Past PhD Defenses

Name Departmentsort ascending Announcement Date Time Location
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
Hao Yuan Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Electrocatalytic Water Splitting to Produce Fuel Hydrogen Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 2:00pm 2555D 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Beth Whitney Schoen Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Aminophenyl Double Decker Silsesquioxanes: Spectroscopic Elucidation, Physical and Thermal Characterization, and Their Applications Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 9:00am 2527 Engineering Building
Jeffrey Schneider Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Design of Biobased and Biodegradable - Compostable Engineering Plastics Based on Poly(lactide) Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:45am 3540 Engineering Building
Hanzi Li Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Enzyme Cofactor Regeneration for Bioelectrocatalysis Monday, April 22, 2013 - 2:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Peng Gao Chemical Engineering and Materials Science MG 2 (SI,SN)-Based Thermoelectric Materials and Devices Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 3:00pm 3405B Engineering Building
Tridip Das Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Understanding Oxygen Vacancy Formation, Interaction, Transport, and Strain in SOFC Components Via Combined Thermodynamics and First Principles Calculations Friday, September 22, 2017 - 2:00pm 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
Anchita Monga Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Nanostructured Graphene Nanoplatelets for Energy Storage Applications Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 1:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Ted Burye Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Nano-Micro-Composite Cathode Infiltrated Particle Size Control And Oxygen Surface Exchange Resistance Determination Friday, May 29, 2015 - 12:00pm 3540 EB
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
Betul Bilgin Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Parallel, Quantitative Analysis of Transcription Factors Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:00pm 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
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
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
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

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