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

This collection is not comprehensive prior to 2012 and represents a subset of available material. Works not found within this repository may be located by searching the Van Pelt and Opie Library catalog.

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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2018

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OIL SPILLS DETECTION BY MEANS OF UAS AND INEXPENSIVE AIRBORNE THERMAL SENSORS, Ausama Al Shammari

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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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mHEALTH FOR SELF-MANAGEMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND CLINICAL COMORBIDITY: IMPROVING PATIENT ENGAGEMENT AND COORDINATED CARE, Shruti Amre

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CONTEXTUALIZING “CHANGE”: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF THE “CHANGE” SLOGAN IN NIGERIAN POLITICAL DISCOURSE (2014 TO PRESENT), Olayemi Benjamin Awotayo

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

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

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ELEVATED L-LACTATE DRIVES MAJOR CELLULAR PATHOLOGIES ASSOCIATED WITH NEURODEGENERATION, Jessica Behnke

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Synthesis and Applications of One and Two-Dimensional Boron Nitride Based Nanomaterials, Shiva Bhandari

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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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CHANGES IN PARTICIPATION AND THE DEVEOLOPMENT OF A LEARNING COMMUNITY FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS IN A VIDEO CLUB IN ALBANIA, Zachary S. Blehm

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COLD START ANALYSIS AND MODELING OF A DIRECT-INJECTION GASOLINE ENGINE, Yash Borghate

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GRAPHENE ELECTRODES FOR SUPERCAPACITORS AND CAPACITIVE DEIONIZATION, Liang Chang

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EFFECTS OF MASS AND DISTANCE UNCERTAINTIES ON CALCULATIONS OF FLUX FROM GIANT MOLECULAR CLOUDS, Matt Coel

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PHYSICOCHEMICAL, SPECTROSCOPIC PROPERTIES, AND DIFFUSION MECHANISMS OF SMALL HYDROCARBON MOLECULES IN MOF-74-MG/ZN: A QUANTUM CHEMICAL INVESTIGATION, Gemechis Degaga

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PRESERVATION FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, DIGITALIZATION, AND EXPERIMENTS WITH CONSUMERS AS PRODUCERS OF INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE DOCUMENTATION, Mark Dice

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ELECTRO-MECHANICAL-THERMAL MODELING AND STABILITY OF PULSED POWER LOADS ON A DC NETWORK, Joshua Allen Dillon

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CAPILLARY-ASSISTED ENHANCED CONDENSATION HEAT TRANSFER FOR LOW SURFACE TENSION LIQUIDS, Gnana Vishnu Durgam

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Music in the Northern Woods: An Archaeological Exploration of Musical Instrument Remains, Matthew Durocher

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ANOMALY DETECTION IN CONTROLLER AREA NETWORK DATA USING HIERARCHICAL ANALYSIS, Brian Flanagan

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Automatic Selection of MapReduce Machine Learning Algorithms: A Model Building Approach, Fraggle Franklin

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EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL EVALUATION OF SIX SPEED MT SHIFT TRANSIENT VIBRATIONS, Jon Furlich

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED SERVICE MODEL TO ACHIEVE PERSONAL HEALTH LIBRARIES FOR CONSUMERS, Nathan Gauss

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Articulating Digital Archival Practice Within Writing Program Administration: A Theoretical Framework, Amanda Girard

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Kinetic Landscape and Unalloyed Potential: Rethinking the Extractive Landscape of Michigan's Native Mass Copper Mining Industry, Sean Gohman

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ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF CYLINDER PRESSURE REFERENCE ERROR AND DETERMINING MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN A TURBOCHARGED SPARK IGNITION ENGINE WITH VVT, Sid Gopujkar

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Workplace Standing Desks and Arterial Stiffness, Ian Greenlund

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Waste Not, Want Not: Using Source-Separated Urine to Cultivate Maize in the Southern Highlands, Tanzania, Lucy Hatfield

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THE DYNAMIC NATURE OF FORAGE PREFERENCE AND MICROHISTOLOGICAL ATLAS, John J. Henderson

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

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Long-term Changes in Extreme Air Pollution Meteorology and Implications for Air Quality, Pei Hou

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Meniscus Modeling and Emission Studies of an Ionic Liquid Ferrofluid Electrospray Source Emitting from a Magneto-Electric Instability, Brandon Jackson

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A BAYESIAN NETWORK APPROACH TO BATTERY AGING IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION AND GRID INTEGRATION, Mehdi Jafari

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Mitigating the Effect of Misspeculations in Superscalar Processors, Zhaoxiang Jin

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On the Density of the Odd Values of the Partition Function, Samuel Judge

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METABOLOMIC ASSESSMENT OF TETRACYCLINE-IMPACTED PATHWAYS WITHIN VETIVER GRASS (Chrysopogon zizanoides [L. nash]) IN HYDROPONIC SYSTEMS, Andrew Kennedy

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DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF RUPTURE FORCE OF SINGLE TRIAZOLE MOLECULE BY ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE AND SOLID PHASE SYNTHESIS OF MONODISPERSE POLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS, Ashok Khanal

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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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Pseudo-Companion Matrices for Polynomial Systems, Melinda Kleczynski

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Modeling Data Center Co-Tenancy Performance Interference, Wei Kuang

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EFFECTS OF CO-PRODUCT USES ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY OF HYDROCARBON BIOFUEL FROM ONE- AND TWO-STEP PYROLYSIS OF POPLAR, Daniel G. Kulas

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MODELING AND ANALYSIS FOR DRIVELINE JERK CONTROL, Prince Lakhani

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COMPARISON OF KARSTIFICATION METHODS AND ISOSTATIC REBOUND IN THE SUWANNEE RIVER BASIN, FLORIDA, Toni Larche

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KINESTHETIC LEARNING EXPERIENCE SIMULATION USING AN ONLINE INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE HANDS-ON ABILITY, David Leach

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EFFECTIVE SMALL RNA DESTRUCTION BY THE EXPRESSION OF A SHORT TANDEM TARGET MIMIC IN METARHIZIUM, Shuang Liang

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JOINT ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLE PHENOTYPES IN ASSOCIATION STUDIES, Xiaoyu Liang

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Communicating the Health Impacts of Climate Change: from Conviction to Persuasion, Emma Lozon

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DEVELOPMENT OF BOSCH RATE OF INJECTION MEASUREMENT PROCEDURE AND RESULTS, Tyler Menucci

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AN INJECTABLE THERMOSENSITIVE BIODEGRADABLE HYDROGEL EMBEDDED WITH SNAP CONTAINING PLLA MICROPARTICLES FOR SUSTAINED NITRIC OXIDE (NO) DELIVERY FOR WOUND HEALING, Nikhil Mittal

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DEVELOPMENT OF A DYNAMIC TORSIONAL ACTUATOR FOR TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH CHARACTERIZATION, Eric Mordorski

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A Bluetooth Low-Energy Wireless Sensor Platform for Continuous Monitoring of a Bioreactor Environment during Cell Manufacturing, Brad Nelson

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Bridging the Gap Between Micro- and Macrocognition: Testing the Multifunction Mental Model Hypothesis, Brittany Nelson

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INVESTIGATION ON THE POTENTIAL OF A CO2 CAPTURE SYSTEM, DOWNSTREAM OF THE AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM FOR A HEAVY-DUTY ENGINE APPLICATION, Murchana Pathak

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MEASUREMENT OF PLANAR FAULT PROBABILITIES IN AUSTEMPERED DUCTILE IRON AND 304L STAINLESS STEEL, Nathan Peterson

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REPACKAGING THE REACH OF DREAMS: NEWS COVERAGE OF DACA RESCINDMENT BY THREE NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS ON TWITTER, Megan Pietruszewski

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THE EFFECT OF WATER TABLE LEVELS AND SHORT-TERM DITCH RESTORATION ON MOUNTAIN PEATLAND CARBON CYCLING IN THE CORDILLERA BLANCA, PERU, Ana Maria Planas Clarke

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Controlling the Formation of Titanium Nanotubes using Electric Fields, Derryl Poynor

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Sensor Fusion for Spark-Ignition Engines, Kaushik Prabhu

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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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STUDY OF THE CYGNUS REGION WITH FERMI AND HAWC, Andrew Robare

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Development of Optimal Operating Point Maps and Mode Shift Strategy for Chevrolet Volt Gen II Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Kovid Sachdeva

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Manipulation of Genes Involved in Secondary Cell Wall Development During Wood Formation in Poplar, Kavitha Satish Kumar

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GRID-AWARE OPTIMAL DEMAND RESPONSE MANAGEMENT OF SMART HOMES, Alper Savasci

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Commercialization of the Carbon Nanotube Thermophone for Active Noise Control Applications, Steven A. Senczyszyn

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TESTING OF RECURSIVE AND NON-RECURSIVE ALGORITHMS FOR REAL-TIME PHASOR AND FREQUENCY ESTIMATIONS IN POWER SYSTEMS, Dhruv Sharma

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ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT OF LIQUID TRANSPORTATION BIOFUELS DERIVED FROM ALGAE AND OILSEED, Chuying Shi

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MIXED INTEGER CONIC PROGRAMMING FORMULATION OF DISTRIBUTION OPTIMAL POWER FLOW AND UNIT COMMITMENT PROBLEMS, Sharabh Ramshiromani Shukla

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STRUGGLING TOWARD AN AMERICAN NATIONAL THEATRE, Rebecca Ann Soderna

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DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF AUDITORY-SUPPORTED AIR GESTURE CONTROLS IN VEHICLES, Jason Sterkenburg

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RISK QUANTIFICATION IN PRODUCTION PHASE-DESIGN BY CONSIDERING PRICE, VOLUME, AND CALORIFIC VALUE: AN APPLICATION FROM INDONESIAN COAL MINE, Fanteri Aji Dharma Suparno

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Resource Optimization in Wireless Sensor Networks for an Improved Field Coverage and Cooperative Target Tracking, Husam Sweidan

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ACUTE CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSES TO NOVEL COMBINATIONS OF RESISTANCE AND AEROBIC EXERCISE, Travis Wakeham

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REGENERATION OF PERICELLULAR MATRIX OF HUMAN CHONDROCYTES CULTURED IN OXIDIZED METHACRYLATED ALGINATE MICROGELS, Shuo Wang

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THE INTERACTION OF IGNITION AND IN-CYLINDER FLOW ON FLAME KERNEL DEVELOPMENT AND ITS IMPACTS ON COMBUSTION IN AN OPTICALLY ACCESSIBLE DIRECT INJECTION ENGINE, Yanyu Wang

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Joint Analysis for Multiple Traits, Zhenchuan Wang

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MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN CHEVROLET VOLT GEN II HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE, Rajeshwar Yadav

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DETECTING CAUSAL RARE VARIANTS AND ANALYZING MULTIPLE PHENOTYPES, Xinlan Yang

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CUR Matrix Decompositions Method for Joint Analysis of Multiple Phenotypes, Fadhila Yosof

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AN EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF FUEL SPRAY INTERACTION: FUNDAMENTALS AND ENGINE APPLICATIONS, Le Zhao

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FAST VERY-LARGE-SCALE INTEGRATED (VLSI) CIRCUITS SIMULATIONS, Xueqian Zhao

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Statistical Methods for Analyzing Multivariate Phenotypes and Detecting Rare Variant Associations, Huanhuan Zhu

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Extending Maneuverability of Internally Actuated Underwater Gliders, An Attempt to Develop an Open Platform For Research and Education, Saeedeh Ziaeefard

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2017

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DEVELOPMENT OF A TURBULENT FLAME SPEED MODEL BASED ON FLAME STRETCH CONCEPT FOR SPARK IGNITION ENGINES, Behdad Afkhami

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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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DIRECT SAMPLING METHODS FOR INVERSE SCATTERING PROBLEMS, Ala Mahmood Nahar Al Zaalig

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

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The Intrinsic Variability of the Water Vapor Saturation Ratio Due to Mixing, Jesse Anderson

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COMBUSTION, EMISSIONS, AND PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION IN A DI/PFI-RCCI DIESEL/NATURAL GAS TURBOCHARGED ENGINE, Ehsan Ansari

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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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PRESERVING THE VERNACULAR POSTINDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE: BIG DATA GEOSPATIAL APPROACHES TO HERITAGE MANAGEMENT AND INTERPRETATION, John D. M. Arnold

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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