Defense Announcements

2/26/2018 | Joshua O'Neal, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering

12:00am, Jack E. Brown Chemical Engineering Building, Room 256, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Responsive Polyelectrolyte Thin Films and Nanocomposites

College of Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering

Chair: Jodie Lutkenhaus

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2/26/2018 | Hyosung An, PhD, Chemical Engineering

10:00am, Jack E. Brown, Room 256, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
CONDUCTING DIBLOCK COPOLYMERS AS MULTIFUNCTIONAL BINDERS FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES & SURFACE-AGNOSTIC HIGHLY STRETCHABLE AND BENDABLE CONDUCTIVE MXENE MULTILAYERS

College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering

Chair: Jodie Lutkenhaus

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2/26/2018 | Jessica Raterman, PhD, Anthropology

12:00pm, ANTH, Room 236, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Methodological development for identifying foraging behaviors from GPS data among artisanal fishers in the Caribbean

Liberal Arts
Anthropology

Chair: Michael Alvard

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2/26/2018 | Kayode Olugbenga Atoba, PhD, Urban and Regional Science

1:00pm, OCSB, Room 365, Galveston

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
FILL AND FLOODS: ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF PARCEL FILL ON RESIDENTIAL FLOOD DAMAGES

Architecture
Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

Chair: Samuel Brody

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2/26/2018 | Crystal A Dozier, PhD, Anthropology

2:00pm, Anthropology, Room 237, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
TOYAH MITOTES: ARCHAEOLOGICAL, ETHNOGRAPHICAL, AND RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF A TEXAS FEASTING ECONOMY, 1350-1600 CE

Liberal Arts
Anthropology

Chair: Alston Thoms

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2/26/2018 | Shannon Butkus, PhD, Health Services Research

3:00pm, School of Public Health, Room Conference Room 147, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Communication and Swallowing Disorders in Children: Budget and Policy Implications for State Medicaid Agencies

Public Health
Health Policy and Management

Chair: Michael Morrisey

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3/1/2018 | MUHAMMED EMIN EKIN, MS, Electrical Engineering

10:00am, Wisenbaker Eng. Bldg.(WEB), Room 201, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
THERMAL MODELING OF PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES FOR RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT OF SINGLE-PHASE MODULE-INTEGRATED POWER ELECTRONICS IN TURKEY

College of Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Chair: Robert Balog

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3/1/2018 | Ramesh Gunaratna, PhD, Genetics

1:00pm, Reynolds Medical Building, Room 163, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Dynamic Role of the Codon 72 p53 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism on Mammary Tumorigenesis in a Humanized Mouse Model

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs
Genetics

Chair: Robin Fuchs-Young

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3/2/2018 | Wei-Ching Hsu, PhD, Oceanography

9:00am, O&M, Room 617, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Impact of Climate Model Sea Surface Temperature Biases on Tropical Cyclone Simulations

Geosciences
Oceanography

Chair: Ping Chang

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3/2/2018 | Aaron Curtis Stone, MS, Mechanical Engineering

10:00am, MEOB, Room 501, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A RECONFIGURABLE TESTING SYSTEM FOR BIOMECHANICAL AND ORTHOPEDIC EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH

College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Chair: Michael Moreno

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3/2/2018 | Richard Livingston, MS, Nuclear Engineering

10:15am, AI Engineering, Room 211, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
INTEGRATION OF PAST AND NEW DATA FOR LARGE DIAMETER TUBE AT VARIABLE PRESSURE INCLUDING HYSTERESIS EFFECTS

College of Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Chair: Karen Kirkland

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3/2/2018 | Adam Matthew Key, PhD, Communication

11:15am, Bolton Hall, Room 102B, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
In The First Degree: A Study of Effective Discourse in Postsecondary Prison Education

Liberal Arts
Communication

Chair: Matthew May

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3/2/2018 | Sarah Regan Sprayberry, MS, Animal Science

1:00pm, KLCT, Room 126, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
DEVELOPMENT OF A WEANED PIG MODEL OF ENTEROTOXIGENIC E.COLI-INDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL ENTEROPATHY

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Animal Science

Chair: Chad Paulk
Co-chair: Jason Gill

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3/2/2018 | Viswam Nathan, PhD, Computer Engineering

2:00pm, Emerging Technologies Building (ETB), Room 5043, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Characterizing the Noise Associated with Sensor Placement and Motion Artifacts and Overcoming its Effects for Body-Worn Physiological Sensors

College of Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering

Chair: Roozbeh Jafari

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3/5/2018 | Lauren Elizabeth Kelley, MS, Civil Engineering

8:00am, DLEB, Room 702, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Large Scale Specimen Design and Creep Analysis for Nuclear Containment Concrete Walls

College of Engineering
Civil Engineering

Chair: Joseph Bracci

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3/5/2018 | Yanuar Ady Setiawan, MS, Nuclear Engineering

9:00am, Animal Industries Engineering Building, Room 304, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
ADVERSARY PATHWAY ANALYSIS OF A PHYSICAL PROTECTION SYSTEM DESIGN USING A STOCHASTIC APPROACH

College of Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Chair: Sunil Chirayath

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3/5/2018 | Clifford Wallace Hudder, PhD, English

10:00am, LAAH, Room 366, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
The Capital of Elsewhere: A Geocritical Examination of Places, Fictions, Houstons

Liberal Arts
English

Chair: David McWhirter

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3/5/2018 | Shuting Hu, PhD, Finance

12:30pm, WCBA, Room 360K, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Two Essays in CEO and Corporate Financial Policy and Performance

Mays Business School
Finance

Chair: Shane A. Johnson

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3/5/2018 | Tiantian Zhao, MArch, Architecture

2:00pm, Langford A, Room 4th Floor-Review Space, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Breast Cancer Center

Architecture
Architecture

Chair: George Mann

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3/5/2018 | weishi wang, MArch, Architecture

4:00pm, Langford A, Room 4th floor review space, college station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
CCRC Project

Architecture
Architecture

Chair: Susan Rodiek
Co-chair: Zhipeng Lu

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3/5/2018 | Hao Huang, MArch, Architecture

5:00pm, Langford Architecture Building, Room 4th floor review space, COLLEGE STATION

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
CCRC Project in Japan

Architecture
Architecture

Chair: Susan Rodiek
Co-chair: Zhipeng Lu

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3/6/2018 | Richard Daniel Payne, PhD, Statistics

11:00am, BLOCKER, Room 447, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Two-Stage Metropolis Hastings; Bayesian Conditional Density Estimation & Survival Analysis via Partition Modeling, Laplace Approximations, and Efficient Computation

Science
Statistics

Chair: Bani Mallick

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3/6/2018 | Eriana Garner, MS, Sport Management

1:30pm, Blocker, Room 307, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
The Impact of Concussion Information on Parents' Decision Regarding Child's Participation in Contact Sports

Education and Human Development
Health and Kinesiology

Chair: Dr. Marlene Dixon

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3/7/2018 | Robert Justin Dorosky, PhD, Plant Pathology

5:15pm, HSFB, Room 204, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
PSEUDOMONAS CHLORORAPHIS PRODUCES TWO R-TAILOCINS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO BACTERIAL COMPETITION

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Chair: Elizabeth Pierson

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3/9/2018 | Chun-Chun Hsu, PhD, Soil Science

1:00pm, HEEP, Room 540, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Selecting and Modifying Clays and Layered Double Hydroxides to Bind Fumonisin, Ochratoxin A, Zearalenone, and Deoxynivalenol

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Soil and Crop Sciences

Chair: Youjun Deng

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3/9/2018 | Andrew Chen, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

2:00pm, Mechanical Engineering Office Building (MEOB), Room 224, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
TURBINE PLATFORM FILM COOLING EFFECTIVENESS AND ROTATIONAL EFFECT ON INTERNAL COOLING PASSAGES WITH A CONVERGING TIP TURN

College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Chair: Je-Chin Han

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