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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Raman-based imaging and thermal characterization in near-field laser heating, Xiaoduan Tang

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Momentum, energy and scalar transport in polydisperse gas-solid flows using particle-resolved direct numerical simulations, Sudheer Tenneti

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Stabilization of an inverted pendulum using control moment gyros, Chris Joel Walck

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Superfast three-dimensional (3D) shape measurement with binary defocusing techniques and its applications, Yajun Wang

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Desktop microforming and welding system powered by a flextensional Terfenol-D transducer, Adam Timothy Witthauer

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The mechanism governing cutting of Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride (PCBN) tool blanks with phase transformation induced fracture, Zhuoru Wu

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Performance characteristics of ammonia engines using direct injection strategies, George Zacharakis-Jutz

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Thermophysical properties study of graphene, Jingchao Zhang

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Advanced gel polymer electrolyte for lithium-ion polymer batteries, Ruisi Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Technoeconomic analysis of biorefinery based on multistep kinetics and integration of geothermal energy, Sudhanya Banerjee

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Virtual tool mark generation for efficient striation analysis in forensic science, Laura Denise Ekstrand

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Thermophysical properties study of micro/nanoscale materials, Xuhui Feng

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Expanding the usable workspace of a haptic device by placing it on a moving base, Isaac Garlington

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Combustion and emissions characteristics of a compression-ignition engine using ammonia-DME mixtures, Christopher Wolfgang Gross

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The effect of stochastic nano-scale surface roughness on microfluidic flow in computational microchannels, Robert Jaeger

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Village energy system dynamics of an isolated rural West African village, Nathan Gregory Johnson

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Mixing and segregation in 3D multi-component, two-phase fluidized beds, Norman K.G. Keller

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An investigation of exploitation versus exploration in GBEA optimization of PORS 15 and 16 Problems, Kaelynn Adele Koch

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An experimental and numerical study of NOx formation mechanisms in NH3-H2-Air flames, Praveen Kumar

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Identifying and mitigating the cognitive implications of semi-natural virtual locomotion techniques, William Marsh

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Controlling a satellite dish for two way Internet communication from a moving vehicle, Peter de Boer Martinson

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Fluid-phase velocity fluctuations in gas-solid flows, Mohammad Mehrabadi

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Hybrid femtosecond/picosecond coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering for gas-phase temperature measurements, Joseph Daniel Miller

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An investigation of sustainable agricultural residue availability for energy applications, David Jon Muth Jr.

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Impact tactor design and research for creating consequence in virtual military training, David Prater

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Experimental characterization of a liquid-liquid co-axial swirl rocket injector using non-invasive optical and X-ray techniques, Christopher Daniel Radke

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A pneumatic semi-active control methodology for vibration control of air spring based suspension systems, William Daniel Robinson

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Energy Performance Analysis of Pelotint Dynamic Sun Responsive Thermochromic (SRT) Windows, Ali Surel

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Investigation of biomass gasification and effects of ammonia on producer gas combustion, Jordan A. Tiarks

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Application of atom probe tomography to the investigation of atomic force microscope tips and interfacial phenomena, Chris Tourek

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Low-dimensional micro/nanoscale thermal transport, Nathan Van Velson

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Constitutive modeling of dense granular flow based on discrete element method simulations, Vidyapati Vidyapati

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Nonlinear modeling and h-infinity model reference control of pneumatic suspension system, Jia Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Chemical Mechanical Paired Grinding, David Thomas Asplund

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Laser texturing of drug eluting stents to improve drug adhesion, Michelle Kay Buehler

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A near real-time framework for extracting tip-sample forces in dynamic atomic force microscopy, David Ray Busch

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Laser-based thermophysical properties measurement and nanotructure diagnostics, Xiangwen Chen

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Constraint-based synthesis of shape-morphing compliant structures in virtual reality, Denis Dorozhkin

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Hydrodynamic Characterization of 3D Fluidized Beds Using Noninvasive Techniques, Joshua Drake

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Improved rate and angle estimation through higher accuracy planar motion models, Keegan Gartner

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Survey and sustainability of energy technologies, Joshua Donald Gifford

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A study on static pressure reset and instability in variable air volume HVAC systems, Brian Wayne Housholder

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Performance characterization of a pilot-scale oxygen enriched-air and steam blown gasification and combustion system, Cuong Van Huynh

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Experimental and numerical investigation of effect of stick-slip friction transition on lateral vibration of magnetic tapes, Sameer Jape

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MicroCantilever (MC) based nanomechanical sensor for detection of molecular interactions, Kyungho Kang

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3D geometry compression with Holoimage, Nikolaus L. Karpinsky

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Experimental and computational study of turbulent mixing in a confined rectangular jet, Bo Kong

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Hemorrhage correlation with total energy and surface power near opossum skull exposed to pulsed ultrasound, Viksit Kumar

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Comparison of Three Degree of Freedom and Six Degree of Freedom Motion Bases Utilizing Classical Washout Algorithms, Christopher Daven Larsen

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A numerical and experimental study of in-situ NO formation in laminar NH3-seeded syngas diffusion flames, Miao Li

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The Impact of Household Refrigeration Storage Conditions on the Shelf Life of Fruits and Vegetables, Kristopher Robert Lineberry

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Solid oxide fuel cell reliability and performance modeling and fabrication by spray pyrolysis, Lin Liu

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Investigation of a novel manufacturing technique for two-dimensional machining of Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride (PCBN) tools, Ammar Abdulghani Melaibari

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An evaluation of perceived urgency applied to amplitude modulated stimulus for military applications, Tyrone D. Moore

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Incorporating uncertainty in vehicle miles traveled projections of the National Energy Modeling System, David Michael Poetting

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A turbulence-based model for the primary breakup of pressure atomized liquid jets, Christopher D. Schmitz

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Weldability of Advanced High Strength Steels using Yb:YAG high power laser for Tailor-Welded Blank applications, Rajashekhar Shivaram Sharma

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Multi-objective optimization based engineering decision tool, Adam Joe Shuttleworth

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Application of Experimental and Numerical Techniques to Microscale Devices, Vishwanath Somashekar

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Stress analysis of welded gusseted frames, Zamir Imtiyaz Syed

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Sealing and cutting of PLA bio-plastic, Julius Vogel

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Removal of particulate matter from condensable vapors using a moving bed granular filter, Lysle Ervin Whitmer

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Fabrication of metal matrix composite by semi-solid powder processing, Yufeng Wu

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Control tools for rapid broadband nanomechanical spectroscopy using scanning probe microscope, Zhonghua Xu

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Multicomponent drop vaporization modeling of petroleum and biofuel mixtures, Lei Zhang

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3D mesh metamorphosis from spherical parameterization for conceptual design, Ruqin Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Rapid optimization of interior permanent magnet (IPM) machines using the response surface method and dimensionless parameters, Ron D. Bremner

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Bed height and material density effects on fluidized bed hydrodynamics, David Roberto Escudero

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A hybrid method for haptic feedback to support manual virtual product assembly, Daniela Faas

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Improving particle swarm optimization path planning through inclusion of flight mechanics, Joseph Scott Holub

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Survey of gas-liquid mass transfer in bioreactors, Enes Kadic

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A comparison study of digital sinusoidal fringe generation technique: defocusing binary patterns VS focusing sinusoidal patterns, Shuangyan Lei

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Analysis of the passive design and solar collection techniques of the houses in the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition, Timothy Robert Lentz

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Modeling and simulation of nanoparticle aggregation in colloidal systems, Sergiy Markutsya

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Contextual self-organizing maps for visual design space exploration, Brett Nekolny

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Focussed electric field induced ion transport: A novel nano-patterning process, Dibyadeep Paul

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Laser shockwave sintering of micro and nanoscale powders of yttria-stabilized zirconia, Victor Orlando Roa Baerga

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Performance of a pilot scale biomass gasification and producer gas combustion system using feedstock with controlled nitrogen content, Sharan Sethuraman

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Numerical study on mixture formation characteristics in a direct-injection hydrogen engine, Sujith Sukumaran

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The AugmenTable: markerless hand manipulation of virtual objects in a tabletop augmented reality environment, Michael Van Waardhuizen

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Discrete element simulations and constitutive modeling of dense granular flows, Vidyapati Vidyapati

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Frequency Domain Active Noise Control with Ultrasonic Tracking, Thomas Chapin Waite

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A study of haptic interactions with an under actuated robot in three dimensions, Melissa Mae Wickham

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Techno-economic, location, and carbon emission analysis of thermochemical biomass to transportation fuels, Mark Wright

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A plug and play framework for an HVAC air handling unit and temperature sensor auto recognition technique, Xiaohui Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Massive model visualization: An investigation into spatial partitioning, Jeremy S. Bennett

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Development of a lab-scale auger reactor for biomass fast pyrolysis and process optimization using response surface methodology, Jared Nathaniel Brown

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Hybrid thermochemical/biological processing of biomass for the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates and hydrogen gas from Rhodospirillum rubrum cultured on synthesis gas, David Craig Chipman

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Design, optimization and evaluation of a free-fall biomass fast pyrolysis reactor and its products, Cody James Ellens

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Modeling of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell functionally graded electrodes and a feasibility study of fabrication techniques for functionally graded electrodes, Reuben Flesner

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Techno-economic comparison of hot water and dilute acid pretreatment for biochemical production of ethanol from corn stover and evaluation of alternative scenarios to purchasing cellulase enzymes, Joshua Alan Fortman

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High-frame-rate planar laser-induced fluorescence imaging of diesel sprays using pulse burst diagnostics, Joseph Fuller

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Molecular dynamics simulation of shock waves in laser-material interaction, Sobieslaw Stanislaw Gacek

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Modeling and Simulation of two-phase flows, Rahul Garg

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Computational modeling of multiphase fibrous flows for simulation based engineering design, Stephen Patrick Gent

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Comparison of the energy and economic feasibility of different building systems., Adam John Gudenkauf

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Thermal and mechanical phenomena in nanoscale constrained domains, Liying Guo

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Virtual reality based multi-modal teleoperation using mixed autonomy, Muthukkumar Kadavasal Sivaraman

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Numerical Study of Effects of High Exhaust Gas Recirculation and Energy Recovery System on Diesel Engine Performance, Brian James Kalina

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Mechanics guided design of hybrid laser/waterjet system for machining of hard and brittle materials, Dinesh Kalyanasundaram