Doctoral Exam Schedule

Seyedbehzad Nabavi, Electrical Engineering, "Measurement-Based Methods for Model Reduction, Identification, and Distributed Optimization of Power Systems," April 24, 2015, 9:30 a.m., Energy Board Room, FREEDM Keystone Science Center. Major Professor: Dr. Aranya Chakrabortty.

Nacole King, Chemistry, "Flux-Mediated Syntheses and Structural Characterization of Cu(I)-M(V) (M=Nb, Ta) Oxide Semiconductors," April 24, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 210 Dabney Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Paul Maggard.

Amanda Landi, Applied Mathematics, "The Nonnegative Matrix Factorization: methods and applications," April 24, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 3282 SAS. Major Professor: Dr. Kazufumi Ito.

Yizhuo Chen, Textile Technology Management, "The Role of Social CRM in Brand Marketing: A Perspective on Consumers' eWOM," April 27, 2015., 9:00 a.m., Room 3438 Textile Building. Major Professor: Dr. Yingjiao Xu.

Elizabeth A. Johnson-Young, Communication Rhetoric and Digital Media, "What to Expect When You're Expecting: Communication, Body, Image, and Breastfeeding Decisions," April 27, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 129/1911 Building. Major Professors: Dr. Andrew R. Binder/Dr. Melissa Johnson.

Rahul Pandita, Computer Science, "Inferring Semantic Information form Natural Language Software Artifacts," April 27, 2015, 10:00 a.m., EB2 3300. Major Professor: Dr. Laurie Williams.

Huijie Yu, Economics, "Essays on Reputation Mechanisms in E-Commerce," April 28, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 4302 Nelson Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Robert Hammond / Dr. Xiaoyong Zheng.

Yuriy Veytskin, Civil Engineering, "Nanoindentation Investigation of Asphalt Binder and Mastic Linear Viscoelasticity and Cohesion," April 28, 2015, 1:00 p.m., Mann 206. Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Bobko.

John Holodnak, Applied Mathematics, "Topics in Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra," April 28, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 3282 SAS. Major Professor: Dr. Ilse Ipsen.

Joan Roque-Pena, Chemistry, "Cp*Ir(III)-Catalyzed Isoquinolone Synthesis," April 30, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 210 Dabney Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Elon A. Ison.

Ziteng Wang, Industrial Engineering, "Newsvendor Games with Limited Supply," April 30, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 401 Daniels Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Shu-Cherng Fang.

Afshin Karshenas, Civil Engineering, "Tack Coat bond Strength Evaluation Methods and Mechanistic Design of the interface for Multilayer Asphalt pavement," April 30, 2015, 9:30 a.m., 412A. Major Professors: Dr. Akhtarhusin Tayebali/Dr. Y. Richard Kim.

Steven Walsh, Chemistry, "Engineering the Specificity of Riboswitches and Enzymes," April 20, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 210 Dabney Hallb. Major Professor: Dr. Gavin Williams.

Wencong Zhu, Electrical Engineering, "Short Channel Amorphons Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide Based Thin Film Transistors," May 1, 2015, 10:00 a.m., MRC 337. Major Professor: Dr. John Muth.

Xiao Xu, Economics, "Causality, Price Discovery, and Price Forecasts: Evidence from U.S. Corn Cash and Futures Markets," May 1, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 4103 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Walter Thurman.

Hao Hu, Civil Engineering, "Structural Vibration Diagnosis of Scour Damage in Coastal Bridges," May 14, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Constructed Facility Laboratory 217. Major Professor: Dr. Rudolf Seracino.

Kelly M. Thames, Sociology, "An Elaboration and Reformulation of Social Support Theories of Crime: Condinitioned Social Support Theory. May 4, 2015, 9:30 a.m., 1911 Bldg., Room 129. Major Professor: Dr. Patricia L. McCall.

Wesley Wardlaw, Psychology, "Fitts' Law, Time Penalties, and Transfer," May 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 600D Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Douglas Gillan.

Pamela Pittman, Curriculum & Instruction, "An Inquiry into the Infulence of Professional Learning Communities on English Language Artschers'Pedagogical-Content Knowledge," May 4, 2015, 11:00 a.m., 400 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Carol Pope / Dr. Meghan Manfra.

Thomas Whelan, Psychology, "Response Rates in 21st Century Organizational Survey Research: A Conceptual Model and Meta-Analysis," May 5, 2015, 9:30 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Lori Foster Thompson.

Lake Bookman, Mathematics, "Approximate Solitons of the Landau-Lifshitz Equation," May 5, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3282 SAS. Major Professor: Dr. Mark Hoefer.

Ann Hayes, Curriculum & Instruction, "From Assessment to Instruction: The Impact of Online Formative Assessment in Reading on Teachers' Planning and Instruction in the Middle School English Language Arts Classroom," May 5, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Carol Pope.

Edward Joseph Mily, Material Science & Engineering, "Thermite at the Nano-Scale," May 5, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3003 EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Jon-Paul Maria.

Sarah Mason, Mathematics, "Conjugacy classes of maximalk-split tori invariant under an involution of SL(n,k)," May 5, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 4201 SAS. Major Professor: Dr. Aloysius Helminck.

Xiaopeng Duan, Electrical Engineering, "Device design and modeling for beyond-CMOS information technology based on integrated electronic-magnetic systems," May 5, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 337 MRC. Major Professor: Dr. Ki Wook Kim.

Pamela Phillips, Science Education, "At-Risk Students: Benefirst of Using an On-Line Science Education Program in a Summer School Academy Experience," May 6, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Margaret Blanchard.

Candice Mowrey, Counselor Education, "Feminist Multiculturalism in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Research: A Meta-Analysis of Voice and Power," May 6, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Marc Grimmett.

Robert Martinez, Counselor Education, "The Effects of a School Guidance Curriculum on Post-Secondary Education-Going Literacy and Admission Aspirations and Career and College Readiness Self-Efficacny," May 6, 2015, 3:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Stanley Baker.

Engin Kapkin, Design, "Meaning Attribution Model of Product Forms: A Holistic Approach," May 7, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 102 Leazar Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Sharon Joines.

Irem Sengul Orgut, Industrial Engineering, "Modeling for the Equitable and Effective Distribution of Fodd Donations under Capacity Constants," May 7, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Daniels 401. Major Professors: Dr. Julie Ivy/Dr. Reha Uzsoy.

Nicole Neshiem, Curriculum & Instruction, "Dialogic Possibilities: Exploring New Frontiers in Collaboration," May 7, 2015, 12:00 noon, 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Carol Pope.

Patrick J. Fahey, Chemical Engineering, "Elementary Chemistry of Cellulose Pyrolsis through Model-Compound Experiments with Alcohols and Saccharides," May 7, 2015, 1:00 p.m., Room 2018, EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Phillip R. Westmoreland.

Stephen Strickland, Physics, "Mechanics of a monolayer: Marangoni spreading and wave induced advection," May 7, 2015, 1:30 p.m., Riddick 415. Major Professor: Dr. Karen Daniels.

Brian Bulla, Forestry and Environmental Resources, "Exploring Vulnerability to Climate Change: Lessions Leanred through Multiple Methodologies and Local Knowledge," May 7, 2015, 2:30 p.m., 2203 Robertson Hall. Major Professor: Toddi Steelman / William Kinsella.

Daniel McGurrin, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, "Towards Understanding the Process of Shared Norm Development Required for Managing Cultural Differences: Exploring the Early Formation of Multicultural Teams," May 8, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker.

Lingjiao Qi, Chemistry, "Development and Application of Fast-Scan Cyclic Voltammetric Technology for Examining Neurochemical Mechanisms in Vivo," May 8, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 210 Dabney Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Leslie Sombers.

Peng Yang, Statistics, "Penalized Regression and Model Selection in High Dimensions," May 8, 2015, 1:30 p.m., 5202 SAS Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Soumendra Lahiri.

Christina Ndoh, Public Administration, "Does Technology or Expertise Matter? An Exploration of Attitudes and Opinions on Synthetic Biology Policy and Governance Needs," May 12, 2015, 9:30 a.m., 5100A Hunt Library. Major Professor: Dr. Jennifer Kuzma.

Lei Wu, Computer Science, "Vulnerability Detection and Mitigation in Commodity Android Devices," May 12, 2015, 9:30 a.m., EBII/3300. Major Professor: Dr. Xuxian Jiang.

Shijing Lu, Material Science & Engineering, "Computational Study of Grain Boundaries and Nano-Reactive Materials," May 12, 2015, 11:00 a.m., 3003 EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Donald Brenner.

Tsung Yu Yang,, Economics, "Pollution Haven Hypothesis," May 13, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 4302 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Ivan Kandilov.

Phillip K. Schoch, Chemical Engineering, "Studying the Role of Surface Topography in Marine Anti-Fouling Coatings," May 18, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 2018, EBI. Major Professor: Jan Genzer.

Navid Rahbari-Asr, Electrical Engineering, "Cooperative Distributed Scheduling in Smart-Grids," June 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m., EBII-2075. Major Professor: Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow.

Elizabeth Saylor-Laudano, Curriculum & Instruction, "Preservice Elementary Teachers' Perspectives about Feminism," June 20, 2015, 8:30 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Megan Manfra / Dr. Beth Sondel.

William Wheeless, Mathematics, "Additional Symmetries of the Extended Toda Hierarchy," June 16, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 3282 SAS. Major Professor: Dr. Bojko Bakalov.

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.

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.

Jian He, Marine, Earth & Atmostpheric 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.

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.