PhD Defenses

Upcoming PhD Defenses

Name Departmentsort descending Announcement Date Time 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
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
Muhammad Zubair Shafiq Computer Science and Engineering Measurement and Modeling of Large Scale Networks Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 1:00pm 2108 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
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
Tohid Darvishzadeh Mechanical Engineering Numerical Simulation of Microfiltration of Oil-in-Water Emulsions Friday, April 25, 2014 - 2:00pm 3540 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

Past PhD Defenses

Name Departmentsort descending Announcement Date Time Location
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
Shannon Katie McGraw Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Development of a Resistance Based Biosensor Utilizing Conducting Microfibers for Microbial Pathogen Detection Monday, March 25, 2013 - 2:00pm 208 Farrall Hall
Zhenglong Li Biosystems Engineering A Novel, Integrated Approach for Transportation Fuels Production: Fast Pyrolysis and Bio-oil Electrocatalytic Upgrading (PDF) Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 10:00am 208 Farrall Hall
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
Casey Allen Chemical Engineering ADVANCED RAPID COMPRESSION MACHINE TEST METHODS AND SURROGATE FUEL MODELING FOR BIO-DERIVED JET AND DIESEL FUEL AUTOIGNITION (Abstract PDF) Monday, February 20, 2012 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Rui Li Chemical Engineering Multidisciplinary approach to Shewanella taxis studies (Abstract PDF) Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 9:00am 2555 Engineering Building
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
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)
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)
Pragnya L. Eranki Chemical Engineering & Materials Science The watershed-scale optimized and rearranged landscape design model(WORLD) for cellulosic feedstock production and advanced local biomass processing depots for sustainable biofuel production: Integrated life cycle assessments (Abstract PDF) Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 3:00pm MBI Building Room C101
Hao Wen Chemical Engineering & Materials Science MULTISCALE POROUS FUEL CELL ELECTRODES Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 10:00am 3540 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
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
Zhiguan Yang Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Biobased Products from Starch Using Extrusion Processing and Chemical Modifications Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 2:00pm 2527 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
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
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
Hanzi Li Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Enzyme Cofactor Regeneration for Bioelectrocatalysis Monday, January 21, 2013 - 1:00pm 2527 Engineering Building
Xiaofeng Fan Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Mechanical Characterization of Hydroxyapatite, Thermoelectric Materials and Doped Ceria Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 9:00am 2527 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
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
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
Hanzi Li Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Enzyme Cofactor Regeneration for Bioelectrocatalysis Monday, April 22, 2013 - 2:00pm 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
Anchita Monga Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Nanostructured Graphene Nanoplatelets for Energy Storage Applications Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 1:00pm 2108 Engineering Building