Doctoral Oral Exams for Aug. 4-8

The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:

Mary Jahrsdoerfer, Ph.D., Nursing. Monday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m., 101 Skinner Hall. Dissertation: “Needs of Patient’s Family in the Hospital Tele-Intensive Care Unit.” Linda Lewandowski, chr.

John Altidor, Ph.D., Computer Science. Monday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Improving Software Reusability and Variance in Programming Languages.” Yannis Smaragdakis, chr.

Guven Ince, Ph.D., Management. Monday, Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m., 106 School of Management. Dissertation: “Resource and Supply Allocation and Relief Center Location for Humanitarian Logistics.” Agha Iqbal Ali, chr.

Brian Smith, Ph.D., Linguistics. Monday, Aug. 4, 1 p.m., N400 Integrative Learning Center. Dissertation: “Phonologically Conditioned Allomorphy and UR Constraints.” Joseph Pater, chr.

Siby Samuel, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Monday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m., ELAB 215 MIE Conference Room. Dissertation: “How much do In-Vehicle Tasks with Swapping, Switching and Spillover Effects Interfere with Drivers’ Ability to Detect and Respond to Threats on the Forward Roadway?” Donald Fisher, chr.

Tsung-Yi Lin, Ph.D., Chemistry. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m., 153 Goessmann. Dissertation: “The Discovery and Study of Fluvirucin B1 Polyketide Synthase.” Nathan Schnarr, chr.

Joo Yeoun Suh, Ph.D., Economics. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m., 9th Floor Conference Room, Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “Care Time in the U.S.: Measures, Determinants, and Implications.” Nancy Folbre, chr.

Leah Aggison, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m., N410 Life Sciences Laboratories Building. Dissertation: “The Estradiol-Induced Transcriptome of the Female Mouse AVPV: More than Just a Kiss.” Sandra Petersen, chr.

Dong Chen, Ph.D., Physics. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m., A110/111 Conte. Dissertation: “The Impact of Membrane Tension on Phase Separation and Solid Domain Properties in Model Multicomponent Vesicles.” Maria Santore and Anthony Dinsmore, co-chrs.

Cagatay Capar, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 3 p.m., 201 Conference Room, Marcus Hall. Dissertation: “Asymptotic Analysis of Random Wireless Networks: Broadcasting, Secrecy, and Hybrid Networks.” Dennis Goeckel, chr.

Pubudu Handakumbura, Ph.D., Plant Biology. Thursday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m., 410 LSL. Dissertation: “Understanding the Transcriptional Regulation of Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis in the Model Grass Brachypodium Distachyon.” Samuel Hazen, chr.

Kyle Morrison, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m., 201 Conference Room, Marcus Hall. Dissertation: “Receiver Design and Security for Low Power Wireless Communications Systems.” Dennis Goeckel, chr.

Ioanna Fampiou, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering. Friday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m., Gunness Engineering Student Center, Marcus Hall. Dissertation: “Structural, Electronic and Catalytic Properties of Graphene-Supported Platinum Nanoclusters.” Ashwin Ramasubramaniam, chr.

Christina Williams, Ph.D., Astronomy. Friday, Aug. 8, 3:30 p.m., 1033 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “On the Formation and Evolution of Early-Type Galaxies.” Mauro Giavalisco, chr.