Previous Group Members

Ph.D. Degrees Conferred



2010
Dr. Onobu Akogwu, Deformation and Failure Mechanisms in Flexible and Organic Electronic Structures

2009
Dr. Guoguang Fu, Drug Delivery Using Thermo-Responsive Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) Based Hydrogel and Human Osteo-Sarcoma (HOS) Cell Adhesion on Biomaterials

Dr. Juan Meng, Nanoparticles and Drug Eluting Stents for Disease Detection and Treatment

Dr. Jianbo Chen, Multi-Scale Cell/Surface Interaction on Modified TI-6AL-4V Surfaces

2008
Dr. Nima Rahbar, Bio-inspired Design and Interfacial Failure of Biomedical Systems

Dr. Xinrui Niu, Contact Damage of Dental Multilayers

2007
Dr. Zong Zong, Adhesion and Contact at the Nano and Micron Scales

Dr. Yong Yang, Faigue and Fracture of LIGA Ni Thin Films

2006
Dr. Yifang Cao, Small-Scale Deformation and Contacts in Nano- and Bio- Systems

2005
Dr. Fred MacBogunluri, Fatigue and Dwell Fatigue in Ti-6242

2004
Dr. Jikou Zhou, Mechanical Properties of Metallic Foams and Lattice Block Structures

Dr. Jun Lou, Plasticity Length Scale and The Fatigue of LIGA Ni MEMS Materials

Dr. Edem Akpan, Viscoelastic Toughening of Alumino-silicate Ceramics

2002
Dr. Weimin Shen, Fatigue of Titanium Alloys and Intermetallics

2000
Dr. Sassan Shademan, Mechanism-Based Models of Fatigue Crack Growth

1999
Dr. Vikas Sinha, An Investigation of the Effects of Microstructure on Fatigue Crack Growth in Titanium Alloys

Dr. Mingwei Li, Toughening of Nickel Aluminide Composites

1997
Dr. Padu Ramasundaram, Fatigue and Fracture of Nickel Aluminide Based Composites

Dr. Fan Ye, Intinsic and Extrinsic Modification of Niobium Aluminides and Molybdenum Disilicide Composites

1996
Dr. Bakr Rabeeh, Acoustic Emission Studies of Damage in a Model Ti-15V-3Cr-3Al-3Sn/SCS-6 Composite and Its Constituents (Co-Advised With Prof. Stan Rokhlin)

Dr. Christopher Mercer, Fatigue and Fracture of Gamma-Based Titanium Aluminides






Masters Degrees Conferred



2010
Angelica Gonzalez, Nanoparticles for Brain Tumor Detection

2009
Emily Paetzell*, BioMEMS and Nanoparticles for Cancer Detection and Treatment

Jing Du*, Bio-inspired Design of Multilayers: Effect of Layer Thickness

Tiffany Tong*, Adhesion in Organic and Flexible Electronic Structures

Wali Akande*, Lamination and Cold Welding of Organic Electronic Structures

2008
Yusuf Oni*, BioMEMS For drug Delivery

Wanliang Shan*, Fatigue of Advanced Materials

Ting Tan*, Fracture Mechanics of Interfaces

Christian Theriault, Nanoparticles and BioMEMS For Cancer Detection and Treatment

2007
Onobu Akogwu*, Deformation of Flexible Electronic Structures

2006
Jianbo Chen, Multi-scale Cell Interactions on Biomedical Surfaces

Juan Meng*, Nanoparticles for Cancer Detection and Treatment

Guoguang Fu*, BioMEMS for Drug Delivery

2005
Nima Rabhar, Bioinspired Design of Materials

2004
Steve Mwenifunbo, Interactions Between Cells and Biomedical Surfaces

Christopher Milburn, BioMEMS Structures for Drug Delivery and Cell Detection

Xinrui Niu, Contact Damage of Dental Multilayers

Yong Yang, Fracture and Fatigue of Thin Films

2003
Christopher Schneider, Design of Trileaflet Valve

2002
Jun Lou, Plasticity Length Scale Effects in LIGA Ni MEMS Structures

2001
Jorge Penso, Thermal Fatigue of Steel Welds

Jikou Zhou, Mechanical Properties of Metallic Foams

Brad Nemetski, On The Interactions of Cells With Biomedical Surfaces

2000
Jun Lou, Fatigue and Fracture of Cast Gamma-Based Titanium Aluminides

1999
Rong Wang, A Finite Element Analysis of Fracture Toughness of MoSi2/Nb and NiAl/V Composites

Jikou Zhou, Fracture Mechanisms and Fracture Toughness of Coarse Grain Heat Affected Zones in A707 Steel Welds

1998
Mike Foster, An Investigation of The Effects of Multiple Variables on Fatigue Crack Growth and Fracture in Ti-6Al-4V

Mingwei Li, Toughening of Nickel Aluminide Composites

1997
Jeffrey DiPasquale, Fatigue and Fracture of Niobium Aluminide Based Intermetallics

Vikram Balasubramanian, Numerical Modeling of Friction Welding

Vikas Sinha, Effects of Microstructure on The Fatigue Behavior of Ti-6Al-4V

1996
Sharmistha Dubey, Fatigue and Fracture of Titanium Alloys and In-Situ Titanium Matrix Composites

Fan Ye, Toughening of Molybdenum Disilicide Composites

1995
Padu Ramasundaram, Fracture of NiAl Composites

1994
Bakr Rabeeh, Damage in Titanium Matrix Composites

1993
Christopher Mercer, Fatigue and Fracture of Gamma Titanium Aluminides

* denotes continuing Ph.D. Student