Past PhD Defenses

Name Departmentsort ascending Announcement Date Time Location
Pablo Francisco Parraga-Ramirez Mechanical Engineering Practical Power and Combustion Investigations on First Wave Disk Engine Prototypes Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Timothy Luchini Mechanical Engineering Permeability Of Fiber Reinforcements For Liquid Composite Molding: Sequential Multiscale Investigations Into Numerical Flow Modeling On The Microand Mesoscale Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:30am CVRC Conference Room
Xin Wang Mechanical Engineering A Study of Tool Wear in Turning of Pure Aluminum and Drilling of CFRP / TI Stack Friday, August 24, 2012 - 2:00pm 2320 Engineering Building
Kangsoo Im Mechanical Engineering DEVELOPMENT OF A DESIGN METHOD FOR CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 11:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Meisam Mehravaran Mechanical Engineering Thermophoretic Transport and Deposition of Sub-Micron Particles Suspended in Gas Flows Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 12:00pm ERC-South Conference Room
Pusheng Zhang Mechanical Engineering Numerical Simulation of Particulate-Laden Flows in Curved Pipes Friday, August 10, 2012 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Mahdi Jadaliha Mechanical Engineering Spatio-Temporal Field Prediction Under Localization Uncertainty for Mobile Sensor Networks Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 10:00am 2540 Engineering Building
Kazuko Fuchi Mechanical Engineering Optimization of Electromagnetic Devices and Materials (Abstract PDF) Monday, August 6, 2012 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Mingang Wang Mechanical Engineering Perspirable Skin: Thermal Buckling Achieved By Complex Functionally Graded Materials Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 2:30pm 3418 Engineering Building
Nicholas Joel Miller Mechanical Engineering NOISE RELATED PHENOMENA IN NONLINEAR MICRO-RESONATORS (Abstract PDF) Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Wei Wu Mechanical Engineering A Multiphysics Model for the Stress Analysis of the Separator in a Lithium-Ion Battery Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 1:00pm CVRC Conference Room
Cody William Squibb Mechanical Engineering Experimental Measurement and Analysis of Fuel-Air Mixing and Combustion in an Optical Diesel Engine at Real Operating Conditions Announcement (PDF) Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 4:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Tohid Darvishzadeh Mechanical Engineering Numerical Simulation of Microfiltration of Oil-in-Water Emulsions Friday, April 25, 2014 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Saravan Kumar Chandrasekaran Mechanical Engineering Role of Metallurgy in the Thermal Conductivity of Superconducting Niobium Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 3:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Dan Swain Mechanical Engineering Impact of Impeller Blade Trimming on the Performance of Centrifugal Impellers Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:30am 1300 Engineering Bldg.
Kyle McHugh Bade Mechanical Engineering On the Physics and Control of Streaks Induced by an Isolated Roughness Element Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:00pm C103 Engineering Research Center
Rickey Caldwell Mechanical Engineering Applications of Complex Unitary Decomposition Methods Applied to Dispersive Media Monday, December 14, 2015 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Marco Vagani Mechanical Engineering Numerical Simulation and Modeling of Compressor Stage Instability of a Rotating Stall Nature Friday, June 22, 2012 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Pavel Polunin Mechanical Engineering Nonlinearities and Noise in Micromechanical Resonators: From Understanding to Characterization and Design Tools Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 3:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Rajib Mandal Mechanical Engineering Gas-Phase Synthesis of Semiconductor Nanocrystals and its Applications Friday, September 30, 2016 - 2:30pm 3540 Engineering Building
Yalla Abushawashi Mechanical Engineering Modeling Metal Cutting as Purposeful Fracture of Work Material Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 3:00pm Conference Room B120 CompositeVehicle Research Center
Rohitashwa Kiran Mechanical Engineering Numerical Simulations for Performance Enhancement of a Radial, Pressure Wave Driven, Internal Combustion Engine Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 4:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Azadeh Sheidaei Mechanical Engineering Multiscale Modeling of Polymer Nano-Composites Monday, June 22, 2015 - 3:00pm 3450 EB
Payam Darbandi Mechanical Engineering Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Analysis of Deformation Behavior in SAC305 Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Christopher Matthew Clarke Mechanical Engineering A Local Flow Angle Approach to Centrifugal Compressor Vaneless Diffuser Stability Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 12:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Andrew Philip White Mechanical Engineering A Systematic Approach for Linear Parameter Varying Modeling and Control of Internal Combustion Engines Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Abhishek Dutta Mechanical Engineering Exploiting Design Principles in Nature to Synthetic Composites Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Ali Ahrari Mechanical Engineering Layout Optimization of Truss Structures by Fully Stressed Design Evolution Strategy Friday, November 18, 2016 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Mohit Shamkant Patil Mechanical Engineering Composite Wound Axial Turbomachinery Impeller for Green-Renewable Energy: Applications and Numerical Structural Analysis Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 2:30pm 3405A Engineering Building
Avinash Jammalamadaka Mechanical Engineering Numerical Simulations and Analyses of Shock-Boundary Layer Interactions Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Xu Tan Mechanical Engineering Design and Performance Analysis of Gas and Liquid Radial Turbines Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Abinand Manorama Mechanical Engineering Experimental and Modeling Approaches to Understand Effects of Combined Loading in Relation to Pressure Ulcer Formation Friday, November 22, 2013 - 2:00pm 3405B Engineering Building
Patrick Hammer Mechanical Engineering Computational Study of the Effect of Reynolds Number and Motion Trajectory Asymmetry on the Aerodynamics of a Pitching Airfoil at Low Reynolds Number Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 3:00pm C103 Engineering Research Complex
Sayyed Rouhollah Jafari Tafti Mechanical Engineering Impulsive Control of Underactuated Mechanical Systems Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 3:30pm 1145 Engineering Building
Fang Hou Mechanical Engineering Investigation of Translaminar Fracture in Fibre-Reinforced Composite Laminates—Applicability of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics and Cohesive-Zone Model Friday, June 13, 2014 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Rohit Nehe Mechanical Engineering Experimental Investigation of Mixing Enhancement in a Small Mixing Layer Facility at Low Reynolds Number Flow Friday, May 10, 2013 - 3:30pm 3540 Engineering Building
Smruti Ranjan Panigrahi Mechanical Engineering Dynamics of Nonlinear Snap-Through Chains with Application to Energy Harvesting and Wave Propagation Friday, December 12, 2014 - 2:00pm 3540 EB
Thomas Gabriel Almeida Mechanical Engineering Estimation of River Characteristics From Remote Sensing Data (Abstract PDF) Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 9:30am 3540 Engineering Building
Frank Mathis Mechanical Engineering Control of Hybrid Dynamics with Application to a Hopping Robot Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Abolfazl Irannejad Mechanical Engineering Advanced Models for Turbulent Spray and Combustion Simulations Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 3:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Xuefei Chen Mechanical Engineering Control Applications to Biofuel Engines Friday, December 7, 2012 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Venkatanarayanan Ramakrishnan Mechanical Engineering Analysis of Wind Turbine Blade Vibration and Drivetrain Loads Friday, December 19, 2014 - 9:00am 3540 EB
Malek Omar Al-Aweni Mechanical Engineering Simultaneous Flow Visualization and Unsteady-Surface-Pressure Measurements in Normally and Obliquely Impinging Jets Monday, December 9, 2013 - 1:00pm 3405A Engineering Building
Trung Kien Nguyen Mechanical Engineering Fundamental Tool Wear Study In Turning Of Ti-6al-4v Alloy (Ti64) And Nano-Enhanced Minimum Quantity Lubrication (Mql) Milling Friday, January 9, 2015 - 3:00pm 3540 EB
Samuel Thomas Leitkam Mechanical Engineering A Kinematics-Based Model of Hand Function for Clinical Evaluation and Design of Handheld Objects Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Xiankai Song Mechanical Engineering Topology Optimization Applied to Design of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Xing Xing Mechanical Engineering Modal Analysis of Non-diagonalizable Continuous Systems with Application to Wind Turbine Blade Monday, February 16, 2015 - 10:15am 3540 EB
Andrew Michael Huisjen Mechanical Engineering Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Steady State Operation and Mode Switch with Two-Step Cam and Phasing System in Metal and Optical Engine Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Brendan James Vidmar Mechanical Engineering Analysis and Design of Multiple Order Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorbers Friday, December 14, 2012 - 12:00pm 2400 Engineering Building
Shalabh Srivastava Mechancal Engineering Modeling and Simulations of Evaporating Spray, Turbulent Flow and Combustion in Internal Combustion Engines Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 1:00pm 3540 EB