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Defense Details Dissertation Program

Date: December 16, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Online
Room: 0

Complexities of Mass Fatality Incidents in the United States: Predicting Telecommunication Failure


By: Melissa Brown de Gerena          Chair: Sue McNeil         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Disaster Science & Management

Date: December 2, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: None of the abovevirtual
Room: 0

Sustainable Water Resources in Intricate Urban Environments


By: Yao Li          Chair: Tracy DeLiberty         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Geography

Date: December 3, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveRemote via Zoom
Room: 0

A Packetized Display Protocol Architecture for Infrared Scene Projection Systems


By: Aaron Landwehr          Chair: Fouad Kiamilev         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: November 30, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom
Room: 0

A Three-dimensional Framework to Evaluate Biodiversity Policy Indicators Applicable to Both The Global and National Scales


By: Sang Hun Lee          Chair: John Byrne         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Energy & Environmental Policy

Date: November 20, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveOnline Zoom meeting
Room: 0

Nongovernmental Organizations Working in Disasters: Conductance and Resistance Factors in Relationships, Structures and Power


By: Daryl Yoder-Bontrager          Chair: Joseph Trainor         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Disaster Science & Management

Date: November 6, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveRemote via Zoom
Room: 0

A Unified Framework for Event Related Information Seeking


By: Kuang Lu          Chair: Hui Fang         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: November 5, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveRemote via Zoom
Room: 0

Sparse Sampling in X-ray Computed Tomography Via Spatial and Spectral Coded Illumination


By: Angela Cuadros          Chair: Gonzalo Arce         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: October 29, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: None of the abovehttps://udel.zoom.us/j/95950766250 Password: BANDA
Room: 0

Reference-free Traction Force Microscopy to Investigate Cell Adhesion and Mechanotransduction 


By: Omar Ambrocio Banda          Chair: John Slater         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Biomedical Engineering

Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom
Room: 0

Operando Liquid-Cell Electron Microscopy of the Electrochemical Polymerization of Beam-sensitive Conjugated Polymers


By: Vivek Subramanian          Chair: David Martin         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Materials Science & Engineering

Date: November 3, 2020
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: None of the aboveZOOM Defense
Room: 000

Does Economic Globalizaion Cause the Decline of the Labor Share: A Empirical Cross Country Analysis of Manufacturing Industry


By: Weibiao Li          Chair: Stacie Beck         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Economics

Date: October 19, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the abovehttps://udel.zoom.us/j/6375105540
Room: 0

LN-V/III-V Material Platform for Mid-infrared Plasmonics


By: Yuejing Wang          Chair: Joshua Zide         [if 166]Co-Chair: Stephanie Law[/if 166]

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Materials Science & Engineering

Date: October 19, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the abovehttps://udel.zoom.us/j/6375105540
Room: 1

Lanthanide Monopnictide and III-V Semiconductor Material Platform for Mid-infrared Plasmonics


By: Yuejing Wang          Chair: Joshua Zide         [if 166]Co-Chair: Stephanie Law[/if 166]

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Materials Science & Engineering

Date: October 27, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZOOM Defense
Room: 000

The Impact of High-Speed Rail (HSR) on Inter- and Intra-Regional Disparity in China


By: Shengnan Dai          Chair: Charles Link         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Economics

Date: October 7, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Brown LabRemote defense on zoom
Room: 137

The Function of Intrinsically Disordered Selenoproteins


By: Rujin Cheng          Chair: Sharon Rozovsky         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Chemistry & Biochemistry

Date: October 5, 2020
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom
Room: 0

Enabling Predictive Science for Catalysis under Uncertainty


By: Joshua Lansford          Chair: Eric Furst         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Chemical Engineering

Date: October 2, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom Meeting Scheduled
Room: 0

The Incommunicable Experience of War, 1775-1918


By: Tyler Putman          Chair: David Suisman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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History

Date: September 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZoom Meeting
Room: 0

The Revolutionary Atlantic of Elizabeth Beauveau and Marie Rose Poumaroux: Commerce, Vulnerability, and U.S. Connections to the French Atlantic, 1780-1860


By: Carrie Glenn          Chair: Cathy Matson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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History

Date: August 31, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveVirtual Zoom Meeting
Room: 0

Utility-scale Photovoltaics with battery energy Storage systems (PVS): A Value-driven Techno-economic Assessment for new Capacity Additions in U.S. Electricity Markets.


By: Sashwat Roy          Chair: S. Ismat Shah         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Energy & Environmental Policy

Date: August 7, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: None of the abovehttps://udel.zoom.us/j/8914904609
Room: 0

Mechanical Adaptation of Diabetic and Prelecan Deficient Skeletons


By: Ashutosh Parajuli          Chair: Liyun Wang         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Biomedical Engineering

Date: August 7, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZoom Meeting ID: 986 5266 3559
Room: 0

Preclinical Translation of Therapeutic Interventions for Tendon Injury


By: Ryan C. Locke          Chair: Megan Killian         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Biomedical Engineering

Date: August 5, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: None of the abovezoom meeting
Room: 0

Subversion of Host Endocytic Trafficking Pathways by The Legionella Pneumophila Effector Protein ANKX

 


By: Barbara Romero          Chair: Ramona Neunuebel         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Biological Sciences

Date: August 3, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Memorial HallZoom session
Room: 113

Rewriting Homeland(s): Indigenous Narrative Aesthetics and Ecocritical Activism


By: Amelia Chaney          Chair: Emily Davis         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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English

Date: August 3, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom
Room: 0

Investigation of the Impact of and Novel Intervention Technologies for Protozoan Parasites on Fresh Produce and in Water


By: Shani Craighead          Chair: Kalmia Kniel         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Animal and Food Science

Date: July 29, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom
Room: 000

The Role of Social Capital in Immigrants’ Pandemic Preparedness and Response


By: Awele Maduka-Ezeh          Chair: Joseph Trainor         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Disaster Science & Management

Date: July 21, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: None of the abovezoom meeting
Room: 0

The Regulation of Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGFβ) Signaling in Posterior Capsular Opacification


By: Mahbubul Shihan          Chair: Melinda Duncan         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Biological Sciences

Date: July 30, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Room: 0

Understanding Ubiquitin Chain Recognition and Mechanism of Deubiquitinases


By: Prajwal Paudel          Chair: Zhihao Zhuang         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Chemistry & Biochemistry

Date: July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom Meeting ID: 975 9790 7482
Room: 0

Techniques for Enhanced Biomimicry of In Vitro Vascular Models


By: Keely A. Keller          Chair: John Slater         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Biomedical Engineering

Date: July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom Meeting ID: 975 9790 7482
Room: 0

Techniques for Enhanced Biomimicry of In Vitro Vascular Models


By: Keely A. Keller          Chair: John Slater         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Biomedical Engineering

Date: July 14, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveRemote Via Zoom (https://udel.zoom.us/j/7343207347 )
Room: 0

Hybrid Thin-Film Lithium Niobate-Silicon Nitride Photonics


By: Abu Naim Rakib Ahmed          Chair: Dennis Prather         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: June 29, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveOnline
Room: 0

MEASURING CORPORATE DIVERSIFICATION EFFECT SIZES FROM OBSERVATIONAL DATA USING BAYESIAN CAUSAL APPROACHES


By: Zahra Faraji          Chair: Adam Fleischhacker         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Financial Services Analytics

Date: June 19, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZoom
Room: 0

Surrounded by Water, But None to Drink: Water Crisis in San Andres Island, Colombia


By: Carolina S. Velásquez Calderón          Chair: Tricia Wachtendorf         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Disaster Science & Management

Date: July 8, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZOOM Defense
Room: 0

Essays on the Affordable Care Act Mandates and Their Effects on Labor Supply and Health Outcomes


By: Tiphanie Magne          Chair: Matthew White         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Economics

Date: July 1, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the abovezoom meeting
Room: 0

CK2.3 Promotes Bone Formation and Inhibits Osteoclastogenesis Through Activation of ERK MAPK


By: John Nguyen          Chair: Anja Nohe         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Biological Sciences

Date: June 30, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveRemote via Zoom
Room: 0

Detection of DC Injection and Measuring AC Current With a Single System for Electric Vehicle Charging and Discharging


By: Olga Mironenko          Chair: Willett Kempton         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: June 25, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the abovezoom meeting
Room: 0

Determining the Mechanism of CK2.3 Signaling in Cells Isolated from Patients Diagnosed with Osteoporosis


By: Hilary Durbano (Weidner)          Chair: Anja Nohe         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Biological Sciences

Date: June 24, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Room: 0

Assessing the Efficiency of Reactive Oxygen Species Colorimetric Sensors in Environmentally & Biologically Relevant Conditions


By: Johanna Herman          Chair: Sharon Neal         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Chemistry & Biochemistry

Date: June 25, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveVideo conference (Zoom)
Room: 0

Selecting Argument Structure: A Purely Syntactic Approach to Natural Reflexives, Causatives, and Passives


By: Jinwoo Jo          Chair: Benjamin Bruening         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Linguistics & Cognitive Science

Date: June 17, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the abovezoom meeting
Room: 0

Investigation of TDRD7 Function in Ocular Lens Development


By: Salma AlSaai          Chair: Salil Lachke         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Biological Sciences

Date: June 23, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveOnline: Zoom
Room: 22

“Toward a Material Account of Babyloss Narratives: Authorship, Identifiability, and Embeddedness in Collective Storytelling”


By: Janel Atlas          Chair: Stephanie Kerschbaum         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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English

Date: June 12, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom Video/Old College
Room: 211

Émile-Antoine Bourdelle and the Midi: French Sculpture and Regional Identity at the Turn of the Twentieth Century


By: Colin Nelson Dusek          Chair: Nina Kallmyer         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Art History

Date: June 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the abovezoom meeting
Room: 0

Regulation and Evolutionary Adaptations of the Osmotic Stress Response in Vibrio Parahaemolyticus


By: Gwendolyn Gregory          Chair: Fidelma Boyd         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Biological Sciences

Date: June 17, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the abovezoom
Room: 0

Bridging between plasmonics and spintronics: the spin plasmons in topological insulators


By: Yong Wang          Chair: Stephanie Law         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Materials Science & Engineering

Date: June 17, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the abovezoom
Room: 0

Bridging between plasmonics and spintronics: the spin plasmons in topological insulators


By: Yong Wang          Chair: Stephanie Law         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Materials Science & Engineering

Date: June 12, 2020
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: None of the aboveRemote via Zoom
Room: 0

Mimeo Insurrection: The Sixties Underground Press and the Long, Hot Summers of Riots


By: Sean Lovitt          Chair: John Ernest         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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English

Date: June 1, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: None of the aboveRemote via Zoom
Room: 0

Understanding and Defending Vulnerabilities of Web-based Information Systems


By: Yubao Zhang          Chair: Haining Wang         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: June 19, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Memorial Hall, None of the aboveOnline/Zoom
Room: 0

Signs That Save: Sacramental Matter and Agency in English Literature 1590–1660


By: Matthew Rinkevich          Chair: Kristen Poole         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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English

Date: May 22, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveRemote via Zoom
Room: 0

Design and Implementation of Real-Time Turbulence Mitigation and Characterization Systems


By: Stephen Kozacik          Chair: Dennis Prather         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: June 24, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: None of the aboveOnline
Room: 0

Queer Rhetorics of Women Writers: Articulating Identity in Renaissance England


By: Rachael Green-Howard          Chair: Melissa Ianetta         [if 166]Co-Chair: Julian Yates[/if 166]

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English

Date: June 1, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom conference
Room: 0

Investigating Metabolic Reprogramming in Adipocytes via 13C-Based Techniques


By: Eleanor Oates          Chair: Maciek Antoniewicz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Chemical Engineering

Date: May 27, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveOn zoom
Room: 0

A Comparative Evaluation of the Gastrointestinal Immune Response of the Modern and Heritage Broiler Chicken


By: Bridget Aylward          Chair: Ryan Arsenault         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Animal and Food Science

Date: June 3, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: None of the aboveRemote via Zoom
Room: 0

Novel Silicon Architecture for Increased Dynamic Range of Infrared LED Scene Projectors


By: Garrett Ejzak          Chair: Fouad Kiamilev         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: May 26, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the abovezoom meeting
Room: 0

Screening and Treatments for the Mucopolysaccharidoses


By: Molly Stapleton          Chair: Erica Selva         [if 166]Co-Chair: Shunji Tomatsu[/if 166]

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Biological Sciences

Date: May 26, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZOOM Defense
Room: 000

Son Preference: The Case of Hong Kong


By: Di Wang          Chair: Evangelos Falaris         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Economics

Date: May 21, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveOnline Zoom meeting
Room: 201

The Internal Temporal Structure of Events in Language and Cognition


By: Yue Ji          Chair: Anna Papafragou         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Linguistics & Cognitive Science

Date: May 18, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the abovehttps://udel.zoom.us/j/96992434270 Password: Zonnino
Room: 0

Robot-assisted imaging of neuromuscular function: new insights on the neuromechanics of interaction control


By: Andrea Zonnino          Chair: Fabrizio Chair         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Biomedical Engineering

Date: May 21, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZOOM Defense
Room: 000

Bank Reforms, Competition, and Stability in the Ghana Banking Industry


By: James Antwi          Chair: James Butkiewicz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Economics

Date: May 14, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZOOM Defense
Room: 000

Can Fiscal Rules Decrease the Probability of a Sudden Stop?  Empirical Evidence from Developed and Developing Economies


By: Kristi Buda          Chair: James Butkiewicz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Economics

Date: April 27, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom Web Conference
Room: 0

On Becoming: Afrofuturism, Worldbuilding, and Embodied Imagination


By: Clayton Colmon          Chair: Jean Pfaelzer         [if 166]Co-Chair: Timothy Spaulding[/if 166]

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English

Date: April 30, 2020
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: None of the abovezoom meeting
Room: 0

Quantitative Proteomic Analysis to Identify Differentiation Pathways Activated by a Potential Combination Therapy to Treat Neuroblastoma


By: Effie Halakos          Chair: Robert Mason         [if 166]Co-Chair: Shuo Wei[/if 166]

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Biological Sciences

Date: April 27, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZoom
Room: 0

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Role of Renewable Energy Diffusion


By: Babatunde Idrisu          Chair: Lawrence Agbemabiese         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Energy & Environmental Policy

Date: April 28, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZoom
Room: 1

Epigenetic Drug Combination Overcomes Bone Marrow Microenvironment-Induced Chemoprotection via Modulation of CD81 and BTK


By: Anthony Quagliano          Chair: Erica Selva         [if 166]Co-Chair: Sonali Barwe[/if 166]

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Biological Sciences

Date: April 23, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveOnline via Zoom
Room: 000

Connecting Hydrology, Biology, and Geochemistry in a Coastal Wetland: Feedbacks between Ecosystem Processes toward Predictive Understanding


By: Julia Guimond          Chair: Holly Michael         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Geological Sciences

Date: April 14, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: None of the aboveZoom https://udel.zoom.us/s/465721446
Room: 1

Structural, Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Reaction Bonded Silicon Carbide/Silicon and Diamond/Silicon Carbide Composites


By: Yuying Zhang          Chair: Chaoying Ni         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Materials Science & Engineering

Date: April 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the abovehttps://udel.zoom.us/j/701298971
Room: 0

Deep Learning Algorithms for Image Understanding Based on Multiple Cues


By: Xin Guo          Chair: Kenneth Barner         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: April 10, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZOOM Defense
Room: 000

Dynamic Asset Allocation Decisions Under Policy and Economic Uncertainty: A Macroeconomic News-Based Study


By: Hao Jiang          Chair: Siyan Wang         [if 166]Co-Chair: Paul Laux[/if 166]

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Economics

Date: April 30, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZoom Meeting
Room: 0

Nucleation and Particle Growth Phenomenon of Potassium trans-(dioxo) tetra(hydroxo) osmate(VI)


By: Tyler Bazzoli          Chair: Michael Mackay         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Materials Science & Engineering

Date: April 23, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZoom (https://udel.zoom.us/j/7343207347)
Room: 0

Hybrid Thin-Film Lithium Niobate-Silicon Nitride Photonics for Electro-Optics


By: Abu Naim Rakib Ahmed          Chair: Dennis Prather         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: April 2, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Online
Room: 000

Third Time’s the charm


By: Eric Tommer          Chair: E Tomme         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Art Conservation

Date: March 30, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Online
Room: 234

New Test


By: Eric Tommer          Chair: E Tomm         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Date: April 10, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZoom: https://udel.zoom.us/j/229491714
Room: 0

The Diffusion of Civic Technology: How Technology and Devolution are Reshaping Civic Life in Urban America


By: Eli Turkel          Chair: John McNutt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: April 9, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveVia Zoom
Room: 1

The Diffusion and Adoption of Justice Reinvestment Across the United States


By: Dana Holz          Chair: John McNutt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: April 10, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZoom
Room: 3

The Diffusion of Civic Technology: How Technology and Devolution are Reshaping Civic Life in Urban America


By: Eli Turkel          Chair: John McNutt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: April 8, 2020
Time: 9:15 AM
Location: None of the aboveRemote – Zoom Meeting: https://udel.zoom.us/j/370409842 One tap mobile +13126266799,,370409842# US (Chicago)
Room: 0

Estimating Unmeasured Variables in Development:  Quantifying Faith in an Economic Model of Human Capital


By: David Barnes          Chair: Jonathan Justice         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: April 3, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: None of the aboveZoom Meeting: https://udel.zoom.us/j/926338803
Room: 000

Participation and Sense of Community: Youth Development Organization Involvement and Perceptions of Public Entities


By: Kendra Brumfield-NaWangna          Chair: Harvey White         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: March 31, 2020
Time: 11:15 AM
Location: None of the aboveHullihen Hall
Room: 234

Testing the Migration of Forms


By: Eric Tommer          Chair: E Tomm         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Fine Arts

Date: March 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: DuPont Hall
Room: 302

Band Bending and Induced Junction Formation for Silicon Solar Cells


By: James Hack          Chair: Robert Opila         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Materials Science & Engineering

Date: March 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: DuPont Hall
Room: 302

Band Bending and Induced Junction Formation for Silicon Solar Cells


By: James Hack          Chair: Robert Opila         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Materials Science & Engineering

Date: March 25, 2020
Time: 1:15 PM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 311

Sustainability and Scaling in Youth Urban Education Organizing: A Historical Case Study of the Philadelphia Student Union


By: Aaron Searson          Chair: John McNutt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: March 13, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 311

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Role of Renewable Energy Diffusion


By: Babatunde Idrisu          Chair: Lawrence Agbemabiese         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Energy & Environmental Policy

Date: March 25, 2020
Time: 1:15 PM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 311

Sustainability and Scaling in Youth Urban Education Organizing: A Historical Case Study of the Philadelphia Student Union


By: Aaron Searson          Chair: John McNutt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: March 13, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 311

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Role of Renewable Energy Diffusion


By: Babatunde Idrisu          Chair: Lawrence Agbemabiese         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy & Environmental Policy

Date: April 6, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

Heirlooms of Tomorrow: Crafting and Consuming Colonial Reproduction Furniture, 1890-1945


By: Erica Lome          Chair: Katherine Grier         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: April 6, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

Heirlooms of Tomorrow: Crafting and Consuming Colonial Reproduction Furniture, 1890-1945


By: Erica Lome          Chair: Katherine Grier         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: March 23, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Machine Learning Enhanced Network Security


By: Michael De Lucia          Chair: Chase Cotton         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: March 20, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 134

Road to Higher Definition Mid-Wave Infrared Scene Projectors by Shrinking Pixel Pitch


By: Miguel Hernandez          Chair: Fouad Kiamilev         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: March 23, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Machine Learning Enhanced Network Security


By: Michael De Lucia          Chair: Chase Cotton         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: March 20, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 134

Road to Higher Definition Mid-Wave Infrared Scene Projectors by Shrinking Pixel Pitch


By: Miguel Hernandez          Chair: Fouad Kiamilev         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: March 17, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT FOR FUNCTIONAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING


By: Paul Parsons          Chair: Robert Opila         [if 166]Co-Chair: Mark Mirotznik[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: March 17, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT FOR FUNCTIONAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING


By: Paul Parsons          Chair: Robert Opila         [if 166]Co-Chair: Mark Mirotznik[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: March 9, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Allen Lab
Room: 101

BiomeSeq: A Quantitative Approach for the Analysis of Animal Microbiomes and its Application in Characterizing the Microbial Ecology of Avian Species


By: Kelly Mulholland          Chair: Calvin Keeler         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Date: March 9, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Allen Lab
Room: 101

BiomeSeq: A Quantitative Approach for the Analysis of Animal Microbiomes and its Application in Characterizing the Microbial Ecology of Avian Species


By: Kelly Mulholland          Chair: Calvin Keeler         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Date: March 3, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 278

Health and Vulnerability Among Internally Displaced Persons in Burundi and Somalia


By: Hira Rashid          Chair: Erin Knight         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: March 3, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 278

Health and Vulnerability Among Internally Displaced Persons in Burundi and Somalia


By: Hira Rashid          Chair: Erin Knight         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: February 28, 2020
Time: 11:15 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Cellular Networks with Densely Deployed Antennas and Imperfect Network State Information


By: Guangyi Liu          Chair: Leonard Cimini         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: February 28, 2020
Time: 11:15 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Cellular Networks with Densely Deployed Antennas and Imperfect Network State Information


By: Guangyi Liu          Chair: Leonard Cimini         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 313

The Effect of Acute Exercise on Pulsatile Load in Healthy Aging


By: Joseph Stock          Chair: David Edwards         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Applied Physiology

Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 313

The Effect of Acute Exercise on Pulsatile Load in Healthy Aging


By: Joseph Stock          Chair: David Edwards         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Applied Physiology

Date: February 27, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

Mapping Immigrant New York: Race and Place in Ashcan Visual Culture


By: Margartia Karasoulas          Chair: Wendy Bellion         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: February 27, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

Mapping Immigrant New York: Race and Place in Ashcan Visual Culture


By: Margartia Karasoulas          Chair: Wendy Bellion         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: March 4, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 122

The Beauty of the Bough-Hung Banks: William Morris in the Thames Landscape


By: Sarah Leonard          Chair: Sandy Isenstadt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: March 4, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 122

The Beauty of the Bough-Hung Banks: William Morris in the Thames Landscape


By: Sarah Leonard          Chair: Sandy Isenstadt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: February 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 311

Society on its Best Behavior? A Mixed-Method Study on the Influence of External Societal Forces on Delawareans’ Private Pro-Environmental Behavior


By: Ariella Lewis          Chair: Lawrence Agbemabiese         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy & Environmental Policy

Date: February 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 311

Society on its Best Behavior? A Mixed-Method Study on the Influence of External Societal Forces on Delawareans’ Private Pro-Environmental Behavior


By: Ariella Lewis          Chair: Lawrence Agbemabiese         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy & Environmental Policy

Date: January 22, 2020
Time: 1:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 201

Delay and Collision Reduction in Wireless Networks


By: Seyedmohammad Salehi          Chair: Chien-Chung Shen         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Computer Science

Date: January 22, 2020
Time: 1:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 201

Delay and Collision Reduction in Wireless Networks


By: Seyedmohammad Salehi          Chair: Chien-Chung Shen         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Computer Science

Date: February 7, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Hysteresis: Evidence from the Social Security Disability Program During the Jobless Recovery


By: Chunling Peng          Chair: James Butkiewicz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: February 7, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Hysteresis: Evidence from the Social Security Disability Program During the Jobless Recovery


By: Chunling Peng          Chair: James Butkiewicz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: January 31, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 322

Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Through Nanoparticle-Mediated Photothermal Therapy and Gene Regulation


By: Danielle Valcourt          Chair: Emily Day         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering

Date: January 31, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 322

Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Through Nanoparticle-Mediated Photothermal Therapy and Gene Regulation


By: Danielle Valcourt          Chair: Emily Day         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering

Date: January 21, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Roaming Inverter Vehicle Energy Resource


By: Rodney McGee          Chair: Fouad Kiamilev         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: January 21, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Roaming Inverter Vehicle Energy Resource


By: Rodney McGee          Chair: Fouad Kiamilev         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: January 17, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

Promoting Sustainable Development as a Virtual Dialogue: Informing, Engaging and Empowering Online Communities


By: Jiajing Bi          Chair: John Bryne         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy & Environmental Policy

Date: January 17, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

Promoting Sustainable Development as a Virtual Dialogue: Informing, Engaging and Empowering Online Communities


By: Jiajing Bi          Chair: John Bryne         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy & Environmental Policy

Date: January 7, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 413

Transitioning to College with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus-The Parental Perspective


By: Michelle Ness          Chair: Jennifer Saylor         [if 166]Co-Chair: Janice Selekman[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Nursing: Nursing Science

Date: January 7, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 413

Transitioning to College with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus-The Parental Perspective


By: Michelle Ness          Chair: Jennifer Saylor         [if 166]Co-Chair: Janice Selekman[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Nursing: Nursing Science

Date: December 18, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 215

Fitted Models for Intermolecular Interactions from First Principles


By: Michael Metz          Chair: Krzysztof Szalewicz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: December 18, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 215

Fitted Models for Intermolecular Interactions from First Principles


By: Michael Metz          Chair: Krzysztof Szalewicz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: December 16, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

THE POLICY AND GOVERNANCE IMPLICATIONS OF THE EVOLUTION OF GOVERNMENT-ENVIRONMENTAL NGO RELATIONS IN CHINA SINCE THE 1990S


By: jing xu          Chair: John Byrne         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy & Environmental Policy

Date: December 16, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

THE POLICY AND GOVERNANCE IMPLICATIONS OF THE EVOLUTION OF GOVERNMENT-ENVIRONMENTAL NGO RELATIONS IN CHINA SINCE THE 1990S


By: jing xu          Chair: John Byrne         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy & Environmental Policy

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Townsend Hall
Room: 233

Physiological Effects of High Temperatures and the Genetic Architecture of Heat Stress Response in Lima Bean


By: Emmalea Ernest          Chair: Randall Wisser         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Plant & Soil Sciences

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Townsend Hall
Room: 233

Physiological Effects of High Temperatures and the Genetic Architecture of Heat Stress Response in Lima Bean


By: Emmalea Ernest          Chair: Randall Wisser         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Plant & Soil Sciences

Date: December 10, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 165

Nonprofit Organizations in Post-Disaster Recovery: A Study of Advocacy Activities in the Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath in New Jersey


By: Paolo Cavaliere          Chair: James Kendra         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: December 10, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 165

Nonprofit Organizations in Post-Disaster Recovery: A Study of Advocacy Activities in the Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath in New Jersey


By: Paolo Cavaliere          Chair: James Kendra         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: December 10, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Understanding Crystallization Mechanisms of A Biodegradable Copolymer Poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-(R)-3-hydroxyhexanoate] (PHBHx) and Inhibiting Its Crystallization Using Aluminum Oxide (AO) and Pseudoboehmite (PB)


By: Changhao Liu          Chair: John Rabolt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: December 10, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Understanding Crystallization Mechanisms of A Biodegradable Copolymer Poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-(R)-3-hydroxyhexanoate] (PHBHx) and Inhibiting Its Crystallization Using Aluminum Oxide (AO) and Pseudoboehmite (PB)


By: Changhao Liu          Chair: John Rabolt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: November 26, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 613

Improve Large-scale Automatic Information Extraction For Biomedical Knowledge Discovery And Curation


By: Jia Ren          Chair: Cathy Wu         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Date: November 26, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 613

Improve Large-scale Automatic Information Extraction For Biomedical Knowledge Discovery And Curation


By: Jia Ren          Chair: Cathy Wu         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Date: December 18, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 134

End to End Testing and Non-Uniformity Detection and Correction of Superlattice Light Emitting Diodes Infrared Scene Projectors


By: Peyman Barakhshan          Chair: Fouad Kiamilev         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Fast Convolutional Neural Networks on Graphics Processing Units


By: Yulin Zhang          Chair: Xiaoming Li         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: December 18, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 134

End to End Testing and Non-Uniformity Detection and Correction of Superlattice Light Emitting Diodes Infrared Scene Projectors


By: Peyman Barakhshan          Chair: Fouad Kiamilev         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Fast Convolutional Neural Networks on Graphics Processing Units


By: Yulin Zhang          Chair: Xiaoming Li         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

Home Away From Home: Federal Domesticity and Displaced Families, 1933-1945


By: Michelle Everidge          Chair: Rebecca Davis         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveNN05: Old College
Room: 325

Sexual Warfare in the Margins of Two Late-Thirteenth-Century Franco-Flemish Arthurian Romance Manuscripts.


By: Emily Shartrand          Chair: Lawrence Nees         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: November 18, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 322

Design Synthesis, and Assembly of Sequence-Defined Vinyl Sulfonamide Click Nucleic Acids (VS-CNAs)


By: Bryan Sutherland          Chair: Christopher Kloxin         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: November 6, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

The Multiplayer Game: User Identity and the Meaning of Home Video Games in America, 1972-1994


By: Kevin Impellizeri          Chair: Katherine Grier         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: November 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 322

Semiconductor Hyperbolic Metamaterials for the Infrared


By: Dongxia Wei          Chair: Stephanie Law         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: October 18, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: None of the abovePenny Hall
Room: 005

Radionuclide Geochemistry of Egyptian Groundwater


By: Mahmoud Sherif          Chair: Neil Sturchio         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Geological Sciences

Date: October 31, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

Improving Biomass Processes via Structure Characterization and Valorization of Humins and Process Intensification


By: Ziwei Cheng          Chair: Dionisios Vlachos         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: October 4, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 125 East Main Street
Room: 107

A quantifier-based approach to NPI-licensing typology: Empirical and computational investigations


By: Mai Ha Vu          Chair: Benjamin Bruening         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Linguistics & Cognitive Science

Date: October 3, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Room: 102

Identification and Characterization of Legionella Effectors Targeting Host Phosphoinositides


By: Colleen Pike          Chair: Ramona Neunuebel         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: None of the aboveNN05: Old College
Room: 325

Making and Exhibiting Modernism: Gustave Caillebotte in Paris, New York, and Brussels.


By: Galina Olmsted          Chair: Margaret Werth         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: September 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Massive MIMO and Millimeter Wave Communications for 5G and Beyond Wireless Systems


By: Bohan Zhang          Chair: Leonard Cimini         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: September 10, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Allen Lab
Room: 101

Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Wooden Breast Myopathy in Commercial Broiler Chickens


By: Michael Babak          Chair: Behnam Abasht         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Animal and Food Science

Date: August 26, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Linearization of Analog Photonic Links


By: Fuquan Wang          Chair: Dennis Prather         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: August 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveAlison Hall
Room: 214

Generational and Experiential Differences of Leaders in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Service Sector


By: Caitlin Bailey          Chair: Steven Eidelman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Human Development & Family Studies

Date: August 13, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: DuPont Hall
Room: 302

Regulating Cell Phenotype and Function Using Custom-Designed Synthetic Matrices


By: Anitha Ravikrishnan          Chair: Xinqiao Jia         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: July 18, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Willard Hall
Room: 327

Acculturation and Diabetes in African Migrants to the United States (U.S.)


By: Debora Kamin Mukaz          Chair: Melissa K. Melby         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Medical Sciences

Date: July 16, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: DuPont Hall
Room: 103

Blue Noise and Optimal Sampling on Graphs


By: Alejandro Parada-Mayorga          Chair: Gonzalo Arce         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: July 10, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Trade Openness and Economic Growth:  An Empirical Analysis of NAFTA


By: Hong Guo          Chair: James Butkiewicz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: July 3, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

I. Electroluminescence characterization of recombination, optical and resistive losses in one and two dimensional solar cell devices

II. A detailed assessment of the solar generation potential of rooftops using LiDAR: Case study of Newark DE


By: Nuha Ahmed          Chair: Steven Hegedus         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: July 11, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

The Decline in Exchange Rate Pass-Through:  A Search for Explanations in Micro-Level Data


By: Zhitao Yao          Chair: Stacie Beck         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: June 28, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 125 East Main Street
Room: 107

Using Cognitive Neuroscience to Understand Learning Mechanisms: Evidence from Phonological Processing


By: Enes Avcu          Chair: Arild Hestvik         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Linguistics & Cognitive Science

Date: June 13, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 125 East Main Street
Room: 107

Using Model Theory in Phonology: A Novel Characterization of Syllable Structure and Syllabification Processes


By: Kristina Strother-Garcia          Chair: Jeff Heinz         [if 166]Co-Chair: Irene Vogel[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Linguistics & Cognitive Science

Date: July 10, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: DuPont Hall
Room: 103

Design and Fabrication of Engineered Electromagnetic Materials from Optical to Radio Frequencies


By: Nicholas Hudak          Chair: Mark Mirotznik         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: June 24, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Design and Additive Manufacturing of Broadband Beamforming Lensed Antennas and Load Bearing Conformal Antennas


By: Soumitra Biswas          Chair: Mark Mirotznik         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: June 12, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Star CampusSTAR Atrium (North)
Room: 0

Walking Mechanics, Second Injury, Early Osteoarthritis Development, and Functional Outcomes after Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction


By: Jacob Capin          Chair: Lynn Snyder-Mackler         [if 166]Co-Chair: Thomas Buchanan[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomechanics & Movement Science

Date: June 10, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Cannon Lab
Room: 202

Habitat Selection of Coral Reef Invertebrates Mediated By Environmental Stimuli


By: Molly Ashur          Chair: Danielle Dixson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Marine Studies

Date: June 13, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Memorial Hall
Room: 125

Further Reading

Literacy Practices and Perspectives from the First Year Writing Classroom


By: Carolyne King          Chair: MELISSA IANETTA         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

English

Date: May 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 366

Nanostructured Polymer Electrolyte Designs for Lithium-ion Batteries


By: Melody Morris          Chair: Thomas H. Epps, III         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: June 3, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 304

The New Sites of Metropolitan Innovations and Resilience: Understanding the Civic Imagination in Urban Slums


By: John Wambui          Chair: KC Morrison         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: May 30, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

A 3D Photonic Sensor-Integrated Tissue Model for Strain Sensing


By: Sarah Geiger          Chair: Xinqiao Jia         [if 166]Co-Chair: Juejun Hu[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: May 29, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Room: 102

Bioinformatics Tools to Classify and Characterize Plant Small RNAs


By: Reza Hammond          Chair: Blake Meyers         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Date: May 21, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveLerner Hall
Room: 230

Three Essays on Human Capital


By: Yuanxue Gao          Chair: Adrienne Lucas         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: May 16, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Smith HallSoc/CJ Conference Room
Room: 321

Diversity and Exclusion: An Intersectional Analysis of the Muslim Student Experience after the 2016 Presidential Election


By: Aneesa Baboolal          Chair: Chrysanthi Leon         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Sociology

Date: May 20, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

The Circulation of Foreign Coinage in the United States: An American Response, ca.1750–1857


By: Jesse Kraft          Chair: Katherine Grier         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: May 22, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

Exploring Conductive, Selective and Stable Polymeric Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries


By: Hao Wang          Chair: Yushan Yan         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Townsend Hall
Room: 025

Essays on the Economics of Stigma and Disgust: Behavioral Evidence from Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Field Experiments


By: Sean Ellis          Chair: Kent Messer         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: May 2, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Robinson Hall
Room: 206

Behind the Zebra’s Stripes: Ripple Morphodynamics and Implications for Seabed Object Detection


By: Carter DuVal          Chair: Arthur Trembanis         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Oceanography

Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Robinson Hall
Room: 202

BEACH VALUATION WITHIN

Random Utility Maximization Framework:

Hypothetical Closures on the East Coast of the United States


By: Ekaterina Efimova          Chair: George Parsons         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: May 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 341

Migration Management, Global Migration Governance, and the case of the International Organization for Migration’s Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration


By: Michael Smith          Chair: Matthew Weinert         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science & International Relations

Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 2:15 PM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 113

Mindfulness for Substance Use Disorders


By: Christine Renzulli          Chair: Jennifer Graber         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 113

Mental Health Literacy Dissemination Project


By: Shabnam Zandi          Chair: Jennifer Graber         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 8:15 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 0

The Use of a Progressive Mobility Protocol to Enhance Patient Outcomes


By: Tiffany Snow          Chair: Jennifer Saylor         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Date: April 29, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Cannon Lab
Room: 202

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Biogeochemical Reactions in an Intertidal Beach Aquifer: a Field, Laboratory, and Numerical Modeling Study


By: Kyra Han Kyul Kim          Chair: Holly Michael         [if 166]Co-Chair: William Ullman[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Geological Sciences

Date: April 15, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Spencer Lab
Room: 133

Statin for the Prevention of Osteoarthritis – A Clinical Cohort Study and Its Molecular Mechanism


By: Mengxi Lv          Chair: X. Lucas Lu         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Date: April 30, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 250

Carbonate Chemistry Dynamics along the U.S. Eastern Continental Shelf


By: Yuanyuan Xu          Chair: Wei-Jun Cai         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Marine Studies

Date: April 19, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

The Multivocality of the Cross of the Scriptures: Claiming Victory, Kingship, and Territory in Early Medieval Ireland.


By: Caitlin Hutchison          Chair: Lawrence Nees         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Phenotypic, Genetic, and Regulatory Analyses of Carbohydrate Metabolism Systems in Virbrio parahaemolyticus


By: Abish Regmi          Chair: Fidelma Boyd         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: April 15, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Allen Lab
Room: 101

Expanding the frontiers of Transcriptome sequencing data (RNAseq).

Selection Signatures in Chickens.


By: Modupeore Adetunji          Chair: Carl Schmidt         [if 166]Co-Chair: Shawn Polson[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Date: April 15, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 165

The Social Impact of Technology and Mega-Infrastructures to Mitigate Drought: A Case Study of Changes in Social Capital Associated with the Sao Francisco Inter-Basin Water Transfer in the Semiarid Region of Brazil

 


By: Flavio Lopes Ribeiro          Chair: James Kendra         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Disaster Science & Management

Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 113

Food Insecurity as A Pediatric Health Concern


By: Keith Fishlock          Chair: Della Campbell         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Date: April 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 304

New Public Governance in the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia


By: Cristina Stanica          Chair: Maria Aristigueta         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: April 23, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Room: 102

CRISPR Directed Targeted Gene Alteration: Mechanism to Application


By: Natalia Rivera-Torres          Chair: Eric Kmiec         [if 166]Co-Chair: Esther Biswas[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Medical Sciences

Date: April 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

Physics and Data Driven Exploration of Flow Battery Commerciality for Grid-Scale Energy Storage


By: Rose Ma          Chair: Yushan Yan         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: March 29, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Additive Manufacturing of Passive Beamforming Systems


By: Austin Good          Chair: Mark Mirotznik         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: April 2, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 413

The Effect of Mild Hypohydration on Resting and Reflex Blood Pressure Regulation in Healthy Young and Old Adults


By: Joseph Watso          Chair: William Farquhar         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Applied Physiology

Date: March 29, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 213

Blood Pressure Responses to Exercise During High Dietary Salt Intake


By: Matthew Babcock          Chair: William Farquhar         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Applied Physiology

Date: March 22, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Multi-Material Additive Manufacture of Radiofrequency Devices and Systems


By: Zachary Larimore          Chair: Mark Mirotznik         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: March 26, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 165

Travel Behaviors During a Public Health Biological Emergency Requiring Points of Dispensing


By: Rachel Chiquoine          Chair: Sue McNeil         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Disaster Science & Management

Date: May 8, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

In-situ tensile properties of reaction bonded SiC/Si (RBSC) and multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) reinforced polymer composites at the nanoscale


By: Chun-yen Hsu          Chair: Chaoying Ni         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: March 25, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 304

Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Spillover and Urbanization in Asia


By: Muhammad Naveed Iftikhar          Chair: Jonathan Justice         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: March 26, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveAlison Hall
Room: 120

TEACHER ENDORSED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHING LINEAR FUNCTIONS IN ALGEBRA FOR CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING


By: Sudha Aravindan          Chair: James Hiebert         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Education

Date: March 25, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

Electronic and thermal properties of wide bandgap materials from density functional theory


By: Tianshi Wang          Chair: Chaoying Ni         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: March 19, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 366

Modeling Calcium Signaling Dynamics in the Liver: From Single Cell to Multi-Scale


By: Aalap Verma          Chair: Babatunde Ogunnaike         [if 166]Co-Chair: Rajanikanth Vadigepalli[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering

Date: March 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Conformal Prediction Based Active Learning


By: Sergio Matiz Romero          Chair: Kenneth Barner         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: May 29, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

“Shaping the Royal Image: Gerrit van Honthorst and the Stuart Courts in London and The Hague, 1620-1649.”


By: Michele Frederick          Chair: Perry Chapman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: March 13, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

Root/Routes: Religion and Modern Mobility in American Art, 1900-1935


By: Jeffrey Richmond-Moll          Chair: Wendy Bellion         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: March 19, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Room: 102

Directing Stem Cell Behavior in an Engineered Vocal Fold-like Microenvironment


By: Aidan Zerdoum          Chair: Xinqiao Jia         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering

Date: February 27, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Delaware Biotechnology InstituteConference Room
Room: 0

Local, Intra-Articular Delivery of Zoledronic Acid as a Disease-Modifying Therapeutic for Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis


By: Michael David          Chair: Christopher Price         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering

Date: March 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Ewing Hall
Room: 336

New Eigenvalue Problems in Inverse Scattering


By: Samuel Cogar          Chair: David Colton         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Applied Mathematics

Date: February 15, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Electromagnetic Analysis of Heterogeneous Woven Fabric Composite Laminates


By: Shaun Simmons          Chair: Mark Mirotznik         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: February 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Properties of Lanthanide Monopnictide Nanocomposites and Study of Liquid Phase Epitaxial-Grown Thin Films

 

 


By: Bo Tew          Chair: Joshua Zide         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: December 14, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Memorial Hall
Room: 216

Boycott: Literary Interventions in the American Marketplace, 1820-1880


By: Jessica Conrad          Chair: Martin Brueckner         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

English

Date: February 7, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 304

An Examination of the Political Transformations of Poland, Romania, and Belarus after the Fall of the Soviet Union


By: Yuliya Brel          Chair: Danilo Yanich         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: January 11, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

The biogeochemical cycling of arsenic in a changing climate


By: Matthew Fischel          Chair: Donald Sparks         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Plant & Soil Sciences

Date: December 20, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Pearson Hall304 Pearson Hall
Room: 304

A Paradox Perspective On Faith-Based Organizations


By: Roger Huston          Chair: John McNutt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: December 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Room: 102

Supervised Machine Learning For Small RNA Informatics and Big Data Analytics In Plants


By: Parth Patel          Chair: Blake Meyers         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Date: December 7, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

I.  Optimization of Interdigitated Back Contact Silicon Hetero-Junction (IBC-SHJ) Solar Cell Fabrication Process;  II. Passive Tuning of Optical Couplers.


By: Ugochukwu Nsofor          Chair: Steven Hegedus         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: December 4, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 364

Structural programming: Balancing external stress with internal structure in shape-responsive emulsions


By: Tamás Prileszky          Chair: Eric Furst         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: December 6, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Characterization of Structurally Diverse Nonulosonic Acids Biosynthesized by Vibrio vulnificus


By: Nathan McDonald          Chair: Fidelma Boyd         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: December 5, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Integral Accuracy and the Stability of Time Domain Integral Equations for Electromagnetic Scattering


By: Jielin Li          Chair: Daniel Weile         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: December 13, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

I. Solar Electrolyzer Coupling via Load-Matching;  II. Sb-Doping in Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells to Overcome Voltage Limitations


By: Gowri Sriramagiri          Chair: Steven Hegedus         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: November 26, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 105

Synthesis and Study of L10 Magnetic Nanostructures


By: Frank Abel          Chair: George Hadjipanayis         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 215

Planet formation in dusty disk: effects of collisional grain growth and dynamics


By: Debanjan Sengupta          Chair: James MacDonald         [if 166]Co-Chair: John Gizis[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: December 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Tendon Multi-scale Structure, Mechanical Function, and Damage


By: Andrea Lee          Chair: Dawn Elliott         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering

Date: November 16, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Structure-Property Relationships of Printed Bismuth Telluride Thermoelectrics


By: Glenn Catlin          Chair: Robert Opila         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: November 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Improving Verbose Queries Performance in Bio-Medical Domain


By: Yue Wang          Chair: Hui Fang         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: November 14, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 215

A Search For Astrophysical Ultra High Energy Neutrinos With ANITA-IV Experiment


By: Peng Cao          Chair: John Clem         [if 166]Co-Chair: David Seckel[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: December 17, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

Where is the Half Sky? Women’s Representation at the County People’s Congress of China


By: Xinhui Jiang          Chair: Gretchen Bauer         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science & International Relations

Date: November 5, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 219

Computationally Designed Coiled Coil Peptides for the Solution Assembly of Nanostructured Materials


By: Michael Haider          Chair: Darrin Pochan         [if 166]Co-Chair: Kristi Kiick[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Education Policy and Economic Development: An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of China’s Higher Education Quota Allocation Plan on Regional Economic Growth


By: Chen Chen          Chair: William Latham         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: October 26, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Easy Monetary Policy and Tight Capital Requirement: An Empirical Study of Bank Lending Behavior


By: Zefan Wang          Chair: James Butkiewicz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: October 25, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 366

Molecular-Scale Understanding of Protein Interactions and Solution Viscosities


By: Mahlet Woldeyes          Chair: Christopher Roberts         [if 166]Co-Chair: Eric Furst[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: November 8, 2018
Time: 10:15 AM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 302

TWO ESSAYS ON COLLEGE ECONOMICS:

AN EVALUATION OF THE COLLEGE FED CHALLENGE COMPETITION

THE EFFECTS OF MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENTS ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE IN INTRODUCTORY ECONOMICS


By: David Simon          Chair: Saul Hoffman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economic Education

Date: October 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 119

A Novel Upconversion Nanostructure for High Efficiency Photovoltaics: Theoretical Model and Material Study


By: Jing Zhang          Chair: Lars Gundlach         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Date: October 26, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: None of the aboveNew location Allison Hall
Room: 134

Feminizing Aestheticism: Taste, Visual Literacy, and the Late-Victorian Periodical Press


By: Petra Clark          Chair: Margaret Stetz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

English

Date: November 5, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 219

Programmable Nanomaterials Development via Kinetically Controlled Self-Assembly of Computationally Designed Peptides


By: Yu Tian          Chair: Darrin Pochan         [if 166]Co-Chair: Kristi Kiick[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: October 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 304

HEALTH LITERACY AND HEALTH SEEKING BEHAVIOR

OF PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN:

A STUDY OF EARLY EDUCATION AND CARE PROGRAMS

IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY DELAWARE


By: Pialee Roy          Chair: Maria Aristigueta         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: October 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 304

Health Literacy and Health Seeking Behavior of Parents of Young Children: A Study of Early Education and Care Programs in New Castle County Delaware


By: Pialee Roy          Chair: Daniel Rich         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: September 12, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Modification of Zeolite Acid-Base Properties for the Selective Catalytic Dehydration of Biomass-Derived Lactates to Acrylates


By: Brian urphy          Chair: Bingjun Xu         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: August 24, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 220

FABRICATION OF A SURFACE PLATFORM RESONANCE PLATFORM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EKSPR BIOSENSOR


By: Ornella Sathoud          Chair: Karl Booksh         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Date: August 31, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Design and Synthesis of Peptide-Polymer Conjugates and the Characterization of their Aggregation


By: Bradford Paik          Chair: Kristi Kiick         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: August 28, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

THE MIDAS TOUCH: A THEORY OF RESOURCE CURSES


By: Daniel Arbucias          Chair: Daniel Kinderman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science & International Relations

Date: August 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 322

Characterizing Semiconductor Upconversion Nanostructures with Optical Spectroscopic Techniques


By: Eric Chen          Chair: Matthew Doty         [if 166]Co-Chair: Joshua Zide[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: August 28, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Reconfiguration Optimizations in Nonvolatile Memory Based Field Programmable Gate Arrays


By: Yuan Xue          Chair: Chengmo Yang         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 322

Novel approaches to determine the role of diffusive and convective transport environments in articular cartilage function


By: Brain Graham          Chair: Christopher Price         [if 166]Co-Chair: David Burris[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Mechanical Engineering

Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 322

Novel Approaches to Determine the Role of Diffusive and Convective Transport Environments in Articular Cartilage Function


By: Brian Graham          Chair: Christopher Price         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Mechanical Engineering

Date: August 30, 2018
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Runtime Solutions to Apply Non-Volatile Memories in Future Computer Systems


By: Hoda Aghaei Khouzani          Chair: Chengmo Yang         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: August 27, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Design and Fabrication of Broadband Thin-Film Lithium Niobate Phase Modulators


By: Andrew Mercante          Chair: Dennis Prather         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: August 9, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Room: 102

Targeting Hedgehog Signaling with Polycation-Spherical Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles for Glioblastoma Therapy


By: Jilian Melamed          Chair: Emily Day         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering

Date: August 9, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Room: 102

Targeting Hedgehog Signaling with Polycation-Spherical Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles for Glioblastoma Therapy


By: Jilian Melamed          Chair: Emily Day         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering

Date: July 25, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Resilin-like Polypeptide-based Microstructured Hydrogels via Aqueous-based Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation For Tissue Engineering Applications


By: Hang Kuen Lau          Chair: Kristi Kiick         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: August 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Fabrication and Environmental Applications of Silver Coated Gold Nanorods/ Electrospun Polymer Fiber Matrix for Use as Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Substrates. 


By: Shuyu Xu          Chair: John Rabolt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: July 31, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 322

THE USE OF PEPTIDE HYDROGELS IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL CELL CULTURE AND HIGH THROUGHPUT DRUG SCREENING


By: Peter Worthington          Chair: Darrin Pochan         [if 166]Co-Chair: Sigrid Langhans[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering

Date: July 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 322

Growth and Characterization of Lanthanide Pnictide Nanoparticles by Pulsed Laser Ablation for Incorporation into III-V Semiconductor Nanocomposites


By: Matthew Lewis          Chair: Joshua Zide         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: July 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Townsend Hall
Room: 233

Neural Excitation of Muscle in Rate of Force Development and Function


By: Micah Josephson          Chair: Christopher Knight         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Applied Physiology

Date: July 19, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Optical and Electrical Properties of Narrow Gap Germanium-Tin Alloys With High Tin Contents for Middle and Far Infrared Applications


By: Dominic Imbrenda          Chair: James Kolodzey         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: July 13, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

Catholic Persuasion: Power and Prestige in Early American Civil Life


By: Jeffery Appelhans          Chair: Christine Heyrman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: July 3, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 304

A Novel Hybrid Model for Clinical Decision-Making Corbin Strauss Model and Resilience Engineering


By: Hisham Sherif          Chair: Nii Attoh-Okine         [if 166]Co-Chair: Mark Mirotznik[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering

Date: June 29, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Townsend Hall
Room: 156

Inactivation Susceptibility of Enteric Viruses Treated with Iron, Plant, and Bacterial Constituents


By: Adrienne Shearer          Chair: Kalmia Kniel         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Animal and Food Science

Date: June 21, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

SOCIAL SECURITY POLICIES IN AN OVERLAPPING-GENERATIONS MODEL: APPLICATIONS TO THE U.S. AND CHINA


By: Xiaohan Zhou          Chair: Laurence Seidman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: June 28, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 187

Analysis of Economic Impacts of the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for Photovoltaic Technology in Italy


By: Daniele POPONI          Chair: Lado Kurdgelashvili         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy & Environmental Policy

Date: June 18, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 322

Nanoshell Platforms for Targeted Gene Regulation and Light-Triggered Cancer Therapy


By: Rachel Riley          Chair: Emily Day         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering

Date: June 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: DuPont Hall
Room: 302

Hurricane Evacuation Modeling: Improvement and Application of an Integrated Scenario-Based Evacuation Framework


By: Kun Yang          Chair: Rachel Davidson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Civil Engineering

Date: June 19, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 321

Blinded Bars: Race and Social Control among Corrections Employees


By: TaLisa Carter          Chair: Karen Parker         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Criminology

Date: June 12, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 187

A SOCIAL COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF COMMUNITY MICROGRID SYSTEMS IN NEW YORK STATE


By: Maria Ruotolo          Chair: Lado Kurdgelashvili         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy & Environmental Policy

Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Room: 102

Development of Specialized Transport Pathways in Pisum Sativum Root Nodules


By: Cherish Warner          Chair: Janine Sherrier         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: May 25, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

The Importance of Brick-and-Mortar Bank Offices for Lending: Evidence from Small Business and Home Mortgage Lending, 1998-2016


By: Yichen Xu          Chair: Olga Gorbachev         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: May 22, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 217

Mechanochemical Synthesis of Rare Earth 3d Transition Metal Nanoparticles with the R2Fe14B Structure


By: Ozlem Koylu-Alkan          Chair: George C. Hadjipanayis         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: May 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 202

Development and Validation of a Finite Element Model of Human Intervertebral Disc in Multiaxial Loading Including the Contributions of Cartilage Endplate and Residual Strains in the Annulus Fibrosus


By: John DeLucca          Chair: Dawn Elliott         [if 166]Co-Chair: Randall Duncan[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering

Date: June 5, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Analysis and Management of Intra- and Inter-System Interference in Wireless Communications Systems


By: Li Li          Chair: Leonard Cimini         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: May 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

Impacts of offshore wind farms on hurricanes and the hybrid wind farm parameterization


By: YANG PAN          Chair: Cristina Archer         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Ocean Engineering

Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Two Essays on the Chinese Labor Market


By: HAO LIU          Chair: Charles Link         [if 166]Co-Chair: Saul Hoffman[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Where are the Women? The Gender Gap in Undergraduate Economics and Finance Degree Attainment


By: Laura Ahlstrom          Chair: Carlos Asarta         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economic Education

Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Localization and Local Maturation of Precursors MicroRNAs in Axons of Sensory Neurons


By: Monichan Phay          Chair: Soonmoon Yoo         [if 166]Co-Chair: Deni Galileo[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Moments and Timing–Stochastic Analysis of Biological Systems


By: Khem Raj Ghusinga          Chair: Abhyudai Singh         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: May 21, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

A Hybrid Analog-Digital Coding Scheme for Digital Sources


By: Lu Li          Chair: Javier Garcia-Frias         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: May 16, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 215

Studies in Multi-scale Turbulent Dynamics of the Solar Wind


By: Rohit Chhiber          Chair: William Matthaeus         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: May 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 176

Urban Governance and Economic Development: An Analysis of the Changing Political Economy of Wilmington, Delaware, 1945-2017


By: Jason Bourke          Chair: Daniel Rich         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 304

New Cities–New Economies

Policy Framework for Redirecting South Africa’s Patterns of Urban Development in Pursuit of Integrated and Sustainable Socio-Economic Development


By: Tshilidzi Ratshitanga          Chair: Leland Ware         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Date: May 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Analog Joint Source Channel Coding for Multi-terminal and Non-linear Channels


By: Mohamed Hassanin          Chair: Javier Garcia-Frias         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 1:00 AM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Photopolymerization of Cu(I)-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition (CuAAC) ‘Click’ Based Network for New-Age Materials


By: Abhishek Shete          Chair: Christopher Kloxin         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: May 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveMcDowell
Room: 102

Black Intellectual Cultures and Ideals Educational Philosophy in Nineteeth-Century African American Literature, 1830-1910


By: Sarah Patterson          Chair: Pier Gabrielle Foreman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

English

Date: May 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveMcDowell Hall
Room: 102

Black Intellectual Cultures and Ideals: Educational Philosophy in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature


By: Sarah Patterson          Chair: P. Gabrielle Foreman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

English

Date: May 22, 2018
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Infrared and Terahertz Dual Band Semiconductor Development and Spin Orbitronics Based on Semiconductors and Insulators


By: Dainan Zhang          Chair: John Xiao         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

“Art and Jesuit Patronage in Colonial Quito: the Prophet Paintings at the Church of La Compañía”


By: Isabel Oleas Mogollon          Chair: Monica Dominguez Torres         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: May 16, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Compensating Differentials and the Gender Earnings Gap Among the Less-Educated


By: Sarah Reed          Chair: Saul Hoffman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: May 1, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 185

Gasoline Demand and Saving Measures during Crises for Thailand


By: Kannika Suyarnsettakorn          Chair: William Latham         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy & Environmental Policy

Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Coded Aperture Design in Compressive Spectral Imaging


By: Laura Galvis-Carreno          Chair: Gonzalo Arce         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 9:45 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Compressive Polar Spectral and Polarization Imaging


By: Chen Fu          Chair: Gonzalo Arce         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Allen Lab
Room: 101

Data and -Omics-Driven Approaches to Understand the Heat Stress Response: The Development of Scalable Tools and Methods to Drive Hypothesis Generation


By: Allen Hubbard          Chair: Carl Schmidt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Date: April 10, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 324

The Allocation and Welfare Effects of Emergency Food Aid in Rural Ethiopia


By: Mesfin Redda          Chair: Adrienne Lucas         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: April 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 215

Current-induced spin-orbit torque measurements in heavy metal/ ferromagnet heterostructures using magneto-optic Kerr effect


By: Halise Celik          Chair: John Xiao         [if 166]Co-Chair: Virginia Lorenz[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: May 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Robinson Hall
Room: 105

A New Estuarine Technique for Understanding, Predicting, and Managing Ocean Acidification: the Dissolved Inorganic Carbon to Total Alkalinity Ratio in the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays


By: Jean Brodeur          Chair: Wei-Jun Cai         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Oceanography

Date: April 17, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

The Role of RNA Decay in the Abiotic Stress Responses of Brachypodium


By: Karl Franke          Chair: Pamela Green         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: April 17, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Stochastic Hybrid Systems with Renewal Transitions


By: Mohammad Soltani          Chair: Abhyudai Singh         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: April 23, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

The Humble, Though More Profitable Art”: Panoramic Spectacles in the American Entertainment World, 1794-1850


By: Nalleli Guillen          Chair: Katherine Grier         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: April 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

Landscape and Order in the Age of Revolution: Ulster’s Kinsmen and New York’s Public Land Market, 1757-1796


By: Michael Pospishil          Chair: Cathy Matson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: April 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

RF Photonic Apertures


By: Dylan Ross          Chair: Dennis Prather         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: April 11, 2018
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Ewing Hall
Room: 336

Some Inverse Problems for Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations


By: Zachary Bailey          Chair: Rakesh Rakesh         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Mathematics

Date: April 2, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 103

Computational Studies on the Catalyzed Conversion of Furans to Aromatics


By: Taha Salavati-fard          Chair: Douglas Doren         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: April 11, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: None of the aboveInstitute of Energy Conversion (451 Wyoming Rd)
Room: 115

Silicon Defect Passivation by H2S Reaction and Patterning Process of Interdigitated Back Contact Silicon Heterojunction (IBC-SHJ) Solar Cell


By: Hsiang-Yu Liu          Chair: Robert Birkmire         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science & Engineering

Date: April 5, 2018
Time: 8:45 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

Inclusion Without Moderation: Political Violence and Democratic Participation by Religious Groups


By: Cheryl Anthoney          Chair: Dr. Muqtedar Khan         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science & International Relations

Date: April 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 231

Using Priming to Promote Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning Post-stroke


By: Xin Li          Chair: Susanne Morton         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomechanics & Movement Science

Date: March 28, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Characterization of Rare Earth and III-V Nanostructures Materials Using Experimental and Novel Data Analysis Methods


By: Anagha Kulkarni          Chair: Matthew Doty         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: April 2, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 185

The Collaborative Organizational Network for State-Level Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Governance- An Analysis of Independent Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Administrations.


By: Cheng-Hao Shih          Chair: William Latham         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy & Environmental Policy

Date: March 13, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Understanding and Detecting Newly Emerging Attack Vectors in Cybercrimes


By: Daiping Liu          Chair: Haining Wang         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: March 6, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 166

Application of GIS in Highway Emergency Response


By: Shen-Chang Lin          Chair: Sue McNeil         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Disaster Science & Management

Date: March 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveInstitute of Energy Conversion, 451 Wyoming Road
Room: 115

Junction Engineering and Device Design for Silicon Heterojunction and Interdigitated Back Contact Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells


By: Lei Zhang          Chair: Steven Hegedus         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Date: February 26, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 187

The Brightfields Phenomenon: A Study of Critical Success Factors, Barriers and Implications for Sustainability


By: Anthony DePrima          Chair: Daniel Rich         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs and Public Policy

Date: March 19, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Understanding and Detecting Newly Emerging Attack Vectors in Cybercrimes


By: Daiping Liu          Chair: Haining Wang         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Cybersecurity

Date: February 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 232

Early to Late Outcomes Following Achilles Tendon Rupture: Contributors to Clinical Success


By: Jennifer Zellers          Chair: Karin Gravare Silbernagel         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomechanics and Movement Science

Date: February 15, 2018
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

The Letter and the Spirit: Calligraphy, Manuscripts, and Popular Piety in German Pennsylvania, ca. 1750 – 1850


By: Alexander Ames          Chair: James Brophy         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: January 30, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

CHARACTERIZATION OF S-GLASS EPOXY COMPOSITE INTERFACE UNDER VARIOUS RATES OF LOADING


By: Sandeep Tamrakar          Chair: John Gillespie         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Date: February 2, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Room: 102

Characterization of genomic diversity at a quantitative disease resistance locus in maize using improved bioinformatic tools for targeted resequencing


By: Felix Francis          Chair: Randall Wisser         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Date: January 25, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 134

Software Simultaneous Multithreading Through Compilation


By: Yuanfang Chen          Chair: Xiaoming Li         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: January 19, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Single-stage co-evaporation and surface characterization of (Ag,Cu)(In,Ga)Se2 semiconductors for solar cell application


By: Kevin Jones          Chair: Robert Opila         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: January 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Interfacial Bioorthogonal Crosslinking for the Fabrication of Functional Hydrogels


By: Kevin Dicker          Chair: Xinqiao Jia         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: January 5, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 215

Anisotropic Spin Transport in Mesoscopic Nonmagnetic Channels


By: Fatih Kandaz          Chair: Yi Ji         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: December 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Modeling and Characterization of Electrical Resistivity of Carbon Composite Laminates


By: Hong Yu          Chair: Suresh Advani         [if 166]Co-Chair: Dirk Heider[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Mechanical Engineering

Date: December 18, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 219

Radical-Driven Silicon Surface Passivation for Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Photovoltaics.


By: Meixi Chen          Chair: Robert Opila         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Date: December 6, 2017
Time: 2:30 AM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 202

Nanowire based Exchange Coupled Permanent Magnet


By: Muhammad Asif Warsi          Chair: John Xiao         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: December 8, 2017
Time: 11:15 AM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Isoform-Specific Functions of the NA,K-AtPase β1- AND β2-Subunits in Medulloblastoma Cells


By: Alisa Litan          Chair: Sigrid Langhans         [if 166]Co-Chair: Donna Woulfe[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: December 5, 2017
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 215

Spin Orbit Coupling Induced Phenomena in Spintronic Devices


By: Tao Wang          Chair: John Xiao         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

WELCOME ‘GUESTS’? MIGRANT LABOR RIGHTS IN THE US GUEST WORKER PROGRAM


By: Samantha Kelley          Chair: William Meyer         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science and International Relations

Date: December 4, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Colloidal Protein-Protein Interactions as a Design Target for Aggregation Resistance


By: Christopher O’Brien          Chair: Christopher Roberts         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: November 27, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

The Growth of Strain Engineered Germanium Tin Alloys for Mid-Infrared Detectors by Molecular Beam Epitaxy


By: Ryan Hickey          Chair: James Kolodzey         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: November 14, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Selected Topics on Computational/Systems Biology


By: Cesar Vargas Garcia          Chair: Abhyudai Singh         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Iterative Sparse Recovery from High-Dimensional Measurements


By: Juan Becerra          Chair: Gonzalo Arce         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: November 6, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Optical Coding in Compressive Spectral Imaging Systems and the Multi-Resolution Reconstruction Problem


By: Claudia Correa-Pugliese          Chair: Gonzalo Arce         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: November 3, 2017
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Three Essays on Earnings and Earnings Inequality in Hong Kong: 1991-2011


By: Chao Wu          Chair: Saul Hoffman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: September 13, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

Distributed Energy Generation Systems Based on Renewable Energy and Natural Gas Blending: New Business Models for Economic Incentives, Electricity Market Design and Regulatory Innovation


By: Joseph Nyangon          Chair: John Byrne         [if 166]Co-Chair: William Latham[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy and Environmental Policy

Date: October 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

Out of the Shadows: Uncovering Women’s Productive and Consumptive Labor in the Mid-Atlantic, 1750-1815


By: Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger          Chair: Cathy Matson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: October 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Compressive Coded-Aperture Multimodal Imaging Systems


By: Hoover Rueda-Chacon          Chair: Gonzalo Arce         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: October 6, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

Political ecology approaches to develop wildlife loss mitigation strategies: a case study of mitigation strategies for urban and regional planning to address wildlife vehicle collision on existing roads 


By: Xue Zhang          Chair: John Byrne         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy and Environmental Policy

Date: October 17, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 215

Quantitative Analysis of Spin Hall Effects in Mesoscopic Thin Films


By: Chuan Qin          Chair: Yi Ji         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

AN INNOVATIVE SENSING APPROACH USING CARBON NANOTUBE-BASED COMPOSITES FOR STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES


By: Hongbo Dai          Chair: Thomas Schumacher         [if 166]Co-Chair: Erik Thostenson[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Date: September 22, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

Off-Grid Renewable Energy Options for Rural Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Guizhou Province, China


By: Chun Zhu          Chair: John Byrne         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Animal and Food Science

Date: August 30, 2017
Time: 10:15 AM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 366

Hydrogenation of Biomass Derived Oxygenates


By: Huibo Sheng          Chair: Raul Lobo         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: August 31, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

DOES INFORMATION SHARING MATTER? CROSS COUNTRY EVIDENCE ON FOREIGN BANKS


By: Kamilah Williams          Chair: Stacie Beck         [if 166]Co-Chair: Evangelos Falaris[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: August 29, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 366

Multiscale investigation of fundamental rheological phenomena in particulate suspensions based on flow-microstructure interactions.


By: Paul Mwasame          Chair: Norman Wagner         [if 166]Co-Chair: Antony Beris[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: August 10, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Spencer Lab
Room: 126

Interpreting Impedance Spectra of Thin-Film Electrochemical Cells: A Two-Dimensional Numerical Modeling Study


By: Benjamin McNealy          Chair: Joshua Hertz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Mechanical Engineering

Date: August 14, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

High-Power Photonic Antenna Arrays


By: Matthew Konkol          Chair: Dennis Prather         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: August 15, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Spatial-Spectrum Estimation and Filtering of Radio Frequency Arrays via Elemental Photonic Up-Conversion and Coherent Optical Processing


By: Joseph Deroba          Chair: Dennis Prather         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: July 27, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Graham HallDisaster Research Center
Room: 166

Water Justice in Small Islands: The Case of the “2016 Water Crisis” in San Andres, a Colombian Caribbean Island


By: Carolina Velasquez          Chair: Tricia Wachtendorf         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Disaster Science and Management

Date: July 27, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 304

Measuring Progress: Using Social Indicator Data to Advance Social Equity

 


By: Angela Kline          Chair: Maria Aristigueta         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs and Public Policy

Date: August 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

ADVANCED PRECURSOR REACTION PROCESSING FOR Ag-ALLOYED Cu(In,Ga)Se2 SOLAR CELLS

Advanced Precursor Reaction Processing For Ag-Alloyed Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells


By: Sina Soltanmohammad          Chair: William Shafarman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: August 2, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

ESSAYS ON GOLD PERFORMANCE ACROSS INFLATION AND MARKET RISK REGIMES: PARAMETER VARYING NONLINEAR THRESHOLD MODELING APPROACHES


By: Jiaxing Jiang          Chair: James Butkiewicz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

A Case for Asynchronous Many Task Runtimes: a Modeling Approach for High Performance Computing and Big Data Analytics

 


By: Joshua Suetterlein          Chair: Guang Gao         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: July 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Void Consolidation of Thermoplastic Composites via Non-Autoclave Processing


By: Danning Zhang          Chair: John Gillespie         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: July 18, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Memorial Hall
Room: 122

Editing Forms: The Emergence of Editorship in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Periodicals


By: James Casey          Chair: John Ernest         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

English

Date: July 14, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 219

Characterization of Nanostructured Semiconductors by Ultrafast Luminescence Imaging


By: Jolie Blake          Chair: Lars Gundlach         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Date: July 14, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

The Mechanisms Underlying Ocular Fibrotic Diseases


By: Yichen Wang          Chair: Melinda Duncan         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: July 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Void Consolidation of Thermoplastic Composites via Non-autoclave Processing


By: Danning Zhang          Chair: John Gillespie         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Materials Science and Engineering

Date: June 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

The Limit of Freedom: Free Love Controversies in the Nineteenth-Century United States


By: Satomi Minowa          Chair: Rebecca Davis         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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History

Date: June 13, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Optimal Monetary Policy in an Estimated New Keynesian Model with Heterogenous Sectors


By: Yue Tan          Chair: Kolver Hernandez         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: June 15, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Marry One to Be One: The Effect of Assimilation on Immigrants’ Wages


By: Aida Odobasic          Chair: Saul Hoffman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: June 19, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 166

Figuring Out The Fixing: Understanding the Underlying Processes for Designing and Implementing Crisis Medical Relief Efforts


By: Samantha Penta          Chair: Tricia Wachtendorf         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Sociology

Date: June 9, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Processing and Packaging for Large Format Infrared LED Emitter Arrays


By: Jonathan Dickason          Chair: Keith Goossen         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

RADIOACTIVE REVERSAL?

THE FUKUSHIMA ACCIDENT AS A FOCUSING EVENT FOR COMPARATIVE POLICY CHANGE ON NUCLEAR ENERGY


By: Victoria Sanchez          Chair: Janet Johnson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science and International Relations

Date: June 6, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Task Oriented Tools for Information Retrieval


By: Peilin Yang          Chair: Hui Fang         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: May 24, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Townsend Hall
Room: 025

“Essays on Experiment and Agent-Based Modeling”


By: Shang Wu          Chair: Kent Messer         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Economics

Date: May 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 113

Somatosensory Deficits Affect Balance and Motor Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Stochastic Resonance Stimulation can Modulate Somatosensation to Enhance Balance.


By: Anastasia Zarkou          Chair: Samuel Lee         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomechanics and Movement Science

Date: May 24, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Townsend Hall
Room: 025

Essays on Experiment and Agent-Based Modeling


By: Shang Wu          Chair: Kent Messer         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: August 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Townsend Hall
Room: 049

Assessing the potential of a novel feed additive and an unsaturated fat alone and in combination to lower methane emission from cattle and reduce their contribution to climate change


By: Megan Smith          Chair: Limin Kung, Jr.         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Animal and Food Science

Date: May 23, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Grid Integration of Clean Electricity Generation and Storage


By: Elpiniki Apostolaki Iosifidou          Chair: Willett Kempton         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Animal and Food Science

Date: May 23, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Low Cost Controllable Optofluidic Smart Glass for Energy Efficiency, Thermal Management, and Privacy Applications


By: Dan Wolfe          Chair: Keith Goossen         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: May 22, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

System Prototyping and Thermal Modeling of IR LED Projectors Including Wafer-Bonded Superlattice Light Emitting Diodes on GaAs


By: Kassem Nabha          Chair: Fouad Kiamilev         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: May 18, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

MASCULINITY, WHITENESS, AND TECHNOLOGICAL PLAY IN DIRT TRACK AUTOMOBILE RACING, 1924-1960


By: Alison Kreitzer          Chair: Arwen Mohun         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: May 12, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Nanoscale Morphology to Macroscopic Performance in Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fibers


By: Preston McDaniel          Chair: John Gillespie         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Essays on External Influences on Academic Achievement: Evidence from Political Unrest and Severe Floods in Thailand


By: Kawin Thamtanajit          Chair: Adrienne Lucas         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Economics

Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

Radioactive Reversal? The Fukushima Accident as a Focusing Event for Comparative Policy Change on Nuclear Energy 


By: Victoria Sanchez          Chair: Janet Johnson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science and International Relations

Date: May 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

Residual Stress Induced Mechanical Property Enhancement in Steel Encapsulated Light Metal Matrix Composites


By: Sean Fudger          Chair: Chaoying Ni         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: May 4, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Room: 201

Integrated, scalable tools for small RNA genomics:  Novel algorithms and their application to characterize germline-associated pathways in diverse species


By: Atul Kakrana          Chair: Blake Meyers         [if 166]Co-Chair: Cathy Wu[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Animal and Food Science

Date: May 4, 2017
Time: 10:45 AM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 219

Raman Microspectroscopic Imaging and Multivariate Analysis to Investigate the Chemical Properties of Novel Geological and Planetary Materials


By: Joseph Smith          Chair: Karl Booksh         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Date: May 1, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Essays on Equity Option Behavior Surrounding Macroeconomic Announcements


By: Garrett DeSimone          Chair: Stacie Beck         [if 166]Co-Chair: Paul Laux[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: May 5, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 366

Directed Self-Assembly in Block Polymer Thin Films: An Investigation with Neutron Scattering and In Situ Analysis Tools


By: Cameron Shelton          Chair: Thomas Epps         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: May 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Robust Remaindering and Signal Processing


By: Li Xiao          Chair: Xiang-Gen Xia         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: April 21, 2017
Time: 10:15 AM
Location: Townsend Hall
Room: 256

Neuromechanical Contributions to Hamstring Stiffness Dysregulation and Injury


By: Andrea DiTrani          Chair: Charles Swanik         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomechanics and Movement Science

Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

Regional Convergence in West Africa: Converging practices and governance in the Economic Community of West African States


By: Emmanuel Balogun          Chair: Gretchen Bauer         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Political Science and International Relations

Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 119

Cultural differences in the exchange of feedback in friendships: Exploring the mechanisms of closeness, agreement, and improvability


By: Jeong Min Lee          Chair: Beth Morling         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Psychology

Date: April 18, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Allen Lab
Room: 101

Expanding the Avian miRNA Repertoire of Domesticated Poultry and Investigating the NLRP3 Inflammasome mRNA and miRNA Transcriptomes in Anas platyrhynchos (Ducks)


By: Thomas Carr          Chair: Calvin Keeler         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: April 7, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Gore Hall
Room: 317

Housing Price, Districts, Transportation Infrastructure:  A Study of Price Spillover in Shanghai by GVAR Method


By: Changqing Mu          Chair: Siyan Wang         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Economics

Date: April 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 325

Waterscapes: Representing the Sea in the American Imagination, 1750-1800.


By: Emily Casey          Chair: Wendy Bellion         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Animal and Food Science

Date: April 10, 2017
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Celf1 (CUGBP1) Mediated Post-transcriptional Gene Regulation in Vertebrate Lens Development


By: Archana Siddam          Chair: Salil Lachke         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Biological Sciences

Date: April 7, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 322

Leveraging First-Principles Modeling for Deeper Insights into Biomass Processing


By: Tyler Josephson          Chair: Dionisios Vlachos         [if 166]Co-Chair: Stavros Caratzoulas[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: April 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

Electing Violence: Explaining Post-Election Violence in Africa


By: Faith Okpotor          Chair: Gretchen Bauer         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science and International Relations

Date: April 6, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Multigrain Parallelism: Bridging Coarse-Grain Parallel Programming and Fine-Grain Event-Driven Multithreading


By: Jaime Arteaga          Chair: Guang Gao         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: April 5, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Gore Hall
Room: 317

PRICE DISPERSION, MARKET CONCENTRATION AND REPUTATION: EVIDENCE FROM CHINA’S ONLINE ELECTRONIC MARKET


By: Rentong Luan          Chair: Michael Arnold         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: April 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Memorial Hall
Room: 107

COERCIVITY and EXCHANGE BIAS STUDY of POLYCRYSTALLINE HOLLOW NANOPARTICLES

Coercivity and exchange bias study of polycrystalline hollow nanoparticles


By: Mohamed Bah          Chair: Ismat Shah         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: April 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 321

Police notification and police response behaviors to physical assault victims: A focus on geographic context


By: Margaret Mahoney          Chair: Ronet Bachman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Criminology

Date: March 21, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Comparative Transcriptional Profiling and Differential Expression Analysis of Pectoralis Major Muscle in Modern and Legacy Gallus Broiler Lines


By: Richard Davis          Chair: Carl Schmidt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: March 24, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Diagnosis and Therapies for Mucopolysaccharidoses

 


By: Francyne Kubaski          Chair: Shunji Tomatsu         [if 166]Co-Chair: Erica Selva[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: April 10, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Ewing Hall
Room: 416

Surviving Slavery: Oppression and Social Rebirth in the Urban British Atlantic, 1680-1807


By: Michael Dickinson          Chair: Erica Armstrong Dunbar         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: March 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

Luca Giordano: Speed, Imitation, and the Art of Fame.


By: Tiffany Racco          Chair: Daviid Stone         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 165

The Historical Construction of Vulnerability and Disasters on Madeira Island, Portugal (1800-2015): Power, Economy, Society, and Adaptation


By: V. Nuno Martins          Chair: Benigno Aguirre         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Disaster Science and Management

Date: March 6, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Willard Hall
Room: 117

A History of African-American Public School Education in Louisville, Kentucky, 1870-1956


By: Seabrook Jones          Chair: Raymond Wolters         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: March 2, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 219

Stereoselective Synthesis of Butenolides and its Applications in Total Synthesis of Sessilifoliamides and Development of New Chemical Tools for Hydrogel Based Biomaterial


By: Yi Li          Chair: Joseph Fox         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Date: March 7, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 185

Identifying Pathways Toward Sustainable Electricity Supply and Demand Using an Integrated Resource Strategic Planning Model for Saudi Arabia


By: Nabeel Alabbas          Chair: Lado Kurdgelashvili         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy and Environmental Policy

Date: March 3, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

Global Luxuries at Home: The Material Possessions of an Elite Family in Eighteenth-Century Minas Gerais, Brazil


By: Rachel Zimmerman          Chair: Monica Dominguez Torres         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: March 6, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveMcDowell Hall
Room: 347

The effect of Waist Circumference Measurement and Central Obesity Disease Risk Education on Community-Based Older Adults Perceived Susceptibility, Perceived Benefits, and Health Behaviors.


By: Beatrice Gaynor          Chair: Regina Wright         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Nursing Science

Date: February 16, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Willard Hall
Room: 207

A Mixed Methods Approach to Elementary Students’ Naïve Economic Theories about Resource Allocation


By: Amanda Jennings          Chair: Elizabeth Farley-Ripple         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Education – Economic Education

Date: February 20, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Characterization of a Bio-based, Biodegradable Class of Copolymers, Poly[R-(3)-hydroxybutyrate-co-R-(3)-hydroxyhexanoate], and Application Development


By: Brian Sobieski          Chair: John Rabolt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: February 20, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Characterization of a Bio-based, Biodegradable Class of Copolymers, Poly[R-(3)-hydroxybutyrate-co-R-(3)-hydroxyhexanoate], and Application Development


By: Brian Sobieski          Chair: John Rabolt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: January 18, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 215

Photoinduced Electron Transfer at the Tetrapyrrole-TiO2 Interface: Effect of the Energy Alignment


By: Jesus Nieto Pescador          Chair: Lars Gundlach         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: January 10, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 366

Rheology and Microstructure of Stable Concentrated Ionic Liquid Colloidal Suspensions


By: Jingsi Gao          Chair: Norman Wagner         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: February 2, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Signal Designs for MIMO OFDM Systems


By: Yuansheng Jin          Chair: Xiang-Gen Xia         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: January 17, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Utilization of Collagen Remodeling Pathways to achieve Efficient, Controlled Gene Delivery in Chronic Wound Repair


By: Morgan Urello          Chair: Millicent Sullivan         [if 166]Co-Chair: Kristi Kiick[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: January 5, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Dictionary and Deep Learning Algorithms with Applications to Remote Health Monitoring Systems


By: Sherin Mathews          Chair: Kenneth Barner         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: December 21, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

The Role of Financial Speculation in the World Crude Oil Market: TVP-VAR and BVAR Approaches


By: Yan Hu          Chair: William Latham         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: January 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

The Role of Quorum Sensing Regulators in Vibrio Parahaemolyticus


By: Sai Kalburge          Chair: Fidelma Boyd         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: December 15, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 125 East Main Street
Room: 107

ERG-onomics: studies in ergativity.


By: Justin Rill          Chair: Gabriella Hermon         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Linguistics

Date: December 19, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the abovePenny Hall
Room: 209

Wave, Tidal, and Seasonal Dynamics of Groundwater Flow, Saltwater-Freshwater Mixing, and Reactive Transport in Beach Aquifers


By: James Heiss          Chair: Holly Michael         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Geology

Date: December 21, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Break the Taboo: Boost Aggregate Demand Without Increasing Debt


By: Yunong Luo          Chair: Larry Seidman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: December 8, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Discovery of the β-form Crystal Structure in Electrospun Nanofibers of Bio-based Poly[(R)‑3-hydroxybutyrate-co-(R)‑3-hydroxyhexanoate] and its Implications on Properties


By: Liang Gong          Chair: John Rabolt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: December 7, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

OBJECT RECOGNITION IN NOISY NATURAL IMAGES


By: Prasanna Kannappan          Chair: Herbert Tanner         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Mechanical Engineering

Date: December 1, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Willard Hall
Room: 207

Problematizing Critical Thinking Concept: Perspectives Of Chinese Undergraduate Students And Their US University Faculty


By: Lei Chen          Chair: Rosalie Rolon-Dow         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Education

Date: December 16, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

Post-Cold War Migration from Latin America to Latin Europe: A Network Theoretical Analysis of an International Migration System


By: Kristin Vandenbelt          Chair: Mark Miller         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science and International Relations

Date: November 30, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Willard Hall
Room: 205

Designing an Educative Curriculum Unit for Teaching Molecular Geometry in High School Chemistry


By: Nader Makarious          Chair: Zoubeida Dagher         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Education – Educational Leadership

Date: November 30, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Willard Hall
Room: 217

The Impact of an Online Credit Recovery System on Students in Grades Nine and Ten


By: Andrew Capone          Chair: Al Cavalier         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Education – Educational Leadership

Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Gore Hall
Room: 223

Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of the Changing Water Quality of the Tidal Christina River, Wilmington, DE, USA


By: Margaret Christie          Chair: James Pizzuto         [if 166]Co-Chair: Ronald Martin[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Geology

Date: December 12, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

Speaking ‘Indian’ and English: The Bilinguals of Seventeenth-Century New England


By: Julie Fisher          Chair: Cathy Matson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Detection and Conformational Characterization of Misfolded Proteins in Neurodegenerative Diseases


By: Olga Morozova          Chair: David Colby         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: November 11, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the abovePenny Hall
Room: 204

Utilizing Wetlands Analysis and Detailed Elevation Surveys to Evaluate Spatial Patterns of Sedimentation and Potential Marsh Sustainability in Delaware’s Tidal and Impounded Wetlands


By: Bartholomew Wilson          Chair: John Madsen         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Geology

Date: November 21, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Thermal Characterization of Semiconducting Polymer Bulk Heterojunctions


By: Roddel Remy          Chair: Michael Mackay         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: December 15, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

Going Urban: Marking Cities, City Networks and Global Commodity Chains in the Capitalist World-Economy


By: Alejandro Christian Soler          Chair: William Meyer         [if 166]Co-Chair: Mark J. Miller[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science and International Relations

Date: December 7, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

Navigating the World: The Material Culture of Physical Mobility Impairment in the Early American North, 1728-1861


By: Nicole Belolan          Chair: Katherine Grier         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: November 17, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

The Growth and Characterization of Group IV Alloys for Near to Mid-Infrared Detectors


By: John Hart          Chair: James kolodzey         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: November 17, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

The Growth and Characterization of Group IV Alloys for Near to Mid-Infrared Detectors


By: John Hart          Chair: James kolodzey         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: November 4, 2016
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Memorial Hall
Room: 127

“The Ruins of Romanticism: Architecture and Circum-Atlantic Revolution, 1776-1835”


By: Halina Adams          Chair: Martin Brückner         [if 166]Co-Chair: Charles Robinson Robinson[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

English

Date: November 10, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveInstitute of Energy Conversion (IEC)
Room: 115

Alternative Buffer Layer Development in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin Film Solar Cells


By: Peipei Xin          Chair: William Shafarman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: November 10, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveDupont Hall
Room: 302

Analysis of Urban Pipe Deterioration Using Copula Method


By: Farzana Atique          Chair: Nii Attoh-Okine         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Date: November 7, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Insights into Elemental Sulfur Metabolism and Low-Energy Adaptations in Chlorobaculum tepidum to Enable Biotechnology-Based Processes for Waste Sulfur Utilization


 


By: Amalie Tuerk Levy          Chair: Kelvin Lee         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: October 31, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Collagen Like Peptide Bioconjugates for Targeted Drug Delivery Applications


By: Tianzhi Luo          Chair: Kristi Kiick         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: October 31, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Collagen-Like Peptide Bioconjugates for Targeted Drug Delivery Applications


By: Tianzhi Luo          Chair: Kristi Kiick         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: October 21, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Chinese Hamster Ovary Cell-Specific Biopharmaceutical Glycoform Predictions through Discretized Reaction Network Modeling


By: Benjamin Kremkow          Chair: Kelvin Lee         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: DuPont Hall
Room: 302

Inner-Surf and Swash-Zone Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Processes During Accretive Conditions and Local Wind Forcing


By: Patricia Chardon-Maldonado          Chair: Jack Puleo         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Date: October 24, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Microrheology for Protein Therapeutics Development


By: Lilian Lam Josephson          Chair: Eric Furst         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: October 18, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Allen Lab
Room: 101

Exploration of the Chicken (Gallus gallus) Pituitary Gland Transcriptome


By: Elizabeth Pritchett          Chair: Carl Schmidt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Animal and Food Science

Date: October 14, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the above164 S. College Avenue
Room: 101

Deconstructing DuPont Discourse: How Storytelling Shaped the Identity and Reputation of an American Enterprise


By: Kathryn Meier          Chair: Stephen Bernhardt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

English

Date: October 3, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Better Outcomes and Lower Costs? The Effect of Public Health Expenditures on Hospital Efficiency


By: David Hunt          Chair: Charles Link         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: DuPont Hall
Room: 302

Wave-Current Interaction on Strongly Sheared Mean Flows


By: Zhifei Dong          Chair: James Kirby         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Ocean Engineering

Date: September 15, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Willard Hall
Room: 117

A Systematic Approach To Professional Learning: Developing Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge In Literacy


By: Jill Compello          Chair: Sharon Walpole         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Education – Educational Leadership

Date: September 14, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Willard Hall
Room: 117

Understanding Science Success from the Perspectives of African American Men PhD Scientists and Engineers: Using Critical Race as Theory and Methodology


By: Shari Watkins          Chair: Danielle Ford         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Education

Date: September 9, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

The Semantics of Phrasal Comparatives: A Degree Nominal Analysis


By: Nimer Abusalim          Chair: Satoshi Tomioka         [if 166]Co-Chair: Gabriella Hermon[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Linguistics

Date: September 8, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Building Trustworthy System with Untrusted Components:  Countermeasures Against Hardware Trojans Collusion


By: Chen Liu          Chair: Chengmo Yang         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: August 31, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Lanthanide Monopnictide Nanoparticles and Films in and on III-V Semiconductors


By: Cory Bomberger          Chair: Joshua Zide         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: August 16, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Electrochemical Investigation of Organic Cation Adsorption onto Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction Catalysts in Hydroxide Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells


By: Mariah Woodroof          Chair: Abraham Lenhoff         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: August 11, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Are Fiscal Rules a Recipe for Growth in Developing Economies?


By: Genta Menkulasi          Chair: James Butkiewicz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: July 26, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 366

 Biophysical Characterization Of Folding And Aggregation Behavior In Model Single- And Multi-Domain Proteins


By: Ronald Maurer          Chair: Christopher Roberts         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: August 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 113

When and What to Stimulate? An Evaluation of a Custom Functional Electrical Stimulation System and its Neuroprosthetic Effect on Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy


By: Nicole Zahradka          Chair: Samuel Lee         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomechanics and Movement Science

Date: July 22, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 231

Raising the Bar:  Outcomes in Athletes after ACL Injury and Reconstruction


By: Mathew Failla          Chair: Lynn Snyder-Mackler         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomechanics and Movement Science

Date: August 18, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the City: Collaboration, Competition, and Survival in Sao Paulo


By: Sophie le Blanc          Chair: Mark Miller         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science and International Relations

Date: July 15, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 366

H2 Adsorption and Direct Methane Conversion on Cu Exchanged Zeolites


By: Bahar Ipek          Chair: Raul F. Lobo         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: July 22, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

High Performance Platforms for Beam Projection and Adaptive Imaging Applications


By: Furkan Cayci          Chair: Fouad Kiamilev         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: July 26, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Robinson Hall
Room: 206

A Site-Portfolio Model for Multiple-Destination Recreation Trips:  Valuing Trips to National Parks in the Southwestern USA


By: Zhe Chen          Chair: George Parsons         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: July 14, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveHistory Media Center Kirkbride
Room: 209

“Cheap, Safe, and Easy: Altering Homes in Philadelphia, 1870s to 1920s”


By: Amanda Casper          Chair: J. Ritchie Garrison         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: July 14, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Spencer Lab
Room: 126

On Numerical Modeling of Fatigue Crack Growth in Polymers Using Plastically Dissipated Energy


By: Guoliang Ding          Chair: Michael Santare         [if 166]Co-Chair: Anette Karlsson[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Mechanical Engineering

Date: July 13, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 235

The Selective Synthesis of Aromatics and Furans from Biomass-Derived Compounds


By: Eyas Mahmoud          Chair: Raul Lobo         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: July 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Elucidating the Signaling Pathways Regulating Syndromic and Nonsyndromic Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma


By: Katie Robbins          Chair: Erica Selva         [if 166]Co-Chair: Katia Sol-Church[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: July 6, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Regulatory Role of MicroRNAS in the Early Development

 


By: Nadezda Stepicheva          Chair: Jia Song         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Animal and Food Science

Date: July 6, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Flow Induced/ Refined Solution Crystallization of a Semiconducting Polymer


By: Ngoc Nguyen          Chair: Michael Mackay         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: June 27, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 366

Rapid Thermal Processing for Production of Chalcopyrite Thin Films for Solar Cells: Design, Analysis, and Experimental Implementation


By: Robert Lovelett          Chair: Babatunde Ogunnaike         [if 166]Co-Chair: Robert Birkmire[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Memorial Hall
Room: 127

Development and Characterization of (Ag,Cu)(In,Ga)Se2 Thin Films Deposited by Three-stage Co-evaporation


By: Lei Chen          Chair: William Shafarman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: June 20, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 215

Theoretical Investigations of Neutrino and Dark Matter Properties


By: Heng-Yu Chen          Chair: Stephen Barr         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: June 20, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 215

Theoretical Investigations of Neutrino and Dark Matter Properties


By: HENG-YU CHEN          Chair: Stephen Barr         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: June 22, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

BMPRIa Mimetic Peptide Treatments for Bone and Cartilage Formation and Repair


By: Hemanth Akkiraju          Chair: Anja Nohe         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: July 8, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

“Holy Waters: Religious Contests and Commitments in the Mississippi River Valley, 1780-1830”


By: Christine Croxall          Chair: Christine Heyrman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: June 17, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Robinson Hall
Room: 206

The Effect Of Offshore Wind Power On Beach Use And Tourism: A Contingent Behavior Analysis On The East Coast Of The United States


By: Jenna Toussaint          Chair: George Parsons         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: June 20, 2016
Time: 10:45 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 102

Performance, Power, and Energy Tuning Using Hardware and Software Techniques for Modern Parallel Architectures


By: Wei Wang          Chair: John Cavazos         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Computer Sciences

Date: June 10, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: 125 East Main Street
Room: 107

ERP Signatures of Attachment Height Variations in English and Spanish


By: Albeiro Miguel Angel Ramirez Sarmiento          Chair: Arild Hestvik         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Linguistics

Date: June 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 366

Novel Strategies for Validating Metabolic Network Models using Stable Isotope Tracers


By: Jennifer Au          Chair: Maciek Antoniewicz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: June 6, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 218

Evaluating the Effects of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation on Winter Precipitation in the Cascades using a Mixed-Physics WRF Ensemble


By: Carly Buxton          Chair: Brian Hanson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Climatology

Date: June 13, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Memorial Hall
Room: 216

Owning Performance: Literary Property and Embodied Authorship on the 18th-Century Stage


By: Jane Wessel          Chair: Matthew Kinservik         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

English

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Townsend Hall
Room: 256

Neuromechanical Links Between Cognition, Fear and Joint Instability


By: Yong Woo An          Chair: Charles Swanik         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomechanics and Movement Science

Date: June 20, 2016
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 113

Head Acceleration Across Youth, High School, and Collegiate Soccer Players


By: Jaclyn Caccese          Chair: Thomas Kaminski         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomechanics and Movement Science

Date: June 6, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 217

Excision Mechanisms of Pathogenicity Islands and Phages Among Vibrio Pathogens


By: Megan Carpneter          Chair: E. Fidelma Boyd         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering

Date: June 6, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 218

Evaluating the effects of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation on winter precipitation in the Cascades using a mixed-physics WRF ensemble


By: Carly Buxton          Chair: Brian Hanson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Climatology

Date: May 25, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 304

Near Infrared Group IV Optoelectronics and Novel Pre-Cursors for CVD Epitaxy


By: Ramsey Hazbun          Chair: James Kolodzey         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: May 12, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Room: 278

A Probabilistic Framework for Protein Multi-location Prediction, and its Applicability to Multi-label Classification


By: Ramanuja Narasimha Simha          Chair: Hagit Shatkay         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Computer Sciences

Date: June 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveKirkbride Hall
Room: 209

Modernizing the Disabled: Social Welfare, Education, and Public Health in Mexico City, 1860-1940


By: Holly Caldwell          Chair: Jesus Cruz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: May 31, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Room: 102

Megakaryocyte Maturation Through Shear Stress-Induced Transcriptome Modulation Involves Transcription Factors p53 and AP-1

 


By: Stephanie Luff          Chair: Eleftherios Terry Papoutsakis         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: July 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Engineering Polymeric Matrices for Controlled Drug Delivery Applications: from Bulk Gels to Nanogels


By: Yingkai Liang          Chair: Kristi Kiick         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: May 23, 2016
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 113

The Influence of Chronic and Acute Sodium Loading on Blood Pressure Regulation in Normotensive Adults.


By: Michael Brian          Chair: William Farquhar         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Applied Physiology

Date: May 16, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: DuPont Hall
Room: 302

Bridge Evaluation Utilizing Structural Health Monitoring Data


By: Hadi Al-Khateeb          Chair: Michael Chajes         [if 166]Co-Chair: Harry Shenton[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Date: May 10, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Willard Hall
Room: 117

Technology Integration and Online Professional Development for Delaware’s Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, Education


By: Amy Mooney          Chair: Chrystalla Mouza         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Education – Educational Leadership

Date: May 17, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Pearson HallStudio C
Room: 304

Near Infrared Group IV Optoelectronics and Novel Pre-Cursors for CVD Epitaxy


By: Ramsey Hazbun          Chair: James Kolodzey         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: June 2, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 125 East Main Street
Room: 107

Modal Non-Assertions


By: David Rubio Vallejo          Chair: Satoshi Tomioka         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Linguistics

Date: May 13, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

Lakota Experiences of Security: Lacanian Gaze and the Social


By: Justin De Leon          Chair: Daniel Green         [if 166]Co-Chair: Jennifer Lobasz[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science and International Relations

Date: May 13, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

The Labor Supply of Female Registered Nurses:
A Comparative Study Using the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses and the 2008 American Community Survey


By: Sezin Zengin          Chair: Charles Link         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: May 11, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

“The British are Coming, Again: The Flight, Return, and Reintegration of Mid-Atlantic Loyalists, 1776-1800”


By: Kimberly Nath          Chair: Cathy Matson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: May 16, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Gore Hall
Room: 208

An Analysis of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment on Financial Literacy


By: Rebecca Chambers          Chair: Carlos Asarta         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economic Education

Date: May 17, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

In the Midst of Liberation:  A Comparison of a Russian Estate and a Southern Plantation at the Moment of Emancipation


By: Sally Stocksdale          Chair: Peter Kolchin         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: April 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Graham HallFaculty Commons
Room: 02

Citizens, Governance and Social Media in China: Evolving Socio-cultural, Economic and Political Dimensions


By: Yingying Zeng          Chair: Robert Warren         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs and Public Policy

Date: April 14, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 321

“I’m just trying to fit back in”: The Role of Social Bonds, Stigma, and Legal Consciousness on the Reentry Experiences of Recently Incarcerated Adults


By: Ashley Kilmer          Chair: Chrysanthi Leon         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Criminology

Date: April 7, 2016
Time: 9:15 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 130

Knee Gait Mechanics and Cartilage Stress in Those With/Without Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis Five Years After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction


By: Ashutosh Khandha          Chair: Thomas Buchanan         [if 166]Co-Chair: Lynn Synder-Mackler[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering

Date: April 6, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 232

The Fading Athlete with an Old Knee: Investigation of Factors and Outcomes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Related to the Development of Knee Osteoarthritis


By: Elizabeth Wellsandt          Chair: Lynn Snyder-Mackler         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomechanics and Movement Science

Date: April 20, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

“It Is Supposed They Went Through the Indian Nation’: The Intersections of Black and Native Struggles for Freedom and Sovereignty in the Floridas, 1763-1803”


By: Stephanie Lampkin          Chair: Cathy Matson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: April 11, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: DuPont Hall
Room: 102

Development of Multilayer Liquid Crystal Polymer Based Radio Frequency Front-End Receiving Module at W-band


By: Yifei Zhang          Chair: Dennis Prather         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: April 14, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

“Designed to Sell: The Evolution of Merchandising and Display in Mid-Twentieth-Century Department Stores”


By: Alessandra Wood          Chair: Katherine Grier         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: April 11, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

“Commerce and Connection: Jewish Merchants, Philadelphia, and the Atlantic World, 1736-1822”


By: Toni Pitock          Chair: Cathy Matson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: April 13, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

“Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth: Physical Confrontations Between Slaves and Whites in Virginia, 1801-1865”


By: Christopher Bouton          Chair: Peter Kolchin         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: April 7, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

 

Structure and Properties of Conjugated Polymer Thin Films and Nanofibers


By: Jinglin Liu          Chair: David Martin         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: April 5, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 108

Evaluation of the Effect of Scapular Motion on Musculoskeletal Modeling of the Shoulder and Upper Extremity


By: R. Tyler Richardson          Chair: James Richards         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomechanics and Movement Science

Date: April 7, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 321

Copwatchers: Citizen Journalism and the Changing Police-Community Dynamic


By: Ashley Farmer          Chair: Ivan Sun         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Criminology

Date: April 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

‘Eye Appeal Is Buy Appeal”: Business Creates the Color of Foods, 1870-1970


By: Ai Hisano          Chair: Susan Strasser         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

History

Date: April 4, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 232

Role of Corticomotor Drive to Walking Recovery and Responses to Functional Electrical Stimulation in Stroke Survivors


By: Jacqueline Palmer          Chair: Stuart Binder-Macleod         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomechanics and Movement Science

Date: April 5, 2016
Time: 2:30 AM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 304

Methodologies for Infographics Retrieval


By: Zhuo Li          Chair: Sandra Carberry         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Computer Sciences

Date: March 29, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Investigation of Electromagnetic Induction Retrievals of Sea Ice Thickness Using Models and Measurements


By: Jesse Samluk          Chair: Cathleen Geiger         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: April 22, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Townsend Hall
Room: 256

Changes to Spider Community Ecology Mediated by Altered Forest Understory Vegetation


By: Andrew Landsman          Chair: Jacob Bowman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Entomology and Wildlife Ecology

Date: March 23, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: DuPont Hall
Room: 302

Novel Materials and Applications for the Adsorption and Degradation of Environmental Contaminants


By: Yu Han Yu          Chair: Pei Chun Chiu         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Date: March 23, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 215

Spin Dynamics in Magnetic Thin Films and Spintronic Devices


By: Yunpeng Chen          Chair: John Xiao         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Physics

Date: March 22, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 113

Measuring Changes to Force Control Variability Using Lyapunov Exponents: Looking at the Influence of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction and High Performance Athletics


By: Amelia Lanier          Chair: Thomas Buchanan         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biomechanics and Movement Science

Date: March 22, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 231

Water Resources Management in the Ganges Basin: Reducing the Seasonality of Water Availability and Identification of Potential Processes for Contamination of Arsenic Safe Deep Groundwater


By: Md Mahfuzur Khan          Chair: Holly Michael         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Geology

Date: March 15, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Materials and Device Patterning via Unconventional Agarose Hydrogel Mediated Reactive Wet Etching


By: Okechukwu Ogbuu          Chair: Juejun Hu         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: March 25, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 304

Generalized Bounding Surface Model for Cohesive Soils: a Novel Formulation for Monotonic and Cyclic Loading


By: Andres Nieto Leal          Chair: Victor N. Kaliakin         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Date: April 22, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveAlison Hall West
Room: 206

Locality and Non-Linear Representations in Tonal Phonology


By: Adam Jardine          Chair: Jeffrey Heinz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Linguistics

Date: March 7, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 321

The Cyclical Nature of Criminal Offending: A Qualitative Exploration of Intermittency Among Active Criminal Offenders


By: Lionel Smith          Chair: Ronet Bachman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Criminology

Date: March 3, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveAlison Hall
Room: 122

The Role of Bhutanese Adolescent Refugees’ Acculturation and Familial Social Capital on their General Well-Being and School Adjustment


By: Neda Moinolmolki          Chair: Bahira Trask         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Human Development and Family Studies

Date: March 15, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

“A Social History of Postmodern Art and Its Criticism”


By: Theodoros Triandos          Chair: Ann Gibson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: February 29, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

“Building Order on Beacon Hill, 1790-1850”


By: Jeffrey Klee          Chair: Bernard Herman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: February 29, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

“Thomas Cole on Architecture: Picturing the Gothic”


By: Rebecca Ayres Schwartz          Chair: Bernard Herman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: February 26, 2016
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

” ‘Tell Me a Story’: Narrative and Orality in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Culture”


By: Catherine Walsh          Chair: Wendy Bellion         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: March 10, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 321

“It’s Always Silence that Causes the Most Damage”: A Case Study of the Earl Bradley Child Sex Abuse Case


By: M. Kristen Hefner          Chair: Susan Miller         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Sociology

Date: March 2, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Center for Drug & Health Studies
Room: 1

A Systems Perspective of Buprenorphine Patients’ Experience in an Opioid Treatment Program

 


By: Laura Monico          Chair: Ronet Bachman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Sociology

Date: February 15, 2016
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

Thomas Wijck’s Painted Alchemists at the Intersection of Art, Science and Practice


By: Elisabeth Berry Drago          Chair: Perry Chapman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: March 4, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Alliances and Concentration: The Economic Consequences of Market Structure in the Liner Shipping Industry


By: Bockrath John          Chair: Michael Arnold         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: March 3, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 108

The Role of Corticotropin Releasing Factor in Contextual Fear Conditioning


By: Arun Asok          Chair: Jeffrey Rosen         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Psychology

Date: February 19, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Epigenetic Modification of the Medial Prefrontal Cortex as a Result of Infant-Caregiver Experience


By: Jennifer Blaze          Chair: Tania Roth         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Psychology

Date: February 3, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 108

Teacher Factors Contributing to Implementation of the KiVa Anti-Bullying Program


By: Lauren Swift          Chair: Julie Hubbard         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Psychology

Date: February 18, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Electrochemically Polymerized Conjugated Polymer Films: Stability Improvement and Surface Functionalization


By: Bin Wei          Chair: David Martin         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: February 3, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveInstitute of Energy Conversion, 451 Wyoming Rd
Room: 114

Fabrication and Modification of Defects in Cu2ZnSnSeSingle Crystals and Thin Films


By: Douglas Bishop          Chair: Robert Birkmire         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: February 1, 2016
Time: 10:45 AM
Location: Robinson HallSmith Lab 106
Room: 206

Key Challenges of Offshore Wind Power: Three Essays Addressing Public Acceptance, Stakeholder Conflict, and Wildlife Impacts


By: Alison Bates          Chair: Jeremy Firestone         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Marine Studies

Date: January 28, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 102

Electrophoretic Deposition of Ultrasonicated and Functionalized Nanomaterials for Multifunctional Composites


By: Qi An          Chair: Erik Thostenson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: February 29, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

Thomas Cole on Architecture: Picturing the Gothic


By: Rebecca Ayres Schwartz          Chair: Bernard Herman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Art History

Date: February 2, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Improving Efficiency and Flexibility of Information Retrieval Systems


By: Hao Wu          Chair: Hui Fang         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: January 22, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Non-Destructive Depth Profiling Using Variable Kinetic Energy X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy with Maximum Entropy Regularization.


By: James Krajewski          Chair: Robert Cava         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: January 8, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 187

Green Growth: Paradigm Shift or Business-as-Usual


By: Yoonhee Ha          Chair: Byrne John         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Animal and Food Science

Date: January 13, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 366

Anode Catalyst Development For Low-Temperature Fuel Cells: Fundamentals and Synthesis


By: Jie Zheng          Chair: Yushan Yan         [if 166]Co-Chair: Bingjun Xu[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: January 19, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Robinson Hall
Room: 206

Financing Large-Scale Tropical Fisheries Governance Reform:

A Proposed Conceptual Framework and Case Studies in Assessing the Costs


By: John Virdin          Chair: Biliana Cicin-Sain         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Marine Studies

Date: January 12, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Memorial Hall
Room: 203

Printing Indians and the Imperial Contest in America


By: Clayton Zuba          Chair: Edward Larkin         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

English

Date: January 13, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Elucidating Aquatic Virioplankton Diversity and Dynamics Using High-Throughput DNA Sequencing


By: Rachel Marine          Chair: Eric Wommack         [if 166]Co-Chair: Shawn Polson[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: January 5, 2016
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Memorial Hall
Room: 216

Phenomenal Adaptations


By: Kyle Meikle          Chair: Thomas Leitch         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

English

Date: January 7, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Metabolic and Regulatory Properties of Sulfide Oxidation in Chlorobaculum tepidum


By: Kevin Shuman          Chair: Tom Hanson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: January 6, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Design of Multimodal Degradable Hydrogels for Controlled Therapeutic Delivery


By: Prathamesh Kharkar          Chair: April Kloxin         [if 166]Co-Chair: Kristi Kiick[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: December 23, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

Negotiating Agency, Sustaining Resistance and Navigating Cooptation: Analyzing the Substantive and Symbolic Representations of Women by Women Cabinet Ministers Across Sub-Saharan Africa


By: Chiedo Nwankwor          Chair: Gretchen Bauer         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science and International Relations

Date: December 22, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 219

Rhodium (II) – Catalyzed Reactions of Diazoesters with Organizing Reagents


By: Robert Panish          Chair: Joseph Fox         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Date: December 15, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 366

Study of Novel Redox Flow Batteries Based on Double-membrane, Single-membrane, and membrane-less Cell Configuration


By: Ke Gong          Chair: Yushan Yan         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: December 18, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 304

Near-Bed Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport in Tidal Channels and on Tidal Flats


By: Aline Pieterse          Chair: Jack Puleo         [if 166]Co-Chair: Thomas McKenna[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Geology

Date: December 10, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveMitchell Hall
Room: 014

Essays on Identifying Oil Price Shocks and Its Dynamic Impacts on Macroeconomy:  Evidence from China


By: Haiyan Fan          Chair: James Butkiewicz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: December 4, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: DuPont Hall
Room: 350

LES and Sigma-Coordinate RANS Simulations of Laboratory Surface Wave Breaking


By: Morteza Derakhti          Chair: James Kirby         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Date: February 1, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Memorial Hall
Room: 125

A Reverence for Books: The Sacrament of Material Text, 1558-1649


By: Kyle Vitale          Chair: Kristen Poole         [if 166]Co-Chair: Julian Yates[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

English

Date: December 9, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 220

Synthesis and Reactivity of Low Valent Chromium (I) Precursors Supported by the Hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borate ligands for Dioxygen and Small Molecule Activation


By: Eser Akturk          Chair: Klaus Theopold         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Date: December 8, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 220

Insights Into the Structure and Dynamics of HIV-1 Maturation Intermediates and Nonuniform Sampling Methods for Magic Angle Spinning NMR


By: Christopher Suiter          Chair: Tatyana Polenova         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Date: January 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Materials and Devices for Mechanically Flexible Integrated Photonics


By: Lan Li          Chair: Juejun Hu         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: December 18, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

Immigration Executive Action, 1970’s Style: The Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy


By: Andrew Huntleigh          Chair: Mark Miller         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science and International Relations

Date: December 4, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Bottom-Up Designs and Syntheses of Sustainable Block Polymers


By: Angela Holmberg          Chair: Thomas Epps, III         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering

Date: December 3, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 102

Predicting Protein-Protein Interactions, Interactions Sites and Residue-Residue Contact Matrices with Machine Learning Techniques


By: Tianchuan Du          Chair: Li Liao         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Computer Sciences

Date: November 30, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Organic-Based Electro-Optic Modulators for Microwave Photonic Applications


By: David Eng          Chair: Dennis Prather         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: December 16, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Townsend Hall
Room: 049

Examing Interaction of Human Norovirus and Its Surrogates with Fresh Produce


By: Qing Wang          Chair: Kali Kniel         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Animal and Food Science

Date: November 16, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: None of the aboveAlison Hall
Room: 122

A Qualitative Exploration of Middle Childhood Sibling Relationship Quality Within the Context of Intimate Partner Violence


By: Kendra Waninger          Chair: Ruth Fleury-Steiner         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Human Development and Family Studies

Date: November 10, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveInstitute of Energy Conversion
Room: 1

Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 Photovoltaic Absorber Fabrication by Hydride Chalcogenization of Electrodeposited Precursors


By: Thomas Mangan          Chair: Robert Birkmire         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: November 19, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Additive Manufacture of Electromagnetic Multifunctional Composites


By: Peter Pa          Chair: Mark Mirotznik         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: November 17, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Structural and Functional Interactions of Platelet Thrombin and ADP Receptors

 

 


By: Aasma Khan          Chair: Donna Woulfe         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: December 17, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Morphology Control of Polymer:Fullerene Solar Cells by Nanoparticle Self-Assembly


By: Wenluan Zhang          Chair: Wenluan Zhang         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: November 2, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 231

Monetary Policy and the Stock Market in China: Short Term and Long Term Impacts on the Development of Chinese Stock Markets


By: Shuoyi Lu          Chair: James Butkiewicz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: November 12, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 185

Tourism and Environmental Policy in Antarctica


By: Susan Lewis          Chair: Biliana Cicin-Sain         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy and Environmental Policy

Date: October 23, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 125 East Main Street
Room: 107

The Phonology of Betsimisaraka: A Grammar in Ordered Rules


By: Timothy O’Neill          Chair: Jeffrey Heinz         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Linguistics

Date: October 23, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 201

Parallel FFT Program Optimization on Heterogeneous Computers


By: Shuo Chen          Chair: Xiaoming Li         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: October 21, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveDrake Hall
Room: 074

Issues in the Argument Structure of Mandarin Chinese


By: Zenghong Jia          Chair: Benjamin Bruening         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Animal and Food Science

Date: October 22, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Preparation and Characterization of Multi-Layer Biodegradable Nanofibers by Coaxial Electrospinning and Their Potential on Tissue Engineering


By: Wenwen Liu          Chair: John Rabolt         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: October 14, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Towards Co-Designed Energy Efficient Computing and Runtimes:  Simulation-Framework and Experiments


By: Kelly Livingston          Chair: Guang Gao         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: November 5, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Townsend Hall
Room: 002

Essays on Determinants of Children’s Weight Changes in China


By: Ruizhi Xie          Chair: Titus Awokuse         [if 166]Co-Chair: Saul Hoffman[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: October 15, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveAlison Hall West
Room: 209

The Analysis of the Family Goal Setting Process in One Early Head Start Program from the Perspectives of Family Service Providers and Parents


By: Sevil Buzcu          Chair: Cynthia Paris         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Human Development and Family Studies

Date: October 7, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Willard Hall
Room: 117

Students with Disabilities, Transition, and Work: Perceptions of New Career-Technical Educators


By: Megan Pell          Chair: Laura Eisenman         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Education

Date: September 25, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 125 East Main Street
Room: 107

L2 Perception and Production of Three Common English Prosodic Patterns


By: Nadya Pincus          Chair: Irene Vogel         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Linguistics

Date: September 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Boolean Satisfiability:  Parallelization and Exploration


By: Sha Li          Chair: Xiaoming Li         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: August 26, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Hydrophobic Payload Encapsulation and Release Characteristics in Self-Assembled Peptide Hydrogels


By: Jessie Sun          Chair: Darrin Pochan         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: August 11, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Allen Lab
Room: 101

Innate Patterning of the Immune Response to Marek’s Disease Virus (MDV) During Pathogenesis and Vaccination


By: Upendra Katneni          Chair: Mark Parcells         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Animal and Food Science

Date: August 13, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 215

Synthesis and Characterization of
Magnetically Hard FePt Alloy Nanoparticles and Nano-Islands


By: Xiaocao Hu          Chair: George Hadjipanayis         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: August 20, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

“The Microbiome of the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, in Health and Disease”


By: Eric Sakowski          Chair: Eric Wommack         [if 166]Co-Chair: Shawn Polson[/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: September 2, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveMcKinly Lab
Room: 4

Empathy Gaps for Social Pain and Children’s Bystander Behavior in Bullying Episodes


By: Marissa Smith          Chair: Julie Hubbard         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Psychology

Date: August 13, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 187

Analysis of Energy-Saving Potential in Residential Buildings in Xiamen City and Its Policy Implications for Southern China


By: Fei Guo          Chair: Lado Kurdgelashvili         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy and Environmental Policy

Date: July 31, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 187

An Analysis of Climate Change Coalition Formation from a Game Theoretic Perspective


By: Jinmi Kim          Chair: John Byrne         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy and Environmental Policy

Date: August 5, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 219

Functional and Biochemical Characterization of NOD2 and HSP70, Important Proteins Involved in Crohn’s Disease


By: Vishnu Mohanan          Chair: Catherine Grimes         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: August 4, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Prox1 and Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptors Form A Novel Regulatory Loop that Promotes Lens Fiber Differentiation and Regulates Global Gene Expression


By: Dylan Audette          Chair: Melinda Duncan         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

Date: July 30, 2015
Time: 2:00 AM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 187

Towards Urban Equity: A Just Sustainabilities Analysis of Municipal Development Policy & Planning


By: Lemir Teron          Chair: John Byrne         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Energy and Environmental Policy

Date: July 21, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 238

Essays on Monetary Policy and Asset Price Bubbles: Evidence  from the U.S. Housing Bubble


By: Christine Storrie          Chair: Burton Abrams         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Economics

Date: July 21, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 219

Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2: Utilizing Potent and Specific Inhibitors to Probe the Structure Function Relationship


By: Tara Drake Gonzalez          Chair: Brian Bahnson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Date: August 10, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

Interests of International Organizations: An Exogenous-Endogenous Framework


By: Dustin Parrett          Chair: Matthew Weinert         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science and International Relations

Date: July 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 219

Novel Methods to Synthesize Complex Nitroalkanes & The Development of On-Electrode Cross-Coupling Chemistry


By: Amber Gietter-Burch          Chair: Donald Watson         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Date: July 15, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Brown Lab
Room: 219

Tris(THIOETHER)-Supported Base Metal Complexes with Redox-Active Dioxolene  and α-Diimne Ligands


By: Peng Wang Wang          Chair: Charles Riordan         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Date: July 10, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: 125 East Main Street
Room: 107

Coordination and Linear Order

 

 


By: Eman Al Khalaf          Chair: Benjamin Bruening         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Linguistics

Date: July 27, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

LGBT Rights in Contemporary Global Politics: Norms, Identity, and the Politics of Rights


By: Brett Remkus Britt          Chair: Claire Rasmussen         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Political Science and International Relations

Date: July 15, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Exploiting Prior Knowledge in Compressed Sensing Wireless ECG Systems


By: Luisa Polania          Chair: Kenneth Barner         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: July 15, 2015
Time: 1:30 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Thin Film Subsurface Environments; Advanced X-ray Spectroscopies and a Novel Bayesian Modeling Algorithm


By: Jonathan Church          Chair: Robert Opila         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

Full Abstract >

Materials Science and Engineering

Date: July 9, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 236

Household Income and the Duration of Unemployment:  New Evidence from Japan


By: Masayoshi Shibata          Chair: Evangelos Falaris         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Economics

Date: July 8, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

“Functional Analysis of The Role of Alternative Sigma Factors in Vibrio parahaemolyticus Host Pathogen Interactions”


By: Brandy Haines-Menges          Chair: Fidelma Boyd         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Biological Sciences

Date: July 13, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Chalcogenide Glasses for Advanced Photonic and Photovoltaic Applications


By: Yi Zou          Chair: Juejun Hu         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]

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Materials Science and Engineering

Date: June 30, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Memorial Hall
Room: 124

Determining the Impacts of Two-Hundred Year Old Mill Dams on In channel Sediment Transport and Carbon Cycling of  Adjacent Floodplains in Northern Delaware


By: Adam Pearson          Chair: Jim Pizzuto         [if 166]Co-Chair: Rodrigo Vargas[/if 166]

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Geology

Date: July 7, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Robinson Hall
Room: 206

The Costs and Benefits of Community Protection Measures in the Alaska Halibut Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program


By: Marysia Szymkowiak          Chair: Lee Anderson         [if 166]Co-Chair: Ron Felthoven[/if 166]

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Marine Studies

Date: June 25, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveInstitute of Energy Conversion (451 Wyoming Road)
Room: 115

Laser Processing in Fabrication of Interdigitated Back Contact Silicon Hetero-Junction (IBC-SHJ) Solar Cell


By: Jianbo He          Chair: Robert Birkmire         [if 166]Co-Chair: [/if 166]