Dissertation Defense: Ahmed O. Said

Title: DYNAMICS AND HAZARDS OF CASCADING FAILURE IN CELL ARRAYS: ANALYSIS, PASSIVE MITIGATION, AND ACTIVE SUPPRESSION Defense date and time: Friday- Feb 28, 2020 at 10 am Location: A. James Clark Bldg.  (AJC 2132) Committee members:  Professor Stanislav I. Stoliarov, Chair  Professor Dongxia Liu, Dean’s Representative  Professor Arnaud Trouve  Professor Marino diMarzo  Professor Peter Sunderland

Dissertation Defense: David Verstraete

Title: Deep Adversarial Approaches in Reliability  Date: Tuesday, December 17th Time: 1pm Location: AV Williams 2460 ECE Conference Room  Committee Members: Professor Mohammad Modarres, Chair Associate Professor Enrique Lopez Droguett Assistant Professor Mark Fuge Assistant Professor Katrina Groth Professor Balakumar Balachandran Professor Mohamad Al-Sheikhly (Dean’s Representative) Abstract: Reliability engineering has long been proposed with the problem …

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Thesis Defense: Ayush Nankani

Title: EIT BASED PIEZORESISTIVE TACTILE SENSORS: A SIMULATION STUDY Date: Wednesday December 11, 2019 Time: 1 pm Location: Martin Hall EGR 2164   Committee Members: Dr. Elisabeth Smela, Chair/AdvisorDr. Miao YuDr. Nikhil Chopra ABSTRACT: Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) is an imaging technique that uses voltage measurements to map the internal conductivity distribution inside a body by …

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Dissertation Defense: Christa Pettie

Title: Modeling Syndromic Surveillance and Outbreaks in Subpopulations Date: Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 Time: 12:00pm Location: Martin Hall  EGR-2164 Committee Members: Professor Jeffrey Herrmann Professor Robert Gold Assistant Professor Allison Reilly Professor Linda Schmidt Assistant Professor Monifa Vaughn-Cooke Abstract: This research is motivated by the need to assist resource limited communities by enhancing the use of syndromic …

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Dissertation Defense: Jie Peng

Title: Phonon mediated thermal transport in transition-metal dichalcogenides Date: Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019 Time: 11:00am Location: Martin Hall  EGR-2164 Committee Members: Professor Peter Chung (Chair) Professor Bao Yang Professor Agis Iliadis (Dean’s Representative, Electrical and Computer Science Department) Professor Abhijit Dasgupta Professor Patrick McCluskey Dr. Sina Najmaei (Special Member for the committee, ARL research scientist)

Dissertation Defense: Daniel Hart

Title: New Methodology for Predicting Ultimate Capacity of One-Sided Composite Patch Repaired Cracked Aluminum Plate Date: Wednesday, Dec 11th, 2019 Time: 10:00am Location: Martin Hall, EGR-2164 Committee: Professor Hugh Bruck (Chair) Professor Peter Chung Professor Abhijit Dasgupta Professor Teng Li Professor Sung Lee (Dean’s Representative, Aerospace Department) Abstract Composite patch repairs are an alternative to …

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Thesis Defense: Veeresh Ayyagari

Title: Design and Development of potassium formate based Atmospheric Water Harvester Date: Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 Time: 1:30PM Location: EGR-3164 Martin Hall (Aerospace conference room) Committee Members:  Dr. Jungho Kim, Chair Dr. Yunho Hwang Dr. Gary Pertmer

Dissertation Defense: Roozbeh Bakhshi

Title: MAXIMIZING THE FINANCIAL RETURNS OF USING LIDAR SYSTEMS IN WIND FARMS FOR YAW ERROR CORRECTION APPLICATIONS  Date: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 Time: 8:00am Location: DeWalt Conference Room Martin Hall (EGR-2162 Committee: Professor Peter Sandborn (Chair) Professor Patrick McCluskey Professor Abhijit Dasgupta Professor Laurent Fresard Professor James Baeder (Dean’s Representative) Abstract: Wind energy is an important …

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Dissertation Defense: Yanbin Wang

Title: WATER, ION, AND GRAPHENE: AN ODYSSEY THROUGH THE MOLECULAR SIMULATIONS Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 Time: 10:00am Location: DeWalt Martin Hall (EGR2162) Committee Members:  Associate Professor Siddhartha Das, Chair Associate Professor Amir Riaz Associate Professor Peter Chung Associate Professor Yifei Mo Minta Martin Professor Liangbing Hu, Dean’s Representative


Title of thesis: Investigation of Swirl Assisted Colorless Distributed Combustion (CDC) for Gas Turbine Application Date: Friday, October 25th, 2019 Time: 3:30pm Location: EGR 2164 Committee Member: Professor Ashwani Gupta, Chair Professor Bao Yang Associate Professor Gary Pertmer Abstract:  Colorless Distributed Combustion (CDC) is a novel method to enhance flame stability and thermal field uniformity, increase …

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