College of Engineering

Spring 2017 Golden Eagle Additively Innovative Virtual Lecture Series

Golden Eagle Additively Innovative Virtual Lecture Series is partially funded by the NSF Award 1601587, "AM-WATCH: Additive Manufacturing-Workforce Advancement Training Coalition and Hub".

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11:00AM-11:30AM, February 9, 2017

Technique for Quick Introduction of 3D Design and Prototyping

with Hugh Jack, Ph.D., Inaugural Cass Ballenger Distinguished Professor of Engineering Director, School of Engineering and Technology, Western Carolina University

Dr. Hugh Jack is a Professor in the Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering program at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and has academic interests in Controls and Automation. In addition he is actively involved in the Manufacturing Education community.


11:00AM-11:30AM, February 23, 2017

Additive Manufacturing: Instrumental systems in research, education, and service

with Bahram Asiabanpour, Ph.D., C.Mfg.E., Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing, Associate Professor, Manufacturing Engineering, Ingram School of Engineering Texas State University

Dr. Bahram Asiabanpour is an Associate Professor of Manufacturing Engineering and a Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE). He has served at Texas State since 2003 and is the director of the Rapid Product and Process Development (RPD) Center. Dr. Asiabanpour is the CoPI of a $15 million grant, the largest grant ever for Texas State, from NASA [2014-2019] to develop ways of using NASA-related science, technology, engineering, and math content in the education of teachers. He is also the PI for the $614K grant from the Department of Education-(2014-17), entitled “REENERGIZE: Recruitment and Retention of Students in STEM Programs through a Renewable Energy Research and Education Partnership with Five Minority Institutions”. He was CoPI on a team that hosted an NSF-REU program in 2008–2009 on Micro/Nano Assembly Workcell Via Micro Visual Sensing and Haptic Feedback. He has two years of work experience in a car design company in tool design and CAD/CAM positions. He has published several journal and conference papers and three book chapters in the areas of rapid prototyping and rapid tooling process and process optimization. He has designed and taught four new senior-level courses including capstone senior design, tool design, manufacturing systems design, and computer-aided design and manufacturing as well as other undergraduate and graduate courses. He also has enlisted the support of local industries and government agencies in his teaching and research activities.


11:00AM-11:30AM, March 23, 2017

Making it Work

with Marilyn Barger, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASEE, Executive Director and Principal Investigator NSF Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE), Hillsborough Community College.

Dr. Marilyn Barger is the Principal Investigator and Executive Director of FLATE, the Florida Regional Center of Excellence for Advanced Technological Education, funded by the National Science Foundation and housed at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida since 2004. FLATE serves the state of Florida as its region and is involved in outreach and recruitment of students into technical career pathways; has produced award winning curriculum design and reform for secondary and post‐secondary Career and Technical Education programs; and provides a variety of professional development for SETM and technology secondary and post‐secondary educators focused on advanced technologies. She earned a B.A. in Chemistry at Agnes Scott College and both a B.S. in Engineering Science and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Environmental) from the University of South Florida, where her research focused on membrane separation science and technologies for water purification. She has over 20 years of experience in developing curricula for engineering and engineering technology for elementary, middle, high school, and post secondary institutions, including colleges of engineering. Dr. Barger serves on several national panels and advisory boards for technical programs, curriculum and workforce initiatives, including the National Association of Manufacturers Educators‘Council. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education, a member of Tau Beta Pi and Epsilon Pi Tau honor societies. She is a charter member of both the National Academy and the University of South Florida‘s Academy of Inventors. Dr. Barger holds a licensed patent and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida.


11:00AM-11:30AM, March 30, 2017

Bioprinting and tissue engineering

with Yunzhi Peter Yang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Orthopedic Surgery, (by courtesy) Materials Science and Engineering, and Bioengineering, Co-director of Medical Scholar Program in Bioengineering Scholarly Concentration, Stanford University and Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Dr. Yang's research interests are in the areas of biomaterials, implant devices, drug delivery, and musculoskeletal tissue engineering. In particular, the lab is interested in developing bio-inspired biomaterials and platform technologies to engineer tissues and organs. They aim to improve understanding of tissue-like chemistry and structure approaches of implant device design and fabrication, how these lead to tissue-like properties and functions, and the extent to which they can enhance clinical outcomes. Their research methodology includes concept design and development, characterization and evaluation, in vitro and in vivo validation of novel biomaterials and implant devices. Their current program comprises the following themes: Enabling technology for musculoskeletal tissue engineering, surface nanotechnology for osseointegrated implant devices, and naturally derived novel biomaterials for cancer treatment.