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Oral Defense Dates

Upcoming Oral Defense Dates
First Name Last Name Program Dissertation Title Date and Time Location Chair
Emily Smokovich Music Performance 00Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1:00 pm MOORE CONFERENCE ROOM Freda A Herseth
Rachel Young Applied Physics Laboratory Astrophysics Experiments to Study Star Formation 01Monday, April 24, 2017, 8:00 am SRB, ROOM 2424 R Paul Drake and Carolyn Christine Kuranz
Alisha John Molecular, Cell & Dev Biology With Flying Colors: Using Drosophila Pigmentation to Study How Differences in Traits Arise. 02Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:00 am WEST CONFERENCE ROOM, RACKHAM Trisha Wittkopp
Ana Rioja Biomedical Engineering Developing Pre-Vascularized Modular Microenvironments for Ischemic Applications 03Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:00 am General Motors Conference Hall Andrew James Putnam and Jan Philip Stegemann
Apoorv Shanker Macromolecular Science & Eng Rational Designing of Polymeric Materials for Engineering and Biomedical Applications 04Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:00 am NCRC, BUILDING 10, ACR 1 Jinsang Kim
Carlos Simon Music Composition Portrait of a Queen 05Monday, April 24, 2017, 12:30 pm RACKHAM COMMON ROOM LOWER EAST Evan K Chambers
Yang Li Atmos, Oceanic & Space Science BVOC Oxidation in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer 06Monday, April 24, 2017, 1:00 pm ROOM 2422, SRB Allison L Steiner
Ming Teng Biostatistics Bayesian Computation with Application to Spatial Models and Neuroimaging 07Monday, April 24, 2017, 1:00 pm ROOM 4332, SPH II Timothy D Johnson and Farouk S Nathoo
Gail Gibson English and Education Efficiency, Correctness, and the Authority of Automation: Technology in College Basic Writing Instruction 08Monday, April 24, 2017, 3:00 pm SOE TRIBUTE ROOM Anne Leslie Curzan and Anne Ruggles Gere
Xi Chen Physics The Study of Two-particle Response Functions in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems within the Dynamical Cluster Approximation 09Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 10:00 am RANDALL 4404 Emanuel Gull
Margaret Hasspacher Music Performance 10Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 10:00 am MOORE BUILDING, 1378 Diana R Gannett
Zhaorong Wang Electrical Engineering Subwavelength Grating Based Microcavity and Its Applications in Many-Body Polariton Systems 11Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:00 pm 4246 RANDALL LAB Hui Deng and Duncan G Steel
Anton Loukianov Biophysics Two-dimensional Stark Spectroscopy: A Novel Technique for Investigating Ultrafast Charge-Separation in Photosynthetic Systems 12Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:00 pm WEST CONFERENCE ROOM, RACKHAM Jennifer Ogilvie
Preeti Samudra Psychology How Can I Persuade You? The Development of Audience Awareness in Children?s Oral and Written Arguments 13Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:00 pm 2238 EAST HALL Kevin F Miller
Samantha Nemkin Earth & Environmental Sciences Assigning a quantitative remagnetization age by utilizing synfolding magnetizations and Ar/Ar dating: with an extended application to understanding deformation in each study region. 14Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:00 pm 2520 CC Little Rob Van der Voo and Ben Van der Pluijm
Erica Chen Materials Science & Engin Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Transition Metal Chalcogenide Phases for Energy Storage, Energy Conversion and Optoelectronics 15Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:00 pm GM ROOM @ LURIE BLDG Pierre Ferdinand Poudeu-Poudeu
Andy Kong Bioinformatics Computational Strategies for Proteogenomics Analyses 16Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:00 pm FORUM HALL PALMER COMMONS Alexey Nesvizhskii
Nicholas Susi Music Performance Summary of Dissertation Recitals Three Programs of Piano Music 17Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:30 pm 2044 EARL V. MOORE BUILDING Arthur R Greene
Adrian Gale Social Work & Psychology 18Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 9:00 am SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK RM 4736 Robert M Ortega and Stephanie J Rowley
Michael Streicher Nuc Eng & Radiol Sciences Digital 3-D CdZnTe Applications for National Security and Nuclear Nonproliferation 19Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 9:30 am BAER ROOM (2906 COOLEY BUILDING) Zhong He
Aaron Sandel Anthropology Male-male Relationships and the Transition to Adulthood in Chimpanzees 20Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 10:00 am WEST HALL 411 John C Mitani
Linda Takamine Anthropology Alcohol, Virtue, and the Making of Persons in Contemporary America 21Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 10:00 am Titiev Library 211 West Hall Matthew Hull
Efren Cruz Cortes Electrical Engin-Systems Variable Weight Kernel Density Estimation 22Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 11:00 am 3316 Clayton D Scott
Kristen Brown Epidemiological Science Getting "Under the Skin": Human Social Genomics in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis 23Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 11:00 am SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH ROOM 1655 Ana V Diez Roux and Sharon Reilly Kardia
Lorraine Yukiko Alice Shizue Suzuki Kinesiology The influence of declarative memory upon human motor cortex physiology 24Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:00 pm Earl Lewis room 3rd floor Rackham Sean Meehan
Edward Grimley Molecular & Cellular Pathology Toward Molecularly Targeted Therapies for Renal Disease 25Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:00 pm 4234 MED SCI I Gregory R Dressler
Cedric Wannaz Environmental Health Sci Local to Global Multi-Scale Multimedia Modeling of Chemical Fate and Population Exposure 26Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:00 pm M4318, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH II Olivier J Jolliet
Colin Delaney Cell & Developmental Biology Role of Histone Methyltransferase SET-4 in Development and Longevity 27Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 1:00 pm 4th floor conference room, east, Rackham Ivan Patrick Maillard
Paul Brehm Economics Three Essays in Energy and Environmental Economics 28Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 1:00 pm Lorch 267 C Hoyt Bleakley and Ryan Mayer Kellogg
Clayton Shuman Nursing Addressing the Practice Context in Evidence-Based Practice Implementation: Leadership and Climate 29Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 1:00 pm RACKHAM W. CONF. Marita G Titler
Jordan Boothe Chemistry Of Palladium Catalysis and Stereochemical Strategies: A Collection of Synthetic and Educational Chemistry Studies 30Thursday, April 27, 2017, 9:00 am 1706 CHEMISTRY John P Wolfe
Evan Wright Economics Essays in Applied Microeconomics 31Thursday, April 27, 2017, 9:00 am TBD Ying Fan
Elizabeth Koomson Social Work & Anthropology Transforming Customary Systems: Talensi Women in Small-scale Mining 32Thursday, April 27, 2017, 9:00 am SSWB 4684 Letha Chadiha and Stuart Kirsch
Megan McDevitt Music Performance 33Thursday, April 27, 2017, 9:30 am MUSIC LIBRARY CONFERENCE ROOM, MOORE Diana R Gannett
Bing Yang Molecular, Cell & Dev Biology Understanding the Evolution of Gene Expression from a Regulatory Network Perspective 34Thursday, April 27, 2017, 10:00 am WEST CONFERENCE ROOM, RACKHAM BUILDING Trisha Wittkopp
Jeremy Hoskins Applied & Interdis Mathematics Diffuse Scattering and Diffuse Optical Tomography on Graphs 35Thursday, April 27, 2017, 11:00 am EH3088 Anna Catherine Gilbert and John Carl Schotland
Weichen Gu Mathematics Computations of Mather Minimal Log Discrepancies 36Thursday, April 27, 2017, 1:00 pm EH 1866 Mircea Immanuel Mustata
Wenjing Xu Ind Interdept Degree Prog Essays in Education, Peer Effects and Decision Making 37Thursday, April 27, 2017, 1:00 pm North Quad 3100 Brian Aaron Jacob and Erin Lea Krupka
Kristina Willey Music Performance 38Thursday, April 27, 2017, 2:30 pm WATKINS LECTURE HALL, EARL V. MOORE BLDG Richard Lee Aaron and Caroline Coade
Patricia Tillman-Meakins Nursing The Strong Black Woman Concept and Mental Health: Implications for Research and Practice. 39Friday, April 28, 2017, 12:00 pm LOWER LEVEL COMMON ROOM, RACKHAM Denise M Saint Arnault
Isaac Dripps Pharmacology Investigating Mechanisms Regulating the In Vivo Actions of Delta Opioid Receptor Ligands 40Friday, April 28, 2017, 12:00 pm 2903 THSL Emily M Jutkiewicz
Andrew Niedringhaus Physics Probing Ultrafast Dynamics of Bacterial Reaction Centers Using Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy 41Friday, April 28, 2017, 12:00 pm EARL LEWIS ROOM, RACKHAM BUILDING Jennifer Ogilvie
Craig Wuthrich Anthropology Computational Relationships among Form, Function, and Phylogeny in the Catarrhine Ulnar Carpus, and the Evolutionary History of Ape and Human Locomotion 42Friday, April 28, 2017, 2:00 pm 418 WEST HALL Laura M MacLatchy
Theodore Wiley Chemistry Excited state dynamics of photoswitches: molecular motors, photoacids, and vitamin B-12 43Friday, April 28, 2017, 3:00 pm Earl Lewis Room, Rackham Building Roseanne J Sension
Jonathan Gumucio Molec & Integrative Physiology Myosteatosis, Scleraxis, and the Regulation of Muscle and Tendon Function Following Chronic Rotator Cuff Tears 44Monday, May 1, 2017, 8:00 am KAHN AUDITORIUM, BSRB Christopher Louis Mendias
Nan Lu Physics Property Measurements of the Higgs Boson and Search for High Mass Resonances in Four-Lepton Final State with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC 45Monday, May 1, 2017, 8:30 am WH335 Bing Zhou
Yang Wang Chemical Engineering Investigating the clinical utility of circulating tumor cells via nanomaterial based microfluidic platforms 46Monday, May 1, 2017, 9:00 am NCRC Building 10 G064 Sunitha Nagrath
Salma Khalid Economics Social Preferences and the Willingness to Pay for Preventative Health Care: Evidence from Field Experiments 47Monday, May 1, 2017, 10:00 am TBA Dean C Yang
David Cech Medicinal Chemistry Insights into the Mechanistic and Regulatory Properties of D-arabinose-5-phosphate 48Monday, May 1, 2017, 10:00 am TBD Ronald W Woodard
Siu On Tung Macromolecular Science & Eng Aramid Nanofiber Composites for Energy Storage Applications 49Monday, May 1, 2017, 10:00 am GENERAL MOTORS CONFERENCE HALL, LEC Nicholas Kotov and Levi Theodore Thompson
Alice Sullivan History of Art The Painted Fortified Monastic Churches of Moldavia: Bastions of Orthodoxy in a Post-Byzantine World 50Monday, May 1, 2017, 11:00 am TAPPAN HALL ROOM 210 Achim Timmermann
Alexander Persaud Economics Three Essays on the Economics of Migration 51Monday, May 1, 2017, 1:00 pm LORCH Paul W Rhode
Nancy Senabulya Applied Physics Structural Characterization Studies of Semiconducting ZnSnN2 Films Using Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction 52Monday, May 1, 2017, 1:00 pm 267 WEST HALL Roy Clarke
Wei-Chin Ho Ecology & Evolutionary Biology The Genotype-Phenotype Map: Origins, Properties, and Evolutionary Consequences 53Monday, May 1, 2017, 1:00 pm COMMON ROOM LOWER LEVEL, RACKHAM George Zhang
Guy Benedict Wilkinson Kinesiology Player Productivity and Performance: An Econometric Approach to Team Management in Soccer 54Monday, May 1, 2017, 2:00 pm Earl Lewis Room, Rackham Stefan Szymanski
Neil Lewis Psychology Motivation in Context: How Social Contexts Moderate Aspiration-Attainment Gaps 55Monday, May 1, 2017, 2:00 pm 4464 East Hall Denise J Sekaquaptewa
Hai Wang Mechanical Engineering Numerical Analysis of Structural Behavior Inside a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) 56Monday, May 1, 2017, 3:00 pm 2636 GGBROWN Wei Lu and Michael Thouless
Julian Hsu Economics Essays in College Course-Taking 57Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 9:00 am Lorch Hall Jeffrey Andrew Smith and Kevin Michael Stange
Tristan McKnight Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Ecological Specialization in Predatory Lasiopogon Robber Flies and its Role in Facilitating Diversification and Species Coexistence 58Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 10:00 am W CONFERENCE ROOM (4TH FLOOR) L Lacey Knowles
Tzu-Yin Huang Music Performance 59Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 10:00 am 2038, MOORE BUILDING Logan Skelton
Justin Ferguson Architecture Public Participation: Processes and Outcomes in the Planning and Design of Public Libraries 60Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 1:00 pm 2222 TCAUP Linda N Groat
Chanrith Siv Biophysics Single-particle tracking of proteins in living bacteria at the single cell level and in a microbial community 61Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 2:00 pm Rackham Earl Lewis Room Julie Suzanne Biteen
Mai Le Electrical Engin-Systems Reconstruction Methods for Free-Breathing Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI 62Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 1:00 am EECS 1008 Jeffrey A Fessler
Will Kaplan Medicinal Chemistry Drug-Oriented Synthesis of Cardiotonic Steroids 63Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 10:00 am TBD Pavel Nagorny
Elizabeth Armstrong Social Work & Sociology Bridging the Intimate Partner Violence and Alcohol and Other Drug Services Fields 64Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 10:00 am 4147 LSA Elizabeth Ann Armstrong and Beth Glover Reed
Yiyuan Zhang Economics Three Essays on the Impacts of Energy and Environmental Policies 65Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 2:00 pm Lorch Hall Ying Fan and Ryan Mayer Kellogg
Xi Plummer Neuroscience Mechanisms of Embryonic and Adult Neurogenesis in the Development of Epilepsy 66Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 2:00 pm FORUM HALL, PALMER COMMONS Jack M Parent
Keegan Schrider Materials Science & Engin Femtosecond Laser Interaction with Ultrathin Metal Films: Modifying Structure, Composition, and Morphology 67Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 2:30 pm JOHNSON ROOMS, ECRC Steven M Yalisove
Alfredo Sosa Gonzalez Ind Interdept Degree Prog Three Essays on the Impact of High School Mathematics Credits on Education and Labor Market Outcomes 68Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 3:00 pm SOE Room 2327 - Brownlee Room Brian P McCall and Jeffrey Andrew Smith
Nayana Reiter Business Administration Investor Communication and the Benefits of Cross-Listing 69Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 4:00 pm R3316 ROSS Gregory Smith Miller
Michael Hamel Nuc Eng & Radiol Sciences A Stochastic Imaging Technique for Spatio-Spectral Characterization of Special Nuclear Material 70Thursday, May 4, 2017, 9:30 am 2906 (BAER ROOM), COOLEY Sara A Pozzi
Alexander Russomanno Mechanical Engineering Perceptual Studies and Model-based Microfluidic Device Design for Scalable Braille and Tactile Graphics 71Thursday, May 4, 2017, 10:00 am EECS Brent Gillespie
Brian Lemay Industrial & Operations Eng Addressing Challenges in Healthcare Provider Scheduling 72Thursday, May 4, 2017, 10:00 am IOE 2869 Amy Ellen Mainville Cohn
Yaser Zerehsaz Industrial & Operations Eng Tensorial Data Modeling and Analysis for Manufacturing Process Quality Control Using Sensor Data 73Thursday, May 4, 2017, 10:00 am IOE 2717 Judy Jin
Elizabeth Marchlewicz Environmental Health Sci Impact of Perinatal Bisphenol A and High Fat Diet Exposures on Offspring Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease 74Thursday, May 4, 2017, 10:00 am 1655 SPH I Dana Dolinoy
Sreyoshi Das Economics Essays in Financial Economics 75Thursday, May 4, 2017, 11:00 am LORCH 267 Stefan Nagel
Aaron Skiba Aerospace Engineering On the Structure of Turbulent Premixed Flames Subjected to Extreme Levels of Turbulence 76Thursday, May 4, 2017, 11:00 am GM CONFERENCE ROOM, LURIE ENGINEERING BD James F Driscoll
Harjeet Grewal Asian Languages & Cultures 77Thursday, May 4, 2017, 12:30 pm SOUTH THAYER BUILDING, RM. 4000 Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair
Deborah Forger Near Eastern Studies Divine Embodiment in Jewish Antiquity: Rediscovering the Jewishness of John's Incarnate Christ 78Thursday, May 4, 2017, 1:00 pm 5000 THAYER ACADEMIC BUILDING (STB) Gabriele Boccaccini
Sara Meerow Natural Resource & Environment The Contested Nature of Urban Resilience: Meaning and Models for Green Infrastructure and Climate Change Adaptation Planning 79Thursday, May 4, 2017, 1:30 pm 1028 DANA BUILDING Josh Newell
Tasha Rijke-Epstein Anthropology & History Architectures of Belonging: Moral Economies of Urban Place-Making in Mahajanga, Madagascar 80Thursday, May 4, 2017, 2:00 pm 2713 Haven Hall Gillian Feeley-Harnik and Gabrielle Hecht
Sarah Hortsch Nursing The Female Overactive Bladder in our Beverage-Centered Society 81Thursday, May 4, 2017, 3:00 pm 400 NIB, 1330 Janis Miriam Miller
Hok Chuen Cheng Physics Correlation Measurement of Lambda-anti-Lambda, Lambda-Lambda and anti-Lambda-anti-Lambda with the ATLAS detector at sqrt(s)=7 TeV 82Thursday, May 4, 2017, 3:30 pm ROOM 335 WEST HALL Homer A Neal
Daniel Diffendale Classical Art & Archaeol The Roman Middle Republic at Sant'Omobono 83Friday, May 5, 2017, 10:00 am KELSEY MUSEUM Nicola Terrenato
Daniel Marley Physics Search for Pair Production of a Heavy Vector-Like Quarks in pp Collisions at sqrt(s)=13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector 84Friday, May 5, 2017, 10:00 am WEST HALL 335 Thomas Andrew Schwarz
Kyle Johnson Materials Science & Engin Dynamics in Polymer Nanocomposite and Star-shaped polymer films 85Friday, May 5, 2017, 10:00 am GM Room Peter F Green
Mariana Valencia Mestre Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Sudden change in agro-silvo-pastoral systems: relaxing the linear assumption 86Friday, May 5, 2017, 10:00 am Earl Lewis Room, Rackham Building John H Vandermeer
Stefanie Block Psychology Neural Mechanisms Underlying Attention Deficits in PTSD 87Friday, May 5, 2017, 10:00 am RACKHAM LOWER LEVEL COMMON ROOM Israel Liberzon
Baoyang Jiang Mechanical Engineering Micro Machining Using the Electrochemical Discharge Assisted Cutting 88Friday, May 5, 2017, 11:00 am 1062 DOW Jun Ni
Miang Chia Aerospace Engineering Rotorcraft In-Plane Noise And Induced Vibration Reduction Using Active/Passive Approaches 89Friday, May 5, 2017, 12:00 pm Conference Room 1000, Gorguze Family Lab Peretz P Friedmann
Kyle Hanquist Aerospace Engineering Modeling of Electron Transpiration Cooling for Leading Edges of Hypersonic Vehicles 90Friday, May 5, 2017, 1:00 pm 1044 FXB BUILDING Iain D Boyd
Daniel Biggs Aerospace Engineering Thermo-Mechanical Behavior and Shakedown of Shape Memory Alloy Cable Structures 91Friday, May 5, 2017, 3:00 pm MCDIVITT CONFERENCE ROOM, 1044 FXB BLDG. John A Shaw
Stacey Kawecki Atmos, Oceanic & Space Science Aerosol Effects on Mesoscale Convective Systems: Can Urban Regions Affect Severe Weather? 92Friday, May 5, 2017, 3:00 pm 2246 SPACE RESEARCH BUILDING Allison L Steiner