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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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

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HYBRID MIMO PHASED ARRAY RADAR RECEIVE SIGNAL PROCESSING, Marco La Manna

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GETTING ACTIVE WITH PASSIVE CROSSINGS: INVESTIGATING THE EFFICACY OF IN-VEHICLE AUDITORY ALERTS FOR RAIL ROAD CROSSINGS, Steven Landry

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NONLINEAR INVERSION STRATEGIES APPLIED TO SOURCE CHARACTERIZATION AND 3D EARTHQUAKE TOMOGRAPHY IN VOLCANIC ENVIRONMENTS: A CASE STUDY AT PACAYA VOLCANO, GUATEMALA, Federica Lanza

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CENTRAL NEURAL MECHANISMS OF SALT-SENSITIVE HYPERTENSION, Robert Larson

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Sex Differences in Neuromuscular Fatigue and Recovery from Eccentric Contractions of the Knee Extensors, Andrea C. Lee

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COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF LIQUID DROP PHENOMENA IN EXTERNAL GAS FLOWS, Chao Liang

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NEAR-INFRARED WATER-SOLUBLE FLUORESCENT PROBES FOR THE DETECTION OF LYSOSOMAL pH AND Zn (II) IONS, Cong Li

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DIFFUSE CO2 DEGASSING AND THE ORIGIN OF VOLCANIC GAS VARIABILITY FROM RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA, MIRAVALLES AND TENORIO VOLCANOES, GUANACASTE PROVINCE, COSTA RICA, Aurelia Liegler

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INVESTIGATION OF THE RESISTANCE TO DEMAGNETIZATION IN BULK RARE-EARTH MAGNETS COMPRISED OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHICALLY-ALIGNED, SINGLE-DOMAIN CRYSTALLITES WITH MODIFIED INTERGRANULAR PHASE, Jie Li

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Temporal Trends and Spatial Variabilities of PCB concentrations in Lake Trout from Lake Superior from 1995 to 2013, Hongyi Lin

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OBJECTIVE BAYESIAN ANALYSIS OF A GENERALIZED LOGNORMAL DISTRIBUTION, Shengnan Li

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Analysis and Detection of Cyberattacks in Smart Home Cyber-Physical Energy Systems, Yang Liu

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Rhyolite and Trachyte Formation at Lake City Caldera: Insight from Quantitative Textural and Geochemical Analyses, Jordan Lubbers

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A FAULT TOLERANT, DATA FUSION SYSTEM FOR NAVIGATION APPLICATIONS TO A DUCTED FAN VTOL UAV, Jian Lu

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Evaluation of Social License for the Forest Products Industry in Houghton County, Michigan, Will Lytle

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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF OPTICAL ELASTOGRAPHY SETUP, Abhinav Madhavachandran

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HERTZIAN CONTACT ANALYSIS OF TAPERED ROLLER BEARING, Bhalchandra C. Mahajan

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Polychlorinated Biphenyl Compound and Metal Contamination and Remediation in Torch Lake, Houghton County, MI, Ankita Mandelia