Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Time Location
Gizem Dilber Mechanical Engineering Dynamics of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines and Solutions to Systems with Parametric Stiffness Friday, December 9, 2016 - 3:00pm 2245 Engineering Building
Markus A. Downey Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Toughening of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Epoxy Polymer Composites Via Copolymers and Graphene Nanoplatelets Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Frank Mathis Mechanical Engineering Control of Hybrid Dynamics with Application to a Hopping Robot Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Lacey Best-Rowden Computer Science and Engineering Face Recognition: Role of Aging and Quality Covariates Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 2:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Sunpreet Singh Arora Computer Science and Engineering Fingerprint Recognition: Contributions to Latent Matching and 3D Fingerprint Target Generation Monday, November 28, 2016 - 2:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Sanaz Bazaz Behbahani Electrical and Computer Engineering Role of Flexibility in Robotic Fish Monday, November 28, 2016 - 1:00pm 2555D Engineering Building
Charles Otto Computer Science and Engineering Face Search and Clustering At Scale Monday, November 28, 2016 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Weijie Ren Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Effects of Additives on Rheology and Film Blowing of Polypropylene/Clay Nanocomposites Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 10:00am 3405 Engineering Building
Xu Tan Mechanical Engineering Design and Performance Analysis of Gas and Liquid Radial Turbines Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Ali Ahrari Mechanical Engineering Layout Optimization of Truss Structures by Fully Stressed Design Evolution Strategy Friday, November 18, 2016 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Chetan Yashavant Tambe Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Process and Application Development of Biobased Materials- Silylated Natural Oils, and Thermosets from Fumaric Acid Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 9:00am 3405 A/B Engineering Building
Rajib Mandal Mechanical Engineering Gas-Phase Synthesis of Semiconductor Nanocrystals and its Applications Friday, September 30, 2016 - 2:30pm 3540 Engineering Building
Reemon Zaki Haddad Electrical and Computer Engineering Fault Detection and Separation in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:00pm 2219 Engineering Building
Pavel Polunin Mechanical Engineering Nonlinearities and Noise in Micromechanical Resonators: From Understanding to Characterization and Design Tools Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 3:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Lin Li Electrical and Computer Engineering Development of Epoxy Chip-in-Carrier Integration for Lab-on-CMOS Electrochemical Microsystem Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 9:30am 2219 Engineering Building
Mohannad Zeyad Naser Civil and Environmental Engineering Response of Steel and Composite Beams Subjected to Combined Shear and Fire Loading Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 1:00pm 3546 Engineering Building
Jiankun Liu Electrical and Computer Engineering Improved Automatic Cuff Blood Pressure Measurement Monday, August 22, 2016 - 1:00pm 2205 Engineering Building
Salih Kocak Civil and Environmental Engineering Investigation of Interaction Between Recycled Tire Rubber (RTR), Polymers and High Amount Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:00am 3546 Engineering Building
Amir H. Alavi Civil and Environmental Engineering Advanced Data Analysis Framework for Damage Identification in Civil Infrastructure Based on Self-Powered Sensing Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Nicholas T. Kamar Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Fracture Behavior of Block Copolymer and Graphene Nanoplatelet Modified Epoxy and Fiber Reinforced/Epoxy Polymer Composites Friday, August 12, 2016 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Joseph Roth Computer Science and Engineering Unconstrained 3D Face Reconstruction from Photo Collections Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Anthony Joseph Clark Computer Science and Engineering Automatically Addressing Uncertainty in Autonomous Robots With Computational Evolution Friday, June 24, 2016 - 10:00am Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building 1441
Iman Barjasteh Electrical and Computer Engineering Matrix Completion with Side Information for Effective Recommendation Monday, June 20, 2016 - 2:30pm 2219 Engineering Building
Abo Talib Mahfoodh Electrical and Computer Engineering Visual Data Representation and Coding Based on Tensor Decomposition and Super-Resolution Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 2:30pm 3105 Engineering Building
Dennis Ross Computer Science and Engineering Edge Impact in Graphs and Social Network Matrix Completion Friday, May 27, 2016 - 2:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Emily Tummons Civil and Environmental Engineering Oil Droplet Behavior at the Membrane Surface During Filtration of Oil-Water Emulsions Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Jing Yu Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Development of Porous Polyelectrolyte Multilayers for Functional Compound Delivery and Surface Superwettability Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Chowdhury Sayeed Hyder Computer Science and Engineering Efficient Spectrum Sharing Via Different Coordination Schemes Between the Primary and Secondary Users in Cognitive Radio Networks Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Phillip Angart Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering of Functionally Asymmetric siRNA Duplexes Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Mingwu Gao Electrical and Computer Engineering Improved Methods for Monitoring Arterial Stiffness and Blood Pressure Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 2:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Caitlin Kowalsky Chemical Engineering and Materials Science High-Resolution Sequence-Function Mapping of Protein-Protein Interactions for Conformational Epitope Mapping Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 9:00am 3405 A/B Engineering Building
Yuning Yang Electrical and Computer Engineering A Hardware-Efficient VLSI Neural Signal Processor for Implantable High-Channel-Count Brain Machine Interfaces Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:00pm 2205 Engineering Building
Amira Oun Civil and Environmental Engineering Microbial Pollution Source Identification in Rural/ Urban Mixed Watersheds Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:30am C103 Engineering Research Complex
Yang Liu Electrical and Computer Engineering Cascaded Multilevel Inverter and Its FACTS Applications Friday, April 29, 2016 - 3:00pm C103 Engineering Research Complex
Runruo Chen Electrical and Computer Engineering DC Capacitor Minimization of Single Phase Power Conversion and Applications Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 1:00pm C117 Engineering Research Complex
Reza Hajisheykhi Computer Science and Engineering A Framework for Verification of SystemC TLM Programs Monday, April 25, 2016 - 10:00am 2555D Engineering Building
Sauleh Eetemadi Electrical and Computer Engineering Data Analysis and Selection for Statistical Machine Translation Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 1:00pm 2219 Engineering Building
Bin Guo Civil and Environmental Engineering Virus Removal and Inactivation in Batch and by Hybrid Photocatalytic UV-Membrane Filtration System: Disinfection Mechanisms and Effect of Water Quality Friday, April 15, 2016 - 1:00pm 2527D Engineering Building
Patrick Hammer Mechanical Engineering Computational Study of the Effect of Reynolds Number and Motion Trajectory Asymmetry on the Aerodynamics of a Pitching Airfoil at Low Reynolds Number Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 3:00pm C103 Engineering Research Complex
Chaofeng Ye Electrical and Computer Engineering Design and Validation of Novel Electrically Rotating Eddy Current Probes Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 10:15am 2108 Engineering Building
Mohsen Moslehpour Electrical and Computer Engineering Nonlinear Identification of the Total Baroreflex Arc, a Regulatory Mechanism of Blood Pressure Monday, April 4, 2016 - 1:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Christopher Matthew Clarke Mechanical Engineering A Local Flow Angle Approach to Centrifugal Compressor Vaneless Diffuser Stability Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 12:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Diandra Rollins Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Multifunctional Nanocomposite Foams for Space Applications Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 3:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Ajith Chakkedath Chemical Engineering and Materials Science A Study of the Effects of Rare-Earth Elements on the Microstructural Evolution and Deformation Behavior of Magnesium Alloys at Temperatures Up to 523K Monday, February 29, 2016 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Peng Gao Chemical Engineering and Materials Science MG 2 (SI,SN)-Based Thermoelectric Materials and Devices Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 3:00pm 3405B Engineering Building
Christopher A. Crock Civil and Environmental Engineering Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes with Hierarchically Structured Catalysts for High Throughput Dehalogenation Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:30pm 3540 Engineering Building
Haitao Li Electrical and Computer Engineering Compact , Low - Power Microelectronic Instrumentation for Wearable Electrochemical Sensor Arrays in Health Hazard Monitoring Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:00am 2108 Engineering Building
Jeffrey Schneider Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Design of Biobased and Biodegradable - Compostable Engineering Plastics Based on Poly(lactide) Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:45am 3540 Engineering Building
Zheyun Feng Computer Science and Engineering Image Annotation and Tag Completion via Kernel Metric Learning and Noisy Matrix Recovery Monday, December 21, 2015 - 10:00am 3112 Engineering Building
Fernanda Paes Wilson Civil and Environmental Engineering The Identification of the Microorganisms and the Functional Genes Responsible for the Biodegradation of Vinyl Chloride and RDX Using Samples from Contaminated Sites Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:00am C103 Engineering Research Complex

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