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 2010

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In-plane thermal conductivity modeling of carbon filled liquid crystal polymer based resins, Tayloria N. G. Adams

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Three dimensional finite element simulation of polymer melting and flow in a single-screw extruder : optimization of screw channel geometry, Atakan Altinkaynak

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Spray characterization under flash boiling conditions of a DI multi-hole injector at high injection pressures in a combustion vessel, Rajat Arora

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Edge coloring BIBDS and constructing MOELRs , John S. Asplund

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Writing center handbooks and travel guidebooks : redesigning instructional texts for multicultural, multilingual, and multinational contexts, Steven K. Bailey

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Use of a 3D perfusion bioreactor with osteoblasts and osteoblast/endothelial cell co-cultures to improve tissue-engineered bone, Matthew J. Barron

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Simulating dioxane transport in a heterogeneous glacial aquifer system (Washtenaw County, Michigan) using publicly available models and data, Rungroj Benjakul

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Exploration of the role of serum factors in maintaining bone mass during hibernation in black bears, Rachel Marie Bradford

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Clean water in the classroom : understanding the importance of water quality , Emily Curry

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Understanding volcanic processes using UV camera measurements of sulfur dioxide and coincident infrasound and seismicity, Marika Piirak Dalton

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Characterization of legacy organic carbon in a culturally eutrophic lake : the role of the historic carbon deposition in the time course and extent of lake recovery , Phillip A. DePetro

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Advanced mechanics of materials with microstructure, Shreehari Elangovan

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Characterizing the effects of turbulence on sediment oxygen and sediment nitrate demand using flow-through reactors, Brandon J. Ellefson

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WATER RESOURCES, HEALTH, AND THE SUSTAINABILITY OF INTERVENTIONS TO ACHIEVE WATER AND SANITATION TARGETS OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN A CHANGING WORLD, Lauren M. Fry

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Subverting the subject position : toward a new discourse about students as writers and engineering students as technical communicators, Roxane Gay

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More favorable combination of circumstances could hardly have been desired : a bottom to top examination of the Pittsburgh and Boston Mining Company's Cliff Mine, Sean M. Gohman

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Electron transport in molecular systems, Haiying He

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Human and embodied energy analysis applied to water source protection and household water treatment interventions used in Mali, West Africa , R. Brendan Held

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Measuring the elastic modulus of polymers using the atomic force microscope, Daniel Hoffman

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Technical communication in the global context : a heuristic approach to disciplinary identity and pedagogical practices, Laurence José

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Mathematical analysis for perceived annoyance of impulsive sounds in terms of physical factors, Gayatri S. Kadlaskar

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Extracellular matrix of the charophycean green algae, Sarah Nelson Kiemle

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Influence of traumatic impaction and pathological loading on knee menisci, Megan Leigh Killian

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La Yeguada volcanic complex, western Panama : an assessment of the geologic hazards using new 40AR/39Ar Ages, Karinne L. Knutsen

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Static and dynamic contact angle measurement on rough surfaces using sessile drop profile analysis with application to water management in low temperature fuel cells, Vinaykumar Konduru

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Analysis of transport properties of mechanically alloyed [Pb1-xSnxTe], Rajalakshmi Krishna

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Computational study of internal and external condensing flows and experimental synthesis to investigate their attainability and stability in ground-based and space-based environments, Shantanu Kulkarni

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A comparison of ground cover and frequency estimation methods for post-harvest soil monitoring, Curtis David Kvamme

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Processing and characterization of PbSnTe-based thermoelectric materials made by mechanical alloying, Aaron D. Lalonde

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Differential GPS as a monitoring tool on Volcano Santa Ana (Illamatepec) and the Coatepeque Caldera, El Salvador, Hans N. Lechner

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Boron nitride nanotubes : synthesis, characterization, functionalization, and potential applications, Chee Huei Lee

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Vibro-acoustical analysis and design of a multiple-layer constrained viscoelastic damping structure, Fei Lin

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Dynamics of settling charged particles in turbulence : theory and experiments, Jiang Lu

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Statistics of the received power for free space optical channels, Stephen D. Lyke

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Balancing wildlife and bioenergy values on private forestlands in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Karl Makinen

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Quantification of relativistic perturbation forces on spacecraft trajectories, Nicholas Palma Mastricola

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IMPROVING THE RELIABILITY OF AQUATIC BIOGEOCHEMICAL MODELS: INTEGRATING INFORMATION AND OPTIMIZING COMPLEXITY, Cory P. McDonald

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Water transport in complex, non-wetting porous layers with applications to water management in low temperature fuel cells, Ezequiel F. Medici

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Growth, modification and integration of carbon nanotubes into molecular electronics, Jason P. Moscatello

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Spin-strain coupling in a 3-D transition metal oxides, Ghous Bakhsh Narejo

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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