MAIDROC Laboratory Presents an Invited Lecture on
Date: April 11, 2014 (FRIDAY)
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 P.M.
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Brief Vitae of the Invited Speaker:
ProfessorA. Ostrogorsky received his Dipl. Ing. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Belgrade (1977), MS in Nuclear Engineering at R.P.I. (1981), and Sc.D. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT (1986). He worked as a post-doctoral associate, in the Material Science and Engineering Dept. at M.I.T. until 1987, when he joined Columbia University as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. In 1991, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Material Science Department Universität Erlanger-Nürnberg. He joined the Rensselaer faculty in January 1993. He was Director of the Center for Microgravity and Materials Research (CMMR) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, January 1999- to Sept. 2000. Since 2009, he is Professor at the Mechanical, Materials and Aeronautical Engineering (MMAE) Department at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).
Professor Ostrogorsky was Principal Investigator of the SUBSA microgravity investigation, conducted during the “Expedition 5” or at the International Space Station (1993-2004). He is a Member, Executive Committee, American Association for Crystal Growth (AACG), Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Crystal Growth, Elsevier (Associate Editor). Member of the Board of Directors, CRC Crystal research Corp.