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Thursday, September 1 @12:10 pm
“Building the Future of Aerospace Together” w/Greg Hyslop, The Boeing Company
WSU Pullman - Spark

Greg Hyslop, Chief Engineer & Executive Vice President of Engineering, Test & Technology, The Boeing Company, will speak on the topic, “Building the Future of Aerospace Together”.
From servicing the next International Space Station to its goal of Zero Carbon Emissions from Commercial Aviation to Flying Taxi Drones, come hear about the opportunities and challenges facing the future of the aerospace industry from the man who leads The Boeing Company’s 50,000+ engineers worldwide and oversees its technology vision, strategy and investment.

Monday, September 12 @4:10 pm
CHE 598 Seminar: Anharmonic Effects on Material Properties at High Temperatures From Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman

Ab initio molecular dynamics simulation technique is a promising tool to study various properties of vibrational spectra, X-ray spectra, free energy, entropy, etc. even at high temperatures. With the harmonic phonon model, all interatomic forces are treated as purely harmonic so that the equilibrium distance between atoms is independent of temperature.

Monday, September 19 @4:10 pm
CHE 598 Seminar: Towards Tailoring Atomic Scale Distributions Within Heavy Element Nanostructures: Pairing Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry With Advanced X-ray Characterization
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman

Nanostructures (particularly with sizes below 10 nm) are inherently challenging to characterize on the atomic scale, due to broadening which occurs in diffraction-based characterization methods, and the high concentration of surface defects and energy-minimization effects. Characterization challenges compound when investigating nanoscale actinide oxides, such as uranium oxide, due to radioactive sample constraints and rich electronic structure which can potentially stabilize a wide range of crystallographic arrangements.

Monday, September 26 @4:10 pm
CHE 598 Seminar: Music of the Heart — Cooperative Force Development In Mammalian Myocardium
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

Given the ten-fold difference in resting heart rates and twitch kinetics between small and large mammals, it is likely that the cooperative phenotype is a species-dependent property of mammalian myocardium instances. Such a mechanism suggests a molecular basis for beat-to-beat synchronization of ventricular contractility and circulatory demand.