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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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2016

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IN SITU STEM STUDY OF METAL OXIDES NANOWIRES FOR NANOELECTRONICS AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS, Hasti Asayesh Ardakani

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MULTI PHYSICS MODELING AND VALIDATION OF CARBON NANOTUBE LOUDSPEAKERS, Mahsa Asgarisabet

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Enhancing Osseointegration of Orthopaedic Implants with Titania Nanotube Surfaces, Erin A. Baker

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THREE ESSAYS ON BIOENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES: POLICY CHOICES, POLICY COMPARISON AND PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF POLICY IMPACTS, Aparajita Banerjee

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Extending Writing in the Disciplines (WID) to Train Mechanical Engineering GTAs to Evaluate Student Writing, Nancy Barr

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE VALIDITY OF THE KINETIC MODEL FOR LIQUID-VAPOR PHASE CHANGE BY EXAMINING CRYOGENIC PROPELLANTS, Kishan Bellur

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Simulation of Scalability for Autonomous Mobile Microgrids, Nathan Beyers

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A NOCSAE DROP TEST/ 3D-FEM STUDY ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN KINEMATIC RESPONSE OF THE HEAD, HEAD IMPACT CONTACT PRESSURE (HICP) AND KINETIC RESPONSE OF THE BRAIN TO DELINEATE THE RISK OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES (TBI)., Raghavendra Krishna Tej Bhamidipati

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SHEAR DRIVEN SUPPRESSED NUCLEATION ANNULAR FLOW-BOILING IN MILLIMETER-SCALE CHANNELS: DIRECT NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS, Sharayu Bhasme

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A SUSTAINABILITY-BASED PROJECT SELECTION ALGORITHM: SOCIO-TECHNICAL-ECONOMIC PROJECT SELECTION (STEPS) ALGORITHM, Bharathi Bhattu

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Early Copper Smelting In the Lake Superior Region:A Case Study of the Isle Royale and Ohio Mining Company, 1846-1852, Adrian Blake

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Maia and Mandos: Tools for Integrity Protection on Arbitrary Files, Paul J. Bonamy

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Drop Test Simulation of a Conformable CNG Tank by Finite Element Analysis using HyperMesh/RADIOSS, Sumit Shekhar Bongir

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DRIVE SIGNAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE THERMOACOUSTIC LOUDSPEAKER, Troy Bouman

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CAVE DETECTION USING SEISMIC METHODS AT MADISON BLUE SPRING STATE PARK, MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, Charles Breithaupt

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USING GUIDED P-WAVES TO OBTAIN A HIGH RESOLUTION P-WAVE VELOCITY MODEL OF THE NEAR SURFACE, Karl Campbell

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Comparisons of seismic interferometry by cross correlation, deconvolution, and cross coherence, Haitao Cao

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A PETROPHYSICAL EVALUATION FOR PERMEABILITY OF A GAS RESERVOIR IN THE TARANAKI BASIN, NEW ZEALAND, Musa Cetin

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Nd2Fe14B: (Nd1-x Dyx)2 Fe14B CORE-SHELL STRUCTURE FORMATION BY HOT PRESS LIQUID PHASE SINTERING, Li Chen

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FORMATION AND DEACTIVATION OF TRIMETHYLALUMINUM IN AIR CONDITIONER SIMULATOR AND MCM-41 SUPPORTED SILVER NANOPARTICLES FOR OXIDATION OF OLEFINS, Zhichao Chen

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Effectiveness of Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) trap placement in relation to forest edges, Karen Cladas

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ETHNOBOTANY, ECONOMICS, AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF TRADITIONAL HAT MAKING IN TWO DISTRICTS OF CENTRAL PANAMA, Sam Clair

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Engaging Practice in Communication Education: Institutional Politics, Knowledge Economy, and State Power, Wincharles Coker

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Modeling Bioenhanced DNAPL Pool Dissolution: Sensitivity Analysis, Inhibition Kinetic Effects, and Intermediate-Scale Flow Cell Experiment Evaluation, Shawn Conard

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A SIGNAL ANALYSIS OF CROSSWELL SEISMIC INTERFEROMETRY USING 2D FINITE DIFFERENCE MODELING OF AMBIENT NOISE, Garvie Crane

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Clusivity in Presidential Discourse: A Rhetorical Discourse Analysis of State-of-the-Nation Addresses in Ghana and the United States, Stephen K. Dadugblor

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CREEP AND WEAR PROPERTIES OF ULTRAFINE GRAINED ZN-3%CU-9%AL ALLOY OBTAINED BY EQUAL CHANNEL ANGULAR EXTRUSION, Omkar Fakira Daud

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VEGETATION DYNAMICS AND NITROGEN CYCLING RESPONSES TO SIMULATED EMERALD ASH BORER INFESTATION IN FRAXINUS NIGRA-DOMINATED WETLANDS OF UPPER MICHIGAN, USA, Joshua Davis

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DISASTER RISK IN A RURAL ENVIRONMENT: A CASE STUDY ASSESSING VULNERABILITY AND NATURAL HAZARDS IN EL CENTRO, SAN IGNACIO, CHALATENANGO, EL SALVADOR, Lindsay Davis

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INVESTIGATION AND MODELING OF Al3(Sc, Zr) PRECIPITATION STRENGTHENING IN THE PRESENCE OF ENHANCED SUPERSATURATION AND WITHIN Al-Cu BINARY ALLOYS, Kyle Deane

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WIRELESS IMPLANTABLE MAGNETOELASTIC SENSORS AND ACTUATORS FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS, Andrew DeRouin

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF FAST PYROLYSIS OF ARUNDO DONAX IN A NOVEL PADDLE REACTOR, Chintan Desai

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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION PROCESS OF DIFFERENTIAL CASE, Parag Deshpande

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EVALUATION OF SENSORS AND STRATEGIES FOR CLOSED LOOP COMBUSTION CONTROL OF A GASOLINE SPARK-IGNITION TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTION ENGINE, Paul Dice

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A latent-class discrete-choice model to demonstrate how course attributes and student characteristics influence demand for economics electives: the challenge to increase enrollment, Reginald T. Dillingham II

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ENHANCEMENT OF MARGRAVE DECONVOLUTION AND Q ESTIMATION IN HIGHLY ATTENUATING MEDIA USING THE MODIFIED S-TRANSFORM, Adnan Djeffal

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RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION THROUGH PRE-STACK SEISMIC ANALYSIS AND INVERSION IN THE THRACE BASIN, NORTHWEST TURKEY, Emre Doguturk

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PROBABILITY-BASED HURRICANE RESILIENCE EVALUATION AND RETROFITTING FOR RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY, Yadong Dong

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SENSING AND MAPPING OF SURFACE HYDROPHOBICITY OF PROTEINS BY FLUORESCENT PROBES, Nethaniah Dorh

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"UNBLACKBOXING" TECHNOLOGY THROUGH THE RHETORIC OF TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION: BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY AND GHANA'S 2012 ELECTION, Isidore Dorpenyo

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A C++ PROGRAM TO ESTIMATE THE LOADING OF AN OIL-IMMERSED TRANSFORMER, Dustin M. Drumm

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Studies of invisibility cloak based on structured dielectric artificial materials, Ran Duan

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Effect of disulfide bond scrambling on protein stability, aggregation, and cytotoxicity, Colina Dutta

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Study of two-phase flow pressure drop characteristics in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell flow channels of different geometries, Ekramul Haque Ehite

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COHERENCE AND CHIMNEYCUBE INTERPRETATION OF PENOBSCOT AREA OFFSHORE NOVA SCOTIA, Cagri Ekinci

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DEFECT-DEFERRED CORRECTION METHOD FOR THE TWO-DOMAIN CONVECTION-DOMINATED CONVECTION-DIFFUSION PROBLEM, Dilek Erkmen

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DESIGN FEATURES AND OPTIMIZATION OF PROFILE EXTRUSION DIES, Abhishek Sai Erri Pradeep

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INTEGRATION AND TESTING OF AN ADVANCED CONFORMABLE CNG TANK IN A FULL-SIZED LIGHT-DUTY PICKUP, Abayomi Famuyiwa

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AUTONOMOUS DC MICROGRID WITH SELF-CONFIGURABLE FEASIBILITY, Amir Farshad

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INCORPORATING DRIVER’S BEHAVIOR INTO PREDICTIVE POWERTRAIN ENERGY MANAGEMENT FOR A POWER-SPLIT HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE, Lei Feng

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Fe-Mg DIFFUSION CHRONOMETRY IN PYROXENES FROM THE MINOAN ERUPTION OF SANTORINI, GREECE, Taya Flaherty

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SYMPATHETIC NEURAL REACTIVITY TO MENTAL STRESS IN HUMANS: RELIABILITY, HEREDITY AND RACE, Ida Tchuisseu Fonkoue

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Environmental Justice for Seven Generations: An Institutional Ethnography of Fish, Risk, and Health in the Lake Superior Toxic Riskscape, Valoree Gagnon

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THE EFFECT OF SOLIDIFICATION RATE AND SOLUTIONIZING QUENCH RATE ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND HARDENING RESPONSE OF ALUMINUM ALLOYS: A QUANTITATIVE COMPARISON, Rafael Gil-Figueroa

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Pilot-Scale Study of Low-Tech Methods of Sustainable Class A Biosolids Production: A Trial Run, Rebecca L. Green

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Effect of Fiber Orientation on Dynamic Compressive Properties of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete, Andrew B. Groeneveld

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A SELF-NORMALIZING APPROACH TO THE SPECIFICATION TEST OF MIXED FREQUENCY MODELS, Henriette Groenvik

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PRELIMINARY SEISMIC CODA WAVE ATTENUATION STUDY OF PACAYA VOLCANO, GUATEMALA, Maximilian Guettinger

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A Comparative Study of Sigma Delta and Nonuniform Sampling A/D Converters, Shanta Guni

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECT OF PARTICULATE MATTER ON NOx REDUCTION IN A SCR CATALYST ON A DPF, Saksham Gupta

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION INTO NO2 ASSISTED PASSIVE OXIDATION WITH AND WITHOUT UREA DOSING AND ACTIVE REGENERATION OF PARTICULATE MATTER FOR A SCR CATALYST ON A DPF, Erik Gustafson

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INCREASING SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION EFFICIENCY IN HYDROGENATED AMORPHOUS SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES WITH PLASMONIC PERFECT META – ABSORBERS, Jephias Gwamuri

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HIGHLY EFFICIENT TEMPERATURE-INDUCED VISIBLE LIGHT PHOTOCATALYTIC HYDROGEN PRODUCTION, Bing Han

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FORECAST ELECTRICITY RETAIL SALES IN THE US BY END-USE SECTORS, Jing Han

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SCALABLE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT SIMULATION ALGORITHMS FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT TERAFLOP HETEROGENEOUS PARALLEL COMPUTING PLATFORMS, Lengfei Han

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Design for Low-Cost Gas Metal Arc Weld-Based Aluminum 3-D Printing, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn

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Unique Medical Biometric Recognition Enforcement of Legitimate and Large-scale Authentication (UMBRELLA), Guy Hembroff

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Investigating the Social Habitat of Deer Hunters in Michigan, Christopher Henderson

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SALT SENSITIVE HYPERTENSION AND OREXIN, Mike Huber

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CAN SEISMIC VELOCITY STACKING ERRORS RESULT IN THE LOW-FREQUENCY SHADOW?, Umit Serhan Inan

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HIGH RESOLUTION TIME-OF-ARRIVAL RANGING OF WIRELESS SENSOR NODES IN NON-HOMOGENOUS ENVIRONMENTS, Mohsen Jamalabdollahi

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Assessment of the Geological Hazards Pertaining to Arch Rock, Mackinac Island, USA, Cassandra M. Javor

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Finite Element Modeling of Active and Passive Behavior of the Human Tibialis Anterior: A Preliminary Approach, David Joda

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FORMULATION OF A NUMERICAL MODEL FOR PREDICTING THE PM OXIDATION IN THE CAKE LAYER OF A CPF, Akshada S. Joshi

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE AND SPACE VELOCITY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A CU-ZEOLITE FLOW-THROUGH SCR AND A SCR CATALYST ON A DPF WITH AND WITHOUT PM LOADING, Vaibhav Kadam

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FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS AND TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION OF DIFFERENTIAL CASE AND CONTROL ARM FOR STATIC AND FATIGUE LOADING, Pankaj N. Kalan

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Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Road and Multimodal Transportation Options - A Case Study of Copperwood Project, Sumanth Kalluri

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DESIGN, FABRICATION AND ANALYSIS OF AN AUXILIARY POWER UNIT ON A HEAVY-DUTY TRUCK TO POWER THE HVAC SYSTEMS OF THE TRUCK DURING DRIVER OFF-DUTY CONDITIONS, Rohan Milind Kalurkar

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF LOW TEMPERATURE COMBUSTION REGIMES IN A LIGHT DUTY ENGINE, Kaushik Kannan

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TOWARDS A GENERIC ONTOLOGY FOR SOLAR IRRADIANCE FORECASTING, Abhilash Kantamneni

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FRACTURE AND PETROPHYSICAL ANALYSIS FROM SEISMIC DATA IN MAARI FIELD, NEW ZEALAND, Ender Karakus

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PETROPHYSICAL ANALYSIS AND ROCK PHYSICS OF THE MOKI FORMATION, NEW ZEALAND, Fatmanur Karaman

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UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIR IDENTIFICATION FROM SEISMIC INVERSION IN THRACE BASIN, TURKEY, Ceyda Karatas

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RESTRAINT SYSTEM DESIGN AND EVALUATION FOR MILITARY SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS, Sebastian Karwaczynski

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Review of Recent Research toward Complex Bridge Management, Thomas J. Kendrick

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EFFECTS OF SCATTERING AND ABSORPTION ON LASER SPECKLE CONTRAST IMAGING, Kosar Khaksari

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RAPID NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS FROM INFANT TEARS, Maryam Khaksari

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Reactivity of hydroxyl radical: mechanistic insight into the reactivity with dissolved organic matter, Mallika Khare

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EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE FLOW OF FERROFLUID IN A POROUS MEDIA UNDER A MAGNETIC FIELD, Muskaan Khurana

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THE INTEGRATION OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGY TO LOWER THE RISK OF DEVELOPING CERVICAL CANCER IN HIV POSITIVE WOMEN, Tugce Kinik

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EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION OF SUSTAINABLE FAST PYROLYSIS BIOFUELS FROM WOODY BIOMASS, Bethany Jean Klemetsrud

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Bioenhanced Dissolution of a Tetrachloroethene (PCE) Pool in a Sand Tank Aquifer System, Sara Klemm

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On the Limits and Practice of Automatically Designing Self-Stabilization, Alex Klinkhamer

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METHODOLOGY FOR ANALYZING EPOXY-CNT PHONONIC CRYSTALS FOR WAVE ATTENUATION AND GUIDING, Madhu Kolati

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EXPERIMENTAL STUDY, MODELLING AND CONTROLLER DESIGN FOR AN RCCI ENGINE, Naga Nithin Teja Kondipati

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Tribal community and regional perspectives on climate change and water resources in the Great Lakes region, Andrew Kozich

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TECHNICAL SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC POTENTIAL OF LARGE SCALE PARKING LOT CANOPIES, Ram Krishnan

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FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF CONFORMABLE CNG TANK – TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION AND DROP TEST SIMULATION, Amruta V. Kulkarni

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Communication Patterns and Strategies in Software Development Communities of Practice, Shreya Kumar

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Comparison of Overpressure-Detection Techniques and a Determination of Overpressure Causes in Taranaki Basin, New Zealand, Ummu Gulsum Kurt