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GRADUATE DEGREES AWARDED IN 2012

Doctoral Degrees

Natnael Behabtu
Ph.D. 2012. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Dissolution, processing and fluid structure of graphene and carbon nanotube in superacids: The route toward high performance multifunctional materials. (Thesis Advisor: Matteo Pasquali)

Sayantan Chatterjee
Ph.D. 2012. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Modeling Fluid Flow Effects on Shallow Pore Water Chemistry and Methane Hydrate Distribution in Heterogeneous Marine Sediment. (Thesis Advisors: George J. Hirasaki and Walter G. Chapman)

James M. Clomburg
Ph.D. 2012. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Understanding Fermentative Glycerol Metabolism and its Application for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals. (Thesis Advisor: Ramon Gonzalez)

Clementina Dellomonaco
Ph.D. 2012. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Novel approaches for the production of fuels and chemicals in Escherichia coli. (Thesis Advisor: Ramon Gonzalez)

Sanketh Gowda
Ph.D. 2012. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Three dimensional nanostructured designs for Lithium ion Batteries. (Thesis Advisor: Pulickel M. Ajayan)

Gautam C. Kini
Ph.D. 2012. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Bilayer Approaches for Nanoparticle Phase Transfer. (Thesis Advisors: Michael S. Wong and Sibani L. Biswal)

Bradley P. Lambeth
Ph.D. 2012. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Towards Adaptive Resolution Modeling of Biomolecular Systems in their Environment . (Thesis Advisor: CeciliaClementi)

Venetia Rigou
Ph.D. 2012. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Sustainable Production of Biofuels: Plant Optimization and Environmental Impact. (Thesis Advisor: Kyriacos Zygourakis)

Nikolaos Soultanidis
Ph.D. 2012. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Solvothermal Synthesis and Supported Catalysis of Polyanion-derived Metal Oxide Nanoparticles. (Thesis Advisor: Michael S. Wong)

Hao Sun
Ph.D. 2012. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Carbon Sequestration through Biochar Soil Amendment: Experimental Studies and Mathematical Modeling. (Thesis Advisor: Kyriacos Zygourakis)

Fan Wang
Ph.D. 2012. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Modulating Protein Homeostasis to Ameliorate Lysosomal Storage Disorders. (Thesis Advisor: Laura Segatori)

Master of Science Degrees

Jonathan N. Lo
M.S. 2012. Thermodynamics of Confined Colloid-Polymer Mixtures (Thesis Advisor: Marc Robert)

Aaron B. Damm
M.S. 2012. A Novel Human Adipocyte-Derived Basement Membrane for Tissue Engineering Applications (Thesis Advisor: Deepak Nagrath)

Master of Chemical Engineering Degrees

Ann O. Ofulue
M.Ch.E. 2012

Vijai S. Madhavakkannan
M.Ch.E. 2012