Supervised Ph.D. Dissertations:

Dissertation: Model-based Optimization and Feedback Control of the Current Density Profile Evolution in NSTX-U
Author (Year): Zeki Ilhan (2016)
Placement: (Professor) U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
Dissertation: Physics-model-based Optimization and Feedback Control of the Current Profile Dynamics in Fusion Tokamak Reactors
Author (Year): Justin Barton (2014)
Placement: (Researcher) General Electric, Global Research, Schenectady, NY, USA
Dissertation: Nonlinear Burn Condition and Kinetic Profile Control in Tokamak Fusion Reactors
Author (Year): Mark D. Boyer (2013)
Placement: (Researcher) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, USA
Dissertation: Plasma Shape and Current Density Profile Control in Advanced Tokamak Operating Scenarios
Author (Year): Wenyu Shi (2013)
Placement: (Researcher) Corning Inc., Plasma Laboratory, Corning, NY, USA
Dissertation: Optimal Control of a Class of Nonlinear Parabolic PDE Systems Arising in Fusion Plasma Current Profile Dynamics
Author (Year): Yongsheng Ou (2010)
Placement: (Professor) Institute of Advanced Technology, Shenzhen, China
Dissertation: Control of Distributed Parameter Systems Arising In Magnetic Confinement Fusion
Author (Year): Chao Xu (2010)
Placement: (Professor) Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Dissertation: Numerical Simulation and Active Boundary Control of Magnetohydrodynamic Channel Flows
Author (Year): Lixiang Luo (2010)
Placement: (Researcher) North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

Supervised M.Sc. Theses:

Thesis: Numerical Solution to the Electron Heat Transport Equation and the Generation of a Physics-based Model for the Heat Conductivity
Author (Year): Zachary Pelli (2016)
Placement: (CEO/Owner) PSO Consulting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Thesis: Design and Performance Analysis of Vision-Based Robot Localization System
Author (Year): Yufei Qi (2012)
Placement: SAIC Motor, Shanghai, China
Thesis: Model Predictive Control of Thermal Dynamics in Building
Author (Year): Fa Wang (2012)
Placement: PhD student, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Thesis: Extremum-Seeking Stabilization of Neoclassical Tearing Modes in Tokamak Fusion Plasmas
Author (Year): William Wehner (2009)
Placement: PhD student, Lehigh University, Bethelehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Thesis: Simultaneous Control of Electron Density and Effective Atomic Number in Tokamak Plasmas
Author (Year): Patrick Boyle (2009)
Placement: N-Tech Systems, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Thesis: Model Validation and Robust Stabilization Strategies for Tokamak Resistive Wall Modes
Author (Year): Shuowei Yang (2009)
Placement: PhD student, NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Thesis: Model for Current Drive Stabilization of Neoclassical Tearing Modes
Author (Year): Jennifer Woodby (2008)
Placement: Lockheed Martin, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA
Thesis: Robust Stabilization of Resistive Wall Modes in Tokamak Plasmas via μ-synthesis
Author (Year): Joseph Dalessio (2007)
Placement: Agilent Technologies, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Thesis: A Strategy for Controlled Micromanipulation Using an Atomic Force Microscope Probe
Author (Year): Nicholas Lynch (2007)
Placement: Communications Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), U.S. Army, Department of Defense, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, USA
Thesis: Comparison of Potential Approaches for Resistive Wall Mode Stabilization in Fusion Reactors Based on a Plasma Eigenmode Model
Author (Year): Joseph Blair (2006)
Placement: Ingersoll Rand, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Thesis: Dynamic Optimization of an Irregular Swarm of Robots Using Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) and Other Methods
Author (Year): Miles Pekala (2006)
Placement: Vehicle Technology Directorate (VTD), U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, USA
Thesis: Rollover Recoverability of a Hexapod Walker
Author (Year): Graham Schill (2006)
Placement: General Dynamics Robotic Systems, Westminster, Maryland, USA
Thesis: Direct Numerical Simulation of Mixing Control by Boundary Feedback in 2D Magnetohydrodynamic Channel Flow
Author (Year): Lixiang Luo (2006)
Placement: PhD student, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA