Defense Announcements

10/17/2017 | Andrew Garret Sivon, MS, Petroleum Engineering

9:00am, Richardson Petroleum Engineering Building, Room 511, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Guidelines for the Selection of Appropriate Fracture Models in the Numerical Simulation of Ultra-Low Permeability Reservoirs

College of Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Chair: Thomas Blasingame
Co-chair: George Moridis

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10/17/2017 | John David Kliewer, MS, Nuclear Engineering

10:00am, AIEN, Room M304, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Non-Linear Spatial Multigrid Method for Non-Linear S2 Acceleration

College of Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Chair: Jim Morel

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10/17/2017 | Reza Manshouri, MS, Computer Science

10:30am, HRBB, Room 302, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
EDGE RATCHET AND SIMULATED ANNEALING TO IMPROVE RF SCORE OF THE SUPERTREE OF LIFE

College of Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering

Chair: Tiffani Williams
Co-chair: Jennifer Welch

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10/17/2017 | Zepeng Huo, MS, Computer Engineering

11:00am, HRBB, Room 408H, Colege Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Link Prediction with Personalized Social Influence

College of Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering

Chair: Xia Hu
Co-chair: James Caverlee

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10/17/2017 | Joshua Harris, MS, Aerospace Engineering

1:00pm, HRBB, Room 606, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Nonlinear Adaptive Dynamic Inversion Control for Variable Stability Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

College of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

Chair: John Valasek

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10/17/2017 | Zhenlei Yang, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering

1:10pm, Scoates Hall, Room 305, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
PARAMETERIZATION AND MODELING OF COUPLED HEAT AND MASS TRANSPORT IN THE VADOSE ZONE

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Chair: Binayak P. Mohanty

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10/17/2017 | Krista Cratty, MS, Aerospace Engineering

2:00pm, HRBB, Room 603, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Dynamic Wind Tunnel Load and Attitude Measurements Using State Estimation

College of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

Chair: Ed White

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10/17/2017 | Suin Yi, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

2:20pm, MEOB, Room 426, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Thermoelectric Properties of Magnesium Silicide-Stannide Solid Solution of Various Phase Structure

College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Chair: Choongho Yu

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10/17/2017 | Matthew Robert Wood, PhD, Applied Physics

3:30pm, MIST, Room M102, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Order and Disorder in Type–II InAs / InAsSb Superlattices

Science
Physics and Astronomy

Chair: Michael Weimer

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10/18/2017 | Meiqin Li, PhD, Mathematics

9:00am, Blocker, Room 506A, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
FINDING MULTIPLE SADDLE POINTS FOR G-DIFFERENTIAL FUNCTIONALS AND DEFOCUSED NONLINEAR PROBLEMS

Science
Mathematics

Chair: Jianxin Zhou
Co-chair: YALCHIN EFENDIEV

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da300


10/18/2017 | Eric Coronado, MS, Mechanical Engineering

10:30am, MEOB, Room 301, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
An Investigation of Improving Refrigeration Cycle Efficiencies by Implementing Evaporative Precooling of the Condenser Inlet Air

College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Chair: Michael Pate
Co-chair: Matt Pharr

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10/18/2017 | Hyoungsub Kim, PhD, Architecture

2:00pm, Langford Architecture Center C, Room 107, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
A MODEL FOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CLIMATE-ADAPTIVE BUILDING ENVELOPES USING PARAMETRIC MODELS AND MULTI-CRITERIA OPTIMIZATION

Architecture
Architecture

Chair: Mark Clayton
Co-chair: Negar Kalantar

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da328


10/19/2017 | Jingji Jin, PhD, Neuroscience

11:00am, ILSB, Room 3143, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Hippocampal-prefrontal interplay in context-dependent fear memory retrieval.

Liberal Arts
Psychology

Chair: Stephen Maren

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10/19/2017 | Sikai Zhang, MS, Biological and Agricultural Engineering

2:09pm, Scoates, Room 305, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Evaluating apoenzyme-coenzyme-substrate interactions of methane monooxygenase with an engineered active site for fuel cell applications: A computational study

College of Engineering
Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Chair: Sandun Fernando
Co-chair: Sikai Zhang

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10/20/2017 | Tyler Edward Askelson, PhD, Poultry Science

1:00pm, Kleberg Center, Room 100, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
Probiotic and Gastrointestinal Microbiology in the Broiler Chicken

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Poultry Science

Chair: Tri Duong

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da274


10/20/2017 | Francisco Ernesto Gomez, PhD, Plant Breeding

1:30pm, Heep, Room 440, College Station

Tentative Title of Thesis / Dissertation / Record of Study:
QTL mapping reveals the genetic architecture of biomechanical traits in sorghum and utilizing X-ray computed tomography to phenotype morphological stem traits

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Soil and Crop Sciences

Chair: William Rooney

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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

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da330


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

| Direct Link: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Defense-Announcements#da267