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Graduate Student Theses Advised
  • Denise Widdowson (Advisor) “Data-Science Driven Optimization of the Multi-Field Processing of Polymer Matrix Composites”, Doctoral Thesis, Penn State University, Mechanical Engineering.(PHD expected 2023)

  • Christian Bergen  (Advisor) “Design Optimization of Magnetic Micro-Architectures for Efficient Energy Transduction in a Peristalsis Pump”, Doctoral Thesis, Penn State University, Mechanical Engineering. (PHD expected 2024)

  • Breznak, C. (Advisor), MS, "Effects of Constituents and Processing of Magneto-Active Elastomers." (August 2021).

  • Erol, A. (Advisor), Ph.D, "Computational Modeling of Magneto-Active Elastomer Composite Structures." (August 2014 - July 2019).

  • Widdowson, D., MS, "Optimization of Constituents and Electro-Magnetic Process Parameters for Maximum Property Variation in a Polmyer Matrix Composite." (September 2019 - Present).

  • Sinnott, M. (Advisor), MS, "Computational Modeling of a Large Simple Cubic Structure." (September 2017 - May 2019).

  • Haussener, T. (Advisor), MS, "Determining the Effects of Increased Volume Fraction of Barium Hexaferrite as a Magnetic Filler in Magneto-Active Elastomers." (September 2014 - May 2016).

  • Cowan, B. (Advisor), MS, "Magneticall Induced Actuation and Optimization of the Miura-Ori Structure." (January 2014 - December 2015).

  • Leshkow, K. (Advisor), MS, "Development of Magnetically Actuated Self-Locomotion Structures." (January 2014 - August 2016).

  • Sheridan, R. (Advisor), MS, "Modeling Magneto-Active Elastomer Using the Finite Element Method." (September 2012 - May 2014).

  • Roche, J. (Co-Advisor), MS, "Elasto-Magnetic Behavior in Hard- and Soft-MREs Including Demagnetizing Effects." (September 2010 - May 2012).

  • Biggs, J., MS, "Investigating new symmetry classes for the next generation of magnetorheological elastomers." (January 2009 - May 2010).

  • Pologruto, L. (Advisor), MS, "MREs in Tunable Vibration Absorbers." (September 2004 - August 2006).

  • Hart, S. (Advisor), MS, "Piezoelectric rubber composites for use in laser data transmission." (January 2003 - May 2004).

  • Miller, S. (Advisor), MS, "Design of Tunable Vibration Absorbers Using Pieozoceramic-Rubber Composites." (January 2001 - August 2002)

Undergraduate Student Theses Advised
  • Kotrick, A. (Advisor), Undergraduate, "Magnetic Annealing of 3D Printed Iron-PLA Structeures." (January 2019 - Present).

  • Bergen, C. (Advisor), Undergraduate, "Magnetic Actuation of the Hexaflexagon Origami Structure." (January 2019 - Present).

  • Murt, D. (Advisor), Undergraduate, "Bending Stiffness Variation of Iron-PLA 3D Printed Beams Under an Applied Magnetic Field." (January 2016 - May 2017).

  • Li, K. (Advisor), Undergraduate, "Simulation of Magnetic Elastomer in Low Reynolds Fluid Flow." (January 2016 - May 2017).

  • Kloss, R. (Advisor), Undergraduate, "Dynamic Shear Response to Magneto-Active Elastomer to an Oscillatory Magnetic Field Input." (January 2014 - May 2015).

  • Bilyk, M. (Advisor), Undergraduate, "Polarizing Magneto-Active Elastomer Using a 3D Printer." (September 2013 - May 2014).

Undergraduate Research Projects Advised
  • Althoff, L. (Advisor), Undergraduate, "Design and Fabrication of Magnetically Actuated Origami Structures." (September 2016 - December 2018).

  • Watson, N., Undergraduate, "Deposition Controlled Magnetic Alignment in Iron-PLA Composites." (August 2017 - August 2018).

  • Haelsig, A., Yost, A., Undergraduate, "Developing of a 4D Printing Process for Magnetically Active Elastomer." (June 2016 - May 2017).

  • Chen, X. (Advisor), Palmiero, N., Undergraduate, "Labview Integrated Magnet Cooling and Control System." (January 2017 - March 2017).

  • Egekeze, O., Moffat, W., Greer, J., Talwar, S., Undergraduate, "Origami Engineering." (September 2015 - December 2015)

  • Tedesco, C. (Co-Advisor), Undergraduate, "Analysis of Bistable Origami Structures Comprised of  Magneto-Active Elastomer Composite Material." (August 2013 - December 2014).

  • Sturm, A., Kassner, C., Butch, J., Negley, J., Lewis, K., Barra, M., Undergraduate, "Achieving Omnidirectional Locomotion with Magnetically Active Elastomers: Origami Engineering." (September 2013 - December 2013).

  • She, D., Matthews, G., Martin, M., Matsura, N., Tedesco, C., "Origami Engineering." (January 2013 - May 2013).

  • Gedrimas, N., Hosman, N., Larson, B.-A., Undergraduate, "The Mechanics of Single-Fiber Pull-Out." (January 2013 - May 2013).

  • Kassner, C. (Advisor), Undergraduate, "Systematic Investigation of Magnetostriction in Composite Magnetorheological Elastomers: the Effect of Particle Shape, Alignment, and Volume Fraction." (September 2012 - May 2013).

  • Thompson, E., Rycek, J., McClemore, C., Undergraduate, "Dielectric Elastomer Actuation Optimization at Rowan University." (September 2012 - May 2013).

  • Clohessy, A., Carderelli, A., Silbernagel, A., Undergraduate, "Fiber Mechanics Study." (September 2010 - May 2011).

  • Cosgrove, J., Jacobs, B., Sennstrom, I., Wasserman, J., Undergraduate, "MRE Applications." (September 2010 - May 2011).

  • Roche, J., Undergraduate, "Study of Hard-and Soft- Magnetorheological Elastomers (MRE's) Actuation Capabilities." (September 2010 - May 2011).

  • Rosenthal, A., Tigue, J., Zee, J., Undergraduate, "Fiber Mechanics Study." (September 2009 - May 2010).

  • Babcock, M., Mineroff, J., Undergraduate, "Magnetorheological Elastomers in Damped Free Vibration Testing." (September 2009 - May 2010).

  • Forisisky, E., Marino, D., Undergraduate, "Fiber - Matrix Interface Analysis." (September 2008 - May 2009).

  • Biggs, J., Undergraduate, "Investigation of Magnetorheological Elastomers Made from Hard vs. Soft Magnetic Particles." (September 2008 - May 2009).

  • Bravacco, R., Hargrave, W., Anderson, K., "Dynamic Shear of Magnetorheological Elastomers." (2008 - May 2009).

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  • Misiak, G., Undergraduate, "Formation of Atmospheric Ice Clouds for Laser Attenuation Experiments." (January 2007 - May 2008).

  • Ndonga, G., Undergraduate, "Comparison of Quasti-Static Compression and Shear Response of Magnetorheological Elastomers." (January 2007 - May 2008).

  • Dermond, M., Hart, D., Undergraduate, "Comparison of Bimodal and unimodal particle distributions for use in Magnetorheological Elastomers." (January 2006 - May 2007).

  • Costill, M., Weidmer, A., Biggs, J., "Development of a Fog Chamber of Laser Attenuation Experiments." (September 2005 - May 2006).

  • Kuzan, D., Warner, J., Undergraduate, "Design of tunable vibration absorbers using magnetorheological elastomers." (January 2004 - May 2005).

  • Duffy, M., Undergraduate, "Laser Audio: Piezoelectric-Rubber Composites for Use in Laser Data Transmission." (September 2001 - May 2002).

  • Hart, S., Undergraduate, "Piezoelectric rubber composites for use in laser data transmission." (September 2000 - May 2001).

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