Theses and Dissertations — 2020

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Tara Marwan Iskandar Bisharat Dr. Olga Bannova MAERAL: Scalable, Versatile & Intelligent Swarm Robotic Concept for Mars Surface Operations [Link]
Timothy Kyle Bishop Dr. Olga Bannova Attainable Artificial Gravity And Space Radiation Protection Solutions For Interplanetary Spaceships [Link]
Sylvester S. Hampton Dr. Larry Bell Conditions for Making Lunar In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) Valuable for a Mars-Forward Future
Ahmed Nawaz Nawaz Janjua Dr. Rodolfo Monico Flow Instabilities in Flute-like Instruments [Link]
Shweta Karnik Dr. Ralph Metcalfe Development of a Blood Shear Stress Device using Numerical and Experimental methods [Link]
Savanah Michelle Lea Dr. Olga Bannova Lessons Learned from Antarctica Applied to the Phased Development of a Long-term Martian Station Design
Kai-Chun Lin Dr. Olga Bannova An Orbital Debris Active Protection System for Space Stations in Low Earth Orbit
Javier Lopez Dr. Olga Bannova Single-Person Lunar Element
Harsa Mitra Dr. Rodolfo Monico, Dr. Kamran Alba Biorheology (Part I) & Numerical Investigation of Flow-Induced Vibration (Part II) [Link]
Mahsa Moghimi Moghimi Esfandabadi Dr. Olga Bannova Utilizing the Pressure Gradients of The Greenhouse on Mars [Link]
Kosar Mozaffari Dr. Pradeep Sharma Flexoelectricity and the Entropic Force between Fluctuating Fluid Membranes
Shubham Patel Dr. Cunjiang Yu Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Rubbery Stretchable Transistors [Link]
Suryansh Prakhar Dr. Andrea Prosperetti Linear Theory of Particulate Rayleigh-Bénard Stability
Loren Chane Sladek Dr. Ralph Metcalfe Chaotic Dynamics of Two-Dimensional Rayleigh-Bénard Convection Near the Transition to Turbulence
Shahin Tasoujian Dr. Karolos Grigoriadis, Dr. Matthew Franchek Gain-Scheduling Control of Air-Fuel Ratio in Spark Ignition Engines with Time-Delay Effects [Link]
Sebastian E. Yazigi Dr. Li Sun Numerical Modeling of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Swelling and Dissolution in Water


Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Sarah Aderyani Dr. Haleh Ardebili Computational Modeling of Structural Energy Storage [Link]
Yu Deng Dr. Dong Liu Multiphysics-based Fluidic Manipulation of Particles: An Experimental and Numerical Study
Bahareh Eslami Dr. Hadi Ghasemi Role of Nanoconofinement on Thin Film Evaporation
Parham Jafari Dr. Hadi Ghasemi On Physics of Evaporation Through AI-Models, Boltzmann Transport Simulations, and Experiments for Extreme Thermal Management of Electronics/Photonics
Jinwei Jiang Dr. Gangbing Song A Comprehensive Integrity Monitoring System for Bolted Flange Connections
Mehdi Kochat Dr. Venkat Selvamanickam Study of Flux Pinning in Thick Film REBCO Coated Conductors Over a Wide Range of Magnetic Fields and Temperatures [Link]
Meng Li Dr. Di Yang Wave-Resolving Numerical Simulation of Langmuir Circulations
Mojdeh Nazari Dr. Hadi Ghasemi On the Physics of Fluid Transport and Phase Change in Nanoconfinements
Dajla Neffati Dr. Yashashree Kulkarni Role of Pre-Existing Stacking Faults in the Mechanical Response of Metallic Materials: A Molecular Dynamics Study [Link]
Saeed Salavati Dr. Karolos Grigoriadis Robust Control of Input-Delay Linear Parameter-Varying (LPV) Systems
Shahin Tasoujian Dr. Karolos Grigoriadis, Dr. Matthew Franchek Linear Parameter Varying Control of Uncertain Time-Delay Systems with Applications to Automated Blood Pressure Regulation
Anish Thukral Dr. Cunjiang Yu One-Dimensional Nanostructured Materials and Manufacturing of Deformable Electronics for Healthcare and Soft Robotics
Anh Vu Dr. Haleh Ardebili On High Energy All-Solid Flexible Lithium-Ion Polymer Batteries
Furui Wang Dr. Gangbing Song Intelligent Detection of Bolt Looseness Using Structural Health Monitoring Methods and Percussion Approach
Shuolin Xiao Dr. Di Yang Numerical Simulations of Oil Spills and Wind Turbine Flows for Applications in Offshore Environmental Sustainability