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

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Jones Seminars cover a wide range of "big picture" topics. PhD student attendance is required and students must also meet before or after each seminar to discuss its topic in more detail, usually having done some supplementary reading.

By also attracting other students as well as faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public, the Seminars prompt a weekly gathering full of lively discussion for the curious-minded.

First created in the 1970s, this seminar series was made possible by an endowment established by Charles C. Jones D'18 Th'19. Originally, the lectures were highly specialized for smaller audiences. Then, in 1998, several doctoral students expressed a desire to help build community by providing more reasons for the School to come together as a whole.

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

Past Events

Jones Seminar: Designing and Developing for Impact—The DALI Lab

Lorie Loeb, Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth

Friday, November 10, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

The Digital Arts Leadership and Innovation (DALI) Lab helps faculty build research tools, companies tell their story better, students become entrepreneurs, and non-profits increase their collective impact.

Jones Seminar: The Airport Capacity Crunch

Amedeo Odoni, MIT

Friday, November 3, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

The status of the ‘airport capacity crunch’ in the United States, Western Europe, China and Southeast Asia underscoring regional differences and the varying underlying causes of air traffic delays, as well as prospects for solutions.

Jones Seminar: Microfluidics enabled fabrication technology and applications

Jing Fan, The City College of New York

Friday, October 27, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Research efforts in developing a variety of functional micro-units using capillary microfluidics.

Jones Seminar: Emerging challenges in an ice-diminished Arctic

Andrew Mahoney, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Friday, October 20, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

We will consider problems that are unique and new to the Polar Regions and discuss the roles that geophysics, engineering and indigenous knowledge can play in helping society address them.

Jones Seminar: Engineering challenges related to the development of the Arctic—Finnish perspective

Kari Kolari, Principal Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Ice's interaction with structures such as fixed offshore structures and ships leads to great challenges from the viewpoint of ice engineering and applying research of ice mechanics.

Jones Seminar: Biophotonics for Imaging in Medicine and Surgery

Stephen Boppart, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Friday, September 29, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Biophotonics is the science of how light interacts with living systems, and technologies that leverage biophotonics can be used solve problems that we face in medicine and surgery.

Jones Seminar: Realizing the potential of precision medicine with mobile sensing and analytics

Emre Ertin, Ohio State University, College of Engineering

Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

This talk will describe our recent work in pairing rich probabilistic models with novel wearable sensor designs to dramatically expand the scale and quality of physiological data we can obtain in the field while minimizing the burden to participants.

Jones Seminar: Identifying and applying state-space models derived from high-fidelity physical models of Li-ion batteries

Robert J. Kee, Colorado School of Mines

Friday, September 15, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

This presentation develops the theory and demonstrates an efficient implementation algorithm to extract locally linear state-space models from large-scale physical models.

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

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

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. B01, MacLean ESC (Zaleski Auditorium)

A key element of the immune system is its diverse ensemble, or repertoire, of different antibody molecules that circulate in blood and recognize a plethora of pathogenic molecules.

Special Seminar: Scaling Up Innovation

Liz Gerber, Assoc. Prof. of Design, Northwestern

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Scaling Up Innovation: new socio-technical infrastructure for effective collective innovation.

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

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

Friday, May 19, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Successes and failures from in vitro systems to the clinic, the possibilities of 'stable isotope editing,' and experiences of using a stable isotope labeled drug to enhance its activity against TB through mass independent effects.

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

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

Friday, May 12, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

A discussion of activities within the Electron Microscopy Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials, with a focus on understanding the structure, composition and performance of heterogeneous catalysts.

Jones Seminar: The Future of Energy Storage

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

Friday, April 28, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

A “clean sheet” redesign of the lithium-ion design and manufacturing paradigm, based on a new semi-solid electrode form that enables manufacturing of high performance Li-ion cells using a radically simpler and lower-cost method.

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

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

Friday, April 21, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Did you know that Dartmouth was an early campus energy system innovator, installing the first campus district heating system on the east coast in 1898, and cogenerating campus electricity since 1905?

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

Friday, April 14, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Two bio-inspired imaging sensor designs providing real-time feedback to physicians in the operating room as well as in passive underwater geo-localization applications.

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

Andrea Liu, Hepburn Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, April 7, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Tuning in "allostery" into disordered mechanical networks by modifying the network architecture to control the local strain at one point in response to a strain applied elsewhere in the system.

Jones Seminar: Bioinspired Organ Engineering for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics

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

Friday, March 10, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Efforts to develop a fully integrated multi-organ-on-a-chip platform formed by sophisticated microfluidics and bioengineered organoids in conjunction with modular physical, biochemical, and optical sensing units.

Jones Seminar: Nanoscale Approaches for Therapeutic Immune Modulation

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

Friday, March 3, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Development of nanotechnology-based platform technologies can not only improve immunotherapy response but also monitor its efficacy early on.

Jones Seminar: Catching the Flu in the Act

Michael Vahey, Postdoc, Dept. Bioengineering, UC Berkeley

Friday, February 24, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Quantifying influenza A virus assembly and organization using multispectral viral strains.

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

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

Friday, February 17, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Contrasting the decision theory mathematics to the risk management mathematics and how to integrate the two perspectives.

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

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

Friday, February 3, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Developing computational models of antibody activity and insights into mechanisms of vaccination and new prospects for engineering innovative antibody therapies. 

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

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

Friday, January 27, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

The current role, future possibilities, and challenges of MRI monitoring and oxygen mapping for optimizing preclinical tissue engineering practices.

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

Friday, January 20, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

The underlying materials science, mechanics, and tribology supporting modern design evolution in musculoskeletal care.

Jones Seminar: Small-scale Mechanics of Nanoscale Metals

Frederic Sansoz, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont

Friday, January 13, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Nanoscale metals have become increasingly important for energy-related applications while fundamentally pushing the scientific frontiers of mechanics and materials science.

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

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

Friday, January 6, 2017, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

An effort to examine the reliability of energy savings projections, and frame an approach for incorporating energy savings projections into loans for capital repairs.

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

Friday, November 11, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

We consider whether such a theory fits death-risk data from 84 countries that together contain 7/8 of the world’s population.

Jones Seminar: Innovations in Slide-Free Microscopy

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

Friday, November 4, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Microscopy with Ultraviolet Surface Excitation (MUSE) is a rapid approach for obtaining high-resolution, diagnostic-quality histological images from unsectioned thick tissue specimens.

Jones Seminar: Lateral Field Excited Acoustic Wave Sensing Platform

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

Friday, October 28, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Review of different acoustic wave sensing platforms, the theory and application of the LFE platform in detecting chemical and biological analytes, and ongoing and future research is presented.

Jones Seminar: Molecular Biophotonics for Tumor Detection and Therapy Guidance

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

Friday, October 14, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Advances with the potential to revolutionize patient care by enabling early cancer detection along with tools to guide various interventions. 

Special Seminar: Energy and Society

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

Friday, October 14, 2016, 1:00–2:15pm

Georgiopoulos Classroom, Raether Hall

Lecture on the intersections of energy and society — the first event hosted by the Arthur L. Irving Institute.

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

Friday, October 7, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

How the establishment of a digital platform would support the operation of the market, and the steps required to implement a Platform and Platform Market for electric power.

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

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

Friday, September 30, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

The basics of kinetic theory and lattice Boltzmann Methods, including essential ingredients for recovering various hydrodynamic regimes via proper discretizations. Examples of the impacts of a new computational fluid dynamics approach will be included.

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

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

Friday, September 23, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Research at the intersection of integrated (semiconductor) circuit design and power electronics.

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

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

Friday, September 16, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Applications of protein engineering approaches to the development of novel immunotherapies and vaccines for Ebola and Dengue viruses.

Jones Seminar: Epilepsy Surgery and Research

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

Friday, May 27, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

The current state of epilepsy surgery and the challenges it faces and research opportunities it brings to improve our understanding of the human brain.

Special Seminar: In Vivo Genome Editing—from Proof-of-Concept to Therapeutic Delivery

Hao Yin, MIT

Monday, May 23, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Creation of a new avenue for the rapid development of cancer models and functional genomics.

Jones Seminar: Linking Length Scales

Samantha Daly, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Friday, May 20, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Recent work on exploring connections between the macroscopic and microscopic length scales using a combination of digital image correlation and scanning electron microscopy.

Jones Seminar: Biomechanical advantages of the human pygmy phenotype

Nathaniel Dominy, Professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences, Dartmouth

Friday, May 13, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

How and why pygmy size evolves and new data to test the hypothesis that pygmy size confers biomechanical advantages when hunting and gathering in tropical rainforests.

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

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

Friday, May 6, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Recent research progress in tailoring materials and device fabrication as well as scale-up opportunities for technology implementation.

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

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

Friday, April 29, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

A roadmap for materials design and its relationship to computational thermodynamics and kinetics will be discussed in its application to structural materials where active mechanisms are complex and interacting.

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

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

Friday, April 22, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Technical solutions for connecting the poorest parts of the world to the Internet and the applications that may be of the greatest value for civic society and good governance.

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

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

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

MacLean B01, Zaleski Auditorium

Results from studies showing some of today's most common claims of green 3D printing to be inaccurate, while some real sustainability advantages are rarely discussed.

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

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

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 2:00-3:00 PM

Zaleski Auditorium, MacLean B01

Opportunities to develop novel cyber-physical systems for smart cities to quantify interactions among dependent city system components such as building energy end-use, power generation, and smart-grid.

Special Seminar: Building Cluster Simulations

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

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Zaleski Auditorium, MacLean B01

Formulating a solution to improve energy efficiency through building energy modeling for early phase design, retrofitting and operation optimization.

Special Seminar: Tuning Order in Disordered Materials

Jun Ding, Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Friday, March 4, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Room 200, Cummings Hall

Results of computational modeling focused on two class of disordered structural alloys: metallic glasses and high-entropy alloys.

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

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

Monday, February 29, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Room 200, Cummings Hall

Different mesoscale computational models based on the phase field theory and molecular dynamics simulations will be presented to quantitatively simulate nano and microstructures, and determine mechanical and physical properties of materials.

Jones Seminar: Performance and Degradation at Non-equilibrium Environments

Yue Fan, Eugene P. Wigner Fellow, Oak Ridge National Lab

Friday, February 26, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Room 200, Cummings Hall

A tale of two materials systems by energy landscape-based atomistic modeling.

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

Jessica Oakes, Presidential Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley

Monday, February 22, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Introduction of a novel MRI method to quantify particle deposition in healthy and diseased rat lungs.

Jones Seminar: Translational medicine

Omar Khan, Postdoctoral Associate, MIT

Friday, February 19, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Looking at tissue, vascular and immunological engineering through design criteria, the steps taken to translate the needs of a multidisciplinary team of engineers, clinicians and immunologists into therapeutic nucleic acid-based technologies will be highlighted.

Special Seminar: Controlled Drug Release and Refilling of Therapeutic Depots

Yevgeny Brudno, Fellow, Wyss Institute

Friday, February 12, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Thayer School of Engineering

Applications in ischemia and cancer: Advances in spatiotemporal control over growth factor presentation to enhance neovascularization, vessel maturation and vascular remodeling.

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

Monday, February 8, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Implantable microdevices that provide new insight into drug action within tumors and the ability to tailor a patient’s therapy for optimal response with minimal side effects.

Jones Seminar: Responsive Materials for Portable Chemical Sensing

Katherine Mirica, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dartmouth

Friday, February 5, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Presentation of an exceedingly simple and rapid procedure for fabricating selective chemiresistors from CNTs and MOFs on the surface of paper and plastic.

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

Friday, January 29, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Overview of the move into Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Williamson Translational Research Building and creation of the new Center for Imaging Medicine.

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

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

Friday, January 22, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Development of new systems to transform infrastructure and urban design for a cleaner, greener future.

Jones Seminar: Statistics in Medicine

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

Friday, January 15, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Why the data tell us one thing one day and another thing the next.

Jones Seminar: Shining More Light on Energy Sustainability

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

Friday, January 8, 2016, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Energy efficiency and renewable energy are the "twin pillars" of sustainability. We present synergistic applications of nanophotonic materials and devices in both aspects.

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

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

Friday, November 13, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

How conventional engineering design processes can be supplemented by methods derived from social science fields to develop technologies that address the complex challenges of global health.

Jones Seminar: Radiation Limits to Energy Innovation

Robert Hargraves, ThorCon Team

Friday, November 6, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Introduction to a new type of nuclear reactor in which thorium and uranium fuel is dissolved in molten fluoride salts with examples illustrating the safety and health benefits of low dose radiation.

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

Alexander Slocum, Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Friday, October 30, 2015, 3:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Part of the Visionaries in Technology Thayer Distinguished Speaker Series.

Jones Seminar: Everyday Signal Processing in GNU Radio

Thomas Rondeau, Maintainer and Lead Developer, GNU Radio Project

Friday, October 23, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

An exploration of radio signals and interference problems and how an open, real-time signal processing platform provides us with new insights.

Jones Seminar: Coupling modeling and in situ experiments to improve fatigue life predictions

Michael Sangid, Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Friday, October 16, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

An overview of research efforts to understand, model, and verify activities for crack nucleation resulting from persistent slip bands.

Jones Seminar: Exposure Science at US EPA—Linking environmental measurements to biomonitoring data

Joachim Pleil, US Environmental Protection Agency

Friday, October 9, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

The emergence of exposure science as the study of the external environment’s contributions to the human system.

Jones Seminar: Comprehensive Multidimensional Gas Chromatography for Analyses

John Dimandja, Science Advisor, Food and Drug Administration

Friday, October 2, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

An overview of the figures-of-merit of the technology and recent advances in method development strategies as well as an outline of key factors for the establishment of GCxGC technology in routine method validation protocols.

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

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

Friday, September 25, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Thayer School of Engineering

A modular approach to MRI-compatible robotics for integrating real-time medical imaging to guide surgical procedures.

Jones Seminar: Analyzing the Global Internet

Doug Madory, Director of Internet Analysis, Dyn Research

Friday, September 18, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Real-world examples of routing-based Internet infrastructure attacks and manipulations, and using related data and analytics to yield insights into major geopolitical developments.

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

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

Friday, May 29, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series.

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

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

Friday, May 22, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series.

Jones Seminar: Challenges and Opportunities in Scheduling Healthcare Providers

Dr. Amy Cohn, Thurnau Professor , University of Michigan

Friday, May 15, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series.

Jones Seminar: Computer Vision with Big Weakly-Labeled Data

Lorenzo Torresani, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth

Friday, May 8, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series.

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

Monday, May 4, 2015, 4:00–5:00pm

Room 200, Cummings Hall

Addressing the integration of electrified transportation using a novel assessment technique called power grid enterprise control.

Great Issues in Energy Alumni Panel

Friday, May 1, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

This week's Jones Seminar takes place as part of Thayer Alumni Weekend: Perspectives from our alumni in Industry.

Jones Seminar: Live 3D Modeling with Colloids

Frans Spaepen, Franklin Professor of Applied Physics, Harvard SEAS

Friday, April 24, 2015, 3:30pm (watch live)

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

How dense colloidal systems can serve as "analog computers" to study the dynamics of crystals and the deformation of glasses.

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

Monday, April 20, 2015, 4:00–5:00pm

Room 200, Cummings Hall

This talk will focus on two examples at the energy/land use nexus: bioenergy as a sustainable resource, and low-energy urban land use.

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

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

Friday, April 17, 2015, 3:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

This talk will present progress in the essential technologies for insect-scale robots and the first flight experiments with robotic insects.

Special Seminar: Concept and Applications of CLL in LMP-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)

Monday, April 13, 2015, 4:00–5:00pm

Room 200, Cummings Hall

An overview will be presented and several applications based on CLL, such as probabilistic LMP and impact from wind energy as well as demand response, will be discussed.

Special Seminar: Management and Learning for Future Energy Systems

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

Monday, April 6, 2015, 4:00–5:00pm

Room 200, Cummings Hall

Presentation of contemporary data-driven methods for enhancing our energy grids and revealing the topology of the underlying physical grid by processing real-time energy market data.

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

Friday, April 3, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Discussion of the role of electrode materials and electrode/electrolyte interfaces in developing high performance ECs.

Special Seminar: Your Brain—An Ever-Changing Network

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

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 12:50–1:50pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Initial successes and critical challenges of the new field of network neuroscience, with a special emphasis on the time-dependent nature of brain connectivity and its power to predict differences between each of us in our cognitive abilities.

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

Lauren Shluzas, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Monday, March 30, 2015, 4:00–5:00pm

Room 200, Cummings Hall

Studies will be presented and future research proposed to examine healthcare delivery from a socio-technical perspective, with the goal of improving the usability and adoption of healthcare products and systems at a reduced cost to patients and providers.

Special Seminar: Translational Photoacoustic Imaging of Micrometastases in the Lymphatics

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 4:00–5:00pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Dr. Luke will cover strategy and recent advances to translate photoacoustic imaging for the detection of lymph node micrometastases in breast cancer patients.

Special Seminar: Tackling the Problems of Lithium-Sulfur Battery

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 4:00–5:00pm

Room 200, Cummings Hall

From molecular understanding to nanomaterials design, this talk will present multifaceted approaches at different length-scales, allowing unprecedented control over the electrode architecture from the nanoscale to macroscale.

Special Seminar: Imaging Cancer Metabolism

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

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 4:00–5:00pm

Room 200, Cummings Hall

A discussion of studies directed toward advancing the metabolic imaging for cancer using two MR techniques: hyperpolarized 13C MR spectroscopy (MRS) and quatitative susceptibility mapping (QSM).

Special Seminar: Multi-agent optical imaging

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

Monday, March 16, 2015, 4:00–5:00pm

Room 200, Cummings Hall

Realizing the potential of molecular imaging with optics.

Special Seminar: Serial Innovators

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

Friday, March 13, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Room 200, Cummings Hall

Learn who Serial Innovators are, how they develop novel products — ranging from earth-moving equipment to improved electronics to personal care products — and how they navigate mature firms.

Special Seminar: Humanitarian Logistics

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 4:00–5:00pm

Room 200, Cummings Hall

A case study on post-disaster debris operations and solving multi-period network capacity expansion problems.

Special Seminar: Mobile Phone Based Imaging, Sensing, and Diagnostic Tools

Qingshan Wei, Postdoctoral Scholar, Depts of Electrical and Bio-engineering, UCLA

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1:00–2:00pm

Zaleski Auditorium (Room B01), MacLean ESC

Mobile phone based imaging, sensing and diagnostics technologies provide cost-effective and field-portable solutions to various telemedicine and point-of-care diagnostic applications, aiming to transform future practices of medicine in resource-limited or remote settings.

Special Seminar: Designing New Materials for Renewable Energy Applications

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 4:00–5:00pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Presenting how to discover and design new materials for energy applications by a more effective approach of “inverse design”—given a set of target properties, predict the material that has them.

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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 4:00–5:00pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Nano-­characterization techniques, such as in situ TEM, are powerful tools to understand materials at atomic scales and contribute to advancement of nanotechnology.

Special Seminar: Leveraging Advances in Computational Electrodynamics

Ardavan Oskooi, Research Fellow, Dept of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Michigan

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 4:00–5:00pm

Room 200, Cummings Hall

Leveraging Advances in Computational Electrodynamics to Enable New Kinds of Nanophotonic Device Design from Enhanced Solar Cells to Energy-Efficient Displays & Solid-State Lighting

Special Seminar: Innovation, Openness & Platform Control

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

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 4:00–5:00pm

Room 200, Cummings Hall

Presentation of a sequential innovation model that determines optimal levels of openness and intellectual property (IP) duration in a business platform ecosystem.

Special Seminar: Co-Solvent Enhanced Lignocellulosic Fractionation

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

Monday, February 9, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

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

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

Friday, January 30, 2015, 3:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series.

Jones Seminar: Advancing Cancer Immunotherapy One Cell at a Time

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

Friday, January 23, 2015, 3:30pm (watch live)

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series.

Jones Seminar: Engineering Proteins for Cancer Imaging and Therapy

Sarah Moore, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Smith College

Friday, January 16, 2015, 3:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series.

Jones Seminar: Building Wearable Biomedical Devices

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

Friday, January 9, 2015, 3:30pm

Spanos Auditorium

This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series.

Jones Seminar: Preparing to Recover from Cyber Disruptions of the Grid

Roland Trope, Trope and Schramm LLP

Friday, November 21, 2014, 3:30pm

Spanos Auditorium

This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series.

Visionaries in Technology: Thayer Distinguished Speaker Series

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

Friday, November 14, 2014, 3:30pm

Spanos Auditorium

"Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Transportation Systems"

Jones Seminar: Thirty Years in the Idea Factory

Alice White, Professor, College of Engineering, Boston University

Friday, November 7, 2014, 3:30pm

Spanos Auditorium

This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series.

Jones Seminar: To MOOC Or Not To MOOC?

Vicki May, Associate Professor, Thayer School of Engineering

Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:30pm

Spanos Auditorium

This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series.

Jones Seminar: 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

Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:30pm

Spanos Auditorium

This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series.

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