Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Timesort ascending Location
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
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
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

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