Doctoral Exam Schedule

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.

Jing Zhao, Bioinformatics, "Kernel Machine Regression in Presence of Multivariate Response with Application to Genetic Data," October 23, 2014, 11:00 a.m., Room 3217 Broughton Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Arnab Maity/Dr. Jung-Ying Tzeng.

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.

Joseph B. Long, Agricultural and Extension Education. " Parental Perceptions and Expectations of the North Carolina State 4-H Summer Camping Program Regarding the Development of Targeted Life Skills," 24, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Room 209 Ricks Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Mark J. Kistler/Dr. D. Barry Croom.

John Roberts, Plant Pathology, " Investigations into the Course and and Development Management Options to control Bacterial Etiolation in Creeping Bentgrass Putting Greens, "October 24, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Room 1406 Gardner Hall.Major Professor: Dr. David Ritchie.

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.

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.

Adrian Coles, Statistics, "New Approaches to Conducting Interference in Nonlinear Functional Regression Models with Novel Applications to Copy Number Data," October 28, 2014, 11:00 a.m., Broughton Hall 3217F. Major Professor: Dr. Arnab Maity.

Megan Ryals, Mathematics Education, "The Transition From Advanced Placement to College Calculus: Factors Influencing Success," October 28, 2014, 11:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Karen Hollebrands.

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.

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.

Phanit Thammarat, Functional Genomics-Plant Pathology, "The Regulation of Nicotiana Benthamiana Gene Expression at the Early Stages of Red Clover Necrotic Mosaic Virus Infections," October 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 210 Toxicology Building. Major Professors: Dr. Steven Lommel/Dr. Dahlia Nielsen.

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.

Linda Scuiletti, Adult & Community College Education, "The Construction and Evaluation of the Transfer Readiness Index: Examining Factors that Predict Community College Student Readiness to Transfer," October 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 512 Poe. Major Professor: Dr. Tuere Bowles.

Susan Crisp, Adult & Community College Education, "Ethics in Paramedic Practice: A Qualitative Case Study of Paramedic Perceptions on Ethical Decision-Making in Practice," October 30, 2014, 9:30 a.m., 120 Poe Hll. Major Professor: Dr. Susan Barcinas.

Shubham Srivastava, Mechanical Engineering, "Numerical Simulation of Syntesis of One-Dimensional Molybdenum Oxide Nanostructures in Flame Environment," October 30, 2014, 12:00 p.m., EB-III Room 3235. Major Professor: Dr. Alexei Saveliev.

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.

Diane Johnson, Science Education, "Understanding Factors Underlying African American Males' Enrollment in Advanced Level Science Courses and Their Development of Science Identities at an Urban High School," October 31, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Margaret Blanchard.

Adem Kulahlioglu, Physics, "Applications of the Fixed-node Diffusion Monte Carlo Method," October 31, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Riddick 415. Major Professor: Dr. Lubos Mitas.

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.

Joseph F. Grafsgaard, Computer Science, "Multimodal Affect Modeling in Task-Oriented Tutorial Dialogue," November 3, 2014, 10:30 a.m., 2216 EBII. Major Professors: Dr. James C. Lester/Dr. Kristy Elizabeth Boyer.

Jack Stoughton, Psychology, "Organizational Opinions Untethered: Mobile Technologies in Survey Deployment," November 3, 2014, 11:00 a.m., Poe Hall 512. Major Professor: Dr. Lori Thompson.

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

Xiao Ban, Electrical Engineering, "Sparse and Low-Rank on High Dimensional Data With A Geometric Perspective," November 4, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 2095 EBII. Major Professor: Dr. Hamid Krim.

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.

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.

Erin Culpepper, Curriculum & Instruction, "Exploring Teachers' Beliefs About Reading Standards," November 4, 2014, 1:00 p.m., 113 Friday Institute. Major Professors: Dr. Hiller Spies / Dr. Kristin Conradi.

Christian Olsen, Biomathematics, "Modeling Baroreflex Regulation of Heart Rate," November 5, 2014, 8:00 a.m., SAS 3282. Major Professor: Dr. Mette Olufsen.

Sean Gasperson, Psychology, "The Effects of Item-By-Item Feedback During a Computer Adaptive Test," November 5, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Poe Hall 120. Major Professor: Dr. Lori Thompson.

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.

Selin Guney, Economics, "Modeling Nonlinear Price Relationships in Commodity Markets," November 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 4103 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Barry Goodwin.

Allison McAlister, Mathematics, "Frattini Properties of Leibniz Algebras," November 14, 2014, 3:00 p.m., SAS 3282. Major Professor: Dr. Ernest Stitzinger.

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.

Paul Ryan Barrett, Civil Engineering, "Unified Constitutive Modeling for High Temperature Fatigue-creep and creep responses of Haynes 230," November 24, 2014, 9: 00 a.m., MANN 206. Major Professor: Dr. Tasmim Hassan.

Melissa Pendleton, Curriculum & Instruction, "Text-Based Discussions in a Racially Diverse, Lower-Tracked Fifth Grade Classroom," December 1, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Angela Wiseman.

Rui Wang, Electrical Engineering, "A Real-time, Robust Control Strategy for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vechicles," December 2, 2014, 9:30 a.m., Keystone 100. Major Professor: Dr. Srdjan Lukic.

Xi Ge, Computer Science, "Improving the productivity of software developers through automated refactoring detection," December 4, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 3300 EBII. Major Professor: Dr. Emerson Murphy-Hill.

Sermsawat Tunlaya-Anukit, Forestry and Environmental Resources, "Statistical Analysis and Gene Regulatory Network of Monolignol Biosynthesis Genes in Transgenic Populus Trichocarpa," December 4, 2014, 1:00 p.m., 2500 Partners II . Major Professors: Dr. Vincent Chiang / Dr. Fikret Isik.

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.