Final Ph.D. Thesis Defenses

Mariah King
Co-Chair: Dr. Erik Santiso
Co-Chair: Dr. Gregory Parsons
Enhanced Materials Analysis Using Engineering Computational Tools for Applications in Electronics Fabrication and Surfactant Production
Friday, July 13, 2018
9:00 AM
Engineering Building 1, Rm 2018

Dishit P. Parekh
Chair: Dr. Michael Dickey
Additive Patterning of Eutectic Gallium-Indium (EGaIn) Alloys at Room Temperature for Rapid Prototyping of Functional Microfluidics and Soft, Printed Electronics
Thursday, July 19, 2018
9:00 AM
Engineering Building 1, Rm 2018

Anurodh Tripathi
Co-Chair: Dr. Saad Khan
Co-Chair: Dr. Orlando Rojas
Light-weight materials from biopolymers: from synthesis to applications
Thursday, July 26, 2018
9:00 AM
Engineering Building 1, Room 2018

Mohammad Oliuddin Tuhin
Chair: Dr. Richard Spontak
Co-Chair: Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli
Experimental and Simulation Insights into Linear Multiblock Copolymer Systems: From Piezoresistive Sensors to Physical Organogels
Thursday, July 26, 2018
1:00 PM
Engineering Building 1, Rm 3018

Kye Won Wang
Chair: Dr. Carol Hall
Development of Computer Simulation Models for Drug Delivery Applications
Thursday, June 28, 2018
10:00 AM
Engineering Building 1, Rm 2018

Ishan D. Joshipura
Chair: Dr. Michael Dickey
Wet and Dry Approaches to Preventing the Adhesion of a Soft, Oxide-coated Liquid Metals for Reconfigurable Electronics
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
3:00 PM
Engineering Building 1, Rm 2018

Benjamin Zeldes
Chair: Dr. Robert Kelly
Leveraging extreme thermoacidophily for archaeal metabolic engineering
Thursday, June 14, 2018
10:00 AM
Partners 2, Rm 3002

Koohee Han
Chair: Dr. Orlin Velev
Field-Driven Reconfigurable Assemblies and Self-Propelling Microbots Engineered from Anisotropic Particles
Thursday, June 7, 2018
1:30 PM
Engineering Building 1, Room 3018

Yiliang Lin
Co-Chair: Dr. Jan Genzer
Co-Chair: Dr. Michael Dickey
Shape-Transformable Liquid Metal Particles for Soft Electronics and Biomedical Applications
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
2:00 PM
Engineering Building 1, Rm 2018

Jennifer Ovental
Co-Chair: Dr. Gregory Parsons
Co-Chair: Dr. Saad Khan
Methods and processes for molecular scale coupling of organic and inorganic materials
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
10:00 AM
Engineering Building 1, Room 2018

Stephen Barilovits
Co-Chair: Dr. Eunkyoung Shim
Co-Chair: Dr. Saad Khan
Experimental Study of a Unique Multi-Row Meltblowing Process and the Web Structures Produced Thereby
Friday, May 11, 2018
1:00 PM
Engineering Building 1, Rm 2018

David Chang
Chair: Dr. Orlin Velev
Investigation of Interfacial Interactions Between Surfactants, Cells, and Bubbles in Mammalian Cell Bioreactors
May 7, 2018
10:00 AM
Engineering Building 1, Rm 2018

Laura Lee
Chair: Dr. Robert Kelly
Biodiversity of and Lignocellulosic Modes of Action by the Extremely Thermophilic Caldicellulosiruptor
May 4, 2018
1:00 PM
Partners II, Rm 3002

Chengxiang Liu
Chair: Dr. Erik Santiso
Molecular Modeling of Crystallization from Solution
May 4, 2018
1:00 PM
Engineering Building 1, Rm 2015

Eric Stevens
Chair: Dr. Gregory Parsons
From Novel Processes to Industrially Relevant Applications: Atomic Layer Deposition of Metal, Metal Oxide, and Metal Carbide Thin Films
April 12, 2018
8:00 AM
Engineering Building 1, Rm 2018

Joseph H. Lavoie
Co-Chair: Dr. Saad Khan
Co-Chair: Dr. Orlando Rojas
Approaches for Surface Energy Control of Nonwoven Webs for Alcohol Repellency and Electret Charge Protection
February 21, 2018
9:00 AM
Engineering Building 1, Rm 2018

Prajesh Adhikari
Co-Chair: Dr. Saad Khan
Co-Chair: Dr. Orlando Rojas
Developing New Multicomponent Systems: From Coatings, Gels to Nanofiller Composites
January 31, 2018
2:00 PM
Engineering Building 1, Rm 3018

Adam Quintanilla
Chair: Dr. Joseph DeSimone
Fundamentals of Particulate-Filled Polymer Composite Fabrication via Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP)
September 25, 2017

Jason E. Coffman
Chair: Dr. Joseph DeSimone
Engineering antigen display for a PRINT particulate dengue subunit vaccine platform
September 25, 2017

Deepti Srivastava
Co-Chair: Dr. Keith Gubbins
Co-Chair: Dr. Erik Santiso
Monte Carlo Simulations of Adsorption and Reaction of Lennard-Jones Molecules in Carbon Pores and Protein-Polyelectrolyte Complexation
August 1, 2017

Timothy W. Shay
Co-Chair: Dr. Orlin Velev
Co-Chair: Dr. Michael Dickey
Hydrogel and Microfluidic Enabling Technologies for Wearable Biomonitoring Devices: Sweat and ECG Sensing
June 20, 2017

Matthew J. Melillo
Advisor: Dr. Jan Genzer
PDMS Network Structure-Property Relationships: Influence of Molecular Architecture on Mechanical and Wetting Properties
June 9,2017

Jonathan M. Conway
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kelly
In Vitro and In Vivo Analyses of the Role of Multi-Domain Glycoside Hydrolases from Extremely Thermophilic Caldicellulosiruptor Species in the Degradation of Plant Biomass
March 27, 2017

James S. Daubert
Advisor: Dr. Gregory Parsons
Atomic Layer Deposition for Electrochemical Applications: Energy Storage and Corrosion Protection
March 23, 2017

Paul C. Lemaire
Advisor: Dr. Gregory Parsons
Atomic Layer Deposition and Controlling Film and Crystal Nucleation
March 22, 2017

J. Zachary Mundy
Co-Advisor: Dr. Gregory Parsons
Co-Advisor: Dr. Saad Khan
Deposition Processes for Multifunctional Nanocoatings on Polymers
March 3, 2017

Anisur Rahman
Advisor: Dr. Jason Haugh
Quantitative Analysis of the Akt/mTOR Signaling Network
January 6, 2017