Projects

Graduate Level

Doctor of Engineering Science (Ph.D.) Theses

  1. Tentative Title: "Development of Laser Remelting Techniques for Surface Texturing"
  2. Tentative title: "Development and Fabrication of Bioinspired Antifouling Surface Microtopographies"
  3. Tentative title: "Postprocessing of Continuous-Discontinuous Long Fiber Reinforced Polymer Structures"
  4. Title: "Virtual Reality Simulation of Glenoid Reaming Procedure"
  5. Title: "Thermophysical Modelling and Experimental Analysis of the Laser-Material Interactions During CW Laser Polishing"
  6. Title: "Computational Techniques to Predict Orthopaedic Implant Alignment and Fit in Bone"
  7. Title: "Applicability of a Picosecond Laser for Micro-Polishing of Metallic Surfaces"

Master of Engineering Science (M.E.Sc.) Theses

  1. Tentative Title: "AI and High Speed Thermography-Based Analysis and Control of the Laser Remelting Process"
  2. Tentative title: "Thermographic Monitoring and Control of the Surface Polishing by Laser Remelting Process"
  3. Tentative title: "Advanced CAD-Based Design and Single Point Cutting of Non-Symmetrical Spatially-Oriented V-Grooves"
  4. Tentative title: "AI-based Parametric Modelling, Analysis, Classification, and Optimization of the Laser Polishing process with Respect to the Working Distance"
  5. Tentative Title: "Development of Single Point Cutting Strategies for Riblets for Surface Functionalization"
  6. Title: "Composite Compression Co-moulding: a Warpage Reduction Investigation"
  7. Title: "Preliminary Investigations of High-Speed Thermographic Imaging for the Monitoring of the Laser Polishing Process"
  8. Title: "Finite Element Analysis of Assembly for Warped Composite Automotive Components"
  9. Title: "Evaluation of Warpage for Composite Automotive Components"
  10. Title: "Parametric Study of the Cutting Process and Surface Formation during Elliptical Vibration Assisted Single Point Cutting"
  11. Title: "Strategies for Ultraprecise Single Point Cutting of V-grooves."
  12. Title: "Haptics-Enabled, GPU-Augmented Surgical Simulation Platform for Glenoid Reaming"
  13. Title: "Experimental Determination of Motion Parameters and Path Forces of Robot-Driven Glenoid Reaming Procedure"
  14. Title: "Development of a Laser-Based Technique for the Assessment of High Quality Automotive Surfaces"
  15. Title: "The Effect of Backing Profile on Cutting Blade Wear During High Volume Production of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Composites"
  16. Title: "Ultraprecise Single Point Inverted Cutting of Right Triangular Prismatic Retroreflectors: Process Enhancements and Cutting Mechanics"
  17. Title: "Surface Topography Formation and Thermographic Analysis in Laser Polishing of H13 Tool Steel"
  18. Title: "WebGL-Based Simulation of Bone Removal in Surgical Orthopaedic Procedures"
  19. Title: "Ultraprecise Single Point Inverted Cutting Strategies for Multi-axis Fabrication of Right Triangular Prismatic Retroreflectors"
  20. Title: "Parametric Design, Modeling and Optical Evaluation of Novel Retroreflective Prismatic Elements"
  21. Title: "Experimental Analysis of Parameters Influencing the Bone Burring Process"
  22. Title: "The Effect of Cutting Blade Geometry and Material on Carbon Fiber Severing as Used in High-Volume Production of Composites"
  23. Title: "The Effect of Backing Material on Carbon Fibre Severing for High-Volume Production of Composites"
  24. Title: "Numerical Investigation of the Interdependence Between Humeral Implant Position and Bone Removal Amount for Total Elbow Arthroplasty Simulation"
  25. Title: "5D Interpolated Compensation of Geometry-Based Errors in Five-Axis Surface Machining"
  26. Title: "Experimental Analysis of the Effect of Porosity and Primary Process Parameters on the Cutting Forces during Micromilling of Titanium Foams"

MME 9500: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Projects

  1. Title: "Development of NX CAM-Assisted Three-Axis Machining Strategies on Tormach PCNC 1100 Series II Mill"
  2. Title: "Development of NX CAM-Assisted Three-Axis Machining Strategies on Tormach PCNC 1100 Series II Mill"
  3. Title: "Development of a CAD-Based Kinematic Model for an Ultraprecise Five-Axis Rotary Table CNC Machine"
  4. Title: "Edgecam-Assisted Programming of Four-Axis Tool Paths on Fadal VMC 4020"
  5. Title: "Edgecam-Assisted Programming of Four-Axis Tool Paths on Tormach PCNC 1100 Series II Mill"
  6. Title: "Development of Custom Edgecam Postprocessor for Four-Axis Machining Operations Performed on Fadal VMC 4020"
  7. Title: "Development of Custom Edgecam Postprocessor for Four-Axis Machining Operations Performed on Tormach PCNC 1100 Series II Mill"
  8. Title: "Development of Custom Edgecam Postprocessor for Three-Axis Machining Operations Performed on Fadal VMC 4020"

Undergraduate Level

Undergraduate Student Research Projects

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  5. Title: "Development of Automated Monitoring for Laser Polishing Processes"
  6. Title: "Investigation of Scanning Procedures for Hand Splints"
  7. Title: "Development of a Graphical User Interface for the Analyis of Laser Polishing"
  8. Title: "Development of AI-Based Techniques for the Analysis of Surface Modifications Associated with Line Polishing Operations"
  9. Title: "Experimental Analysis of Cutting Force and Stability in Slot Milling"
  10. Title: "Application of AI Techniques in Analysis of Drag Reduction Phenomena Associated with Structured Surfaces"
  11. Title: "Calibration and Testing of a Virtual Reality System to be Used for Orthopaedic Surgery Training"
  12. Title: "Single Point Cutting Strategy for Generation of V-grooves with Optical Surface Quality"
  13. Title: "Measurement of Cutting Forces Generated Through Elliptical Vibration Assisted Single Point Cutting"
  14. Title: "Feasibility of Laser Polishing of 3D Printed Metallic Surfaces"
  15. Title: "Effect of Laser and Scanner Parameters on the Terminal Geometry of the Laser Polishing Trajectory"
  16. Title: "Experimental Assessment of the Cutting Mechanics in Ultraprecise Single Point Cutting"
  17. Title: "Feasibility of Laser Polishing on Surfaces Obtained Through Laser Additive Manufacturing"
  18. Title: "Implementation of Realistic Surface Textures in a Performant Graphical Engine"
  19. Title: "Enhanced Cutting Strategies in Ultraprecise Single Point Cutting"
  20. Title: "Experimental Measurement of Cutting Forces Generated During Single Point Inverted Cutting"
  21. Title: "Automated Vision-Based Tool Holder Calibration for Collision-Free Milling"
  22. Title: "Determination of Optimized Radial Head Insertion Trajectory"

Summer Research Assistance

  1. Title: "Experimental Investigation of the Thermal Patterns During Compression Molding Process"
  2. Title: "Assessing the Feasibility of Producing Ultralightweight and Fire Retard Composites through Epoxy HPRTM Technology"
  3. Title: "Correlations Between Physical and Simulated Reflective Behavior of High Quality Surfaces"
  4. Title: "Implementation of Realistic Surface Textures During Glenoid Reaming" 
  5. Title: "Benchmarking of Open-Source Algorithms on Marching Cubes and Boolean Mesh Intersection"
  6. Title: "Optimization and Manufacturability Analysis of a Catheter Delivery System for Piezo-Resistive Pressure Sensor"

MME 4401/4410: Mechanical Engineering Research Theses

  1. Title: "The Effect of Ribletted Surface Microstructures on Fouling Resistance"
  2. Title: "Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for On-Line Monitoring and Control of Laser Remelting Process"
  3. Title: "Development of a Generic Platform for Efficient Generation of Hand Splints"
  4. Title: "Advanced CAD-Based Design and Rotary Cutting of Non-Symmetrical Spatially Oriented V-Grooves"
  5. Title: "Formation of Shape and Surface Quality of Laser Polished Material Obtained Through Defocusing"
  6. Title: "Experimental Evaluation of Thermal Effects on Composite Compression Moulding"
  7. Title: "Development of Ultraprecise Single Point Cutting Strategies for Fabrication of V-Groove Profiles"
  8. Title: "Development of Laser Polishing Techniques as Post-Laser Additive Manufacturing Operations"
  9. Title: "Laser Polishing of Surfaces Obtained Through Laser Additive Manufacturing"
  10. Title: "Experimental Investigation of the Dependence between Cutting Temperature and Bone Burring Process Parameters"
  11. Title: "Image-Based Reconstruction of Tool Holder Profiles for Automatic CAM Software Import"

Laboratory Projects

  1. Title: "Development of NX CAM-Assisted Three-Axis Machining Strategies on Tormach PCNC 1100 Series II Mill"
  2. Title: "Development of Tool and Tool Holder Library in Edgecam"

Collaborative Research with Industry

  1. Title: "Assessing the Feasibility of Producing Ultra-light Weight Kevlar Composites through Epoxy HPRTM Technology" (in collaboration with DuPont Safety and Construction)
  2. Title: "Long-glass Fibre Reinforced Polyamides by Compression Moulding for Semi-Structural and Structural Applications" (in collaboration with General Motors)
  3. Title: "Optical Performance and Manufacturing Feasibility of a Novel Retroreflective Geometry" (in collaboration with Active Industrial Solutions Inc.)
  4. Title: "Development of Carbon Fiber Cutting Technology" (in collaboration with Dieffenbacher North America Inc.)
  5. Title: "Automated Vision-Based Tool Holder Calibration for Collision-Free Milling" (in collaboration with Lamko Tool and Mold Inc.)
  6. Title: "Optimization and Manufacturability Analysis of a Catheter Delivery System for Piezo-Resistive Pressure Sensor" (in collaboration with Scisense Inc.)

MME 4419/4499: Mechanical Engineering Design Projects

  1. Title: ASHRAE Student Competition: "HVAC System for a New Two-Storey Municipal Government Building in Beijing, China"
  2. Title: "SunStang Composite Monocoque Chassis"
  3. Title: "Pump Facility for Laboratory Testing"
  4. Title: ASHRAE Student Competition: "HVAC System for a New Two-Storey Municipal Government Building in Beijing, China"
  5. Title: ASHRAE Student Competition: "Three Story Junior College in Doha, Qatar"
  6. Title: "Roller Coaster Restraint System for Amputees"
  7. Title: "Free Cooling for Brewery Cellars"
  8. Title: "Device for Rapid and Accurate Assessment of Multiple Postural Parameters"
  9. Title: "FSAE Ergonomic Design"
  10. Title: "Development of Spindle/Laser Head Attachments for a Custom-Built Eight-Axis Micromilling Machine"
  11. Title: "Hub Assembly for Formula SAE Race Car"
  12. Title: "Formula SAE Chassis Design"