Speaking and Lecturing

Professor Kostic Is an Occasional Keynote/Plenary/Inspirational Speaker and Lecturer

More at: www.kostic.niu.edu *
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Arrangements for speaking, consulting, and/or expert-witness could be made directly by emailing Speaking-Consulting Enquiry to kostic@niu.edu or Prof.M.Kostic@gmail.com (preferred), or via Round Table Group Expert Consortium. Since Prof. Kostic has secured an "Early Retirement" from regular teaching (in Summer 2014), the Special Arrangements for longer, in-residence focused collaboration, lecturing and consulting could be arranged.

See also: Nature Laws *The Second Law * ZerothReligion.mkostic.com PUBLICATIONS/Presentations * Energy&Environment  
YES! Thermodynamics, a science of energy, and the Mother of All Sciences will provide vision for the future energy solutions! Energy Pyramid *ThMechPhotons>PhStrings*

Professor Kostic has been delivering inspirational and motivational seminars and lectures in ENERGY Fundamentals and Future Challenges, as well as in the related Fluids/Thermal/Energy area, especially the Fundamental Laws of Nature and the Second Law of Thermodynamics, at international conferences and meetings, and at different educational and public institutions. Dr. Kostic is member of of the Round Table Group Expert Consortium, also ORCID (ID 0000-0001-8875-9801), and several professional associations and scientific advisory boards. 
 Elusive Nature of Entropy * SEE-Energy * Mech&Aero * BioEnergy *blogger
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  ·April 19, 2017 at 6 PM (PDF Flier-PPT-1D-Blg-NIUToday):  M. Kostic, Energy and Environmental Landscape: Thermodynamic Fundamentals and Engineering Applications"Laws of thermodynamics could unlock a bright future for energy! On Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  Professor Emeritus Milivoje Kostic will give a presentation on the future of energy and the environmental landscape. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Room 354 of the NIU Engineering Building (Map), and the lecture will begin at 6:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by the science journal Entropy."

·      June 2016:  M. Kostic, Challenges to the Second Law ChallengersLimits to the Second Law of Thermodynamics (Abstracts), AAAS Pacific Division 97th Annual Meeting, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, June 14-17, 2016 ... Dissecting 2ndLaw Challenges [https://goo.gl/cJ56jO]

·        China 2015 Invited Lectures/Seminars www.kostic.niu.edu/China):

o   From Thermoscience Research to Innovative ApplicationsBuilding Energy Research Center, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2 December 2015. *Photo*P2*P3*BEC*

o   From Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Fundamentals to Thermal Innovations and Energy ConservationEnergy and Resource Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China, 27 November 2015. *Photo*P2*P3*

o   Reflections on the Caloric Theory and Thermal Energy as a Distinguished Part of Internal Energy: Brainstorming Illusive Thermal Phenomena (PDF), Institute of Thermophysics, School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 18 November 2015.*Photo*P2*P3*P4* (Free Thermo Functions-Functionals)

·        Fall 2015-Spring 2016: Exploring the Second Law of Thermodynamics (Editor: Milivoje M. Kostic) NIUToday

·        Summer 2014: Prof. Kostic's Early Retirement and Start of a New Post-Retirement Career
Be aware of complexity but make it simple!http://www.kostic.niu.edu/ani-bulet035.gifExpert Consulting and Advising Let's turn Ideas into Reality!

·        Plenary Lecture: "Energy and Environmental Landscape: The Laws of Thermodynamics and Nature ," The 8th WSEAS International Conference on ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT (EE'13)Rhodes Island, Greece, July 16-19, 2013. In "Recent Advances in Energy and Environmental Management"-PDFISSN: 2227-4359, ISBN: 978-960-474-312-4, WSEAS Press, 2013.

·        Invited Lectures: Some Challenges in Thermoscience Research and Application Potentials (PPT)Tsinghua UniversityBeijing, China, 17 June 2013[Photos][PPT][Sched]
Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU)
Xi'an, China, 24 June 2013Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)Wuhan, China, 26 June 2013[
Abstracts & PPTs-Photos]

·        Invited Seminar-IIReflections on Thermal Energy, Reversible and Caloric Processes, Exergy and Entransy (PPT), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 18 June 2013[Abstracts & PPTs-Photos]
Invited Seminar-IIIReflections on Thermo-Mechanical Energy Transfer, Photons, Phonons and Thermons-Thermomass (PPT), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 19 June 2013[Abstracts & PPTs-Pho

Invited Seminar-IVReflections on Real (Thermodynamic) Entropy, Disorder and Statistical Information Entropy (PPT), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 20 June 2013[Abstracts & PPTs-Photos]

·        Kostic’s Research & Scholarly Interests and Activities: Fundamentals and Application of EnergyPresentation at NIU-Engineering College Meeting on January 8, 2013.

·        Nanofluids Research-Critical Issues and Application Potential,  University of Hawaii at Manoa, ME Seminar, 9/18/2006.

·        Uncertainty Analysis of Measurement Results, NASA Glenn Research Center - Ohio Airspace Institute, August 1, 2003. (IMECE05)

·        Sampling and Aliasing: What we ‘see’ is not what it is!”

·        Integration of Experimentation and Computation Engineering

·        Energy Pyramid: www.kostic.niu.edu/energy/energy_pyramid.htm & Information Pyramid

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Encyclopedia/Handbook/Book Invited Reference Publications:

  • Kostic, M., Energy: Physics, in Encyclopedia of Environmental Management DOI: 10.1081/E-EEM-120046144, p. 808-823, Taylor & Francis, 2012.
  • Kostic, M.Energy: Global and Historical Background (Abstract), In Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology (B. L. Capehart, Editor),  ISBN: 978-0849336539, Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, 2007. [Amazon][GoogleBooks]
    ["However, regardless of imminent shortages of fossil fuels the outlook for future energy needs is encouraging. There are many diverse and abundant energy sources with promising future potentials, so that mankind should be able to enhance its activities, standard and quality of living, by diversifying energy sources, and by improving energy conversion and utilization efficiencies, while at the same time increasing safety and reducing environmental pollution."] (*) google_books
  • Kostic, M.Physics of Energy (Abstract), In Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology (B. L. Capehart, Editor), ISBN: 978-0849336539, Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, 2007.  [Amazon] * Energy: Physics (c) 2012 Enc.Env.Mgmt.
    Energy is a fundamental property of a physical system and refers to its potential to maintain a system identity or structure (forced mass-energy field in space) and to influence changes (via forced-displacement interactions) with other systems by imparting work (forced directional displacement) or heat (forced chaotic displacement/motion of a system molecular or related structures). Energy exists in many forms: electromagnetic (including light), electrical, magnetic, nuclear, chemical, thermal, and mechanical (including kinetic, elastic, gravitational, and sound) ... Energy is the ‘‘building block’’ and fundamental property of matter and space and, thus, the fundamental property of existence. Energy exchanges or transfers are associated with all processes (or changes) and, thus, are indivisible from time. If all energy is literally expelled from a confined space, then nothing, empty space will be left. As long as any matter is left it will contain the energy - even at zero absolute temperature the electrons will be orbiting around very energetic nucleus. Matter is and must be energetic, E=mc^2, thus literally, "energy is everything," no energy, nothing in the space. The mass and energy are manifestation of each other and are equivalent; they have a holistic meaning of mass-energy. (by M. Kostic)] ... Read More
  • Kostic, M. and L. G. Reifschneider, "Extrusion Die Design*" In Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing (S. Lee, Editor); (c) 2005 by Dekker, ISBN: 0-8247-5563-4 (Hardcover 5 Volume Set, 3640 pages); (c) 2006 by Taylor & Francis, ISBN: 0-8247-5499-9 (electronicAbstract).
  • Kostic, M., "Work, Power, and Energy," In Encyclopedia of Energy (C.J. Cleveland, Editor-in-Chief), Volume 6, pp. 527-538, ISBN: 0-12-176480-X, Elsevier, 2004.
  • LeBlanc, G., Secco, R.A., and Kostic, M. "Viscosity" a chapter in "The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook" (J.G. Webster, Editor-in-Chief), ISBN: 0-8493-8347-1, CRC Press, 1999.
  • J.P. Hartnett and M. Kostic, Heat Transfer to Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluids in Rectangular Ducts. In Advances in Heat Transfer, Vol. 19, p.247-356, Academic Press, 1989. NOTE: This is a 110 page chapter in the prestigious Academic Press' hard-cover series (periodicals), where the latest state-of-the-art of research and knowledge in different fields are presented. IECHAR10-PDF-HndOuts*AeT**IHTC-15>A>Kyoto*IMECE14>A

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