Doctoral dissertations

2020-2022

Aigner, Matthias, “Bar Force Profiles in LC refining,” Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2022. (4.7 MB)

Zhang, Kunwu, "Adaptive Learning and Robust Model Predictive Control for Uncertain Dynamic Systems", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2021. (3.1 MB)

Liu, Changxin, "Provably Efficient Algorithms for Decentralized Optimization", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, August 2021. (1.8 MB)

Chen, Jicheng, "Aperiodically Sampled Stochastic Model Predictive Control: Analysis and Synthesis", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, January 2021. (1.5 MB)

Sommerfeld, Markus, "Optimal Performance of Airborne Wind Energy Systems Subject to Realistic Wind Profiles",  Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2020. (18.2 MB)

Hasanpour, Sadegh, "Textile-based Sensors for in-situ Monitoring in Electrochemical Cells and Biomedical Applications", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, October 2020. (17.2 MB)

Rahimpour, Mostafa, "Experimental Investigation of Unsteady Wake Structure of Bluff Bodies", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, September 2020. (9.5 MB)

Mishra, Virag, "Data-driven Hydrodynamic Models for Heaving Wave Energy Converters", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, September 2020. (19.1 MB)

Quitoras, Marin Rhey, "Holistic and Integrated Energy System Optimization in Reducing Diesel Dependence of Canadian Remote Arctic Communities", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, September 2020. (25.5 MB

Westermann, Paul, "Advancing Surrogate Modelling for Sustainable Building Design", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, August 2020. (42.7 MB)

Palmer-Wilson, Kevin, "How Do We Power Decarbonization? Land and Other Resources in Canada’s West", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, February 2020. (4.20 MB)

2016-2019

Lacroix, Karine, "Tailoring Interventions: How Individual Differences Influence Perceptions, Motivation, and Behaviour", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2019. (2.2 MB)

English, Jeff, "Decarbonization Pathways for the Western Canadian Electricity System", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2019. (4.94 MB)

Lajevardi, S. Mojtaba, "An Examination of Heavy-duty Trucks Drivetrain Options to Reduce GHG Emisssions in British Columbia", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2019. (13.3 MB)

Chen, Li, "Integrated Design and Control Optimization of Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Systems Based on Battery Performance Degredation Model", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, September 2019. (3.42 MB)

Keller, Victor, "Energy Modelling for Low Carbon Pathways for the Electricity and Transportation Systems in British Columbia and Alberta", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, July 2019. (3.37 MB)

Soltani, Royhayeh, "Modeling and Simulation of the Dual Stage Pressure Retarded Osmosis Systems", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, May 2019. (11.1 MB)

Movassaghi, Razzi, "Simulation and Network Analysis of Nanoparticles Agglomeration and Structure Formation with Application to Fuel Cell Catalyst Inks", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, April 2019. (9 MB)

Bubbar, Kush, "Conceptual Design of Wave Energy Converters", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2018. (14.9 MB)

Manouchehrinia, Babak, "Modeling, Optimization and Environmental Assessment of Electrified Marine Vessels", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2018. (5.8 MB)

Soleimani nia, Majid, "Experimental Investigation of Multi-Component Jets Issuing from Model Pipeline Geometries with Application to Hydrogen Safety", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2018. (20.8 MB)

Niet, Taco, "Mitigating Risk of Emissions in Energy Planning and the Operational Implications", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, November 2018. (4.5 MB)

Christiaanse, Theodor, "Characterization, Experimentation and Modeling of Mn-Fe-Si-P Magnetocaloric Materials.", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, October 2018. (9.7 MB)

Karimi, Meysam, "Frequency Domain Modeling and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, September 2018. (7 MB)

Govindappa, Premakumara, "Active Magnetic Regenerator Cycles: Impacts of Hysteresis in MnFeP1-x(As/Si)x", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, August 2018. (4.7 MB)

Teyber, Reed, "System Optimization and Performance Enhancement of Active Magnetic Regenerators", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, June 2018. (76.4 MB)

Shen, Chao, "Motion Control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Using Advanced Model Predictive Control Strategy", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, March 2018. (1.2 MB)

Harirforoush, Reza, "The Potential Use of Bar Force Sensor Measurements for Control in Low Consistency Refining", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, January 2018. (21.0 MB)

Mu, Bingxian, "Cooperative Control of Quadrotors and Mobile Robots: Controller Design and Experiments", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2017. (21.1 MB)

Chassin, David, "Multi-scale Transactive Control In Interconnected Bulk Power Systems Under High Renewable Energy Supply and High Demand Response Scenarios", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, November 2017. (4.6 MB)

Shives, Michael, "Numerical Models for Tidal Turbine Farms", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, June 2017.

Behboodi, Sahand, "Market-Based Demand Response Integration in Super-Smart Grids in the Presence of Variable Renewable Generation", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, April 2017. (4.7 MB)

Niknia, Iman, "Material screening and performance analysis of active magnetic heat pumps", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, April 2017. (3 MB)

Fluck, Manuel, "Stochastic Methods for Unsteady Aerodynamic Analysis of Wings and Wind Turbine Blades", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, April 2017. (6 MB)

Duquette, Jean, "The potential benefits of combined heat and power based district energy grids", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, February 2017. (7 MB)

Akhgar, Alireza, "Computational Analysis of Multi-Phase Flow in Porous Media with Application to Fuel Cells", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2016. (14 MB)

Yeylaghi, Shahab, "A Parallel Explicit Incompressible Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (ISPH) Model for Nonlinear Hydrodynamic Applications", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2016. (12 MB)

Parkinson, Simon, "Adaptation of energy systems to climate change and water resource constraints", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, November 2016. (9 MB)

Mohammadzadeh, Alireza, "Moment Method in Rarefied Gas Dynamics: Applications to Heat Transfer in Solids and Gas-Surface Interactions", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, October 2016.

Akbari Khorami, Hamed, "Hydrogen Peroxide Sensing with Prussian Blue-Based Fiber-Optic Sensors", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, September 2016. (4 MB)

Melo, Luis, "Development of coated fibre-optic sensors to monitor carbon dioxide", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, July 2016. (4 MB)

Rahimi, Behnam, "A Macroscopie Approach to Model Rarefied Polyatomic Gas Behavior", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, April 2016. (1 MB)

Liu, Mingxi, "Modeling and Control of Controllable Electric Loads in Smart Grid", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, April 2016. Link.

Mustafa, Ghulam, "High Fidelity Micromecahnics-Based Analysis of Composite Material Properties", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, April 2016. (6 MB)

Mahshid, Sam, "Controlling Field-Directed Assembly of Nanowires: Towards Nanomanufacturing for Biosensors and Transparent Electrocs", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, January 2016. (18 MB)

2012–2015

Beatty, Scott, "Self-Reacting Point Absorber Wave Energy Converters", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, July 2015. (13 MB)

McWilliam, Michael, "Towards Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Capability of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, July 2015.(6 MB)

Moghimian, Nima, "Electrochemical Control for Nanoelectromechanical Device Production", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, April 2015.

Broeer, Torsten, "Analysis of Smart Grid and Demand Response Technologies for Renewable Energy Integration: Operational and Environmental Challenges", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, April 2015. (1.9MB)

Te-Chun, Wu, "Two-Phase Flow in Microchannels with Application to PEM Fuel Cells", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, April 2015. (7.1 MB)

Botero-Cadavid, Juan F., "Fiber-Optic Sensor for Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide in PEM Fuel Cells", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, April 2014. (6.2 MB)

Barannyk, Oleksandr, "Shear Layer Instabilities and Flow-Acoustic Coupling in Valves: Application to Power Plant Components and Cardiovascular Devices", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, April 2014. (9.5 MB)

Tura, Armando, "Design and Analysis of a Nested Halback Permanent Magnet Magnetic Refrigerator ", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, July 2013. (1.4 MB)

Sopinka, Amy, "Assessing the Impacts of Wind Integration in the Western Provinces ", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2012. (2.8 MB)

2008–2011

David, Nigel, "Fiber Optic Sensors for PEM Fuel Cells ", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2011. (8.7 MB)

Zhou, Yuliang (Leon), "Hybrid Electric Vehicle Powertrain and Control System Modelling, Analysis and Design ", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2011.

Dennison, Christopher Raymond Stuart, "Development of In-Fibre Bragg Grating Contact Force Sensors for Application to the Human Hip", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, October 2011. (2.0 MB)

Chueh, Chih-Che, "Integrated Adaptive Numerical Methods for Transient Two-Phase Flow in Heterogeneous Porous Media ", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2010. (9.7 MB)

Fan, Meikun, "Fabrication, Modification, and Self-assembly of Metallic Nano-Particles for Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance and Surface Enhanced Vibrational Spectroscopy Applications, Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, 2010. (23.8 MB)

Sadeghi, Ehsan, "Thermal Transport in Porous Media with Application to Fuel Cell Diffusion Media and Metal Foams ", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, October 2010. (1.14 MB)

Schmeister, Thomas, "Determining the Quality and Quantity of Heat Produced by Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells with Application to Air-Cooled Stacks for Combined Heat and Power ", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, July 2010. (.6 MB)

Velikorodny, Alexey, "Flow-Induced Sound and Vibration due to the Separated Shear Layer in Backward-Facing Step and Cavity Configurations", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, November 2009. (3.2 MB)

Songprakorp, Roongrojana, "Investigation of Transient Phenomena of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, August 2008. (1.8 MB)

Bazylak, Aimy, "Liquid Water Transport in Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layers", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, April 2008.  (11.5 MB)

Bergen, Alvin, "Integration and Dynamics of a Renewable Regenerative Hydrogen Fuel Cell System", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, April 2008. (4.7 MB)

Wishart, Jeffrey, "Modelling, Simulation, Testing, and Optimization of Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Powertrains", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, April 2008. (3.4 MB)

2002–2007

Olender, Dustin, "Forces on Bars in High-Consistency Mill-Scale Refiners", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, December 2007. (4.2 MB)

Secanell Gallart, Marc, "Computational Modeling and Optimization of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, November 2007. (5.7 MB)

Kjeang, Erik, "Microfluidic Fuel Cells", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, November 2007. (5.7 MB)

Berning, T., "Three-Dimensional Computational Analysis of Transport Phenomena in a PEM Fuel Cell", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, May 2002. (7.71 MB)

Zheng, Rong, "Rapid Prototype Development of PEM Fuel Cell Gas Delivery Plates", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, 2002. (5.3 MB)

Mérida,, Walter, "Diagnosis of PEMFC Stack Failures via Electrochemical Impendance Spectroscopy", Ph.D Dissertation, University of Victoria, June 2002. (4.88 MB)