.: Frontier in Science and Engineering

Lecture Series Spring/Summer 2014 Schedule

Spring/Summer 2014 Seminars
Mar. 22, 2014 'Artificial' Matter for Novel Technologies

Mr. Mark Kerfoot

Apr. 19, 2014 Supernova, Superconductors, and Their Atomic Analogues Prof. Chih-Chun Chien
TBD Title: TBA Prof. Rudy Ortiz
Previous Seminars
Nov. 23, 2013 Fuel Cell: Technical Principle, Promise and Challenges Prof. Min Hwan Lee
Sept. 21, 2013 Can insects reveal the secrets of the brain? Prof. Fred Wolf
Aug. 17/24, 2013 Autoimmune Disease: the traitor inside. Prof. Katrina Hoyer
Mar.16, 2013 The double-edged sword: How uncontrolled inflammation leads to autoimmune disease Prof. Marcos Garcia-Ojeda
Feb.16, 2013 The DRONE Age Prof. YangQuan Chen

.: Details

The room at the Castle Air Museum can seat can host up to 50-60 people. The director of the museum Joe Pruzzo always arranges for some coffee and pastries.

Organized by
Dr. Michael Scheibner
Assistant Professor
University of California, Merced
5200 N. Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343
Tel.: 209-230-5509

Program 2012
Nov.17, 2012 Unusual Graphite: Technology in a Pencil Tip Prof. Vincent Tung
Oct.20, 2012 Science Fiction and Reality: The Economics of the Personalized Medicine Revolution? Prof. Paul Brown
Sept.15, 2012 In two places at once Prof. Michael Scheibner
Program 2011
Nov. 19, 2011   Marcelo Kallman
Oct. 15, 2011   Mayya Tokman
Sept. 17, 2011   Christopher Viney
May 21, 2011   Teamrat Ghezzehei
Apr. 16, 2011   Erik Menke
Mar. 19, 2011   Lin Tian
Feb. 19, 2011   Tom Harmon
Program 2010
Nov.20, 2010   Qinghua Guo
Oct.16, 2010   Yihsu Chen
Sept. 18, 2010 Material Sciences Lilian Davila
May 15, 2010 Biology David Ardell
Apr. 17, 2010 Physics Jay Sharping
Mar. 20, 2010 Physics Christopher Ferri
Feb. 27, 2010 Applied Mathematics Michael Sprague
Program 2009
Nov. 14, 2009   Robin M. DeLugan
Oct. 17/24, 2009   Andy Aguilar
Sept. 19, 2009   Jeffery Yoshimi
May 16, 2009   Wil van Breugel
Apr. 18, 2009   Tao Ye
Mar. 21, 2009   Wolfgang F. Rogge
Feb. , 2009   Lin Tian
Program 2008
Nov. 15, 2008 The Present and the Future of Solar Power Utilization in California Prof. Carlos F. M. Coimbra
Oct. 18, 2008 Energy of the Future Prof. Gerardo Diaz
Sept. 20, 2008 In it for the Long Haul: an Evolutionist's Perspective on Agriculture, Environment, Fisheries, and Medicine Prof. Michael N. Dawson
May 17, 2008 Archaeology in Yosemite: Research at the Intersection of Science and the Humanities Prof. Kathleen L. Hull
Apr. 12, 2008 Self-Assembly from Flagellum to Nanotube Prof. Jennifer Lu
Mar. 15, 2008 What do Soap Bubbles and Lab-on-a-Chip have in Common? Prof. Francois Blanchette
Feb. 16, 2008 Journey to the Heart of Africa: a Perspiring Professor Seeking Sweaty Hippos Prof. Christopher Viney
Program 2007
Nov. 17, 2007 Computer Simulations vs. The Real World Prof. Micahel Sprague
Oct. 20, 2007 What Sciences Do: from Solar Explosions to Earthly Policy Prof. Mayya Tokman
Sept. 15, 2007 Climate Change and Wildfire in the West Prof. Anthony Westerling
Jun. 16, 2007 Turning Science into Reality: From Idea to Innovation Prof. Michelle Khine
May 19, 2007 Pushing the Limits of Glass: Fiber-Based Sources and Devices Prof. Jay Sharping
Apr. 21, 2007 Autonomous Mobile Robots: Science or Science Fiction? Prof. Stefano Carpin
Mar. 17, 2007 Red Tide and Harmful Algal Blooms Prof. Wei-Chun Chin
Feb. 17, 2007 Technology: Boon without Bane? Prof. Christopher Viney
Program 2006
Dec. 16, 2006 Smoking, air pollution and your lungs Prof. Henry Jay Forman
Oct. 17, 2006 Sensor Network Challenges in the Twenty First Century Prof. Alberto Cerpa
Aug. 19, 2006 Mathematics/Physics Prof. Kevin Mitchell
Jun. 17, 2006 Children's questions: a mechanism for learning about the world Prof. Michelle M. Chouinard
Apr. 15, 2006 Gels in the Ocean Prof. Wei-Chun Chin
Feb. 18, 2006 Isaac Newton: scientific, historical and social perspectives Prof. Christopher Viney
Program 2005
Dec. 17, 2005 What kind of stuff can a bioengineered bug build? Dr. Christopher Viney
Oct. 15, 2005 Is groundwater a limitless resource? Dr. Martha H. Conklin
Aug. 20, 2005 Cell suicide and sexually transmitted disease Dr. David M. Ojcius
Jun. 18, 2005 The past, present and future of social experimentation Dr. William Shadish
Apr. 16, 2005 How people think about physical and abstract space Dr. Teenie Matlock
Feb. 19, 2005 Scattering of light Dr. Arnold D. Kim