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 2016

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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

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FIRST-PRINCIPLES STUDIES OF GROUP IV AND GROUP V RELATED TWO DIMENSIONAL MATERIALS, Gaoxue Wang

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Data Management and Data Facilitation in Multi-Center Large Cohort Health Care Studies, Wei Wang

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A STUDY ON REGIONAL WATER RESOURCE SHORTAGE IN THE BEIJING-TIANJIN-HEBEI REGION: DOMINANT ISSUES, EXISTING PROBLEMS AND SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS, Yuxiao Wang

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INTEGRATED COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY-INDUCED SELF-HEALING PERFORMANCE OF ASPHALT COMPOSITES, Zigeng Wang

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION AT ST. PATRICK’S COLLEGE IN THE REPUBLIC OF VANUATU, Timothy R. Ward

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EVALUATING THE ANAEROBIC CODIGESTION POTENTIAL OF STILLAGE AND DAIRY MANURE IN A TUBULAR DIGESTER, Brad J. Weiss

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Benthic Macroinvertebrate Composition In A Rural Zambian Stream, Bradley Wells

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Experimental Investigations of Fused Filament Fabrication for Applications to Affordable Scientific Hardware, Bas Wijnen

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Representation and Analysis of Multi-Modal, Nonuniform Time Series Data: An Application to Survival Prognosis of Oncology Patients in an Outpatient Setting, Jennifer Winikus

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Analysis on the Performance Limitations of an Interferometric Geolocation Device, Michael Witt

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Evaluating Groundwater Recharge in the Saloum Region of Senegal, Alexander Wohlgemuth

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INFLUENCE OF THE WEATHERED LAYER ON RETRIEVING BODY WAVE USING PASSIVE SIESMIC INTERFEROMETRY, Boming Wu

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RESERVOIR ESTIMATION IN THE PENOBSCOT 3D SEISMIC VOLUME USING CONSTRAINED SPARSE SPIKE INVERSION, OFFSHORE NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA, Mengchu Xiao

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MODIFICATION OF ACTIVATED CARBON FOR SUPERCAPACITOR, Yan Xu

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THE EFFECT OF POSTTRANSLATIONAL MODIFICATIONS ON PROTEIN AGGREGATION, MORPHOLOGY, AND TOXICITY, Mu Yang

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PROPERTY ANALYSIS OF THE ASPHALT MATERIALS USING MOLECULAR DYNAMICS (MD) METHOD, Hui Yao

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AIR CHARGE ESTIMATION FOR AN SI ENGINE USING IN-CYLINDER PRESSURE SENSOR, Arya Yazdani

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Comparison of Ignition Delays and Liquid Penetrations of JP-8, Synthetic JP-8, and a JP-8 Surrogate under Diesel Engine Conditions, Kyle Yeakle

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WIDE AREA MEASUREMENTS BASED UNDER VOLTAGE LOAD SHEDDING, Jaya Raghavendra Arun Kumar Yellajosula

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PETROPHYSICAL AND EMPIRICAL AND THEORETICAL ROCK PHYSICS MODELING FOR THE MOKI FORMATION IN TWO FIELDS IN THE TARANAKI BASIN, NEW ZEALAND, Deniz Yener

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LITHIUM-ION BATTERY CELL PERFORMANCE STUDY WITH BATTERY IN THE LOOP TESTING AND EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT MODEL, Qinyuan Yin

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DYNAMIC ATOMISTIC STUDY OF TUNNEL FUNCTIONS IN NANOSTRUCTURED TRANSITIONAL METAL OXIDES, Yifei Yuan

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Powering an Industry: The History of the Calumet and Hecla Electrical System and the Environmental Consequences Left Behind, Emma M. Zawisza

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A CHARACTERIZATION OF THE WATER QUALITY CONDITIONS AND POLLUTANT LOADS IN SURFACE WATERS NEAR THE NORTHEAST OHIO REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT’S COMBINED SEWER SYSTEM IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, Nathan Zgnilec

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NANOSPHERE LITHOGRAPHY AND ITS APPLICATION IN RAPID AND ECONOMIC FABRICATION OF PLASMONIC HYDROGENATED AMORPHOUS SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES, Chenlong Zhang

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Impacts of global change on tropospheric ozone and mercury, Huanxin Zhang

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Improving navigation and spatial judgments in head-mounted displays, Ruimin Zhang

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AN ANALYSIS OF STAKEHOLDERS COMMUNICATION IN COLLABORATIVE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, Wei Zhang

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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS ON HYBRID DYE SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL AND SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL USING WATER ELECTROLYSIS: THEORETICAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDIES, Khalid Zouhri

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Dust Susceptibility at Mine Tailings Impoundments: Thermal Remote Sensing for Dust Susceptibility Characterization and Biological Soil Crusts for Dust Susceptibility Reduction, Bonnie Zwissler

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2015

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RELATIVISTIC CONFIGURATION INTERACTION CALCULATIONS OF THE ATOMIC PROPERTIES OF SELECTED TRANSITION METAL POSITIVE IONS; NI II, V II AND W II, Marwa Hefny Abdalmoneam

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DEALING WITH ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES EVOLVING FROM DECLINING OIL PRODUCTION IN SAUDI ARABIA, Mazen Aboudah

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CHARACTERIZING RAIL EMBANKMENT STABILIZATION NEEDS ON THE HUDSON BAY RAILWAY, Priscilla Addison

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BUILDING A DISCOURSE: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN NEW MEDIA'S CONVERGENCE AND RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION'S MULTIMODALITY, Katherine G. Aho

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A MARKET-BASED APPROACH TO 3D PRINTING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN GHANA, Wade Aitken-Palmer

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MICROWAVE ASSISTED COMMUNITION OF SULFIDE ORE, Matthew D. Andriese

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ELECTROCHEMICAL PROCESSES IN MICROFLUIDICS SYSTEMS UNDER AC ELECTRIC FIELDS, Ran An

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LENSES OF INDUSTRY: THE RISE OF INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE LAKE SUPERIOR MINING DISTRICT, 1880-1933, Robert Anthony

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THE USE OF JATROPHA CURCAS TO ACHIEVE A SELF SUFFICIENT WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM: A CASE STUDY IN RURAL SENEGAL, Alexandra Archer

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HOUSEHOLD BIOSAND WATER FILTERS: MATERIALS, CAPACITY, AND TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON PERFORMANCE, Nathan B. Arnold

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Investigating the role of polyploidy in the response of Chamerion angustifolium to increased soil nitrogen availability and insect herbivory, Alex Bales

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DYNAMIC MESHING AROUND FLUID-FLUID INTERFACES WITH APPLICATIONS TO DROPLET TRACKING IN CONTRACTION GEOMETRIES, Ahmad Baniabedalruhman

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MULTISCALE EXAMINATION AND MODELING OF ELECTRON TRANSPORT IN NANOSCALE MATERIALS AND DEVICES, Douglas R. Banyai

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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATED ROBOTIC STACKER, Shashank Barkur Lakshmikanth

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THE ROUTINE DISASTER: A CASE STUDY IN EL SALVADOR, Tyler M. Barton

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UNDERSTANDING FARMERS’ PERCEPTIONS AND THE EFFECTS OF SHEA TREE Vitellaria paradoxa DISTRIBUTION IN AGROFORESTRY PARKLANDS OF THE UPPER WEST REGION, GHANA, Fahimeh Baziari

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PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSES, GENE DOSAGE EFFECT AND SELECTION IN MEMBERS OF THE LATERAL BOUNDARY DOMAIN (LBD) GENES TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR FAMILY, Roba Bdeir

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NET ASSET VALUATION OF WHITING PETROLEUM’S ACQUISITION OF KODIAK OIL AND GAS, Alexander M. Beeker

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RESTORATION OF HEADWATER AND COASTAL FENS IN THE LAKE SUPERIOR BASIN OF UPPER MICHIGAN, James A. Bess

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ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF SMART WIND-TURBINE BLADES, Sanket Seetaram Bhogle

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OBJECT-BASED CLASSIFICATION OF EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE FROM HIGH-RESOLUTION OPTICAL IMAGERY USING MACHINE LEARNING, James Bialas

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PHYSICS-BASED MODELING AND CONTROL OF POWERTRAIN SYSTEMS INTEGRATED WITH LOW TEMPERATURE COMBUSTION ENGINES, Mehran Bidarvatan

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BLOOD TYPING DEVICE WITHOUT REAGENTS: SENSING ELECTRODES TO REPLACE OPTICS, Nupur Bihari

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BIOCORROSION RATE AND MECHANISM OF METALLIC MAGNESIUM IN MODEL ARTERIAL ENVIRONMENTS, Patrick Bowen

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THE 2009 AND 2011 HAZARD EVENTS AT SAN VICENTE VOLCANO, EL SALVADOR: VULNERABILITY, RESETTLEMENT, AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION, Luke Bowman

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STABILIZATION OF IRON MINE TAILINGS THROUGH MICROBIALLY INDUCED CALCITE PRECIPITATION, Noah D. Buikema

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CYBER-BASED CONTINGENCY ANALYSIS FOR POWER GRIDS, Rashiduzzaman Bulbul

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Do the fossil bubbles trapped in ash, lapilli and bomb provide the same information about fragmentation? Answers from Fuego volcano, Guatemala, Josep Cabre Brullas

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LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT (LID) OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DISTRICT OF LAMÚD, PERÚ: A STUDY OF HYDROLOGY, COSTS AND MAINTENANCE OF APPROPRIATE STORMWATER BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPs), Olga M. Cano