Past PhD Defenses

Name Departmentsort ascending Announcement Date Time Location
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
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
Emily Tummons Civil and Environmental Engineering Oil Droplet Behavior at the Membrane Surface During Filtration of Oil-Water Emulsions Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Mohannad Zeyad Naser Civil and Environmental Engineering Response of Steel and Composite Beams Subjected to Combined Shear and Fire Loading Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 1:00pm 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
Ammar Safaie Civil and Environmental Engineering Evaluating the Role of Groundwater on Circulation, Thermal Structure and Nutrient-Algal Dynamics in a Deep Inland Lake Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
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
Guoting Kang Civil and Environmental Engineering Quantifying Groundwater Recharge Dynamics Using a Process-Based Distributed Hydrologic Model Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:00am 3405B 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
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
Faris Matalkah Civil and Environmental Engineering Mechanochemical Synthesis of Sustainable Hydraulic Cements Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:30pm 3546D 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
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
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
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
Jing Yu Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Development of Porous Polyelectrolyte Multilayers for Functional Compound Delivery and Surface Superwettability Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Hao Yuan Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Electrocatalytic Water Splitting to Produce Fuel Hydrogen Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 2:00pm 2555D 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
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
Chun Liu Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering Approaches for Nerve Repair Monday, December 7, 2015 - 10:30am 3540 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
Arati Santhanakrishnan Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Catalysis For Formation Of Bio-Derived Esters As Products And As Intermediates To Epoxides Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:45pm 3112 EB
Margaret Young Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Transparent Multijunction Organic Photovoltaics Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Anne Lauren Lown Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Examination of Physical Properties of Fuels and Mixtures with Alternative Fuels Friday, August 1, 2014 - 10:00am August 1, 2014 10:00am
Keith T. Honaker Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites through the Addition of Graphene Nanoplatelets and Their Uses in Automotive Fuel Tanks Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:00am 2108 Engineering Building
Oishi Sanyal Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Design of Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Membranes for Ion Rejection and Wastewater Effluent Treatment Friday, December 4, 2015 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Hanzi Li Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Enzyme Cofactor Regeneration for Bioelectrocatalysis Monday, January 21, 2013 - 1:00pm 2527 Engineering Building
Anna Song Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Preparation of Functional Biodegradable Composite Polymeric Micro-/Nano-Particles for Biomedical Applications Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 1:30pm 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
Aaron Oberg Chemical Engineering and Materials Science The Gas-Phase Conversion of Bio-Derived 5-Methylfurfural to 2,5-Dimethylfuran Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 2:30pm 3540 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
Jacob Dillon Crowe Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Investigation of Plant Cell Wall Properties: a Study of Contributions from the Nanoscale to the Macroscale Impacting Cell Wall Recalcitrance Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Robert David Schmidt Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Processing and Nanostructure Influences on Mechanical Properties of Thermoelectric Materials Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Nicholas T. Kamar Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Fracture Behavior of Block Copolymer and Graphene Nanoplatelet Modified Epoxy and Fiber Reinforced/Epoxy Polymer Composites Friday, August 12, 2016 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Emily Elizabeth Wrenbeck Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Deep Sequencing Driven Protein Engineering: New Methods and Applications in Studying the Constraints of Functional Enzyme Evolution Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:30am 3540 Engineering Building
Tyler Jordison Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Condensed Phase Conversion of Bioethanol to 1-Butanol and Higher Alcohols Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 9:00am 3405 A/B Engineering Building
Saisi Xue Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Improving Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Yield by Characterizing Recalcitrant Plant Cell-Wall Carbohydrates and Identifying Key Inhibitor Compounds in Ethanol Fermentation Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 1:00pm 3540 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
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
Rengarajan Shanmugam Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Synthesis and Characterization of Inorganic Materials for Na-ion Batteries Monday, December 14, 2015 - 3:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Travis Thompson Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Synthesis and Processing of Materials for Direct Thermal-to-Electric Energy Conversion and Storage Monday, November 17, 2014 - 1:00pm 3105 EB
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