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]
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]
Shubham Patel Dr. Cunjiang Yu Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Rubbery Stretchable Transistors [Link]
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

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Sarah Aderyani Dr. Haleh Ardebili Computational Modeling of Structural Energy Storage [Link]
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]
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]
Shuolin Xiao Dr. Di Yang Numerical Simulations of Oil Spills and Wind Turbine Flows for Applications in Offshore Environmental Sustainability