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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2018

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A model to predict concentrations and uncertainty for mercury species in lakes, Ashley Hendricks

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Development and Implementation of a Municipal Drinking Water Infrastructure Project in Rural Kyrgyzstan, Cole Bedford

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EVALUATION, IMPROVEMENT, AND APPLICATION OF MODELS OF ENVIRONMENTAL FATE AND TRANSPORT OF ATMOSPHERE-SURFACE EXCHANGEABLE POLLUTANTS (ASEPs), Tanvir Khan

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Factors Contributing to Elevated Concentrations of Mercury and PCBs in Fish in the Inland Lakes of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior, Mugdha Priyadarshini

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FROM TRADE-OFFS TO EQUIVALENT SOLUTIONS: A LIFE CYCLE THINKING INFORMED APPROACH TO DESIGN DECISION MAKING, Chaitanya Ganesh Bhat

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TWO PUMPS, ONE VOLCANO: AN EPANET FEASBILITY STUDY OF CONNECTING TWO GROUNDWATER PUMPS IN RURAL COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN WEST AMBAE, VANUATU, Helen Amiri

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UNDERSTANDING LARGE-SCALE NATURAL MINE WATER-GEOLOGIC FORMATION SYSTEMS FOR GEOTHERMAL APPLICATIONS, Ting Bao

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2017

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Advanced Photogrammetry-Based Techniques for Condition Assessment of Infrastructure Systems and Structural Components, Renee Oats

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AIR INJECTION AS A SCOUR COUNTERMEASURE AT BRIDGE PIERS, Ravi Teja Reddy Tippireddy

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Characterization of kinetics and performance in a microbial fuel cell supplied with synthetic landfill leachate, Zhimin Song

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CONTINUOUS HYDROLOGIC MODELING FOR ANALYZING THE EFFECTS OF DROUGHT ON THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER IN TEXAS, Khalid Samady

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DESIGN, LABORATORY TESTING, AND YIELD LINE ANALYSIS OF A FERROCEMENT PIT LATRINE SLAB, Larry Alan Schirmer Jr

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DESIGN OF A SHAPE-MEMORY-ALLOY BASED TAB ROTATION ACTUATOR, Chao Lu

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DETECTION OF FATIGUE DAMAGE IN SHEAR CONNECTIONS USING ACOUSTIC WAVE PROPAGATION, Zichao Wang

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ECOLOGICAL SANITATION OPPORTUNITIES IN RURAL PANAMÁ: EFFECTIVENESS AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF INTRINSIC AMMONIA-BASED TREATMENT FOR PATHOGEN INACTIVATION AND INCORPORATION OF FERROCEMENT TECHNOLOGY, David Kierys

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EVALUATION OF WATER RESOURCES IN THE EPHEMERAL KUISEB RIVER BASIN IN NAMIBIA: IMPACTS OF WATER USE BEHAVIORS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, AND IRREGULAR AQUIFER RECHARGE IN A RAPIDLY DEVELOPING COUNTRY, Laura C. Gallagher

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Experimental and Theoretical Investigations in Understanding the Fate of Organic Compounds in Aqueous Phase Advanced Oxidation Processes, Divya Kamath

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HIGHLY EFFICIENT ELECTRODE MATERIALS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN SOLAR CELLS, Wei Wei

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INVESTIGATION OF CLOSE-RANGE PHOTOGRAMMETRY & SOIL STRENGTH TESTING FOR THE EVALUATION OF SOIL COMPACTION, Amaneh Eslami Kenarsari

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KINETIC-THERMODYNAMIC STUDY OF ALKALI-SILICA REACTION AND MULTI-PHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF FORMED GEL IN CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS, Shuaicheng Guo

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LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) OF ORE TRANSPORTATION ROUTE ALTERNATIVES FOR EAGLE MINE, Soumith Kumar Oduru

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Limited Bandwidth Wireless Communication Strategies for Structural Control of Seismically Excited Shear Structures, Benjamin Winter

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PLANNING FOR INTERMITTENT WATER SUPPLY IN SMALL GRAVITY-FED DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS: CASE STUDY IN RURAL PANAMA, Frank B. Dubasik

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Plating Wastewater Treatment, Yuzhe Zhang

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POLYVINYL ALCOHOL (PVA) FIBER-REINFORCED RUBBER CONCRETE AND RUBBERIZED SELF-COMPACTING CONCRETE, Jiaqing Wang

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PREDICTING REVERSE OSMOSIS REMOVAL OF TOXICOLOGICALLY RELEVANT UNIQUE ORGANICS, Muxue Zhang

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SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS AND CALIBRATION OF THE SWAT MODEL FOR IMPROVED PEAK FLOW SIMULATION, Sara Mille

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Social, Economic, and Technical Feasibility of Ablution Gray Water Reuse in Tong, Ghana, Adrienne Masterton

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SOURCE PROTECTION AND DRINKING WATER QUALITY IN THE COMARCA NGÄBE-BUGLÉ, PANAMA, Leigh Miller

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TOWARD A NEW MODELING APPROACH FOR MANAGEMENT OF NUISANCE CLADOPHORA GROWTH IN THE GREAT LAKES, Anika Kuczynski

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Understanding Soil-Water Interaction Mechanisms via Molecular Simulations, Chao Zhang

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2016

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A CHARACTERIZATION OF THE WATER QUALITY CONDITIONS AND POLLUTANT LOADS IN SURFACE WATERS NEAR THE NORTHEAST OHIO REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT’S COMBINED SEWER SYSTEM IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, Nathan Zgnilec

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A Cultural and Technical Study of Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance in a Small Community in Peru, Rebecca C. Midkiff

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE PROPERTIES OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE AND MORTAR CONTAINING PRE-MODIFIED RUBBER AGGREGATE, Ruizhe Si

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Assessment of Emissions of Crumb Rubber Modified Asphalt, Jasmine E. Miller

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A SUSTAINABILITY-BASED PROJECT SELECTION ALGORITHM: SOCIO-TECHNICAL-ECONOMIC PROJECT SELECTION (STEPS) ALGORITHM, Bharathi Bhattu

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Bioenhanced Dissolution of a Tetrachloroethene (PCE) Pool in a Sand Tank Aquifer System, Sara Klemm

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Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Road and Multimodal Transportation Options - A Case Study of Copperwood Project, Sumanth Kalluri

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Designing a Permeable Reactive Barrier for the Remediation of Copper Contaminated Groundwater., Christopher Walkons

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Dust Susceptibility at Mine Tailings Impoundments: Thermal Remote Sensing for Dust Susceptibility Characterization and Biological Soil Crusts for Dust Susceptibility Reduction, Bonnie Zwissler

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Effect of Fiber Orientation on Dynamic Compressive Properties of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete, Andrew B. Groeneveld

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Evaluating Groundwater Recharge in the Saloum Region of Senegal, Alexander Wohlgemuth

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EVALUATING THE ANAEROBIC CODIGESTION POTENTIAL OF STILLAGE AND DAIRY MANURE IN A TUBULAR DIGESTER, Brad J. Weiss

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FLOOD RISK EVOLUTION: EXAMINING CHANGES IN FLOOD BEHAVIOR AND CONSEQUENCES FOR FLOOD RISK ANALYSIS, Patricia Spellman

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Impacts of global change on tropospheric ozone and mercury, Huanxin Zhang

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INTEGRATED COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY-INDUCED SELF-HEALING PERFORMANCE OF ASPHALT COMPOSITES, Zigeng Wang

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Modeling Bioenhanced DNAPL Pool Dissolution: Sensitivity Analysis, Inhibition Kinetic Effects, and Intermediate-Scale Flow Cell Experiment Evaluation, Shawn Conard

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Modeling Impacts of Combined Sewer Overflows in SWMM in Cleveland, Ohio, Zoe A. Miller

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Pilot-Scale Study of Low-Tech Methods of Sustainable Class A Biosolids Production: A Trial Run, Rebecca L. Green

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Polychlorinated Biphenyl Compound and Metal Contamination and Remediation in Torch Lake, Houghton County, MI, Ankita Mandelia

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PROBABILITY-BASED HURRICANE RESILIENCE EVALUATION AND RETROFITTING FOR RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY, Yadong Dong

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PROPERTY ANALYSIS OF THE ASPHALT MATERIALS USING MOLECULAR DYNAMICS (MD) METHOD, Hui Yao

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Reactivity of hydroxyl radical: mechanistic insight into the reactivity with dissolved organic matter, Mallika Khare

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Review of Recent Research toward Complex Bridge Management, Thomas J. Kendrick

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RISK-BASED ASSESSMENT AND STRENGTHENING OF ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS SUBJECTED TO NATURAL HAZARDS, Abdullahi Salman

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SMART AERODYNAMIC CONTROL DEVICES DESIGN AND VIBRATION REDUCTION ANALYSIS FOR WIND TURBINE BLADES, Xiao Sun

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Temporal Trends and Spatial Variabilities of PCB concentrations in Lake Trout from Lake Superior from 1995 to 2013, Hongyi Lin

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The Effect of Community Connectivity on Water and Sanitation Systems in Rural Panama, M.C. Moritz

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The role of amino acids in the nitrogen cycle of peatlands, Tia Scarpelli

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USE OF LIDAR IN THE DESIGN OF GRASSED WATERWAYS: CASE STUDY IN AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT IN OKLAHOMA, Annette Sparks

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2015

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An Assessment of Polychlorinated Biphenyl Contamination in Fish from the Inland and Great Lakes of Michigan, Emily Sokol

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APPLICATION OF HYDRODYNAMIC MODELS IN SIMULATING THE THERMAL REGIME OF LAKE SUPERIOR, Rasika K. Gawde

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ASSESSMENTS OF LOW EMISSION ASPHALT MIXTURES PRODUCED USING COMBINATIONS OF FOAMING AGENTS, Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan

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A SUB-BASIN WATER RESOURCE QUANTIFICATION AND AQUIFER PRODUCTIVITY ASSESSMENT FOR THE NORTHWEST BOREHOLE SCHEME NEAR OPUWO, NAMIBIA, Lucas C. Moilanen

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A technical and cultural feasibility assessment of household microbial fuel cells for use in Hanan'g District, Tanzania, Erinn Kunik

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AUTOMATED SCOUR DETECTION ARRAYS USING BIO-INSPIRED MAGNETOSTRICTIVE FLOW SENSORS, Baibhav Rajbhandari

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BIO-INSPIRED OPTIMAL FIN SHAPE AND ANGLE FOR MAXIMUM SURFBOARD STABILITY, Megan S. MacNeill

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CALIBRATION, VERIFICATION, AND DIAGNOSIS OF A SEASON-AHEAD DROUGHT PREDICTION MODEL: LIMITS TO PREDICTABILITY IN CENTRAL TEXAS, Jonathan Witham

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CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSPORT AND TRANSFORMATION OF AIR POLLUTANTS OBSERVED IN THE FREE TROPOSPHERE OVER THE CENTRAL NORTH ATLANTIC, Bo Zhang

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CLIMATE ANOMALIES AND PRIMARY PRODUCTION IN LAKE SUPERIOR, Marcel L. Dijkstra

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COMPRESSION BEHAVIOR AT HIGH STRAIN RATE FOR AN ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE, Daniel J. VanSlembrouck

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CRITERIA FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN WITH 3D PRINTING IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD, Benjamin L. Savonen

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DEVELOPMENT OF A FUNDAMENTAL RATING SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING SPRAWL: A CASE STUDY UTILIZING SMALL CITIES IN MICHIGAN, Jonathan T. Riehl

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DOUBLE VAULT COMPOSTING LATRINES IN RURAL PARAGUAY : FEASIBLE CONSTRUCTION AND OPTIMAL USE, Paul T. Pebler

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EVALUATING THE POTENTIAL FOR PASSIVE GREYWATER IRRIGATION IN NORTHERN GHANA, Chelsea L. Fagan

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FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENT UNDER HISTORICAL AND PREDICTED LAND USE CHANGE USING CONTINUOUS HYDROLOGIC MODELING, Jonathan T. Nelson

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HOUSEHOLD BIOSAND WATER FILTERS: MATERIALS, CAPACITY, AND TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON PERFORMANCE, Nathan B. Arnold

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IMPROVING FLOW DISTRIBUTION IN SMALL-SCALE WATER-SUPPLY SYSTEMS THROUGH THE USE OF FLOW-REDUCING DISCS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SOLAR POWERED PUMPING FOR A DRINKING WATER SUPPLY IN RURAL PANAMA, Briana I. Drake

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Kitchen 2.0: Investigation of the Effect of Ventilation on Indoor Air Quality, Kelli Marie Whelan

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LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT (LID) OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DISTRICT OF LAMÚD, PERÚ: A STUDY OF HYDROLOGY, COSTS AND MAINTENANCE OF APPROPRIATE STORMWATER BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPs), Olga M. Cano

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Materials for Energy, Drug, and Information Storage, Peifu Cheng

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NUMERICAL STUDY OF STRUCTURAL RESPONSES OF RIGID AND FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS UNDER HEAVY VEHICLES’ LOADING, Rezwana Kabir

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PERFORMANCE-BASED ENGINEERING FOR EVALUATION AND RETROFITTING NON-DUCTILE REINFORCED CONCRETE BUILDINGS INCORPORATING AFTERSHOCK HAZARD, Ruilong Han

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PERSPECTIVES ON ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS, Raquel Taveras

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STABILIZATION OF IRON MINE TAILINGS THROUGH MICROBIALLY INDUCED CALCITE PRECIPITATION, Noah D. Buikema

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THE EFFECT OF WATER TEMPERATURE ON IN-STREAM SEDIMENT CONCENTRATION AND TRANSPORT RATE, Jennie Tyrrell

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THE USE OF JATROPHA CURCAS TO ACHIEVE A SELF SUFFICIENT WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM: A CASE STUDY IN RURAL SENEGAL, Alexandra Archer

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TIMETABLE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE IN RAILWAY CAPACITY ANALYSIS: DEVELOPMENT OF THE HYBRID OPTIMIZATION OF TRAIN SCHEDULES (HOTS) MODEL, Hamed Pouryousef

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USER DEFINED HETEROGENEOUS MODEL RECONSTRUCTION AND INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF ASPHALT CONCRETE, Xu Yang

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WATER USE AND SYSTEM RELIABILITY UNDER DIESELGENERATOR AND SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC POWERED PUMPING SYSTEMS: A CASE STUDY OF SOLLA TOGO, Alicia R. Sherrin

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Age-Dependent Fragility and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Timber and Steel Distribution Poles Subjected to Hurricanes, Abdullahi M. Salman

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AN ASSESSMENT OF BALLAST SOURCE'S QUALITY AND LOCATIONS WITH RESPECT TO MDOT'S UPGRADE OF THE WOLVERINE RAILROAD LINE FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL USEAGE, Kurt-Erich Breitenbucher

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Assessment of Flood Risk Under Future Climate Conditions, Kaye M. LaFond

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A STUDY OF A LANDSLIDE IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, Caitlin L. Bukovitz

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BENEFICIAL REUSE OF LOCALLY-AVAILABLE WASTE MATERIALS AS LIGHTWEIGHT AGGREGATE IN LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE, Brienna E. Rust

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DENITRIFICATION IN SOILS: FROM GENES TO ENVIRONMENTAL OUTCOMES, Jianqiu Zheng

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EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL TRANSLOAD FACILITY LOCATIONS IN THE UPPER PENINSULA (UP) OF MICHIGAN, Irfan Rasul

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IMPLEMENTATION OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY TO IMPROVE PROACTIVE ASSESSMENT OF RETAINING WALLS ALONG TRANSPORTATION CORRIDORS, Daniel J. Cerminaro

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IMPROVEMENTS IN SUSTAINABILITY OF GRAVITY-FED WATER SYSTEMS IN THE COMARCA NGÄBE-BUGLÉ, PANAMA: SPRING CAPTURES AND CIRCUIT RIDER MODEL, Erica Kathryn Jones

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INVESTIGATION OF TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF INTERNAL CURED CEMENT MORTAR USING COMPUTATIONAL SIMULATION AND IMAGE TECHNIQUES, Xiao Sun