Defense Announcements

2/25/2019 | Fawaz Kaseer, PhD, Civil Engineering

9:30am, Center for Infrastructure Renewal, Room 3316, RELLIS Campus

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
THE EFFECTS OF RECYCLING AGENTS ON ASPHALT MIXTURES WITH HIGH RECYCLED MATERIALS CONTENT

College of Engineering
Civil Engineering

Chair: Amy Epps Martin

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2/25/2019 | ATANU HALDER, PhD, Aerospace Engineering

11:00am, Harvey R. "Bum" Bright Building, Room 302, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Aeroelastic Coupled Trim Modeling of Cycloidal Rotor Based Micro Air Vehicles

College of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

Chair: Moble Benedict

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2/25/2019 | Taylre McKee Beaty, MS, Agricultural Economics

2:00pm, AGLS, Room 372, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
An Overview of Rural Broadband Policy Analysis, Challenges and Opportunities

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Agricultural Economics

Chair: Rebekka Dudensing

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2/25/2019 | Peiyao Zhang, MS, Biological and Agricultural Engineering

2:30pm, Price Hobgood Agriculture Engineering Research Lab, Room 105, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
THE PREFERRED DECOMPOSITION LEVEL OF PECAN WOOD FOR AURICULARIA AURICULA-JUDAE MUSHROOM GROWTH

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Chair: Gerald L. Riskowski

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2/25/2019 | Jose Angel Valero Martínez, PhD, Hispanic Studies

6:00pm, Academic Building, Room 211, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Historia natural de la república. Ezequiel Martínez Estrada y el problema de la fundación

Liberal Arts
Hispanic Studies

Chair: Alberto Moreiras

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2/26/2019 | Roberto Mosquera Moyano, PhD, Economics

8:30am, Allen, Room 3122, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
THREE ESSAYS ON APPLIED MICROECONOMICS

Liberal Arts
Economics

Chair: Steven Puller
Co-chair: Jason Lindo

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2/26/2019 | A. Kristen Means, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering

10:00am, ETB, Room 5039, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
ULTRA-STRONG, DOUBLE NETWORK HYDROGELS FOR IMPLANTABLE GLUCOSE BIOSENSORS & SYNTHETIC CARTILAGE

College of Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering

Chair: Melissa Grunlan

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2/26/2019 | Shuang Qin, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering

3:30pm, RDMC, Room 241, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITE PROTECTIVE COATINGS DEPOSITED USING LAYER-BY-LAYER ASSEMBLY

College of Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering

Chair: Jaime Grunlan

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2/27/2019 | Jiangyuan Fan, PhD, Nuclear Engineering

10:00am, AIEN, Room M111, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
A NEW MULTISCALE ALGORITHM AND THE FRAMEWORK OF CODE SYSTEMS FOR ADVANCED DEFECT CLUSTER DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS

College of Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Chair: Lin Shao

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da795


2/27/2019 | Somi Ahn, PhD, English

10:00am, LAAH, Room 360, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
AGE, DEGENERATION, AND REGENERATION IN FIN-DE-SIÈCLE BRITISH FICTION

Liberal Arts
English

Chair: Claudia Nelson

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2/27/2019 | John Michael Bozanich, MS, Oral Biology

12:00pm, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, Room 618, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Testing in vivo the comparability of two different scaffolds in alveolar ridge preservation against Bio-Oss and control in the rat model.

Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry
Dentistry

Chair: Thomas Diekwisch

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da719


2/27/2019 | Chen Ling, PhD, Chemical Engineering

1:00pm, Jack E. Brown, Room 256, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Multi-rate Observers for Model-based Process Monitoring

College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering

Chair: Costas Kravaris

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2/27/2019 | Max Alexander Morris, MS, Geography

3:00pm, Eller O&M, Room 807, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
FUEL FOR WILDFIRE: REGIONAL CONTROLS ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF WILDFIRE IN THE SOUTHEASTERN U.S.

Geosciences
Geography

Chair: Charles Lafon
Co-chair: David Cairns

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2/28/2019 | Grace Ellen Brannon, PhD, Communication

10:00am, Bolton Hall, Room 102B, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Privacy Management in the Family and the Workplace: Understanding People with Diabetes' Information Management Processes

Liberal Arts
Communication

Chair: Richard Street
Co-chair: Emily Rauscher

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2/28/2019 | Rachal Elizabeth Thomassie, MS, Interdisciplinary Engineering

10:00am, MEOB, Room 229, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING COMPETENCIES ESSENTIAL FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATES

College of Engineering
Interdisciplinary Engineering

Chair: Timothy Jacobs

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2/28/2019 | Yoandy Cabrera Ortega, PhD, Hispanic Studies

10:00am, Academic Building, Room 211, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Ira y deseo: impulsos timóticos en la Grecia hispana

Liberal Arts
Hispanic Studies

Chair: Hilaire Kallendorf

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da823


2/28/2019 | Ziyi Zhou, MS, Mathematics

10:30am, Blocker Building, Room 220, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Combinatorics of Oscillating Tableaux

Science
Mathematics

Chair: Catherine Yan

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da727


2/28/2019 | Chris Gowen, MFA, Visualization

1:00pm, Langford C, Room A400, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Back of Beyond

Architecture
Visualization

Chair: Richard Davison

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2/28/2019 | Jasmina Kuenzli, MA, English

3:45pm, LAAH, Room 366, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
The Pirate Queen

Liberal Arts
English

Chair: Susan Stabile

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3/1/2019 | Jiachen Ding, PhD, Atmospheric Sciences

9:30am, Eller Oceanography and Meteorology Building (O&M), Room 805, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
A Fast Vector Radiative Transfer Model for Polarimetric Remote Sensing

Geosciences
Atmospheric Sciences

Chair: Ping Yang
Co-chair: Andrew Dessler

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da730


3/1/2019 | Hyosim Kim, PhD, Nuclear Engineering

10:00am, Animal Industries building, Room 111, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Dispersoid stability in ion irradiated oxide dispersion strengthened alloys

College of Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Chair: Lin Shao

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da737


3/1/2019 | Shu-Hui Chuang, PhD, Medical Sciences

10:45am, Medical Research and Education Building (MREB), Room 1151, Bryan

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
CELL-SPECIFIC AND PHOSPHORYLATION-DEPENDENT ACTIONS OF NEUROSTEROIDS AT EXTRASYNAPTIC GABA-A RECEPTORS IN THE BRAIN

Medicine
Medical Sciences

Chair: Doodipala Samba Reddy

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3/1/2019 | Chieh Chou, PhD, Computer Engineering

1:30pm, HRBB, Room 516, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Sensor Fusion for Robotic Surface and Subsurface Infrastructure Inspection

College of Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering

Chair: Dezhen Song

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da746


3/1/2019 | Patrick John Chapates, MS, Aerospace Engineering

3:00pm, HRBB, Room 302, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Investigation of the Interaction Between a Human Index Finger and Spacesuit Glove

College of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

Chair: Bonnie Dunbar
Co-chair: John Whitcomb

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3/1/2019 | Anjali Chadha, MS, Computer Science

3:30pm, HRBB, Room 501A, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
UNSUPERVISED DEHAZING ON REAL-WORLD IMAGES USING GANS

College of Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering

Chair: Zhangyang Wang

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da791


3/1/2019 | Kirstin Marie Haas, MS, Ocean Engineering

3:30pm, HEB, Room 117, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Production Engineering, Cost Estimating, and Software Development for a Cutter Suction Dredge

College of Engineering
Engineering

Chair: Robert Randall

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da754


3/4/2019 | Anna Casto, PhD, Molecular and Evironmental Plant Sciences

9:00am, Heep, Room 440, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
IDENTIFICATION OF GENES CONTRIBUTING TO DEVELOPMENT AND BIOMASS YIELD IN SORGHUM BICOLOR

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Molecular and Evironmental Plant Sciences

Chair: John Mullet

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da715


3/4/2019 | Leo Yvonne Alcorn, PhD, Astronomy

9:30am, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, Room 102, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
The Properties of Star-Forming Galaxies in the Proto-Cluster Environment at z~2

Science
Physics and Astronomy

Chair: Kim-Vy Tran

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da753


3/4/2019 | Timothy Woodbury, PhD, Aerospace Engineering

1:00pm, H.R. Bright Building, Room 728, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Estimation-based solutions to incomplete information pursuit-evasion games

College of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

Chair: John Hurtado

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da767


3/5/2019 | Nicolas Roberto Quintanar, PhD, Nuclear Engineering

10:00am, Animal Industries (AI), Room 301, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Temperature and high resolution flow measurements in a scaled water reactor cavity cooling system (WRCCS)

College of Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Chair: Yassin Hassan

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da775


3/5/2019 | Febrian Hillman, PhD, Chemical Engineering

2:15pm, Jack E. Brown Chemical Engineering, Room 105, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Developing microwave-assisted synthesis for hybrid zeolitic-imidazolate frameworks deriving from ZIF-8 for tunable gas separations

College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering

Chair: Hae-Kwon Jeong
Co-chair: Benjamin Wilhite

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da734


3/5/2019 | Sajib Saha, PhD, Civil Engineering

3:00pm, Dwight Look Engineering Building, Room 508I, COLLEGE STATION

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Characterization of Unbound and Stabilized Materials and Improved Consideration of Their Effects on Pavement Performance

College of Engineering
Civil Engineering

Chair: Robert Lytton
Co-chair: Sajib Saha

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da778


3/6/2019 | Mohammad Ebrahim Torki, PhD, Aerospace Engineering

12:00am, H. R. Bright Building, Room 702, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Ductile Fracture under Combined Tension and Shear: Theory and Applications

College of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

Chair: Amine Benzerga

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da808


3/6/2019 | Gemme Campbell, PhD, Communication

9:00am, Bolton, Room 213, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
"The diagnosis is just the tip of the iceberg" : Family storytelling about hereditary cancer

Liberal Arts
Communication

Chair: Emily Rauscher

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da748


3/6/2019 | Jonathan K. Lai, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

9:00am, AIEN, Room 111, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Quantification of Turbulent Characteristics using High Fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics for Heat Exchanger Applications

College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Chair: Yassin A. Hassan
Co-chair: Nagamangala K. Anand

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da782


3/6/2019 | Emily Ridge, MS, Animal Science

1:30pm, Kleberg Center, Room 200, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
THE IMPACT OF DIET ON THE PERFORMANCE OF NON-NUTRITIVE ORAL BEHAVIORS OF BEEF CATTLE

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Animal Science

Chair: Courtney Daigle

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da822


3/6/2019 | Emily Elizabeth Ridge, MS, Animal Science

1:30pm, Kleberg Center, Room 200, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
The impact of diet on the performance of non-nutritive oral behaviors in beef cattle

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Animal Science

Chair: Courtney Daigle

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da790


3/7/2019 | Ashley V. Hill, DrPH, Epidemiology

1:10am, School of Public Health, Room 235E, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Determining Profiles of Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections in Young Adults

Public Health
Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Chair: Brandie Taylor
Co-chair: Lisako McKyer

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da752


3/7/2019 | Billur Aksoy, PhD, Economics

9:00am, Allen Building, Room 3072, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Experiments on Social Preferences

Liberal Arts
Economics

Chair: Catherine Eckel
Co-chair: Silvana Krasteva

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da743


3/7/2019 | Gerrit Botha, PhD, Nuclear Engineering

9:00am, AIEN, Room 211, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Quantification of turbulence statistics for the near-wall region in unstructured pebble beds using direct numerical simulation

College of Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Chair: Yassin Hassan
Co-chair: Richard Kurwitz

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da784


3/7/2019 | Xianmin Feng, MS, Visualization

9:45am, Langford C, Room C400, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
V-Sphere Rubik’s Bookcase Interface for Exploring Content in Virtual Reality Marketplace

Architecture
Visualization

Chair: Ergun Akleman
Co-chair: Ann McNamara

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da789


3/7/2019 | Noah Craig Bacine, PhD, Economics

12:30pm, Allen, Room 3067, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Experiments in Identity Economics

Liberal Arts
Economics

Chair: Catherine Eckel

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da797


3/7/2019 | Patrick Philip Walgren, MS, Aerospace Engineering

12:45pm, HR Bright Bldg, Room 702, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Towards High Turndown Ratio Shape Memory Alloy Driven Morphing Space Radiators

College of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

Chair: Darren Hartl

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da807


3/7/2019 | Matthew David Patterson, MEd, Curriculum and Instruction

3:00pm, Harrington , Room 304, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Science Education

Education and Human Development
Teaching, Learning and Culture

Chair: Dr. Julie Singleton

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da786


3/7/2019 | Yasmeen Makarem, PhD, Educational Human Resource Development

10:00pm, Harrington Tower, Room 575, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
The Career Experiences of Women in STEM Fields in Lebanon.

Education and Human Development
Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

Chair: Jia Wang

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da761


3/8/2019 | Jonathan Adam Moreno, MS, Agronomy

9:00am, Heep, Room 424, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Developing Cropping Systems for Organic Grain Production in Texas

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Soil and Crop Sciences

Chair: Ronnie Schnell

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da766


3/8/2019 | Michael Donovan Jochum, PhD, Plant Pathology

9:00am, LF Peterson, Room 112, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
ENHANCED DROUGHT TOLERANCE THROUGH PLANT GROWTH PROMOTING RHIZOBACTERIA AND MICROBIOME ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Chair: Young-Ki Jo

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da801


4/4/2019 | Joshua Alan Giles, MLPD, Land and Property Development

10:00am, Langford A, Room 349, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Final Defense

Architecture
Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

Chair: Geoffrey Booth

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da779