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Congrats to our Ph.D. students who defended in 2019!

PhD hooding ceremony

May 2019 hooding ceremony

Chike George Ezeh

Chike George Ezeh
Advisor: Kyriakos Papadopoulos
Thesis Title: Novel Ideas for Enhanced Oil Recovery and Oil Spill Remediation in Porous Media
Current Employer: Intel

Abhinav Jain

Abhinav Jain
Advisor: Anne Robinson
Thesis Title: GPCR Expression and Signaling in Yeast: Design and Optimization of Host/Protein Platform for Therapeutic Development
Current Employer: IGM Biosciences

Yueyun (Maya) Lou

Yueyun (Maya) Lou
Advisor: Dan Shantz
Thesis Title: Multifunctional Material for Catalysis: Dendron Encapsulated Nanoparticles Supported on Silica
Current Employer: SequLITE Genomics

Sean Madsen

Sean Madsen
Advisor: Kim O’Connor
Thesis Title: Establishing a Biomarker of Cellular Aging for Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Investigating Their Regenerative Potential
Current Employer: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Ross Ransom

Ross Ransom
Advisor: Dan Shantz
Thesis Title: Influence of the Synthesis Properties of Zeolite SSZ-39 on Composition and Catalytic Activity
Current Employer: Gataga Chemicals

Meysam Shahami

Meysam Shahami
Advisor: Dan Shantz
Thesis Title: Materials Development for the Selective Oxidation of Hydrocarbons
Current Employer: Advano

Kirsten Swonger

Kirsten Swonger
Advisor: Anne Robinson
Thesis Title: Effects of the Adenosine A2A Receptor C-Terminus on Ligand Binding, Stability, and Downstream Signaling
Current Employer: Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon

Jeremy Wright

Jeremy Wright
Advisor: Brian Mitchell
Thesis Title: Reactive Cavitation Erosion: A New Materials Processing Technique for Nanomaterial Production
Current Employer: Oak Ridge National Lab

Mengyuan Zheng

Mengyuan Zheng
Advisor: Kyriakos Papadopoulos
Thesis Title: Microbial Remediation Strategy for the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Current Employer: Merck