Research

Theses

To find the full text for a USF thesis or dissertation, please visit the USF Library Theses and Dissertations page. This will allow you to search the Scholar Commons @ USF and USF Library Catalog. As of 2004 theses and dissertations are available to download electronically. Prior to 2004, they are only available in hard copy at the USF Library. Please note: It can take up to a year for the USF Library to post the manuscript for download.

Recent Masters Theses                                                                                                Spring 2015 - PRESENT

Summer 2018
Simulation of Radiation Flux from Thermal Fluid in Origami Tubes
STUDENT: Bebeau, Robert
ADVISOR(S): Guldiken, Rasim

Design and Testing of a Passive Prosthetic Ankle Foot Optimized to Mimic an Able-Bodied Gait
STUDENT: Schlafly, Millicent
ADVISOR(S): Reed, Kyle

Spring 2018
Developing Motion Platform Dynamics for Studying Biomechanical Responses During Exercise for Human Spaceflight Applications
STUDENT: Lostroscio, Kaitlin
ADVISOR(S): Reed, Kyle / Carey, Stephanie

Design and Testing of a Linear Compliant Mechanism with Adjustable Force Output
STUDENT: Niemeier, William
ADVISOR(S): Lusk, Craig

Defect Detection in Additive Manufacturing Utilizing Long Pulse Thermography
STUDENT: Pierce, James
ADVISOR(S): Crane, Nathan

Analysis of Ni and Fe-based Alloys for Turbine Seal Ring Applications
STUDENT: She, Dawei
ADVISOR(S): Volinsky, Alex

Fall 2017
Large Area Sintering Test Platform Design and Preliminary Study on Cross Sectional Resolution
STUDENT: Gardiner, Christopher
ADVISOR(S): Crane, Nathan

Summer 2017
Force Compensation and Recreation Accuracy in Humans
STUDENT: Rigsby, Benjamin
ADVISOR(S): Reed, Kyle

Spring 2017
Heat Flux Modeling of Asymmetrically Heated and Cooled Thermal Stimuli
STUDENT: Hardy, Matthew
ADVISOR(S): Guldiken, Rasim / Reed, Kyle

Simulation of Hemiparetic Function Using a Knee Orthosis with Variable Impedance and a Proprioception Interference Apparatus
STUDENT: Lahiff, Christina-Anne
ADVISOR(S): Reed, Kyle

Media Velocity Considerations in Pleated Air Filtration
STUDENT: Schousboe, Frederik
ADVISOR(S): Guldiken, Rasim

Orthoplanar Spring Based Compliant Force/Torque Sensor for Robot Force Control
STUDENT: West, Jerry
ADVISOR(S): Dubey, Rajiv

Fall 2016
Simulation and Verification of Fluid Jet Polishing
STUDENT: Hu, Senmiao
ADVISOR(S): Guldiken, Rasim

Molybdenum Disulfide-Conducting Polymer Composite Structures for Electrochemical Biosensor Applications
STUDENT: Jia, Hongxiang
ADVISOR(S): Kumar, Ashok / Ram, Manoj

Designing the Haptic Interface for Morse Code
STUDENT: Walker, Michael P.
ADVISOR(S): Reed, Kyle

Corrosion Characteristics of Magnesium under Varying Surface Roughness Conditions
STUDENT: Yayoglu, Yahya
ADVISOR(S): Crane, Nathan

Summer 2016
The Development of a Prosthetic Training Software for Upper Limb Amputees
STUDENT: Sullins, Tyler
ADVISOR(S): Dubey, Rajiv / Carey, Stephanie

Spring 2016
Hydrogen Effects on X80 Steel Mechanical Properties Measured by Tensile and Impact Testing
STUDENT: Li, Xuan
ADVISOR(S): Volinsky, Alex

Fall 2015
Measuring Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Mechanical Properties Using Flat Punch Nanoindentation Focusing on Obtaining Full Contact
STUDENT: De Paoli, Federico
ADVISOR(S): Volinsky, Alex

Passive Symmetry in Dynamic Systems and Walking
STUDENT: Muratagic, Haris
ADVISOR(S): Reed, Kyle

Mechanical Properties of Laser-Sintered-Nylon Diamond Lattices
STUDENT: Neff, Clayton
ADVISOR(S): Crane, Nathan

Design, Fabrication and Analysis of a Paver Machine Push Bar Mechanism
STUDENT: Palnati, Mahendra
ADVISOR(S): Volinsky, Alex

Summer 2015
Use of Anaerobic Adhesive for Prevailing Torque Locking Feature on Threaded Product
STUDENT: Hernandez, Alan
ADVISOR(S): Hess, Daniel

Dual 7 Degree-of-Freedom Robotic Arm Remote Teleoperation Using Haptic Devices
STUDENT: Wang, Yu-Cheng
ADVISOR(S): Alqasemi, Redwan

Ductility and Use of Titanium Alloy and Stainless Steel Aerospace Fasteners
STUDENT: Whittaker, Jared
ADVISOR(S): Hess, Daniel

Spring 2015
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions, Human Energy, and Cultural Perceptions Associated with Traditional and Improved Methods of Shea Butter Processing in Ghana, West Africa
STUDENT: Adams, Emily
ADVISOR(S): Durham, Delcie / Mihelcic, James

An Experimental Study on Passive Dynamic Walking
STUDENT: Hatzitheodorou, Philip
ADVISOR(S): Reed, Kyle

Viability of Bismuth as a Green Substitute for Lead in Jacketed .357 Magnum Revolver Bullets
STUDENT: Jenkins, Joel
ADVISOR(S): Wilkinson, Stuart

Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrochemical Properties of Polyaniline Thin Films
STUDENT: Rami, Soukaina
ADVISOR(S): Kumar, Ashok / Ram, Manoj

The Development of an Adaptive Driving Simulator
STUDENT: Tudor, Sarah
ADVISOR(S): Carey, Stephanie / Dubey, Rajiv


Archived Theses

Theses Spring 2011 - Fall 2014