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Oral Defense Dates

Upcoming Oral Defense Dates
First Name Last Name Program Dissertation Title Date and Time Location Chair
Christopher Lee Educational Studies Resistance in the Core: A Mixed Methods Investigation of Teachers' Collegial Learning Networks in the Context of Reform 00Monday, December 11, 2017, 9:00 am SEB 2327 Donald Freeman
Ye Guan Chemistry A Robust and Tunable Mitotic Oscillator in Artificial Cells 01Monday, December 11, 2017, 9:00 am 1706 CHEMISTRY Robert T Kennedy and Qiong Yang
Cheng-Wei Lin Near Eastern Studies The Perception and Production of Arabic Lexical Stress by Learners of Arabic: A Usage-Based Account 02Monday, December 11, 2017, 10:00 am 4027 MLB Mohammad Alhawary
Ian Pendleton Chemistry Computational Chemistry Studies of Organometallic Energy Landscapes 03Monday, December 11, 2017, 10:30 am Rackham West Conference Room Melanie S Sanford and Paul Zimmerman
Wei Zhou Bioinformatics Computational and statistical approaches for large-scale genome-wide and phenome-wide association studies 04Monday, December 11, 2017, 11:00 am Forum Hall, Palmer Commons Seunggeun Shawn Lee and Cristen J Willer
Martha Curren-Preis Educational Studies Creating and Using the Persona in Teaching: Challenges of Connection and Control 05Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:00 pm SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, ROOM 2327-BROWNLEE Deborah Loewenberg Ball
Julia Bourg Biophysics Investigation of Membrane Order Within Integrin-Mediated Adhesion Complexes 06Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:00 pm 340 WEST HALL Sarah Veatch
Sean O'Neal Nuc Eng & Radiol Sciences Advancements in Thallium-Bromide for Gamma-Ray Detection and Imaging 07Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 9:30 am Baer Room, Cooley Zhong He
Robert Goeddel Computer Science & Eng Policy-Based Planning for Robust Robot Navigation 08Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 10:00 am 3725 BOB AND BETTY BEYSTER BUILDING Edwin Olson
Anna Harrison Natural Resource & Environment Investigations into the Hyporheic Zone: Assessing the Influence of Ground-water Surface Water Interactions on Metal Exposure and Effects to Aquatic Ecosystems 09Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 11:00 am RACKHAM EARL LEWIS ROOM Allen Burton
Nattapol Arunrattanamook Chemical Engineering Mechanistic Investigations of a Novel Flavin-dependent Enzyme Involved in Styrene Biosynthesis 10Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 12:00 pm 1706 Chemistry building E Neil G Marsh
Kristi Hanby Educational Studies Teachers' Formative Assessment Practices for Early Addition and Subtraction: Does Knowledge of a Learning Trajectory Affect How Teachers Respond to Students? 11Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 1:00 pm BROWNLEE, SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Patricio G Herbst
Jordan Easter Mechanical Engineering Influence of Engine Operating Parameters on the Reactivity and Oxidation Process of Soot from a Gasoline Direct Injection Engine 12Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 2:00 pm GM Conference Room - 4th Floor Lurie Andre L Boehman and Stani V Bohac
Collin Johnson Computer Science & Eng Topological Mapping and Navigation in Real-World Environments 13Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 3:00 pm BBB4901 Benjamin Kuipers
Jinhong Qu Mechanical Engineering Modeling, Sensing, and Estimation for Miniature Dynamic Systems with Contact 14Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 9:30 am ME department Kenn Richard Oldham
Paige Malec Chemistry Derivatization Methods for Improved Metabolome Analysis by LC-MS/MS 15Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 9:30 am 1706 CHEMISTRY Robert T Kennedy
Elissa Allen Nursing Navigating the System: Adolescent Women and High School Bathrooms 16Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 10:00 am East Conference Room, Rackham Building Lisa Kane Low
Tabitha Bentley Educational Studies The Color of Commitment: Social Change, the Development of Collective Commitment towards Collective Action, and the Negotiation of Race 17Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 10:00 am SCHOOL OF EDUCATION BUILDING, ROOM 2327 Pamela Ann Moss
Kevin Ileka Chemistry 18Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 11:00 am WEST CONFERENCE ROOM 4TH FLOOR RACKHAM Kristina I Hakansson
Julie Allen Health Behavior & Health Educ Coping and Psychological and Physiological Distress among Black and White Men in the U.S. 19Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 12:30 pm 2610 CROSSROADS Cleopatra Howard Caldwell and Daphne C Watkins
Jessica Stachowski Chemistry Investigation of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes as Biocatalysts for Multifunctional C-H Oxidation; and a Case Study of a Graduate/Undergraduate Laboratory Exchange Program 20Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 1:00 pm 1706 Chemistry John Montgomery
Trevor Kilgore History Occupying God's House: Catholics, Sacred Space, and the Religiosity of Postwar Italian Politics, 1954-1969 21Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:00 pm 1029B TISCH HALL Dario Gaggio and Brian A Porter-Szucs
Xinyu Tan Mechanical Engineering Clathrin-mediated Endocytosis with Cell Confinement and during Neutrophil Polarization 22Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:00 pm 1690 Bob and Betty Beyster Allen Po-Chih Liu
Nan Zheng Electrical Engineering Algorithm/Architecture Co-Design for Low-Power Neuromorphic Computing 23Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 3:00 pm 3725 BOB AND BETTY BEYSTER BUILDING Pinaki Mazumder
Bryan Toth Nuc Eng & Radiol Sciences Prediction and Analysis of Stochastic Convergence in the Standard and Extrapolated Power Methods Applied to Monte Carlo Fission Source Iterations 24Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 3:30 pm BAER ROOM COOLEY BUILDING William R Martin
Mainak Mitra Mechanical Engineering Modeling and Analysis of Nonlinear Damping and Mistuning Mechanisms in Rotating Systems 25Thursday, December 14, 2017, 9:00 am 2540 G.G. BROWN LABORATORIES Bogdan Epureanu
Kian Kamgar-Parsi Applied Physics Amyloid Aggregation Behavior of Human Calcitonin 26Thursday, December 14, 2017, 10:00 am Earl Lewis Room, Rackham Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy
Nicholas Orlowski Educational Studies Exploring the Work Perceptions of Teachers in High Poverty Settings 27Thursday, December 14, 2017, 1:00 pm Brownlee Room, SEB 2327 Bob Bain
Alejo Stark Astronomy & Astrophysics Galaxies, Gravitation, and Cosmology: On Escaping Galaxy Clusters in Accelerating Universes 28Friday, December 15, 2017, 10:00 am 411 WEST HALL ("PAVO") Christopher John Miller
Michael Gilbert Chemistry Development of Biocatalytic Strategies for the Directed Oxidation of Small Molecule and Macrocyclic Substrates 29Friday, December 15, 2017, 10:00 am CHEMISTRY 1201 John Montgomery
Bryan Ramson Applied Physics Parton Dynamics Inferred from High Mass Drell-Yan Dimuons Induced by 120 GeV p+D Interactions 30Friday, December 15, 2017, 10:30 am EARL LEWISS ROOM, RACKHAM Christine A Aidala and Dante Eric Amidei
David Giles Immunology Distinct Myeloid Cell Subsets with Divergent Functions in Central Nervous System Autoimmunity 31Friday, December 15, 2017, 12:00 pm WEST LECTURE HALL, MED SCI II Benjamin M Segal
Tehetina Woldemichael Biophysics Exploring Drug Bioaccumulation and Stabilization with respect to Endolysosomal Ion Homeostasis Using a Systems-based Mathematical Modeling Approach 32Friday, December 15, 2017, 3:00 pm Earl Lewis Room, Rackham Gustavo Rosania and Qiong Yang
Wendy Sepponen History of Art Milanese Bronze, Spanish Stone, and Imperial Materials: Sculptural Interchange and the Leoni Workshops (1549-1608) 33Monday, December 18, 2017, 10:00 am TAPPAN HALL CONFERENCE ROOM Megan L Holmes and Alexander D Potts
Andrew Burton Civil Engineering System Integration of Flexible and Multifunctional Thin Film Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring 34Monday, December 18, 2017, 10:00 am GGB 2029 Jerome P Lynch
Abdulrahman Aref Biomedical Engineering Improving Brain-Computer Interface Performance By Using Dynamic Methods Based on Analysis of Cognitive State 35Monday, December 18, 2017, 10:00 am LBME 2185 Cynthia Anne Chestek and Jane Elizabeth Huggins
Anurag Panda Materials Science & Engin Exciton and Charge Dynamics at Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Semiconductor Heterojunctions 36Monday, December 18, 2017, 10:30 am 1005 EECS Stephen R Forrest
Drew Stimson Classical Studies Characterization and Politics in Thucydides 37Monday, December 18, 2017, 12:00 pm 2038 TISCH HALL Sara L Forsdyke
Mohammad Rasouli Electrical Engin-Systems 38Monday, December 18, 2017, 12:00 pm GM ROOM, LURIE ENGINEERING CENTER Demosthenis Teneketzis
Alexander Russov Economics Local Labor Markets in Mexico 39Monday, December 18, 2017, 1:00 pm ROOM 301, LORCH HALL John Bound
Heidi Guyer Epidemiological Science Chronic Sleep Disturbances, Type II Diabetes and Dietary Intake; an Assessment of Gender-Based Differences. 40Monday, December 18, 2017, 2:00 pm 2695 SPHI Ana Baylin
Dominic Nardi Jr Political Science Embedded Judicial Autonomy: Organized Interests and Judicial Behavior in Indonesia 41Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 10:00 am ELDERSVELD, HAVEN HALL Allen D Hicken
Erik Miehling Electrical Engin-Systems Reasoning under Uncertainty in Cyber-Physical Systems: Toward Efficient and Secure Operation 42Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 10:00 am 1003 EECS Demosthenis Teneketzis
Phillip Rzeczycki Pharmaceutical Sciences The Role of Macrophages in the Sequestration of Drug and Formation of Insoluble Drug Aggregates 43Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 2:00 pm 2548 CCL Gustavo Rosania
Jianrui Song Cell & Developmental Biology Myeloid IL4R? in Cardiovascular Remodeling 44Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 1:00 pm Furstenberg 2710 (2nd floor of MSII) Scott E Barolo
Ming Dang Macromolecular Science & Eng Advanced Biomimetic Drug Delivery Strategy for Bone Tissue Engineering 45Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 1:00 pm DENTG550 Peter X Ma
Jennifer Yeung Pharmacology The role of 12-lipoxygenase in platelet function 46Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 2:00 pm 2901 Taubmann Michael Allan Holinstat
Mahdi Aghadjani Electrical Engineering Spoof Surface Plasmon Polariton based THz Circuitry 47Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 4:00 pm EECS 3316 Pinaki Mazumder
Weizhong Zou Chemical Engineering Exploiting Polymer Physics to Simulate the Rheology of Micellar Solutions and Polymeric Glasses 48Friday, December 22, 2017, 9:00 am NCRC 10-G065 Ronald G Larson