Recent Doctoral Theses-Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

2011 Doctoral Theses

Ronen Berechman
Characterization of Extended Defects and Their Influence on the Performance of 4H-Sic Devices
Advisor: Marek Skowronski

Abhijeet Budruk
Microstructural Investigations of Defects and Domains in Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys
Advisor: Marc DeGraef

Harry Chien
The Effects of Microstructure and Thermal Stresses on the Hardness of CVD Deposited Al2O3 and TiCxN(1-x) Coatings
Advisor: Gregory Rohrer

Dooho Choi
Tungsten as a Next-Generation Interconnect Metal in Semiconductor Devices
Advisor: Katayun Barmak

Jihoon Choi
Particle Brush Systems: Mechanical Properties and Equilibruim Structure in Particle Brush Assemblies
Advisor: Michael Bockstaller

Sangeun Chun
Activated Nongraphitic Carbons for Use in Electrochemical Capacitors: The Evolution and Control of Physicochemical Properties during Processing
Advisor: Jay Whitacre

Amith Darbal
Surface and Grain Boundary Scattering in Nanometric Cu Thin Films: A Quantitative Analysis Including Intra-grain Boundries
Advisor: Katayun Barmak

Ashfaque Habib
Magnetic Nanopartcile Based Solder Composites for Electronic Packaging Applications
Advisor: Michael McHenry

Ayesha Hashambhoy
Structural and Electrochemical Characterization of Lithium Transition Metal Phosphates
Advisor: Jay Whitacre

Wenkan Jiang
Low Temperature Behavior of Oxygen Vacancies in Memristive SrTiO3
Advisors: Paul Salvador and Marek Skowronski

Dhishan Kande
Understanding the Antiferromagnetic to Ferromagnetic Transition in FeRh Thin Films for Novel Exchange Coupling Layer Applications
Advisor: David Laughlin

Kate McNerny
Chemical Synthesis of Fe-Co and Fe-Ni Nanoparticles with Tunable Magnetic Properties: A Study of Self-Regulated RF Thermotherapy and Magnetomechnical Responses in Polymeric Systems
Advisor: Michael McHenry

Hyung Ju Ryu
Microstructure Evolution During Thermal Treatment in Block Copolymer and Block Copolymer Blend Systems
Advisor: Michael Bockstaller

Vincent Sokalski
Media Noise Mechanisms in Perpendicular Magnetic Recordings: Intergranular Exchange Coupling, Interface Anisotrophy & Stacking Faults"
Advisor: David Laughlin

Amul Tevar
Manganese Oxide Sodium Intercalation Cathode Materials for Aqueous Electrolyte Energy Storage Devices
Advisor: Jay Whitacre

Neerav Verma
Modification of Alumina and Spinel Inclusions by Calcium in Liquid Steel
Advisor: Richard Fruehan

Ariel Virshup
Electrical, Chemical, and Microstructural Analysis of the Thermal Stability of Nickel-based Ohmic Contacts to
Silicon Carbide for High-Temperature Electronics
Advisor: Lisa Porter

Bincheng Wang
Ultrahigh Density Magnetic Recording Media: Quantitative Kinetic Experiments and Models of the A1 to L10 Phase Transformation in FePt and Related Ternary Alloy Films
Advisor: Katayun Barmak

Seth Wilson
Solute Drag in Polycrystalline Materials: Derivation and Numerical Analysis of a Variational Model for the Effect of Solute on the Motion of Boundaries and Junctions During Coarsening
Advisor: Anthony Rollett

Lu Yan
Investigation of the Oxygen Surface Exchange Properties of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 Thin Films by Electrical Conductivity Relaxation Measurements
Advisor: Paul Salvador

Lan Yin
Effects of residual elements on surface hot shortness
Advisor: Sridhar Seetharaman

Jingxi Zhu
Fundamental Studies on Controlling Scale Growth in Fe-Cr Alloys Through Additions of Reactive Elements
Advisor: Sridhar Seetharaman