Detailed Information for Martin Melhus

Dr. Martin Frederic Melhus 
Physics
 » Assistant Professor
Office Location
McCoy Engineering Hall MY219B
Office Hours

Monday: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Thursday: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

or by appointment.

 
Voice: (940) 397-4345
 
 

Contact Information

martin.melhus@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Interests

My research interests are focused on nonlinear instabilities.  I am currently investigating the bistability in granular shear flows, as well as some work with low speed fluid instabilities.


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2014 4353  201  Quantum Mechanics    McCoy Engineering Hall 203

Class meets from 1:30 to 2:50 PM.

Text is Introduction to Quantum Mechanics", 2nd Edition, Griffiths, Pearson/Prentice-Hall, ISBN: 0-13-111892-7

Details Spring 2014 2644  202  Electromagnetism and Optics    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

Class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 8:05 AM - 9:20 AM.

Details Spring 2014 1244  201  General Physics - Electromagnetism and Optics    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

Class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:20 AM.

Details Fall 2013 4303  101  Mathematical Methods of Physics    McCoy Engineering Hall 203

Class meets from 11:10 AM to 12:00 Noon.

Details Fall 2013 1624  101  Mechanics, Wave Motion, and Heat    Bolin Hall 304

Class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 AM.

Details Fall 2013 1144  101  Mechanics, Wave Motion, and Heat    Dillard College of Business Administration 175

Class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:20 AM.




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
The University of Chicago A.B. - Physics 1985-6-8 0:0:0 
Illinois Institute of Technology M.S. - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 1999-5-14 0:0:0 
Northwestern University Ph.D. - Physics & Astronomy 2011-12-29 0:0:0 
Northwestern University M.S. - Physics & Astronomy 2011-12-29 0:0:0 



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Illinois Institute of Art  Adjunct Professor  2012-April  2012-June
 Westwood College (O'Hare Campus)  Instructor  2012-June  2013-July
 Columbia College (Chicago)  Adjunct Professor  2012-September  2013-May
 DeVry University (Chicago)  Visiting Instructor  2012-September  2012-December



Research and Publications

Publications:

 

Effect of Vibration on Solid-to-Liquid Transition in Small Granular Systems under Shear, M. Melhus, I. Aranson; Granular Matter, DOI 10.1007/s10035-012-0314-7 (2012).

 

Effect of Noise on Solid-to-Liquid Transition in Small Granular Systems under Shear, M. Melhus, I. Aranson, D. Wolfson, L. Tsimring; Physical Review E 80, 041305 (2009). 

 

Presentations:

 

Effect of Noise and Vibration on the Solid-to-Liquid Transition in Small Granular Systems under Shear [talk]
M. Melhus, D. Volfson, L. Tsimring, I. Aronson;
Southern Workshop on Granular Materials, Vin ̃a del Mar, Chile (2009).

 

Granular Fluidization Transition: Experimental and Simulation [invited talk]
M. Melhus, I. Aranson, D. Volfson, L. Tsimring;
Southern Workshop on Granular Materials, Vin ̃a del Mar, Chile (2006).

 

Shearing of a Confined Granular Layer [poster],
H. Caps, F. Vivanco, M. Melhus, F. Melo;
Southern Workshop on Granular Materials, Vin ̃a del Mar, Chile (2006).

 

Statistical Properties of Granular Fluidization in Small Systems under Shear [talk], M. Melhus, I. Aranson, D. Volfson, L. Tsimring; APS March meeting, Baltimore, MD (2006).

 

Statistical Properties of Granular Fluidization in Small Systems under Shear [talk], M. Melhus, I. Aranson, D. Volfson, L. Tsimring; APS: Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting, Chicago, IL (2005).