New dissertations available in the Library

The Graduate School is pleased to announce new dissertations are now available in the J.R. van Pelt and Opie Library from the following programs:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Forest Science
  • Geology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication


Irfan Ahmed
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Warren F Perger
Dissertation title: Direction Finding in the Presence of a More Realistic Environment Model

Muhammad Aslam
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Durdu Guney
Dissertation title: Negative Index Metamaterials and Metaspacers for Optical Frequencies

Ananyo Bandyopadhyay
Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Gregory M Odegard
Dissertation title: Molecular Modeling of EPON 862-DETDA Polymer

Surendar Dhadi
Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences
Advisor: Ramakrishna Wusirika
Dissertation title: Functional Analysis of Rice Bidirectional Promoters

Shuhan Ding
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
Advisor: Soner Onder
Dissertation title: Future Value Based Single Assignment Program Representations and Optimizations

Kyle Drexler
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Michael C Roggemann
Dissertation title: Utilizing Gaussian-Schell Model Beams to Mitigate Atmospheric Turbulence in Free Space Optical Communications

Nishantha Ekneligoda
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Wayne W Weaver
Dissertation title: Optimal Game Theoretic Distributed Control Methodologies in Small Scale Power Systems

David Fritz
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Jeffrey Allen
Dissertation title: An Implementation of a Phenomenological Evaporation Model into a Porous Network Simulation for Water Management in Low Temperature Fuel Cells

Christine Garceau
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: Diane L Shoos
Dissertation title: Interrogating the Spaces of Personal Photography: Women, Identity, and the Cultural Formation of Photographic Practice

Yejun Gong
Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Science and Engineering
Advisor: Franz Xaver Tanner
Dissertation title: Large Eddy Simulation of Dispersed Multiphase Flow

Bonnie Gorman
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: Patricia J Sotirin
Dissertation title: Governmentality in Higher Education: A Critical Analysis of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Elisabet Head
Doctor of Philosophy in Geology
Advisor: Simon Anthony Carn
Dissertation title: Investigations into the Degassing and Eruption Mechanisms of Nyamuragira Volcano, Democratic Republic of the Congo(Africa)

Yan Huo
Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Yun Hang Hu
Dissertation title: Synthesis of Novel Solid Materials from Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide

Beini Jiang
Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Science and Engineering
Advisor: Le Zhang
Dissertation title: Employing Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Technology to Speed Up Multi-Scale and Multi-Resolution Agent-Based Brain Cancer Models

Thimmaiah Kumbera Ganapathi
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: William J Endres
Dissertation title: A Study on the Feasibility of Universal Chip Control in Machining

Lucas Lago
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Fernando Luis Ponta
Dissertation title: Structural Response and Dynamics of Fluid-Structure-Control Interaction in Wind Turbine Blades

Subhasish Mandal
Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Physics
Advisor: Ranjit Pati
Dissertation title: Charge and Spin Transport in Nanoscale Junction from First Principles

Soumya Mitra
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Amitabh Narain
Dissertation title: Development of One-Dimensional and Two-Dimensional Computational Tools that Simulate Steady Internal Condensing Flows in Terrestrial and Zero-Gravity Environments

Lindsey Shartell
Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Science
Advisor: Andrew John Storer
Dissertation title: Invasion Patterns of Emerald Ash Borer and European Earthworms in Forested Ecosystems

Iltesham Syed
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Co-Advisors: Abhijit Mukherjee and Jeffrey Donald Naber
Dissertation title: Numerical Investigation of Effects of Addition of Ethanol to Gasoline on Laminar Flame Speed (LFS), Autoignition, and Wall Quenching


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