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Doctoral Exam Schedule

Christopher Kolb, Physics, “Investigating the Complex Circumstellar Environment around Type IIb/L/n Supermovae Progenitors,” January 5, 2022, 1pm, Remote. Major Professor: Dr. John Blondin.

Yueyang Huang, Bioinformatics, “Challenges and Solutions in Association Analysis,” January 6, 2022, 9:00 a.m., Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Jung-Ying Tzeng.

William Lo, Physics, “Student Understanding of Statistical Mechanics,” January 6, 2022, 10 a.m., Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Robert Beichner.

Heather Starkey, Forest Biomaterials, “Development and Application of Lignin Containing Micro-and Nano-Fibrillated Cellulose for Sustainable Packaging Solutions,” January 6, 2022, 10:00 a.m., Zoom / In Person (Location: PPL 2221). Major Professors: Dr. Hasan Jameel and Dr. Lokendra Pal.

Latasha Williams, Nutrition, Food Science, “Healthy Foods Access: An Assessment of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists’ Perceptions and Readiness to Help Mothers Gain Sustainable Access to Healthy Foods,” January 6, 2022, 12:00p.m., Schaub Hall, Rm 114 and Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Suzie Goodell.

Matthew Nethery, Functional Genomics, “Characterization and Deployment of CRISPR-Cas Systems in Bacteria,” January 6, 2022, 1:00 p.m., Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou.

Alejandra Oyarzun Mejia, Toxicology, “Activity-Based Labeling of Aromatic Monooxygenases and its Potential for Bioremediation Monitoring,” January 7, 2022, 1:00pm, Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Michael Hyman/David Buchwalter.

Megan Morin, Learning and Teaching in STEM, “The Value of a REU Program for an Engineering Community College Student’s Persistence and Continuation,” January 13, 2022, 11:15 a.m., In Person (Location: Rm 512 / POE Hall), Major Professors: Dr. Aaron Clark and Dr. Cameron Denson.

Jenna Hartley, Parks, Rec and Tourism Management, “Intergenerational Learning: A Recommendation for Engaging Youth to Address Marine Debris Challenges,” January 13, 2022, 1:00 p.m., Zoom, Major Professor: Dr. Kathryn Stevenson.

Zeynab Jouzi, Parks, Rec and Tourism Management, “Geospatial Analysis of the Relationships between Natural Resources and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa,” January 26, 2022, 12:00 p.m., Zoom, Major Professors: Dr. Yu-Fai Leung and Dr. Stacy Nelson.

Remi Fayad, Chemistry, “Investigating Copper Excited States for Photoredox Catalysis and Photochemical Upconversion,” February 4, 2022, 1:30p.m., Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Felix Castellano.

Runzhe Wan, Statistics, “Advances in Statistical Inference and Policy Optimization for Reinforcement Learning,” February 9, 2022, 9:00 a.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Rui Song.

Adithya Gurumurthy, Mechanical Engineering, “Improving Pulmonary Drug Delivery Using Helical Air-Particle Streams,” February 9, 2022, 10:00 a.m., Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Clement Kleinstreuer.

Zhengjie Huang, Physics, “The Interaction between Light and Spin in Spintronics: Detection and Manipulation of Spin Momentum with Light,” February 11, 2022, 10a.m., Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Dali Sun.

Guangming Wang, Physics, “Toward accurate Quantus Monte Carlo calculations using a new generation of effective core potentials,” February 15, 2022, 2pm, Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Lubos Mitas.

Hala Atallah, Chemistry, “Elucidating the Photophysical Properties of Metal-Organic Complexes,” February 18, 2022, 10:00 a.m., Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Felix Castellano.

Chethan Kumar Anjinappa, Electrical Engineering, “Millimeter-Wave Wireless Networks: Coverage Characterization, Deployment Optimization, and Channel Estimation,” February 25, 2022, 2:00 p.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Ismail Guvenc.

Mojtaba Sardarmehni, Civil Engineering, “Advancing Sustainable Decision-Making for Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste,” March 3, 2022, 9:00 a.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. James W. Levis.

Dongwon Lee, Mechanical Engineering, “Piezoelectricity of Boron Nitride Nanotube Polymer Nanocomposites,” March 3, 2022, 10:00 a.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Fuh-Gwo Yuan.

Rishabh Debraj Guha, Mechanical Engineering, “A molecular understanding of the state of moisture in a polymer composite,” March 9, 2022, 9:00 a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Landon Grace.

Lili Wang, Teacher Education and Learning Science, “How English as Foreign Language Teachers Use Technology in Chinese High School Classrooms: A Mixed-Methods Study,” March 9, 2022, 8:30 a.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Hiller Spries.

Cindy Lebrasse, Marine, Earth and Atmospheric, “Assessing Carbon Cycling in Blue Carbon Habitats: A Multidisciplinary Approach using Satellite Remote Sensing, a Bio-Optical Model and Hydrodynamic Modeling,” March 15, 2022, 10 a.m., 1132 Jordan Hall. Major Professor: Chris Osburn.

Haosheng Shi, Physics, “Far-from-equilibrium and non-perturbative dynamics in Relativistic Kinetic Theory,” March 15, 2022, 11a.m., Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Thomas Schafer.

Sarah Orr, Toxicology, “Physiological Mechanisms of Major Ion Toxicity in Aquatic Insects,” March 18, 2021, 10:00a.m. Major Professor: Dr. David Buchwalter.

Dylan Wallis, Toxicology, “A Multi-level Approach to Understanding the Effects of Chemical Exposures,” March 21, 2021, 12:00pm, Toxicology Auditorium 2014. Major Professor: Dr. David Reif.

Juwoon Baek, Civil Engineering, “Modeling Arterial Work Zone Capacity and Estimating Arterial Progression Speed,” March 21, 2022, 1:00 p.m., Zoom. Major Professors: Dr. Billy M. Williams/Dr. Nagui M. Rouphail.

DeNeal Jen, Education Leadership Policy Human Development, “Politics and Teacher Preparations: A Case Study Inquiry into the Creation of the North Carolina Residency Model and the Relationship Between Residency Preparation and Pedagogical Effectiveness,” March 22, 2022, 2:00 p.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Timothy Drake.

Bailing Ma, Physics, “The Method of Interpolation between Light-Front Quantization and Equal-Time Quantization and its Application to Quantum Chromodynamics in the One-Plus-One Dimensions,” March, 28, 2021, 1pm, Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Cheung Ji.

Eliezer Reyes Molina, Forest Biomaterials, “Effect of Biomass Feedstock and Blends on Thermochemical Derived Products: Alternative Pathways for By-products Upgrading”, March 30, 2022, 2:00 p.m., Room/Blg: TBD. Major Professors: Dr. Stephen Kelley and Dr. Sunkyu Park.