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Graduate Defenses for the 2015-16 Academic Year

Thurs., Nov. 3

MIME Graduate Defense: "Corrosion of Carbon and Stainless Steels in H2O-sCO2 Environments for Power Cycle Applications," by Lucas Teeter, candidate for Master of Science in Materials Science. Major Professor: Dr. Julie Tucker. 4:30 PM, Rogers 226.

Thurs., Oct. 27

MIME Graduate Defense: "Chemical solution deposition and advanced characterization of Pb-free, Bi-based, piezoelectric thin films," by Ashley Diane Mason, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science. Major Professor: Dr. Brady J. Gibbons. 12:30 PM, Kelley 1005.

Fri., Oct. 28

MIME Graduate Defense: "Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis of Niobium for Characterization of Light Interstitials," by Ian J. Love, candidate for Master of Science in Materials Science. Major Professor: Dr. Julie D. Tucker. 12:30 PM, Kelley 1005.

Thurs., Sept. 15

MIME Graduate Defense: "Defect Mechanisms in Bi-based Perovskites," by Nitish Kumar, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy. Major Professor: Dr. David P. Cann. 11 am, Kearney 311.

Tues., Sept. 13

MIME Graduate Defense: "Robotic Machining Fundamentals for Casting Defect Removal," by Moriah Biederman, candidate for Master of Science in Robotics. Major Professor: Dr. Ross Hatton. 11 am, Rogers 226.

Wed., Aug. 31

MIME Graduate Defense: "Analyzing Human Gaze Patterns during Grasping Tasks to Improve Performance of Robotic Grasping," by Sai Krishna Allani, candidate for Master of Science in Robotics. Major Professor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian. 11 am, Kearney 124.

Tues., Aug. 23

MIME Graduate Defense: "Advancing Robotic Grasp Planning Using Human Heuristics for Grasp Similarity," by Saurabh Milind Dixit, candidate for Master of Science in Robotics. Major Professor: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian. 1 pm, Rogers 226.

Tues., Aug 2

MIME Graduate Defense: "D++: Structural Credit Assignment in Tightly Coupled Multiagent Domains,” by Aida Rahmattalabi, candidate for Master of Science in Robotics. Major Professor: Dr. Kagan Tumer. 10 am, Rogers 226.

Mon., July 25

MIME Graduate Defense: "Stability and Liftoff of Non-premixed Large Hydrocarbon Flames in MILD Conditions," by Eric Walters, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major Professor: Dr. David L. Blunck. 10 am, Rogers 226.

Mon., June 13

MIME Graduate Defense: "Planning Under Uncertainty for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles," by Ryan Skeele, candidate for Master of Science in Robotics, 2 pm, Rogers 226

Thurs., June 9

MIME Graduate Defense: "Design of Complex Engineered Systems Using Multiagent Coordination," by Nicolas Soria, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 3 pm, Kearney 124

Wed., June 8

MIME Graduate Defense: "Floating Offshore Wind Array Systems Optimization off the US West Coast using an Extended Pattern Search Algorithm," by Caitlin Forinash, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 10 am, Rogers 226

Mon., June 6

MIME Graduate Defense: "Techno-Economic Optimization and Environmental Impact Analysis for a Mixed Upstream and Midstream Forest Biomass to Bio-Products Supply Chain," by Amin Mirkouei, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering, 10 am, Kearney 124

 

Mon., June 6

MIME Graduate Defense: "Composite Tools and Optimization in Racecars to Reduce Mass and Design Time," by Marshall Wagoner, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 9 am, Valley Library - Willamette East Room

Fri., June 3

MIME Graduate Defense: "Evaluating Cultural Dimensions to Design Better User Interfaces," by Robert Miller, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering 1 pm, Rogers 226

Wed., June 1

MIME Graduate Defense: "An Application of Visual Management to Reduce In-House Material Handling Wastes in SMEs with High Product Variety and Low Volume," by Cody Kopriva, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 11 am, Rogers 226

Wed., June 1

MIME Graduate Defense: "Analyzing Human Gaze Patterns During Grasping Tasks to Improve Performance of Robotic Grasping," by Sai Krishna Allani, candidate for Master of Science in Robotics, 2 pm, Rogers 226

Tues., May 31

MIME Graduate Defense: "Role of Alloying on Thermal Stability of Duplex Stainless Steel," by David Garfinkel, candidate for Master of Science in Materials Science 2 pm, Rogers 226

Thurs., May 26

MIME Graduate Defense:  Using Automation to Understand Sustainable Design Trade-offs and to Promote Environmental Sustainability in the Early Design Phase,” by Addison Wisthoff, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2 pm, KEC 1001.

Wed., May 25

MIME Graduate Defense: “Lift Enhancement of Pliant Wings Through Bio-Mimicry,” by N. Brent Osterberg, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2 pm, Rogers 226.

Tues., May 24

MIME Graduate Defense: “Heat Treatment Effects on the Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of CPM-M4 Tool Steel,” by Cody Fast, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 12 pm, Rogers 226

Tues., May 17

MIME Graduate Defense: “Role of Stoichiometry on Ageing behavior in Nuclear Applications,” by Fei Teng, candidate for Master of Science in Material Science, 9 am, Batcheller 341

Tues., May 17

MIME Graduate Defense: Dividing Complex Parts into Multiple Pieces for Advanced Joining and Additive Manufacturing,” by Brandon Massoni, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 9 am, Rogers 226.

 

Fri., May 13, 2016

MIME Graduate Defense:  Residential Consumer Impact Information towards Reliability Assessment of Power System,” by Bivek Gurung, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 8 am, Rogers 304.

 

Fri., May 13, 2016

MIME Graduate Defense:  Towards a Conceptual Change Model to Support Organizational Change Efforts,” by Joshua D. Hille, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 10 am, KEC 1114.

Wed., May 11, 2016

MIME Graduate Defense:  Development of a Salticid Spider Inspired Jumping Robot,” by Ramsey Tachella, candidate for Master of Science in Robotics, 12 pm, Rogers 226.

Thurs., May 5

MIME Graduate Defense:  "Robots Against Infectious Diseases: A Technologically Grounded, Human-Centered Exploration," by Kory Kraft, candidate for Master of Science in Robotics. 1 pm, Rogers 226.

Wed., March 16

MIME Graduate Defense: "Assessing Student Conceptual Understanding: Supplementing Deductive Coding with Natural Language Processing Techniques," by Christian Arbogast, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1 pm, Rogers 226.

Fri., March 4

MIME Graduate Defense: “Atomic Layer Deposition of Two Dimensional MoS2 on 150 mm Substrates," by Arturo Valdivia, candidate for Master of Science in Materials Science 10 AM, KEC 4107.

Fri., March 4

MIME Graduate Defense: "DNS of Particle-bed—Turbulence Interactions in oscillatory Flows," by Chaitanya D. Ghodke, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, 9 AM, KEC 1114.

Fri., March 4

MIME Graduate Defense: "Applications of an Agent-based Approach to Automated Structure Design," by Robin Kiff, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 9:00 AM, Kearney 311.

Wed., Feb. 24

MIME Graduate Defense: "Multi Objective Aerodynamic Design in Formula SAE," by Phillip Arscott, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 11 AM, Rogers 226.

Wed., Feb. 24

MIME Graduate Defense: "Force Prediction in the Compression Sealing of an Ultra-thin Elastoviscoplastic Membrane," by Patrick Scot McNeff, candidate for Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering, 4 PM, Rogers 226.

 Thurs., Feb. 25

MIME Graduate Defense: "Developing a Design Model for Cellulose Nanocrystal Composites" by Meisam Shir Mohammadi, candidate for PhD in Materials Science, 2 PM, Richardson 115.

Thurs., Dec. 10

MIME Graduate Defense: "Analysis of Cellulose Nanocrystal Aerogels," by Christian Buesch, candidate for PhD in Materials Science and Industrial Engineering, 10:00 AM, Richardson Hall 115.

Thurs., Dec. 10

MIME Graduate Defense: "Automated Synthesis of Hybrid Energy Network Optimization using A* & Ensemble Forecasting," by Jonathan Luc, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 12 PM, Rogers 226.

Wed., Dec. 9

MIME Graduate Defense: Best Practices in Engineering Activities within New Product Development at Apparel Companies,” by Robert McKenna, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 9:00 AM, Rogers 226.

Wed., Dec. 9

MIME Graduate Defense: "Characterizing Climate Change and Its Impacts in Data-Sparse Mountain Regions," by Thomas Mosier, candidate for Dual-Major PhD in Water Resources Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, 9:00 AM, Burt Hall 193.

Wed., Dec. 9

MIME Graduate Defense: "Temperature Evolution of Spark Kernels in Quiescent and Cross-flow Conditions," by Sebastian Okhovat, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2:00 PM, 226 Rogers Hall.

Tues., Dec. 8

MIME Graduate Defense: "Wave Energy Converter Array Optimization: Array Economic Analysis and Preliminary Results of a Genetic Algorithm Approach Introducing Cost Factors," by Chris Sharp, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 10:00 AM, Rogers 226.

Mon., Dec. 7

MIME Graduate Defense: Comprehensive Characterization of Oxide Growth of Aluminum Alloy 6061 in Nuclear Research and Test Reactor,” by Youran Wei, candidate for Master of Science in Material Science, 1:00 PM, Rogers 226.

Fri., Dec. 4

MIME Graduate Defense: Making the Unconscious Unconscious: Reclaiming Microinteractions for People with Motor Disabilities,” by Daniel Lazewatsky, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Robotics, 11:00 AM, Rogers 226.

Thurs., Dec. 3

MIME Graduate Defense: Efficient Algorithms for Solving the Median Problem on Real Road Networks,” by Saeed Ghanbartehrani, candidate for PhD in Industrial Engineering, 11:00 AM, Milam Hall 236.

Wed., Dec. 2

MIME Graduate Defense: “Best Practices in Engineering Activities within New Product Development at Apparel Companies,” by Robert McKenna, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2:00 PM, Rogers 226.

Mon., Nov. 30

MIME Graduate Defense: Effect of Imprinting Process on Fracture Behavior of a Zr-based Bulk Metallic Glass,” by Bosong Li, candidate for Master of Science in Materials Science, 9:00 AM, KEC 1114.

Thurs., Nov. 12

MIME Graduate Defense:Developing New Routes for Mechanical Characterization of Metal-Organic Frameworks,” by Bryan Maack, candidate for Master of Science in Materials Science, 1: 30 pm, KEC 1114.

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