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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 
 

GRADUATE DEGREES AWARDED IN 2011

Doctoral Degrees

Christopher P. Emborsky
Ph.D. 2011. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Molecular Modeling the Microsturcture and Thermodynamic Properties of Complex Fluids. (Thesis Advisor: Walter G. Chapman)

Nikta Fakhri
Ph.D. 2011. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Dynamics in Simple and Complex Media. (Thesis Advisor: Matteo Pasquali)

Yu-Lun Fang
Ph.D. 2011. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Understanding Structure-Property Relationships for Palladium -Gold Nanoparticles as Colloidal Catalysts. (Thesis Advisor: Michael S. Wong)

Shyam B. Kadali
Ph.D. 2011. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Engineering the Structural Properties of Self-assembled Polymer/Nanoparticle Capsules. (Thesis Advisor: Michael S. Wong)

Dichuan Li
Ph.D. 2011. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Paramagnetic Particle Assemblies as Colloidal Models for Atomic and Molecular Systems. (Thesis Advisor: Sibani L. Biswal)

Robert F. Li
Ph.D. 2011. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Study of Foam Mobility Control in Surfactant Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes in 1-D, Heterogeneous 2-D, and Micro Model Systems. (Thesis Advisor: George J. Hirasaki)

Kai-Wei Liu
Ph.D. 2011. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Studying the Interactions of Biomacromolecular Assemblies with Surfaces Using the Microcantilever Sensor and Quartz Crystal Microbalance. (Thesis Advisor: Sibani L. Biswal)

Arjun Prakash
Ph.D. 2011. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Synthesis mechanism, phase transfer and optical tracking of iron oxide nanoparticles. (Thesis Advisor: Vicki Colvin)

Michael T. Rauschhuber
Ph.D. 2011. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Profiling of Relaxation Time and Diffusivity Distributions With Low Field NMR. (Thesis Advisor: George J. Hirasaki)

Zheng Yang
Ph.D. 2011. Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: Viscosity Evaluation of Heavy Oils from NMR Well Logging. (Thesis Advisor: George J. Hirasaki)
 Christopher P. Emborsky

 

Master of Science Degrees 



Tzu-Yu Liu
M.S. 2011. Towards Potocurrent Production By Gold Nanoarrays with Self-Assembled Monolayer Coatings (Thesis Advisor: Matteo Pasquali)


John S. Park
M.S. 2011. Engineering Escherichia coli for the production of polyketide-based platform chemicals (Thesis Advisor: Ramon Gonzalez)


Ruiqiang Sun
M.S. 2011. Improved Understanding of Apoptosis and Metabolism in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cell Culture (Thesis Advisor: Ramon Gonzalez)

Master of Chemical Engineering Degrees

Timothy K. Drayna
M.Ch.E. 2011


David M. Jahnke
M.Ch.E. 2011, MBA 2011


Aubrey N. Sansing
M.Ch.E. 2011