Graduate Degrees

December 2014

PhD

Fang, Haiyu
Advisor: Yue Wu
Thesis Title: Synthesis And Characterization Of Nanostructured Materials For Thermoelectric Energy Conversion 
 
Finefrock, Scott
Advisor: Yue Wu
Thesis: Solution Synthesized Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials
 
Gao, Danni
Advisor: Arvind Varma
Thesis: Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation Of Guaiacol Over Noble Metal Catalysts
 
Gharachorlou, Amir
Advisor: Fabio H. Ribeiro
Thesis: Surface Science Approach To Atomic Layer Deposition Chemistry
 
Huff, Joshua
Advisor: Rakesh Agrawal 
Thesis: Tools For Efficient Design Of Multicomponent Separation Processes
 
Kelkar, Aniruddha
Advisors: David S. Corti and Elias I. Franses
Thesis: On The Theory Of Brownian Aggregation In Colloidal Dispersions
 
Kim, Yeji
Advisor: Julie C. Liu
Thesis: Modulating Cell Differentiation With Protein-engineered Microenvironments
 
Ling, Lei
Advisor: Nien-Hwa L. Wang
Thesis: Design Of Liquid Chromatography Systems For Capture And Purification
 
Mehta, Dhairya
Advisors: Fabio H. Ribeiro and Rakesh Agrawal
Thesis: Kinetic Studies Of Model Reactions To Transform Biomass Into Fuels
 
Sollberger, Fred
Advisors: Fabio H. Ribeiro and W Nicholas Delgass
Thesis: Structure And Activity Relationships Of Bimetallic Catalysts For Aqueous Phase Reforming And The Water-Gas Shift Reaction
 
Switzer, Jeffrey
Advisors: Kendall T. Thomson and James M. Caruthers
Thesis: Quantitative Kinetic Analysis Of Olefin Polymerization By Single-site Group Iv Amine Bis-phenolate Catalysts
 
Venkatakrishnan, Vinod Kumar
Advisors: Fabio H. Ribeiro and Rakesh Agrawal
Thesis: Lab-scale Fast-Hydropyrolysis And Vapor-Phase Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation For Producing Liquid Fuel Range Hydrocarbons From Intact Biomass
 
Verma, Anuj
Advisors: Fabio H. Ribeiro and W Nicholas Delgass
Thesis: Fundamental Studies On Copper Zeolites For Catalytic NOx Abatement
 

MS

Sanchez-Medina, Oscar
Advisor: Chongli, Yuan
Thesis: Development Of A Protein Sensor For Detecting Histone Acetylation
 
Sung, Seung Hyun
Advisor: Bryan W. Boudouris
Thesis: Impact Of Nanostructure On Polymer-based Nonvolatile Memory Devices
 

MS Non-Thesis

Allsop, Adam
Advisor: James M. Caruthers
 
Hacker, Christopher
Advisor: James M. Caruthers
 
Icten, Elcin
Advisors: Gintaras V. Reklaitis and Zolton Nagy
 
Ledden, Michael
Advisor: James M. Caruthers
 
Milah, Steven
Advisors: John A. Morgan and James M. Caruthers
 
Neukam, Joseph
Advisor: James M. Caruthers
 
Pirani, Badruddin
Advisor: James M. Caruthers
 
Voshol, David
Advisor: James M. Caruthers
 

August 2014

PhD

Abbou Oucherif, Kaoutar
Advisors: James Litster and Lynne Taylor
Thesis Title: Precipitation of Poorly Soluble Pharmaceutical Compounds in the Human Gastrointestinal Tract
UG Institution: Central New Mexico Community College
 
Devaraj, Jayachandran
Advisor: Doraiswami Ramkrishna
Thesis Title: On an Expanded Framework for Personalized Cancer Treatment: Beyond Parmacogenomics
UG Institution: National University of Singapore
 
Gupta, Anshu
Advisor: Gintaras Reklaitis
Thesis: Intelligent Alarm System Management & Value of Information Analysis Applied to Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
UG Institution: Indian Institute of Technology
 
Hsu, Hsin-yun
Advisor: Michael Harris
Thesis: Crystallization of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient on Substrates
UG Institution: National Tsinghua University
 
Koswara, Andy
Advisors: Raj Chakrabarti and Arvind Varma
Thesis Title: Robust and Multiobservable Evolutionary Control of Quantum Dynamics
UG Institution: University of California – San Diego
 
Yang, Haoran
Advisor: Yue Wu
Thesis Title: Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials Based on Solution Phase Synthesis: Towards Efficiency and Sustainability
UG Institution: Tsinghua University
 

MS

Crawford, Morgan
Advisor: Nien-Hwa Linda Wang
Thesis Title: Increasing Yiel in the in vitro Folding of Methinonin-Arginine Lyspro-Proinsulin-S-Sulfonate
UG Institution: Rose-Hulman Institute
 
Negash, Bethlehem
Advisor: Rakesh Agrawal
Thesis Title: Preparation & Characterization of High Purity CU2ZnSn(SxSe1-x)4 Nanoparticles
UG Institution: Jackson State University
 

MS Non-Thesis

Devlin, Nicole (continuing for PhD)
Advisor: Michael Harris
UG Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
 
Massa, Megan
Advisor: Stephen Beaudoin
UG Institution: Michigan State University – East Lansing
 
Perrelli, Nicole
Advisor: Bryan Boudouris
UG Institution: Villanova University
 
Thete, Sumeet (continuing for PhD)
Advisor: Osman Basaran
UG Institution: Government College of Engineering - India
 

May 2014

PhD

Al-Musleh, Easa
Advisors: Rakesh Agrawal and Gintaris Reklaitis
Thesis Title: "Efficient Processes for Power Generation and Energy Storage"
 
Austin, John
Advisors: Micheal Harris
Thesis Title: "Investigation Into the Use of Microwave Sensors to Monitor Particulate
Manufacturing Processes"
 
Freer, Alex
Advisors: Micheal Harris
Thesis Title: "Surface Mineralization and Characterization of Tobacco Mosaic Virus
Biotemplated Nanoparticles"
 
Park, Hye Yeon
Advisor: Rakesh Agrawal
Thesis Title: "Novel Nanoparticles Synthesis and Nano-Ink Film For Phovoltaic
Applications"
 
Smith, Kathryn
Advisor: Stephen Beaudoin
Thesis Title: "Particle Adhesion in Nano-Structured Microelectronics Systems"
 
Walker, Bryce
Advisors: Hugh Hillhouse and Rakesh Agrawal
Thesis Title: "Low Cost Photovoltaics Through Nanotechnology"
 

MS

Adigun, Oluwamayowa
Advisor: Michael Harris
Thesis title: "Mechanistic Study of the Hydrothermal Reduction of Palladium on the Tobacco Mosaic Virus"
 
Advisor: Rakesh Agrawal
Thesis Title: "CTSSe Thin Film Solar Cells: Surface Treatment"
 

MS Non-Thesis

Graeser, Brian (continuing for PhD)
Advisor: Rakesh Agrawal
 
Huff, Josh (continuing for PhD)
Advisor: Rakesh Agrawal)
 
Joglekar, Chinmay
 
Louvier, Matt (continuing for PhD)
Advisors: Venkat Venkatasubramanian and Gintaras Reklaitis