Doctoral Exam Schedule

Gina Hilton, Toxicology, “Proteomic Investigation of Various Methods used for Carbon Nanotube Exposure,” June 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Toxicology Building 2104. Major Professor: Dr. James Bonner/Dr.Michael Bereman.

Renan B. Sper, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, ” Towards the Development of Immunodeficient Pig Model for Regenerative Medicine,” June 23, 2017, 12:00 noon, Room 101, Research Building, CVM.  Major Professor:  Dr. Jorge Piedrahita.

Jiahong Yan, Electrical Engineering, “Design and Implementation of Home Energy Management,” June 23, 2017, 2:30 p.m., FREEDM Center Energy Board Room.  Major Professor:  Dr. Ning Lu.

Abhilash Kusam, Civil Engineering, “Alternative Test Methods to Evaluate Moisture Sensitivity of Asphalt Concrete,” June 26, 2017, 1:30 p.m., MN 206.  Major Professor:  Dr. Akhtar Tayebali.

Robert Hines, Public Administration, “The Effect of School Improvement Planning and Feedback Systems: School Performance in North Carolina,” June 27, 2017, 1:00 p.m. Caldwell 217. Major Professor: Dr. James Swiss.

Jessica Romanet, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, “A Role for TMEM150A in Cytokine Regulation,”  June 26, 2017, 10:00 a.m.,  Room 101, Research Building, CVM. Major Professor:  Dr. Jeff Yoder. 

Steven Sullivan, Mathematics, “Twisted Logarithmic Modules of Free Field and Lattice Vertex Algebras,” June 27, 2017, 2:00 p.m., SAS Hall 4201. Major Professor: Dr. Bojko Bakalov.

Yuan Fang, Forestry and Environmental Resources, “Management Effects on Soil Carbon Balance in Loblolly Pine Plantations in the Southeastern US,” June 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m., 3213 Jordan Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Asko Noormets/Dr. John King.

Kangshu Zhan, Chemistry, “Preliminary understanding of surface-plasmon enhanced circular dichroism spectroscopy by single particle imaging,” June 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m., Partners Building III, Room 302. Major Professors: Dr. Lin He/Dr. Edmond Bowden.

Michael Chen, Electrical Engineering, “Microwave Energy Localization in Composite Mediums,” June 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m., MRC 463.  Major Professor:  Dr. Michael Steer.

Michael Grace, Computer Science, “Privilege Leakage in Practical Systems,” June 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m., EBII, Room 3300.  Major Professors:  Dr. Xuxian Jiang/Dr. William Enck.

Binbin Yang, Electrical Engineering, “A Modal Approach to Compact MIMO Antenna Design,”  June 29, 2017, 2:00 p.m., MRC-463.  Major Professor:  Dr. Jacob J. Adams.

Samaneh Fakhimi, Fiber and polymer Science, “Influence of Forming Surfaces in Meltblowing, “June 30, 2017, 9:00 a.m., Room 343, College of Textiles. Major Professors: Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi/Dr. Eunkyoung Shim.

Nmita Lokare, Electrical Engineering, “A Framework for Activity Recognition and Prediction of Physiological Response : Applications to Health Monitoring using wearable sensors,” June 30, 2017, 9:00 a.m., EBIII – 2220.  Major Professor:  Dr. Edgar Lobaton.

Khalid Alanezy, Mathematics, “Optimal Control of Moving Interface and Phase-Field Separation Models,” June 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m. SAS Hall 4201. Major Professor: Dr. Kazufumi Ito.

Gwendolynne Reid, Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, ” Digital Writing in the Disciplines: Imagining Possibilities for Scholarship in the Context of Digital Media,” July 3, 3017, 10:00 a.m., Caldwell Hall,  M-8. Major Professor: Dr. Carolyn Miller/Dr. Chris Anson.

Fei Xue, Electrical Engineering, “Research on Distributed Energy Storage Device,” July 6, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Keystone Science Center, Energy Board Room.  Major Professor:  Dr. Alex Q. Huang.

Sungkwan Ku, Computer Engineering, “Design for Competitive Automated Layout (DCAL) of Superscalar Processor,” July 6, 2017, 10:00 a.m. EBII-3110.  Major Professor:  Dr. Eric Rotenberg

Mesbah Najafi, Fiber and Polymer Science, “Improving Mechanical Properties of Nylon and Polyester Yarns by Horizontal Isothermal Bath Method,” July 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m., Room 3437, College of Textiles,” Major professor:  Dr. Richard Kotek. 

Sarah Hambridge, Electrical Engineering, “Frequency Based Real-Time Pricing for Residential Prosumers,” July 10, 2017, 1:30 p.m., Energy Board Room, FREEDM Systems Center.  Major Professors:  Dr. Alex Q. Huang/Dr. Ning Lu.

Joseph Justus Robertson, Computer Science, “Perceptual Experience Management,” July 11, 2017, 1:00 p.m., 53001 Venture II.  Major Professors:  Dr. Michael Young/Dr. David Roberts.

Renee Brady, Mathematics, “Mathematical Modeling of the Acute Inflammatory Response and Cardiovascular Dynamics in Young Men,” July 12, 2017, 8:00 a.m., SAS Hall 4201. Major Proefessor: Dr. Mette Olufsen.

Kylie Hoyle, Science Education, “Investigating Interactions, Beliefs, and Practices of STEM Teacher Teams in an After-School Setting,” July 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 228 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Margaret Blanchard.

Jose Manuel Valero Sarmiento, Electrical Engineering, “Injectable capsules for physiological monitoring on animals,” July 14, 2017 3:00 p.m., EBII-2095.  Major Professor:  Dr. Alper Bozkurt.

Xiaoyu Kang, Material Sciences and Engineering, “Hydrothermel Cold Sintering,” July 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 3003 EBI.  Major Professors:  Dr. Jon-Paul Maria/Elizabeth Dickey.

Jia Deng, Industrial Engineering, “High-Rate 3D Nanofabrication Using Ultrasonic Assisted Nanomachining,” July 18, 2017, 10:00 a. m., 401 Daniels Hall.  Major Professors:  Dr. Jingyan Dong/Dr. Paul Cohen.

Atefeh Zamani, Civil Engineering, “Liquifaction Mitigation of Silty Sands with Microbial Induced Calcite Precipition,” July 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 412A MANN.  Major Professor:  Dr. Brina Montoya.

Zhenghe Jin, Electrical Engineering, “Electronic Transport Properties of Two-Dimensional Semiconductors and Topological Insulators with Device Applications,” July 18, 2017, 2:00 p.m., MRC 337.  Major Professor:  Dr. Ki Wook Kim.

Daniel Armstrong, Chemical Engineering, “Responsive Thermoplastic Elastomer Gels: Applications as Electroactive, Shape-Memory and Thermal Management Materials,” July 21, 2017, 12:00 p.m., 2018 EBI.  Major Professors: Dr. Richard Spontak/Dr. Michael D. Dickey.

Dong Hou, Material Sciences & Engineering, “Structure Characterization of Complex Dielectrics and Ferroelectrics Using Advanced Scattering Techniques,” July 21, 2017, 2:00 p.m., EBI3018.  Major Professor:  Dr. Jacob Jones.

Reema Alnizami, Mathematics Education, “Math Talk and Representations in Elementary Classrooms: A MLM Exploratory Correlational Analysis,” July 24, 2017, 12:00 p.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Temple Walkowiak.

Rahim Jindani, Fiber and polymer Science,” Structures / Yarns / Fabrics for Biomedical Applications,” July 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m., Room 3438, College of Textiles. Major Professors:  Dr. William Oxenham/Dr/ Behnam Pourdeyhimi.

Amanda Cooper, Chemistry, ” Using Drawing-to-Learn, Argument-ation, and 3-D Physical Models in the Study of Noncovalent Interactions for Biochemistry Education,” July 24, 2017, 2:00 p.m., COX 306. Major Professor: Dr. Maria Oliver-Hoyo.

Meng Wang, Electrical Engineering, “Electrically controlled liquid metal antennas and periodic structures,” July 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m., MRC 463.  Major Professor: Dr. Jacob Adams.

Haotao Ke, Electrical Engineering, “3-D Prismatic Packaging Methodologies for Wide Band Gap Power Electronics Modules,” July 31, 2017, 9:00 a.m., Engery Board Room, FREEDM Systems Center.  Major Professors: Dr. Douglas Hopkins.

Atefeh Zamani, Civil Engineering, “Liquifaction Mitigation of Silty Sands with MICP,” July 31, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 206 Mann Hall.  Major Professor:  Dr. Brina Montoya.

Maziar Vanouni, Electrical Engineering, “Operation and Management of Thermostatically Controlled Loads Aggregation for Provision of Regulation Services,” July 31, 2017, 3:00 p.m., Energy Board Room/Keystone Science Center.  Major Professor: Dr. Ning Lu.

Yang Xu, Electrical Engineering, “Development of Advanced SiC Power Modules,” August 1, 2017, 9:00 a.m., Keystone Science Center, Suite 100.  Major Professor: Dr. Douglas Hopkins.

Deepti Srivastava, Chemical Engineering, “Study of Chemical Reactions in Pores and Protein-polyeloctryte Complexation using Monte Carlo Methods,” August 1, 2017, 9:00 a.m., EBI 2018.  Major Professors:  Dr. Keith E. Gubbins/Dr. Erick E. Santiso.

Diego A. Aguirre Realpe, Civil Engineering, “Impact of Soil Stiffness on Seismic Performance of RCPST Drilled Shafts,” August 2, 2017, 2:00 p.m., 412A MN. Major Professor:  Dr. Mervyn Kowalsky.

Lujun Huang, Material Sciences and Engineering, “Engineering The Optical and Thermal Properties for Two Dimensional Transition Dichalcogenide Monolayer,” August 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m., 3003 EBI.  Major Professor:  Dr. Gregory Parsons.

Cuiyan Kong, Civil Engineering, “Rapid Direct Displacement-Based Assessment Approach,” August 3, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 206/Mann Hall.  Major Professor:  Dr. Mervyn Kowalsky.

Ana Gabriela Haro, Civil Engineering, “Assessment of the Out-of-Plane Buckling Instability of Ductile Reinforced Concrete Structural Walls,” August 3, 2017, 1:00 p.m., 206/Mann Hall. Major Professor:  Dr. Mervyn Kowalsky.

Dong Li, Material Sciences & Engineering, “Atomic Modeling of Materials: 1. Image analysis for characterizing simulated atomic-scale defects in metals   2.  Kinetic Analysis of Ethylene-Propylene-Diene-Terpolymer (EPDM) pyrolysis using ReaxFF,” August 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 3003 EBI.  Major Professor:  Dr. Donald Brenner.

Weiyi Qi, Electrical Engineering, “Design Analysis, Optimization, and Reuse of Analog IP via Machine Learning,” August 7, 2017, 1:00 p.m., MRC 337.  Major Professor:  Dr. Paul Franzon.

Ran Wei, Statistics, “Bayesian Variable Selection using Shrinkage prior for Different Regression Models,” August 7, 2017, 1:30 p.m. SAS Hall 5202. Major Professor: Dr. Subhashis Ghoshal/Dr.Brian Reich.

Andrea Vogel, Genetics, “Neurogenomics and behavior of monogamy in social rodent, the prairie vole,” August 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m., Thomas Hall 3508. Major Professor: Dr. Trudy Mackay.

Nicholas Meyer, Satistics, “Estimating Optimal Strategies for Large Scale Spatio-Temporal Decision Problems,” August 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m., SAS Hall 05270. Major Professor: Dr. Eric Laber.

Nazrul Islam, Civil Engineering, “Advanced Constitutive Modeling for Structural Integrity Analysis,” August 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m., 412A MANN.  Major Professor:  Dr. Tasnim Hassan.

Aditya Saini, Aerospace Engineering, “Leading-Edge Flow Sensing Algorithm,” August 15, 2017, 9:30 a.m., 3115 EBIII.  Major Professor: Dr. Ashok Gopalarathnam.

Kasunaidu Vechalapu, Electrical Engineering, “Enabling High Efficiency Medium Voltage Converters using Low Voltage (LV) and High Voltage (HV) Sillicon Carbide (SiC) Devices,” August 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Keystone Science Center.  Major Professor:  Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

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.

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..