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Doctoral Exam Schedule

Yaxu Wang, Bioinformatics, “Association Analysis of Prenatal Exposures, Umbilical Cord Blood DNA Methylation and Childhood Health,” February 13, 2023, 1:00 p.m., Remote. Major Professors: Dr. Jung-Ying Tzeng and Dr. Cathrine Hoyo.

Jijo Christudasjustus, Material Sciences and Engineering, “Insight to corrosion mechanisms in nanocrystalline Al-xV alloys produced by high-energy ball milll,” February 17, 2023, 9:00 a.m., Room 3018/Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Rajeev Gupta.

Aditya Keskar, Civil Engineering, “Enhancing grid flexibility by efficiently using distributed energy resources on the power system in the United States and India,” February 17, 2023, 1:00 p.m., FWH 3280. Major Professor: Dr. Jeremiah Johnson.

Chathuranga Sandamal Witharamage, Material Sciences & Engineering, “Understanding the Corrosion Mechanisms of High Energy Ball Milled Al-V Alloys Consolidated usiing In-situ, Cold Compaction, Spark Plasma,” February 20, 2023, 9:30 a.m., EBI-3018/Hybrid. Major Professor: Dr. Rajeev Gupta.

Jessica Thangjitham, Civil Engineering, “Seismic Design Recommendations for Grade 80 Reinforcing Steel in RC Bridge Columns,” February 20, 2023, 1:00 p.m., EBIII-3122. Major Professor: Dr. Mervyn Kowalsky.

Yazeed Algurainy, Civil Engineering, “Understanding the roles of faradaic reactions and precipitation on salt removal and electrode stability in flow- through capacitive deionization,” February 21, 2023, 2:00 p.m., 3301-FWH. Major Professor: Dr. Douglas Call.

Yuhua Xiao, Nuclear Engineering, “Effects of Focus Ring and External Circuit on Ion Energy and Sheath Dynamics in Electropositive Capacitively Coupled Plasmas,” February 24, 2023, 9:00 a.m., 2312N, D.H. Hill Library. Major Professor: Dr. Steven Shannon.

Dave White, Mathematics, “Symplectic instanton homology of knots and links in three-manifolds,” February 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m., SAS 3134. Major Professor: Dr. Tye Lidman.

Dhanushka Kumarihamy Palipana, Civil Engineering, “Assessment of Shear Transfer Mechanisms in Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams from Experiments with Full Field-of-View Displacement field data,” March 6, 2023, 11:00 a.m., TBD. Major Professor: Dr. Giorgio T. Proestos.

Yao Du, Nuclear Engineering, “Molecular dynamics simulation in plasma etching,” March 6, 2023, 1:00 p.m., Scott Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Steven Shannon.

Angelina Joy, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, “Perceptions and Effects of STEM Stereotypes for Children and Adolescents,” March 7, 2023, 11:00 a.m., Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Kelly Lynn Mulvey.

Geneva Gray, Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences, “An Investigation of Pseudo-global Warming Downscaling in Urban Environments,” March 8, 2023, 9:00 a.m., 1132 Jordan Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Kenneth Kunkel.

Doyun Lee, Civil Engineering, “Development of Real-time Automated Mobile Robotic Welding System in Construction,” March 8, 2023, 3:00 p.m., Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Kevin Han.

Julia Sorensen, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, “Student or Adult? A Comparison of Identity Distress Between Graduate Students and Community Members,” March 9, 2023, 10:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Lynne Baker-Ward.

Grace Rhodes, Statistics, “Statistical Learning Methods for Dynamic Prediction of Residual Life and Estimation of Optimal Treatment Regimes with Electronic Medical Record Data,” March 10, 2023, 8:30 a.m., SAS 05202. Major Professors: Dr. Marie Davidian and Dr. Wenbin Lu.

Andrew Hollis, Statistics, “Statistical Methods for Nonproliferation and Counterproliferation,” March 10, 2023, 10:30 a.m., SAS 5270. Major Professors: Dr. Alyson Wilson and Dr. Ralph Smith.

Kaylie Kirkwood, Chemistry, “Advancing Analytical Techniques to Investigate Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Exposure and Metabolic Impacts,” March 14, 2023, 1:00 p.m., Dabney 210. Major Professor: Dr. Erin Baker.

Akhil Francis, Physics, “Quantum computation for condensed matter systems,” March 15, 2023, 9:00 a.m., Riddick 400P. Major Professor: Dr. Lex Kemper.

Julia Grzymkowski, Toxicology, “The Impact of Atrazine-Induced Metabolic Dysfunction on Intestinal Morphogenesis,” March 15, 2023, 9:00 a.m., Toxicology 2104 + 2102. Major Professor: Dr. Nanette Nascone-Yoder.

Chi-Yi Chen, Industrial Engineering, “Unit Load Devices (ULD) scale planning and stock scheduling in international airline services,” March 15, 2023, 10:00 a.m., FWH-4103. Major Professor: Dr. Shu-Cheng Fang.

Sarah Brown, School Psychology, “Exploring Possible Moderation Effects on the Outcomes of the Check, Connect, and Respect Program,” March 20, 2023, 9:00 a.m., Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Scott Stage.

Jai Aslam, Mathematics, “TDA Applied to Cancer Genomics and Chromatic Hypergraph Categorification,” March 20, 2023, 1:00 p.m., SAS Hall Room 3143. Major Professor: Dr. Radmila Sazdanovic.

Kyunguk Na, Civil Engineering, “Characterization of Dynamic Properties of MICP-Treated Sand,” April 13, 2023, 1:30 p.m. FWH 3361. Major Professors: Dr. Brina Montoya/Dr. Ashly Cabas.

Lan Cheng, Civil Engineering, “Removal of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) by Anion Exchange Resins,” May 4, 2023, 2:00 p.m., Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Detlef Knappe.