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Graduate Defenses for the 2014-15 Academic Year


Mon., Sept. 21

MIME Graduate Defense: "Statistics-based Approach for Predicting Low Temperature Combustion Engine Fuel Performance," by Shane Daly, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 3:30 PM, Rogers 2

Wed, September 16

MIME Graduate Defense: "Multi-Robot Coordination: Applications in Orchard Bin Management and Informative Path Planning," by Yawei Zhang, candidate for Master of Science in Robotics, 8:00 am, Rogers 226

Tues, September 15

MIME Graduate Defense: "Soft Magnetic Composite for High Frequency Applications," by Han Song, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science, 3:00 pm, Kelley 3114

Fri, September 11

MIME Graduate Defense: "Understanding Designer Mental Models to Support Computer Directed Analogical Design," by Ryan Arlitt, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, 8:00 am, Rogers 226

Tues, September 8

MIME Graduate Defense: "A Comprehensive Methodology for Measuring the Performance of Transit Networks," by Mehrdad Rahanjam, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 12:00 pm, Rogers 226

Fri, August 28

MIME Graduate Defense:A Unit Manufacturing Process Characterization Methodology and Supporting Terminology for Sustainable Manufacturing Assessment” by Ian C Garretson, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 1 pm, Rogers 226

Fri, August 21

MIME Graduate Defense: "A Functional Systems Approach to Comprehensive Emergency Management," by Sami Al-AbdRabbuh, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering,” 9:55 am, Rogers 226

Wed, June 17

MIME Graduate Defense:Learning-based Control of Experimental Hybrid Fuel Cell Power Plant,” by Andrew Gabler, candidate for Master of Science in Robotics, 9:15 am, Rogers 226

Mon, June 15

MIME Graduate Defense:Material Properties in Ceramic Injection Molding Design,” by Kunal Kate, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science, 3 pm, Rogers 226

Mon, June 15

MIME Graduate Defense: Thermal Processing of Injection-Molded Silicon Carbide,” by Richard Chinn, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science, 10 am, Rogers 226

 Wed, June 10

MIME Graduate Defense: Defining Intuitive Use,” by Tylee Cairns, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 2 pm, Rogers 226

Wed, June 10

MIME Graduate Defense: Ionic Cross-linked Cellulose Nanocrystalls Composites of Poly (vinyl acetate),” by Han Chan, candidate for Master of Science in Materials Science, 11 am, Rogers 226

Tues, June 9

MIME Graduate Defense: Modeling Task Prioritization Behaviors in a Time-Pressured Multitasking Environment,” by Takeaki Toma, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering, 8 am, Rogers 226

Tues, June 9

MIME Graduate Defense: Real-Time Estimation and Prediction of Wave Excitation Forces for Wave Energy Control Applications,” by Bradley A Ling, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 9 am, KEC 1114

Fri, June 5

MIME Graduate Defense:Heat Transfer and Flow Characterization in Microscale Pin Fin Heat Sinks,” by Erfan Rasouli, candidate for Philosophy of Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, 9:00 am, Rogers 226

Fri, June 5

MIME Graduate Defense: "Photonic Sintering of Nanoparticle Inks: Experimental Characterization, Computational Modeling and System Design for Additive Manufacturing,” by Will MacNeill, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 3:00 PM, Rogers 222. *Please note the updated room location.

 

Fri, June 5

MIME Graduate Defense: “A Theoretical Framework to Capture Stakeholders’ Perspectives for the Design of Collaborative Communication Structure for Specialized Organization,” by Tanida Chongvilaiwan, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 11:30 am, Rogers 304

Fri, June 5

MIME Graduate Defense: "Electronic Properties of Passive Films on Carbon Steel Rebar in Simulated Concrete Pore Solutions," by Jon Williamson, candidate for Master of Science in Materials Science, 2:30 PM, Kearney 111C

Fri, June 5

MIME Graduate Defense: "Photonic Sintering of Nanoparticle Inks: Experimental Characterization, Computational Modeling and System Design for Additive Manufacturing, "by Will MacNeill, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 3:00 PM, Rogers 226

Thurs, June 4

MIME Graduate Defense: "Development and Applications of Oxide Thin Films using Atomic Layer Deposition and Prompt Inorganic Condensation," by Sean Weston Smith, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science, 8:30 AM, Kelley 1007

Thurs, June 4

MIME Graduate Defense:Vertical Axis Pendulum Wave Energy Converters: Investigating Control Strategies and the Deployment of a Scaled Generic Prototype,” by Blake Boren, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, 11:15 AM, KEC 1007

Thurs, June 4

MIME Graduate Defense:Predicting Aerodynamic Loads on Highly Flexible Membrane Wings," by Trenton Carpenter, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy, 3 PM, Kelley 4107

Wed, June 3

MIME Graduate Defense: "Non-Isotropic Fiber Reinforced Elastic Membranes for Micro Air Vehicle Wings," by Josh Wilcox, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1 PM, KEC 1114.

Wed, June 3

MIME Graduate Defense: "Automated Synthesis of Planar Mechanisms with Revolute, Prismatic and Pin-In-Slot Joints," by Weifeng Huang, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2 PM, KEAR 202.

Wed, June 3

MIME Graduate Defense: "Shocks and Awe: Damping Selection in Racecars to Maximize Grip," by Trevor Takaro, candidate for Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2 PM, Rogers 226

Tues, June 2

MIME Graduate Defense: "Fiber Reinforced Composite Power-Mooring Cables Design and Manufacturing applied to Wave Energy Converters," by Andrew Miller, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2 PM, Kelley 1114.

Tues, June 2

MIME Graduate Defense: "Modeling Implantable Passive Mechanisms for Modifying the Transmission of Forces and Movements between Muscle and Tendons," by Taymaz Homayouni, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 10 AM, Rogers 226

Thurs, May 28

MIME Graduate Defense: "Smart Grid Acceptance in the United States: A sociological framework evaluation," by Sri Dattha Palwai, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 8 AM, Rogers 226

Fri, April 24

MIME Graduate Defense: "Reverse Engineering, Modeling, and Redesign of a Vibratory Conveyor," by Tim Foglesong, candidate for MS in Mechanical Engineering, 10 AM, Rogers 226

Tues, April 21

MIME Graduate Defense: “Multi-Objective Optimization in Multiagent Systems,” by Logan Yliniemi, candidate for Ph.D. in Robotics & Mechanical Engineering, 9 AM, Rogers 226

Tues, April 7

MIME Graduate Defense: "Non-Stoichiometry in Perovskite Solid-Solutions," by Sasiporn (Noon) Prasertpalichat, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science, 2 PM, Rogers 226

Tues, March 24

MIME Graduate Defense: "Design and Testing of an Integrated Wildlife-Wind Turbine Interactions Detection System," by Jeremy Flowers, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 8:30 AM, Rogers 226.

Mon, March 16

MIME Graduate Defense: "Template-Based Control of the Bipedal Robot ATRIAS," by Andrew Peekema, candidate for Masters of Science in Robotics, 2 pm, Rogers 226.

Fri, Dec 19
MIME Graduate Defense: “
Heat Treatment Effects on CPM-M4 Tool Steel Performance as Edged Blade Material," by Sidi Lian, candidate for Master of Science in Materials Science, 2 pm, Rogers 226.

Mon, Dec 15
MIME Graduate Defense:
From Running Birds to Walking Robots: Optimization as a Unifying Framework for Dynamic Bipedal Locomotion," by Christian Hubicki, candidate for PhD in Robotics and Mechanical Engineering, 1 pm, Rogers 226.

Mon, Dec 15

MIME Graduate Defense: "Dynamics and Control of Spring-Mass Robots with Compliant Legs," by Hamid Reza Vejdani, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Robotics & Mechanical Engineering, 11 am, Rogers 226.

Fri, Dec 12
MIME Graduate Defense:
"Development of New High Temperature Piezoelectric Perovskite Ceramics," by Troy Ansell, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science, 2 pm, Valley Library, Willamette West Seminar Room.

Thurs, Dec 11
MIME Graduate Defense:
"Determination of Cutting Forces With Asymmetric Wedge Blades," by Andrew Phan, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 10 am, Rogers 226.

Tues, Dec 9
MIME Graduate Defense:
"Influence of subset size, shape and orientation on texture based igital image correlation," by Jianqing Cui, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 10 am, Kelley 1114.

Fri, Dec. 5
MIME Graduate Defense:
"Grasping Complex Steel Castings with an Underactuated Parallel Jaw Gripper," by Ryan Carpenter, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 10 am, Rogers 226.

Fri, Dec 5
MIME Graduate Defense: 
"A Shared-Autonomy Heavy-Lift Assistive Robot for Manufacturing,” By Taylor Finley, candidate for Master of Science in Robotics, 1 pm, Valley Library, Room 3622.

Mon, Nov 24
MIME Graduate Defense:
"The Application of Lean to New Product Development Processes," by Woraruthai Choothian, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering, 10 am, Rogers 226.

 Fri, Nov 21
MIME Graduate Defense:
"Medical Diagnosis: A Functional Model and Diagnostic Aid," by Kiumars Zolfaghari, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 10 am, Rogers 226.

Wed, Nov. 19
MIME Graduate Defense:
"A Modeling and Empirical Study of a Novel Bi-Modal Natural Gas Internal Combustion Engine with Fuel Compression Capability," by Robert Elgin III, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 8:15 am, Rogers 226.

Mon, Nov 17
MIME Graduate Defense:
"A Framework for Integrating Systems Thinking into Sustainable Manufacturing,” by Hao Zhang, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering, 10 am, Rogers 226.

Fri, Nov 7
MIME Graduate Defense:
Numerical Design of a High-Flux Microchannel Solar Receiver,” by Charles Rymal, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2 pm, Rogers 226.

Fri, Oct 24
MIME Graduate Defense:
Characterization of High Temperature Fatigue Mechanisms in Haynes 282 Nickel Based Superalloy,” by Kyle Rozman, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science, 2 pm, Rogers 226.

Wed, Sept 24
MIME Graduate Defense:
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Spare Parts Inventory Management Methods for Warranty Service Satisfaction,” by Andrew Bluett, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 10 am, Rogers 226.

Mon, Sept 22
MIME Graduate Defense
: “Evaluation of Abaqus for Simulating Quasi-Static Mode III Shear of Edge Notched Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Panels,” by Imran Hyder, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1 pm, Kelly 1007.

Mon, Sept 15
MIME Graduate Defense:
 "Developing a Should Cost Model to predict display pricing in Smartphones," by Viswanath Parameshwaran Kashi, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 11 am, Rogers 226.