University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Spring 2006 Seminar Series


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

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

January 20


January 27


February 3

Title: Surfactant Effects on Viscous Interactions of Drops and Bubbles
Speaker: Professor Michael Rother, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota - Duluth

February 10

Title: Modeling 3D Flows in Arbitrarily Complex Domains with Deformable Immersed Boundaries: From Hydrodynamics to Biofluids
Speaker: Professor Fotis Sotiropoulos, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory & Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

February 17

Title: The Anatomy of a Detonation
Speaker: Professor Joanna Austin, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

February 24

Title: Multiscale Materials Modeling: Why, How and What's Next?
Speaker: Professor Ellad Tadmor, Mechanical Engineering, Technion -- Israel Institute of Technnology

March 3

Title: Spirit and Opportunity: The Great Surface Exploration of Mars Keeps Going
Speaker: Dr. John Callas, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

March 10

Title: Intermittency trends and Lagrangian evolution of non-Gaussian statistics in turbulent flow and scalar transport
Speaker: Professor Charles Meneveau, Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

March 17

NO SEMINAR - Spring Break

March 24

Title: NASA's Exploration Launch Plan
Speaker: Steve Cook, NASA

March 31

Title: Two-Phase Equilibria in Nonlinear Elasticity via Global Bifurcation
Speaker: Professor Timothy Healey, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Cornell University

April 7

NO SEMINAR - Written Preliminary Exam

April 14

Midwest Mechanics Seminar

Title: Mechanics of Robust and Reversible Adhesion in Biology: Bottom-up designed hierarchical structures of gecko
Speaker: Professor Huajian Gao, Max Planck Institute for Metal Research

April 21

Title: The history of women in aviation-1700s-2000s
Speaker: Ms. Tara Harl, Assistant Professor of Aviation, Department of Aviation, St. Cloud State University

April 28

Title: Turbulent Hypersonic Flows: Physics and Simulation
Speaker: Professor Maria Pino Martin, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

May 5

NO SEMINAR - Last day of semester