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MS Thesis and Doctoral Dissertations Supervised

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DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

N. Zabaras, "Development of Some Numerical Models for Casting and Quenching Processes", Ph.D. Dissertation, Cornell University, May 1987.

DOCTORAL & M.S. DISSERTATIONS SUPERVISED

[1] Antoinette Maniatty, "Some numerical methods for the solution of inverse deformation problems", M.S. thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1988 (currently: Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY).

[2] Scott A. Tolson, "Finite element analysis of progressive failure in laminated composite plates", M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1990.

[3] Yimin Ruan, "Analysis of temperature fields and thermal stresses in solidifying bodies using the finite element method", Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1990 (currently: Senior Engineer, Alcoa Technical Center, Alcoa Center, Pittsburgh, PA).

[4] T. Ouyang, "Analysis of one-dimensional inverse and parameter estimation Stefan problems using the finite element method", M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1990.

[5] Abul F. M. Arif, "Computational aspects of an implicit finite element procedure for elasto- viscoplastic large deformation problems", Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1991 (currently: Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM University, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia).

[6] Tasneem Pervez, "Transient dynamic damping and an elasto-plastic analysis of anisotropic laminated composite plates using a refined plate theory", Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1991 (currently: Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman).

[7] Deborah Schnur, "Numerical solution of some inverse problems in solid mechanics", Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1991 (currently: Senior Staff Engineer at Seagate Technology, Minneapolis, MN).

[8] David McDaniel, "A front tracking finite element method analysis of phase-change with natural convection", M.S. thesis, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 1993 (currently: Process Engineer, Optical Systems Division, 3M Center at St. Paul, MN).

[9] Shinill Kang, "Optimum design of casting processes using an inverse methodology", Ph.D. Dissertation, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, August 1993 (currently: Professor and Director, Nano Fabrication and Micro Optics National Research Laboratory, Yonsei University, Seoul South Korea).

[10] Seshadri Badrinarayanan, "A continuum sensitivity analysis for large deformation plasticity and metal forming processes", Ph.D. Dissertation, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, May 1996.

[11] Zhaoji Yang, "The adjoint method for the inverse design of solidification processes with convection", Ph.D. Dissertation, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, August 1997 (currently: Senior Engineer, Visteon Global Technologies, Inc, Dearborn, Michigan).

[12] Yangang Bao, "An object-oriented implementation of die design problems in metal forming processes using the finite element method", M.S. thesis, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, August 1999.

[13] Rajiv Sampath, "On the design and control of directional binary alloy solidification processes in the presence of a strong magnetic field", Ph.D. Dissertation (defended on November 16, 2000), Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, January 2001 (currently: Program Manager, GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY).

[14] Akkaram Srikanth, "A continuum sensitivity analysis of large deformations with applications to metal forming design", Ph.D. Dissertation (defended on November 20, 2000), Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, January 2001 (currently: Senior Engineer, Lifing Technologies Laboratory, GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY).

[15] Lei Wan, "A numerical investigation of directional binary alloy solidification processes using a volume averaging technique", M.S. Dissertation (defended on December 19, 2002), Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, January 2002 (currently: Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group).

[16] Shankar Ganapathysubramanian, " Design of deformation processes: Extending phenomenological and polycrystalline plasticity models towards the control of microstructure-sensitive properties", Ph.D. Dissertation (defended on May 26, 2004), Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, August 2004 (currently: Senior Engineer, Intel Corporation, Chandler, AZ).

[17] Jingbo Wang, "Bayesian Computational Techniques for Inverse Problems in Transport Processes", Ph.D. Dissertation (defended on August 26, 2005), Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, August 2005 (currently: Private Equity Investor, New York, NY).

[18] Deep Samanta, "Computational techniques for the analysis and control of alloy solidification processes", Ph.D. Dissertation (defended on December 21, 2005), Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, January 2006 (currently: Senior Research Engineer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio).

[19] Swagato Acharjee, "Stochastic and deterministic techniques for computational design of deformation processes", Ph.D. Dissertation (defended on April 13, 2006), Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, May 2006 (currently: Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, New York, NY).

[20] Badrinarayanan Velamur Asokan, "Variational multiscale method for stochastic thermal and fluid flow problems", Ph.D. Dissertation (defended on April 25, 2006), Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, May 2006 (currently: Engineering Specialist, Exxon Mobil Upstream, Houston, TX).

[21] Veera Sundararaghavan, "Multi-scale Computational Techniques for Design of Polycrystalline Materials", Ph.D. Dissertation (defended on May 18, 2007), Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, August 2007 (currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan).

[22] Lijian Tan, "Multiscale modeling of solidification of multicomponent alloys", Ph.D. Dissertation (defended on May 22, 2007), Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, August 2007 (currently: Senior Engineer, Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, TX).

[23] Wei Li, "Finite element modeling of the deformation of 3D polycrystals including grain size effects", M.S. Dissertation (defended on April 25, 2008), Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, May 2008.

[24] Sethuraman Sankaran, "Computational techniques for uncertainty modeling and stochastic optimization of materials systems", Ph.D. Dissertation (defended on May 7th, 2008), Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, August 2008 (currently: PostDoc, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCSD, San Diego, CA).

[25] Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, "Computational strategies for data-driven modeling of stochastic systems", Ph.D. Dissertation (defended on May 12th, 2008), Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, August 2008 (currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa).

[26] Babak Kouchmeshky, "A multiscale approach for tailoring the macro-properties of polycrystalline materials", Ph.D. Dissertation (defended on August 7, 2009), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, August 2009 (currently: PostDoc, National Center for Hypersonic Materials and Structures, University of Texas, Arlington, Texas).

[27] Xiang Ma, "An efficient computational framework for uncertainty quantification in multiscale systems", Ph.D. Dissertation (defended on August 18, 2010), School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, August 2010 (currently: Senior Engineer, Exxon-Mobil Upstream Corporation, Houston, TX).

[28] Bin Wen, "Stochastic Multiscale Modeling of Polycrystalline Materials", Ph.D. Dissertation (defended on August 18, 2010), School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, August 2012 (currently: Numerical Analyst, Bloomberg Corporation, New York, NY).