University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Seminar - ME 8773/8774

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

Seminar Coordinator: Professor Steven Girshick,
Seminar Support: Tori Piorek


January 18


Professor Steven Girshick

January 25

Host: Hogan

Tom Schwartzentruber
University of Minnesota, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Title: Particle Simulation of Highly Nonequilibrium Gas Flows (pdf)

Feb 1

Host: Girshick

Thomas Johnson
University of Minnesota, Duluth
Title: The Great Lakes of the East African Rift Valley: Origins, Environmental History, and Future Sustainability"

February 8

Seminar Cancelled

February 15

Host: Rajamani

Ankur Ganguli
Eaton Innovation Center, Eden Prairie
Title: Transforming Eaton Corporation through Innovation in Power Management Solutions (pdf)

February 22

Host: Kuehn

William Bahnfleth
Penn State
Title: Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation Air and Surface Treatment Systems (pdf)

February 29

Host: McMurry

Anthony Wexler
University of California, Davis
Title: Conditional Sampling of Atmospheric Particles to Study Source-Oriented Toxicity (pdf)

March 7

Host: Simon

George Huang
Wright State University
Title: From Insects to Micro Air Vehicles - The Next Grand Challenge in Aerodynamic Design (pdf)

March 15

No Seminar - Spring Break

March 21

Host: Girshick

Mike Zachariah
University of Maryland
Title: Understanding the High Temperature Reactivity of Nanoparticles for Energy Applications (pdf)

March 28

Host: Bischof

Kinam Park
Title: Targeted Drug Delivery: Myth, Reality & Possibility (pdf)

April 4

Host: Girshick

Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos
University of Minnesota, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Title: State of the Art Computer Vision Algorithms for Real-World Applications (pdf)

April 11

Seminar Cancelled

April 18

Host: Garrick

Alexander Heger
University of Minnesota, Department of Physics
Title: Supernovae and the Origin of the Elements (pdf)

April 25

Host: Girshick

Andre Mkhoyan
University of Minnesota, Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science
Title: Imaging 'Invisible' Dopant Atoms in Semiconductor Nanocrystals (pdf)

May 2

No Seminar - last week of classes