Research

Theses and Dissertations

2017

Optimization and Performance Study of Select Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technologies for Commercial Buildings
Author: Rajeev Kamal 
Publication: Dissertation

Experimental Study of High-Temperature Range Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage
Author: Chatura Wickramaratne 
Publication: Dissertation

2016

Development of a Decentralized and Off-grid Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor (AnMBR) for Urban Sanitation in Developing Countries
Author: Robert Alonso Bair   
Publication: Thesis

Renewable Energy Investment Planning and Policy Design
Author: Alireza Ghalebani
Publication: Thesis

Enhancement of Supercapacitor Energy Storage by Leakage Reduction and Electrode Modification
Author: Tete Tevi
Publication: Dissertation

2015

Experimental Investigation of Encapsulated Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage
Author: Tanvir E. Alam
Publication: Dissertation

Operation and Monitoring of Parabolic Trough Concentrated Solar Power Plant 
Author: Harsha Vardhan Amba
Publication: Thesis 

Metallic Encapsulation for High Temperature (>500 °C) Thermal Energy Storage Applications
Author: Abhinav Bhardwaj
Publication:Thesis 

Synthesis and Fabrication of Graphene/Conducting Polymer/Metal Oxide Nanocomposite Materials for Supercapacitor Applications
Author: Mohamad Khawaja
Publication: Dissertation

Additives for Heat Transfer Enhancement in High Temperature Thermal Energy Storage Media: Selection and Characterization
Author: Philip D. Myers Jr.
Publication: Dissertation

Dynamic Phasor Based Analysis and Control in Renewable Energy Integration
Author: Lakshan Prageeth Piyasinghe
Publication: Dissertation

Design, Fabrication and Characterization of MIM Diodes and Frequency Selective Thermal Emitters for Solar Energy Harvesting and Detection Devices
Author: Saumya Sharma
Publication: Dissertation

 A Technical and Economic Comparative Analysis of Sensible and Latent Heat Packed Bed Storage Systems for Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Plants
Author: Jamie Trahan
Publication: Dissertation

2014

Thermal Assessment of a Latent-Heat Energy Storage Module During Melting and Freezing for Solar Energy Applications
Author: Antonio Miguel Ramos Archibold
Publication: Dissertation

Analysis of Advanced Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles for Concentrated Solar Power Applications
Author: Saeb Mostaghim Besarati
Publication:  Dissertation

Investigation of Enhanced Titanium and Zinc Oxide Semiconductors for the Photodegradation of Aqueous Organic Compounds
Author: Innocent Udom
Publication: Dissertation

Organic Fluids and Passive Cooling in a Supercritical Rankine Cycle for Power Generation from Low Grade Heat Sources
Author: Rachana Vidhi
Publication: Dissertation

2013

Low-level programming of a 9-degree-of-freedom wheelchair-mounted robotic arm with the application of different user interfaces
Author: Punya A. Basnayaka
Publication: Thesis

Development of Nanostructured Graphene/Conducting Polymer Composite Materials for Supercapacitor Applications
Author: Punya A. Basnayaka
Publication: Dissertation

Novel Approach of Using Polyvinylidene Fluoride Langmuir-Schaefer Film on Graphene-Polyaniline Nanocomposite for Supercapacitor Applications
Author: Venkata Priyanka Bolisetty
Publication: Thesis

Application and Characterization of Self-Assembled Monolayers In Hybrid Electronic Systems
Author: Michael Enoch Celestin
Publication: Dissertation

Hydrogen Storage in Hypercrosslinked Polystyrene and Li-Mg-N-H Complex Hydride
Author: Dervis Emre Demirocak
Publication: Dissertation

Aspect Ratio Effect on Melting and Solidification During Thermal Energy Storage
Author: Prashanth Sridharan
Publication: Thess 

Flexible Urban Water Distribution Systems
Author: Seneshaw Amare Tsegaye
Publication: Dissertation

2012

Metal Oxide Graphene Nanocomposites for Organic and Heavy Metal Remediation
Author: Tanvir E. Alam
Publication: Thesis 

Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocomposites for Electrochemical Capacitors
Author: Farah Alvi
Publication: Dissertation

Investigation and Synthesis of Novel Graphene-Based Nanocomposites for Hydrogen Storage
Author: Anthony Joseph D'Angelo
Publication: Thesis

Flexible Urban Drainage Systems in New Land-Use Areas
Author: Jochen Eckart
Publication: Dissertation

Innovative Desalination Systems Using Low-grade Heat
Author: Chennan Li
Publication: Dissertation

Encapsulation of High Temperature Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage
Author: Rupa Nath
Publication: Thesis

Macroencapsulation of Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage
Author: Swetha Pendyala
Publication: Thesis

Development of a Reliable Metal-Insulator-Metal Bilayer Tunnel Junction for Wideband Detectors
Author: Rudraskandan Ratnadurai
Publication: Dissertation

Assessment of Methods to Manipulate Thermal Emission and Evaluate the Quality of Thermal Radiation for Direct Energy Conversion
Author: Samantha Wijewardane
Publication: Dissertation

2011

Mechanistic Modeling of Photocatalytic Water Disinfection
Author: Omatoyo Kofi Dalrymple
Publication: Dissertations

Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Power and Cooling Cogeneration Utilizing Low Temperature Heat Sources
Author: Gökmen Demirkaya
Publication: Dissertation

Simplified Methodology for Designing Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants
Author: Ricardo Vasquez Padilla
Publication: Dissertation

Sequential Anaerobic and Algal Membrane Bioreactor (A2MBR) System for Sustainable Sanitation and Resource Recovery from Domestic Wastewater
Author: Ana Lucia Prieto
Publication: Dissertation

2010

Theoretical and experimental simulation of passive vacuum solar flash desalination
Author: Mohammad Abutayeh
Publication: Dissertation

The Conversion of Low-Grade Heat into Power Using Supercritical Rankine Cycles
Author: Huijuan Chen
Publication: Dissertation

Carbon dioxide capture from fossil fuel power plants using dolomite
Author: Drupatie Latchman
Publication: Thesis

Optimization of a ball-milled photocatalyst for wastewater treatment through use of an orthogonal-array experimental design
Author: Bradley J. Ridder
Publication: Thesis

2009

Theoretical and experimental study of solid state complex borohydride hydrogen storage materials
Author: Pabitra Choudhury
Publication: Dissertation

Development and investigation of novel nanostructures and complex hydrides for hydrogen storage
Author: Michael Ulrich Niemann
Publication: Dissertation

Development of CdTe thin film solar cells on flexible foil substrates
Author: Deidra Ranel Hodges
Publication: Dissertation

Effects of diluent addition and metal support interactions in heterogeneous catalysis: SiC/VPO catalysts for maleic anhydride production and co/silica supported catalysts for FTS/
Author: Ala'a Hamed Kababji
Publication: Dissertation

Linear and Nonlinear Control of Unmanned Rotorcraft
Author: Ioannis A. Raptis
Publication: Dissertation

2008

Effects of Zn doping and high energy ball milling on the photocatalytic properties of TiO2
Author: Paula C. Algarin
Publication: Thesis 

Development of thin CsHSO4 membrane electrode assemblies for electrolysis and fuel cell applications
Author: Lars E. Ecklund-Mitchell
Publication: Thesis

Low temperature polymer electrolyte fuel cell performance degradation
Author: John Andrew Fedock
Publication: Thesis 

Discrete linear constrained multivariate optimization for power sources of mobile systems
Author: Stelios G. Ioannou
Publication: Dissertation

Endurance materials for hydrogen sulfide splitting in electrolytic cell
Author: Jonathan Chinwendu Mbah
Publication: Dissertation

Nanomanufacturing of silica nanowires: Synthesis, characterization and applications
Author: Praveen Kumar Sekhar
Publication: Dissertation

Mathematical modeling of polymer exchange membrane fuel cells
Author: Colleen Spiegel
Publication: Dissertation

2007

Application and modeling of TiO2-supported gold nanoparticles for CO preferential oxidation in excess hydrogen
Author: Benjamin Alan Grayson
Publication: Dissertation

Design of surface acoustic wave sensors with nanomaterial sensing layers: Application to chemical and biosensing
Author: Subramanian K.R.S Sankaranarayanan
Publication: Dissertation

Thermochemical Treatment of TiO2 Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic Applications
Author: Mark Schmidt
Publication: Thesis 

2006

Prototype and Testing of a MEMS Microcooler Based on Magnetocaloric Effect
Author: Simone L. Ghirlanda
Publication: Thesis 

Palladium Doped Nano Porous Silicon to Enhance Hydrogen Sensing
Author: Kevin Luongo
Publication: Thesis

Sustainable Development Through Urban Agriculture
Author: Eric R. R. Weaver
Publication:Dissertation

2005

Novel rectenna for collection of infrared and visible radiation
Author: Mohammad Sarehraz
Publication: Dissertation

Process development and characterization of sol-gel lead zirconate titanate films for fabrication of flexural plate wave devices
Author: Praveen Kumar Sekhar
Publication: Thesis

2004

Development of a solid electrolyte for hydrogen production
Author: Kiran Sampat Gaikwad
Publication: Thesis

Fabrication of CIGS absorber layers using a two-step process for thin film solar cell applications
Author: Harish Sankaranarayanan
Publication: Dissertation

2003

Copper gallium diselenide solar cells: Processing, characterization and simulation studies
Author: Pushkaraj Panse
Publication: Dissertation

1999

THERMODYNAMIC MODEL AND THE CONTROLLING VARIABLES OF PHOSPHATE LATTICE LOSS
Author: Mohammad Abutayeh
Publication: Thesis