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Dennis Nasuta Defense on July 31st, 2017

Title: Determining the Air-Side Performance of Small-Diameter, Enhanced Tube-Fin Heat Exchangers through Numerical and Experimental Methods Date: Monday 31st July, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Location: CEEE Conference Room (4th Floor Martin Hall) Committee members: Professor Yunho Hwang, Chair Professor Jungho Kim Professor Bao Yang Abstract: New correlations for the air-side pressure drop and heat transfer coefficient […]

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Colin H. Miller Defense on July 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Title: Fluid dynamics of boundary layer combustion Date: Friday, July 14, 2017 Time: 11 AM – 1:00 PM Location: FPE Conference Room, 3106 J.M. Patterson Building   List of committee members: Prof. Michael J. Gollner, Chair Prof. Arnaud Trouve Prof. Andre Marshall Prof. Elaine Oran Prof. Peter Sunderland   Abstract: The fundamental physics involved in wildland fire spread have not […]

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William Van Cleave Defense July 18th, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Title: Investigation of Novel Membrane Technologies for Hydrogen Separation. Date: Tuesday , July 18th, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 2162 Martin Hall List of Committee members: Professor Ashwani Gupta, Chair Professor Eric Wachsman Professor Bao Yang Abstract:  The production of hydrogen gas via its separation from multicomponent biomass-derived syngas is an important process in the […]

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Ahmed Mahmoud ElMelih Defense June 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Title: ENHANCED HYDROGEN PRODUCTION FROM ACID GAS Date: Monday, June 19, 2017 Time: 8:00 a.m. Location: EGR – 2162 List of all committee members: Professor Ashwani Gupta, Chair Professor Bao Yang Professor Ahmed Al Shoaibi Professor Gary Pertmer Professor Dongxia Liu Professor Kenneth Yu, Dean’s Representative Abstract: Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, corrosive, toxic and flammable gas that is notorious for its […]

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Ethan Lust Defense June 23, 2017

Title: The Influence of Surface Gravity Waves on the Performance and Near-Wake of an Axial-Flow Marine Hydrokinetic Turbine Date: Friday, June 23, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. Location: EGR-0151 (the Reliability Engineering Conference Room) List of all committee members: Professor James Duncan, Chair Professor Karen Flack (United States Naval Academy) Professor Amir Riaz Professor Johan Larsson Professor Anya […]

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Hyun-Tae Kim Defense June 9, 2017

Title: INVESTIGATION OF THERMO-OPTIC EFFECTS IN SILICON MICRORING RESONATORS FOR SENSING AND INTERROGATION Date: Friday June 9 Time: 11:00 am Location: DeWALT conference room (Glenn L. Martin Hall, Room 2162) Committee: Professor Miao Yu, Chair Professor Abhijit Dasgupta Professor Bao Yang Professor Bongtae Han Professor Mario Dagenais, Dean’s Representative Abstract: Integrated photonics technology has great potential […]

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Bilal Baqai Defense May 24, 2017

Title : Active Nonreciprocal acoustic Metamaterial (ANAM) Day: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (05/24/2017) Time: 10:00 AM Location: Dewalt Seminar Room. EGR 2164 Committee Members: Professor Amr M. Baz, (Chair) Professor Balakumar Balachandran Professor Miao Yu Abstract: In this thesis, the emphasis is placed on the development of a class of active acoustic diodes and metamaterials in an attempt to […]

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Jeffrey Gair Defense May 17,2017

Title: NANOTUBE-MATRIX INTERPLAY AND TUNABILITY IN ULTRAHIGH VOLUME-FRACTION ALIGNED CARBON NANOTUBE POLY(URETHANEUREA) NANOCOMPOSITES Day:Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (05/17/2017) Time:2:30 PM Location: Dewalt Conference Room. EGR 2162 Committee Members: Professor Hugh Bruck (Chair) Professor Abhijit Dasgupta Professor Teng Li Professor Ryan Sochol Professor Srinivasa Raghavan (Dean’s Representative) Abstract: The present dissertation seeks to better understand the […]

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Yaser Alsaffar Dissertation Defense – May 12, 2017

Title: Passive Vibration Control of Periodic Drill String Committee:  Chair: Professor Amr Baz Associate Professor Peter Chung Associate Professor Teng Li Assistant Professor Jin-oh Hahn Professor Abhijit Dasgupta Dean’s Representative: Professor Inderjit Chopra Day/Time/Location:  May 12, 2017 at 10:30am in 2164 Martin Hall (DeWalt Seminar Room) Abstract: In this dissertation, the stop and pass bands (i.e. […]

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Amir Reza Kashani Pour Dissertation Defense. May 8th, 2017.

TITLE: OPTIMAL REQUIREMENT DETERMINATION FOR PRICING AVAILABILITY-BASED SUSTAINMENT CONTRACTS Date and Location: May 8th, 14-16, Room 2111 in Potomac Building List of committee members: Peter Sandborn, Chair Huan Xu Monifa Vaughn-Cooke Jeffrey Herrmann Qingbin Cui, Dean’s Representative ABSTRACT:  Sustainment constitutes 70% or more of the total life-cycle cost of many safety-, mission- and infrastructure-critical systems. Understanding the total […]

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