( Attendance is at the discretion of the supervisor and student who hold the exam)

Olakunle Betiku - Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, E5-3052 - in person

Title: The Role of Microstructural Modifications in Improving the Mechanical Performance of Resistance Spot Welded Automotive Steels

Supervisor: Elliot Biro

Minghao Ning - Friday, January 13, 2023 trom 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - remote

Title: A Fast and Safe Motion Planning Method for Autonomous Vehicle Through Point Cloud Based Potential Field

Supervisor: Amir Khajepour

Ahmad Reza Alghooneh  - Monday, January 16, 2023 from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM remote

Title: A Multi-Frame Approach to Radar-camera Fusion for Autonomous Vehicle Object Detection

Supervisor: Amir Khaejpour

Pouya  Panahandeh  - Friday, January 20, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - remote

Title: Vehicle Navigation Using Graph -Based Method and Game Theory

Supervisors: Amir Khajepour / Baris Fidan

Ali  Gharamohammadi - Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM - remote

Title: In-cabin Health Care Monitoring by Sensors 

Supervisors: Amir Khajepour / George Shaker

Nadia Azizi - Tuesday, February 7, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM remote

Title: Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Copper Alloys: From Process Parameter Optimization to Oxidation Analysis

Supervisor: Ehsan Toyserkani


PhD Defense

(Attendance is at the discretion of the supervisor and student who hold the defense)

Alejandro Martinez - Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM online

Title: Monitoring and Control of Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes Using Ultrasound

Supervisor: Ehsan Toyserkani

Francis  Lacombe  - Friday, January 13, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM  E5-3006 in person

Title: Stability of compressible boundary layers in presence of smooth roughness and wall temperature effects 

Supervisor: Jean-Pierre Hickey

Chia-Pei Wang - Friday, January 13, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM - EC4-1104 in person

Title: Virtual Model Building for Multi-Axis Machine Tools using Field Data

Supervisors: Kaan Erkorkmaz / John McPhee

Nivas Ramachandiran - Friday, January 20, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - remote

Title: Structure Property Correlation in Additive Manufactured Ti - 5553 Component

Supervisors: Adrian Gerlich / Ehsan Toyserkani

Neel Pratik Bhatt - Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 11:30 AM-2:30 PM - remote

Title: Trajectory Prediction of Dynamic Objects in Urban Driving Settings for Autonomous Driving

Supervisors: Amir Khajepour / Ehsan Hashemi

Ali Ghatei Kalashami - Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Remote

Title: An integrative investigation of liquid metal embrittlement in the Fe-Zn system: From responsible mechanisms to mitigation strategies

Supervisor: Norman Zhou

Muhammad Shehryar Khan - Wednesday,  March 8, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM remote

Title: Improving the multiscale morphological and mechanical properties of laser welded Al-Si coated ultra-high strength 22MnB5 press-hardened steels 

Supervisor: Norman Zhou / Elliot Biro

Mobin Khamooshi - Friday, March 24, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Remote

Title: Cooperative Vehicle Perception and Localization Using Infrastructure-based Sensor Nodes

Supervisors: Amir Khajepour / Ehsan Hashemi

Sirshendu Misra - Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM  E5-3052   in person

Title: Wetting at Interfaces: From Drops to Microorganisms 

Supervisor: Sushanta Mitra