Doctoral Oral Exams for July 22 – 26

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

Vinh Nguyen, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Monday, July 22, 10:00 a.m., 118 Kellogg Room, ELAB II Building. Dissertation: “Predictive Simulation of Human Movement and Applications to Assistive Device Design and Control.” Frank Sup, chr.

Sabin Adhikari, Ph.D., Physics, Monday, July 22, 2:00 p.m., A110/111 Conte Room. Dissertation: “Thermodynamics of Polyelectrolyte Solutions and Polymer Crystallization.” Murugappan Muthukumar, chr. 

Jan Stenum, Ph.D., Kinesiology, Tuesday, July 23, 10:00 a.m., W107 Furcolo. Dissertation: “Metabolic Cost of Locomotor Asymmetry.” Julia T. Choi, chr.

Thuy Bui, Ph.D., Linguistics, Thursday July 25, 10:00 a.m., N400 Integrative Learning Center. Dissertation: “Binding and Coreference in Vietnamese.” 
Kyle Johnson and Brian Dillon, co-chrs.

Che Pan, Ph.D., Food Science, Thursday, July 25, 11:00 a.m., 243 Chenoweth Lab. Dissertation: “The Potential Health Effects of Blueberry (Vaccinium Corymbosom L.).” Hang Xiao, chr. 

Alyson Prokop, Ph.D., Nursing, Thursday, July 25, 1:00 p.m., 112 Skinner Hall. Dissertation: “The Social Process of Dying in the Hospital: A Grounded Theory Study.” Cynthia S. Jacelon, chr.

Katherine Sanidad, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Thursday, July 25, 1:30 p.m., 221 Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “Environmental Risk Factors for Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Triclosan and Other Consumer Antimicrobials.” Guodong Zhang, chr. 

Yanqi Qu, Ph.D., Food Science, Friday, July 26, 9:30 a.m., 243 Chenoweth Lab. Dissertation: “Silver Mirror Substrate and Rolling Method for Improved Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopic Analysis in Food # 29042571.” Lili He, chr 

Sarah R. Marques, Ph.D., Chemistry, Friday, July 26, 11:00 a.m., 283 Physical Sciences Building (PSB). Dissertation: “Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Microscopy Studies of Chromophore Coupling in Isolated Small Molecule Nanostructures.” Michael D. Barnes, chr.

Sonny Nordmarken, Ph.D., Sociology, Friday July 26, 12:00 p.m., 919 Thompson. Dissertation: “Technologies of Radiant Selves: How Transgender People are Remaking Gender Discourse, Narrative, and Practice.” Millie Thayer and Robert Zussman, co-chrs.

Marissa Mnich, Ph.D., Geosciences, Friday, July 26, 2:00 p.m., 129 Morrill Science Center III. Dissertation: “Petrogenesis of Basaltic Lavals in Iceland and the Springerville Volcanic Field, U.S.A.: The Influence of Tectonic Setting, Depth 

Nicholas Jacek, Ph.D., College of Information and Computer Sciences, Tuesday, July 23, 4:00 p.m., 151 Computer Science Building.  Dissertation:  Optimization and Training of Generational Garbage Collectors.”  J. Eliot B. Moss, chr.