Doctoral Exam Schedule

Celethia McNeil, Mathematics Education, "A Critical Examination of Diverse Students' Funds of Knowledge Inclusion in High School Mathematics: A Mixed Methods Study," October 7, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 512 Poe. Major Professor: Dr. Karen Keene.

Carter Reeb, Forest Biomaterials, "Integrated Techno-economic and Environmental Analysis in Support of Biorefinery Technology Commercialization and Product Scheme Decision-making," October 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 2203 PPL (Biltmore Hall). Major Professors: Dr. Stephen Kelley / Dr. Richard Venditti.

Prithwish Kundu, Aerospace Engineering, "Tabulated Combustion Model Development for Non Premixed Flames," October 13, 2015, 12:00 p.m., EBIII/3115. Major Professors: Dr. Alexie Saveliev/Dr. Tarek Echekki.

Katrenna Rich, Educational Administration & Supervision, "A Case Study of Teacher Experiences and Perceptions of a Freshman Academy," October 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Lance Fusarelli.

Xiaofeng Qin, Industrial Engineering, "Deep Insertion of Long Slender Needle into Deformable Tissue and the Application from Prostate Brachytherapy," October 15, 2015, 8:30 a.m., Dan 401. Major Professor: Dr. Yuan-Shin Lee.

Allison Mitchall, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, "Influences on the Motivation of Low-Income, First-Generation Students on the Path to College," October 15, 2015, 11:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Audrey Jaeger.

Xiaofan He, Electrical Engineering, "Surviving the Information Warfare: From Static Competition to Dynamic Game," October 15, 2015, 2:30 p.m., 2095 EBII. Major Professor: Dr. Huaiyu Dai.

James Elliott, Computer Science, "Resilient Iterative Linear Solvers Running Through Errors," October 15, 2015, 3:00 p.m., Room 3211. Major Professor: Dr. Frank Mueller.

Anjabeen Ashraf, Counseling & Counselor Education, "Trauma, Identity and American Muslims," October 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Sylvia Nassar-McMillan.

Amirhossein Norouzi, Civil Engineering, "Investigation of Specimen Geometries for the VECD Model and Calibration of the LVECD Program for Fatigue Performance of Asphalt Pavements," October 16, 2015, 10:15 a.m., Room 206. Major Professors: Dr. Y. Richard Kim/Dr. Murthy Guddati.

Juan Li, Electrical Engineering, "Odor Detection and Quality Evaluation by Machine Olfaction," October 19, 2015, 10:00 a.m., EBII-3075. Major Professor: Dr. H. Troy Nagle.

Donna Blakebrough, Educational Administration & Supervision, "'Lest We Forget': A Historical Study of Teaching and Learning at Henderson Institute," October 19, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Paul Bitting.

Chotima Pornsawang, Economics, "Three Essays About Rice," October 19, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 4103 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Roderick Rejesus.

Lalitendu Das, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, "Catalytic Valorization of Lignin into Value-Added Chemicals," October 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Room 101 Weaver Labs. Major Professor: Dr. Praveen Kolar.

Seyed Alireza Abbasian Hosseini, Civil Engineering, "The Underlying Social Network for Construction Site Managers," October 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Room 206. Major Professors: Dr. Min Liu/Dr. Simon Hsiang.

Carlos Aizpurua Gonzalez, Forest Biomaterials, "Process Simulation and Techno Economic Evaluation for Different Biorefinery Scenerios," October 20, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 2204 Biltmore Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Stephen Kelley / Dr. Hasan Jameel.

Haritha Malladi, Civil Engineering, "Laboratory Evaluation of Warm Mix Asphalt Concrete Mixtures with Recycled Asphalt Pavement Material," October 21, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Mann 206. Major Professor: Dr. Akhtarhusein / A. Tayebali.

Venkata Ajay Annamareddy, Nuclear Engineering, "Dynamics and tolerance of materials under extreme conditions," October 21, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 1121 Burlington. Major Professor: Dr. Jacob Eapen.

Francemise Kingsberry, Educational Administration & Supervision, "Protective Factors and Resiliency: A Case Study of How African American Women Overcome Barriers En-Route to Superintendency," October 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Paul Bitting.

Adam G. Dale, Entomology, " The Effects of Urban Habitats on the Abundance and Distribution of Herbivorous Pests, and their Subsequent Effects on Street Tree Health and Ecosystem Services," October 23, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Room 2313 Gardner Hall. Major Professor : Dr. Steve Frank.

Rudrodip Majumdar, Nuclear Engineering, "A Study of the Flow Patterns of Expanding Impurity Aerosol following a Disruption event in a Fusion Reactor, October 23, 2015, 11:00 a.m., NE Conf. Room. Major Professors: Dr. Mohamed Bourham/Dr. John Gilligan.

Jaewook Kwak, Computer Engineering, "Design of Low-Complexity Scheduling for Distributed Wireless Networks," October 23, 2015, 2:00 p.m., EBII-3110 ECE. Major Professor: Dr. Do Young Eun.

Meng-Chia Lee, Electrical Engineering, "Developing Physics-based Models for 4H-SiC High Voltage Power Switches - MOSFET, IGBT and GTO," October 23, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Energy Board Room/Freedm Sys. Center. Major Professor: Dr. Alex Q. Huang.

Meng Wang, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, "Ultrasound Induced Microalgal Cell Disruption: Experimental and Computational Research," October 23, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Room 101 Weaver Labs. Major Professor: Dr. Wenqiao Yuan.

Urvir Singh, Electrical Engineering, "Advanced Protection & Service Restoration for Freedm Systems," October 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m., 100 Keystone Science Center. Major Professor: Dr. Mesut Baran.

Brittney Cofield-Poole, Psychology, “A Touch with Technology: Creating a Foundation for Meaningful Digital Inclusion through Local Government,” October 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m., Poe Hall, Room 512.  Major Professor: Dr. Craig Brookins/Dr. Mary Haskett/Dr. Denis Gray.

llana Barasch, Animal sceicne and Poultry Science (Animal science Concentration)/Nutrition-Poultry Science. "Evaluating the Effects of a Novel, heat Stable Xylanse on Bird Performance When Included in Broiler Chicken Diets," October 27, 2015, 8:00 a.m., Room 216 Scott Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Jesse Grimes/Dr. Jimmy Garlich.

Birendra K.C., Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, "Examining Networks, Social Capital, and Social Influence among Wildlife Tourism Micro-Entrepreneurs in Coastal North Carolina," October 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 1214 Jordan Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Duarte Morais.

Michael Heller, Chemical Engineering, "Polymer Grated Nonmover Members for Bioseparations," October 27, 2015, 10:00 a.m., CBE 2015/EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Ruben Carbonell.

Xiaoyin Ji, Material Sciences & Engineering, "Multi-Scale Simulation Development and Microscopic Contact physics in Ohmic RF Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Switches," October 28, 2015, 9:30 a.m., 3018 EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Douglas Irving.

Liyang Ye, Materials Science & Engineering, "Quench characteristics and microscopic degradation mechanisms of Ag-sheathed Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox round wire for high-field magnet application," October 28, 2015. 1:00 p.m., 3003 EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Justin Schwartz.

Ziyue Li, Physics, “Interpolation from Instant Form Dynamics to Light-Front Dynamics and Update on Light Front Quark Model Analysis in Meson Phenomenology,” October 29, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Riddick Hall, Room 400P. Major Professor: Dr. Chueng Ji/Dr. Thomas Schaefer/Dr.Dean Lee.

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.

Velayudhan Praju Kiliyanpilakkil, Marine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, “Scaling characteristics of mesoscale wind fields in the lower atmospheric boundary layer: Implications for wind energy,” October 30, 2015, 10:30 a.m., Jordan Hall, Rm 1132. Major Professors: Dr. Sukanta Basu, Dr. Anantha Aiyyer, Dr. Lian Xie, Dr. Jeffrey Freedman.

Kai Feng, Civil Engineering, "Constitutive Response of Microbial Induced Calcite Precipitation Cemented Sands," October 30, 2015, 11:30 a.m., 415/Riddick Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Brina M. Montoya/Dr. Roy H. Borden.

Elie M. Najm, Electrical Engineering, "Design and Implementation of an Innovative Residential PV System," October 30, 2015, 1:00 p.m., Engery Board Room, Keystone Center. Major Professor: Dr.Alex Huang.

Lulu Li, Material Sciences & Engineering, "High Temperature grain size stabilization of ferritic alloys," November 2, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3018 EBI. Major Professors: Dr. Ronald Scattergood/Dr. Carl Koch.

Yasar Ay, Nuclear Engineering, "Theoretical Study of a Spherical Plasma Focus," November 2, 2015, 11:00 a.m., 1121/Burlington Engineering Labs. Major Professors: Dr. Mohamed Bourham/Dr. John Gilligan.

Robert Radics, Forest Biomaterials, "Sustainable Bioenergy: Stakeholders Understanding and Tool for Optimizing Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts," November 3, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 2203 Biltmore Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Stephen Kelley / Dr. Sudipta Dasmohapatra.

Shoayb Ziaei, Mechanical Engineering, " Dynamic Intergranular and Transgranular Fracture Modes in Crystalline Alloys," November 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3235 EBII. Major Professor: Dr. Mohamed A. Zikry.

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.

Ali Md Safayet, Electrical Engineering, "Distributed Voltage Regulation and Grid Connection of Renewable Energy Sources," November 6, 2015, 12:00 p.m., FREEDM Systems Center. Major Professor: Dr. Iqbal Husain.

Janice Sitzes, Higher Education Administration, "Enabling Persistence of Veteran Students at North Carolina Community Colleges Through Institutional Support Systems," November 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Duane Akroyd.

Kyle Verbosh, Educational Research and Policy Analysis, "Examining the Disciplinary Level Relationship Between the Research Context of Academic Work and the Utilization of Student-Centered Pedagogy at Research Universities," December 3, 2015, 9:30 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Paul Umbach.

Bess Patton, Adult & Community College Education, "An Examination of the Ability of High School Quality and Academic Preparation to Predict First Year Retention of African American and White Students Enrolled in the NC Community College System Associate Degree of Nursing Programs," December 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Duane Akroyd / Dr. Susan Barcinas.

Priya R. Pillai, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, “Measurement, Biogeochemical Parameterization, and Analysis of Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Biofuel Crops,” December 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m., Jordan Hall, Rm 1132. Major Professors: Dr. Viney Aneja, Dr. John Walker, Dr. Satya Pal Arya, Dr. Anantha Aiyyer.