PhD in Engineering

Alumni

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2014

Name Semester Focus Area Advisor(s) Dissertation Title
Anthony Bourne Spring Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Frank Ciarallo Development of the Academic Performance-Commitment Matrix (APCM): Understanding the effects of motivation and an engineering mathematics curricular intervention on student self-efficacy and success in engineering
John Cetnar Spring Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology Dr. Elliott Brown Full Wave Electromagnetic Simulations of Terahertz Wire Grid Polarizers and Infrared Plasmonic Wire Gratings
Joshua Deaton Spring Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Design of Thermal Structures using Topology Optimization
Anil Karumuri Spring Materials and Nanotechnology Dr. Sharmila M. Mukhopadhyay Hierarchical Porous Structures Funtionalized with Silver nanoparticles: Adaptation for antibacterial applications
Jeremy Knoop Spring Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Ramana Grandhi Modern Statistical Methods and Uncertainty Quantification for Evaluating Reliability of Nondestructive Evaluation Systems
John Middendorf Spring Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Elliott Brown Novel Devices and Components for THz Systems
Victor Middleton Spring Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Frank Ciarallo Imperfect Situation Awareness: Representing the Role of Error and Uncertainty in Modeling, Simulation & Analysis of Small Unit Military Operations
Timothy Osborn Spring Materials and Nanotechnology Dr. Amir Farajian Computational Design And Characterization Of Silicene Nanostructures For Electrical And Thermal Transport Applications
Anoop Vasu Spring Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Influence of Curved Geometries in Fatigue Life of Laser Peened Components
Danil Andrienko Summer Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Joseph Shang & Dr. George Huang Nonequilibrium Models of High Temperature Gas Flows
Ryan Hamilton Summer Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology Dr. Doug Petkie Improving Outcomes in EE 2010L Using NI myDAQ

2013

Name Semester Focus Area Advisor Dissertation Title
Zongxian Liang Fall Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Haibo Dong Computational Analysis of Vortex Structures in Flapping Flights
Jared McCoppin Fall Materials and Nanotechnology Dr. Dan Young Fabrication and Mass Transport Analysis of Tape Cast Nanosilver High Temperature Solder
Bhanuteja Sainathuni Fall Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Pratik Parikh The Warehouse-Inventory-Transportation Problem for Multi-Echelon Supply Chains
Chao Wang Fall Computational Design and Optimization Dr. George Huang A Computational Study of Linking Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Microstructure Parameters to Cell Performance
Christopher Benedik Summer Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Saiyu Ren Modeling and Minimization of Integrated Circuit Packaging Parasitics at Radio Frequencies
Kirti Kant Paulla Summer Materials and Nanotechnology Dr. Farajian Computational Modeling of Nanosensors Based on Graphene Nanoribbons Including Electron-Phonon Effects
Qi Zhang Summer Controls and Robotics Dr. Xiaodong Zhang Distributed Fault Diagnosis of Interconnected Nonlinear Uncertain Systems

Nicholas Baine

Spring Controls and Robotics Dr. Kuldip Rattan Integrity Monitoring for Multiple Errors in Vision Navigation System

Craig Baudendistel

Spring Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Kuldip Rattan Effect of a Graded Layer on the Plastic Dissipation During Mixed-Mode Fatigue Crack Growth on Ductile Bimaterial Interfaces

Joseph Beck

Spring Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Joseph Slater Fundamental Understanding of Blisk Analytical Response

Pratikkumar Desai

Spring Controls and Robotics Dr. Kuldip Rattan A Situation Awareness Framework for Indoor Cyber-Physical Systems Aided by Fuzzy Abductive Reasoning and Semantic Web

Xue Li

Spring Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Zhiqiang (John) Wu Spectrally Modulated Spectrally Encoded Framework Based Cognitive Radio in Mobile Environment

2012

Name Semester Focus Area Advisor Dissertation Title

Shirishkumar Ingawale

Fall Medical and Biological Systems Dr. Tarun Goswami Mandibular Bone Mechanics and Evaluation of Temporomandibula Joint Prostheses

Andrew Lingg

Fall Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Brian Rigling Statistical Methods for Image Change Detection with Uncertainty

Gregory Noble

Fall Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Frank Ciarallo Inventory Systems with Transshipment and Quatlity Discounts
Inseok Park Fall Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Quantification of Multiple Types if Uncertainty in Computer Simulation

Lei Zheng

Fall Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Yan Liu An Optimization Approach to Indoor Location Problem Based on Received Signal Strength

Ian Barney

Summer Materials and Nanotechnology Dr. Sharmila Mukhopadhyay Fabrication and Testing of Hierarchical Carbon Nanostructures for Multifunctional Applications

Jennifer Cloud-Buckner

Summer Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Jennie Gallimore Managing Patient Care Test Data in Healthcare: Usable Measures and Tools for Process Improvement, Quality Care, and Safety Culture
Satya Ganti Summer Materials and Nanotechnology Dr. Jason Deibel Characterization and Modeling of Laer Micro-Machined metallic Terahertz Wire Waveguides
Andrew Kondrath Summer Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Lang Hong Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar and Video Fusion for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
Bayindir Saracoglu Summer Computational Design and Optimization Dr. George Huang Turbine Base Pressure Active Control through Trailing Edge Blowing
Rafal Wojda Summer Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology Dr. Marian Kazimierczuk Winding Resistance and Winding Power Loss of High Frequency Power Inductors
Wu Yang Summer Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Lang Hong Traffic Surveillance Using Continuous Wave (CW) Doppler Radars
Julie Lee Spring Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology Dr. Marian Kazimierczuk Steady-State and Small-Signal Modeling of a Power Stage of a PWM DC-DC Switched-Inductor Buck-Boost Converter in CCM
Piyush Shah Spring Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Kefu Xue Nanostructured Columnar Thin Films: Growth, SERS Characterization, and Lithographic Processing

Veda Galigekere

Winter Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology Dr. Marian Kazimierczuk

Stead-State and Small-Signal Modeling of Power-Stage of PWM Z-Source Converter

Ruolin Zhou Winter Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Zhiqiang (John) Wu

The Demonstration of SMSE Based Cognitive Radio in Mobile Environment via Software Defined Radio

2011

Name Semester Focus Area Advisor Dissertation Title
Harish Gopalakrishnan Fall Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology Dr. Marty Emmert Energy Reduction for Asynchronous Circuits in SoC Applications
Venkateswaran Shanmugam Fall Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ravi Penmetsa Efficient Risk Assessment Using Probability of Fracture Nomographs
Gerard Klint Simon Fall Medical and Biological Systems Dr. Tarun Goswami Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes of Randomly Dispersed Carbon Nanotubes, Nanofibers, and Tin-Oxide Nanoparticles
Michael Findler
 
Summer Industrial and Human Systems Dr. S. Narayanan Cognitively Sensitive User Interface for Command and Control Applications
Nicholas Gale Summer Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Lang Hong Fusion of Video and Multi-Wavefrom FMCW Radar for Traffic Surveillance
Matthew Riley Summer Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Quantification of Model-Form, Predictive, and Parametric Uncertainties in Simulation-Based Design
Thomas Spradlin Summer Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Process Sequencing for Fatigue Life Extension of Large Scale Laser Peened Components
Orelle Ryan Fogle
 
Spring Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Brian Rigling Human Micro-Range/Micro-Doppler Signature Extraction, Association, and Statistical Characterization for High-Resolution Radar
Kara Hall Spring Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Chandler Phillips Dynamic Control for a Pneumatic Muscle Actuator to Achieve Isokinetic Muscle Strengthening
Darrell Lochtefeld Spring Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Frank Ciarallo Multi-objectivization in Genetic Algorithms
Christopher Marks Spring Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Mitch Wolff Surface Stress Sensors for Closed Loop Low Reynolds Number Separation Control
Veera Venkata Sunil Kumar Vytla Spring Computational Design and Optimization Dr. George Huang Multidisciplinary Optimization Framework for High Speed Train using Robust Hybrid GA-PSO Algorithm
Carissa Brunsman-Johnson Winter Industrial and Human Systems Dr. S. Narayanan Development and Evaluation of an Interface Aid to Support Web Based Information Seeking for the Blind Research Study

2010

Name Semester Focus Area Advisor Dissertation Title
Hrishikesh Karvir Fall Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Julie Skipper Design and Validation of a Sensor Integration and Feature Fusion Test-Bed for Image-Based Pattern Recognition Applications
Phani Kidambi Fall Industrial and Human Systems Dr. S. Narayanan A Human-Computer Integrated Approach Towards Content Based Image Retrieval
Robert Fitch Summer Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology Dr. Marian Kazimierczuk Design, Modeling, Fabrication and Characterization of Three-Dimensional Ferromagnetic-Core Solenoid Inductors in Su-8 Interposer Layer for Embedded Passive Component Integration with Active Chips
Timothy Leger Summer Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Mitch Wolff Development of an Unsteady Aeroelastic Solver for the Analysis of Modern Turbomachinery Designs
Randy Tobe Summer Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Structural Health Monitoring of a Thermal Protection System for Fastener Failure with a Validated Model
Hemanth Amarchinta Spring Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Uncertainty Quantification of Residual Stresses Induced By Laser Peening Simulation
Maurissa D'Angelo Spring Industrial and Human Systems Dr. S. Narayanan and Dr. David Reynolds Analysis of Amputee Gait using Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Techniques
Brian Heath Spring Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Frank Ciarallo The History, Philosophy, and Practice of Agent-Based Modeling and the Development of the Conceptual Model for Simulation Diagram
Nisha Kondrath Spring Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology Dr. Marian Kazimierczuk Relative Stability of the Inner-Current Loop of Peak Current-Mode Controlled PWM DC-DC Converters in CCM
Dakshina Murthy Bellur Spring Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology Dr. Marian Kazimierczuk Hard-Switching and Soft-Switching Two-Switch Flyback PWM DC-DC Converters and Winding Loss due to Harmonics in High-Frequency Transformers
Arunesh Roy Spring Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Lang Hong Fusion of Video and Doppler Radar for Traffic Surveillance
Simon Josef Tritschler Spring Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology Dr. Marian Kazimierczuk High-Power Energy Scavenging for Portable Devices

2009

Name Semester Focus Area Advisor Dissertation Title

Mary Fendley

Fall

Industrial and Human Systems Dr. S. Narayanan Human Cognitive Biases and Heuristics in Image Analysis
Priya Ganapathy

Fall

Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Julie Skipper Development and Evaluation of a Flexible Framework for the Design of Autonomous Classifier Systems
George Yu-Heng Lee

Fall

Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology Dr. Henry Chen Dynamic Kernel Function for High-Speed Real-Time Fast Fourier Transform Processors
Scott Stanfield

Fall

Computational Design and Optimization Dr. James Menart A Spectroscopic Investigation of a Surface-Discharge-Mode, Dielectric Barrier Discharge
Gulshan Singh Summer Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Effective Simulation and Optimization of a Laser Peening Process
Gregory Cazzell Spring Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology Dr. Marian Kazimierczuk Output Impedance in PWM Buck Converter
Richard Andrew McKinley Spring Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Jennie Gallimore A Predictive Model of Cognitive Performance Under Acceleration Stress
Lee Patton Spring Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Brian Rigling On the Satisfaction of Modulus and Ambiguity Function Constraints in Radar Waveform Optimization for Detection
Rafael Aleman Winter Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Ray Hill A Guided Neighborhood Search Applied to the Split Delivery Vehicle Routing Problem
Vishnu Kesaraju Winter Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Frank Ciarallo An Integrated Simulation Environment Combining Process-Driven and Event-Driven Models
Sriram Mahadevan Winter Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Ray Hill Visualization Methods and User Interface Design Guidelines for Rapid Decision Making in Complex Multi-Task Time-Critical Environments

2008

Name Semester Focus Area Advisor Dissertation Title
Jeffrey Brown
 
Fall Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Reduced Order Modeling Methods for Turbomachinery Design
Arvindkumar Chakravarthy Fall Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Xinhui Zhang Model and Solution Approaches for the Equipment Scheduling Under Disruption Problems in Usps Mail Processing and Distribution Centers
Balakrishna Cherukuri Fall Materials and Nanotechnology Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan Microstructural Stability and Thermomechanical Processing of Boron Modified Beta Titanium Alloys
Carl Hager, Jr. Fall Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Mechanisms of Nickel-Based Coatings for Fretting Wear Mitigation of Ti6Al4V Interfaces
Peter Hlinomaz Fall Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Lang Hong Study of Multi-Modal and Non-Gaussian Probability Density Functions in Target Tracking with Applications to Dim Target Tracking
Douglas Meador Fall Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Ray Hill Modeling Training Effects on Task Performance Using a Human Performance Taxonomy
Jennifer Serres Fall Industrial and Human Systems Dr. David Reynolds Dynamic Characterization of a Pneumatic Muscle Actuator and Its Application to a Resistive Training Device
Vasu Chakravarthy
 
Summer Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Arnab Shaw Evaluation of Overlay/Underlay Waveform via SD-SMSE Framework for Enhancing Spectrum Efficiency
Sean Henderson Summer Computational Design and Optimization Dr. James Menart Study of the Issues of Computational Aerothermodynamics Using a Riemann Solver
Suman Niranjan Summer Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Frank Ciarallo A Study of Multi-Echelon Inventory Systems with Stochastic Capacity and Intermediate Product Demand
Todd Benanzer
 
Spring Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi System Design of Undersea Vehicles with Multiple Sources of Uncertainty
Maria Gerschutz Spring Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Chandler Phillips Dynamic Pneumatic Muscle Actuator Control System for an Augmented Orthosis
Phillip Hanna Spring Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Brian Rigling Expectation-Maximization Optical Tomosynthetic Volume Imaging
Jinjun Shi Spring Materials and Nanotechnology Dr. Bor Jang Composite Membranes for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
Oleg Shiryayev Spring Controls and Robotics Dr. Joseph Slater Improved Structural Health Monitoring Using Random Decrement Signatures
Amy Sipp Spring Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Blair Rowley and Dr. David Reynolds A System for Collecting Data to Characterize a Pre-Fall Change in Sway: Development and Proof-of-Concept Analyses
Kumar Yelamarthi Spring Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology Dr. Henry Chen Process Variation-Aware Timing Optimization with Load Balance of Multiple Paths in Dynamic and Mixed-Static-Dynamic CMOS Logic
Chaitr Hiremath
 
Winter Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Ray Hill New Heuristic And Metaheuristic Approaches Applied To The Multiple-choice Multidimensional Knapsack Problem
Michael Myers Winter Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology Dr. Ray Siferd The Development of a Nonlinear Phase-Lock Loop with Adaptive Gain Control Based on Modern Control Theory
Saiyu Ren Winter Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology Dr. Ray Siferd Broad Bandwidth High Resolution Analog to Digital Converters: Theory, Architecture and Implementation

2006

Name Semester Focus Area Advisor Dissertation Title
Phani Adduri Fall Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ravi Penmetsa Robust Estimation of Reliability in the Presence of Multiple Failure Modes
Fawaz K. Al-Karaeen Fall Industrial and Human Systems Dr. Ray Hill Characterizing Battlefield Human Decision Making with Value Focused Thinking and Reliability Modeling
Mark Haney Fall Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Topology Optimization of Engine Exhaust-Washed Structures
Srikanth Bontha Summer Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Nathan Klingbeil The Effect of Process Variables on Microstructure in Laser-Deposited Materials
Jalaja Repalle Summer Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Robust Shape Design Techniques for Steady-State Metal Forming Processes
Edward Alyanak Spring Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Reliable Shape Design Techniques for Steady-State Metal Forming Processes
Govind Bharwani Spring Humans in Complex Systems Dr. Chandler Phillips Application of Quantitative Information Theory to the Modeling & Simluation of Industrial Workplace Tasks
Seung-Kyum Choi Spring Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Propagation of Uncertainty in Complex Structural Systems Using Stochastic Approach
Jeremy Daily Spring Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Nathan Klingbeil Dissipated Energy at a Bimaterial Crack Tip Under Cyclic Loading
Subhashini Ganapathy Spring Humans in Complex Systems Dr. S. Narayanan and Dr. Ray Hill Human-Centered Time-Pressured Decision Making in Dynamic Complex Systems
Amanda Muller Spring Humans in Complex Systems Dr. S. Narayanan Cognitively-Engineered Multisensor Data Fusion Systems for Military Applications

2005

Name Semester Focus Area Advisor Dissertation Title
Donald J. Kessler Fall Electronics and Mircrowave Dr. Marian Kazimierczuk Power Loss and Efficiency analysis of the Class-E Amplifier at Any Duty Ratio
Rajasekhar Venkata Pulikollu Fall Processing and Properties of Materials Dr. Sharmila Mukhopadhyay Nano-Coatings on Carbon Structures for Interfacial Modification
Shunguang Wu Summer Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Lang Hong Rigid-Body Object Motion and Structure Estimation with HRR/GMTI Measurements
Richard Kleismit Spring Electronics and Mircrowave Dr. Marian Kazimierczuk Local Complex Permittivity Characterization of Materials Using Evanescent Microwave Microscopy
Joseph Anderson Winter Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Lang Hong Comprehensive Sensor Resource Management Driven by Priorities and Threat Projection
Xuedong Zhou Winter Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Mitch Wolff Turbomachinery Investigation with Fluid/Structure Interaction

2004

Name Semester Focus Area Advisor Dissertation Title
Ha-Rok Bae Fall Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Uncertainty Quantification and Optimization of Structural Response Using Evidence Theory
Brian Beachkofski Fall Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Minimization of Probabilistic Analysis Confidence Interval through a Novel Experimental Design Process
Brad Bryant Fall Electronics and Mircrowave Dr. Marian Kazimierczuk Boost PWM DC-DC Converter with Current-Mode Control
Pratik Joshi Fall Processing and Properties of Materials Dr. Sharmila Mukhopadhyay Study of Growth and Characterization of Nano-Coatings on Solids for Surface Modification
Brian Joyce Fall Processing and Properties of Materials Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan Deformation and Recrystallization Behavior of Coarse Grain Beta Titanium
Michael Patzek Fall Humans in Complex Systems Dr. S. Narayanan The Effects of Automation Levels on Human Supervisory Awareness and Judgment of Simulated Robotics Activities
William Kendal Roberts Fall Humans in Complex Systems Dr. Jennie Gallimore Predicting Cybersickness in Human Virtual Environment Interaction
Mostafa El-Ashry Summer Processing and Properties of Materials Dr. Maher Amer Evaluation of Carbon Nanotube and Buckyball Behavior under High Pressures: A Micro-Raman Study
James Adams Summer Controls and Robotics Dr. Kuldip Rattan Optimal Rule Reduction of Multi-Stage Fuzzy Logic Control for a Multi-Link Robot
Karl Gudmundssonn Spring Electronics and Mircrowave Dr. Marian Kazimierczuk Multi Dimensional Tracking, Classification, and Training Using Phase Only Filter Pattern Classifier

2003

Name Semester Focus Area Advisor Dissertation Title
Michael Stephens Summer Humans in Complex Systems Dr. Jennie Gallimore Electroneurophysiologic Diagnosis of Aircraft Pilot Spatial Disorientation
Amy Neidhard-Doll Spring Humans in Complex Systems Dr. Chandler Phillips Biomimetic Phenomenological Modeling of Mammalian Skeletal Muscle Isometric Force Twitch and Its Application to a Pneumatic Muscle Force Control System
Hong Zhang Winter Controls and Robotics Dr. Junghsen Lieh Lobing Control of Shoe Centerless Grinding

2002

Name Semester Focus Area Advisor Dissertation Title
Michael Bryant Fall Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Fred Garber Manifold Recognition
Shi Shen Summer Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Lang Hong A Multisensor-based Collision Prediction System
Ravi Penmetsa Spring Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Uncertainty Analysis Techniques Using Approximation Concepts in Multidisciplinary Structural Design Environment
Zhichao Li Winter Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Optimum Design of Gas Quenching Process by Using Response Surface Method

2001

Name Semester Focus Area Advisor Dissertation Title
Nathan Brannon Spring Humans in Complex Systems Dr. Richard Koubek Knowledge Degradation

2000

Name Semester Focus Area Advisor Dissertation Title
Khalid Abed Fall Electronics and Mircrowave Dr. Ray Siferd VLSI Implementation of Logarithm and Anti-Logarithm Converters and Their Use in Multiplication and Division
Guosong Li Fall Computational Design and Optimization Dr. Ramana Grandhi Accuracy and Efficiency Improvement of Response Surface Models for Multidisciplinary Optimization
Kristen Liggett Spring Humans in Complex Systems Dr. Jennie Gallimore The Effect of Helmet-Mounted Display Symbology on the Opto-Kinetic Cervical Reflex, Frame of Reference, and Pilot Performance

1999

Name Semester Focus Area Advisor Dissertation Title
Erik Blasch Fall Sensor Signal and Imaging Processing Dr. Lang Hong Derivation of a Relief Filter for High Range Resolution Radar Simultaneous Target Tracking and Identification