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Dissertations from 2017

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Patterning and Customization: Evaluating Tensor Field Generation For Mechanical Design On Free-Form Surfaces, Diego Fernando Andrade

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A Biomechanical Model of Human Upper Limb for Objective Stroke Rehabilitation Assessment, Wei Sin Ang

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Advances in Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation Research: Theoretical Modeling and Measurements, Hassan Beydoun

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Design and Control of a Resonant, Flapping Wing Micro Aerial Vehicle Capable of Controlled Flight, David Colmenares

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Thermal Conductivity of Cryoprotective Agents with Applications to Cryopreservation by Vitrification, Lili E. Ehrlich

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The Effects of Laser and Electron Beam Spot Size in Additive Manufacturing Processes, Zachary Ryan Francis

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Investigating Decision Making in Engineering Design Through Complementary Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroimaging Experiments, Kosa Kendall Goucher-Lambert

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Developing Ankle Exoskeleton Assistance Strategies by Leveraging the Mechanisms Involved in Human Locomotion, Rachel W. Jackson

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Bio-Inspired Cell Sense-and-Respond Systems Through Bio-Synthetic and Robotics Approaches, Kyle Blaine Justus

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Understanding the Visual Appearance of Road Scenes Using a Monocular Camera, Jong Ho Lee

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Melt Pool Geometry and Microstructure Control Across Alloys in Metal Based Additive Manufacturing Processes, Sneha Prabha Narra

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Phonon Scattering and Confinement in Crystalline Films, Kevin Dale Parrish

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Particle Interactions in Industrial Granular Systems: Experiments, Theory, and Simulations, Deepak C. Patil

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Surface Plasmon Hybridization in Novel Plasmonic Phenomena, Francisco Ramirez

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Soft Robotic Grippers Using Gecko-Inspired Fibrillar Adhesives for Three-Dimensional Surface Grasping, Sukho Song

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Experimental Study of Turbulent Natural Convective Condensation In the Presence of Non-Condensable Gas on Vertical and Inclined Surfaces, Matthew M. Swartz

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Anomaly Classification Through Automated Shape Grammar Representation, Mark E. Whiting

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Selected Methods for Field-Controlled Reconfiguration of Soft-Matter Electrical Contacts, James P. Wissman

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Taxis-Based Motion Control of Biohybrid Microrobots, Jiang Zhuang

Dissertations from 2016

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Fracture of a Brittle-Particle Ductile Matrix Composite with Applications to a Coating System, Steven Bianculli

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Synthesizing in situ Friction and Wear with ex situ Surface Metrology to Provide Post-mortem Tribological Analysis: Experiments and Modeling, Patrick Dougherty

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Application of Liquid-Metal GaIn Alloys to Soft-matter Capacitance and Related Stretchable Electronics, Andrew L. Fassler

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Centroidal Voronoi Tessellation with Applications in Image and Mesh Processing, Kangkang Hu

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Electrode Development and Characterization for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell with Low to Zero Platinum Loading, Siddharth Komini Babu

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Biodissolvable Microneedle Arrays for Effective Transdermal and Intradermal Delivery of Vaccines and Therapeutics: Manufacturing and Cutaneous Applications, Emrullah Korkmaz

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Computational Methods for Nanoscale X-ray Computed Tomography Image Analysis of Fuel Cell and Battery Materials, Arjun S. Kumar

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Super-Planckian Thermal Radiation from Nanophotonic Structures:|bTheory, Simulation and Experiment, Baoan Liu

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Mode-Resolved Thermal Transport Across Semiconductor Heterostructures, Simon Lu

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Laser-based Rapid Prototyping Techniques for Liquid Metal Circuits, Tong Lu

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Thermal Transport in Organic-Inorganic Heterojunctions: Experimental Measurements and Computational Predictions, Shubhaditya Majumdar

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Investigation and Mitigation of Degradation in Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Pratiti Mandal

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Designing the Characteristics of Design Teams via Cognitively Inspired Computational Modeling, Christopher C. McComb

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Material Gradients in Thin Stretchable Substrates for Wearable Electronics, Naser Naserifar

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Probing the Phase Behavior of Complex Fluids Using Microliter Droplet Reactors, Christopher William Nelson

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On Nondiffusive Thermal Transport and Phonon Mean-Free-Path-Dependent Contributions to Thermal Conductivity, Keith T. Regner

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Autonomous Animation of Humanoid Robots, Junyun Tay

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Development and Experimental Validation of Mathematical Tools for Computerized Monitoring of Cryosurgery, Chandrajit Thaokar

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Passive Mechanical Lysis of Bioinspired Systems: Computational Modeling and Microfluidic Experiments, Kristin M. Warren

Submissions from 2015

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Microsecond-sustained lasing from colloidal quantum dot solids, Michael M. Adachi, Fengjia Fan, Daniel P. Sellan, Sjoerd Hoogland, Oleksandr Voznyy, Arjan J. Houtepen, Kevin D. Parrish, Pongsakorn Kanjanaboos, and Jonathan A. Malen

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Enhanced Digital Design Exploration and Recovery through 3D Wireframe Assistance, Erhan Batuhan Arisoy

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Nonlinear Analysis, Control, and Modeling of the Two-Phase Flow Dynamics in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Michael B. Burkholder

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Informing Ankle-Foot Prosthesis Design and Prescription Through Systematic Experimentation with a Tethered Robotic Prosthesis, Joshua M. Caputo

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Informing Ankle-Foot Prosthesis Prescription through Haptic Emulation of Candidate Devices, Joshua M. Caputo, Peter G. Adamczyk, and Steven Collins

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An Ankle-Foot Prosthesis Emulator with Control of Plantarflexion and Inversion-Eversion Torques, Steven Collins, Myunghee Kim, Tianjian Chen, and Tianyao Chen

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Emergent Systems Energy Laws for Predicting Myosin Ensemble Processivity, Paul Egan, Jeffrey Moore, Christian D. Schunn, Jonathan Cagan, and Philip LeDuc

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Improving human understanding and design of complex multi-level systems with animation and parametric relationship supports, Paul Egan, Christian D. Schunn, Jonathan Cagan, and Philip LeDuc

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Large Thermal Conductivity Differences between the Crystalline and Vitrified States of DMSO with Applications to Cryopreservation., Lili E. Ehrlich, Justin S. G. Feig, Scott N. Schiffres, Jonathan A. Malen, and Yoed Rabin

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Recognition and Modeling of Planar Mechanical Linkages from Images Using Symbolic and Behavioral Cues, Matthew R. Eicholtz

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Solid Mechanics Effects in Cryopreservation Via Vitrification, David Phillip Eisenberg

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Characterizing Electrode-Level Oxygen Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, William K. Epting

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Transient Melt Pool Response in Additive Manufacturing of Ti-6Al-4V, Jason Cho Fox

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Water Spray Evaporative Cooling at System Pressures Below the Triple Point, Eric L. Golliher

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Probing Collective Migration of a 3-D Embryonic Tissue through Microfluidics with 3-D Bio-etching, Melis Hazar

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Thermal Transport in Semiconductors and Metals from First-Principles, Ankit Jain

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Strongly anisotropic in-plane thermal transport in single-layer black phosphorene., Ankit Jain and Alan J.H. McGaughey

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Development of Computational Tools for Computerized Training of Cryosurgery, Robert L. Keelan

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Ankle Controller Design For Robotic Ankle-Foot Prostheses to Reduce Balance-Related Effort During Walking Using a Dynamic Walking Approach, Myunghee Kim

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Once-per-step control of ankle-foot prosthesis push-off work reduces effort associated with balance during walking, Myunghee Kim and Steven Collins

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Molecular simulations and lattice dynamics determination of Stillinger-Weber GaN thermal conductivity, Zhi Liang, Ankit Jain, Alan J.H. McGaughey, and Pawel Keblinksi

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Geometric Modeling and Shape Analysis for Biomolecular Complexes Based on Eigenfunctions, Tao Liao

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Mechanical and Thermal Characterizations of Crystalline Polymer Micro/nanofibers, Pengfei Li

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Volumetric T-spline Construction for Isogeometric Analysis – Feature Preservation, Weighted Basis and Arbitrary Degree, Lei Liu

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Porous Media Modeling of Microchannel Cooled Electronic Chips with Nonuniform Heating, Yubai Li and Shi-Chune Yao

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Thermal conductance of superlattice junctions, Simon Lu and Alan J.H. McGaughey

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The influence of push-off timing in a robotic ankle-foot prosthesis on the energetics and mechanics of walking., Philippe Malcolm, Roberto E. Quesada, Joshua M. Caputo, and Steven H. Collins

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Thermal Properties of Organic-Inorganic Materials Superstructured at the Nanoscale, Wee-Liat Ong

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Quantifying Strength Size Effects in Polycrystalline Silicon and Aluminum with On-chip Test Platforms, Mohamed Saleh

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Computerized Training of Cryosurgery: Prostate Geometric Modeling and Training Framework, Anjali Sehrawat

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Tuning Near Field Radiation by Nanophotonic Materials, Jiawei Shi

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A Macro-scale, Tribological Modeling Framework for Simulating Multiple Lubrication Regimes and Engineering Applications, Gagan Srivastava

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Variation-Based Linearization of Nonlinear Systems Evolving on SO(3) and S2, Guofan Wu and Koushil Sreenath

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Theoretical and Computational Studies on Thrombus Formation and Multiphase Characteristics of Blood Flow, Wei-Tao Wu

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Quantification of Temperature Implications and Investigation of Battery Design Options for Electrified Vehicles, Tugre Yuksel

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Learning Shape Proxies from 3D Geometries for Semantic Analysis, Representation and Manipulation of Man-Made Objects, Mehmet Ersin Yumer

Dissertations from 2014

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Mechanics of Adhesion and Contact Self-Cleaning of Bio-Inspired Microfiber Adhesives, Uyiosa Anthony Abusomwan

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Rapidly Exponentially Stabilizing Control Lyapunov Functions and Hybrid Zero Dynamics, Aaron D. Ames, Kevin Galloway, Koushil Sreenath, and Jessy W. Grizzle

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Three Dimensional Dynamics of Micro Tools and Miniature Ultra-High-Speed Spindles, Bekir Bediz

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Contamination- induced Interfacial Resistance in Ohmic Microswitch Contacts, Vitali Brand

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Prosthetic ankle push-off work reduces metabolic rate but not collision work in non-amputee walking., Joshua M. Caputo and Steven Collins

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Emulating prosthetic feet during the prescription process to improve outcomes and justifications, Joshua M. Caputo, Steven Collins, and Peter G. Adamczyk

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On the Effects of Thermal History on the Development and Relaxation of Thermo-Mechanical Stress in Cryopreservation., David P. Eisenberg, Paul S. Steif, and Yoed Rabin

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Thermal expansion of vitrified blood vessels permeated with DP6 and synthetic ice modulators., David P. Eisenberg, Michael J. Taylor, Jorge L. Jimenez-Rios, and Yoed Rabin

Advancements in Cryomacroscopy with Applications to Cryopreservation by Vitrification, Justin S.G. Feig

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The Scanning Cryomacroscope - A Device Prototype for the Study of Cryopreservation., Justin S.G Feig and Yoed Rabin

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Interactive prostate shape reconstruction from 3D TRUS images, Tomotake Furuhata, Inho Song, Hong Zhang, Yoed Rabin, and Kenji Shimada

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Integrated Control of Solidification Microstructure and Melt Pool Dimensions In Additive Manufacturing Of Ti - 6Al - 4V, Joy E. Gockel

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Availability of Biomass Residues for Co-Firing in Peninsular Malaysia: Implications for Cost and GHG Emissions in the Electricity Sector, W. Michael Griffin, Jeremy J. Michalek, H. Scott Matthews, and Mohd Nor Azman Hassan

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Design, Analysis, Modeling and Testing of a Micro-scale Refrigeration System, Dongzhi Guo

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Electrocaloric characterization of a poly(vinylidene fluoridetrifluoroethylene-chlorofluoroethylene) terpolymer by infrared imaging, Dongzhi Guo, Jinsheng Gao, Ying-ju Yu, Suresh Santhanam, Gary K. Fedder, Alan J.H. McGaughey, and S. C. Yao

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Design and modeling of a fluid-based micro-scale electrocaloric refrigeration system, Dongzhi Guo, Jinsheng Gao, Ying-ju Yu, Suresh Santhanam, Andrew Slippey, Gary K. Fedder, Alan J.H. McGaughey, and Shi-Chune Yao

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Vehicle Demand Forecasting with Discrete Choice Models: 2 Logit 2 Quit, Christine Grace Haaf

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Thermal conductance of the junction between single-walled carbon nanotubes, Lin Hu and Alan J.H. McGaughey

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Thermal conductivity of compound semiconductors: Interplay of mass density and acoustic-optical phonon frequency gap, Ankit Jain and Alan J.H. McGaughey

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Characterization of a CMOS sensing core for ultra-miniature wireless implantable temperature sensors with application to cryomedicine, Ahmad Khairi, Chandrajit Thaokar, Gary K. Fedder, Jeyanandh Paramesh, and Yoed Rabin

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Thermal conductivity accumulation in amorphous silica and amorphous silicon, Jason M. Larkin and Alan J.H. McGaughey

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Thermal plasmonic interconnects in graphene, Baoan Liu, Yongmin Liu, and Sheng Shen

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Porous Media Modeling of Two-Phase Microchannel Cooling of Electronic Chips With Nonuniform Power Distribution, Jun Jie Liu, Hua Zhang, S. C. Yao, and Yubai Li

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hermal-Aware Microchannel Cooling of Multicore Processors: A Three-Stage Design Approach, Yubai Li, Dongzhi Guo, and Shi-Chune Yao

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Social Scene Understanding from Social Cameras, Hyun Soo Park

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Origins of thermal conductivity changes in strained crystals, Kevin D. Parrish, Ankit Jain, Jason M. Larkin, Wissam A. Saidi, and Alan J.H. McGaughey