RESEARCH SUPERVISION

Ph.D. Thesis Supervised

 1 K.S. Bang - Ph.D., July 1991,"Investigation of the Kinetics of Interfacial Reactions in Metal-to-Ceramic Brazing".
 2 B.S. Han - Ph.D., August 1991, "Porosity Formation in Weld Metal".
 3 F.C. Liao - Ph.D., July 1993, "Fundamental Understanding of the Role of Nitride Precipitates in the Weldability of High Nitrogen Structural Steels".
 4 B. Madigan - Ph.D., March 1994, "Control of Gas Metal Arc Welding using Arc Light Sensing".
 5 A. Sanchez - Ph.D., March 1994, "The Influence of Solidification on Inclusion Formation and Growth in Low Carbon Steel Underwater Wet Welds".
 6 J.E. Ramirez - Ph.D., August 1994, "Synergistic Precipitation Strengthening Effect of Copper and Niobium in Advanced High Strength Steel Weld Metal".
 7 A.Q. Bracarense - Ph.D., October 1994, "Chemical Composition and Mechanical Properties Variations Along a Shielded Metal Arc Weld".
 8 P.R. Camilo de Camargo - Ph.D., April, 1995, "Effect of Oxygen on Metal-to-Ceramic Brazing".
 9 A.M. Pope - Ph.D., May 1995, "Hydrogen and Oxygen Control in Underwater Wet Welding of Steels".
10 R.C. de Medeiros - Ph.D., May 1997, "Effect of Oxidizing Electrodes and Polarity on Hydrogen Mitigation in Underwater Wet Welding".
11 W. Wang - Ph.D., November 1998, "Copper-Niobium Precipitation in HSLA 100 Steel Weld Metals and Its Application in Development HSLA 100 Steel SMAW Electrodes".
12 R. Pieters - Ph.D., May 1999, "Surface Nitriding of Ti-6Al-4V Alloy Using Pulsed and Continuous Wave Nd:YAG Lasers".
13 D. Bucholz - Ph.D., September 1999, "Solid-State Diffusion Bonds using Ductile, Reactive Multilayers".
14 M. Matsushita - Ph.D., August 2001, - "Clarification of Hydrogen Reduction Mechanism in Steel Weld Metal by Means of Fluoride Additions in Welding Flux".  
15 F. Martinez - Ph.D. - September 2004 - "Development of Compressive Residual Stress in Structural Steel Weld Toes by means of Weld Metal Phase Transformations".
 16 J.A. Major - Ph.D. August 2005 - "The Occurrence of MAC Microconstituents - Martensite, Austenite, and Carbides - and Their Effects Properties of Self-Shielded Flux-Cored Arc Welds".
 17  J.C. Madeni - Ph.D. April 2006 - "Investigation of Liquid Filler Metal Flow Process Through a Braze Gap".
 18  F. Perez-Guerrero - Ph.D. April 2007 - "The Mechanism of Porosity Formation in Underwater Steel Welds using SMAW Process".
 19 Ezequiel C.P. Pessoa, Ph.D. April 2007 - "Estudo da Variação da Porosidade ao Longo do Cordão em Soldas Subaquáticas Molhadas", (in Portuguese, Co-Advised wtih Dr. Alexandre Bracarense) Depto. de Engenharia Mecânica, Escola de Engenharia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
   

M.S./M.Eng. Thesis Supervised

 1 A. Chongapiratanakul - M.Eng., May 1986, "Simplified Hardfacing Design Method for the Mining Industry".
 2 C.T. Su - M.S., June 1987, "High Speed Electroslag Welding".
 3 H.G. Lan - M.S., August 1988, "Metal Transfer Mode in Gas Metal Arc Welding".
 4 J.E. Ramirez - M.S., August 1989, "Transient Liquid Phase Brazing in The Nickel-Boron System".
 5 E. Chen - M.S., May, 1990, "Microwave Curing of Foundry Sand Cores".
 6 F.C. Liao - M.S., June 1990, "Effect of Deoxidation Sequence on Carbon Manganese Steel Weld Metal Microstructure".
 7 P. Heald - M.S., September 1990, "Spray Metal Transfer in GMAW".
 8 W. Wang - M.S., June 1991, "A Methodology for the Study of Metal Transfer Modes in Flux Cored Arc Welding".
 9 G.L. Fredrickson - M.S., September 1992, "An Investigation of the CaCO3-CaF2-K2SiO3-SiO2-Fe Flux System Using the Submerged Arc Welding Process on HSLA-100 and AISI-1018 Steels".
 10 J. Trimble - M.S., November 1993, "An Investigation of Al/Al2O3 Compact Powders".
 11 M. Onsøien - M.S., March 1994, "Shielding Gas Oxygen Potential in Weld Metal Microstructure Optimization".
 12 X. Xu - M.S., October 1994, "Study of Metal Transfer Modes in Shielded Metal Arc Welding".
 13 K. Johnson - M.S., April 1998, "Consumable Development for Welding over Paint Primer".
 14 M. Matsushita - M.S., February 1999, "Hydrogen Control in Steel Weld Metal by Means of Fluoride Additions in FCAW".
 15 E. Bauné - M.S., July 1999, "High Performance Basic FCAW Electrode Development".
 16 M. Rowe - M.S., November 1999, "Effect of Ferro-Additions and Depth on the Quality of Underwater Wet Welds".
 17 J. Major - M.S., August 2002 - "Microstructural Evolution of Self-Shielded Flux-Cored Arc Welds".
 18 G. Liberati - M.S., August 2002 - "Investigation on Fume Generation in 100% CO2 Shielded FCAW on Low Carbon Steels".
 19 J. Madeni - M.S., October 2002 - "Mechanical Properties and Kinetics of Intermetallics Growth in Four Lead-Free Solder Alloys applied to Cu Substrates".
 20 F. Perez-Guerrero - M.S., November 2002 - "Effect of Nickel on Rutile Electrodes for Underwater Wet Welding".
 21 G. Chirieleison - M.S. - August 2004 - "Flux Cored Arc Welding of Titanium Alloys".
 22 F. Martinez-Diez - M.Eng. - August 2004 - "The Effect of Carbon Content and Second Phase Particles on the Toughness of a Martensitic Steel Weld Metal".
 23 J. Chandler - M.S. - August 2004 - "Consumables for High Strength Steel Welding with Optimized REM and Fluoride Additions".
 24 C. Clasper - M.S. - September 2004 - "Consumables for High Strength Steel Welding with Optimized REM and Fluoride Additions".
 25 G.Hevia Garcia - M.S. August 2005 - "Weld Pool Behavior in Underwater Wet Welding of Structural Steels".
 26 F.M. Al-Abbas - M.E. May 2006 - "Comparison of Solidification Behavior Between Underwater Wet Welding and Dry Welding".
 27 A.C. Rowe, M.S. June 2007 - "Joining Aluminum Alloy 5083 to type 304L Stainless Steel using Non-Welding Processes".
 28 H. Al Monstaneer, M.E. May 2008 - "Optimizing Hot Tapping of Gas Pipelines using Fuzzy Logic Modeling".
 29 K.L. Sham, M.S. November 2008 - "Flux System Design and Optimization of Shielded Metal Arc Welding for High Nickel Alloys".
 30 B. Hansford, M.S. December 2008 - "Ignition Stability of Ti-Steel Clad in Oxidizing and High Pressure Environments".
   

Graduate Thesis in Development

 1 C. Roepke - Ph.D. - "Laser Arc Hybrid Welding of High Strength Steels," - Expected Graduation Date: July 2009.
 2 E. Lord - Ph.D. - "Marangoni Flow in Laser Welds," - Expected Graduation Date: July 2009.
 3 J. Nickel - M.S. - "Thermite Welding of Heat Exchanger Tubes" - Expected Graduation Date: May 2009.
 4 C. Hillier - M.S. - "Tubular Wire Manufacturing for Electron Beam Freeform Processing" - Expected Graduation Date: December 2009
 5 C. Wilkins - M.S. - "Brazing Repair of Boiler Valve Material" - Expecgted Graduation Date: December 2009
   

Post-Doctoral/Sabatical Research Collaboration

 1  Mr. Amnon Halperin - A.D.A. (Raphael), Israel - 08/1986 - 07/1987.
 2  Dr. Sérgio D. Brandi - Escola Politénica da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil - 10/1992 - 09/1993.
 3  Dr. Pieter Pistorius - University of Pretoria, South Africa - 07/1995 - 01/1996.
 4  Mr. Teruo Yamaura - Kawasaki Steel Corporation, Japan - 07/1995 - 06/1997.
5  Dr. Kook-Soo Bang - Pukyong University, Korea - 02/2003 - 01/2004.
6  Dr. Fernando Martinez - CSM-CWJCR - 09/2004 - 12/2004.
 7  Mr. Hiroshi Katsumoto - Sumitomo Metals Industries, Japan - 09/2005 - 08/2006.
 8  Mr. Yoshiaki Murakami - JFE Steel Corporation, Japan - 10/2005 - 09/2007.
 9  Dr. Carolina Payares-Asprino - Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezulea - 09/2005 - 08/2006.
 10  Prof. Alex Landau - Ben Gurion University, Israel - 09/2006 - 07/2007
   

Undergraduate Research Student/Exchange Research Student Supervision

 1 S. Uyeda (Senior) - Cast Iron Welding Consumables Development - 1988.
 2 G. Fredricksen (Junior) - Cast Iron Welding Consumables Development - 1988/1989.
 3 G. Fredricksen (Senior) - HSLA-130 Steel Welding Consumables Development - 1989/1990.
 4 E. Raykin (Senior) - Cast Iron Welding Consumables Development - 1989.
 5 M. Cooke (Junior) - Cast Iron Welding Consumables Development - 1989.
 6 P. Jorgenson (Senior) - HSLA-130 Steel Welding Consumables Development - 1989.
 7 M. Bellino (Senior) - Welding Laboratory Layout - 1989.
 8 T. Yungenberg (Junior) - HSLA-130 Steel Welding Consumables Development - 1990.
 9 D. Fazzina (Senior) - Effect of Electrode Preheating on Weld Composition Variation - 1992.
 10 R. Chapin (Junior) - Effect of REM Oxides on GTAW Arc Stability and Electrode Integrity - 1996/1997.
 11 B. Bridgford (Junior - Engineering Division) - Investigation of FCAW and MCAW Metal Transfer Behavior for Process Sensing and Control - 1997.
 12 B. VanBuskirk (Senior - Engineering Division) - A/D Data Acquisition System for Arc Welding Processes - 1997.
 13 C. Hughes (Senior - Engineering Division) - Investigation of Advanced FCAW Consumables Design - 1998/1999.
 14 J. Gahan (Senior) - Underwater Wet Welding Consumables Design - 1998/1999.
 15 J. Wang (Sophomore) - Welding Metallurgy Principles - 1999.
 16 J. Madeni (Senior) - Webpage Design - 2000.
 17 Ellen Van der Aa - Delft University - Underwater Wet Welding - 07/2000 - 09/2000.
 18 J. Caver - W.P.H.S. - Influence of an Aqueous Environment on the Solidification Behavior of UWW - 2000/2001.
 19 C. Clasper (Senior) - Hydrogen Mitigation in High Strength Steel Welding - 2001.
 20 Aaron Langness (Junior) - Characterization of Underwater Wet Weldments - 2002.
 21 Barry Sandall (Sophomore) - Image processing & Course preparation - 2003.
 22 Loren Large (Junior) - Metallography of Titanium Welds - 2004.
 23 Nolan Hannigan (Sophomore) - Course Preparation - 2004-2005
 24 Ted Lawrence (Sophomore) - Course Preparation & Metallography of Titanium Welds - 2004/2005.
 25 Scott Lemoine (Senior) - High Strength Steel Welding Consumable Characterization - 2004.
 26 Gonzalo Hevia - Escuela de Minas, Spain - Underwater Wet Welding - 2004.
 27 Kin Ling Sham - (Junior) - High Alloy Martensitic and Austenitic Steel Welds Characterization - 2005.
 28 Kin Ling Sham - (Senior) - Welding Consumables Development for High Nickel Alloys - 2006.
 29 Ted Lawrence - (Sophomore) - Preparation of CSM-CWJCR CD-ROM - 2005.
 30 John Nickell - (Senior) - Characterization of Explosive Bonded Cu-Steel Couple using Light Microscopy - 2006.
 31  Scott Gordon - (Sophomore) - Microfriction Stir Welding - 2006-2007.
 32 Nolan Hannigan - (Junior) - Wettability of Disimilar Metals in Brazing - 2006.