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GRADUATE DEGREES AWARDED IN 2008

Doctoral Degrees

Gaurav Bhatnagar
Ph.D. 2008. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Accumulation of gas hydrates in marine sediments. (Thesis Advisors: George J. Hirasaki and Walter G. Chapman)


Doris Gonzalez
Ph.D. 2008. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Modeling of Asphaltene Precipitation and Deposition Tendency using the PC-SAFT Equation of State. (Thesis Advisors: Walter G. Chapman and George J. Hirasaki)

Sergio Iadevaia
Ph.D. 2008. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Design of Artificial Genetic Networks to Regulate the Biosynthesis of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Copolymers with Desirable Structures. (Thesis Advisor: Nikolaos Mantzaris)

Shunhua Liu
Ph.D. 2008. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Alkaline Surfactant Polymer Enhanced Oil Recovery Process. (Thesis Advisors: Clarence A. Miller and George J. Hirasaki)

Abhishek Murarka
Ph.D. 2008. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Metabolic Flux Analysis of Fermentative Carbon Metabolism in Escherichia coli. (Thesis Advisor: Ramon Gonzalez)

Jie Yu
Ph.D. 2008. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Engineering Nanoparticle-assembled Capsules for Near- infrared Phototherapy. (Thesis Advisor: Michael S. Wong)



Master of Science Degrees

Minlen May Burns
M.S. 2008. Safe Formulations of Polyethylene and Polypropylene: Exploring Non-estrogenic Antioxidants (Thesis Advisor: Constantine D. Armeniades)

Neeraj Rohilla
M.S. 2008. Model Reduction Techniques for the Stochastic Simulations of Dilute Polymer Solutions (Thesis Advisor: Matteo Pasquali)

Patrick S. Lennon
M.S. 2008. Change in Cell Motility and Metabolism Following Culture under Low Shear Conditions (Thesis Advisor: Kyriacos Zygourakis)