Students



Ph.D.

  • M. White, Ph.D., 1985, Colorado State University, “The Influence of Geometry on Natural Convection in Buildings”
  • L. James, Ph.D., 1991, University of New Mexico, “High-Rayleigh Number Natural Convection in Partially Divided Enclosures”
  • J. Kephart, Ph.D., 2014, Villanova University, “Optimal Material Utilization in a Compact, Functionally Graded, Metal-Matrix Heat Sink”

Ph.D. Students

M. White, Ph.D., 1985, Colorado State University, “The Influence of Geometry on Natural Convection in Buildings” 

L. James, Ph.D., 1991, University of New Mexico, “High-Rayleigh Number Natural Convection in Partially Divided Enclosures” 

J. Kephart, Ph.D., 2014, Villanova University, “Optimal Material Utilization in a Compact, Functionally Graded, Metal-Matrix Heat Sink”

Ph.D. Students

M. White, Ph.D., 1985, Colorado State University, “The Influence of Geometry on Natural Convection in Buildings” 

L. James, Ph.D., 1991, University of New Mexico, “High-Rayleigh Number Natural Convection in Partially Divided Enclosures” 

J. Kephart, Ph.D., 2014, Villanova University, “Optimal Material Utilization in a Compact, Functionally Graded, Metal-Matrix Heat Sink”

Ph.D. Students

M. White, Ph.D., 1985, Colorado State University, “The Influence of Geometry on Natural Convection in Buildings” 

L. James, Ph.D., 1991, University of New Mexico, “High-Rayleigh Number Natural Convection in Partially Divided Enclosures” 

J. Kephart, Ph.D., 2014, Villanova University, “Optimal Material Utilization in a Compact, Functionally Graded, Metal-Matrix Heat Sink”

Ph.D. Students

M. White, Ph.D., 1985, Colorado State University, “The Influence of Geometry on Natural Convection in Buildings” 

L. James, Ph.D., 1991, University of New Mexico, “High-Rayleigh Number Natural Convection in Partially Divided Enclosures” 

J. Kephart, Ph.D., 2014, Villanova University, “Optimal Material Utilization in a Compact, Functionally Graded, Metal-Matrix Heat Sink”

Ph.D. Students

M. White, Ph.D., 1985, Colorado State University, “The Influence of Geometry on Natural Convection in Buildings” 

L. James, Ph.D., 1991, University of New Mexico, “High-Rayleigh Number Natural Convection in Partially Divided Enclosures” 

J. Kephart, Ph.D., 2014, Villanova University, “Optimal Material Utilization in a Compact, Functionally Graded, Metal-Matrix Heat Sink”

Masters Study

  • D. Pai, M.S.M.E., 1991, Villanova University, “A Cascade Model for Cooling of Printed Circuit Board Cabinets” 
  • A. Fleischer, M.S.M.E., 1996, Villanova University, “Prediction of the Onset of Ledinegg Flow Instability in Uniformly Heated, Constant Cross Section Channels” (thesis co-advisor)
  • J. Galliera, M.S.M.E., 1998, Villanova University, “Isothermal Flow Distribution in Coupled Manifolds:  A Comparison of Results from CFD and an Integral Model” 
  • M. Dong, M.S.M.E., 1999, Villanova University, “Heat, Mass, and Momentum Transport in the Pu-Be System” 
  • S. Ghassemi, M.S.M.E., 2004, Villanova University, “Thermal Optimization of a Composite Heat  Spreader: A  Theoretical Study for Small High-Conductivity  Blade Thickness” 
  • H. Chengalvala, M.S.M.E., 2005, Villanova University, “Experimental Characterization of a Carbon Fiber Heat Sink in Two Phase Heat Transfer” (co-advisor)
  • S. Sreepati, M.S.M.E., 2009, Villanova University, “A Stream Function-Vorticity Model for Melting in an Enhanced PCM Bounded by Conducting Plate Fins” 
  • R. Pulliam, M.S.M.E., 2009, Villanova University, “Thermal Contact Resistance at the Glass- Mold Interface in a Container Forming Process” 
  • G. Kamguia, M.S.Ch.E., 2011, Villanova University “Expanded Bed Adsorption for Direct Capture of Recombinant Protein that Competes with Cells for Binding Sites” (co-advisor)
  • D. Cain, M.S.S.E., 2014, Villanova University, “Performance Monitoring for Rural Community Water Systems” (co-advisor)
  • L. Qato, M.S.M.E., 2014, Villanova University, “Enhancement of IAD Protection Devices Using Liquid-Flow Viscous Dissipation” (co-advisor)
  • B. Sceski, M.S.M.E., 2015, Villanova University, “An Enhanced Armor System Utilizing Viscous Liquid Flow in Porous Metal Matrices” (co-advisor)

Non-Thesis Research

  • J.M. Cai, 1993, Villanova University, "Analysis of a Transient Asymmetrically Heated/Cooled Open Thermosyphon”
  • N. R. Murarisetty, 2000, Villanova University, "Transient Heat Transfer for an Actively Insulated Shape Memory Alloy Wire"
  • D. Pellicone, 2010, Villanova University, "Enhancement of IAD Protection Devices Using Liquid-Flow Viscous Dissipation”
  • B. Sceski, 2013, Villanova University, "An Armor System Utilizing Viscous Liquid Flow in Porous Metal Matrices”

J.M. Cai, 1993, Villanova University, "Analysis of a Transient Asymmetrically Heated/Cooled Open Thermosyphon” 

N. R. Murarisetty, 2000, Villanova University, "Transient Heat Transfer for an Actively Insulated Shape Memory Alloy Wire"

D. Pellicone, 2010, Villanova University, "Enhancement of IAD Protection Devices Using Liquid-Flow Viscous Dissipation” 

B. Sceski, 2013, Villanova University, "An Armor System Utilizing Viscous Liquid Flow in Porous Metal Matrices” 

J.M. Cai, 1993, Villanova University, "Analysis of a Transient Asymmetrically Heated/Cooled Open Thermosyphon” 

N. R. Murarisetty, 2000, Villanova University, "Transient Heat Transfer for an Actively Insulated Shape Memory Alloy Wire"

D. Pellicone, 2010, Villanova University, "Enhancement of IAD Protection Devices Using Liquid-Flow Viscous Dissipation” 

B. Sceski, 2013, Villanova University, "An Armor System Utilizing Viscous Liquid Flow in Porous Metal Matrices” 

Undergraduate

  • P. M. Williams, “Pressure Drop in Metal Matrices for High Gradient Magnetic Separation,” Summer 1996
  • S. McCurdy, Class of 1999, “Numerical Simulation of Heat, Mass, and Momentum Transport in the Pu-Be System,” Spring-Summer 1998
  • J. Yantosh, Class of 2002, “Experiments for Thermal Performance of the Carbon-Fiber Brush Heat Exchanger,” January-May 2002
  • M. Gallen, Class of 2002, “Experiments for Thermal Performance of the Carbon-Fiber Brush Heat Exchanger,” May-August 2002
  • J. Harvest, Class of 2003, “Fluent Simulations for Intermittent Boundary Layer Development in the Carbon-Fiber Brush Heat Exchanger,” January-May 2003
  • M. Dion, Class of 2005, “A Numerical Model for Transient Thermal Response of a Conducting Beam with Embedded SMA Wires,” September 2004 - May 2005
  • P. Kirby, Class of 2006, “Validation of the Effective Radiation Node (ERN) Method for Simple Planar Enclosures,” September 2005 - May 2006
  • A. Kochan, Class of 2008, “Fluent Simulation and Optimization of Melting in a Carbon Nanotube-Enhanced PCM Bounded by Conducting Plate Fins,” July-December 2007
  • S. Bochanski, Class of 2010, “A Preliminary Analysis and Design of an Active Solar Heating System for a Green Dormitory at Villanova University,” October 2008 - July 2009
  • A. Wilkinson, Class of 2012, Villanova University, “Flat Plate Solar Collector Experiment” May-August 2011
  • M. McGarity, Class of 2012, “A Correlation for Domestic Hot Water Demand for a University Residence Hall,” June-August 2009, January-May 2011, May-July 2012
  • I. Dardani, Class of 2013, Villanova University, “Validation of Optimization Algorithm for Cost Minimization of Multiple-Pipe, Gravity-Driven Water Networks” May-August 2011, January-May 2012, August-December 2012
  • A. Lebbad, Class of 2013, Villanova University, “Viscous Liquid Flow in a Porous Media Panel for Blast Wave Mitigation” July-August 2012
  • D. Carlson, Class of 2013, Villanova University, “Hydraulic Performance of Throttling Devices for Gravity-Driven Water Networks” August-December 2012
  • D. Straple, Class of 2014, Villanova University, “Passive Check Valve for Automotive Applications” January-March 2014