Engineering Lecture Series

Each spring and fall, the Engineering Department at SSU presents a series of colloquia on a wide range of engineering topics and trend of technologies. The talks are generally very high-level and designed for the general audience. The Engineering Colloquium established in Fall 2006 and it was initially sponsored by former Agilent Technologies (now Keysight Technologies) and local industries.

The colloquia are held from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. every other Thursday in Salazar Hall, Room 2009A.


Upcoming Lectures

(Printable Version)

"How Machines 'See' the World"
Dr. Kaiman Zeng, EE Department, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
Thursday, 2/6/2019

"Aerospace/Defense Measurement Applications"
Dr. Loren Betts, R&D Manager, Keysight Technologies, Santa Rosa, CA
Thursday, 2/20/2019

"Power Electronics: State-of-the-Art, Careers, and Helpful Hints for Your Projects"
Mr. Mark Thoren, System Design Engineer, Analog Devices, Santa Clara, CA
Thursday, 3/5/2019

"Why is Agricultural Monitoring and Control so Hard - A Decade of Learnings"
Mr. Mark Holler, Founder, Camalie Networks, LLC, Napa, CA
Thursday, 3/12/2019

"Controlling the Duck Curve: Dilemma of 21st Century Power Grid"
Dr. Maryam Khanbaghi, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Thursday, 4/2/2019

"High-temperature Superconductivity: Knowns, Unknowns, and Some Applications"
Dr. James Lee, Department of Physics & Astronomy, SSU, Rohnert Park, CA
Thursday, 4/16/2019

Past Lectures


Attendance is open to students, faculty and staff of SSU and other members of the community, in general. A parking permit is required to park on campus, and is available for $5.00 at machines in the parking lots. Talks are otherwise free.

Days & Dates: First and Third Thursday of every month
Venue: Cerent Engineering Science Complex, Salazar Hall Room #2009A, Campus Map
Reception: 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Lecture: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Q&A: 5:15 to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact the ES Department at (707) 664-2030 or engineering@sonoma.edu.