Dissertations: October 18, 2021

December 03, 2021


Applied Physics
Pan, Wenkai. Melt initiation and propagation in polycrystalline thin films. Sponsor: James Im.

Chemical Engineering
Yeong, Vivian. Engineering protein electrostatics for phase separated synthetic organelles. Sponsor: Allie Obermeyer.

Gadjieva, Natalia. Controlling electronic connectivity in nanoscale systems. Sponsor: Colin Nuckolls.

Electrical Engineering
Jimenez Gordillo, Oscar. Interfacing nanophotonic waveguides with the macro and nano scale. Sponsor: Michal Lipson.

Sherman, Jeffrey. Integration of PVDF onto CMOS: The development of a high frequency photoac. Sponsor: Kenneth Shepard.

French and Romance Philology
Haziza, David. Witches, Jews, and redemption through sin in Jules Michelet's La Sorcière. Sponsor: Antoine Compagnon.

Genetics and Development
Aimiuwu, Osasumwen. Modeling gene therapy for intractable developmental and epileptic encephalopathy. Sponsor: Wayne Frankel.

Mechanical Engineering
Omofuma, Isirame. Strategies for improving reactive postural control. Sponsor: Sunil Agrawal.

Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Shatou-Shehadeh, Suad Hanine. (Dis)honorable Zionists? Christian honor in Jewish Zionist ideology and subjectivity. Sponsor: Joseph Massad.

Neurobiology and Behavior
Kohn, Jessica. Stimulus- and state-dependent filtering properties in neural inputs support motion vision computation in D. melanogaster. Sponsor: Rudy Behnia.

Political Science
Kilibarda, Anja. Deep divides: Experiments on public opinion toward and among minority groups in the United States and Canada. Sponsor: Donald Green.

Political Science
Syunyaev, Georgiy. The media under autocracy: Essays on domestic politics and government support in Russia. Sponsor: Timothy Frye.

TC / Cognitive Science in Education
Halpern, Mariel. Youth apprenticeship in reasoned discourse: The power of learning by doing. Sponsor: Deanna Kuhn.

Sirmons, Julia. Cinematic theatricality: The aesthetics of excess. Sponsor: Julie Peters.


Classical Studies
Bertoni, Giulia. Drapery on Roman Sarcophagi: Between pathos and ornament.

Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
Ankori-Karlinsky, Roi. Do past winds protect forests from future storms? A multi-scale assessment of chronic wind-exposure and canopy structure impacts on hurricane damage in tropical forests.

Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Touilila, Fatima-Ezzahrae. Le Califat d'Occident: A fantasy of empire.