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Thu, Oct 30, 2014
7:00pm
Halloween Casino Night - Special Events (Bluebonnet Ballroom, University Center)
This event offers students of UTA to enjoy Halloween in a Casino styled environment. Along with games, there are refreshments, giveaways, music, and a costume contest. EXCEL Campus Activities invites you to this fun filled FREE event!
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
5:00pm
College of Engineering Speaker Series - Lectures/Talks (Rady Room (Reception); 100 Nedderman Hall (Lecture))
Dr. Ali Erdemir, Argonne National Laboratory Argonne Distinguished Fellow Senior Scientist "Facing the Hard Truth about Friction and Its Impact on Global Energy Consumption" To meet the needs of our modern lifestyle, worldwide energy consumption has increased steadily over the years and now is at around 12,000 million tons of oil equivalent per year. With increasing population, mobility, and industrial activity, this number will undoubtedly keep increasing in coming years, especially in the transportation sector, which has currently reached more than one billion motorized vehicles. It is hard to believe, but about one-third of the fuel's energy in these vehicles is consumed by friction, and on average, only about 20% of the fuel in our gas tanks is actually used to move our cars. Overall, nearly 500 million tons of fuel is lost to friction in the world every year. This lecture will break down the sources of the frictional losses in motorized vehicles. Also discussed will be some of the emerging and more advanced transportation technologies that can cut down fuel consumption and CO2 emissions due to friction. The commercialization of such technologies is vital for a sustainable transportation future that is also environmentally sensible. Dr. Ali Erdemir is a Distinguished Fellow and a Senior Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory with international recognition and significant accomplishments in the fields of materials science, surface engineering, and tribology. He received his B.S. degree from Istanbul Technical University in 1977 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1986, respectively. In recognition of his pioneering research, Dr. Erdemir has received numerous awards and honors, including the University of Chicago's Medal of Distinguished Performance, five R&D 100 Awards, two Al Sonntag Awards and an Edmond E. Bisson Award from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), and an Innovative Research Award from the Tribology Division of ASME. He is a Fellow of ASME, STLE, AVS, and ASM-International. He is the current secretary of STLE and slated to become its president in 2016. He has authored/co-authored more than 280 research articles (190 of which are peer-reviewed) and 18 book/handbook chapters, edited two books, presented more than 150 invited/keynote/plenary talks, and holds 15 U.S. patents. His current research is directed toward nano-scale design and large-scale manufacturing of new materials, coatings, and lubricants for a broad range of applications in manufacturing, transportation, and other energy conversion and utilization systems. Reception: 5 pm, Rady Room (601 Nedderman Hall) Lecture: 6 pm, 100 Nedderman Hall



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