MECHANICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATE SEMINAR
                                                          SPRING 2003
                                        Fridays, 2:30-4:00 PM at 1175 Benedum Hall
      DATE                           SPEAKER                                                TOPIC                                       HOST
January 10, 2003     Professor Minking K. Chyu                     New Directions in Mechanical Engineering                     Peyman Givi
                     University of Pittsburgh
January 17, 2003     Dr. Geo A. Richards                           Combustion Dynamics in Stationary Gas Turbines               Peyman Givi
                     NETL, Department of Energy
January 24, 2003     Open Dialogue Between ME Graduate             Everything You Wanted to Know (or Suggest) about ME          Minking Chyu
                     Students and ME Chair & Graduate Advisor      Graduate School, But Were Afraid to Ask (or Say)!            Patrick Smolinski

January 31, 2003     Professor Beatrice Riviere                    Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Porous Media              Peyman Givi
                     University of Pittsburgh                      Applications
February 7, 2003     TBA

February 14, 2003    Professor Hui Meng                             Digital Holographic Particle Image Velocimetry and          Peyman Givi
                     University at Buffalo                          Application in Biofluids
February 21, 2003    NO SEMINAR
                     (SOE Meeting)
February 28, 2003    Professor Daniel C. Haworth                    Multidimensional Modeling of Combustion in                  Peyman Givi
                     Pennsylvania State University                  Homogeneous-Charge Compression-Ignition Engines
March 7, 2003        NO SEMINAR
                     (Spring Recess)
March 14, 2003       Professor Neil T. Wright                       Measuring Changes in Thermal Diffusivity of Deformed        Anne Robertson
                     Michigan State University                      Elastomers
March 21, 2003       Professor Srinivas Garimella                   Environmentally Sound, Sustainable Thermal Systems using    Laura Schaefer
                     Iowa State University                          Phase-Change at Microscales
March 28, 2003       Dr. Ji Su                                      Electroactive Polymers and Their Applications in NASA       Qing-Ming Wang
                     NASA Langley Research Center                   Missions
April 4, 2003        Professor Mehdi Asheghi                        Nanoscale Heat Conduction in Giant Magnetoresisitve         Peyman Givi
                     Carnegie-Mellon University                     (GMR) Technology
April 11, 2003       Professor Frederick Sacks                      Sentient Cells, the Mechanisms of Mechanical Transduction   Peyman Givi
                     University at Buffalo
April 18, 2003       Professor Ishwar K. Puri                       New Developments and Applications of Partially Premixed     Peyman Givi
                     University of Illinois at Chicago              Flames
   For further information please contact Professor Peyman Givi (, tel: 412-624-9605).

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