Doctoral Exam Schedule

Ahlam Elashegh, Applied Mathematics, "Mathematical and Computational Mixture Models for Cartilage Regeneration in Cell-Seeded Scaffolds," October 2, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 3282 SAS. Major Professor: Dr. Mansoor Haider.

Jill Lennon, Crop Science, "Making the Most of Corn, The Identification and Characterization of Exotic Genes and Germplasm for Maize Improvement," October 2, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 2405 Williams Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Matthew Krakowsky/Dr. Major Goodman.

Juan Rosario, Genetics, "Contribution of the Transcription Factors Disconnected and Disco-related in the Formation of the Ventral Structures and Antenna of Drosophilia Melanogaster," October 3, 2014, 1:30 p.m., Thomas Hall 3503. Major Professor: Dr. James Mahaffey.

Matthew Donohue, Chemistry, "On the Nature of Electrostatics at the Interface of Transmembrane Peptides and Lipid Bilayers," October 6, 2014, 3:00 p.m., Cox 306. Major Professor: Dr. Tatyana Smirnova.

Zachary Lowman, Physiology-Poultry Science, "The Long Term Effects of In-ovo and Nutritional Maniqualation on Growth Rates, Feed Conversion, mineral Utilization and Reproductive Performance," October 7, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Room 2216 Scott Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Christopher Ashwell/Dr. Kenneth Anderson.

Cheng-Kai Chiu Huang, Mechanical Engineering, "Modeling Diffusion-Induced-Stresses for Lithium-Ion Battery Materials, October 7, 2014, 12:00 p.m.., EBIII/Room 3235. Major Professor: Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang.

James Trentadue Monacell, Bioinformatics-Plant Pathology, "Identification of Heterokaryon Incompatibility Genes in Aspergillus using Array Comparative Genome Hybridization and Whole Genome Sequencing," October 7, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Room 3503 Gardner Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Ignazio Carbone.

Lisa Tichavsky, Sociology, "Comparison of Three Explanations for State Adoption of Mandatory/Preferred Arrest Legislation for Domestic Assaults 1980-2000," October 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 1911 Building Room 129. Major Professor: Dr. Margaret Zahn.

Laura Vance, Crop Science, "Making Connections: Agriculture, Human Nutrition, and the Environment," October 13, 2014, 8:00 a.m., Room 4401 E Williams Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Thomas Rufty/Dr. Sarah Ash.

Wei Guo, Material Science & Engineering, "Tailoring light emission of AIGaN deep UV emitters," October 15, 2014, 2:00 p.m., 3003 EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Zlatko Sitar.

Christopher Galik, Forestry and Environmental Resources, "Institutional Design and Decision-Maker Response: An Investigation of Environmental Policy and Research," October 15, 2014, 3:00 p.m., 3213 Jordan Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Erin Sills.

Selin Guney, Economics, "Modeling Nonlinear Price Relationships in Commodity Markets," October 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Nelson 3302. Major Professor: Dr. Barry Goodwin.

Marine Minvielle, Chemistry, "Controlling Bacterial Pathogenic Behavior using Indole-Containing Small Molecules," October 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m., DAB 210. Major Professor: Dr. Christian Melander.

Bin Liu, Civil Engineering, "Evaluation of on road vehicle emission model and development of a simplified version of MOVES model," October 16, 2014, 3:00 p.m., Riddick Hall 415. Major Professor: H. Christopher Frey.

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.

Sangkey Kim, Civil Engineering, "Dynamic Bandwidth Optimization for Coordinated Arterial," October 17, 2014, 10:00 a.m., ITRE 3402. Major Professor: Dr. Nagui Rouphail/Dr. Billy Williams.

Melissa Bartlett, Curriculum & Instruction, "High School Students Reading Informational Texts: A Comparison of Written and Video Response Modalities." October 20, 2014, 9:30 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Hiller Spires.

Younggeon Jin, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, "Regulation of the Intestinal Barrier in Digestive Disease," October 20, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Room 101 Research Building, CVM. Major Professor: Dr. Anthony Blikslager.

Samaneh Babaee, Civil Engineering, "The potential role of plug-in electric vehicles in the U.S. and their effect on emissions through mid-century," October 21, 2014, 3:00 p.m., 201E Mann. Major Professor: Dr. Joseph DeCarolis.

Jianguo Ma, Mechanical Engineering, " Multi-frequency Ultrasound Transducers and Their Applications in Tissue Ablation and Intravascular Acoustic Angiography," October 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Room 3235. Major Professor: Dr. Xiaoning Jiang.

Hammad C. Cheema, Fiber and Polymer Science, "Molecular Engineering, Photophysical and Electrochemical Characterizations of Novel Sensitizers for Mesoporous TiO2 Solar Cells," October 22, 2014, 3:00 p.m., Room 3437 Textiles Building. Major Professor: Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei.

Di Lu, Design, "Modeling Urban Greenway Trails Usage Based on Environmental Features, Residential Proximity and Surrounding Land-Use," October 22, 2014, 4:30 p.m., KAM 130. Major Professor: Professor Art Rice.

Wilmer Pacheco Dominguez, Physiology-Poultry Science/Nutrition-Poultry Science. "Effect of Particle Size and Inclusion Level of DDGS and Pellet Quality on Nutrient Digestibility Gastronintestnal Development and Live Performance of Broiler and Swine," October 23, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 216 Scott Hall. Major Professors: Dr. John T. Brake/Dr. Peter Ferket.

Jian Luo, Industrial Engineering, "Quadratic Surface Support Vector Machines with Applications," October 23, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Room 479, Daniels Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Shu-Cherng Fang.

Wei Jing, Mechanical Engineering, "Clean Spray Combustion in a Constant Volume Combustion Chamber," October 24, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 3115. EB. Major Professor: Dr. Tiegang Fang.

Xiaomeng Li, Food Science, ' Sugar Reduction and Alternative Sweetening of Skim Chocolate Milk," October 24, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Room 128 Schaub Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Mary Anne Drake/Dr. E. Allen Foegeding.

Weizong Xu, Material Science & Engineering, "Tranmission Electron Microscopy Study of Defects and Microstructure Evolution in Metals," October 27, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 3003 EBI. Major Professors: Dr. Yuntian T. Zhu/Dr. Carl C. Koch.

Clarice Moran, Curriculum & Instruction, "Changing Paradigms: A Mixed Methods Study of Flipping the English Language Arts Classroom," October 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 122 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Carl Young.

Popham, Lauren, Psychology, "Age Differences in the Regulation of Subjective and Physiological Responses to a Social-Evaluative Stressor," October 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Poe Hall 512. Major Professor: Dr. Thomas Hess.

Javon Adams, Civil Engineering, "Development of a Performance Based Chip Seal Mix Design and Performance Related Specification," October 28, 2014, 8:00 a.m., Mann 206. Major Professor: Dr. Youngsoo Kim.

Jane M. Caldwell, Food Science, "Mitochondrial DNA Fragmentation" A Molecular Tool to Monitor Food Processing Safety," October 28, 2014, 11:30 a.m., Room 232 Schaub Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Ilenys Perez-Diaz/Dr. K. P. Sandeep.

Nathan Lyons, Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, "Hillslope-Stream Coupling in Active and Inactive Tectonic Regions," October 28, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Jordan Hall 1132. Major Professor: Dr. Karl Wegmann.

Seol Ryung Kwon, Mechanical Engineering, "Flexoelectricity of Barium Strontium Titanate and it's application as a Sensor Material," October 28, 2014, 1:30 p.m., 3235-EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Xiaoning Jiang.

Gurdas Singh Sandhu, Civil Engineering, "Methods to Evaluate the Effects of Duty Cycle, Fuel Type, and Emissions Control Technologies on Fuel Use and Exhaust Emissions on Onroad and Offroad Vehicles," October 28, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Mann Hall - Room 206. Major Professor: Dr. H. Christopher Frey.

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.

Yo-Jin Shiau, Biological and Agricultural Engineering. "Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in a Constructed Brackish Salt Marsh," October 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 101 Weaver Administration . Major Professor: Dr. Michael Burchell.

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.

Joshua Kellogg, Food Science, "Multifaceted Bioactivity of Alaskan Marine Algae Metabolic Syndrome Targets," October 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m. Room 114 Schaub Hall. Major professor: Dr. Mary Ann Lila.

Ranjeet Agarwala, Mechanical Engineering, "Separated Pitch Control at Tip (SePCaT): A Novel Blade Design and Associated Control Strategies for Large MW Wind Turbines," October 30, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 3115 - EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Paul Ro.

Wenbin Huang, Mechanical Engineering, "Study on Strain Gradient Sensing and Flexoelectric Micro/Nano Structures," October 31, 2014, 9:00 a.m., EBIII 3235. Major Professors: Dr. Xiaoning Jiang/Dr. Fuh-Gwo Yuan.

William Weimin Yoo, Statistics, "Sup-norm Posterior Convergence Rates for Regression Models with Application to Estimating the Location of Function Maximum," October 31, 2014, 10:00 a.m., SAS Hall 5202. Major Professor: Dr. Subhashis Ghoshal.

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.

Joseph Zambon, Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, "Air-Sea Interactions During Strong Landfalling Hurricanes," November 3, 2014, 9:30 a.m., Jordan Hall 1132. Major Professor: Dr. Ruoying He.

Wei Jing, Mechanical Engineering, "Clean Spray Combustion in a Constant Volume Combustion Chamber," November 3, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Room 3235. Major Professor: Dr. Tiegang Fang.

Zhe Zhang, Computer Science, "Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining," November 3, 2014, 2:30 p.m., 3300/EBII. Major Professor: Dr. Munindar P. Singh.

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.

Avinav Nandgaonkar, Fiber and Polymer Science, "Bacterial Cellulose: A Fascinating Biopolymer for Diverse Composite Applications," November 4, 2014, 9:00 a.m., room 3437 Textiles Building. Major Professors: Dr. Lucian Lucia/Dr. Wendy Krause.

Cheng Wang, Civil Engineering, "Unsaturated Residual Soil Properties and A Model for Estimating Suction Levels," November 5, 2014, 3:00 p.m., 2061/Mann. Major Professors: Dr. Roy Borden/Dr. Mohammed Gabr.

Megan Wood, Agricultural and Extension Education," Plugging the Holes in the Bucket: A Qualitative Study to Determine Perceptions of Agriculture Teachers Who Left Secondary Agriculture Programs," November 5, 2014, 3:00 p.m., Room 218 Ricks Hall. Major Professor: Dr. James Flowers.

Xuan Chi, Economics, "Three Essays in Risk Modeling," November 7, 2014, 9:30 a.m., 4103 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Barry Goodwin.

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.

David T. Harris, Material Science & Engineering, "Liquid-phase assisted growth of barium titanate thin films," November 19, 2014, 8:30 a.m., EBI-Room 3003. Major Professor: Dr. Jon-Paul Maria.

Rana Gurarslan, Fiber and Polymer Science, "Characterization of Polymers with the Kerr Effect," December 5, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 3438 Textiles Building. Major Professor: Dr. E. Alan Tonelli.

Arun Kumar Kadavelugu, Electrical Engineering, "Power Conversion using High Voltage SiC Power Semiconductor Devices," December 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Energy Board Room/Keystone Center. Major Professor: Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

Ali Moballegh, Material Science & Engineering, "Field-induced point defect redistribution in metal oxide: Mesoscopic length scale phenomena," December 17, 2014, 10:30 a.m., 3003-EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Elizabeth C. Dickey.