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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Problems in the classical calculus of variations, Chang Liu

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Public preferences of the Great Lakes Environment : a Lake Michigan pilot study, Fangming Liu

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Discrete element methods for asphalt concrete : development and application of user-defined microstructural models and a viscoelastic micromechanical model , Yu Liu

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Cloning and characterization of the genes involved in cambial growth in response to elevated [CO2], Yang Li

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Stochastic knock detection model for spark ignited engines, Yashodeep Lonari

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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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Dynamics and kinematics of eruptive activity at Fuego volcano, Guatemala 2005-2009, John J. Lyons

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Finite element study on fracture patterns in human scaphoid wrist bone due to free fall, Munsif Ahmed Madni

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Study of water use and supply in the district of Independencia, Peru, Fletcher A. McKenzie

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Automation of shear-wave splitting parameter determination of local earthquakes at Yellowstone : application as indicator of crustal stress and temporal variation , Nicole D. McMahon

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Structural capacity of steel tubular cast-in-place piling , Kevin A. Mears

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IN-SITU ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL AND ELECTROCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATIONS OF ONE-DIMENSIONAL NANOSTRUCTURES, Hessam Mir Shah Ghassemi

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Cyclic automorphic graph decompositions , Michael Li Misson

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Experimental and theoretical study of microstructure effect on piezoelectric property of one dimensional ZnO nanostructures, Kasra Momeni

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Comparisons between OMI SO2 data and ground-based SO2 measurements at Turrialba volcano , Anieri M. Morales Rivera

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Development of a continuum mechanics model of passive skeletal muscle, Duane A. Morrow

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Ultraviolet digital imaging of volcanic plumes : implementation and application to magmatic processes at basaltic volcanoes, Patricia Amanda Nadeau

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Diesel spray mixing limited vaporization with non-ideal and multi-component fuel thermophysical property effects, Jaclyn Elyse Nesbitt

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Implementation of the conjugate heat transfer code in KIVA-4, Edward Ng

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Comprehensive review and application of particle image velocimetry, Michael P. Norconk

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MIMO waveform design using continuous phase modulation, Steven O'Dacre

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Improving learning by connecting chemistry curriculum to students' experiences , Nicole N. Olszowy

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Preparing writing centers and tutors for literacy mediation for working class campus-staff, Christy M. Oslund

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Comparison of three methods for driven pile capacity, Anthony R. Oxley

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Tracing the source of groundwater for three different coastal peatlands along Lake Superior, Margus Paesalu

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Nanomechanics of cellulose crystals and cellulose-based polymer composites, Anahita Pakzad

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Studying students' opinions : using surveys in writing program assessment, Lucus A. Palosaari

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Quantum transport in a single molecular junction, Partha Pratim Pal

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Local degradation of structural, mechanical, electrical and chemical properties of membrane electrode assembly in polymer electrolyte fuel cell, Nishith Parikh

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Numerical modeling of the failure mechanisms in Si thin film anode for Li-ion batteries, Siddharth H. Patel

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Dynamic modeling of active regeneration in catalyzed and non-catalyzed diesel particulate filters, Aamod Pethe

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Multimetallic complexes based on phosphine- and phosphine oxide- appended p-hydroquinones, Louis R. Pignotti

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Comparison of modal analysis results of laser vibrometry and nearfield acoustical holography measurements of an aluminum plate, Jennifer L. Potter

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Adaptive sensing for target tracking applications, Aashish Poudel

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High precision range estimation techniques for multi-path wireless environments, Mohsen Pourkhaatoun

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Functional ZnO nanostructures for electronic and energy applications, Abhishek Prasad

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Dynamic modeling, simulation and control design of a parafoil-payload system for ship launched aerial delivery system (SLADS), Anand S. Puranik

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Effect of mesh distortion on the accuracy of high order vorticity-velocity CFD approaches, Anurag Rajan

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Wind plant interaction with series-compensated power systems, Jayanth R. Ramamurthy

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Structure and properties of graphene nano disks (GND) with and without edge-dopants, Pubodee Ratana-arsanarom

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Development and simulation of DSP filters for transformer differential protection / by Oskar Reynisson., Oskar Reynisson

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Sustainability study of nanomaterials including societal and occupational implications, Julio Luis Rivera Garcia

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Selective matrix remodeling to increase interstitial flow in lymphedema, Melissa Anne Roberts

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Assessing visual disturbance conditions on the Custer National Forest, Scott B. Robinson

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Characterizing a single photon detector, Paul N. Rojas

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Probe studies of a Hall thruster at low voltages, Jerry L. Ross

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A cold blizzard was raging, but the light shone brightly' : social networks presented in stained glass within an industrial community, James A. Rudkin

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Evaluation of factors affecting speed perception in a driving simulator, Jonathan A. Salzman

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Performance characteristics and design recommendations for biomass-burning stoves using earthen construction materials , Nicholas H. Schreiner

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Peer influence in NIPF landowner decision making in the western Upper Peninsula, Michigan , Jillian R. Schubert

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Occasional white boarding : examining the effects of physics students' understanding of motion graphs , Tony Schwaller

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Omega-3 fatty acids and the neurovascular responses to mental stress in humans, Christopher Elmer Schwartz

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Assessing drinking water quality at source and point-of-use : a case study of Koila Bamana, Mali, West Africa , Mathew D. Seib

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"Brethren upon the same level" : membership and class in Calumet's Masonic Lodge, Brandon Anthony Sexton

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Resource management in location aware cognitive radio networks, Suryabh Sharma

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"The need obliged us" : culture as capacity during the Hurricane Stan emergency response. A case study from Tectitan, Huehuetenango, Guatemala , Jesse Silverman

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Compressed sensing approach to ultra-wideband receiver design, Jodhbir Singh

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Potential for hardware-based techniques for reuse distance analysis, Justin R. Slepak

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Rural water system sustainability : a case study of community-managed water systems in Saramaka communities , Gwynneth Smith

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Analysis of in-cylinder pressure transducer data quality utilizing a SIDI turbocharged engine, Jordan Daniel Stank

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Time-domain modeling of high-frequency electromagnetic wave propagation, overhead wires, and earth, Nils Markus Stenvig

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Implementation of monotonic higher order upwind scheme in KIVA 4, Ganesh Sukumar

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Looking at the effectiveness of an earth science unit designed using the Understanding by Design process, Michele Renee Svoboda

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Afghanistan connection : heroin production, distribution, and consumption , Brandon J. Swartz

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Compressed sensing based cyclic feature spectrum sensing for cognitive radios, Yohannes Z. Tafesse

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Wireless and passive pressure sensor system based on the magnetic higher-order harmonic field, Ee Lim Tan

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Observations of volcanic emissions using satellite remote sensing, Helen E. Thomas

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Topological changes in 2D simplicial meshes for the simulation of fractures, James R. Thunes

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Understanding Michigan nonindustrial private forest landowners attitudes and knowledge about forest management, Tõnis Tõnisson

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Nitrogen oxides in the firn air at Summit, Greenland, Claudia Toro

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Parallel algorithm for solving integer linear programs, David O. Torrey Jr.

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Post processing of multiple GPS receivers to enhance baseline accuracy, Eddy H. Trinklein

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Development of a technique for achieving an optimum BSFC for LAF engine, Shreyash S. Ukidave

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Micro combined heat and power laboratory development, Thomson Varghese

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Will Whole-Tree Harvest of Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana) deplete soil nutrients in low-productivity sand soils?, Victoria L. Veach

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Evaluating the relationship between moisture induced expansion and horizontal stress orientation in samples from the nonesuch formation, Luke Vermeulen

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Biomechanics of meniscal horn attachments, Diego F. Villegas-Bermudez

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Uncovering poiesis : the role of production in technical communication, work, and public life, Thomas E. Vosecky

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Energy and conductance state modeling of power electronic converters for DC microgrids, Gregory Vosters

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Design of high fidelity building energy monitoring system, Hao Wang

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A REGIONAL ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER AVAILABILITY AS CONSTRAINED BY LOCAL HYDROGEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL LIMITS TO STREAMFLOW DEPLETION, Katelyn Anne Watson

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Graphite exfoliation by supercritical carbon dioxide extraction, Chaiyaporn Wattanaprayoon

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Tropospheric ozone and CO over North Atlantic for the past decade, Mark F. Weise

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Effects of fixed night shift work on 24 hour blood pressure regulation, state anxiety levels and total sleep time, Jennifer L. Witting

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Finite element analysis on Titan STL3 OTR tires, Joseph C. Wlodyka

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Effects of hibernation on bone in yellow-bellied marmots, Samantha J. Wojda

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Planar magneto-photonic and gradient-photonic structures : crystals and metamaterials., Zhuoyuan Wu

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Multi-antenna non-line-of-sight identification techniques for target localization in mobile ad-hoc networks, Wenjie Xu

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Planting and production of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) as a bioenergy crop in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Kassidy Nikole Yatso

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Variation in carbon content of tropical tree species from Ghana, Daniel Yeboah

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Development and testing of an asymmetric capacitor with a nickel-carbon foam positive electrode, Wen Nee Yeo

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Numerical study on the curling and warping of hardened rigid pavement slabs, Qin Yinghong

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Development of an optimization model for biofuel facility size and location and a simulation model for design of a biofuel supply chain, Fengli Zhang

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Systemic analysis of microarray data sets towards identifying genes regulating root development, Hang Zhang

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Synthesis, structure, and stability of metal-organic frameworks, Lei Zhang

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Synthesis of chiral ferrosalen ligands and their applications in asymmetric catalysis, Xiang Zhang

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Review of free-space optical communications with diverging beam, Yuchi Zhang

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Memory resource balancing for virtualized computing, Weiming Zhao

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A study of acoustic emission technique for concrete damage detection, Jun Zhou

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Improving sixth grade student knowledge of ecology using fish rearing and release as a real-world context , Erich Ziegler