Past PhD Defenses

Name Departmentsort descending Announcement Date Time Location
Michael Jeffrey Anderson Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Development of a Nanoparticle DNA Base Biosensor for the Shiga Like Toxin 1 Detection Using Co-Polymerization Hybridization Read (Abstract PDF) Monday, April 9, 2012 - 1:00pm 208 Farrall Hall
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
Zhenglong Li Biosystems Engineering A Novel, Integrated Approach for Transportation Fuels Production: Fast Pyrolysis and Bio-oil Electrocatalytic Upgrading (PDF) Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 10:00am 208 Farrall Hall
Jennifer Ni Chemical Engineering Powder processing and mechanical properties of Ag0.86Pb19SbTe20 (LAST) and Pb0.95Sn0.05Te – PbS 8% (PbTe-PbS) thermoelectric materials (Abstract PDF) Monday, March 19, 2012 - 10:30am 2108 Engineering Building
Casey Allen Chemical Engineering ADVANCED RAPID COMPRESSION MACHINE TEST METHODS AND SURROGATE FUEL MODELING FOR BIO-DERIVED JET AND DIESEL FUEL AUTOIGNITION (Abstract PDF) Monday, February 20, 2012 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Rui Li Chemical Engineering Multidisciplinary approach to Shewanella taxis studies (Abstract PDF) Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 9:00am 2555 Engineering Building
Mingjie Jin Chemical Engineering Integrated Biological Processes for Conversion of AFEXTM Pretreated Biomass to Ethanol (PDF) Monday, April 16, 2012 - 2:00pm 502A Biochemistry Building
Xian Jiang Chemical Engineering Multifunctional polymeric nanocomposites fabricated by incorporation of GNP and their application in bipolar plates (Abstract PDF) Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 1:00pm 2108 Engineering Building (CMSC Conference Room)
Ryan Maloney Chemical Engineering & Materials Science High Surface Area Aerogels for Energy Efficiency and Storage (Abstract PDF) Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 1:00pm 2108 Engineering Building (CMSC Conference Room)
Pragnya L. Eranki Chemical Engineering & Materials Science The watershed-scale optimized and rearranged landscape design model(WORLD) for cellulosic feedstock production and advanced local biomass processing depots for sustainable biofuel production: Integrated life cycle assessments (Abstract PDF) Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 3:00pm MBI Building Room C101
Hao Wen Chemical Engineering & Materials Science MULTISCALE POROUS FUEL CELL ELECTRODES Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Jinglei Xiang Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Electron and Phonon Transport in Nanostructured Exfoliated Graphene Nanoplatelets and its Potential in Thermal Energy Conversion (Abstract PDF) Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 1:00pm 2108 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
Ankush Gokhale Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Supramolecular Assembly of Nanostructured Materials for Fabrication of Functional Interfaces Monday, October 14, 2013 - 1:00pm 3105 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
Hongmei Li Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Analysis of the Deformation Behavior of the Hexagonal Close-Packed Alpha Phase in Titanium and Titanium Alloys Friday, October 18, 2013 - 1:00pm 2555 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
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
Hanzi Li Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Enzyme Cofactor Regeneration for Bioelectrocatalysis Monday, January 21, 2013 - 1:00pm 2527 Engineering Building
Daniel Avery Lynam Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Multifunctional Hydrogel Nerve Guidance Scaffolds for Central and Peripheral Nerve Repair Friday, November 22, 2013 - 2:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Xiaofeng Fan Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Mechanical Characterization of Hydroxyapatite, Thermoelectric Materials and Doped Ceria Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 9:00am 2527 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
Liangliang Li Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Corrosion Protection Provided by Trivalent Chromium Process (TCP) Coatings on Aluminum Alloys Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:30pm 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
Hanzi Li Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Enzyme Cofactor Regeneration for Bioelectrocatalysis Monday, April 22, 2013 - 2:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
James Robert Seal Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Characterization Techniques and Methodologies for Assessing Slip Transfer Across Grain Boundaries Monday, December 16, 2013 - 1:00pm 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
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
Leonardo da Costa Sousa Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Extractive Ammonia (EA): A Novel Ammonia-Based Pretreatment Technology for Lignocellulosic Biomas Friday, January 10, 2014 - 9:00am 3540 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
Venkata Krishna Sai Pappu Chemical Engineering and Materials Science PROCESS INTENSIFICATION IN THE SYNTHESIS OF ORGANIC ESTERS: KINETICS, SIMULATIONS AND PILOT PLANT EXPERIMENTS (Abstract PDF) Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 10:00am 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
Debkumar Saha Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Structuring of Graphene Nanoplatelets to Produce High Surface Area Electrodes for Electrochemical Energy Storage Applications Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 10:00am 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
Xiangke Shi Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Design and Engineering of Biobased Materials – Process engineering & thermal recycling of poly(lactic acid), and studies in functional silane and siloxanes Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 2:00pm 3540 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
Patrick Aderhold Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Graphite Nanoplatelet Assemblies for Transparent and Catalytic Electrodes in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 1:00pm 2108 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
Ryan J. Stoklosa Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Fractionation and Characterization of Solubilized Biopolymers from Alkaline Pulping Liquors Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:30pm 3540 Engineering Building
Hyun Ju Cho Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Roles of Palmitic Acid on the Kinase Proteins Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 9:30am 2108 Engineering Building
Beth Whitney Schoen Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Aminophenyl Double Decker Silsesquioxanes: Spectroscopic Elucidation, Physical and Thermal Characterization, and Their Applications Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 9:00am 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
Betul Bilgin Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Parallel, Quantitative Analysis of Transcription Factors Wednesday, April 23, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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