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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

MAE News

June, 2007

2007 Commencement Awards

Graduate Dean's List

  • James Boughton, Mechanical Engineering
  • Joseph Kelly, Aerospace Engineering

Outstanding Baccalaureate Graduates

  • Fazle Akbar, Aerospace Engineering
  • Wisam Marjiya, Mechanical Engineering
  • Scott A. McCormack, Engineering Technology (Manufacturing)

Outstanding Master's Thesis

  • Frederick M. Courouble, Aerospace Engineering
  • "Application of Constructive Neural Networks to America's Cup Racing Yacht Performance Optimization"
  • Thesis Advisor: Eric Besnard
  • Rahul V. Shinde, Mechanical Engineering
  • "An Automated Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization Method"
  • Thesis Advisor: Hamid Hefazi

PhD, Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics

  • Adeline Schmitz, Aerospace Engineering
  • Dissertation: "Constructive Neural Networks for Function Approximation and their Application to CFD Shape Optimization"
  • Advisors: Dr. Hamid Hefazi, Dr. Ellis Cumberbatch, Dr. Robert Williamson, and Dr. Eric Besnard
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