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Recent Doctoral Dissertations                                                                                           Spring 2015 - PRESENT

Summer 2018
Synthesis and Characterization of Alpha-Hematite Nanomaterials for Water-Splitting Applications
STUDENT: Alrobei, Hussein
ADVISOR(S): Kumar, Ashok / Ram, Manoj

Toward Verifiable Adaptive Control Systems: High-Performance and Robust Architectures
STUDENT: Gruenwald, Benjamin
ADVISOR(S): Yucelen, Tansel

Investigation of Thermal History in Large Area Projection Sintering, an Additive Manufacturing Technology
STUDENT: Nussbaum, Justin
ADVISOR(S): Crane, Nathan

Simulation of Turbulent Air Jet Impingement for Commercial Cooking Applications
STUDENT: Shevade, Shantanu
ADVISOR(S): Guldiken. Rasim / Rahman, Muhammad

Fall 2017
Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Molybdenum Oxide Nanomaterials
STUDENT: McCrory, Michael
ADVISOR(S): Kumar, Ashok / Ram, Manoj

Rehabilitating Asymmetric Gait Using Asymmetry
STUDENT: Ramakrishnan, Tyagi
ADVISOR(S): Reed, Kyle

Experimental Study of High-Temperature Range Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage
STUDENT: Wickramaratne, Chatura
ADVISOR(S): Goswami, Yogi

Development of Structures with Tailored Thermal Radiative Characteristics for Application in Energy Harvesting and Passive Radiative Cooling
STUDENT: Zeyghami, Mehdi
ADVISOR(S): Goswami, Yogi / Stefanakos, E.K.

Summer 2017
Enhanced Visible Light Photocatalytic Remediation of Organics in Water Using Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide Nanostructures
STUDENT: Gunti, Srikanth
ADVISOR(S): Kumar, Ashok / Ram, Manoj

Novel Transducer Calibration and Simulation Verification of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Channels on Acoustic Microfluidic Devices
STUDENT: Padilla, Scott
ADVISOR(S): Guldiken, Rasim

Spring 2017
Effects of Microstructure and Alloy Concentration on the Corrosion and Tribocorrosion Resistance of Al-Mn and WE43 Mg Alloys
STUDENT: Mraied, Hesham
ADVISOR(S): Cai, Wenjun

Experimental Evaluation of Cooling Effectiveness and Water Conservation in a Poultry House Using Flow Blurring© Atomizers
STUDENT: Rodriguez, Rafael
ADVISOR(S): Guldiken, Rasim

Fall 2016
Experimental and Computational Study on Fracture Mechanics of Multilayered Structures
STUDENT: Tran, Thanh Hai
ADVISOR(S): Cai, Wenjun / Volinsky, Alex

Summer 2016
Waterproofing Shape-Changing Mechanisms Using Origami Engineering; Also a Mechanical Property Evaluation Approach for Rapid Prototyping
STUDENT: Katz, Andrew
ADVISOR(S): Lusk, Craig

Application and Analysis of Asymmetrical Hot and Cold Stimuli
STUDENT: Manasrah, Ahmad
ADVISOR(S): Guldiken, Rasim / Reed, Kyle

Droplet-based Mechanical Actuator Utilizing Electrowetting Effect
ADVISOR(S): Crane, Nathan

Spring 2016
Al/Ti Nanostructured Multilayers: from Mechanical, Tribological, to Corrosion Properties
STUDENT: Izadi, Sina
ADVISOR(S): Cai, Wenjun

Optimization and Characterization of Integrated Microfluidic Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors and Transducers
STUDENT: Wang, Tao
ADVISOR(S): Guldiken, Rasim

Fall 2015
Design of Shape Morphing Structures Using Bistable Elements
STUDENT: Alqasimi, Ahmad
ADVISOR(S): Lusk, Craig

Heat Transfer Analysis of Slot Jet Impingement onto Roughened Surfaces
STUDENT: Alshatti, Rashid
ADVISOR(S): Durham, Delcie / Rahman, Muhammad

Kinematic Control of Redundant Mobile Manipulators
STUDENT: Mashali, Mustafa
ADVISOR(S): Dubey, Rajiv

Use of FDM Components for Ion Beam and Vacuum Applications
STUDENT: Tridas, Eric
ADVISOR(S): Guldiken, Rasim / Schlaf, Rudiger

Summer 2015
Experimental Investigation of Encapsulated Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage
STUDENT: Alam, Tanvir
ADVISOR(S): Mujumdar, Ajit / Goswami, Yogi

Self-Assembly Kinetics of Microscale Components: A Parametric Evaluation
STUDENT: Carballo, Jose
ADVISOR(S): Crane, Nathan

A Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Flow Induced Noise In Hydraulic Counterbalance Valves
STUDENT: Elsheikh, Mutasim
ADVISOR(S): Porteiro, Jose / Weber, Steve

A Planar Pseudo-Rigid-Body Model for Cantilevers Experiencing Combined Endpoint Forces and Uniformly Distributed Loads Acting in Parallel
STUDENT: Logan, Philip
ADVISOR(S): Lusk, Craig / Volinsky, Alex

Spring 2015
Systems Approach to Producing Electrospun Polyvinylidene Difluoride Fiber Webs with Controlled Fiber Structure and Functionality
STUDENT: Bell, Brian
 Durham, Delcie / Thomas, Sylvia

A Technical and Economic Comparative Analysis of Sensible and Latent Heat Packed Bed Storage Systems for Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Plants
STUDENT: Trahan, Jamie
ADVISOR(S): Durham, Delcie / Goswami, D. Yogi


Archived Dissertations

Dissertations Spring 1995 - Fall 2014