May 2015

PhD

Chen, Si
Advisor: R. Byron Pipes
Dissertation Title: "Experimental and Modeling Investigation of Cellulose Nanocrystals Polymer Composite Fibers"

Ridder, Bradley J.
Advisor: Zoltan Nagy
Dissertation Title: "Modeling, Optimization, and Sensitivity Analysis of a Continuous, Multi-Segmented, Multi-Additoin Plug Flow Crystallizer for the Production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients"

Sabnis, Kaiwalya D.
Advisors: Nicholas Delgass & Fabio Ribeiro
Dissertation Title: "Structure Activity Relationships for the Water Gas Shift Reaction over Supported Metal Catalysts"

Xiong, Silei
Advisor: James Caruthers
Dissertation Title: "Mechanism and Kinetics of Homogeneous Catalysis"

 

MS

Pradhan, Shankali U. (continuing for PhD)
Advisor: Fabio Ribeiro
Thesis Title: "Propane Dehydrogenation on Single Site Gallium on Silica Catalyst"

 

MS Non-Thesis

Madenoor Ramapriya, Gautham (continuing for PhD)
Advisor: Rakesh Agrawal

 

August 2015

PhD

Brennan, Mary J.
Advisor: Julie Liu
Dissertation Title: "Design and Characterization of Biomimetic Adhesive Materials"

Carter, Nathaniel J.
Advisor: Rakesh Agrawal
Dissertation Title: "Nanocrystal Synthesis and Thin Film Formation for Earth Abundant Photovoltaics"

Choudhari, Harshavardhan J.
Advisor: Fabio Ribeiro
Dissertation Title: "Fast hydropyrolysis and catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of biomass and related model compounds in a micro-scale semi-batch catalytic reactor system"

Detwiler, Michael D.
Advisor: Fabio Ribeiro
Dissertation Title: "Synthesis, Characterization, and Kinetic Evaluation of Planar and Supported Heterogeneous Catalysts"

Hages, Charles J.
Advisor: Rakesh Agrawal
Dissertation Title: "Development and Characterization of Nanoparticle-based Kesterite Solar Cells"

Honda, Gregory S.
Advisor: Arvind Varma
Dissertation Title: "The Hydrodynamics of Trickle Bed Reactors"

Rostro, Lizbeth
Advisor: Bryan Boudouris
Dissertation Title: "Synthesis and Characterization of Radical Polymers in Organic Electronic Applications"

Sheets, Erik
Advisor: Rakesh Agrawal
Dissertation Title: The Solution-Based Synthesis of Semiconducting Phosphide Nanocrystals for Alternative Energy Applications

Soepriatna, Nicholas H.
Advisor: Nien-Hwa Linda Wang & Phillip Wankat
Dissertation Title: Development and Design of Simulated Moving Bed (SMB) Concentrator with Temperature Gradient

Su, Sheng-chuan Renay
Advisor: Julie Liu
Dissertation Title: Engineering Elastomeric Protein-based Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery Applications

Thomas, Myles C.
Advisor: Stephen Beaudoin
Dissertation Title: Enhanced Centrifuge-Based Approach to Powder Characterization

 

MS Non-Thesis

Cui, Yanran (continuing for PhD)
Advisor: Fabio Ribeiro

Gencer, Emre (continuing for PhD)
Advisor: Rakesh Agrawal

Yang, Yang (continuing for PhD)
Advisor: Zoltan Nagy

 

December 2015

PhD

Brew, Kevin
Advisor: Rakesh Agrawal
Dissertation Title: "Coarsening of Quaternary Chalcogenide Nanoparticles for Low Cost Thin Film Photovoltaics"

Cao, Yankai
Advisor: Carl Laird
Dissertation Title:"Parallel Algorithms for Nonlinear Programming and Applications in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing"

Davis, Nathan B.
Advisor: James Litster
Dissertation Title: "Granulation Behavior of Ultra-Fine Powders: Examination of Granule Microstructure, Consolidation Behavior, and Powder Feeding"

Devlin, Nicole
Advisor: Micheal Harris
Dissertation Title: "Fluid Dynamics and Particle Deposition Within an Evaporating Droplet"

Harrison, Aaron
Advisor: Stephen Beaudoin
Dissertation Title: "
Capillary Forces at Low Relative Humidities between Rough Particles and Surfaces"

Lee, Shinbeom
Advisor: Arvind Varma
Dissertation Title: "Multiphase Reaction Studies in Stirred Tank and Fixed Bed Reactors"

Pohlman, Daniel
Advisor: James Litster
Dissertation Title: "Multi-Scale Modeling of High-Shear Granulation"

Schram, Caitlin
Advisor: 
Stephen Beaudoin
Dissertation Title: "Effect of Polymers on the Crystal Growth Rates of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients"

Seth, Arpan
Advisor: Carl Laird
Dissertation Title: "Advanced Modeling and Efficient Optimization Methods for Real-Time Response in Water Networks"

Sweat, Melissa
Advisor: Stephen Beaudoin
Dissertation Title: "Compressive Behavior of Simulated Explosive-Filled Composites"

 

MS non-thesis

Bhat, Anuradha
Advisor: Gintaras Reklaitis

Hagmann, Christopher
Advisor: Gintaras Reklaitis