Invited Lecture on “The Reciprocity Function Approach Applied To Linear Heat Conduction Inverse Problems” by Professor Marcelo J. Colaco on February 20, 2015 (FRIDAY)

MAIDROC Laboratory Presents an Invited Lecture on

The Reciprocity Function Approach Applied To Linear Heat Conduction Inverse Problems


Marcelo J. Colaço, D.Sc.

Associate Professor
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ,
Department of Mechanical Engineering – PEM/COPPE
Biofuels and Energy Efficiency Program,
Brazilian National Agency of Oil, Gas and Biofuels, Brazil


Date: February 20, 2015 (FRIDAY)  

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Room:   EC1115

Map: (Other campuses/ – Engineering Center)


Brief Vitae of the Invited Speaker:

Dr. Marcelo Colaco received his Ph.D. from UFRJ in 2001. He then spent 15 months as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Arlington working on optimization algorithms, inverse problems in heat transfer, and electro-magneto-hydrodynamics including solidification. Afterwards, he spent one year performing research at UFRJ/COPPE on a prestigious CNPq grant as an Instructor and a researcher. From there, he joined Brazilian Military Institute of Engineering where he was teaching and performing research for four years in numerical algorithms for analysis of MHD flows, EHD flows, solidification problems, optimization algorithms utilizing response surfaces, and fuel research. For the past four years, he has been teaching and performing research at the best ME department in Brazil and building a large and unique fuels and lubricants research center at the UFRJ.


For further information please contact Prof. Dulikravich at (305) 348-7016or at



About Rajesh Jha

Research Assistant, Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Advisor - Professor George S. Dulikravich,
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