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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Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Theoretical estimation of optical absorption and photoluminescence in nanostructured silicon; an approach to improve efficiency in nanostructured solar cells, Jaspreet S. Nayyar

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Considering sustainability factors in the development project life-cycle : a framework for increasing successful adoption of improved stoves , Travis K. Ostrom

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Modeling mechanical response of heterogeneous materials, Siladitya Pal

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PMMA-CNT matrices for vacuum electronic, biosensing and energy applications, Archana Pandey

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Energy harvesting from body motion using rotational micro-generation, Edwar. Romero-Ramirez

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Add a Dash of Rhetoric, a Pinch of Technical Communication, a Handful of Pedagogy, and Mix Well: Cookbooks and Recipes as Instructional Texts, and What Domestic Texts from 1870 to 1935 Can Teach Us About Technical Communication, Casey J. Rudkin

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Structural and surface property characterization of titanium dioxide nanotubes for orthopedic implants, Tolou Shokuhfar

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Syntheses and characterization of monomeric Mo(VI) complexes with bidentate phosphine oxide ligands and dimeric and tetrameric Mo(V) clusters with benzoic acid and phosphinic acid derivatives, containing MoO2, Mo2O2(μ-O)2 and Mo4O4(μ3-O)4, Soumyashree Sreehari

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Development of a wireless platform to generate nitric oxide for implanted biomedical devices, Michael A. Starrett

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Post-project assessment and follow-up support for community managed rural water systems in Panama , Ryu Suzuki

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Investigation into the impact of grain boundaries, film interface, and crystallographic orientation on the ionic conductivity of thin film gadolinium-doped ceria, Matthew M. Swanson

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Investigation into the impact of grain boundaries, film interface, and crystallographic orientation on the ionic conductivity of thin film gadolinium-doped ceria, Matthew M. Swanson

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Teaching and aligning upper level mathematics classes to Michigan high school content expectations in an alternative education setting : approaches and issues, Sarah Van Baale

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Estimation of vertical groundwater fluxes into a streambed through continuous temperature profile monitoring and the relationship of groundwater fluxes to coaster brook trout spawning habitat , Matthew Van Grinsven

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Multi-node TOA-DOA cooperative LOS-NLOS localization : enabling high accuracy and reliability, Zhonghai Wang

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Use of hydroclimatic forecasts for improved water management in central Texas , Wenge Wei

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Hamilton decompositions of 6-regular abelian Cayley graphs, Erik E. Westlund

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Bacteriorhodopsin protein hybrids for chemical and biological sensing, Eric Michael Winder

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Patch selection by wintering white-tailed deer : consequences for eastern hemlock regeneration at local and landscape scales, Jill Christine Witt

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Golden-winged Warbler habitat model validation for northern Wisconsin and central Minnesota, Alexandra E. Wrobel

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Parametric combustion modeling for ethanol-gasoline fuelled spark ignition engines, Yeliana

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Risk analysis of light-frame wood construction due to multiple hazards , Yue-Jun Yin

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Development of room temperature operating single electron transistor using FIB etching and deposition technology, Manoranjan Acharya

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Federal and state policy influence on woody biomass utilization, Susan Balint

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EPA's Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling : a case study of science policy implementation , Genevieve M. Borg

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Integration of room temperature single electron transistor with CMOS subsystem, Daw Don Cheam

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Decentralized or centralized production : impacts to the environment, industry, and the economy, Abigail R. Clarke-Sather

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Winning coal at 78° North : mining, contingency and the Chaîne Opératoire in old Longyear City, Seth C. DePasqual

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SO2 emissions at Volcan de Colima, 2003-2007, Ellen Engberg

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Electron transport in E x B devices, Emily C. Fossum

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Analysis and performance of a UPC implementation of a parallel longest common subsequence algorithm, Bryan M. Franklin

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Nitrogen removal and sustainability of vertical flow constructed wetlands for small scale wastewater treatment, Valerie J. Fuchs

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Development of specifications for the superpave simple performance tests, Shu Wei Goh

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Micro-fabrication of bio-MEMS based force sensor to measure the force response of living cells, Varun Gouthaman

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Optimization of ethanol production by yeasts from lignocellulosic feedstocks, Stephanie Lee Groves

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Estimation of the flammability zone boundaries with thermodynamic and empirical equations, Travis Joseph Hansen

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Arctic network builders : the Arctic Coal Company's operations on Spitsbergen and its relationship with the environment , Cameron C. Hartnell

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Quantifying the ecological benefits of lakeshore restoration in northern Wisconsin, Daniel E. Haskell

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The influence of concurrent disturbances on plant community dynamics in northern hemlock-hardwood forests, Stacie A. Holmes

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Proteins in silico-modeling and sampling, Parimal Kar

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Effects of conifer sawdust, hardwood sawdust, and peat on soil properties and a barefoot conifer seedling development, Paul J. Koll

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Arrangement of gene pairs, retrotransposon insertions, and regulation of gene expression in plants, Nicholas D. Krom

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Boreal forest fire impacts on lower troposphere carbon monoxide and ozone levels at the regional to hemispheric scales, Kateryna Lapina

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International teachers in the American classroom : deposing the myth of monolingualism, Jodi G. Lehman

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Effects of pediatric adiposity on heart rate variability, Angela K. Lucas

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Capacity optimization of a prestressed concrete railroad tie, Russell H. Lutch

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Determining the role of environmental factors and disturbance in the distribution of reed canary grass within wetlands, Kathryn M. Marlor

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Water and sanitation accessibility and the health of rural Ugandans, Jonathan E. Mellor

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Payone : incentive for epidemic protocol-based anonymity system, Sowmya S. Moily

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Reflection, refraction, and rejection : copper smelting heritage and the execution of environmental policy, Bode J. Morin

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AFRC Translation Experiments for Space Propulsion, Carrie S. Niemela

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Fabrication of nanoparticles by short-distance sputter deposition, Min Nie

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Molecular interaction between perthiolated [beta]-cyclodextrin (CD) and the guests molecules adamantaneacetic acid (AD) and ferroceneacetic acid (FC); and the effect of the interaction on the electron transition of CD anchored particles, Ming Ning

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United States certificate programs in technical communication : a feminist-sophistic investigation, Jim Nugent

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Long-Range Pollution Transport: Trans-Atlantic Mechanisms and Lagrangian Modeling Methods, Robert Christopher Owen

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Screening, optimization and extraction of polyhydroxyalkanoates and peptidoglycan from Bacillus megaterium, Louis Paul-Anthony Paladino

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Controlling electronic and magnetic properties of ultra narrow multilayered nanowires, Puspamitra Panigrahi

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Not your mother's Latinas : film representations for a new millennium, Jeannie Ann Patrick

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An investigation of phenolic glycoside and condensed tannin homeostasis in Populus by salicyl alcohol feeding to cell cultures and by transgenic manipulation of the sucrose transporter, PTSUT4, in planta, Raja Sekhar Payyaula

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Pulse polarization radar for determining spatial and material information about a target in orbit, Nicholas D. Peterson

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Accelerometer based measurements of combustion in an automotive turbocharged diesel engine, Christopher J. Polonowski

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Detection and landing behavior of emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, at low population density, Melissa J. Porter

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Development of measurement and modeling techniques to quantify atmospheric deposition of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals in the Great Lakes, Mark D. Rowe

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Modeling contaminant behavior in Lake Superior : a comparison of PCBs, PBDEs, and mercury , Mark D. Rowe

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Assessment of a high school geological field course, Eric Morgan Ruckert

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Community managed rural water supply systems in the Dominican Republic : assessment of sustainability of systems built by the National Institute of Potable Water and Peace Corps, Dominican Republic , Ryan W. Schweitzer

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Hall-effect thruster-cathode coupling : the effect of cathode position and magnetic field topology, Jason D. Sommerville

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Charge induced enhancement of adsorption for hydrogen storage materials, Xiang Sun

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Identifying indicators of sustainable development using the global sustainability quadrant approach , Andres B. Tarte

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Immobilizing bacteriorhodopsin on a single electron transistor, Karl A. Walczak

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Estimation of the degree of polarization through computational sensing, Wei Wang

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Regulation of woody plant development by gibberellin catabolic and signaling genes, Christine Zawaski

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Metal-oxide film and photonic structures for integrated device applications, Ziyou Zhou

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Comparison of common dredging equipment air emissions , Mark J. Anderson P.E.

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Photolithography based patterning of bacteriorhodopsin films, Christopher M. Anton

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Towards greater accuracy in individual-tree mortality regression, Clara Antón Fernández

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Digital processing and data compilation approach for using remotely sensed imagery to identify geological lineaments in hard-rock terrains : an application for groundwater explorations in Nicaragua , Jill N. Bruning

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Planning and adaptation measures for urban slum communities in West Africa : stochastic rainfall modeling applied to domestic rainwater harvesting and climate change adaptation, Joshua R. Cowden

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Performance evaluation of VIP latrines in the Upper West Region of Ghana , James W. Dumpert

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Erupted magma volume estimates at Santiaguito and Pacaya Volcanoes, Guatemala using digital elevation models , Kelly S. Durst

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The effect of demand, tank parameters, and pumping stations on energy use in municipal drinking water distribution systems, Santosh Raj Ghimire

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Quantum dot / optical protein bio-nano hybrid system biosensing, Mark H. Griep

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Manual pumping test method for characterizing the productivity of drilled wells equipped with rope pumps, Essa L. Gross

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Bislug flow in circular and noncircular channels and the role of interface stretching on energy dissipation, Joseph E. Hernandez

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Fabrication and characterization of room temperature operating single electron transistors using focused ion beam technologies, Prasanjit Santosh Karre

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Development of a direct evaporation bismuth Hall thruster, Dean Richard Massey

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High cycle fatigue of AA6082 and AA6063 aluminum extrusions , Nicholas E. Nanninga

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Financial decision making about found oil and gas in Ghana : real options vs. traditional methods, Isaac Owusu-Ansah

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Critical evaluation of diameter increment modelling in the Great Lakes region, Bharat Pokharel

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Early season ozone uptake is important for determining ozone tolerance in two trembling aspen clones, Lisa Jean Rouse

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Studies of spatial clustering of inertial particles in turbulence, Ewe Wei Saw

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Electronic properties of zig-zag carbon nanotubes : a first-principles study, Pavan Kumar Valavala

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Multiscale constitutive modeling of polymer materials, Pavan Kumar Valavala

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Land use/cover change using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems : Pic Macaya National Park, Haiti, Jessie A. Vital

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Genetic association studies under the population stratification, family pedigree and application to genome-wide association studies, Zhan Ye

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Adaptive control of sinusoidal brushless DC motor actuators, Liangtao Zhu

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Hydrologic monitoring of an integrated low impact development (LID) underdrained stormwater management system , Nancy-Jeanne Bachmann

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Real-world context, interest, understanding, and retention, Annikka Chrestensen

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In-situ measurement and characterization of cloud particles using digital in-line holography, Jacob P. Fugal

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Non-intrusive pressure measurement in microchannels, Derek Fultz