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
Tohid Darvishzadeh Mechanical Engineering Numerical Simulation of Microfiltration of Oil-in-Water Emulsions Friday, April 25, 2014 - 2:00pm 3540 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
Dan Swain Mechanical Engineering Impact of Impeller Blade Trimming on the Performance of Centrifugal Impellers Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:30am 1300 Engineering Bldg.
Saravan Kumar Chandrasekaran Mechanical Engineering Role of Metallurgy in the Thermal Conductivity of Superconducting Niobium Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 3:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
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
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
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
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
Abhishek Dutta Mechanical Engineering Exploiting Design Principles in Nature to Synthetic Composites Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Avinash Jammalamadaka Mechanical Engineering Numerical Simulations and Analyses of Shock-Boundary Layer Interactions Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 2:00pm 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
Sayyed Rouhollah Jafari Tafti Mechanical Engineering Impulsive Control of Underactuated Mechanical Systems Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 3:30pm 1145 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
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
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
Abolfazl Irannejad Mechanical Engineering Advanced Models for Turbulent Spray and Combustion Simulations Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 3:00pm 3540 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
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
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
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
Brendan James Vidmar Mechanical Engineering Analysis and Design of Multiple Order Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorbers Friday, December 14, 2012 - 12:00pm 2400 Engineering Building
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
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
Gloria Lehr Materials Science Ytterbium Based Alloys for Space-Based Thermoelectric Cooling Applications Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:00pm C103 ERC
Yunsung Kim Materials Science Enabling Higher Energy And Power Density Lithium Ion Batteries Through Electrode Design And Solid-State Electrolytes Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 1:00pm 3540 EB
Mariya Munir Environmental Engineering Metagenomic Insights Into Microbial Diversity And Resistance To Antibiotics In Wastewater Treatment Plants Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:00pm Engineering Research Complex, C103
Chaiyanun Tangtong Environmental Engineering Environmental Processes Controlling The Fate And Transport Of Aristolochic Acid In Agricultural Soil And Copper In Contaminated Lake Sediment Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 9:00am ERC C103
Gregoire Francois Henri Seyrig Environmental Engineering Field Deployable Low Cost Microfluidic Chip for Real-Time Lamp Detection of MDF/XDR-TB (Abstract PDF) Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 9:30am 271 Plant and Soil Sciences Building