Dr. Ramana V. Grandhi Professor and Director Ph.D. in Engineering Program

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Dr.
Ramana

V.
Grandhi

Professor and Director

Ph.D. in Engineering Program

Celebrating the Ph.D. Program’s first 100 Graduates in September, 2011

What is the Ph.D.?


Ph.D. is a research
-
based degree


Coursework prepares you for research


Successful students focus on research
objectives from the beginning


Why earn a Ph.D.?

A doctoral degree prepares you for a
research
-
based career:


Industry


Government labs


Academia

Ph.D. in Engineering Program


Transcends traditional
engineering disciplines



Outstanding collaborative
opportunities



Three engineering
departments



Seven research focus areas



Seven Focus Areas:



Computational Design and
Optimization


Controls and Robotics


Electronics, Microwave, VLSI,


and Nanotechnology


Industrial and Human Systems


Materials and Nanotechnology


Medical and Biological Systems


Sensor Signal and Image
Processing

Three WSU Departments:


Biomedical, Industrial, and
Human Factors Engineering


Electrical Engineering


Mechanical and Materials
Engineering


The Ph.D. in Engineering Program is Multidisciplinary:

Department of Biomedical, Industrial and
Human Factors Engineering



Focus Areas with BIE Faculty:


Industrial and Human Systems


Materials and Nanotechnology


Medical and Biological Systems


Sensor Signal and Image Processing



Department of Mechanical and Materials
Engineering



Focus Areas with ME Faculty:


Computational Design and Optimization


Controls and Robotics


Materials and Nanotechnology

Department of Electrical Engineering




Focus Areas with EE Faculty:


Controls and Robotics


Electronics, Microwaves, VLSI, and

Nanotechnology


Sensor Signal and Image Processing


External Review


In 2012,
the Ph.D. Program was reviewed by
a panel of engineering faculty from other
universities


The results of the review were highly
favorable


The reviewers made particularly excellent
comments about the interdisciplinary nature
of the program

NRC Rankings

In recently released 2010 NRC Rankings, WSU’s Ph.D. in
Engineering Program was ranked 16
th

of 31 programs in
Aerospace Engineering



16:

Wright State University


18:

University of Cincinnati


19:

Ohio State University


Fall 2012 Enrollment

Focus Area

Students

Computational Design and Optimization

18

Controls and Robotics

4

Electronics
, Microwave, VLSI, & Nanotechnology

21

Industrial and Human Systems

22

Materials and Nanotechnology

11

Medical and Biological Systems

7

Sensor Signal and Image Processing

20

Total

103

Since its inception in 1997, the Ph.D. In Engineering
Program has awarded 124 doctoral degrees.

Graduations by Focus Area

Computational Design &


Optimization

34

Controls & Robotics

6

Electronics, Microwave, VLSI, and Nanotechnology

20

Industrial and Human Systems

34

Materials and Nanotechnology

9

Medical and Biological Systems (added in 2007)

1

Sensor Signal and Image Processing

20

Total

124

Recent Dissertation Projects

Inseok

Park (Dr.
Ramana

Grandhi
, Advisor):

Quantification of Multiple Types of Uncertainty in Physics
-
based
Simulation

Wu Yang (Dr. Lang Hong, Advisor):

Traffic Surveillance Using Continuous Wave (CW) Doppler Radars

Klint

Simon (Dr.
Tarun

Goswami
, Advisor):

Lithium
-
Ion Battery Anodes of Randomly Dispersed Carbon
Nanotubes
,
Nanofibers
, and Tin
-
Oxide
Nanoparticles

Kara Hall (Dr. Chandler Phillips, Advisor):

Dynamic Control for a Pneumatic Muscle Actuator to Achieve
Isokinetic

Muscle Strengthening


Our graduates are increasingly successful in
securing positions in academia.


Graduate placements since 2006 include:

California Statue University, Fullerton

Central Michigan University

Georgia
Tech University

St. Louis University

University of Idaho

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota, Duluth

State University of New York, Binghamton

University of Tulsa

Villanova University

Many of our graduates work for industry or for
government labs. Employers include:

Intel

Caterpillar

WPAFB

RTI
-
International Metals

General Electric

Sandia National Labs

OH Bureau of
Vocational
Rehabilitation

Timken

Ohio Willow Wood


AFRL

Northrop
-
Grumman

BD

Army
Aeromedical

Research Lab

Honda

Program of Study


Your advisor will help
you select coursework
that will support your
research and fulfill
degree requirements.



Program of Study


The semester
-
based
program of study
includes a total of at
least 60 hours beyond
the M.S. degree,
including at least 20
hours of coursework
.

Program Milestones


Program Qualification


Candidacy Examination


Research Proposal Defense


Dissertation Defense


Plan to complete at least one milestone/year


Admission Requirements


Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0


Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5


GRE Scores


Advisor




For more information

Visit our website:


www.wright.edu/egrphd


or contact:

Alysoun Taylor
-
Hall, Program Coordinator

937
-
775
-
5075

alysoun.taylor
-
hall@wright.edu