Materials Science and Engineering Masters Theses

Materials Science and Engineering Masters Theses

 

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Theses from 2016

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Phase field modeling of electrodeposition process in lithium metal batteries, Nihal Acharya

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A study on non-metallic inclusions in foundry steel process, Marc Leonard Harris

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Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of molten steel flow patterns and particle-wall adhesion in continuous casting of steels, Mahdi Mohammadi-Ghaleni

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Design of an adaptive force and stiffness controlled compliant device for robotic polishing, Mohammad Masud Parvez

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Carbon transfer from magnesia-graphite ladle refractories to ultra-low carbon steel, Andrew Arthur Russo

Theses from 2015

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Formation and evolution of Spinel in aluminum killed calcium treated linepipe steels, Obinna Adaba

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Performance metrics for powder feeder systems in additive manufacturing, Venkata Sivaram Bitragunta

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Evaluation of nickel-titanium oxide-niobium pentoxide metal ceramic composite as interconnect for solid oxide fuel cell, Abhijith Budur

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Thermographic investigation of laser metal deposition, Sreekar Karnati

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Healing of bone defects in a rodent calvarial defect model using strong porous bioactive glass (13-93) scaffolds, Yinan Lin

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Laser surface and sub-surface repair during metal additive manufacturing, Prudvi Teja Ravi

Theses from 2014

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Characterization of 304L stainless steel by means of minimum input energy on the selective laser melting platform, Ben Brown

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Effect and interactions of commercial additives and chloride ion in copper electrowinning, Wenyuan Cui

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Additive manufacturing laser deposition of Ti-6Al-4V for aerospace repair application, Nanda Kumar Dey

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Development and characterization of spiral additions in a ceramic matrix, Andrea Lynn Els

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Thermal properties of zirconium diboride - transition metal boride solid solutions, Devon Lee McClane

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Thermodynamics and crystallography of the γ→ε→α' transformation in FeMnAlSiC steels, Scott Thomas Pisarik

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Microstructural and mechanical characterization of laser deposited advanced materials, Harihar Rakshit Sistla

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Corrosion resistance of enamel coating modified by calcium silicate and sand particle for steel reinforcement in concrete, Fujian Tang

Theses from 2013

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Technologies for decreasing the tap temperature to save energy in steel foundries, Siddhartha Biswas

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The influence of aluminum and carbon on the abrasion resistance of high manganese steels, Samuel August Buckholz

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The use of elemental powder mixes in laser-based additive manufacturing, Rodney Michael Clayton

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Effects of complex geometry, shell thickness and firing regimes on shell cracking in investment casting shells during rigid polymer pattern removal, Samrat Krishna Bharadwaj Komaragiri

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Processing and properties of ZrB₂-ZrSi₂ matrix composites reinforced with continuous SiC fiber, Benjamin John Bowin Lai

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Liquid phase sintering of 20Bi(Zn₀.₅Ti₀.₅)O₃-80BaTiO₃ dielectrics with bismuth-zinc-borate and bismuth borosilicate glasses, David I. Shahin

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Effects of material variables and process parameters on properties of investment casting shells, Priyatham Tumurugoti

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Development of a new temporary fastener for aerospace automation, Xiangwen Zhang

Theses from 2012

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Process simulation and inclusion characterization in stainless steel ingot casting, Jun Ge

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Microstructure and mechanical properties of silicon carbide-titanium diboride ceramic composites, Derek Scott King

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Plastic strain accommodation and acoustic emission during melting of embedded indium particles in aluminum, Michael M. Kuba

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Cerium-based conversion coatings on cast aluminum 380 and 413 alloys, Ci Lin

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The effect of sulfur on structure and conversion of bioactive borate glasses, Ali Mohammadkhah

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Sputter deposition of thin-film capacitors onto low temperature co-fired ceramic substrates, Jack Murray

Theses from 2011

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Effect of nickel on castability of chromium molybdenum steel & the dynamic fracture toughness of HY-130, Abhilash Dash

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Crack formation in investment casting ceramic shells, W. A. Everhart

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Thermo-physical properties measurement and steel - ceramic shell interactions in investment casting, Chirag Mahimkar

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Calcium wire ladle treatment to improve cleanliness of centrifugal cast steel, Edith Yolanda. Martinez Silva

Theses from 2010

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Sintering and microstructural effects on mechanical properties of zirconium carbide-tungsten cermets, Melissa M. Giles Craft

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Evaluation of alternative methods for surface preparation and deposition of cerium-based conversion coatings on aluminum alloys, William J. Gammill

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Controlling strength and permeability of silica investment casting molds, Darryl M. Kline

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The properties and structure of tin phosphate glasses modified with other oxides, Jong Wook (Austin) Lim

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Resistance switching in electrodeposited magnetite thin films, Samantha Glen Matthews

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Maskless additive manufacturing of micro structures by laser sintering of nanoparticles, Vivekram Ramanathan

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Zinc iron phosphate glasses for enameling applications, Sagnik Saha

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Foundry parameters for casting high-aluminum lightweight steel in complex shapes, Angella Marie Schulte

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Experimental study on thermal treatment of used printed wiring boards (PWBS), Xiangjun Zuo

Theses from 2009

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Friction stir processing of magnesium alloys, Gaurav Bhargava

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Fatigue of friction stir welded lap joints with sealants, Kenneth Doering

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Investment shell cracking, Edward A. Druschitz

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Friction stir processing of laser metal deposited Ti-6Al-4V, Romy Francis

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Quench factor analysis of wrought and cast aluminum alloys, Vishwanath Gandikota

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Synthesis of surface composites using friction stir processing, Bharat Gattu

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The corrosion of Ni₃Si alloys in sulfuric acid, Christopher Marc Larson

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The effect of near-surface metallurgy on the machinability of cast iron, William Dewey Peach

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Inclusion modification in steel castings using automated inclusion analysis, Vintee Singh

Theses from 2008

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Recovery of materials from recycling of spent furnace linings, Phani Krishna Angara Raghavendra

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Evaluation of SU8 and ruthenium oxide materials for microfluidic devices, Margaret Theresa Audrain

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Thermal characterization and vibration of solder alloys, Brandon Lee Brinkmeyer

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Friction stir form welding of aluminum structures, Kamini Ashokkumar Gupta

Lost foam castings in steel: determination of the foam displacement mechanism and carbon pick-up, Siddharth Gupta

Measurement of dielectric constant of BaTiO₃ powders by impedance spectroscopy, Swetha Kamlapurkar

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Synthesis of nanostructured conducting polymers and their application as gas sensors, Zhe-Fei Li

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Friction stir spot welding of advanced high strength steels, Jeffrey M. Rodelas

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Elevated temperature behavior of a magnesium based bulk metallic glass, Neal C. Ross

Reaction processing of ultra-high temperature W/Ta₂C cermets, Melissa C. Teague

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Modeling and measurement of thermal residual stresses and isotope effects on thermo physical properties of ZrB₂-SiC ceramics, Michael P. Teague

The effects of highly porous refractory materials on steel ladle heat loss, Mangesh Vibhandik

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Friction stir spot welding of aluminum alloys, Wei Yuan

Theses from 2007

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Age strengthening of gray cast iron: alloying effects and kinetics study, Thottathil Viswanathan Anish

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Friction stir processing of cast magnesium alloys, Timothy A. Freeney

Prediction of magnesium-based bulk metallic glasses and their microstructural characterization, Sandeep M. Gorantla

Impact of processing parameters on spray deposition of a cerium-based conversion coating on Al 2024-T3, Philip S. Jones

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Silicate based bioactive glass fiber scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration, Steven B. Jung

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Process development and applications of a dry film photoresist, Phaninder R. Kanikella

Reliablistic design of sand cast Al F357 components with improved properties using FSP, Abhilash Raveendranathan

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Properties of alkaline-resistant calcium-iron-phosphate glasses, Jiawanjun Shi

Theses from 2006

Effects of lead contamination on lead-free solders, Richard S. Colfax

Validation of microstructure-property correlations for design of materials, Manisha Dixit

Experimental optimization of microstructure and mechanical properties of friction stir processed materials, Vikas Dixit

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Direct Microstructure Deposition by Micromirror Direct Patterning and Laser Sintering of Nanoparticles, Weiya Fang

Low temperature phosphate glass for enameling applications., Loretta Francis

Evaluation of accuracy and reproducibility of a high-temperature differential scanning calorimeter by specific heat and enthalpy of fusion measurements, Susan Jacob

Friction stir processing for local modification of aluminum components, Anand Jambunathan

Anomalous shrinkage of strontium doped lanthanum manganite, Benjamin Philip McCarthy

Crystallization and fluorescence studies of lithium-disilicate glass-ceramics for dental restorations, Sandhya Jayaraman Rukmani

Theses from 2005

Optimization and characterization of gamma titanium aluminide sheets produced by hot isostatic pressing of tape-cast monotapes, Alicia G. Adams

Gadolinia stabilized zirconia as a possible material for thermal barrier coatings, Jacob R. Gross

Characterization of spontaneously deposited ceria on copper and its nucleation, Kurt Thomas Koch

Metal-mold interactions in highly alloyed steels, Brandon L. Kruse

Dielectric properties of suspensions and particles, Abhishek Manohar

Bioactive borate glass coatings for titanium and its alloys, Laxmikanth Peddi

Surface modification of aluminum alloys to create in situ surface composites by design, Uma Ramadorai

Deformation of superplastic metals during friction stir microforming, James N. Reck

Technique for evaluating refractory corrosion in thermal gradient, Rina Sane

Study of carbon pick-up in lost foam casting of steel, Abhay Singh

Design of alloys and high efficiency structures, Samarth Tandon

Theses from 2004

Aspects in application of finite element approach to predict mechanical response of materials, Cory Alan Alexander

Metallurgical analysis of cast steel slag pot failures, Roger William Armstrong

Spontaneous spray deposition of cerium oxide conversion coatings on 7075-T6 aluminum alloy, Vaidehi Chandrahasya Dongre

Processing and characterization of functionally designed cellular cemented carbides, Sean E. Landwehr