last updated on March. 4, 2013
Thomas Cole Branch (Current) – Research topic – Pipe inspection using guided waves
Umar Amjad (Current) – Research topic – guided waves for NDE and SHM
Susheel Kumar Yadav (current) – Research topic – Feature extraction for damage detection in plates
Ehsan Mahmoudabadi (current) – Research topic – Nondestructive evaluation of rehabilated concrete structures (Co-Advisor – Dr. H. Saadatmanesh) .
Ehsan Kabiri Rahani (2011) – Dissertation – Modeling of Ultrasonic and Terahertz Radiations in Defective Tiles for Condition Monitoring of Thermal Protection Systems. After his graduation he joined Brown University as a Postdoctoral researcher and then moved to University of Pennsylvania.
Talieh Hajzargarbashi (2011)– Dissertation – Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Evaluation: Impact Point Prediction and Simulation of Ultrasonic Fields
Amit Shelke (2011) – Dissertation – Damage Detection in Solid Structures by Ultrasonic Techniques - Analytical and Experimental Investigations.
Tri H. Miller (2010) - Disseration - Nondestructive Inspection of Corroded Reinforced Concrete.
Tamaki Yanagita (2009) – Dissertation – Mesh-Free Modeling of Ultrasonic Fields Generated by Transducers and Acoustic Microscopes (although Tamaki received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona she had spent 10 months at ENS Cachan France as a visiting Ph.D. student under Prof. D. Placko who also advised Tamaki).
Samik Das (2008) – Dissertation: Ultrasonic Field Modeling in Non-Planar and Inhomogeneous Structures using Distributed Point Source Method.
Cac Minh Dao (2007) – Dissertation: Ultrasonic Wave Propagation on an Inclined Solid Half Space Partially Immersed in a Liquid, (Mr. Dao is the recipient of the Bill Gates Millenium Scholarship, 2000, 2001, 2002).
Sourav Banerjee (2005) - Dissertation: Elastic Wave Propagation in Corrugated Wave Guides
(Currently Dr. Banerjee is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of South Carolina)
Rais Ahmad (2005) - Dissertation: Wavelet Analysis and Ultrasonic Modeling for Pipe Inspection.
(Dr. Ahmad visited ENS Cachan and carried out collaborative research with Dr. D. Placko of ENS Cachan, France). After graduation he joined the University of Connecticut as a Research Assistant Professor
and then moved to the California State University at Northridge as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.
Joon-Pyo Lee (2005) – Dissertation: Ultrasonic Transducer Modeling for Acoustic Microscopy and its Application in Biological Material Characterization.
Nasser A. Alnuaimi (2004) - Dissertation: Modeling of Ultrasonic Transducer in Homogeneous and Non-Homogeneous Medium by DPSM. Currently he is the Department Head of Civil Engineering Department, University of Qatar, Doha, Qatar.
Manu Dube (2004) - Dissertation: Constitutive Modeling of Joining Materials in Electronic Packaging, currently Dr. Dube is an Assistant Professor at the Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey .
Dongshan Guo (2001) - Dissertation: Pipe inspection by cylindrically guided waves.
Won-Bae Na (2001) - Dissertation: Nondestructive Evaluation of Bar-concrete Interface in Reinforced Concrete Structures (Co-advisor Dr. M. Ehsani). Currently Dr. Na is an Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering Department, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea. He also served as the Associate Dean of the College for five years 2006-2010.
Michael Scott Keller (2001) - Dissertation: A Novel Approach to Predict Current Stress-Strain Response of Cement Based Materials (Co-advisor with Dr. C. S. Desai).
Zhichao Wang (2001) - Dissertation: Disturbed State Constitutive Modeling and Testing of Solders in Electronic Packaging (Co-advisor with Dr. C. S. Desai)
Saeed Towfighi (2001) - Dissertation: Elastic Wave propagation in curved plates and its application in the nondestructive inspection of reinforced concrete pipes (Co-advisor Dr. M. Ehsani).
Liling Chen (2001) - Dissertation: Lamb Wave Propagation in Multi-Layered Pipes.
Triguna Ghosh (1997) - Dissertation: Nondestructive Characterization of Plates with an Emphasis on Civil Infrastructure.
Wang Zhang (1997) - Dissertation: Adaptive Stochastic Finite Element Procedure of Electronic Packaging Problems using Disturbed State Concept (Co-advisor with Dr. C. S. Desai)
Mohammad A. Awal (1995) - Dissertation: Low Frequency Acoustic Microscopy for Material Characterization.
Wei Yang (1994) - Dissertation: Interaction of Acoustic Waves and Multi-Layered Composite Plates Immersed in Water.
Cemal Basaran (1994) - Dissertation: Damage Propagation in Interfaces under Thermal and Mechanical Loading. (Currently he is a Professor of the Civil Engineering Department at the State University of New York, Buffalo , Co-advisor with Dr. C. S. Desai).
J. Chia (1994) - Dissertation: Constitutive Modelling of Interfaces under Thermal Cycles. (Co-advisor with Dr. C. S. Desai).
S. V. Jagannath (1991) - Dissertation: Correlation Between Mechanical and Ultrasonic Responses for Anisotropic Behavior of Soils (Co-advisor with Dr. C.S. Desai).
Celso Romanel (1989) - Dissertation: Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis for Buried Structures (Currently he is a Professor of the Civil Engineering Department at the
University of Rio-de-Janerio, Brazil )
Ravi P. Mathur (1989) - Dissertation: A new Hybrid Method for Three Dimensional Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction.
M. R. Karim (1988) - Dissertation: Transient Response of Laminated Composites with Subsurface Cracks.
Ph.D. students in Foreign Institutes
(For the following Ph.D. students T. Kundu served as the Co-Advisor and co-authored papers with them from their Ph.D. dissertation; some of them came to the University of Arizona and spent some time at the NDE laboratory of the University of Arizona to carry out part of their Ph.D. research in Arizona)
Bo Hu (2013) – Dissertation: A study of recycled concrete – Principal Advisor: Professor Bingkang Liu, Hefei University of Technology, China. Mr. Hu spent 15 months in T. Kundu's NDE laboratory to carry out his dissertation research.
Wilfred Ngwa (2004) - Dissertation: Soft Matter Acoustics - Principal Advisor: Professor Wolfgang Grill, University of Leipzig , Germany.
Nicolas Liebeaux (2002) - Dissertation: Contribution to electromagnetic sensors modeling. Applications to eddy currents NDE (Contribution à la modélisation de capteurs électromagnétiques. Application au contrôle non destructif par courants de Foucault) - Principal Advisor: Professor Dominique Placko, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France
Tadd Johnson (current)
Sonia Sarmiento (current)
Bradley Stringham (2012) – Master's Report – How X-ray Diffraction Complements Non-Destructive Testing in Structural Health Monitoring for the Determination of Residual Stresses of Structural Members
Shawn Luke (2011) - Master's Report - Advantages of incorporating Fiber Bragg Sensors into a structural health monitoring system for buildings.
Nilesh Korde (2011) – Thesis – Ultrasonic characterization of heat treated materials
Steve Slaby (2011) - Graduated without MS thesis
Ray Huang (2010) – Thesis– Numerical Modeling of Ultrasonic Wave Propagation in Reinforced Concrete.
Eric Bollman (2010) – Master's Report – Structural Health Monitoring of Vibrating Screens using Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors.
Milos Vasiljevic (2007) - Thesis - Guided Wave Inspection of Pipes using Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducers
Tri Miller (2002) - Thesis - Nondestructive Inspection of Corrosion and Delaminaion at the Concrete-Steel Reinforcement Interface
Joon-Pyo Lee (2001) - Thesis - Ultrasonic Transducer Modeling in Homogeneous and Non-Homogeneous Media.
Cac Minh Dao (2000) – Thesis: Characterization of Adhesive Joints by Ultrasonic Lamb Wave and Laser Holography Techniques.
Young-Chul .Jung (1999) - Thesis: Detection of Defects in Concrete using Lamb Waves. Winner of the Best MS Thesis Award at the University of Arizona , (Co-advisor Dr. M. Ehsani)
Dongshan Guo (1998) – Thesis: C-Scan and L-Scan Generated Images of the Concrete/GFRP Composite Interface
Amritendu Maji (1997) - Thesis: Detection of Kissing Bonds by Lamb Waves.
Triguna Ghosh (1995) - Thesis: Material Characterization by Acoustic Microscopes - V(f) and V(z) Curves.
L. Xu (1992) - Thesis: Stress Singularities at Crack Corners.
C. V. Cao (1991) - Master's Reprort: Determination of Stress Intensity Factor: J-Integral Method Versus Stiffness Derivative Method.
M. A. Awal (1989) - Thesis: Transient Response of Delamination, Intersecting and Transverse Cracks in Layered Composite Plates
G. Wang (1988) - Thesis: Size Effect on Damage in Progressive Softening Process for Simulated Rock. (Co-advisor with Dr. C.S. Desai)
Rudra Pratap (1987) - Thesis: A New Residual Finite Element Technique for Elastodynamic Problems. Currently he is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore .
C. Romanel (1987) - Thesis: A Hybrid Finite Element Technique for Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis.
Currently he is a Professor of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Rio-de-Janerio, Brazil .
Tasnim Hassan (1985) - Thesis: A Numerical Study of the Dynamic Response of Interface Cracks in a Layered Plate. Currently he is a Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the North Carolina State University .