This growing collection consists of dissertations, master's theses and master's reports from 1998-present submitted to the library with their authors' permission for either open access or on-campus access only.

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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2017

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LANGUAGE, RHETORIC, AND POLITICS IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT: A DECOLONIAL CRITICAL DISCOURSE PERSPECTIVE ON NIGERIA’S 2015 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, Yunana Ahmed

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NOVEL BIOCOMPOSITES AND NANOFIBERS BASED ON MODIFIED BIOMASS MATERIALS TO FACILITATE GREENER APPLICATIONS, Soha Albukhari

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ECOLOGICAL WATER STRESS IN THE U.S. GREAT LAKES REGION USING A GEOSPATIAL MODELING APPROACH, Sara Alian

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MODELING AND SIMULATION OF THE PERISTALTIC FLOW OF NEWTONIAN AND NON-NEWTONIAN FLUIDS WITH APPLICATION TO THE HUMAN BODY, Samer Alokaily

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DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF HISTIDINE-TAGGED HPV16 L2 AND MS2-ARGININE-TAGGED RECOMBINANT PROTEINS FOR DOWNSTREAM PROCESSES, Tahiyat Alothaim

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EASILY VERIFIABLE CONTROLLER DESIGN WITH APPLICATION TO AUTOMOTIVE POWERTRAINS, Mohammad Reza Amini

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Accuracy Assessment of 3D Point Clouds Generated by Photogrammetry From Different Distances, Zhongming An

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Formulation and testing of biodegradable polymeric coating on zinc wires in cardiovascular stent application, Avishan Arab Shomali

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CONTROL OF A POWERED ANKLE-FOOT PROSTHESIS: FROM PERCEPTION TO IMPEDANCE MODULATION, Guilherme Aramizo Ribeiro

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FROM FEMALE ENGINEERING CO-OP TO CYBORG ENGINEER: PURPOSEFUL PARTICIPATION WITHIN THE BINARIES OF A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE, Kirsti M. Arko

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Search for High-Energy Gamma Rays in the Northern Fermi Bubble Region with the HAWC Observatory, Hugo Alberto Ayala Solares

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A 3D FEM COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE IMPACT RESPONSE BETWEEN HUMAN HEAD AND NOCSAE HEAD DUE TO FREE FALL, Amey S. Badhe

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A Landscape of Water and Waste: Heritage Legacies and Environmental Change in the Mesabi Iron Range, John Baeten

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ASSESSING GROWTH, YIELD, AND CARBON DYNAMICS IN UPPER GREAT LAKES JACK PINE AND HYBRID POPLAR MANAGED FOR BIOMASS PRODUCTION, Ashlee Baker Lehner

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Designing a Real-time Velocity Predictor for Powertrain Optimization of Connected and Automated Vehicles, Biswajit Barik

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NANOTEXTURED TITANIUM SURFACES FOR IMPLANTS: MANUFACTURING AND PACKAGING ASPECTS, Sachin Bhosle

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The role of toolkit genes in the evolution of complex abdominal color patterns in Drosophila guttifera, Tillu Bollepogu Raja

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METHANE FLUX OF TREE STEMS AND MITIGATING THE IMPACTS OF INSECT OUTBREAK THROUGH PLANTING ALTERNATIVE TREE SPECIES WITHIN THE UPPER GREAT LAKES REGION, USA, Nicholas Bolton

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Multiple Suppression from 2-D Shallow Marine Seismic Reflection Data Using Filtering and Deconvolution Approaches: A Case Study from Southwest Taiwan, Fatma Sinem Boyaci

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ELECTRO-OPTIC CONTACT POLING OF POLYMER WAVEGUIDE DEVICES AND THIN FILMS, Michael Briseno

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CONSENSUS-BASED PROPORTIONAL-RESONANT CONTROL OF RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATORS, Muhittin Buyuknalbant

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Detecting Overpressure Zones by Using Model Based Inversion in Kupe Field, New Zealand, Timucin Cakir

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Contextualizing and Rearticulating the Academic Social Media Command Center, Nathan J. Carpenter

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EFFECTS OF IN-SITU LEAF-LEVEL CANOPY WARMING IN A NORTHERN HARDWOOD FOREST, Kelsey Carter

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Simulation of Human Ankle Trajectory during Stance Phase of Gait, Leslie Castelino

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Patterns in eruptions at Fuego from statistical analysis of video surveillance, Monica Castro-Escobar

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COMPARISON OF STACKING RESULTS USING CONVENTIONAL AND WEIGHTED TECHNIQUES, AND THEIR AFFECT ON COHERENCE ATTRIBUTE FOR PENOBSCOT SEISMIC DATA OF NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA, Erdem Cetin

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INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF 3-D PRINTER PLATFORM AS BUILDING BLOCK FOR RAPID DESIGN OF RESEARCH AND MANUFACTURING TOOL, Handy Chandra

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STUDY OF BATTERY HEALTH CONSCIOUS POWERTRAIN ENERGY MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES, Ming Cheng

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PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT CAN INHIBIT NODULE FORMATION OF COLON CANCER STEM CELLS BY REGULATING GENE EXPRESSION OF NOTCH SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAY, Li Chen

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In-situ synthesis of NiMoO4 on Ni foam as a binder-free electrode for supercapacitor, Tawei Chiu

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DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH-FIDELITY MODEL AND KALMAN FILTER BASED STATE ESTIMATOR FOR SIMULATION AND CONTROL OF NOX REDUCTION PERFORMANCE OF A SCR CATALYST ON A DPF, Venkata Rajesh Chundru

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DECENTRALIZED OPTIMAL EXERGY DESTRUCTION CONTROL STRATEGY FOR DC AND AC MICROGRIDS, Michael D. Cook

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PERFORMANCE SIMULATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF A SIMULTANEOUS TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE PHASED ANTENNA ARRAY USING ADAPTIVE BEAMFORMING AND GENETIC ALGORITHM TECHNIQUES, Ian Thomas Cummings

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GUIDELINES FOR ACCESSING AND UTILIZING THE SFRES SPATIAL DATABASE, Matthew Thomas Custer

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Distribution of permutation statistics across pattern avoidance classes, and the search for a Denert-associated condition equivalent to pattern avoidance, Joshua Thomas Agustin Davies

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An interactive approach to teaching Discrete Structures using Alloy and POGIL, Mugdha P. Degaonkar

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HETEROGENEOUS MULTI-SENSOR FUSION FOR 2D AND 3D POSE ESTIMATION, Hanieh Deilamsalehy

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THE EFFECTS OF EARLY PRUNING ON THE NEAR-GROUND BRANCH DENSITY OF FOUR LIVE FENCING SPECIES, Aric Devens

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EFFECTS OF SELECTIVE LOGGING ON CARBON DYNAMICS: VARIATION IN ABOVEGROUND BIOMASS AND SOIL RESPIRATION IN PRE- AND POST-LOGGING FOREST STANDS OF A MOIST TROPICAL FOREST IN GHANA, Akwasi Duah-Gyamfi

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PERFORMANCE OF HARD DISK DRIVES IN HIGH NOISE ENVIRONMENTS, Trinoy Dutta

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CO-OCCURRENCE OF NITROGEN FIXATION AND DENITRIFICATION ACROSS A STREAM NITROGEN GRADIENT IN A WESTERN WATERSHED, Erin K. Eberhard

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PALEOMAGNETIC STUDY OF THE GREENSTONE LAVA FLOW EXPOSED IN THE KEWEENAW PENINSULA, Eric J. Engel

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Effects of Wildfire Severity on Early Successional Dynamics in Boreal Peatland Complexes, Elizabeth Ernst

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GLYCOBIOLOGICAL STUDIES THAT CAN HELP THYROID CANCER DETECTION AND THERAPY, Ni Fan

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Fluorescent Probe Development for Fructose Specific Transporters in Cancer, Joseph Fedie

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RESTORING AND SUSTAINING SMALLHOLDER Kappaphycus alvarezii FARMING POST-TYPHOON HAIYAN/YOLANDA IN MOLOCABOC, CENTRAL PHILIPPINES, David C. Fenlon

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Distance magic-type and distance antimagic-type labelings of graphs, Bryan Freyberg

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CONSENSUS BASED DISTRIBUTED CONTROL IN MICRO-GRID CLUSTERS, Syed Ahmed Fuad

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The Effect of Myosync™ Supplementation on Physical Performance in Division II College Football Players, Matthew Gage

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Simulation of Crack Pattern on Borosilicate Glass Cylinder on Pellet Impact, Sandesh Suresh Gandhi

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Gamma/Hadron Separation for the HAWC Observatory, Michael J. Gerhardt

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COMBINATORIAL PROBLEMS RELATED TO CODES, DESIGNS AND FINITE GEOMETRIES, Mustafa Gezek

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ASSESSMENT OF ARCTIC GRAYLING RE-INTRODUCTION POTENTIAL IN THE BIG MANISTEE RIVER, MICHIGAN., Cameron Goble

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SIMULATION STUDY ON EFFECT OF GAS CHARGING AND EGR IN A DUAL-FUEL ENGINE, Satyavenkata Naga Sai Sharath Gorthy

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TRADITIONAL MEDICINE USE IN CHAMORRO CUÉ, GRAL. E. AQUINO, SAN PEDRO, PARAGUAY, Noah Goyke

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DEVELOPMENT OF BIOINFORMATICS TOOLS AND ALGORITHMS FOR IDENTIFYING PATHWAY REGULATORS, INFERRING GENE REGULATORY RELATIONSHIPS AND VISUALIZING GENE EXPRESSION DATA, Chathura J. Gunasekara

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INVESTIGATING MIRNA FUNCTIONS IN ARABIDOPSIS BY SHORT TANDEM TARGET MIMIC (STTM), Yiyou Gu

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PARALLEL IMPLEMENTATION OF BISPECTRUM MULTI-FRAME DECONVOLUTION FOR IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION, Solmaz Hajmohammadi

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Controlling Properties of Agglomerates for Chemical Processes, Joseph A. Halt

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DEVELOPMENT OF GENE-BASED MICROSATELLITE MARKERS IN Acer saccharum MARSH., Monica Harmon

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Human Centered Design of an Open-Drum, Treadle Thresher for Quinoa Farmers in the Andes of Northern Peru, Robert A. Hayes

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EVALUATION OF HYBRID POPLAR MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTION POTENTIAL, AND ESTIMATION OF IMPACTS TO WATER RESOURCES IN THE UPPER GREAT LAKES REGION, Scott Hillard

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A Pedagogy of Witnessing: Linguistic and Visual Frames of the Dark Side in the Multimodal Classroom, Lindsay Hingst

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Heterologous Expression and Purification of Full-Length Human Polybromo-1 Protein, Sarah Hopson

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A HOST BOARD DESIGN FOR AN EXPERIMENT SYSTEM OF UNDERWATER WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, He Huang

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On Transport and Deposition phenomena in Diesel Particulate Filters using the Incompressible Lattice Boltzmann Method, Aamir Ibrahim

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Drop Test Simulation of a Conformable CNG Tank by Finite Element Analysis using ANSYS, Vishal Shashikant Ingavale

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THE INFLUENCE OF NATIVE WOODY SPECIES, COMBRETUM GLUTINOSUM AND PILIOSTIGMA RETICULATUM, ON SOIL FERTILITY IN DIALACOTO, SENEGAL, Gwen Jacobson

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High Performance Multiview Video Coding, Caoyang Jiang

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CHARACTERIZATION OF GENIC MICROSATELLITE MARKERS (EST-SSRS) IN THE ENDANGERED OAK SPECIES QUERCUS GEORGIANA M.A.CURTIS, Priyanka Dipak Kadav

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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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A WIRELESS, PASSIVE SENSOR FOR MEASURING TEMPERATURE AT ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANT SITES FOR EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIONS, Salil Sidharthan Karipott

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NEUTRAL AND ADAPTIVE GENETIC VARIATION IN NORTH AMERICAN HARDWOOD TREE SPECIES, Sudhir Khodwekar

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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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Using Lower Extremity Muscle Activations to Estimate Human Ankle Impedance in the External-Internal Direction, Lauren N. Knop

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IDENTIFICATION OF NITRIC-OXIDE DEGRADATION PRODUCTS OF ASCORBIC ACID, Sushant Satyanarayan Kolipaka

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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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Computational Studies on Biomechanics of Concussion and on Efficacy of Football Helmets, David Labyak

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Magnetic Petrophysics of the Vulcan Iron Formation (Michigan, USA), Matthew Laird

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Utilizing RepRap Style 3D Printers for the Manufacturing of Composite Heat Exchangers, John Laureto

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Incorporation of Higher Carbon Number Alcohols in Gasoline Blends for Application in Spark-Ignition Engines, Kristina Lawyer

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ONLINE DATA ANALYSIS PIPELINES FOR TOP-DOWN GRAPHICAL GAUSSIAN MODEL (GGM), BOTTOM-UP GGM AND SPARSE PARTIAL LEAST SQUARE, Jialin Lei

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Distance Perception in Virtual Environment through Head-mounted Displays, Bochao Li

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NONLINEAR DIELECTRIC BEHAVIOR OF FIELD-INDUCED ANTIFERROELECTRIC/PARAELECTRIC-TO-FERROELECTRIC PHASE TRANSITION FOR HIGH ENERGY DENSITY CAPACITOR APPLICATION, Mingyang Li

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MODULATION OF MICRORNA EXPRESSIONS IN TOMATO BY SHORT TANDEM TARGET MIMIC AND ARTIFICIAL MIRNAS, Haiping Liu

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DESIGN AUTOMATION FOR CARBON NANOTUBE CIRCUITS CONSIDERING PERFORMANCE AND SECURITY OPTIMIZATION, Lin Liu

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ROLE OF BLUEBERRY IN PANCREATIC β-CELLS, Weixiang Liu

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DESIGN OF ROBUST HYDROGEL BASED ON MUSSEL-INSPIRED CHEMISTRY, Yuan Liu

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IMPACT OF E20 FUEL ON A HIGH-PERFORMANCE, TWO-STROKE ENGINE, Jon Gregory Loesche

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

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USING LiDAR TO MAP THE GEOLOGY AND MORPHOLOGY OF ALLUVIAL FANS: SALTON SEA AREA, CALIFORNIA, Eric Alexander Macleod

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Implantable Wireless Sensor Networks: Application to Measuring Temperature for In Vivo Detection of Infections, Praharsh Madappaly Veetil

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INVESTIGATING THE UTILITY OF RAPID ASSESSMENT PROCESS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT WORK OF PEACE CORPS MASTER’S INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, Mariah Maggio

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Frontal Crash Analysis of a Conformable CNG tank using Finite Element Analysis, Datta Sandesh Manjunath

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FUNCTIONAL DISSECTION OF MICRORNA-30D IN MAMMALIAN PANCREATIC BETA-CELLS, Yiping Mao

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BALL-MILLING TUNED BAND STRUCTURES OF ZnO NANOPARTICLES, Qianli Ma

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ESTIMATING FISH HABITAT SELECTION AND MONITORING STREAM HABITAT QUALITY REQUIRES MORE THAN SIMPLY COUNTING FISH, Tony Matthys

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Advances in Alternative Binders for Iron Ore Pellets, Jacob McDonald

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REDUCTION OF SILICA FROM HEMATITE ORE CONCENTRATE PELLETS BY SUPPLEMENTING BENTONITE CLAY WITH STARCH, Jacob McDonald