Department of

Electrical Engineering

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EE 500 Colloquia Series

Each seminar will begin at 4:00 p.m. in 158 Willard Building unless otherwise noted.

Please be punctual as we don't want to interrupt the speakers.

As a requirement for the EE 500 course you are asked to complete a questionnaire after each presentation. You have one week after each seminar to complete and submit this questionnaire which can be accessed here.

Please contact Christian Padilla for more information.

Colloquia Schedule

The table below lists the speakers for each week.

Day Location Speaker Colloquium Title
1 Thurs
Aug. 28
158 Willard; 4:00 p.m. David DeCapria "Electrical Safety Briefing" MANDATORY
2 Thurs
Sept. 4
158 Willard; 4:00 p.m. Ken Huntsman "Entrepreneurship from an Engineer’s Perspective"
3 Thurs
Sept. 11
158 Willard; 4:15 p.m. Dean Krusienski "Intracranial Brain-Computer Interfaces and Language Decoding"
4 Thurs
Sept. 18
158 Willard; 4:00 p.m. Peter Moosbrugger "Trends in Phased Array Technology"
5 Thurs
Sept. 25
158 Willard; 4:00 p.m. Brian Kent "Characterization of Space Shuttle Ascent Debris Based on Radar Scattering and Ballistic Properties – Evolution of the NASA Debris Radar (NDR) System" MANDATORY
6 Thurs
Oct. 2
158 Willard; 4:00 p.m. Ram Narayanan “Participatory Discussion on Case Studies in Engineering Ethics”
1.5 hour program specific SARI credit
7 Thurs
Oct. 9
158 Willard; 4:00 p.m. Sridhar Anandarkishnan “The role of water in glacier dynamics in Greenland and Antarctica”
8 Thurs
Oct. 16
158 Willard; 4:00 p.m. Philip Feng “Radio-Frequency Nanoelectromechanical Systems in Atomically-Thin Crystals”
9 Fri
Oct. 24
109 EE West, 9:30 a.m. W. Clem Karl “Computational Imaging for Joint Processing and Labeling”
10 Thurs
Oct. 30
158 Willard,
4:00 p.m.
David Newman “D-Region Diagnostics Historical Perspective"
11 Thurs
Nov. 6
158 Willard,
4:00 p.m.
Allan Sonsteby “Overview of the Applied Research Laboratories at Penn State"
12 Thurs
Nov. 13
158 Willard,
4:00 p.m.
Dr. Khalil Najafi “Biomimetic Hair Transducers: Utilizing the Third Dimension"
13 Thurs
Nov. 20
158 Willard,
4:00 p.m.
Dr. Jim Breakall “The Life and Times of the Great Inventor, Nikola Tesla"
14 Thurs
Dec. 4
158 Willard,
4:00 p.m.
Dr. Mahbub Hoque “Current Activities and Capabilities of Radio Frequency Communication of the U.S. Army R&D Engineering Command"