgseminars.wordpress.com
Hopefully that covers the major points. If you have any questions, try to ask me in person at a seminar as it is quite likely that others have the same question.
Last Wednesday, MASc candidate Dan Duong presented his thesis seminar titled “Accelerating and Decelerating Flows in a Complex Channel”. Supervisor Dr. Stavros Tavoularis was on hand during the presentation and then they both kindly let me take their photo. Well done, Dan, and congrats on getting close to finishing!