Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Timesort ascending Location
Kai Zhou Electrical and Computer Engineering Trade-offs Among Data Security, Usability and Complexity in Mobile Cloud Computing Friday, December 15, 2017 - 2:15pm 2555D Engineering Building
Xiaojun Wang Computer Science and Engineering Fluid Animation on Deforming Surface Meshes Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 1:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Tung-Yi Lin Mechanical Engineering Finger-Powered Thermoplastic Microfluidic Electrochemical Assay for Diagnostic Testing Using a Mobile Phone Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:30am 2555D Engineering Building
Byron DeVries Computer Science and Engineering Using Formal Analysis and Search-based Techniques to Address the Assurance of Cyber-Physical Systems at the Requirements Level Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:30am 3546 Engineering Building
Xiaofeng Zhao Electrical and Computer Engineering Time-domain Analysis of Fractional Wave Equations and Implementation of a Perfectly Matched Layer in Nonlinear Ultrasound Simulations Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 1:00pm 2219 Engineering Building
David Arthur Olson Mechanical Engineering The Influence of Chordwise Flexibility on the Flow Structure and Streamwise Force of a Sinusoidally Pitching Airfoil Friday, December 8, 2017 - 3:30pm 3540 Engineering Building
Leigh Sheneman Computer Science and Engineering The Evolution of Neural Plasticity in Digital Organisms Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 11:00am 1425 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building
Christopher J. Traverse Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Transparent Single Junction Small Molecule Photovoltaics Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 9:30am 3540 Engineering Building
Hailu Getachew Tilahun Mechanical Engineering Cardiovascular System Modeling: Arterial Growth and Remodeling Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Faris Matalkah Civil and Environmental Engineering Mechanochemical Synthesis of Sustainable Hydraulic Cements Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:30pm 3546D Engineering Building
Yaozhong Zhang Mechanical Engineering Fabrication and Assembly of One-Dimensional Semiconducting Nanostructures and Their Applications to Multi-Functional Devices Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:30am 3540 Engineering Building
Guoting Kang Civil and Environmental Engineering Quantifying Groundwater Recharge Dynamics Using a Process-Based Distributed Hydrologic Model Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:00am 3405B Engineering Building
Bassam Mohammed Mechanical Engineering Characterization and Multiscale Crystal Plasticity Modeling of Multiphase Advanced High Strength Steel Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Hussein El Abbass Hejase Computer Science and Engineering Scalable Phylogenetic Analysis and Functional Interpretation of Genomes with Complex Evolutionary Histories Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 3:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Chinwe Pamela Nyenke Electrical and Computer Engineering Feasibility and Application of a CUxO-Based Memristor for Sensing Oxygen and Other Gases Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 2:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Rosangela Canino-Koning Computer Science and Engineering Evolution and Evolvability in Changing Environments Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:30pm 1425 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building
Yaohui Ding Computer Science and Engineering A General Statistical Framework for Combining Ancillary Information with Primary Biometric Traits Monday, November 27, 2017 - 2:30pm 3540 Engineering Building
Mohammad-Mahdi Moazzami Computer Science and Engineering Smartphone-Based Sensing Systems for Data-Intensive Applications Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:30am 3105 Engineering Building
Haitham Ahmed Seada Computer Science and Engineering Balancing Convergence and Diversity in Evolutionary Single, Multi and Many Objectives Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Tridip Das Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Understanding Oxygen Vacancy Formation, Interaction, Transport, and Strain in SOFC Components Via Combined Thermodynamics and First Principles Calculations Friday, September 22, 2017 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Ling Zhu Computer Science and Engineering Using Evolutionary Approach to Optimize and Model Multi-Scenario, Multi-Objective Fault-Tolerant Problems Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:30am 3546D Engineering Building
Byron Zambrano Mechanical Engineering The Role of Hemodynamics on Intraluminal Thrombus Accumulation and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Expansion: a Longitudinal Patient Specific Study Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 9:00am 3405 Engineering Building
Amanda Charris-Hernandez Electrical and Computer Engineering Toward the Rapid Growth of High-Quality, Polycrystalline Rimless, and Large Area Single Crystal Diamond Substrates Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 3:30pm Room C103 Engineering Research Complex
Mohammad Rawhi Rawashdeh Electrical and Computer Engineering A Computational Investigation for Two-Dimensional Eddy Current Testing Problems Using Subregion Finite Element Method Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:30am 2219 Engineering Building
Emily Elizabeth Wrenbeck Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Deep Sequencing Driven Protein Engineering: New Methods and Applications in Studying the Constraints of Functional Enzyme Evolution Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:30am 3540 Engineering Building
Marisel Villafañe-Delgado Electrical and Computer Engineering Assessment of Functional Connectivity in the Human Brain: Multivariate and Graph Signal Processing Methods Monday, August 14, 2017 - 1:00pm 2219 Engineering Building
Anna Song Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Preparation of Functional Biodegradable Composite Polymeric Micro-/Nano-Particles for Biomedical Applications Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 1:30pm 3540 Engineering Building
Jacob Dillon Crowe Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Investigation of Plant Cell Wall Properties: a Study of Contributions from the Nanoscale to the Macroscale Impacting Cell Wall Recalcitrance Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Emad Zahedi Computer Science and Engineering Distance Preserving Graphs Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:00am C304 Wells Hall
Margaret Young Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Transparent Multijunction Organic Photovoltaics Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Yogendra Hemant Kanitkar Civil and Environmental Engineering Development and Application of a Rapid, User-Friendly and Inexpensive Method to Detect and Quantify Dehalococcoides Mccartyi Genes in Groundwater Samples Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:00am Room C103 Engineering Research Complex
Amy Lorraine Lenz Mechanical Engineering A Synergistic Approach to Transtibial Socket Interface Mechanics: Experiments and Modeling Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Xiyuan Liu Mechanical Engineering Textile-Based Electrochemical Sensors and Batteries for Wearable Biosensing Monday, July 31, 2017 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Tongyu Wang Electrical and Computer Engineering Integration of Carbon Nanotube and Vanadium Dioxide Thin Films in Photo-Thermal Actuators Monday, July 31, 2017 - 9:30am 2108 Engineering Building
Faezeh Hajiaghajani Memar Electrical and Computer Engineering Economic Gain-Aware Routing Protocols for Device-to-Device Content Dissemination Friday, July 28, 2017 - 2:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Tias Maiti Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Physics Based-crystal Plasticity Modeling of Single Crystal Niobium Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 9:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Tao Zeng Mechanical Engineering Modelling and Control of a Turbocharged Diesel Engine Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Ata Babazadeh-Naseri Civil and Environmental Engineering Nonlinear Inelastic Response of Slender Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 8:15am 3540 Engineering Building
Saisi Xue Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Improving Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Yield by Characterizing Recalcitrant Plant Cell-Wall Carbohydrates and Identifying Key Inhibitor Compounds in Ethanol Fermentation Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Wei Li Electrical and Computer Engineering FERROELECTRET NANOGENERATOR (FENG) Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
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
Pengcheng Jiao Civil and Environmental Engineering A Novel Postbuckling-Based Mechanical Energy Transducer and its Applications for Structural Health Monitoring Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:30pm 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

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