University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Seminar - ME 8773/8774

Fall 2012
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Room 1130 ME

Seminar Coordinator: Professor Tianhong Cui,
Seminar Support: Tori Piorek


September 5


Professor Tianhong Cui

September 12

Host: Donath

Alain Kornhauser
Princeton University
Title: Preparing for Automated Highway Systems; the Last ITS Frontier (pdf)

September 19

Host: Hogan

Rodney Fox
Iowa State
Title: Kinetic Theory Models for Dispersed Multiphase Flows (pdf)

September 26

Seminar - Canceled

October 3

Host: Hogan

Hai Wang
University of Southern California
Title: Nanoparticles - Transport Theory, Flame Synthesis and Selected Applications (pdf)

October 10

Host: Lipinski

Guillaume Blanquart
California Institute of Technology
Title: Modeling Ignition and Flame Propagation for Aircraft Fuel Tank Safety (pdf)

October 17

Host: Bischof

Chris Dames
University of California, Berkeley
Title: Heat Transfer in Graphene and Nanocrystalline Materials (pdf)

October 24

Host: Li

Eric Loth
University of Virginia
Title: Spray Cooling and Drop Collisions for Pneumatic Energy Storage

October 31

Host: Sun

George Chiu
Program Director, Control Systems Program, National Science Foundation
Title: Updates and New Opportunities for Dynamic Systems and Control at the National Science Foundation (pdf)

November 7

Host: Girshick

Mohan Sankaran
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Case Western University
Title: Continuous-Flow, Atmospheric-Pressure Microplasmas: A Novel Platform for Aerosol Synthesis (pdf)

November 14

Host: Mantell

Patrick Alford
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Title: Mechano-Adaptation in Vascular tissues (pdf)

November 21

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday

November 28

Host: Yang

Shashank Priya
Center for Energy Harvesting Material and Systems, Virginia Tech
Title: Self-Biased Dual Phase Energy Harvesting

December 5

Host: Simon

Rich Kaszeta
Engineer, Creare, Inc., Hanover, NH
Title: Development of a Radioisotope Thermophotovoltaic Power System (pdf)

December 12


Yu Sun
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
Title: Robotic Manipulation of Cells and Nanomaterials (pdf)

December 19

No Seminar - last week of classes

Spring 2012 Seminars