Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Time Location
Fernando J. Cintron-Gonzalez Computer Science and Engineering Network Issues for 3D Wireless Sensor Networks Friday, May 3, 2013 - 8:00am 3105 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
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