At this week's IMG seminar, Benjamin George will give a talk to outline the initial steps in using flow control to improve the aero-optic performance of flow behind a three dimensional turret. Kiri Hamaker will speak on the topic of detection of nicotine metabolites for second hand smoke using micellar electrokinetic chromatography.
Dr. Huikai Xie was recently promoted to the rank of Full Professor, an important milestone in faculty careers. Congratulations, Dr. Xie!
Dr. Matt Williams, a recent graduate of IMG, has been selected by the UF College of Engineering as the 2011-2012 recipient of the Attribute of Gator Engineering Graduate Student Award for Integrity. As a recipient of this award, Matt is recognized for being "honest, ethical, willing to work for achievements (persistent, hard-working, determined), and impelled toward right action." Congratulations, Matt!
Shuo Cheng has been selected by the UF College of Engineering as the 2011-2012 recipient of the Attribute of Gator Engineering Graduate Student Award for Professional Excellence. He was selected based the criteria of being "technically competent, skilled in management and planning, problem-solving, and scientifically insightful." Shuo will be recognized by Dean Abernathy in an awards ceremony in August.
Congratulations to Dr. Chris Bahr and his wife Stephanie on the birth of their beautiful baby girl. Tessa Bahr was born on 6/26/2011 at 2:24 pm, entering the world at a healthy 6 lbs, 15 oz!
Matias Oyarzun will be presenting his dissertation proposal, entitled " On the Design and Optimization of Zero-Net Mass-Flux Actuators for Active Flow Control Applications", at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 20th in Larsen 234. Breakfast and drinks will be provided.
Justin Zito will speak on the topic of dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma devices. The talk will include a brief description on DBD actuators, their uses, the benefits of going to microscale geometries, fabrication, and device characterization. Following the seminar, there will be barbecue in the Benton-Larsen courtyard.
Despite the slow economic recovery, IMG graduate students and post-graduate associates have continued to land top industry and government jobs. Since the spring semester, several IMG graduates have departed or will depart for full-time positions across the United States. These members are:
- Drew Wetzel (PhD '11) - Boeing Commercial Aircraft (Seattle, WA)
- Chris Bahr (PhD '10 and post-graduate associate until May '11) - NASA Langley Research Center (Langley, VA)
- Jeremy Sells (PhD '11)- Hewlett Packard (Corvalis, OR)
- Matt Williams (PhD '11) - Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM)
- Ben Griffin (PhD '09 and post-graduate associate until July '11) - Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM)
Congratulations to all of these former students!
Lou Cattafesta and Fei Liu attended the 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Seattle, Washington on May 23-27.
Fei presented a talk on Thursday, May 26th, titled Analyzing acoustic response of orifices using transfer matrix method, co-authored by Matias Oyarzun and Lou Cattafesta.
Lou presented a talk on Friday, May 27th, titled An aeroacoustic microelectromechanical systems microphone phased array, co-authored by Adam Edstrand, Chris Bahr, Matt Williams, Jessica Meloy, Tiffany Reagan, Drew Wetzel and Mark Sheplak. In it, Lou described ongoing work at IMG to transition recently-developed MEMS piezoelectric microphones into phased arrays in the UF Aeroacoustic Flow Facility.
Dr.Toshi Nishida will be speaking on the subject of plagiarism and Matt Williams will give an overview of the IMG Website. Following the seminar, there will be an Indian-themed BBQ in the Benton-Larsen courtyard.