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CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS:

  1. Michael Pachulio 
  2. Premkumar Paneerchelvam
  3. Vivek Subramaniam
  4. Ashish Sharma
  5. Miles Gray
  6. Dylan Pederson
  7. Yunho Kim

CURRENT POST-DOCTORAL SCHOLAR / RESEARCH STAFF SUPERVISION

  1. Dr. Dimitry Levko
  2. Dr. Konstantinos Kourtzanidis (joining March 2015)

M.S. SUPERVISION COMPLETED:

  1. Morrison, Brandon,  “Direct Simulation Monte Carlo modeling of effusion source vapor plumes used in thin-film deposition processes” M.S. Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, June 2002.
  2. Jichul Shin, “Experimental study of pulse-phenomena in helium dielectric-barrier atmospheric pressure glow discharge”, MSE Thesis, The University of Texas at Austin, Dec. 2003.
  3.  Stephen Yeldell, “Experimental studies of a novel microdischarge plasma thruster” MSE Thesis, The University of Texas at Austin, Aug. 2006. (co-advised with Prof. Varghese)
  4. Shankar Mahadevan, “Simulation of supersonic flow phenomena in the presence of direct-current surface plasma actuators” MSE Thesis, The University of Texas at Austin, Dec. 2006.
  5. Utsav KC, "Experimental study of a direct-current microdischarge thruster," MSE Thesis, The Univ. of Texas at Austin, May 2009. (co-advised with Prof. Varghese)
  6. Javan M. Albright, “Simulations of the Plasma Existing Between the Rail-Armature Interface in Railguns,” MSE Thesis, The University of Texas at Austin, Dec. 2009.
  7. Timothy T. Min, “Computational Studies of Electron Transport and Reaction Rate Models for Argon Plasma,” MSE Thesis, The University of Texas at Austin, Aug. 2010.

 

PH.D. SUPERVISION COMPLETED:

  1. Xiaohui Yuan, “One-dimensional simulation study of atmospheric-pressure glow discharges”, Ph.D Dissertation, Colorado School of Mines, Dec. 2005.
  2. Prashanth Kothnur, “Simulation of Direct Current Microdischarges for Microthruster Applications” Ph. D Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, Dec. 2006.
  3. Jichul Shin, “A study of direct-current surface discharge plasma for a Mach 3 supersonic flow actuation,” Ph.D Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, Aug. 2007.
  4. Guangye Chen, “Particle modeling of the VASIMR propulsion helicon discharge,” Ph.D Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, Aug. 2008.
  5. Thomas Deconinck, “Simulation studies of direct-current microdischarges for electric propulsion,” Ph.D Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, Dec. 2008.
  6. Daniel F. Berisford, “Thermal phenomena and power balance in a helicon plasma,” Ph. D Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, May 2009.
  7. Shankar Mahadevan, “Simulation of Direct-Current Surface Plasma Discharges in Air for Supersonic Flow Control,” Ph. D Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, May 2010.
  8. Hariswaran Sitaraman, "Magneto-hydrodynamic simulation study of high density thermal plasmas in plasma acceleration devices," Ph. D Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, Aug 2013.
  9. Douglas Breden, "Simulations of atmospheric pressure plasma discharges," Ph. D Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, Aug 2013.