Schedule of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Student Defenses (2017)

2014 Defenses

2015 Defenses

2016 Defenses

2017 Defenses (Click name for seminar flyer)

Date

Time/Location

Name

Title

Type

Date

January 4

Time/Location

10:00am
McGavran-Greenberg 1305

Title

Understanding the Biological Effects of Isoprene-derived Secondary Organic Aerosol

Type

PhD Dissertation

Date

February 27

Time/Location

1:00pm
McGavran-Greenberg 1301

Title

The Use of Metabolomic Profiling to Elucidate Mechanisms Underlying Arsenic-Associated Diabetes

Type

PhD Dissertation

Date

March 21

Time/Location

2:00pm
MHRC 3100

Title

Analysis of Bladder Cancer Tumor CpG Methylation and Gene Expression within The Cancer Genome Atlas Identifies GRIA1 as a Prognostic Biomarker for Basal-Like Bladder Cancer

Type

MS Thesis

Date

April 3

Time/Location

10:00am
McGavran-Greenberg
1301

Title

Chemical Characterization and Reactive Oxidant Potential of Indonesian Biomass Burning Emissions

Type

MS Thesis

Date

April 3

Time/Location

1:30pm
Rosenau 230

Title

The Contribution of Temperate Phages to Coliphage Numbers Detected by Plaque Assay

Type

MS Thesis

Date

April 6

Time/Location

2:00pm
McGavran-Greenberg 2306

Title

Comparing Euclidean and River Distance Metrics in the Bayesian Maximum Entropy (BME) Estimation of E. coli Concentrations in Connecticut Rivers

Type

BSPH Honors Thesis

Date

April 7

Time/Location

10:00am
Rosenau 101

Title

The Association Between Reduction in PM2.5 and Improvement in Health

Type

MS Thesis

Date

April 10

Time/Location

10:00am
MHRC 3100

Title

Integrating raw water transfers into an Eastern U.S. management context: a multi-objective analysis

Type

MS Thesis

Date

April 10

Time/Location

11:00am
CM 328, Cancer Hospital

Title

Engineering the Size of DNA Repair Inhibitor-Encapsulated Polymeric Nanoparticles to Improve the Therapeutic Index of Chemoradiotherapy

Type

BSPH Honors Thesis

Date

April 13

Time/Location

10:00am
MHRC 3005

Name

Ryan Cronk

Title

Using Monitoring Data to Identify Water and Sanitation Service Delivery Improvement Opportunities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Type

PhD Dissertation

Date

April 19

Time/Location

12:00pm
McGavran-Greenberg 1301

Title

Are Water Sector Professionals Worried about Climate Change? Risk Perceptions of Water and Wastewater Utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Type

MSPH Technical Report

Date

April 26

Time/Location

9:00am
McGavran-Greenberg 2301

Title

Survival and Sodium Hypochlorite Disinfection of Potential Ebola Virus Surrogates MS2, PhiX-174, and Phi6 in a Conservative Matrix of Raw Hospital Sewage and Human Fecal Waste

Type

MSPH Technical Report

Date

April 27

Time/Location

2:30pm
Health Sciences Library 329

Title

Viability of Cultured Primary Human Skin Cells
Treated with HDI Monomer and HDI Isocyanurate

Type

MSPH Technical Report

Date

May 1

Time/Location

10:00am
MHRC 3005

Title

Evaluation of a low-cost compartment bag test to quantify hydrogen sulfide producing bacteria in drinking water resources

Type

MS Thesis

Date

May 1

Time/Location

2:00pm
MHRC 3100

Title

Demographic Predictors and Biomarkers of Vascular Injury Associated with Human Cytomegalovirus Infection

Type

MSPH Technical Report

Date

May 8

Time/Location

10:00am
McGavran-Greenberg 2304

Title

Monitoring the Removal of Estrogenic Activity from a Pilot-Scale Constructed Wetland Using the Yeast Estrogen Screen

Type

MS Thesis

Date

May 8

Time/Location

1:00pm
MHRC 3100

Title

Advancing Environmental Human Health Risk Assessment Through Bayesian Network Analysis

Type

PhD Dissertation

Date

May 10

Time/Location

1;00pm
McGavran-Greenberg 1301

Title

Chemical Characterization and Dithiothreitol Reactivity of Fine Particulate Matter Derived from Fourth Generation E-Cigarette Usage

Type

MSPH Technical Report

Date

May 11

Time/Location

10:00am
McGavran-Greenberg 2301

Title

Occurrence and Control of Estrogenic and Androgenic Activity in Water

Type

PhD Dissertation

Date

June 12

Time/Location

10:00am
McGavran-Greenberg 2301

Title

Water Committee Characteristics Affecting Water System Management Management in Northern Ghana

Type

MS Thesis

Date

July 12

Time/Location

9:00am
Broadcast in Murray 4204

Title

Quantifying Sources of Fecal Contamination in a Coastal System with Complex Stormwater Dynamics

Type

MS Thesis

Date

July 18

Time/Location

8:30am
MHRC 3100

Name

Zhe Wang

Title

Biodegradation of N-Heterocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Contaminated Soil

Type

MS Thesis

Date

July 31

Time/Location

4:00pm
Rosenau 230

Title

Drainage Options Assessment at 203 Cotter Street

Type

MSEE Technical Report

Date

August 16

Time/Location

11:00am
McGavran-Greenberg 2303

Name

Weixuan Wu

Title

Mitigation of Flooding at the University of North Carolina Manning Parking Lot

Type

MSEE Technical Report

Date

August 16

Time/Location

2:00pm
McGavran-Greenberg 2303

Title

Flooding at the Sheps Center Area

Type

MSEE Technical Report