Doctoral Exam Schedule

Shannon Sermons, Crop Science, "Physiological Responses of Plants During Times of Transition or Stress,", September 17, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 4401 E Williams Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Thomas Rufty.

Kun Fu, Fiber and Polymer Science, "Advanced Structural Electrode Materials for Lithium Batteries," September 18, 2014, 8:00 a.m., Room 3438 Textiles Building. Major Professor: Dr. Xiangwu Zhang/Dr. Philip Bradford.

Skylar Marvel, Bioinformatics, "Exome-Wide Association Analysis of the ACCORD Clinical Trial," September 18, 2014, 12:00 p.m., Broughton Hall 3217. Major Professor: Dr. Alison Motsinger-Reif.

Seb Prohn, Psychology, "A Grounded Theory of Social Inclusion for Postsecondary Education Students with Intellectual Disability," September 19, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Poe Hall 120. Major Professor: Dr. Craig Brookins.

Carlos Carrillo Lugo, Forest Biomaterials, "Application of Complex Fluids in Lignocellulosics Processing," September 23, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 1132 Jordan Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Orlando Rojas / Dr. Daniel Saloni.

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.

Kasturi Talapatra, Statistics, "Space-tilling Exploratory Experimental Design," September 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m., SAS Hall 5202. Major Professors: Dr. Eric Laber and Dr. Leonard Stefanski.

Theju Jacob, Electrical Engineering, "A Neural Model for Straight Line Detection in the Human Visual System," September 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBII-3001. Major Professor: Dr. Wesley Snyder.

Na Zhang, Statistics, "Variable Selection for Optimal Treatment Regimes," September 26, 2014, 12:45 p.m., SAS Hall 5202. Major Professors: Dr. Howard Bondell and Dr. Eric Laber.

Spencer J. Johnson, Electrical Engineering, "Modulation of Radio Frequency Signals by Nonlinarly Generated Acoustic Fields," September 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m., MRC. Major Professors: Dr. Michael Steer/Dr. Mohammed Zikry.

Timothy J. Horn, Industrial Engineering, "Development and Experimental Evaluation of a Novel, Patient Specific Implant for Limb Sparing Surgery," September 29, 2014, 9:00 a.m., CVM-Terry Center TC 2591. Major Professors: Dr. Ola Harrysson/Dr. DenisMarcellin-Little.

Samaneh Babaee, Civil Engineering, "The Potential Role of Plug-in Electric Vehicles in the U.S. and their effect on Emissions Through Mid-Century," September 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Room 206. Major Professor: Dr. Joseph DeCarolis.

Jianghua Ke, Aerospace Engineering, "RANS and Hybrid LES/RANS Simulation of Airfoil under Static and Dynamic Stall," September 30, 2014, 2:00 p.m., 3115/EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Jack R. Edwards.

Ahlam Elashegh, Applied Mathematics, "Mathematical and Computational Mixture Models for Cartilage Regeneration in Cell-Seeded Scaffolds," October 2, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 3282 SAS. Major Professor: Dr. Mansoor Haider.

Juan Rosario, Genetics, "Contribution of the Transcription Factors Disconnected and Disco-related in the Formation of the Ventral Structures and Antenna of Drosophilia Melanogaster," October 3, 2014, 1:30 p.m., Thomas Hall 3503. Major Professor: Dr. James Mahaffey.

Zachary Lowman, Physiology-Poultry Science, "The Long Term Effects of In-ovo and Nutritional Maniqualation on Growth Rates, Feed Conversion, mineral Utilization and Reproductive Performance," October 7, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Room 2216 Scott Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Christopher Ashwell/Dr. Kenneth Anderson.

Cheng-Kai Chiu Huang, Mechanical Engineering, "Modeling Diffusion-Induced-Stresses for Lithium-Ion Battery Materials, October 7, 2014, 12:00 p.m.., EBIII/Room 3235. Major Professor: Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang.

Laura Vance, Crop Science, "Making Connections: Agriculture, Human Nutrition, and the Environment," October 13, 2014, 8:00 a.m., Room 4401 E Williams Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Thomas Rufty/Dr. Sarah Ash.

Selin Guney, Economics, "Modeling Nonlinear Price Relationships in Commodity Markets," October 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Nelson 3302. Major Professor: Dr. Barry Goodwin.

Marine Minvielle, Chemistry, "Controlling Bacterial Pathogenic Behavior using Indole-Containing Small Molecules," October 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m., DAB 210. Major Professor: Dr. Christian Melander.

Bin Liu, Civil Engineering, "Evaluation of on road vehicle emission model and development of a simplified version of MOVES model," October 16, 2014, 3:00 p.m., Riddick Hall 415. Major Professor: H. Christopher Frey.

Siyao Huang, Mechanical Engineering, "Biomimetic Heart Valve Tissue Virtual Experiments," October 17, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 3235 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang.

Younggeon Jin, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, "Regulation of the Intestinal Barrier in Digestive Disease," October 20, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Room 101 Research Building, CVM. Major Professor: Dr. Anthony Blikslager.

Samaneh Babaee, Civil Engineering, "The potential role of plug-in electric vehicles in the U.S. and their effect on emissions through mid-century," October 21, 2014, 3:00 p.m., 201E Mann. Major Professor: Dr. Joseph DeCarolis.

Hammad C. Cheema, Fiber and Polymer Science, "Molecular Engineering, Photophysical and Electrochemical Characterizations of Novel Sensitizers for Mesoporous TiO2 Solar Cells," October 22, 2014, 3:00 p.m., Room 3437 Textiles Building. Major Professor: Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei.

Di Lu, Design, "Modeling Urban Greenway Trails Usage Based on Environmental Features, Residential Proximity and Surrounding Land-Use," October 22, 2014, 4:30 p.m., KAM 130. Major Professor: Professor Art Rice.

Wilmer Pacheco Dominguez, Physiology-Poultry Science/Nutrition-Poultry Science. "Effect of Particle Size and Inclusion Level of DDGS and Pellet Quality on Nutrient Digestibility Gastronintestnal Development and Live Performance of Broiler and Swine," October 23, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 216 Scott Hall. Major Professors: Dr. John T. Brake/Dr. Peter Ferket.

Wei Jing, Mechanical Engineering, "Clean Spray Combustion in a Constant Volume Combustion Chamber," October 24, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 3115. EB. Major Professor: Dr. Tiegang Fang.

Xiaomeng Li, Food Science, ' Sugar Reduction and Alternative Sweetening of Skim Chocolate Milk," October 24, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Room 128 Schaub Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Mary Anne Drake/Dr. E. Allen Foegeding.

Weizong Xu, Material Science & Engineering, "Tranmission Electron Microscopy Study of Defects and Microstructure Evolution in Metals," October 27, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 3003 EBI. Major Professors: Dr. Yuntian T. Zhu/Dr. Carl C. Koch.

Popham, Lauren, Psychology, "Age Differences in the Regulation of Subjective and Physiological Responses to a Social-Evaluative Stressor," October 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Poe Hall 512. Major Professor: Dr. Thomas Hess.

Jane M. Caldwell, Food Science, "Mitochondrial DNA Fragmentation" A Molecular Tool to Monitor Food Processing Safety," October 28, 2014, 11:30 a.m., Room 232 Schaub Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Ilenys Perez-Diaz/Dr. K. P. Sandeep.

Nathan Lyons, Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, "Hillslope-Stream Coupling in Active and Inactive Tectonic Regions," October 28, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Jordan Hall 1132. Major Professor: Dr. Karl Wegmann.

Gurdas Singh Sandhu, Civil Engineering, "Methods to Evaluate the Effects of Duty Cycle, Fuel Type, and Emissions Control Technologies on Fuel Use and Exhaust Emissions on Onroad and Offroad Vehicles," October 28, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Mann Hall - Room 206. Major Professor: Dr. H. Christopher Frey.

Shahriar Quayyum, Civil Engineering, "Seismic Analysis of Moment Resisting Connections with Residual Stress and Fire Damage," October 29, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Mann 412A. Major Professor: Dr. Tasnim Hassan.

Yo-Jin Shiau, Biological and Agricultural Engineering. "Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in a Constructed Brackish Salt Marsh," October 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 101 Weaver Administration . Major Professor: Dr. Michael Burchell.

Andreas F. Hoffie, Aeorspace Engineering, "LES-ODT Simulation of Turbulent Reacting Shear Layers," October 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 3115 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Tarek Echekki.

Seol Ryung Kwon, Mechanical Engineering, "Flexoelectricity of Barium Strontium Titanate and it's application as a Sensor Material," October 30, 2014, 1:00 p.m., 3235-EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Xiaoning Jiang.

Ranjeet Agarwala, Mechanical Engineering, "Separated Pitch Control at Tip (SePCaT): A Novel Blade Design and Associated Control Strategies for Large MW Wind Turbines," October 30, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 3115 - EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Paul Ro.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Xuan Chi, Economics, "Three Essays in Risk Modeling," November 7, 2014, 9:30 a.m., 4103 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Barry Goodwin.

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.

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.

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.