D1. Shyam Venkatesh (1992), “Combustion of chlorinated hydrocarbons,” Director in technology partnering BAE, NASA Ames Research Center, California
D2. John Baker (1993), “Fluid dynamic instability,” (Major Advisor: S. Singh) Faculty, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
D3. Heng Ban (1994), “Coal particle separation,” Faculty, Utah State University.
D4. Cheng Qian (1995), “Flame spread along the vertical corner walls,” Vice President, Weichai Power Col, Ltd.
D5. Liyan Wang (1996), “Thermal sensing in machining process,” (Co-Advisor: I.S. Jawahir), Senior Engineer, Visteron
D6. Jae Um (1996) “Cooling during machining process,” (Major Advisor: L. Chow), Senior Engineer, General Electronics
D7. Ghassan Tashtoush (1997) “Flame spread over liquids,” Dean, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
D8. Asmund Vego (1997), “Scale modeling of circulating fluidized beds,” Project Manager, Lexmark
D9. Abraham Salazar (1998), “CFD study of automobile assembly plant painting systems.” Manager – Research & Development at Giffin, Inc.
D10. Tianxiang Li (1999), “Coal particle separation,” Research Faculty, University of Kentucky.
D11. Liming Yuan (2002), “Formation of soot and carbon nanotubes from flames,” Associate Fellow, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
D12. Keng Hoo Chuah (2004), Lean Manufacturing,” (Co-Advisor: J. Yingling), Faculty, International University (INTI), Malaysia
D13. Mohamed Omar (2005), “Non-destructive IR testing method,” Faculty, Clemson University.
D14. Nu’man Abu-Dheir (2005), “Vibration casting,” (Co-Advisor: M. Khraishere), Faculty, King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia
D15. Wahed Wasel (2006), “CVD synthesis of carbon nanotubes,” Faculty, Morehead State University, Kentucky
D16. Vedanth Srinivasan (2007), “CFD simulation on spray paint processes,” Project Engineer, ANSYS, Huston, TX
D17. Belal Gharaibeh (2008), “Paint surface inspection technique,” Faculty, University of jordan, Amman, Jordan
D18. Nelson Akafuah (2009), “IR characterization of new paint applicators,” Research Faculty, University of Kentucky
D19. John Henninger (2009), “JIT-buffer theory and modeling,” (Co-Advisor: L. Holloway), Lecturer, University of Kentucky
D20. Churn Poh (2011), “Nano particle application for bio-medical research,” (Co-Advisor: Zack Hilt).
D21. Ahmad Salaimeh (2011), “IR thermal inspection system for bio-medical application,” Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Kentucky
M1. Sandra Elam (1988, Co-Advisor: R.A. Altenkirch), “Combustion,” NASA Huntsville, AL
M2. Sanjev Jolly (1988), “Scaling in fire research” Vice President of Engineering at Eco Power Solutions
M3. Wen-Xin Lin (1992), “Corner wall fires,” Owner of Chinese Restaurants
M4. Siru Ling (1993), “Liquid fuel combustion,” Akebono Brake
M5. Samir Dey (1993), “Development of no-vent filling system,” Lex-Com
M6. Vijayakumar Ramasamy (1995, Co-Advisor: C.J. Cremers), “Plasma-enhanced combustion,” Caterpillar
M7. Scot Duncan (1997), “Lean manufacturing,” Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky
M8. Kelly Flannery (1998), “Turbine blade cooling,” Pratt & Whitney
M9. Albert Chong Hooi Cheah (2000), “Cultural aspects of lean manufacturing.” Intel in Malaysia
M10. Sugianto Jasin (2001), “Acoustically enhanced combustion,” GRI.
M11. Neil Erickson (2002), “Lean manufacturing,” Lexmark International
M12. Tapiwa Grupira (2002), “Particle separation technology,” Tribo Flow Separation Inc.
M13. Dave Barnett (2003, Co-Advisor: P. Menguc), “Fire research,” Bullard Inc.
M14. Myron Rickard (2003), “Selective catalysis reduction and energy efficiency,” Cummins Inc.IN
M15. Kunlun Hong (2003), “Lean manufacturing,” Al-Flint, MI
M16. Mongesh Kolhankar (2004), “UV inspection technique in surface coating,” Ellison, CA
M17. V. Kalidindi (2004), “Thermal analysis on dental implants,” TITAN Technology Partners, consultant
M18. Pavan Singh (2004), “Scale modeling of steel teeming process,”
M19. Harley Colbert (2004, Co-Advisor: A. Salazar), “CFD studies on electrostatic effects of paint particle transfer.” FUNAC
M20. S. Penmetsa (2004, Co-Advisor: A. Salazar), “Scale modeling of aluminum melting furnace,” Johnson Control, Georgetown, KY
M21. Ashish Kamat (2004, Co-Advisor: A. Salazar), “Image processing for paint defect detection,” Consolidated Diesel Company, NC
M22. Bradley Pabian (2006), “Hydrogen combustion.” Trane, Lexington, KY
M23. Bradley Toon (2008, Co-Advisor: R. Andrews), “Investigation of blast mitigation material,” Sargent & Lundy, IL
M24. Marc Harik (2010), “Characterization of Defects in Metal Sheets,” Denso, TN
M25. Liu Xu (2010), “Structural analysis of shipping pallets by finite element method.”
M26. Mohamed Kenawey (2012), “Infrared thermography inspection of bridge coating.” Mechanical Development Engineer at Cummins Inc.
M27. William Linnig (2012), “Bio-cokes and alternative fuels.”
M28. Soham Basu (2012), Project option.
Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars
1.Ikuo Tokura (1986-87), Muroran Inst. of Tech., Japan
2.Masataka Arai (1987-88), Gunma University, Japan
3.Takao Inamura (1988-89), Tohoku University, Japan
4.Masatoshi Daikoku (1989-90), Hachinohe Inst. of Tech., Japan
5.Akira Arakawa (1990-91), Tohoku University, Japan
6.George Sidebotham (summers of 1990 and91), Cooper Union, New York
7.Akihiko Ito (1991-92), Oita University, Japan
8.Tetsuya Oizumi (1991-92), Sendai Natl. College of Technology, Japan
9.Hiroki Ishida (1992-93), Nagaoka National College of Technology, Japan
10.Akira Narumi (eight months in 1994), Kanagawa Inst. of Technology, Japan
11.Tomohiro Naruse (eight months in 1996) Visiting faculty from University of Tokyo
12.Yuji Nakamura (1996-97) Visiting doctoral student from Nagoya University, Japan
13.Tadashi Konishi (summer of 1997 and 98), Oita Natl. College of Technology, Japan
14.Abdel Hamid Hilali (six months in 2000), Helwan University, Egypt
15.Jun Ishimoto (2000-01), Hirosaki University, Japan
16.Genichiro Kushida (five months in 2001), Aichi Inst. of Technology, Japan
17. Hajime Endo (eight months in 2002), Visiting doctoral student from Tohoku University, Japan
18.Mohammed Hassan Ali (2000-03), Helwan University, Egypt
19.Tamio Ida (six months in 2005), Kinki University, Japan
20.Kazutaka Kitagawa (2005-06), Aichi Inst. of Technology, Japan
21.Hiroyuki Ito (six months in 2007), Hokkaido University, Japan
22.Yunardi (three weeks in 2008), Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia
23.Wageh M. H. Swelm (2008-09), Menoufia University, Egypt
24.Cheng Qian (1995-96), GM
25.Liyan Wang (4 months in 1996), Visteon
26.Larry Wang (four months in 1997), Lexmark
27.Nobuhiro Iwai (1997-99), Nissan Japan
28.Ghassan Tashtoush (1998-99), Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
29.Liming Yuan (six months in 2002), National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
30.Abraham Salazar (1998-00), University of Kentucky
31.Tianxiang Li (2002-05), University of Kentucky
32. Valerlo Viti (2004-06), Fluent Inc.,
33. Numan Abu-Dehir (2005-06), King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia
34. Mohamed Omar (2005-06), Clemson University
35. Kazu Kuwana (Postdoc 2000-03; Research Staff 2003-06), Yamagata University, Japan
36. Keng Chuah (2004-2006), Malaysia University of Science and Technology
37. Wahed Wasel (2006-2007), Morehead State University
38. Belal Gharaibeh (2007), University of Jordan, Jordan
39. Nelson Akafuh (2009-2010), University of Kentucky
40. Jiao Lei (Sep.2010-Feb. 2011), University of Science and Technology of China
41. Ahmad Salaimeh (2012-present), University of Kentucky