New dissertations available in Library

The Graduate School is pleased to announce new dissertations are now available in the J.R. van Pelt and Opie Library from the following programs:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Forest Science
  • Geology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Physics


Sigridur Bjarnadottir
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Co-Advisors: Yue Li and Mark G. Stewart
Dissertation title: Probabilistic-Based Hurricane Risk Assessment and Mitigation Considering the Potential Impacts of Climate Change

Jeremy Bos
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Michael C Roggemann
Dissertation title: Robustness of Speckle Imaging Techniques Applied to Horizontal Imaging Scenarios

Ahmed Gad El Sayed Gad
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Ossama Omar Abdelkhalik
Dissertation title: Space Trajectories Optimization Using Variable-Chromosome-Length Genetic Algorithms

Shu Ting Goh
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Co-Advisors: Seyed Alireza Zekavat and Ossama Omar Abdelkhalik
Dissertation title: Algorithms for Spacecraft Formation Flying Navigation Based on Wireless Positioning System Measurements

Azad Henareh Khalyani
Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Science
Advisor: Audrey Lorraine Mayer
Dissertation title: Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Land Cover and Landscape Structure Change in Zagros Forests

Lorna Henney
Doctor of Philosophy in Geology
Advisor: Iain Matthew Watson
Dissertation title: Remote Sensing of Volcanic Plumes Using the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)

Qiaoyu Lu
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Michael E Mullins
Dissertation title: Synthesis of PDMS-Metal Oxide Hybrid Nanocomposites Using an In Situ Sol-Gel Route

Saikat Mukhopadhyay
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
Co-Advisors: Ravindra Pandey and Shashi Ranjan Prasad Karna
Dissertation title: Quantum Modeling of Bioconjugated Nanomaterials

Kenny Ng
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Qingli Dai
Dissertation title: Integration of Computational Models and Experimental Characterization to Study Internal Frost Damage in Cementitious Materials

Zhiwei Peng
Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Jiann-Yang Hwang
Dissertation title: Heat Transfer in Microwave Heating

Amber Roth
Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Science
Co-Advisors: David James Flaspohler and Christopher Raymond Webster
Dissertation title: Retention of Canopy Trees as Biological Legacies for Balancing Woody Biomass Production and Biodiversity in Managed Aspen Forests of the Great Lakes Region

Robert Smith
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Edward Lumsdaine
Dissertation title: Computational Fluids Domain Reduction to a Simplified Fluid Network

Lakshman Kumar Vanga
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Paul L Bergstrom
Dissertation title: Implementation of Porous Silicon Technology for a Fluidic Flow-Through Optical Sensor for pH Measurements

Chad Walber
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Jason R Blough
Dissertation title: Torque Converter Turbine Noise and Cavitation Noise Over Varying Speed Ratio

Zezhou Wang
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
Advisor: Sarah A Green
Dissertation title: Soft Lewis Acid Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of Oxo-Alkynes and Enynes

Zhiyong Zhang
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Wenzhen Li
Dissertation title: Advanced Nanostructured Electro-Catalysts for Electricity Generation and Biorenewable Alcohol Conversion


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