Alumni

PH.D. STUDENTS

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Dr. John B. Jonnalagadda

Graduation Date: August 2015

Ph.D dissertation: In Vitro Characteristics of Porous Biodegradable Poly (e-caprolactone) (PCS)/Polyglycolic Acid (PGA) Articular Cartilage Scaffolds Fabricated via Solid State Cryomilling

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Dr. Shayla S. Spearman

Graduation Date: May 2014

Ph.D dissertation: Influence of Polycaprolactone/Polyglycolide Blended Electrospun Fibers on the Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Polycaprolactone

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Dr. Rula Allaf

Graduation date: May 2011

Ph.D. dissertation: A Novel Approach to Fabricating Interconnected Porous PCL-based Biodegradable Scaffolds for Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering

Current position: Assistant Professor at German Jordanian University

MASTERS STUDENTS

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Melissa Slagle

Graduation date: December 2015

Master’s thesis: Bulk Manufacture of Complex Geometry Millirod Implants and Their Degradation and Drug Delivery Characteristics

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Jianqiang Li

Graduation date: December 2015

Master’s thesis: Effect of Cyromilling on Zinc Sulfide Effectiveness as Antibacterial Substance for Burn Wound Healing

Current position: Business Process Consultant at P3 Group

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Yunqing Chen

Graduation date: December 2015

Master’s thesis:

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Rocio Hernandez

Graduation date: August 2008

Master’s thesis: Properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Nanocomposites in a High Volume Production

Current position: Project Engineer at Cronus Technology Inc, Houston, TX

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Sameera Muthya Nagendra Rao

Graduation date: August 2006

Master’s thesis: Introduction of Silver Nanorods for Superior Conductivity in Polyaniline Nanocomposites

Current Position: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Specialist at Porter Manufacturing, Lubbock, TX

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Karthik Rajamani

Graduation date: August 2005

Master’s thesis: (co-Advisor: Dr. Michelle Pantoya, Texas Tech Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Material Characterization of Nano Structured Al-Ni Intermetallic Composites With X-Ray Diffraction

Current position: Field Engineer at Welltec, Forth Worth, TX

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Olga (Olly) Karabelchtchikova, Ph.D.

Graduation date: August 2004

Master’s thesis: Modeling of Multipass Grinding Effect on Residual Stresses Distribution and Surface Integrity of D2 Thread Rolling Dies

Current position: Advanced Materials Technology – T&SD – Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL.