Ph.D. Candidates

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Ronald Agyei
Advisor: Michael Sangid
Dissertation title: "Non-destructive sub volume investigation of short fiber reinforced polymer composites"

B

Ritwik Bandyopadhyay
Advisor: Michael Sangid
Dissertation title: "Assessment of fatigue performance in aerospace alloys using crystal plasticity finite element simulations and energy dispersive x-ray diffraction experiments"
Prashanth Bangalore Venkatesh
Advisor: Sally Bane
Dissertation title: "High Pressure Combustion and DDT in Ethylene-Nitrous Oxide mixtures"
Alicia Benhidjeb-Carayon
Advisor: Timothee Pourpoint
Dissertation title: "Reactivity and Hypergolicity of Solid Fuels with Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen"
Timo Buschhagen
Advisor: Carson Slabaugh
Dissertation title: "Combustion Instability in High Thermal Power Turbulent Jet Flames"

C

Andrew Cox
Advisor: Kathleen Howell
Dissertation title: "A Dynamical Systems Perspective for Preliminary Low-Thrust Trajectory Design in Multi-Body Regimes"
Thomas Cunningham
Advisor: David Spencer
Dissertation title: "Automated Mission Planning Optimization Methods"
Rebecca Cutting
Advisor: R. Byron Pipes
Dissertation title: "Crash Performance of Pre-Impregnated Platelet Based Molded Composites"

D

Raj Deshmukh
Advisor: Inseok Hwang
Dissertation title: "Unsupervised Learning for Anomaly Detection in Terminal Airspace Operations"

E

Joshua Edelman
Advisor: Steven Schneider
Dissertation title: "Growth and Breakdown of Secondary Instabilities of Hypersonic Stationary Crossflow Waves"

F

Nicoletta Fala
Advisor: Karen Marais
Dissertation title: "Data-driven safety feedback as part of debrief for general aviation pilots"
Siwei Fan
Advisor: Carolin Frueh
Dissertation title: "Light Curve Simulation and Its Inversion"
Alex Friedman
Advisor: Carolin Frueh
Dissertation title: "Investigating Observability Analysis for Space Situational Awareness Applications"
Tristan Fuller
Advisor: William Anderson
Dissertation title: "An Experimental Approach to Model the Coupling Mechanisms in Thermoacoustically Self-Excited Rocket Combustors"

G

Jinling Gao
Advisor: Wayne Chen
Dissertation title: "Failure Behavior of Fiber/Matrix Composite during Transverse Impact"
Zhenyuan Gao
Advisor: Wenbin Yu
Dissertation title: "Failure Prediction for Composite Materials with Generalized Standard Models"
Georgios Georgalis
Advisor: Karen Marais
Dissertation title: "A Crowd-Based Risk Assessment Prototype to Prevent Failures in Systems Engineering"
Zherui Guo
Advisor: Weinong Chen
Dissertation title: "Failure modes of multi-ply soft armor targets under projectile normal impact"

J

Guillermo Jaramillo Pizarro
Advisor: Steven Collicott
Dissertation title: "On the Influence of the Momentum Thickness on Streamwise Jet Instabilities"
Paht Juangphanich
Advisor: Guillermo Paniagua
Dissertation title: "Bio-inspired design of a turbine stage"

K

Takashi Kanno
Advisor: William Crossley
Dissertation title: "Comparing Optimization Under Uncertainty and Multi-point Optimization for Airfoil Shape Design"
Kartik Kapoor
Advisor: Michael Sangid
Dissertation title: "Crystal plasticity modeling of single and dual phase Titanium alloys based on material characterization and experimental validation, explicitly accounting for residual stresses"
Do Hyeung Kim
Advisor: Inseok Hwang
Dissertation title: "Robust Multi-Target Tracking Algorithms in Cluttered Environment"
Jupyoung Kim
Advisor: Jay Gore
Dissertation title: "Effects of Turbulence Generator Geometry in Lean Premixed Turbulent Flames"
Kwangyeon Kim
Advisor: Inseok Hwang
Dissertation title: "Development of Data-Driven Conflict Resolution Generator for En-Route Airspace"

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Jooyoung Lee
Advisor: Inseok Hwang
Dissertation title: "Stochastic Hybrid System Modeling and Estimation with Application to Air Traffic Control"
Bing Li
Advisor: Vikas Tomar
Dissertation title: "In-situ Examination of Thermal Runaway in Lithium-ion Batteries under Dynamic Loading and at High Temperatures with Resistance Thermometer and Nanomechanical Raman Spectroscopy"
Dasheng Lim
Advisor: Stephen Heister
Dissertation title: "Transient Response of a Liquid Injector to a Transverse Detonation Wave at Elevated Initial Pressure for Application in Rotating Detonation Engines"
Bryan Little
Advisor: Carolin Frueh
Dissertation title: "Optimization Strategies For Sensor Tasking Of Optical Sensors For Space Situational Awareness"
Jason Liu
(765) 747-7162
liu24@purdue.edu
Advisor: Tom Shih
Dissertation title: "Flow and Heat Transfer over Surface Coolers"
Xin Liu
Advisor: Wenbin Yu
Dissertation title: "Multiscale modeling of textile composite structures using mechanics of structure genome and machine learning"
Ye Lu
Advisor: James Longuski
Dissertation title: "Design of Planetary Probe Missions to Venus and Outer Planets using Aeroassist Maneuver"

M

Justin Mansell
Advisor: David Spencer
Dissertation title: "Artificial Intelligence for Spacecraft Fault Management"
Joshua Mathews
Advisor: Timothee Pourpoint
Dissertation title: "Reactive Colloidal Dispersion Propellants for High Performance Hybrid Propulsion"
Monique Mcclain
Advisor: Steven Son
Dissertation title: "Additive Manufacturing of Viscous Materials: Development and Characterization of 3D Printed Energetic and Composite Structures"
Gregory Mckiernan
Advisor: Steven Schneider
Dissertation title: "Transition on a Sliced Cone with a Finite Span Compression Ramp at Mach 6"
Kota Mikoshiba
Advisor: Stephen Heister
Dissertation title: "Numerical Study of High-Pressure Rotating Detonation Engine"

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Diwakar Naragani
Advisor: Michael Sangid
Dissertation title: "High energy X-ray study of flaw mediated damage in bulk polycrystalline Ni based superalloys"
Andrea Nicolas
Advisor: Michael Sangid
Dissertation title: "Relationships between the galvanic driving force and strain energy density accumulation on AA7050-7451."
Yizhou Nie
Advisor: Wayne Chen
Dissertation title: "Dynamic deformation and temperature response of adiabatic shear band in aluminum alloys"

O

William O'Neill
Advisor: Daniel DeLaurentis
Dissertation title: "Enhanced Robust Portfolio Optimization For Cost, Performance, Risk And Schedule Analysis Of Human Spaceflight Missions"
Kolawole Ogunsina
Advisor: Daniel DeLaurentis
Dissertation title: "A Novel Data-Driven Paradigm for Airline Disruption Management"

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Ashutosh Pandey
Advisor: Tom Shih
Dissertation title: "Time Accurate CFD Analysis of Multiphase Flow in a Liquid Ring Vacuum Pump"
Tejas Pant
Advisor: Haifeng Wang
Dissertation title: "Numerical Modeling Of Combustion Instabilities In A Model Rocket Combustor Using Flamelet Modeling Approach And Probability Density Function Method"
Smriti Nandan Paul
Advisor: Carolin Frueh
Dissertation title: "Orbital Perturbations for Space Situational Awareness"
Tugba Piskin
Advisor: Jonathan Poggie
Dissertation title: "Numerical Simulation of Glow Discharge for Flow Control Application"
Vladlen Podolsky
Advisor: Sergey Macheret
Dissertation title: "Experimental Studies and Kinetic Modeling of Plasmas Sustained by High Repetition Frequency Nanosecond and RF Pulses with Applications to Low Noise Plasma Antennas"
Arnau Pons Lorente
Advisor: William Anderson
Dissertation title: "Study of the effects of unsteady heat release in combustion instability"
Robert Pritchett
Advisor: Kathleen Howell
Dissertation title: "Strategies for Low-Thrust Transfer Design Based on Direct Collocation Techniques"
Veerappan Prithivirajan
Advisor: Michael Sangid
Dissertation title: "Modeling fatigue behavior of additively manufactured Ni-based super alloys via crystal plasticity"

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Sylvain Renevey
Advisor: David Spencer
Dissertation title: "Spacecraft Formations Using Relative Orbital Elements and Artificial Potential Functions"
Ravichandra Rudrapatna Jagannath
Advisor: Sally Bane
Dissertation title: "Development of Plasma Assisted Ignition For Wave Rotor Combustion Turbine"

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Gayathri Shivkumar
Advisor: Alina Alexeenko
Dissertation title: "Coupled Plasma, Fluid and Thermal Modeling of Low-Pressure and Microscale Gas Discharges"
Praveen Srikanth
Advisor: Steven Collicott
Dissertation title: "Innovations in Understanding and?Modeling Cryogenic Propellants for Long-Duration Spaceflight"
Andrew Strongrich
Advisor: Alina Alexeenko
Dissertation title: "MEMS Wireless Sensor Networks for Spacecraft and Vacuum Technology"

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Gowtham Manikanta Reddy Tamanampudi
Advisor: William Anderson
Dissertation title: "Prediction of combustion instabilities in non-premixed flames using flame describing function"

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

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Hao Wang
Advisor: Vikas Tomar
Dissertation title: "Mechanical Property Measurements of Zicaloy Hydride Structure by Using Nanoindentation and Nano Mechanical Raman Spectroscopy"
Xuan Wang
ARMS. 3141
wang3156@purdue.edu
Advisor: Shaoshuai Mou
Dissertation title: "Distributed cooperation in multi-agent systems"

Y

Teng-Yao Yang
Advisor: Dengfeng Sun
Dissertation title: "Global Navigation Satellite Systems Fault Detection and Exclusion: An Optimization-based Approach"

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Xuedong Zhai
Advisor: Weinong Chen
Dissertation title: "Mechanical Behaviors of Biological Soft Tissues at Intermediate Strain Rates"
Chiyu Zhang
Advisor: Inseok Hwang
Dissertation title: "Multi-target Tracking and Identity Management Using Multiple Sensors"
Pei Zhang
Advisor: Haifeng Wang
Dissertation title: "Modeling of Multi-Regime Turbulent Combustion: Challenges and Advances"
Wanjia Zhang
Advisor: Tom Shih
Dissertation title: "Adaptive Downstream Anisotropic Eddy Viscosity for Hybrid RANS-LES Simulations"
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