Dissertations

Dissertations: November 4, 2019

DISSERTATIONS DEFENDED

Applied Physics
Shrestha, Sajan. Dielectric metasurfaces for optical wavefront manipulation. Sponsor: Nanfang Yu.

Art History and Archaeology
Vázquez, Julia. The artist as curator: Diego Velázquez, 1623-1660. Sponsor: Diane Bodart.

Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies
Kim, Christine. The role of FYN-TRAF3IP2 gene fusion in peripheral T-cell lymphoma oncogenesis. Sponsor: Adolfo Ferrando.

Chemical Engineering
Russell, Sebastian. The role of ions in copolymer electrolyte self-assembly and their transport through hydrated nanostructured membranes. Sponsor: Sanat Kumar.

Chemistry
Doud, Evan. Beyond traditional superatom ligands and cores. Sponsor: Xavier Roy.

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Mesko, Gary. Magmatism at the Southern end of the East African Rift system: Origin and role during early stage melting. Sponsor: Cornelia Class.

Olsen, Kira. New understanding of iceberg calving, mass loss, and glacier dynamics in Greenland through analysis of glacial earthquakes. Sponsor: Meredith Nettles.

Electrical Engineering
Bahamonde, Jose. Non-reciprocal communication devices for RF communications. Sponsor: Ioannis Kymissis.

Yu, Caroline. Flexible and miniature electronics for robotic and neuroscience applications. Sponsor: Ioannis Kymissis.

French and Romance Philology
Balkoski, Katherine. Car il y a beaucoup d'appelés, mais peu d'élus: Military conscription in French literary representations of the Algerian War. Sponsor: Madeleine Dobie.

Nutritional and Metabolic Biology
Flaherty, Stephen. AdExos: A lipase independent pathway of lipid release and immune modulation from adipocytes. Sponsor: Anthony W. Ferrante, Jr.

Physics
Kerelsky, Alexander. Atomic scale structure of tunable flat bands, magnetic defects and heterointerfaces in 2D materials. Sponsor: Abhay Pasupathy.

Krichevsky, Rafael. Low-energy dynamics of condensed matter from the high-energy point of view. Sponsor: Alberto Nicolis.

Sociology
Levy, Moran. Trial and error: The invention of cancer chemotherapy. Sponsor: Gil Eyal.

TC / Counseling Psychology
Semel, Rebecca. Understanding turnover in employees of color in STEM fields. Sponsor: George Gushue.

 

DISSERTATION PROPOSALS FILED

Architecture
Blanchfield, Caitlin. Unsettling colonial science: Modern architecture and indigenous claims to land in North America, 1947-1993.

Biomedical Engineering
Patel, Kripa. Developing SCAPE microscopy for clinical imaging and structural imaging of large samples.

Yuan, Jinglun. Mechanical regulation of T cell activation.

Zhao, Hanzhi. The impact of cortical perturbations on neurovascular coupling.

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Nghiem, Athena. Exploring the scales of environmental variability in groundwater arsenic distribution and redox processes through data-driven approaches.

History
Raine, Barnaby. Lost horizon: Visions of ending capitalism and Britain's twentieth century.

Materials Science and Engineering
Seren, Mehmet Hazar. Effect of material inhomogeneity in diffraction stress analysis.

Mechanical Engineering
Wang, Xun. Mechanics underlying epithelial tissue morphogenesis during Drosophila embryonic development.

Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Iyengar, Prashant. A readable, interesting State - Report writing and the making of a modern colonial State in India.

Psychology
Silston, Brian. Ecological approaches to affective cognitive science: Towards an understanding of dynamic motivational processes and their relation to brain and behavior.

Sociomedical Sciences
Bradley-Perrin, Ian. Social policy, economic citizenship and the consumer regime of AIDS.