Ph.D. Candidates

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Nirajan Adhikari
Advisor: Alina Alexeenko
Dissertation title: "Numerical Study of High Speed Nonequilibrium Flows"
Rachana Agrawal
Advisor: James Longuski
Dissertation title: "Mars Spacedock: Architecture for long-term human operations on Mars"
Geoffrey Andrews
Advisor: Jonathan Poggie
Dissertation title: "Acoustic Influences on Boundary Layer Transition in Hypersonic Wind Tunnels"
Papa Aye Aye-Addo
Advisor: Guillermo Paniagua
Dissertation title: "Development of Time-Resolved Lifetime Pressure Sensitive Paint (PSP) for High-Pressure Turbine Analysis"

B

Kenza Boudad
Advisor: Kathleen Howell
Dissertation title: "Trajectory Design between Cislunar Space and Sun-Earth Libration Points in a Four-Body Model"
Alexander Burton
Advisor: Carolin Frueh
Dissertation title: "Attitude Estimation using Light Curve Inversion"

C

Jannuel Cabrera
Advisor: David Spencer
Dissertation title: "A Morphable Entry System for Small Satellite Aerocapture at Mars"
David Canales Garcia
Advisor: Kathleen Howell
Dissertation title: "A general methodology for transfer design between different moons in the context of the circular restricted three-body problem"
Suman Chakraborty
Advisor: Li Qiao
Dissertation title: "Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Interface, Phase Change and Molecular Transport in Sub, Trans and Supercritical Regimes for Hydrocarbon Mixtures"
Hsun Chao
ARMS3175
chaoh@purdue.edu
Advisor: Daniel DeLaurentis
Dissertation title: "An Entropy-based Low Altitude Air Traffic Management Framework"
Thomas Cunningham
Advisor: David Spencer
Dissertation title: "Automated Mission Planning Optimization Methods"

D

Ankit Deo
Advisor: Wenbin Yu
Dissertation title: "Constitutive modeling of thin-walled composite structures using mechanics of structure genome"
Abhijeet Dhiman
Advisor: Vikas Tomar
Dissertation title: "Effect of Interface to Mechanical Response of Plastic Bonded Explosive under Shock Loading"

G

Saikiran Gopalakrishnan
Advisor: Michael Sangid
Dissertation title: "Integration of product lifecycle behavior into component design, manufacturing and performance analysis to realize a digital twin representation through a model-based feature information network"
Kathryn Gray
Advisor: Steven Schneider/Joseph Jewell
Dissertation title: "Measurements of Nonlinear Growth and Breakdown of the Second-Mode Instability in Mach-6 Quiet Flow"

H

Jakob Hartl
Advisor: William Crossley
Dissertation title: "Informing Industry Code-Users and Decision-Makers on the Credibility of Design Predictions"
Paulo Heredia
Advisor: Shaoshuai Mou
Dissertation title: "Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning: Analysis and Application"
Julio Hernandez
Advisor: Tyler Tallman
Dissertation title: "On the Development of Piezoresistive Elastodynamics for the Structural Health Monitoring of Transient and Rate-Dependent Events in Self-Sensing Materials"

J

Samarth Jain
Advisor: William Crossley
Dissertation title: "Modeling Fleet-Level Environmental Impacts of Future Subsonic Commercial Transport Aircraft With Electrified Propulsion"
Guillermo Jaramillo Pizarro
Advisor: Steven Collicott
Dissertation title: "On the Influence of the Momentum Thickness on Streamwise Jet Instabilities"

K

Takashi Kanno
Advisor: William Crossley
Dissertation title: "Comparing Optimization Under Uncertainty and Multi-point Optimization for Airfoil Shape Design"
Abi Komanduru
Advisor: James Garrison
Dissertation title: "Network based identification of disturbances from hazards using GPS-TEC"

L

Yufei Long
Advisor: Wenbin Yu
Dissertation title: "Thermo-visco-elasto-plastic modeling of composite shells based on mechanics of structure genome"

M

Brian Mccarthy
Advisor: Kathleen Howell
Dissertation title: "Exploiting Quasi-Periodic Orbits for Multi-Body Trajectory Design"
Justin Miller
Advisor: Jan-Anders Mansson
Dissertation title: "Design for Hybrid Composite Structures with Local Unidirectional Tow Based Preform Reinforcements"
James Moore
Advisor: James Longuski
Dissertation title: "Network Methods for Multiple Gravity-Assist Mission Design"
Alec Mudek
Advisor: James Longuski
Dissertation title: "Trajectory Options to Uranus and a Novel Coupled Design Process for Atmospheric Probe Missions"

O

William O'Neill
Advisor: Daniel DeLaurentis
Dissertation title: "Enhanced Robust Portfolio Optimization For Cost, Performance, Risk And Schedule Analysis Of Human Spaceflight Missions"
Juan Ojeda Romero
Advisor: Kathleen Howell
Dissertation title: "Strategies for Exploring the Sun-Earth System from GTO"

P

Shane Paulson
Advisor: Wayne Chen
Dissertation title: "Characterization of a Cohesive Reinforcing Structure in Composite Sandwich Panels for the Improvement of Impact and Post-Impact Structural Performance"
John Philo
Advisor: Carson Slabaugh
Dissertation title: "Multi-Scale Flow and Flame Dynamics at Relevant Gas Turbine Conditions"
Robert Potter
Advisor: James Longuski
Dissertation title: "Survey of Low-Thrust, Earth-Mars Cyclers"
Jennifer Pouplin
Advisor: David Minton
Dissertation title: "Constraining The Orbital And Physical Properties Of Phobos And Deimos In Their Origin From An Impact-Generated Debris Disk, And Their Implications For Space Exploration"

T

Fei Tao
Advisor: Wenbin Yu
Dissertation title: "Physics-based data-driven modeling of composites through coupling finite element and deep neural network"
Franklin Turbeville
Advisor: Steven Schneider
Dissertation title: "Measurements of Transition in the Corner Formed by a Highly-Swept fin and a Cone at Mach 6"

V

Ajey Venkataraman
Advisor: Michael Sangid
Dissertation title: "Role of Grain Boundary Sliding in Polycrystalline Deformation"

W

Rozaine Wijekularatne
Advisor: James Garrison
Dissertation title: "Application of broadband transmissions from large low-Earth orbiting constellations as signals of opportunity for remote sensing"
Paul Witsberger
Advisor: James Longuski
Dissertation title: "A Neural Network Based Controller for Interplanetary Trajectory Design With Missed-Thrust Events"

X

Tianfang Xie
Advisor: Haifeng Wang
Dissertation title: "Representativity of differential molecular diffusion by laminar flamelet for turbulent non-premixed flames and transported PDF modeling of a pool fire"

Z

Yunping Zhang
Advisor: Alexey Shashurin
Dissertation title: "Low Energy Surface Flashover Ignitor for Electrical Propulsion Systems"