Doctoral Exam Schedule

Seyed Shahin Safavizadeh, Civil Engineering, “Evaluating the Effect of MICP Treatment on the Structural and Chemical Stabilization of Coal Ash Impoundments,” December 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 323.  Major Professors: Dr. Brina Montoya/Dr. Mohammed Gabr.

Binghui Li, Civil Engineering, “An Assessment of North Carolina’s Future Electricity System Under Uncertainty,” December 19, 52017, 1:00 p.m., Mann Hall.  Major Professor:  Dr. Joseph DeCarolis.

Shuping Ruan, Statistics, “Optimal Treatment Regimes under Constraints,” December 19, 2017, 1:30 p.m., 05202 SAS Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Eric Laber.

Opeoluwa Owoyele, Mechanical Engineering, “Accelerating the simulation of chemically reacting turbulent flows via machine learning techniques,” December 20, 2017, 9:00 a.m., 3235/EBIII.  Major Professor:  Dr. Tarek Echekki.

Shams Al-Amin, Civil Engineering, “Agent-based Modeling to Explore Emergent Socio-Hydrologic Responses of a Shared Groundwater System Under Mandatory Restriction Policies,”  December 20, 2017, 1:00 p.m., Mann 217.  Major Professor:  Dr. Emily Z. Berglund.

Yue Shi, Electrical Engineering, “Integrated Volt/Var Control on Smart Distribution Systems,” January 3, 2018, 8:00 a.m., Energy Board Room/FREEDM Systems Center.  Major Professor: Dr. Mesut Baran.

Bradley Ferguson, Statistics, “Semi-supervised Bootstrap Methods,” January 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m., 05270 SAS Hall. Major Professors: Dr.Eric Laber/Dr. Len Stefanski.

Cuiyu Kong, Computer Engineering, “System Design and Modeling in the Electric Vehicle Charging Networks,” January 3, 2018, 2:00 p.m., 3110/EBII. Major Professors:  Dr. Michael Devetsikiotis/Dr. Wenye Wang.

Maziar Mobarrez, Electrical Engineering, “DC Microgrids: Architectures, Control and Economic Analysis,” January 4, 2018, 9:00 a.m., PowerAmerica Board Room-Suite 200, Venture Place.  Major Professor:  Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

Farhad Yousefi Rad, Civil Engineering, “Evaluation of the Effect of Oxidative Aging on Asphalt Mixture for Pavement Performance Prediction,” January 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Mann 206.  Major Professors:  Dr. Cassandra Castorena/Dr. Youngsoo Kim.

James Lowrie, Mechanical Engineering, “Integration of Metal Forming Process and Real Time Lubricant Formulation Utilizing Hydrodynamic Cavitation,” January 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m., 3115 EBIII.  Major Professor:  Dr. Gracious Ngaile.

Jian Lu, Electrical Engineering, “Modeling and Controller Design of a Community-Level Microgrid,” January 16, 2018, 9:00 a.m., Keystone 100, Energy Board Room.  Major Professor:  Dr. Ning Lu.

Konor Frick, Nuclear Engineering, “Modeling and Design of a Sensible Heat Thermal Energy Storage System from Small Modular Reactors,” January 29, 2018, 10:00 a.m., 1121 Burlington Labs.  Major Professor:  Dr. J. Michael Doster.

Omer Kara, Economics, “Three Essays in Applied Spatial and Time Series Econometrics,” March 12, 2018, 10:30 a.m., 4302 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Barry Goodwin.

Tianheng Wang, “Impulse optimal control and mean field control,” March 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m., SAS Hall 3282.  Major Professor: Dr. Negash Medhin.

Guizhou Wang, Forest Biomaterials, “Hygrothermal Performance of Sothern Yellow Pine Cross-Laminated Timber,” March 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m., 1022A Biltmore Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Perry Peralta/Dr. Philip Mitchell.