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Doctoral Finishing Fellowships Fall 2016 Recipients

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the awarding of Finishing Fellowships for doctoral candidates. Fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees.

(listed by nominating department)

Fall 2016 Recipients

Electrical Engineering
Arash Hosseinzadeh
Seyedmehdi Sadatgoltabarestani

Engineering Physics
Bishnu Tiwari

Geological Engineering
Jordan Mertes

Geophysics
Federica Lanza

Materials Science and Engineering
Cameron McNamara
Shan Zhao

Physics
Hugo Alberto Ayala Solares
Gaoxue Wang

Rhetoric, Theory and Culture
Lindsay Hingst


Doctoral Finishing Fellowship Spring 2016 Recipients

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the awarding of Finishing Fellowships for doctoral candidates. Fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees.

(listed by nominating department)

Spring 2016 Recipients

Biomedical Engineering
Hao Meng 1

Hao Meng

Chemistry
Talaga-Melanie

Melanie Talaga

Civil Engineering

Hui Yao 2
Hui Yao

Engineering Physics
Ran Duan 1

Ran Duan

Materials Science and Engineering
Haselhuhn-Amberlee

Amberlee Haselhuhn


Duan a finalist in the Student Paper Competition

Ran Duan, a PhD candidate in engineering physics, has been named a finalist in the Student Paper Competition of the 2014 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, cosponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society and the Union of Radio Science.

As a finalist, Duan has been been invited to present a poster on his paper titled “Multiband Unidirectional Cloaking Based on Geometric Optics” at the symposium in Memphis, July 6-11.  He will also receive a $1,250 award to help him attend the symposium.

Duan won Michigan Tech’s Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award for the fall 2013 semester.

Duan’s research is on an invisibility cloak being developed by Associate Professor Elena Semouchkina (ECE/Physics).  An invisibility cloak is a device that allows electromagnetic waves such as microwaves or light to bypass objects, essentially making them invisible.

Published in Tech Today.


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
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Forest Science
  • Geological Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


Michael Brodeur-Campbell
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
Advisor: David R Shonnard
Dissertation title: Biochemical Conversions of Lingocellulosic Biomass for Sustainable Fuel-Ethanol Production in the Upper Midwest

Liu Chen
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Fernando Luis Ponta
Dissertation title: Vortex Shedding Dynamics in Long Aspect-Ratio Aerodynamics Bodies

Baron Colbert
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Zhanping You
Dissertation title: The Performance and Modification of Recycled Electronic Waste Plastics for the Improvement of Asphalt Pavement Materials

Joseph Dingeldein
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Craig R Friedrich
Dissertation title: Direct Write Fabrication of Waveguides and Interconnects for Optical Printed Wiring Boards

Emmanuel Ebanyenle
Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Science
Co-Advisors: Andrew J Burton and Andrew John Storer
Dissertation title: Effects of Elevated Atmospheric CO2 and O3 on Wood Density, Anatomical Properties and Decomposition of Northern Hardwoods

Shurong Fang
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences
Co-Advisors: Qiuying Sha and Shuanglin Zhang
Dissertation title: Statistical Methods for Rare and Common Variant Association Studies

Carrie Hill
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Lyon Bradley King
Dissertation title: Translation Studies on an Annular Field Reversed Configuration Device for Space Propulsion

John Hribljan
Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Science
Advisor: Rodney A Chimner
Dissertation title: The Effect of Long-Term Water Table Manipulations on Vegetation, Pore Water, Substrate Quality, and Carbon Cycling in a Northern Poor Fen Peatland

Shuo Huang
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering
Advisor: Jindong Tan
Dissertation title: Adaptive Sampling with Mobile Sensor Networks

Yongliang Jin
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Amlan Mukherjee
Dissertation title: Evaluating Infrastructure Performance to Assist Facility Management Toward Sustainable Systems

Fanyu Kong
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering
Advisor: Jindong Tan
Dissertation title: Automatic Food Intake Assessment Using Camera Phones

Pradeep Kumar
Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Physics
Advisor: Miguel Levy
Dissertation title: Nonlinear Effects in Magnetic Garnet Films and Nonreciprocal Optical Bloch Oscillations in Waveguide Arrays

Chengzhang Li
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Michele H Miller
Dissertation title: Design and Fabrication of Resonant Gas Sensor for High Sensitivity in the Presence of Air Damping

Miriam Rios Sanchez
Doctor of Philosophy in Geological Engineering
Advisor: John S Gierke
Dissertation title: A Remote Sensing Approach to Characterize the Hydrogeology of Mountainous Areas: Application to the Quito Aquifer System (QAS), Ecuador


Fall 2012 Finishing Fellowships Announced

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the recipients of the fall 2012 finishing fellowships. The fellowships were made available by the support of the Graduate School.

The recipients were:

  • Qi Gao, PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Pradeep Kumar, PhD candidate in Engineering Physics
  • Kenny Ng, PhD candidate in Civil Engineering
  • Le Xin, PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering
  • Mimi Yang, PhD candidate in Chemistry
  • Xiaoliang Zhong, PhD candidate in Physics

Finishing fellowship applications for summer 2013 are due no later than 4pm on March 6, 2013. Application procedures and photographs of recent recipients can be found online.


New dissertations available in the 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:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Forest Science
  • Geology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication


Irfan Ahmed
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Warren F Perger
Dissertation title: Direction Finding in the Presence of a More Realistic Environment Model

Muhammad Aslam
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Durdu Guney
Dissertation title: Negative Index Metamaterials and Metaspacers for Optical Frequencies

Ananyo Bandyopadhyay
Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Gregory M Odegard
Dissertation title: Molecular Modeling of EPON 862-DETDA Polymer

Surendar Dhadi
Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences
Advisor: Ramakrishna Wusirika
Dissertation title: Functional Analysis of Rice Bidirectional Promoters

Shuhan Ding
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
Advisor: Soner Onder
Dissertation title: Future Value Based Single Assignment Program Representations and Optimizations

Kyle Drexler
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Michael C Roggemann
Dissertation title: Utilizing Gaussian-Schell Model Beams to Mitigate Atmospheric Turbulence in Free Space Optical Communications

Nishantha Ekneligoda
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Wayne W Weaver
Dissertation title: Optimal Game Theoretic Distributed Control Methodologies in Small Scale Power Systems

David Fritz
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Jeffrey Allen
Dissertation title: An Implementation of a Phenomenological Evaporation Model into a Porous Network Simulation for Water Management in Low Temperature Fuel Cells

Christine Garceau
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: Diane L Shoos
Dissertation title: Interrogating the Spaces of Personal Photography: Women, Identity, and the Cultural Formation of Photographic Practice

Yejun Gong
Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Science and Engineering
Advisor: Franz Xaver Tanner
Dissertation title: Large Eddy Simulation of Dispersed Multiphase Flow

Bonnie Gorman
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: Patricia J Sotirin
Dissertation title: Governmentality in Higher Education: A Critical Analysis of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Elisabet Head
Doctor of Philosophy in Geology
Advisor: Simon Anthony Carn
Dissertation title: Investigations into the Degassing and Eruption Mechanisms of Nyamuragira Volcano, Democratic Republic of the Congo(Africa)

Yan Huo
Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Yun Hang Hu
Dissertation title: Synthesis of Novel Solid Materials from Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide

Beini Jiang
Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Science and Engineering
Advisor: Le Zhang
Dissertation title: Employing Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Technology to Speed Up Multi-Scale and Multi-Resolution Agent-Based Brain Cancer Models

Thimmaiah Kumbera Ganapathi
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: William J Endres
Dissertation title: A Study on the Feasibility of Universal Chip Control in Machining

Lucas Lago
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Fernando Luis Ponta
Dissertation title: Structural Response and Dynamics of Fluid-Structure-Control Interaction in Wind Turbine Blades

Subhasish Mandal
Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Physics
Advisor: Ranjit Pati
Dissertation title: Charge and Spin Transport in Nanoscale Junction from First Principles

Soumya Mitra
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Amitabh Narain
Dissertation title: Development of One-Dimensional and Two-Dimensional Computational Tools that Simulate Steady Internal Condensing Flows in Terrestrial and Zero-Gravity Environments

Lindsey Shartell
Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Science
Advisor: Andrew John Storer
Dissertation title: Invasion Patterns of Emerald Ash Borer and European Earthworms in Forested Ecosystems

Iltesham Syed
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Co-Advisors: Abhijit Mukherjee and Jeffrey Donald Naber
Dissertation title: Numerical Investigation of Effects of Addition of Ethanol to Gasoline on Laminar Flame Speed (LFS), Autoignition, and Wall Quenching


Summer 2012 Finishing Fellowships Announced

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the recipients of the summer 2012 finishing fellowships. The fellowships are made available by the support of the Graduate School.

The recipients are:

  • Sigridur O. Bjarnadottir, PhD candidate in Civil Engineering
  • Baron W. Colbert, PhD candidate in Civil Engineering
  • Azad Henareh Khalyani, PhD candidate in Forest Science
  • Subhasish Mandal, PhD candidate in Engineering Physics
  • Sunand Santhanagopalan, PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Finishing fellowship applications for fall 2012 are due no later than 4pm on Wednesday, June 13th.  Application procedures and photographs of recent recipients can be found online.


New Dissertations Available in the 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:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Amalia Anderson
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
Advisor: Alexander B Kostinski
Dissertation title: Development of Record-Breaking Statistics for Climatological Time-Series Analysis

David Clark
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences
Advisor: Vladimir Tonchev
Dissertation title: Applications of Finite Geometries to Designs and Codes

Roxane Gay
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: M Ann Brady
Dissertation title: Subverting the Subject Position: Toward a New Discourse about Students as Writers and Engineering Students as Technical Communicators

Jorge Kurita Nagasawa
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Amitabh Narain
Dissertation title: Experimental Results on Gravity Driven Fully Condensing Flows in Vertical Tubes, their Agreement with Theory, and their Differences with Shear Driven Flows’ Boundary-Condition Sensitivities

Jiang Lu
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
Advisor: Raymond A Shaw
Dissertation title: Dynamics of Settling Charged Particles in Turbulence: Theory and Experiments

Adan Niu
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences
Advisor: Qiuying Sha
Dissertation title: Statistical Methods for Identifying Gene-Gene Interactions

Archana Pandey
Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Physics
Advisor: Yoke Khin Yap
Dissertation title: PMMA-CNT Matrices for Vacuum Electronic, Biosensing and Energy Applications

Abhishek Prasad
Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Physics
Advisor: Yoke Khin Yap
Dissertation title: Functional ZnO Nanostructures for Electronic and Energy Applications

Xiang Zhang
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
Advisor: Shiyue Fang
Dissertation title: Synthesis of Chiral Ferrosalen Ligands and their Applications in Asymmetric Catalysis


Nominations open to attend the 62nd Meeting of Nobel Laureates

Nominations are now closed for students to attend the 62nd Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, July 1 to July 6, 2012.

To be eligible, a student:

  • Must have completed by June 2012 at least two years of doctoral study
  • Must be studying physics or a related discipline
  • Must not plan to complete a dissertation prior to December 31, 2012
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be a full-time graduate student
  • Must be participating in a research project
  • Must be nominated by the student’s advisor

Advisors may nominate a student by submitting the following items to Debra Charlesworth no later than 4pm on November 4, 2012:

  • One page resume of the student
  • One page statement by the student on why participation in the meeting is important for the student’s graduate education
  • One page letter of reference by the student’s mentor

ORAU will select students based on the following criteria.  Students must:

  • Show a genuine interest in science and research
  • Show a strong commitment to their principal field of studies and to interdisciplinary work
  • Have a strong letter of recommendation
  • Be in the top of their class
  • Show excellent academic accomplishments
  • Have produced some very good research work.

Michigan Tech may forward two nominations to ORAU for consideration.   Learn more about the meeting online.


Department of Defense SMART

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Eligibility:

  • a U.S. citizen at time of application,
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2012,
  • able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
  • willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
  • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (as calculated by the SMART application) and,
  • pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.

Benefits:

  • Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 – $41,000 depending on prior educational experience (may be prorated depending on award length)
  • Paid summer internships
  • Health Insurance reimbursement allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
  • Book allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Mentoring
  • Employment placement after graduation