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Graduate Seminars

Summer 2014 Semester

6/6/2014
1:00 pm in 315 Shillman    Avinash Kola   

Electrodeposition of Ag Alloys with Ni and W from a Thiourea-Citrate Electrolyte

6/5/2014
11:45 am in 108 WVG    Hunter Sismaet
Proposal Defense    The Development and Optimization of Electrochemical Sensors to Study Bacterial Pathogens in the Hospital Setting   
5/30/2014
1:00pm in 325 Shillman    Adam Hatch    TBA   
5/22/2014
1:00pm in 320 Shillman    Luting Liu
Proposal Defense    Preparation of a Nano-patterned Polymer Replica for Reducing Catheter Associated Inflammation and Infection   

Spring 2014 Semester

5/7/2014    Tanya Narahari
Proposal Defense   

Fabric Microfluidics for Low-Cost Separations and Analysis of Proteins in Complex Clinical Samples

4/28/2014    Dinara Andirova
Proposal Defense    Nanoengineering of Metal Organic Frameworks for Applications in CO2 Capture, Drug Delivery, and Electronic Devices   
4/23/2014    Sydney Shaw
Proposal Defense   

Investigating the limiting steps and factors required for vindoline biosynthesis in Catharanthus roseus

4/15/2014    Mark Lalli
Proposal Defense    Targeting dynamic migratory response to electric fields to specifically segregate cancer cells   
4/11/2014    Christopher Cogswell
Proposal Defense    Layered Nanosheet Materials as Advanced Catalyst Systems   
4/11/2014    Belinda Slakman
Proposal Defense    Using Reaction Mechanism Generator (RMG) to study complex liquid-phase systems   
4/7/2014    Jencilin Johnston    Multi- branched gold nanoparticle for detection of epidermal growth factor receptors on the surface of esophageal epithelial cells using surface enhanced Raman scattering   
3/21/2014    Daniel Hickey
Proposal Defense   

MgO Nanocomposites as Antibacterial Biomaterials for Orthopedic Tissue Engineering

3/14/2014    Pegah Hosseinpour
Dissertation Defense    Structure–Magnetic Property Correlations in TiO2 Nanotube Arrays   
3/7/2014    Town Meeting with Prof. Tom Webster    ---   
2/26/2014    Radhika Barua
Dissertation Defense    Pathways for tailoring the magnetostructural response of FeRh-based compounds   
2/14/2014
Hosts: E. Alpaslan, G. Bhardwaj    Mahboobeh Rezaeeyazdi, Mian Wang;    Metal Organic Frameworks as New Generation of Catalysts for Energy Conversion   
2/11/2014    Selena Di Maio
Dissertation Defense    TBA   
2/7/2014
Hosts: Mahboobeh Rezaeeyazdi, Mian Wang    Hui Jiang, Brian Lejeune;    TBA   
1/29/2014    Hasan Yildiz
Dissertation Defense    TBA   
1/24/2014
Hosts: Hui Jiang, Brian Lejeune    Xiaohua Geng, Arthur Gonzales III    TBA   
1/17/2014
(Host: Arthur Gonzales III)    Yiwen Fan    Novel Applications of Rosette Nanotubes   
1/17/2014
(Host: Xiaohua Geng)    Stanley Chung    Electrospinning Nanostructured Scaffolds for Skin Applications Using Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells   
1/15/2014
(Host: Yiwen Fan)    Adedokun Adedoyin    Injectable Scaffolds for Osteochondral Tissue Regeneration   
1/15/2014
(Host: Stanley Chung)    Ming Cheng    Nanoparticle Approach to Inhibiting Endothelial Glycocalyx Dysfunction Related to Atherosclerosis   
1/10/2014
(Host: Adedokun Adedoyin)    Ece Alpaslan    Rosette Nanotube Coated Iron Oxide and Selenium Nanoparticles to Inhibit Bone Cancer Growth   
1/10/2014
(Host: Ming Cheng)    Garima Bhardwaj    Rosette Nanotube (RNT) and Nanophase Hydroxyapatite (HA) Composites for Orthopedic Applications   

Fall 2013 Semester

December 13, 2013
(Host: Prof. Edgar Goluch)    Pegah N. Abadian
Proposal Defense (PhD)    Using Surface Plasmon Resonance imaging (SPRi) to Study Biofilms and Biofouling   
December 5, 2013
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Richard West)    Fariba Seiyedzadeh Khanshan
Proposal Defense (PhD)    Using Reaction Mechanism Generator (RMG) to Build Detailed Kinetic Model of Biofuels   
November 22, 2013
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis)    Melissa Loving
Dissertation Defense (PhD)    Understanding the Magnetostructural Transformation in FeRh Thin Films   
November 20, 2013
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy)    Salem Zahmi
Proposal Defense (PhD)    Electrodeposition of CIGS/CZTS Components from Aqueous Electrolytes   
November 19, 2013
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Edgar Goluch)    Nil Tandogan
Proposal Defense (PhD)    Isolation and Study of Bacteria Using Physical Constrictions   
November 15, 2013
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy)    Shaopeng Sun
Dissertation Defense (PhD)    Induced Codeposition of Mo and W from Aqueous Electrolytes   
November 14, 2013
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Richard West)    Pierre Bhoorasingh
Proposal Defense (PhD)    Automated kinetic parameter calculation via transition state theory for bimolecular reactions to develop a 2,5-dimethylfuran combustion mechanism   
October 29, 2013
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Thomas Webster)    George Aninwene, II    Lubricin & Nano-BaSO4: Novel Methods to Prevent Surface Biofouling   
October 25, 2013
(Host: Belinda Slakman)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Thomas Webster    Luting Liu    Preparation of a Nanopatterned Polymer Replica for Reduced Catheter Inflammation and Infection   
October 25, 2013
(Host: Nina Bordeaux)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Edgar Goluch    Thaddaeus Webster    Electrochemically Detecting P. aeruginosa Toxins in Relevant Biomedical Samples   
October 18, 2013
(Host: Belinda Slakman)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis    Nina Bordeaux    Towards Rare-Earth-Free Permanent Magnets:Thermomagnetic Behavior of Meteoritic Tetrataenite (L10 FeNi)   

Spring 2013 Semester

April 19, 2013
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Carolyn Lee-Parsons)    Noreen Rizvi
Proposal Defense (PhD)     
April 5, 2013
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth Podlaha-Murthy)    Salem Zahmi
Proposal Defense (PhD)     
March 29, 2013
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Anand Asthagiri)    Dan Milano
Proposal Defense (PhD)    Engineering platforms to quantitatively measure contact inhibition of locomotion in a fibrillar ex vivo environment   
March 22, 2013
(Host: Fariba Seyedzadeh Khanshan)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Anand Asthagiri    Mark Lalli    Galvanotactic Segregation of Healthy and Cancerous Breast Cells   
March 22, 2013
(Host: Avinash Kola)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Richard West    Belinda Slakman    Understanding Aerosol Chemistry Through Computational Modeling   
March 20, 2013
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Anand Asthagiri)    Emily Gong
Proposal Defense (PhD)     
March 15, 2013
(Host: Mark Lalli)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Anand Asthagiri    Daniel Hickey    Using nanotechnology to regenerate the enthesis   
March 15, 2013
(Host: Belinda Slakman)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Edgar Goluch    Hunter Sismaet    Optimization of Electrochemical Sensors to Study Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Hospital Environments   
March 13, 2013
(Host/Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis)    Josh Marion
Proposal Defense (PhD)     
March 1, 2013
(Host: Daniel Hickey)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Katherine Ziemer    Sue-Jonnathane Celestin    Utilizing Ultra-High Vacuum Technology for Engineering Materials & Surfaces   
March 1, 2013
(Host: Huner Sismaet)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Katherine Ziemer    Negar Hamedani Golshan    UHV Analysis Tools: Understanding Atomic-Level Mechanisms for Next-Generation Electronic Devices   
February 22, 2013
(Host: Sue-Jonnathane Celestin)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Sunho Choi    Christopher Cogswell    Pillared Nanosheets for High Level Waste Management and Environmental Remediation in the Nuclear Fuel Industry   
February 22, 2013
(Host: Negar Hamedani Golshan)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Rebecca Carrier    Olijora Rezhdo    Effect of Food on the Absorption of Orally Administered Drugs   
February 15, 2013
(Host: Christopher Cogswell)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Edgar Goluch    Pegah Abidin    Studying bacterial behavior with Surface Plasmon Resonance imaging (SPRi)   
February 15, 2013
(Host: Olijora Rezhdo)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Sunho Choi    Yu Lei    Fabrication of Nanotiles for thermal/electrical insulation coatings   
February 8, 2013
(Host: Yu Lei)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Carolyn Lee-Parsons    Sydney Shaw     
February 8, 2013
(Host: Pegah Abidin)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Shashi Murthy    Tanya Narahiri    Fabric as a Low-cost Microfluidics Platform for Medical Diagnostics   
February 1, 2013
(Host: Tanya Narahiri)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Rebecca Carrier    Taylor Carlson    The Physiological Environment’s Impact on Disease Progression Through the Mucosal Barrier   
February 1, 2013
(Host:Sydney Shaw)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Thomas Webster    Luting Liu    Nano-technology Derived Catheter for Reduced Inflammation and Infection   
January 18, 2013
(Host: Taylor Carlson)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy    Avinash Kola    Hull Cell Study of Electrodeposited NiAgW Alloys   
January 18, 2013
(Host: Luting Liu)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis    Pegah Mohammad Hosseinpour    Structural and Magnetic Tailoring of the TiO2 Nanoparticles via Fe-Incorporation   
January 16, 2013
(Host: Pegah Mohammad Hosseinpour)
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Richard West    Fariba Seyedzadeh Khanshan    Kinetic Modeling of Syngas Production From Bio-Oil Gasification   

Fall 2012 Semester

November 30, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Shashi Murthy)    Dwayne Vickers – PhD Defense    Extracellular and Intracellular Phenomena in Microfluidic Flow   
November 30, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Edgar Goluch)    Nil Tandogan    Nano-Constriction Devices for Isolation and Cultivation of Environmental Microbes   
November 16, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Richard West)    Pierre Bhoorasingh    Automating Transition State Searches for Reaction Mechanism Generation   
November 14, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Rebecca Carrier)    Hasan Yildiz – PhD Defense    Food-associated Stimuli Enhance Barrier Properties of Mucus   
November 9, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Anand Asthagiri)    Daniel Milano    Contact Inhibition in Tumor Progression   
November 9, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis)    Joshua Marion    Towards rare-earth-free permanent magnetic materials – thermal evolution of magnetic and structural properties in nanostructured MnAl   
October 26, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis)    Radhika Barua    Matrix-induced strain effects on the magnetostructural response of Cu-embedded FeRh nanostructures   
October 26, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Shashi Murthy)    Adam Hatch    Efficacy and Versatility of Engineered Alginate Hydrogels Capture and Release of Endothelial Progenitor Cells   
October 19, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth J. Podlaha-Murphy)    Shaopeng Sun    Electrodeposition and Induced Codeposition Behavior of NiMoW Alloys   
October 19, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Sunho Choi)    Dinara Andirova    Nanoengineering of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Carbon Capture   
October 12, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Anand Asthagiri)    Emily Gong    Cell Proliferation in Gradients of Chemical Cues   
October 12, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis )    Melissa Loving    Effect of Size Reductions on the Magnetostructural Transition in FeRh Thin Films   
October 5, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Rebecca Carrier)    Selena DiMaio    Modeling Impact of Ingested Lipids on Orally Delivered Drug Dissolution   
October 5, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth J. Podlaha-Murphy)    Salem Zahmi    Electrodeposition of Sn, In and Cu from Citrate Electrolytes, Part I. Electrolyte Characterization   
October 5, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth J. Podlaha-Murphy)    Hana Kim    Fabrication of Super Invar Micro- and Nano- Structures by Electrodeposition for Low Thermal Expansion Applications   
September 28, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laura Lewis)    Nina Bordeaux    Towards Rare-Earth-Free Permanent Magnets: L10 FeNi (Tetrataenite)   
September 28, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Shashi Murthy)    Dwayne Vickers    Determination of the Effect of Shear Stress on Hematopoiesis using two Shear Platforms   
September 21, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Shashi Murthy)    Sean Kevlahan    Enteroid and enterosphere co-culture elicits vasculogeneic response   
September 21, 2012
(Faculty Advisor: Prof. Edgar Goluch)    Thaddaeus A. Webster    Determination of the Effect of Shear Stress on Hematopoiesis using two Shear Platforms   

Summer 2012 Semester

August 22, 2012    Fulden Buyukozturk    Mechanistic Studies and Modeling of Self-Emulsifying Drug Delivery Systems for the Oral Delivery of Hydrophobic Compounds   
June 1, 2012    Shaopeng Sun    Induced Codeposition of Mo and W from Aqueous Electrolytes   

Spring 2012 Semester

April 25, 2012    Selena Di Maio    Mechanistic Studies and Modeling of Effects of Ingested Lipids on Oral Drug Absorption   
April 20, 2012    Dinara Andirova    Nanoengineering of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Carbon Capture   
April 20, 2012    Pegah Hosseinpour    Magnetism-Processing Correlations in Anodized Titania Nanotubes   
April 18, 2012    Nina Bordeaux    Towards Rare-Earth-Free Permanent Magnets: The L10-type Structure in FeNi (Tetrataenite)   
April 6, 2012    Noreen Rizvi    Transcriptional Regulation of Alkaloid Biosynthesis in Catharanthus roseus Cultures   
April 6, 2012    Nil Tandogan    Nano-Constriction Devices for Isolation and Cultivation of Environmental Microbes   
April 3, 2012    Adam Hatch    Microfluidic Isolation of Endothelial Progenitor Cells for Vascular Tissue Engineering   
March 30, 2012    Radhika Barua    Understanding the Magnetostructural Phase Transition Response: Effects of Nanostructuring   
March 23, 2012    Pierre Bhoorasingh    Predictive Modeling for Catalyst Design   
February 24, 2012    Emily Gong    Cell Proliferation in Gradients of Chemical Cues   
February 24, 2012    Avinash Kola    Electrodeposition Studies of AgNiW Alloys   
February 17, 2012    Daniel Milano    Quantitative analysis of cell-cell interactions and contact-inhibition of movement of cancer cells   
February 17, 2012    Mehdi Zamanpour    Fabrication of Novel Magnetic Nanostructures towards Efficient Power Generation   
January 20, 2012    Sean H. Kevlahan    Label-Free Microfluidic Isolation of Intestinal Stem and Progenitor Cells from Native Rat Tissue   
January 20, 2012    Ha Na Kim    Electrodeposition of Super Invar alloy: effect of glycine   

Fall 2011 Semester

December 9, 2011    Nina Bordeaux    Towards Rare-Earth-Free Permanent Magnets: L10 Fe50Pd(50-x)Nix   
December 9, 2011    Hasan M. Yildiz    Impact of Food-associated Stimuli on Barrier Properties of Gastrointestinal Mucus to Bacteria Transport   
December 2, 2011    Shaopeng Sun    Electrodeposition of Mo-rich, MoNi Alloys from an Aqueous Electrolyte   
December 2, 2011    Dwayne Vickers    Lectins: A Means of Stem Cell Identification via Flow Cytometry and Microfluidics   
November 18, 2011    Pegah M. Hosseinpour    Effect of Iron Doping on Structural and Magnetic Properties of Titania Nanostructures   
November 16, 2011    Melissa Loving    Characterization and Kinetics of the Magnetostructural Phase Transition in FeRh Thin Films   
November 4, 2011    Josh Marion    Towards Rare-Earth-Free Permanent Magnets: Fe-(CuMn) Nanocomposites   
October 11, 2011    Bing Sun    Integrating RHEED-TRAXS and Molecular Beam Epitaxy for Real-time Compositional Control of Functional Oxide Deposition Process   
October 7, 2011    Fulden Buyukozturk    Mechanistic studies of self emulsifying drug delivery systems for the oral delivery of hydrophobic drugs: digestion kinetics and effect of formulation digestion on drug release   
October 7, 2011    Melissa Loving    Phase Transition Kinetics in FeRh Thin Films   
September 30, 2011    Salena DiMaio    Monitoring of Partitioning of Poorly Water-Soluble Drugs during In Vitro Lipolysis by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance   
September 30, 2011    Salem Zahmi    A Comparison of the Electrodeposition of Sn and In for Photovoltaic Components   
September 23, 2011    Adam Hatch    Capture and Release of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in a Microfluidic Channel   
September 23, 2011    Thaddaeus A. Webster    Electrochemically Monitoring Single Cells with Nanofluidic Sensors   

Summer 2011 Semester

August 18, 2011    Lütfiye Kurt    Production of Biodiesel from the Microalgae Chlorella vulgaris   
August 15, 2011    Tetiana Bairachna    Electrodeposition of NiW, NiWMo and NiMo Alloy Thin Films and NiW Nanowires   
July 12, 2011    Dwayne Vickers    Extracellular and Intracellular Phenomena in Microfluidic Flow   
June 24, 2011    Radhika Barua    Magnetic Signature of Symmetry Reduction in Epitaxial La0.67 Sr0.33 MnO3 Films   

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