Fluid Mechanics
Propulsive Research Research using engineering techniques to unlock some of biology’s most interesting mysteries reveals how soft surfaces, like water, can be distorted by applying small-scale forces. Applications could lead to new and efficient methods for propulsion or aquatic military uses.
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Monday, September 15, 2014, 11.00 am - 12.00 pm, EBU II, Room 479
Gal Shmuel
Friday, October 3, 2014, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, EBU2, Room 479
Jakob Stoustrup (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, EBUII, Room 479
George Haller (ETH Zurich) - joint Controls/Fluids
Monday, October 13, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, EBUII, Room 479
Sarah N Giddings (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
Friday, October 17, 2014, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, EBU2, Room 479
Dawn Tilbury (University of Michigan)
Monday, October 20, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, EBUII, Room 479
Oliver Buhler (Courant Inst. of Math Sciences, New York University)
Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, EBU2, Room 479
Demoz Gebre-Egziabher (University of Minnesota)

Professor Tom Bewley presented the recent work of the UCSD Flow Control & Coordinated Robotics Labs at the recent CommNexus headliner event entitled San Diego: The Hub for the New Age of Robotic Innovation.  Also presenting were Professor Al Pisano, Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering, Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, CEO of Brain Corp, and Tim McConnell, Director of Engineering at 3D Robotics.  To see the video click here.

A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars. The discovery was made during a series of experiments on the International Space Station by a team led by Professor Forman Williams.  Researchers detailed their findings last month in the journal Microgravity Science and Technology. Read More Here

Professors Bill McEneaney and Jorge Cortes were recently interviewed in the control field's premier professional publication - the IEEE Control Systems Magazine, whose subscription pool is about 10,000. They were asked how they chose to specialize in controls, about graduate courses they teach at UCSD, their books, and their views on the opportunities for the controls field. Read it here.

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