Students

Current Students

PhD

  1. Breanna Marmur, “Particle Mixing and Segregation in a Double Screw Mixer,” PhD, Iowa State University, May 2018 (expected).
  2. Timothy Morgan, “Improving Understanding of Experimental Fluid Flows Through Immersive Stereoscopic Rendering of Dynamic Feature Extraction from Dual X-ray Projections” PhD, Iowa State University, December 2015 (expected).

Past Students

Post-doctoral Associates

  1. Wei Bai, “Fluidized Bed Modeling and Validation for Gasification and Pyrolysis,” May 2010 to December 2011 (co-advised with Rodney Fox, CBE).
  2. Qingluan Xue, “Fluidized Bed Modeling and Validation for Gasification and Pyrolysis,” September 2009 to December 2011 (co-advised with Rodney Fox, CBE).
  3. Emmanuela Gavi, “Fluidized Bed Modeling and Validation for Gasification and Pyrolysis,” February 2009 to December 2009 (co-advised with Rodney Fox, CBE).
  4. Jian Min, “Fluidized Bed Modeling and Validation for Gasification and Pyrolysis,” January 2008 to December 2008 (co-advised with Rodney Fox, CBE).
  5. Haiyang Zhu, “Mass Transfer Enhancement with Nanoparticles,” December 2006 to February 2009 (co-advised with Brent Shanks, CBE).

PhD

  1. David R. Escudero, “Characterization of the Hydrodynamic Structure of a 3D Acoustic Fluidized Bed,” PhD Thesis, Iowa State University, August 2014.
  2. Norman K.G. Keller, “Mixing and Segregation in a 3D Multi-Component, Two-Phase Fluidized Bed,” PhD Thesis, Iowa State University, August 2012.
  3. Joshua Drake, “Hydrodynamic Characterization of 3D Fluidized Beds Using Noninvasive Techniques,” PhD Thesis, Iowa State University, December 2011.
  4. Deify Law, “Computational Modeling and Simulations of Hydrodynamics for Air-Water External Loop Airlift Reactors,” PhD Thesis, Virginia Tech, May 2010 (co-advisor with Dr. Francine Battaglia at Virginia Tech).
  5. Samuel Jones, “ Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer in an External Airlift Loop Reactor for Syngas Fermentation,” PhD Thesis, Iowa State University, August 2007.
  6. Xuefeng “Sue” Su, “Gas Holdup in a Gas-Liquid-Fiber Semi-Batch Bubble Column,” PhD Thesis, Iowa State University, August 2005.
  7. Chengzhi “Charles” Tang, “Hydrodynamics and Gas Holdup in a Cocurrent Air-Water-Fiber Bubble Column,” PhD Thesis, Iowa State University, December 2005.

MS

  1. Todd A. Kingston, “Granular Mixing Visualization and Quantification in a Double Screw Mixer,” MS Thesis, Iowa State University, December 2013.
  2. David R. Escudero, “Bed Height and Material Density Effects on Fluidized Bed Hydrodynamics,” MS Thesis, Iowa State University, December 2010.\
  3. Enes Kadic, “Survey of Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer in Bioreactors,” MS Thesis, Iowa State University, May 2010.
  4. Justin Elwood, “Considerations in Biomedical Design,” MS Creative Component, Iowa State University, August 2009.
  5. Nathan P. Franka, “Visualizing fluidized beds with X-rays,” MS Thesis, Iowa State University, December 2008.
  6. Jason J. Ford, “Using X-ray Computed Tomography to Measure Local Gas Holdup in a Stirred Tank Reactor,” MS Thesis, Iowa State University, December 2006.
  7. Andrew J. Ungerman, “Mass Transfer Enhancement for Syngas Fermentation,” MS Thesis, Iowa State University, May 2006.
  8. Philip D. Hol, “Gas Holdup in a 32 cm Bubble Column,” MS Thesis, Iowa State University, May 2005.
  9. Jeremy L. Hubers, “An X-ray Visualization Facility for Large-Scale Multiphase Flows,” MS Thesis, Iowa State University, May 2005.
  10. Amir Kapic, “Mass transfer measurements for syngas fermentation,” MS Thesis, Iowa State University, May 2005.
  11. David Muff, “Lab Revisions for ME 370,” ,” MS Creative Component, Iowa State University, May 2005.
  12. Alexander C. Striegel, “Development of Data Acquisition Software for X-ray Radiography, Computed Tomography, and Stereography of Multiphase Flows,” MS Thesis, Iowa State University, May 2005.
  13. Seth S. Riggs, “Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen Mass Transfer in a Stirred Tank Reactor,” MS Thesis, Iowa State University, August 2004.
  14. Nathan Emsick, “Switchgrass Derived Producer Gas as a Reburn Fuel ,” MS Thesis, Iowa State University, August 2004 (co-advised with Robert Brown).

At the Institute of Paper Science and Technology

  1. Kelly Ronk, “Gas Flow Regime Mapping in Vertical Gas/Liquid/Fiber Flows,” MS Thesis, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, May 2001.
  2. Mark Snyder, “Gas/Liquid/Fiber Flow Regime Mapping in a Horizontal Column Using Flash X-ray Radiography,” MS Thesis, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, May 2001.
  3. Jennifer McHugh, “Removal of Stickie Contaminants from OCC by Flotation,” MS Thesis, University of Washington – Seattle, August 2000 (Kevin Hodgson, UW-Seattle, co-advisor).
  4. Shinhwan Cho, “Flotation of Toner-Printed Paper,” MS Thesis, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, May 1999.
  5. Pramit Gupta, “Characterization and Removal of Stickie Contaminants from OCC Recycle Mills,” MS Thesis, University of Washington – Seattle, December 1998 (Kevin Hodgson, UW-Seattle, co-advisor).
  6. Scott Omberg, MS (IPST), “Effect of Fiber Length and Diameter on Bubble Size and Channeling in an Air/Water/Fiber System,” MS Thesis, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, August 1998.
  7. Greg Smith, “Wax Particle Size Distributions in Turbulent Cellulose Pulp Suspensions,” MS Thesis, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, June 1998.
  8. Feler Bose, “Hydrodynamics of Dispersed Liquid Droplets in Synthetic Fibrous Slurries,” MS Thesis, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 1997 (S. Mostafa Ghiaasiaan, Georgia Tech, co-advisor).
  9. Thomas Schulz, “A Study of Gas Holdup in a Three-Phase Fibrous System,” MS Thesis, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, June 1997 (selected “1997 IPST MS Student of the Year” by the IPST Research Committee).
  10. James Monefeldt, “Flow Structures in a Quiescent Rectangular Bubble Column,” MS Thesis, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, June 1996 (selected “1996 IPST MS Student of the Year” by the IPST Research Committee).