University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Fall 2003 Seminar Series


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

August 29


227 Aker Hall

Welcome & Information Session by Professor Gary Balas, DGS, Professor Perry Leo, Associate Head, Meet Other AEM Faculty Members -- for Continuing and New AEM Graduate Students

September 5

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

September 12

Midwest Mechanics

Title: On The Mechanical Behavior of Cellular Materials
Prof. Stelios Kyriakides, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, The University of Texas of Austin

September 19

Title: PWM-CTA Vorticity Measurements at the SLTEST Site
Prof. John Foss, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University

September 26

Midwest Mechanics

Title: The Mobility of Phase Boundaries
Prof. Rohan Abeyaratne, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

October 3

Title: UAV See and Avoid Technologies
Prof. John McCalmont, United States Air Force

Tuesday, October 7
Electrical Eng. & Computer Science Bldg. Room 3-180

** We will not be serving the usual refreshments after the seminar **

Title: The Origins, Status and Future of GPS
Prof. Brad Parkinson, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University

October 17

Title: Surfactant Effects in Interfacial Fluid Dynamics
Prof. Ashley James, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

October 24

Title: Glimpses of the Big Bang Using Balloon and Satellite-based Experiments
Prof. Shaul Hanany, Department of Physics, University of Minnesota

October 31

Title: Extremum Seeking Control: Theory and Applications
Dr. Kartik Ariyur, Honeywell Technology Center

November 7

Midwest Mechanics

Title: Modeling and Numerical Simulation of the Bio-Fluid-Dynamics of Red Blood Cells
Prof. C. Pozrikidis, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego

November 14

Title: Quantifying Chemical and Hydrodynamic Signal Structure for Aquatic Ecology
Prof. Donald Webster, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

November 21

Title: Vehicle Based Technological Solutions to Highway Traffic Congestion
Prof. Rajesh Rajamani, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

November 28

Thanksgiving Holiday - No Seminar

December 5

Title: Mechanical Interaction Between Aqueous Humor And Iris: Role In Pigmentary and Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Prof. Victor Barocas, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota

December 12

No Seminar

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