Doctoral Oral Exams for Dec. 9–13

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


Xiaonan Ge, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Monday, Dec. 9, 1:30 p.m., 234 Marston Hall.  Dissertation:  “Synthesis and Characterization of Geopolymers Cast and Cured in Saline Water and the Potential Application in Construction Engineering.” Guoping Zhang, chr.

Christie L. C. Ellis, Ph.D., Chemistry, Tuesday, Dec. 10, noon, 153 Goessman. Dissertation: “Powering Advances in Next-Generation Photovoltaics through Materials Synthesis and Characterization.” Dhandapani Venkataraman, chr.

Siva Nishok Dhanuskodi, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m., 109 Knowles Engineering Building Conference Room. Dissertation: “Efficient Hardware Primitives for Securing Lightweight Systems.” Daniel Holcomb, chr.

Mukkarin Wirojchoochut, Ph.D., Education, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m., S125 Furcolo Hall. Dissertation: “Reading Power in Thai Young Adult Realistic Fiction: Understanding Ethnicity, Class, and Gender.” Maria José Botelho, chr.

Yen Tran, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Thursday, Dec. 12, 9:30 a.m., N610 Life Science Laboratories. Dissertation: “Force-responsive, Cryptic Materials and Their Applications.” Shelly Peyton, chr.

Hua Bai, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thursday, Dec. 12, noon, 201 Marcus Conference Room. Dissertation: “Estimation of Direction of Arrival and Geolocation Using Antenna Arrays.” Ramakrishna Janaswamy, chr.

Bidur Paudel, Ph.D., Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences, Thursday, Dec. 12, 3 p.m., 221 Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “Calcineurin Regulates PKA-Mediated Feedback Control cAMP Synthesis during Mouse Sperm Capacitation.” Pablo Visconti, chr.

Fan Wang, Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Friday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m., 301 Herter Hall. Dissertation: “Agency in the Margins: Readers and Collectors in Late Imperial China.” Kathryn Lachman and Elena Suet-Ying Chiu, co-chrs.

Wardah Ejaz, Ph.D., Chemistry, Friday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m., 153 Goessman. Dissertation: “Stimuli Responsive Nanomaterials for CRISPR-Cas9 Delivery.” S. Thayumanavan, chr.