Theses and Dissertations — 2015

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Ahmet Akturk Dr. Haleh Ardebili The Effect of Buckling on the Interface Conductance in Flexible Lithium-Ion Batteries [Link]
Saeid Amiri Dr. Gangbing Song Leakage and Impact Detection of Subsea Pipelines using Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors [Link]
Pejman Bidad Dr. Philippe Masson Cooling System Design for a Fully Superconducting Machine Used in Future Aircrafts [Link]
Rehan Mallick Dr. Venkat Selvamanickam Synthesis and Testing of Tin-oxide Nanowires for Flux Pinning in Superconductors [Link]
Weijie Wang Dr. Jae-Hyun Ryou GaN Characterization by X-ray Techniques [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Guoyan Cao Dr. Karolos Grigoriadis Modeling for Cluster-Based Correlation of Safety Driving Events with Time and Location [Link]
Dengke Chen Dr. Yashashree Kulkarni Elucidating the Mechanical Properties of Crystalline Interfaces from Thermal Fluctuations [Link]
Guoliang He Dr. Dong Liu Investigation of Dielectrophoresis-directed Fluidic Assembly [Link]
Shuyin Jiao Dr. Yashashree Kulkarni Molecular Dynamics Study of Radiation and Creep Response of Nanotwinned FCC Metals [Link]
Gregory Joseph Dr. Jagannatha Rao A Novel Approach to Robust Design Using Recent Advances in Robust and Multiobjective Optimization Methods [Link]
Ali Khadimallah Dr. Ken W. White Processing for Improved Creep Behavior of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics [Link]
Qingzhao Kong Dr. Gangbing Song Innovation in Piezoceramic Based Structural Health Monitoring [Link]
Qin Li Dr. Haleh Ardebili Mechanisms of Enhancing Solid Polymer Electrolytes Using Nanofillers and Ionic Liquid for Applications in Flexible Lithium Ion Batteries [Link]
Shengjie Tang Dr. Yashashree Kulkarni Thermal Transport across Grain Boundaries in Graphene by Molecular Dynamics Simulations [Link]
Nikhil Walani Dr. Ashutosh Agrawal Mechanics of Cellular Transport [Link]
Shengyou Yang Dr. Yi-Chao Chen Surface Instability and Bifurcation of Elastic Materials [Link]
Lingling Yin Dr. Su Su Wang Aeroelastic and Hydrodynamic Loads and Structural Dynamics of Large MW-Scale Offshore Wind Turbines in Shallow-water GOM [Link]
Fatemeh Zamanian Dr. Matthew Franchek Nonlinear Controller Design for Regulating Systems [Link]

Theses and Dissertations — 2017

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Omar Ali Dr. Haleh Ardebili The Investigation of Thermal Runaway Mechanisms in Solid Polymer Based Lithium-Ion Batteries [Link]
Song Chen Dr. Cunjiang Yu Novel Fabrication of Flexible Electronics by Transfer Printing Process [Link]
Ravishanker Venkata Gampa Dr. Philippe Masson Powering Particle Accelerators [Link]
Graham Hunter Dr. Gangbing Song System Identification of Coupled Vertical and Rotational Stick-Slip Drilling Dynamics on a Modeled Rig for Adaptive Control [Link]
Virginia Phifer Dr. Phillipe Masson AC Loss Modeling in HTS Machines for Turboelectric Propulsion in Aircraft [Link]
Antonis Tatsis Dr. Matthew Franchek Estimation of Wax Deposition in Subsea Pipelines [Link]
Ashwin Vichattumadom Ramakrishnan Dr. Karolos Grigoriadis Design and Control of a Magnetic Hammer Millirobot for Tissue Penetration [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Himani Agrawal Dr. Pradeep Sharma Atomistic and Continuum Reinvestigation of Protein Membrane Interactions [Link]
Weijie Li Dr. Gangbing Song Innovative Structural Health Monitoring Using Smart Sensors [Link]
Yi Lu Dr. Dong Liu Electrowetting Enhancement of Critical Heat Flux [Link]
Amine Meziou Dr. Matthew Franchek Low-Dimensional Modeling of Two-Phase Flow in Pipelines [Link]
Mete Mutlu Dr. Matthew Franchek Dynamic Analysis of Subsea Blowout Preventer Fluid Power System [Link]
Ala Eddine Omrani Dr. Matthew Franchek Multiphase Flows In Vertical Pipelines [Link]
Peter Alexander Smith Dr. Ralph Metcalfe Miniature Axial Flow Blood Pump: Hydraulic Development & Design [Link]
Milad Yarali Dr. Anastassios Mavrokefalos Thermal and Thermoelectric Transport Measurements of Silicon Nanomembranes, Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, and Carbon Nanotube Networks [Link]

Theses and Dissertations — 2016

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
James Kelly Allen Dr. Gangbing Song Experiments on Vibration Control of a Subsea Structure in NASA JSC’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab Using an Innovative Passive Damper
Ehsan Baseri Dr. Philippe Masson Evaluation of Implementing Thermoelectric Materials as a Power Generator [Link]
Bahareh Eslami Dr. Hadi Ghasemi Non-isothermal Buoyancy Driven Exchange Flow of Miscible Fluids in Inclined Pipes [Link]
Nazanin Farokhnia Dr. Hadi Ghasemi Rational Micro-Nano Structuring for Thin Film Evaporation [Link]
Peyman Irajizad Dr. Hadi Ghasemi Dispensing Nano-Pico Droplets of Ferrofluids [Link]
Seyed Mohammad Sajadi Dr. Hadi Ghasemi Micro-Nano Structures for Tuned Heat Transfer [Link]
Shadi Shariatnia Dr. Hadi Ghasemi Double Diffusive Effects in Buoyancy Driven Exchange Flow of Miscible Fluids in Inclined Pipes [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Fatemeh Ahmadpoor Dr. Pradeep Sharma Statistical Mechanics of Two-Dimensional Materials; From Biological Membranes to Graphene [Link]
Hatem Brahmi Dr. Anastassios Mavrokefalos Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Thermal, Thermoelectrical, Optical and Structural Properties in Nanostructures [Link]
Farah Hammami Dr. Yashashree Kulkarni Atomistic Modeling of Nanostructures via Molecular Dynamics and Time-Scaling Methods [Link]
Ahmed Mohamed Ibrahim Dr. Charles Dalton Numerical Study of an Internal Solitary Wave Past a Circular Cylinder
Mejdi Kammoun Dr. Haleh Ardebili Flexible and Stretchable Lithium-Ion Batteries Based on Solid Polymer Nanocomposite Electrolyte [Link]
Xiaobao Li Dr. Pradeep Sharma The Coupling between Quantum Mechanics and Elasticity [Link]
Farshad Mozaffari Dr. Ralph Metcalfe Thermal Analysis of Thin Film Lubrication with Applications in Soft Rotary Seal Design
Seyed Mohammad Parvasi Dr. Gangbing Song Advances in Piezoelectric Modeling for Health Monitoring of Structures with Interface Elements
Xin Yan Dr. Pradeep Sharma Time-Scaling in Atomistics and the Mechanical Behavior of Materials [Link]
Matthew R. Zelisko Dr. Pradeep Sharma Electromechanical Couplings in Soft Matter and Biology [Link]
Junxiao Zhu Dr. Gangbing Song Innovative Applications of Piezoelectric Ceramic for Structural Impulse Events Monitoring

Theses and Dissertations — 2012

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Sridhar Reddy Appanapalli Dr. Haleh Ardebili Organic & Polymer-based Lithium Ion Batteries [Link]
Sunil Kapur Dr. Donald Kouri Automatic First Break Detection by Spectral Decomposition Using Minimum Uncertainty Wavelets [Link]
Ankit Kukreja Dr. Matthew Franchek Observer Based Parameter Estimation With Applications To Model Based Diagnostics [Link]
Natalie Martin Dr. Ralph Metcalfe Accurate Modeling of the Neutral and Unstable Atmospheric Boundary Layer at Horns Rev using the k-ε Method in FLUENT 6.3 [Link]
Shashank Natesh Dr. Stanley Kleis A Numerical Study of the Flow and Heat Transfer in the Near Field of a Cylindrical Bubble Moving in a Narrow Channel [Link]
Oliver Rivera Dr. Matthew Franchek Modeling and Control of a Hydrocarbon Selective Catalytic Reduction System for Diesel Exhaust [Link]
Renjie Wang Dr. Venkat Selvamanickam Heteroepitaxial Growth of Silicon and Germanium Thin Films on Flexible Metal Substrate by Magnetron Sputtering [Link]
Tripura Yelamarthi Static and Dynamic Characterization of the Ligament Subjected to Alternative Wound Healing [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Siu Chun Michael Ho Dr. Gangbing Song Development of Advanced Fiber Bragg Grating Based Sensors [Link]
Mircea Ionescu Dr. Ralph Metcalfe Blood Flow Simulation in Stented Vessels and Flow Reversal Conditions [Link]
Ravi Manapuram Dr. Kirill Larin Development of Phase Stabilized Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography for Biomedical Imaging and Sensing [Link]
Aishwarya Mantha Dr. Ralph Metcalfe Hemodynamic analysis of flow near cerebral aneurysms: Insight into aneurysm formation and effects of intervention [Link]
Parnia Mohammadi Dr. Pradeep Sharma Nanostructured Surfaces and Emergent Physical Behavior [Link]
Han Wang Dr. Gangbing Song Advanced Modeling and Applications of Smart Materials and Structures on Passive Vibration Suppression [Link]

Theses and Dissertations — 2019

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Shahmeer Baweja Dr. Shailendra Joshi Statistical Analysis of HCP Polycrystals Using Crystal Plasticity Modeling and Simulation [Link]
Saket Vivek Kavishwar Dr. Dong Liu Fluidic Assisted Fabrication of Elastomer Optical Lenses Using Capillarity [Link]
Victor Armando Kitmanyen Dr. Olga Bannova, Dr. Larry Bell Occupant Survivability for Commercial Spaceflight Emergencies: Protocol and Design Recommendations [Link]
Aakash Mishra Dr. Rodolfo Monico Vortex Ring Collision with Free-Slip and No-Slip Wall [Link]
Ali Nabaa Dr. Shailendra Joshi Brittle to Ductile Fracture Behavior of Isotropic Power-Law and Sigmoidal Hardening Porous Solids Using XFEM Method [Link]
Anita M. Panda Dr. Ralph Metcalfe DEM Simulation of Bubbling Fluidized Bed
Amir Hossein Rahmati Dr. Pradeep Sharma Application of Machine Learning in Failure Prediction of Brazed-Aluminum Based Heat Exchangers [Link]
Abdul Rahman Omar Saddiq Dr. Haleh Ardebili Investigation of Thermal Runaway Suppression in Polymer-Based Lithium Ion Batteries
Antonis Tatsis Dr. Matthew Franchek Estimation of Wax Deposition in Subsea Pipelines [Link]
Ayda Uraz Dr. Olga Bannova An Intelligent and Unified Concept of Operations for Human-Spaceflight [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Anis Ben Yahia Dr. Venkat Selvamanickam AC Losses and Mechanical Properties of Multifilamentary High Temperature Superconductor Tapes and Wires [Link]
Faezeh Darbaniyan Dr. Pradeep Sharma Nonlinear Mechanics of Deformable Soft Electret Materials and the Emergent Phenomena of Pyroelectricity, Electrocaloric Effect, and the Kerr Effect [Link]
Mahmoud H. Hadi Dr. Gangbing Song Intelligent Multi-Axis Control for Automatic Drilling System
Varun Umesh Kashyap Dr. Hadi Ghasemi Functional Materials for Solar Thermal Energy Harvesting [Link]
Wenbo Luo Dr. Venkat Selvamanickam Fabrication and Electromechanical Study of Symmetric Tape Round (STAR) REBCO Wires [Link]
Moadh Mallek Dr. Matthew Franchek Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Electromagnetic Systems [Link]
Weijie Wang Dr. Jae-Hyun Ryou Strain Effect in III-Nitride Thin Film Based High Electron Mobility Transistors [Link]
Yuan Zhang Dr. Venkat Selvamanickam Development of REBCO Tapes on Non-Metallic Flexible Substrates for RF Applications [Link]
Hamid Reza Ziyaee Dr. Zhifeng Ren Thermodynamics of Boron Arsenide Crystal Growth and Characterizations [Link]

Theses and Dissertations — 2018

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Bhamwala Bhargav Dr. Haleh Ardebili Solid Polymer Electrolyte Based Lithium-ion Battery with Composite Silicon Anode [Link]
Tyler Gilliland Dr. Larry Bell Hive Aerospace Phasing in the Martians [Link]
Leonardo A. Guzman Ramirez Dr. Larry Bell Utilization of Payload Fairings as Space Stations and Habitats
Parham Jafari Dr. Hadi Ghasemi Evaporation Mass Flux: A Predictive Model and Experiments [Link]
Janakiram Kaushal Kadiyala Dr. Yashashree Kulkarni Atomistic Simulations of Particle Reinforced Nanocrystalline Materials [Link]
Zain Koita Dr. Larry Bell Project Honey Bee
Thomas Jean Renaud Lagarde Dr. Olga Bannova, Dr. Larry Bell BIOSS: Regenerative Eclss System Based on Accelerated Plant Growth and Processing of Organic Waste [Link]
Kazuhiko Momose Dr. Larry Bell, Dr. Olga Bannova Application of Multi-Mission Single Person Spacecraft to Gateway Mission

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Vikash Chaurasia Dr. Yi-Chao Chen Variational Formulation of Charged Curves Confined to a Sphere [Link]
Nazanin Farokh Nia Dr. Hadi Ghasemi Tuning the Limits of Heat Transfer by Micro/Nano Structures [Link]
Sonika Gahlawat Dr. Ken W. White Characterization of Temperature-Dependent Mechanical Properties of Half-Heusler Thermoelectric Material and Microstructural Evolution of Reactively-Brazed Half-Heusler/Incusil Aba/Copper Interfaces [Link]
Oussama Hattab Dr. Matthew Franchek, Dr. Karolos Grigoriadis Observer-Based Parameter Estimation for Linear Uncertain Discrete-Time Systems [Link]
Peyman Irajizad Dr. Hadi Ghasemi On Physics of Durable Ice Phobic Surfaces [Link]
Ehsan Irajizad Dr. Ashutosh Agrawal Consequences of Asymmetric Environment on the Mechanics of Lipid Bilayer [Link]
Sana Krichen Dr. Pradeep Sharma Soft Multifunctional Materials: From Dielectric Elastomers to Biological Cells [Link]
Jun Mao Dr. Ken W. White Defect Engineering in Thermoelectric Materials [Link]
Ali Masoudi Dr. Hadi Ghasemi On Kinetics of Scale and Gas Hydrate in Oil and Gas Pipelines [Link]
Bahar Moradi Ghadi Dr. Haleh Ardebili Flexible and Stretchable Lithium Ion Batteries Using Fabric-Based Electrodes and Solid Polymer Electrolyte [Link]
Mehdi Torbati Dr. Ashutosh Agrawal Mechanics of Multilamellar Membrane Structures [Link]
Chenyu Wang Dr. Gangbing Song Advanced Structural Health Monitoring for Connections with PZT Transducers and Image Processing Technique [Link]

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

Theses and Dissertations — 2014

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Lakshmanaomkara Subhadra Burugula Dr. Gangbing Song Impact of Thermal Cycling on Carbon Fiber Reinforced Glass Epoxy Laminates [Link]
Longfei Chen Dr. Gangbing Song Gate Valve Test using Acoustic Emission Method
Serdar Coskun Dr. Karolos Grigoriadis Linear Parameter Varying Control of Time-Delayed Systems and an Application to Air-Fuel Ratio Control [Link]
Haichao Guo Dr. Venkat Selvamanickam Growth of Germanium Films on Flexible Substrate by Liquid Phase Epitaxy [Link]
George Charles Khoury Dr. Matthew Franchek Analyzing the Effects of Force Variations on Expanded Residual Damage Detection using Load Dependent Ritz Vectors [Link]
Yang Sun Dr. Li Sun Development of Carbon Nanofiber Reinforced HNBR Composite for Sealing Applications [Link]
Hilario C. Torres Dr. Ralph Metcalfe A Computational Study on Horizontal Pipe Flows with Multiple Crossflow Inlets [Link]
Tingcheng Wu Dr. Philippe Masson Design and Analysis of the Rotor of a Fully Superconducting Machine [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Afif Gouissem Dr. Pradeep Sharma Atomistic Investigation of High Temperature Material Behavior [Link]
Pranab Narayan Jha Dr. Ralph Metcalfe Study of Flow Interaction Between Multiple Stages in Long Horizontal Wells [Link]
Raouf Mbarki Dr. Pradeep Sharma Atomistic and Continuum Study of flexoelectricity in ferroelectric materials [Link]
Devendra Patil Dr. Gangbing Song Innovative Applications of Smart Materials for Actuation and Structural Health Monitoring in Energy Industry and Structural Study of Multifunctional Carbon Fiber Tape Embedded Concrete
Tanushree Sinha Dr. Yashashree Kulkarni Atomistic Study of Fracture and Deformation Mechanisms in Nanotwinned FCC Metals [Link]
Aritra Sur Dr. Dong Liu An Experimental Investigation of Electrowetting Modulated Nucleate Boiling [Link]
Taoufik Wassar Dr. Matthew Franchek Reduced-Order Modeling of Fluid Transmission Lines [Link]

Theses and Dissertations — 2013

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Jinwei Jiang Dr. Gangbing Song Vibration Control of a Pipe Submerged in Water [Link]
Liguo Li Dr. Su Su Wang Interlaminar Fatigue of Thick-Section Glass Fabric/Vinyl Ester Composite [Link]
Xuequan Liu Dr. Gangbing Song The Characterization and Control of Shape Memory Alloy Cables for Reinforcement of Engineered Cementitious Composite Beams [Link]
Yuhao Liu Dr. Venkat Selvamanickam Study of Structure, Composition and Electromagnetic Properties of High Levels of Zr-Doped REBa2Cu3O7-x Tapes Fabricated by Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition [Link]
Rutuparna Sarangi Dr. Pradeep Sharma Atomistic Study of Grain Boundary Sliding [Link]
Eric Stout Dr. Fazle Hussain Instability of a Vortex Column Due to Turbulence Generated Axial Flow [Link]
Jun Weng Dr. Gangbing Song Development of Platform Independent Remote Experiments [Link]
Jie Yao Dr. Donald Kouri Inverse acoustic scattering series using the volterra renormalization of the Lippman-Schwinger equation in one dimension [Link]
Mengying Yuan Dr. Haleh Ardebili Poly(Ethylene Oxide)/Graphene Oxide Polymer Nanocomposite Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Batteries [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Christiana Chang Dr. Gangbing Song Multifunctional Carbon-Polymer Composites for Temperature Sensing and De-Icing [Link]
Ibrahim Kesgin Dr. Venkat Selvamanickam Processing and Electromagnetic Properties of Low AC Loss, Multifilamentary Rare Earth-Barium-Copper-Oxide Superconductor Tapes [Link]
Holley Carole Love Dr. Stanley Kleis Design and Testing of a Linearly Actuated Pulsatile Pump for Ventricular Assist [Link]
Satish Narayanan Dr. Stanley Kleis Chaos Control of an Open Shear Flow: A Novel Control Strategy and its Experimental Demonstration in an Axisymmetric Jet [Link]
Amin Ramezanifar Dr. Karolos Grigoriadis Sampled-Data Filtering and Control of Linear Parameter Varying Systems with Delay [Link]
Amirhossein Salimi Dr. Karolos Grigoriadis Design and Control of a Robotic System to Assist with MRI-Guided Interventions [Link]