Category Archives: Speaker Series

Speaker Series Fall 2017: Professor Yungfeng Shi

THURS. 10/26 РASME hosted Professor Yungfeng Shi as a speaker to discuss materials science and his research in that discipline. Professor Shi  argued for the advantages of focusing on material design, pointing out the success of such innovations such as super-alloys and high strength ceramics. He also talked about his research in computational materials science and how the introduction of computing will increase developments in the field of materials science.

Professor Shi compares the wood used in the Wright Brothers’ plane to aluminum in modern aircraft to demonstrate the ability of material improvements to be disruptive.

Speaker Series Fall 2017: Kris Frutschy

THURS. 10/19 – The ASME student section hosted a speaker series with Kris Frutschy, a member of the Mohawk-Hudson Committee for the Senior Section of ASME. Kris discussed his career, spanning Intel, GE Research, and GE power, including his work on chipboards, batteries, and steam turbines. He also gave advice to students on furthering their career as engineers and explained paths for engineers within a company.Kris discusses his educational background.

Speaker Series: Kevin Paulsen

THURS. 3/2 – Graduate student Kevin Paulsen presented his research in microfluidics with Professor Chung to ASME members at the general body meeting. His research revolves around using UV lights to polymerize 3D shapes on the micro and nano scale. The talk included an explanation of the science behind microfluidics, the different types of experiments going on in his lab, and what they plan to research next. Thanks to everyone who came out and to Kevin for giving the talk.

Comparing microfluidics with different micro-scale manufacturing processes