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Application Update

The Fall 2018 Rackham Graduate Admission Application will be available September 7, 2017.

Oral Defense Dates

Upcoming Oral Defense Dates
First Name Last Name Program Dissertation Title Date and Time Location Chair
Lyndon Garrett Business Administration Being in Relation: Exploring the Mystery of Human Connection in Moments of Play 00Thursday, August 24, 2017, 10:00 am Ross R2310 Lloyd Edward Sandelands and Gretchen Marie Spreitzer
Eric Lachacz Medicinal Chemistry Developing Target Identification Platforms Using Profiled Kinase Inhibitors 01Thursday, August 24, 2017, 10:00 am C.C. LITTLE BUILDING ROOM 2548 Matthew Bryan Soellner
Tatiana Cruz History Boston's Struggle in Black and Brown: Racial Politics, Community Development, and Grassroots Organizing, 1960-1985 02Thursday, August 24, 2017, 2:00 pm 1029B TISCH Matthew J Countryman
Christopher Skovron Political Science Perceptions of Public Opinion and Representation in American Politics 03Friday, August 25, 2017, 10:00 am WALKER ROOM, 5TH FLOOR HAVEN HALL Arthur Lupia
Benjamin Lawson Physics Search for Topological Superconductivity in Doped Bi2Se3 04Friday, August 25, 2017, 11:00 am 267 West Hall Lu Li
Danielle Czarnecki Sociology Modern Crosses: How Christian Women Navigate Maternal Desire, Religion, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies 05Friday, August 25, 2017, 12:00 pm LSA 4154 Renee Anspach and Karin A Martin
Yu-Cheng Chen Biomedical Engineering Optofluidic Biolasers in Tissues: Applications in Biology and Biomedicine 06Friday, August 25, 2017, 2:00 pm GM, 4F, LEC Xudong Fan
Nathan Harris Higher Education Exploring How Academic Deans Shape Academic Priorities During the Annual Budget Review 07Monday, August 28, 2017, 10:00 am SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (BROWNLEE ROOM) Michael Bastedo
Carrie Johnson Chemical Biology Discovery and Development of Small Molecule Probes for the SUMO protease SENP1, a Novel Target for Advanced Prostate Cancer Therapy 08Monday, August 28, 2017, 10:00 am 2901 TAUBMAN HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY Jorge A Iniguez-Lluhi
Timothy Hart Greek & Roman History Beyond the River, Under the Eye of Rome: Ethnographic Landscapes, Imperial Frontiers, and the Shaping of a Danubian Borderland 09Monday, August 28, 2017, 1:00 pm 029B TISCH HALL David S Potter and Raymond H Van Dam
Nicolas Senese Pharmacology Role of Regulator of G-Protein Signaling Proteins in Serotonin and Opioid Mediated Behaviors 10Monday, August 28, 2017, 2:00 pm 2903 TAUBMAN HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARY John R Traynor
Matthew Demars Chemical Biology Structure and Biochemistry of Cytochromes P450 Involved in The Biosynthesis of Macrolide Antibiotics 11Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 10:00 am 1200 Chemistry David H Sherman
Yihua Guo Computer Science & Eng Improving Application QoE with Flow-Level, Interface-Level and Device-Level Parallelism 12Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 3:30 pm 3725BBB Z Morley Mao
Duc Le Computer Science & Eng Towards Automatic Speech-Language Assessment for Aphasia Rehabilitation 13Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 10:00 am 3725 BBB Emily Kaplan Mower Provost
Raj Tejas Suryaprakash Electrical Engin-Systems [Tentative]: The Estimation of Structured Low Rank Signals in Noise 14Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 12:30 pm GGBL2505 Raj Rao Nadakuditi
Nomaan Rezayee Chemistry Strategies Towards the Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide and Carboxylic Acid Derivatives 15Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 3:00 pm 1706, CHEMISTRY BUILDING Melanie S Sanford
Sunmin Kim Computer Science & Eng Holistic Management of Energy Storage System for Electric Vehicles 16Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 4:00 pm 3725BB Kang Geun Shin
Jinki Kim Mechanical Engineering Piezoelectric Impedance-Based Structural Health Monitoring using Bistable and Adaptive Piezoelectric Circuitry 17Thursday, August 31, 2017, 10:30 am 2540 GGB Kon-Well Wang
Youyang Hou Information Understanding the Design and Implementation of Civic Technologies in Resource Limited Public Organizations 18Thursday, August 31, 2017, 1:00 pm ERHLICHER ROOM, NORTH QUAD Clifford A Lampe
Himanshu Nayar Electrical Engin-Systems Applications of Random Matrix Theory to Multi Modal Fusion 19Thursday, August 31, 2017, 2:00 pm EECS 3316 Raj Rao Nadakuditi
Stefan Froehlich Mathematics Polyhedral Analysis of Plethysms and Kronecker Coefficients 20Friday, September 1, 2017, 2:00 pm East Hall 2866 John R Stembridge
Craig Biwer Bioinformatics Computing Obesity: Signal Processing and Machine Learning Applied to Predictive Modeling of Clinical Weight-Loss 21Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 11:00 am FORUM HALL, PALMER COMMONS BUILDING Kayvan Najarian
Deborah Jones Anthropology Afterlives & Other Lives: Semiosis and History in 21st Century Ukraine 22Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 4:00 pm TITIEV LIBRARY, 211 WEST HALL Bruce Mannheim
Abhinav Sinha Electrical Engin-Systems Mechanism Design with Allocative, Informational and Learning Constraints 23Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 9:15 am ROOM 3316, EECS BUILDING Achilleas Anastasopoulos
Armin Jam Electrical Engineering A High Performance Micromachined Sub-Millimeter-Wave Radar Technology 24Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 11:45 am GM CONFERENCE HALL, LURIE ENG. CENTER Kamal Sarabandi
Kelly Slay Higher Education Choosing Colleges in Post-Affirmative Action Contexts: Black Students? Perceptions of Institutional Diversity and Climate 25Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 2:00 pm SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (ROOM PENDING) Phillip Jess Bowman and Julie Renee Posselt
Alan Chien Chemistry Characterizing the Electronic Structure of Excited States, with Applications to Singlet Fission 26Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 3:00 pm Rackham 4th Floor East Conference Paul Zimmerman
Thi Thu Ha Nguyen Civil Engineering Steel Moment Frames in Multi-Hazard Fire and Progressive Collapse: Computational Simulation and Practical Design Guideline 27Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 3:00 pm 2355 G. G. BROWN BUILDING Ann E Jeffers
Alexei Kananenka Chemistry Development and Application of Finite-Temperature Green's Function Methods in Quantum Chemistry 28Thursday, September 7, 2017, 1:00 pm Earl Lewis Room Rackham Building Dominika Kamila Zgid
Allison Johnson Molecular & Cellular Pathology Connexin 43 Gap Junctions Contribute to Brain Endothelial Barrier Hyperpermeability in Familial Cerebral Cavernous Malformations Type III by Modulating Tight Junction Structure 29Thursday, September 7, 2017, 2:00 pm 2903 THSL Anuska V Andjelkovic-Zochowska