Graduate School of Computational Engineering Alumni
Since 2004, 17 PhD students and 33 Master’s students have graduated from the SimCenter’s programs in Computational Engineering. With a strong foundation in engineering, applied computational mathematics, applied scientific computing, and team-oriented research, SimCenter graduates are well prepared to succeed in a variety of fields. Our alums are leaders in academia, private industry, and government across the country and around the world.
Computational Engineering Alumni
James Beasley, M.S., December 2004, Thesis Title: "Validation of an Unstructured Flow Solver for Oblique Shocks and Expansion Fans"
Vincent C. Betro
M.S., August 2007, Thesis Title: "Parallel Hierarchical 2D Unstructured Mesh Generation with General Cutting"
Ph.D. August 2010, Dissertation Title: "Fully Anisotropic Split-Tree Adaptive Refinement Mesh Generation Using Tetrahedral Mesh Stitching"
William Emerson Brock V, M.S., August 2011, Thesis Title: "Design Optimization Using CAD Parameterization Through CAPRI"
Melissa Graves-Brook, M.S., May 2009, (Non-thesis)
Robert Glenn Brook
M.S., December 2004, (Non-thesis)
Ph.D., December 2008, Dissertation Title: "A Parallel, Matrix-free Newton Method for Solving Approximate Boltzmann"
Chad E. Burdyshaw, Ph.D., May 2006, Dissertation Title: "Achieving Automatic Concurrency Between Computational Field Solvers and Adjoint Sensitivity Codes"
Max David Collao, M.S., August 2011, Thesis Title: "Generation and Optimization of Spacing Fields"
Nicholas G. Currier, M.S., August 2010, Thesis Title: "A Hybrid Method for Flows in Local Chemical Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium"
Cameron T. Druyor, Jr., M.S., August 2011, Thesis Title: "An Adaptive Hybrid Mesh Generation Method For Complex Geometries"
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"
Louie C. Elliott, Ph.D., August 2008, Dissertation Title: "Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Simulation and Design with Numerical Adjoint Techniques"
Dawn Ellis, M.S., August 2010, (Non-thesis)
J. Taylor Erwin, Ph.D., December 2013, Dissertation Title: "Stabilized Finite Elements for Compressible Turbulent Navier-Stokes"
Philip Wesley Fackler, M.S., December 2013, Thesis Title: "Physics-Based Point Placement by Particle Dynamics Simulation"
Guy Austin Flynt, M.S., May 2013, Thesis Title: "Computation of Heat Transfer in Turbine Rotor Blade Cooling Channels with Angled Rib Turbulators"
Arash Ghasemi, M.S., May 2013, Thesis Title: "On the Theory of a Space-Time Solution Algorithm for Computational Science and Engineering"
Ryan S. Glasby, Ph.D., August 2011, Dissertation Title: "Computational Design for Electromagnetic Simulations"
Ashish Gupta, Ph.D., August 2013, Dissertation Title: "Preconditioning Methods for Ideal and Multiphase Fluid Flows"
Muhanad K. Hajjawi, Ph.D., August 2007, Dissertation Title: "Advanced Turbulence Closures for a Scalable Parallel Implicit Unstructured Grid Algorithm"
Jason A. Heacker, M.S., May 2011, Thesis Project Title: "A Study in Aerodynamic Drag Reduction for a Small Travel Trailer"
Christopher Bruce Hilbert, M.S., April 2009, Thesis Title: "A Lawson-like Algorithm for the Triangulation of Points in Three-Dimensions"
Ryan Hulguin, M.S., August 2008, Thesis Title: "Direct Numerical Solution of Nonlinear Model Boltzmann Equations"
Matthew Jackson, M.S., August 2008, (Non-thesis)
Lei Ji, Ph.D., April 2011, Dissertation Title: "Unstructured Grid Technologies for Hydrodynamic Applications with Bodies in Relative Motion and Mesh Deformation"
Benjamin C. Johnson, M.S., May 2010, Thesis Title: "A Numerical Investigation of S-Duct Flows with Boundary-Layer Ingestion"
Sagar Kapadia, Ph.D., August 2008, Dissertation Title: "Computational Design and Sensitivity Analysis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells"
Kristen Catherine Karman, M.S., December 2013, Thesis Title: "2-D CFD Design of the Cross-Sectional Shape of Arterial Stents"
Jessica Elaine Kress, M.S., December 2012, Thesis Title: "An Unstructured Grid Incompressible Navier-Stokes Algorithm for Convective Heat Transfer Based on Artificial Compressibility"
Brian K. Lambert, Ph.D., December 2004, Dissertation Title: "Development and Validation of a Time Accurate Algorithm for Low Mach Number Compressible Flow"
Kyle J. Lange
M.S., August 2007, Thesis Title: "A Fully Implicit Characteristic-Based Algorithm for a One Dimensional Radio Frequency Glow Discharge Fluid Simulation"
Ph.D., July 2009, Dissertation Title: "Sensitivity Analysis for a Radio Frequency Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Discharge Simulation"
Weiyang Lin, M.S., May 2013, Thesis Title: "Computational Investigation of the Effects of Casing Treatments on the Performance of a Turbofan"
James S. Masters, Ph.D., December 2010, Dissertation Title: "Winslow Elliptic Smoothing Equations Extended to Apply to General Regions of an Unstructured Mesh"
Brent J. C. Mitchell, M.S., May 2007, Thesis Title: "A Nonmatching and Sliding Interface Method for Unstructured Flow Simulations"
Adam Cofer, M.S., December 2013, Thesis Title: "Validation of Interpolative Interfaces for Rotorcraft Applications"
Matthew David O'Connell, M.S., August 2011, Thesis Title: "Comparison Of Two Methods For Two Dimensional Unstructured Mesh Adaptation With Elliptic Smoothing"
Christian de la Peña, M.S., December 2010, (Non-thesis)
Mandar Sahasrabudhe, Ph.D., August 2008, Dissertation Title: "Unstructured Mesh Generation and Manipulation Based On Elliptic Smoothing and Optimization"
Shane Edmond Sawyer, M.S., August 2012, Thesis Title: "Analysis and Implementation of a High-Order Reconstruction Algorithm for an Unstructured Finite Volume Flow Solver"
W. Lawton Shoemake, M.S., December 2013, Thesis Title: "Extension of A High-Order Petrov-Galerkin Implementation Applied to Non-Radiating and Radar Cross Section Geometries"
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"
Sean Smith, M.S., May 2014, (Non-thesis)
John Steffan, M.S., December 2011, (Non-thesis)
Nicholas Szapiro, M.S., August 2012, Thesis Title: "Mesh Generation Using a Correspondence Distance Field"
Craig R. Tanis, Ph.D., December 2013, Dissertation Title: "A New Software Framework for Unstructured Mesh Representation and Manipulation"
Jacob Chackasseril Varghese, M.S., December 2009, Thesis Title: "Sonic Boom Prediction Methods Using Feature-Based Adaptation of Unstructured Meshes"
Justin Whitt, M.S., April 2009, Thesis Title: "Unstructured, Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes Model of the NREL Phase VI Wind Turbine"
Xueying Zhang, M.S., October 2013, Thesis Title: "Higher-Order Petrov-Galerkin Methods for Analysis of Antennas"