Doctoral Exam Schedule

Doctoral Exam Schedule

Ariful Haque, Material Sciences & Engineering, “Fabrication of O-caron and diamon by non-equilibrium and equilibrium processes for electron field emission and catalytic applications,” February 18, 2020, 2:00 p.m., EBI-3018.  Major Professors:  Dr. Jagdish Narayan/Dr. Mehmet Ozturk.

Siddharth Gupta, Material Sciences & Engineering, “Structural Evolution of Novel Nonequilbrium Phases in Carbon and Boron Nitride Via Liquid Phase Ultrafast Regrowth,” February 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m., EBI-3018.  Major Professor:  Dr. Jagdish Narayan.

Theresa Piskackova, Crop Science,” Developing Weed Emergence and Phenology Predictive Models,” February 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m., Room 2223 Williams Hall. Major Professor:  Dr. Ramon Leon Gonzalez.

Christopher Williams, Educational Leadership Policy Human Development, “Campus Diversity Programming Through Outdoor Trips: A Case Study Analysis of the Diversity and Inclusion of adVenture Experience Program,” February 20, 2020, 10:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Joy Gayles.

Jeffrey Wilkins, Psychology, “The Role of Self-Care Management Support Groups Among Individuals with Sickle Cell Disease,” February 25, 2020, 11:00 a.m., Poe Hall 512. Professor: Dr. Craig Brookins.

Bayley Garbutt, Curriculum & Instruction, “Understanding Factors Related to Preservice Teachers’ Attitudes and Perceptions Regarding African American Language,” February 25, 2020, 2:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Jessica DeCuir-Gunby.

Matthew Campbell, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, ” The Investigation of Biological and Engineering Parameters Intrinsic to Intensive Culture of Oysters, Crassostrea virginica, in Upweiler Systems,” February 26, 2020, 1:00 p.m., Room 101 Weaver Admin. Major professor:  Dr.  Steven G. Hall.

Carolyn Grimley, Materials Science & Engineering, “Decoupling Chemical, Thermal, and Electrical Effects in Flash Sintering,” February 27, 2019, 3:00 p.m., EBI-3018.  Major Professor:  Dr. Elizabeth C. Dickey.

Wen Tang, Computer Engineering, “Optimized Structure Learning in Inference Problems,” February 28, 2020, 9:30 a.m., EBII-3110.  Major Professor:  Dr. Hamid Krim.

Eric Jacuzzi, Aerospace Engineering, “Unsteady aerodynamics and flow control for race car applications,” February 28, 2020, 9:30 a.m., EBIII-3122.  Major Professor:  Dr. Kenneth Granlund.

Yuming Huang, Physics, “Fusing community structures in multiplex networks,” February 28, 2020, 12:00 p.m., EB2 3110. Major Professor: Dr. Hamid Krim.

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.

Carrie Bartek, Adult & Community College Education, “Mixed Methods Analysis of Effective Transfer Partnerships at Two- and Four-Year Colleges in North Carolina,” March 2, 2020, 8:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Audrey Jaeger.

Kara Battle, Adult & Community College Education, “Dual Enrollment Transfer Students Studying at Baccalaureate Institutions in North Carolina,” March 2, 2020, 10:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Audrey Jaeger.

Molly Bradshaw, Agricultural and Extension Education,” Career Burn Out with Females in Higher Education Administration,” March 2, 2020, 10:00 a.m., Room 3221 Talley. Major Professor:  Dr. Jacklyn Bruce.

Linting Xue, Computer Science, “Extract Argument Structures from Natural Language Corpora,” March 2, 2020, 10:00 a.m., EBII-3300.  Major Professor:  Dr. Collin Lynch.

Hao Tu, Electrical Engineering, “Distributed time-synchronized control of Hybrid AC/DC Microgrids,” March 2, 2020, 10:00 a.m., FREEDM Center. Major Professor:  Dr. Srdjan Lukic.

Ashley Swing, Adult & Community College Education, “The Experiences of Low-Income Transfer Students and Their Paths to Bachelor’s Degree Completion,” March 2, 2020, 12:00 p.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Audrey Jaeger.

Charles Wagner,  plant Biology, ‘ Evidence Based Validation of Botanical Interventions from Scotland and Wales,” March 2, 2020, 9:30 a.m., Room Faculty Seminar, 2312 N, D.H. Hill, Jr., Library. Major Professors:  Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky/Dr. Jillian De Gezelle.

Virginia Riel, Sociology, “When Charters are the Choosers: A Supply-Side Analysis of Charter School Choice,” March 3, 2020, 10:00 a.m., 1911 Building, Room 126/127. Major Professor: Dr. Toby Parcel.

William Taylor Adams, Material Science & Engineering, “Gallium Based Oxide Interfaces,” March 3, 2020, 10:30 a.m., EBI-3018.  Major Professor:  Dr. Albena Ivanisevic.

Hussein Mohamed Elnawawy, Computer Engineering, “Analyzing and Mitigating the Cost of Persistence for Non-Volatile Memory in High-Performance Computing Systems,” March 3, 2020, 11:00 a.m., EBII-3063.  Major Professor:  Dr. Gregory T. Byrd.

Angela VanGorder, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “Recruiting and Selecting Effective Aspiring Educational Leaders: A Multiple-Case Study of Exemplary Educational Leadership Programs,” March 3, 2020, 11:30 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Bonnie Fusarelli/Dr. Lance Fusarelli.

Joomyung Lee, Nuclear Engineering, “Development Of The Machine Learning Based Safety Significant Factor Inference Model For Advanced Diagnosis System,” March 4, 2020, 8:00 a.m., 1121 Burlington.  Major Professor: Dr. Nam Dinh.

Katharine Ahrens, Mathematics, “Combinatorial Applications of the k-Fibonacci Numbers: A Cryptographically Motivated Analysis,” March 4, 2020, 9:00 a.m., SAS Hall 4201. Major Professors: Dr. Ernest Stitzinger/Dr. Scott Batson.

Nermin Vehabovic, Teacher Education and Learning Science, “A Community Classroom as “Our Home” for Children and Youth Resettled as Refugees and Tutors: Three Essays on Language and Literacy Practices in a Transcultural and Translingual Space,” March 4, 2020, 1:00 p.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Angela Wiseman.

Xin Liu, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, ” Extraction and Anti-bacterial Effects of Edible Brown Algae Extract,” March 4, 2020, 3:00 p.m. Room 101 Weaver Admn. Major Professor:  Dr. Wenqiao Yuan.

Shruti Gandhi, Computer Engineering, “Vritti: Guarantees for Mix Flows in Inter-Datacenter Networks,” March 6, 2020, 11:00 a.m., EBII-3110.  Major Professor:  Dr. Ioannis Viniotis.

Jui Yu Wang, Nuclear Engineering, “Advanced Methods for Cross Section Preparation:  Energy Domain and Spatial Extent Error Control,” March 6, 2020, 1:00 p.m., Burlington Lab 1121.  Major Professors:  Dr. Maria Avramova.

Sangeeta Warrier, Applied Mathematics, “Predicting Biomedical Time Series data using Neutral Networks,” March 6, 2020, 3:00 p.m., SAS Hall 3282. Major Professor: Dr. Kevin Flores.

Sarah Warren, Educational Leadership Policy Human Development, “Professional Science Master’s Students’ Confidence and Competence with Presentation Skills,” March 9, 2020, 10:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Michelle Bartlett.

Grace Ann Parker, Genetics, “The Genomic Regulation of Limited Lifespan and Postponed Reproductive Senescence in Drosophila Melanogaster,” March 12, 2020, 9:30 a.m., Thomas Hall 3503. Major Professor: Dr. Trudy Mackay/Dr. Brian Langerhans.

Srinjoy Chattopadhyay, Electrical Engineering, “Optimizing information propagation in multilayer networks,” March 13, 2020, 10:00 a.m., EBII-2095.  Major Professors: Dr. Huaiyu Dai/Dr. Do Eun.

Grant Edwards, Chemistry, “Stereoselective Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Pyrroliine Natural Products and 4-Oxazolidinone Antimicrobial Agents,” March 16, 2020, 1:00 p.m., Dabney 210. Major Professor: Dr. Joshua Pierce.

Yaxin Zheng, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “Do Students Who Complete Online Preparedness Programs Have Higher Success Rates in Online Courses?” March 17, 2020, 10:30 a.m., 400H Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Duane Akroyd/Dr. Susan Barcinas.

Yue Hao, Bioinformatics, “Evolutionary Innovations from Gene and Genome Duplications: Insights from Across the Eukaryotic Phylogeny,” March 17, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Ricks Hall 336. Major Professor: Dr. Gavin Conant.

Micara Lewis, Adult & Community College Education, “A Case Study Exploring Perspectives on the Role of Community College Experiences on the Development of Soft Skills of North Carolina Community College Students Enrolled in Career and Technical Programs,” March 18, 2020, 1:00 p.m., 400H Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. James Bartlett.

Kaiyue Zeng, Nuclear Engineering, “Uncertainty Analysis Framework for the Multi-Physics Light Water Reactor Simulation,” March 18, 2020, 1:00 p.m., BU-1121.  Major Professor:  Dr. Jason Hou.

Deidre Kelly, Technology Education, “Major Motivations: First-Generation College Students’ Motivations when Selecting Technology and Engineering Education as a Major,” March 19, 2020, 1:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Aaron Clark.

Siddhartha Nambiar, Industrial Engineering, “Improving Hospital Operational Efficiency When Staff Workload Affects Patient Outcomes,” March 19, 2020, 1:00 p.m., Dan 401.  Major Professor:  Dr. Maria Mayorga.

Ashish Kapoor, Fiber and Polymer Science, ” Fiber-based Sensors for Electronic Textiles,”  March 19, 2020, 2:00 p.m., Room 3438 Wilson College of Textiles. Major Professor:  Dr. Tushar k. Ghosh.

Chaowen Zheng, Statistics, “Selected Topics in Nonparametric Mixtures, Tuning Parameter Selection and Graphical Model,” March 20, 2020, SAS Hall 05270. Major Professor: Dr. Yichao Wu/Dr. Rui Song.

Xilai Li, Electrical Engineering, “Neural Architectures Design and Search for Deep Learning and Continual Learning,” March 20, 2020, 8:30 a.m., EBII-3001.  Major Professor:  Dr. Tianfu Wu.

Matthew Zimmer, Nuclear Engineering, “Vertical Two-Phase Flow Regime Transition Study Using Interface Resolved Simulations,” March 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m., Page Hall 109.  Major Professor:  Dr. Igor A. Bolotnov.

Qian Long, Electrical Engineering, “Hierarchical Voltage Control for Coordinating Utilities Control Devices with Smart Inverters and Microgrids,” March 20, 2020 9:00 a.m., Energy Board Room/Keystone Science Center.  Major Professor:  Dr. David Lubkeman.

Serkan Aglasan, Economics, “Econometric Analysis of Genetically Modified Corn and Risk,” March 20, 2020, 10:00 a.m., 4302 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Barry Goodwin.

Nadish Saini, Nuclear Engineering, “Interface Tracking Simulations of the Dispersed Flow Film Boiling Regime for a Data-Driven Modeling Framework,” March 20, 2020, 1:30 p.m., CASL Conference Room/EBIII.  Major Professor:  Dr. Igor Bolotnov.

Ryan Vogt, Mathematics, “Interface Problems and Binary Electromagnetic Clocking Devices in Computational Electrodynamics,” March 20, 2020, 2:00 p.m., SAS Hall 3282. Major Professor: Dr. Zhilin Li.

Brooke M. Bartz, Animal Science and poultry Science ( Poultry Science Concentration), ” The Identification of the AgRP Feeding Mechanism and the Effects of LED Lighting on Turkey Hens,” March 23, 2020, 1:00 p.m., Room 216 Scott Hall. Major professor:  dr. Jessee l. Grimes.

Ginger Burks Draughon, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “Policy Barriers and Supports for Part-Time Undergraduate Students in Public Universities,” March 24, 2020, 10:30 a.m., 5202 SAS Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Audrey Jaeger.

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.

Laura Maldonado, Educational Leadership Policy Human Development, “Connecting to Campus and the Workforce: A Case Study of Community College Students Participating in SkillsUSA,” March 24, 2020, 8:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Audrey Jaeger.

Owen Coss, Mathematics, “Analyzing the Equilibria of Coupled Oscilators: Finding, Stability of and Counting Equilibria for the Generalized Kuramato Model, March 24, 2020, 2:00 p.m., SAS Hall 3282. Major Professor: Dr. Hoon Hong.

Seth Watkins, Mathematics, “Realization of L(2\Lambda_0) for the Lie Algebra A_{2n-1}^{(2)},” March 24, 2020, 2:00 p.m., SAS Hall 3134. Major Professor: Dr. Kailash Misra.

Sicun Fan, Food Science, ” Impact of Antimicrobial Treatment on Campylobacter in Cattle,” March 25, 2020, 9:00 p.m. G40/100E Schaub Hall. Dr. Sophia Kathariou/Dr. Derek Foster.

Jessica Liu, Materials Science & Engineering, “Photothermally and Magnetically Actuated Reconfigurable Polymer Composites for Soft Robotics,” March 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m., EBI-3018.  Major Professor:  Dr. Joseph Tracy.

Whitney McCoy, Teacher Education & Learning Sciences, “Black Girls Accepting the Grand Challenge: A Qualitative Exploration of a Summer Engineering Program’s Influence on Black Girls’ Racial Identity, Engineering Identity, and STEM Self-Efficacy,” March 25, 2020, 2:00 p.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Jessica DeCuir-Gunby.

Sarah Deal, Educational Leadership Policy Human Development, “The Promise of Free College: Three Essays on Dual Enrollment in North Carolina,” March 25, 2020, 2:00 p.m., Creativity Lab – Hunt Library. Major Professors: Dr. Brooks Bowden/Dr. Audrey Jaeger.

Tanzila Khan, Environmental Engineering, “Mesoscale and Microscale Evaluation of Vehicle Fuel-Use and Emissions,” March 27, 2020, 1:00 p.m., Mann 206.  Major Professor:  Dr. H. Christopher Frey.

Jiyu Wang, Electrical Engineering, “Load Modeling and Control for Providing Grid Services in Distribution System,” April 8, 2020, 1:00 p.m., FREEDM Center.  Major Professor:  Dr. Ning Lu.

Dawn Braswell, Adult & Community College Education, “Understanding the Viewpoints of Effective Professional Development Among Career and Technical Education Community  College Faculty Instructing Apprentices,” April 23, 2020, 11:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. James Bartlett.

Zekun Xu, Statistics, “Modern Methods of Hidden Markov Models and Partially Observable Markov Decision Process in Biostatistics,” May 1, 2020, 9:00 a.m., SAS Hall 05270. Major Professor: Dr. Ana-Maria Staicu/Dr. Eric Laber.

Md Hafizul Islam, Industrial Engineering, “A flexible framework for the equitable, effective and efficient distribution of donated food,” May 4, 2020, 10:00 a.m., Dan 401.  Major Professor:  Dr. Julie Ivy.

Tricity Andrew, Mathematics, “Lattice based Models for two Dimentional Particle Systems and Random Walks with Internal Collisions,” May 1, 2020, 1:30 p.m., SAS Hall 3282. Major Professor: Dr. Mansoor Haider.

Bharadwaja Srimat Tirumala Peddinti, Chemical Engineering, “Antimicrobial Polymers:  Strategic Pathways for Application as Broad-Spectrum Anti-Infetive Materials,” May 12, 2020, 9:00 a.m., EBI-2018.  Major Professor:  Dr. Richard J. Spontak.

Evelyn Smith, Adult & Community College Education, “Non-Traditional Learners: Examining Viewpoints of Successful Instructor Characteristics and Practices,” August 7, 2020, 10:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. James Bartlett.