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MECON 2024

Stanford Mechanical Engineering Conference 
May 9, 2024, 8:30am-6:00pm 


MECON 2024 Press

Mackenzie Room (Huang 300) and Huang Foyer (Basement) & Amphitheater 
Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center 
475 Via Ortega 
Stanford, CA 94305-4121

Parking at Stanford Engineering


MECON 2024 Agenda

Thursday, May 9, 2024


Welcome, Check in and Breakfast  

8:30-9:00 Mackenzie Room, 3rd Floor, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center

Morning 1st session

Ben AlessioComplex granular rheologies from microfluctuations9:00-9:15
Stanley WangReachBot Lite: A Miniature Robotic Platform with Exceptional Reach for Lunar Application9:15-9:30
Savannah CoferA flat-foldable, transformable metamaterial from octahedral origami unit cells9:30-9:45
Sophie LeanzaElephant Trunk Inspired Multimodal Deformations and Movements of Soft Robotic Arms9:45-10:00
Gowri SubedarModeling 'Gut-Skin' Axis in the Immunopathogenesis of Psoriasis10:00-10:15
Benyamin KrisnaEffects of turbulence on the generation of indirect noise in an advanced gas-turbine combustor10:15-10:30

Coffee and Tea Break


Morning 2nd session

Raj PaulRole of cytoskeletal mechanics in wound resistance in the giant ciliate protozoa Stentor coeruleus11:00-11:15
Shuai WuMagnetic milli-spinner for robotic interventional surgery11:15-11:30
Giannka PicacheDrag Reduction and Stability Analysis of Biohybrid Robotic Jellyfish Mounts11:30-11:45
Jay SimMagneto-Mechanical Bilayer Metasurface with Global Area-Preserving Density Tunability for Acoustic Wave Regulation11:45-12:00
Salvador GomezResolvent Amplification of Large Scale Structures in Adverse Pressure Gradient Turbulent Boundary Layers12:00-12:15

Poster Session with Lunch 

12:30-14:30 Huang Foyer (Basement) & Amphitheater, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center

Afternoon session

Jianyu WangApplication of an Immersed Boundary Method to Generate Boundary Layer Turbulence and Non-uniform Wind Fields14:30-14:45Mackenzie Room, 3rd Floor, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center
Yilong ChangMechanical Clot Debulking through Integrated Compression and Shear"14:45-15:00
Xintong XuRevealing fluidic transport under extreme confinement at the nanoscale15:00-15:15
Kuan LiuPredictive Mechanics and Photochemical Degradation Kinetics Modeling for Polymeric Encapsulants15:15-15:30
Paul de La SayetteAdvancing Human-Robot Collaboration: Achieving Compliance through Variable Impedance Actuators in Lightweight Cable-Driven Robots15:30-15:45 
Lu LuMultiple Equilibrium States of a Curved-Sided Hexagram: Elastic Stability and State Transitions15:45-16:00

Voting and Award


Happy Hour



Event Registration and Abstract Submission

Showcase your hard work, or come to support and engage with the broader ME community!  All undergraduates, graduates, and post-doctoral scholars are encouraged to submit an abstract by April 4.  

Important Dates:

  • 04/04 Deadline for abstract submission
  • 04/08 Notification of acceptance
  • 04/08 Registration Deadline (to guarantee a t-shirt)
  • 05/09 4th Mechanical Engineering Conference (all day)