Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Timesort descending Location
Tyler Allen Dawson Civil Engineering COST-EFFECTIVE SELECTION OF PAVEMENT TREATMENT TYPE AND OPTIMUM TIME AND SPACE (Abstract PDF) Friday, February 17, 2012 - 2:00pm 2527 Engineering Building
Casey Allen Chemical Engineering ADVANCED RAPID COMPRESSION MACHINE TEST METHODS AND SURROGATE FUEL MODELING FOR BIO-DERIVED JET AND DIESEL FUEL AUTOIGNITION (Abstract PDF) Monday, February 20, 2012 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Jose Ale Hejase Electrical Engineering Terahertz Time-Domain Methods for Material Characterization of Layered Dielectric Media (Abstract PDF) Friday, March 2, 2012 - 2:00pm 2219 Engineering Building
Jennifer Ni Chemical Engineering Powder processing and mechanical properties of Ag0.86Pb19SbTe20 (LAST) and Pb0.95Sn0.05Te – PbS 8% (PbTe-PbS) thermoelectric materials (Abstract PDF) Monday, March 19, 2012 - 10:30am 2108 Engineering Building
Ryan Maloney Chemical Engineering & Materials Science High Surface Area Aerogels for Energy Efficiency and Storage (Abstract PDF) Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 1:00pm 2108 Engineering Building (CMSC Conference Room)
Xian Jiang Chemical Engineering Multifunctional polymeric nanocomposites fabricated by incorporation of GNP and their application in bipolar plates (Abstract PDF) Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 1:00pm 2108 Engineering Building (CMSC Conference Room)
Michael Jeffrey Anderson Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Development of a Nanoparticle DNA Base Biosensor for the Shiga Like Toxin 1 Detection Using Co-Polymerization Hybridization Read (Abstract PDF) Monday, April 9, 2012 - 1:00pm 208 Farrall Hall
Mingjie Jin Chemical Engineering Integrated Biological Processes for Conversion of AFEXTM Pretreated Biomass to Ethanol (PDF) Monday, April 16, 2012 - 2:00pm 502A Biochemistry Building
Nicholas Joel Miller Mechanical Engineering NOISE RELATED PHENOMENA IN NONLINEAR MICRO-RESONATORS (Abstract PDF) Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Ying Liu Electrical Engineering Directed information for complex network analysis from multivariate time series Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 3:00pm 3546D Engineering Building
Brian D. Connelly Computer Science Ecological Effects on the Evolution of Cooperative Behaviors Announcement (PDF) Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 10:00am 1441 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building (BEACON Seminar Room)
Cody William Squibb Mechanical Engineering Experimental Measurement and Analysis of Fuel-Air Mixing and Combustion in an Optical Diesel Engine at Real Operating Conditions Announcement (PDF) Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 4:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Rui Li Chemical Engineering Multidisciplinary approach to Shewanella taxis studies (Abstract PDF) Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 9:00am 2555 Engineering Building
Thomas Gabriel Almeida Mechanical Engineering Estimation of River Characteristics From Remote Sensing Data (Abstract PDF) Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 9:30am 3540 Engineering Building
Fatme Mohammad El-Moukaddem Computer Science Exploiting Node Mobility for Energy Optimization in Wireless Sensor Networks Announcement (PDF) Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 11:00am 3112 Engineering Building
Alok Watve Computer Science & Engineering Data Transformation for Improved Query Performance Announcement (PDF) Friday, April 27, 2012 - 10:30am 3105 Engineering Building
Brendan Francis Klare Computer Science Heterogeneous Face Recognition Announcement (PDF) Monday, April 30, 2012 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Wasim Khaliq Civil Engineering Performance Characterization of High Performance Concretes Under Fire Conditions (Abstract PDF) Monday, April 30, 2012 - 1:00pm 3546D Engineering Building
Gregoire Francois Henri Seyrig Environmental Engineering Field Deployable Low Cost Microfluidic Chip for Real-Time Lamp Detection of MDF/XDR-TB (Abstract PDF) Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 9:30am 271 Plant and Soil Sciences Building
Abhishek Nagar Computer Science Biometric Template Security (PDF Schedule) Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Ming Gu Electrical Engineering Theory, synthesis and implementation of current-mode CMOS piecewise-linear circuits using margin propagation (Abstract PDF) Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 10:00am 2219 Engineering Building
Mahmoud Taghizadeh Mehrjardi Electrical Engineering Cooperative Content Caching for Capacity and Cost Management in Mobile Ecosystems (Abstract PDF) Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 10:30am 2108 Engineering Building
Tianbao Yang Computer Science Learning from Connected and Noisy Data Announcement (PDF) Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 10:00am 2108 Engineering Building
Jinglei Xiang Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Electron and Phonon Transport in Nanostructured Exfoliated Graphene Nanoplatelets and its Potential in Thermal Energy Conversion (Abstract PDF) Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 1:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Hao Wen Chemical Engineering & Materials Science MULTISCALE POROUS FUEL CELL ELECTRODES Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Venkata Krishna Sai Pappu Chemical Engineering and Materials Science PROCESS INTENSIFICATION IN THE SYNTHESIS OF ORGANIC ESTERS: KINETICS, SIMULATIONS AND PILOT PLANT EXPERIMENTS (Abstract PDF) Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 10:00am 2527 Engineering Building
Marcos Bolanos Electrical and Computer Engineering Signal Processing Inspired Graph Theoretic Methods for Understanding Functional Connectivity of the Brain (Abstract PDF) Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 3:00pm 2219 Engineering Building
Wenyang Liu Civil and Environmental Engineering Discretized Bond-Based Peridynamics For Solid Mechanics (PDF) Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 2:00pm 2555D Engineering Building
Marco Vagani Mechanical Engineering Numerical Simulation and Modeling of Compressor Stage Instability of a Rotating Stall Nature Friday, June 22, 2012 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Jared D. DeMott Computer Science & Engineering Enhancing Automated Fault Discovery and Analysis (PDF) Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 1:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Muhammad M. Sadiq Civil and Environmental Engineering Reinforcement of Cement Based Matrices with Graphite Nanomaterials Announcement (PDF) Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 2:00pm 3546D Engineering Building
Craig Rogers Electrical & Computer Engineering High Efficiency & High Performance Converter/Inverter System Configurations For HEV/EV Traction Drives (PDF) Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 9:00am Room C103 Engineering Research Complex
Ozgur Tuncer Electrical & Computer Engineering Development and Applications of Vector Generalized Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics (PDF) Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 1:00pm 3405 Engineering Building
Zhenglong Li Biosystems Engineering A Novel, Integrated Approach for Transportation Fuels Production: Fast Pyrolysis and Bio-oil Electrocatalytic Upgrading (PDF) Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 10:00am 208 Farrall Hall
Jun Huang Computer Science & Engineering Tackling the Challenges of Wireless Interference and Coexistence (PDF) Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 10:30am 3105 Engineering Building
Pragnya L. Eranki Chemical Engineering & Materials Science The watershed-scale optimized and rearranged landscape design model(WORLD) for cellulosic feedstock production and advanced local biomass processing depots for sustainable biofuel production: Integrated life cycle assessments (Abstract PDF) Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 3:00pm MBI Building Room C101
Nicholas Andrew Brake Civil & Environmental Engineering The Characterization of an Equivalent Elastic Fatique Crack Resistance Curve (Abstract PDF) Friday, August 3, 2012 - 10:00am 3546 Engineering Building
Ming Wu Computer Science & Engineering Identification of Genes and Their Regulation that Determine a Phenotype: A Systematic Approach (PDF) Friday, August 3, 2012 - 11:00am 2219 Engineering Building
Tyler Baldwin Computer Science & Engineering Online Adaptation for Mobile Device Text (PDF) Friday, August 3, 2012 - 2:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Kazuko Fuchi Mechanical Engineering Optimization of Electromagnetic Devices and Materials (Abstract PDF) Monday, August 6, 2012 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
David M. Bryson Computer Science & Engineering The Evolutionary Potential of Populations on Complex Fitness Landscapes (Abstract PDF) Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 1:00pm 1441 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
Pusheng Zhang Mechanical Engineering Numerical Simulation of Particulate-Laden Flows in Curved Pipes Friday, August 10, 2012 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Ahmad Taha Abdulsadda Electrical & Computer Engineering ARTIFICIAL LATERAL LINE SYSTEMS FOR FEEDBACK CONTROL OF UNDERWATER ROBOTS (PDF) Monday, August 13, 2012 - 10:00am 2108 Engineering Building
Kangsoo Im Mechanical Engineering DEVELOPMENT OF A DESIGN METHOD FOR CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 11:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Dong Cao Electrical Engineering Modularized Multilevel and Z-Source Power Converter as Renewable Energy Interface for Vehicle and Grid-Connected Applications Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 3:30pm 2108 Engineering Building
Xin Wang Mechanical Engineering A Study of Tool Wear in Turning of Pure Aluminum and Drilling of CFRP / TI Stack Friday, August 24, 2012 - 2:00pm 2320 Engineering Building
Elodie Viviane Pasco Civil and Environmental Engineering Virus Concentration by Crossflow Membrane Filtration: Effect of Hydrodynamic Conditions and Membrane Properties Monday, August 27, 2012 - 1:00pm C103 Engineering Research Complex
Jignesh D. Patel Computer Science & Engineering Algorithms for Deep Packet Inspection (PDF) Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 2:30pm 2108 Engineering Building
Zhe Chen Chemical Engineering and Materials Science A Study of the Effects OF Processing and Alloying on the Microstructure and Deformation Behavior of Wrought Magnesium Alloys Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 2:00pm 2527 Engineering Building
Shaowen Ji Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Fabrication and Modification of Biological Materials Utilizing Shear Flow System Monday, November 12, 2012 - 2:00pm 2527 Engineering Building

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