University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Seminar - ME 8773/8774

Spring 2013
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Room 1130 ME

Seminar Coordinator: Professor Traian Dumitrica
Seminar Support: Tori Piorek


January 23


Professor Traian Dumitrica

January 30
402 Walter Library

Host: Simon

2013 Eckert Lecture: Massoud Kaviany
University of Michigan
Title: Heat Transfer Physics (pdf)

February 6

Host: Lipinski

Mathieu Francoeur
University of Utah
Title: Tuning thermal Radiative Properties Via Mie Resonance-based Dielectric Metamaterials for Low Temperature Nanoscale-Gap Thermophotovoltaic Power Generation (pdf)

February 13


Sridhar Kota
University of Michigan
Title: Innovation Policies and Initiatives to Revitalize American Manufacturing (pdf)

February 20

Host: Klamecki

Albert Shih
University of Michigan
Title: Biomedical Design and Manufacturing - A New Frontier to Transform Healthcare and Aging Society (pdf)

February 27


Junji Cao
Vice Director, Institute of Earch Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Title: Atmospheric PM 2.5 Pollution and Haze Formation in China (pdf)

March 6

Host: Dumitrica

Steve Buckley
TSI, Incorporated
Title: ZAP! An Introduction to LIBS with Applications to Materials Science and Aerosol Analysis (pdf)

March 13

Host: Pui & McMurry

Eric Pop
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: Energy in Nano-electronics: Examples from Graphene to Phase-Change Materials (pdf)

March 20

No Seminar - Spring Break

March 27

Host: Yang & Dumitrica

Zhong Lin Wang
Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: Nanogenerators and Piezotronics - From Basic Science to Novel Technological Applications (pdf)

April 3

Host: Dumitrica

Kathryn Johnson
Colorado School of Mines and National Renewable Energy Lab
Title: Wind Turbine and Wind Farm Control for Energy Capture and Load Reduction (pdf)

April 10

Host: Dumitrica

Joan Bechtold
Director, Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory at Excelen Center, Mpls. and Professsor of Orthopaedic Research, University of Minnesota
Title: Combined Mechanical and Biologic Approach to Improve Integrity of Bone-Implant Interface and Increase Longevity of Orthopaedic Joint Replacement Impants (pdf)

April 17

Host: Dumitrica

Narayan Aluru
Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: Quasi-Continuum Theory for Fluids Under Confinement (pdf)

April 24

Host: Simon

Joerg Seume
Professor and Dean, Turbomachinery and Fluid Mechanics Institute, Leibniz Universitaet Hanover
Title: Interaction of Unsteady Flow, Acoustics and Vibrations in Turbomachinery (pdf)

May 1

Host: Dumitrica

Scott Bunch
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado - Boulder
Title: Graphene Mechanical Wonders (pdf)

May 8

No Seminar - last week of classes

Fall 2012 Seminars

Spring 2012 Seminars