Dissertation Defense Notice - Zihan Lin

Tue, November 30, 2021 10:00 AM at Virtual

Zihan LinZihan Lin will defend her doctoral dissertation on the following date and time: 

Title: Spatiotemporal modeling of dams and consequent impacts on the Mekong River Basin ecosystem

Day and Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)

Location: Virtual

Please write to linzihan@msu.edu to obtain a copy of the dissertation.

The defense will consist of two stages:

First stage by Webinar (30-60 minute uninterrupted presentation by the student summarizing the dissertation research):

Anyone, including faculty, students, and staff, is welcome to attend the presentation and to participate in the initial portion of the question session, which will be moderated by the Advisor.

Second stage by Zoom (Advisor and Guidance Committee will ask questions):

Faculty are welcome to stay for this stage. Graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) CANNOT attend the second questioning stage.

Successful completion of the defense and approval of the dissertation will be determined by a majority vote of the dissertation committee:

  • Jiaguo Qi (Chair)
  • Yadu Pokhrel (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering)
  • Daniel Kramer (Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and James Madison College)
  • Joseph P. Messina (College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama)