PhD Defenses

Upcoming PhD Defenses

Name Departmentsort descending Announcement Date Time Location
Guoting Kang Civil and Environmental Engineering Quantifying Groundwater Recharge Dynamics Using a Process-Based Distributed Hydrologic Model Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:00am 3405B Engineering Building
Hussein El Abbass Hejase Computer Science and Engineering Scalable Phylogenetic Analysis and Functional Interpretation of Genomes with Complex Evolutionary Histories Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 3:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Rosangela Canino-Koning Computer Science and Engineering Evolution and Evolvability in Changing Environments Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:30pm 1425 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building
Yaohui Ding Computer Science and Engineering A General Statistical Framework for Combining Ancillary Information with Primary Biometric Traits Monday, November 27, 2017 - 2:30pm 3540 Engineering Building
Chinwe Pamela Nyenke Electrical and Computer Engineering Feasibility and Application of a CUxO-Based Memristor for Sensing Oxygen and Other Gases Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 2:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Bassam Mohammed Mechanical Engineering Characterization and Multiscale Crystal Plasticity Modeling of Multiphase Advanced High Strength Steel Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Yaozhong Zhang Mechanical Engineering Fabrication and Assembly of One-Dimensional Semiconducting Nanostructures and Their Applications to Multi-Functional Devices Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:30am 3540 Engineering Building
Hailu Getachew Tilahun Mechanical Engineering Cardiovascular System Modeling: Arterial Growth and Remodeling Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building

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
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)
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
Sudhanwa Dewasthale Chemical Engineering Engineering Biobased Interpenetrating Polymer Networks Based Onplant (Soybean) Oil And Polysiloxanes Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:00am 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
Cory Sarks Chemical Engineering Understanding And Improving High Cell Density Fermentations With Cell Recycle Using AFEX Treated Corn Stover For Ethanol Production Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:00pm 3540 EB
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
Xianfeng Ma Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Ruthenium-Based Model Catalysts for Liquid Phase Hydrogenation of Bio-Derived Organic Acids and Aldehydes Monday, December 3, 2012 - 2:30pm 2527 Engineering Building
Hao Yuan Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Electrocatalytic Water Splitting to Produce Fuel Hydrogen Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 2:00pm 2555D Engineering Building
Jing Yu Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Development of Porous Polyelectrolyte Multilayers for Functional Compound Delivery and Surface Superwettability Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 2:00pm 3540 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
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
Chun Liu Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering Approaches for Nerve Repair Monday, December 7, 2015 - 10:30am 3540 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
Keith T. Honaker Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites through the Addition of Graphene Nanoplatelets and Their Uses in Automotive Fuel Tanks Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:00am 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
Arati Santhanakrishnan Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Catalysis For Formation Of Bio-Derived Esters As Products And As Intermediates To Epoxides Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:45pm 3112 EB
Margaret Young Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Transparent Multijunction Organic Photovoltaics Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building