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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Modeling of cluster-induced turbulence in particle-laden channel flow, Michael Christopher Baker

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Flexible resonant sensor fabrication and applications in biological, chemical, and physical sensing, Sadaf Charkhabi

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DNA origami templated optical metamaterials, Md Mir Hossen

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Polarization-dependent dark-field scattering spectroscopy of differently shaped isolated gold nanostructures and their orientation mapping, Md Monirul Islam

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Rational design of antimicrobial nanomedicines, Adam Steven Mullis

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Intestinal stem cells with its applications, Yijun Qi

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Towards production of bio-advantaged polyamide, Sanaz Abdolmohammadi

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Tools for improving and understanding microbial performance in biorenewable applications, Kirsten Marie Davis

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Novel approaches for prebiotic detection and control of microbial communities, Fatima Enam

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Designing high-performance yeast factories for the production of high-value aromatics based on a novel species and its consortia, Meirong Gao

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Solution-processed bismuth halide thin film semiconductors for photovoltaic application, Umar Hussein Hamdeh

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New family of unsaturated polyamides from novel long-chain biomass-derived diacids, Zahra Hosseinzadeh-Nik

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Application of quadrature-based moment methods to the conditional moment closure, Aziz Dogan Ilgun

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Combination nanovaccines against respiratory pathogens, Sean Kelly

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Gelation mechanism, synthesis, characterization, and applications of bio-based and model thermoplastic elastomers via RAFT polymerization, Fang-Yi Lin

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Two-dimensional early transition metal carbides as supports for platinum catalysts, Zhe Li

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Nanostructured surfaces fabricated by modified interference lithographic technique for modulation of interfacial processes, Russell Mahmood

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Kinetic study of the homogeneous acid-catalyzed esterification of malic acid with methanol to form dimethyl malate, Chukwuemeka Mba

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Experimental and modeling studies of formation of self-organized porous anodic oxide layers and intergranular corrosion of steel, Pratyush Mishra

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Solution phase synthesis of lead-free perovskite and perovskite-inspired materials, Rainie Dean Nelson

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Elucidating energy scaling relations between simple atomic and molecular adsorbates in the presence of solvent, Jaeryul Park

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Fueling the mission to Mars and Earth’s transition to renewable energy: Increasing catalyst performance for carbon dioxide methanation, Elspeth Petersen

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Engineering the effects of lateral interactions among adsorbates on nano-catalytic surfaces, Kartik Srivastava

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High voltage quinone flow battery with hybrid acid and base electrolytes, Mohsen Torabi

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Preparation and characterization of block copolymer modified nanocomposite, Tung-ping Wang

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Solid-state synthesis of germanium nanocrystals from a chloride-derived germania glass and colloidal synthesis of germanium nanocrystals from germanium halides with trisilane, Yujie Wang

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Approaches for studying RNA aptamers with molecular dynamics simulation, Shuting Yan

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Kinetics of the aggregative growth of ligand-capped colloidal nanocrystals, Bin Yuan

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Solution synthesis of nanostructured transition metal chalcogenides and their electrical and thermal properties, Wei Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Electrochemical conversion of bio-derived dicarboxylic acid into high value added chemicals, Sanaz Abdolmohammadi

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Study of collagen organization in cell-laden hydrogels and animal tissue samples for effective tissue engineering scaffolds, Anuraag Boddupalli

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Electrocatalysis for selective oxidation of biomass-derived compounds, David Chadderdon

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Electrochemical conversion of biomass-derived furanics for production of renewable chemicals and fuels, Xiaotong Han Chadderdon

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Resonant sensors for passive, real-time, and wireless characterization of biological analytes, Sadaf Charkhabi

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Reverse engineering of short-chain fatty acid tolerance and production in Escherichia coli, Yingxi Chen

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Improving cell-free protein synthesis for rapid screening applications, Jared Lynn Dopp

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Glycerol-based polymers and their pathway to industrial relevance, Michael John Forrester

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Production of solubilized carbohydrates from lignocellulosic biomass using solvent liquefaction, Arpa Ghosh

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Nanocomposite gel study of surface-initiated block copolymer by ring-opening metathesis polymerization and lignin-based polymers directly from pyrolysis lignin via RAFT polymerization, Yuerui Huang

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Improving hydrothermal stability of carbon-supported metal catalysts for biomass conversions, Jiajie Huo

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Selective ammonolysis of carboxylic acid derivatives, Hsi-Hsin Lin

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The role of contact guidance on cancer metastasis, Jacob Allan Mebus Nuhn

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Broadly defined synthesis and properties of phase change materials, Bokki Min

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Macromolecular soft templates for synthesis and self-assembly of functional nanomaterials, Srikanth Nayak

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Predictive computational tools for biomass fast pyrolysis in fluidized-bed reactors using particle-resolved direct numerical simulation of reacting gas-solid flow, Cheng Peng

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Rational design of advanced electrocatalysts for oxygen and hydrogen reactions in fuel cells and water electrolyzers, Yang Qiu

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Carbon support effects on Pd/C catalysts for the liquid-phase hydrogenation of multifunctional chemicals, Radhika Giri Rao

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Engineering 3D systems with tunable mechanical properties to mimic the tumor microenvironment, Shalini Raj Unnikandam Veettil

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Processing advancements in the recovery of oils from vegetable oil refinery by-products, Hugh T. Warren

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Nanostructured surfaces for surface enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy, Zhiqi Yao

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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RANS-SLFM and LES-SLFM numerical simulations of turbulent non-premixed oxy-fuel jet flames using CO2/O2 mixture, Adel Alghamdi

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Electrocatalytic conversion of biorenewable feedstocks for electricity and chemicals cogeneration in anion exchange membrane fuel cells, Neeva Benipal

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Solution-processed all-inorganic bismuth-triiodide thin-films for photovoltaic application, Umar Hussein Hamdeh

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ZSM-5 catalyzed fast pyrolysis of biomass, Thomas Christopher Hoff

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Facile large scale solution synthesis of nanostructured iron, nickel and cobalt telluride and possible applications, Sungbum Hong

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Electrochemical hydrogenation of muconic acid: Application to the production of biorenewable polyamides and polyesters, John Edward Zeug Matthiesen

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Modeling and control to improve blood glucose concentration for people with diabetes, Yong Mei

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The selective conversion of biomass derived coumalic acid to functionalized aromatics and novel intermediates, Toni Pfennig

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Targeted nano-carriers to combat neurodegeneration, Benjamin William Schlichtmann

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Metabolic engineering strategies for high-level production of aromatic amino acid pathway derivatives in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Jose Miguel Suastegui Pastrana

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Probing breast cancer cell contact guidance in organized collagen environments, Juan Wang

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Exploring the production of high-value compounds in plant Catharanthus roseus hairy roots and yeast Yarrowia lipolytica, Le Zhao

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Functional metal carbide nano structures with unique thermal and electrical chemical properties, Huazhang Zhu

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pH responsive gels that deliver anti-inflammatory drugs, Lida Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Bacteriophages on paper for the colorimetric detection of Escherichia coli in lake water, Miguel Israel Chavez-Santoscoy

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Biomolecules that impact phenotypic transitions in fibroblasts and macrophages, Kiva Diane Forsmark

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Advanced CFD model of multiphase photobioreactors for microalgal derived biomass production, Xi Gao

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Targeted nanovaccines against respiratory pathogens, Jonathan Tate Goodman

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Discovery of design strategies for enabling pyrolytic sugars tolerance and utilization by Escherichia coli, Tao Jin

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Exploration of grating-based surface plasmon resonance systems for wave vector matching to enhance plasmon modes and preliminary surface plasmon-enhanced fluorescence interrogation, Michael B. Johnson

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Polyolefin/layered silicate nanocomposites via surface initiated ring opening metathesis polymerization, Sri Harsha Kalluru

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In situ and ex situ catalysis in biomass fast pyrolysis, Michael Nolte

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Electrocatalysts design for selective oxidation of organic molecules in high-performance fuel cell, Ji Qi

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Enhancing nerve regeneration in the peripheral nervous system using polymeric scaffolds, stem cell engineering and nanoparticle delivery system, Anup Dutt Sharma

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Structure architecture and property relation of hyperbranched polymer produced from triglyceride via RAFT polymerization, Mengguo Yan

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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One-dimensional CFD model of a multiphase loop polymerization reactor, Michael Christopher Baker

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Copper based catalysts in the selective dehydration of polyols, Anita Ntandoyenkosi Bejile

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A study of carboxylic ester hydrolases: structural classification, properties, and database, Yingfei Chen

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A manipulation of pyrolysis reaction pathways for selective bio-oil composition, Yongsuck Choi

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Polyanhydride nanovaccine platform against bacterial pathogens, Shannon Lee Haughney

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Genetic factors driving attachment of bacteria to environmental particles, Chunyu Liao

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Design of polyanhydride-based targeted nanovaccines against HIV, Julia Eulalia Vela Ramirez

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Development of differential electrochemical mass spectrometry (DEMS) technique for electrocatalysis studies, Subramanian Venkatachalam

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Supramolecular assemblies of alkane functionalized poly ethylene glycol copolymer for drug delivery, Lida Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Novel Cationic Pentablock Copolymers as a Nanovaccine Delivery Platform, Justin Adams

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Hydrothermally stable heterogeneous catalysts for biorenewable-derived molecule conversions to chemicals, Jason Anderson

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The role of stress in self-ordered porous anodic oxide formation and corrosion of aluminum, Ömer Özgür Çapraz

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Microenvironment regulation of matrix metalloproteinase activity in pancreatic cancer cells, Amanda Michelle Haage

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Uncertainty quantification tools for multiphase gas-solid flow simulations using MFIX, Xiaofei Hu

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Design and fabrication of engineered platforms to control multiple cue directed cell migration, Laura M. Lara-Rodriguez

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Selective dehydration of polyols over solid acids and metal-acid bifunctional catalysts: Towards a catalytic toolbox for rational catalyst design, Michael Robert Nolan

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Nanostructured surfaces for surface plasmon resnonance spectroscopy and imaging, Joseph Petefish

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Catalytic conversion of glucose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural as a potential biorenewable platform chemical, Tianfu Wang

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Understanding fast pyrolysis of biomass, Jing Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Fatty acid and polyketide synthesis enzymes: sequences, structures, and mechanisms, David Cantu

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RAFT microemulsion polymerization with surface-active chain transfer agent, Ibrahim Adnan El-Hedok

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Direct observation of the capillary mechanisms of liquid-liquid entrapment, William Gerard Gaul

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Orchestrating cancer cell migration: Quantatitive analysis of protrusion, adhesion and contraction dynamics regulated by epidermal growth factor and collagen, Yue Hou

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Design of novel nano-carriers for multi-enzyme co-localization, Feng Jia

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Addressing Fatty Acids Toxicity and Production in Biocatalysts, Ping Liu