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GRADUATE DEGREES AWARDED IN 2006

Doctoral Degrees

Virgina Angelica Davis 
Ph.D. 2006. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Phase Behavior and Rheology of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) in Superacids with Application to Fiber Spnning. (Thesis Advisor: Matteo Pasqual and Richard E. Smalley)

Rajat Duggal
Ph.D. 2006. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Interplay of Micro-Scale Flow and Fluid Micro/Nanostructure: Solutions of DNA and Suspensions of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes. (Thesis Advisor: Matteo Pasquali)

Shuqiang Gao
Ph.D. 2006. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Formation and Dissociation Mechanisms of Clathrate Hydrates. (Thesis Advisor: Walter G. Chapman)

Jong Dae Minpyo
Ph.D. 2006. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Incorporation of Carbon Nanotubes in Epoxy Polymer Composites. (Thesis Advisor: Constantine. D. Armeniades and Enrique V. Barrera)

Busheng Li
Ph.D. 2006. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Surfactant/Foam Enhanced Aquifer Contacting and Modeling for Aquifer Remedation. (Thesis Advisor: Clarence Miller and George J. Hirasaki )

Vinit Satish Murthy
Ph.D. 2006. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Nanoparticle Engineering of Multifunctional, Multicomponent Microcapsules. (Thesis Advisor:Michael S. Wong)

Michael O'Neal Nutt
Ph.D. 2006. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering:Engineering Palladium-on-Gold Bimetallic Nanoparticles as Groundwater Remediation Catalysts. (Thesis Advisor: Michael S. Wong )

Connie Kathleen Smith
Ph.D. 2006. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Single Molecule Visualization of DNA in the Nonhomogeneous Shear Flow in a Michrochannel. (Thesis Advisor: Matteo Pasquali )

Xueying Xie
Ph.D. 2006. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Modeling Viscoelastic Free Surface and Interfacial Flows, with Applications to the Deformation of Droplets and Blood Cells. (Thesis Advisor: Kyriacos Zygourakis and Matteo Pasquali) 

Wei Yan
Ph.D. 2006. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Foam for Mobility Control in Alkaline/Surfactant Enhanced Oil Recovery Process. (Thesis Advisor: Clarence Millerand George J. Hirasaki)

Andrew Yee
Ph.D. 2006. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Microarray Analysis of Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells Subjected to Pulsatile Arterial Shear Stress vs. Steady Arterial Shear Stress. (Thesis Advisor: Larry V. McIntire)

Danhua Zhang
Ph.D. 2006. Dissertation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Surfactant-Enhanced Oil Recovery Process for a Fractured, Oil-Wet Carbonate Reservoir. (Thesis Advisor: George J. Hirasaki)  
 

Master of Science Degrees

Vesta Leigh Griffin
M.S. 2006. Protein Adsorptionn on Tailored Oligo(Ethylene Glycol) Surfaces (Thesis Advisor: Paul E. Laibinis ).

Regina Mi-Kyung Yoo
M.S. 2006. Assembling Nanoparticle-Assembled Capsules on a Planar Substrate. (Thesis Advisor: Michael Wong and Paul E. Laibinis )