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Dissertation Defense: Christopher Hendricks

Title: Failure mechanisms in overdischarged and overcharged lithium-ion batteriesDate: Thursday, April 25th Time: 12:30pmLocation: Martin Hall EGR0159 Committee Members: Prof. Michael Pecht, ChairProf. Bongtae HanProf. Abhijit DasguptaProf. Chunsheng WangProf. Eric Wachsman, Dean’s Representative Abstract: Lithium-ion batteries are employed in applications as varied as consumer electronics, electric vehicles, satellites, and airplanes. As lithium-ion battery systems are […]

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Thesis Defense: Artur Roman

Title: Moisture Transport through Housing Materials Enclosing Critical Automotive ElectronicsDate: Tuesday, April 23, 2019Time: 12:30 p.m.Location: EGR 2162Committee Members: Professor Bongtae Han, ChairProfessor Abhijit DasguptaProfessor Patrick McCluskey Abstract: In automotive electronics, humidity-sensitive electronics are encapsulated by protective housings that are attached to the car body.  Typical housing materials are comprised of polymer composites, through which moisture transport occurs.  The objective […]

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Thesis Defense: William Reach

Title: META-STRUCTURE ENHANCEMENT OF RESONANT ACOUSTIC MIXING VIA ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING Date: Tuesday, April 16thTime: 11amLocation: Martin Hall EGR-0159 Committee Members:Professor Ryan Sochol, ChairProfessor Peter ChungProfessor Linda Schmidt William Reach – Thesis Abstract

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Dissertation Defense: Paul Anderson

Title: Soot Oxidation In Flames: Nanostructure, Morphology, and Chemical Kinetics Date: Friday, April 12thTime: 1pmLocation: Conference Room, 3106 JM Patterson Building Committee Members: Professor Peter B. Sunderland, Chair/Advisor Professor Christopher Cadou, Dean’s Representative Professor Elaine S. OranProfessor Arnaud TrouveAssociate Professor Michael J. Gollner Abstract: Soot produced from the combustion of hydrocarbons is of immense scientific […]

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Dissertation Defense: Maxim Serebreni

Title: A Thermomechanical Fatigue Life Prediction Methodology for Ball Grid Array Components with Reworkable Underfill Date: Thursday, April 11thTime: 10:00amLocation: Martin Hall EGR-0159 Committee Members:Professor Patrick McCluskey, ChairProfessor Abhijit DasguptaProfessor Bongtae HanProfessor Hugh BruckProfessor Mohamad Al-Sheikhly, Dean’s Representative Abstract: Underfill materials were originally developed to improve the thermo-mechanical reliability of flip-chip devices due to the […]

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Dissertation Defense: Wayne Churaman

Title: Investigating Energetic Porous Silicon as a Solid Propellant Micro-thruster Date: Thursday, April 11thTime: 2pmLocation: Martin Hall ERG-2162 Committee Members: Dr. Sarah Bergbreiter, Chair/Advisor Professor Christopher Cadou (Dean’s Representative) Professor Don L. DeVoe Professor Miao Yu Assistant Professor Ryan D. Sochol Christopher J. Morris Ph.D. (U.S. Army Research Lab) Special Member Abstract: Energetic porous silicon […]

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Dissertation Defense: Peyman Yousefian

Title: Physics-Based Model-Guided Machine Learning Analysis of Wrist Ballistocardiography for Cuff-Less Blood Pressure Monitoring Date: Monday, April 8thTime: 11amLocation: Martin Hall EGR-2164 Committee Members:Associate Professor Jin-Oh Hahn, ChairProfessor Alison B. Flatau, Dean’s Representative Professor Balakumar Balachandran Professor Amr M. Baz Professor Nikhil Chopra Abstract: Cuff-less blood pressure (BP) monitoring technology is being widely pursued today. […]

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Thesis Defense: Jason Morin

Title: COMPARISON OF HIGH STRAIN RATE PROPERTIES OF ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED AND WROUGHT INCONEL 625 VIA KOLSKY BAR TESTING  Date: Thursday, April 11thTime: 11:45amLocation: Martin Hall EGR-3179K Committee Members: Dr. William Fourney, ChairDr. Hugh BruckDr. Teng Li Abstract: Additive manufacturing is becoming an important part of modern manufacturing technology.  Before additively manufactured parts gain widespread adoption, […]

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Dissertation Defense: Rui Wang

Title of Dissertation : Data-driven Studies of Transient Events and Aperiodic MotionsDate, time, location : April 5th, 1-3 PM, EGR-2164 Seminar Room Martin Hall Committee Members:Professor Balakumar Balachandran, Chair & AdvisorAssociate Professor Peter ChungProfessor James DuncanAssociate Professor N. Johan Larsson Professor Eugenia Kalnay, Dean’s Representative, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Abstract:The era of big data, high-performance computing […]

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Thesis Defense: Rachel Moglen

Title: OPTIMAL SCHEDULING OF RESIDENTIAL DEMAND RESPONSE USING DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING Date: Monday, April 1st, 2019Time: 12pmLocation: Martin Hall EGR-2164 Committee Members:Professor Steven A. Gabriel, Chair/AdvisorProfessor Reinhard RadermacherProfessor Jelena Srebric Abstract:Electricity price volatility in day-ahead and real-time energy markets is a welldocumented phenomenon. In the Texas market studied, prices sometimes increase by two orders of magnitude […]

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