## Computational Engineering Doctoral Dissertation Titles

**Faranak Behzadi,**Ph.D., August 2016, Dissertation Title: "Solution of Fully-Coupled Shallow Water Equations and Contaminant Transport Using a Primitive Variable Riemann Solver and a Semi-Discrete SUPG Method"**Cameron T. Druyor Jr.**, Ph.D., August 2016, Dissertation Title: "Advances in Parallel Overset Domain Assembly"**Jaber Javanshir Hasbestan**, Ph.D., August 2016, Dissertation Title: "Least Squares Spectral Element Method for Laminar and Turbulent Flows, –Continuous and Discontinuous Approaches–"**Matthew D. O'Connell**, Ph.D., August 2016, Dissertation Title: "A Fault Tolerant Grid Generation Technique"**Arman Raoufi**, Ph.D., August 2016, Dissertation Title: "Computational Design, Sensitivity Analysis and Optimization of Fuel Reforming Catalytic Reactor"**Behrouz Shamsaei**, Ph.D., August 2016, Dissertation Title: "On the Uncertainty Quantification and Non-Linear Hyper Elastic Simulation of Biological Tissues"**Don C. Warrington**, Ph.D., August 2016, Dissertation Title: "Improved Methods for Forward and Inverse Solution of the Wave Equation for Piles"**Chao Liu**, Ph.D., May 2016, Dissertation Title: "A Stabilized Finite Element Dynamic Overset Method for the Navier-Stokes Equations**"****Anshul Mittal**, Ph.D., December 2015, Dissertation Title: "A Parabolized Navier-Stokes Method for Wind Farm Applications"**Alma Cemerlic**, Ph.D., August 2015, Dissertation Title: "Continuum Modeling of the Deceleration Transient State in Stochastic Traffic Flow"**Behzad Reza Ahrabi**, Ph.D., August 2015, Dissertation Title: "An hp-Adaptive Petrov-Galerkin Method for Steady-State and Unsteady Flow Problems"**Christopher Bruce Hilbert**, Ph.D., August 2015, Dissertation Title: "Tetrahedral Mesh Optimization and Generation via Topological Transformation and Gradient Based Node Perturbation"**Srijith Rajamohan**, Ph.D., August 2014, Dissertation Title: "A Streamline Upwind/ Petrov-Galerkin FEM Based Time-Accurate Solution of 3D Time-Domain Maxwell's Equations for Dispersive Materials"**Nicholas G. Currier,**Ph.D. August 2014, Dissertation Title: "Reacting Plume Inversion on Urban Geometries Through Gradient Based Design Methodologies"**J. Taylor Erwin**, Ph.D., December 2013, Dissertation Title: "Stabilized Finite Elements for Compressible Turbulent Navier-Stokes"**Craig R. Tanis**, Ph.D., December 2013, Dissertation Title: "A New Software Framework for Unstructured Mesh Representation and Manipulation"**Ashish Gupta**, Ph.D., August 2013, Dissertation Title: "Preconditioning Methods for Ideal and Multiphase Fluid Flows"**Lei Ji**, Ph.D., April 2011, Dissertation Title: "Unstructured Grid Technologies for Hydrodynamic Applications with Bodies in Relative Motion and Mesh Deformation"**Ryan S. Glasby**, Ph.D., August 2011, Dissertation Title: "Computational Design for Electromagnetic Simulations"**James S. Masters**, Ph.D., December 2010, Dissertation Title: "Winslow Elliptic Smoothing Equations Extended to Apply to General Regions of an Unstructured Mesh"**Vincent C. Betro,**Ph.D. August 2010, Dissertation Title: "Fully Anisotropic Split-Tree Adaptive Refinement Mesh Generation Using Tetrahedral Mesh Stitching"**Kyle J. Lange,**Ph.D., July 2009, Dissertation Title: "Sensitivity Analysis for a Radio Frequency Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Discharge Simulation"**Robert Glenn Brook,**Ph.D., December 2008, Dissertation Title: "A Parallel, Matrix-free Newton Method for Solving Approximate Boltzmann"**Louie C. Elliott**, Ph.D., August 2008, Dissertation Title: "Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Simulation and Design with Numerical Adjoint Techniques”**Zaineddin Dweik**, Ph.D., December 2007, Dissertation Title: "Computational Study of Turbomachinery-Related Flows and Heat Transfer in Buoyancy-Driven Rotating Cavities with Axial Cooling-Air Through-Flow"**Mandar Sahasrabudhe**, Ph.D., August 2008, Dissertation Title: "Unstructured Mesh Generation and Manipulation Based On Elliptic Smoothing and Optimization"**Sagar Kapadia**, Ph.D., August 2008, Dissertation Title: "Computational Design and Sensitivity Analysis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells"**Muhanad K. Hajjawi**, Ph.D., August 2007, Dissertation Title: "Advanced Turbulence Closures for a Scalable Parallel Implicit Unstructured Grid Algorithm"**Pradeep Sivakumar**, Ph.D., December 2006, Dissertation Title: "Characteristic-Based, Parallel, Numerical Solver for the Shallow Water Equations on Unstructured Grids with Wet/Dry Interfaces"**Chad E. Burdyshaw**, Ph.D., May 2006, Dissertation Title: "Achieving Automatic Concurrency Between Computational Field Solvers and Adjoint Sensitivity Codes"**Brian K. Lambert**, Ph.D., December 2004, Dissertation Title: "Development and Validation of a Time Accurate Algorithm for Low Mach Number Compressible Flow"