INVITED LECTURES

It contains the detailed and updated information on the Invited Lectures organized by MAIDROC Laboratory in the past and those planned for the future.

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Invited Lecture on “Transition to Low-GWP Refrigerants: Options and Tradeoffs” by Dr. Piotr A. Domanski on April 1, 2016 (Friday)

MAIDROC Laboratory Presents an Invited Lecture on

Transition to Low-GWP Refrigerants: Options and Tradeoffs

by

Piotr A. Domanski, Ph.D.

Leader, HVAC& Equipment Performance GroupEngineering Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD

Date: April 1, 2016 (FRIDAY)

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Room:   EC2300 (large conference room)

Map: http://campusmaps.fiu.edu/ (Other campuses/ – Engineering Center)

Brief Vitae of the Invited Speaker:

Dr. Piotr A. Domanski received his MSc (1972) from the Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, and PhD (1982) in Mechanical Engineering from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. In 1983 he joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where he became the leader of HVAC&R Equipment Performance Group in 1992. He is internationally recognized for his research of alternative refrigerants and work on modeling of air-conditioning equipment. His current interests also include evolutionary computation-based optimization methods, automated commissioning, and fault detection and diagnostics with the goal to improve the performance of air-conditioners and heat pumps for application in both current and net-zero structures. He is an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR).  Currently, he serves as the President of the IIR Science and Technology Council. He is a past member of ASHRAE Research Administration Committee and ASHRAE Standards Committee. He chaired the 1997 ASHRAE/NIST Refrigerant Conference and co-chaired the 2009 IIR Conference on Thermophysical Properties and Transfer Processes and the 2012 ASHRAE/NIST Refrigerants Conference, and served as a Regional Editor for the Americas for the International Journal of Refrigeration. He is an ASHRAE Fellow, a recipient of the IIR Science and Technology Medal (2003), the 2013/2014 Best Paper Award from Int. Journal of Refrigeration, and the 2014 Best Paper Award from the Int. Journal of HVAC&R Research. He also received ASHRAE Distinguished Service Awards (2007), W.T. Pentzer Awards from the U.S. National Committee of IIR (2012), and several awards from NIST and U.S. Department of Commerce.
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are commonly used as refrigerants in air-conditioning equipment, are potent greenhouse gases and will need to be replaced. In search of suitable replacements, a recent study performed a comprehensive screening of a database of molecules with over 100 million entries. By applying filters representing refrigerant selection criteria (e.g., global warming potential (GWP), stability, toxicity, efficiency), the pool of molecules was reduced to less than thirty fluids. The group includes fluids with good efficiency and low toxicity, but all are at least mildly flammable. No new group of chemicals that could serve as a source of a new class of refrigerants was revealed. The major conclusion of the work is that the options for low-GWP refrigerants for air conditioning are very limited. Tradeoffs between different options will be discussed.

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





 

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Invited Lecture on “Multiphase Flow CFD in Marine Applications” by Professor Robert Kunz on on February 19, 2016 (Friday)

MAIDROC Laboratory Presents an Invited Lecture on

Multiphase Flow CFD in Marine Applications

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Professor Robert Kunz

Senior Scientist and Head of Computational Mechanics Division, Applied Research LaboratoryProfessor of Aerospace Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University

Date: February 19, 2016 (FRIDAY)

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Room:   EC1107

Map: http://campusmaps.fiu.edu/ (Other campuses/ – Engineering Center)

Brief Vitae of the Invited Speaker:

Dr. Robert Kunz is a Senior Scientist at the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory. He is an Assistant Director of ARL, heading the Computational Mechanics Division. Dr. Kunz is also on the graduate faculty of the university as a Professor of Aerospace Engineering, where he teaches classes in aerodynamics, propulsion and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). His principal research interests and activities include Computational Fluid Dynamics, multiphase flows, biomedical fluid mechanics, turbomachinery, aerodynamics, nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics and thermal management analysis. He has over 30 years of experience in computational fluid dynamics development and modeling at Penn State ARL, Pratt and Whitney, General Motors and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL). Dr. Kunz has authored 27 papers in refereed journals, over 60 conference publications, one book chapter and numerous sponsor/contractor reports.

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





 

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Invited Lecture on “IOSO – Robust Multiobjective Design Optimization” by Professor Igor N. Egorov on February 18, 2016 (THURSDAY)

MAIDROC Laboratory Presents an Invited Lecture on

IOSO – Robust Multiobjective Design Optimization

by

Professor Igor N. Egorov

President
IOSO Technology Center,
Moscow, Russia

 

Date: February 18, 2016 (THURSDAY)  

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Room:   EC1109

Map: http://campusmaps.fiu.edu/ (Other campuses/ – Engineering Center)

 

Brief Vitae of the Invited Speaker:

Professor Egorov is a member of the Russian Academy of Aerospace Sciences and VP for Advanced Design Technology in Saturn Jet Engine Company. He was the Head of Mech. Eng. Dept. at Russian Air Force Academy and has over 30 years of experience in developing advanced multi-objective self-adapting optimization algorithms with unsurpassed capabilities. His commercially available IOSO algorithms have found practical applications in diverse industries and in a number of countries.

 

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

 

 

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Invited Lecture on “Reshaping the Thermal Transport Processes Program: NSF News and Updates” by Professor José L. Lage on February 12, 2016 (Friday)

MAIDROC Laboratory Presents an Invited Lecture on

Reshaping the Thermal Transport Processes Program: NSF News and Updates

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Professor José L. Lage

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University (on leave)Director, Thermal Transport Processes Program
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET)
Directorate for Engineering National Science Foundation

Date: February 12, 2016 (FRIDAY)

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Room:   EC2300 (large conference room)

Map: http://campusmaps.fiu.edu/ (Other campuses/ – Engineering Center)

Brief Vitae of the Invited Speaker:

Professor José L. Lage received his BSc (’84) and MSc (’86) from the Pontifical Catholic University-RJ, Brazil, and his PhD (’91) in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University. In 1991 he joined SMU as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (ME). A Texas Professional Engineer, he is the founder of the Laboratory for Porous Material Applications funded by the NSF, NIST, DOE and several industries. He was the Associate Chair of the ME Dep (2000-2002), and more recently the President of the SMU Faculty Senate (2011-2012). He has over 200 publications and one patent. Lage has been elected an Honorary Member of Pi Tau Sigma and a Fellow of the ASME, and served twice as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Sigma Xi for Outstanding Research, the ASEE for Outstanding Teaching, the ASME-NTS Engineer of the Year, and the SMU Golden Mustang. He has been a Visiting Professor of the Swiss Federal Institute of Engineering (ETH-Zurich), and of the Federal University of Technology Parana (UTF-PR-Brazil). In 2014 he was elected member of the Scientific Council of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer. He is currently on leave from SMU, serving as the National Science Foundation Director of the Thermal Transport Processes Program in the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET), Directorate for Engineering.

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





 

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Invited Lecture on “COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS DESIGN CHALLENGES FOR METALLIC MATERIALS” by Professor David L. McDowell on January 29, 2016 (FRIDAY)

MAIDROC Laboratory Presents an Invited Lecture on

COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS DESIGN CHALLENGES FOR METALLIC MATERIALS

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Professor David L. McDowell

Regents’ Professor and Carter N. Paden, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Metals ProcessingExecutive Director, Institute for Materials
Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering,
School of Materials Science and Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0620
http://www.materials.gatech.edu/
Website: Professor David L. McDowell

 

Date: January 29, 2016 (FRIDAY) (THURSDAY)  

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Room:   EC2300 (large conference room)

Map: http://campusmaps.fiu.edu/ (Other campuses/ – Engineering Center)

 

Brief Vitae of the Invited Speaker:

Regents’ Professor and Carter N. Paden, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Metals Processing, Dave McDowell joined Georgia Tech in 1983 and holds appointments in both the GWW School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Materials Science and Engineering. He served as Director of the Mechanical Properties Research Laboratory from 1992-2012. In August 2012 he was named Founding Director of the Institute for Materials (IMat), a Georgia Tech interdisciplinary research institute charged with cultivating a campus-wide materials innovation ecosystem for research and education. IMat is involved in regional and national leadership roles in organizing workshops for the Materials Genome Initiative (see http://www.materials.gatech.edu/).
McDowell’s research focuses on the synthesis of experiment and computation to develop physically-based, microstructure-sensitive constitutive models for nonlinear and time-dependent behavior of materials, with emphasis on wrought and cast metals. Topics of interest include finite strain inelasticity and defect field mechanics, constitutive relations and microstructure-sensitive computational approaches to deformation and damage of heterogeneous materials, including metal fatigue, atomistic simulations of dislocation nucleation and mediation at grain boundaries, dynamic deformation and failure of materials, irradiation effects on reactor materials, and multiscale modeling. He is interested in use of computational materials science and mechanics to inform design of materials, having co-authored a related textbook(Integrated Design of Multiscale, Multifunctional Materials and Products, Elsevier, 2010, ISBN-13: 978-1-85617-662-062-0). Applications of current interest cover a broad range, for example lightweight structural materials, materials for hot sections of aircraft gas turbine engines, armor and blast resistant systems, irradiated ferritic alloys, energetic materials, and nanocrystalline materials, among others. McDowell currently serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Plasticity, Nature Computational Materials, and several other journals, and is co-Editor of the International Journal of Fatigue.

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

 

 

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Invited Lecture on “ROAD SAFETY BARRIERS AND THEIR CRASHWORTHINESS” by Professor Matej Vesenjak on November 24, 2015 (THURSDAY)

MAIDROC Laboratory Presents an Invited Lecture on

ROAD SAFETY BARRIERS AND THEIR CRASHWORTHINESS

by

Professor Matej Vesenjak

President
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Maribor, Slovenia
Web: http://lace.uni-mb.si/vesenjak/en, Email: matej.vesenjak@um.si

 

Date: November 24, 2015 (THURSDAY)  

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Room:   EC2300 (large conference room)

Map: http://campusmaps.fiu.edu/ (Other campuses/ – Engineering Center)

 

Brief Vitae of the Invited Speaker:

Dr. Matej Vesenjak is an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at University of Maribor, Slovenia. He received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maribor in 2001 and obtained his Ph.D. degree at the same university in 2006. From 2012 he was also a Visiting Professor at the Kumamoto university, Japan and from 2013 a Visiting professor at the Okinawa National College of Technology, Japan. His research interests focus on porous/cellular materials, mechanicalproperties of advanced materials, computational mechanics, crashworthiness and fluid-structure interaction. He has been awarded with numerous scholarships and fellowships and has gained professional experience at several universities and institutions worldwide. He has published more than
400 publications.

 

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

 

 

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Invited Lecture on “IOSO – Robust Multiobjective Design Optimization” by Professor Igor N. Egorov on November 19, 2015 (THURSDAY)

MAIDROC Laboratory Presents an Invited Lecture on

IOSO – Robust Multiobjective Design Optimization

by

Professor Igor N. Egorov

President
IOSO Technology Center,
Moscow, Russia

 

Date: November 19, 2015 (THURSDAY)  

Time: 2:15 – 3:25 p.m.

Room:   EC1114

Map: http://campusmaps.fiu.edu/ (Other campuses/ – Engineering Center)

 

Brief Vitae of the Invited Speaker:

Professor Egorov is a member of the Russian Academy of Aerospace Sciences and VP for Advanced Design Technology in Saturn Jet Engine Company. He was the Head of Mech. Eng. Dept. at Russian Air Force Academy and has over 30 years of experience in developing advanced multi-objective self-adapting optimization algorithms with unsurpassed capabilities. His commercially available IOSO algorithms have found practical applications in diverse industries and in a number of countries.

 

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

 

 

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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

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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: http://campusmaps.fiu.edu/ (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 dulikrav@fiu.edu.

 

 

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Invited Lecture on “Flow Boiling Processes in Micro Domains – Experimental Challenges and Opportunities” by Professor Yoav Peles on February 13, 2015 (Friday)

MAIDROC Laboratory Presents an Invited Lecture on

Flow Boiling Processes in Micro Domains – Experimental Challenges and Opportunities

by

Professor Yoav Peles

Lockheed Martin Endowed Professor and Chairman
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida

Date: February 13, 2015 (FRIDAY)

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Room:   EC1115

Map: http://campusmaps.fiu.edu/ (Other campuses/ – Engineering Center)

Brief Vitae of the Invited Speaker:

Professor Yoav Peles is the Lockheed Martin Endowed Professor and the Chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Department at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Prior to joining UCF, he was with the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering (MANE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He received his doctorate degree at Technion in Israel.

He studies convective heat transfer in microdomains, and published more than 90 peer-reviewed journal papers, about 50 conference papers, has several patents, written four book chapters, and is the author of a book entitled Contemporary Perspective on Flow Boiling Instabilities in Microchannels. Professor Peles organized several international conferences and workshops including the first Gordon Research Conference on Micro and Nano Scale Phase Change Heat Transfer, the International Workshop on Micro and Nano Structures for Phase Change Heat transfer, and the ASME International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels 2013 (ICNMM 2013).

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





 

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Invited Lecture on “Geometrical and Mechanical Properties of Porous Metals” by Professor Matej Vesenjak on October 31, 2014 (Friday)

MAIDROC Laboratory Presents an Invited Lecture on

Geometrical and Mechanical Properties of Porous Metals

Matej Vesenjak, Assoc. Prof.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Date:       October 31, 2014 (FRIDAY)

Time:       3:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Room:     EC1115

Map: http://campusmaps.fiu.edu/ (Other campuses/ – Engineering Center)

The lecture will focus on geometrical and mechanical analysis of porous materials. It will start with an overview of the manufacturing procedures and behavior of porous materials which have an attractive combination of mechanical and thermal properties. Additionally, their application in modern engineering will be discussed. Next part of the lecture will be focusing on to the presentation of four types of porous materials (Figure): Advanced Pore Morphology (APM) foam, aluminum tube filled with closed-cell aluminum foam, Metallic Hollow Sphere Structure (MHSS) and porous structure with unidirectional pores (UniPore). Their geometrical characterization based on micro computed tomography scans and recognition of their internal porous structure will be discussed. Followed, by the presentation of the methodology for proper 2D and 3D geometrical modeling of irregular porous structures and consequent formation of computational models. The description of their mechanical behavior will be based on quasi-static and dynamic nonlinear computational simulations (ABAQUS and LS-DYNA) supported by experimental testing.

Biosketch of the Invited Lecturer:

Matej Vesenjak is an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at University of Maribor, Slovenia. He received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maribor in 2001 and obtained his Ph.D. degree at the same university in 2006. From 2012 he was also a Visiting Professor at the Kumamoto University, Japan and from 2013 a Visiting professor at the Okinawa National College of Technology, Japan. His research interests focus on porous/cellular materials, mechanical properties of advanced materials, computational mechanics, crashworthiness and fluid-structure interaction. He has been awarded with numerous scholarships and fellowships and has gained professional experience at several universities and institutions worldwide. He has published more than 400 publications.

Web: http://lace.uni-mb.si/
Email:
matej.vesenjak@um.si

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

Map: http://campusmaps.fiu.edu/ (Other campuses/ – Engineering Center)

 

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