Theses and Dissertations — 2016

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Ammar M. Aboalsaud Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti Impact of Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles on Interfacial Tension [Link]
Nicholas J. Collett Dr. Peter Vekilov Free Heme in Erythrocyte Density Fractions [Link]
Tyler Jay Cooksey Dr. Megan Robertson Small Angle Neutron Scattering Studies on Block Copolymer Micelles with Varying Core-Solvent Interactions [Link]
Quan K. Do Dr. Lars Grabow Theoretical and Experimental Exploration of Transition Metals as Hydrogen Storage Materials with Catalytic Dehydrogenation Activity [Link]
Rajat-Subhra Ghosh Dr. Peter Vekilov Mesoscopic Protein Rich Phases in Ribonuclease a Solution [Link]
Eduardo Hernandez Dr. Vincent Donnelly, Dr. Demetre Economou Optical Emission Diagnostics of a Non-equilibrium Atmospheric Pressure Helium Plasma Jet in Ambient Air [Link]
Minnie Lahoti Dr. Gila Stein Measuring Deprotection Kinetics in Chemically Amplified Resists with In-Situ Infrared Spectroscopy [Link]
Ryan B. McLay Dr. Jacinta Conrad, Dr. Patrick Cirino Engineering Alkane-Inducible Fimbriation in Escherichia Coli [Link]
Zhen Yang Dr. Zhifeng Ren A physical approach for drug delivery: magnetically-driven nanospearing [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Imran Alam Dr. Vemuri Balakotaiah Bifurcation Analysis of Homogeneous-Heterogeneous Combustion [Link]
Jason Clark Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti Understanding Structure-Property Relationships for Impact Polystyrene [Link]
Tian Gu Dr. Vemuri Balakotaiah, Dr. Matthew Franchek, Dr. Karolos Grigoriadis Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Reaction Zones in Catalytic Monolith Reactors [Link]
Melanie Jane Hazlett Dr. Lars Grabow Kinetic and Mechanistic Study of CO and Hydrocarbon Oxidation, and NOx Oxidation and Reduction over Pt-Pd Catalysts [Link]
Maria Kaissaratos Dr. Peter Vekilov Physicochemical Aspects of the Two-Step Mechanism of Nucleation in Protein Solutions [Link]
Megan Ann Ketchum Dr. Peter Vekilov, Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Pathological Crystallization from Mixed Aqueous-Organic Solvents [Link]
Mohammad Khoshghadam Dr. Guan Qin Numerical Study of Production Mechanism of Unconventional Liquid-Rich Shale Reservoirs with Multi-Fractured Horizontal Wells [Link]
Jinsu Kim Dr. Jacinta Conrad, Dr. Richard Willson Bacteriophage Imaging Immunoassay for Point of Care Diagnostics [Link]
Manjesh Kumar Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Rational Design of Nanoporous Zeolite Material through Molecular Design and Mechanistic Study of Nucleation and Growth
Ye Li Dr. Patrick Cirino Engineering Recombinant Escherichia coli for Improved Triacetic Acid Lactone (TAL) Production by High-throughput Screening Using Endogenous TAL Sensor
Lei Liu Dr. Vincent Donnelly, Dr. Demetre Economou Control of the Electron Energy Distribution and Plasma Ignition Delay in a Novel Dual Tandem Inductively Coupled Plasma [Link]
Ibukun Makinde Dr. Guan Qin Production Forecasting, Performance Analyses and Behavior of Shale Volatile Oil Reservoirs [Link]
Matthew D. Oleksiak Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Controlling Structure and Properties of Zeolites Prepared in Organic-free Media
Shyam Panjwani Dr. Michael Nikolaou Data Driven Approaches to Model Building: Applications to Energy Industries [Link]
Andrew Slator Paterson Dr. Richard Willson Persistent Luminescent Nanophosphors as Reporters for Sensitive Diagnostics
Shuai Qian Dr. Patrick Cirino Design and Application of Regulatory Protein-Based Biosensors for Biocatalyst Screening in Recombinant Escherichia coli
Brian J. Rohde Dr. Megan Robertson, Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti Thermoset Blends of an Epoxy Resin and Polydicyclopentadiene
Sumedha Sharma Dr. Jacinta Conrad Bacterial Adhesion and Motility on Silanized Glass Surfaces [Link]
Shyam Sridhar Dr. Vincent Donnelly, Dr. Demetre Economou Photo-Assisted Etching in Halogen Containing Plasmas [Link]
Monique Shauntá Wilburn Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Methane Oxidation over, and Sulfur Interactions with, Pd/Pt Bimetallic Catalysts [Link]
Guozhen Yang Dr. Megan Robertson Development of Sustainable and Degradable Thermosets and Elastomers [Link]

Theses and Dissertations — 2012

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Devesh K. Agrawal Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti Nanoparticles Transport Through Porous Media for Enhanced Oil Recovery [Link]
Anupam Aich Dr. Peter Vekilov A Microfluidics Approach Towards the Investigation of Free Heme Effects on Sickle Cell Hemoglobin Polymerization [Link]
Hieu Doan Dr. Lars Grabow Exploring Design Opportunities of Bifunctional Catalysts Using Density Functional Theory and Microkinetic Modeling [Link]
Anthony Lie Dr. Navin Varadarajan Quantification and Molecular Characterization of Anti-citrulline Antibodies in Rheumatoid Arthritis  [Link]
Suchanun Moungthai Dr. Gila Stein Direct Patterning Of Conductive Polymer Domains For Photovoltaic Devices [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Pratik Bhagunde Dr. Michael Nikolaou Mathematical modeling the effect of antimicrobials on heterogeneous bacterial populations [Link]
Srimoyee Bhattacharya Dr. Michael Nikolaou Computer-Aided Methodology for the Analysis, Design and Optimization of Production from Unconventional Gas Reservoirs [Link]
Zhuo Chen Dr. Vincent Donnelly Plasma Enhanced Layer-by-layer Deposition and Nano-crystallization of Si:H films [Link]
Edward Foster Dr. T. Randall Lee Functional and Patternable Electro-Grafted Coatings
Pankaj Kumar Dr. Vemuri Balakotaiah Low-dimensional Models for Real-time Simulation of Internal Combustion Engines and Catalytic After-treatment Systems [Link]
Yi Liu Dr. Dan Luss, Dr. Michael Harold NOx Removal by LNT-SCR Dual-layer Catalysts [Link]
Pranit Metkar Dr. Michael HaroldDr. Vemuri Balakotaiah Experimental and Kinetic Modeling Studies of Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx with NH3 on Fe- and Cu-Zeolite Monolithic Catalysts [Link]
Ginusha Perera Dr. Gila Stein X-Ray Diffraction Measurements of Lithographically Defined Nanostructures [Link]
Willard Quon Dr. James Richardson A Compact and Efficient Steam Methane Reformer for Hydrogen Production [Link]
Ram Ratnakar Dr. Vemuri Balakotaiah Multi-scale Averaging and Analysis of Transport and Reaction Phenomena in Porous Media [Link]
Ajay Pratap Singh Dr. Michael Nikolaou Model-Based Feedback Control: Effect Of Constraints On Controller Structure In Three Case Studies [Link]

Theses and Dissertations — 2014

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Saeed Ahmadi Vaselabadi Dr. Gila Stein Tuning functionality of printed conductive polymers using proximity ion beam lithograthy [Link]
Wei Dai Dr. Manolis Doxastakis Multiscale Modeling of the Organization of Receptor Transmembrane Domains in Lipid Membranes [Link]
Sanbir S. Kaler Dr. Vincent Donnelly, Dr. Demetre Economou Etching of Si and SiNx by Beams Emanating from Inductively Coupled CH3F/O2 and CH3F/CO2 Plasmas [Link]
Aaditya Khanal Dr. William Lee Effect of Reservoir and Completion Parameters on Production Performance in Gas Condensate Reservoirs [Link]
Kyle H. Macfarlan Dr. Michael Nikolaou Reverse Circulation Primary Cementing of Offshore Oil Wells  [Link]
Ibukun G. Makinde Dr. John Lee Production Forecasting in Shale Volatile Oil Reservoirs [Link]
Charles C.Y. Perng Dr. Michael Harold Fast Lean-Rich Cycling for Enhanced NOx Conversion on Storage and Reduction Catalysts [Link]
Thai Vu Dr. Navin Varadarajan Quantifying T cell Mediated Killing for Melanoma Immunotherapy [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Yu-Chi Liang Dr. Dmitri Litvinov Spin Valve Sensor Arrays for Magnetic Bio-Label Detection [Link]
Nikhila Mahadevapuram Dr. Gila Stein Nanostructured Polymer Films for Electronics [Link]
Priyank Maheshwari Dr. Vemuri Balakotaiah Modeling and Simulation of Reactive Dissolution and Wormhole Formation in Carbonate Rocks [Link]
Richa Raj Dr. Vemuri Balakotaiah, Dr. Michael Harold Kinetics and Mechanistic Studies of Hydrocarbon Oxidation and Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx in Monolith Reactors [Link]
Balakrishnan Raja Venkatasubramaniam Dr. Richard Willson Immunological and Molecular Techniques for Point-of-Care Diagnostics [Link]
Di Wang Dr. William Epling Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx by NH3 (NH3-SCR) in Small Pore Cu-exchanged Chabazite (CHA) Catalysts [Link]
Weiye Zhu Dr. Vincent Donnelly, Dr. Demetre Economou Advanced Control of Ion and Electron Energy Distributions and Investigation of in-situ Photo-Assisted Etching [Link]

Theses and Dissertations — 2018

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Mohammed Masoud E. Alamiri Dr. Michael Harold Kinetic Studies on Oxidative Coupling of Methane over Na2WO4-Mn/SiO2 Catalyst [Link]
Rajshree Chakrabarti Dr. Peter Vekilov Structuring of Organic Solvents around Solutes and Crystal Surfaces [Link]
Yu-Li Chang Dr. Jae-Hyun Ryou Fabrication and Properties of III-Nitride Piezoelectric Pressure Sensors [Link]
Victoria M. Hlavinka Dr. Richard Willson Chemiluminescent Detection of 1,5-Anhydroglucitol in Saliva for Diabetes Mellitus Screening [Link]
Conrad Oliver Hom Dr. Navin Varadarajan Kinetics of T-cell Killing in Three-Dimensional Tumor Spheroids

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Shaza Abnouf Dr. Navin Varadarajan Engineering Proteases for Mapping Post-Translational Modifications
Bryan Gencianeo Alamani Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Growth and Nucleation Modifiers of Calcium Oxalate Mineralization [Link]
Tianluo Chen Dr. Guan Qin Multi-GPU Based Lattice Boltzmann Flow Simulations in Porous Media [Link]
Wendy Lang Dr. Michael Harold CO and Hydrocarbon Oxidation on PD/Ceria-Zirconia/Alumina Three-Way Catalysts [Link]
Yuan-yun Lin Dr. Micael Myers Nonlinear Transport Properties in Tight Formation [Link]
Tyler Lee List Dr. Vincent Donnelly, Dr. Demetre Economou Advanced Pulsed Plasma Techniques [Link]
Dan Luo Dr. Richard Willson Nanofluid of Graphene-Based Amphiphilic Janus Nanosheets for Oil Recovery [Link]
Tianyu Ma Dr. Vincent Donnelly Plasma Wall Interactions and Recombination Coefficients Measurement on Yttrium-based Coated Chamber Wall Surfaces [Link]
Adeline Mah Dr. Paul Ruchhoeft Bottlebrush Polymers: A Pathway to Engineering Surfaces and Interfaces [Link]
Oxford Po-Yu Peng Dr. Dan Luss, Dr. Michael Harold Selectivity and Spatiotemporal Features of Sorption and Oxidation in Monolith and Packed Bed Reactors
Ryan Poling-Skutvik Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Dr. Jacinta Conrad Transport of Nanoparticles through Complex Polymeric Fluids [Link]
Wei Qin Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Tailoring the Crystal Morphology and Spatial Chemical Composition of Zeolite Catalysts [Link]
Mohammad Sadegh Safari Dr. Peter Vekilov, Dr. Jacinta Conrad Polymorphism of Protein Condensates [Link]
Yufeng Shen Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Rational Design of Zeolite Catalysts for Methanol to Hydrocarbons Reaction [Link]
Yuying Song Dr. Lars Grabow Rational Design of Metal Alloy Catalysts for Engine Emission Abatement and Biofuels Production [Link]
Allen Ting Dr. Michael Harold, Dr. Vemuri Balakotaiah Fast Cycling NOx Storage and Reduction on Lean NOx Trap Catalytic Reactor [Link]
Phuc Vinh Truong Dr. Megan Robertson Structure-Property-Processing Relations in Sulfonated Block Copolymer Membranes [Link]
Zhiqing Wang Dr. Patrick Cirino Design and Application of Regulatory-Protein-Based Biosensors [Link]

Theses and Dissertations — 2013

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Byeongjin Baek Dr. Lars Grabow Hydrodeoxygenation mechanism of Acetaldehyde on Ru(0001), RuO2(110), and RuO2/TiO2(110) from first-principles investigations [Link]
Jihae Chung Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Inhibition of Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization Using Organic Growth Modifiers [Link]
Ogochukwu Yvonne Enekwizu Dr. Michael Harold Performance of a composite palladium membrane reactor for the dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene to styrene [Link]
Yoo Rang Heo Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti Blending PLA(Poly-lactic acid) with layered silicates [Link]
Avantika Singh Dr. Megan Robertson Structure and Dynamics of Block Copolymer Micelles in the Presence of Cosolvents [Link]
Yuyan Wang Dr. Raymond Flumerfelt Low Density Epoxy Foams for Wind Energy Application [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Prasanna R. Dasari Dr. Michael Harold Experimental studies of NOx storage and reduction on Lean NOx Trapsv [Link]
Sahar Farmanesh Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Role of Natural and Synthetic Growth Modifiers in Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization [Link]
Kai He Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti Understanding the Transport of Nanoparticles in Microchannel based Model Porous Media [Link]
Arun S. Kota Dr. Dan Luss, Dr. Vemuri Balakotaiah Modeling and Simulation of Coupled LNT – SCR Catalytic System under Anaerobic and Aerobic Operating Conditions [Link]
Alexandra I. Lupulescu Dr. Jeffrey Rimer A Rational Design Approach for Tailoring Zeolite Crystal Morphology [Link]
Yogendra Narayan Pandey Dr. Manolis Doxastakis A Simulation Approach to Thermodynamics in Interfacial Phenomena [Link]
Bijesh Man Shakya Dr. Vemuri Balakotaiah, Dr. Michael Harold Studies of Platinum Dispersion and Catalyst Architecture for Lean NOx Reduction [Link]
Mengting Yu Dr. Dan Luss Modeling and Analysis of Particulate Matter Deposition and Regeneration in a Diesel Particulate Filter [Link]

Theses and Dissertations — 2015

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Nitinkumar Lalitkumar Chaudhary Dr. John Lee Applications of Inverse Theory and Machine Learning in Rate/Pressure Transient Analysis [Link]
Frederick B. Woodward Dr. Konstantinos Kostarelos Recycling Produced Water in Hydraulic Fracturing: A Comprehensive Analysis of its Impact on the Formations of the Appalachian Basin [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Anupam Aich Dr. Peter Vekilov A Free Heme Perspective to Sickle Hemoglobin Polymerization [Link]
Firoozeh Babayekhorasani Dr. Jacinta Conrad, Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti Dynamics of Nanoparticles in Complex Media
Byeongjin Baek Dr. Lars Grabow First Principle Investigations of Bio-Oil Hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) over Ru/Ti02 [Link]
Greg Bugosh Dr. Michael Harold Performance Studies of Multifunctional Pt/Pd Monolithic Catalysts for Hydrocarbon Oxidation Emission Control [Link]
Hieu Doan Dr. Lars Grabow Computational Screening of Bifunctional Catalysts for CO and CH4 oxidation [Link]
Christopher S. Frei Dr. Patrick Cirino Engineered High-Throughput Design of Whole-Cell Biosensors for Microbial Production of Value-Added Products
Gavin St. Patrick Garvey Dr. Richard Willson Lithographically Fabricated Micro-Reflectors for Sensitive Point of Care Diagnostics [Link]
Arian Ghorbanpour Dr. Lars Grabow, Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Computational Modeling and Advanced Synthesis Techniques for the Improved Design of Zeolite Catalysts [Link]
Tayebeh Hamzehlouyan Dr. William Epling Interactions between Sulfur Oxides and a Pt-Based Diesel Oxidation Catalyst [Link]
Daehak Kim Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti Nanoparticles for Oil Dispersants and Nano Tracers [Link]
Ivan Liadi Dr. Navin Varadarajan High-Throughput Single-Cell Functional and Molecular Profiling of Immune Cells in Cancer Immunotherapy [Link]
Indranil Mitra Dr. Gila Stein Tuning Melt/Brush Interactions for Functional Polymer Films [Link]
Hoang Nguyen Dr. Dan Luss, Dr. Michael Harold Spatiotemporal Temperature and Concentration Measurements in a Monolith Reactor [Link]
Rahul Pandey Dr. Jacinta Conrad Confined Flow of Attractive Colloidal Suspensions [Link]
Abhijit Patil Dr. Gila Stein Acid Transport in Chemically Amplified Photoresists [Link]
Balakrishnan Ramesh Dr. Navin Varadarajan Engineering Substrate Specificity of Mammalian Proteases [Link]
Sachi Shrestha Dr. Michael Harold Understanding the Behavior of Bi-functional Catalyst in Selective Catalytic Oxidation of Ammonia to Nitrogen [Link]
Ashutosh K. Srivastava Dr. Vincent Donnelly Chamber Wall Interactions with HBr/Cl2/O2 Plasmas Studied by the “Spinning Wall” Method [Link]
Siyuan Tian Dr. Vincent Donnelly, Dr. Demetre Economou Sub 10-nm Nanopantography and Nanopattern Transfer Using Highly Selective Plasma Etching
Chinedu Dominic Umeasiegbu Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti Microstructure Studies of Tunable PH-Sensitive Mixtures of Cationic Surfactant and Hydrotrope
Shu Wang Dr. Megan Robertson Development of Sustainable Thermoplastic Elastomers [Link]
Yang Zheng Dr. Michael Harold Applied and Fundamental Studies of LNT-SCR Dual-layer Monolithic Catalysts for Lean NOx Emission Control [Link]

Theses and Dissertations — 2017

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Kyle A. Karinshak Dr. Michael Harold Nitrogen Oxide Uptake and Desorption on Pd/ZSM-5 and Pd/Fe/ZSM-5 [Link]
Hanyang Li Dr. Vincent Donnelly, Dr. Demetre Economou N2, O2, and NF3 Dissociation in a Low Frequency, High Density Plasma Source [Link]
Anh Viet Vu Dr. Lars Grabow NOx Storage and Release Activity on Pd/BEA Passive NOx Adsorber [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Ms. Aseem Dr. Michael Harold Oxidative Coupling of Methane over Mixed Metal Oxides: Thermokinetic and Oxygen Distribution Effects [Link]
Michael Byington Dr. Peter Vekilov, Dr. Jacinta Conrad On Protein Crystal Nucleation Precursors [Link]
Jihae Chung Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Role of Polyprotic Acids as Inhibitors of Calcium Oxalate Crystallization [Link]
Karthik Venkata Rama Krishna Dadi Dr. Vemuri Balakotaiah, Dr. Dan Luss Transient and Steady-State Light-Off Features during Co-Oxidation of CO and HCS in Doc [Link]
Shuai He Dr. Guan Qin Molecular Modeling of Shale Gas Transport Mechanisms in Shale Nanopores [Link]
Sanbir Singh Kaler Dr. Vincent Donnelly Etching of Silicon, Silicon Nitride, and Atomic Layer Etching of Silicon Dioxide using Inductively Coupled Plasma Beams [Link]
Sashank Kasiraju Dr. Lars Grabow Catalysis of Imperfections: Importance of the Nature and Abundance of Defects in Oxides and Chalcogenides for Diverse Applications [Link]
Aaditya Khanal Dr. Guan Qin Numerical Study and Production Forecasting of Unconventional Liquid-Rich Shale Reservoirs with Multi-Fractured Horizontal Wells
Mengmeng Li Dr. Michael Harold Spatio-temporal Features of Combined NOx Storage and Reduction and Selective Catalytic Reduction
Rui Li Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Multifaceted Approaches to Tailor Zeolite Properties and Elucidate the Role of Precursors in Nonclassical Crystallization [Link]
Qiaowei Lou Dr. Vincent Donnelly, Dr. Demetre Economou Optical Spectroscopy of CH3F/O2, CH3F/CO2 and c-C4F8 Inductively Coupled Plasmas
Shobhit Misra Dr. Michael Nikolaou Building Models of Process Systems: Applications in Control and Design [Link]
Yang Ning Dr. Guan Qin Numerical Modeling and Simulations of Natural Gas Transport in Heterogeneous Shale Rocks Using the Lattice Boltzmann Method [Link]
Katy Nichole Olafson Dr. Jeffrey Rimer, Dr. Peter Vekilov Deciphering the Molecular Interactions Between Antimalarials and Hematin Crystal Surfaces [Link]
Vivek Yadav Dr. Jacinta Conrad, Dr. Megan Robertson Controlling the Molecular Weight Distribution of Polymer Brushes to Tune Stimulus-Response and Bacterial Adhesion [Link]

Theses and Dissertations — 2020

Masters Theses

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Zihan Xiao Dr. Alamgir Karim Phase Behavior of Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles Blends Thin Film Induced by Solvent Annealing and Thermal Annealing [Link]
Shenghui Zhou Dr. Alamgir Karim Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers in thin films [Link]

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Aseem Chawla Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Controlling Microporous and Mesoporous Domains in Zeolite Crystallization [Link]
Ya-Ming Chen Dr. Vincent Donnelly, Dr. Demetre Economou Nearly Monoenergetic Positive Ion Beam with Self-Neutralized Space Charge Extracted from a Pulsed Plasma and Its Application [Link]
Narendra Kumar Dewangan Dr. Jacinta Conrad Bacterial Adhesion and Motility at Oil-Water Interfaces
Mohsen Fathi Dr. Navin Varadarajan Single-Cell Screening of Exosome Secretion in Breast Cancer
Rajat-Subhra Ghosh Dr. Michael Harold Enhanced Selective Oxidation of NH3 in a Pt/Al2O3@CU/ZSM-5 Core Shell Catalyst
Jingxiang Guo Dr. Jeremy Palmer Modeling the Anomalous Behaviors of Supercooled Tetrahedral Liquids
Emilia Wu Hirsch Dr. Vincent Donnelly In-Plasma Photo-Assisted Etching of Silicon in a High-Density Chlorine Discharge [Link]
Karun Kumar Rao Dr. Lars GrabowDr. Yan Yao Machine Learning Guided Discovery of Advanced Functional Energy Materials
Thuy Thanh D. Le Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Modulation of Zeolite Composition and Its Catalytic Effect on Methanol-to-Hydrocarbons Reaction
Xiao Li Dr. Lars Grabow Prediction of acid site evolution and distribution using first-principles kinetic Monte Carlo and Genetic Algorithms: Implications for catalytic hydrotreating of biomass
Hanyang Li Dr. Vincent Donnelly Optical and Mass Spectrometric Measurements of Plasma Diagnostics in Low Frequency, High Density, Remote Source O2/Ar, NF3/Ar and CH4/CO2 Dry Reforming Plasmas
Ali Masud Dr. Alamgir Karim Enhancing the Orientational Order in Block-Copolymers Using Ionic Liquid and Solvent Processing [Link]
Tam Quang Nguyen Dr. Vincent Donnelly Investigation of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Properties and Operations in Ambient Air [Link]
Jialin Qiu Dr. Megan Robertson Thermodynamic Interactions in Polydiene/Polyolefin Blends [Link]
Ryan Cedric Roberts Dr. Jacinta Conrad Anomalous Dynamics in Glassy Colloidal Liquids
Yunwen Zhou Dr. Jeffrey Rimer Engineering Zeolite Catalysts with Improved Performance for Aromatics Production [Link]
Zhiyu Zhou Dr. Michael Harold Role of Storage Material in NOx Storage and Reduction (NSR) and Three-Way Catalysts (TWC) During Cycling Operation

Theses and Dissertations — 2019

Dissertations

Student Advisor(s) Thesis/Dissertation Title
Jay R. T. Adolacion Dr. Navin Varadarajan Quantifying the Kinetics of Immune Responses to Cancer: Applications in Serum Profiling and Single-Cell Biology [Link]
Xingyue An Dr. Navin Varadarajan Single-cell Functional Profiling of Lymphocytes for Cancer Immunotherapy [Link]
Renjie Chen Dr. Jeremy Palmer Simulating Nanoparticle and Polymer Dynamics in Solution [Link]
Madhuresh Kumar Choudhary Dr. Jeffrey Rimer In Situ Methods to Characterize Zeolite Growth by Nonclassical Pathway [Link]
Robert J. Clark Dr. Jeremy Palmer Controlling Crystal Morphology and Polymorph Selection Using Molecular Additives [Link]
Tyler Jay Cooksey Dr. Megan Robertson Effect of Encapsulated Species on Block Copolymer Micelle Self-Assembly [Link]
Pritpalsingh Dhillon Dr. Michael Harold Reaction and Transport Coupling in Multi-Functional Catalysts for Selective Oxidation of Ammonia to Nitrogen [Link]
Wenyue Ding Dr. Megan Robertson Structure-Property Relationships in Sustainable Thermoplastic Elastomers [Link]
Quan Do Dr. Lars Grabow The Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Conventional Chemicals using Unconventional Methods [Link]
Hui Dong Dr. Yan Yao High Energy and High Power Magnesium Batteries [Link]
Sravan Kumar Kanchari Bavajigari Dr. Lars Grabow Using Water and Gold Catalysts to Generate Novel Solutions for Current Energy Challenges: Purification of Hydrogen and Selective Oxidation of Methane [Link]
Sotirios A. Malamis Dr. Michael Harold Characterization and Optimization of Multifunctional Automotive Catalysts [Link]
Na Young Park Dr. Jacinta Conrad Phase Behavior and Rheology of Colloids with Polymer-Mediated Attractions [Link]
Fatemeh Sadeghi Dr. Navin Varadarajan Engineering Fate and Function of Human Cells by Expression of Heterologous Proteins
Pushpesh Sharma Dr. Konstantinos Kostarelos Non-thermal Recovery of Bitumen using Cyclic Surfactant Solubilization [Link]
Zhe Sun Dr. Vemuri Balakotaiah Modeling and Bifurcation Analysis of Oxidative Coupling of Methane [Link]
Hari Thirumalai Dr. Lars Grabow Integrated Theoretical and Transient Kinetic Investigation of Catalytic Materials for the Selective Synthesis of Hydrogen and Aromatic Hydrocarbons [Link]