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Doctoral Exam Schedule

Michael Baker, Mathematics, “Root multiplicities of some hyperbolic Kac-Moody Lie algebras,” June 24, 2022, 9:00 a.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Kailash Misra.

Dovletgeldi Seyitliyev, Physics, “Characterization of Hybrid Semiconductors using Ultrafast Spectroscopy,” June 24, 2022, 10:00 a.m., Partners II 1514. Major Professor: Dr. Kenan Gundogdu.

Mahshid Hosseini, Physics, “Self-Assembled, Bio-Inspired, Random 2D and 3D Nanoelectronic Device Networks for Neuromorphic Applications,” June 27, 2022, 2:00 p.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Thomas LaBean.

Bryant Kanies, Nuclear Engineering, “Protective Coatings Applied with Mist-CVD for the Enhaced Performance of Nuclear Components,” June 28, 2022, 9:00 a.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Ge Yang.

Adam Bachmann, Chemical Engineering, “Unconventional Laser Fabrication of Electronic Devices,” June 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m., EBI-2018. Major Professor: Dr. Michael D. Dickey.

Tamir Hasan, Mechanical Engineering, “Predictions of Crack Nucleation and Failure in Multiphase Materials Using Statistics and Machine Learning Methods,” June 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m, EBIII-3115. Major Professor: Dr. Mohammed Zikry.

Adam Gaweda, Computer Science, “Encouraging Student Practice using Nudge Theory Recommendations during Study and Struggle,” June 28, 2022, 1:00 p.m., Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Collin F. Lynch.

Huaiyu Wu, Mechanical Engineering, “Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Ultrasound Transducers and Arrays for Biomedical Imaging and Therapy,” June 29, 2022, 9:00 a.m., Remote. Major Professor: Dr. Xiaoning Jiang.

Emily Krzystowczyk, Chemical Engineering, “Oxygen Sorbent Design and Process Analysis for Thermochemical Air Separation,” June 29, 2022, 9:00 a.m., EBI-2018. Major Professor: Dr. Fanxing Li.

Yiqiao Xu, Computer Science, “Analyzing and scaffolding semi-structured MOOC forums to support social learning and help-seeking,” June 29, 2022, 9:30 a.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Collin Lynch.

Jason O’Briant, Nutrition, “Engaging Students in Helathcare to Impact Effects of Food insecurity and Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Measure High Intensity Exercise on Blood Glucose Control,” June 29, 2022, 10:00 a.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Jonathan Allen.

Evan Williams, Electrical Engineering, “Multimodal Reconfigurable Systems for Tracking of Animals in the Field, June 29, 2022, 1:00 p.m., EBII-3110. Major Professor: Dr. Alper Bozkurt.

Kyungjin Park, Computer Science, “Automated Detection of Disruptive Talk in Collaborative Game-Base, Learning Environments,” July 1, 2022, 1:00 p.m., Remote. Major Professors: Dr. James Lester/Dr. Bradford Mott.

Salma Siddika, Materials Science & Engineering, “Thermomechanical Relaxation of thin film semiconducting polymer and polymer-SMA blends,” July 7, 2022, 1:00 p.m., EBIII-3115. Major Professor: Dr. Brendan OConnor.

Xiaoqian Liu, Statistics, “Penalization Methods for structured data analysis,” July 7, 2022, 4:00 p.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Eric Chi.

Alex Chen, Statistics, “Classification, regression and dimension reduction with high-dimensional data,” July 13, 2022, 12:30 p.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Minh Tang.

Tuhin Majumder, Statistics, “Contribution to the Modelling of Sparse Markov Models,” July 14, 2022, 3:00 p.m., SAS 05202 / Zoom hybrid. Major Professors: Dr. Soumen Lahiri and Dr. Donald Martin.

Victor Calderon, Civil Engineering, “Condition Dependent Performance Based Design,” July 15, 2022, 10:00 a.m., FWH-3301. Major Professor: Dr. Mervyn J. Kowalsky.

Hongxia Bai, Chemistry, “Three-Dimensional (3D) Mass Spectrometry Imaging with Infrared Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Electrospray Ionization (IR-MALDESI): Fundamentals and Applications,” July 15, 2022, 1:00 p.m., Dab 210. Major Professor: Dr. David Muddiman.

Ruonan Li, Statistics, “Topics on multivariate functional data analysis,” July 19, 2022, 9:00 a.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Luo Xiao.

Timothy R. N. Holder, Biomedical Engineering, “Towards Objective Systems, Protocols, and Study Infrastructure for Quantifying Psychophysiological States in Canine Assisted Interactions,” July 19, 2022, 10:00 a.m., EBIII-4142. Major Professors: Dr. Michael Daniele/Dr. Alper Bozkurt.

Jiahui Zhang, Physics, “Modeling and understanding pathological trinucleotide repeats and related proteins.” July 20, 2022, 2:00 p.m., Zoom. Major Professors Dr. Christopher Roland and Dr. Celeste Sagui.

Hande Ulus, Nutrition, “Baked Sweet Potato Chip Nutrition and Processing,” July 25, 2022, 1:00 p.m.
Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Jonathan Allen.

Nathaniel Z. Warriner, Electrical Engineering, ” Binary Geometric-Phase Holograms,” July 28, 2022, 9:00 a.m., Zoom. Major Professors: Dr. Michael Escuti/Dr. Michael Kudenov.

Md Moin Uddin Chowdhury, Electrical Engineering, “UAV Trajectory Design and Mobility Management Based on RF Signal Observations,” July 29, 2022, 10:00 a.m. Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Ismail Guvenc.

Michael McKibben, Statistics, “The importance of error estimation in designed screening experiments,” August 2, 2022, 9:30 a.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Jon Stallrich.

Keith DSouza, Electrical Engineering, “A Methodology for Assessing the Adoption of New Devices in a Distribution System with High Penetration DER,” August 8, 2022, 1:00 p.m., FREEDM Board Room & Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Mesut E. Baran.

Julian Sass, Biomathematics, “Mathematical Modeling of Viral Dynamics in Infant Rhesus Macaques,” August 11, 2022, 1:30 p.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Alun Lloyd.

Gongfan Chen, Civil Engineering, “Enhance Collaboration Reliability at Task Level for Construction Projects Using Blockchain Technology,” August 17, 2022, 2:00 p.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Min Liu.

Sung Joon Maeng, Electrical Engineering, “Energy Efficient and Secure Communication in UAV Networks,” August 17, 2022, 4:30 p.m., EBII-3110. Major Professors: Dr. Ismail Guvenc/Dr. Huaiyu Dai.

Emmanuel Echeverri Jimenez, Chemistry, “Building a Virtual Reality Learning Environment grouded in pedagogical frameworks to visualize cycloaddition reactions, and identifying students’ spatial skills, challenges, and strategies therein,” August 18, 2022, 10:00 a.m., Cox 413. Major Professor: Dr. Maria Oliver-Hoyo.

Mohamed Moshtohry, Physics, “Mechanical probing reveals anchoring mechanism of the constricting contractile ring in fission yeast,” August 19, 2022, 1:00 p.m., Zoom. Major Professor: Dr. Mary Elting.

Ryan W. Tam, Chemical Engineering, “Characterizing responses in human pluripotent stem cell-derived medium spiny neuron-like cells,” August 22, 2022, 11:00 a.m., EBI-2018. Major Professor: Dr. Albert J. Keung.