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Three Minute Thesis

3MT (Three Minute Thesis Competition)

For the inaugural 3MT competition at Virginia Tech, we will be holding a competition for students within the Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering only. All graduate students within the AOE department are invited to participate.  

For 2019, our participants will include:

Thesis Title Video
Zhongshu Ren
Hydroelasticity of High-Speed Planing Craft Subjected to Slamming Events Video
Md Nurul Huda
3D Simulator for Wind Interferometer Data-Model Comparison Video
Weicheng Xue
Acceleration of CFD Codes on Heterogeneous Systems Video
Kyle Daniel Space-time Description of Supersonic Jets with Thermal Non-uniformity Video
Hongyu Wang Error Estimation for CFD Simulations Using Error Transport Equations Video
M. Javad Javaherian Flow Visualization in Experimental Investigation of Slamming in High-Speed Craft Video
Harsh Sharma Structure-preserving Numerical Methods for Engineering Applications Video
Manu Krishnan Data based modeling of aero engine response Video  
Naina Pisharoti Robust Design Optimization Using Noisy Input Gaussian Processes Video
Manasi Palwankar FEM Modeling Recommendations using Machine Learning Video
Rachit Prasad Flutter/LCO based Wing Shape Design Video
Carlos Michelen Data Assimilation in RANS Simulation Video



The first date will be November 8th, 2019. This will be the first round of the competition, but will serve as a critique session for competitors. No student will be eliminated on this day.  


This is the date of the final competition. All competitors should prepare their best presentation on this date. Judging for the final presentations will occur on this date. 

Judges include:
Kevin Edgar
Robert Emmett
Ginny Pannabecker
Justin Watts

Where will the competition be?

The competition will be held in Torgersen Hall, room 2150.  


There will be travel grants awarded to the top presentations given during the competition. These will be awarded on the completion of the competition.