University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Spring 2003 Seminar Series


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

January 24


January 31

Growth and Characterization of Single Crystal Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films
Prof. Chris Palmstrom
Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Minnesota

February 7

Title: Theory of Heterogeneous Turbulence
Prof. Scott C. Morris
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

February 14

Title: Experimental Analysis of Microscale Transport in BioMEMS
Prof. Carl Meinhart
Mechanical & Environmental Engineering, University of California - Santa Barbara

February 21

*Midwest Mechanics Tour*

Mechanics of DNA Packaging: From Viruses to Chromosomes
Prof. Rob Phillips
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology

February 28

No Seminar

March 7

Title: Trajectory Planning for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Professor Yiyuan J. Zhao
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

March 14

Seminar Cancelled

March 21

Spring Break - No Seminar

March 28

Sethna Lecture

Viscosity in Solids
Prof. Stuart Antman
Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland

April 4

WPE - No Seminar

April 11

10:10-11:00, 227 AkerHall

**Special AEM Dept/CSDy Seminar**

In-Car GPS Route Guidance: Current Reality and Continuing Challenges

Prof. Alain Kornhauser, Department of Operations Research & Financial Engineering Co-Director, Center for NJ TIDE (Transportation Information & Decision Engineering) Director, Transportation Program, Princeton University

April 11

2:30-3:30 P.M., 209 AkerHall

*Midwest Mechanics Tour*

Flow in Small Devices: From Transport to the Formation of Dispersions One Drop at a Time
Prof. Howard A Stone
Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University

April 18

*Midwest Mechanics Tour*

Title: Generation of helicity and Reynolds stress by magnetostrophic turbulence
Prof. H Keith Moffatt
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University

April 25

Title: Kolmogorov Turbulence
Prof. Thomas Lundgren
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

May 2

Title:Micro Hovering Air Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities
Prof. Inderjit Chopra, Alfred Gessow Professor & Director Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland

May 9

10:00-11:00, 131 Physics

**Special AEM Dept/CSDy Seminar**

The Future of Nuclear Power and Technology

Professor Andy Klein,Department Head, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics, Director, Radiation Center, Oregon State University

May 9

2:30-3:30, 209 AkerHall

Iterative Learning and Repetitive Control
Prof. Richard Longman
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University

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