Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Timesort ascending Location
Arati Santhanakrishnan Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Catalysis For Formation Of Bio-Derived Esters As Products And As Intermediates To Epoxides Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:45pm 3112 EB
Chinh Trung Dang Electrical & Computer Engineering Sparse And Redundant Models For Data Mining And Consumer Video Summarization Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 1:00pm 2219 EB
Yu Want Computer Science and Engineering Aquatic Environment Monitoring Using Robotic Sensor Networks Tuesday, March 24, 2015 (All day) 3105 Engineering Building
Nathaniel Dean Leonard Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Non-Precious Metal Catalysis For Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:00am 2555 EB
Xing Xing Mechanical Engineering Modal Analysis of Non-diagonalizable Continuous Systems with Application to Wind Turbine Blade Monday, February 16, 2015 - 10:15am 3540 EB
Trung Kien Nguyen Mechanical Engineering Fundamental Tool Wear Study In Turning Of Ti-6al-4v Alloy (Ti64) And Nano-Enhanced Minimum Quantity Lubrication (Mql) Milling Friday, January 9, 2015 - 3:00pm 3540 EB
Erik Fredericks Computer Science and Engineering Mitigating Uncertainty At Design Time And Run Time To Address Assurance For Dynamically Adaptive Systems Friday, December 19, 2014 - 2:00pm 3105 EB
Venkatanarayanan Ramakrishnan Mechanical Engineering Analysis of Wind Turbine Blade Vibration and Drivetrain Loads Friday, December 19, 2014 - 9:00am 3540 EB
Wassim Borchani Civil Engineering Energy Harvesting From Localized Dynamic Transitions In Post-Buckled Elastic Beams Under Quasi-Static Loading Monday, December 15, 2014 - 2:00pm 3546 EB
Smruti Ranjan Panigrahi Mechanical Engineering Dynamics of Nonlinear Snap-Through Chains with Application to Energy Harvesting and Wave Propagation Friday, December 12, 2014 - 2:00pm 3540 EB
Lei Liu CSE Hierarchical Learning For Large Multi-Class Classification In Network Data Friday, December 12, 2014 - 1:00pm 3112 EB
Chaiyanun Tangtong Environmental Engineering Environmental Processes Controlling The Fate And Transport Of Aristolochic Acid In Agricultural Soil And Copper In Contaminated Lake Sediment Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 9:00am ERC C103
Changsong Liu Computer Science and Engineering Referential Grounding Towards Mediating Shared Perceptual Basis In Situated Dialogue Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 2:00pm 2155D
Ying Liu Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Ex-Vivo Biomimetic Interfaces For Screening Engineered Nanomaterials Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 2:30pm 3105 EB
Cheng Yuan Computer Science and Engineering Non-Coding RNA Identification In Large-Scale Genomic Data Monday, December 1, 2014 - 1:30pm 3105 Engineering Building
Michael Varney Electrical Engineering All-Diamond Neural Probes For Electrical Recording And Electrochemical Detection Monday, November 24, 2014 - 1:00pm 2108 EB
Bo Dong Electrical & Computer Engineering Diet Monitoring Through Breathing Signal Analysis Using Wearable Sensors Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:00pm 3546 EB
Travis Thompson Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Synthesis and Processing of Materials for Direct Thermal-to-Electric Energy Conversion and Storage Monday, November 17, 2014 - 1:00pm 3105 EB
Gloria Lehr Materials Science Ytterbium Based Alloys for Space-Based Thermoelectric Cooling Applications Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:00pm C103 ERC
Mariya Munir Environmental Engineering Metagenomic Insights Into Microbial Diversity And Resistance To Antibiotics In Wastewater Treatment Plants Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:00pm Engineering Research Complex, C103
Yunyi Jia Electrical Engineering Teleoperation of Mobile Manipulators Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 2:00pm 3546 EB
Mr. Rui Fang Computer Science and Engineering Referring Expression Generation Towards Mediating Shared Perceptual Basis in Situated Dialogue Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:00pm 3112 Engineering Bldg
Dan Swain Mechanical Engineering Impact of Impeller Blade Trimming on the Performance of Centrifugal Impellers Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:30am 1300 Engineering Bldg.
Sudhanwa Dewasthale Chemical Engineering Engineering Biobased Interpenetrating Polymer Networks Based Onplant (Soybean) Oil And Polysiloxanes Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Yi Sun Civil Engineering Mechanical Characterization of Hybrid and Functionally-graded Aluminum Open-cell Foams with Nanocrystalline-copper Coatings Monday, August 25, 2014 - 3:00pm 3546D Engineering Building
Ruogu Zhou Computer Science and Engineering Exploiting Cross-Technology Interference for Efficient Network Services and Wireless Systems Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 2:00pm 3112 Engineering Bldg
Robert David Schmidt Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Processing and Nanostructure Influences on Mechanical Properties of Thermoelectric Materials Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Jianxun Wang Electrical and Computer Engineering Robotic Fish: Design, Modeling, Control, and Application to Mobile Sensing Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 1:30pm 2219 Engineering Building
Feitian Zhang Electrical and Computer Engineering Modeling, Design and Control of Gliding Robotic Fish Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:00am 2219 Engineering Building
Ali Mohebi Electrical and Computer Engineering Neural Mechanisms of Goal-Directed Action Selection by Prefrontal Cortex: Implications for Brain-Machine Interfaces Monday, August 4, 2014 - 2:00pm 2219 Engineering Building
Anne Lauren Lown Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Examination of Physical Properties of Fuels and Mixtures with Alternative Fuels Friday, August 1, 2014 - 10:00am August 1, 2014 10:00am
Naiguang Lei Electrical and Computer Engineering Fast Solver for Large Scale Eddy Current Non-Destructive Evaluation Problems Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:00am 2219 Engineering Building
Andrew J. Pray Electrical and Computer Engineering A Stable Time Domain Integral Equation Solver for Electromagnetics Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Zaid Mohd Taiseer Albataineh Electrical and Computer Engineering Adaptive Algorithms for Independent Component Analysis: Formulations and Application to CDMA Communication system with Electronic Implementation Monday, July 21, 2014 - 12:00pm 2219 Engineering Building
Libya Ahmed Sbia Civil and Environmental Engineering Contribution and Mechanisms of Action of Graphite Nanomaterials in Ultra High Performance Concrete Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 1:00pm 3546 Engineering Building
Samuel Thomas Leitkam Mechanical Engineering A Kinematics-Based Model of Hand Function for Clinical Evaluation and Design of Handheld Objects Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Rujira Achawanantakun Computer Science and Engineering Identification and Analysis of Non-coding RNAs in Large Scale Genomic Data Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Jinzhu Chen Computer Science and Engineering Holistic Performance Control for Mission-Critical Cyber-Physical Systems Monday, June 30, 2014 - 1:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Yangmu Liu Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Isobutanol Production in A Bioreactor for Incompatible Gases Friday, June 27, 2014 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Luis Zaman Computer Science and Engineering Host-Symbiont Coevolution in Digital and Microbial Systems Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 1:00pm 1400 Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
Fang Hou Mechanical Engineering Investigation of Translaminar Fracture in Fibre-Reinforced Composite Laminates—Applicability of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics and Cohesive-Zone Model Friday, June 13, 2014 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Mehrdad Mahdavi Computer Science and Engineering Exploiting Smoothness in Statistical Learning, Sequential Prediction, and Stochastic Optimization Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Jinfeng Yi Computer Science and Engineering Data Clustering with Pairwise Constraints Monday, June 9, 2014 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Duraisamy S. Saravanathiiban Civil and Environmental Engineering Preferential Flow Through Earthen Landfill Covers: Field Evaluation of Root Zone Water Quality Model (RZWQM) and Laboratory Validation of Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) Monday, May 12, 2014 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Bhushan Prabhakar Awate Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Nanoscale Studies of Metal Reduction by Microbial Biocatalysts Using In Vitro Biomimetic Platforms Friday, May 9, 2014 - 11:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Tuan Duc Nguyen Civil and Environmental Engineering Circulation and Exchange in the Saginaw Bay-Lake Huron System: Observations and Numerical Modeling Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:00am C103 Engineering Research Complex
Qing Yang Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Development and Use of a New Curvature Relaxation Technique to Measure the In Situ Stress and Oxygen Surface Exchange Coefficients of Lanthanum Strontium Ferrite Films Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Zhenglun Li Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Catalyzed Oxidative Delignification to Overcome Plant Cell Wall Recalcitrance to Biological Conversion Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Daniel Williams Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Impact of Alkaline Hydrogen Peroxide Pretreatment on Cell Wall Properties that Contribute to Improved Enzymatic Digestibility of Structural Carbohydrates to be Utilized for Biofuel Production Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Amanda Blair Herzog Civil and Environmental Engineering Factors to Consider in the Indoor Environment When Evaluating the Risk of Human Health at the Environmental Detection Limit Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 1:00pm C103 Engineering Research Complex