PULLMAN, Wash. – “Using Combustion Waves to Synthesize Materials” is the topic of a talk by Bernard J. Matkowsky for the 17th annual T.G. Ostrom Lecture at Washington State University.
The lecture, sponsored by WSU’s Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, is set for
7 p.m. April 27, in Neill Hall, Room 5W.
Matkowsky, a faculty member of Northwestern University’s Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, will discuss a new and innovative technology, referred to as self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS), that has been developed to synthesize materials. He will describe various mathematical models which have been developed to describe the SHS process and the results of analysis of those models.
A reception will follow the lecture in the Sidney and Evelyn Hacker Reading Room, Neill 216.
The lecture series, sponsored by the Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, is named for Theodore G. Ostrom, who retired from the university in 1981 after 21 years on the mathematics faculty.

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