Dr. Indrek Sven Wichman
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Phone:   (517) 353-9180 
FAX:       (517) 355-1750 
Email: wichman@egr.msu.edu 
Mailing Address: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Room2328-F, Engineering Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1226 USA.

"Oh duty, why hast thou not the visage of a sweetie, or a cutie?" (Some English wag)
"Well, my fine American friends, now that you are independent how do you now like taxation WITH representation?" (Another English wag)

STATEMENT OF TEACHING PHILOSOPHY and RESEARCH PHILOSOPHY

PUBLICATIONS

I. S. WICHMAN EDUCATION and PERSONAL
 
ME 800

RESEARCH INTERESTS


CURRENT RESEARCH SUPPORT

STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENT NEEDS

TYPE OF GRADUATE STUDENT(S) SOUGHT
     The graduate students I seek are persons with an interest in fundamental research. Students should have excellent mathematical preparation and physical understanding, for combustion is a complicated subject joining many sub disciplines. I appreciate hard work and dedication to research and scholarly pursuits generally. I value consistently applied effort. Nevertheless, theoretical research requires intense concentration, and one good day's insight and calculation after many months of futility may produce lasting, valuable results. Numerical research requires consistent effort and running of numerous numerical cases (patience, patience). Physical insight is needed to describe that the simulations are saying. Experiment requires large amounts of time for setup and preparatory work, and physical insight is needed to describe results. No matter what the specialization (theory, numerics, experiment), I seek students whose absolute first priority is a love of learning. This should also be their second and third priorities, before eating, sleeping and recreation!

     In general, a Ph. D. student's thesis should produce several peer reviewed publications in good journals, usually no fewer than four, not including conference publications. An M.S. thesis should produce at least one such publication.

 
 


Revised: March 5, 2002
URL: www.egr.msu.edu/ME/htdocs/faculty/wichman