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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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

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NORMAL MODES ANALYSIS OF CHASSIS STRUCTURE AND STATIC ANALYSIS OF NON-CYLINDRICAL CNG TANKS AND SUPPORTING BRACKETS USING FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, Adit Atul Manurkar

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MODELING, SIMULATION AND CONTROL OF HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE DRIVE WHILE MINIMIZING ENERGY INPUT REQUIREMENTS USING OPTIMIZED GEAR RATIOS, Sanjai Massey

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COMPETITION VEHICLE BASED INTAKE MANIFOLD DESIGN, Joshua N. Matiash

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SPRING DISCHARGE MODELING: A CASE STUDY IN THE COMARCA NGÄBE-BUGLÉ, WESTERN PANAMA, Jordan Mayer

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MODELING THE PHYSICAL AND BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROCESSES IN LAKE SUPERIOR USING LAKE2K, Sheelagh M. Mccarthy

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The Impact of Gamified Mobile Applications for Disease Management: Case Study Pre-Diabetic Adolescents, Obie McGowan

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Thermomechanical Processing of Aluminum Micro-alloyed with Sc, Zr, Ti, B, and C, Cameron McNamara

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On the Aerodynamic Properties of Slotted-Flap Flow-Control Devices for Wind Turbine Applications, Muraleekrishnan Menon Menon Muraleedharan Nair

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NEW MODEL TO PREDICT HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT FOR FLOW BOILING IN MICROFIN TUBES, Reem Sadruddin Merchant

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COMPARISON OF THE 2-TERM AND 3-TERM AVO APPROXIMATIONS FOR SEISMIC DATA IN PENOBSCOT AREA, NOVA SCOTIA, Mevlut Han Mertturk

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Barriers to and Efficacy of Point-of-Use Chemical Drinking Water Treatment in Kolda, Senegal, West Africa, Barbara L. Michel

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A Cultural and Technical Study of Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance in a Small Community in Peru, Rebecca C. Midkiff

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SIMULATING THE EXTENT OF TRICHLOROETHYLENE CONTAMINATION IN ANTRIM COUNTY, MICHIGAN USING PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION, Ashley Miller

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Assessment of Emissions of Crumb Rubber Modified Asphalt, Jasmine E. Miller

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AN INVESTIGATION OF A FOREST FIELD TRIP FOR ELELMENTARY STUDENTS: WHAT STRATEGIES WERE USED, AND TO WHAT EXTENT WERE THESE STRATEGIES EFFECTIVE IN SUPPORTING STUDENT LEARNING?, Michelle M. Miller

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Modeling Impacts of Combined Sewer Overflows in SWMM in Cleveland, Ohio, Zoe A. Miller

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SHIPBREAKING IN BANGLADESH: PERSPECTIVES FROM INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, POLITICAL ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, S.M. Mizanur Rahman

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Role of miR-483 in pancreatic alpha and beta cells, Ramkumar Mohan

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The Effect of Community Connectivity on Water and Sanitation Systems in Rural Panama, M.C. Moritz

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TECHNICAL AND ECONOMICAL ANALYSIS OF RESIDENTIAL SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS, Aishwarya Shrikant Mundada

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CONTRIBUTIONS OF GLACIER MELTING TO THE UPPER WATERSHED OF THE PITA RIVER, ECUADOR, Teresa Munoz Martinez

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POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL INFLUENCES ON SCHOOLCHILDREN’S HEALTH AND NUTRION IN GUIBA, BURKINA FASO, Kristine Nachbor

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HEAVY METAL ACCUMULATION IN URBAN SOIL: A PHYTOEXTRACTION METHOD REVIEW, Diane M. Nelson

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LABORATORY MEASUREMENTS OF CONTACT NUCLEATION BY MINERAL DUSTS, BACTERIA, AND SOLUBLE SALTS, Joseph Niehaus

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Designing Better Symbols: An Attentional Approach to Match Symbols to Performance Goals, Hannah North

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EFFECTS OF WILDFIRE AND POST-FIRE SALVAGE LOGGING ON RILL NETWORKS AND SEDIMENT DELIVERY IN CALIFORNIA FORESTS, Will Olsen

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INHIBITION OF BACTERIAL GROWTH AND PREVENTION OF BACTERIAL ADHESION WITH LOCALIZED NITRIC OXIDE DELIVERY, Julia Osborne

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DESIGN AND SIMULATION OF A RESIDENTIAL PV-BATTERY SYSTEM, Sevket Burak Ovali

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Design of a Mobile Underwater Charging System, Brian R. Page

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LEARNING TO NOTICE AND USE STUDENT THINKING IN UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS COURSES, Anna Pascoe

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Two Problems of Gerhard Ringel, Adrian Pastine

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MECHANICALLY AND ELECTROCHEMICALLY STABLE MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOTUBES FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS, Sweetu Patel

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Personas: A Strategy for More Inclusive and Usable Reproductive Health Tracking Technologies, Anna R. Paul

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FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF CNG TANK DROP TESTS, Rohit Rajabhau Pawale

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Design and Fabrication of a Suspension Rig, Abhijith Geo Philip

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RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION AS A PERSONALIZED LITERACY: A SUMMER SCHOOL PROJECT, Efe F. Plange

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Archaeological Investigations And Historical Survey, Fort WIlkins Historic State Park: Keweenaw County, Michigan, Eric T. Pomber

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ENERGY JUSTICE AND U.S. ENERGY POLICY: CASE STUDY APPLICATIONS EXPLORING U.S. ENERGY POLICY THROUGH AN ENERGY JUSTICE FRAMEWORK, Emily Prehoda

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Wireless Sensor System for Monitoring Strains and Forces On An External Bone Fixation Plate, Sterling Prince

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SMALL SIZE COUPLING FEED AND INDUCTIVE SHORTING ANTENNA FOR WIDE BANDWIDTH, INCREASED GAIN AND EFFICIENCY WITH LOW SPECIFIC ABSORPTION RATE (SAR) OPERATION, Md Mahfuzur Rahman

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A SMALL-SCALE WATER BUDGET APPROACH AND WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT: A CASE STUDY FOR CALDERAS LAKE, GUATEMALA, Edrick Ramos

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Formation of Copper Gasars at Subatmospheric Pressures, Helen J. Rau

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PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF POWER GRID-CONNECTED ENERGY SYSTEMS BASED ON ENERGY AND EXERGY METRICS, Meysam Razmara

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IMPROVED PARAMETER ESTIMATION OF THE LOG-LOGISTIC DISTRIBUTION WITH APPLICATIONS, Joseph Reath

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ASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE SURFACE TEMPERATURE OF INLAND LAKES IN MICHIGAN, Kaitlin Reinl

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Characterization of Torque Converter Cavitation Sound Power Level over Varying Speed Ratio, Craig Reynolds

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EXOTIC OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF METAL-DIELECTRIC NANO-STRUCTURES, Mehdi Sadatgol

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PURIFICATION AND RECOVERY OF INFECTIOUS VIRUS PARTICLES USING OSMOLYTE FLOCCULATION, Ashish Saksule

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ENGINEERING ANTIPHAGOCYTIC AND TARGETING THERAPEUTIC CARRIERS FOR CANCER TREATMENT, Nasrin Salehi

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RISK-BASED ASSESSMENT AND STRENGTHENING OF ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS SUBJECTED TO NATURAL HAZARDS, Abdullahi Salman

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CARBON FLUX DYNAMICS IN HIGH ALTITUDE PEATLANDS IN THE ECUADORIAN ANDES, Maria Elisa Sanchez Garces

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The role of amino acids in the nitrogen cycle of peatlands, Tia Scarpelli

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Nature and mechanics of slope instability at Pacaya Volcano, Lauren Schaefer

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CARBON CYCLING AND RESTORATION IN TEMPERATE FORESTED PEATLANDS, Rose Schwartz

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Testing Lidar-Radar Derived Drop Sizes Against In Situ Measurements, Mary Amanda Shaw

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE PROPERTIES OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE AND MORTAR CONTAINING PRE-MODIFIED RUBBER AGGREGATE, Ruizhe Si

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TEST SETUP DESIGN, EXPERIMENTATION, AND MODEL-BASED CONTROL OF HYBRID ELECTRIC POWERTRAINS INTEGRATED WITH LOW TEMPERETURE COMBUSTION ENGINES, Ali Soloukmofrad

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Mechanically Induced Structural Changes in Molybdenum Disulfide, Prasad Pramod Soman

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USE OF LIDAR IN THE DESIGN OF GRASSED WATERWAYS: CASE STUDY IN AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT IN OKLAHOMA, Annette Sparks

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FLOOD RISK EVOLUTION: EXAMINING CHANGES IN FLOOD BEHAVIOR AND CONSEQUENCES FOR FLOOD RISK ANALYSIS, Patricia Spellman

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Understanding the Transition from Secondary Education Mathematics to Undergraduate Mathematics, Amanda D. Stenzelbarton

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SMART AERODYNAMIC CONTROL DEVICES DESIGN AND VIBRATION REDUCTION ANALYSIS FOR WIND TURBINE BLADES, Xiao Sun

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MULTISENSORY CUE CONGRUENCY IN LANE CHANGE TEST, Yuanjing Sun

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A WIRELESS SENSOR SYSTEM WITH DIGITALLY CONTROLLED SIGNAL CONDITIONING CIRCUIT FOR FORCE MONITORING AT BONE FIXATION PLATES, Govindan Suresh

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THE CUYUNA IRON RANGE: LEGACY OF A 20TH CENTURY INDUSTRIAL COMMUNITY, Frederick Sutherland

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ON THE APPLICATIONS OF INTERACTIVE THEOREM PROVING IN COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING, Amer Tahat

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Hardware Design and Integration and Software Programming for Optical Elastography, Nima Taherkhani

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Novel Carbohydrate-Dependent Biological Properties of Human Health Related Lectins and Glycoconjugates, Melanie Talaga

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MECHANICAL TESTING OF FUSED FILAMENT 3-D PRINTED COMPONENTS FOR DISTRIBUTED MANUFACTURING, Nagendra Gautam Tanikella

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ALLOYING OF THIN-WALL DUCTILE IRON CASTINGS, Stephanie Tankersley

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EAST-WEST CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN VISUAL ATTENTION TASKS: IDENTIFYING MULTIPLE MECHANISMS AND DEVELOPING A PREDICTIVE MODEL, Yin Yin Tan

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EVALUATION OF ANGULAR DISTRIBUTION OF INCIDENT FIELD AT THE TRANSMISSION LOSS WINDOW IN MICHIGAN TECH’S REVERBERANT CHAMBER, Abhishek Thyagarajan

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CHANNEL MODELING FOR FIFTH GENERATION CELLULAR NETWORKS AND WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, Amir Torabi

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Comparative Analysis of Locally Available Materials for Treadle Pump Seals in Senegal, West Africa, Brennan Tymrak

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LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENTS OF ADVANCED BIOFUELS PRODUCED FROM RAPESEED GROWN IN ROTATION WITH WINTER WHEAT AND FAST PYROLYSIS OF TORREFIED RICE STRAW, Suchada Ukaew

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COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT SEISMIC FILTERING TECHNIQUES ON PRESTACK INVERSION FOR PENOBSCOT AREA-NOVA SCOTIA, Omer Emre Uygun

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THE UTILITY OF THE PARTICIPATORY APPROACH FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENTS, Ashma Vaidya

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THE MENTAL GAME: SUPERSTITIONS, RITUALS, AND MENTAL CONTROL IN COMPETITIVE ATHLETES, Alexander S. van der Merwe

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MODELING SPRING CATCHMENT DISCHARGE: A CASE STUDY OF CANDELA, PANAMA, CENTRAL AMERICA, Jordan P. Van Sickle

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DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION OF FHIR WITH OPEN-SOURCE EMR & RELATIONAL DATABASES, Timothy Van Wagner

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Proton Exchange Membrane Characterization at Subzero Temperatures, Saumitra Verma

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Geoheritage of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Erika Vye

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Designing a Permeable Reactive Barrier for the Remediation of Copper Contaminated Groundwater., Christopher Walkons