Past PhD Defenses

Name Departmentsort descending Announcement Date Time Location
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
Ezhiylmurugan Rangasamy Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Synthesis of and Characterization of Lithium Ceramic Electrolytes Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 11:00am 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
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
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
Ying Liu Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Ex-Vivo Biomimetic Interfaces For Screening Engineered Nanomaterials Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 2:30pm 3105 EB
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
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
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
Yimu Zhao Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Transparent Luminescent Solar Concentrators Monday, August 3, 2015 - 2:00pm 3540 EB
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
Caitlin Kowalsky Chemical Engineering and Materials Science High-Resolution Sequence-Function Mapping of Protein-Protein Interactions for Conformational Epitope Mapping Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 9:00am 3405 A/B 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
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
Phillip Angart Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering of Functionally Asymmetric siRNA Duplexes Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Nathaniel Dean Leonard Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Non-Precious Metal Catalysis For Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:00am 2555 EB
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
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
Prianca Bhaduri Civil & Environmental Engineering Exposure To 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-P-Dioxin Differentially Impacts Key Members Of Mice Gut Microbiome Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 2:00pm C103 Engineering Research Complex
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
Tryambak Kaushik Civil and Environmental Engineering Catchment Scale Runoff from Earthen Landfill Final Covers Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:30am 2555D Engineering Building
Purushotham Pakala Civil and Environmental Engineering Fire Response of Double Angle Connections in Steel Framed Assemblies Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 1:00pm 2527D Engineering Building
Baolin Yu Civil and Environmental Engineering Fire Response of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with Near-Surface Mounted FRP Reinforcement Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 12:30pm 3546 Engineering Building
Mohammad Sayyar Bidgoli Civil and Environmental Engineering Prestressing of Composite Structures for Enhanced Structural Efficiency Friday, August 9, 2013 - 3:00pm 3546 Engineering Building
Fernanda Paes Wilson Civil and Environmental Engineering The Identification of the Microorganisms and the Functional Genes Responsible for the Biodegradation of Vinyl Chloride and RDX Using Samples from Contaminated Sites Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:00am C103 Engineering Research Complex
Hyung Suk Lee Civil and Environmental Engineering Development of a New Solution for Viscoelastic Wave Propagation of Pavement Structures and Its Use in Dynamic Backcalculation Friday, August 23, 2013 - 3:00pm 3546 Engineering Building
Muhammad M. Sadiq Civil and Environmental Engineering Reinforcement of Cement Based Matrices with Graphite Nanomaterials Announcement (PDF) Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 2:00pm 3546D Engineering Building
Prasanna Venkatesh Sampath Civil and Environmental Engineering Understanding Fen Hydrology – A Hierarchical, Multiscale Groundwater Modeling Approach Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 10:30am B100A Engineering Research Complex
Tuan Duc Nguyen Civil and Environmental Engineering Circulation and Exchange in the Saginaw Bay-Lake Huron System: Observations and Numerical Modeling Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:00am C103 Engineering Research Complex
Wenyang Liu Civil and Environmental Engineering Discretized Bond-Based Peridynamics For Solid Mechanics (PDF) Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 2:00pm 2555D Engineering Building
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
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
Duraisamy S. Saravanathiiban Civil and Environmental Engineering Preferential Flow Through Earthen Landfill Covers: Field Evaluation of Root Zone Water Quality Model (RZWQM) and Laboratory Validation of Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) Monday, May 12, 2014 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Jie Niu Civil and Environmental Engineering Modeling the Movement of Water, Bacteria and Nutrients across Heterogeneous Landscapes in the Great Lakes Region Using a Process-Based Hydrologic Model Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 9:00am 3546 Engineering Building
Amira Oun Civil and Environmental Engineering Microbial Pollution Source Identification in Rural/ Urban Mixed Watersheds Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:30am C103 Engineering Research Complex
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
Libya Ahmed Sbia Civil and Environmental Engineering Contribution and Mechanisms of Action of Graphite Nanomaterials in Ultra High Performance Concrete Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 1:00pm 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
Tyler Allen Dawson Civil Engineering COST-EFFECTIVE SELECTION OF PAVEMENT TREATMENT TYPE AND OPTIMUM TIME AND SPACE (Abstract PDF) Friday, February 17, 2012 - 2:00pm 2527 Engineering Building
Sudhir Varma Civil Engineering Viscoelastic Analysis Of Falling Weight Deflectometer Data Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:30pm 3546D EB
Yi Sun Civil Engineering Mechanical Characterization of Hybrid and Functionally-graded Aluminum Open-cell Foams with Nanocrystalline-copper Coatings Monday, August 25, 2014 - 3:00pm 3546D Engineering Building
Nan Hu Civil Engineering Tailoring The Elastic Postbuckling Behavior Of Thin-Walled Axially Compressed Cylindrical Shells Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 1:00pm 3540 EB
Wouter Brink Civil Engineering Local Calibration Of The Pavement Performance Prediction Model Using Resampling Techniques Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10:00am 3546D EB
Wasim Khaliq Civil Engineering Performance Characterization of High Performance Concretes Under Fire Conditions (Abstract PDF) Monday, April 30, 2012 - 1:00pm 3546D Engineering Building
Wassim Borchani Civil Engineering Energy Harvesting From Localized Dynamic Transitions In Post-Buckled Elastic Beams Under Quasi-Static Loading Monday, December 15, 2014 - 2:00pm 3546 EB
Amir Arablouei Civil Engineering A Fracture Mechanics-Based Approach For Modeling Delamination Of Spray-Applied Fire-Resistive Materials From Steel Structures Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 1:00pm 3546 EB
Fatme Mohammad El-Moukaddem Computer Science Exploiting Node Mobility for Energy Optimization in Wireless Sensor Networks Announcement (PDF) Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 11:00am 3112 Engineering Building
Abhishek Nagar Computer Science Biometric Template Security (PDF Schedule) Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building

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