Dissertations/Theses

PhD Dissertations

Travis R. Atkinson
Ph.D. Agricultural Economics
Major Professor: Preckel
“Long-Term Infrastructure Investment Planning and Policy Analysis for the Electricity Sector in Small Island Developing States: Case for Jamaica”
August 2020 Click here to download this document (PDF)

Jeffrey Opgrand II
Ph.D. Agricultural Economics
Major Professor: Preckel
“The Role of Auction Revenue Rights in Markets for Financial Transmission Rights”
August 2019 Click here to download this document (PDF)

Marco Velástegui
Ph.D. Agricultural Economics
Major Professor: Preckel
“The Integration of Solar Generation on a Power System: Operational and Economic Evaluation”
December 2018 Click here to download this document (PDF)

Hyungkwan Kim
Ph.D. Agricultural Economics
Major Professor: Preckel
“Welfare Impact of Optimal Virtual Bidding in a Multi-Settlement Electricity Market with Transmission Line Congestion”
May 2018 Click here to download this document (PDF)

Juan Giraldo
Ph.D. Agricultural Economics
Major Professor: Preckel
“Welfare Impact of Virtual Trading on Wholesale Electricity Markets”
May 2017 Click here to download this document (PDF)

Liwei Lu
Ph.D. Agricultural Economics
Major Professor: Preckel
“An Assessment of the Efficacy and Cost of Alternative Carbon Mitigation”
May 2015 Click here to download this document (PDF)

Clay Duane Davis
Ph.D. Agricultural Economics
Major Professor: Preckel
“Three Essays on the Effect of Wind Generation on Power System Planning and Operations”
May 2013 Click here to download this document (PDF)

Akiner Tuzuner
Ph.D. Industrial Engineering
Major Professor: Morin
“A spatial gaming model of oligopoly competition in electricity markets with multiple nodal consumers”
August 2010

Devendra Canchi
Ph.D. Agricultural Economics
Major Professor: Preckel
“Financial Transmission Rights Valuation and Auction Structure”
August 2010

Suriya Ruangpattana
Ph.D. Industrial Engineering
Major Professor: Morin/Preckel
“Analysis of Load Factor for Fuel Diversification”
May 2010

Rapeeporn Wongsiriroj
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Investigation of market power in natural gas system”
May 2007

Anthony F. Black
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Evaluation of technology options for future coal based power plants”
December 2006

Basak Uluca
Major Professor: Sparrow/Rardin
“Modeling strategic competition in hydro-thermal electricity generation markets with cascaded reservoir-hydroelectric generation plants”
May 2006

Tarik Aouam
Major Professor: Rardin
“Incentive contracts using simulation benchmarks for natural gas local distribution companies regulation”
August 2005

Veeradech Siriariyaporn
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Reducing the cost of serving uncertain loads via the portfolio of supply contracts”
May 2005

Muhammad Al-Salamah
Major Professor: Sparrow
“A cross-border natural gas supply system to support the electricity industry in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council -- GCC: A large scale mixed integer linear mathematical programming model of the production, transportation, and storage of natural gas”
December 2004

Ramu Naidoo
Major Professor: Sparrow/Rardin
“Planning models for electric transmission network expansion”
August 2004

Le-Ren Chang-Chien
Major Professor: Ong
“An automatic generation control with adaptive frequency bias setting for current NERC performance standard”
December 2002

Naeb-boon Hoonchareon
Major Professor: Ong
“Feasibility of decomposing one-minute average area control error for apportioning load-frequency regulation costs”
August 2000

Pei-Chun Lin
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Estimating the energy demand of industrial HVAC”
December 1999

David G. Nderitu
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Electric utility capacity expansion planning model incorporating power flow equations”
May 1999

Jen-hung Wang
Major Professor: Sparrow
“The value of perfect information in power system planning problems”
December 1998

Brian H. Bowen
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Short-term benefits from central unit commitment and dispatch: applications to the Southern African Power Pool”
August 1998

Farqad AlKhal
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Artificial neural networks for long-term electric load modeling & forecasting”
August 1998
 
Kevin L. Stamber
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Forecasting industrial motor stock: economic theory and policy analysis”
May 1998

Thomas Cheong-Yuen Leung
Major Professor: Sparrow
“The world iron and steel industry and its impacts on Indiana iron and steel and electric utility industries”
December 1997

Douglas J. Gotham
Major Professor: Heydt
“Flexible AC transmission systems in power network analysis and for power flow control”
December 1996

Peter M. Boerger
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Engineering economic model of optimal manufacturing technology selection in a framework of concurrent engineering: theory and application to industrial electrification”
December 1996

Thomas F. Brady
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Prescriptive simulation: a heuristic approach”
December 1996

Julien S. Lee
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Integration of the steel and electricity industries using price and load information exchange”
December 1995

Masters Theses

Juan Giraldo
MS Agricultural Economics
Major Professor: Preckel
“An Economic Analysis of the Electricity Generation Potential from Biogas Resources in the State of Indiana”
August 2013

Benjamin W. Allen
MS Agricultural Economics
Major Professor: Preckel
“An Economic and Emissions Analysis of Electricity Generation Using Biomass Feedstock in Co-fired and Direct Fired Facilities”
August 2011

Samuel V. Brown
MS Agricultural Economics
Major Professor: Preckel
“Rural electric Cooperatives’ Adoption of Renewable Energy Technologies”
August 2010

Liwei Lu
MS Agricultural Economics
Major Professor: Preckel
“Assessment of the Reliability of Indiana's Electricity Generation System”
May 2009

Jesse M. Oberbeck
MSIE
Major Professor: Rardin
“Electric power production in a carbon constrained environment”
December 2006

Fei Li
MSIE
Major Professor: Rardin/Muthuraman
“Regulation of natural gas distribution using policy benchmarks in a multi-period framework”
December 2006

Rapeeporn Wongsiriroj
MSIE
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Mathematical programming model of gas production, transmission, storage use, and capacity expansion”
August 2003

Akiner Tuzuner
MSIE
Major Professor: Morin
“A spatial gaming model of oligopoly competition in electricity markets with multiple nodal consumers”
August 2002

Frank J. Smardo
MSIE
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Spatial subsidies under competition within the ECAR-MAIN power system”
December 2001

David A. Lusan
MSIE
Major Professor: Sparrow
“An analysis of electricity prices under deregulation”
May 2001

Veeradech Siriariyaporn
MSECE
Major Professor: Ong
“Determining the cost of the regulation ancillary service in the presence of highly varying loads”
August 2001

Nurhadi Siswanto
MSIE
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Modeling capacity expansion under uncertainty: a case study of the Southern African Power Pool”
May 2000

Basak Uluca
MSIE
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Profit maximization vs. welfare maximization in a long term electricity generation model”
May 2000

Iris Prasetyo
MSIE
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Optimization of the Java-Bali electric power system”
December 1999

Maliki
MSIE
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Electricity capacity expansion in west Java”
December 1998

Pamela L. Niedzwiecki
MSIE
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Estimating the impact of central economic dispatch in Indiana electric utilities”
May 1996

Muhannad A. Matouk
MSIE
Major Professor: Sparrow
“A hybrid simulation/optimization model in the context of capacity planning”
December 1994

Kevin L. Stamber
MSIE
Major Professor: Sparrow
“A methodology to simulate the optimal selection of industrial capital motor stock”
August 1994

Hari S. Abhyankar
MSIE
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Electric utility behavior in the presence of rate based regulation: A mixed integer nonlinear programming model”
May 1994

Douglas J. Gotham
MSEE
Major Professor: Heydt
“Automatic generation control response in power systems using short term load forecasting information”
December 1993

David G. Nderitu
MSIE
Major Professor: Sparrow
“Optimal capacity expansion of Kenya’s energy (electrical) supply”
August 1993

Thomas F. Brady
MSIE
Major Professor: Sparrow
“The development of a cost based capacity planning hierarchy”
May 1991