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



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.