Young Investigators Lecture Series


Caltech's Young Investigators Lecture Series in Engineering and Applied Science, hosted by the Division of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) at Caltech, provides research exposure and networking opportunities for selected female and underrepresented minority (URM) PhD students and postdoctoral scholars with our faculty and the Caltech community. Researchers in industry, who are within 3 years of receiving their PhD, are also encouraged to apply.

Young Investigator

» Deadline to apply for this year is November 15, 2019.

» Questions should be directed to yi-lecturecaltech.edu.


2019


Nasim	Mohammadi Estakhri Title: Designer Matter: New Frontiers in Wave Interactions with Meta- and Nano-structures
Date: March 5, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location: Annenberg 105
Speaker: Nasim Mohammadi Estakhri, University of Pennsylvania




Mengjie	Yu Title: Chip-Scale Nonlinear Photonics and its Applications
Date: March 13, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location: 106 Spalding
Speaker: Mengjie Yu, Harvard University




Leslie Chan Title: Engineering Breath Biomarkers for Detecting and Monitoring Respiratory Disease
Date: April 4, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Leslie Chan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology




Hongyao Ma Title: Spatio-Temporal Pricing for Ridesharing Platforms
Date: April 8, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location: Annenberg 105
Speaker: Hongyao Ma, Harvard University




Patricio Arrangoiz-Arriola Title: Phononic Memories for Superconducting Quantum Processors
Date: April 16, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location: 106 Spalding
Speaker: Patricio Arrangoiz-Arriola, Stanford University




Robyn	Macdonald Title: Reduced-Order Model Framework for Thermochemical Non-equilibrium Hypersonic Flows
Date: April 26, 2019, 3:00 pm
Location: Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Speaker: Robyn Macdonald, University of Minnesota




Bianca Giovanardi Title: A Scalable Monolithic Computational Framework for Large-scale Simulation of Hydraulic Fracture
Date: May 3, 2019, 3:00 pm
Location: Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Speaker: Bianca Giovanardi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology




Estella Yu Title: Bubbles as Leaky Pistons: Particle Separation by Size from Suspensions
Date: May 30, 2019, 11:00 am
Location: Gates-Thomas 135
Speaker: Estella Yu, Princeton University




2018


Grace Xiang Gu Title: Bioinspired Algorithmic-driven Design of Additively Manufactured Materials
Date: January 11, 2018, 11:00 am
Location: 135 Gates-Thomas
Speaker: Grace Xiang Gu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology




Judy Yang Title: How Vegetation Impacts Erosion
Date: February 8, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location: 365 South Mudd
Speaker: Judy Yang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology




Chelsea Finn Title: Learning Versatile Behavior and Reusable Models through Real-World Interaction
Date: February 12, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Chelsea Finn, University of California, Berkeley




Sara Mouradian Title: Scalable Solid State Quantum Information Processing
Date: February 13, 2018, 3:00 pm
Location: 106 Spalding
Speaker: Sara Mouradian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology




Jina Ko Title: Machine Learning-based Microchip Platform for the Diagnosis of Disease
Date: March 8, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Jina Ko, University of Pennsylvania




Kelsey Stoerzinger Title: Molecular Understanding of Oxide Electrocatalysts for Energy Conversion and Storage
Date: April 4, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location: 106 Spalding
Speaker: Kelsey Stoerzinger, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory




Yuqian Zhang Title: Low-Complexity Modeling for Visual Data: Representations and Algorithms
Date: May 23, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location: B280 Moore
Speaker: Yuqian Zhang, Columbia University




2017


Christine Dykstra Title: Bioelectrochemical Systems (BESs) for Energy Recovery from Wastewater
Date: March 8, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: 365 South Mudd
Speaker: Christine Dykstra, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology


Zakaria Al Balushi Title: Graphene Intercalation: A Pathway Towards Stabilizing New Two-Dimensional Crystals
Date: April 5, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: 106 Spalding (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Speaker: Zakaria Al Balushi, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University


Monica (Yayu) Hew Title: Hypervelocity Impact Flash and Plasma on Electrically Biased Spacecraft Surfaces
Date: April 14, 2017, 3:00 PM
Location: 133 Guggenheim (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Speaker: Monica (Yayu) Hew, Stanford University


Annie Weathers Title: The Transport of Heat by Charge Carriers, Lattice Vibrations, and Spin Waves in Complex Materials
Date: April 19, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: 106 Spalding (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Speaker: Annie Weathers, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin


Negar Reiskarimian Title: Breaking Lorentz Reciprocity: From Physics to New Wireless Communication Paradigms
Date: April 21, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: B280 Moore
Speaker: Negar Reiskarimian, PhD candidate, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University


Jean Anne C. Incorvia Title: Next-Generation Computing Using Spin-Based and 2D Materials
Date: May 11, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: 106 Spalding Laboratory
Speaker: Jean Anne C. Incorvia, Stanford University


Vala Fathipour Title: Short-Wavelength Infrared Photon Detector Based on Charge Injection
Date: May 12, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: B280 Moore
Speaker: Vala Fathipour, Electrical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley


Julia Ling Title: Machine Learning + Physics
Date: May 18, 2017, 11:00 AM
Location: 135 Gates-Thomas
Speaker: Julia Ling, Princeton University


Ashia Wilson Title: A Dynamical View of Optimization Algorithms
Date: May 22, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg Room
Speaker: Ashia Wilson, University of California at Berkeley


Audrey Olivier Title: High‐Fidelity Probabilistic Model Identification and Monitoring of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
Date: May 23, 2017, 11:00 AM
Location: 135 Gates-Thomas
Speaker: Audrey Olivier, Columbia University


Angeliki Laskari Title: Pressure and Velocity Fluctuations in Wall-Bounded Turbulent Flows
Date: June 2, 2017, 3:00 PM
Location: 133 Guggenheim (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Speaker: Angeliki Laskari, University of Southampton