Student 
Degree and Year 
Title (click for abstract) 
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Elizabeth Foesch Thompson 
M.S., Purdue University, 2024, coadvised with Prof. Marcial Gonzalez (ME) 
Use of triaxial testing to obtain the shear failure surface in the modified DruckerPrager Cap model 

Zhengpu Chen 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2022, coadvised with Prof. Kingsly Ambrose (ABE) 
Development and validation of a DEMbased model for predicting grain damage 

Abhishek Paul 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2022, coadvised with Prof. Marcial Gonzalez 
A continuum model for milled corn stover in a compression feed screw 

Prathamesh Sankhe 
M.S., Purdue University, 2021 
DEM Parameter Calibration Methodology for Cohesive Powders Using a Ring Shear Tester 

Nathan Gasteyer 
M.S., Purdue University, 2020, coadvised with Prof. Marcial Gonzalez 
Modeling biomass transport in a compression screw feeder 

Kunal Pardikar 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2020 
Finite Element Method (FEM) Modeling of Hopper Flow 

Zhengpu Chen (ABE Outstanding MS Student Award Winner) 
M.S. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 2019, coadvised with Prof. Kingsly Ambrose 
Developing a Validated Model for Predicting Grain Damage using DEM 

Yu Liu 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2019, coadvised with Prof. Marcial Gonzalez 
Modeling Granular Material Mixing and Segregation Using a Finite Element Method and AdvectionDiffusionSegregation Equation Multiscale Model 

Rohit Kumar 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2018 
Predicting Breakage of Needleshaped Large Aspect Ratio Particles Using the Discrete Element Method (DEM) 

Shankali Pradhan 
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 2017, coadvised with Prof. Jim Litster 
Quality by Design in Twin Screw Granulation 

Harsh Ranjan 
M.S., Purdue University, 2017 
A Methodology for DEM Parameter Calibration 

Liza Easo 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2017 
Liquid Dispersion In Sheared Particulate Material 

Siddhartha Agarwal 
M.S., Purdue University, 2017 
Modeling the Scaling of IntraTablet Coating Variability 

Shrikant Swaminathan 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2016 
Modeling Picking on Pharmaceutical Tablets 

Yu Liu 
M.S., Purdue University, 2016 
Modifications to Johanson's Roll Compaction Model for Improved Relative Density Predictions 

Nitin Khola 
M.S., Purdue University, 2015 
Correlations for ShearInduced Percolation in Granular Shear Flows 

Xia Hua 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2014 
Modeling the Dynamics and Stresses of Elongated Particles in Vertical Axis Mixers 

Tim Patterson 
M.S., Purdue University, 2014 
Prediction of the Stress at the Inlet of the Nip Region in a Roll Compactor 

Rahul Kumar 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2014 
Modeling Coating Variability in a Continuous Tablet Coating Pan 

Steven Dale 
Ph.D. in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Purdue University, 2014, coadvised with Prof. Jim Litster 
Internal Structures of Wet Granulation Agglomerates: Measurement, Formation, and Influence on Granule Breakage 

Kristine Alston 
M.S., Purdue University, 2012 
Mechanical Property Variability in Lactose Monohydrate 

Avik Sarkar 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2011 
Modeling a Continuous Granular Mixer Using Periodic Discrete Element Method Submodels 

Tuhin Sinha 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2011 
Investigation of Compaction, Young's Modulus, and Tensile Strength of Binary Powder Mixtures Using the MultiParticle Finite Element Method (MPFEM) 

Madhusudhan Kodam 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2010 
Attrition of Pharmaceutical Tablets 

Ben Freireich 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2010 
A Compartmental Approach to Studying Particle Motion in Mixer/Coaters Using Discrete Element Modeling 

Arjun Kalbag 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2009 
Modeling Inter and Intratablet Coating Variability of Pan Coated Tablets 

Vincent Hoon 
M.S. in Computer Science, Purdue University, 2007, coadvised with Prof. Ananth Grama 
Visualization of Discrete Element Method Simulations (The ParticleVis code.) 

Alexis Dechelette 
M.S., Purdue University, 2007, coadvised with Prof. Paul Sojka 
Shearthinning Drops Impacting Flat Surfaces 

Rahul Bharadwaj 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2006 
Dilute Granular Flow around Immersed Obstacles 

William Ketterhagen 
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 2006, coadvised with Prof. Jennifer Curtis 
Modeling Granular Segregation during Hopper Discharge 

Jose Cordova 
M.S., Purdue University, 2005 
Dilute Granular Flow around an Immersed Cylinder and Oblique Granular Shock Waves 

Bradley Pederson 
M.S., Purdue University, 2005, coadvised with Prof. Farshid Sadeghi 
The Influence of Cage Flexibility on Bearing Dynamics and Performance 

Matthew Duncan 
M.S., Purdue University, 2004, coadvised with Prof. Chuck Krousgrill 
An Investigation into the Damping Performance of Single and Multiple Particle Impact Dampers 

Nicholas Prenger 
M.S., Purdue University, 2003, coadvised with Prof. Farshid Sadeghi 
Modeling the Dynamics of Rolling Element Bearings using ADAMS 

Niranjan Ghaisas 
M.S., Purdue University, 2003, coadvised with Prof. Farshid Sadeghi 
Dynamics of Cylindrical and Tapered Rolling Element Bearings using the Discrete Element Method 

Atul Aphale 
M.S., Purdue University, 2003 
Segregation of Granular Fertizliers from a Spinner Spreader 

Junyoung Park 
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2003 
Modeling the Dynamics of Fabric in Rotating Horizontal Drums 

Nathan Bolander 
M.S., Purdue University, 2002, coadvised with Prof. Farshid Sadeghi 
An Experimental Investigation of Thrust Washer Lubrication 

Sanga Reddy Peerreddy 
M.S., Purdue University, 2002 
Modeling Particleladen Viscous Flows using an EulerianLagrangian Approach 

Nagendra Shishodia 
M.S., Purdue University, 2001 
Segregation due to Particleinduced Buoyant Forces in Granular Systems 

Vishal Saheta 
M.S., Purdue University, 2001, coadvised with Prof. Farshid Sadeghi 
Dynamics of Rolling Element Bearings using the Discrete Element Method 

Dimuth Fernando 
M.S., Purdue University, 2001 
Size Segregation in Granular Beds Subject to Continuous and Discrete Oscillations 

Shun Gao 
M.S., Clemson University, 1998 
Granular Flow through a Live Wall Hopper 
