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2018 Graduates

Richard Decker

Richard E. Decker Jr., Ph.D.

Danielle Gaztambide

Danielle A. Gaztambide M.S.

Position:
Research and Development

Company:
BioFire Defense, Salt Lake City, Utah

Major Advisor: Randolph Lewis

Thesis:
Production and Purification of Synthetic Minor Ampullate Silk Proteins

Thomas Harris

Thomas I. Harris, Ph.D.

Nathan Hebert

Nathan L. Hebert, M.S.

Position:
Graduate Position

Company:
Glanbia Nutritionals

Major Advisor: Randolph Lewis

Thesis:
Novel Methods to Produce Large Recombinant Spider Silk Proteins via Polymerization

Benjamin Peterson

Benjamin L. Peterson, M.S.

Abul Giasuddin

Abul Bashar Mohammad Giasuddin, Ph.D.

Position:
Research Assistant

Company:
Utah State University

Major Advisor: David Britt

Dissertation:
Silane Modulation of Protein Conformation and Self-Assembly

Cynthia Hanson

Cynthia Hanson, Ph.D.

Position:
Research Assistant and
SolidWorks Instructor

Company:
Utah State University

Major Advisor: Elizabeth Vargis

Dissertation:
The Use of Microfluidics and Dielectrophoresis for Separation, Concentration, and Identification of Bacteria

Chad Nielsen

Chad L. Nielsen, M.S.

Position:
Laboratory Technician Contractor

Company:
G.E. Healthcare

Major Advisor: Charles Miller

Thesis:
Investigations of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Secretion and Production Using Sustainable Carbon Sources

Jon Wood

Jonathan L. Wood, M.S.


2017 Graduates

Zachary Fica

Zachary T. Fica, M.S.

Alan Hodges

Alan J. Hodges, M.S.

Position:
MD/PhD Student

Company:
Texas A&M University

Major Advisor:
Charles Miller

Thesis:
Alternative Treatment Technologies for Low-Cost Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Management

Jason Peterson

Jason J. Peterson, M.S.

Position:
Product Test Engineer

Company:
Campbell Scientific, Inc. 

Major Advisor:
Ronald Sims

Thesis:
Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater: Effects of Inoculants and Nutrient Management on Biomethane Production and Treatment

Lei Sun

Lei Sun, Ph.D.

Company: Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine

Major Advisor: Jixun Zhan

Dissertation:
Investigation and Engineering of Polyketide Biosynthetic Pathways

2016 Graduates

Randy Santos

Randy Santos, M.S.

Position:
Design Engineer

Company:
Compañía Operadora del Agua Tecca

Major Advisor:
Foster Agblevor

Thesis:
Catalytic Pyrolysis of Poly Vinyl Chloride as a Viable Way of Waster Management