Doctoral Oral Exams for Dec. 10-14

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

Nicholas Fournier, Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Monday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m., 118 Elab II. Dissertation: “Equity and Efficiency in Multi-Modal Transportation Systems.” Eleni Christofa, chr.

Casey Gilman, Ph.D., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Monday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m., 209 French Hall. Dissertation: “The Effects of Social and Physical Interactions on Lizard Morphology, Behavior, and Ecology.” Duncan Irschick, chr.

Elizabeth A. Brooks, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m., N410 Life Sciences Laboratories. Dissertation: “Engineering Synthetic Biomaterials for Cancer Drug Screening.” Shelly Peyton, chr.

Ian Michael Kemp, Ph.D., College of Information and Computer Sciences, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m., 150 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “From Optimization to Equilibration: Understanding an Emerging Paradigm in AI and ML.” Sridhar Mahadevan, chr.

Benjamin Yavitt, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Rheological Investigations of Self-Assembled Block Copolymer Nanocomposites with Complex Architectures.” James Watkins and H. Henning Winter, co-chrs.

Courteney Johnson, Ph.D., College of Education, Thursday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m., S155 Furcolo. Dissertation: “Increasing the Effectiveness of a Social Emotional Learning Program Through Cultural Adaptation for African American Students’ Internalizing Symptoms.” Sara Whitcomb, chr.

Jie Zhao, Ph.D., Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Thursday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m., Kellogg Room, Elab 2. Dissertation: “The Effect of Oxygen on Properties of Zirconium Metal.” Robert Hyers, chr.

Misun Lim, Ph.D., Sociology, Friday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m., W32 Machmer. Dissertation: “Motherhood Wage Penalty Across Life Course and Across Cohorts.” Michelle J. Budig, chr.

Jordan Bosse, Ph.D., College of Nursing, Friday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m., 012 Skinner Hall. Dissertation: “Transgender Young Adults, Sibling Relationships, and Mental Health.” Lisa Chiodo, chr.