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Fridays at 3:30pm
Spanos Auditorium (Room 100), Cummings Hall, unless otherwise noted

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Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society features a weekly public lecture on a wide range of topics geared toward a general audience.

"Special Seminars," are part of the Jones Series but are scheduled at different times.

Past Events

Special Seminar: Molecular-level analysis of the serological antibody repertoire

Jiwon Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, U. Texas — Austin

May 30, 2017

Jones Seminar: Stable Isotope Breath Diagnostics and Drugs for Lung Infections

Dr. Graham Timmins, College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico

May 19, 2017

Jones Seminar: Using in-situ and operando methods to characterize working catalysts

Eric A. Stach, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory

May 12, 2017

Jones Seminar: The Future of Energy Storage

Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang, Kyocera Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT

April 28, 2017

Jones Seminar: Dartmouth’s Energy Picture — Past, Present, and Future

Abbe Bjorklund, Director of Engineering and Utilities & , Steve Shadford, Energy Program Manager

April 21, 2017

Jones Seminar: Bio-Inspired Sensors — From the Ocean to the Operating Room

Viktor Gruev, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

April 14, 2017

Jones Seminar: Tuning by Pruning — Exploiting Disorder to Design Adaptive Functional Networks

Andrea Liu, Hepburn Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania

April 7, 2017

Jones Seminar: Bioinspired Organ Engineering for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics

Shrike Zhang , Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

March 10, 2017

Jones Seminar: Nanoscale Approaches for Therapeutic Immune Modulation

Ashish Kulkarni, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

March 3, 2017

Jones Seminar: A Gambler’s Approach to Gambling the Globe

Aaron Brown, Managing Director & Head of Financial Market Research, AQR Capital Management

February 17, 2017

Jones Seminar: Rules of Engagement — Design principles for effective antiviral immunity

Margie Ackerman, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

February 3, 2017

Jones Seminar: Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Tissue Engineering — Promises and Challenges

Mrignayani Kotecha, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

January 27, 2017

Jones Seminar: Whose Joint Is This? A Problem Solving and Design Approach to Orthopaedic Engineering

Doug Van Citters, Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

January 20, 2017

Jones Seminar: Small-scale Mechanics of Nanoscale Metals

Frederic Sansoz, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont

January 13, 2017

Jones Seminar: Communicating the Value of Energy Efficiency and Urban Investments

Dara Goldberg '08, Senior Planner, NYC Department of City Planning

January 6, 2017

Jones Seminar: A “Unified Field Theory” for Cross-National Mortality Risk

Arnold Barnett, Professor of Management Science and Professor of Statistics, MIT Sloan School of Management

November 11, 2016

Jones Seminar: Innovations in Slide-Free Microscopy

Richard Levenson, MD, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center

November 4, 2016

Jones Seminar: Lateral Field Excited Acoustic Wave Sensing Platform

John Vetelino, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maine

October 28, 2016

Jones Seminar: Molecular Biophotonics for Tumor Detection and Therapy Guidance

Jonathan T.C. Liu, Director, Molecular Biophotonics Laboratory, University of Washington

October 14, 2016

Special Seminar: Energy and Society

Dan Reicher '78, Executive Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford

October 14, 2016

Jones Seminar: How the Platform Revolution Might Reshape the Electric Power Industry

Geoffrey Parker, Professor of Engineering & MEM Director, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

October 7, 2016

Jones Seminar: Discrete Kinetic Theory and Computation for Fluid Flows and Beyond

Hudong Chen, Senior Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer, Exa Corporation

September 30, 2016

Jones Seminar: Small-Scale Electronics for Large-Scale Energy

Jason Stauth, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

September 23, 2016

Jones Seminar: Protein Engineering Strategies for Development of Viral Immunotherapies & Vaccines

Jonathan Lai, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

September 16, 2016

Jones Seminar: Epilepsy Surgery and Research

Hai Sun, Assistant Professor in Neurological Surgery and Director of Epilepsy Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Science Center

May 27, 2016

Jones Seminar: Linking Length Scales — Investigating the Effect of Microscale Strain Localization on Macroscopic Response

Samantha Daly, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

May 20, 2016

Jones Seminar: Biomechanical advantages of the human pygmy phenotype

Nathaniel Dominy, Professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences, Dartmouth

May 13, 2016

Jones Seminar: Materials for Hydrogen Technology — Key Element for our Sustainable Future

Thomas Klassen, Harris German-Dartmouth Fellow, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

May 6, 2016

Jones Seminar: Thermodynamics and Kinetics Driving the Essence of Materials Design

Michele Manuel, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida

April 29, 2016

Jones Seminar: Technology for the Other 3-4 Billion Inhabitants

Victor B. Lawrence, Charles Batchelor Chair Professor of Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

April 22, 2016

Special Seminar: Sustainability of 3D Printing — Myths, Facts, and Possibilities

Jeremy Faludi, Sustainable Design Strategist, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

April 14, 2016

Special Seminar: Context-Based Design of Energy Systems in the Built Environment

Mohammad Heidarinejad, Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering Dept, University of Maryland

April 7, 2016

Special Seminar: Building Cluster Simulations for Early Design, Retrofitting and Real-time Optimal Control

Xiwang Li, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

March 31, 2016

Special Seminar: Tuning Order in Disordered Materials

Jun Ding, Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

March 4, 2016

Special Seminar: Predicting Microstructures and Properties of Materials by Phase Field Modeling

Mohsen Asle Zaeem, Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology

February 29, 2016

Special Seminar: Uncovering the Behavior of Particles in the Lung by Coupling Numerical Predictions

Jessica Oakes, Presidential Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley

February 22, 2016

Special Seminar: Lab-in-a-patient microdevices for next-generation precision medicine

Oliver Jonas, Postdoctoral Associate, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

February 8, 2016

Jones Seminar: Responsive Materials for Portable Chemical Sensing

Katherine Mirica, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dartmouth

February 5, 2016

Jones Seminar: Thayer at Williamson in the Medical Center & the Center for Imaging Medicine

Brian Pogue, Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

January 29, 2016

Jones Seminar: Creation of 21st Century Public Infrastructure—Beauty, Economics, Politics, Ecology

Susannah C. Drake, Principal, DLANDstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture, pllc

January 22, 2016

Jones Seminar: Statistics in Medicine — Why the data tell us one thing one day and another thing the next

Jessica Lasky-Su, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Statistics), Harvard Medical School

January 15, 2016

Jones Seminar: Shining More Light on Energy Sustainability

Jifeng Liu , Assistant Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

January 8, 2016

Jones Seminar: The Use of Design Ethnography in Engineering Global Health Technologies

Kathleen Sienko, Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan

November 13, 2015

Jones Seminar: Radiation Limits to Energy Innovation

Robert Hargraves, ThorCon Team

November 6, 2015

Symbiotic Systems for The Future of Energy, Water, and Food

Alexander Slocum, Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

October 30, 2015

Jones Seminar: Everyday Signal Processing in GNU Radio

Thomas Rondeau, Maintainer and Lead Developer, GNU Radio Project

October 23, 2015

Jones Seminar: Enabling Technologies for MRI-Guided Robotic Surgical Interventions

Gregory Fischer, Professor & Director, AIM Lab, Worcester Polytechnical Institute

September 25, 2015

Jones Seminar: Analyzing the Global Internet

Doug Madory, Director of Internet Analysis, Dyn Research

September 18, 2015

Jones Seminar: Utility of Breath Analysis to Diagnose and Monitor Systemic Disease

Raed Dweik, Professor of Medicine & Director, Pulmonary Vascular Program, Cleveland Clinic

May 29, 2015

Jones Seminar: THE GREAT RACE—The Global Quest for the Car of the Future

Levi Tillemann, Jeff and Cal Leonard Fellow, New America Foundation

May 22, 2015

Jones Seminar: Challenges and Opportunities in Scheduling Healthcare Providers

Dr. Amy Cohn, Thurnau Professor , University of Michigan

May 15, 2015

Jones Seminar: Computer Vision with Big Weakly-Labeled Data

Lorenzo Torresani, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth

May 8, 2015

Special Seminar: Mitigating the Impacts of Transportation Electrification with Power Grid Enterprise

Amro Farid, Assistant Professor of Engineering Systems & Management, Masdar Institute of Science & Technology

May 4, 2015

Jones Seminar: Live 3D Modeling with Colloids

Frans Spaepen, Franklin Professor of Applied Physics, Harvard SEAS

April 24, 2015

Special Seminar: Sustainability at the Nexus of Land Use and Energy

Felix Creutzig, Head of "Land use, infrastructures and transport" group, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change in Berlin

April 20, 2015

Jones Seminar: Manufacturing, Actuation, Sensing, and Control for Robotic Insects

Robert Wood, Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard SEAS

April 17, 2015

Special Seminar: Concept and Applications of Critical Load Level in Locational Marginal Pricing Based Economic Studies

Fangxing (Fran) Li, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville & Campus Director of CURENT (NSF Engineering Research Center)

April 13, 2015

Special Seminar: Management and Learning for Future Energy Systems

Vassilis Kekatos, Postdoctoral Associate, ECE Deptartment, University of Minnesota

April 6, 2015

Special Seminar: Rational Design of Materials for Capacitive Energy Storage

Majid Beidaghi, Research Associate, A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, Department of Material Science and Engineering, Drexel University

April 3, 2015

Special Seminar: Your Brain—An Ever-Changing Network

Danielle Bassett, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

April 2, 2015

Special Seminar: Health Systems Design and Implementation—A User-Centered Perspective

Lauren Shluzas, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

March 30, 2015

Special Seminar: Translational Photoacoustic Imaging of Micrometastases in the Lymphatics

Geoffrey Luke, Research Scientist, University of Texas at Austin and MD Anderson Cancer Center

March 25, 2015

Special Seminar: Tackling the Problems of Lithium-Sulfur Battery—from Molecular Understanding to Nanomaterials Design

Weiyang Fiona Li, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

March 24, 2015

Special Seminar: Imaging cancer metabolism using hyperpolarized 13C MR spectroscopy and quantitative susceptibility mapping

Jae Mo Park, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept of Radiology, Stanford University

March 18, 2015

Special Seminar: Multi-agent optical imaging—Realizing the potential of molecular imaging with optics

Scott Davis, Assistant Professor of Engineering & Norris Cotton Cancer Center Investigator, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

March 16, 2015

Special Seminar: Serial Innovators — How Individuals Create and Deliver Breakthrough Innovations in Mature Firms

Bruce A. Vojak, Associate Dean for Administration & Adjunct Professor, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 13, 2015

Special Seminar: Humanitarian Logistics—A case study on post-disaster debris operations and solving multi-period network capacity expansion problems

Özlem Ergun, Faculty Development Fellow and Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University

March 10, 2015

Special Seminar: Designing New Materials for Renewable Energy Applications

Liping Yu, University of Colorado at Boulder and National Renewable Energy Laboratory

February 26, 2015

Special Seminar: Seeing “Nano” in Motion: In Situ Experiment for Energy Storage Materials and Beyond

Akihiro Kushima, Research Scientist, Dept of Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT

February 24, 2015

Special Seminar: Innovation, Openness & Platform Control

Geoffrey Parker, Professor, Tulane University, Research Fellow, MIT Center for Digital Business

February 12, 2015

Special Seminar: Co-Solvent Enhanced Lignocellulosic Fractionation (CELF): A Novel Pretreatment to Increase Precursor Yields from Cellulosic Biomass for Biological or Catalytic Conversion to Fuels

Charles Wyman, Ford Motor Company Chair in Environmental Engineering, Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Bourns College of Engineering, University of California

February 9, 2015

Jones Seminar: Active Learning, Teamwork & Ethics in the Modern Undergraduate Engineering Classroom

Matthew Cooper, Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University

January 30, 2015

Jones Seminar: Advancing Cancer Immunotherapy One Cell at a Time

Navin Varadarajan, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Houston

January 23, 2015

Engineering Proteins for Cancer Imaging and Therapy

Sarah Moore, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Smith College

January 16, 2015

Building Wearable Biomedical Devices

Kofi Odame, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

January 9, 2015

Visionaries in Technology: Thayer Distinguished Speaker Series

Jennifer Healey, Research Scientist, Systems and Software Research Lab, Intel Corporation

November 14, 2014

Thirty Years in the Idea Factory

Alice White, Professor, College of Engineering, Boston University

November 7, 2014


Vicki May, Associate Professor, Thayer School of Engineering

October 31, 2014

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging in Neuroscience and Diabetes

Richard E. Carson, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Biomedical Engineering; Director, Yale PET Center; Director of Graduate Studies, Biomedical Engineering, Yale University

October 24, 2014

Engineering Synthetic Ligands for Molecular Imaging

Benjamin Hackel, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota

October 17, 2014

A New Status Quo: Hydrocarbon Dependency vs. Sustainable Policy and Investment

Robert Cavnar, Energy Industry Executive

October 10, 2014

Dartmouth's Center for Surgical Innovation

Keith D. Paulsen, Robert A. Pritzker Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering

October 3, 2014

Professional Ethics in Engineering and Science

Dr. Anil Kulkarni, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

September 26, 2014

Brain Machine Interfaces: The Need for Better Science

Eric Trautmann ’07 Th’08 ’09, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University

September 19, 2014

Image-Guided Interventions: Technologies in Medical Computer Vision

Professor Samuel Kadoury, Ph.D., P.Eng., Canada Research Chair in Medical Imaging and Assisted Interventions, Polytechnique Montreal

May 23, 2014

The Wrist as a Computational Platform in Mobile Healthcare

David Kotz, Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth College

May 16, 2014

Proactive and Adaptive Risk Management in Biotechnology: Applications to Trans Fats, Synthetic Biology, and Pharmaceuticals

Kenneth Oye, Director of the MIT Program on Emerging Technologies, Associate Professor of Political Science and Engineering Systems at MIT

May 9, 2014

Global Energy Futures Modelling: Making Sense Out of Chaos

Lewis Fulton, Institute for Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis

April 25, 2014

Variable Renewable Integration: Power System Flexibility and Operating Under Uncertainty

Aidan Tuohy, Electric Power Research Institute

April 18, 2014

Micro- and Nano-Fabrication for Encapsulated Cell Therapy

Barjor Gimi, Dartmouth College

April 11, 2014

Biomechanical Basis of Concussion: Monitoring Head Impacts in Sports

Rick Greenwald Th'87, President, Simbex; Adjunct Associate Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering

April 4, 2014

Mechanics and Geometry in Chiral Structures: From Helical Seed Pods to Twisted Embryonic Brain

Zi Chen, Research Scientist, Washington University in St. Louis

February 28, 2014

Advancing Neuroimaging Technology to Study Brain Dynamics

Solomon Diamond, Assistant Professor, Thayer School of Engineering

February 21, 2014

The Intersection of Health IT and Policy: Roundabout or Blinking Green, Yellow, or Red Lights

Andrew Gettinger, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

February 14, 2014

Applying Cognitive Science Principles to Promote Durable and Efficient Learning

Sean Kang, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Dartmouth College

January 31, 2014

Limits to Growth of Energy: Facts About Fracking in the US

Dennis Meadows, University of New Hampshire

January 24, 2014

Electronic Paper: A Midwinter Afternoon's Lost Dream?

Ian Morrison, Harvard University

January 17, 2014

Visionaries in Technology: Thayer Distinguished Speaker Series

Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering and Psychology and Neuroscience; Co-Director, Center for Neuroengineering, Duke University

November 15, 2013

Technical Innovation in the Regulated World: How to Do Something New in a World Full of Rules

Jarlath McEntee, Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer, Ocean Renewable Power Company

November 8, 2013

Engineering for the Next Disaster: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi River Floods and Super Storm Sandy

Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick, US Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, US Army Corps of Engineers

November 1, 2013

Lessons from the Secret History of the War on Cancer for Public Policies on Cell Phones and Other Microwave Emitting Devices

Devra Davis, Visiting Scholar, Goldman School of Public Policy & Management, Center for Environmental Public Policy, University of California Berkeley; President, Environmental Health Trust

October 25, 2013

The Science of Learning: Methods and Evidence

David Kraemer, Dartmouth College

October 18, 2013

Sue and John Ballard ’55 TT’56 Professorship Inaugural Lecture: Forecasting Space Weather

William Lotko, Sue and John Ballard ’55 TT’56 Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering

October 11, 2013

Quantitative Analysis of Upper Limb Function among Children with Cerebral Palsy

Erin Butler, Neukom Fellow, Thayer School of Engineering

October 4, 2013

Light Field Imaging and Quantitative Data Extraction

Tadd Truscott, Assistant Professor, Ira A. Fulton College of Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University

September 27, 2013

An Engineer Goes to Capitol Hill: The Role of Science and Engineering in Policy and Politics

Ursula Rick Th’03, Regulatory Affairs Analyst, Western Energy Alliance

May 24, 2013

The Chemistry and Physics of the Chocolatier

Richard Tango-Lowy, Master Chocolatier, Dancing Lion Chocolate

May 17, 2013

Outwitting The Counterfeiter: A Futile Goal?

Ashifi Gogo, Founder and CEO, Sproxil

May 10, 2013

Photo Forensics

Hany Farid, Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth College

May 3, 2013

Engineering Biology and Medicine at Small Scales: From Cell Manipulation, Molecular Screening to Early Cancer Detection

John X.J. Zhang, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin

April 26, 2013

Warm-Blooded Plastics: Bio-Inspired Solutions to Smart Material Systems

Tracy X. He, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University

April 19, 2013

Surgical Enhancement: Using Electrical Bioimpedance to Improve Clinical Practice

Ryan Halter Th'06, Assistant Professor, Thayer School of Engineering

April 12, 2013

Harnessing Distributed Flexible Resources for Sustainable Electric Energy Systems

Johanna L. Mathieu, Postdoctoral Researcher, Power Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich

April 5, 2013

Accelerating Materials Research by Computational Techniques: From Fundamental Understandings to Computational Design

Yifei Mo, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

March 29, 2013

Manipulation of Light at the Nanoscale for Applications in Energy Conversion

Zongfu Yu, Ginzton Lab, Stanford University

March 8, 2013

High-Performance Solution-Processed Thin-Film Solar Cells: Opportunities and Challenges

David Mitzi, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

March 5, 2013

Gambling the Globe: Risk, Decision-Making, and Climate Change

Mark Borsuk, Assistant Professor, Thayer School of Engineering

March 1, 2013

Data Analytics for Organ Allocation Policy Evaluation

Diwakar Gupta, University of Minnesota

February 22, 2013

What Do Baggage Handling and mRNA Have In Common: Object-Process Methodology In Service of Science and Systems Engineering

Dov Dori, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

February 15, 2013

Molecular Engineering of WMD (Weapons of Microbial Destruction)

Karl Griswold, Assistant Professor, Thayer School of Engineering

February 1, 2013

Are Light Emitting Diodes Revolutionizing Illumination Technology?

Elsa Garmire, Sydney E. Junkins Professor of Engineering Sciences, Thayer School of Engineering

January 25, 2013

The Triple Bottom Line: The Business Case for Sustainability

Chris Davis, Director of Investment Programs, Ceres

January 18, 2013

The Mysterious World Bank: History, Evolution and Future Under Jim Yong Kim

Thomas Blinkhorn, Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth (ILEAD)

January 11, 2013

Thorium: Energy Cheaper Than Coal

Robert Hargraves, Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth (ILEAD), Dartmouth College

November 9, 2012

Make It Clear and Make It Matter

David Macaulay, Author of "The Way Things Work"

November 2, 2012

A Profile of Dartmouth's Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Programs

Stephen Shadford, Energy Program Manager, Dartmouth College

October 26, 2012

Sustainable Energy for the 21st Century

Mike Campbell, Director, Energy Systems Division, Logos Technologies

October 12, 2012

Visionaries in Technology: Thayer Distinguished Speaker Series

George M. Whitesides, Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor, Harvard University

October 5, 2012

Toward Atomic-Scale Tomography

Thomas F. Kelly, CAMECA Instruments, Inc.

September 28, 2012

The Scientific Approach to Teaching: Research as a Basis for Course Design

Eric Mazur, Area Dean of Applied Physics, Balkanski Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics, Harvard University

September 21, 2012

Oil and the Future of Energy

Michael Lynch, President and Director of Global Petroleum Service, Strategic Energy and Economic Research Inc. (SEER)

September 14, 2012

Cold Spray Technology from Academic Research to the Marketplace

Hamid Assadi, Professor of Metallurgy, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran

May 25, 2012

Natural Capital and the Worth of Nature: Concepts and Tools for Planning and Decision-Making

Marta Ceroni, Fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont and Senior Manager of Green Compass, LLC

May 18, 2012

Plasmonic Enhanced Femtosecond Laser Cell Nanosurgery

Michel Meunier, Professor, Department of Engineering Physics, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

May 4, 2012

Nanostructure Design for Efficient Energy Devices

Dr. Yan Yao, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

April 27, 2012

Rapid Aeromechanical Design of Marine Propellers and Wind Turbines

Brenden Epps, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 20, 2012

Mechanical Behavior of Random Fiber Networks

R.C. Picu, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

April 13, 2012

Design of Microfluidic and Electronic Systems with Soft or Flexible Structures

Dr. Aaron Mazzeo, Harvard University

April 12, 2012

Microscale Sorption Technologies for Waste Heat Utilization and Carbon Capture

Dr. Matthew Determan, Sustainable Thermal Systems Laboratory, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

April 9, 2012

Methodology of Citrate-based Biomaterial Design for Tissue Engineering, Drug Delivery, and Bioimaging

Jian Yang, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, The University of Texas at Arlington

April 6, 2012

Planes, Trains, Automobiles...and Cells?

Philip LeDuc, Carnegie Mellon University

March 30, 2012

The Audio Spotlight: Beams of Sound from Ultrasound

F. Joseph Pompei, Holosonics

March 2, 2012

Radar Sounding and Imaging of Glacial and Sea Ice: Status and Future

Prasad Gogineni, University of Kansas

February 24, 2012

Small Molecules Can Tell Big Stories: Using Volatiles to Rapidly Diagnose Infectious Agents

Jane Hill, School of Engineering and COBRE: Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of Vermont

February 17, 2012

The Robotic Surface Exploration of Mars

John L. Callas, NASA'S Jet Propulsion Laboratory

February 9, 2012

Creative Confidence

David Kelley, Founder and Chairman, IDEO

February 3, 2012

Resilience Through Compliance: Attachment of Dissimilar Materials at the Rotator Cuff

Guy Genin, Washington University in St. Louis

January 27, 2012

Building the RedShift: Startups, Design, and Breaking Markets with BRD Motorcycles

Marc Fenigstein ’01 Th’04, CEO and Co-Founder, BRD Motorcycles

January 20, 2012

Sustainable Design and Optimized Energy Performance in the Laboratory Environment: The Class of ’78 Life Sciences Center at Dartmouth

David Madigan PE, LEED AP, Vice President and Principal, van Zelm Engineers

January 13, 2012

Upper Valley 20/20 — Why a Vision and Why Now? Or Using Systems Thinking to Engineer a New Economic Model

William Bittinger, President, Donella Meadows Institute

January 6, 2012

The New Face of War: Engineering Medicine for the Wounded Warrior in the 21st Century

Joseph Rosen, Professor of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Adjunct Associate Professor, Thayer School of Engineering

November 11, 2011

Head Probe for Combined Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Electroencephalography

Paolo Giacometti, Ph.D. Candidate and Research-In-Progress Winner, Thayer School of Engineering

November 4, 2011

MR-Guided Near Infrared Optical Spectroscopy for Structural and Functional In-Vivo Imaging of Breast Cancer

Michael Mastanduno, Ph.D. Candidate and Research-In-Progress Winner, Thayer School of Engineering

November 4, 2011

Perspectives from a 34-year Career in Solar Power Development

Edward C. Kern Jr., President, Irradiance, Inc.

October 28, 2011

Photons to Bits and Beyond — The Science and Technology of Digital Image Sensors

Eric R. Fossum, Thayer School of Engineering

October 21, 2011

Miniaturization and Integration of Devices through Lithography

Axel Scherer, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Thayer School of Engineering

October 14, 2011

Lessons from Nature on Engineering Molecules

Gevorg Grigoryan, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth College

September 30, 2011

A Radiation Biology Strategy for Long Term Human Space Exploration

Percival D. McCormack, Professor of Biophysics, Physiology and Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

September 23, 2011

What is Life, and How Should We Look for it Elsewhere in the Universe?

David Grinspoon, Curator of Astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Adjunct Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Science at the University of Colorado

May 27, 2011

Localization-Based Super-Resolution Fluorescence Imaging

Samuel Hess, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Maine

May 20, 2011

A Scientist in Politics: What I Learned from Running for Office

Jay C. Buckey, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School

May 6, 2011

Nanotechnology and the Real World

Alan Rae, TPF Enterprises LLC

April 29, 2011

New Organic Donors for High Efficiency Solar Energy Harvesting

Guodan Wei, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

April 26, 2011

Shape Memory and Superelasticity: From Scientific Curiosity to Life Saving Technology

Dieter Stoeckel, Nitinol Devices and Components, Inc.

April 22, 2011

Thermal Cancer Therapy with Magnetic Nanoparticles: Opportunities and Challenges

Robert Ivkov, Johns Hopkins University

April 15, 2011

Self-assembled Carbon Nanomaterial Scaffolds for Efficient Energy Device Applications

Cary Pint, University of California, Berkeley

April 14, 2011

Nanostructured Energy Devices: Manipulating Electrons, Photons and Ions

Liangbing Hu, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

April 8, 2011

Next Generation Power Electronics Architectures

Robert Pilawa-Podgurski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 5, 2011

Electronics for Energy Efficiency

Jason Stauth, Solar Semiconductor, Inc.

March 11, 2011

Interfacial Electron Transport in Oxide Thin Films for Solar Energy

Rafael Jaramillo, Harvard University

March 4, 2011

Electronics: Revolution or Evolution

Ronald Lasky, Professor, Thayer School of Engineering

February 25, 2011

Safety-Aware Transportation Systems: Cooperative Autonomous Driving for Vehicular Networks

Reza Olfati-Saber, Thayer School of Engineering

February 18, 2011

Ice-templated Hybrid Materials

Ulrike Wegst, Assistant Professor, Drexel University

February 7, 2011

Rehabilitation of Sensorimotor Function through Human-Machine Interfaces

Cara Stepp, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Departments of CS and Engineering and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington

February 4, 2011

Mechanoadaptation of Bone in Growth, Maintenance and Disease

Sandra Shefelbine, Assistant Professor, Imperial College, London

January 24, 2011

Biochemical Engineering of Cancer Immunotherapeutics

Susan Thomas, Postdoctoral Researcher, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

January 21, 2011

Using Machine Learning to Improve Security in Adversarial Environments

Richard Lippmann, Senior Staff in the Cyber Systems and Technology Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

January 14, 2011

Computational Behavioral Analysis

George Cybenko, Professor, Thayer School of Engineering

January 7, 2011

The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge

Christopher Trimble, Tuck School of Business

November 19, 2010

Evolution of MATLAB

Cleve Moler, Chairman and Chief Scientist, The MathWorks

November 12, 2010

From Vinyl to YouTube: Engineering the 21st Century Music Industry

Michael Casey, Professor and Chair, Department of Music, Dartmouth College

November 5, 2010

Healthcare Venture Capital in a State of Flux

Michael Ross, SV Life Sciences

October 29, 2010

Leadership, Climate Change, and Innovation

Peter A. Darbee D'75 Tu'77, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, PG&E Corporation

October 22, 2010

Technology Alone is Never Enough: What it Takes to Build a Medical Products Company

Wes Chapman, President and CEO, PCD Partners LLC

October 8, 2010

Jones Seminar: Aim High!

Robert Hargraves, Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth (ILEAD)

September 24, 2010

Novel Enzyme Therapeutics for Bacterial Biofilm Treatment

John Lamppa, Ph.D. Candidate and Research-In-Progress Winner, Thayer School of Engineering

May 28, 2010

Towards $1000 Human Genome Sequencing Using Force Spectroscopy

Alex Bijamov, Ph.D. Candidate and Research-In-Progress Winner, Thayer School of Engineering

May 28, 2010

Engineering The Next Generation of Cancer Therapeutic Enzymes and Antibodies

George Georgiou, University of Texas, Austin

May 21, 2010

Integrated Biomedical Sensors

Axel Scherer, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Thayer School of Engineering

May 14, 2010

We are the Web: The Rise of the Social Machine

Jim Hendler, Tetherless World Chair of Computer and Cognitive Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

May 7, 2010

The Impact of the EU's Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive

Ron Lasky, Professor, Thayer School of Engineering

April 30, 2010

When is a Rendered Image Good Enough: Perceptually-Based Realistic Rendering

Kavita Bala, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Program of Computer Graphics, Cornell University

April 23, 2010

Blinking Tumors — and Other New Ways to Molecularly Image and Treat Cancer

Stephen A. Boppart, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bioengineering, and Medicine, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

April 16, 2010

Innovation that Moves the World Forward

Steven Megli, Vice President of the Technology and Manufacturing Group, General Manager of Assembly Test and Manufacturing, Intel Corporation

April 2, 2010

Orientation and Assembly of Anisotropic Particles by Capillary Interactions

Kathleen J. Stebe, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

March 5, 2010

Image Sensors for Digital Cameras: Shedding Light on How They Work

Eric Fossum, Consultant, Samsung Semiconductor R&D Center

February 26, 2010

Widespread Adoption of Intermittent Renewable Energy Generation, the Smart Grid and Electric Vehicles: Barriers and Synergies

Michael Caramanis, Professor of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Boston University

February 19, 2010

Sea Ice and Sunlight: Climate Change and the Arctic Sea Ice Cover

Donald Perovich, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

February 12, 2010

Waking Giants: Ice Sheets in a Warming World

Robert Bindschadler, Chief Scientist, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

February 5, 2010

Systems Engineering Analytic Models: Heterogeneous Adherence to the Healthcare Evidence Base

James Benneyan, Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering; Northeastern University

January 29, 2010

Sox and Drugs: Baseball, Steroids, and Physics

Roger G. Tobin, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Tufts University

January 22, 2010

Designing to Enhance Confidence and Effectiveness

Elizabeth Gerber, Northwestern University

January 15, 2010

Nanophotonics for Energy Applications

Jifeng Liu, MIT

November 13, 2009

Finding and Sealing Air Leaks to Improve Building Performance

Bob Walker, Sustainable Energy Resource Group

October 30, 2009

Sustainable Biofuels: A Personal Odyssey

Lee R. Lynd, Paul E. and Joan H. Queneau Distinguished Professor in Environmental Engineering Design, Thayer School of Engineering

October 16, 2009

Tax Gas Now

Jay Buckey Jr., Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School

October 9, 2009

Designing Biological Systems

Pamela Silver, Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School

October 2, 2009

Polar Science in a Time of Rapid Change

Mary Albert, Thayer School of Engineering

September 25, 2009

Transportation Planning and Vehicle Emissions — Where Are We? Where Are We Going?

Lisa Aultman-Hall, Director of the UVM Transportation Research Center and Professor in the School of Engineering, University of Vermont

May 22, 2009

A Systems Approach to Aerospace, Energy and the Environment

Ron Sega, Colorado State University

May 15, 2009

The Physics and Engineering of Bacteria Motility

Kenny Breuer, Division of Engineering, Brown University

May 8, 2009

Kinetic Hydropower — Practical Energy from Moving Water

Dean Corren, Director of Marine Current Technology, Verdant Power, Inc.

May 1, 2009

Structured Colloids: Helices, Pacmen, Patches, and Self-replication

David Pine, Professor of Physics, New York University

April 24, 2009

Sabotage in the Arctic: Fate of the Submarine Nautilus of 1931

Stewart Nelson, President, Pathfinder Group

April 17, 2009

Digital Tampering and Forensics

Hany Farid, Computer Science Department, Dartmouth College

April 10, 2009

A Holistic View of Product Design for the Enlightened Engineer

Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks

April 3, 2009

Technical Aspects of International Communications and Information Policy or How I Spent my Sabbatical

Elsa Garmire, Sydney E. Junkins 1887 Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering

March 6, 2009

Plasmon Assisted Control of Heterogeneous Catalysis

David Boyd, California Institute of Technology

February 27, 2009

Nanostructured Porous Materials for Low Carbon Energy Conversion

Jessika Trancik, Santa Fe Institute and Earth Institute, Columbia University

February 20, 2009

Optical Hyperdoping: Extending Silicon's Reach

Mark Winkler, Department of Physics, Harvard University

February 13, 2009

Materials Characterization: From Intermetallic Compounds to Snow and Ice

Ian Baker, Sherman Fairchild Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering

February 6, 2009

The Science of Optics: The History of Art

Charles Falco, University of Arizona

January 30, 2009

IT-Security by Hardware

Bernd Klauer, Helmut-Schmidt University

January 23, 2009

Nanobiomaterials for Immunotherapy and Immunodiagnostics

Tarek Fahmy, Yale University

January 16, 2009

The IBM Global Technology Outlook and the Evolution of the Business/Information Technology Boundary

David McQueeney, Technology and Strategy - Chief Technology Officer, IBM

January 9, 2009

From Biomedical Computation to Imaging and Back Again: Lessons Learned and Advances Gained from Two Decades of Research at Thayer

Keith Paulsen, Robert A. Pritzker Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering

November 14, 2008

The Physical Chemistry of Sickle Cell Anemia

Peter G. Vekilov, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry, University of Houston, Texas

October 31, 2008

Brains, and their Applications

Richard Granger, Dartmouth College

October 24, 2008

Magnetic Nanoparticles for Cancer Imaging and Therapy

Jinming Gao, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, University of Texas at Dallas

October 10, 2008

An Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging: MRI of the 1-D Patient

Anthony Wolbarst, University of Kentucky

October 3, 2008

Research in Medical Imaging and Image Guided Surgery at Dartmouth

Alexander Hartov, Professor, Thayer School of Engineering

September 26, 2008

Sensory Intelligence: Target Tracking and On-Line Classification

Yuichi Motai, School of Engineering, University of Vermont

May 23, 2008

Automated Use of Clinical Laboratory Results in Adults

Benjamin Littenberg, MD, University of Vermont and Vermont Clinical Decision Support, LLC

May 16, 2008

Learning in Games and Feedback Control

Jeff Shamma, Georgia Institute of Technology

May 9, 2008

Searching For Oil And Gas In The U.S.: An Independent Explorationist's View

Charles Nearburg, Nearburg Producing Company

May 2, 2008

Dynamic Routing and Motion Coordination of Vehicle Networks

Emilio Frazzoli, Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 25, 2008

Towards Quantum Control of Quantum Information Systems

Lorenza Viola, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College

April 18, 2008

Innovations in Over-Snow Cargo Transport to South Pole

James Lever, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)

April 4, 2008

Bridging by Light, Islets in the Stream and Splash

Wendy Zhang, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

March 28, 2008

Global Energy Perspectives

Nathan S. Lewis, California Institute of Technology

March 6, 2008

Fuel Cells — Perspective from the Electrical Terminals

Steven Shaw, Montana State University

February 29, 2008

Widespread Adoption of Renewable Energy: Challenges and R&D Opportunities

Jeffrey S. Nelson, Solar Technologies Department - Energy and Infrastructure Futures Group, Sandia National Laboratories

February 22, 2008

Electronic and Ionic Neural Interfaces for Neural Prostheses

Luke Theogarajan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

February 15, 2008

Adventures in Engineering Outreach — From Morocco to Afghanistan

Colonel Stephen Ressler, P.E., Ph.D., U.S. Military Academy at West Point

February 8, 2008

Exploiting Circuit Nonlinearity for Biological Signal Processing

Kofi Odame, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Georgia Institute of Technology

February 1, 2008

Dripping Jetting Drops and Wetting: The Magic of Microfluidics

David Weitz, Harvard University

January 25, 2008

The Use of Magnetic Resonance to Monitor Water Redistribution in Tendon Under Static Load

Christopher H. Sotak, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

January 11, 2008

Instrumentation Research at Edwards Air Force Base

Dr. Charles H. Jones, Instrumentation Research Coordinator, USAF

November 30, 2007

Energy Trends and Technologies in the Coming Decades

Dr. Steve Koonin, BP, Germany

November 15, 2007

The Renewable Energy Transition and Buildings: Great Opportunities for New Directions

Donald W. Aitken, PhD '58, Donald Aitken Associates

November 9, 2007

Hydrogen Storage in Future Zero-Emission Vehicles

Thomas Klassen, Helmut Schmidt University, Germany

November 2, 2007

Thermophotovoltaics and Carbon Nanotube Based Supercapacitors

John G. Kassakian, Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems, MIT

October 26, 2007

What Will it Take? Reaching People on the Urgency and Solvability of the Climate Crisis

Cathy Zoi, CEO, The Alliance for Climate Protection

October 19, 2007

Building a Clean Energy Future: Technology, Policy and Finance

Dan Reicher, Director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives,

October 12, 2007

Cellulosic Biofuels: A High-Beams Perspective

Lee Lynd, Professor of Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Biology, Thayer School of Engineering

October 5, 2007

Closing the Carbon Loop and Burying Global Warming

Kurt Zenz House, Research Assistant in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

September 28, 2007

Climate Policy in the Face of Irreducible Uncertainty

M. Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University

September 21, 2007


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