Defense Announcements

9/25/2017 | Douglas Famularo, PhD, Aerospace Engineering

1:00pm, HRBB, Room 702, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Observer-Based Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion Adaptive Control with State Constraints

College of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

Chair: John Valasek

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9/25/2017 | Jordan Evans, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering

2:00pm, AIEN, Room 111, Campus

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
ANISOTROPIC RESPONSE OF LASER ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED NUCLEAR ALLOYS TO RADIATION DAMAGE

College of Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering

Chair: Sean McDeavitt

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9/27/2017 | Deog Sang Bae, PhD, Construction Management

1:00pm, DLEB (CE/TTI Office Bldg), Room 702, College Station Main Campus

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Credit Risk Assessment and Monitoring of TIF Bonds

College of Engineering
Civil Engineering

Chair: Ivan Damnjanovic

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9/27/2017 | Shengda Ding, PhD, Chemistry

1:30pm, Chemistry, Room 405, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
The computational modeling of organometallic compounds inspired by hydrogenases

Science
Chemistry

Chair: Michael Hall
Co-chair: Marcetta Darensbourg

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9/27/2017 | Kaylan Dance, MS, Marine Biology

2:00pm, Sea Aggie Center, Room 601, Galveston

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Feeding ecology of Gray Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) and Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) at artificial reefs in the northwest Gulf of Mexico

Galveston
Marine Biology

Chair: David Wells

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9/27/2017 | Prem Kumar Chanani, PhD, Chemistry

2:00pm, ILSB, Room 3143, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Biosynthesis of Dimethylbenzimidazole-A Remarkable Flavin Catabolism Chemistry

Science
Chemistry

Chair: Dr. Tadhg P. Begley

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9/28/2017 | Tan Zhou, PhD, Ecosystem Science and Management

1:00pm, Wildlife, Fisheries & Ecological Sciences (WFES), Room 336, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Advances in waveform and photon counting LiDAR processing for forest vegetation applications

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ecosystem Science and Management

Chair: Sorin Popescu

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9/29/2017 | Hector Hugo Montero-Quintero, PhD, Hispanic Studies

2:00pm, ACADEMIC, Room 211, COLLEGE STATION

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
VIOLENCIA EN LA FAMILIA Y VIOLENCIA TRANSNACIONAL EN LAS NOVELAS LOS EJERCITOS DE EVELIO ROSERO E INSENSATEZ DE HORACIO CASTELLANOS MOYA

Liberal Arts
Hispanic Studies

Chair: Alain Lawo-Sukam
Co-chair: Jose Cardona-Lopez

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9/29/2017 | keith hamilton, MS, Biological and Agricultural Engineering

2:00pm, SCTS, Room 212, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Characterizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Feed Yard Operations: Methods and Governing Factors

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Chair: Ronald Lacey

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10/2/2017 | Jawad Altabtabai, PhD, Architecture

2:00pm, Langford A, Room 403, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Parametric BIM-Based Design Review Using A Game Engine

Architecture
Architecture

Chair: Wei Yan
Co-chair: Mark Clayton

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10/4/2017 | Sarah Pruski, MS, Marine Biology

12:00pm, MAIN, Room 410, Galveston

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Hydromedusa Seasonality and Diversity in Galveston Bay

Science
Marine Biology

Chair: Maria Pia Miglietta

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10/6/2017 | Allison Ann Wilkes, PhD, Marine Biology

12:00pm, Rudder , Room 701, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Sodium Iodide Symporter Location, Expression and Regulation in Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus).

Science
Marine Biology

Chair: Duncan MacKenzie
Co-chair: Chris Marshall

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10/9/2017 | Min Zhang, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

9:00am, Turbomachinery Laboratory, Room Conference Room, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE STATIC AND DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF A LONG (L/D=0.65) SMOOTH ANNULAR SEAL OPERATING UNDER TWO-PHASE (LIQUID/GAS) CONDITIONS

College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Chair: Dara Childs

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10/10/2017 | Shuo Yang, MS, Geology

3:00pm, Halbouty Geosciences Building, Room 354, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
IMPACT OF SUBSURFACE HETEROGENEITY STRUCTURE ON CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT: A ONE-DIMENSIONAL CASE

Geosciences
Geology and Geophysics

Chair: Hongbin Zhan

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10/13/2017 | Huan Wang, PhD, Educational Psychology

10:00am, Harrington Tower Building, Room 715B, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Long-Term Differential Item Functioning Effect on Common-Item Nonequivalent Groups Design Linking Using Item Response Theory

Education and Human Development
Educational Psychology

Chair: Myeongsun Yoon

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10/13/2017 | Brian K Pfeiffer, PhD, Plant Breeding

1:30pm, Heep, Room 437, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
The Improvement of grain sorghum productivity and quality

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Soil and Crop Sciences

Chair: Wiliam Rooney

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10/16/2017 | Tarun Verma, PhD, Atmospheric Sciences

10:00am, O&M Building, Room 805, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Role of ocean atmosphere coupling in regional climatic impacts of anthropogenic sulfate aerosols

Geosciences
Accounting

Chair: Ramalingam Saravanan

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10/31/2017 | Scott Wayne Fincher, MS, Statistics

2:15pm, Blocker, Room 450, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Evaluation of Interventions During Driving

Science
Statistics

Chair: Derya Akleman

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