International Dissertation Committees

I have served as the external member of a number of international dissertation committees.

  • External Member, dissertation committee for Gökberk Katırcı, Department of Chemistry, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, May 2024. Dissertation title: Temperature-Dependent Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) Of Lithium Thionyl Chloride And Li-Ion Batteries.
  • Reporter, doctoral defense of Romain Haeffele, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, l’Université de Lyon, France, January 2024. Dissertation title: Elaboration, Characterization, and Reliability of Copper-Copper Connections for the Assembly of Advanced Technology Microelectronic Devices.
  • External Examiner, doctoral defense of Mengnan Guo, Department of Chemistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, October, 2020. Dissertation title:  The Electrochemical and Corrosion Study of Copper for Nuclear Waste Containers under Deep Geological Disposal Conditions.
  •  External Examiner, doctoral defense of Kathlyne Nelson, Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, September, 2017. Dissertation title:   Studies of the Effects of High Voltage on the Performance and Impedance of Lithium-Ion Batteries.
  •  Chief Opponent, doctoral defense of Morten Tjelta, Department of Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, October 2013. Dissertation title: Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Characterization of Porous Semiconducting Electrodes.
  •  External Member of the Jury, doctoral defense of Jean-Baptiste Jorcin, Department of Materials Science, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, Toulouse, France, March 2007. Dissertation title:  Spectroscopie d’Impedance Electrochimique Locale : Caracterisation de la Delaminination des Peintures et de la Corrosion des Alliages Al-Cu
  •  Chief Opponent, doctoral defense of Els Van Gheem, Department of Materials Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Pleinlaan, Brussels, Belgium, June 2005. Dissertation title:   A New Methodology for Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy in the Presence of Nonlinear Distortions and Non-Stationary Behaviour: Application to Pitting Corrosion of Aluminium.
  •  Reporter, doctoral defense of Genevieve Baril, Department of Materials Science, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, Toulouse, France, November 2001. Dissertation title:  Etude par Spectroscopie d’Impedance Electrochinique des Mecanismes de Corrosion des Alliages de magnesium AM50, AZ91 et du Magnesium Pur en Milieu Na2SO4.
  •  Reporter, doctoral defense of Rene Anta~no Lopez, Laboratoire Interfaces et Systemes Electrochimiques, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, November 2001. Dissertation title:  Sur Une Nouvelle Methode de Caracterisation des Processus Faradiques a Partir de Leur Couplage avec La Capacite de la Double Couche.