Doctoral Exam Schedule

Sungkwol Park, Economics, “Three Essays on the Effects and Determinants of the Fraud Mitigation Program in the U.S. Crop Insurance,” November 16, 2018, 10:00 a.m., 4302 Nelson Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Roderick Rejesus/Dr. Xiaoyong Zheng.

Paige Nemec, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, ” Identifying Canine Cancer/Testis Antigens for use in Cancer Immunotherapies,” November 16, 2018, 3:00 p.m.,  Room D-239 Main Building, CVM  Major Professor:   Dr. Paul Hess

Sangchul Roh, Chemical Engineering, “Design of novel functional colonial suspensions and gelp by interfacial engineering of multiple systems,” November 19, 2018, 1:00 p.m., EBI-2018.  Major Professor:  Dr. Ortin D. Velev.

Bonny Oloka, Horticultural Science, ” Genetic Linkage Map Construction Using SNP Markers and QTL Analysis in Two Bi-parental Sweetpotato Mapping Populations.” November 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m., Room 216 Scott Hall. Major Professor:  Dr. Craig Yencho.

Takshay Patel, Horticultural Science, “Studies on Anthracnose Resistance in Watermelon Germplasm,” November 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m., 121 Kilgore Hall. Major Professors;  Dr. Tood Wehner/Dr. Hamid Ashrafi.

Calvin Sims, Psychology, “Preservice Teachers’ Racialized Attribuitions of Students’ Perceived Misbehaviors. November 26, 2018, 11:00 a.m. Poe Hall 600 D. Major Professors: Dr. Amy Halberstadt/Dr. Shevaun Neupert.

Shitian Shen, Computer Science, “Pedagogical Strategy Induction Through Reinforcement Learning Approaches,” November 26, 2018, 1:00 p.m., EBII-3300.  Major Professor:  Dr. Min Chi.

Chelli Plummer, Sociology, “Women in the United States Military Negotiating Work and Family Conflicts in the Republic of Korea,” November 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m., 1911 Building, Room 129. Major Professor: Ted Greenstein.

Wei-Yi Chang, Mechanical Engineering, “Novel nanocomposite for piezoelectric and photoacoustic transduction structures,” November 27, 2019, 9:30 a.m., EBIII/3235B.  Major Professors:  Dr. Xiaoning Jiang/Dr. Chih-Hao Chang.

Chi Zhang, Electrical Engineering, “High Power Density High Temperature Liquid Cooled SiC Inverter System,” November 27, 2018, 3:00 p.m., Keystone Board Room.  Major Professor:  Dr. Srdjan Lukic.

Luke Cornejo, Nuclear Engineering, “Multilevel Methods with Multiple Grids in Energy For Multigroup Eigenvalue Transport Problems,” November 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m., 1121 BU.  Major Professor:  Dr. Dmitriy Anistratov.

Sheronda Witter, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “An Implementation Evaluation of the Trauma-Sensitive Schools Model in Elementary and Middle Schools,” November 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Tamara Young.

Faeza Hafiz, Electrical Engineering, “Energy Management for Systems with Plug-in Electric Vehicle and Photovolataic Energy Resources,” November 29, 2018, 10:00 a.m., FREEDM System Center.  Major Professors:  Dr. Iqbal Husain/Dr. David Lubkeman.

Sizhen Wang, Electrical Engineering, “Selective Trench Refilling Epitaxy and its Application to the Development of Gallium Nitride Power Devices,” November 30, 2018, 9:00 a.m., RBI- Level 3 Conference Room.  Major Professors:  Dr. Alex Huang/Dr. Zlatko Sitar.

Ningyi Zhang, Mechanical Engineering, ” Fabrication and Utilization of PVDF Piezoelectric Thin Films Using Additive Manufacturing for Structural Health Monitoring,” November 30, 2018, 11:00 a.m., EBIII-3235.  Major Professors: Dr. Fuh-Gwo Yuan/Dr. Jingyan Dong.

Ruixin Yang, Computer Science, “Algorithms for Data-Driven Business Intelligence with Applications to Revenue Optimization and Financial Forecasting,” November 30, 2018, 11:30 a.m., EBII 3300.  Major Professor:  Dr. Nagiza Samatova.

Xinyu Liang. Electrcial Engineering, “Wide Bandgap Medium Voltage EV Fast Charger Design and Optimization,” December 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m., FREEDM System Center.  Major Professor: Dr. Srdjan Lukic.

Brandy Bowling, Science Education, “The Characteristics of Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Community College Biology Instructors,” December 3, 2018, 1:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Soonhye Park.

Faeza Hafiz, Electrical Engineering, “Energy Management for Systems with Plug-in Electric Vehicle and Photovolataic Energy Resources,” December 4, 2018, 8:00 a.m., FREEDM System Center.  Major Professors:  Dr. Iqbal Husqain/Dr. David Lubkeman.

Pedram Ghassemi, Nuclear Engineering, “Multi-level Quasidiffusion Methods with Hybrid Temporal Discretization for Thermal Radiative Transfer Problems,” December 4, 2018, 1:00 p.m., BU1121.  Major Professor:  Dr. Dmitriy Anistratov.

Arunvishnu Suiresh Babu, Aerospace Engineering, “Reduced-Order Discrete-Vortex Method For Unsteady Airfoils With Wake Encounter,” December 4, 2018, 3:00 p.m., EBIII-3235. Major Professor: Dr. Ashok Gopalarathnam.

Caroline Leitschuh, Biology, “Comparative stress-coping behavior between wild-derived and domestic mice in the context of rearing environment, and a systematic review of the perception of mental health in the United States,” December 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. David Clark Lab 139. Major Professor: Dr. John Godwin.

Alexandera Larsen, Statistics, “Spatial Statistics Methods for Quantifying the Impact of wildfire Smoke on Air Quality in the US,” December 5, 2018, 1:00 p.m., SAS Hall 05202. Major Professor: Dr. Brian Reich.

Shiou Tian Hsu, Computer Science, “Rationale-based Neural Networks for Justifiable Relation Extraction,” December 5, 2018, 1:00 p.m., 2216 EBII.  Major Professor:  Dr. Nagiza Samatova.

Kathryn Hornburg, Electrical Engineering, “A Study of Aspherical Geometric-Phase Lenses and Retarders Formed by Liquid Crystal Polymer Films,” December 5, 2018, 3:00 p.m., Montieth Research Center- Room 463.  Major Professor:  Dr. Michael Escuti.

Yifan Jiang, Electrical Engineering, “Design, Fabrication and Characterization of High Voltage (>10 kV) SiC MPS Didoes,” December 7, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Energy Board Room, FREEDM Systems Center.  Major Professor: Dr. B. Jayant Baliga.

Amin Salehi, Physics, “Refractive Index in Organic Light Emitting Diodes and Hyper-fluorescent Organic Light Emitting Diodes with Sub-bandgap Operating Voltages,” December 9, 2018, 1:00 p.m., Research Building II Room 207. Major Professor:  Dr. Franky So.

Vivek Samu, Civil Engineering, “Nondestructive Length Estimation of Pile Foundation through Dispersion Analysis of Reflection,” December 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m., 412A Mann. Major Professor:  Dr. Murthy Guddati.

Deeksha Lal, Electrical Engineering, “Enabling mm-wave radios through high-performance mixers and analog-to-digital interfaces,” December 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m., MRC 463.  Major Professor: Dr. David Ricketts.

Anirudh Akula,  Biological and Agricultural Engineering, “Development, Field Evaluation and Economic Impact Assessment of a Harvesting Aid for Sweetpotatoes,” December 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m., 101 Weaver Labs. Major Professor:  Dr. Mike Boyette.

Linyu Lin, Nuclear Engineering, “Development and Assessment of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Method for Analysis of External Hazards,” December 14, 2018, 1:00 p.m., 479 Daniels Hall.  Major Professor: Dr. Nam Dinh.

Lindsey Smart, Forestry, “Rising Seas and the Changing Coastal Landscape: Integrating Land Change Pattern and Process to Quantify the Socio-Ecological Impacts of Sea Level Rise,” December 17, 2018, 9:00 a.m., 1214 Jordan Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Jordan Smith/Dr. Ross Meentemeyer.

Sizhen Wang, Electrical Engineering, “Selective Trench Refilling Epitaxial and Its Application to the Development of Gallium Nitride Power Devices,” December 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m., RB1 Level3 Meeting Room.  Major Professors: Dr. Alex Huang/Dr. Zlatko Sitar.

Sonja Calderara, Science Education, “Activating Learning and Motivation in Undergraduate General Chemistry by Flipping the Classroom: A Mixed Methods Study,” December 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Eric Wiebe.

Yu-Liang Lin, Industrial Engineering, “The Joint Replenishment Program and Extensions,” January 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m., 479/Daniels. Major Professor:  Dr. Shu-Cherng Fang.

Mengnan Li, Nuclear Engineering, “High Resolution Boiling Simulation Using Interface Tracking Method,” January 3, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Duke Energy Conference Room/Burlington Lab. Major Professor:  Dr. Igor Bolotnov.

Abdullah Saud Alomari, Nuclear Engineering, “Serrated Yielding and Creep Properties of an Advanced Austenitic Stainless Steel (Alloy 709) – Application to Next Generation Sodium Fast Reactors,” January 17, 2019, 11:00 a.m., 1121 Burlington Nuclear Engineering Lab.  Major Professor: Dr. Korukonda Linga Murty.

Jin Qin, Economics, “A Test of the Relationship Between Air Pollution and Exports: The Case of China,” January 17, 2019, 12:00 p.m., 4302 Nelson Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Ivan Kandilov/Dr. Roger von Haefen.

Megan Ennes, Science Education, “Building Science Capital and Family Habitus Through a Systems Approach,” February 27, 2019, 9:30 a.m., Discovery Classrooom/Friday Institute. Major Professor: Dr. Melissa Gail Jones.