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2014 Ph.D. Graduates

Sriya Dasa

Sriya Das

Dissertation Title Dispersion and rheology of graphene colloids and gels
Advisor Dr. Micah J. Green
Current Position Logistic Technology Development Engineer
Institution Intel Corporation
Location Hillsboro, Oregon
Ben Xu

Ben Xu

Dissertation Title Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Small Molecule Glass Formers, Polymers and Organic Crystals
Advisor Dr. Gregory B. McKenna
Current Position Senior Rheologist
Institution Avery Dennison
Location Mentor, Ohio

2013 Ph.D. Graduates

Sanjoy Bhattacharia

Sanjoy Bhattacharia

Dissertation Title Kinetics of Energetic Material: Investigation of Sublimation and Decomposition
Advisor Dr. Brandon Weeks
Current Position Post-Doctoral Associate with Dr. Chau-Chyun Chen
Institution Texas Tech University
Location Lubbock, Texas
Swastika Bithi

Swastika Bithi

Dissertation Title Engineering a Drop-Based Microfluidic Platform with Functionalities of Well Plates and Pipetting System
Advisor Dr. Siva A. Vanapalli
Current Position Instructor
Institution Texas Tech University
Location Lubbock, Texas
Brian Bullecks

Brian Bullecks

Dissertation Title Rapid Fault Detection and Mitigation Strategies in the Low Temperature PEM Fuel Cell
Advisor Dr. Raghunathan Rengasamy
Current Position Co-Founder & Lead Engineer
Company SysEng, LLC
Secondary Position Research Professor, Clarkson University
Location Potsdam, New York
Taskin Binte Karim

Taskin Binte Karim

Dissertation Title Surface Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Polymers Using Spontaneous Particle Embedment: Epoxy, Poly(α-Methylstyrene), Polystyrene of Different Architecture, and Poly(Vinyl Acetate)
Advisor Dr. Gregory B. McKenna
Current Position Postdoctoral Associate with Dr. John O'Haver
Institution University of Mississippi
Location Oxford, Mississippi
Ketan Khare

Ketan Khare

Dissertation Title Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Cross-linked Epoxy based Systems: A Molecular Simulation Study
Advisor Dr. Rajesh Khare
Current Position Postdoctoral Associate with Dr. Shekhar Garde
Institution Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Location Troy, New York
Zheng Li

Zheng Li

Dissertation Title Identification, Control, and Monitoring of Complex Chemical and Biochemical Systems
Advisor Dr. M. Nazmul Karim
Current Position Engineer
Company Genentech, Inc.
Location San Francisco, California
Yunzhe Ma

Yunzhe Ma

Dissertation Title Microneedles for Drug Delivery into Oral Cavity
Advisor Dr. Harvinder Singh Gill
Current Position Engineer
Company Intel, Inc.
Location Hillsboro, Oregon
Jeevan Maddala

Jeevan Maddala

Dissertation Title Design of Droplet Based Microfuidic Devices for Lab On Chip Applications
Advisor Dr. Raghunathan Rengasamy
Current Position Co-Founder & Lead Engineer
Company SysEng, LLC
Secondary Position Research Professor, Texas Tech University
Location Lubbock, Texas
Weiting Tang

Weiting Tang

Dissertation Title Modeling, Estimation, and Control of Nonlinear Time-Variant Complex Processes
Advisor Dr. M. Nazmul Karim
Current Position Engineer
Company Baker Hughes
Location Tomball, Texas
Jinhua Wang

Jinhua Wang

Dissertation Title The Viscoelastic Properties of Thin Films
Advisor Dr. Gregory B. McKenna
Current Position Looking
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin