PhD Defenses

Upcoming PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Time Location
Mr. Rui Fang Computer Science and Engineering Referring Expression Generation Towards Mediating Shared Perceptual Basis in Situated Dialogue Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:00pm 3112 Engineering Bldg
Yunyi Jia Electrical Engineering Teleoperation of Mobile Manipulators Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 2:00pm 3546 EB
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

Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Time Location
Dan Swain Mechanical Engineering Impact of Impeller Blade Trimming on the Performance of Centrifugal Impellers Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:30am 1300 Engineering Bldg.
Sudhanwa Dewasthale Chemical Engineering Engineering Biobased Interpenetrating Polymer Networks Based Onplant (Soybean) Oil And Polysiloxanes Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
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
Ruogu Zhou Computer Science and Engineering Exploiting Cross-Technology Interference for Efficient Network Services and Wireless Systems Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 2:00pm 3112 Engineering Bldg
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
Jianxun Wang Electrical and Computer Engineering Robotic Fish: Design, Modeling, Control, and Application to Mobile Sensing Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 1:30pm 2219 Engineering Building
Feitian Zhang Electrical and Computer Engineering Modeling, Design and Control of Gliding Robotic Fish Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:00am 2219 Engineering Building
Ali Mohebi Electrical and Computer Engineering Neural Mechanisms of Goal-Directed Action Selection by Prefrontal Cortex: Implications for Brain-Machine Interfaces Monday, August 4, 2014 - 2:00pm 2219 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
Naiguang Lei Electrical and Computer Engineering Fast Solver for Large Scale Eddy Current Non-Destructive Evaluation Problems Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:00am 2219 Engineering Building
Andrew J. Pray Electrical and Computer Engineering A Stable Time Domain Integral Equation Solver for Electromagnetics Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Zaid Mohd Taiseer Albataineh Electrical and Computer Engineering Adaptive Algorithms for Independent Component Analysis: Formulations and Application to CDMA Communication system with Electronic Implementation Monday, July 21, 2014 - 12:00pm 2219 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
Samuel Thomas Leitkam Mechanical Engineering A Kinematics-Based Model of Hand Function for Clinical Evaluation and Design of Handheld Objects Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Rujira Achawanantakun Computer Science and Engineering Identification and Analysis of Non-coding RNAs in Large Scale Genomic Data Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Jinzhu Chen Computer Science and Engineering Holistic Performance Control for Mission-Critical Cyber-Physical Systems Monday, June 30, 2014 - 1:00pm 3105 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
Luis Zaman Computer Science and Engineering Host-Symbiont Coevolution in Digital and Microbial Systems Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 1:00pm 1400 Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
Fang Hou Mechanical Engineering Investigation of Translaminar Fracture in Fibre-Reinforced Composite Laminates—Applicability of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics and Cohesive-Zone Model Friday, June 13, 2014 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Mehrdad Mahdavi Computer Science and Engineering Exploiting Smoothness in Statistical Learning, Sequential Prediction, and Stochastic Optimization Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Jinfeng Yi Computer Science and Engineering Data Clustering with Pairwise Constraints Monday, June 9, 2014 - 10:00am 3105 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
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
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
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