Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series

University of Pittsburgh

Fall Term (04-1)

  Time:  3:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: 1175 Benedum Hall /Kresge Hall



Sep 26             “Integration of a Microsystem for Chemical and Biological Sensing”

Dr. Chung-Chiun Liu, Wallace R. Persons Professor of Sensor Technology and Control, Department of Chemical Engineering,

Case Western Reserve University


Oct. 10            “Theoretical Foundations for the Analysis of Laminar and Turbulent Spray Flows”

Professor William A. Sirignano, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine


Oct 17             “One-Dimensional Nanostructures: Nanotubes, Nanowires, Nanobelts

and Their Sensors”

Professor Zhengwei Pan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering,

University of Tennessee  (Location TBA)


Oct. 24                        “Fracture Initiation, Micromechanics, and Manufacturing”

Dr. Ming Li, Section Head-Process Mechanics Section

Alcoa Technical Center


Oct 31             “The Future of Nuclear Power”

Dr. John E. Goossen, Director of Science & Technology Dept.,

Westinghouse Electric Company


Nov. 7             “Analytical and Test Methods used in Naval Shock Design”

Dr. Rudolph J. Scavuzzo, Consulting Engineer

Emeritus Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Akron School of Engineering


Nov. 14           “Transport Phenomena in Microscale and Biomedical Applications using Ferrofluids”

Professor Ishwar Puri, Mechanical Engineering,

University of Illinois at Chicago


Nov. 21           "Droplet Spray Diffusion Flame"

Yoram Tambour, Stephen Berger Chair Professor in Aeronautical Engineering,

Technion, Israel (Location TBA)


Dec. 5              “Wireless Acoustic Sensors and Developing the US S&E Workforce for the 21st Century”

Dr. Vasundara V. Varadan

Division Director, Electrical & Communications Systems

The National Science Foundation   (Location TBA)