University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Fall 2002 Seminar Series


Fridays 2:30 - 3:30 pm -- Room 209 Akerman Hall--Unless noted otherwise

September 6

Welcome & Information Session by Professor Gary Balas, DGS, & Others, for Continuing and New AEM Graduate Students

September 13

Safety Training for Continuing and New AEM Graduate Students Conducted by Greg Nelson, AEM Lab Coordinator
Note: Session will run from 2:30-4:00

Monday, September 23, Room TBA

Title: Accelerator-driven Transmutation of Nuclear Waste and the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative
Dr. Denis Beller
Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

September 27

Title: Mark 50 Torpedo Development Project
Jeff Hammer
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

October 4

Title: Distributed Air/Ground Traffic Management
Mark Ballin
NASA Langley

October 11

Title: New, Efficient Methods for the Solution of Optimal Control Problems
Prof. Bruce Conway
Dept. of Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

October 18

Title: Opto-microfluidics: a thermocapillary droplet transport mechanism for microfluidic applications
Prof. Marc Smith
The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

October 25


Title: TBA
Lt. Col. (USAF) Duane Carey, NASA Astronaut

November 1

Title: Simulation and modeling of turbulent jet noise
Prof. Tim Colonius
Department of Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

November 7

**EE/CSci 3-180**

Title: TBA
Steve Cook
NASA Marshall

November 8

Title: Approximate Boundary Conditions for Large Eddy Simulation using Optimal Control
Prof. Jeff Bagget
Dept. of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse

November 15

Title: Some Examples of Optimal Control
Prof. Arthur Bryson
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

November 22

Doing Aerospace Engineering Research In The New Online Environment
Frank Elliott
Science & Engineering Reference Librarian/Bibliographer

November 29

Thanksgiving Holiday - No Seminar

December 6

Title: The effects of turbulence on nanoparticle growth
Prof. Sean C. Garrick
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

December 13

Title: The Organic Air Vehicle: Description, Missions and Technology Challenges
Dr. Christine Haissig

Disability accommodations provided upon request.
Contact The AEM Dept. : (612) 625-8000.