Doctoral Exam Schedule

Trudy Whitehad, Educational Administration & Supervision, "Principal's Perceptions of Ancillary Staff in Three Center-Based High Schools in North Georgia," February 4, 2016, 11:00 a.m., 500 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Lance Fusarelli.

Brooke Shurer, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, "Expectations and Experiences of U.S. Semester Study Abroad Students in British Universities: A Longitudinal Phenomenology," February 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Audrey Jaeger.

Kristie Lee McGowan, Tentile Technology management, "Understanding and Validating Cyberscape Dimensions in the Personal Luxury Customer Experience," February 11, 2016, 3:00 p.m., Room 4404 College of Textiles. Major Professor: Dr. Nancy Cassill.

Ashley Grantham, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, "Exploring the Implementation of State Mandated Academic Change," February 16, 2016, 12:00 p.m., 505A Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Audrey Jaeger.

Amanda Cadran, Curriculm & Instruction, "Teaching Blended Learning Courses to Occupational Course of Study Students: A Quantitative Analysis of Care," February 17, 2016, 1:00 p.m., 505A Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Kevin Oliver.

Sachin Madhusoodhanan, Electrical Engineering, "Design, Development and Control of Three-Phase Medium Voltage High Power Converters Based on Silicon Carbide Devices." February 19, 2016, 10:00 a.m., Suite 100/Keystone Science Center. Major Professor: Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

Joshua Rice, Forestry and Environmental Resources, "Long-Term Terrestrial Hydrologic Cycle Changes and the Role of Watershed Scale Spatial Influences," February 22, 2016, 1:00 p.m., 5119 Jordan Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Ryan Emanuel.

Tong Yao, Fiber and Polymer Science, "Accelerated Fatigue Study of In Situ Fenestrated Endovascular Stent Grafts inside the 3D Phantom of a Patient's Aortic Arch Aneurysm," February 23, 2016, 1:00 p.m ., Room 3437 College of Textiles. Major Professor: Dr. Martin W. King.

Mona Nour, "Exploring Sense of Belonging and Perceived Heritage Community Language Proficiency as Predictors of Bicultural Identity Integration in U.S. Society," February 24, 2016, 9:00 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Siu-Man Raymond Ting.

Sumeet Mishra, Material Sciences and Engineering, "Selective actuation of polymer nanocomposites by controlling properties of magnetic and plasmonic nanopaticles for soft robotics applications," February 24, 2016, 12:00 p.m., EBI, Room 3003. Major Professor: Dr. Joseph Tracy.

Ashley Jermusyk, Chemical Engineering, "Novel Methods for Elucidating Signaling Pathways Using Drosophila melanogaster Embryos," February 25, 2016, 1:30 p.m., Partners II, Room 3002. Major Professor: Dr. Gregory Reeves.

Charles H. Jenckes, Mechanical Engineering, "The Simulation of Ground Vehicles in Close Ground Proximity," February, 26, 2016, 2:00 p.m., EBIII3115. Major Professors: Dr. Tiegang Fang/Dr. Eric Klang.

Jennifer Marts, Adult & Community College Education, "Growing in Service, Grounded in Learning: Understanding Student Success and Institutional Outcomes in Service-Learning Coursework at a North Carolina Community College," February 29, 2016, 10:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. James Bartlett / Dr. Michelle Bartlett.

Rebecca Hite, Science Education, "Perceptions of Presence in Virtual Reality Instruction," March 3, 2016, 3:30 p.m., 215A Friday Institute. Major Professor: Dr. Gail Jones.

Chi Chun Steve Tsang, Economics, "Three Essays on the Economic Consequences of Biofuel Policies," March 4, 2016, 1:00 p.m., 4103 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Walter Thurman.

Philip Lozouk, Chemistry, "Development of MS-based Methodologies for Discovery, Quantitative Proteomics, Post-Transitional Modification Profiling and Trans OMIC Pathway Approaches in Complex Biological Systems," March 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m. 306 Cox Hall. Major Professor: Dr. David Muddiman.

Awneesh Kumar Tripathi, Electrical Engineering, "HV SiC Devices based Three-Phase Dual Active Bridge DC/DC Converter as a MV Isolator and Potential Component for MV dc grid," March 11, 2016, 9:00 a.m., Energy B. FREEDM Center. Major Professor: Dr. Subhahish Bhattacharya.

Nouf Mousa Almousa, Nuclear Engineering, "Modeling Electrothermal Plasma with Boundary Layer Effects," March 14, 2016, 12:00 p.m., NE 1121. Major Professors: Dr. Mohamed Bourham/Dr. John Gilligan.

Larissa Carneiro, Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, "Divine Technology: How God Created Dinosaurs and People," March 14, 2016, 4:00 p.m., Caldwell Hall M8. Major Professor: Dr.Jason Swarts.

Chengzhi Yuan, Mechanical Engineering, "Synthesis of Hybrid Switched Control Systems and Its Applications," March 15, 2016, 3:00 p.m., 3235 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Fen Wu

Jordan Moering, Material Science and Engineering, "Unraveling Deformation Mechanisms in Gradient Structured Metals," March 16, 2016, 10:00 a.m., 3003, EBI. Major Professors: Dr. Yuntian Zhu/Dr. Suveen Mathaudhu.

Lisa Lewis, Adult & Community College Education, "Community College Nursing Students' Experience of Repeating a Course After Academic Failure," March 17, 2016, 10:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Susan Barcinas.

Xialong Ma, Materials Science & Engineering, "Microstructures and mechanical properties in Cu and Cu alloys," March 17, 2016, 1:30 p.m., 3018 EBI. Major Professors: Dr. Yuntian Zhu/Dr. Jagdish Narayan.

Nicole Estrich, Materials Science & Engineering, "Self-assembly properties of DNA origami, gold nanostructures, and diblock compatibilizers," March 17, 2016, 3:00 p.m., 3003 EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Thomas LaBean.

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.

Alaa Al-Kateeb, Mathematics, "Structure of Cyclotomic Polynomials and Several Applications," March 21, 2016, 11:00 a.m., SAS 4201. Major Professor: Dr. Hoon Hong.

Zubair Azad, Physics, "A Random Walk Through Nanfluidics," March 21, 2016, 12:00 p.m., Riddick Hall 415. Major Professor: Dr. Robert Riehn.

Michael Pelch, Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Science, "Connecting how instructors think about teaching with the development of new teaching materials, and how those materials can impact the development of science literate citizens," March 21, 2015, 1:00 p.m. Jordan Hall 1132. Major Professor: Dr. David McConnell.

Sanggul Rouli Manalu, Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media, "The Politics of Telecommunication Infrasturcture: Tracing Power Negotiations in Governing Indonesian Internet Infrastructure," March 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m., Caldwell M-8 Room. Major Professor: Dr. Stephen B. Wiley.

Abhijeet Bagal, Mechanical Engineering, "Multifunctional Periodic Thin-Shell Nanostructures," March 24, 2016, 10:00 a.m., EBIII - Room 3115. Major Professor: Dr. Chih-Hao Chang.

Xiao Song, Chemistry, "Investigating the Role and Structure of Free Radicals in Lignin Biosynthesis," March 24, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Dabney Hall (DAB) 210 . Major Professor: Dr. Tatyana I. Smirnova.

Velayudhan Praju Kiliyanpilakkil, "Scaling Characteristics of mesoscale wind fields in the lower atmospheric boundary layer: Implications for wind energy," April 4, 2016, 9:00 a.m., Jordan Hall 1132. Major Professor: Dr.Sukanta Basu.

Zhaohui Wang, Mathematics, "A Robin-Robin Domain Decomposition Method for a Stokes-Darcy Structure Interaction with a Locally Modified Mesh and Gradient Finite Element Method," April 12, 2016, 1:00 p.m., 3282 SAS Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Zhilin Li

Kartheek Anekella, Food Science, "Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria as Starter Cultures for Low Salt Cucumber Fermentation and Antibiotic Gene Transfer Between Listeria and Lactic Acid Bacteria," April 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m., Room 128 Schaub Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Sophia Kathariou.

Qifeng Weng, Economics, "Three Essays on Financial Econometrics and Patents," May 6, 2016, 1:30 p.m., 4103 Nelson Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Denis Pelletier / Dr. Zachary Brown.