Doctoral Oral Exams for April 2-6

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

Tianxi Yang, Ph.D., Food Science, Monday, April 2, 10:30 a.m., 243 Chenoweth Laboratory. Dissertation: “In Situ and the Real-Time Monitoring and Characterization of Pesticide Residues on and in Fresh Produce Using SERS.” Lili He, chr.

Farnoush Khalighi, Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Monday April 2, 1 p.m., 118 Engineering Laboratory II. Dissertation: “Intersection Signal Control and Design for Improved Person Mobility and Air Quality in Urban Multimodal Transportation Systems.” Eleni Christofa, chr.

Begum Topcuoglu, Ph.D., Microbiology, Monday, April 2, 1 p.m., 112 Skinner. Dissertation: “Hydrogen Stress and Syntrophy of Hyperthermophilic Heterotrophs and Methanogens.” James Holden, chr.

Maysa Hikmat Alzaim, Ph.D., School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Monday, April 2, 1:30 p.m., 210A Chenoweth Laboratory (Nutrition Library). Dissertation: “Fokl Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms and Metabolic Health in Pregnant Saudi Women.” Richard Wood, chr.

Xiaoqiong Cao, Ph.D., Food Science, Monday, April 2, 2 p.m., 243 Chenoweth Laboratory. Dissertation: “Interaction of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles (NPs) with Food Components and Mechanistic Studies of Adverse Effects Induced by Titanium Dioxide NPs.” Hang Xiao, chr.

Ayshia E. Stephenson, Ph.D., Communication, Monday, April 2, 6:15 p.m., N301 Integrative Learning Center (Communication Hub). Dissertation: “Brooklyn Bedroom: An Ethnodrama on Female Sexuality, Third World Feminism, and Performance Ethnography.” Leda Cooks, chr.

Meghan Swavely, Ph.D., English, Wednesday, April 4, 1 p.m., W471 South College. Dissertation: “Turning Inside Out: Reading and Writing Spiritual Experience in Seventeenth-Century England.” Joseph Black, chr.

Yuzhou Tang, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Wednesday, April 4, 2 p.m., N610 Life Science Laboratories Building. Dissertation: “Studies on the P.Aeruginosa T3S Translocon Assembly: Interaction of PopD with Membranes.” Alejandro Heuck, chr.

Edmund Burnett, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering, Thursday, April 5, 2 p.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Increasing Organic Semiconductor Performance through Chemical and Processing Modifications.” Alejandro L. Briseño and Samuel Gido, co-chrs.

Moumita Ray, Ph.D., Chemistry, Friday April 6, 10 a.m., 329 Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “Co-engineering Proteins and Nanoparticles for Fundamental Study and Delivery Applications.” Vincent M. Rotello, chr.

Eren Odabasi, Ph.D., Communication, Friday, April 6, 11 a.m., N340 Integrative Learning Center. Dissertation: “A Multi-Method Analysis of the Berlin International Film Festival and the World Cinema Fund.” Anne Ciecko, chr.

Pengbo Liu, Ph.D., Philosophy, Friday, April 6, 1 p.m. E301 South College. Dissertation: “The First Person Perspective: Language, Thought, and Action.” Joe Levine, chr.

Hui-Ping Tao, Ph.D., Communication, Friday, April 6, 2 p.m., N340 Integrative Learning Center. Dissertation: “China’s Expanding Cultural Influence in the Age of Globalization: A Case Study of the Chinese Media in Kenya.” Briankle Chang, chr.