PhD Defenses

Upcoming PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Timesort ascending Location
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
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
Tohid Darvishzadeh Mechanical Engineering Numerical Simulation of Microfiltration of Oil-in-Water Emulsions Friday, April 25, 2014 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Muhammad Zubair Shafiq Computer Science and Engineering Measurement and Modeling of Large Scale Networks Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 1:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Kyle McHugh Bade Mechanical Engineering On the Physics and Control of Streaks Induced by an Isolated Roughness Element Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:00pm C103 Engineering Research Center
Betul Bilgin Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Parallel, Quantitative Analysis of Transcription Factors Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:00pm 3546 Engineering Building
Pei Huang Computer Science and Engineering Toward Efficient Spectrum Use in Multicarrier Wireless Networks Monday, April 21, 2014 - 3:00pm 3112 Engineering Building

Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Timesort ascending Location
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
Purushotham Pakala Civil and Environmental Engineering Fire Response of Double Angle Connections in Steel Framed Assemblies Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 1:00pm 2527D Engineering Building
Serhat Bucak Computer Science and Engineering Image Categorization by Multiple Kernel and Multi-Label Learning Friday, March 21, 2014 - 9:00am 2527 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
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
Mai Abdelhakim Electrical and Computer Engineering Reliable and Efficient Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 2:00pm 2219 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
Xiaowen Liu Electrical and Computer Engineering CMOS Instrumentation for Electrochemical Biosensor Array Microsystems Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 2:30pm 2219 Engineering Building
Tryambak Kaushik Civil and Environmental Engineering Catchment Scale Runoff from Earthen Landfill Final Covers Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:30am 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
Andrew Michael Huisjen Mechanical Engineering Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Steady State Operation and Mode Switch with Two-Step Cam and Phasing System in Metal and Optical Engine Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Erick Nieves-Rivera Electrical and Computer Engineering Development of a Position Sensitive Device and Multi-position Alignment Control System for Automated Industrial Robot Calibration Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 10:00am 2320 Engineering Building
Xiankai Song Mechanical Engineering Topology Optimization Applied to Design of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Malek Omar Al-Aweni Mechanical Engineering Simultaneous Flow Visualization and Unsteady-Surface-Pressure Measurements in Normally and Obliquely Impinging Jets Monday, December 9, 2013 - 1:00pm 3405A Engineering Building
Liangliang Li Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Corrosion Protection Provided by Trivalent Chromium Process (TCP) Coatings on Aluminum Alloys Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:30pm 2108 Engineering Building
Abolfazl Irannejad Mechanical Engineering Advanced Models for Turbulent Spray and Combustion Simulations Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 3:00pm 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
Sherine Awad Marzouk Sayed Mahmoud Computer Science and Engineering Inferring Regulatory Interactions in Transcriptional Regulatory Networks Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 11:00am 3112 Engineering Building
Daniel Avery Lynam Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Multifunctional Hydrogel Nerve Guidance Scaffolds for Central and Peripheral Nerve Repair Friday, November 22, 2013 - 2:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Abinand Manorama Mechanical Engineering Experimental and Modeling Approaches to Understand Effects of Combined Loading in Relation to Pressure Ulcer Formation Friday, November 22, 2013 - 2:00pm 3405B Engineering Building
Mohit Shamkant Patil Mechanical Engineering Composite Wound Axial Turbomachinery Impeller for Green-Renewable Energy: Applications and Numerical Structural Analysis Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 2:30pm 3405A Engineering Building
Hongmei Li Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Analysis of the Deformation Behavior of the Hexagonal Close-Packed Alpha Phase in Titanium and Titanium Alloys Friday, October 18, 2013 - 1:00pm 2555 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
Yalla Abushawashi Mechanical Engineering Modeling Metal Cutting as Purposeful Fracture of Work Material Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 3:00pm Conference Room B120 CompositeVehicle Research Center
Payam Darbandi Mechanical Engineering Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Analysis of Deformation Behavior in SAC305 Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building