Doctoral Oral Exams for Aug. 12–16

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

Gyuri Kepes, Ph.D., Communication, Monday, August 12, 2:00 p.m., N340 Integrative Learning Center. Dissertation: “Framing the Crisis in the Borderlands” New Representations of the Opioid Epidemic in the Merrimack Valley.” Mari Castañeda, chr.

Mingqin Chang, Ph.D., Plant Biology, Tuesday, August 13, 10:00 a.m., 222 Morrill Science Center II. Dissertation: “Isoform Specialization Among the Sec23 Gene Family Has Significant Consequences for Growth.” Tobias Baskin, chr.

Hyeyoung Kim, Ph.D., Polymer and Science and Engineering, August 14, 10:00 a.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Morphological Behavior of Miktoarm Polymers in Thin Films and the Bulk,” Thomas Russell, chr.

Sarah D’Stair, Ph.D., English, Wednesday, August 14, 3:00 p.m., E501 South College. Dissertation: “The Worlding Game”: Queer Ecological Perspectives in Modern Fiction.” Laura Doyle, chr.

Alex Filous, Ph.D., Environmental Conservation, Thursday, August 15, 9:00 a.m., 312A Holdsworth. Dissertation: “Fisheries Science to Support the Conservation of Bonefish (Albula Glossodonta) Through Traditional Community Based Management of an Artisanal Coral Reef Fishery at Anaa Atoll, French Polynesia.” Andy Danylchuk, chr. 

Gayathri Kopanati, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering, Thursday, August 15, 9:00 a.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Amorphous-Crystalline Brush Block Copolymer: Phase Behavior, Rheology and Composite Design.” James Watkins, chr. 

Hee-Tae Jung, Ph.D., College of Information and Computer Sciences, Thursday, August 15, 9:30 a.m., 150/151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Extended Virtual Presence of Therapists through Personal Robots.” Sunghoon Ivan Lee, chr

Sara Ceroni, Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Thursday, August 15, 2:30 p.m., 301 Herter Hall. Dissertation: “The Matrix of Imperial Rome in Modernist and Postcolonial Literature.” Kathryn Lachman, chr.

Gina Chaput, Ph.D., Microbiology, Thursday, August 15, 3:00 p.m., 112 Skinner. Dissertation: “Bacterial Biotransformation of Lignin in Anoxic Conditions.” Kristen DeAngelis, chr.

Lucas Griffin, Ph.D., Marine Sciences and Technology, Friday, August 16, 9:00 a.m., 312A Holdsworth. Dissertation: “Ecology and Conservation of Immature Sea Turtles Across Multiple Scales.” Andy Danylchuk, chr.

Samaneh Ghandali, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Friday, August 16, 10:00 a.m., 309 Knowles Engineering Building Conference Room. Dissertation: “Stealthy Parametric Hardware Trojans in VLSI Systems.” Christof Paar, chr.

Yasaman Gholamalipour, Ph.D., Chemistry, Friday, August 16, 10:00 a.m., N410 Life Sciences Laboratories (LSL). Dissertation: “RNA-Seq and Mechanistic Enzymology Confirm RNA Self-Templated Extension by T7 RNA Polymerase and Suggest Novel Approaches Towards Improved in vitro RNA Synthesis.” Craig T. Martin, chr.

Duk Man Yu, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering, Friday, August 16, 1:00 p.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Solid-State Transformations of Block Copolymers: Significantly Increasing χ Imparting and Functionality.” Thomas Russell, chr.