Bridge PhD Theses

Below is a chronological list of the PhD Theses successfully defended by students affiliated with the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program (27 PhDs and counting!):

Steven Babalola (2009)
Surface And Bulk Defects in Cadmium Zinc Telluride and Cadmium Manganese Telluride Crystals
John Lucien Rigueur (2012)
Optimization of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Photon Absorbers for Mid- and Far-Infrared Stray Light Suppression in Space Instrumentation
Ebonee Alexis Walker (2012)
Influence of Phonon Modes on the Thermal Conductivity of Single-Wall, Double-Wall, and Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes
Thompson LeBlanc (2012)
The Role of Disks in the Angular Momentum Evolution of Young, Low-Mass Stars
Melissa A. Harrison (2012)
Heterogeneously Alloyed Semiconductor Nanocrystals with Induced Chemical Composition Gradients
Julia G. Bodnarik (2013)
Using In Situ Neutron and Gamma Ray Spectroscopy to Characterize and Differentiate Asteroids
Deatrick Foster (2013)
Examining Very-Long-Term Variability in X-Ray Binaries: Are Ultraluminous X-Ray Sources Intermediate Mass Black Holes?
Jedidah Isler (2013, Yale)
In Like A Lamb, Out Like A Lion: Probing the Disk-Jet Connection in Fermi Bright Blazars
Fabienne Bastien (2014)
Empirically Interrelating Stellar Chromospheric Activity, Photometric Variability and Radial Velocity Variations to Enhance Planet Discovery
Helen Jackson (2014, AFIT)
Effect of the Variation of Si3N4 Passivation on 1 MeV Electron Irradiated AlGaN/GaN Heterostructure Field Effect Transistors (HEMTS)
Enrique Jackson (2014)
Development and Thermal Properties of Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites
Bernadette Cogswell (2014)
Symmetry, Hierarchy and a New Paradigm for Analyzing Neutrino Oscillations
Claude “Trey” Mack, III (2015)
Large Radial Velocity Searches and Chemical Abundance Studies of Exoplanet-Hosting Stars
Desmond Campbell (2015)
A High-Purity Germanium Imaging System for Limited-Angle Nuclear Breast Tomography
Lauren Campbell (2015)
Towards the Unbound Stellar Population in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Jennifer Jones (2015)
Non-Linear Optical Investigation of Multilayer Ferroelectric Polymer Films
Reinaldo Santos-Ortiz (2015, University of North Texas)
Thin Films as a Platform for Understanding the Conversion Mechanism of FEF2 cathodes in Lithium-Ion Microbatteries
Shawn Eastmond (2015, Howard)
Off-Shell Supersymmetric World-Sheet Models With Interactive UA(1)×UB(1) Gauge Symmetry
Joseph Enrique Rodriguez (2016)
Probing Planetary Formation and Evolution: Transiting Planets and Occulting Disks
Leolene Jean Carrington (2016)
The Rho Family GEF Asef2 Regulates Cancer Cell Migration by Modulating Rac Activation and Actomyosin Contractility
Victor Garcia (2016)
Astrophysical Laboratories and Advanced Imaging Techniques for Testing Stellar Models: Eclipsing Binaries, High Contrast Imaging, and Optical Interferometry
Brenden Wiggins (2016
Investigations of the Semi-Insulating Liln_(1-x)Ga_(x)Se_(2) Solid Solution for Neutron Detection
Brittany Kamai (2016)
Hunting for MHz Gravitational Waves with the Fermilab Holometer
Stacey Lawrence (2016, Yale)
Matthew Richardson (2016)
Constraining Microwave Emission from Extensive Air Showers via the MIDAS Experiment
Susan Ramos-Hunter (2016)
Development of Molecular Tools for the Investigation of G Protein-Gated Inwardly Rectifying Potassium(GIRK) Channels
David Caudel (2017)
Manipulating Nonproportionality of Strontium Iodide Crystals with High-Flux Irradiation by 137Cs Gamma Rays