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MSE PhD and MS Graduates


PhD Graduates

  • Shatori Sanovia Shadai Meadows: 2018 
    Dissertation Topic:Influence of Different Peroxide Initiators on the Cure Behavior of Bio-based and Recycled Unsaturated Polyester Resins 
    Major Professor: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Vertonica Powell Rose:  2017 
    Dissertation Topic: Fabrication, Characterization and Biodegradability Studies of Flax Fiber Reinforced Biopolymer/Nanoparticle Composites, 
    Major Professor:  Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Chemar Huntley: 2017
    Dissertation Topic: The Influence of Functionalization on the Biodegradability and Recyclability of Cellulose-Reinforced ABS and HIPS Plastics 
    Major Professor: Dr. Michael Curry
  • Dereca Hubbard: 2016 
    Dissertation Topic: Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Phenolic Resin System Based on Lignin Extracted from Different Biomass Resources 
    Major Professor: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Hannah Harding: 2016 
    Dissertation Topic: Synthesis of carbon from e-waste and its comparison with high grade commercial carbon for electronic and polymer reinforcement applications 
    Major Profressor: Dr. Vijaya Rangari
  • Jualunica Tigner: 2016
    Dissertation Topic: D A Carbon Nanofiber Sensor for Non-Enzymatic Glucose Detection 
    Major Professor: Dr. Tamara Floyd-Smith
  • Boniface Tiimob: 2016 
    Dissertation Topic: Development of antimicrobial flexible biodegradable polymer blend alternative packaging material 
    Major Professor: Dr. Vijaya Ranagri
  • Kristy Crews: 2016 
    Dissertation Topic: Incorporation of Cellulose for Bio-Friendly Electronic Enclosures 
    Major Professor: Dr. Michael Curry
  • Kaushal Prayakarao: 2016 
    Dissertation Topic: Development and Evaluation of Continuously Welded Rail (CWR) Joints 
    Major Professor: Dr. Heshmat Aglan
  •  Myisha Roberson-Moore: 2014 
    Dissertation Topic: The Utilization of Bio-Based Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticles as Drug Delivery Vectors for a Novel Wound Healing Therapy 
    Major Professor: Dr. Vijaya Rangari and Dr. Clayton Yates
  • Chinedu Okoro: 2014 
    Dissertation Topic: Synthesis of Graphene/Ag Hybrid nanoparticles for Multifunctional woven carbon fiber nanocomposites 
    Major Professor: Dr. Vijaya Rangari  
  • Diane Render: 2014 
    Dissertation Topic: Development of colon 5-FU delivery system using Bio-Based calcium carbonate nanoparticles 
    Major Professor: Dr. Vijaya Rangari  
  • Eldon Triggs: 2014 
    Disseration Topic: Development and Life Cycle Analysis of Sustainable Natural Fiber Composites Using Novel Plant Oil Based Polyester Resins 
    Major Professor: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Vitus Apalangya: 2014 
    Disseration Topic: Biocompatible polymer/hydroxyapatite electrospun fibers for bioengineering scaffold applications 
    Major Professor: Dr. Vijaya Rangari
     
  • Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh: 2013 
    Dissertation Topic: Durability Assessment of Epoxy Matrix Properties Used in Fiber Reinforced Nanoclay-Epoxy Composites Exposed to UV Radiation 
    Major Professor: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Rozlyn Chambliss: 2013
    Disseration Topic: A molecular Dynamic Study of Tensile and Compressive Deformation of Polyethylene and Polyethlene Composites with Varying Temperature and Strain Rates
    Major Professor: Dr. Melissa Reeves
  • David Baah: 2013 
    Dissertation Topic: Microfluidic Synthesis of Non-Spherical Microparticles 
    Major Professor: Dr. Tamara Floyd-Smith
  • Sandrea Brundige-Young: 2013
    Disseration Topic: Effect of Hypervelocity Impacts and UV Radiations on the Mechanical Performance and Fracture Behavior of Selective Aerospace Materials 
    Major Professor: Dr. Heshmat Aglan
  • Gregory Strawder: 2013
    Dissertation Topic: Studies on the Effects of Density and Filler Type on the Behavior of Polyurethane Foam Composite Foam and Their Sandwich Constructions 
    Major Professor: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Nydeia Wright-Bolden: 2011 
    Dissertation Topic: Synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles for drug delivery Applications
    Major Professor: Dr. Vijaya Rangari  
  • Aldinton Allie: 2011 
    Dissertation Topic: Strength and Durability of Welded Rail Steel Repairs 
    Major Professor: Dr. Heshmat Aglan
  • Tiffany Willians: 2010 
    Dissertation Topic: Development of Bio-Based, Hazardous Air Pollutant Free Sheet Molding Compounds
    Major Professor: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Okechukwu Akpa: 2010 
    Dissertation Topic: Chalcopyrityrite Heterojunctions for Photovoltaic Applications 
    Major Professor: Dr. Kalyan Kumar Das
  • Tarig Hasan: 2010 
    Dissertation Topic: Synthesis, fabrication, thermal and mechanical characterization of eggshell based bio-nanocomposites 
    Major Professor: Dr. Vijaya Rangari
  • Mary Ellen Moore: 2010 
    Dissertation Topic: Synthesis and Characterization of Brominated Resole Phenolic Resins and Silicon-Based Resole Phenolic Nanocomposites 
    Major Professor: : Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Jessie Mayo: 2010
    Dissertation Topic: Studies on Cutting and Fracture Mechanics of High Performance Fibers 
    Major Professor: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Wand Jones: 2009 
    Dissertation Topic: Thermal and mechanical properties of POSS coated expandable thermoplastic nanocomposites
    Major Professor: Dr. Vijaya Rangari  
  • Dangale Robinson: 2009
    Dissertation Topic: Process Optimization and Characterization of Low Density Polyurethane Foam and the performance of Nanoclay Infused Low Density Polyurethane Foam Sandwich Composites 
    Major Professor: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Shaik Zainuddin: 2009
    Dissertation Topic: Durability Studies of Nanophased Composites Subjected to Different Environmental Conditions
    Major Professor: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Lazbourne Allie: 2009
    Dissertation Topic: Formulation and Characterization of Nanostructured Polymeric Systems for High Performance Applications
    Major Professor: Dr. Heshmat Aglan
  • Maria Calhoun: 2009
    Dissertation Topic: Effect of Environmental Aging on the Thermal and Mechanical Performance of Neat and Nanostructured Polymeric Systems 
    Major Professor: Dr. Heshmat Aglan
  • Merlin Theodore: 2008 
  • Dissertation Topic: Studies on the Kinetics and Characterization of Epoxy Resin Reinforced with A Variety of Functionalized Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes
    Major Professor: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Reneé Rodgers: 2007
    Dissertation Topic: Processing and Characterization of Nano-modified SC-15 Epoxy: Studies of Filler Content, Mechanical Properties, and Environmental Effects
    Major Professor: Dr. Hasan Mafuz
  • Michael Awaah: 2006 
    Dissertation Topic: Fabrication and Electrical Characterization of AlGaN/GaN Heterostructures
    Major Professor: Dr. Kalyan Kumar Das
  • Nathaniel Chisholm: 2006
    Dissertation Topic: Synthesis., Manufacturing and Characterization of Nanophased Carbon/Epoxy Composites
  • Major Professor: Dr. Hasan Mafuz
  • Sabyasachi Ganguli: 2005
    Dissertation Topic:  Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructured Polymer Composites
    Major Professor: Dr. Heshmat Aglan
  • Harvey Hall: 2003
    Dissertation Topic: Fabrication and Electrical Characterization of Contacts to GaN Films
    Major Professor: Dr. Kalyan Kumar Das
  • Krishanan Kanny: 2003
    Dissertation Topic: The Effects of Viscoelasticity on the Structural Integrity of Foam Core Sandwich Composites
    Major Professor: Dr. Hasan Mafuz
  • Valarie Moses: 2003
    Dissertation Topic: Effects of Substituent Geometry on the Structure-Property Relationships of Substituted Syndiotactic Polystyrene
    Major Professors: Dr. Adriane Ludwick and Dr. Melissa Reeves
  • Tonnia Thomas: 2003
    Dissertation Topic: The Effects of Temperature and Strain Rate on the Impact Response of Foam Core Sandwich Structures,
    Major Professor: Dr. Hasan Mafuz

MS Graduates

  • Delroy Wayne Watson: 2019, Effects Seawater has on the Properties of SC-780 Epoxy Resin Reinforced with Montmorillonite Nanoclay and Graphene Nanoplatelets as Binary Reinforcement under Tensile Fatigue Loading, Adviser: Dr. Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh
  • Tobias T. Donnell: 2018, Comparative Studies of UV Radiation Blockage Effects of Montmorillonite Nanoclay, Graphene Nanoplatelets and Combined GNP/MMT of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites, Adviser:  Dr. Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh
  • Vincent Hembrick-Holloman: 2018, Conversion of Nanobiomaterial Synthesis from Naturally Occurring Waste into Promissing Biomaterials for Dental Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Adviser:  Dr. Vijaya Rangari
  • Mohanad Omer Suliman Idrees: 2018, Carbon from Packaging Waste and Its Utilization in Polymer Fillers and Energy Storage Applications, Adviser:  Dr. Vijaya Rangari
  • Zaheeruddin Mohammed2018, Fatigue Performance and Seawater Characterization of Carbon/Epoxy Composites Reinforced with Graphene Nanoplatelets and Montmorillonite Nanoclay, Adviser:  Dr. Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh
  • Mohammad Bakhtiar Uddin2018, Effect of Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) on Mechanical and Thermal Properties of BMI/CF Nanocomposite, Adviser:  Dr. Shaik Zainuddin
  • Alandria Allen: 2017, Fabrication and characterization of thin films and fibers spun from polylactic acid, reinforced with lignin, graphene and nanoclay nanoparticles, Adviser: Dr. Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh
  • Manik Biswas: 2017, Preparation and Characterization of Carbon based Nanomaterials from Recycled waste materials and their potential application in packaging, Energy storage and water treatment application, Adviser: Dr. Vijaya Rangari
  • Zaheeruddin Mohammed: 2017, Fatigue Performance of Carbon/Epoxy Composites Reinforced with Graphene Nanoplatelets and Montmorillonite Nanoclay Subjected to Marine Environmental Conditionings, Adviser: Dr. Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh 
  • Kamrul Hasan: 2017, Study of Thermal, Mechanical, Durability and Fire Retardant Properties of Jute Fiber/PHBV Nanocomposites, Adviser: Dr. Shaik Zainuddin
  • Farooq Syed: July 2016, Investigation of Crosslinking and Interfacial Behavior of Epon 862/SWCNT Nanocomposites through Molecular Dynamic Simulations, Adviser: Dr. Shaik Zainuddin
  • Samia Islam: 2015, Synthesis of biodegradable and antimicrobial active thin films for food packaging applications, Adviser: Dr. Vijaya Rangari
  • Chemar Huntley: 2015, Extraction, Modification, and Characterization of Crystalline Cellulose Derived from Agricultural Waste Products, Adviser: Dr. Micaheal Curry
  • Chuckwuma Nweke: 2015, Processing and Characterization of High Temperature Bismaleimide Polymeric Composites Modified with Core-Shell Siloxane and Carbon Nanotubes, Adviser: Dr. Shaik Zainuddin
  • Maria F. Navarro-Poupard: 2015, Investigation of Moisture Absorption, Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Alkali and Silane Treated Jute Fibers, Adviser: Dr. Shaik Zainuddin
  • Shatori Meadows: 2015, Influence of Different Peroxide Initiators on the Cure Behavior of Bio-based and Recycled Unsaturated Polyester Resins, Adviser: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Ekramul Islam: 2015, Low Velocity Impact Characterization of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites Modified with MWCNT/Nanoclay Binary Nanoparticles Subjected to Environmental Conditioning, Adviser: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Mohammad Imam: 2014, Comparative study of bio waste derived SiO2 nano-particles and their effect as filler in BIOPLAST polymer, Adviser: Dr. Vijaya Rangari
  • Jamal Uddin: 2014, Effect of mechanochemically and sonochemically modified natural fillers on biobased epoxy, Adviser: Dr. Vijaya Rangari
  • Boniface, Tiimob: 2014, Synthesis of Bio-based Calcium silicate nanoparticles for biological and polymer reinforcement applications, Adviser: Dr. Vijaya Rangari
  • Fahim Abdallah: 2014, Processing and Characterization of PHBV and Jute-PHBV Bionanocomposites with Halloysite Nanotubes, Adviser: Dr. Shaik Zainuddin
  • Masooma Ema Khatoon: 2014, Effect of Sodium Bentonite and Halloysite Nanotubes on the Mechanical Properties of EPON 862 Nanocomposites, Adviser: Dr. Shaik Zainuddin
  • Vertonica Powell-Rose: 2014, Investigations on the Processing and Performance of Surface Modified Woven Flax Fiber Bio-Based Composites, Adviser: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Tanjheel Mahdi: 2014, Characterization of MWCNT/Nanoclay Binary Nanoparticles Modified Composites and Fatigue Performance Evaluation of Nanoclay Modified Fiber Reinforced Composites, Adviser: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Md. Nuruddin: 2014, Fabrication and Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites Modified with Cellulose Nanofibers, Isolated from Nonwood Cellulosic Biomass, Adviser: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Reaz Chowdhury: 2014, Self-Healing of E-glass/Epoxy Composites Using Microencapsulated Epoxy, Adviser: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Peter Owuor: 2014, Durability Studies of Hybrid Composites of E-Glass/Carbon Fibers in Different Solvents for Bridge Deck Panel Applications, Adviser: Dr. Mahesh Hosur
  • Arefin Tauhid: 2013, Recovery and Improvement of E-Glass/Epoxy Composite Impact Properties Through Novel Self-Healing Technique, Adviser: Dr. Shaik Zainuddin
  • Diana Render: 2013, Biobased calcium carbonate from drug delivery applications, Adviser: Dr. Vijaya Rangari
  • Dereca Watkins: 2013, Synthesis and Thermal Characterization of Modified Resole Phenolic Resins, Adviser: Dr. Mahesh Hosur


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