Doctoral Exam Schedule

Moon Hee Cho, Economics, "Essays on the Effect of GATT/WTO and Financial Crisis on International Trade," June 19, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 4103 Nelson Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Xiaoyong Zheng / Dr. Ivan Kandilov.

Aysu Ezen Can, Computer Science, "Unsupervised Dialogue Act Modeling for Tutorial Dialogue Systems," June 19, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3211 EB II. Major Professor: Dr. Kristy Boyer.

Meltem Yanilmaz, Fiber & Polymer Science, "Novel Nanofiber-based Membrane Separators for Lithium-ion Batteries," June 19, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 3438 COT. Major Professor: Dr. Xiangwu Zhang.

Isaac Bryan, Materials Science & Engineering, "Al-rich AIGaN and AIN Growth on Bulk AIN Single Crystal Substrates," June 22, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 303 RB1. Major Professor: Dr. Zlatko Sitar.

James Nance, Mathmatics, “Investigating Molecular Dynamics with Sparse Grid Surrogate Models,” June 22, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3282 SAS Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Carl Kelly, Dr. Ralph Smith, Dr. Jordan Massad.

Zachary Bryan, Materials Science & Engineering, "Optical Characterization and Point Defect Control in III-Nitrides," June 22, 2015, 3:00 p.m., 303 RB1. Major Professor: Dr. Ramon Collazo.

Teshome Balkew, Operations Research, "Dynamic Programming Method for Impulsive Control Problems, June 23, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 401 Daniels. Major Professor: Dr. Negash G. Medhin.

David Cornejo, Operations Research, " Simulating Individual Choice in Colorectal Cancer Screening," June 24, 2015, 4:00 p.m., Daniels Hall 401. Major Professors: Dr. Stephen Roberts/Dr. Maria Mayorga.

Kristen Messenger, Comparative Biomedical Sciences," The Role of Drug amd Patient Factors in the Pharmacokinetics of the Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Carprofen in Dogs," June 24, 2015, 11:00 a.m., Room D330, CVM. Major Professor: Dr. Mark Papich.

Alper Gurarslan, Fiber and Polymer Science/Materials Science and Engineering, " Composite and Fiber Applications of Polymers Restructured via Nanoconfinement and Subsequent Release, " June 25, 2015, 1:30 p.m., 3436 Textiles Building. Major Professors: Dr. Alan E. Tonelli/Dr. Linyou Cao.

Shuo Chen, Mechanical Engineering, "A study on properties of novel metallic foam for nuclear applications," June 26, 2015, 8:00 a.m., 3235 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei.

Zachary Jorgensen, Computer Science, "Practical Private Data Analysis with Differential Privacy," June 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m., EBII, 3211. Major Professors: Dr. Ting Yu/Dr. Douglas Reeves.

Tammy Kelly, Agricultural and Extension Education, " Effectiveness of 4_H Youth Intervention Programs in Reducing Future Criminaln Activity," June 29, 2015., 2:00 p.m., Room 218 Ricks Hall. Major Professor: Dr. james L. Flowers.

James Stahl, Fiber and Polymer Science, " Shear Pressed Aligned Carbon Nanotubes and their use aas Composite and Adhesive Interlayers," June 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m., Room 3438 Textiles Building. Major Professors: Dr. Philip Bradford/Dr. Alexander Bogdanovich.

Daniel Joseph Dean, Computer Science, "Unsupervised Performance Anomaly Management for Virtualized Cloud Environments," June 30, 2015, 9:00 a.m., EBII, Room 3300. Major Professor: Dr. Xiaohui Gu.

Christopher Tichnell, Chemistry, “Excited State Study of Metal Complex Chromophores with Photogenerated Donor-Acceptor Biradical Ligands,” June 30, 2015, 1:00 p.m., Partners III 302. Major Professor: Dr. Shultz, Dr. Gorman, Dr. Weare, Dr. Jakubikova.

Twyla Wells, Adult & Community College Education, "The Ties That Bind: Understanding the "Relationships" in Community College Alumni Relations," July 1, 2015, 11:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Susan Barcinas.

Eun Jeong Min, Statistics, “Generalized Eigenvalue Problems: Algorithms and Applications,” July 6, 2015, 10:00 a.m., SAS Hall 5202. Major Professor: Dr. Hua Zhou, Dr. Yichao Wu, Dr. Eric Laber, Dr. Brian Reich.

Adam Dengler, Biomedical Engineering, "Microfabricated Electrochemical Sensor for In Vivo Detection of Neurotransmitters and Metabolites," July 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m., MacNider 321. Major Professor: Dr. Greg McCarty.

Li, Yifang, Statistics “ Bayesian nonparametric methods for testing shape constraints,” July 9, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m, 5202 SAS Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Sujit Ghosh / Dr. Brian Reich / Dr. Subhashis Ghoshal / Dr. Yichao Wu.

Luis Alberto H. do Nascimento, Civil Engineering, "Implementation and Validation of the Viscoelastic Continuum Damage Theory for Asphalt Mixture and Pavement Analysis in Brazil." July 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 206/Mann Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Youngsoo R. Kim.

Brett Coonley, Mathematics, "Sequential Programming for PDE Constrained Optimizations," July 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 3282 SAS. Major Professor: Dr. Kaufumi Ito.

Luis Alberto H. do Nascimento, Civil Engineering, "Implementation and Validation of the Viscelastic Continuum Damage Theory for Asphalt Mixture and Pavement Anaysis in Brazil," July 14, 2014, 2:00 p,m., 206 Mall Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Youngsoo R. Kim.

Andrew D. Wargo, Civil Engineering, "Laboratory and Field Investigaton of Reflective Concrete Pavements," July 15, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 206 Mann. Major Professor: Dr. Richard Kim.

Changning Niu, Materials Science & Engineering, "First Principles Study of NifeCrCoMn High Entropy Alloys," July 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3003 EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Douglas Irving.

Megan Schreeg, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, "Cytauxzoon Felis in a Post-Genomic Era: Taxonomy, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention," July 16, 2015, 1:00 p.m , Room Research Building, Room 101, CVM. Major Professor: Dr. Adam Birkenheuer.

Dahae Kim, Civil Engineering, "Modullus and permanent deformation characterization of asphalt mixtures and pavements," July 21, 2015, 9:00 a.m., MN206. Major Professor: Dr. Youngsoo Richard Kim.

Jing Chen, Fiber and polymer Science, "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Omniphobic and Flame Retardant Properties of Polymer Surfaces," July 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m ., Room 3438 Textiles Building. Major Professor: Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli.

Stephanie Mathews, Microbiology/Forest Biomaterials, "Biodegradation and Bioconversion of Lignocellulosic Waste Streams by Paenibacillus Glucanolyticus," July 21, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 216 Scott Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Amy Grunden / Dr. Joel Pawlak.

Seyed Amirshayan Safavizadeh, Civil Engineering, "Fatigue and Fracture Characterization of GlasGrid-Reinforced Asphalt Concrete Pavement," July 22, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 206 Mann Hall. Major Professor: Youngsoo Richard Kim.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.