Doctoral Exam Schedule

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.

Katherine Polston, Textile technology Management," Self-andpeer-assessment of Product Creativity in a Collaborative Environment: A Research Study with Undergraduate Textile and Apparel Designers," October 31, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 3436 Textiles Building. Major Professors: Dr. Lisa Parrillo-Chapman/Dr. Marguerite Moore.

Meryem Uluskan, Textile Technology Management, "Insights into the Role of the Quality in Sourcing Decisions in Textile and Apparel Industry," October 31, 2014, 1:30 p.m., Room 3247 Textiles Building. Major professorS: Dr. A. Blanton Godfrey./Dr. Jeffery Joines.

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.

Adrienne R. Cizek, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, "Quantifying the Stormwater Mitigation Performance and Ecosysten Service Provision in Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance (RSC)," November 3, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Room 101 Weaver Admin. Major Professor; Dr. William Hunt.

Kyle Morgan, Psychology, "Rethinking Intelligence Tests: Using Multidimensional Item Response Theory to Assess Ability," November 3, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Poe Hall 512. Major Professor: Dr. Adam Meade.

Rasha Qudiseh, Animal Science and Poultry Science (Poultry Science Concentration), "Growth Performance and Meat Quality of Broiler Chickens Fed Diets Supplemented with Different Levels of Tracer Minerals," November 3, 2014, 8:00 a.m., Room 216 Scott Hall. Major professors; Dr. Douglas Smith/Dr. John T. Brake.

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.

Peerapol Sittivijan, Industrial Engineering, "Modular Warehouse Control : Simultaneous Rectilinear Movement Algorithum of Multiple Multi-Size Objects Within Limited Free Space Environment," November 7, 2014, 9:30 a.m., Daniels Hall, 126G. Major Professor: Dr. Michael Kay.

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.

Basheer Nusairat, Animal Science and Poultry Science (poultry Science Concentration), "Effect of Soybean Meal Varieties, Phytase Enzyme, and Particle Size of Corn on the Performance of Broilers and Broiler Breeders," November 13, 2014, 8:30 a.m., Room 216 Scott Hall. Major Professor: Dr .John T. Brake.

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.

Kyle M. VandenLangenberg, Horticultural Science, "Studies on Downy Mildew Resistance in Cucumber," November 14, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 121 Kilgore Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Todd Wehner.

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.

Satoko Mita, Nutrition-Food Science, "Assessing Perceptions of Preschool Mealtime Environment," November 20, 2014, 8:00 a.m., Room 100E Schaub Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Lora Goodell.

Ingrid Arocho, Civil Engineering, "The Impact of Transportation Construction Projects and Activities on Emissions," November 21, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Mann 201E. Major Professors: Dr. William Rasdorf/Dr. Joseph Hummer.

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.

Xiaming Wang, Civil Engineering, "Biodegradability of Forest Products in Laboratory-and Field-Scale Municiple Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills," December 4, 2014 9:00 a.m., Mann 206. Major Professor: Dr. Morton Barlaz.

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.

Muntazar Monsur, Design, "Does Childcare Architecture Matter? Investigating how Indoor-Outdoor Spatial Relations Influence Children's Engagement and Teachers' Motivation," December 4, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Kamphoefner Hall 130. Major Professor: Robin Moore.

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.

Kevin R. Caffrey, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, " A Comparison of Alternative Bioenergy Production Pathways in North Carolina: A Techno-economic, Life Cycle Assessment, and Energy Audit Approach," December 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Room 101 Weaver Admn. Major Professor: Dr. Mari Chinn.

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.

Taek Joo Kim, Forestry & Environmental Resources, "Characterization of Spatial Structures and Autocorrelations in Forest Stangs: Loblolly Pine Plantations in the Southeast US, Low Dipterocarp Natural Forests in Indonesia, and Eucalyptus Plantations in Brazil," December 17, 2014, 12:30 p.m., 3213 Jordan Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Bronson Bullock.