Doctoral Exam Schedule

Robert Antonio Horne, Counseling and Counselor Education, "Spirituality, Active Coping, Drug-Related Criminal Activity, Education, Substance Use Treatment, and Substance Use Among African American Male Substance Users," April 23, 2014, 1:00 p.m., 505 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Marc Grimmett.

Kelly Smith, Adult & Community College Education, "Public Secondary School Teachers in North Carolina: Levels of Idealism and Relativism and Their Impact on Occupational Commitment," April 23, 2014, 2:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. major Professor: Dr. Timothy Hatcher.

Xunwei Yu, Electrical Engineering, "Power Management Strategy for Solid State Transformer Interfaced DC Microgrid," April 24, 2014. 9:00 a.m., EBR,Key Stone Building. Major Professor: Dr. Alex Huang.

Sami Ben Rejeb, Mechanical Engineering, "Thermal Radiation Modeling Using LES-Opt Framework for Turbulent Combustion Flows," April 24, 2014, 3:00 p.m. Major Professor: Dr. Tarek Echekki.

Xing Huang, Electrical Engineering, "Design and Fabrication of High Voltage Silicon Carbide Symmetric Blocking Switch for FREEEDM Smart Grid," April 25, 2014,9:00 a.m., Suite 100/Keystone Science Center. Major Professors: Dr. Alex Q. Huang/Dr. B. Jayant Baliga.

Kristin Linn, Statistics, "Interactive Modeling Approaches for Non-smooth Functionals in Dynamic Treatment Regimes," April 28, 2014, 11:15 a.m., SAS Hall 5202. Major Professors: Dr. Leonard Stefanski and Dr. Eric Laber.

Luke Smith, Statistics, "Bayesian Quantile Regression in Biostatistical Applications," April 28, 2014, 2:00 p.m., SAS Hall 5202. Major Professors: Dr. Montserrat Fuentes and Dr. Brian Reich.

W. G. Samanthi Kottegoda, Microbiology, "Alkene and Alkane Oxidation by the 2-methylpropene Metabolizing Strain Mycobacterium ELW1," April 29, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Room 3503 Thomas Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Michael R. Hyman.

Jesse C. Holmes, Nuclear Engineering, "Monte Carlo Calucation of Thermal Neutron Inelastic Scattering Cross Section Uncertainties by Sampling Perturbed Phonon Spectra," April 30, 2014, 8:00 a.m., Burlington 1121. Major Professor: Dr. Ayman I. Hawari.

Yuling Wang, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, "Factors That Impact Teacher Power in Decision-Making at U.S. Public Schools: A Multilevel Analysis," April 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Profesors: Dr. Duane Akroyd / Dr. James Bartlett II.

Nancy Barbour, Educational Administration & Supervision, "Principal Leadership and Standards: Lessons Learned in Three High Schools that Participated in North Carolina's 'Turnaround Initative'," April 30, 2014, 11:00 a.m., 410 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Lance Fusarelli.

Jason Patskoski, Civil Engineering, "Utility of Tree Ring and Future Climate Change Projections in Reservoir Sizing," April 30, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Mann 206. Major Professor: Dr,. Sankar Arumugan.

Nima Yousefpoor, Electrical Engineering, " Control of Advanced Power Converter Topologies for Transmission Grid Management," May 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Freedm Systems Center. Major Professor: Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

Jeffrey R. SooHoo, Biomedical Engineering, "Continuous Flow Microfluidic Separations," May 1, 2014, 9:30 a.m., 238 MacNider. Major Professor: Dr. Glenn Walker.

Eric R. Schendel, Computer Science, "Preconditioner-based In Situ Data Reduction for End-to-End Throughput Optimization," May 1, 2014, 11:00 a.m., EBII-2216. Major Professor: Dr. Nagiza F. Samatova.

Daniel Fregosi, Electrical Engineering, Ripple Drop Contact Control of Distributed Stage Devices with Drop Control only AC Voltage Projection," May 1, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Energy Board Room/Keystone. Major Professor: Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

Shaun Kellogg, Curriculum & Instruction, "Patterns of Peer Interaction and Mechanisms Governing Social Network Structure in Two Massively Open Online Courses for Educators," May 1, 2014, 1:00 p.m., 117 Friday Institute. Major Professor: Dr. Kevin Oliver.

Giti Karimi-Moghaddam, Mechanical Engineering, "Applications of Themomagnetic Convection in Thermal Management of Electronic Systems," May 02, 2014, 9:30 a.m., Room 3115/EBII. Major Professors: Dr. Richard Gould/Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

Suzanne Prem Balik, Computer Science, "Combinatorial Graph Creation and Navigation for Blind People," May 2, 2014, 2:00 p.m., 3300 EBII. Major Professor: Dr. Robert Rodman.

Yvette Pascua Cubides, Food Science, "Developing Milk-Protein Based Structures for New Dairy Products," May 5, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Room 128 Schaub Hall. Major Professor: Dr. E. Allen Foegeding.

Ashley Hungerford, Economics, "Three Essays in Spatial Economics," May 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 4103 Nelson Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Barry Goodwin / Dr. Sujit Ghosh.

Antonio Bush, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, "These are My Keys to Success: The Experiences of Black Male HBCU Graduates in STEM Doctoral Programs at PWI's," May 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Audrey Jaeger / Dr. Joy Gayles.

Hessam Mirgolbabaei, Mechanical Engineering, "Low dimensional manifold simulation of turbulent reacting flows using linear and nonlinear components analysis," May 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m., EBIII 3235. Major Professor: Dr. Tarek Echekki.

Charla Blumell, Adult & Community College Education, "The Experiences of African American Women Faculty in North Carolina Community Coleges," May 6, 2014, 12:00 noon, 736 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Tuere Bowles / Dr. Amy Orders.

Ruth Davidson, Mathematics, "Some Problems in Mathematical Phylogenetics and Geometric Combinatorics," May 6, 2014, 1:00 p.m., SAS Hall 3282. Major Professors: Dr. Patricia Hersh and Dr. Seth Sullivant.

Camilla Hodge, Parks, Rec & Tourism Management, "'O Brother Where Art Thou?' A Longitudinal Examination of the Effect of Recreation on Sibling Relationship Quality and Health Behaviors and Outcomes," May 7, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 4024 Biltmore Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Michael Kanters.

Tian Tian, Chemical Engineering, "Synthesis of Polymeric Nanomaterials by scalable liquid shear driven method," May 7th, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBI 2018. Major Professor: Dr. Orlin D. Velev.

Kenneth Hughes, Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, "Does the Chopawamsic Fault Represent the Main Iapetan Suture in the Southern Appalachian Orogen? Geology, Geochemistry, and Geochronology of the Western Piedmont of Virginia and Insight into Local Intraplate Seismicity," May 7, 2014, 2:30 p.m., Jordan Hall 1132. Major Professor Dr. J.P. Hibbard.

Laura Michelle McElhannon, Horticultural Science, "Optimization of Water and Nutrient Supply During Stock Plant Production and Propagation of Vegetative Cuttings," May 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Room 121 Kilgore Hall. Major professors: Dr. John Dole/Dr. Brian Whipker.

Jianchen Hu, Computer Engineering, "Architectural Evaluation Flow for 3D1C," May 8, 2014, 9:30 a.m., MRC 436. Major Professor: Dr. William Rhett Davis.

Hui Chen, Forest Biomaterials, "Process Development and Fundamental Study on Enzymatic Saccharification of Cellulosic Biomass to Fermentable Sugars for Ethanol Production," May 8, 2014, 1:30 p.m., 2203 Biltmore Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Richard Venditti / Dr. Hasan Jameel.

Ying-Chung Lin, Forestry & Environmental Res, "Transcriptional Regulatory Functions of NAC Domain Protein in Wood Formation in Populus Trchocarpa," May 8, 2014, 2:00 p.m., 2500 Partners II. Major Professor: Dr. Vincent Chiang.

Qiang Han, Forest Biomaterials, "Auto-hydrolysis Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Bioethanol Production," May 9, 2014, 8:30 a.m., 2203 Robertson Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Hasan Jameel / Dr. Hou-Min Chang.

James Rohal, Applied Mathematics, "Connectivity in Semi-Algebraic Sets," May 12, 2014, 10:00 a.m., SAS 3282. Major Professor: Dr. Hoon Hong.

Kathryn Stevenson, Fish, Wildlife, and Con Bio, "Identifying Drivers of Environmental Literacy Among Middle School Students," May 12, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 1214 Jordan Hall . Major Professor: Dr. Markus Nils Peterson.

Paul Paris, Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, "Geomorphic Contrasts between Natural and Human-Altered Barrier Islands: Outer Banks, North Carolina," May 12, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Jordan Hall 1132. Major Professor Dr. H. Mitasova.

Cassandra Lilly, Chemistry, "Synthesis and Characterization of Transition Metal Complexes for Oxidation, Reduction, and Carbonylation Reactions," May 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Dabney 210. Major Professor: Dr. Elon Ison.

Emily K. Book, Mechanical Engineering, "Particulate matter emissions from diesel engines equipped with a diesel particulate filter," May 14, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBIII. Major Professors: Dr. Tiegang Fang/Dr. Rich Baldauf.

Stephanie Lam, Chemical Engineering, "Smart Materials From Liquid and Air: Functional Pickering Foams Stabilized with Particles from Naturally Derived Materials," May 15, 2014, 9:30 a.m., EBI - Room 2018. Major Professor: Dr. Orlin D. Velev.

Wei-Lun Tsai, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, "Linking Urban Forest Fragmentation with Human Health: Conceptual Foundations and Methodological Issues," May 20, 2014, 8:00 a.m., 5119 Jordan Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Yu-Fai Leung / Dr. Melissa McHale.

Xusheng Xiao, Computer Science, "Cooperative Testing and Analysis via Informed Decision Making," June 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m., room 3300. Major Professors: Dr. Laurie Williams/Dr. Tao Xie.

Oscar Bernal Zunigg, Chemical Engineering, "Mimicking the Plant Leaf: Cellular composite materials for capturing solor engery and gas-phase biocatolysis," June 19, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Room 2018 EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Michael Flickinger.

Matias Garcia Avila, Mechanical Engineering, "Characterization and Applications of Composite Metal Foam," June 27, 2014, 9:30 a.m., EBIII- Room 3235. Major Professor: Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei.

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.