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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Design of a Heat Exchanger for a Supercritical CO2 Turbine System, Kehinde Oluwatobi Adenuga

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A Road Grade Based Weighting System for Calculating On-Road Distance-Specific Oxides of Nitrogen Emissions of Light-Duty Diesel Vehicles, Jason D. Bolyard

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Designs and Practical Control Methods for Soft Parallel Robots, Benjamin T. Buzzo

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Improving Real-time Methane Monitoring in Longwall Coal Mines Through System Response Characterization of a Multi-Nodal Methane Detection Network, Brian Philip Cappellini

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Analysis on Combined Heat and Power, and Combined Heat and Power Hybrid Systems for Unconventional Drilling Operations, Diego G. Dranuta Ferrer

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Increasing the Seebeck Coefficient of Thermoelectric Calcium Cobaltite Ceramics through Incorporation of Rare-Earth Elements, Andre Fabian Fernandes

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On the Improvement of the Indirect Quantification of Methane Emissions: A Stationary Single Sensor Approach, Robert Scott Heltzel

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Development of Thermal Management Strategies Using Cylinder Deactivation for Low-Load Operation in Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks, Christian M. Hushion

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Development of Collision Resilient Drone for Flying in Cluttered Environment, AL MAHMUD

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Static and Dynamic Analysis of Composite Plates using the MONNA Finite Element, Mohamed Omar

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Flow Field Measurement and Qualification of the West Virginia University Environmental Wind Tunnel, Katherine Mary Reid

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Uncertainty Estimation for Stereo Visual Odometry, Derek W. Ross

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Investigating NOx vs CO2 Tradeoff in Heavy Duty Emissions Through the Years Under the Scope of CARB’s 3-Bin Moving Average Window Method, Ghadi Sadek

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Updates and Improvements to the Satellite Drag Coefficient Response Surface Modeling Toolkit, Phillip Logan Sheridan

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Next-Generation Re-Entry Aerothermodynamic Modeling of Space Debris Using Machine Learning, Nicholas Sia

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Active Localization for Robotic Systems: Algorithms and Cost Metrics, Jared Strader

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Metal Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Using Proton Conducting Electrolyte for Direct Ammonia Utilization, Edwin Vega Hiraldo

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The Role of Structure Evolution for PrBaCo2O6-δ in Oxygen Reduction Reaction Kinetics at SOFC Cathode, Nan Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Fully Compressible Hydrodynamic Simulation of Non-Equidiffusive Premixed Flames Propagation in Channels, Olatunde A. Abidakun

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Route Planning for Long-Term Robotics Missions, Christopher Alexander Arend Tatsch

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Measured and Modeled Performance of a Spring Dominant Free Piston Engine Generator, Ramanjaneya Mehar Baba Bade

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Design and Development of a Multi-Nodal Methane Detection System for Longwall Coal Mining, Amber P. Barr

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Environment Search Planning Subject to High Robot Localization Uncertainty, Jared Joseph Beard

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Plasmon-Enhanced Optical Probes for Sensing of Drug Metabolite, Jennifer Boryczka

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Modulation of Semiconductor Photoconversion with Surface Modification and Plasmon, Joeseph Martin Bright

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Paper-Based Point-of-Care Tools for Blood Testing, Xuefei Gao

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Doping with Rare Earth Elements and Resultant Nano-inclusions on The Electrical and Thermal Properties of the Mis-fit Layered Thermoelectric Oxide, Geoffroy Gauneau

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Implementation of Radial Basis Function Artificial Neural Network into an Adaptive Equivalent Consumption Minimization Strategy for Optimized Control of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Thomas P. Harris

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Aeroelasticity of Composite Plate Wings using HSDT and Higher-Order FEM, Justin A. Haught

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Terrain Aware Traverse Planning for Mars Rovers, Gabrielle Hedrick

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Low-Cost Skewed Redundant IMU Configuration for State-Space Recovery in a Saturated Environment, Levi S. Hubbard

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Towards Large Eddy Simulation of a Staged, Pressurized Oxy-fuel Combustor, Alain Islas Montero

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Experimental, Computational and Analytical Studies towards a Predictive Scenario for a Burning Accident, Furkan Kodakoglu

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Fast Decision-making under Time and Resource Constraints, Kyle Gabriel Lassak

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Comparative Assessment of Different Ultra-Low NOx Measurement Instruments for Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines, Diego Bernabe Mejia

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An Examination to Pathways Powering Car Using Clean Energy, Marina Miranda

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Automated and Standardized Tools for Realistic, Generic Musculoskeletal Model Development, Trevor Rees Moon

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Navigation under Obstacle Motion Uncertainty using Markov Decision Processes, Jennifer Quyen Nguyen

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Investigation of Particle Measurement in Different Dilution Ratios with Gasoline Direct Injection and Port Fuel Injection, John Adam Phillips

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Impact of Particle Injection on Gas Flow at Elevated Pressure: A Numerical Study, Ansan Pokharel

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Characterizing premixed syngas combustion in micro-channels, Sunita Pokharel

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Development of an Activity-based Windowing Approach to Evaluate Real-World NOx Emissions from Modern Medium and Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks, Rasik Pondicherry

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Oxygen Transport Kinetics of Surface Modified Mixed Conductor (La0.60Sr0.40)0.95Co0.20Fe0.80O3-x as Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathode, Manuel Serrano Laguna

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Exploration of Unknown Environments Using a Tethered Mobile Robot, Danylo Shapovalov

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A Study on the Hydrodynamics of a Bench-Scale Top-Fed Bubbling Fluidized Bed Gasifier using Biomass and Coal as Feedstocks, Ali Can Sivri

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Modeling and Tuning of CVT Systems for SAE® Baja Vehicles, Sean Sebastian Skinner

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Literature Review on Modeling of Density Difference Pumping Strategy for Geothermal Applications, Lucas A. Ware

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Design and Optimization of Dynamic System for a One-kW Free Piston Linear Engine Alternator-GENSETS Program, Nima Zamani Meymian

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Comprehensively Improved Electrochemical Performance of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries by “Chemical Anchors” and Lithium Anode Modification, Zhipeng Zeng

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Propagation and Morphology of Premixed Flames in Obstructed Channels under Atmospheric and Supercritical Conditions, ABDULAFEEZ AKINOLA ADEBIYI

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Impact of Implementing a Dedicated Outdoor Air System in Parallel with a Multi-Zone Variable-Air Volume System on Energy Consumption, Thermal Comfort, and Life Cycle Cost, Khaled Alghamdi

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Immunity-Based Framework for Autonomous Flight in GPS-Challenged Environment, Mohanad Al Nuaimi

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COMPARISON OF DRAG AREA ESTIMATION USING NATURAL COAST DOWN AND CONSTANT SPEED TEST METHODS, Cem Baki Mr

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Scaling Analysis and Experimental Investigation of a Rotating Detonation Engine, David Thomas Billups

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Dynamic Discrepancy Reduced Order Modeling for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Over Cobalt-based Catalyst, Jose Miguel Bohorquez

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A Biomimetic Approach to Controlling Restorative Robotics, Matthew T. Boots

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Evaluating the Approach of Using NOx Control Performance Tracking for On-Board Diagnostics of Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles, Renata Castiglioni

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Virtual Morphology as a Method of Robotic Control, Conner Todd Castle

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A Framework for Energy Optimization of Small, Two-Stroke, Natural Gas Engines for Combined Heat and Power Applications, Mahdi Darzi

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Investigation of Heat Exchanger Effectiveness Using a Surface Coating Technology, Allen Duffy

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Improving Solder Joints Formed in Microgravity by Use of Magnetic Soldering Paste Additives, Aaron Dunkle

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Reflectivity and photoemission electron microscopy studies of magnetic heterostructures, Chih-Yeh Huang

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Scalable and Cost-effective Barrier Layer Coating to Improve Stability and Performance of SOFC Cathode, Shanshan Hu

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INSTANTANEOUS FUEL MASS FLOW MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR USE IN VERIFICATION OF LOCOMOTIVE EMISSIONS, Adam Wayne James

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MODELING AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTAL SIMULATION CHAMBER (DESC) FOR CALIBRATION OF AIR QUALITY MONITORING SENSORS, Filiz KAZAN

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Carbon deposition on Ni/YSZ anode SOFC for direct methane steam reforming, Haiyang Li

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IN SITU MEASUREMENT OF FATIGUE INDUCED CRACK GROWTH IN INCONEL 718 USING DIRECT CURRENT POTENTIAL DROP METHOD, Joel C. Lindsay

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Artificial Immune System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Abnormal Condition Detection and Identification, Ryan G. McLaughlin

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Development of Ni-based Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS) powder particles for Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) Applications, Markova Dion McPherson

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Design of experiment and analysis techniques for fuel consumption data using heavy-duty diesel vehicles and on-road testing, Sarah Ann Mills

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Investigation of Various Factors Affecting Quantification and Characterization Accuracy of NOx Measurement at Near Zero Level in a CVS Sampling Set-Up, Samuel Abimbola Ogunfuye

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Implications of Sampling Methods on Geospatial Mapping of Methane Sources, Dakota Wesley Oliver

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Investigation of Nano-ceria Catalyst Infiltration of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Electrodes Using Bio-Inspired Catechol Surfactants, Ozcan Ozmen

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Investigation of Pathways to Enhance SCR de-NOx Efficiency in Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicle using an Optical Access Visualization Approach, Vishnu Padmanaban

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Exsolved nanoparticle decorated redox stable ceramic anode material with high performance for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, He Qi

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RECOVERY OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS (REES) FROM COAL MINE DRAINAGE SLUDGE LEACHATE, Panpan Ren

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Utilization of Scale in Keypoint Detection and Feature Description, Andrew P. Rhodes

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Enhancing the Thermoelectric Performance of Calcium Cobaltite Ca3Co4O9 through Single and Dual Elements Doping, Cesar Octavio Romo de la Cruz

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Conceptual Design of MALE UAVs, Vincent Spada

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Experimental Measurement of Dielectric Properties of Powdery Materials using a Coaxial Transmission Line, Robert Tempke

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Deformation Correlations and Machine Learning: Microstructural inference and crystal plasticity predictions, Michail Tzimas

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Computational Design of Staged Pressurized Oxy-Coal Combustion, Gideon Ozioma Udochukwu

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Investigation and Development of Exhaust Flow Rate Estimation Methodologies for Heavy-Duty vehicles, Chakradhar Reddy Vardhireddy

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Enabling Robust State Estimation through Covariance Adaptation, Ryan Magnum Watson

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Experimental and Numerical Study of the Stirling Engine Robust Foil Regenerator, Koji Yanaga

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Investigation of Model Reduction Using Bayesian Calibration and Dynamic Discrepancy, Ahmed Nirjhar Alam

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Influence of the Lewis Number and Boundary Conditions on Finger Flame Acceleration, Mohammed Alawi AlKhabbaz

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Detecting the Onset of the Bulk Crystal Plasticity Transition in Face Centered Cubic Metals Using Nanoindentation, Ryder Bolin

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Thermal-Fatigue and Thermo-Mechanical Equivalence for Transverse Cracking Evolution in Laminated Composites, Javier Cabrera Barbero

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GENERATION AND SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS OF TRANSMISSION SHIFT SCHEDULE FOR HYBRID-ELECTRIC VEHICLE, Nicholas Connelly

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IMPLEMENTATION OF A STATE-OF-THE-ART GNSS RECEIVER AUTONOMOUS INTEGRITY MONITORING TECHNIQUE, Shannen Daly

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Development of an Emissions Monitoring Methodology Using On-Board NOx Sensors and Revision to Current In-Use Emissions Regulatory Protocols, Berk Demirgok

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UAV Modeling and Simulation at Normal and Abnormal Conditions, Mofetoluwa Fagbemi

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HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE TORQUE SPLIT ALGORITHM FOR REDUCTION OF ENGINE TORQUE TRANSIENTS, Derek George

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An Experimental Investigation of the Cooling System for a Free Piston Stirling Engine, Akshay Milind Gupte

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INSTRUMENTATION AND INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS DESIGN FOR TENSEGRITY ROBOT IMPLEMENTATIONS, Scott Edward Harper

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VISION-BASED ROAD DEFECT DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION FOR IMPACT EFFECT MITIGATION USING ADAPTIVE SUSPENSIONS, Shane M Haught

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Calibration of Cameras and LiDAR for Applications in Autonomous Navigation., Jacob J. Hikes

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Systematic Characterization and Analysis of Resistance from Conductors and Electrodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Alec Hinerman

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DEVELOPMENT OF OXIDE-DISPERSION-STRENGTHENED NICKEL-BASED SUPER ALLOY POWDERS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, Sizhe Huang