Past PhD Defenses

Name Departmentsort descending Announcement Date Time Location
Betul Bilgin Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Parallel, Quantitative Analysis of Transcription Factors Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Ajith Chakkedath Chemical Engineering and Materials Science A Study of the Effects of Rare-Earth Elements on the Microstructural Evolution and Deformation Behavior of Magnesium Alloys at Temperatures Up to 523K Monday, February 29, 2016 - 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
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
Diandra Rollins Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Multifunctional Nanocomposite Foams for Space Applications Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 3:00pm 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
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
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
Chetan Yashavant Tambe Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Process and Application Development of Biobased Materials- Silylated Natural Oils, and Thermosets from Fumaric Acid Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 9:00am 3405 A/B 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yimu Zhao Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Transparent Luminescent Solar Concentrators Monday, August 3, 2015 - 2:00pm 3540 EB
Weijie Ren Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Effects of Additives on Rheology and Film Blowing of Polypropylene/Clay Nanocomposites Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 10:00am 3405 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
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
Markus A. Downey Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Toughening of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Epoxy Polymer Composites Via Copolymers and Graphene Nanoplatelets Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:00pm 2108 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Amir H. Alavi Civil and Environmental Engineering Advanced Data Analysis Framework for Damage Identification in Civil Infrastructure Based on Self-Powered Sensing Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:00pm 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
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
Salih Kocak Civil and Environmental Engineering Investigation of Interaction Between Recycled Tire Rubber (RTR), Polymers and High Amount Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:00am 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
Christopher A. Crock Civil and Environmental Engineering Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes with Hierarchically Structured Catalysts for High Throughput Dehalogenation Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:30pm 3540 Engineering Building
Bin Guo Civil and Environmental Engineering Virus Removal and Inactivation in Batch and by Hybrid Photocatalytic UV-Membrane Filtration System: Disinfection Mechanisms and Effect of Water Quality Friday, April 15, 2016 - 1:00pm 2527D Engineering Building

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