Theses and Dissertations — 2016

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Ammar M. Aboalsaud Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti Impact of Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles on Interfacial Tension [Link]
Nicholas J. Collett Dr. Peter Vekilov Free Heme in Erythrocyte Density Fractions [Link]
Tyler Jay Cooksey Dr. Megan Robertson Small Angle Neutron Scattering Studies on Block Copolymer Micelles with Varying Core-Solvent Interactions [Link]
Quan K. Do Dr. Lars Grabow Theoretical and Experimental Exploration of Transition Metals as Hydrogen Storage Materials with Catalytic Dehydrogenation Activity [Link]
Rajat-Subhra Ghosh Dr. Peter Vekilov Mesoscopic Protein Rich Phases in Ribonuclease a Solution [Link]
Eduardo Hernandez Dr. Vincent Donnelly, Dr. Demetre Economou Optical Emission Diagnostics of a Non-equilibrium Atmospheric Pressure Helium Plasma Jet in Ambient Air [Link]
Minnie Lahoti Dr. Gila Stein Measuring Deprotection Kinetics in Chemically Amplified Resists with In-Situ Infrared Spectroscopy [Link]
Ryan B. McLay Dr. Jacinta Conrad, Dr. Patrick Cirino Engineering Alkane-Inducible Fimbriation in Escherichia Coli [Link]
Zhen Yang Dr. Zhifeng Ren A physical approach for drug delivery: magnetically-driven nanospearing [Link]


Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Imran Alam Dr. Vemuri Balakotaiah Bifurcation Analysis of Homogeneous-Heterogeneous Combustion [Link]
Jason Clark Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti Understanding Structure-Property Relationships for Impact Polystyrene [Link]
Tian Gu Dr. Vemuri Balakotaiah, Dr. Matthew Franchek, Dr. Karolos Grigoriadis Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Reaction Zones in Catalytic Monolith Reactors [Link]
Melanie Jane Hazlett Dr. Lars Grabow Kinetic and Mechanistic Study of CO and Hydrocarbon Oxidation, and NOx Oxidation and Reduction over Pt-Pd Catalysts [Link]
Maria Kaissaratos Dr. Peter Vekilov Physicochemical Aspects of the Two-Step Mechanism of Nucleation in Protein Solutions [Link]
Megan Ann Ketchum Dr. Peter Vekilov, Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Pathological Crystallization from Mixed Aqueous-Organic Solvents [Link]
Mohammad Khoshghadam Dr. Guan Qin Numerical Study of Production Mechanism of Unconventional Liquid-Rich Shale Reservoirs with Multi-Fractured Horizontal Wells [Link]
Jinsu Kim Dr. Jacinta Conrad, Dr. Richard Willson Bacteriophage Imaging Immunoassay for Point of Care Diagnostics [Link]
Manjesh Kumar Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Rational Design of Nanoporous Zeolite Material through Molecular Design and Mechanistic Study of Nucleation and Growth
Ye Li Dr. Patrick Cirino Engineering Recombinant Escherichia coli for Improved Triacetic Acid Lactone (TAL) Production by High-throughput Screening Using Endogenous TAL Sensor
Lei Liu Dr. Vincent Donnelly, Dr. Demetre Economou Control of the Electron Energy Distribution and Plasma Ignition Delay in a Novel Dual Tandem Inductively Coupled Plasma [Link]
Ibukun Makinde Dr. Guan Qin Production Forecasting, Performance Analyses and Behavior of Shale Volatile Oil Reservoirs [Link]
Matthew D. Oleksiak Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Controlling Structure and Properties of Zeolites Prepared in Organic-free Media
Shyam Panjwani Dr. Michael Nikolaou Data Driven Approaches to Model Building: Applications to Energy Industries [Link]
Andrew Slator Paterson Dr. Richard Willson Persistent Luminescent Nanophosphors as Reporters for Sensitive Diagnostics
Shuai Qian Dr. Patrick Cirino Design and Application of Regulatory Protein-Based Biosensors for Biocatalyst Screening in Recombinant Escherichia coli
Brian J. Rohde Dr. Megan Robertson, Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti Thermoset Blends of an Epoxy Resin and Polydicyclopentadiene
Sumedha Sharma Dr. Jacinta Conrad Bacterial Adhesion and Motility on Silanized Glass Surfaces [Link]
Shyam Sridhar Dr. Vincent Donnelly, Dr. Demetre Economou Photo-Assisted Etching in Halogen Containing Plasmas [Link]
Monique Shauntá Wilburn Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Methane Oxidation over, and Sulfur Interactions with, Pd/Pt Bimetallic Catalysts [Link]
Guozhen Yang Dr. Megan Robertson Development of Sustainable and Degradable Thermosets and Elastomers [Link]