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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Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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An ethnobotanical survey of the economic and cultural significance of non-timber forest products in the southwest Rhodope Mountain region of Bulgaria, Callie A. Bertsch

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Compensatory growth in moose and its relationship to sex, longevity, intraspecific competition, and senescence, Benjamin W. Betterly

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Incorporating environmental engineering and science topics into elementary education , Jessica G. Billings

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Analytical investigation of squeeze film dampers, Mehmet Murat Altuğ Biҫak

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Preserving and interpreting the mining company office : landscape, space and technological change in the management of the copper industry, Renee M. Blackburn

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Life cycle assessment of trayless dining , Nawaf Isam Blaisi

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Tracking a non-cooperative target using a Doppler radar wireless sensor network, Michael K. Blaser

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Four-window technique for measuring optical-phase-space-time-frequency tomography, Rachel A. Blaser

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Control design and genetic algorithm optimization for electrostatic MEMS, Jill C. Blecke

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Characterizations of partially reduced polyoxometalate catalysts using ammonia adsorption microcalorimetry and methanol oxidation studies / by Suresh Babu Bommineni., Suresh Babu Bommineni

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Parameter identification of a copper-zeolite SCR catalyst model using reactor data, Neelima S. Borate

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Characterization of harmonic tremor at Santiaguito volcano and its implications for eruption mechanisms , Kyle Arthur Brill

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Effects of forest management and time on herbaceous species dynamics in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Marcella A. Campione

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Estimating greenhouse gas emissions of highway construction and rehabilitation to support pavement life cycle assessment, Darrell J. Cass

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Transformer modeling ATP : internal faults & high-frequency discretization, Alejandro Avendaño Ceceña

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Physical modeling of air injection as a scour remediation technique near gated weir stilling basins, Ted Matthew Champagne

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Sediment yield reduction in an agricultural watershed, Lijun Chen

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Simulation of four stroke engine cycle for a 4 - valve pentroof engine in KIVA 3VR2, Yu Chen

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Optical hysteresis of ridge waveguide magnetic garnet films and cavities in two-dimensional magneto-photonic crystal slabs, Ding Chu

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The spatial distribution of Copernicia alba (Morong) in the district of Bahia Negra, Paraguay, Michelle E. Cisz

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Applications of finite geometries to designs and codes, David C. Clark

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High temperature, low cycle fatigue of a hybrid particulate/fiber aluminum metal-matrix composite , Justin Clark

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Effects of instructional changes on student learning of electrochemistry in an IB chemistry course , Deborah Corriveau

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Characterisation of the metacaspase gene family in Arabidopsis thaliana, Paige N. Cox

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Deltek expense, at whose expense? Users at the center of useful technology design for workplace contexts : a narrative report, Mandie Rose Danielski

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Cladophora, mass transport, and the nearshore phosphorus shunt , Aaron I. Dayton

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Investigation of using waste engine oil blended with reclaimed asphalt materials to improve pavement recyclability , Christopher Daniel DeDene

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Farmer land allocation for maize, groundnut and cotton production in Chipata District, Eastern Province, Zambia, Kristina M. Denison

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Mechanisms contributing to the deep chlorophyll maximum in Lake Superior, Marcel L. Dijkstra

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Attempting to improve standardized test results using Study Islands' web-based mastery program , Paul J. Dube'

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The effects of soil moisture, field-scale toposequential position, and slope on yields in irrigated upland rice fields in Flores, Comayagua, Honduras, Kyle M. Earnshaw

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ATP modeling of internal transformer faults for relay performance testing, Elizaveta O. Egorova

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Determining bridge deck deterioration through the use of 3D photogrammetry , Darrin C. Evans

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Seismic observations of regional gas blowdown at Teal South, Mohamed A. Ezawi

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Retrofitting boreholes contaminated with iron in rural Uganda , Caleb T. Fader

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Syntheses and structures of molybdenum and tungsten complexes capable of epoxidaton and copper coordination polymers and dendrimers, Linsheng Feng

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Preparation of silicon-metal nanocomposites based on electrophoretic deposition, Yiping Feng

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Using water balance models to approximate the effects of climate change on spring catchment discharge : Mt. Hanang, Tanzania , Randall E. Fish

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Creep and shrinkage behavior of ultra high-performance concrete under compressive loading with varying curing regimes , Jason C. Flietstra

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Relationship between instream habitat characteristics, emergent insects, and riparian bird communities, Kyle D. Forgette

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Space trajectories optimization using variable-chromosome-length genetic algorithms, Ahmed H. Gad

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Fish contaminants through the tribal perspective : an ethnography of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community's tribal fish harvest, Valoree Sherick Gagnon

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Measuring energy spectra of TeV gamma-ray emission from the Cygnus region of our galaxy with Milagro, Jessica G. Galbraith-Frew

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Study of accelerometer assisted single key positioning user input systems, Chunming Gao

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Modeling particulate organic matter diagenesis with SED2K, Rasika Kishor Gawde

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Characterization of thermal and mechanical properties of polypropylene-based composites for fuel cell bipolar plates and development of educational tools in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, Daniel López Gaxiola

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Adapting health-risk communication to the specific cultural contexts of diverse populations : an assessment of malaria-treatment programs in Liberia, Nathaniel Galarea Gbessagee

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In-situ electrical, mechanical and electrochemical characterizations of one-dimensional nanostructures, Hessam Mir Shah Ghassemi

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Dynamic properties of wood using the Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar, Christopher G. Gilbertson

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Lighthouses as an overlapping boundary between maritime and terrestrial landscapes : how lighthouses served to connect the growing industries of the Keweenaw Peninsula with the world market, Lisa M. Gillis

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Length of the annular regime for condensing flows inside a horizontal channel - the experimental determination of its values and its trends, Patcharapol Gorgitrattanagul

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U.S. utilities' experiences with the implementation of energy efficiency programs, Courtney Goss

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Computational simulations of latent heat thermal energy storage systems - with innovative and first-principles based simulation for the underlying unsteady melting (and solidification) processes, Rohan Achyut Gumaste

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Impact of copper mine tailings (stamp sand) on survival and development of aquatic organisms near Gay, Michigan, Danielle M. Haak

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Effects of silicon content and cooling rate on mechanical properties of heavy section ductile cast iron , Meghan Haycock

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Investigation of surface water/groundwater relationships in a rural watershed in Southern Honduras, Robert F. Hegemann

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Recurrent voluminous sector collapses at Volcán Barú, Panama, Julie A. Herrick

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Cut slope design for the access to an underground copper mine, Michael D. Hochscheidt

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Development of a quartz-enhanced photoacoustic instrument for the characterization of aerosol optical properties, Mathew Hollinger

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Locating American Indian Sciences : a report on the development, use, and analysis of a survey of perceptions, John Eric Holmlund

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Multi-software modeling technique for field distribution propagation through an optical vertical interconnect assembly, Matthew D. Howard

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Modeling of diesel particulate filter filtration and regeneration for transient driving schedules, Di Huang

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Car ownership modeling and forecasts for China, Xiayi Huang

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Development of a physically-based method for delineation of hydrologically homogeneous regions and flood quantile estimation in ungauged basins via the index flood method, Fredline Ilorme

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Sonic log prediction in carbonates , Nayyer Islam

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Effect of high order interpolation in the stability and efficiency of the time-integration process in vorticity-velocity CFD algorithms, Pankaj A. Jagadale

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The effects of a changing climate on root respiration of woody plants in sugar maple forests and northern peatlands, Mickey P. Jarvi

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Open top chambers and infrared lamps : a comparison of heating efficacy and CO₂/CH₄ dynamics in a Lake Superior coastal peatland, Christopher P. Johnson

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Processing and mechanical properties of cast aluminum containing scandium, zirconium, and ytterbium , Nicholas D. Johnson

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Comparing remote sensing and ground-based methods of quantifying cover type and carbon storage in an urban forest, Christine L. Jones

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Place for video games : a theoretical and pedagogical framework for multiliteracies learning in English studies, Ethan T. Jordan

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Portfolios and pedagogy : an examination of ideology and use, Heather Lynn Hoffman Jordan

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Hamilton-Waterloo problem with triangle and C9 factors, David C. Kamin

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Implementation of a Variable Compression Ratio Mechanism in a Four Cylinder Engine, Adam Kantor

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Eruptive history of Maderas volcano using new 40Ar/39Ar ages and geochemical analyses, Lara N. Kapelanczyk

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Plenoptic camera : theory and experimental results, Ronald M. Kemker

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Analysis of the Making Our Mark project, Shaughn Kern

PRODUCTION OF BIOFUEL INTERMEDIATES FROM WOODY FEEDSTOCKS VIA FAST PYROLYSIS AND TORREFACTION, Jordan Lee Klinger

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PRODUCTION OF BIOFUEL INTERMEDIATES FROM WOODY FEEDSTOCKS VIA FAST PYROLYSIS AND TORREFACTION, Jordan Lee Klinger

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Comparative study of anchorage strengths of epoxy coated hooked bars , Paul W. Koning

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Evaluation of the performance and cost-effectiveness of pavement sections containing open-graded base courses, Abdul A. Koroma

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Microfluidic hydrogen generator : featuring passive on-demand gas generation and self-circulated reactant for integration with micro fuel cell, Nathaniel D. Kroodsma

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Michigan cone test : a reliability study, Karl M. Krueger

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A STUDY ON THE FEASIBILITY OF UNIVERSAL CHIP CONTROL IN MACHINING, Thimmaiah Kumbera Ganapathi

Study on the feasibility of universal chip control in machining, Thimmaiah Kumbera Ganapathi

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Experimental results on gravity driven fully condensing flows in vertical tubes, their agreement with theory, and their differences with shear driven flows' boundary-condition sensitivities, Jorge H. Kurita

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Performance evaluation of a novel asymmetric capacitor using a light-weight, carbon foam supported nickel electrode, Padmanaban Sasthan Kuttipillai

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Fixed block configuration GDDs with block size 6 and (3, r)-regular graphs , Melanie R. Laffin

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Enumeration of inequivalent cycle decompositions, William J. Laffin

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Plackett and Burman analysis to select effective compiler optimizations, Dustin Larson

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DEVELOPMENT OF A CONCEPTUAL MODEL AND PARAMETERIZATION OF A MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR SEDIMENT PHOSPHORUS DIAGENESIS, SORPTION AND RELEASE FROM ONONDAGA LAKE SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, Susan Larson

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Effects of management on native and exotic plant communities in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Michelle Elise Latsch

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Estimation of scots pine defoliation by the common pine sawfly (Diprion pini L.) using multi-temporal radar data, Petri T. Latva-Käyrä

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Structural characterization of water-soluble atmospheric organic matter by ultrahigh-resolution mass spectrometry, Jeffrey P. LeClair

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Accounting for warping and differential drying shrinkage mechanisms in the design of jointed plain concrete payments, Rita Elizabeth Lederle

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The growth response of planted red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) to alternative thinning regimes, Jolanta Agnieszka Len

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Quincy and Torch Lake Railroad engine house facility management and interpretive plan, Dennis H. Leopold

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Muffler characterization with implementation of the finite element method and experimental techniques, Tyler W. Le Roy

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Fading pdf of free-space optical communication system with pointing error, Rui Liao

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Production of liquid core-polymer shell microcapsules, Cho Hui Lim