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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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An economic comparison of high moisture feedstock biofuel production, Mitchell J. Amundson

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Utilizing microfluidic technology to replicate placental functions in a drug testing model, Jeremy D. Caplin

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Optically accessible bench-scale fast pyrolysis reactor for in-situ analysis using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Eric Kok Hsien Chon

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Gasification of liquid sprays in an entrained flow gasifier, Nicholas Ryan Creager

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Investigating effects of product visual designs on consumer judgments with the aid of eye-tracking, Ping Du

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Header height control of combine harvester via robust feedback linearization, Daniel Michael Kassen

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Small punch test simulation of laminated magnesium alloy composite with aluminum/silicon carbide pattern-reinforcement, Miao Liu

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Consideration behavior and design decision making, Minhua Long

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Analysis of gas-solid flow using particle-resolved direct numerical simulation: flow physics and modeling, Mohammad Mehrabadi

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Analysis of trans-epithelial electrical resistance (TEER) in organ-on-chips to study the functions of human placenta, Rajeendra Lakruwan Pemathilaka

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Analyzing present and future climatic trends on the thermal energy performance of attic structures, Kahntinetta Monique Pr'Out

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Strategies for including cloud-computing into an engineering modeling workflow, Sunil Suram

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Micro-cantilever based biosensor for electrical actuation and detecting molecular interactions, Zhichen Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Nonlinear analysis of a two- and three-degree-of-freedom aeroelastic system with rotational stiffness free-play, David C. Asjes

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Immersive technology as a decision making tool for product design, Leif Peder Berg

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Design and simulation of a distortion masking control algorithm for a pneumatic cylinder, Gabriel Fernando Bravo Palacios

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Engaging developers in open source software projects: harnessing social and technical data mining to improve software development, Patrick Eric Carlson

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Prediction of user action in moving-target selection tasks, Juan Sebastián Casallas

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Temperature-dependent thermal and electrical conduction in metallic nanostructures, Zhe Cheng

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Production of activated carbon from fast pyrolysis biochar and the detoxification of pyrolytic sugars for ethanol fermentation, Bernardo Gusman del Campo

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Shock wave induced freeform technique (SWIFT) for manufacturing of diamond micro-tools, Cheng Deng

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Techno-economic, uncertainty, and optimization analysis of commodity product production from biomass fast pyrolysis and bio-oil upgrading, Wenhao Hu

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Development and application of numerical models for simulating bio-oil gasification, Arian Jafari

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Flex fuel polygeneration: integrating renewable natural gas, Matthew M. Kieffer

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Using speckle statistics to improve attenuation estimates for cervical assessment, Viksit Kumar

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Techno-economic and uncertainty analysis of fast pyrolysis and gasification for biofuel production, Boyan Li

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Material phase change under extreme domain confinement in laser material interaction, Chong Li

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Molecular dynamics simulation of Chlorotoxin, Peng Li

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Natural user interfaces for interdisciplinary design review using the Microsoft Kinect, Anastacia Maria MacAllister

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Development and use of an integrated systems model to design technology strategies for energy services in rural developing communities, Nordica Ann MacCarty

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The effects of scale on granular mixing in a double screw pyrolyzer, Breanna Lynn Marmur

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Human factors and performance considerations of visual spatial skills in medical context tasks, Marisol Martinez Escobar

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Examination of the effects of external load, velocity, and center of gravity on weight estimation using a lifting linkage, Ryan McCleish

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Lasers processing of ultra-hard materials, Ammar Abdulghani Melaibari

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Development and applications of various optimization algorithms for diesel engine combustion and emissions optimization, Ryan Michael Ogren

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Investigating thermal transport in isotope substituted nanomaterials using molecular simulations, Upamanyu Ray

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Thermal behavior of the STM tip under laser irradiation, Christopher G. Reilly

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Exploring the role of large-scale immersive computing environments in collaboration between engineering and design students, Meisha Nicole Rosenberg

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Review of materials property data for nondestructive characterization of pipeline materials, Lucinda Jeanette Smart

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Experimental and numerical study of Taylor-Couette flow, Haoyu Wang

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Crack separation mechanism applied in CO2 laser machining of thick Polycrystalline Cubic Nitride (PCBN) tool blanks, Yixian Wang

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Parametric investigation of the mechanics of soft-body contact with parallel-ridge textured surfaces to understand tactile friction, Thomas Joseph Wilde

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The mechanism governing cutting of hard materials with hybrid Laser/Waterjet system through controlled fracture, Zhuoru Wu

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A computational framework for solving coupled equation systems using finite element method and introduction to a versatile fault-tolerant toolkit for high throughput batch processing, Yu Xie

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Optical based thermal probing and characterization, Shen Xu

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Thermal transport in DNA, Zaoli Xu

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Sensitivity-based robust feedback linearizing control of hydraulically actuated system, Hui Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Numerical simulation of biomass fast pyrolysis in fluidized bed and auger reactors, Soroush Aramideh

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High-quality, real-time 3D video visualization in head mounted displays, Tyler Ray Bell

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A novel particle swarm and genetic algorithm hybrid method for improved heuristic optimization of diesel engine performance, Aaron Bertram

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Partitioning of fuel bound nitrogen in biomass gasification, Karl Monroe Broer

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Quantifying the economic competitiveness of cellulosic biofuel pathways under uncertainty and regional sensitivity, Tristan Brown

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Time-resolved investigation of fast pyrolysis using FTIR spectroscopy, Nandith George Chandy

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Towards a characterization of information automation systems on the flight deck, Rachel Feddersen Dudley

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Characterization of the hydrodynamic structure of a 3D acoustic fluidized bed, David Roberto Escudero

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The effect of process variables on pyrolysis in a freefall reactor, Preston Gable

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X-ray radiography and fluorescence for liquid distribution and mixing measurements in impinging jet sprays, Benjamin Robert Halls

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A software framework for initializing, running, and maintaining mixed reality environments, Kenneth Edward Kopecky II

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High quality three-dimensional (3D) shape measurement using intensity-optimized dithering technique, Beiwen Li

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Numerical simulation of a comprehensive 1-D building energy model and conjugate heat transfer analysis on the internal flow field at the Harran houses in southern Turkey for a brick corbelled internal surface, Lucas Mutti

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Numerical and experimental investigation of turbulence and transport in mixing geometries, Katrine Marsteng Nilsen

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Numerical modeling of pollutant emissions in practical combustion systems using detailed chemical kinetics, Sujith Sukumaran

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Mechanism governing surface stress generation, Nazita Taghavi

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Evaluation of a commodity VR interaction device for gestural object manipulation in a three dimensional work environment, Frederick Victor Thompson III

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Integrated Robust Optimal Design (IROD) via sensitivity minimization, Punit Tulpule

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Fabrication and angle compensation analysis of skew rolling mill, Jie Wang

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Pyrolysis and catalytic pyrolysis of protein- and lipid-rich feedstock, Kaige Wang

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Path planning for autonomous vehicles, Mengzhe Zhang

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Development of integrated assessment platform for biofuels production via fast pyrolysis and upgrading pathway, Yanan Zhang

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Surface stress detection and mechanism study with microcantilever based sensor for biomolecular monolayers, Yue Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Investigation of microscale particles using a microfluidic flow cytometer equipped with a sensitive photodetector, Pouya Asrar

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Wind farm layout optimization under uncertainty with landowners' financial and noise concerns, Le Chen

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Optimization of biomass fast pyrolysis for the production of monomers, Dustin Lee Dalluge

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A stigmergic algorithm for solving inverse thermal systems, Peter Samuel Broen Finzell

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Development of a co-firing fuel from biomass-derived binder and crushed coal, Andrew Friend

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Plasmonics based micro/nano manufacturing, Quincy Jay Garner

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Incorporating stochastic analysis in wind turbine design: data-driven random temporal-spatial parameterization and uncertainty quantification, Qiang Guo

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Evaluation of graphical user interfaces for augmented reality based manual assembly support, Jordan Scott Herrema

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Influence of conductive network composite thickness and structure on performance of ionic polymer-metal composite transducer, Wangyujue Hong

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Phase-field approach to surface-induced phase transformations and dislocations, Mahdi Javanbakht

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Evaluating the Microsoft Kinect compared to the mouse as an effective interaction device for medical imaging manipulations, Bethany Jean Juhnke

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Portal-s: High-resolution real-time 3D video telepresence, Nikolaus Lee Karpinsky

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Granular mixing visualization and quantification in a double screw mixer, Todd Arnold Kingston

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Micro/nanotribological studies of materials using Atomic force microscopy, Srinath R. Kistampally

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Simulation based characterization and performance enhancement of heterogeneous polymer solar cells, Hari Krishna Kodali

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Direct Numerical Simulations and Analytical Modeling of Granular Filtration, Ravi Kolakaluri

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Pyrolytic sugars from cellulosic biomass, Najeeb M. Kuzhiyil

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Thermophysical properties study of micro/nano materials, Guoqing Liu

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Development of a reactor with optical access for in-situ analysis of fast pyrolysis, Willem Lubberden

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A zonal model to aid in the design of household biomass cookstoves, Nordica Ann MacCarty

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Electrostatic actuation based modulation of polar molecules and associated force interaction studies, Xiao Ma

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Using Tarjan's algorithm to organize and schedule the computational workflow in a federated system of models and databases, Gabriel Sean McNunn

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Academic validation of the Innovation Engineering program for use by CIRAS and other MEP centers for increasing innovation in American companies, Chris Miller

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Utilization of pyrolysis oil in industrial scale boilers, Kyle D. Redfern

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Micro/nano scale surface roughness tailoring and its effect on microfluidic flow, Jing Ren

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Analysis of sugars and phenolic compounds in bio-oil, Marjorie Ruth Rover

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Phase field approach for melting of aluminum nanoparticles, Kamran Samani

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Scalable Techniques for the Analysis of Large-scale Materials Data, Sai Kiranmayee Samudrala

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Designing features that influence decisions about sustainable products, Jinjuan She

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Orthogonal decomposition as a design tool: With application to a mixing impeller, Benjamin Michael Sloan