Our PhD Alumni

Our Ph.D. alumni have made their mark in academia and industry around the world!

In each half-decade tab, our alumni are listed alphabetically by surname:  name – graduation year, current position, and dissertation title.  Select the tabs below to view the alumni from each time period.  Items in “blue” are linked to another file or page.

This is our chronological list.  Visit our continuous list for an uninterrupted display of all Ph.D. alumni

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Updated January 1, 2018
Dr. Howard Chen – 1989
Stability Conditions for Steady Shearing: Stability Conditions for Simple Shear under Mixed Thermal Boundary Conditions

Dr. Kevin Hallinan – 1988
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – University of Dayton, OH
Effects of Buoyancy on Heat Transfer in Vertical, Uniformly Heated Channels

Dr. Dong Hyuk Kim – 1988
Computational Analysis of Pressure Wave Propagation in a Bubbly Liquid

Dr. Joo-Lin Lee – 1986
Research Fellow – Korea Aerospace Resarch Institute
A Study of Short Fatigue Crack Behavor in Notched 2024-T3 Aluminum Specimens

Dr. Kuo-Chiang Wang – 1990
An Experimental Study of Notch Constraints in Low Cycle Fatigue

Dr. Stephen Wilkerson – 1990
Research Scientist – US Army Research Laboratory
A Boundary Integral Approach to Three-Dimensional Underwater Explosion Bubble Dynamics

Dr. Faris Afif Bandak – 1993
Nanodislocation Structures Generated in Shocked Crystals

Dr. Mark da Silva – 1995
Product Development Engineering Manager, Analog Devices, Wilmington MA
On the Finite Viscoplastic Deformations of Porous Metals

Dr. Ronald Rong Dong – 1994
Enterprise Architect – Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Washington DC
The Effect of Volute Geometry on the Flow Structure, Pressure Fluctuation and Noise in a Centrifugal Pump

Dr. Ramani Duraiswami – 1991
Professor, Department of Computer Science and UMIACS – University of Maryland, College Park
I. Effective Equations for Sound Propagation in Fogs. II. Orthogonal Mapping in Two Dimensions

Dr. Ruqiang Feng – 1993
Associate Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Lubricant Rheology at High Shear Rates

Dr. Thomas Chung-Yee Fu – 1993
Program Manager – Office of Naval Research
Particle Displacement Velocimetry

Dr. David Hess – 1991
Group Leader, Department at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Bethesda, MD
An Experimental Investigation of a Compliant Surface Beneath a Turbulent Boundary Layer

Dr. Vinod Kamath – 1992
STSM, Lenovo – Raleigh, NC
A Numerical Study of Nonlinear Gas Bubble Oscillations

Dr. Adriano Lezzi – 1991
Full Professor, Univesity of Brescia, Milan, Italy
Topics in Free Surface Flows

Dr. Guoan Li – 1993
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA
Constitutive Models for Ductile Solids Reinforced by Spheroidal Inclusions

Dr. Keyu Li – 1994
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University, Michigan
Viscoplastic Behavior of Notch Roots at High Temperature

Dr. Nan Qian Lu – 1991
Bubble Clouds as Sources and Scatterers of Underwater Sound

Dr. Timothy Premack – 1995
Senior PLM Consultant, PROSTEP, Inc – Detroit MI
A Three-Dimensional Analysis of the Crack Tip Fields in Impact Loaded Three Point Bend Specimens

Dr. Bing Ran – 1993
Pressure Fluctuation Measurements and Their Effect on Cavitation Inception Within Water Jets

Dr. Neil Rothman – 1994
Consultant, Lecturer, Professor – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Indentation of Finite Thickness Hyperelastic Materials: A Parametric Investigation with Implications for Myocardium

Dr. Kausik Sarkar – 1994
Professor, George Washington University
Effective Boundary Conditions for Rough Surfaces and Acoustics of Oceanic Bubbles

Dr. James Starape – 1993
Senior Research Engineer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron OH
Interactions and Collisions of Bubbles in Thermocapillary Motion

Dr. Robert Tregoning – 1992
Senior Technical Advisor – U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Washington DC
The Influence of Geometrical Constraint on Cyclic, Elastoplastic, Notch Root Behavior and Fatigue Microcrack Initiation

Dr. Masao Watanabe – 1995
Professor, Mechanical and Space Engineering – Hokkaido University, Japan
Topics in Bubbly Liquid Flows and Cavitation

Dr. Che-Hua Yang – 1992
Professor, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Measurements and Predictions of Cyclic Biaxial Elastoplastic Behavior at Notch Roots

Dr. Hao Zeng – 1995
Experimental and Numerical Studies of Elastoplastic and Creep Behavior at Notch Roots

Dr. Duan Zhong Zhang – 1994
Ensemble Phase Averaged Equations for Multiphase Flows

Dr. Hongei Cai – 1997
Micromechanical Modeling of Deformation, Fracture and Growth in Structural and Biological

Dr. Stefano Cerutti – 1999
Flight Product Line Architect, Lockheed Martin, Orlando FL
Statistics of Filtered Turbulence: Experiments and Direct Numerical Simulation

Dr. Shilong Chu – 1996
Knowcean Consulting, Inc., Potomac MD
The Effect of Blade-tongue Interactions on Noise Generation in A Centrifugal Pump

Dr. Edward Davis – 1999
Measurement and Kinematic Modeling of the Human Tongue

Dr. Imme Ebert-Uphoff – 1998
Research Faculty, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University
On the Development of Discretely-Actuated Hybird-Serial-Parallel Manipulators

Dr. Sridhar Ganapathy – 1996
Interactions between Bubbles and Vortex Structures

Dr. Shridhar Gopalan – 1999
R&D Manager, Bowles Fluidics, Westminster MD
The Flow Structure in the Near Field of Jets and Its Effect on Cavitation Inception

Dr. David Kyonghun Han – 1997
Shape Decomposition Technique in Electrical Impedance Tomography

Dr. Darren Hitt – 1998
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Vermont
Topics in Microfluid Mechanics

Dr. Wenyi Jiang – 1997
Mechanics Modeling of Bending, Buckling, and Heat-Transfer of Orthotropic Plates in Structual and Electronic Applications

Dr. David LaVan – 1998
Project Leader, Mechanical Engineer – NIST
Local Behavior of Weld Metal Based on Microtensile and Microstructural Observations

Dr. Philip LeDuc – 1999
William J. Brown Professor – Carnegie Mellon University
Experimental Investigations of Molecular and Cellular Issues in Biomechanics and Bioengineering

Dr. Andrew Lennon – 1999
Applied Scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
High-Rate Deformation Mechanisms and Adiabatic Shear Localization in a BCC Metal

Dr. Zhong Lin – 1996
Micromechanics Studies of Deformation and Failure in Advanced Composite Materials

Dr. Shewen Liu – 1998
Manager, Offshore Structure, ABS Corporate Technology, Houston TX
Experimental Study of Subgrid-Scale Stresses and Models Using Particle Image Velocimetry Data

Dr. Min Lu – 1998
Deformation Properties of the Single-Phase Intermetallic Alloy Ti-51Al-2Mn at Elevated Temperatures

Dr. John Mansfield, Jr. – 1998
A Dynamic Lagrangian Large Eddy Simulation Scheme for the Vorticity Transport Equation

Dr. Marco Marchioro – 1999
Chief Analytics Officer – #HotTab, Hanoi and Singapore, CEO Quant Island
Numerical Closure of Averaged Equations for Disperse Two-Phase Flows

Dr. Yvonne Chu Moussy – 1999
Faculty, Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland
Theoretical Analysis of Convective Flow in Hollow Fiber Modules: Application to Bioartificial Kidney and High Pressue Ultrafiltration of Blood

Dr. John O’Neil – 1997
Engineer, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel MD
Subgrid Scale Stresses and Their Modeling in the Turbulent Plane Wake

Dr. Edward Pogozelski – 1997
Associate Professor, Physics – SUNY Geneseo
Experimental Investigation of: A) The Flow a Surface Piercing Blunt Body, and B) The Near Field Behavior of The Tip Vortex Behind an Elliptic Foil

Dr. Cameron Riviere – 1996
Associate Research Professor, Robotics Institute – Carnegie Mellon University
Adaptive Suppression of Tremor for Improved Human-Machine Control Materials

Dr. Gary Roth – 1999
Senior Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Developments in Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Their Application to the Measurement of the Flow Structure and Turbulence within a Ship Bow Wave

Dr. Alberto Scotti – 1998
Professor, Department of Marine Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
On Scale-Invariance Based Models of Hydrodynamic Turbulence

Dr. Xiyan Shi – 1997
Senior Network Engineer, Verizon – Ashburn VA
Numerical Study of Shear-Induced heating in High-Speed Nozzle Flows

Dr. Manish Sinha – 2000
Founder and CEO of Skrilo, Ltd.
Rotor-Stator Interactions, Turbulence Modeling and Rotating Stall in a Centrifugal Pump with Diffuser Vanes

Dr. Yuan Song – 1996
The Micromechanics of Fracture and Creep of Metal and Ceramic Matrix Composites

Dr. Ta-Wei David Ting – 2000
Computational Fluid Dynamic Modeling of Blood Flow in the Human Root of Aorta and Left Coronary Artery

Dr. Monica Thacker Hinds – 1999
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering – Oregon Health and Science University
An in vitro Study on the Effects of E-Selectin Surface Coating and Flow Conditions on /Monocytic Cell Adhesion to a Three-Dimensional Perfusion Model

Dr. Martin Wetzel – 1999
Experimental Investigation of a Single Plate Thermoacoustic Refrigerator
Development Engineer, BMW – Munich, Germany

Dr. Aniruddha Worlikar – 1998
Program Director, Predictive Customer Intelligence – IBM, Raleigh-Durham, NC
Numerical Simulation of Thermoacoustic Refrigerators

Dr. Sunil Yadav – 1997
SVP and Portfolio Manager, MFA Financial, New York City
An Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Dynamic Deformations in Metal-Matrix and Tungsten-Based Composites

Dr. Bin Yuan – 1997
Mechanical Engineer 5, am Research – Fremont CA
Mechanical Testing of Microsamples from Weldments and MEMS Materials

Dr. He Yuan – 1997
Senior Solution Architect, Zurich North America, Baltimore MD
Some Problems in the Mechanics of Gas Bubbles in Liquids

Dr. Jun Zeng – 1999
Principal Staff Researcher, HP Labs – San Francisco CA
Development of a Three-Dimensional Boundary Integral Method and Its Application to Bubble Formation from Submerged Orifices

Dr. Yongwei Zhang – 1997
An Experimental and Analytical Study of Lubricants under EHD Conditions
Chief Operating Officer, Complete Genomics, Inc. – San Francisco CA

Dr. Huqing Zhao – 1999
Fracture and Fatigue Analysis of Functionally Graded and Homogeneous Materials Using Singular Integral Equation Approach

Dr. Jake Abbott – 2005
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah
Virtual Fixtures for Bilateral Telemanipulation

Dr. Umang Anand – 2002
Director of R&D, Boston Scientific, Minneapolis MN
Prevention of Nozzle Wear in Abrasive Water Suspension Jets (AWS) Using Porous Lubricated Nozzles

Dr. Ralf Bachmeyer – 2001
Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Advances in Nonlinear Dynamical Modeling and Control of Marine Thruster: Theory and Experiment

Dr. Luca Bertuccioli – 2000
Managing Consultant, E4tech, Lausanne, Switzerland
A Study of the Coastal Ocean Bottom Boundary Layer Using a Submersible PrVT System

Dr. Etiene Besnoin – 2002
Project Leader, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Luxembourg
Numerical Study of Thermoacoustic Heat Exchangers

Dr. Jun Chen – 2005
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Experimental Study of Turbulence Under Planar Straining and Destraining, and Elimination of the Peak Locking Error in PIV Analysis Using the Correlation Mapping Method

Dr. Qiaoning Chen – 2004
Helical and Rotating Turbulence in Three Dimensions

Dr. Xuemei Chen – 2003 
Damping Process in the Oscillations of Gas Bubbles in Tubes and Numerical Simulations of Bubble Removal by a Submerged Needle

Dr. Yi-Chih Chow – 2005
Assistant Professor, National Ocean University, Taiwan
PIV Measurements of Flow Structure and Turbulence in a Rotor Wake within a Multistage Turbomachine

Dr. Peter Friedman – 2002
Flow Structure, Droplet Formation and Dispersion When an Interface Separating Immiscible Fluids is Impinged with a Vertical Negatively Buoyant Jet

Dr. Michael Glynn – 2003
Technical Staff – Lincoln Labs – MIT, Cambridge MA
Numerical Investigations of Failure in EB-PVD Thermal Barrier Coating Systems

Dr. Yue Hao – 2003
Scientist – Lawrence Livermore Ntional Laboratory
Numerical Studies of Gas and Vapor Bubble Phenomena

Dr. Kamili Jackson – 2003
Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland
The Mechanical Properties of 3C Thin-Film Silicon Carbide

Dr. Dexin Jia – 2002
Director, Mechanical Engineering – Sierra Nevada / Waveband Corporation
The Mechanical Behavior of Nanostructured Materials

Dr. Eric Kang – 2002
Senior Aerospace Scientist, Metacomp Technologies, Los Angeles CA
Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer Enhancement in a Grooved Channel

Dr. Qinjun Kang -2004
Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Santa Fe, NM
Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Flow in Porous Media

Dr. Moon Ki Kim – 2004
Professor, Mechanical Engineering – Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Elastic Network Models of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics

Dr. Bernard Koehr – 2003
An Experimental Study of the Mechanism of Air Entrainment by Planar Liquid Jets at a Free Surface

Dr. Sangyoon Lee – 2003
Assistant Professor, Konkuk University, Korea
Pose Analysis in Image Registration and Protein Statistics

Dr. Steven Marra – 2001
Associate Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering – Johns Hopkins University
Mechanical Properties, Characterization and Modeling of Active Polymer Gels

Dr. Keizo Miyahara – 2003
Associate Professor, Center for International Education and Exchange, Osaka University, Japan
A General Kinematic Synthesis Method for Discretely Actuated Robotic Manipulators

Dr. Xiaobo Nie – 2004
Manager / Prinicipal Scientist – Ingrain, Inc., Houston TX
Simulation of Granular Flow and Micro-Flow

Dr. Deng Pan – 2003
Mechanical Properties of Diffusion Aluminide Bond Coats for Thermal Barrier Coatings

Dr. Alexandru Patriciu – 2005
Scientist – R&D in Medical Robotics, Philips – Cambridge, MA
Robot Control in Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

Dr. Jaydeep Roy – 2002
Executive Senior Director, Abbott Point of Care – New York City
Force Controlled Robots: Design, Analysis, Control, and Applications

Dr. David Smallwood – 2003
Principal Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman Oceanic and Naval Systems, Annapolis MD
Advances in Dynamical Modeling and Control of Underwater Robotic Vehicles

Dr. David Stein – 2002
Head of Strategy and Innovation – SIEMENS Healthineers
Design of a Spherical Stepper Motor System

Dr. Jackrit Suthakorn – 2003
Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University – Bangkok, Thailand
Paradigms for Service Robotics

Dr. Bo Tao – 2001
Development of Holographic Particle Image Velocimetry and Its Application in Three-Dimensional Velocity Measurements and Modeling of High Reynolds Number Turbulent Flows

Dr. Janelle Vorreiter – 2005
Senior Thermal Engineer – Orbital ATK, Beltsville MD
Analytical and Numerical Investigations of Bubble Behavior in Electric Fields

Dr. Yunfeng Wang – 2002
Professor, Mechanical Engineering – The College of New Jersey
Application of Diffusion Processes in Robotics, Optical Communications, and Polymer Science

Dr. Xiaoyi Wu – 2003
Associate Professor – Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering – University of Arizona
The Dynamic Growth of a Void in a Viscoplastic Material

Dr. Xiaongjun Wu – 2003
Senior Research Scientist – Dynaflow, Inc. – Washington DC
Flow Structures, Mixing and Droplet Production in a Fuel-Water Stratified Shear Layer

Dr. Zhizhong Yin – 2005
CEO, Euveda Biosciences
Microbubbles and Their Microfluidic Applications

Dr. Haitao Zhang – 2005
Modeling and Simulation Engineer, Schlumberger – Sugar Land TX
Fabrication, High-Strain-Rate Constitutive Behavior and Dynamic Failure of MMCs

Dr. Yu Zhou – 2004
Stochastic Modeling and Inverse Problems in Robotics and Bimolecular Mechanics

Dr. Marcus Zupan – 2001
Associate Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Microsample Characterization of the Tension and Compression Mechanical Properties of Single Crystalline Gamma-TiAl

Dr. Lorenzo Botto – 2010
Lecturer in Simulation and Modeling, Queen Mary University, London UK
Numerical Simulation of Finite-Size Particles

Dr. Cody Brownell – 2008
Associate Professor, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis MD
Quantitative Imaging of Multi-species Fluid Mixing in Turbulent Flows

Dr. Daniel Butler, Jr. – 2009
Research Staff, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria VA
Microsample Testing of Alloys Proposed for High Temperature Gas Turbine Applications

Dr. Alfredo Celedon – 2010
CEO at Scanogen, Inc., Baltmore MD
Single Molecule Torque Measurement

Dr. Stuart Chester – 2006
System Engineer, Northrop Grumman, Columbia MD
On Dynamic Modeling for Multiscale Turbulence Problems

Dr. Kevin Connington – 2010
Teaching Assistant Professor – Stevens Institute of Technology
Particle Simulations Using the Lattice Boltzmann Method

Dr. Gregory Fischer – 2009
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Enabling Technologies for MRI Guided Interventional Procedures

Dr. Xu Geng – 2006
Some Applications of Gas and Vapor Bubbles

Dr. Daniel Gianola – 2007
Associate Professor, Materials – UC Santa Barbara
Deformation Mechanisms in Nanocrystalline Aluminum Thin Films: An Experimental Investigation

Dr. Balaji Gopalan – 2010
Research Engineer – West Virginia University Research Corporation
Turbulent Dispersion of Slightly Buoyant Oil Droplets and Turbulent Breakup of Crude Oil Droplets Mixed with Dispersants

Dr. Yi-Ping Ho – 2008
Assistant Professor, Electronic Engineering – Chinese University of Hong Kong
Single Molecule Biosensing with Quantum Dots for Nanomedicine in Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Dr. Piyush Jain – 2007
Microscale Characterization of Coatings for a High Strength High Conductivity Alloy
CEO and Founder – Simpalm, Washington DC

Dr. Vinutha Kallem – 2008
Vision-Based Control on Lie Groups with Application to Needle Steering
Senior Robotics Engineer, Exyn Technologies, Philadelphia PA; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Jin Seob Kim – 2006
Assistant Research Professor at Johns Hopkins Mechanical Engineering
A Group Theoretic and Statistical Mechanical Treatment of Chainlike Structures

Dr. Ganhui Lan – 2008
Assistant Professor – George Washington University
A Treatise on Theoretical and Computational Mechanobiology in Myosin Motors and Bacterial Cell Division

Dr. James Kinsey – 2007
Chief Robotics Officer, Humatics Corp. – Boston MAAdvances in Precision Navigation of Oceanographic Submersibles

Dr. Reuben Kraft – 2008
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering – Penn State University
Computational Modeling of Damage in Brittle Materials

Dr. Axel Krieger – 2009
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland – College Park
Advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Guided Robotic Intervention

Dr. Jusuk Lee – 2009
Senior Engineer – Samsung Electronics, Suwon, Korea
Identifying Feedback Control Strategies of Running Cockroaches and Humans

Dr. Kiju Lee – 2009
Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University
Robots that Duplicate Themselves: Theoretical Principles and Experiments

Dr. Yi Li – 2007
Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield
Lagrangian Evolution of Small Scales in Turbulence: Intermittency and Large-Eddy Simulation Modeling

Dr. Jin Liu – 2009
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University
Multi-scale Simulation on Micro/nano Flows and Granular Flows

Dr. Zan Liu – 2008
Senior Project Manager, Airside Products at Johnson Controls, Waynesboro PA
Experimental Study of the Effects or a Nonuniform Electric Field on Bubble Detachment and Heat Transfer in Nucleate Pool Boiling

Dr. Xiaozhen Lu – 2006
Lead Engineer, GE – Greenville SC
Numerical Simulation and Axial Stability Analysis of Vertical Slug Flow

Dr. Luksa Luznik – 2006
Turbulence Characteristics of a Tidally Driven Bottom Boundary Layer of the Coastal Ocean
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy

Dr. Panadda “Nim” Marayong – 2008
Associate Professor at California State University – Long Beach
Motion Control Methods for Human-machine Cooperative Systems

Dr. Sarthak Misra – 2010
Associate Professor at University of Twente, the Netherlands
Realistic Tool-Tissue Interaction Models for Surgical Simulation and Planning

Dr. Bhasker Paliwal – 2008
Faculty, Mechanical Engineering – Georgia Tech – Lorraine
The Failure of Brittle Materials Under Overall Compression: Effects ot Loading Rate and Detect Distribution

Dr. Wooram Park – 2008
Inverse Problems in Structural Biology and Flexible Needle Steering
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering – University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Lin Pei – 2007
Software Development Engineer, Amazon – Seattle WAA Numerical Model for Contact Between Fractal Rough Surfaces

Dr. Saikiran Rapaka – 2010
Senior Staff Scientist, Siemens Healthineers – Princeton NJ
Fluid flow and transport phenomena during geological sequestration of carbon dioxide

Dr. Yo-Rhin Rhim – 2009
Senior Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
The Structural and Property Evolution of Cellulose During Carbonization

Dr. Carlos Rosales – 2007
Professor – Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso, Chile
On Three-Dimensional Synthetic Turbulence

Dr. Brian Schuster – 2008
Micro-Pillar Compression of Nanocrystalline and Amorphous Metals
Engineer at US Army Research Laboratory

Dr. Adam Schuyler – 2009
Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology and Biophysics – University of Connecticut
Computational Mechanics of Macromolecules and Nanotubes

Dr. Jian Sheng – 2007
Associate Professor, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Development and Applications of Film-Based and Digital Holographic Particle Image Velocimetry for Both Large and Small Scale Flow Measurements

Dr. Aris Skliros – 2007
Quant Researcher, World Quant LLC
Statistical Analysis on Crystallographic Motion Groups with Applications to Polymer Theory

Dr. Murray Snyder – 2007
Permanent Military Professor – United States Naval Academy
Analysis of the Behavior of Bubbles and Droplets in Isotropic Turbulence

Dr. Francesco Soranna – 2008
Aerorspace Engineer – NASCAR CFD Support at Corvid Technologies – Charlotte NC
Experimental Study of Complex Flow and Turbulence Structure Around a Turbomachine Rotor Blade Operating Behind a Row of Inlet Guide Vanes

Dr. Olivia Sun – 2008
Research Engineer at Institute for Defense Analyses – Alexandria VA
Analysis of Subgrid-scale Modeling Approaches for Large-eddy Simulation of Turbulent Mixing in Spatially Developing Round Jets

Dr. Lawton Verner – 2009
Manager – Systems Analysis at Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale CA
Sensor/Actuator Asymmetries in Telemanipulators

Dr. Minping Wan – 2009
Associate Professor, University of Science and Technology of China
On the Lagrangian Study of the Turbulent Energy and Circulation Cascades

Dr. Derek Warner – 2007
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering – Cornell University
Uncovering Deformation Mechanisms in Nanocrystalline Metals through Simulations

Dr. Robert Webster – 2008
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering – Vanderbilt
Design and Mechanics of Continuum Robots for Surgery

Dr. Zuoli Xiao – 2009
Associate Professor, College of Engineering at Peking University, Beijing, China
Multi-scale Dynamics and Subgrid-scale Modeling of Turbulence in Two and Three Dimensions

Dr. Binze Yang – 2006
Senior Software Developer, Bloomberg – New York City
Numerical Studies of Single Gas and Vapor Bubble Flows

Dr. Hsin-Chih “Tim” Yeh – 2008
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Development of New Bioanalysis Techniques Based on Confocal Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology for Nucleic Acid Research

Dr. Quan Zhang – 2008
Senior Engineer – Cristal USA – Washington DC
Modeling and Simulation Engineer, Schlumberger – Sugar Land TX

Dr. Weihong Zhu – 2006
PIV Measurements of Flow Structure and Turbulence Within and Above a Corn Canopy and a Wind Tunnel Model Canopy

Dr. William Anderson – 2012
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas
A Dynamic Surface Drag Model for Large-Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Boundary-Layer Flow Over Fractal-Like Roughness

Dr. Shawn Aram – 2012
Research Scientist – US Navy, Washington DC
A Computational Study of Synthetic-Jet Based Separation Control

Dr. Leen Alawieh – 2014
Postdoctoral Researcher Fellow – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Multiscale Modeling of Reactive Ni/Al Nanolaminates

Dr. Amy Blank – 2013
Senior Robotics Engineer, Barrett Technology, Inc., Boston MA
Proprioceptive Motion Feedback and User-Selectable Impedance Systems for Upper-Limb Prosthesis Control

Dr. Kunlun Bai – 2014
Research Scientist at KLA-Tencor, Milpitas CA
Turbulent Flows Generated by Multi-Scale Structures – From a Fractal Tree to a Fractal Canopy

Dr. Ehsan Basafa – 2014
Senior Software Engineer, Clear Guide Medial, Baltimore MD
Computer-Assisted Femoral Augmentation For Osteoporotic Hip Fracture Prevention

Dr. Devin Burns – 2013
Force Balance Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton VA
Processing and Characterization of Ni-base Superalloy Micro-components and Films for MEMS Applications

Dr. Cynthia Byer – 2014
Research Staff, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria VA
The Deformation Mechanisms and Size Effects of Single-Crystal Magnesium

Dr. Baptiste Coudrillier – 2014
Senior Associate, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Menlo Park CA
Biomechanical Properties and Microstructure of the Normal and Glaucoma Human Sclera

Dr. Tze-Yuan Cheng – 2015
Algorithm Engineer, DRVision Technologies, Bellevue WA
Improving Quantitative Infrared Imaging for Medical Diagnostic Applications

Dr. Alican Demir – 2015
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Clear Guide Medical, Baltimore MD
Bio-Inspired Antennal Tactile Sensing

Dr. Adam Fournier – 2015
Engineer, Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen MD
An Experimental Model for Traumatic Axonal Injury Based on Cytoskeletal Evolution

Dr. Tricia Gibo – 2014
Senior Human Factors Specialist, UL, Utrecht, Netherlands
Control and Learning of Dynamics in Human Movement

Dr. Jason Graham – 2014
Computer Engineer, NRL Center for Computational Science, US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC
Turbulence Simulations:  Multiscale Modeling and Data-Intensive Computing Methodologies

Dr. David Grow – 2011
Associate Professor at New Mexico Technical University
Robotic Assistance for Rehabilitation of Coordination Deficits

Dr. Netta Gurari – 2011
Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago IL
Characterization of Human Perception Using Haptic Systems and Implications for Upper-Limb Prosthetics

Dr. Whitney Allen Hastings – 2011
Patenting Manager at National Institutes of Health
Statistical and Dynamical Analysis of RNA Structures and Complexes with Applications to Nanodevice Design

Dr. Jiarong Hong – 2012
Assistant Professor at University of Minnesota
Experimental Investigations of Turbulence Structure over Rough Walls and Grazing Behavior of Calanoid Copepods on Toxic Dinoflagellate Diets

Dr. Guangli Hu – 2013
Senior Engineering, R&D – BD, Franklin Lakes NJ
The Failure of Brittle Materials under Dynamic Multiaxial Loading

Dr. Emily Huskins-Retzlaff – 2013
Assistant Professor, US Naval Academy
The Thermo-Mechanical Response of UFG Aluminum at Dynamic Strain Rates

Dr. Pranav Joshi – 2014
Scientist Fellow – National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India
The Effect of Mean and Fluctuating Pressure Gradients on Boundary Layer Turbulence

Dr. Georgios Kaloutsakis – 2011
CEO and R&D Manager, Medotics, Basel, Switzerland
Hierarchical Self-Replication

Dr. Chunwoo Kim – 2015
Senior Researcher, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Image Guided Robots for Urology

Dr. Michael Kutzer – 2013
Assistant Professor – United States Naval Academy
Advancements in Cooperative Robotics

Dr. Manu Madhav – 2014
Postdoctoral Researcher – Johns Hopkins Mind-Brian Institute
Nonlinear Features of Sensory Interference and their Behavioral Relevance in Weakly Electric Fish

Dr. Stephen C. Martin – 2011
Technical Lead, US Navy Space and Naval Warfare System Center – Pacific, San Diego CA
Advances in Six Degree of Freedom Dynamics and Control of Underwater Vehicles

Dr. Christopher “Topher” McFarland – 2014
Amazon Prime Air Research
Adaptive Identification and Control for Underwater Vehicles:  Theory and Comparative Experimental Evaluations

Dr. Jessica Meulbroek-Fick – 2011
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin – Platteville
The Failure and Fragmentation of Ductile Materials

Dr. Matthew Moses – 2012
Research Engineering and Independent Consultant
Universal Constructors, Self-Replicating Machines, and Cyclic Fabrication Systems

Dr. Ryan Murphy – 2015
Staff Robotics Software Engineer – Auris Surgical Robotics, Mountain View CA
Analysis and Control of a Variable-Curvature Continuum Manipulator for the Treatment of Osteolysis

Dr. Aditya Nayak – 2015
Postdoctoral Researcher Research Associate at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Fort Pierce FL
Flow and Turbulence Over a Rippled Seabed and Biophysical Interactions in the Inner Part of the Coastal Bottom Boundary Layer

Dr. Müge Pirtini Çetingül – 2011
Lead System Designer, GE Healthcare – Milwaukee WI
Using High Resolution Infrared Imaging to Detect Melanoma and Dysplastic Nevi

Dr. Francesco Rizzi – 2013
R&D Computer Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore CA
Uncertainty Quantification in Molecular Dynamics

Dr. Gregory Rodebaugh – 2011
Large Eddy Simulation of Variable Density Jets:  Investigation of Numerical, Resolution, and Subgrid-Scale Model Effects on Predictive Quality

Dr. Eatai Roth – 2013
Assistant Professor of Intelligent Systems at Indiana University, Bloomington
Task-level Models for Image Stabilization Behaviors in Animals

Dr. Shahin Sefati – 2015
Senior Researcher, Comcast
Modeling Complex Biological and Mechanical Movements: Applications to Animal Locomotion and Gesture Classification in Robotic Surgery

Dr. John Sharon – 2012
Staff Research Scientist, United Technologies – East Hartford CT
Experimental Characterization of Stress Driven Grain Boundary Migration in Nanocrystalline Thin Films

Dr. John Swensen – 2012
Assistant Professor, Washington State University
Torsional Dynamics and Rotational Estimation of Tip-Steerable Needles

Dr. Siddharth Talapatra – 2012
Research Group Lead at HTRI – Navasota TX
Applying Digital Holography to Investigate Turbulent Flow Structures in a Roughness Sublayer, Bio-Physical Interactions in the Ocean, and Grazing Behavior of Copecods

Dr. David Tan – 2015
Engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, U.S.Navy – Carderock MD
Common Features in the Structure of Tip Leakage Flows

Dr. Robert Thompson – 2011
Engineer – Northrop Grumman, Baltimore MD
Experimental Techniques for the Characterization and Development of Thermal Barrier Coating Bond Coat Alloys

Dr. Andrew Tonge – 2015
Mechanical Engineer – US Army Research Laboratory – Aberdeen MD
A Unified Framework, Which Uses Multi-Scale Microstructure Information for Modeling Dynamic Failure in Brittle Materials

Dr. Theresa Koys Tonge – 2015
Research Scientist – WL Gore and Associates, Inc., Industrial Products Division
Micro-Mechanical Approaches for the Hierarchical Modeling of Soft Biological Tissues

Dr. Giancarlo Troni – 2014
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Advances in Precision Navigation of Underwater Vehicles

Dr. Vijay Vedula – 2015
Postdoctoral Researcher – Stanford
Image Based Computational Modeling of Intracardiac Flows

Dr. Sarah Webster – 2011
Senior Research Scientist and Engineer – University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory
Decentralized Single-Beacon Acoustic Navigation: Combined Communication and Navigation for Underwater Vehicles

Dr. Thomas Wedlick – 2013
Managing Engineer, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates – Menlo Park, CA
Robotics Needle Insertion – Modeling and Novel Insertion Techniques

Dr. Justin Wilkerson – 2015
Assistant Professor – University of Texas, San Antonio
Multiscale Mechanics of Failure in Extreme Environments

Dr. Cyril Williams – 2013
Engineer at US Army Research Laboratory – Aberdeen, MD
The Effects of Microstructural Evolution on the Spall Response of 1100 Aluminum

Dr. Kevin Wolfe – 2013
Research Engineer – Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Probabilistic Modeling, Lie Groups, and Design: Applications in Biomolecular Modeling and Advances in Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robots

Dr. Rika Wright Carlsen – 2012
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Robert Morris University
A Computational Model for Traumatic Brain Injury Based on an Axonal Injury Criterion

Dr. Huixuan Wu – 2012
Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, School of Engineering – Aerospace Engineering
Flow Structures and Associated Turbulence in the Tip Region of an Axial Waterjet Pump Rotor

Dr. Rui Xiao – 2015
Associate Professor at Hohai University – Nanjing, China
Thermomechanics of Amorphous Polymers and its Application to Shape Memory

Dr. Qian Xue – 2012
Research Assistant Professor, University of Maine
Computational Modeling and Analysis of Fluid-Structure Interaction During Phonation in Healthy and Diseased Larynges

Dr. Tomonori Yamamoto – 2011
R&D Manager, EndoMaster Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Applying Tissue Models in Teleoperated Robot-Assisted Surgery

Dr. Yan Yan – 2014
Senior Data Scientist, Amperity, Seattle WA
Geometric Motion Planning Methods for Robotics and Biological Crystallography

Dr. Osman Yoğurtçu – 2014
Postdoctoral Researcher at Johns Hopkins University – Biophysics
Computational Mechanobiology of Filamentous Proteins:  Alpha-Helical Coiled Coils and F-Actin

Dr. Chao Zhang – 2015
Software Developer – Convergient Science – Baltimore MD
Mechanisms for Aerodynamic Force Generation and Flight Stability for Insects

Dr. Lingxiao Zheng – 2013
Technical Specialist – Dassault Systems – Simulia Corporation, Detroit, MI
An Integrated Numerical-Experimental Study of the Aerodynamics of Flapping Flight in Insects

Dr. M. Kendal Ackerman – 2016
Adjunct Professor, Brown Mackie College
Design and Calibration of Robotic Systems with Applications in Cooperative Repair and Ultrasound Calibration

Dr. Mustafa “Mert” Ankarali – 2016
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Middle East Technical University
Variability, Symmetry, and Dynamics in Human Rhythmic Motor Control

Dr. Akanksha Bhargava – 2017
Postdoctoral Researcher Fellow – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Thermal Signatures of Skin Lesions Using Computation Thermal Modeling and Medical Infrared Imaging

Dr. Jonathan Bohren – 2017
Senior Robotics Engineer – Honeybee Robotics – Brooklyn NY
Intent-Recognition-Based Traded Control for Telerobotic Assembly Over High-Latency Telemetry

Dr. Suman Dasgupta – 2016
Process Engineer – Intel, Hillsboro OR
Tailoring the Mechanical Behavior of Nanocrystaline Thin Films with Alloying and Heat Treatments

Dr. Neha Dixit – 2016
Product Design Analysis Engineer, Amazon Laboratory126, San Francisco CA
A Mechanism Based Investigation of the Dynamic Behavior of Pure Magnesium

Dr. Parastou Eslami – 2017
Postdoctoral Researcher – Harvard University
Quantification of Coronary Flow Velocity Via Contrast Dispersion Patterns: Insights From Computational Modeling and Computed Tomography Experiments

Dr. Berk Gonenc – 2017
Mechatronics Research Engineer, Verb Surgical, Mountain View, CA
Force-Sensing-Based Multi-Platform Robotic Assistance for Vitreoretinal Surgery

Dr. Lin Guo – 2016
Sr. Algorithm Engineer – Alibaba Group, Beijing, China
Boundary Conditions and Multi-Scale Modeling for Micro and Nano Flows

Dr. Rajeev Hatwar – 2017
Research Scientist – Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Fort Dietrich, Maryland
Applications of Heat and Mass Transfer Analysis in Bio-Medicine

Dr. Xingchi He – 2016
Systems Analyst – Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale CA
Force Sensing Augmented Robotic Assistance for Retinal Microsurgery

Dr. Ahmed Hussein – 2016
Software Developer II, ANSYS Inc., San Diego CA
Dislocation Microstructure and Surface Roughness Evolution in Single and Multi-Phase Microcrystals

Dr. PerryJohnson – 2017
Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford University
Velocity Gradients Along Particle Trajectories in Turbulence

Dr. Sri Kamal Kandala – 2017
Simulation Based Strategies for Clinical Translation of Magnetic Nanoparticle Hyperthermia

Dr.  Cheng Li – 2017
Postdoctoral Researcher – US Department of Energy – National Energy Technical Laboratory, Morgantown, WV
Dispersion of Oil Spills by Breaking Waves

Dr. Hangjian Ling – 2017
Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford
Experimental Investigation of Friction Drag Reduction in Turbulent Boundary Layer by Super-Hydrophobic Surfaces

Dr. Simon Lockyer-Bratton – 2017
Engineering Associate – Exponent Failure Analysis Associates
Experimental Measurements of Thermal Barrier Coating Interfacial Fracture Toughness as a Function of Mode-Mix

Dr. Qianli Ma – 2017
Automated Driving Engineering – Motion Planning, Delphi – Pittsburgh PA
Probabilistic Calibration and Catheter Tracking with Robotic Systems

Dr. Luis “Tony” Martinez – 2017
Research Scientist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado
Large Eddy Simulations and Theoretical Analysis of Wind Turbine Aerodynamics Using an Actuator Line Model

Dr. Barbara Murienne – 2016
Mechanical Engineer – Veldana Medical, Morges, Switzerland
Glycosaminoglycan Contribution to the Structure-Mechanical Properties of the Posterior Sclera

Dr. Jasim Sadique – 2017
Research Engineer with Convergent Science – Madison, WI
Turbulent Flows over Macro-Scale Roughness Elements – From Biofouling Barnacles to Urban Canopies

Dr. Kaushik Sampath – 2017
Postdoctoral Researcher – Naval Research Laboratory
Applying Optical and Acoustic Diagnostic Tools to Probe Turbomachinery Wakes, Cardiac Flows and Multi-Phase Media

Dr. Fangwei Si – 2016
Postdoctoral Researcher at UC San Diego
Organization of Bacterial Cell Division Ring, and Bacterial Morphology and Growth Under Mechanical Compression

Dr. Adam Sierakowski – 2016
Assistant Research Scientist – JHU Mechanical Engineering and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Numerical Simulation of Disperse Particle Flow on a Graphics Processing Unit

Dr. Adrien Thormann – 2016
Corporate Technical Lead (Computational Fluid Dynamics teams) – Groupe Renault – Paris
Wind Tunnel Studies of Decay and Spatial Diffusion of Turbulence

Dr. Claire VerHulst – 2016
Assistant Director – Engineering Innovation, Johns Hopkins University
Large Eddy Simulation and Analysis of Kinetic Energy Entrainment in Large Wind Farms

Dr. Xiang Yang – 2016
Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Modeling Drag Forces and Velocity Fluctuation Statistics in Wall-Bounded Flows at High Reynolds Numbers

Dr. Binwei Zhang – 2016
Reliability Scientist – Corning – Painted Post NY
Experimental Characterization of Thermal Barrier Coatings Using Micro-scale Bending Techniques

Dr. Cao Zhang – 2017
Project Engineer – Simerics, Inc. – Novi MI
Experimental Investigation of Compliant Wall Surface Deformation in a Turbulent Channel Flow using Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry and Mach-Zehnder Interferometry

 

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