University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Winter 1999 Seminar Series


Fridays 2:30 - 3:30 pm -- Room 209 Akerman Hall*

January 15

Title: Unstable Variational Problems in Solid Mechanics
Dr. Andrej Cherkaev
Department of Mathematics, University of Utah

January 22

Title: An Anisotropic Biphasic Model for the Mechanics of Bioartificial Tissues: Applications to Tissue Fabrication and Characterization of Cell Traction Force
Professor Robert Tranquillo
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota

January 29

Title: The Future of Air Traffic Control: Human Decision Support Research at NASA Ames
Tom Davis
NASA Ames Research Center

February 5

Title: Boltzman Equation, Chapman-Enskog Expansion, and Rivlin-Ericksen Fluids
Prof. Marshall Slemrod
Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

February 12

Title: Scale-Dependent Crystal Plasticity
Prof. David Parks
Mechanical Engineering Department, Massachussetts Institute of Technology

February 19

Title: The Interior-point Revolution in Large-Scale Optimization - Applications in Multi-Aircraft Conflict Resolution
Dr. Vipin Gopal
Honeywell Technology Center

February 26

Title: MEMS and Micro Fluid Dynamics
Prof. Chih-Ming Ho
Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UCLA

March 5

Title: MAP Stability, Design and Analysis
Dr. Aprille Ericsson-Jackson
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

March 12

*Murphy Hall, Room 105

Title: So you want to be an astronaut
Ms. Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, NASA Astronaut
NASA Johnson Space Center

Disability accommodations provided upon request.
Contact the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics : (612) 625-8000.