Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Student Progress: Exams, Papers, Special Events, Job Opportunities

Hanwen Lu completed admission to Ph.D. candidacy

September15

Candidate:  Hanwen Lu

Candidate’s Field:  Mechanical Engineering

Committee:  Abraham Stroock (Chair), Brian Kirby, Poul Petersen

Time and Place:  Friday, September 8, 2017, 1:30 p.m., 274 Olin Hall

Joseph Corbett Davies completes M.S. exam

August31

Candidate:  Joseph Corbett Davies

Candidate’s Field:  Mechanical Engineering

Committee:  Mark Campbell (Chair), G. Edward Suh

Time and Place:  Friday, Aug 25, 2017, 1:00 p.m., 531 Upson Hall

Dissertation Title:  Robust Contingency Planning and System Design for Safe and Secure Autonomous Road Vehicles

Harris Bang completed admission to Ph.D. candidacy

August23

Candidate:  Harris Bang

Candidate’s Field:  Mechanical Engineering

Committee:  Daniel Selva (Chair), Guy Hoffman, So-Yeon Yoon

Time and Place:  Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m., 178 Rhodes Hall

Fnu Apoorva completes oral defense of Ph.D. thesis

August18

Candidate: Fnu Apoorva

Candidate’s Field: Mechanical Engineering

Committee: Ankur Singh (Chair), Brian Kirby, Robert Shepherd, Lynden Archer

Time and Place: Friday, August 11, 2017, 11:00 a.m., 383 Kimball Hall

Dissertation Title:  Engineered Technologies to Study the Role of Mechanical Signals in Human Lymphoma Growth and Therapeutic Response

Amy Engelbrecht-Wiggans completes oral defense of Ph.D. thesis

August15

Candidate: Amy Engelbrecht-Wiggans

Candidate’s Field: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Committee: Leigh Phoenix (Chair), Gennady Samorodnitsky, Meredith Silberstein

Time and Place: Monday, August 7, 2017, 2:00 p.m., 201 Thurston Hall

Dissertation Title:  Analysis and Test Strategies for Stress Rupture in
Unidirectional Continuous Fiber Composite Structures

Elizabeth Case completed admission to Ph.D. candidacy

August15

Candidate:  Elizabeth Case

Candidate’s Field:  Mechanical Engineering

Committee:  David Erickson (Chair), Stephen Morreale, Laura Harrington

Time and Place:  Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 12:00 noon, 178 Rhodes Hall

Jialun Wang completed admission to Ph.D. candidacy

August9

Candidate:  Jialun Wang

Candidate’s Field:  Mechanical Engineering

Committee:  Roseanna Zia (Chair), Brian Kirby, Paulette Clancy

Time and Place:  Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 246 Olin Hall

Mark Obstalecki completes oral defense of Ph.D. thesis

August1

Candidate: Mark Obstalecki

Candidate’s Field: Mechanical Engineering

Committee: Matthew Miller (Chair), Paul Dawson, Leigh Phoenix

Time and Place: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 178 Rhodes Hall

Dissertation Title:  Understanding Fatigue through High Energy X-ray Diffraction Studies

Mohamed Houssem Kasbaoui completes oral defense of Ph.D. thesis

August1

Candidate: Mohamed Houssem Kasbaoui

Candidate’s Field: Aerospace Engineering

Committee: Donald Koch (Chair), Olivier Desjardins, Paul Steen

Time and Place: Monday, July 24, 2017, 1:30 p.m., 178 Rhodes Hall

Dissertation Title:  Clustering of Heavy Inertial Aerosols in Sheared Flows

Jessica Gregory completed admission to Ph.D. candidacy

July24

Candidate:  Jessica Gregory

Candidate’s Field:  Mechanical Engineering

Committee:  Paul Steen (Chair), Richard Rand, Andy Ruina

Time and Place:  Monday, July 17, 2017, 11:00 a.m., 264 Olin Hall

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