Alumni List and Dissertation/Thesis Archive

Alumni List and Dissertation/Thesis Archive

To view someone’s full dissertation/thesis, visit the University of Delaware Library website.

The lists below are displayed by year that the degree was earned.

2017

Student Name: Mohamed Bah
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Coercivity and Exchange Bias Study of Polycrystalline Hollow Nanoparticles
Year Degree Earned: 2017
Advisor Name: Ismat Shah

Student Name: Seth Brynien
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2017
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Sean Fudger
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Residual Stress Induced Mechanical Property Enhancement in Steel Encapsulated Light Metal Matrix Composites
Year Degree Earned: 2017
Advisor Name: Chaoying Ni

Student Name: Liang Gong
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Discovery of the β-Form Crystal Structure in Electrospun Nanofibers of Bio-Based Poly[(R)-3-Hydroxybutyrate-CO-(R)-3-Hydroxyhexanoate] and Its Implication on Properties
Year Degree Earned: 2017
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Chin-chen Kuo
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Optimizing the Performance of Neural Interface Devices with Hybrid Poly(3,4-Ethylene Dioxythiophene) (Pedot)
Year Degree Earned: 2017
Advisor Name: David Martin

Student Name: Preston B. McDaniel
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Nanoscale Morphology to Macroscopic Performance in Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fibers
Year Degree Earned: 2017
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie, Jr.
Semester Entered: 2011 Fall

Student Name: Krunal Parikh
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2017
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Jing Qu
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Electrochemically Deposited Conducting Polymers for Reliable Biomedical Interfacing Materials: Formulation, Mechanical Characterization, and Failure Analysis
Year Degree Earned: 2017
Advisor Name: David Martin

Student Name: Brian Sobieski
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Characterization of a Bio-Based, Biodegradable Class of Copolymers, Poly [(R) -3- Hydroxybutyrate -CO- (R) -3- Hydroxyhexanoate], and Application Development
Year Degree Earned: 2017
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Peipei Xin
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Alternative Buffer Layer Development in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin Film Solar Cells
Year Degree Earned: 2017
Advisor Name: William Shafarman

2010-2016

 

Student Name: Qi An
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Electrophoretic Deposition of Ultrasonicated and Functionalized Nanomaterials for Multifunctional Composites
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: Erik Thostenson

Student Name: Douglas Bishop
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Fabrication and Modification of Defects in Cu2ZnSnSe4 Single Crystals and Thin Films
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: Robert Birkmire

Student Name: Cory Bomberger
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Lanthanide Monopnictide Nanoparticles and Films in and on III-V Semiconductors
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: Joshua Zide

Student Name: Ziran Chen
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Chun-Yen Hsu
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Xiaocao Hu
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetically Hard Fe-Pt Alloy Nanoparticles and Nano-Islands
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: Hadjipanayis (Physics Dept.)

Student Name: Prathamesh Kharkar
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Design of Multimodal Degradable Hydrogels For Controlled Therapeutic Delivery
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: April Kloxin/Kristi Kiick

Student Name: James Krajewski
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Destructive Depth Profiling Using Variable Kinetic Energy-X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy with Maximum Entropy Regularization
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: Robert Opila

Student Name: Lan Li
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Materials and Devices for Mechanically Flexible Integrated Photonics
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: Juejun Hu

Student Name: Yingkai Liang
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Engineering Polymeric Matrices for Controlled Drug Delivery Applications: From Bulk Gels to Nanogels
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: Kristi Kiick

Student Name: Jinglin Liu
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Structure and Properties of Conjugated Polymer Thin Films and Nanofibers
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: David Martin

Student Name: Tianzhi Luo
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Collagen Like Peptide Bioconjugates For Targeted Drug Delivery Applications
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: Kristi Kiick

Student Name: Ngoc Nguyen
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Flow Induced/Refined Solution Crystallization of a Semiconducting Polymer
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: Michael Mackay

Student Name: Okechukwu Ogbuu
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: High Index Glass Thin Film Processing for Photonics and Photovoltaic (PV) Applications
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: Juejun Hu

Student Name: Paul Parsons, II
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Development of Magnetodielectric Materials to be Used in Additive Manufacturing Processes for High-Frequency Applications
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: Co-Advised: R. Opila & M. Mirotznik (ECE Dept.)

Student Name: Roddel Remy
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Thermal Characterization of Semiconducting Polymer Bulk Heterojunctions
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: Michael Mackay

Student Name: Zhiqiang Wang
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Cu2ZnSnSe4: Synthesis and Characterization
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: Ismat Shah

Student Name: Bin Wei
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Electrochemically Polymerized Conjugated Polymer Films: Stability Improvement and Surface Functionalization
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: David Martin

Student Name: Wenluan Zhang
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Morphology Control of Polymer: Fullerene Solar Cells by Nanoparticle Self-Assembly
Year Degree Earned: 2016
Advisor Name: Michael Mackay

Student Name: Steven Ackerman
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Nandita Bhagwat
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Novel Conjugates of Peptides and Conjugated Polymers for Optoelectronics and Neural Interfaces
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: Kristi L Kiick

Student Name: Yinchao Chen
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Construction and Characterization of Hybrid Nanoparticles Via Block Copolymer Blends and Kinetic Control of Solution Assembly
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: Darrin Pochan

Student Name: Jonathan Church
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Thin Film Subsurface Environments; Advanced X-Ray Spectroscopies and A Novel Bayesian Inference Modeling Algorithm
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: Robert Opila

Student Name: Pernell Dongmo
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Properties of Dilute Bismuthides and Rare-Earth Containing Materials for Applications in Thermoelectrics, Optoelectronics, and Terahertz Technology
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: Joshua Zide

Student Name: Jianbo He
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Laser Processing in Fabrication of Interdigitated Back Contact Silicon Hetero-Junction (IBC-SHJ) Solar Cell
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: Robert Birkmire

Student Name: Vinu Krishnan
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Bioengineering Targeted Nanodrugs for Hematologic Malignancies: An Innovation in Pediatric Oncology
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: Ayyappan Rajasekaran & Xinqiao Jia (Co-Chair)

Student Name: Chunyin Leng
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Hongtao Lin
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Chalcogenide Glass Mi-Infrared On-Chip Sensor for Chemical Sensing
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: Juejun Hu

Student Name: Wenwen Liu
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Preparation and Characterization of Multi-Layer Biodegradable Nanofibers by Coaxial Electrospinning and Their Potential for Tissue Engineering
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Thomas Christopher Mangan
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 Photovoltaic Absorber Fabrication by Hydride Chalcogenization of Electrodeposited Precursors
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: Robert Birkmire

Student Name: Christopher Leland McGann
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Resilin-Like Polypeptide-Poly (Ethylene Gylcol) Hybrid Hydrogels for Mechanically-Demanding Tissue Engineering Applications
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: Kristi L Kiick

Student Name: Jessie Sun
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Hydrophobic Payload Encapsulation and Release Characteristics in Self-Assembled Peptide Hydrogels
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: Darrin Pochan

Student Name: Stephanie Varkas
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Xinran Zhou
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Spectroscopic Properites of Self-Assembled Lateral Quantum Dot Molecules
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: Matthew F. Doty

Student Name: Yi Zou
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Novel Low-Symmetry Gratings for Ultimate Light Trapping Enhancement in Next-Generation Photovoltaics
Year Degree Earned: 2015
Advisor Name: Juejun Hu

Student Name: Brian Allik
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Jonathan Henry Boyle
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Characterization of the (Ag,Cu)(In,Ga)Se2 Thin FIlm Alloy System for Solar Cells
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: Robert W. Birkmire

Student Name: Nicholas Castro
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Maxime Joseph Dempah
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Development of Spray On Bag For Manufacturing of Large Composites Parts: Diffusitivity Analysis
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Chengyi Han
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Chelsea Haughn
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Energy Transfer in Nanostructured Materials
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: Matthew F. Doty

Student Name: Jun Jiang
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The role of strain and structure on oxygen ion conduction in nanoscale zirconia and ceria thin films
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: Joshua L. Hertz

Student Name: Anthony Kotlarczyk
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Roshan Mishra
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Liangqi Ouyang
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Crosslinking, Electrografting, and In Vivo Polymerization of Poly(3,4-Thylenedioxythiophene) (Pedot) and Derivatives As Reliable Neural Interfacing Materials
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: David Martin

Student Name: Nopporn Rujisamphan
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Interface and Charge Transport Studies In Organic Solar Cells Based on P3HT:PCBM Bulk Heterojunctions
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: S. Ismat Shah

Student Name: Sameer Sathaye
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Multifunction Hybrid Networks Based on Self Assembling Peptide Sequences
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

Student Name: Jennifer Sietins (Mueller)
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Exploring Diffusion of Ultrasonically Consolidated Aluminum and Copper Films Through Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Hamed Simchi
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Back Surface Studies of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin Film Solar Cells
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: William N. Shafarman

Student Name: Wenqiong Tang
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Fabrication of Novel Gold Nanorod/Polymer Nanocomposite Fibers and Their Application in Heavy Metal Ion Sensing
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: John F. Rabolt

Student Name: Michael Wang
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Yujun Zhong
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Dilute Bismuthides On INP Platform: Growth, Characterization, Modeling, and Application
Year Degree Earned: 2014
Advisor Name: Joshua M. O. Zide

Student Name: Mohamed Bah
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Magnetic and Structural Studies of Core/Shell Manganese Oxide Nanoparticles Fabricated by Inert Gas Condensation
Year Degree Earned: 2013
Advisor Name: S. Ismat Shah

Student Name: Luke L. Costello
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: An Investigation of Electronic Passivation of Silicon Surfaces in Solutions of P-Benzoquinone
Year Degree Earned: 2013
Advisor Name: Robert L. Opila

Student Name: Linqing Li
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Resilin-Like Polypeptide-Based Elastomeric Biomaterials For Vocal Fold Tissue Engineering
Year Degree Earned: 2013
Advisor Name: Kristi Kiick

Student Name: Weiwen Liu
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Characterizing and Engineering Tunable Spin Functionality Inside InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Molecules
Year Degree Earned: 2013
Advisor Name: Matthew F. Doty

Student Name: William Reid
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Exploring InAs/GaAs Quantum Dots for Next Generation Solar Cells
Year Degree Earned: 2013
Advisor Name: Matthew F. Doty

Student Name: Zhixiang Tong
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Vocal Fold-Mimetic Environment for the Modulation of Stem Cell Behaviors
Year Degree Earned: 2013
Advisor Name: Xinqiao Jia

Student Name: Longxi Xiao
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Mechano-Responsive Hydrogels Crosslinked By Reactive Block Copolymer Micelles
Year Degree Earned: 2013
Advisor Name: Xinqiao Jia

Student Name: Xian Xu
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Engineered Tumor Models for the Evaluation of Nanoparticle-Based Cancer Therapeutics
Year Degree Earned: 2013
Advisor Name: Xinqiao Jia

Student Name: Dan Yang
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Metrology Development and Mechanical Reinforcement for Novel Low-K Dielectrics
Year Degree Earned: 2013
Advisor Name: Robert L. Opila

Student Name: Xiaowei Yang
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2013
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Andrew Zudans
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2013
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Aaron Baldwin
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Development of Polymer-Polysaccharide Hydrogels for Controlling Drug Delivery
Year Degree Earned: 2012
Advisor Name: Kristi Kiick

Student Name: Stephen Robert Ekatan
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: THIOL-ENE-PHOTO Crosslinking Polymerization as an Alternative Approach to Developing Hydroxide Exchange Membranes
Year Degree Earned: 2012
Advisor Name: Christopher Kloxin

Student Name: Alexandra Farran
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Tissue engineering of vocal fold lamina propria
Year Degree Earned: 2012
Advisor Name: Xinqiao Jia

Student Name: Xiaoqian Ma
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Characterization of molecular orientation in electrospun polymer nanofibers
Year Degree Earned: 2012
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Quinn Patrick McAllister
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Energy Dissapative Mechanisms of the Particle-Fiber Interface in a Textile Composite
Year Degree Earned: 2012
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Zachary J. Mellinger
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Metal Modified Tungsten Carbide (WC) for catalytic and Electrocatalytic Applications
Year Degree Earned: 2012
Advisor Name: Robert Birkmire

Student Name: Matthew Curtis Porter
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2012
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Ingrid Spielman
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2012
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Xinyi Wang
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Hyaluronic Acid-Based Hydrogels for Cartilage Repair
Year Degree Earned: 2012
Advisor Name: Xinqiao Jia

Student Name: Bin Wei
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2012
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Bo Xie
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2012
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Emre Yassitepe
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Structural and morphological investigations on the formation of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 by solvothermal, sonochemistry and sputter deposition methods
Year Degree Earned: 2012
Advisor Name: S. Ismat Shah

Student Name: Zheng Zeng
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2012
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Jiahua Zhu
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Multigeometry Nanoparticle and Multicompartment Superstructure Construction with Block Copolymers: Molecular Design, Solution Assembly, and Kinetics
Year Degree Earned: 2012
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

Student Name: Bakhtyar Ali
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Performance optimization studies of solution processed bulk-heterojunction solar cells
Year Degree Earned: 2011
Advisor Name: S. Ismat Shah

Student Name: Aysegul Altunbas
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Hierarchical structures based on self-assembling beta-hairpin peptides and their application as biomaterials and hybrid materials
Year Degree Earned: 2011
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

Student Name: Laura Elizabeth Clinger (Cassels)
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Enhancing Thermoelectric Power Generation Efficiency with Molecular Beam Epitaxial TbHs/III-V Semiconductor Nanocomposites
Year Degree Earned: 2011
Advisor Name: Joshua Zide

Student Name: Fang Fang
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Band alignment measurements at heterojunction interfaces in layered thin film solar cells & thermoelectrics
Year Degree Earned: 2011
Advisor Name: Robert L. Opila

Student Name: Sarah Elizabeth Grieshaber
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Tunable Elastin-Mimectic Multiblock Hybrid Copolymers for Biomedical Applications
Year Degree Earned: 2011
Advisor Name: Xinqiao Jia

Student Name: Trang Hieu Huynh
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Cu-In-Ga Metal Precursors Sputter Deposited from a Single Ternary for Cu(InGa)(Ses)2 Film Formation
Year Degree Earned: 2011
Advisor Name: Robert W. Birkmire/William Shafarman

Student Name: Amit Kumar Jha
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Hyaluronic acid based hydrogel system for soft tissue regeneration and drug delivery
Year Degree Earned: 2011
Advisor Name: Xinqiao Jia

Student Name: Ohm Divyam Krishna
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Conformational assembly and biological properties of collagen mimetic peptides and their thermally responsive polymer conjugates
Year Degree Earned: 2011
Advisor Name: Kristi Kiick

Student Name: Nicholas Robert Lorenz
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2011
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Alexandru T. Nitica
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2011
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Beverly A. Wright (Schluckebier)
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: On novel uses of sub-micron probes: piezoelectric and mechanical measurement of nanocrystalline zinc oxide and other electronic materials
Year Degree Earned: 2011
Advisor Name: Robert L. Opila

Student Name: Congqi Yan
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Injectable Hydrogel as Cell Carriers: Mechanism of B-Hairpin Peptide Hydrogel Shear Thinning, Immediate Recovery and Effects on Encapsulated Cell Payload
Year Degree Earned: 2011
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

Student Name: Edward Yannul
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2011
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Michael Zeberkiewicz
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2011
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Bhumika Chhabra
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Surface passivation and open-circuit voltage in ultra-thin silicon solar cells
Year Degree Earned: 2010
Advisor Name: Christiana Honsberg

Student Name: Carl Brett Giller
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Characterizing and understanding the structure-processing relationship of electrospun polymer systems at the molecular level
Year Degree Earned: 2010
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Olga Hartman
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: A Biometric Approach to Development of Electrospun Polymeric Membranes for 3-D Cancer Models and Drug Screening Applications
Year Degree Earned: 2010
Advisor Name: John F. Rabolt

Student Name: Courtney Nicole Herbein
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2010
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Susan Rong Xue Huang
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Epitaxial gallium phosphide on silicon (111) from the liquid phase for solar cell applications
Year Degree Earned: 2010
Advisor Name: Robert L. Opila

Student Name: Balakrishnam Raju Jampana
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Wide bandgap indium gallium nitride solar cells: Materials science and device engineering
Year Degree Earned: 2010
Advisor Name: Robert L. Opila

Student Name: Shuang Liu
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Architecture effects on multivalent interactions by polypeptide-based multivalent ligands
Year Degree Earned: 2010
Advisor Name: Kristi Kiick

Student Name: Yilin Liu
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2010
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Guarav Nilakantan
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Modeling the Impact of Flexible Textile Composites Through Multiscale and Probabilistic Methods
Year Degree Earned: 2010
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Shilpa Sanwlani
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Optical Spectroscopy of Laterally Spaced InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Molecules
Year Degree Earned: 2010
Advisor Name: Matthew F. Doty

Student Name: Nikhil Sharma
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Construction & characterization of organic-inorganic hybrid materials for applications in nanotechnology
Year Degree Earned: 2010
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

Student Name: Ayben Top
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Self-association and modification of a genetically engineered polypeptide
Year Degree Earned: 2010
Advisor Name: Kristi Kiick

Student Name: Xinren Wang
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2010
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Conan Reid Weiland
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Extending Moore’s law through molecular electronics and high-k gate oxides: Interfacial phenomena
Year Degree Earned: 2010
Advisor Name: Robert L. Opila

Student Name: Sheng Zhong
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Kinetic assembly of block copolymers in solution helical cylindrical micelles and patchy nanoparticles
Year Degree Earned: 2010
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

 

2000-2009

Student Name: Solange Claire Amouroux-Berthe
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Pressure driven transport of non-wetting fluids in membranes used in composite processing
Year Degree Earned: 2009
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: LiJie Bao
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Sputtering Depostion of Barium Titanate Film on Nickel Foil
Year Degree Earned: 2009
Advisor Name: Robert L. Opila

Student Name: Manoj Baburao Charati
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Peptides and polypeptides as scaffolds for optoelectronics and biomaterials applications
Year Degree Earned: 2009
Advisor Name: Kristi Kiick

Student Name: Justin David Clews
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Ultrasonic consolidation of continuous fiber metal matrix composite tape
Year Degree Earned: 2009
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: C. Josiah Hughes
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2009
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Sung Hye Kim
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Production of bioinspired and rationally designed polymer hydrogels for controlled delivery of therapeutic proteins
Year Degree Earned: 2009
Advisor Name: Kristi Kiick

Student Name: Ronak Maheshwari
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Controlled multivalent interactions in the inhibition of toxins via well-designed glycopolypeptides
Year Degree Earned: 2009
Advisor Name: Kristi Kiick

Student Name: Meghan Eileen Schulz
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Nitrogen- and carbon-doped titanium dioxide thin films for solar hydrogen generation
Year Degree Earned: 2009
Advisor Name: S. Ismat Shah

Student Name: Lynne Borowski Shwed
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2009
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Kristin M. Sisson
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Investigating the Potential of Electrospun Gelatin and Collagen Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications
Year Degree Earned: 2009
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Amanda Seet Hwa Wu (Lim)
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Implementing the split Hopkinson pressure bar technique for complex fluid evaluation
Year Degree Earned: 2009
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Anshuman Anshuman
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Electrochemical self-assembly of alkanethiols on gold
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: Robert L. Opila

Student Name: Jonathan Henry Boyle
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Bandstructure engineering of indium arsenide quantum dots in gallium arsenide antimonide barriers for photovoltaic applications
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: Valeria Stoleru

Student Name: Michael Zanoni Burrows
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Role of silicon hydride bonding environment in alpha-silicon:hydrogen films for c-silicon surface passivation
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: Robert Birkmire

Student Name: Korhan Demirkan
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Interfaces of electrical contacts in organic semiconductor devices
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: Robert L. Opila

Student Name: Steven Romel Givens
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The effect of solvent properties on electrospun polymer fibers and applications in biomaterials
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Michael C. Golt
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Magnetic and Dielectic Properties of Magneto-Dielectric Materials Consisting of Oriented, Iron Flake Filler Within a Thermoplastic Host
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Rohan A. Hule
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Structure-Property Relationships in Self-Assembling Peptide Hydrogels, Homopolypeptides and Polysaccharides
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

Student Name: Rui Kamada
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Film Formation From Selenization of Mixed Metal/Metal-Selenide Precursors
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: Robert Birkmire

Student Name: Young Shin Kim
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Investigating Langmuir films at the air-water interface using a planar array infrared reflection-absorption spectrograph
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Changheui Ko
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Optimization of bulkheterojunction organic photovoltaics: Structure/property study with oxadiazole contained poly(p-phenylene)s [OXA-PPVs] and device system engineering
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: Mary Galvin-Donoghue

Student Name: Angel Andres Leal Ayala
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Effect of intermolecular hydrogen bonding on the micro-mechanical properties of high performance organic fibers
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Zaiwen Liu
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Conformation and orientation of an alanine-rich polypeptide incorporated in electrospun PEO fibers
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: Kristi Kiick

Student Name: Anoop Mathew
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Interfacial phenomena in high-kappa dielectrics
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: Robert L. Opila

Student Name: Yinghong Miao
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Nanocrystalline titanium dioxide solar cells sensitized with germanium quantum dots
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: S. Ismat Shah

Student Name: Luis E. Murillo
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Controlling Hydrogenation Activity and Selectivity of Bimetallic Surfaces and Catalysts
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: Jingguang G. Chen

Student Name: Anup Pancholi
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: (Indium,gallium)arsenide quantum dot materials for solar cell applications: Effect of strain-reducing and strain-compensated barriers on quantum dot structural and optical properties
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: Valeria Stoleru

Student Name: Prasoon Pancholi
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Influence of barrier layer on optical and electronic properties of quantum dot molecules
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: Valeria Stoleru

Student Name: Amos Wampler
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Resolution of crystalline phases in polymorphic gel-spun ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers using restrained differential scanning calorimetry and x-ray diffraction
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Tuna Yucel
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Early-time, beta-hairpin peptide self-assembly and hydrogelation: Structure, kinetics, and shear-recovery
Year Degree Earned: 2008
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

Student Name: Scott Edward Buzby
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The effect of doping titanium dioxide nanoparticles on phase transformation, photocatalytic activity and anti-bacterial properties
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: S. Ismat Shah

Student Name: HongGang Cui
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Thermodynamic and kinetic control of charged, amphiphilic triblock copolymer assembly via interaction with organic counterions in solvent mixtures
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

Student Name: Kelly D. Hales
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Design and characterization of self-assembled nanostructures of block copolymers in solution
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

Student Name: Meghana Vasant Kakade
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Uniaxial Orientation of Polymer Molecules Via Electrospinning
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: Bruce Chase

Student Name: Onur Yusuf Kas
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Design, synthesis and characterization of bio/electroactive hybrids: Confining chromophores in dilute solutions using a helical peptide template
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: Mary Galvin-Donoghue

Student Name: Matthew Steven Lamm
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Molecular self-assembly: Design, synthesis, and characterization of peptidic materials for bio- and nano-technologies
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

Student Name: David Lowry
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Danielle N. Rockwood
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Characterization of electrospun polymer fibers for applications in cardiac tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Stephen Emerson Scarborough
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Syed Hassan Shah
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Study of Nonlinear Optical Properties of Indium
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: Valeria Stoleru

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Dissertation/Thesis Title: Arsenide/Gallium Arsenide and Indium Gallium Arsenide/Gallium Arsenide
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Dissertation/Thesis Title: Self-Assembled Quantum Dots
Year Degree Earned:
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Student Name: David James Streilein
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Development of a model for predicting the alignment of ferromagnetic particles in a thermoplastic matrix
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Krishna Swaminathan
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Room-Temperature Aluminum Gallium Arsenic Antimonide/Indium Gallium Arsenic Antimonide Heterojunction Phototransistors for the 2 Micron Region
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: Robert L. Opila

Student Name: Nancy G. Tassi
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Manipulation of organic nanomaterials
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Erich Conlan Weigert
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: An ex-situ and in-situ evaluation of carbides as potential electrocatalysts
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: Jingguang G. Chen

Student Name: James Werner
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Le Zhang
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Bioinspired matrices assembled by polysaccharide-protein interactions
Year Degree Earned: 2007
Advisor Name: Kristi Kiick

Student Name: Yashpal J. Bhandari
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Star-shaped molecules for organic photovoltaics: Synthesis and structure-property relationships
Year Degree Earned: 2006
Advisor Name: Mary Galvin-Donoghue

Student Name: Robin Sandra Farmer
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The design, synthesis, and characterization of novel alanine-rich polypeptides with varied functional group density
Year Degree Earned: 2006
Advisor Name: Kristi Kiick

Student Name: Xiao Gao
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Tailored interphase structure for improved strength and energy absorption of composites
Year Degree Earned: 2006
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: William Ernest Kerr
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Structural and optical studies of indium gallium arsenide/gallium arsenide quantum dot molecules for terahertz applications
Year Degree Earned: 2006
Advisor Name: Valeria Stoleru

Student Name: Anoop Mathew
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Study of interfacial phenomena in thin films using photoelectron spectroscopy
Year Degree Earned: 2006
Advisor Name: Robert L. Opila

Student Name: John Robert Mccormick
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Chemistry of titanium dioxide nanoparticles
Year Degree Earned: 2006
Advisor Name: Jingguang G. Chen

Student Name: Bulent Ozbas
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Hydrogels Constructed via Self-Assembly of β-Hairpin Molecules
Year Degree Earned: 2006
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

Student Name: Hermona Kevin Pandya (Christian)
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Molecular design of organic semiconductors for electronic devices and their application in flexible light emitting diodes
Year Degree Earned: 2006
Advisor Name: Mary Galvin-Donoghue

Student Name: John M. Papalia
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Self-ordering of spherical nanoparticles in a block copolymer system
Year Degree Earned: 2006
Advisor Name: Mary Galvin-Donoghue

Student Name: Brian D. Polizzotti
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Design and Synthesis of Artificial Glycopolypeptides as Mediators of Biologically Relevant Binding Events
Year Degree Earned: 2006
Advisor Name: Kristi Kiick

Student Name: Kristin Alyse Rose (Kern)
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2006
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Sarah Beth Yapp (Rickman)
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Growth and characterization of molybdenum disulfide, molybdenum diselenide, and molybdenum(sulfide, selenide) formed between molybdenum and copper indium(sulfide, selenide) during growth
Year Degree Earned: 2006
Advisor Name: Robert L. Opila

Student Name: Michael Zellner
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Tungsten Carbides as Potential Alternative Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Anode Electrocatalysts
Year Degree Earned: 2006
Advisor Name: Jingguang G. Chen

Student Name: Cheryl L. Casper
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Structure and properties of electrospun polymer fibers and applications in biomedical engineering
Year Degree Earned: 2005
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Ozgenc Ebil
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Deposition and Characterization of Silicon Thin-Films by Aluminum-Induced Crystallization
Year Degree Earned: 2005
Advisor Name: Robert Birkmire

Student Name: Vahik Krikorian Savarani
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Bio-Nanocomposites: Fabrication & Characterization of Layered Silicate Nanocomposites Based on Biocompatible/Biodegradable Polymers
Year Degree Earned: 2005
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

Student Name: Yujuan Liu
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: A planar array infrared (PA-IR) spectrograph for exploring the dynamics of chain organization during molecular assembly
Year Degree Earned: 2005
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Lisa Marie Pakstis
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Controlled self-assembly of amphiphilic diblock copolypeptides
Year Degree Earned: 2005
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

Student Name: Clifford W. Yapp
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Growth and Characterization of Cu(In,Ga)(Sy,Se1-Y) 2 Films By Elemental Physical Vapor Deposition
Year Degree Earned: 2005
Advisor Name: Robert Opila, Robert W. Birkmire

Student Name: Ernest Addo
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Fritless doped self-aligned metallization for crystalline solar cell applications
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: S. Ismat Shah

Student Name: Colin C. Baker
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Magnetic properties of iron-oxide passivated iron nanoparticles synthesized by a gas condensation technique
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: S. Ismat Shah

Student Name: Erde Can
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Synthesis and characterization of triglyceride based thermosetting polymers
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: Richard Wool

Student Name: Curtis Eugene Cichanowski II
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Development of High Strain Rate Test Methods for Interlaminar Shear Strength in Composite Materials
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Simon Frisk
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Exploration of molecular orientation in polymers using novel vibrational spectroscopy methods
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Bazle Anwer Haque (Gama)
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar Technique: Experiments, Analyses and Applications
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Neetha Amelia Khan
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Model bimetallic surfaces: Understanding the origin of low-temperature reactivity
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: Jingguang G. Chen

Student Name: Mary Kurian
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Polymer – Layered Silicate Nanocomposite Materials: Morphological Studies and Potential Applications
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: Mary Galvin-Donoghue

Student Name: Weidong Li
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition and Characterization of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: S. Ismat Shah

Student Name: Anshu Ajit Pradhan
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Characterization and modeling of the reactive sputtering process in a hollow cathode source
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: S. Ismat Shah

Student Name: Jeannie Suzanne Stephens
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Exploring the effects of electrospinning processing protocols on fiber surface morphology and polymer chain conformation
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Douglas J. Strand
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Witchuda Suwanwatana
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Hysteresis Heating Based Induction Bonding of Composite Materials
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Erik T. Thostenson
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Carbon Nanotube – Reinforced Composites: Processing, Characterization and Modeling
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: Tsu-Wei Chou

Student Name: Jochen Titus
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Surface Sulfurization of Copper Indium Diselenide for Application in Solar Cells
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: Robert Birkmire

Student Name: Subramanian Vaidyanathan
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Structure-Property Relationships in Electroactive Polymers: Designing Polymers for High Efficiency, Single Layer Light-Emitting Diodes
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: John F. Rabolt

Student Name: Joseph John Wachs
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Tong Wang
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Modeling of multi-axial Bragg grating fiber optic sensors
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Minghui Zhang
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Controlling catalytic properties using metal carbides and bimetallic alloys
Year Degree Earned: 2004
Advisor Name: Jingguang G. Chen

Student Name: Johnny Brody
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Evaluation of Preform Binders in Laminated Composite Materials
Year Degree Earned: 2003
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Hanpeng Dong
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Study on chain conformation and chain interactions in conjugated polymer-based light emitting diodes
Year Degree Earned: 2003
Advisor Name: Mary Galvin-Donoghue

Student Name: Maureen Elizabeth Foley
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The microflow behavior and interphase characterization of fiber-reinforced polymer composites
Year Degree Earned: 2003
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Moses Warotua Haimbodi
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Physical vapor deposition and analysis of copper indium aluminum diselenide thin films for high band gap solar cells
Year Degree Earned: 2003
Advisor Name: Robert Birkmire

Student Name: Yin He
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Nanocontact Printing of Self-Assembled Monolayers/Polymers Using Polymer Master
Year Degree Earned: 2003
Advisor Name: John F. Rabolt

Student Name: Henry Hanyuan Hwu
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Surface chemistry on transition metal carbides
Year Degree Earned: 2003
Advisor Name: Jingguang G. Chen

Student Name: Jeffrey Alan Klein
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2003
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Vahik Krikorian Savarani
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Bioinspired Nanocomposites: Fabrication, Characterization, and Properties
Year Degree Earned: 2003
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

Student Name: Michael Harris Larson
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: An Evaluation of Methodologies Applied to the Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar
Year Degree Earned: 2003
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Elizabeth Anne Minich
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Rod-Rod and Rod-Coil Self-Assembly and Phase Behavior of Polypeptide Diblock Copolymers
Year Degree Earned: 2003
Advisor Name: Darrin J. Pochan

Student Name: John Joseph Tierney
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Material quality development during the automated tow placement process
Year Degree Earned: 2003
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Anuya Harkare
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Insitu Barrier Layer Formation For Co-Injection Resin Transfer Molding
Year Degree Earned: 2002
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Thomas Michael Lampros
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2002
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: John Kitchin
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Molybdenum Nanoclusters on Titanium Dioxide Single Crystal Surfaces
Year Degree Earned: 2002
Advisor Name: Jingguang G. Chen

Student Name: Anoop Menon
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Conjugation Length Polydispersity and Its Effect on Charge Transport in Conjugating Polymer Based Light Emitting Diodes
Year Degree Earned: 2002
Advisor Name: Mary Galvin-Donoghue

Student Name: Erika D. Simpson
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2002
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Prakriti Tayalia
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Design and Optimization of Magnetostrictive Sensor For Strain Monitoring
Year Degree Earned: 2002
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Sarah Elizabeth Goddard (Guglielmi)
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2001
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Yves Roger Hartmann
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: PVD Synthesis of Thin Films of Titanium and Tungsten Carbides
Year Degree Earned: 2001
Advisor Name: Jingguang G. Chen

Student Name: Weidong Li
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Growth and Characterization of Epitaxial Ge1-xCx Thin Films on (100) Si
Year Degree Earned: 2001
Advisor Name: S. Ismat Shah

Student Name: Ning Liu
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2001
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Brian D. Polizzotti
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2001
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Yuehua Tang
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Formation of Biodegradable Polymer Microparticles with Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Year Degree Earned: 2001
Advisor Name: Annette D. Shine

Student Name: Yaqiang Ding
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Studies of Chain Conformation in Triblock Oligomers and Multiblock Copolymers of Etylene and Ethylene Oxide
Year Degree Earned: 2000
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Susie R. Enache (Martin)
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2000
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Florella Haines (Flores)
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Cure-Dependent Material Response of Vinyl Ester Resin: Experimental Investigation and Model Evaluation
Year Degree Earned: 2000
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Timothy David Sellis
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 2000
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Metin Tanoglu
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Investigation of the Fiber/Matrix Interphase Under High Loading Rates
Year Degree Earned: 2000
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

1990-1999

Student Name: Mahendra B. Dorairaj
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Cure Characterization of Vinyl Ester Resins Using Direct Current Sensing
Year Degree Earned: 1999
Advisor Name: John Gillespie/Bruce Fink

Student Name: Cherish Christina Clark Lesko
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Study of Orientation Development in Poly(ethelene Terephthalate) Fibers Using Raman Spectroscopy
Year Degree Earned: 1999
Advisor Name: John Rabolt

Student Name: Anoop Menon
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Effect of Energetic Disorders on Charge Mobility in Conjugated Polymers
Year Degree Earned: 1999
Advisor Name: Mary Galvin-Donoghue

Student Name: Ahmed M. Monib
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Damage Tolerance of Thick Section Composites Subjected to Ballistic Impact
Year Degree Earned: 1999
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Nikhil Prabhu
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Role of Coupling the Microscopic and Macroscopic Phenomena During the Solidification of Semicrystalline Polymers
Year Degree Earned: 1999
Advisor Name: Suresh Advani/ Jerold Schultz

Student Name: Kanu P. Singh
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Characterization of Phenolic Resins and Their Co-Cure with Other Matrix Resins
Year Degree Earned: 1999
Advisor Name: Giuseppe R. Palmese

Student Name: Kirk D. Tackitt
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Through-Transmission Ultrasonics for On-Line Sensing and Control of Thermoplastic Fusion Bonding Processes
Year Degree Earned: 1999
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Subramanian Vaidyanathan
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Effect of Side Chain Length on the Luminscence Properties of an Electroactive Polymer
Year Degree Earned: 1999
Advisor Name: Mary Galvin-Donoghue

Student Name: J. Robert Klinger
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1998
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Gopalakrishnan Rajagopalan
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Diffusion of Reacting Thermosets into Thermoplastics
Year Degree Earned: 1998
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Joseph Thomas South
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Modeling, Growth and Fabrication of Group Three-Five Thermophotovoltaic Devices Based on Indium Gallium Arsenide Antimonide Lattice Matched to Gallium Antimonide
Year Degree Earned: 1998
Advisor Name: John D. Meakin

Student Name: Marsha Stalker Bischel
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Crystallization and Morphologies of Linear Low Density Polyethylene and its Blends with High Density Polyethylene
Year Degree Earned: 1997
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: William Frederick Cost Jr.
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1997
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Kenric Michael England
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Direct Current Sensing of Viscosity and Degree of Cure of Vinyl-Ester Resins
Year Degree Earned: 1997
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Mustafa Guden
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: High Strain Rate Behavior of Metal Matrix Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1997
Advisor Name: Ian W. Hall

Student Name: Chaoying Ni
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Interface Characterization of an SCS-6/Ti-22Al-23Nb Composite
Year Degree Earned: 1997
Advisor Name: Ian W. Hall

Student Name: Tao Peng
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Optical Properties of Group III Nitride Alloys
Year Degree Earned: 1997
Advisor Name: Joachim Piprek

Student Name: Vincenzo Savino
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Mechanical and Thermal Characterization of Triaxially Braided Hybrid Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1997
Advisor Name: Tsu-Wei Chou

Student Name: Molly A. Stone (Fuhs)
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Thermo-Chemical and Thermo-Mechanical Response of Reacting Polymers
Year Degree Earned: 1997
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Mark Reed VanLandingham
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Characterization of Interphase Regions in Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite Materials
Year Degree Earned: 1997
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Rajesh Venugopal
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Study of Sulfur Diffusion in Cadmium Telluride Using X-Ray Diffraction
Year Degree Earned: 1997
Advisor Name: Jerold Schultz/ Robert Birkmire

Student Name: LiJie Bao
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Corrosion Mechanisms of Aluminum Matrix Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: Ian W. Hall

Student Name: Arif J. Chawalwala
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Material Characterization of Polymer Concrete
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: Roy L. McCullough

Student Name: Pearl Chin
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Characterization of Polymer – Solid Adhesion
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: Roy L. McCullough

Student Name: Jennifer Reynolds Dumin (Sharrow)
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: A Morphological Study of Nylon 66 Fibers
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: David Louis Fecko
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: In-Situ Ultrasonic Porosity Monitoring For The Thermoplastic Matrix Pultrusion Process
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Dru D. Hartranft
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Analysis and Experimental Characterization of Out-of-Plane Properties of Woven 3-D Reinforced Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: Azar Parvizi-Majidi

Student Name: Kristie M. Immordino
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Characterization of the Polysulfone/Epoxy Interphase for Bonding Thermoplastic Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Anand Kalambur
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Dynamic Compressive Mechanical Behavior of a Silicon Carbide/Aluminum Metal Matrix Composite
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: Ian W. Hall

Student Name: Laszlo J. Kecskes
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Fabrication and High-Strain-Rate Properties of Hot Explosively Consolidated Tungsten-Titanium Alloys
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: Ian W. Hall

Student Name: Kevin M. Kit
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Effect of Diffusion of Impurities on Structure Development During Crystallization of Polymer Blends
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Ge Frank (Li)
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Corrosion Behavior of 6061 Aluminum and 6061 Al/Alumina Particulate Metal Matrix Composite
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: Ian W. Hall

Student Name: Matheswaran Marudachalam
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Processing, Structure and Diffusion in CuInXGa1-XSe2 Thin Films For Solar Cells
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Itty Matthew
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Processing and Characterization of Pet / Clay Nanocomposite Films
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Richard Warren Rydin
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Using the Drop Weight Impact Tower to Assess Impact Resistance of FRP Composite Plates
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: Vistasp M. Karbhari

Student Name: Michael Thomas Searfass
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Metin Tanoglu
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Fabrication and Characterization of Nicalon™ Fiber Reinforced Sic-Based Composites and Presureless Sintered Sic Bodies Using Polycarbosilane
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: Azar Parvizi-Majidi

Student Name: Wu Wang
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Crystallization, Morphologies and Microstructures of Poly(Aryl Ether Ether Ketone), Poly(Aryl Ether Ketone Ketone) and Their Blends
Year Degree Earned: 1996
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Steven H. McKnight
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Influence of Surface Modification on the Processing and Performance of Aluminum Adhesive Joints Bonded with Thermoplastic Polymers
Year Degree Earned: 1995
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Thomas S. Miller
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Characterization and Constitutive Modeling of Flexible Polyurethane Matrix Continuous Fiber Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1995
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Wanchart Preechatiwong
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Electrical Conductivity and Nature of Phases in Poly(Ethylene Oxide) – Alkali Metal Salt Systems for Polymer Electrolytes
Year Degree Earned: 1995
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Suranjan Roychowdhury
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Void Formation and Growth in Amorphous Thermoplastic Polymeric Materials
Year Degree Earned: 1995
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Vikas Sachan
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Synthesis, Structure, Nonstoichiometry, and Magnetism of Complex Low-Dimensional Oxides of Nickel
Year Degree Earned: 1995
Advisor Name: Douglas J. Buttrey

Student Name: Xiaoge Zhou
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Quantization and Genetic Algorithm: A Unique Approach to Electrical Conductivity in Composite Systems
Year Degree Earned: 1995
Advisor Name: John J. Kramer

Student Name: Mehernosh Phiroze Engineer
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Use of Composites for Rehabilitation of Concrete Beams: Processing, Performance and Durability
Year Degree Earned: 1994
Advisor Name: Vistasp M. Karbhari

Student Name: Chih-Chin Lu
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Fabrication of a SiC Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composite by the Polymer Pyrolysis Method
Year Degree Earned: 1994
Advisor Name: Tsu-Wei Chou

Student Name: Gopalakrishnan Rajagopalan
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Preparatioin of PET/EVOH Blends of Packaging Quality by Matching of the Rheological Behavior of Matrix and Inclusion
Year Degree Earned: 1994
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Min Chao
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Isothermal Strength Model Including Healing and Bondline Thickness Effect for Fusion Bonding of Thermoplastic Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1993
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: François D. Gallouedec
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Influence of the Molecular Structure on the Mechanical Properties of Rigid Chain Polymers
Year Degree Earned: 1993
Advisor Name: Roy L. McCullough

Student Name: Eric R. Kissell
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Tribological Characterization of the Aluminum/Polyimide Wear Couple
Year Degree Earned: 1993
Advisor Name: Ian W. Hall

Student Name: Fernando Manrique
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Effect of Fiber Surface Treatments on the Interface of Carbon-Aluminum Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1993
Advisor Name: Ian W. Hall

Student Name: Randall R. Sands
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Oxidation of Silicon Carbide Fibers in Ceramic Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1993
Advisor Name: Azar Parvizi-Majidi

Student Name: Xiaoping Shao
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Phase Equilibrium of Neodymium Copper Oxide Under Reducing Conditions
Year Degree Earned: 1993
Advisor Name: Ricardo Aragon

Student Name: Prashant G. Karandikar
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Evolution of Damage and Mechanical Response in Ceramic Matrix Composites Under Monotonic and Fatigue Loadings: Experimental Characterization and Modeling
Year Degree Earned: 1992
Advisor Name: Tsu-Wei Chou

Student Name: Kevin M. Kit
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Morphology and Gas Barrier Properties of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate)/Poly(Ethylene-Co-Vinyl Alcohol) and Poly(Ethylene 2,6-Naphthalate)/Poly(Ethylene-Co-Vinyl Alcohol) Blends
Year Degree Earned: 1992
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: James M. Parker
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: High Strain-Rate Compression Testing of a Ceramic Matrix Composite
Year Degree Earned: 1992
Advisor Name: Ian W. Hall

Student Name: Kevin Richmond Stull
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Fracture Characterization of 2D-SiC/SiC and 2D-C/SIC Ceramic Matrix Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1992
Advisor Name: Azar Parvizi-Majidi

Student Name: Andrew A. Wereszczak
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Toughening Mechanisms in Whisker/Short Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composites at Elevated Temperatures
Year Degree Earned: 1992
Advisor Name: Azar Parvizi-Majidi

Student Name: Vivek Agarwal
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Role of Molecular Mobility in the Consolidation and Bonding of Thermoplastic Composite Materials
Year Degree Earned: 1991
Advisor Name: Roy L. McCullough

Student Name: Hao Chang
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Direct Observation of the Morphology of Oriented Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) by Transmission Electron Microscopy
Year Degree Earned: 1991
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Roger Crane
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Vibration damping response of composite materials
Year Degree Earned: 1991
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Rushad F. Eduljee
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Effect of Microstructure on Residual Stress Development in Short Fiber Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1991
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Bruce Kendall Fink
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Heating of Continuous-Carbon-Fiber Thermoplastic-Matrix Composites by Magnetic Induction
Year Degree Earned: 1991
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Kari Kristine Gulbrandsen (Andres)
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Electrical Permittivity of Fiber-Filled Composites at Microwave Frequencies
Year Degree Earned: 1991
Advisor Name: John J. Kramer

Student Name: Hristo A. Hristov
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Structure and Properties of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) Fibers
Year Degree Earned: 1991
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Suranjan Roychowdhury
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Consolidation in Thermoplastic Matrix Composite Filament Winding
Year Degree Earned: 1991
Advisor Name: Suresh G. Advani

Student Name: Vikas Sachan
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Study of Phases Formed During Production of Copper Indium Diselenide by Reacting Stacked Copper, Indium and Selenium Layers
Year Degree Earned: 1991
Advisor Name: John D. Meakin

Student Name: Susan Swindlehurst
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Characterization of thermally treated and thermally cycled carbon/magnesium and silicon carbide/aluminum composites
Year Degree Earned: 1991
Advisor Name: Ian Hall

Student Name: Gwo-Mei Wu
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Processing Structure Property Characterization in Advanced Thermoplastics and Thermoplastic Composite Materials
Year Degree Earned: 1991
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Laurent Jacques Bastien
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1990
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Roland Curtin Cochran
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Consolidation of Powder Resin Coated Thermoplastic Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1990
Advisor Name: R. Byron Pipes

Student Name: Ashish P. Diwanji
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Interface Characterization of Carbon/Aluminum Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1990
Advisor Name: Ian W. Hall

Student Name: Yung-Shou Ho
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Electrical Properties of Metal-Particulate Polymer Composites in the Microwave Frequency Range
Year Degree Earned: 1990
Advisor Name: John J. Kramer

Student Name: Keh-Gong Lee
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Kinetics of Structure and Property Development in Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) and Poly(P-Phenylene Terephthalamide) Fibers
Year Degree Earned: 1990
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Timothy Clark Lindsay
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Designing Composite Structures for Low-Velocity Impact
Year Degree Earned: 1990
Advisor Name: Dick J. Wilkins

Student Name: Caroline A. Voituriez
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Strengthening Mechanisms in Silicon Carbide Whisker Reinforced Aluminum Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1990
Advisor Name: Ian W. Hall

Student Name: Shaio-Wen Wang
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Processing and Characterization of Continuous Fiber Reinforced Glass and Glass-Ceramic Matrix Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1990
Advisor Name: Azar Parvizi-Majidi

1980-1989

Student Name: John Martin Henshaw
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: A Framework and Tools for the Early Decisions in the Product Development Process
Year Degree Earned: 1989
Advisor Name: Dick J. Wilkins

Student Name: Prashant G. Karandikar
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Manufacturing of Metal Matrix Composites by Compocasting and Gravity Infiltration and Their Characterization
Year Degree Earned: 1989
Advisor Name: Tsu-Wei Chou

Student Name: Jyh-Lurng Lirn
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Diffusion Bonding of Titanium Composite Materials
Year Degree Earned: 1989
Advisor Name: Ian W. Hall

Student Name: Ajit Kumar Mishra
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Effect of Flow Rate During Injection Molding on Crystallization Kinetics and Ultimate Properties of Peek and its Short Fiber Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1989
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Somnath S. Nag
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Application of Laser Processing of Semiconductors for Fabrication of a Tubular Photodiode
Year Degree Earned: 1989
Advisor Name: Robert G. Hunsperger

Student Name: Jia-Ni Chu
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Microstructure and Fracture of PEEK Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1988
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Fu-Hsing Lu
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1988
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Ashish Diwanji
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1987
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Rushad F. Eduljee
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Process Induced Fiber Orientation and Weld Line Studies on TMC and BMC Materials
Year Degree Earned: 1987
Advisor Name: John W. Gillespie

Student Name: Parimal B. Mody
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Friction and Wear of Advanced Thermoplastic Composites: Unidirectional and Woven Carbon Fiber/Polyetheretherketone (Peek) Systems
Year Degree Earned: 1987
Advisor Name: Tsu-Wei Chou

Student Name: Heike Motz
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Characterization of peek and short fiber peek thermoplastic composites
Year Degree Earned: 1987
Advisor Name: Jerold Schultz

Student Name: Richard Robert Vignaud
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1987
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Gwo-Mei Wu
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Characterization of Oriented Peek
Year Degree Earned: 1987
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Gerald O. Davis
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Initiation of Chloride Crevice Corrosion on Stainless Alloys
Year Degree Earned: 1986
Advisor Name: Michael A. Streicher

Student Name: Yung-shou Ho
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1986
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Bruce Pregger
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Surface Crystallization of an Amorphous Alloy
Year Degree Earned: 1986
Advisor Name: John J. Kramer

Student Name: Brian J. Saldanha
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Silicon as an Alloying Element for Corrosion Resistance of Iron and Iron-Chromium Alloys
Year Degree Earned: 1986
Advisor Name: Michael A. Streicher

Student Name: Shekhar Wadekar
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Reproducibility of Domain Wall Motion During Cyclic Magnetization in Amorphous Magnetic Alloys
Year Degree Earned: 1986
Advisor Name: John J. Kramer

Student Name: Jenn-Ming Yang
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Modeling and Characterization of 2-D and 3-D Textile Structural Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1986
Advisor Name: Tsu-Wei Chou

Student Name: Murali K. Mantravadi
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Material and Optical Characterisation of Tin Oxide Films
Year Degree Earned: 1985
Advisor Name: John D. Meakin

Student Name: Veronique Barrailler
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: A Study of the Fiber/Matrix Interface in Aluminum/Alumina Composites
Year Degree Earned: 1984
Advisor Name: Ian W. Hall

Student Name: Chang Lhymn
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Unified Approach to the Breakdown of a Short-Fiber Composite
Year Degree Earned: 1984
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Perla N. Peszkin
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Early Stages of Crystallization of Poly (Ethylene Terephthalate) and Poly (Butylene Terephthalate) Fibers
Year Degree Earned: 1984
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Mark Andrew Richter
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1984
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Ying-Li Chiang
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1983
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Scot Paul Albright
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1982
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Katherine H. Cockey (Ward)
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Erosion Behaviour of Pure Iron Impacted by Solid Spherical Silica Particles
Year Degree Earned: 1982
Advisor Name: Jeff W. Edington

Student Name: Chang Lhymn
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Fracture Behavior of Thermoplastic Poly (Ethylene Terephthalate) Reinforced with Short E-Glass Fiber
Year Degree Earned: 1982
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: James Vincent Masi
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Physical Properties of Solid Solutions of Cadmium Phosphide and Zinc Phosphide
Year Degree Earned: 1982
Advisor Name: C. E. Birchenall

Student Name: Nikhil S. Nagaswami Iyer
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1982
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: James R. Brown
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Measurement of the Fracture Toughness of A542, Class 3 and A387, Grade 22, Class 2 Steels Using a J-Integral Technique and a Study of Temper Embrittlement in A542
Year Degree Earned: 1981
Advisor Name: Jeff W. Edington

Student Name: Michael J. Gambone
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Silver-doped Cu2S
Year Degree Earned: 1981
Advisor Name: C. E. Birchenall

Student Name: Bruce Alan Pregger
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Volume Change on Melting of Metals and Eutectic Alloys
Year Degree Earned: 1981
Advisor Name: C. E. Birchenall

Student Name: Roger DeWitt Tonneman
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1981
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Diana Farkas
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Heats of Transformation of Eutectic Alloys
Year Degree Earned: 1980
Advisor Name: C. E. Birchenall

1970-1979

Student Name: Alan F. Riechman
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Thermal Storage Capacity of Eutectic Metal Alloys
Year Degree Earned: 1978
Advisor Name: C. E. Birchenall

Student Name: Steven I. Shukow
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Acoustic – Mechanical Characterization of Boron – Aluminum Composite Laminates
Year Degree Earned: 1978
Advisor Name: R. Byron Pipes

Student Name: Udayan Trivedi
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Structure of Molten Polyethelene Using Energy Scanning X-Ray Diffraction
Year Degree Earned: 1978
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Wayne Lamar Elban
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Adsorption and surface relaxation phenomena in iron-3% silicon
Year Degree Earned: 1977
Advisor Name: John J. Kramer

Student Name: Yen-Cheng Pan
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Green’s Functions for Tranversely Isotropic Materials and Their Applications in Defect Theories
Year Degree Earned: 1977
Advisor Name: Tsu-Wei Chou

Student Name: Paul Coyne
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The barkhausen effect in ferromagnetic conductors
Year Degree Earned: 1976
Advisor Name: John J. Kramer

Student Name: James J. Oakes
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Diffusion Length Studies in Thin Film CuXS/CdS Solar Cells
Year Degree Earned: 1976
Advisor Name: Irwin G. Greenfield

Student Name: James Neil Pryor IV
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1976
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Ankur Purohit
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Surface Effects in Fatigue Crack Nucleation
Year Degree Earned: 1976
Advisor Name: Irwin G. Greenfield

Student Name: Tzu-Guu Teng
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Deformation and Fatigue in Polycarbonate
Year Degree Earned: 1976
Advisor Name: Jerold M. Schultz

Student Name: Thomas Pete Remmel
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1975
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Hari M. Gupta
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Center Porosity in Continuous Casting
Year Degree Earned: 1974
Advisor Name: John J. Kramer

Student Name: Tien-Lin Lu
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Elastic Behavior of Disclination Loops in Isotropic Media
Year Degree Earned: 1974
Advisor Name: Tsu-Wei Chou

Student Name: Kenneth E. Schubert
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Secondary Recrystallization of Thin Polycrystalline Silicon
Year Degree Earned: 1974
Advisor Name: John J. Kramer

Student Name: Derle Martin Snyder
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1973
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Ankur V. Purohit
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Surface Strengthening Mechanisms in Polycrystalline Copper and Titanium Crystals
Year Degree Earned: 1972
Advisor Name: Irwin G. Greenfield

Student Name: Stephen C. Dexter
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Fiber Texture Development by Mixed (111)(110) Slip and (111)(112), Twinning in Aluminum-Magnesium Alloys
Year Degree Earned: 1971
Advisor Name: Irwin G. Greenfield

Student Name: Yukiya G. Nakagawa
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Effect on Dislocation Egress in Copper Single Crystals by a Diffused Layer of Silver
Year Degree Earned: 1971
Advisor Name: Irwin G. Greenfield

Student Name: Joseph Buchwald
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1970
Advisor Name: N/A

Student Name: Mohan A. Hebbar
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Radioactive Tracer Measurements of the Level of Sulfur Adsorption on the (100) and (110) Crystal Planes of a 3 Per Cent Silicon Iron Alloy
Year Degree Earned: 1970
Advisor Name: John J. Kramer

Student Name: Durand Reed Kinloch III
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Cation Tracer Diffusion in Chromium Sesquioxide
Year Degree Earned: 1970
Advisor Name: C. E. Birchenall

Student Name: Robert W. Sparks
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Non-Thesis
Year Degree Earned: 1970
Advisor Name: N/A

1965-1969

Student Name: Richard Redfield Hobbins Jr.
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Self-Diffusion of Iron in Single Crystals of Ferrous Sulfide and Magnetically Saturated Iron
Year Degree Earned: 1969
Advisor Name: C. E. Birchenall

Student Name: Lutgard C. De Jonghe
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Effect of the Subsurface Structure on the Critical Resolved Shear Stress of Copper Single Crystals
Year Degree Earned: 1968
Advisor Name: Irwin G. Greenfield

Student Name: Stephen C. Dexter
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Wire Texture and the Influence of Substructure on the Ductility of Aluminum and A1-0.9% Mg
Year Degree Earned: 1968
Advisor Name: Irwin G. Greenfield

Student Name: Sheldon J. Cytron
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Electronic Work Functions of Copper-Gold Alloys
Year Degree Earned: 1967
Advisor Name: C. E. Birchenall

Student Name: James George Faller
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Temperature Dependence of Ordering in Nickle and Magnesium Ferrites
Year Degree Earned: 1967
Advisor Name: C. E. Birchenall

Student Name: Ignazio Crivelli-Visconti
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Relationship Between Prismatic-Discoloration Loop Diameter and the Stress-Strain Behavior of Quenched Aluminum – 0.5 Atomic Percent Magnesium
Year Degree Earned: 1966
Advisor Name: Irwin G. Greenfield

Student Name: F. Clarke Abbott
Degree Earned: PhD
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Bridgman Crystals of Lead Telluride
Year Degree Earned: 1965
Advisor Name: Leonard P. Skolnick

Student Name: Durand Reed Kinloch
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Oxidation of Nickel Steels
Year Degree Earned: 1965
Advisor Name: C. E. Birchenall

Student Name: Raj Kanwal Raheja
Degree Earned: MMSE
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Experimental Investigation of Thermodynamic Properties of Ternary Metallic Solutions of Copper-Silver-Gold
Year Degree Earned: 1965
Advisor Name: Leonard P. Skolnick