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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Characterizing effects of defect induction on thermal transport and structural rippling under uniaxial strain of phosphorene through classical molecular dynamics computations, Oswaldo Sanchez

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Thermo-mechanical modeling and parametric analysis of lithium-ion battery, Abhishek Sarkar

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Fully pneumatic semi-active vibration isolator design and analysis, Hans William Schaeffer

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Computational methods and software for the design of inertial microfluidic flow sculpting devices, Daniel James Stoecklein

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Smart Autonomous Grain Carts Towards a Solution to Harvesting-on-Demand, Yan Tian

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Precise control over morphology and density of metal and transition metal nanostructures for sensing and energy related applications, Minh Hoang Tran

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A geometric framework for immersogeometric analysis, Chenglong Wang

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Water assisted laser heat treatment of polycrystalline cubic boron nitride tool materials, Kwang Shiong Wong

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Thermal transport in carbon materials: Effect of low temperature and nanostructures, Yangsu Xie

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Thermochemical conversion of organic and plastic waste materials through pyrolysis, Yuan Xue

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Multi-level voxel representation for GPU-accelerated solid modeling, Gavin Young

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Mobile robotic network deployment for intruder detection and tracking, Rui Zou

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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

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Investigation of momentum exchange term closures for the Eulerian-Eulerian model applied to bubbly flows, Hao Bai

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Automatic generation of augmented reality guided assembly instructions using expert demonstration, Bhaskar Bhattacharya

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

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Development of an enzymatic glucose biosensor for applications in wearable sweat-based sensing, Allison Anne Cargill

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Limits on fine texture discrimination in humans and the role of friction, Geetha Pravallika Chimata

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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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An investigation of skin tribology phenomena involved in tactile communication through braille and its associated psychophysical response during task-based discrimination, Matthew Aguirre Darden

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Understanding energy transfer in aeroelastic flutter and exploiting free-play induced flutter for energy harvesting, Prachi Deepak Deshpande

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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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A novel resource sharing algorithm based on distributed construction, Peter Samuel Broen Finzell

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Analyzing the characteristics of contaminant transport using the Perron-Frobenius operator in indoor building environments, Anthony David Fontanini

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An investigative analysis of an advanced trim and respond control strategy for variable air volume HVAC systems, Nicholas Haberl

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An experimental study on solvent liquefaction, Martin Robert Haverly

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Ion transport in ionomeric polymers for ionic electroactive polymer devices, Wangyujue Hong

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Burst-mode laser particle image velocimetry with multi-time step processing for improved dynamic velocity range, Mark Jeffrey Johnson

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

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High-throughput phenotyping of above and below ground elements of plants using feature detection, extraction and image analysis techniques, Nigel Lee

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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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A fundamental investigation of scaling up turbulent liquid-phase vortex reactor using experimentally validated CFD models, Zhenping Liu

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Improving bio-oil quality and stability based on capping reactions, Wenqi Li

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Consideration behavior and design decision making, Minhua Long

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Deep Learning for Decision Making and Autonomous Complex Systems, Kin Gwn Lore

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Aligning carbon nanofibers in PCL microfibers using microfluidic method: An approach to efficiently improve electrical conductivity and mechanical strength, Mingchang Lu

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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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Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Supported by Nickel Nanotube Array as Supercapacitor Electrode with Improved Rate Capability, Hosein Monshat

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Image analysis and machine learning based methods for disease detection in soybeans, Hsiang Sing Naik

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Understanding biofuel production systems from an economic and environmental perspective, Longwen Ou

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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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Experimental investigation of multiphase flow: Mass transfer and fluid flow in Taylor-Couette reactor and velocity field of train of particles in a square duct, Mahdi Ramezani

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Experimental investigation of oxygen quenching in jet fuel fluorescence for liquid-vapor discrimination, Benjamin Jordan Reuter

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Microfluidic Fiber Fabrication and its Application in Neural Tissue Engineering, Farrokh Sharifi

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Modeling heat and mass transfer in reacting gas-solid flow using particle-resolved direct numerical simulation, Bo Sun

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

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Understanding catalytic pyrolysis of biomass for production of biofuels, Chamila Rajeeva Thilakaratne

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View factors for circular air ducts in attics: fast and accurate approximations, Hiep Tran

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Development of durable superhydrophobic materials for ice- and snow-free airport concrete pavements, Therin Jamal Young

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Laser waterjet heat treatment on super-hard materials, Jingnan Zhao

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Low energy LED lighting heat gain distribution in buildings, Zhikun Zhong

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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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Kinematics analysis and elevation control of a bi-directional VSAT antenna, Dao Yan Lim

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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 L. 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