University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Seminar - ME 8773/8774

Spring 2018
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Room 1130 ME

Seminar Coordinator: Cari Dutcher
Seminar Support: Tori Piorek


January 17

Course Orientation

January 24

Host: Jiarong Hong, Chris Hogan

Michele Guala
University of Minnesota

Title: Renewable Energy in Natural Rivers: Opportunities for Applied and Basic Research (pdf)

Recording: Download/View Here

January 31

Host: Vinod Sirinavasan

Jungho Kim
University of Maryland

Title: Pool and Flow Boiling Heat Transfer in Variable Gravity Environments (pdf)

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February 7

Host: Chris Hogan

Max Zhang
Cornell University

Title: Mitigating Near-Road Air Pollution with Green Infrastructure: From Science to Practice (pdf)

Recording: No recording available

February 14

Host: Julianna Abel

Mary Frecker
Pennsylvania State University

Title: Optimal Design of Self-Folding Origami (pdf)

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February 21

Host: Kim Stelson

Tequila Harris
Georgia Institute of Technology

Title: Coating of Heterogeneous Stripe Thin Films Using an Innovative Process (pdf)

Recording: No recording available

February 28

Host: Peter Bruggeman

Sylvain Coulombe
McGill University

Title: Electrifying our Future: The Key Roles of Processing Plasmas (pdf)

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March 7

Host: Lian Shen

Elias Balaras
George Washington University

Title: The Structure of the Turbulent Boundary Layer Along a Vertical, Surface-Piercing Plate (pdf)

Recording: Download/View Here

March 14

No Seminar


March 21

Host: Will Northrop

Jeffrey Bergthorson
McGill University

Title: Beyond Batteries: Metal Fuels for Zero-Carbon Heat and Power (pdf)


March 28

Host: Xiaojia Wang

Joseph Heremans
Ohio State University

Title: Solid State Thermal-to-Electrical Energy Conversion (pdf)


April 4

Host: Sungyon Lee

Eckart Meiburg
University of California, Santa Barbara

Title: Double-Diffusive Sedimentation (pdf)


April 11

Host: David Pui

Hong He (Fingerson/TSI Distinguished Lecture)

Title: Research Frontiers of Regional Atmospheric Environment in China (pdf)


April 18

Host: Rajesh Rajamani

Sean Brennan
Pennsylvania State University



April 25

Host: William Durfee

Rick Neptune
University of Texas at Austin



May 2

Host: Tim Kowalewski

Marcia O'Malley
Rice University

Title: Guiding with Touch: Objective Assessment and Haptic Cueing to Improve Surgical Performance on Virtual and Robotic Platforms (pdf)



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