Doctoral Oral Exams for June 17-21, 2024

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

John Daguerre-Bradford, Ph.D., Polymer Science, Tuesday, June 18, 9 a.m., Conte Polymer Research Building A110/111. Dissertation: “Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Anisotropic Foams.” Alan J. Lesser, chair.

Anjali Albert, Ph.D., Statistics, Wednesday, June 19, 10 a.m., Lederle 1526. Dissertation: “Stable Dimensionality Reduction of Bounded Support Matrix Data.” Patrick Flaherty, chair.

Joshua Budlender, Ph.D., Economics, Thursday, June 20, 2 p.m., Crotty Hall 308 and via Zoom. Dissertation: “Essays in Labor and Development Economics.” Arindrajit Dube, chair.

Nash Lochner, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thursday, June 20, 2 p.m., via Zoom. Dissertation: “Efficient Solutions of First-Kind Surface Integral Equations.” Marinos Vouvakis, chair.

Hyemin Kim, Ph.D., Polymer Science, Thursday, June 20, 11:30 a.m., Conte Polymer Research Building. Dissertation: “Adhesion and Mechanical Properties of Brush and Comb Silicone Elastomers.” Alfred J. Crosby and James J. Watkins, co-chairs.

Xiaoyan Hu, Ph.D., Food Science, Friday, June 21, 10 a.m., Chenoweth Lab 243. Dissertation: “Utilization of Soft Matter Physics Approaches to Create Plant-Based Adipose Tissue and Muscle Analogs.” D. Julian McClements, chair.

Nicholas Hackney, Ph.D., Physics, Friday, June 21, 11 a.m., Lederle 1130 and via Zoom. Dissertation: “Geometrically Frustrated Assembly at Finite Temperature.” Gregory Grason, chair.

Rushabh Manish Shah, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Friday, June 21, noon, Life Science Laboratory N610 and via Zoom. Dissertation: “Bioinspired Liquid-Infused Membranes to Reduce Biofouling.” Jessica Schiffman, chair.

Paige Shaffer, Ph.D., Public Health, Friday, June 21, noon, Goessman 250. Dissertation: “Psychiatric Multimorbidity and Behavioral Health Service Utilization Patterns in Massachusetts.” Kimberly Geissler, chair.