Skip to main content

Doctoral Exam Schedule

Maura Vrabel Brown, Biomedical Engineering, “Investigation of Cryoablation as a Modulator of Immunogenicity In Vitro and In Vivo,” October 4, 2023, 12:00 p.m., EBIII-4142. Major Professor: Dr. David Zaharoff.

Lizabeth Wardzinski, Design, “Model for the World: Tennessee Valley Authority and Postwar Development,” October 5, 2023, 1:30 p.m., KAM 130. Major Professor: Dr. Burak Erdim.

Andrew Rocco, Mechanical Engineering, “Machine Learning to Inform Material Design in Extreme Environments,” October 5, 2023, 2:00 p.m., EBIII – 3235. Major Professor: Dr. Mark Pankow.

Alyssa Spence, Agricultural and Extension Education,” Living in the Borderland: A Mixed Methods Study of Dual Agriculture Teacher Couples in NC,” October 5, 2023, 10:00 a.m. TBD-Talley. Major Professor: Dr. Travis Park.

Hemant Kumar, Civil Engineering, “The Role of Climate in the Interaction of Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Nexus across the Coterminous US,” October 6, 2023, 1:00 a.m., FWH. Major Professor: Dr. Sankarasubramanian Arumugam.

Austin Browning, Chemistry, “From SABRE Spin Dynamics to In Vivo Metabolic Mapping: Advancing SABRE Hyperpolarization Towards Biomedical Applications,” October 10, 2023, 9:00 a.m., TOX 2104. Major Professor: Dr. Thomas Theis.

Keilian Macculloch, Chemistry, “Advancements in Signal Amplification by Reversible Exchange Enabling a Broader Range of Applications,” October 13, 2023, 9:00 a.m., TOX 2104, Major Professor: Thomas Theis.

Chandler Probert,, Fiber and Polymer Science,” Investigating Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Dermal Absorption in Firefighters and the Efficacy of Decontamination Wipes,” October 13, 2023, 2:00 p.m. WCOT 3438. Major Professors: Dr. R. Bryan Ormond/Dr. Ronald Baynes.

Zari McFadden, Computer Science, “A Rubric for Addressing Systems of Oppression in Al Ethics Research,” October 17, 2023, 2:00 p.m., Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Veronica Catete.

Sodiq Agoro, Electrical Engineering, “Design, Modeling, and Predictive Control of Dual Three-Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor for Traction Applications,” October 18, 2023, 10:00 a.m. Energy Board Room, FREEDM Systems Center. Major Professor: Dr. Iqbal Husain.

Muhammetgeldi Annayev, Electrical Engineering, “Design and fabrication of glass-based capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs) for imaging, neuro-stimulation, and power transfer. October 18, 2023, 10:00 a.m., EBII-3110. Major Professor: Dr. Omer Oralkan.

Xiaonan Shi , Horticultural Science,” Improving Tissue Culture and Transformation Efficiency using Controlled Optimization: Studies on Cannabis Sativa (air change rate), and Glycine max (light intensity). October 18, 9:00 a.m., Room 121 Kilgore. Major Professor: Dr. Ricardo Hernandez.

Priscille Koutouan, Industrial Engineering, “the effect of Screening Behavior Assumptions and Heterogeneity on Preventive Health Interventions Evaluation using Simulation Modeling,” October 19, 2023, 11:30 a.m., Room 4361. Major Professor: Dr. Maria E. Mayorga.

Joaquin Cabanas Ojeda, Animal Science and Poultry Science (Poultry Science Concentration), Co-Major Nutrition (Poultry Science).” Factors Affecting Corn Nutritional and Energy Value for Broilers and their Impact on Feed Manufacturing, Live Performance , and Meat Quality,” October 20, 2023, 10:00 a.m., Room 216 Scott Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Edgar Oviedo-Rondon/Dr. Michael Joseph.

Iuliia Mandzhieva, Chemistry, “Advances in Ultra-Low-Field NMR and MRI: Experiments and Computer Simulations for Enhanced Polarization Transfer and Spectroscopic Resolution,” October 23, 2023, 1:30 p.m. PIII 302 Conference Room. Major Professor: Dr. Thomas Theis.

Jingjing Huang, Physics, “Measurement and Quasi-Classical Modeling of Spin Density Evolution and Spin Correlation In a Fermi Gas,” October 24, 2023, 2:30 p.m., Riddick 415. Major Professor: Dr. John Thomas.

Kurtis Konrad, Industrial Engineering, “Performance Prediction and Staffing Control in Time-Varying Queueing Systems,” October 25, 2023, 9:30 a.m., FWH 4280. Major Professor: Dr. Yunan Liu.

Elizabeth Rose, Comparative Biomedical Sciences,” Identifying Mechanisms of Post-ischemic Repair of the Intestinal Epithelial Barrier through a Translational Pig Model,” October 25/2023, 1:00 p.m., Room B-112, CVM Main Building. Major Professors: Dr. Anthony Blikslager/Dr. Amanda Ziegler.

Mrinal Jyoti Mahanta, Civil Engineering, “Challenges in Seismic Fragility Assessment of Structures and Components in Nuclear Power,” October 27, 2023 9:00 a.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Abhinav Gupta.

Mahita Nagabhiru, Computer Engineering, “HSL: Hardware Support for Lock-free programming,” October 27, 2023, 9:00 a.m., EBII-3053. Major Professor: Dr. Greg Byrd.

Divyakumar Mahiman Badheka, Electrical Engineering, “Fundamental Limits in Spectral Efficiency in MU-MMO Communication Systems,” October 27, 2023, 1:00 p.m., EBII-2095. Major Professor: Dr. Brian L. Hughes.

Caleb Edward Mitchell, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, “Resilience of Storm Water Control Measures to Flood, Bioterrorism, and Industrial Runoff,” November 2, 2023, 1:00 p.m., Weaver Admin 101. Major Professor: Dr. William Hunt.

Tyler Jordan, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, ” Investigations in Comparative Animla models of Inflammatory and Autoimmune Skin Disease,” November 3, 2023, 9:00 a.m. Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Thierry Olivry.

Eric Yanchenko, Statistics, “Topics in Meso-Scale Structures in Networks and Prior Distributions For Scale Parameters Via the R2D2 Framework,” November 10, 2023, 3:00p.m. SAS 5202. Major Professor: Dr. Brian Reich.

Yunqing Li, Industrial Engineering, “Knowledge Graphs for Identifying Manufacturing Service Partners in a Digital Supply Chain Network,” November 10, 2023, 3:00 p.m., Room 4361. Major Professors: Dr. Binil Starly/Dr. Yuan-Shin Lee.

Yunsoo Ha, Industrial Engineering, “Expediting Stochastic Derivative-Free Optimization,” November 22, 2023, 9:00 a.m., Room 4361. Major Professor: Dr. Sara Shashaani.

Jonathan Baker, Animal Science, ” Effects of Non-starch Polysaccharide Enzyme Supplementation and/or Increased NSP Content of Feeds on Growth performance, Intestinal Health, oxidative Stress and the Mucosa-Associated Microbiota in Pigs,” November 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m., 125 Polk Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Sung Woo kim.

Kejun Li, Industrial Engineering, “Bitcoin Blockchain: Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization,” December 1, 2023, 11:00 a.m., FWH-4103. Major Professors: Dr. Hong Wan/Dr. Yunan Liu.

Rakshit Kumar Jain, Chemical Engineering, “Computational methods to study secondary structure and physical properties of peptoids,” December 13, 2023, 2:00 p.m., EBI 2018. Major Professors: Dr. Erik E. Santiso/Dr. Carol Hall.