Mechanical Engineering Department Spring 2009 Colloquium Series

Unless otherwise noted *** seminars are held Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. in room 224 Mechanical Engineering Center

February 25, 2009 ***

10:00am - 11:30am
Dr. A. Kadaksham
"Nanoparticle Detachment from Surfaces Using Shockwaves"
March 11, 2009 Prof. P. Bagchi
Rutgers University
April 6, 2009***
11:30am - 1:00pm
Prof. J. T. Jenkins*
Corell University
April 8, 2009 Dr. S. Ramaswamy
UTC Power, South Windsor, CT
"Clean Energy Technologies: An Industry Perspective"
April 15, 2009 ***
10:00am - 11:30am
Dr. J. Sun
Department of Chemical Engineering
Princeton University
"Constitutive Modeling of Dense Granular Flows"
April 20, 2009 ***


11:30am - 1:00pm

GITC 3710

Prof. J. W. Hutchinson**
Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University
"Thermal Barrier Coatings in Gas Turbine Engines: The Role of Fracture of Metal/Ceramic Interfaces"
For More Information Contact: Prof. Pushpendra Singh (973) 596-3326,

*Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium, sponsored by the Granular Science Laboratory and Mechanics Research Communications.  For information, contact Prof. Anthony Rosato (973-596-5829,

** Elsevier Distinguished Lectures in Mechanics, sponsored by Elsevier Science and the Granular Science Laboratory. For more information, contact Prof. Anthony Rosato (973-596-5829;