Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Timesort ascending Location
Hande Isik Ozturk Civil and Environmental Engineering Quantification of Quality of Foamed Warm Mix Asphalt Binders and Mixtures Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 3:00pm 3546 Engineering Building
Zhiguan Yang Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Biobased Products from Starch Using Extrusion Processing and Chemical Modifications Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 2:00pm 2527 Engineering Building
Hui Sun Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Silicon-Based Semimetals and Semiconductors for Thermoelectric Applications Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Abhishek Dutta Mechanical Engineering Exploiting Design Principles in Nature to Synthetic Composites Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Rohitashwa Kiran Mechanical Engineering Numerical Simulations for Performance Enhancement of a Radial, Pressure Wave Driven, Internal Combustion Engine Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 4:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Anchita Monga Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Nanostructured Graphene Nanoplatelets for Energy Storage Applications Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 1:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Salman Shahid Computer Science and Engineering Finding Optimized Bounding Boxes for Polytopes in D - Dimensional Space Monday, April 22, 2013 - 3:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Hanzi Li Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Enzyme Cofactor Regeneration for Bioelectrocatalysis Monday, April 22, 2013 - 2:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Stephen Richard Boona Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Structure-Processing-Property Relationships and Thermoelectricity in Strongly Correlated CePd3 and Related Compounds Friday, April 19, 2013 - 1:00pm 2527 Engineering Building
Jason Pell Computer Science and Engineering Approaches to Scaling and Improving Metagenome Sequence Assembly Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 1:30pm 1455A Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
Shantanu Kelkar Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Green Aromatics from Biomass Fast Pyrolysis and Catalysis Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 10:00am 208 Farral Hall
Andres J. Ramirez Computer Science and Engineering Applying Evolutionary Computation Techniques to Address Environmental Uncertainty in Dynamically Adaptive Systems Monday, April 15, 2013 - 12:00pm 1455 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
Wei Wu Mechanical Engineering A Multiphysics Model for the Stress Analysis of the Separator in a Lithium-Ion Battery Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 1:00pm CVRC Conference Room
Saravan Kumar Chandrasekaran Mechanical Engineering Role of Metallurgy in the Thermal Conductivity of Superconducting Niobium Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 3:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Shannon Katie McGraw Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Development of a Resistance Based Biosensor Utilizing Conducting Microfibers for Microbial Pathogen Detection Monday, March 25, 2013 - 2:00pm 208 Farrall Hall
Andrew Baczewski Electrical and Computer Engineering Integral Equation and Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for the Analysis of Light-Matter Interaction Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 11:30am 3405A Engineering Building
Rana Hammad Raza Electrical and Computer Engineering Three Dimensional Localization and Tracking for Site Safety Using Fusion of Stereo Vision and RFID Monday, March 4, 2013 - 3:00pm 2219 Engineering Building
Meisam Mehravaran Mechanical Engineering Thermophoretic Transport and Deposition of Sub-Micron Particles Suspended in Gas Flows Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 12:00pm ERC-South Conference Room
Hanzi Li Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Enzyme Cofactor Regeneration for Bioelectrocatalysis Monday, January 21, 2013 - 1:00pm 2527 Engineering Building
Prakash Mandayam Comar Computer Science and Engineering Exploiting Multiple Data Sources for Network Mining Friday, December 14, 2012 - 1:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Brendan James Vidmar Mechanical Engineering Analysis and Design of Multiple Order Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorbers Friday, December 14, 2012 - 12:00pm 2400 Engineering Building
Wei Wang Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Nanotechnology applications for biofuel production,functional material fabrication and surface modification Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Xuefei Chen Mechanical Engineering Control Applications to Biofuel Engines Friday, December 7, 2012 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Kanthakumar Pongaliur Computer Science and Engineering Improving Performance While Maintaining Privacy and Security in New Age Smart Wireless Networks Friday, December 7, 2012 - 12:00pm 3546 Engineering Building
Fan Yang Civil and Environmental Engineering Bacteria, Microbial Communities and Engineering: Studies on the Microbial Ecology of Engineered Systems Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 3:00pm C103 Engineering Research Complex
Mehdi Aghagolzadeh Electrical and Computer Engineering Statistical Signal Processing for Analyzing Large-Scale Neural Ensembles Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 2:00pm 2119 Engineering Building
Xianfeng Ma Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Ruthenium-Based Model Catalysts for Liquid Phase Hydrogenation of Bio-Derived Organic Acids and Aldehydes Monday, December 3, 2012 - 2:30pm 2527 Engineering Building
Rahul Hanmant Ran Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Polymer Crystal Orientation in Solid Phase Die-drawn Polypropylene-talc Composite and Dispersion of Organoclay in High Molecular Weight High Density Polyethylene Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 10:00am 2108 Engineering Building
Andrew Philip White Mechanical Engineering A Systematic Approach for Linear Parameter Varying Modeling and Control of Internal Combustion Engines Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Jiang Zhu Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Curing Behavior and Properties of 4,4’-Bismaleimidodiphenylmethane and O,O’-Diallyl Bisphenol A: Effect of Peroxides and Hybrid Silsesquioxanes Addition Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 9:00am 2527 Engineering Building
Sayyed Rouhollah Jafari Tafti Mechanical Engineering Impulsive Control of Underactuated Mechanical Systems Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 3:30pm 1145 Engineering Building
Ali Yener Mutlu Electrical and Computer Engineering A Multivariate Time-Frequency Based Phase Synchrony Measure and Applications to Dynamic Brain Network Analysis Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:00am 2108 Engineering Building
Bess L. Walker Computer Science and Engineering The Evolution of Digital Communities under Limited Resources Monday, November 26, 2012 - 11:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Rui Lin Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Rational Design of Colloidal Noble Metallic and Bimetallic Nanocatalysts and Development of a Microfluidic Reactor Platform for Fundamental Assessment of Catalytic Activity Friday, November 16, 2012 - 2:00pm 2527 Engineering Building
Nophadon Wiwatcharagoses Electrical and Computer Engineering Metamaterial Microstrip Transmission Line Based Microwave Circuits and Sensors Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 12:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Ezhiylmurugan Rangasamy Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Synthesis of and Characterization of Lithium Ceramic Electrolytes Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 11:00am 2108 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
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
Jignesh D. Patel Computer Science & Engineering Algorithms for Deep Packet Inspection (PDF) Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 2:30pm 2108 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
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
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
Kangsoo Im Mechanical Engineering DEVELOPMENT OF A DESIGN METHOD FOR CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 11:00am 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
Pusheng Zhang Mechanical Engineering Numerical Simulation of Particulate-Laden Flows in Curved Pipes Friday, August 10, 2012 - 9:00am 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
Kazuko Fuchi Mechanical Engineering Optimization of Electromagnetic Devices and Materials (Abstract PDF) Monday, August 6, 2012 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Tyler Baldwin Computer Science & Engineering Online Adaptation for Mobile Device Text (PDF) Friday, August 3, 2012 - 2:00pm 3105 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
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

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