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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 
 

GRADUATE DEGREES AWARDED IN 2015

Doctoral Degrees

Aditya Agrawal
Ph.D. 2014. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Liquid Crystal Elastomer Based Novel Functional Materials (Thesis Advisor: Rafael Verduzco)

Deepti Ballal
Ph.D. 2014. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Microstructure and Interfacial Properties of Aqueous (Thesis Advisor: Walter G. Chapman)

Julie E. Byrom
Ph.D. 2014. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Investigating the use of directed magnetic assembly to create tunable colloidal fractal aggregates and DNA-linked bead-spring chains (Thesis Advisor: Sibani Lisa Biswal)

Charles A. Conn
Ph.D. 2015. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: The characterization and visualization of multi-phase systems using microfluidic devices (Thesis Advisor: Sibani Lisa Biswal)

Di Du
Ph.D. 2015. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Novel Dynamics and Structures Using Paramagnetic Colloids with Rotating Magnetic Fields (Thesis Advisor: Sibani Lisa Biswal)

Yen-Hao Lin
Ph.D. 2015. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: All-Conjugated Block Copolymers for Organic Photovoltaics (Thesis Advisor: Rafael Verduzco)

Yen-Tien Lu
Ph.D. 2015. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Synthesis of black silicon anti-reflection layers for silicon solar cells (Thesis Advisor: Andrew R. Barron)

Maria Rodriguez-Moya
Ph.D. 2015. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Systems biology approaches in metabolic engineering: harnessing the potential of proteomics to understand and engineer metabolism (Thesis Advisor: Ramon Gonzalez)

Aparna Raju Sagi
Ph.D. 2015. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Surfactant Enhanced Oil Recovery (Thesis Advisor: George J. Hirasaki)

Hadi ShamsiJazeyi
Ph.D. 2014. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Advanced Applications of Polymers for Enhanced Oil Recovery (Thesis Advisors: George J. Hirasaki and Rafael Verduzco)

Kendall A. Smith
Ph.D. 2014. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: All-Conjugated Block Copolymers for Organic Photovoltaic Applications (Thesis Advisor: Rafael Verduzco)

Wensi Song
Ph.D. 2014. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Modulating the Lysosome-Autophagy System to Restore Homeostatsis in in vitro Model Systems of Lysosomal Storage Disorders (Thesis Advisor: Laura Segatori)

Zhun Zhao
Ph.D. 2014. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Catalytic Oxidation Properties of Palladium-decorated Gold Nanoparticles (Thesis Advisor: Michael S. Wong)  

Mariam Nouri Dariani
Ph.D. 2015. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Complex Fluids at Interfaces and Interfaces of Complex Fluids (Thesis Advisor: Marc Robert)  

Dmitriy E. Tsentalovich
Ph.D. 2015. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Purification, Length Characterization and Quality Assessment of Carbon Nanotubes: A Roadmap to Spinning Fibers with Superior Electrical Conductivity and Strength (Thesis Advisor: Matteo Pasquali)  

MCHE Degrees


 Luis R. Hasbun 
MCHE/MBA 2015 

 

Nicolas D. Holroyd 
MCHE 2015 

AmirHosein Valiollahzadeh 
MCHE 2015 

Bohan Zhu 
MCHE 2014