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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 
 

GRADUATE DEGREES AWARDED IN 1997

Doctoral Degrees

Vikas Budhiraja
Ph.D. 1997. Effect of Hemoglobin Polymerization on the Oxygen Transport in Hemoglobin Solutions and Packed Cells. (Thesis Advisor: J. David Hellums).


Susan L. Ishaug-Riley
Ph.D. 1997. Bone Formation By Three-Dimensional Osteoblast Culture In Biodegradable Poly (a-Hydroxy Ester) Scaffolds. (Thesis Advisor: Antonios G. Mikos).


Christina H. Liu
Ph.D. 1997. Nonlinear Parameter Estimation in a Model of Airway Mechanics/Pulmonary Circulation and Gas Exchange. (Thesis Advisor: Ka-Yiu San).


Brenda Kathleen Mann
Ph.D. 1997. In vivo 31P and 13C Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Study Cellular Metabolism. (Thesis Advisor: Jacqueline V. Shanks).


Thomas Carey Page
Ph.D. 1997. Oxygen Transport by Hemoglobin-Based Blood Substitutes. (Thesis Advisor: J. David Hellums).


Maria G. Papadaki
Ph.D. 1997. Effect of Fluid Shear Stress on the Growth and Metabolism of Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells. (Thesis Advisor: Larry V. McIntire).


Tauseef Salma
Ph.D. 1997. Effect of Anionic and Nonionic Surfactants on the Biodegradation of Solubilized n-Decane. (Thesis Advisor: Clarence A. Miller).


Gurmeet Singh
Ph.D. 1997. Drainage of Static and Translating Foam Films. (Thesis Advisor:Clarence A. Miller and George J. Hirasaki).


Robert C. Thomson
Ph.D. 1997. Biodegradable Polymer Scaffold Fabrication and the Creation of Tissue Engineered Bone. (Thesis Advisor: Antonios G. Mikos).


Christopher Todd Wagner
Ph.D. 1997. Effects of Fluid Dynamic Shear Stress on Platelet Aggregability Under Pathophysiologic Conditions. (Thesis Advisor: J. David Hellums).

 

Master of Science Degrees

Guillaume Besnard
M.S. 1997. Thermodynamics and Kinetics Studies of Formation and Decomposition of Clathrates Hydrates of Methane, Carbon Dioxide and Their Mixtures Using a Differential Heat Flux Calorimeter. (Thesis Advisor: Riki Kobayashi). 


Irena Ying Chen
M.S.l997. The Role of Homoserine Lactone in the Activation of Escherichia coli Stationary Phase Genes. (Thesis Advisor: Ka-Yiu San).


Tee-Lin Chuah
M.S. 1997. Estimation of Relaxation Time Distribution for nMR CP MG Measurements. (Thesis Advisor: George J. Hirasaki).


Pallav Jain
M.S. 1997. Identification and Calculation of Reference Fluid Properties of Electrolyte Solutions. (Thesis Advisor: Walter G. Chapman).


Victor Perez Carassai
M.S. 1997. Thermodynamics Properties of Hydrocarbons and Fluorocarbons Using the Saft Equation. (Thesis Advisor: Walter G. Chapman).


Daniel Thanh-Khac Pham
M.S. 1997. Wettability/Spreading of Alkanes at the Water-Gas Interface at Elevated Temperatures and Pressures. (Thesis Advisor: George J. Hirasaki).


Mary Conley Wake
M.S. 1997. Fabrication of Pliable Polymer Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Particulate Effects on Osteoblast Function. (Thesis Advisor: Antonios G. Mikos).

 

Master of Chemical Engineering Degrees

Rui Song