PhD Defenses

Upcoming PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Timesort ascending Location
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 - 1:00pm 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

Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Timesort ascending Location
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
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
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
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
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 3540 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
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