Doctoral Exam Schedule

Chelsea Phillips, Physiology-Poultry Science,” Uncovering the Epigenetic Impact of Feeding a High Methyl Donor Diet,” November 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Room 216 Scott Hall. Major professor:  Dr. Christopher Ashwell.

Robert Weldon, Nuclear Engineering, “Characterization of the Anisotropic Scintillation Response of Stilbene and an Application for Neurton Sourse Localization,” November 15, 2019, 2:00 p.m., Hill Library  2312G.  Major Professor:  Dr. John Mattingly.

Ankit R. Dubey, Civil Engineering, “Seismic Fragility of Piping Systems:  Consideration of Cyclic Behavior & Degradation,” November 20, 2019, 8:00 a.m., Mann Hall-412A.  Major Professor:  Dr. Abhinav Gupta.

James Counts, Chemical Engineering, “Determinants for Hot Acid Microbial Lifestyles: Chemolithoautotrophic Physiology of the Extremely Themoacidophilic Archaeal Lineage Sulfolobales,” November 20, 2019, 2:00 p.m., Partners II, U3002.  Major Professor:  Robert Kelly.

Faris Ebrahem Alfaris, Electrical Engineering, “Modular Static Transmission and Distribution Controller for Distributed Renewable Energy Resources,” November 21, 2019, 10:15 a.m., FREEDM Center, Energy Board Room.  Major Professor:  Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

Chen Dong, Material Sciences & Engineering, “Optoelectronic devices based on organic small molecules and lead sulfide quantum dots,” November 21, 2019, 3:00 p.m., RBI-303.  Major Professor:  Dr. Franky So.

Denis Mahoney, Crop Science, ” The Biology and Management of Palmer amaranth in North Carolina, ” November 22, 2019, 9:30 a.m., Room 4220 Williams Hall. Major Professor:  Dr. David Jordan.

Vishnu Mahadeva Iyer, Electrical Engineering, “An approach Towards Extreme Fast Charging Power Delivery for Electric Vehicles with Partial Power Processing,” November 22, 2019, 1:00 p.m., 100 Keystone Science Center.  Major Professor:  Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

Bharathkumar Ramachandra, Computer Science, “Anomaly Detection In Videos,” November 22, 2019, 2:00 p.m., EBII-2216.  Major Professor:  Dr. Ranga Raju Vatsavai.

Saran Srikanth Bodda, Civil Engineering, “Risk Informed Validation Framework Using Bayesian Approach,” November 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m.  Major Professor:  Dr. Abhinav Gupta.

Ashley McMillan, Educational Leadership Policy Human Development, “It’s More than An Organization: Exploring the Role of Native Student Organizations in Creating Culturally Relevant and Culturally  Responsive Campus Environments for Native American Students,” November 11, 2019, 2:00 p.m., Teaching & Visualization Lab, Hunt Library. Major Professor: Dr. Audrey Jaeger.

Jiancheng Zhu, Fiber and Polymer Science/Chemistry, “Benzimidazolyl Palladium Complexes as Highly Active Bifunctional Catalysts for Sustainable Cross-Coupling, C-H Functionalization and Hyperpolarization and Approach to Photoredox Fluoroethylation of Heteriarenes,” November 26, 2019, 9:15 a.m., Room 206 Fox Hall.  Major Professors:  Dr. Vincent Lindsay/Dr. Januka Budhathoki Uprety.

Kaylib Robinson, Chemistry, “Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of 4-Oxazolidinones and Dual JAK/TRPV-1 Inhibitors,” December 2, 2019, 9:00 a.m., Dabney Hall 210. Major Professor: Dr. Joshua Pierce.

Sachin Agate, Forest Biomaterials, “Advances in Bio-Materials for Flexible Electronics and Optics,” December 3, 2019, 11:30 a.m., 3110 Robertson Hall. Major Professors: Dr.Lokendra Pal/Dr. Lucian Lucia.

Yen-Hao Lai, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, ” Mechanisms and Models of Pain in Head and Neck Cancer Irradiation,” November 4, 2019, 9:00 a.m., Room 101 Research Building, CVM.Major Professors: Dr. Michael W. Nolan/Dr. Duncan X. Lascelles.

Zhongyuan You, Economics, “Topics in Empirical Finance: Real Interest Rate Parity, Uncovered Interest Rate Parity, and Forecasting Inflation,” December 4, 2019, 9:00 a.m., 4302 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Barry Goodwin.

Krystal Chojnacki, Public Administration, “Targeted Systems Change Behavior: Building a Local Food Economy in North Carolina,” December 4, 2019, 2:00 p.m., Caldwell Hall M8. Major Professor: Dr. Branda Nowell/Dr. Jeffrey Diebold.

Leonardi Tjayadi, Nuclear Engineering, “Innovative Approach to SCC Inspection and Evaluation of Canister in Dry Storage,” December 4, 2019, 2:00 p.m., BEL 1121.  Major Professor:  Dr. Korukonda Murty.

Liangyu Zhu, Statistics, “Machine Learning Methods for Optimal Does Finding,” December 5, 2019, SAS Hall 05202. Major Professors: Dr. Wenbin Lu/Dr. Rui Song.

Shannan George, Learning and Teaching in STEM, “Investigation of the Scientific and Individual Outcomes of an International Citizen Science Project in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene,” December 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Sarah Carrier/Dr. Kristin Busch.

Ahmed Abdelsamad, Electrical Engineering, “Microgrid Life-Cycle Economic Reliability Analysis and Predictive Maintenance Scheduling Using Sequential Monte Carlo, Particle Swarm Optimization and Reinforcement Learning,” December 6, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Freedm Center Energy Board Room.  Major Professor:  Dr. David Lubkeman.

Gabrielle Corradino, Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Science, “Tiny but Mighty: The Characterization and Ecology of Heterotrophic Nanoflagellate from the Coastal Water of North Carolina,” December 6, 2019, 10:30 a.m., Jordan Hall 1132. Major Professor: Dr. Astrid Schnetzer.

Eric Dees, Physics, “On the Use of Ultracold Neutrons for Exploration of Electroweak Interactions and 5th Force Contributions to Gravitation,” December 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m., Riddick Hall, 106. Major Professor: Dr. Albert Young.

Lisha Sun, Electrical Engineering, “New Distribution Planning Method for Analyzing Grid Edge Technologies,” December 6, 2019, 2:00 p.m., Energy Board/FREEDM Center.  Major Professor:  Dr. David Lubkeman.

Ahmed Abdelsamad, Electrical Engineering, “Microgrid Life-Cycle Economic Reliability Analysis and Predictive Maintenance Scheduling Using Sequential Monte Carlo, Particle Swarm Optimization and Reinforcement Learning,” December 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Energy Board/FREEDM Center. Major Professor: Dr. David Lubkeman.

Albertina Townsend, Educational Administration & Supervision, “Against the Odds: Factors that Contribute to the Academic Success of First-Generation College African-American Males from Rural Communities,” December 9. 2019, 10:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Lisa Bass.

Andrea Thomas, Adult & Community College Education, “Perceptions, Attitudes, and Values of Females Participating in Nontraditional Career and Technical Education Programs in North Carolina Community Colleges: A Q-Methodology,” December 10, 2019, 3:00 p.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. James Bartlett.

Emily Meyers, Plant Pathology, “Evaluation of Fungicide Sensitivity of United States <i>Blumeria graminis</i> f. sp. <i>tritici</i> Population,” December 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m., Room 2321 Gardner Hall. Major professor:  Dr. Christina Cowger.

Jesseca Taylor, Psychology, “Speed It or Repeat It: The Effects of Non-Speech Alarm Features on Alarm Awareness,” December 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m., Poe Hall 512. Major Professor: Dr. Chris Mayhorn.

Najwa Ainsour, Soil Science, “Bi-directional Exchange of Ammonia from Soils in Row Crop Agro-ecosystems,” December 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m., Room 2223 Williams Hall. Major Professor:  Dr. Wayne Robarge.

Shaddy Alshraah, Soil Science, ” Soil Tillage for Stormwater Infiltration: Effects of Amendments and Vegetation Type over Time.” December 16, 2019, 9:00, a.m, Room 2223 Williams Hall. Major Professors:  Dr. Richard McLaughlin/Dr. Joshua Heitman.

Nadish Anand, Mechanical Engineering, “Application of Ferrohydrodynamic Flows for Heat Transfer Enhancement and Energy Harvesting,” December 16, 2019, 1:00 p.m., EBIII-3235.  Major Professor:  Dr. Richard Gould.

Tao Wang, Computer Science, “Compiler-based Auto-tuning and Synchronization Validation Techniques for HPC Applications,” December 17, 2019, 2:00 p.m., EBII-3300.  Major Professors: Dr. Frank Mueller/Dr. Guoliang Jin.

Yangmo Zhu, Nuclear Engineering, “Development and Assessment of a Data-driven approach for Turbulence Modeling,” December 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m., Page Hall 109.  Major Professor:  Dr. Nam Dinh.

Qinmiao Li, Electrical Engineering, “Frequency Support Control Schemes for Photovoltaic Systems,” January 3, 2020, 9:00 a.m., Keystone Building Energy Board Room.  Major Professor:  Dr. Mesut Baran.

Ryan Maloney, Chemical Engineering, “Computer Simulations of Colloidal Mixtures,” January 3, 2020, 11:00 a.m., EBI 2018.  Major Professor:  Dr. Carol Hall.

Hongyang Liu, Design, “Interaction Design of New Technology for Older Adults: From the Ease of Learning Perspective,” January 15, 2020, 2:00 p.m., Kam Hall 130. Major Professor: Dr. Sharon Joines.

Srinivas Gulur, Electrical Engineering, “Grid-Tied Converter for Renewable Energy Application,”  January 17, 2020, 10:30 a.m., Research Conference Room/Keystone Science Center.   Major Professor:  Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

Hadi Eshraghi, Environmental Engineering, “An Assessment of the US Energy System Under Uncertainty,” January 30, 2020, 2:00 p.m., Mann 216.  Major Professor:  Dr. Joseph DeCarolis.

Tao Jiang, Bioinformatics/Statistics, ” High Dimensional Linear and Tree-based Models in Bioinformatics,” February 28, 2020, 1:00 p.m., Room 336 Ricks Hall. Major Professors:  Dr. David M. Reif/Dr. Alison Motsinger-Reif.

Chi Zhang, Economics, “Three Chapters in Financial Economics,” February 28, 2020, 1:00 p.m., 4302 Nelson Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Ivan Kandilov/Dr. Mark Walker.

Chuan Xu, Operations Research, “Non-Zero Sum Stochastic Differential Reinsurance Game with Jump Diffusion Process,” March 23, 2020, 9:00 a.m., SAS 4201.  Major Professor:  Dr. Negash Medhin.