Montana State University

College of Engineering

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173820
Bozeman, MT 59717-3820

Tel: (406) 994-2272
Fax: (406) 994-6665
Location: 212 Roberts Hall

Dean and Director:

Brett Gunnink

Research Seminars

All seminars will be held on Friday at 3:10 p.m. in 101 Roberts Hall unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Seminars | Spring 2015

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Seminar Title

Mar. 20 Damon Fick, Ph.D. Civil Engineering Improving Civil Engineering Structures through Testing, Analysis, and the use of Innovative Materials

One area of research within the structures group of  Civil Engineering relates to improving bridge and building performance through structural testing, analysis, and the use of innovative materials.  Three examples of these efforts are presented that highlight the different approaches used to accomplish the overall objective of the research; developing more economical and resilient civil engineering structures.

  Ryan Anderson, Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Clean Energy Technologies

Several clean energy technologies are being researched and evaluated around the globe to achieve a more sustainable future. While promising, technological and economical barriers exist, impeding widespread use. My research focuses on heat transfer and fluid dynamics in these systems with the goal being higher performance and lower costs. Specific topics include multiphase flow in proton exchange membrane fuel cells, high temperature reactor cooling, phase change materials, and packed bed thermal energy storage. The scope varies depending on the project, from fundamental science to applied solutions. All topics are studied collaboratively with experimental and numerical approaches.

  Brendan Mumey, Ph.D. Computer Science Some Recent Projects in the Applied Algorithms Lab

In this talk I will give an overview of some recent algorithms projects conducted by myself, students and collaborators in several areas.  1) Computational biology: I will introduce the Scaffolding problem from genomic assembly.  2) Networking: I will discuss some routing and optimization problems arising in cloud applications.  3) Smart Grid: I will discuss recent working on non-preemptive job scheduling.

Thanks to Seminar Series Speakers

Thank you to the following speakers who have participated in seminars during the 2014-15 academic year.

  • Ed Adams, Ph.D.
  • Mike Berry, Ph.D.
  • Jennifer Brown, Ph.D.
  • Anne Camper, Ph.D.
  • Doug Cairns, Ph.D.
  • Connie Chang, Ph.D.
  • David Claudio, Ph.D.
  • David Dickensheets, Ph.D.
  • Christine Foreman, Ph.D.
  • Paul E. Gannon, Ph.D.
  • Jeff Heys, Ph.D.
  • Clem Izurieta, Ph.D.
  • Erick Johnson, Ph.D.
  • Ron June, Ph.D.
  • Brock LaMeres, Ph.D.
  • Rob Maher, Ph.D.
  • Daniel A. Miller, Ph.D.
  • Wataru Nakagawa, Ph.D.
  • Steve Perkins, Ph.D.
  • Brent Peyton, Ph.D.
  • Joe Shaw, Ph.D.
  • John Sheppard, Ph.D.
  • Otto Stein, Ph.D.
  • Stephanie Wettstein, Ph.D.
  • Mike Wittie, Ph.D.
  • Yiyi Wang, Ph.D.

For further information on the seminars, or to visit with the speakers, please contact Anne Camper at

Seminar series sponsored by the College of Engineering

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