Doctoral Exam Schedule

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.

Serena Badran-Louca, Computer Engineering, "Low Power Techniques for Video Codec Motion Compensation," November 24, 2014, 11:30 a.m., MRC 337. Major Professor: Dr. Rhett Davis.

Chelsie Ray, Mathematics, "Complemented Leibniz Algebras," November 25, 2014, 1:30 p.m., SAS 3282. Major Professor: Dr. Ernest Stitzinger.

Vanessa Smart, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, " A Narrative Inquiry for Social Justice: Addressing Race in Public Secondary Art Classes," December 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 410 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Lance Fusarelli.

Changjian Hu, Electrical Engineering, "A Comprehensive Study of Control Methodology for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles," December 1, 2014, 9:30 a.m., Energy Board Room of FREEDM Center. Major Professor: Dr. Alex Q. Huang.

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.

Eunice Sanders, Educational Administration & Supervision, "Resiliency and Protective Factors Among At-Risk African American Males - A Pathway to Reducing the Dropout Rate," December 1, 2014, 1:00 p.m., 500 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Susan Faircloth.

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.

Po-Chen Lin, Industrial Engineering, "Managing Release Changes in Rolling Horizon Production Planning," December 4, 2014, 10:00 a.m., DAN 401. Major Professor: Dr. Reha Uzsoy.

Drew Hackney, Mechanical Engineering, "Characterization of fiber Bragg gratings as thermal sensors in complex enviornments," December 4, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Kara Peters.

David Latshaw II, Chemical Engineering, "Effects of Mociomolecular Crowding, Inhibitors, and Interfaces on Pepticle Aggregation using coarse-grained Simulations," December 4, 2014, 12:00 p.m., EBI 2018. Major Professor: Dr. Carol Hall.

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.

Taliman Afroz, Chemical Engineering, "Understanding and Engineering Individuality in Bacterial Solar Utlization," December 4, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Partners II, U3002. Major Professor: Dr. Chase L. Beisel.

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.

Srinivasan Rasipuram, Mechanical Engineering, "Filtration Properties of Plasma Textile," December 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBIII 3115. Major Professors: Dr. Andrey Kuznetsov/Dr. Warren Jasper.

Kuangyu Wang, Bioinformatics," Statistical Inference via Structurally and Functionally Informed Models of Protein Evolution," December 8, 2014, 2:30 p.m., Room 3217 Broughton Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Jeffrey L. Thorne.

Robert Gierka, Adult & Community College Education, "A Case Study of Veterinary Technology Students' Experience of a Continuing Human-Animal Bond," December 9, 2014, 2:00 p.m., 500 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Carol Kasworm.

Jason Chad Goodnight, Civil Engineering, " The Effects of Load History and Design Variables on Performance Limit States of Circular Bridge," December 10, 2014, 9:30 a.m., Mann Hall 415. Major Professors: Dr. Mervyn Kowalsky/Dr. James Nau.

Andrea Carroll, Educational Administration & Supervision, "An Analysis of the Perceptions of Novice Principals on the Utilization of Mentor Support and its Effectiveness," December 11, 2014, 12 noon, 500 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Lance Fusarelli.

Arun Kumar Kadavelugu, Electrical Engineering, "Power Conversion Using High Voltage SiC Power Semiconductor Devices," December 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Energy Board Room, FREEDM. Major Professor: Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

Thomas R. Nudell, Electrical Engineering, "Graph Theoretic Algosithons for Monitoring Control of Large Networked Dynamic Systems. December 12, 2014, 9:30 a.m., Freedom Systems Center, Keystone Science Center. Major Professor: Dr. Aranya Chakrabortty.

Wei-Chen Wu, Material Science & Engineering, "Multifunctional Gold Nanorods: Large-Scale Synthesis, Overcoating, Alignment, and Applications," December 12, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 3003 EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Joseph B. Tracy.

Zhuo Yan, Electrical Engineering, "S-Parameter Based Binary Multimode Interconnect Design Methodology and Implementation," December 12, 2014, 2:00 p.m., MRC 463. Major Professor: Dr. Paul D. Franzon.

Wei Cao, Civil Engineering, "Experimental and Mathematical Investigations of Permanent Performation in Asphalt Mixtures," December 15, 2014, 8:00 a.m., 206 Mann Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Youngsoo Kim.

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.

Deirdre OMalley, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, "Internationalization of Higher Education: A Case Study of Trinity College Dublin," December 16, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Alyssa Rockenbach.

Fan Zhang, Biomedical Engineering, "Towards Development of a Novel Neural-machine Interface for Powered Artificial Legs," December 17, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Room 4142, EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. He Huang.

Lihua Hao, Computer Science, "Octree and Clustering based Hierarchical Ensemble Visualization," December 17, 2014, 9:00 a.m., EBII - 3300. Major Professor: Dr. Christopher G. Healey.

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.

Boopathy Kombaiah, Material Science & Engineering, "Transitions in creep mechanisms of zirconium alloys," December 19, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 3003 EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Korukonda L. Murty.

Scott Batson, Mathematics, "On the Relationship Between Two Embeddings of Ideals into Geometric Space and the Shortest Vector Problem in Principal Ideal Lattices," January 30, 2015, 1:30 p.m., SAS 3282. Major Professor: Dr. Ernest Stitzinger.

Zhengxin Tong, Electrical Engineering, "Silicon Millimeter-Wave Imaging Systems for Security and Biomedical Applications," February 4, 2015, 2:00 p.m., MRC 337. Major Professor: Dr. Brian Floyd.