Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University




JHU Department of Mechanical Engineering

.
People


People

Research
Seminars, News, and Events
Undergraduate Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs
Student Groups
Campus Life











Home > People > Former Students and Scholars > Distinguishing Themselves in Industry

Distinguishing Themselves in Industry and Research Laboratories
Throughout the World

Former graduate students as of January 6, 2014.
(Note that this site is being updated as we receive new information.)

2013-14

Cynthia Byer, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: The Deformation Mechanisms and Size Effects of Single-Crystal Magnesium

Baptiste Coudrillier, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Biomechanical Properties and Microstructure of the Normal and Glaucoma Human Sclera

Pranav Joshi, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: The Effect of Mean and Fluctuating Pressure Gradients on Boundary Layer Turbulence

Giancarlo Troni, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Advances in Precision Navigation of Underwater Vehicles

2012-13

Amy Blank, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Proprioceptive Motion Feedback and User-Selectable Impedance Systems for Upper-Limb Prosthesis Control

Devin Burns, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Processing and Characterization of Ni-base Superalloy Micro-components and Films for MEMS Applications

Guangli Hu, M.S.E., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: The Failure of Brittle Materials under Dynamic Multiaxial Loading

Emily Huskins, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: The Thermo-Mechanical Response of UFG Aluminum at Dynamic Strain Rates

Michael Kutzer, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Advancements in Cooperative Robotics

Francesco Rizzi, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Uncertainty Quantification in Molecular Dynamics

Eatai Roth, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Task-level Models for Image Stabilization Behaviors in Animals

Siddharth Talapatra, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Applying Digital Holography to Investigate Turbulent Flow Structures in a Roughness Sublayer, Bio-Physical Interactions in the Ocean, and Grazing Behavior of Copecods.

Thomas Wedlick, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Robotics Needle Insertion - Modeling and Novel Insertion Techniques

Cyril Williams, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: The Effects of Microstructural Evolution on the Spall Response of 1100 Aluminum

Kevin Wolfe, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Probabilistic Modeling, Lie Groups, and Design: Applications in Biomolecular Modeling and Advances in Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robots

Lingxiao Zheng, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: An Integrated Numerical-Experimental Study of the Aerodynamics of Flapping Flight in Insects

2011-12

Shawn Aram, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S. M.S.E.
Dissertation: A Computational Study of Synthetic-Jet Based Separation Control

Jiarong Hong, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Experimental Investigations of Turbulence Structure over Rough Walls and Grazing Behavior of Calanoid Copepods on Toxic Dinoflagellate Diets

Matthew Moses, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Purdue University, M.S. The University of New Mexico
Dissertation: Universal Constructors, Self-Replicating Machines, and Cyclic Fabrication Systems
Present Position: Independent Consultant

John Sharon, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Experimental Characterization of Stress Driven Grain Boundary Migration in Nanocrystalline Thin Films

John Swensen, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Torsional Dynamics and Rotational Estimation of Tip-Steerable Needles

Rika Wright, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: A Computational Model for Traumatic Brain Injury Based on an Axonal Injury Criterion

Huixuan Wu, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Flow Structures and Associated Turbulence in the Tip Region of an Axial Waterjet Pump Rotor

Qian Xue, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S. M.S.E.
Dissertation: Computational Modeling and Analysis of Fluid-Structure Interaction During Phonation in Healthy and Diseased Larynges

2010-11

Netta Gurari, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Characterization of Human Perception Using Haptic Systems and Implications for Upper-Limb Prosthetics

Whitney Hastings, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Statistical and Dynamical Analysis of RNA Structures and Complexes with Applications to Nanodevice Design

Georgios Kaloutsakis, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Hierarchical Self-Replication

Jessica Meulbroek, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: The Failure and Fragmentation of Ductile Materials

Muge Pirtini, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Using High Resolution Infrared Imaging to Detect Melanoma and Dysplastic Nevi

Gregory Rodebaugh, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Large Eddy Simulation of Variable Density Jets:  Investigation of Numerical, Resolution, and Subgrid-Scale Model Effects on Predictive Quality

Sarah Webster, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S. M.S.E.
Dissertation: Decentralized Single-Beacon Acoustic Navigation: Combined Communication and Navigation for Underwater Vehicles

Tomonori Yamamoto, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Applying Tissue Models in Teleoperated Robot-Assisted Surgery

2009-10

Lorenzo Botto, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Numerical Simulation of Finite-Size Particles

Alfredo Celedon, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Single Molecule Torque Measurement

Kevin Connington, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Particle Simulations Using the Lattice Boltzmann Method

Balaji Gopalan, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Turbulent Dispersion of Slightly Buoyant Oil Droplets and Turbulent Breakup of Crude Oil Droplets Mixed with Dispersants

Sarthak Misra, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Realistic Tool-Tissue Interaction Models for Surgical Simulation and Planning

Saikiran Rapaka, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S.
Dissertation: Fluid flow and transport phenomena during geological sequestration of carbon dioxide

2008-09

Daniel T. Butler, Jr., M.S.E., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, B.S. University of Maryland
Dissertation: "Microsample Testing of Alloys Proposed for High Temperature Gas Turbine Applications."

Yi-Ping Ho, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S., M.S. National Tsinghua University
Dissertation: "Single Molecule Biosensing with Quantum Dots for Nanomedicine in Diagonstics and Therapeutics."
Present Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Duke University

Vinutha Kallem, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. IIT Madras, M.S. Stanford University
Dissertation: "Vision-Based Control on Lie groups with Application to Needle Steering"
Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, GRASP Laboratory

Axel Krieger, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S., M.S. Universitaet Karlsruhe
Dissertation: "Advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Guided Robotic Intervention."
Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin

Ganhui Lan, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Peking University
Dissertation: "A Treatise on Theoretical and Computational Mechanobiology in Myosin Motors and Bacterial Cell Division."
Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, IBM

Jusuk Lee, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. University of California, Berkeley
Dissertation: "Identifying Feedback Control Strategies of Running Cockroaches and Humans"
Present Position: Engineer, Mechatronics & Manufacturing Technology Center, Samsung Electronics

Jin Liu, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S., M.S. University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
Dissertation: "Multi-Scale Simulation of Micro/Nano Flows and Granular Flows"

Stephen C. Martin, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. University of Maryland, College Park
Dissertation: "Advances in Semi-Autonomous Unmanned Underwater Vehicles"
Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University - Mechanical Engineering

Yo-Rhin Rhim, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. , M.S.E. Johns Hopkins University
Dissertation: "The Structural and Property Evolution of Cellulose During Carbonization."
Present Position: Research Engineer, Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory

Olivia Sun, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. University of Maryland, College Park
Dissertation: "Analysis of Subgrid Scale Modeling Approaches for Large-Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Mixing in Spatially Developing Round Jets."
Present Position: Engineer, Institute for Defense Analyses

Lawton Verner, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Dissertation: "Sensor/Actuator Asymmetries in Telemanipulators."
Present Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Johns Hopkins University - Mechanical Engineering

Minping Wan, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Tsinghua University
Dissertation: "On the Lagrangian Study of the Turbulent Energy and Circulation Cascades."

Zuoli Xiao, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.E., M.E. Tianjin University, M.S. University of Southern California
Dissertation: "Multiscale Dynamics and Subgrid-Scale Modeling of Turbulence in Two and Three Dimensions."

Quan Zhang, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.E., M.E. University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
Dissertation: "flow of Non-Uniform Suspensions."

2007-08

Bhasker Paliwal, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.E. Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Dissertation: "The Failure of Brittle Materials Under Overall Compression: Effects of Loading Rate and Defect Distribution."

Wooram Park, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S., M.S. Seoul National University
Dissertation: "Inverse Problems in Structural Biology and Flexible Needle Steering."
Present Position: Assistant Professor, University of Texas - Dallas

Brian Schuster, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. University of Texas - El Paso
Dissertation: "Micro-Pillar Compression of Nanocrystalline and Amorphous Metals"
Present Position: Engineer, Aberdeen Proving Ground

Francesco Soranna, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Polytechnic Institute of Turin, M.M.E. Catholic University of America
Dissertation: "Experimental Study of Complex Flow and Turbulence Structure Around a Turbomachine Rotor Blade Operating Behind a Row of Inlet Guide Vanes (IGVS)"
Present Position: Engineer, General Electric

Robert Thompson, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Clarkson University
Dissertation: "Experimental Techniques for the Characterization and Development of Thermal Barrier Coating Bond Coat Alloys."

Hsin-Chih (Tim) Yeh, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. University of California - Los Angeles, M.S. National Taiwan University
Dissertation: "Developmentof New Bioanalysis Techniques Based on Confocal Fluoresence Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology for Nucleic Acid Research."
Present Position: Postdoctoral Scholar - Johns Hopkins University

2006-07

Stuart Chester, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. University of Maryland - Baltimore
Dissertation:  "On Dynamic Modeling for Multiscale Turbulence Problems"
Present Position: Northrop Grumman

Xu Geng, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Tsinghua University
Dissertation:  "Some Applications of Gas and Vapor Bubbles"

Piyush Jain. Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
Dissertation: "Microscale Characterization of Coating for a High Strength High Conductivity Alloy."

James Kinsey, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. SUNY at Stony Brook
Dissertation:  "Advances in Precision Navigation of Oceanographic Submersibles"
Present Position:  Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Lin Pei. Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University B.S. Tsinghua University
Dissertation: "A Numerical Model for Contact Between Fractal Rough Surfaces."
Present Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Washington State University

Aris Skliros. Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
Dissertation: "Statistical Analysis of Crystallographic Motion Groups with Applications to Polymer Theory
Present Position: Independent Financial Project Developer

2005-06

Jin Seob Kim, Ph.D.  Johns Hopkins University, B.S./M.S. Seoul National University
Dissertation:  "A Group Theoretic and Statistical Mechanical Treatment of Chainlike Structures"
Present Position:  Postdoctoral Scholar, Johns Hopkins University

Xiaozhen Lu, Ph.D.  Johns Hopkins University, B.S. University of Science and Technology of China
Dissertation:  "Numerical Simulation and Axial Stability Analysis of Vertical Slug Flow"

Adam Schuyler, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Williams College
Dissertation:  "Computational Mechanics of Macromolecules and Nanotubes"

Binze Yang, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University,B.S./M.S. Tsinghua University
Dissertation:  "Numerical Studies of Single Gas and Vapor Bubble Flows

2004-05

Jake Abbott, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Utah State University/M.S. University of Utah
Dissertation:  "Virtual Fixtures for Bilateral Telemanipulation"
Present Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Zurich

Jun Chen, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S./M.S. Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Dissertation:  "Experimental Study of Turbulence Under Planar Straining and Destraining, and Elimination of the Peak Locking Error in PIV Analysis Using the Correlation Mapping Method."
Present Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Yi-Chih Chow, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S./M.S. National Taiwan University
Dissertation:  "PIV Measurements of Flow Structure and Turbulence in a Rotor Wake Within a Multistage Turbomachine"

Alexandru Patriciu, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. University of Craiova
Dissertation:  "Robot Control in Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures"
Present Position:  Staff Scientist, National Institute of Health Clinical Center

Janelle Vorreiter, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. University of California/M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic University
Dissertation:  "Analytical and Numerical Investigations of Bubble Behavior in Electric Fields"

2003-04

Zhizhong Yin, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Zhejiang University
Dissertation:  "Microbubbles and Their Microfluidic Applications"
Present Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Biomedical Engineering

Haitao Zhang, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Beijing Institute of Technology
Dissertation:  "Fabrications, High-Strain Rate Constitutive Behavior and Dynamic Failure of MMCs"
Present Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas - Austin

Yu Zhou, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S./M.S. Nanjing University
Dissertation:  "Stochastic Modeling and Inverse Problems in Robotics and Biomolecular Mechanics"

2002-03

Qiaoning Chen, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Tsinghua University
Dissertation:  "Helical and Rotating Turbulence in Three Dimensions"

Michael Glynn, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Villanova University
Dissertation:  "Numerical Investigations of Failure in EB-PVD Thermal Barrier Coating"

Qinjun Kang, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Tsinghua University
Dissertation:  "Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Flow in Porous Media"

Moon Ki Kim, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Seoul National University
Dissertation:  "Elastic Network Models of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics"

Keizo Miyahara, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Kobe University
Dissertation:  "A General Kinematic Synthesis Method for Discreetly Actuated Robotic Manipulators"

Xiaobo Nie, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Tsinghua University
Dissertation: "Simulations of Granular Flow and Micro-Flow"

Deng Pan, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. National University of Defense Technology
Dissertation: 
"Mechanical Properties of Diffusion Aluminide Bond Coats for Thermal Barrier Coatings"

2001-02

Xuemei Chen, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Tsinghua University
Dissertation:  "Damping Processes in the Oscillations of Gas Bubbles in Tubes and Numerical Simulations of Bubble Removal by a Submerged Needle."

Yue Hao, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Tsinghua University/M.S. Israel Institute of Technology
Dissertation:  "Numerical Studies of Gas and Vapor Bubble Phenomena"

Kamili Jackson, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Dissertation:  "The Mechanical Properties of 3C Thin-Fil Silicon Carbide"

Bernard Koehr, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S.  U.S. Naval Academy
Dissertation:  "An Experimental Study of the Mechanism of Air Entrainment by Planar Liquid Jest as a Free Surface"

David Smallwood, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. University of Miami
Dissertation:  "Advances in Dynamical Modeling and Control of Underwater Robotic Vehicles"

Xiaongjun Wu, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Shenyang Institute of Aeronautical Engineering/M.S.E. Tianjin University
Dissertation:  "Flow Structure, Mixing and Droplet Production in a Fuel-Water Stratified Shear Layer"

Xiaoyi Wu, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. University of Science and Technology of China/M.S. Tsinghua University
Dissertation:  "The Dynamic Growth of a Void in a Viscoplastic Material"

2000-01

Umang Anand, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Dissertation:  "Prevention of Nozzle Wear in Abrasive Water Suspension Jets Using Porous Lubricated Nozzles"

Ralf Bachmayer, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Universitaet Karlsruhe
Dissertation:  "Advances in Nonlinear Dynamical Modeling and Control of Marine Thruster:  Theory and Experiment"

Etienne Besnoin, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Université de Havre
Dissertation:  "Numerical Study of Thermoacoustic Heat Exchangers"

Dexin Jia, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S. University of National Science and Technology
Dissertation:  "The Mechanical Behavior of Nanostructured Materials"

Eric Kang, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S./M.S. info to come
Dissertation:  "Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer Enhancement in a Grooved Channel"

Sergey Karpov, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S./M.S. info to come
Dissertation:  "Nonlinear Phenomena in Thermo-Acoustics and Bubbly Liquids"

Jaydeep Roy, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S./M.S.info to come
Dissertation:  "Force Controlled Robots:  Design, Analysis, Control, and Applications"

David Stein, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, B.S./M.S.Johns Hopkins University
Dissertation:  "Design of a Spherical Stepper Motor System"

Present Position: CEO, Point of Care Business Unit, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

 

[Photo (c) 2009 -Jay VanRensselaer, Homewood Photographic Services]