Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Timesort ascending Location
Masumeh Gholamisheeri Mechanical Engineering Experiments and Modeling of a Controlled Turbulent Jet Ignition System for Internal Combustion Engine Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 10:00am E167 Engineering Research Complex
Yahya Ali Rothan Mechanical Engineering Cooling the Steam Power Plant Condenser Using a Vapor Compression Refrigeration System Friday, June 2, 2017 - 12:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Jianpeng Xu Computer Science and Engineering Multi-task Learning and Its Application to Geospatio-temporal Data Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 2:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Jared Williams Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Synthesis, Processing, and Thermoelectric Properties of Germanium-Antimony-Tellerium Based Alloys and Compounds Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Shuai Yuan Computer Science and Engineering Novel Learning Algorithms for Mining Geospatial Data Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 1:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Meznah Almutairy Computer Science and Engineering Studying the Effects of Sampling on the Efficiency and Accuracy of K-mer Indexes Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Wu Pan Zagorski Mechanical Engineering Experimental and Numerical Studies on Venous Ulcers Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Aboozar Mapar Mechanical Engineering Crystal Plasticity Modeling of the Deformation of BCC Iron and Niobium Single Crystals Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Ammar Safaie Civil and Environmental Engineering Evaluating the Role of Groundwater on Circulation, Thermal Structure and Nutrient-Algal Dynamics in a Deep Inland Lake Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Zhe Wang Electrical and Computer Engineering Brain Connectivity Analysis Using Information Theory and Statistical Signal Processing Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 3:00pm 2245 Engineering Building
Jorden Schossau Computer Science and Engineering Evolution of Decision-Making Systems Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:30am 1425 BPS
Chen Qiu Computer Science and Engineering Improving Indoor Positioning Via Mobile Sensing Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Kayra Hopkins Computer Science and Engineering Example-based Parameterization of Linear Blend Skinning for 3D Skeletal Animation Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:00am 3112 Engineering Building
Anya Vostinar Computer Science and Engineering Suicide, Signals, and Symbionts: Evolving Cooperation in Agent-Based Systems Monday, April 24, 2017 - 11:00am BPS 1441
Raul Quispe-Abad Mechanical Engineering Torque Generation During the Unsteady Expansion Process in Curved Channels of a Wave Disc Engine Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
David Torres-Reyes Electrical and Computer Engineering VO2-based Micro-Electro-Mechanical Mirrors Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:30am 2219 Engineering Building
Saisi Xue Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Improving Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Yield by Characterizing Recalcitrant Plant Cell-Wall Carbohydrates and Identifying Key Inhibitors in Ethanol Fermentation Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 10:30am 2108 Engineering Building
Younis Mahal Najim Mechanical Engineering Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Confined Premixed Flame Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Pegah Rajaei Civil and Environmental Engineering Freezing and Thawing of Frost-Susceptible Soils (Development of a Reliable Predictive Model) Monday, April 3, 2017 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Miao Wang Mechanical Engineering Simulation of Amorphous Silicon Anode in Lithium­ Ion Batteries Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Mustafa Ali Acar Mechanical Engineering Design and Tuning of Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorbers for Nonlinear Response Friday, March 17, 2017 - 3:00pm 1234 Engineering Building
Jonathan Lemoine Frasch Electrical and Computer Engineering Applications of Evolutionary Algorithms to Electromagnetic Materials Characterization and Design Problems Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Keith T. Honaker Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites through the Addition of Graphene Nanoplatelets and Their Uses in Automotive Fuel Tanks Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:00am 2108 Engineering Building
Seyed Morteza Safdarnejad Electrical and Computer Engineering Robust Global Motion Compensation and its Applications Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:30am 2219 Engineering Building
Hang Shi Civil and Environmental Engineering Membrane-Based Concentration and Recovery of Viruses from Complex Water Matrices Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:30pm 3546D Engineering Building
Hao Yuan Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Electrocatalytic Water Splitting to Produce Fuel Hydrogen Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 2:00pm 2555D Engineering Building
Yan Li Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Porous Titanium Dioxide Nanomaterials for Photocatalytic and Photovoltaic Applications Friday, December 16, 2016 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
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
Ahmed Alahmadi Electrical and Computer Engineering Secure and Efficient Spectrum Sharing and QOS Analysis in OFDM-Based Heterogeneous Wireless Networks Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 9:00am 2219 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

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