June 16, 2017

"Bi-level Flexible-Robust Optimization for Energy Allocation Problems," by Arpan Biswas, Candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major professor: Dr. Christopher Hoyle. 12:30 p.m. Rogers 226.

June 13, 2017

"The Role of Communication in New Process Implementations: A General Systems Theory Approach," by Sage M. Kittelman, candidate for masters of science in industrial engineering. Major professor: Dr. Javier Calvo-Amodio. 10 a.m., Rogers 226

"Robotic Deburring," by Francis James, Candidate for Master of Science in Robotics. Major Professors: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian and Dr. Burak Sencer. 3 p.m., Rogers 226.

June 8, 2017

"A Permanent-Magnet Linear Generator Wave Energy Converter for Low Power Ocean Sensors," by Lillian Miles, Candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major Professors: Dr. Jim Moum and Dr. Brian Bay

"Multi-objective Controller Performance for a Fuel Cell Turbine Hybrid Power System," by Andrew Wilson, Candidate for Master of Science in Robotics. Major Professor: Dr. Kagan Tumer

June 7, 2017

"Team Temperature Assessment Framework – A Measure for Team Effectiveness based on the Boeing Portland Production System," by Aaron M. Sprunger, candidate for master of science in industrial engineering. Major professor: Dr. Javier Calvo-Amodio. 10 a.m., Rogers 226

"Time-Dependent Crack Growth Mechanisms in Alloy 617 at 800°C for Next Generation Nuclear Applications," by Dylan Addison, Candidate for Master of Science in Materials Science. Major Professor: Dr. Jamie Kruzic.

"Approaches to Designing and Coordinating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Multiagent Systems," by Brandon Gigous, Candidate for Master of Science in Robotics. Major Professor: Dr. Kagan Tumer.

June 6, 2017

"Knowing Your Customers: Ontological Gathering and Analysis Techniques," by Anthony Nix, candidate for doctor of philosophy in mechanical engineering. Major professor: Rob Stone. 10 a.m., Rogers 226

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

"Human Error in Helicopter Accidents:  Understanding the manifestation of human error across helicopter missions ," by Katarina Morowsky, candidate for doctorate of philosophy in industrial engineering. Major professor: Dr. Kenneth H. Funk II. 12 p.m. Rogers 226

"Numbering-up of Parallel Microchannel Arrays to Megawatt Scale Supercritical CO2 Solar Thermal Receivers," by Matthew B. Hyder, candidate for master of science in mechanical engineering. Major professor: Dr. Brian M. Fronk 2:00 p.m., Rogers 226

Friday, May 24, 2017

"Enabling Design for Energy Efficient Additive Manufacturing," by Hari Prashanth Narayan Nagarajan, candidate for master of science in industrial engineering. Major professor: Dr. Karl R. Haapala. 4 p.m. Rogers 226

May 19, 2017

"Effect of Particle Shape on Nanoparticle Sintering: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study," by Elham Mirkoohi, Candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major professor: Dr. Rajiv Malhotra. 10 a.m., Kearney 311

Friday, May 5, 2017

 "Evaluation of the Predictive Capability of Two-Phase Flow Maps," by Michael VanderPutten, candidate for master of science in mechanical engineering. Major professor: Dr. Brian Fronk.

Monday, April 17, 2017

" Computational modeling of a diffusion bonded microchannel under high pressure and temperature," by Hank Pratte, candidate for master of science in mechanical engineering. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

"Determinants of Resilience in Power Systems – A Look at Situational Awareness," by Yuchi Zhang, candidate for doctor of philosophy in industrial engineering. Major professor: Dr. Chinweike Eseonu. 10:00 am, Rogers 237.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

"Automated Assembly Planning: From CAD Model to Virtual Assembly Process," by Nima Rafibakhsh, candidate for doctor of philosophy in mechanical engineering. Major professor: Prof. Matt Campbell. 10:30 a.m., Rogers 226.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 "Evolutionary Approach for a Multi-Objective Spare Parts Location–Inventory Problem with Time–Based Service Levels," by Prasanna Venkatesh Rajaraman, candidate for doctor of philosophy in industrial engineering. Major Professor: Dr. Hector Vergara. 2:00 p.m., Rogers 226.

Monday, March 13

 “Incorporating Uncertainty in Truckload Relay Network Design,” by Zahra Mokhtari, candidate for PhD in Industrial Engineering. Major professor: Dr. Hector Vergara. 11:00 a.m., Rogers 226.

Friday, March 10

Experimental Investigation of Supercritical Heat Transfer of Carbon Dioxide in Parallel Square Microchannels with a Single-Wall Constant Heat Flux Boundary Condition,” by Kyle R. Zada, candidate for Master of Science in Thermal-Fluid Sciences. Major professor: Dr. Brian M. Fronk. 9:00 a.m., Rogers 230.

Wed., Feb. 22

The Energy Extraction Performance of an Oscillating Rigid and Flexible Foil,” by Alexander Totpal, candidate for Master of Science in Thermal-Fluid Sciences. Major professor: Dr. James Liburdy. 11:00 a.m., Rogers 226

Fri., Feb. 10

Half Array Architecture for Advancing Microchannel Heat Recuperation to Market,” by Samuel Brannon, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy. Major professor: Dr. Brian Paul. 11:00 a.m., Rogers 230

Wed., Jan. 18

Hybrid Desktop Process for Integrated Deposition and Low-cost, In-situ Sintering of Metallic and Non-metallic Conductive Nanoparticles,” by Roshan Bhandari, candidate for Master of Science in Advanced Manufacturing. Major professor: Dr. Rajiv Malhotra. 1:00 p.m., Rogers 226

Fri., Jan. 6

Ontologies to Support Repeatable and Valid Customer Requirements Generation,” by Mark T. Lemke, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major professor: Dr. Robert Stone. 9:00 a.m., Dearborn 100

Thurs., Dec. 29

Thin Films via Chemical Solution Deposition synthesis from the (Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3-(Bi0.5K0.5)TiO3-Bi(Mg0.5Ti0.5)O3 ternary system,” by Jose E Mendez, candidate for Master of Science in Materials Science. Major professor: Dr. Brady J. Gibbons. 12:00 p.m., Rogers 226

Thurs., Dec. 8

Fibers Microbuckling of Uncured Carbon-Epoxy Prepreg in Bending,” by Yizhi Guo, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major professor: Dr. Roberto Albertani. 9 am, Rogers 226.

Wed., Dec. 7

"Computational Investigation on the Effects of Arc Location in Vacuum Arc Remelting," by Miguel F Soler, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major professor: Dr. Kyle E Niemeyer. 10 am, Rogers 226

Mon., Dec. 5

GPU based Fluid Structure Interaction using Immersed Boundary Methods,” by Christopher Minar, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major professor: Dr. Kyle Niemeyer. 10 am, Rogers 226.

Fri., Dec. 2

The Global Consumption Speeds of Premixed Large-Hydrocarbon Fuel/Air Turbulent Bunsen Flames,” by Aaron Jesse Fillo, candidate for Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major professor: Dr. David L. Blunck. 5 pm, Rogers 226.

Thurs., Dec. 1

Impact of RFID Technology on Replenishment Decisions for Multi-Echelon Supply Chains,” by Myrna Leticia Cavazos Sanchez, candidate for Doctor in Philosophy in Industrial Engineering. Major professors: Dr. David Porter, & Dr. Hector Vergara. 3 pm, Kearney 311.

Wed., Nov. 30

"From Functional Modeling to Optimization: Risk and Safety in the Design Process for Large-Scale Systems," by Matthew McIntire, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering. Major professor: Dr. Christopher Hoyle. 1 pm, Rogers 226

Wed., Nov. 30

"Valve Design for Electrorheological Fluid Based Soft Hydraulic Robots," by Alex Zatopa, candidate for Master of Science in Robotics. Major professor: Dr. Yigit Menguc. 2:45 pm, Graf Conference Room

Mon., Nov. 28

"Electronic and Ionic Conduction Processes in (Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3-based Thin Films," by Joel Walenza-Slabe, candidate for Doctor of Materials Science. Major professor: Dr. Brady J. Gibbons. 12 pm, Rogers 226.

Mon., Nov. 21

"Integrated Intermodal Logistics Network Design," by Mohammad Ghane-Ezabadi, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering. Major professor: Dr. Hector A. Vergara. 2 p.m., Rogers 226.

Thurs., Nov. 17

"An Information Modeling Framework and Desktop Application to Compose Unit Manufacturing Process Models for Sustainable Manufacturing Assessment," by Matteo Mario Smullin, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. Major professor: Dr. Karl R. Haapala. 12:00 p.m., Rogers 226.

Fri., Nov. 11

Aircraft Wing Optimization using B-spline Models and Panel Methods ,” by Danielle Monique Jackson, candidate for Master of Science in Design. Major professor: Dr. Christopher Hoyle. 2:30 p.m., Rogers 226.

Thurs., Nov. 3

"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 p.m., Rogers 226.

Thurs., Nov. 3

"A Performance Comparison of Chainsaw Bar Lubricants," by Levi J. Suryan, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major professor: Dr. John Parmigiani. 10:00 a.m., Rogers 226.

Thurs., Oct. 27

" 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 p.m., Kelley 1005.

Fri., Oct. 28

"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 p.m., Kelley 1005.