2017 Gradutes

2017 Graduates

Name: David Amanor
University/Date: North Carolina A&T University, December 2017
Degree: PhD in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Dr. William Edmonson
Thesis Topic: VLC Layer Development for Inter-Satellite Communication Between Small Satellites
Present Position: Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, Oregon

Name: Che-Yuan (Joik) Chang
University/Date: North Carolina State University, December 2017
Degree: PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Fuh Gwo Yuan
Thesis Topic: Chirp Signal for Wave Dispersion Relationships and Nonlinear Ultrasonic Damage
Present Position

Name: Andrew Coffey
University/Date: Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2017
Degree: MS in Aerospace Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Dmitri Mavris
Thesis Topic: On-Orbit Maintenance Technology Development
Present Position: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

Name: Kaitlyn Fields
University/Date: Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2017
Degree: MS in Aerospace Engineering
Advisors: Dr. Dmitri Mavris and Dr. Stephen Edwards
Thesis Topic: Machine Learning Methods Applied to Space Exploration Campaign Modeling
Present Position: System Architecture Modeler and Coverage Analyst, The Aerospace Corporation

Name: Tyler Hudson
University/Date: North Carolina State University, December 2017
Degree: PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Fuh Gwo Yuan
Thesis Topic: Real-Time Cure Monitoring of Composites Using a Guided Wave-Based System with High Temperature Piezoelectric Transducers, Fiber Bragg Gratings, and Phase-Shifted Fiber Bragg Gratings
Present Position: Contractor, National Institute of Aerospace and Advanced Materials and Processing Branch, NASA’s Langley Research Center

Name: Patrick Leser
University/Date: North Carolina State University, December 2017
Degree: PhD in Aerospace Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Fuh Gwo Yuan
Thesis Topic: Probabilistic Prognostics and Health Management for Fatigue-Critical Components Using High-Fidelity Models
Present Position: Durability, Damage Tolerance, and Reliability Branch, NASA’s Langley Research Center

Name: Nicholas Pera
University/Date: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, May 2017
Degree: MS in Aerospace Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Chris Fuller
Thesis Topic: Development of a Method for Analysis and Incorporation of Rotorcraft Fluctuation in Synthesized Flyover Noise
Present Position: Aerodynamic Performance Engineer, The Boeing Company

Name: Geoffrey Rose
University/Date: Old Dominion University, December 2017
Degree: PhD in Aerospace Engineering
Advisors: Dr. Brett Newman and Dr. Duc Nguyen
Thesis Topic: Computational Methods for Non-Linear Systems Analysis with Applications in Mathematics and Engineering
Present Position: Structural Dyanmics Branch, NASA’s Langley Research Center