Doctoral Exam Schedule

Kenneh P. Mineart, "Chemical Engineering, "Utilizaton of Network-Forming Block and Ionomers in the Develeopment of Novel Nanofractors and Responsive Media," November 23, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 2018 EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Richard Spontak.

Nitin Singh, Forestry and Environmental Resources, "Hydrological and Biogeochemical Processes in Forested Headwater Catchments of the Southern Appalachians," November 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 1214 Jordan Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Ryan Emanuel / Dr. Elizabeth Nichols.

Jennifer Stanigar, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, "Viewpoints of Effective Mentoring for Entrepreneurs," November 24, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Diane Chapman.

Carrie McLean, Counseling & Counselor Education, "An Examination of the Impact of Major Changing Patterns on the Academic Performance and Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy of First Generation College Students," December 1, 2015, 9:30 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Raymond Ting.

Yang Liu, Computer Science, "Server-side Log Data Analytics for I/O Workload Characterization and Coordination on Large Shared Storage Systems," December 1, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3300/EBII. Major Professors: Dr. Xiaosong Ma/Dr. Frank Mueller.

Russet Rogers, Adult & Community College Education, "Health Literacy Competencies: Using Q Methodology to Assess th Perceptions of Health Care Professionals," December 1, 2015, 12:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. James Bartlett.

Lynn Tovar, Counseling & Counselor Education, "A Narrative Analysis of Barriers, Supports and Resiliency in School Involvement Experiences of Hispanic Immigrant Parents With Spanish Language Proficiency," December 1, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Sylvia Nassar-McMillan.

Brandon Bock, Mathematics, “Algebraic and Combinatorial Properties of Statistical Models for Ranked Data,” December 1, 2015, 3:00 p.m., SAS Hall 3282. Major Professor: Dr.Seth Sullivant.

Samuel Wilson, Statistics, "Molecular Evolution Model Selection and Averaged Estimators," December, 2, 2015 5202 SAS Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Spencer Muse.

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.

Priya Jayaraman, Microbiology, "Innate Immune Responses to Infection by the Pathogenic Spirochetes Leptospira Interrogans and Borrelia Burgdoferi," December 3, 2015, 10:15 a.m., 3503 Thomas Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Frank Scholle.

Saul Hernandez Valle, Mechanical Engineering, "Finite Element Analysis of Pulse Phased Thermography for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Structures," December, 4, 2015, 9:30 a.m., EBIII/3235. Major Professor: Dr. Kara Peters.

Crystal Lee Pow, Toxicology, " Biological Effects of Complex Estrogenic and other Endocrine Active Mixtures in Aquatic Systems," December 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m., Toxicology 2104 & 2102. Major Professor: Seth Kullman.

Fernanda da Costa Portugal Duarte, Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media, “Self-making, hybrid spaces and bio politics in the internet of Things,” December 4, 2015, 11:00 a.m., Caldwell Hall M-8. Major Professor: Dr. Adriana de Souza e Silva.

Kibok Lee, Electrical Engineering, "Universal Flying Restart Strategy for Asynchronous and Synchronous Motors," December 4, 2015, 1:00 p.m., FREEDM Center. Major Professor: Dr. Srdjan Lukic.

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.

Ankan De, Electrical Engineering, "Soft Switched AC/AC Converters Enabled by Wide Band Gap SiC Power Devices," December 8, 2015, 9:00 a.m., FREEDM Energy Room. Major Professor: Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

Yanlin Gong, MEAS, “Impacts of eddies, topography, and topographic Rossby waves on the north Brazil deep current variability: an observation and modeling synthesis study,” December 8, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Jordan Hall 1132. Major Professor: Dr. Ruoying He.

Fan Wu, Statistics, “Adaptive-Projection Confidence Intervals and some Data Analysis for date in personalized medicine,” December, 8 2015, 10:00 a.m., SAS Hall 5202. Major Professor: Dr. Eric Laber.

Alexander Richter, Chemical Engineering, "Towards environmentally-benigh nanoengineering: Antimicrobial nanoparticles based on silver-infused lignin cores," December 8. 2015, 10:00 a.m., Room 2018, EBI. Major Professors: Dr. Orlin D. Velev/Dr. Richard J. Spontak.

Shuai Li, Forest Biomaterials, "Valorization of Lignins for Use in Multi-Phase Systems," December 8, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 2203 Robertson Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Orlando Rojas / Dr. Carlos Salas.

Yu Sun, Fiber and Polymer Science, "Active Feedback Control of Heat and Moisture Transfer through Textiles for Human Comfort," December 8, 2015, 1:00 p.m., Room 3437, College of Textiles. Major Professor: Dr. Warren J. Jasper.

Adedapo A. Oni, Material Sciences & Engineering, "Atomic metrology in ordered/disordered systems using transmission electron microscopy," December 9, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3018 EBI. Major Professor: Dr. James M. LeBeau.

Jungmok Lee, Civil Engineering, "Analysis of Temporary Slopes and Excavation Support Systems in Unsaturated Piedmont Residual Soils," December 9, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 412A Mann Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Roy Borden/Dr. Mohammed Gabr.

Nanshang Zhang, Fiber and Polymer Science, "Design of Safer Flame Retardant Textiles through Inclusion Complex Formation with Cyclodextrins: A Combined Experimental and Modeling Study," December 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Room 3438 , College of Textiles. Major Professors: Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli/Dr. David Hinks.

Clyde Manuel, Food Science, "Evaulation of Novel Methods for Inactivation of Human Norovirus," December 11, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 103 Schaub Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus.

John W. Durham III, Mechanical Engineering, "Preparation and Characterization of Bioactive Coatings on Polymeric Implants," December 11, 2015, 9:30 a.m., 3235 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei.

Nahid Mehraban, Fiber & Polymer Science, "Design and Synthesis of Phthlocyanine Macrocycles for Photodynamic Therapy: A Combined Study Using Molecular Modeling and Drug Delivery," December 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 3438 COT. Major Professor: Dr. Harold Freeman.

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.

Bryan Daniel Anderson, Material Sciences & Engineering, "Silica Overcoating and Chemical Synthesis of Nanoparticles with Tailored Morphologies," December 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m., Room 3003-EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Joseph Tracy.

Juliet Laughlin, Adult & Community College Education, "Assessing the Measures of and Defining Community College Institutional Effectiveness: A Present's Perspective Delphi Study," December 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. James Bartlett.

Ryan Winston, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, "Resilience of Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Northern Ohio," December 15, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 158 Weaver Labs. Major Professor: Dr. William Hunt.

Renbo Cao, Fiber and Polymer Science, "Development of Instrumental Techniques for Quality Control of Complex Colored Patterns," December 16, 2015, 9:30 a.m., Room 3438 College of Textiles. Major Professor: Dr. Renzo Shamey.

Ramesh Krishnamurthy, Computer Science, "A Framework for Evaluating Server Performance: Application to SIP Proxy Servers," January 11, 2016, 9:00 a.m., EBII-3300. Major Professor: Dr. George N. Rouskas.

Tracy Pakornsawat, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, "'DREAM'ing for a Better Life: A Policy Delphi Study on Skill Development and Accessing Legal Employment for Undocumented Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) Eligible Immigrants," January 13, 2016, 10:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Diane Chapman.

Mary Medina, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, "Determining the Impact of a Summer Bridge Program on Academic Success for First-Year College Students," January 28, 2016, 10:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Stephen Porter.

Jiangchuan Hu, Civil Engineering, "Method for Quantifying In-Use Vehicle Emissions and Evaluation of Variability in Vehicle Emissions," March 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m., Mann Hall 206. Major Professor: Dr. H. Christopher Frey.