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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2020

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3D PRINTING OF IRON OXIDE INCORPORATED POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE SOFT MAGNETIC ACTUATOR, Rasoul Bayaniahangar

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DYNAMIC TESTING: AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TO DEFECT IDENTIFICATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED PARTS, Aimee Allen

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ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND SAVINGS ANALYSIS OF A PHEV IN REAL WORLD DRIVING THROUGH VEHICLE CONNECTIVITY USING VEHICLE PLATOONING, BLENDED MODE OPERATION AND ENGINE START-STOP OPTIMIZERS, Pruthwiraj Santhosh

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Generative Design in Energy Efficient Buildings, Johanna Thill

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HIGH-PERFORMANCE ZERO LIQUID DISCHARGE (ZLD) TREATMENT OF HIGH-SALINITY BRINES USING A MULTIPLE-EFFECT ABSORPTION DISTILLATION CONCEPT, Sunil Pinnu

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INCREASING ACCESS TO PV TECHNOLOGY THROUGH SUSTAINABLE RACKING: A REVIEW OF EXISTING LITERATURE AND GROUND MOUNTED FIXED TILT DESIGNS, AND WHAT CAN BE DONE NEXT, Parijata Prabhakara

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Measurement of current distribution in the land channel direction of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell, Chinmay Kulkarni

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MULTISCALE MODELING OF CARBON FIBERS/GRAPHENE NANOPLATELETS/EPOXY HYBRID COMPOSITES FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS, Hashim Al Mahmud

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Optimal Mission Planning of Autonomous Mobile Agents for Applications in Microgrids, Sensor Networks, and Military Reconnaissance, Casey D. Majhor

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OPTIMIZATION OF SHAPE AND CONTROL OF LINEAR AND NONLINEAR WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS, Jiajun Song

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Sensor Fusion and Non-linear MPC controller development studies for Intelligent Autonomous vehicular systems, Ahammad Basha Dudekula

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Water Injection and its Impact on Knock Mitigation in Spark Ignited Engines, Niranjan Miganakallu Narasimhamurthy

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2019

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3D PRINTING IN LOW RESOURCE HEALTHCARE SETTINGS: ANALYSIS OF POTENTIAL IMPLEMENTATIONS, Alenna Beroza

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ACOUSTIC LOCALIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR APPLICATION IN NEAR-SHORE ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTS, Miles B. Penhale

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A Hybrid-Powered Wireless System for Multiple Biopotential Monitoring, Shawn Li

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ALGORITHMS AND OPTIMAL CONTROL FOR SPACECRAFT MAGNETIC ATTITUDE MANEUVERS, Mohammed Desouky

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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF A PASSIVE NOx ADSORBER (PNA) FOR THE REDUCTION OF COLD START DIESEL EMISSIONS, Conor Berndt

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APPLICATION OF SENSOR FUSION FOR SI ENGINE DIAGNOSTICS AND COMBUSTION FEEDBACK, FNU Muralidhar Nischal

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Automotive Driveline Backlash State and Size Estimator Design for Anti-Jerk Control, Kaushal Kumar Darokar

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Cathode Coupling in a Low Power Hall Effect Thruster, Tristan Slabaugh

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CHARACTERIZATION OF HYDRAULIC INTERACTIONS BETWEEN TORQUE CONVERTER AND TRANSMISSION DURING TRANSIENT EVENTS, Mark Woodland

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE POST INJECTION BEHAVIOR OF GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION FUEL INJECTORS, Robert A. Schroeter

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CLOSED LOOP ENERGY MAXIMIZING CONTROL OF A WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER USING AN ESTIMATED LINEAR MODEL THAT APPROXIMATES THE NONLINEAR FROUDE-KRYLOV FORCE, Yaqzan Mohd Yaqzan

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Cloud Manufacturing Based Embroidered Wearable Electronics For Daily ECG Monitoring, Hui Huang

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Comparative Study and Design of Economical Sound Intensity Probe, Karan Gundre

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CRACK PATTERN SIMULATION OF PRESSURIZED BOROSILICATE GLASS TUBE UNDER PELLET IMPACT USING ALE METHOD, Omkar Bhumkar

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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT PRODUCTS TO REDUCE THE IMPACTS OF MACHETE INJURIES FOR INDIGENOUS NGÄBE SUBSISTENCE FARMERS IN BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA, Micah Koller

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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF BRAKE ROTOR USING CFD TECHNIQUES, Shubham Ramesh Jain

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Development of a 2D SCR Catalyst on a Diesel Particulate Filter Model for Design and Control Applications to a Ultra Low NOx Aftertreatment System, Venkata Chundru

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Development of a Fused Deposition 3D Printed Buoy and Method for Quantifying Wave Tank Reflections, Samantha G. Swartzmiller

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DEVELOPMENT OF A TURBULENT BURNING VELOCITY MODEL BASED ON FLAME STRETCH CONCEPT FOR SPARK IGNITION ENGINES, Behdad Afkhami

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EFFECT OF SENSOR ERRORS ON AUTONOMOUS STEERING CONTROL AND APPLICATION OF SENSOR FUSION FOR ROBUST NAVIGATION, Shuvodeep Bhattacharjya

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EFFECTS OF VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATION ON EXHAUST ENTHALPY AND ENGINE OUT EMISSIONS, Zakarie Parker

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ESTIMATION AND PREDICTION OF THE HUMAN GAIT DYNAMICS FOR THE CONTROL OF AN ANKLE-FOOT PROSTHESIS, Guilherme Aramizo Ribeiro

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ESTIMATION OF MULTI-DIRECTIONAL ANKLE IMPEDANCE AS A FUNCTION OF LOWER EXTREMITY MUSCLE ACTIVATION, Lauren Knop

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EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF SPLIT HOPKINSON PRESSURE BAR TEST ON BOROSILICATE GLASS, Mayank K. Bagaria

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Experimental Characterization of Hydraulic System Sound, Ben Kolb

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GROUND VEHICLE DRIVING AIDS: ASSESSING DRIVER WORKLOAD AND PERFORMANCE IN DEGRADED VISUAL ENVIRONMENTS, Kayla Riegner

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HIGH INJECTION PRESSURE DME IGNITION AND COMBUSTION PROCESSES: EXPERIMENT AND SIMULATION, Xiucheng Zhu

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IMPROVED LOW-FREQUENCY IMPACT INSULATION CLASS MEASUREMENTS BASED ON COMPARISON TECHNIQUES, Sunit Girdhar

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INFLUENCE OF MICRO-NUCLEATE BOILING ON ANNULAR FLOW REGIME HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT VALUES AND FLOW PARAMETERS – FOR HIGH HEAT-FLUX FLOW BOILING OF WATER, Soroush Sepahyar

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MEASUREMENT OF CATALYST LAYER WETTABILITY IN PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL, Saleel Visal

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Modeling and Control of Maximum Pressure Rise Rate in RCCI Engines, Aditya Basina

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MODELING CHEVY VOLT GEN II SUPERVISORY CONTROLLER IN CHARGE SUSTAINING OPERATION, Saurabh Bhasme

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MODELING OF THERMAL DYNAMICS IN CHEVROLET VOLT GEN II HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE FOR INTEGRATED POWERTRAIN AND HVAC OPTIMAL OPERATION THROUGH CONNECTIVITY, Nehal Doshi

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Molecular Dynamics Modeling of PEEK, Cyanate Esters, and Carbon Nanotubes for Aerospace Applications, Will Pisani

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MPC-BASED AUTONOMOUS DRIVING CONTROL WITH LOCALIZED PATH PLANNING FOR OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE AND NAVIGATING SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS, Sai Rajeev Devaragudi

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MULTI-SCALE, CAPILLARY ASSISTED COPPER SURFACES FOR ENHANCED POOL BOILING HEAT TRANSFER PROCESSES, Chetan Agarwal

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NETWORKED MICROGRID OPTIMIZATION AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT, Robert S. Jane

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ON DILUTE PLUME AND IMPINGEMENT FLOWS IN SPACE ENGINEERING, Kai Zhang

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OPTIMAL POWER FLOW CONTROL OF NETWORKED DC MICROGRIDS, Eddy H. Trinklein

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OPTIMIZATION AND COMPARISON OF OVER-EXPANDED AND OTHER HIGH EFFICIENCY FOUR-STROKE SPARK-IGNITED BOOSTED ENGINES, Zhuyong Yang

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OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL OF ARRAYS OF WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS, Jianyang Lyu

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OPTIMIZATION OF DIESEL ENGINE AND AFTER-TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR SERIES HYBRID FORKLIFT APPLICATION, Roman Maharjan

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PADDLE MIXER-EXTRUSION REACTOR FOR TORREFACTION AND PYROLYSIS, Stas Zinchik

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PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT OF A SINGLE CYLINDER, AIR-COOLED, SPARK-IGNITED ENGINE UTILIZING 1-D CYCLE SIMULATION, Chun Wang

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Remotely controlled industrial robotic arm and simulation of automated thermal furnace, Prince Mehandi Ratta

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Route-optimized Energy Management of Connected and Automated Multi-mode Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle using Reduced-order Powertrain Modeling and Dynamic Programming, Neeraj Rama

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SLIP BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW STABILITY ANALYSIS AND MICRO-PLASMA JET END FLOW MODELLING, Xin He

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STRENGTH OPTIMIZATION OF A HIGH SYMMETRY INTERLOCKING MICRO-ARCHITECTURE POLYMER COMPOSITE, Manoj Balabadhruni

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STUDY OF OPTIMAL VELOCITY TRAJECTORY FOR REAL-TIME PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF A MULTI-MODE PHEV, Pradeep Bhat

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THEORETICAL MODELING AND POWER OPTIMIZATION FOR THE CONTACT-SEPARATE TRIBOELECTRIC ENERGY GENERATOR (CS-TEG), Si Liu

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Using Frequency Based Substructuring to Optimize Multi-Axis Resonant Plate Shock Tests, Erica M. Jacobson

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WEIGHT REDUCTION OF A DIFFERENTIAL CASE AND ITS STATIC STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, Konark Dhananjay Kumbhalkar

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2018

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AGILE–STAGE GATE MANAGEMENT (ASGM): NPD IMPLEMENTATION PRACTICES FROM GLOBAL FIRMS DEVELOPING COMPLEX, PHYSICAL PRODUCTS, John J. Salvato

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A JOURNEY TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING BIOLOGY HOLISTICALLY AT THE NANOSCALE, Trevor Moser

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ANALYSIS OF INJECTION PARAMETERS INFLUENCING GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION COMPRESSION IGNITION (GDICI) ENGINE OPERATION IN LTC USING NAPHTHA, Devyani Patil

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Analysis of the Shock Response Spectrum and Resonant Plate Testing Methods, William Larsen

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A New Technique to Determine Accommodation Coefficients of Cryogenic Propellants, Kishan Bellur

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AN EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF FUEL SPRAY INTERACTION: FUNDAMENTALS AND ENGINE APPLICATIONS, Le Zhao

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APPLICATIONS OF ROBOT OPERATING SYSTEM (ROS) TO MOBILE MICROGRID FORMATION OUTDOORS, John Naglak

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ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF CYLINDER PRESSURE REFERENCE ERROR AND DETERMINING MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN A TURBOCHARGED SPARK IGNITION ENGINE WITH VVT, Sid Gopujkar

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CAPILLARY-ASSISTED ENHANCED CONDENSATION HEAT TRANSFER FOR LOW SURFACE TENSION LIQUIDS, Gnana Vishnu Durgam

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COLD START ANALYSIS AND MODELING OF A DIRECT-INJECTION GASOLINE ENGINE, Yash Borghate

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COMBUSTION DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH EFFICIENCY DIESEL MICRO PILOT NATURAL GAS ENGINE, Vinicius Bonfochi Vinhaes

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Commercialization of the Carbon Nanotube Thermophone for Active Noise Control Applications, Steven A. Senczyszyn

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Controlling the Formation of Titanium Nanotubes using Electric Fields, Derryl Poynor

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Control Oriented Modeling of an Automotive Drivetrain for Anti-Jerk Control, Gurijala Venkat Prithvi Reddy

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Design, deformation mechanics, and failure of architectured polymeric materials, Muhammed R. Imam

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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION AND HIGH CYCLE FATIGUE ANALYSIS AND OF A DIFFERENTIAL CASE, Praveen Bulusu Surya Naga

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DEVELOPMENT OF A DYNAMIC TORSIONAL ACTUATOR FOR TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH CHARACTERIZATION, Eric Mordorski

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DEVELOPMENT OF BOSCH RATE OF INJECTION MEASUREMENT PROCEDURE AND RESULTS, Tyler Menucci

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DEVELOPMENT OF DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING AND RECEDING HORIZON CONTROL STRATEGIES FOR GM VOLT II MULTI-MODE HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE, Huanqing Wang

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Development of Optimal Operating Point Maps and Mode Shift Strategy for Chevrolet Volt Gen II Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Kovid Sachdeva

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Evaporation of a sessile droplet on a slope, Mitch Timm

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EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL EVALUATION OF SIX SPEED MT SHIFT TRANSIENT VIBRATIONS, Jon Furlich

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EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL INVESTIGATION OF DUAL FUEL DIESEL- NATURAL GAS RCCI COMBUSTION IN A HEAVY-DUTY DIESEL ENGINE, Mufaddel Dahodwala

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EXPERIMENTAL AND MODELING STUDY OF PARTICULATE MATTER OXIDATION UNDER LOADING CONDITIONS FOR A SCR CATALYST ON A DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER, Abhishek Jadav

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF IMPINGED DROPLET DYNAMICS, Nitisha Ahuja

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Extending Maneuverability of Internally Actuated Underwater Gliders, An Attempt to Develop an Open Platform For Research and Education, Saeedeh Ziaeefard

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FRACTOGRAPHY OF AS-CAST DUCTILE IRON SAMPLES AND ANALYZING THE EFFECT OF SKIN ROUGHNESS ON ITS FATIGUE PROPERTIES USING FRACTURE MECHANICS APPROACH, Omkar Shinde

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INNOVATIVE FIN-TUBES FOR A STANDARD STAGGERED BUNDLE FAMILY LEADING TO SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN AIR-SIDE THERMAL AND PRESSURE-DROP RESISTANCES FOR A POPULAR HEAT-EXCHANGER – MODELING AND ANALYSIS IN THE CONTEXT OF ITS DEPLOYMENT ADVANTAGES IN THE ENERGY-SECTOR, Amit Dev Vojini

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INNOVATIVE FIN-TUBES FOR A STANDARD STAGGERED BUNDLE FAMILY LEADING TO SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN AIR-SIDE THERMAL AND PRESSURE-DROP RESISTANCES FOR A POPULAR HEAT-EXCHANGER – QUANTITATIVE CHARACTERIZATIONS BASED ON A UNIQUE SYNTHESIS OF EXPERIMENTS, MODELING, AND RELIABLE COMPUTATIONS, Nikhil Shinde

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INTERPLAY OF IONIC TRANSPORT AND CRYSTAL FACETS IN LITHIUM-ION BATTERY CATHODES, Wentao Yao

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INVESTIGATION ON THE POTENTIAL OF A CO2 CAPTURE SYSTEM, DOWNSTREAM OF THE AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM FOR A HEAVY-DUTY ENGINE APPLICATION, Murchana Pathak

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KINESTHETIC LEARNING EXPERIENCE SIMULATION USING AN ONLINE INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE HANDS-ON ABILITY, David Leach

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Meniscus Modeling and Emission Studies of an Ionic Liquid Ferrofluid Electrospray Source Emitting from a Magneto-Electric Instability, Brandon Jackson

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MODELING AND ANALYSIS FOR DRIVELINE JERK CONTROL, Prince Lakhani

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MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN CHEVROLET VOLT GEN II HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE, Rajeshwar Yadav

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Modelling and Analysis of Chevy Volt Gen II Hybrid Vehicle in Electric Mode, Kaushik Surresh