University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Fall 2005 Seminar Series


SEMINAR SCHEDULE

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

REFRESHMENTS SERVED AFTER EACH SEMINAR IN 227 AKERMAN HALL.
Disability accommodations provided upon request.
Contact AEM Department: (612) 625-8000

September 2

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Campus Club - Terrace Level (Coffman Memorial Union)

WELCOME RECEPTION for New and Current Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff

September 9

Lab Safety Training for Continuing and New AEM Graduate Students / Library Resources Lecture

Conducted by Greg Nelson, AEM Lab Coordinator / Conducted by Rosemary Knapp, Engineering Librarian

September 16

Midwest Mechanics Seminar

Title: Turbulent Pipe Flow and Why Moody Was Wrong
Speaker: Professor Alexander Smits, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

September 23

NO SEMINAR

September 30

Title: Surfactant Effects on Highly Nonequilibrium Surfaces: Surfactants and Drop Detachment
Speaker: Professor Kathleen Stebe, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

October 7

Title: A way to search for new materials with "unlikely" combinations of physical properties
Speaker: Professor Richard James, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota

Wednesday, October 12

EECS 3-180, 3:30

*Joint Seminar with ME Dept.*

Coffee and cookies will be available at 3:15 p.m. in Room 3-176 EECS before and after the seminar

Title: Should 747's Flap Their Wings? Technology and the Biomechanics of Flight
Speaker: Professor David E. Alexander, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Program in Entomology, University of Kansas

AEM Students attending this seminar will get credit and may use it as a make-up seminar if needed

October 14

NO SEMINAR

Students strongly recommended to attend the Wednesday, Oct. 12 joint seminar with ME Dept.

October 21

Title: Three-Dimensional Velocity Measurements in Complex Physiologic and Turbulent Flows Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Elkins, Senior Research Engineer,Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

October 28

Midwest Mechanics Seminar

Title: Effective behavior, microstructure evolution and macroscopic instabilities in elastomeric composites
Speaker: Professor Pedro Ponte Castañeda, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania

November 4

Title: Studies of droplet coalescence in viscous fluids
Speaker: Professor L. Gary Leal, Chemical Engineering, University of California - Santa Barbara

November 11

Title: High Altitude Airship
Speaker: Professor John Sullivan, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University

November 18

Title: Self-assembly and shape transitions of epitaxial nanowires and strained monolayer islands
Speaker: Professor Vivek Shenoy, Mechanics of Solids and Structures Group, Division of Engineering, Brown University

November 25

NO SEMINAR - THANKSGIVING BREAK

December 2

IT Distinguished Woman Speaker Program

Title: Stability of Three-Dimensional Boundary Layers: Experiments and Computations
Speaker: Professor Helen Reed, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M

December 9

Title: Piecewise-holonomic mechanics, hybrid dynamical systems, and escaping cockroaches
Speaker: Professor Philip Holmes, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

December 16

NO SEMINAR - FINALS