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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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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

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Modeling and control of material removal and defectivity in chemical mechanical planarization, Pavan Kumar Karra

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Parametric study and optimization of diesel engine operation for low emissions using different injectors, Prashanth Kumar Karra

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The effects of biomass pretreatments on the products of fast pyrolysis, Randall Dennis Kasparbauer

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Feedforward control approach to precision trajectory design and tracking : Theory and application to nano-mechanical property mapping using Scanning Probe Microscope, Kyongsoo Kim

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Engine spray combustion modeling using unified spray model with dynamic mesh refinement, Ravi Kolakaluri

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Enhancement of engine simulation using LES turbulence modeling and advanced numerical schemes, Yuanhong Li

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Tools & techniques for reduced energy consumption with residential energy system example application, James Steven Marschalek

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Investigations into the fate and behavior of selected inorganic compounds during biomass gasification, Patrick Marshall Meehan

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Considering value of information when using CFD in design, John Satprim Misra

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Real-time scenegraph creation and manipulation in an immersive environment using an iPhone, Brandon James Newendorp

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Laser microfabrication and testing of silicon carbide diaphragms for MEMS applications, Benjamin Pecholt

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Determination of critical factors for fast and accurate 2D medical image deformation, Catherine Elise Peloquin

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Development of a Rate of Injection Bench and Constant Volume Combustion Chamber for Diesel Spray Diagnostics, Anthony Phan

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comparison of bio-oil produced in a fractionated bio-oil collection system, Anthony Joseph Sherwood Pollard

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Combustion and emissions characteristics of a compression-ignition engine using dual ammonia-diesel fuel, Aaron Reiter

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Surface damage of metallic implants due to mechanical loading and chemical reactions, Jae-joong Ryu

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Ultrafast-time-gated ballistic-photon imaging and shadowgraphy in optically dense rocket sprays, Zane Donald Schaefer

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Qualitative measurements of pressure-atomized sprays through simultaneous collection of planar fluorescence, phosphorescence, and Mie scattering data, Jacob Brian Schmidt

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A virtual reality interface for the design of compliant mechanisms, Utkarsh Seth

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Performance evaluation of carbon-dioxide sensors used in building HVAC applications, Som Sagar Shrestha

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Response of tin whiskers to dynamic input: Mathematical modeling and experimental property measurement, Matthew James Spitzner

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Techno-economic analysis of biomass-to-liquids production based on gasification, Ryan Michael Swanson

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improving path planning of unmanned aerial vehicles in an immersive environment using meta-paths and terrain information, Levi Daniel Swartzentruber

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The uses of laboratory testing of biomass cookstoves and the shortcomings of the dominant U.S. protocol, Robert Pendleton Taylor

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A non-body conformal grid method for simulations of laminar and turbulent flows with a compressible large eddy simulation solver, Wen Wang

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An investigation of active structural acoustic control in resonant enclosures, Christopher E. Whitmer

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Pyrolysis oil combustion characteristics and exhaust emissions in a swirl-stabilized flame, Derek Wissmiller

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Inversion-based feedforward-feedback control: theory and implementation to high-speed atomic force microscope imaging, Ying Wu

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Development of Novel Semisolid Powder Processing for Micromanufacturing, Yufeng Wu

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Development of Adaptive Mesh Refinement Scheme and Conjugate Heat Transfer Model for Engine Simulations, Qingluan Xue

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Control approach to high-speed large-range AFM imaging and nanofabrication, Yan Yan

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Predicting loads on ground engaging tillage tools using computational fluid dynamics, Mark Eugene Barker

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A feasibility study of implementing an Ammonia Economy, Jeffrey Ralph Bartels

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Investigation of tribological properties of biobased polymers and polymeric composites, Satyam Kumar Bhuyan

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Laser Sintering of Nanodiamond Powders on Aluminum Substrate, Rodger Vincent Blum

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Investigation into the stress assisted damage of copper surface under single asperity: influence of contact pressures, surfaces stress states and environments, Bun Hiong Chua

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The role of information flow in engineering optimization, Steven Michael Corns

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Applications of narrative to the engineering decision making process and the pedagogy of engineering education, Todd Chaney Dusold

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A framework for tumor segmentation and interactive immersive visualization of medical image data for surgical planning, Jung Leng Foo

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Visualizing fluidized beds with X-rays, Nathan Paul Franka

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Energy comparison of under floor air distribution heating ventilation and air conditioning systems in office buildings, Jonathon Richard Giles

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Pulsed laser ablation and micromachining of 4H and 6H SiC wafers for high-temperature MEMS sensors, Saurabh Gupta

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Analysis of a DDGS Air-Drying System with heat recovery, Christopher Brady Hoeck

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Improving solution characteristics of particle swarm optimization through the use of digital pheromones, parallelization, and graphical processing units (GPUs), Vijay Kiran Kalivarapu

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Effect of conformational change on nanoscale friction behavior of organic thin films, Kanaga Karuppiah Kanaga Subramanian

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Autonomous construction agents: An investigative framework for large sensor network self-management, Joshua Bruce Koch

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The Application of Polynomial Response Surface and Polynomial Chaos Expansion Metamodels within an Augmented Reality Conceptual Design Environment, Andrew Thomas Koehring

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Energy efficiency enhancements to a low energy high performance building, Joel Clifton Logan

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

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Force interaction characterization between thrombin and DNA aptamers, Janice Dionne Marquardt

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An interactive color pre-processing method to improve tumor segmentation in digital medical images, Marisol Martinez Escobar

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Establishing an advanced engineering framework for engineering decision making, Douglas Stinson McCorkle

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Simulating energy efficiency in laboratory buildings, Robert Marcel Milbrandt

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Metamodeling for the quantitative assessment of conceptual designs in an immersive virtual reality environment, Christian John Noon

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Characterization of actuator behaviors of ferrogels obtained from physical and chemical cross-linking methods, Geunhyung Park

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Devising a more robust automated detection method using audio frequency spectra, Gregory Stargell

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An energy and cost analysis of residential ground-source heat pumps in Iowa, Matthew James Swenka

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Carbon conversion during bubbling fluidized bed gasification of biomass, Kevin Jay Timmer