PhD Defenses

Upcoming PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Timesort descending Location
Muhammad Zubair Shafiq Computer Science and Engineering Measurement and Modeling of Large Scale Networks Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 1:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Tohid Darvishzadeh Mechanical Engineering Numerical Simulation of Microfiltration of Oil-in-Water Emulsions Friday, April 25, 2014 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Tuan Duc Nguyen Civil and Environmental Engineering Circulation and Exchange in the Saginaw Bay-Lake Huron System: Observations and Numerical Modeling Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 2:00pm C103 Engineering Research Center
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
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
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
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

Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Timesort descending Location
Tyler Allen Dawson Civil Engineering COST-EFFECTIVE SELECTION OF PAVEMENT TREATMENT TYPE AND OPTIMUM TIME AND SPACE (Abstract PDF) Friday, February 17, 2012 - 2:00pm 2527 Engineering Building
Jose Ale Hejase Electrical Engineering Terahertz Time-Domain Methods for Material Characterization of Layered Dielectric Media (Abstract PDF) Friday, March 2, 2012 - 2:00pm 2219 Engineering Building
Jennifer Ni Chemical Engineering Powder processing and mechanical properties of Ag0.86Pb19SbTe20 (LAST) and Pb0.95Sn0.05Te – PbS 8% (PbTe-PbS) thermoelectric materials (Abstract PDF) Monday, March 19, 2012 - 10:30am 2108 Engineering Building
Ryan Maloney Chemical Engineering & Materials Science High Surface Area Aerogels for Energy Efficiency and Storage (Abstract PDF) Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 1:00pm 2108 Engineering Building (CMSC Conference Room)
Xian Jiang Chemical Engineering Multifunctional polymeric nanocomposites fabricated by incorporation of GNP and their application in bipolar plates (Abstract PDF) Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 1:00pm 2108 Engineering Building (CMSC Conference Room)
Michael Jeffrey Anderson Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Development of a Nanoparticle DNA Base Biosensor for the Shiga Like Toxin 1 Detection Using Co-Polymerization Hybridization Read (Abstract PDF) Monday, April 9, 2012 - 1:00pm 208 Farrall Hall
Mingjie Jin Chemical Engineering Integrated Biological Processes for Conversion of AFEXTM Pretreated Biomass to Ethanol (PDF) Monday, April 16, 2012 - 2:00pm 502A Biochemistry Building
Nicholas Joel Miller Mechanical Engineering NOISE RELATED PHENOMENA IN NONLINEAR MICRO-RESONATORS (Abstract PDF) Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Ying Liu Electrical Engineering Directed information for complex network analysis from multivariate time series Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 3:00pm 3546D Engineering Building
Brian D. Connelly Computer Science Ecological Effects on the Evolution of Cooperative Behaviors Announcement (PDF) Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 10:00am 1441 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building (BEACON Seminar Room)
Cody William Squibb Mechanical Engineering Experimental Measurement and Analysis of Fuel-Air Mixing and Combustion in an Optical Diesel Engine at Real Operating Conditions Announcement (PDF) Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 4:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Rui Li Chemical Engineering Multidisciplinary approach to Shewanella taxis studies (Abstract PDF) Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 9:00am 2555 Engineering Building
Thomas Gabriel Almeida Mechanical Engineering Estimation of River Characteristics From Remote Sensing Data (Abstract PDF) Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 9:30am 3540 Engineering Building
Fatme Mohammad El-Moukaddem Computer Science Exploiting Node Mobility for Energy Optimization in Wireless Sensor Networks Announcement (PDF) Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 11:00am 3112 Engineering Building
Alok Watve Computer Science & Engineering Data Transformation for Improved Query Performance Announcement (PDF) Friday, April 27, 2012 - 10:30am 3105 Engineering Building
Brendan Francis Klare Computer Science Heterogeneous Face Recognition Announcement (PDF) Monday, April 30, 2012 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Wasim Khaliq Civil Engineering Performance Characterization of High Performance Concretes Under Fire Conditions (Abstract PDF) Monday, April 30, 2012 - 1:00pm 3546D Engineering Building
Gregoire Francois Henri Seyrig Environmental Engineering Field Deployable Low Cost Microfluidic Chip for Real-Time Lamp Detection of MDF/XDR-TB (Abstract PDF) Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 9:30am 271 Plant and Soil Sciences Building
Abhishek Nagar Computer Science Biometric Template Security (PDF Schedule) Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Ming Gu Electrical Engineering Theory, synthesis and implementation of current-mode CMOS piecewise-linear circuits using margin propagation (Abstract PDF) Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 10:00am 2219 Engineering Building
Mahmoud Taghizadeh Mehrjardi Electrical Engineering Cooperative Content Caching for Capacity and Cost Management in Mobile Ecosystems (Abstract PDF) Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 10:30am 2108 Engineering Building
Tianbao Yang Computer Science Learning from Connected and Noisy Data Announcement (PDF) Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 10:00am 2108 Engineering Building
Jinglei Xiang Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Electron and Phonon Transport in Nanostructured Exfoliated Graphene Nanoplatelets and its Potential in Thermal Energy Conversion (Abstract PDF) Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 1:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Hao Wen Chemical Engineering & Materials Science MULTISCALE POROUS FUEL CELL ELECTRODES Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building