Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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

Christoforos Mavrogiannis completes oral defense of Ph.D. thesis

February19

Candidate: Christoforos Mavrogiannis

Candidate’s Field: Mechanical Engineering

Committee: Ross Knepper (chair), Kilian Weinberger, Shimon Edelman, Guy Hoffman, Anca Dragan

Time and Place: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, 2:00 p.m., 122 Gates Hall

Dissertation Title: Motion Planning for Socially Competent Robot Navigation

Jake Gemerek completed admission to Ph.D. candidacy

February13

Candidate:  Jake Gemerek

Candidate’s Field:  Mechanical Engineering

Committee:  Silvia Ferrari (Chair), Kilian Weinberger, Mark Campbell

Time and Place:  Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019, 11:00 a.m., 431 Upson Hall

Title:  Planning and Control for Mobile Visual Scene Perception

Jiajun Gu completed admission to Ph.D. candidacy

January25

Candidate:  Jiajun Gu

Candidate’s Field:  Mechanical Engineering

Committee:  Max Zhang (Chair), Andrew Wilson, Mark Campbell

Time and Place:  Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m., 106 Upson Hall

Title:  Source Term Estimation and Spatial Variation Prediction for Atmospheric Dispersion

Julian Morelli completed admission to Ph.D. candidacy

December20

Candidate:  Julian Morelli

Candidate’s Field:  Aerospace Engineering

Committee:  Silvia Ferrari (Chair), John Albertson, Alexander Vladimirsky

Time and Place:  Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m., 531 Upson Hall

Title:  Adaptive Multiscale Mobile Sensor Systems

Ravi Patel completes oral defense of Ph.D. thesis

December3

Candidate: Ravi Patel

Candidate’s Field: Mechanical Engineering

Committee: Olivier Desjardins (chair), Peter Diamessis, Madhi Esmaily (proxy for Michel Louge)

Time and Place: Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, 2:00 p.m., 106 Upson Hall

Dissertation Title: Mesoscale Simulation and Analysis of Particle-Laden Flows

Daniel Garrett completes oral defense of Ph.D. thesis

November27

Candidate: Daniel Garrett

Candidate’s Field: Mechanical Engineering

Committee: Dmitry Savransky (chair), Mason Peck, Richard Rand

Time and Place: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m., 331 Upson Hall

Dissertation Title:  Exoplanet Direct Imaging Detection Metrics and Exoplanet Populations

Jacob Shapiro completed admission to Ph.D. candidacy

November26

Candidate:  Jacob Shapiro

Candidate’s Field:  Aerospace Engineering

Committee:  Dmitry Savransky (Chair), Lisa Kaltenegger,
David Hysell

Time and Place:  Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, 2:00 p.m., 431 Upson Hall

Title:  Common Spatial Pattern Filtering for Detecting Exoplanets

Dasha Gloutak completes M.S. exam

November26

Candidate:  Dasha Gloutak

Candidate’s Field:  Mechanical Engineering

Committee:  Gregory Bewley (Chair), Edwin Cowen

Time and Place:  Friday, November 16, 2018, 11:30 a.m., 431 Upson Hall

Dissertation Title:  Comparing Compressibility Effects in Turbulence at Various Mach Numbers

Ilse Van Meerbeek completes oral defense of Ph.D. thesis

November20

Candidate: Ilse Van Meerbeek

Candidate’s Field: Mechanical Engineering

Committee: Robert Shepherd (chair), Hadas Kress-Gazit, Guy Hoffman, Meredith Silberstein

Time and Place: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m., 106 Upson Hall

Dissertation Title:  Elastomeric Foam Systems for Novel Mechanical Properties and for Soft Robot Proprioception

Sheng Wang completes oral defense of Ph.D. thesis

November2

Candidate: Sheng Wang

Candidate’s Field: Mechanical Engineering

Committee: Olivier Desjardins (chair), Paul Steen, David Bindel

Time and Place: Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, 10:30 a.m., 106 Upson Hall

Dissertation Title:  Towards Large-Scale Simulations of Two-Phase Flows with Moving Contact Lines

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