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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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2017

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HEAT TRANSFER ANALYSIS IN A PADDLE REACTOR FOR BIOMASS FAST PYROLYIS, Ankith Ullal

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Improving everyday computing tasks with head-mounted displays, James Walker

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A 3 D- FEM Study on the Stress Distributions in Pediatric Skull due to Impact from Free Fall, Suryanshu Walvekar

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FOOD DYES BASED DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS, Dafu Wang

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POLYVINYL ALCOHOL (PVA) FIBER-REINFORCED RUBBER CONCRETE AND RUBBERIZED SELF-COMPACTING CONCRETE, Jiaqing Wang

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COMPUTATIONAL ULTRASOUND ELASTOGRAPHY: A FEASIBILITY STUDY, Yu Wang

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SURFACE ENABLED LAB-ON-A-CHIP (LOC) DEVICE FOR PROTEIN DETECTION AND SEPARATION, Zhichao Wang

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DETECTION OF FATIGUE DAMAGE IN SHEAR CONNECTIONS USING ACOUSTIC WAVE PROPAGATION, Zichao Wang

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Label Text Recognition Using Image Processing Techniques and Convolutional Neural Networks for Smart Library, Ziming Wang

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THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS IN THE TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION CLASSROOM: REINFORCING THE UNIVERSITY'S INTERNAL COMMUNITY LITERACY VIA SERVICE-LEARNING, Richard L. Ward

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EVALUATION OF THERMAL STABILITY OF AUSFERRITE IN AUSTEMPERED DUCTILE IRON USING DIFFERENTIAL SCANNING CALORIMETRY, Karl Warsinski

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HIGHLY EFFICIENT ELECTRODE MATERIALS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN SOLAR CELLS, Wei Wei

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DYNAMICS OF WILD RED RASPBERRY (RUBUS IDAEUS L.) AND THE INFLUENCE ON TREE REGENERATION WITHIN SILVICULTURAL OPENINGS IN A NORTHERN HARDWOOD STAND, Matthew J. Widen

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USING REMOTE SITE INCUBATORS FOR RE-INTRODUCTION OF ARCTIC GRAYLNG (THYMALLUS ARCTICUS) TO THE BIG MANISTEE WATERSHED, Sunflower Wilson

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TECHNO-ECONOMIC AND LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENTS OF BIOFUEL PRODUCTION FROM WOODY BIOMASS THROUGH TORREFACTION-FAST PYROLYSIS AND CATALYTIC UPGRADING, Olumide Winjobi

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Limited Bandwidth Wireless Communication Strategies for Structural Control of Seismically Excited Shear Structures, Benjamin Winter

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ANALYSIS OF ALEKS MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT TEST DATA, Teresa Woods

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THE IMPACT OF WATER INJECTION ON SPARK IGNITION ENGINE PERFORMANCE UNDER HIGH LOAD OPERATION, Jeremy Worm

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FLOWER-LIKE ΒETA-COBALT SULFIDE MICROSPHERE AND ACTIVATED CARBON/COBALT SULFIDE COMPOSITES FOR CAPACITIVE DEIONIZATION, Xuechen Wu

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LABORATORY, COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF ICE NUCLEATION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR MIXED PHASE CLOUDS, Fan Yang

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MICROSTRUCTURAL EVOLUTION AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF Zn-Ti ALLOYS FOR BIODEGRADABLE STENT APPLICATIONS, Zhiyong Yin

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An Investigation of the Elementary School Principal's Participation in Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, Dean J. Youngren

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Understanding Soil-Water Interaction Mechanisms via Molecular Simulations, Chao Zhang

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PREDICTING REVERSE OSMOSIS REMOVAL OF TOXICOLOGICALLY RELEVANT UNIQUE ORGANICS, Muxue Zhang

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Plating Wastewater Treatment, Yuzhe Zhang

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STRUCTURAL CHARACTERISTICS AND CORROSION BEHAVIOR OF BIO-DEGRADABLE ZN-LI ALLOYS IN STENT APPLICATION, Shan Zhao

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TIGHTENING THE LOOP ON THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: DISTRIBUTED PLASTIC RECYCLING WITH AN OPEN SOURCE RECYCLEBOT, Shan Zhong

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Strategic Energy Theft Detection in Smart Energy Cyber-Physical Systems and Data Centers, Yuchen Zhou

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EXTENDING MANEUVERABILITY OF INTERNALLY ACTUATED UNDERWATER GLIDERS, AN ATTEMPT TO DEVELOP AN OPEN PLATFORM FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION, Saeedeh Ziaeefard

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2016

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EFFECT OF SOIL COMPACTION AND ORGANIC MATTER REMOVAL ON GENOTYPIC DIVERSITY, GENETIC STRUCTURE, AND TRAIT EXPRESSIONS IN ASPEN, Mehmet Acet

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OLDER ADULTS AS AUDIENCE: EXPLORING THE NEXUS BETWEEN USABILITY, INFORMATION DESIGN, AND AGING IN TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION, Keshab Acharya

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPEN SOURCE OPENADR-BASED DEMAND RESPONSE SYSTEM FOR THE CHARGING CONTROL OF PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES, Piyush Aggarwal

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A HIGH ACCURACY MINIMALLY INVASIVE REGULARIZATION TECHNIQUE FOR NAVIER-STOKES EQUATIONS AT HIGH REYNOLDS NUMBER, Mustafa Aggul

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A NOVEL LOW LATENCY, HIGH RESOLUTION AND LOW COST TIME SYNCHRONIZATION, Ali Aghdaei

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LOW TEMPERATURE SPLIT INJECTION SPRAY COMBUSTION: IGNITION, FLAME STABILIZATION AND SOOT FORMATION CHARACTERISTICS IN DIESEL ENGINE CONDITIONS, Ahmed Abdul Moiz

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EFFECTIVE NON-VIRAL GENE DELIVERY TO MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS USING CALCIUM ALGINATE NANOPARTICLES, Nastaran Alinezhadbalalami

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SORGHUM AND MAIZE AS BIOLOGICAL MODELS FOR STUDYING THE EFFECT OF MICROBIAL INTERACTIONS ON GROWTH AND METAL TOLERANCE IN MINING-IMPACTED SOIL, Faten Dhawi Almuhanna

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ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI OF NORTHERN WHITE CEDAR (Thuja occidentalis L.): HABITAT EFFECTS ON FUNGAL COMMUNITIES AND INOCULUM EFFECTS ON PLANT GROWTH ON ACID PEAT SOILS, Guswarni Anwar

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Numerical modeling of ambient noise seismic interferometry, Simisola M. Arogundade

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DESIGN OF REAL-TIME COMBUSTION FEEDBACK SYSTEM AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF AN RCCI ENGINE FOR CONTROL, Jayant Kumar Arora

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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