Doctoral Exam Schedule

Omar Awartani, Mechanical Engineering, "Mechanical and Electrical Behavior of Organic Solar Cells Probed Through Detailed Morphological Control," July 24, 2015, 1:00 p.m., EBIII-3235. Major Professor: Dr. Brendan O'Connor.

Dennis Luzius, Fiber and Polymer Science, " Controlling Structure and Properties of High Surface Area Nonwovens via Hydroentangling," July 24, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Room 1254 Partners II. Major Professors: Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi/Dr. Eunkyoung Shim

Shelby Skoog, Biomedical Engineering, "In Vitro Biocompatibility Assessment fo Microstructured and Nanostructured Surfaces for Medical Devices Applications," July 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 4155/EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Roger Narayan.

Biplab Sarkar, Electrical Engineering, "Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Enabled Techniques for Novel memory Applications," July 27, 2015, 10:00 a.m., MRC 463. Major Professor: Dr. Veena Misra.

Yun Zhang, Materials Sciences and Engineering, "Oxide and metallic presursor powders for Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox/A ground wires," July 28, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Room 3003,EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Justin Schwartz.

Daniel Morales, Chemical Engineering, "Hydrogel Actuation by Electric Field Driven Effects," July 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 2018 EBI. Major Professors: Dr. Orlin D. Velev/Dr. Michael Dickey.

Stephen Alexander Tuin, Biomedical Engineering, "Enhanced Mass Transport Nonwovens as Industrial Scale Tissue Engineering Scaffolds Using Human Adipose Derived Stem Cells," July 29, 2015, 12:00 p.m., 4142 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Loboa.

Thomas P. Kieffer, Mechanical Engineering, "The Effect of Temperature and Strain on the Electrical Resistivity of Ni-Fe-Cr Foil," July 29, 2015, 1:30 p.m., EBIII, 3115. Major Professor: Dr. Kara Peters.

Savera Tanwir, Computer Science, "An evaluation of VBR video traffic models," July 31, 2015, 9:00 a.m., EBII. 3300. Major Professor: Dr. Harry Perros.

Farnam Ghasemzadehsomarin, Civil Engineering, "The Effect of Damage on Mass Transport in Cemet based materials," July 31, 2015, 9:00 a.m., CFL-217. Major Professor: Dr. Mohammad Pour-Ghaz.

Jason Whitham,Microbiology and Forest Biomaterials, "Identifying Genetic Targets and Growth Conditions for Higher Ethanol Production by the Synthesis Gas Bacterium Clostridium Ijungdahlii," July 31, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 3503 Thomas Hall Major Professors: Dr. Amy Grunden / Dr. Joel Pawlak.

Urvir Singh, Electrical Engineering, "Advanced Protection & Service Restoration For Freedm Systems," August 3, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 100 Keystone Science Center. Major Professor: Dr. Mesut Baran.

Lauren Putvin, Biomedical Engineering, " A Wireless, Wearable Gait Analysis System," August 3, 2015, 10:30 a.m., EBII, 2024. Major Professor: Dr. Edward Grant.

Kamal K.C., Computer Science, "Performance tuning of Hadoop," August 4, 2015, 9:30 a.m., EBII 3300. Major Professor: Dr. Vincent W. Freeh.

Timo Leskinen, Forest Biomaterials, "Analytical Approaches to Understanding the Role of Non-Carbohydrate Components in Wood Biorefinery," August 5, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 2024 Biltmore Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Dimitris Argyropoulos / Dr. Stephen Kelley.

Mohammed Mohammed, Chemical Engineering, "A study of Eutectic Gallium Indium Liquid Metal in Microsystems and Interfaced," August 6, 2015, 9:30 a.m., EBI 2018. Major Professor: Dr. Michael Dickey.

Jiwei Zhu, Entomology, "Identification of the Mevalonate-farnesal Biosynthesis Pathway in Ticks and Development of Methyl Ketones as Fumigants for Insect Control," August 6, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Room 2321 Gardner Hall. Major Professor: Dr. R. Michael Roe.

Alexander Zaddach, Materials Science & Engineering, "Physical Properties of NiFeCrCo-based High-Entropy Alloys," August 8, 2015, 9:30 a.m., EBI 3003. Major Professor: Dr. Carl Koch.

Christer Akouala, Materials Science & Engineering, "Planar Hall Effect in Magnetic Conducting Oxides," August 10, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3003 EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Frank Hunte.

Steven Dundas, Economics, "Quantifying Welfare Effects: Adaptation to Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss in Coastal Areas," August 10, 2015, 10:00 a.m., Nelson 4103. Major Professor: Dr. Roger von Haefen.

Jinfu Xiao, Civil Engineering, "A study on Achorage of Ocean Compressed Air Energy Storage (OCAES) Vessel, August 12, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 412/Mann Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Mo Gabr/Dr. Mohammed Shamim Rahman.

Nadia Mills, Mathematics Education, "Investigating a Proposed Problem Solving Theory in the Context of Mathematical Problem Solving: A Multi-Case Study," August 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Allison McCulloch.

Zahra Aghazadeh Ardebili, Civil Engineering, "Analyses for Capacity and Response of Plate Anchors, 2-D and 3-D Modeling with Advance Constitutive Sat Models. August 12, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Mann Hall/ 206. Major Professors: Dr. Mohammed Gabr/ Dr. M. Rahman.

Jian He, Marine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, "Development and Evaluation of Earth System Models on Global and Regional Sales: Aerosol Chemistry and Dynamics, Air-Sea Interactions, and Retrospective Decadal Applications," August 14, 2015, 8:00 a.m., 1132 Jordan Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Yang Zhang / Dr. Ruoying He.

Nancy Vogel, Chemical Engineering, "Functional Nanofibers and Colloidal Gels," August 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 2018 Engineering Building I. Major Professor: Dr. Saad Khan/

Tiffany Messer, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, "Predicting Impacts of Rerouting Drainage Water from the Pamlico Sound to Restored Wetlands: A Hydrologic and Water Quality Assessment,"August 17, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Room 101, DSW. Major Professor: Dr. Michael R. Burchell.

Chotima Pornsawang, Economics, "Three Essays About Rice," August 17, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 3302 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Roderick Rejesus.

Daniel J. Underwood, Industrial Engineering, "Risk-Based Simulation Optimization of PSA-Based Prostate Cancer Screening. August 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 401 Daniels Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Brian T. Denton/Dr. James R. Wilson.

Raj Kumar, Materials Science and Engineering, "Magnetotransport methods to probe surface states of topological insulator thin films, magnetic topological insulator single crystals and TI/FM hetrostructures," August 18, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3018/Engineering Building I. Major Professor: Dr. Frank Hunte.

Woochul Jung, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, "Effect of Changes in Lignin Chemistry of Lignocellulosic Biomass on Cellulolytic Enzymes," August 18, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Room 101, Weaver Administrative. Major Professor: Dr. Ratna Sharma-Shivappa.

Junwen Wang, Economics, "Essays on WTO and China," August 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 4103 Nelson. Major Professor: Dr. Ivan Kandilov.

Carrie Ritter, Mathematics Education, "A Study of Pre-Service Elementary Teachers' Mathematical Sophistication in a Reform-Oriented Calculus Course," August 24, 2015, 11:30 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Karen Keene.

Anran Wang, Statistics, “Exploiting Feature Information in Matrix Completion,” August 26, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m. SAS Hall 5202. Major Professor: Dr. Lexin Li, Dr. Brian Reich, Dr. Hua Zhou.

Moataz Bellah Mousa, Chemical Engineering, "High Through put Atomic Layer Deposition Processes for Controlled Thin Film Coatings," September 10, 2015, 11:30 a.m., Room 2018. Major Professor: Dr. Gregory N. Parsons.

Souvik Chandra, Electrical Engineering, "Time-Scale Modeling and Control of Oscillations in Wind-Integrated Power Systems," Septemeber 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m., FREEDM center. Major Professor: Dr. Aranya Chakrabortty.

Satis Auttawong, Animal Science and Poultry Science (Poultry Science Concentration), "Interaction of Feed Ingredient Particle Size on Broiler Liver Performance and Gastrointestinal Tract Development," September 29, 2015, 8:30 a.m., Room 216Sscott Hall. Major Professor: Dr. John T. Brake.

Fernanda da Costa Portugal Duarte, Communications, Rhetoric and Digital Media, "Self making, hybrid spaces and biopolitics in the Internet of Things," October 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m., M-8 Caldwell Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Adriana de Souza e Silva.

Yun Mei Lin, Animal Sciecne and Poultry science (Poultry science Concentration), "effect of Early Feeding Programs, Feed Particle Size, and phytase to broiler Breeder Performance," October 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m., Room 216 Scott Hall. Major Professor: Dr. John T. Brake.

Lucky Mehra, Plant Pathology, " Risk assessment and Prediction of Stagonospora nodeorum blotch in Winter Wheat," October 30, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Room 1406 Gardner Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Peter Ojiambo/Dr. Christine Cowger.

Amirhossein Norouzi, Civil Engineering, "Investigation of Specimen Geometrics for the VECD Model and Calibration of LVECD Program for Fatigue Performance of Asphalt Pavements," November 6, 2015, 8:00 a.m., Room 208. Major Professor: Dr. Youngsoo Kim.