Doctoral Exam Schedule

Doctoral Exam Schedule

Katherine Chesnutt, Science Education, “Students’ Concepts of Size and Scale: A Three-Year Study,” August 17, 2017, 11:00 a.m., 117 Friday InstituteMajor Professor: Dr. M. Gail Jones.

William Bradley O’Dell, Biochemistry,” Structural investigations of the Fungal Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenase Reaction Mechanism using X-ray and Neutron protein Crystallography,” August 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Room 47 Polk Hall. Major Professor:  Dr. Flora Meilleur.

Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, Computer Science, “A Model of Perceived Interactive Narrative Affordances,” August 18, 2017, 1:00 p.m., Venture II, Suite 530.  Major Professors:  Dr. R. Michael Young/Dr. David L. Roberts.

Yonghwan Cho, Electrical Engineering, “Islanding and Seamless Reconnection of LCL-filtered Solid-State Transformer Based On Droop Control,”  August 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m., Keystone.  Major Professor:  Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

Parker Sheppard, Economics, “Collateral Constraints in DSGE Models: Theory and Empirics,” August 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 4302 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Jason Nason.

Nichole Smith, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “Examining the Effects of Online Enrollment on Course Outcomes Using Weighting Procedures After Mutliple Imputation on a State-Wide University System,” August 29, 2017, 1:00 p.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Stephen Porter.

Haotao Ke, Electrical Engineering, “3-D Prismatic Packaging Methodologies for Wide Band Gap Power Electronics Modules,” September 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Energy Board Room, Freedm System Center,” Major Professor:  Dr. Douglas Hopkins.

Ryan Leenay, Chemical Engineering, “Discovering, characterizing, and applying CRISPR-Cas systems in bacteria,” September 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m., U3002, Partners II.  Major Professor:  Dr. Chase Beisel.

Melissa Cominole, Educatinal Research & Policy Analysis, “Employment Outcomes for Graduates of Washington State’s Applied Baccalaureate Degree Programs,” September 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Stephen Porter.

Kathryn Hodges, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “Certified Principal Investigator (CPI) Certification as a Predictor of the Number of Major and Critical Protocol Deviations in Clinical Trials: Does Certification Make a Difference?” September 21, 2017, 1:00 p.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Duane Akroyd.

Xiangqi Zhu, Electrical Engineering, “Methodology Development for Addressing Problems of High PV Integration for Distribution Feeders,” September 20, 2017, 1:00 p.m., Energy Board Room.  Major Professor:  Dr. Ning Lu.

Nicole Tate, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “A Study of Federal Education Reform Through the K-12 Race to the Top Competition in North Carolina,” September 25, 2017, 1:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Lance Fusarelli.

Chuanjin Wang, Aerospace Engineering, “Reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for the compressible Navier-stokes equation in Arbitrary Lagrangian and Eulerian formulation,” October 3, 2017, 9:30 a.m., 3235 EBIII.  Major Professor: Dr. Hong Luo.

Namita Narendra, Electrical Engineering, “Electronic and termal transport in thermoelectric and 2D materials,” October 5, 2017, 11:00 a.m., MRC.  Major Professor:  Dr. Ki Wook Kim.

Alessandra Dinin, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “An Exploration in Theory of the Storied Experiences of Women Earning Engineering Bachelor’s Degrees at a Southern, Research, Predominately White Institution,” October 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Audrey Jaeger/Dr. Joy Gaston Gayles.

Elizabeth Gillispie, Soil Science, ” Elucidating the roles of Manganese Oxides i Regulating the potential of Allogenic and Geogenic Aresenic Contamination of Groundwater,” October 19, 2017, 1:30 p.m., Room 2223 Williams Hall. Major Professor;  Dr. Matthew Polizzoto.

Yanting Ma, Electrical Engineering, “Solving Large-Scale Inverse Problems via Approximate Message Passing and Optimization,” October 19, 2017, 3:00 p.m., EBII 2095.  Major Professor:  Dr. Dror Baron.

Jianxun Cui, Mechanical Engineering, “Self-folding of engineering materials actuated by heat shrinkable polymers,” October 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 3235 EBIII.  Major Professor:  Dr. Yong Zhu.

Shams Al-Amin, Civil Engineering, “Simulation-Optimization Framework To Identify Demand Reduction Strategies for Shared Groudwater Resources,” October 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m., MANN 414.  Major Professor: Dr. Emily Z. Berglund.

Tianlei Sun, Mechanical Engineering, “Strategies to improve the stretchability or organic semiconductor,” October 27, 2017, 1:00 p.m., 3115 EBIII.  Major Professor:  Dr. Brendan O’Connor.

Zengyang Wu, Mechanical Engineering, “Investigation of spray and combustion of piezo-electrically fuel injector for gasoline direct injection engines,” November 2, 2017, 9:30 a.m., 3115.  Major Professor:  Dr. Tiegang Fang.

Nazrul Islam, Civil Engineering, “Advanced Constitutive Modeling for Structural Integrity Analysis,” November 2, 2017, 1:00 p.m., Mann Hall 206. Major Professor:  Dr. Tasnim Hassan.

Michael Elwardany, Civil Engineering, “Modeling and laboratory simulation of long-term aging of Asphalt Mixtures,” November 2, 2017, 1:00 p.m., Mann Hall 206.  Major Professors:  Dr. Youngsoo Kim/Dr. Cassandra Castorena.

Binghui Li, Civil Engineering, “An Assessment of North Carolina’s Future Electricity System Under Uncertainty,” November 2, 2017, 3:00 p.m., Mann Hall 206.  Major Professor:  Dr. Joseph DeCarolis.

Behrooz Keshavarzi, Civil Engineering, “Investigation into thermal cracking of asphalt concrete by using viscoelostic continum charge theory,” November 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m., 206 Mann Hall.  Major Professor:  Dr. Y. Richard Kim.

Md Ashfanoor Kabir, Electrical Engineering, “High Performance Reluctance Motor Drive with Three Phase Standard Inverters,” November 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m., Energy Board Room, FREEDM System Center, Suite 100.  Major Professor:  Dr. Iqbal Husain.

Farhad Yousefi Rad, Civil Engineering, “Evaluation of the Effect of Oxidative Aging on Asphalt Mixtures Properties for Pavement Performance Prediction,” November 3, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Mann 206.  Major Professors:  Dr. Cassandra Castorena/Dr. Youngsoo Kim.

Md Tanvir Arafat Khan, Electrical Engineering, “Modeling and Optimization of Power Distribution System Driven by Solid-State Transformers: A Nonlinear Dynamical Approach,” November 30, 2017, 2:30 p.m., FREEDM Systems Center.  Major Professors:  Dr. Iqbal Husain/Dr. Aranya Chakrabortty.

Cuiyu Kong, Computer Engineering, “System design and modeling in the electric vehicle charging network,” December 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m., EBII-3110.  Major Professors:  Dr. Michael Devetsikiotis/Wenye Wang.