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GRADUATE DEGREES AWARDED IN 2010

Doctoral Degrees

Amir Amini
Ph.D. 2010. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: On the Diffusion and Phase Transitions of Confined Colloid-Polymer Mixtures. (Thesis Advisor: Marc Robert)


Xuan Guo
Ph.D. 2010. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Injectable Cell-Laden Hydrogel Composites for Osteochondral Tissue Engineering. (Thesis Advisor: Antonio Mikos)


Ashutosh Gupta
Ph.D. 2010. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Fermentative utilization of glycerol and lignocellulosic sugars and production of ethanol by Paenibacillus macerans. (Thesis Advisor: Ramon Gonzalez)


Tianmin Jiang
Ph.D. 2010. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Diluted Bitumen Emulsion Characterization and Separation. (Thesis Advisor: George J. Hirasaki)


Arjun Kurup
Ph.D. 2010. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: NMR Response of Liquids and Natural Gas Mixtures. (Thesis Advisor: George J. Hirasaki)


Nicholas G. Parra-Vasquez
Ph.D. 2010. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Solubility, Length Characterization, and Cryo-TEM of Pristine and Functionalized Single-walled Carbon Nanotubed in Surfactant and Superacid Systems, With Application to Spinning SWNT Fibers. (Thesis Advisor: Matteo Pasquali)


Konstantinos Spetsieris
Ph.D. 2010. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Single-Cell Behavior and Population Heterogeneity: Fluorescence Microscopy-Based Inverse Population Balance Modeling. (Thesis Advisor: Kyriacos Zygourakis)


Francisco M. Vargas Arreola
Ph.D. 2010. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Modeling of Asphaltene Precipitation and Arterial Deposition. (Thesis Advisor: Walter G. Chapman)


Ryan C. Vargo
Ph.D. 2010. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Linking a Mitotic Oscillator to the Extracellular Environment: The Importance of Protein Network Structure and Multisite Phosphorylation. (Thesis Advisor: Kyriacos Zygourakis)

Master of Science Degrees

Mohammed Salman AlWadani
M.S. 2010. Characterization and Rheology of Water-in-Oil Emulsion from Deepwater Fields (Thesis Advisor: George J. Hirasaki)

Mesude Ozturk
M.S. 2010. Modeling Vapor-Liquid-Solid Phase Behavior in Natural Gas Systems (Thesis Advisor: Walter G. Chapman)

Master of Chemical Engineering Degrees

Maria Fernanda Paramo Gaitan  
M.Ch.E. 2010