Description: Designed for senior and graduate level students. Lectures in areas of current interest in mechanical engineering. Topics may vary from term to term.
Spring 2018: Section 001- "Tribology is the interdisciplinary study of interacting surfaces from the nanoscale to the macro-scale. These surfaces undergo friction and wear and sometimes, have fluids between them for lubrication. This course will occur mainly in two parts: (i) Contact Mechanics, (ii) Hydrodynamic (fluid) lubrication. Fundamental topics include friction, wear, heat transfer within interfaces, thin-film lubrication and computational Tribology".
Section 002- This course will cover recent topics in neuroengineering, with a focus on human-machine interface systems for individuals with neurological impairment, bioinspired and wearable sensing and robotic systems for diagnostic, assistive, and therapeutic applications, and neurorehabilitation. Intended for graduate students with a background and interest in neuroengineering, robotics, control systems, signal processing, and biomechanics. This course will include a significant technical communications component (oral and written) covering the research pipeline process, and will require experimental work via project.
Repeatable for Credit.