University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Spring 2005 Seminar Series


SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Fridays 3:30 - 4:30 -- 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

January 21

Title: TBA
Speaker: Frank Elliott, Science and Engineering Reference/Bibliographer, Walter Library, University of Minnesota

January 28

NO SEMINAR

Special Seminar

Monday, January 31

3:00-4:00 227 Akerman Hall

Title: Decision Making in Complex Systems


Speaker: Randy Cogill, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University


***Note: Attendence during this seminar can be used as a make-up, click here for guidelines
Special Seminar

Wednesday, February 2

3:00-4:00 227 Akerman Hall

Title: Control and Guidance for Autonomous Flight of Highly Maneuverable Air Vehicles
Speaker: Dr. Bernard Mettler, Research Scientist, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, MIT


***Note: Attendence during this seminar can be used as a make-up, click here for guidelines

February 4

Title: Artificial Cilia: Biologically Inspired Acoustic Sensors
Speaker: Dr. Beth Stadler, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota

February 11

Title: Coordination of Multiple Mechanical Systems With Passivity
Speaker: Dr. Perry Li, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

February 18

NO SEMINAR

NOTE: Students should attend one of the special seminars on Jan. 31 or Feb. 2 noted above if a make-up seminar credit is needed

click here for guidelines

February 25

Title: Modeling Space and Time in Contemporary Music Theory
Speaker: Dr. Michael Cherlin, School of Music, University of Minnesota

March 4

Midwest Mechanics Seminar

Title: Mechanics and Fluidics at the Interface of Hard-Soft Materials
Speaker: Dr. Arun Majumdar, Mechanical Engineering, University of California - Berkeley

March 11

Title: High Reynolds Number Boundary Layers Subjected to Various Pressure-Gradients, the Kármán "Coefficient" and the Log Law Prevails
Speaker: Dr. Hassan Nagib, Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

March 18

NO SEMINAR - SPRING BREAK

March 25

Title: Models of Muscle Contraction
Speaker: Dr. William O. Williams, Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

April 1

NO SEMINAR - WRITTEN PRELIMINARY EXAM

April 8

Midwest Mechanics Seminar

Title: The Navier-Stokes Equations and Beyond-According Stokes
Speaker: Dr. Kumbakonam Rajagopal, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A & M

April 15

Sethna Lecture

Title: Complex Wake-Blade and Wake-Wake Interactions in a Multistage Turbomachine
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Katz, Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

April 22

Midwest Mechanics Seminar

Title: Mechanics of the Finite Deformation Behavior of Biomacromolecular Networks
Speaker: Dr. Mary Boyce, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 29

Title: Wetting Stability and Instabilities and Very High Capillary Number Coating
Speaker: Dr. David Jacqmin, NASA Glenn Research Center

Friday, May 6

2:30-3:30 211 Akerman Hall

Title: Characterization of GPS Multipath for Aircraft Landing Systems
Speaker: Dr. Penina Axelrad, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research, University of Colorado