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  • Gang Yang - Final Doctoral Defense - Petroleum Engineering
  • Advisor: Xiaoli Li
  • D/T/L: Friday, May 7th / 10:00AM / Zoom Meeting ID: 930 4190 0477
  • Thesis titled “Confined Fluid Phase Behavior and Its Influence on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Recovery”
  • Link to Flyer
  • Nan Wang - Final Doctoral Defense - Chemical Engineering
  • Advisor: Laurence Weatherley
  • D/T/L: Monday, May 10th / 2:00PM / Zoom Meeting ID: 918 6713 2824
  • Thesis titled “Process Intensification in a Liquid Biphasic Reaction System by Application of an External Electric Field”
  • Link to Flyer
  • Akash Anand - Final Doctoral Defense - Chemical Engineering
  • Advisor: Laurence Weatherley
  • D/T/L: Tuesday, May 11th / 1:00PM / Zoom Meeting ID: 918 6713 2824
  • Thesis titled “Enhanced Lipase – Catalyzed Triglyceride Hydrolysis
  • Link to Flyer
  • Qinwen Fu - Comprehansive Exam Defense - Petroleum Engineering
  • Advisor: Reza Barati
  • D/T/L: Wednesday, May 12th / 10:00AM / Zoom Meeting ID: 928 5143 8195
  • Thesis titled “Investigation of Competitive Adsorption Mechanism during Enhanced Gas Recovery and Carbon Dioxide Storage in Hugoton Gas Reservoir”
  • Link to Flyer

Past
(Fall 2020 - current)

Fahad Syed - Comprehensive Exam (Petroleum Engineering). 

  • Co-Advisors: Shahin Negahban & Amirmasoud Kalantari Dahaghi
  • D/T/L: Thursday, April 22nd / 1:30PM / Zoom ID: 984 6843 6756
  • “Low-Rank Tensors application for Dimensionality Reduction of Unconventional Reservoirs.”
  • Link to Flyer

Dakota Even - Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Defense

  • Advisor: Cory Berkland
  • D/T/L: Thursday, April 22nd / 1:00pm / Zoom ID: 997 7478 6555
  • Thesis titled “Catalytic studies on base catalyzed dehydrogenation of diphenylsilane”
  • Link to Flyer

Simon Velasquez Morales - Comprehensive Exam Defense (Chemical Engineering)

  • Advisor: Alan Allgeier
  • D/T/L: Thursday, March 4, 2021 / 11:30AM / Zoom Meeting ID: 941 8247 9080
  • Title: “Enhancing Gas-to-Liquid Mass Transfer Mechanisms Inspired by the Mammalian Circulatory System"
  • Link to Flyer

Xizhi "Max" Jiang Master of Science Thesis Defense (Petroleum Engineering)

  • Advisor: Susan Williams
  • D/T/L: Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 / 12:00PM / Zoom Meeting ID: 984 9574 2246
  • Title: “Hempseed Oil Biodiesel Transesterification Production and Mid-size Reactor Operational Condition Studies"
  • Link to Flyer

Shariar Sattarin - Master of Science Thesis Defense (Petroleum Engineering)

  • Advisor: Amirmasoud Kalantari
  • D/T/L: Friday, Feb 12, 2021 / 1:30PM / Zoom Meeting ID: 979 1721 5978
  • Title: “A Novel Application of Graph Neural Networks for Smart and Fast Track Digital Rock Physics” 
  • Link to Flyer
  • Siyan Liu PhD Dissertation Defense (Petroleum Engineering)
    • Advisor: Reza Barati
    • D/T/L: Monday, Jan 25, 2021 / 9:00AM / Zoom Meeting ID: 945 5422 4532
    • Title: “Lattice Boltzmann method coupled with multi-phase reactive transport modeling for pore-scale mechanistic study of low salinity waterflooding in carbonate reservoir rocks” 
    • Link to Flyer
  • Hooman Hosseini - PhD Dissertation Defense (Petroleum Engineering)
    • Advisor: Reza Barati
    • D/T/L: Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 / 1:00PM / Zoom Meeting ID: 842 3787 3899
    • Title: “CO2 Utilization with Complexation of Polyelectrolyte Complex Nanoparticles and Surfactants for Environmentally Friendly Unconventional Hydrocarbon Recovery: Mechanistic Study, Recovery and Multiscale Visualization.” 
    • Link to Flyer
  • Joel Tetteh PhD Dissertation Defense (Petroleum Engineering)
    • Advisor: Reza Barati
    • D/T/L: Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 / 1:00PM / Zoom meeting ID: 952 4599 6804
    • Title: "Interfacial Phenomena Associated with Low and Modified Salinity Waterflooding in Carbonate Rocks: A Nano- to Macro- Scale Investigation of Fluid-fluid and Rock-fluid Interactions"
    • Link to Flyer
  • Ruyi Zheng - PhD Dissertation Defense (Petroleum Engineering)
    • Advisor: Xiaoli (Laura) Li
    • D/T/L: Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020 / 1:00PM / Zoom Meeting ID: 980 6124 5575
    • Title: “Phase Behavior of Single, Binary, and Ternary CH4-C2H6-CO2 Hydrate Systems” 
    • Link to Flyer
  • Yuhao Yang MS Thesis Defense (Petroleum Engineering)
    • Advisor: Xiaoli (Laura) Li
    • D/T/L: Friday, Dec 11, 2020 / 1:00PM / Zoom Meeting ID: 954 4174 2458
    • Title: “Phase and Volumetric Behavior of CO2 and Bakken Oil System under Reservoir Conditions"
    • Link to Flyer
  • Abduallah Omar O Bahdad - MS Thesis Defense (Chemical Engineering)
    • Advisor: Trung van Nguyen
    • D/T/L: Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020 / 10:00AM / Zoom Meeting ID: 953 7897 5648
    • Title: “CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ELECTRON TRANSFER REACTION MECHANISM OF TiOSO4 AND MnSO4 IN SULFURIC ACID SOLUTION” 
    • Link to Flyer
  • Hooman Hosseini - Comprehensive Exam Defense (Petroleum Engineering)
    • D/T/L: Friday, Sept 11, 2020 / 1:00PM / Zoom Meeting ID: 843 3072 7693
    • Title: “SAG-P Process Optimization and Formulation Development for Environmentally Friendly Oil Recovery and CO2 Storage in Heterogenous Carbonate Reservoirs: Multiscale Visualization and Mechanistic Study.” 
    • Link to Flyer
  • Murilo Toledo Suekuni - MS Thesis Defense (Chemical Engineering)
    • D/T/L: Monday, August 10, 2020 / 10:00AM / Zoom Meeting ID: 936 1687 0346
    • Title: "Accounting for Paramagnetic Influence in Wetted Surface Area Studies of Particle Suspensions Using Solvent Relaxometry"
    • Link to Flyer
  • Faiz Mandani - MS Thesis Defense (Chemical Engineering)
    • D/T/L: Monday, August 10, 2020 / 3:00PM / Zoom Meeting ID: 999 2593 1240
    • Title: "Influence of Synthesis Methodology on Microstructure and Performance of Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogels"
    • Link to Flyer
  • Di Chai - PhD Dissertation Defense (Petroleum Engineering)
    • D/T/L: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 / 9:30AM / Zoom Meeting ID: 931 5618 3536
    • Title: "Comprehensive characterization of shale gas seepage in nanoscale organic-rich shales"
    • Link to Flyer
  • Kim Mews - MS Thesis Defense (Petroleum Engineering)
    • D/T/L: Friday, August 21, 2020 / 8:00AM / Zoom Meeting ID: 922 6565 5981
    • Title: "Application of Nano-scale Geomechanics Using PeakForce Quantitative Nanomechanical Mapping to Improve Hydraulic Fracture Design in Highly Heterogeneous Reservoirs"
    • Link to Flyer 

Upcoming Events and Deadlines
  • CPE Spring 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony | Saturday, May 8th | Starts @ 2:00PM | Zoom Meeting ID: 948 2295 8118 | Event Flyer | LiveStream available @ http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/nc0jr
  • 2021 Virtual School of Engineering Recognition Ceremony Set for May 15--- KU Engineering will honor graduates from Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 with a special video recognition ceremony that will go live on the School of Engineering YouTube channel on Saturday, May 15
  • Events honoring KU graduates will take place May 16 for the Class of 2021 and May 23 for the Class of 2020 - Learn more @ https://commencement.ku.edu/

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