Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Time Location
Ezhiylmurugan Rangasamy Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Synthesis of and Characterization of Lithium Ceramic Electrolytes Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 11:00am 2108 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
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
Bess L. Walker Computer Science and Engineering The Evolution of Digital Communities under Limited Resources Monday, November 26, 2012 - 11:00am 3105 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
Sayyed Rouhollah Jafari Tafti Mechanical Engineering Impulsive Control of Underactuated Mechanical Systems Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 3:30pm 1145 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
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
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
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
Mehdi Aghagolzadeh Electrical and Computer Engineering Statistical Signal Processing for Analyzing Large-Scale Neural Ensembles Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 2:00pm 2119 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
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
Xuefei Chen Mechanical Engineering Control Applications to Biofuel Engines Friday, December 7, 2012 - 1:00pm 3540 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
Brendan James Vidmar Mechanical Engineering Analysis and Design of Multiple Order Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorbers Friday, December 14, 2012 - 12:00pm 2400 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
Hanzi Li Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Enzyme Cofactor Regeneration for Bioelectrocatalysis Monday, January 21, 2013 - 1:00pm 2527 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
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
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
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
Saravan Kumar Chandrasekaran Mechanical Engineering Role of Metallurgy in the Thermal Conductivity of Superconducting Niobium Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 3:00pm 3540 Engineering 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
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
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
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
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
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
Anchita Monga Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Nanostructured Graphene Nanoplatelets for Energy Storage Applications Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 1:00pm 2108 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
Abhishek Dutta Mechanical Engineering Exploiting Design Principles in Nature to Synthetic Composites Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 10:00am 3540 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
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
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
Fernando J. Cintron-Gonzalez Computer Science and Engineering Network Issues for 3D Wireless Sensor Networks Friday, May 3, 2013 - 8:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Avinash Jammalamadaka Mechanical Engineering Numerical Simulations and Analyses of Shock-Boundary Layer Interactions Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Rohit Nehe Mechanical Engineering Experimental Investigation of Mixing Enhancement in a Small Mixing Layer Facility at Low Reynolds Number Flow Friday, May 10, 2013 - 3:30pm 3540 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
Mohamed Mohamed Edardar Electrical and Computer Engineering Robust Control of Systems with Hysteresis by Using Bounds on the Inversion Error Monday, June 24, 2013 - 10:30am 2108 Engineering Building
Collin Stephen Meierbachtol Electrical and Computer Engineering Self-Consistent Modeling of Hydrogen-Based Plasmas in Microwave Plasma-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition Reactors at Moderate Pressures Friday, June 28, 2013 - 9:00am 2219 Engineering Building
Mohamed Rhimi Civil and Environmental Engineering Power Management and Damage Assessment Techniques for Self-Powered Sensing Based on Piezoelectric Transduction Monday, July 8, 2013 - 1:00pm 3546 Engineering Building
Jingshu Chen Computer Science and Engineering Automatic Verification and Revision for Multitolerant Programs Monday, July 15, 2013 - 1:30pm 3105 Engineering Building
Zubin Abraham Computer Science and Engineering Multi-Objective Modeling with Application to Long Term Projection of Climate Data Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 2:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Pablo Francisco Parraga-Ramirez Mechanical Engineering Practical Power and Combustion Investigations on First Wave Disk Engine Prototypes Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Alessandra Aparecida Paulino Computer Science and Engineering Contributions to Biometric Recognition: Matching Identical Twins and Latent Fingerprints Monday, July 29, 2013 - 9:00am 3112 Engineering Building
Aditya Sood Computer Science and Engineering Defending Against Browser-based Data Exfiltration Attacks Monday, July 29, 2013 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Soroor Soltani Computer Science and Engineering Stochastic Modeling of Routing Protocols for Cognitive Radio Networks Monday, July 29, 2013 - 4:00pm 2219 Engineering Building
Kien Trung Nguyen Computer Science and Engineering Contributions to Computer-aided Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer in Histopathology Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 2:00pm 3105 Engineering Building

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