University of Minnesota
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Spring 2007 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.
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January 19

No seminar this week.

January 26

No seminar this week.

February 2


Host: Prof. Gebre-Egziabher

Title: "Autonomy and Cooperation for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles"
Speaker: Professor Tim McLain, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University

February 9

No Seminar this week.

February 16


Host: Prof. Elliott

Title: "Nucleation and Kinetics of Shock-Induced Plastic Deformations for Group-IV Nanoparticles from First-Principles Molecular Dynamics"
Speaker: Matteo Cococcioni, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Minnesota

February 22

3:15-4:15pm

Akerman Hall room 227

**SPECIAL SEMINAR**

Title: The Character of Turbulence in the Presence of Smooth and Highly-Irregular Rough Walls
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth T. Christensen from the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at theUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


AEM Grad Students please note that this is not part of the seminar attendance requirements.

February 23

Host: Prof. Garrard


*CANCELED*

Title: "Digging a Comet: Results from the Deep Impact Experiment"
Speaker: Professor Peter Schultz, Geological Sciences, Brown University

February 26

2:30-3:30pm

EE/CS Room 3-180

**SPECIAL SEMINAR**

Title: Engineering New Treatments for Cardiovascular Disease Via Optional Design and Physiologic Simulation
Speaker: Alison L. Marsden from Stanford University


AEM Grad Students please note that this is not part of the seminar attendance requirements.

March 2

Host: Prof. Gebre-Egziabher

*****CANCELED*****
Rescheduled for Friday, March 23rd

Title: "Challenges Facing Small Scale Flight: The Development of Micro and Nano Air Vehicles"
Speaker: Professor Darryll Pines, Aerospace Engineering, The University of Maryland

Thursday, March 8

3:30-4:30pm

Akerman Hall room 227

**SPECIAL SEMINAR**

Title: Particle Simulation for the Multi-Scale Modeling of Gas Flows
Speaker: Thomas E. Schwartzentruber from the University of Michigan

**AEM Grad Students please note that this is not part of the seminar attendance requirements.

March 9

*****CANCELED*****

March 16

NO SEMINAR - Spring Break

Monday, March 19

2:30-3:30pm

EE/CS Room 3-180

**SPECIAL SEMINAR**

Title: Dynamics of heat and carbon dioxide exchange across a turbulent air-water interface
Speaker: Dr. Evan A. Variano from Cornell University

**AEM Grad Students please note that this is not part of the seminar attendance requirements.

March 23

Host: Prof. Gebre-Egziabher

Title: "Challenges Facing Small Scale Flight: The Development of Micro and Nano Air Vehicles"
Speaker: Professor Darryll Pines, Aerospace Engineering, The University of Maryland

March 30


Midwest Mechanics Seminar

Title: "From Quantum Dots to Turbine Blades"
Speaker: Professor Alan Cocks, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

April 6

NO SEMINAR - Written Preliminary Exam

April 13

Host: Prof. Elliott

Title: "Ensemble Uncertainty Quantification"
Speaker: Professor Steve Wojtkiewicz, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

April 20


Midwest Mechanics Seminar

Title: "Quasi-continuum orbital-free density functional theory: A route to multi-million-atom quantum mechanical calculations."
Speaker: Professor Kaushik Bhattacharya, Mechanical Engineering, Caltech

April 27

***Please note, this seminar will begin at 2:00, instead of 2:30***

Title: "Vision-Based Tracking and Adaptive Control for Unmanned Systems"
Speaker: Professor Eric Johnson, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

May 4

Title: "Algorithms and Applications of Multi-Sensor Navigation Systems."

Speaker: Professor Demoz Gebre-Egziabher

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