Dec 19

Stochastic Computational Fluid Dynamics – Recent Applications in Combustion and Two-Phase Flows

C213 Coal Utilization Lab
10:00 a.m.

Stochastic computational fluid dynamics are elegant approaches for solving continuum turbulent flow problems. Their great attraction is that they provide inherently closed formulations for non-linear, small scale processes such as chemical reactions and discrete particle dynamics.


Jan 09

Control of Buoyant Air Turbines: Redesigning Extremum Seeking to Meet the Demands of Fast Plants

135 Reber Building
4:00 p.m.

Buoyant air turbines harvest wind energy at high altitudes. They are controlled by tethers that force the system to fly in figure-eight shapes. This shape changes with wind speed, making adaptive control necessary.


Jan 23

ExecutiveXcellence Speaker Series

Gursahaney Family E-Knowledge Commons, Reber Building
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.




The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519