Theses and Dissertations — 2016

Civil Engineering Program

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Erkan Karakoyun Dr. Keh-Han Wang Three-Dimensional Distance Based Geostatistical Models to Adjust Radar Rainfall Data [Link]
Halil Ibrahim Kula Dr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan Developing Smart Grouted Sand Columns for Real Time Monitoring of the Stability, Seepage, and Rapid Drawdown in Earth Dams [Link]
Sai Anudeep Maddi Dr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan Smart Foam Cement Characterization and Real Time Monitoring for Oil Well Cementing Applications
Oswaldo Jose Russian-Aranda Dr. Mina Dawood Case and Parametric Study on the Collapse of the USS Salem Wharf [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Arezou Attar Dr. Bora Gencturk Accelerated Alkali-Silica Reaction and Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete: Application on Dry Casks [Link]
Bahareh Basirat Dr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan Analytical Modeling and Verification with Numerical Methods and Experiments of Three Phase Reactive Materials, Drilling, Cementing and Performance of Smart Cemented Model Oil Wells
Yu Hsiang Chen Dr. Keh-Han Wang A Three-Dimensional Fully Nonlinear Model in Curvilinear Coordinates for Simulating Waves Interaction with a Bottom-Mounted or Partially-Submerged Fixed Cylindrical Structure
Kibraeb A. Gebreselassie Dr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan Detection and Quantification of Steel and Composite Corrosion with Smart Cement and Polymer Coating Materials
Saeid Karimi Dr. Kalyana Babu Nakshatrala Computational Methods for Multi-Scale Temporal Problems: Algorithms, Analysis, and Numerical Experiments [Link]
Florentia Kavoura Dr. Bora Gencturk Moment-Rotation Behavior of “Pinned” Column Base-Plate Connections in Low-Rise Metal Buildings [Link]
Hieu Cong Luu Dr. Yi-Lung Mo Development of CSMM-Based Shell Element for Reinforced Concrete Structures [Link]
Mohammad Shabouei Dr. Kalyana Babu Nakshatrala Theoretical and Numerical Study in Porous Media: Solution Verification and Viscous Fingering Instability
Chengzhao Zhang Dr. Keh-Han Wang, Dr. Yandi Hu Oil Spill Cleanup by Hydrophobic Silica Aerogels and Spilled Oil Interaction with Suspended Sediments
Botong Zheng Dr. Mina Dawood Rehabilitation of Fatigue Sensitive Steel Elements Using Shape Memory Alloy/Fiber Reinforced Polymer (SMA/FRP) Composite Overlays [Link]
Environmental Engineering Program

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Piluja Sivananthan Dr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan Desalination of Hydraulic Fracturing Waste Water with Multiple Cathode Chambers in the Microbial Fuel Cell [Link]
Geosensing Program

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Peter J. Gadomski Dr. Craig Glennie Measuring Glacier Surface Velocities With LiDAR: A Comparison of Three-Dimensional Change Detection Methods [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Ning Cao Dr. Hyongki Lee Advanced SAR Interferometry Methods for Ground Displacement Estimation from Spaceborne and Airborne Platforms [Link]
Preston J. Hartzell Dr. Craig Glennie Active and Passive Sensor Fusion for Terrestrial Hyperspectral Image Shadow Detection and Restoration [Link]
Zhigang Pan Dr. Craig Glennie Shallow Water Bathymetry Using Full Waveform Bathymetric LiDAR and Hyperspectral Imagery
Hongzhou Wang Dr. Craig Glennie Fusion of Full Waveform LiDAR and Passive Remote Sensing for Improved Land-Cover Classification [Link]
Xiao Zhang Dr. Craig Glennie LiDAR-Based Change Detection for Earthquake Surface Ruptures [Link]