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Graduate Defenses for the 2013-14 Academic Year

Wed, Aug 27

MIME Graduate Defense: "Characterization of Load Transfer in Wood-Based Composites," by Matthew Schwarzkopf, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy, Dual Major Wood Science and Materials Science, 9 am, Richardson Hall 107.

Fri, Aug 8

MIME Graduate Defense: "Examining the Reference Design Process as a New Product Development Process," by Tasha Larson, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 10 am, Rogers 226.

Thurs, July 31

MIME Graduate Defense: "A Framework for Assessing and Improving the Resilience of Complex Engineered Systems," by Hoda Mehrpouyan, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, 1 pm, Rogers 226.

Thurs, July 31

MIME Graduate Defense: "A proposed model for forecasting the project termination phase from an engineering economic perspective," by Nithin Marthandam, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 9 am, Rogers 226.

Tues, July 15

MIME Graduate Defense: "An Approach To Reduced-Order Modeling and Feedback Control For Wave Energy Converters," by Hesam E. Shoori J., candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 11 am, Rogers 226.

Fri, July 11

MIME Graduate Defense: "Bioactive Glass Filled Resin Composites: Mechanical Properties and Resistance to Secondary Tooth Decay," by Dmytro Khvostenko, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science, 3 pm, Rogers 226.

Wed, July 2

MIME Graduate Defense: "The Effects of Ocean Variability and Breaking Waves on Wave Energy Converter Reliability and Survivability," by Adam Brown, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, 2 pm, Rogers 226

Thurs, June 12

MIME Graduate Defense: Design of a Single Lamina for a Microchannel Dialyzer with a Focus on Bubble Removal,” by Mahshid Mohammadi, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, 9:30 am, Rogers 226.

Tues, June 10

MIME Graduate Defense:A comparison of single runs versus multistart for Simulated Annealing and Threshold Accepting,” by Matthew Crews, candidate for Masters of Science, 1 pm, Willamette West Room in the Valley Library.

Mon, June 9

MIME Graduate Defense: Lift and Drag Characteristics of Flexible Pitching and Heaving Airfoils,” by Jesse Rushen, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 9 am, Rogers 226.

Fri, June 6

MIME Graduate Defense: Applied Optimal Control of an Underactuated Bipedal Robot,” by Mikhail Jones, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 9 am, 1420 Valley Library.

Fri, June 6

MIME Graduate Defense: Two-Stage Flexible Flow Shop Scheduling with Blocking Constraint and Batching Machines,” by Hadi Panahi, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering, 9 am, KEC 1007.

Thur, June 5

MIME Graduate Defense: Heat Transfer During the Piston-Cylinder Expansion of a Gas,” by Matthew Jose Rodrigues, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 11 am, Rogers 226.

Thurs, June 5

MIME Graduate Defense:Evaluating Complex Engineered Systems using Complex Network Representations,” by Brandon Haley, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1 pm, Rogers 226.

Tues, June 3

MIME Graduate Defense:Assessing Steel Bevel Gear Design Alternatives for Sustainability Performance through Unit Manufacturing Process Modeling,” by Michael D. Eastwood, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1 pm, Rogers 226.

Thurs, May 29

MIME Graduate Defense:Microchannel Extraction of Te4+ from a Stream of CdTe via MIBK in Supported Liquid Membrane,” by Heather Johnson Liburdy, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 3:30 PM, Rogers 226.

Tues, May 27

MIME Graduate Defense: "Characterization and Mitigation of Train Vibrations in a Laboratory Facility," by Nasko Atanasov, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 9 am in Rogers 226.

Tues, May 27

MIME Graduate Defense: Design of Robust Infrastructure Systems Incorporating User Behavior,” by Joseph Piacenza, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, 1 pm, Rogers 226.

Fri, May 23

MIME Graduate Defense: “Group Scheduling in Electronics Manufacturing with Integration of Internal and External Setup Times,” by Mohammad Yazdani, candidate for PhD in Industrial Engineering, 1 pm, KEC 1007.

Wed, May 14

MIME Graduate Defense: Multiagent Learning for Locomotion and Coordination in Tensegrity Robotics,” by Atil Iscen, candidate for PhD in Computer Science & Mechanical Engineering, 10 am, Rogers 226.

Tues, May 6

MIME Graduate Defense: "Fluidic and Thermal Modeling for the High Production Rate Synthesis of High Quality Nanoparticles," by Daniel Peterson, candidate for Doctorate of Philosophy, 1 pm, Metolius Room, MBI.

Mon, May 5

MIME Graduate Defense: Customer Needs Extraction and Validation of a Disability Simulation Suit for Inclusive Product Design Research,” by Jessica Armstrong, candidate for Master of Science in M. E. Design, minor in I.E. Human Systems Engineering, 3 pm, Rogers 226.

Wed, April 23

MIME Graduate Defense: Differentiating Transportation Modes Using Bluetooth Sensor Data,” by Nadia Bathaee, Candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 2:00 pm, Rogers 226.

Wed, April 16

MIME Graduate Defense: "Development of a Plastic Microchannel Heat Exchanger," by Sean Kirkpatrick, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1:00 pm, Rogers 226.

Wed, April 2

MIME Graduate Defense: Theoretical and Implementation Concerns of Difference Evaluation Functions,” by Mitchell Colby, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, 9:00 AM, Rogers 226.

Thurs, March 20

MIME Graduate Defense: "Conceptual and Strategy Map for Lean Process Transformation,” by Waleed Mirdad, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 11:00 AM, Rogers 226.

Mon, March 17

MIME Graduate Defense: Design of composite sandwich panels for a Formula SAE monocoque chassis,” by Robert Story, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 9:00 am, Rogers 226.

Mon, March 3

MIME Graduate Defense: Alternative Design Considerations for a Wave Energy Converter: A Sustainability Approach,” by Erin Collins, candidate for Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering. 12:00 pm, Rogers 226.

Fri, Feb 21

MIME Graduate Defense: Wood-Adhesive Bondline Analyses with Micro X-ray Computed Tomography,” by Jesse L. Paris, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Wood Science and Materials Science. 9:00 am, Richardson 313.

Mon, Dec 9

MIME Graduate Defense: "Bottom-up Cost Modeling for Vanadium Redox Flow Battery Component Manufacturing," by Zachary Southworth, andidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. Advisor: Dr. Karl Haapala.  2:00 PM, Rogers 226.

Mon, Dec 9

MIME Graduate Defense: "An Economic and Environmental Assessment Model for Microchannel Device Manufacturing," by Qi Gao, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. 12:00 pm, Rogers 226.

Fri, Dec 6

MIME Graduate Defense: "Bi-Criteria Group Scheduling with Learning in Hybrid Flow Shops," by Mir Abbas Bozorgirad, candidate for PhD in Industrial Engineering. Advisor: R. Logen Logendran. 9:00 am, Rogers 226.

Thurs, Dec 5

MIME Graduate Defense: "Understanding Indoor Environmental Quality,” by John Fields, candidate for Masters of Science. Advisor: Dr. Christopher Hoyle. 2:00 pm, Valley Library Room 3622.

Tues, Dec 3

MIME Graduate Defense: "REHand: ReEngineering the human hand to improve function after tendon transfer surgeries," by Katherine L Mardula, candidate for Master of Science. Advisor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian.  3:00 PM, Rogers 226.

Mon, Nov 11

MIME Graduate Defense: "About Good Work," presented by Wei-Tau Lee, Candidate for PhD in Industrial Engineering. Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Funk. 8:00 am, Rogers 226.

Wed, Oct 2

MIME Graduate Defense: A Numerical Methodology for Predicting Total Dissolved Gas at Hydropower Projects with Free, Plunging Spillway Jets presented by Nathan Germann, Candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Advisor: Dr. Kendra Sharp. 2:30 pm, Rogers 226.

Wed, Sept 25

MIME Graduate Defense: Passive Pumping in Pool and Open Channel Configurations via Meso-Scale Asymmetric Surface Patterning, presented by Logan Strid, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. 10 am, Rogers 226.

Mon, Sept 23

MIME Graduate Defense: Compact Integrated Microchannel Combustor, Recuperator and Heat Exchanger (µCHX) For Hydrogen Storage Applications presented by Mohammad Ghazvini, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering. Advisor: Dr. Vinod Narayanan. 10 am, Kelley Engineering Center 1007.

Mon, Sept 23

MIME Graduate Defense: ATRIAS: Challenges and solutions for designing a template-based biped robot presented by Jesse Grimes, candidate for Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major Professor – Dr. Jonathon Hurst. 10 am, Valley Library room 1420.

Wed, Sept 18

MIME Graduate Defense: Determining the Dimensional Requirements of a Reliable Compression Sealing Method for Use in Microchannel Hemodialysers presented by Dustin Ward, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. Major Professor: Dr. Brian Paul. 1 pm, Metolius Room, Microproducts Breakthrough Institute.

Thurs, Sept 5

MIME Graduate Defense: The Dynamic Shear Modulus of Blubber for Selected Large Whale Species presented by Michael P. Summers, Candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Advisor: Dr. John Parmigiani. 11 am, The Valley Library (RM 3622-West).

Thurs, Sept 5

MIME Graduate Defense: Designing and Inventing the Oregon State Age Simulation Suit presented by Adam Rahrer, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Advisor: Dr. Robert Stone. 11 am, KEC 1114.

Thurs, Aug 15

MIME Graduate Defense: The Experimental Characterization of Membrane Behavior in Two-phase Gas Extraction presented by Nick Cappello, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1 pm, Covell Library 117

Fri, Aug 9

MIME Graduate Defense: Rank and Linear Correlation Differences in Simulation and Other Applications presented by Maryam Agahi, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 10 am, Covell 117

Mon, July 29

MIME Graduate Defense: Studying the Application of Learning and Growth Metrics in Healthcare Using Analytic Hierarchy Process presented by Samin Emami, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 1 pm, Covell 117

Fri, July 12

MIME Graduate Defense: Modeling and Analyzing Infrequent Failures: with implications for Process Monitoring Policies presented by Shooka Darabi, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. 12 pm, Covell 117