Defense Announcements

5/30/2017 | Mark A Frenzel, PhD, Animal Science

9:00am, KLCT, Room 100, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Evaluation of antimicrobial interventions applied during further processing of raw beef products to reduce pathogen contamination

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Animal Science

Chair: Jeffrey Savell
Co-chair: Kerri Gehring

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da163


5/30/2017 | Carolyn Walther, MS, Aerospace Engineering

10:00am, H.R.B.B., Room 702, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Fundamental Understanding of the Unsteady Aerodynamics of Cycloidal Rotors in Hover at Ultra-Low Reynolds Numbers

College of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

Chair: Moble Benedict

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da158


5/30/2017 | Joshua Ryan Hogancamp, PhD, Civil Engineering

10:00am, DLEB, Room 217, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
THE USE OF MICROFINE CEMENT TO ENHANCE THE EFFICACY OF CARBON NANOFIBERS AND MICROFIBERS IN PORTLAND CEMENT MORTARS

College of Engineering
Civil Engineering

Chair: Zachary Grasley

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da167


5/30/2017 | Johannes O Alvarez, PhD, Petroleum Engineering

10:30am, Richardson Building, Room 511, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
WETTABILITY ALTERATION USING SURFACTANTS TO IMPROVE OIL RECOVERY FROM UNCONVENTIONAL LIQUID RESERVOIRS

College of Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Chair: David Schechter

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da117


5/30/2017 | Qian Wang, PhD, Biology

1:00pm, Biological Science Building West, Room 025, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Exploring The Role Of Infralimbic Cortex Inhibitory Circuits In Context-Dependent Extinction And Renewal Of Fear

Science
Biology

Chair: Michael Smotherman
Co-chair: Stephen Maren

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da176


5/30/2017 | David N Liliedahl, PhD, Aerospace Engineering

2:00pm, HRBB, Room 728, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
A TIME-LINEARIZED NAVIER-STOKES SOLVER FOR ANNULAR GAS SEAL ROTORDYNAMIC ANALYSIS

College of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

Chair: Paul Cizmas

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da168


5/31/2017 | Kelly Marie McDaniel, PhD, Medical Sciences

1:30pm, VA-205, Room 1R01, Temple

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Regulation of Liver Fibrosis via Alteration of Hepatic Stellate Cell Activation During Liver Repair

Medicine
Medical Sciences

Chair: Gianfranco Alpini

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da173


5/31/2017 | Hugo Antonio Sanchez, MS, Petroleum Engineering

3:00pm, Richardson Building, Room 407 M, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
RHEOLOGICAL BEHAVIOR OF AN OBM SAMPLE OF THE GOM UNDER XHPHT CONDITIONS

College of Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Chair: Jerome Schubert

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da124


6/1/2017 | Leigh Elizabeth Szucs, MEd, CHES, PhD, Health Education

10:00am, Blocker Buidling, Room 302, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
The Complexity of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Implementation: A Multiple Case Study

Education and Human Development
Health and Kinesiology

Chair: Kelly Wilson, PhD

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da72


6/1/2017 | Jessica Y. Rodriguez, PhD, Veterinary Pathobiology

1:30pm, VENI, Room 101A, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Heterobilharzia americana in dogs: Characterizing clinical infection, evaluating diagnostic test performance, and exploring novel methods of diagnosis

Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Veterinary Pathobiology

Chair: Karen Snowden

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da164


6/2/2017 | Matthew Vaughan, MS, Materials Science and Engineering

9:00am, RDMC, Room 241, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
ENHANCING THE STRENGTH AND FORMABILITY OF MAGNESIUM ALLOYS FOR LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS

College of Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering

Chair: Ibrahim Karaman
Co-chair: Miladin Radovic

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da162


6/7/2017 | Omid Saber, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

10:15am, Mechanical Engineering, Room 501, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A HIGH-SPEED MATERIAL-TESTING MACHINE, AND EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF FRICTIONAL FLASH HEATING AND DYNAMIC WEAKENING IN ROCK

College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Chair: Jorge Alvarado
Co-chair: Frederick Chester

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da114


6/12/2017 | Yasser Soltanpour, PhD, Civil Engineering

2:30pm, DLEB, Room 217, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
BAYESIAN ASSESSMENT OF REGIONAL OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION

College of Engineering
Civil Engineering

Chair: Zenon Medina-Cetina

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da119


6/12/2017 | Iordanis Kesisoglou, MS, Energy

3:00pm, GERB, Room Seminar Room-Third Floor, College station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
An integrated optimization and control of Hydrogen Energy Systems

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs
Energy

Chair: Stratos Pistikopoulos

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da104


6/13/2017 | Ahmed Mohamad Mroue, MS, Energy

1:00pm, Scoates, Room 305, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Water for Energy in Texas: Using the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs
Energy

Chair: Rabi Mohtar

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6/14/2017 | Congyin Shi, PhD, Electrical Engineering

10:00am, WEB, Room 315H, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
On-chip Analog Circuit Optimization Using Built-in Self-test and an Integrated Multi-dimensional Optimization Engine

College of Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Chair: Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio
Co-chair: Congyin Shi

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da90


6/15/2017 | Brian S Redick, MS, Accounting

12:00am, Richardson , Room 511, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Adaptive Time Stepping in Coupled Surface/Subsurface System using PID Control

College of Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Chair: Eduardo Gildin
Co-chair: Jihoon Kim

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da132