The M&AE Seminar Series aims, not only to broaden the exposure of our students and faculty to new ideas and technical matters outside of their specific research focus, but also to foster a culture of open discussion among members of the Department. Our objective is to host speakers from both inside and outside of the Department, with a portion of the talks delivered by our graduate students. Speakers will be encouraged to make their presentations interesting and accessible to a relatively broad audience.

  • Attendance at M&AE seminars is a program requirement for all M&AE thesis-based graduate students. Attendance will be recorded at all seminars. Ph.D. students must satisfy this requirement within 6 terms of initial registration.
  • You must attend 10 (ten) seminarsfor M.A.Sc. to satisfy this requirement.
  • You must attend 15 (fifteen) seminarsfor Ph.D. to satisfy this requirement.
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For more information about the series, to suggest a speaker, or to volunteer as a speaker, please contact Dr. Mostafa El Sayed.

The current seminar schedule is posted below and is updated as needed.

  • Schedule updated regularly
  • All seminars will be in the afternoon
  • Abstract to be added when ready
  • Attendance sheets provided at all seminars


Seminar Dates and Abstracts

Seminars are held online until further notice.

For MAE graduate students, attendance will be counted towards your program requirements.  To record your attendance, please email Janet (, with your “Name”, “Student ID” and “Program” within two-hours after the webinar.

Upcoming Seminars:

Friday October 2nd, 2020 – 1:00PM-2:00PM EDT. “Biomaterials in Orthopadeic Practice at a Glance” by Dr. Mohamed Habib, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, School of Medicine-University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Wednesday October 14, 2020 – 2:00PM-3:30PM EDT. “Materials in F1 Racing: What’s the Formula” by Mrs Matilda McAleenan, Materials Engineer at McLaren Racing Formula 1 Team, United Kingdom.

Past Seminars:

Wednesday September 16th, 2020 – 8:00-10:00 PM EDT. “Additive Manufacturing” by Professor Hani Henein, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, University of Alberta as part of ASM Canada Council’s Brian Ives Lectureship Series.

June 4, 2020 – 3:30pmNon-Terrestrial Networks (NTN): The Next 20 Years – Prof. Halim Yanikomeroglu (Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University)

February 28, 2020 – 1:30 p.m.1.Design and Development of Smart & Sustainable Drinking Water and Renewable Energy Systems (Prof. Freire-Gormaly)

2. The Developments of Novel Post-tensioning Anchors and Novel Small Modular Nuclear Energy Reactors (Prof. Faizul Mohee)

February 7, 2020 1:00 p.m. CB 3101Dr. Jiang “Smart materials and structures and their potential applications in UAV

January 10, 2020 1:30 p.m.CALPHAD Based Cellular Model of Dendrite Growth in Welds – Mr. Ghazi Alsoruji Ph.D. Candidate Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Carleton University

January 8, 2020 1:00 p.m.Models for Sustainable Energy System Design – Dr. Ahmed Abdulla, Carnegie Mellon University

November 29, 2019  1:30 p.m.

The Aerodynamic Behaviour of Cable-Stayed Bridges in Dry, Rainy, and Iced Conditions – Dr. Sean McTavish 

November 28, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Symmetry Guide to Phase Transitions with Vectorlike Order Parameters -Kay Condie Erb from Institute of Physics, Czech Acad. Sci., Prague, Czech Republic.

November 22, 2019 1:30 p.m.

The Application of 2D Digital Image Correlation (DIC) System on Strain Measurements and Fatigue Crack Growth Analysis for Polymer Additive Manufacturing (AM) Parts – Ms. Hayat El Fazani  Ph.D. Candidate Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Carleton University

July 19, 2019 2:00 p.m.

How NOT to Break a Bone – Prof. Cheryl Quenneville, Department of Mechanical Engineering and School of Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University.

July 12, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Fracture Surface Morphology for Polymer Additive Manufactured Parts – Hayat El Fazani, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University.

June 7, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Computer-Vision Based Pose Estimation of Neighboring Aircraft in an Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Swarm – Brendan Ooi, M.A.Sc. Candidate, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University.

May 22, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Space Robotics: Towards Use-Driven Missions – Dr. Mini C. Saaj, Reader and the Head of Robotics and Control Research Group, Surrey Space Centre, UK.

May 17, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Compliant Limb Sensing and Control for Safe Human–Robot Interactions – Mr. Colin Miyata, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University.

April 26, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Prediction and reduction of supersonic aircraft noise – Mr. John Halpenny, MASc Candidate, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University.

March 1, 2019 1:30 p.m.

The use of decoupling structures in helmet liners to reduce maximum principal brain tissue strain for head impacts – Dr. Karen Taylor, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University.

February 14, 2019 10:00 a.m.

Information session on the new rules, training requirements and compliance for remotely piloted aircraft systems – Professor Jeremy Laliberte, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University.

January 18, 2019 1:30 p.m.

PULSAR (Prototype of an Ultra Large Structure Assembly Robot) – Dr. Mathieu Rognant, ONERA, France.

November 16, 2018 1:30 p.m.

Fast Ductile Fracture: Dependence of Propagation Resistance on Crack Velocity – Mr. Chris Bassindale, PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University.

November 9, 2018 1:30 p.m.

Muscular compliance in Bioinspired soft robots – Dr. Norman M. Wereley, Minta Martin Professor and Chair, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742 USA.

October 12, 2018 1:30 p.m.

Leveraging Patents for Research – Jason Fisher, Senior Patent Examiner, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

September 28, 2018 1:30 p.m.

Nuclear Waste, Nuclear Accidents and Climate Change – Alastair Mclvor, Independent Consultant (a 30-year Veteran of the Nuclear Industry in the UK and Canada).

September 21, 2018 1:30 p.m.

Increasing Passive Solar Gains in Canadian Homes Using a Passive-Active Solar Collection System – Sarah, MASc Candidate, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University.

August 27, 2018 3:00 p.m.

Phase Change Materials and its Application in Thermal Systems – Dr. Aytunc Erek and Dr. Mehmet Akif Ezan, Department of Mechanical Engineering Dokuz Eylul University.

August 27, 2018 3:00 p.m.

Fuel Cell Research Activities at Dokuz Eylul Univeristy – Dr. Can Ozgur Colpan, Department of Mechanical Engineering Dokuz Eylul University.

Please note that if you wish to find out information about seminars being presented at the University of Ottawa, there is a calendar here.