Final Defense Schedule

The following are the currently scheduled MS and PhD final thesis/dissertation defenses. 

Date & TimeStudent, Thesis/Dissertation Title, Location
Fri., December 13, 2022
10:00 a.m.
Student: Roshan Roshankhah, PhD – Mechanical Engineering
Thesis/Dissertation Title: “Ultrasound Multiple Scattering as a Source of Contrast to Investigate the Lung and Localize Pulmonary Nodules”
Location: EB3, Room 3115
Fri., November 17, 2022
1:00 p.m.
Student: Pratik Bhansali, PhD – Mechanical Engineering
Thesis/Dissertation Title: “Heat Transfer on Rotating Surfaces”
Location: Zoom
Fri., October 7, 2022
2:00 p.m.
Student: Obinna Okoye, PhD – Mechanical Engineering
Thesis/Dissertation Title: “Gas Turbine Vane Film Cooling in a Subsonic Cascade”
Location: Zoom
Fri., October 5, 2022
1:00 p.m.
Student: Yinding Chi, PhD – Mechanical Engineering
Thesis/Dissertation Title: “Harnessing Bistability and Multistability for High-Performance Soft Robots”
Location: EB3, Room 3115
Fri., September 27, 2022
1:00 p.m.
Student: Tom Gemmer, PhD – Aerospace Engineering
Thesis/Dissertation Title: “Astrodynamics of Spacecraft Under the Influence of the Solar Wind, and Design of Spacecraft Constellations for Solar Storm Early Warning Systems”
Location: Zoom
Fri., August 19, 2022
10:00 a.m.
Student: Navyatha Kakumanu, MS – Aerospace Engineering
Thesis/Dissertation Title: “Numerical Simulation of Underwater Burst Events using Sharp Interface Capturing Methods”
Location: EB3, Room 3115
Mon., August 15, 2022 2:00 p.m.
Student: Jacob Leff, MS – Aerospace Engineering
Thesis/Dissertation Title: “Numerical Simulation of Internal Effervescent Atomization of Salt Water”
Location: Zoom
Fri., August 12, 2022
3:00 p.m.
Student: Chia-Fu (Jeff) Wang, PhD – Mechanical Engineering
Thesis/Dissertation Title: “Amplifying Ultrasonic Lamb Wave Transfer to Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors through Artificial Structures”
Location: Zoom
Tues., July 19, 2022
11:00 a.m.
Student: Kartik Naik, PhD – Aerospace Engineering
Thesis/Dissertation Title: “Fused Site, Plant, and Control System Co-Design with Application to Underwater Energy-Harvesting Kites”
Location: EB3, Room 3115 and Zoom
Thurs., July 14, 2022 11:00 a.m.
Student: Jay Bate, MS – Mechanical Engineering
Thesis/Dissertation Title: “Feasibility Study of Implementing Wind Turbines and Alternative Forms of Energy Storage at the Water Treatment Plants in the Outer Banks.”
Location: Zoom
Wed., June 29, 2022 9:00 a.m.Student: Huaiyu Wu, PhD – Mechanical Engineering
Thesis/Dissertation Title: “Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Ultrasound Transducers and Arrays for Biomedical Imaging and Therapy.”
Location: Zoom
Tues., June 28, 2022 9:30 a.m.
Student: Tamir Hasan, PhD – Mechanical Engineering
Thesis/Dissertation Title: “Predictions of Crack Nucleation and Failure in Multiphase Materials Using Statistics and Machine Learning Methods”
Location: EB3, Room 3115
Wed., June 15, 2022 10:00 a.m.
Student: Sandhya Chandrasekaran, PhD – Mechanical Engineering
Thesis/Dissertation Title: “Ultrasound Imaging of Shear Shock Waves in the Brain: Application to Traumatic Brain Injury”
Location: Zoom
Tues., June 14, 2022 2:00 p.m.Student: Tushar Mollik, PhD – Mechanical Engineering
Thesis/Dissertation Title: “Topology Optimization for Nonlinear and Stochastic Systems”
Location: Zoom
Fri., June 10, 2022
10:00 a.m.
Student: Yanbin Li, PhD – Mechanical Engineering
Thesis/Dissertation Title: “Reconfigurable three-dimensional modular kirigami metamaterials: science and applications”
Location: EB3, Room 3235