Dissertation Defenses

  • April 29
  • Anys Bacha, Computer Science & Engineering
    Harnessing On-chip Error Correction for Energy Efficiency and Security
    Advisor: Mircea-Radu Teodorescu
  • Betsy Stratis, Psychology
    Predictors of Parent-Teacher Agreement on Emotional and Behavioral Problems and Autism Symptoms in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their Typically Developing Siblings
    Advisor: Luc Lecavalier
  • Muhtadi Islam, Biomedical Sciences Grad Prog
    The Highly Parallel Homology Directed Repair Assay and the Analysis of BRCA1 Variants
    Advisor: Jeffrey Parvin
  • David Salazar Valenzuela, Evolution Ecology & Org Bio
    Diversification in the Neotropics: Insights from Demographic and Phylogenetic Patterns of Lancehead Pitvipers (Bothrops spp.)
    Advisor: H. Gibbs
  • Jonathan Zizka, Physics
    Mechanical Properties of Low- and High-k Dielectric Thin Films by Brillouin Light Scattering
    Advisor: Ratnasingham Sooryakumar
  • Varittha Sanphuang, Electrical and Computer Engine
    Enhanced Metamaterials for Reconfigurable mm-Wave and THz Systems
    Advisor: John Volakis
  • May 2
  • Casey Holycross, Aero and Astronautical Eng
    A multiscale analysis and extension of an energy based fatigue life prediction method for high, low, and combined cycle fatigue
    Advisor: Mo-How Shen
  • Amber Vlasnik, Education:Policy & Leadership
    Understandings of Race and Negotiations of Theory Among Women's Center Professionals: A Critical Phenomenological Exploration
    Advisor: Tatiana Suspitsyna
  • Chaitanya Shivade, Computer Science & Engineering
    Textual inference for clinical trial screening
    Advisor: Eric Fosler-Lussier
  • Qiuping Lv, Nuclear Engineering
    Design, Testing, and Modeling of the direct Reactor Auxilliary Cooling System for FHRs
    Advisor: Xiaodong Sun
  • May 3
  • Hae Na Kim, Education:Phy Act & Ed Srvc
    The relationship between and among job satisfaction, training, and organizational culture in South Korea's manufacturing industry
    Advisor: David Stein
  • Kerry Dixon, Education:Teaching & Learning
    The Contested Space of STEM-Art Integration: Cultural Humility and Collaborative Interdisciplinarity
    Advisor: Valerie Kinloch
  • May 4
  • THEODOTO RESSA, Education:Teaching & Learning
    The Path to College: Transition Experiences of Students with Disabilities
    Advisor: Laurie Katz
  • David Mahaffey, Industrial and Systems Eng
    Inertia Friction Welded Ni-Base Superalloys: Process Examination, Modeling and Microstructure
    Advisor: Rajiv Shivpuri
  • Julia Elmer, City and Regional Planning
    Reinventing the Rust Belt: Welcoming Economies,Immigrant Entrepreneurship, and Urban Resilience
    Advisor: Bernadette Hanlon
  • Luis Giraldo Trujillo, Electrical and Computer Engine
    Modeling and Analysis of Human Group Dynamics
    Advisor: Kevin Passino
  • Yuan Yang, Materials Sci and Engineering
    Influence of Chemical Doping on Microstructures and Superconducting Properties of MgB2 Wires and Bulks
    Advisor: Michael Sumption
  • Emre Tepe, City and Regional Planning
    Statistical Modeling and Simulation of Land Development Dynamics
    Advisor: Jean-Michel Guldmann
  • May 5
  • Angela Smith, Education:Phy Act & Ed Srvc
    Exploring the Retention and Career Persistence of African American Women in Information technology: A Multiple Case Study
    Advisor: Joshua Hawley
  • May 6
  • Jessica Walz, Anthropology
    Coercion, competition, and choice: The sex lives of female olive baboons (Papio anubis)
    Advisor: Dawn Kitchen
  • May 9
  • Elena Chung, Chemical Engineering
    Investigation of Chemical Looping Oxygen Carriers and Processes for Hydrocarbon Oxidation and Selective Alkane Oxidation to Chemicals
    Advisor: Liang-Shih Fan
  • Xiang Hui, Economics
    Essays on Trade, Trust and Information
    Advisor: Maryam Saeedi
  • David Clever, Biomedical Sciences Grad Prog
    T Cell-Intrinsic Oxygen Sensing Regulates Pulmonary Immunity
    Advisor: Larry Schlesinger
  • May 10
  • Anthony Vesco, Psychology
    Impacts of Omega-3 Supplementation and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Trajectories and Associations of Children's Affectivity and Effortful Control
    Advisor: Mary Fristad
  • Victor Iturra, Agr, Env & Devp Econ
    Three Essays on Inequality Across Space
    Advisor: Mark Partridge
  • May 16
  • Yingdan Mei, Agr, Env & Devp Econ
    Three Exxays on the economic impliction of forest amenities and wetland ecosystem services
    Advisor: Brent Sohngen
  • May 17
  • Mark Sokolsky, History
    Taming Tiger Country: Colonization and Environment in the Russian Far East, 1860-1940
    Advisor: Nicholas Breyfogle
  • May 19
  • Patrick Bell, Environmental Science
    Sustainable Intensification for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation in Tanzania
    Advisor: Rattan Lal
  • June 6
  • Tate Steidley, Sociology
    Movements, Malefactions, and Munitions: Determinants and Effects of Concealed Carry Laws in the United States
    Advisor: Andrew Martin
  • June 15
  • Luv Sharma, Business Administration
    Examining the impact of hospital technology and administrative innovation on performance: An econometric investigation
    Advisor: Aravind Chandrasekaran
  • June 30
  • Rachel Ralston, Communication
    Motivation activation and the EPPM: Exploring real-time fear appeal processing
    Advisor: Nancy Rhodes
  • July 8
  • Alejandro Pina Ortega, Electrical and Computer Engine
    Modeling and Analysis of Asymmetries in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines
    Advisor: Longya Xu
  • July 15
  • Cedric Lee, Electrical and Computer Engine
    A Wireless, Fully-Passive Recorder for Medical Applications
    Advisor: John Volakis
  • July 28
  • Teresa Kouri, Philosophy
    Logical Pluralism
    Advisor: Stewart Shapiro

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