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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Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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NON-CHROMATOGRAPHIC PURIFICATION OF SYNTHETIC BIO-OLIGOMERS, Durga Prasad Pokharel

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PROOF OF CONCEPT PROTOTYPE FOR A RAILROAD PEDESTRIAN WARNING SYSTEM USING WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, Puneeth Ramesh

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EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL TRANSLOAD FACILITY LOCATIONS IN THE UPPER PENINSULA (UP) OF MICHIGAN, Irfan Rasul

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MILITARY VEHICLE OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL, Denise M. Rizzo

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PROSPECTS AND ISSUES FOR FUEL CELLS WITH FREIGHT RAIL TRANSPORTATION, Adriano Rothschild

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THE EFFECT OF ANNEALING ON AMORPHOUS SILICON BASED SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC THERMAL SYSTEM (PV/T) AND APPROPRIATE GLOBAL DISPATCH STRATEGIES, Joseph Rozario

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A SURVEY OF DISTANCE MAGIC GRAPHS, Rachel Rupnow

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EVALUATION OF THE EVOLVING STRESS FIELD OF THE YELLOWSTONE VOLCANIC PLATEAU FROM 1988 TO 2010 FROM EARTHQUAKE FIRST MOTIONS INVERSION, Elena Russo

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BENEFICIAL REUSE OF LOCALLY-AVAILABLE WASTE MATERIALS AS LIGHTWEIGHT AGGREGATE IN LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE, Brienna E. Rust

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AN INVESTIGATION OF VARIABLE VALVE TIMING EFFECTS ON HCCI ENGINE PERFORMANCE, Hrishikesh Abhay Saigaonkar

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Age-Dependent Fragility and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Timber and Steel Distribution Poles Subjected to Hurricanes, Abdullahi M. Salman

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DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS OF MULTIFUNCTIONAL POLYMERIC MICELLES FOR GENE-DIRECTED ENZYME PRODRUG THERAPY, Alicia J. Sawdon

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THE EFFECT OF SOLID DEPOSIT FORMATIONS ON SI PFI ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND CONTROL, Henry John Schmidt VII

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REMEDIATION OF TETRACYCLINE FROM WATER SOURCES USING VETIVER GRASS (Chrysopogon zizanioides L. Nash) AND TETRACYCLINE-TOLERANT ROOT-ASSOCIATED BACTERIA, Aparupa Sengupta

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USING PROBABILISTIC GRAPHICAL MODELS TO DRAW INFERENCES IN SENSOR NETWORKS WITH TRACKING APPLICATIONS, Lufeng Shi

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INVESTIGATION OF AIR JIGGING AND AIR CLASSIFICATION TO RECOVER METALLIC PARTICLES FROM ANALYTICAL SAMPLES, Hrishikesh Vilas Shinde

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DEVELOPMENT OF CONFORMABLE CNG TANK FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATION, Sachin P. Shinde

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BEYOND ROOTS ALONE: NOVEL METHODOLOGIES FOR ANALYZING COMPLEX SOIL AND MINIRHIZOTRON IMAGERY USING IMAGE PROCESSING AND GIS TOOLS, Justina A. Silva

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INTEGRATING HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY: A CASE STUDY, Heather L. Simpson

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DC MICROGRID STABILIZATION THROUGH FUZZY CONTROL OF INTERLEAVED, HETEROGENEOUS STORAGE ELEMENTS, Robert David Smith

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RISK ANALYSIS OF STEEL FRAME BUILDINGS DUE TO EARTHQUAKE MAINSHOCK-AFTERSHOCK SEQUENCES, Ruiqiang Song

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STATE-AND-TRANSITION MODELING AND ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT: TOOLS FOR FUTURE CO-DEVELOPMENT OF MADAGASCAR’S NATURAL RESOURCES AND PEOPLE, Patrick Thomas Spencer

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Sustainable Iron Making Processes, Urvashi Srivastava

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A COMPARATIVE STUDY AND EVALUATION OF COLLABORATIVE RECOMMENDATION SYSTEMS, Joshua C. Stomberg

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QUANTUM CORRELATIONS OF LIGHTS IN MACROSCOPIC ENVIRONMENTS, Yong Meng Sua

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MODULARITY BASED FUZZY COMMUNITY DETECTION IN SOCIAL NETWORKS, Jianhai Su

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INVESTIGATION OF TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF INTERNAL CURED CEMENT MORTAR USING COMPUTATIONAL SIMULATION AND IMAGE TECHNIQUES, Xiao Sun

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Do increases in oil prices precede U.S. recessions?, Thanyalak Suthijindawong

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RAPID SPACE TRAJECTORY GENERATION USING A FOURIER SERIES SHAPE-BASED APPROACH, Ehsan Taheri

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OPTIMAL PIPELINE ROUTING SELECTION USING GIS IN ALASKA, Ecmel Taskin

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A BACKING DEVICE BASED ON AN EMBEDDED STIFFENER AND RETRACTABLE INSERTION TOOL FOR THIN-FILM COCHLEAR ARRAYS, Radheshyam Tewari

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MODELING AND EXPERIMENTAL SETUP OF AN HCCI ENGINE, Vishal Shailesh Thakkar

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MULTI-WAVELENGTH SPECKLE REDUCTION FOR LASER PICO-PROJECTORS USING DIFFRACTIVE OPTICS, Weston H. Thomas

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DESIGN, SYNTHESIS AND APPLICATIONS OF FLUORESCENT AND ELECTROCHEMICAL PROBES, Giri K. Vegesna

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MODEL UPDATING AND STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING OF HORIZONTAL AXIS WIND TURBINES VIA ADVANCED SPINNING FINITE ELEMENTS AND STOCHASTIC SUBSPACE IDENTIFICATION METHODS, Antonio Velazquez Hernandez

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IONIC LIQUID EXTRACTION UNVEILS PREVIOUSLY OCCLUDED HUMICBOUND IRON IN PEAT POREWATER, Timothy J. Veverica

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Virus purification, detection and removal, Khrupa Saagar Vijayaragavan

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EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES OF ELECTROMAGNETIC CLOAKING AT MICROWAVES, Xiaohui Wang

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FAULT MORPHOLOGY WITHIN THE SOUTHERN KENYAN PORTION OF THE EAST AFRICAN RIFT VALLEY, Justin B. Wargelin

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STABILITY ANALYSIS OF THE SLOPE ALONG US-2 BETWEEN EPOUFETTE BAY AND THE CUT RIVER BRIDGE, Stephanie Watts-Garcia

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STUDY OF A DIRECT SAMPLING METHOD FOR THE INVERSE MEDIUM SCATTERING PROBLEM, Natasha Weerasinghe

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OUT-OF-STEP DETECTION BASED ON ZUBOV’S APPROXIMATION BOUNDARY METHOD, Yawei Wei

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DOING MORE WITH SHORT PERIOD DATA: DETERMINING MAGNITUDES FROM CLIPPED AND OVER-RUN SEISMIC DATA AT MOUNT ST. HELENS, John J. Wellik II

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FUNCTIONALIZATION OF CARBON NANOTUBES FOR MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL-ASSISTED PHOTOTHERMAL THERAPY, Ethan J. Weydemeyer

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DEVELOPMENT OF PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR REPRAP STYLE 3-D PRINTERS IN ENGINEERING, Benjamin T. Wittbrodt

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MICHIGAN TEACHER EXCELLENCE PROGRAM: A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE, Claudia Witt

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DEVELOPMENT OF PRECIPITATION HARDENABLE AL-SC-ZR-HF QUATERNARY ALLOYS THROUGH THERMODYNAMIC MODELING, AND ROOM-TEMPERATURE AND ELEVATED TEMPERATURE HARDNESS, Matthew J. Wong

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THE THREE DIMENSIONAL SHAPE AND ROUGHNESS OF MINERAL DUST, Xinxin Woodward

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A STUDY ON REGIONAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY SYSTEM AND ITS CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND SUGGESTION FOR SHANGHAI, Di Wu

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CAN CHINA USE ALTERNATIVE ENERGIES INSTEAD OF COAL TO PROVIDE MORE ELECTRICITY BY 2030?, Yan Wu

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DEVELOPMENT OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL GRAPHENE ELECTRODE DIELECTROPHORETIC DEVICE, Hongyu Xie

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ELECTROCATALYTIC PROCESSING OF RENEWABLE BIOMASS-DERIVED COMPOUNDS FOR PRODUCTION OF CHEMICALS, FUELS AND ELECTRICITY, Le Xin

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The study of agricultural non-point source pollution control policy system, Qin Xu

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ALTERNATING CURRENT DIELECTROPHORESIS OF CORE-SHELL NANOPARTICLES: EXPERIMENTS AND COMPARISON WITH THEORY, Chungja Yang

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IMPACT OF CAM SPLAY ANGLE IN A SPARK IGNITED ENGINE WITH VARIABLE VALVE TIMING, Zhuyong Yang

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DID SPECULATION DRIVE OIL PRICES DURING 2003-2008?, Yan Yu

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COMBUSTION INITIATION BY ELECTRICAL-DISCHARGE-INDUCED PLASMA IN LEAN AND DILUTE METHANE-AIR MIXTURE: EXPERIMENTAL AND MODELING INVESTIGATION, Anqi Zhang

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPTIMIZATION MODEL FOR BIOFUEL FACILITY SIZE AND LOCATION AND A SIMULATION MODEL FOR DESIGN OF A BIOFUEL SUPPLY CHAIN, Fengli Zhang

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Seismic Serviceability Assessment of Water Distribution Systems, Ji Zhang

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ROLE OF MICRORNA LET-7 IN PANCREATIC BETA CELLS, Shungang Zhang

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MICROWAVE ABSORPTION PROPERTIES OF TIRES, Yuzhe Zhang

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SCALABLE APPROXIMATION OF KERNEL FUZZY C-MEANS, Zijian Zhang

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MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF ATMOSPHERIC ORGANIC MATTER IN BIOGENIC SECONDARY ORGANIC AEROSOL, AMBIENT AEROSOL AND CLOUDS, Yunzhu Zhao

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DENITRIFICATION IN SOILS: FROM GENES TO ENVIRONMENTAL OUTCOMES, Jianqiu Zheng

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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THE EFFECT OF EASTERN KENTUCKY COAL FIRES ON LOCAL AIR QUALITY AND PERSONAL HEALTH, Eric C. Abbott

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MODEL-BASED DESIGN AND HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SIMULATION OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEMS, Pushkar Vivek Agashe

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SIMULATIONS OF NEWTONIAN AND NON-NEWTONIAN FLOWS IN DEFORMABLE TUBES, Abdallah A. Al-Habahbeh

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ASSESSMENT OF ASPEN AND NORTHERN HARDWOODS EXTENT IN THIRTY THREE COUNTIES OF UPPER/LOWER MICHIGAN, Sara Alian

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Production of Recombinant Trichoderma Reesei Endoglucanase Protein CEL7B by Using Kluyveromyces Lactis, Zainab Ibrahim Alshoug

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ANALYSIS OF GENDER RELATIONS IN THE INDUSTRIAL COMMUNITY OF AGUIRRE, PUERTO RICO, Alejandra Alvarez

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF EFFICIENCY AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF AUTOMOTIVE POWERTRAIN ARCHITECTURES THROUGH CHASSIS DYNAMOMETER TESTING, Jeremy J. Anderson

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Application of MFBD Algorithms to Image Reconstruction Under Anisoplanatic Conditions, Glen E. Archer

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Novel Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Techniques, John Randall Armstead

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THE CELEBRITY BURDEN: CELEBRITY CAMPAIGNS IN THE PURSUIT OF HUMANITARIANISM, Regina Akosua Dede Baiden

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Evaluation of sugar maple dieback in the Upper Great Lakes region and development of a forest health youth education program, Tara L. Bal

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LOCAL DIGITAL CONTROL OF POWER ELECTRONIC CONVERTERS IN A DC MICROGRID BASED ON A-PRIORI DERIVATION OF SWITCHING SURFACES, Bibaswan Banerjee

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THERMORESPONSIVE PROPERTIES OF GOLD HYBRID NANOPARTICLES OF POLY(DI(ETHYLENE GLYCOL) METHYL ETHER METHACRYLATE) (PDEGMA) AND ITS BLOCK COPOLYMERS WITH DIFFERENT ANCHORING REGIMES, Martha Juliana Barajas Meneses

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BIOMASS FUEL-BRIQUETTES AND IMPROVED STOVES IN DINSHO, ETHIOPIA, Brian W. Barbre

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Stilling Basin Scour Remediation Using Air Injection and Flat Plate Extension, Rachael Barlock

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EVALUATING THE INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE OF MANUALLY DRILLED WELLS IN NORTH-EASTERN MADAGASCAR, Luke John Paul Barrett

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Investigations of Cloud Microphysical Response to Mixing Using Digital Holography, Matthew Jacob Beals

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THE HOLOGRAPHIC DETECTOR FOR CLOUDS FROM TRL 5 TO TRL 8, Matthew Jacob Beals

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A TWO-STAGE MICROBIAL FUEL CELL SYSTEM TO CONVERT SOLID ORGANIC WASTE TO ELECTRICITY, Tristan T. Beaster

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Assessing Decision Making Skill in Complex and Dynamic Environments Using Representative and Simulated Tasks, Patrick Karl Belling

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Sound As Artifact, Jeff Benjamin

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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF HEURISTIC OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHMS, Rohit A. Bhatia

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QUADRUPOLE LEVITATION OF PARTICLES IN A THERMODYNAMICALLY REALISTIC CLOUD ENVIRONMENT, Nicholas A. Black

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GROUND-BASED AND SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING OF PAROXYSMAL ERUPTIONS AT ETNA VOLCANO, 2011-2012., Estelle Bonny

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AGENT BASED, DISTRIBUTED CONTROL STRATEGIES AND OPTIMIZATION OF PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON SMART/MICROGRID ARCHITECTURES, Kyle Bordeau

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SURFACTANT-OIL INTERACTIONS: FOAMING & TOXICITY, Shubham N. Borole

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VERIFYING SUCCESS OF ARTIFICIAL REEFS IN THE HURON-ERIE CORRIDOR FOR LAKE STURGEON, Emily K. Bouckaert

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Induction of Microalgal Lipids for Biodiesel Production in Tandem with Sequestration of High Carbon Dioxide Concentration, Wilbel J. Brewer

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An Experience-Driven Pedagogy for the Instruction of Software Testing in Computer Science, Christopher Duane Brown

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BENEFICIATION OF HIGH-MgO SEDIMENTARY PHOSPHATE ORES, Justin T. Carlson

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Performance-Based Engineering Framework for Earthquake and Fire Following Earthquake, Aerik Carlton

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INTERACTIVE EFFECT OF FIXED TIME ORDER STRATEGIES WITHIN A SUPPLY CHAIN ON ACTUAL IN-STOCK PROBABILITIES, Mangesh S. Chaudhari

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How do we teach usability? An Investigation of Usability Instruction in Technical Communication, Felicia E. Chong

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An Investigation of Waste Glass-Based Geopolymers Supplemented with Alumina, Mary U. Christiansen

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Fossil bubble in porphyritic basaltic pyroclasts produced by small and large strombolian eruption at Pacaya, Guatemala, Valeria Cigala

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PROBABILISTIC MODELING OF RAINFALL INDUCED LANDSLIDE HAZARD ASSESSMENT IN SAN JUAN LA LAGUNA, SOLOLÁ, GUATEMALA, Patrice F. Cobin