Doctoral Exam Schedule

Vikram Seshadri, Chemical Engineering, "Pyrolysis and Combustion of biomass-related Compounds," July 31, 2014, 2:00 p.m., EBI - Room 2018. Major Professor: Dr. Phillip R. Westmoreland.

Benjamin Robertson, Biomedical Engineering, "Controlling Compliance: Neuromechanics of Biological Muscle-Tendon and the Impact of Exoskeleton Assistance," August 6, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 4142 - EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Gregory Sawicki.

John Wilson, Zoology, "Conservation Planning in a Changing World: Mitigating the Deleterious Effects of Habitat Loss," August 6, 2014, 11:00 a.m., David Clark 101. Major Professor: Dr. Nicholas Haddad.

Kunwar Singh, Forestry and Environmental Resources, "Frontiers in Using LiDAR to Analyze Urban Landscape Heterogeneity," August 6, 2014, 2:00 p.m., 5119 Jordan Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Ross Meentemeyer.

Callie Barnwell, Physiology-Veterinary Medicine, "Early Embryonic Surival and Conceptus Elongation of Bovine Embryos Produced in Vivo in Vitro,"August 7, 2014, 9:00 a.m., room 125 Polk Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Charlotte Farin.

Derya Haroglu, Textile Technology Management, "Polymer Optical Fiber Pressure Sensor and he Prediction of Sensor Response Utilizing Artificial Neural Networks," August 7, 2014, 2:30 p.m., Room 3438 Textile Building. Major Professors: Dr. Nancy Powell/Dr. Abdel-fattah Seyam.

Hiep Nguyen, Computer Science, "Onsite Fault Localization and Failure Reproduction for Diagnosing Production System Anomalies," August 7, 2014, 9:30 a.m., 3300/EBII. Major Professor: Dr. Xiaohui Gu.

Liara M.Gonzalez, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, ," Large Animal Translational Models for the Study of Gastrointestinal Stem Cells," August 7, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Room 101, Research Building, CVM. Major Professor: Dr. Anthony T. Blikslager.

Timothy A. Ellis, Fisheries , Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, " Seasonal Variability in the Mortality and Movement of Spotted Seatrout at Northern Latitudinal Limits," August 7, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 101 David Clark Labs. Major Professors: Dr. Jeffrey A. Buckel/Dr. Joseph E. Hightower.

Padmashree Ravindra, Computer Science, "Optimizing RDF Analyical Queries on MapReduce," August 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBII 3300. Major Professor: Dr. Kemafor Anyanwu Ogan.

Muge Capan, Industrial Engineering, "Optimal Patient-centered Response to Acute Physiological Deterioration of Hospitalized Patients," August 8, 2014, 8:00 a.m., DAN 401. Major Professor: Dr. Julie s. Ivy.

Lynn Albers, Mechanical Engineering, "Hands-On Activities: A New Instructional Method for A Fluid Mechanics Course - Never Underestimate the Teaching Power of JELL-O," August, 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 3115. Major Professors: Dr. Herbert Eckerlin/Dr. Laura Bottomley.

Michael Bruce Wiggin, Biomedical Engineering, "Characterizing optimal performance of a passive elastic ankle exoskeleton during human locomotion," August 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBIII-4142. Major Professor: Dr. Gregory Sawicki.

Guranxi Xiao, Physiology - Veterinary Medicine, "The Role of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) in Neurogenesis and Gliogenesis," August 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 101 Research Building, CVM. Major Professor: Dr. Troy Ghashghaei.

Gokce Akin Aras, Operations Research, "Capacity and Yield Management in Outpatient Clinics," August 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m., DAN 401. Major Professor: Dr. Julie S. Ivy.

Mehran Eslaminia, Civil Engineering, "Amplitude-Preserving Propagator and Its Applications in Computational Wave Propagation and Seismic Imaging," August 11, 2014, 8:30 a.m., 412A Mann Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Murthy Guddati.

Mani Bharathi Pandian, Computer Engineering, "Optimal Resource Allocation in Cooperative Cognitive Radio Networks," August 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBII-3110. Major Professors: Dr. Mihail L. Sichitiu/Dr. Huaiyu Dai.

Lindsay Hussey, Material Science & Engineering, "Characterization and Extended Defect Control in III-Nitrides," August 11, 2014, 11:00 a.m., 303 Research Building I." Major Professors: Dr. Zlatko Sitar/Dr. James LeBeau.

Kunsheng Fang, Parks, Rec, & Tourism Mgt, "Web-based Mapping and Knowledge System for Park Planning and Management," August 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m., 5119 Jordan Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Hugh Devine.

Chongmyoung Lee, Public Administration, "The Adoption of Outcome Measures in Nonprofit Organizations: Empirical Analysis of Human Service Nonprofits," August 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Caldwell M-8. Major Professor: Dr. Richard Clerkin.

Le Li, Chemistry, "Membrane Arrangement of a-helices from the Transmembrane Domain of Cellulose Synthase Protein GhCesA1 from Gossypium Hirsutm," August 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m., DAB 210. Major Professor: Dr. Alex Smirnov.

Beth Ann Tidemann-Miller, "Statistics," Statistical Modeling of Multivariate Functional Data that Exhibit Complex Correlation Structures," August 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m., SAS 5270. Major Professors: Dr. Brian Reich and Dr. Ana-Maria Staicu.

Acey Boyce, Computer Science, "Deep Gamification: Combining Game-based and Play-based Methods," August 12, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBII/3211. Major Professor: Dr. Tiffany Barnes.

Kyung Wha Hong, Computer Science, "Improving Interface Usability through Model Transformation Approach using Interaction Design Models," August 12, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 3300/EBII. Major Professors: Dr. Robert St. Amant/Dr. Emerson Murphy-Hill.

Saswata Sahoo, Statistics, "High Dimensional Methods in Statistics and Finance," August 14, 2014, 10:00 a.m., SAS Hall 5202. Major Professor: Dr. Soumendra Lahiri.

Beixiang He, Industrial Engineering, "Multi-class queueing networks with time-varying arrivals : Performance approximations and staffing design," August 14, 2014, 2:00 p.m., 407 Daniels Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Yunan Liu.

Weethima Sawatwarakul, Fiber and Polymer Science, "A Diagnostic Expert System for the Dyeing of Protein Fibers," August 14, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 3437 Textiles Building. Major Professor: Dr. Renzo Shamey.

Matthew Lehman, Chemistry, "CpIr Complexes Relevant to C-H Activation and Oxidation Reactions," August 15, 2014, 10:00 a.m., DAB 210. Major Professor: Dr. Elon Ison.

Casey Galvin, Chemical Engineering, "Copolymer Synthesis and Characterization by Post-Polymerization Modification," August 18, 2014, 9:00 a.m., EBI 2018. Major Professors: Jan Genzer.

Brigid Lynn, Psychology, "Shared Sense of Purpose and Well-Being Among Veterans and Non-Veterans," August 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Poe Hall 420. Major Professor: Dr. Roger Michell.

William John Nowak, Mechanical Engineering, "Ultrasonic nanocoining of sub-micrometer surface features," August 18, 2014, 10;00 a.m., Room 103/RB1. Major Professor: Dr. Thomas Dow.

Serdar Elhatisari, Physics, "Low Energy Continuum and Lattice Effective Field Theories," August 18, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Riddick 400P. Major Professor: Dr. Dean Lee.

Thanawit Jeeruphan, Mathematics, "A Study on a Non-Markovian Random Walks," August 18, 2014, 1:00 p.m., 3282 SAS. Major Professor: Dr. Min Kang.

Lionel Ernest Edwin, Mechanical Engineering, "Transforming Roving-Rolling Explorer(TRREx) for Planetary Exploration," August 18, 2014, 1:30 p.m., 3115 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Andre Mazzoleni.

Hui-Jie Lee, Statistics, "Advances in Bayesian Inference of Species Divergence Times," August 18, 2014, 1:30 p.m., SAS 5202. Major Professor: Dr. Jeffrey Thorne.

Joong-Kyoo Park, Mechanical Engineering, "Feasibility of non-contact manipulation of a small object using the standing wave acoustic levitation," August 19, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 3115 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Paul Ro.

Emily Cabaniss, Sociology and Anthropology, "Storytelling in the Political Mobilization of Young Immigrant Rights Activists," August 20, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 1911 Building Room 129. Major Professor: Dr. Michael Schwalbe.

Xiang Yan, Aerospace Engineering, "Conversion of Evanescent into Propagating Guided Waves in Plates," August 28, 2014, 1:00 p.m., 4153 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Fuh-Gwo Yuan.

Yujin Li, Electrical Engineering, "Mobility and Traffic Correlation in Device-to-Device (D2D) Communication, September 12, 2014, 2:30 p.m., Room 3110/EBII. Major Professor: Dr. Wenye Wang.

Narayanan Ramanan, Electrical Engineering, "Investigation of ALD Dielectrics for AlGaN/GaN MOS-HIFET Reliability, September 10, 2014, 1:00 p.m., MRC-463. Major Professor: Dr. Veena Misra.

Carlos Carrillo Lugo, Forest Biomaterials, "Application of Complex Fluids in Lignocellulosics Processing," September 23, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 1132 Jordan Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Orlando Rojas / Dr. Daniel Saloni.

Kent Meiswinkel, Mechanical Engineering, "Small Actuator Design for Trocar Delivered Surgical Devices", September 23, 2014, 1:30 p.m., Room 3419, EBIII. Major Professors: Dr. Eric Klang/Dr. Edward Grant.

Cheng-Kai Chiu Huang, Mechanical Engineering, "Modeling Diffusion-Induced-Stresses for Lithium-Ion Battery Materials, September 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m., EBIII/Room 3235. Major Professor: Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang.

Siyao Huang, Mechanical Engineering, "Biomimetic Heart Valve Tissue Virtual Experiments," October 17, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 3235 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang.

Shahriar Quayyum, Civil Engineering, "Seismic Analysis of Moment Resisting Connections with Residual Stress and Fire Damage," October 29, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Mann 412A. Major Professor: Dr. Tasnim Hassan.

Andreas F. Hoffie, Aeorspace Engineering, "LES-ODT Simulation of Turbulent Reacting Shear Layers," October 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 3115 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Tarek Echekki.

Yan Zheng, Economics, "Demand Side Economics of Health Care Provision Under a Single Payer System: The Case of Croatia," October 31, 2014, 1:00 p.m., 4302 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Tomislav Vukina.

Shubham Srivastava, Mechanical Engineering, "Numerical Simulation of Synthesis of One-Dimensional Molybdenum Oxide Nanastructures in Flame Environment," October 31, 2014, 2:00 p.m., 3235-EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Alexei Saveliev.

Srinivasan Rasipuram, Mechanical Engineering, "Filtration Properties of Plasma Textile," November 4, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBIII-3115. Major Professors: Dr. Andrey Kuznetsov/Dr. Warren Jasper.

Parth Shah, Aerospace Engineering, "Chemi-ionization and nanoparticle charging in oxy-fuel flames," November 10, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBIII-3115. Major Professor: Dr. Alexei Saveliev.