ROMAC Students

Name
Anticipated Degree
Anticipated Graduation Date
Research Area
Current Project Title
Brian Weaver
Ph.D. (CEE)
May 2014
Machine lubrication; FEA and CFD; Fluid properties and dynamics
Gas-Expanded Lubricants for Increased Energy Efficiency in Rotating Machinery
Brad Nichols
Ph.D. (MAE)
May 2014
Tilting-pad bearings; system identification; Measurement of rotor/bearing systems
Experimental Measurements of Damping Ratios in Tilting-pad Journal Bearings Under Starved Lubrication Conditions
Ali Gerami
Ph.D. (MAE)
Aug 2014
Active magnetic bearings; Controls
Control of Magnetic Bearings With Material Saturation Nonlinearity
Zack Whitlow
M.S. (MAE)
Aug 2014
Active magnetic bearings; Controls
Flux and Position Feedback Control for a Magnetic Thrust Bearing
Saeid Dousti
Ph.D. (MAE)
Aug 2014
Fluid film bearing analysis; Rotordynamics
Innertia Effects in Plain Journal Bearings, Floating Bush Bearings, and Squeeze Film Dampers
Parinya Anantachaisilp
Ph.D. (ECE)
Dec 2014
Active magnetic bearings; Controls
Fractional Order Control for Active Magnetic Bearing Systems
David Barnes
Ph.D. (MAE)
May 2015
Test Engineering; Aerospace; Rarified gas dynamics
Fluid Film Bearing Test Platform Construction/Design Evolution, Rarified Gas Dynamics of Retropropulsion rockets
Michael Branagan
Ph.D. (MAE)
May 2015
Rotordynamic FEA; Air foil bearings
Jason Kaplan
Ph.D. (MAE)
May 2015
Rotordynamics of geared systems
Non-linear Modeling of Gear Tooth Backlash
(Dee) Long Di
Ph.D. (MAE)
May 2016
Active magnetic bearings; Controls
Adaptive Control of Flexible Rotor Supported by Magnetic Bearing
Neal Morgan
Ph.D. (MAE)
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