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 2015

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A QUANTITATIVE INVESTIGATION OF THE WATER CONDENSATION INSIDE TUBES OF COMPACT CHARGE AIR COOLER, Robin Cash

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GEOMETRY INDUCED MAGNETO-OPTIC EFFECTS IN LPE GROWN MAGNETIC GARNET FILMS, Ashim Chakravarty

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MICROFLUIDIC DIODE PUMPING (PART I) AND RAPID DETECTION OF STEM CELL DIFFERENTIATION USING INDIUM TIN OXIDE OPTO-ELECTRIC SENSING (PART II), Jen-Yung Chang

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1D SIMULATION OF DIRECT WATER INJECTION IN A SPARK IGNITED ENGINE, Prathamesh B. Chendvankar

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Materials for Energy, Drug, and Information Storage, Peifu Cheng

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MICRORNAS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF COLORECTAL CANCER, Li Chen

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Impact of Spark Ignition Duration, Energy and Phasing on Combustion and Performance in a Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection Engine near the Dilute Limit, Wei Chen

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HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE: THE CASE OF CAMEROON TEA ESTATE (CTE), A RISK COMMUNICATION APPROACH, Belekeh Chowaing Chagra

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FINITE VOLUME METHODS FOR LINEAR PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH DELTA-SINGULARITIES, Nattaporn Chuenjarern

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Investigating within-canopy variation of functional traits and cellular structure of sugar maple (Acer saccharum) leaves, Adam P. Coble

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BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLING IN LAKE SUPERIOR TRIBUTARIES: SEASONALITY, QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF EXPORT, Ashley Anne Coble

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INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTS OF SHORT- AND LONG-TERM CLIMATIC VARIATION ON THE WATER USE OF THREE NORTHERN HARDWOOD TREE SPECIES, Alex R. Collins

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SPRAY AND COMBUSTION CHARACTERISTICS OF DIMETHYL ETHER UNDER VARIOUS AMBIENT CONDITIONS: AN EXPERIMENTAL AND MODELING STUDY, Khanh D. Cung

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DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF A MOBILE TEST FACILITY FOR EDUCATION, Christopher Davis

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ASSESSMENT OF LAND COVER AND RIPARIAN ZONES FOR THE FORD RESEARCH FOREST - HICKEY CREEK/STURGEON RIVER AND FALLS RIVER SUBWATERSHEDS, Fay Dearing

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ENVISIONING QUEER THROUGH DIGITAL MEDIA: DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY-BASED WORKSHOP IN MEDIA ANALYSIS FOR LGBTQIA+ YOUTH, Cynthia Delaney

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COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE AEROELASTIC DYNAMICS OF A WIND TURBINE BLADE WITH VARIABLE-SPEED STALL CONTROL, Nimish Deshpande

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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF INTEGRATION OF A NON-CYLINDRICAL CNG FUEL TANK, Prathamesh Prashant Deshpande

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SEARCH FOR LONG-LIVED WEAKLY INTERACTING PARTICLES USING THE PIERRE AUGER OBSERVATORY, Niraj Dhital

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UNDERSTANDING ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES IN NANOSCALE JUNCTIONS, Kamal B. Dhungana

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GUIDING TEACHERS TO USE INQUIRY TEACHING IN THE CLASSROOM, Danielle DiFalco

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CLIMATE ANOMALIES AND PRIMARY PRODUCTION IN LAKE SUPERIOR, Marcel L. Dijkstra

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MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF BUILDING ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN A SMART GRID ENVIRONMENT, Jeremy Dobbs

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IMPROVING FLOW DISTRIBUTION IN SMALL-SCALE WATER-SUPPLY SYSTEMS THROUGH THE USE OF FLOW-REDUCING DISCS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SOLAR POWERED PUMPING FOR A DRINKING WATER SUPPLY IN RURAL PANAMA, Briana I. Drake

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PETROPHYSICAL ANALYSIS AND ROCK-PHYSICS BASED PREDICTION OF SONIC VELOCITIES IN CARBONATES, Yeliz Egemen

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IMPROVING UNDERSTANDING OF HOME HIV TEST RESULTS: CAUSES, BENEFITS, AND DECISION AIDS, Katrina M. Ellis

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ANALYSIS OF NO2 AND HCHO VERTICAL COLUMN DENSITIES IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION USING THE OZONE MONITORING INSTRUMENT, David J. Faber

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EVALUATING THE POTENTIAL FOR PASSIVE GREYWATER IRRIGATION IN NORTHERN GHANA, Chelsea L. Fagan

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ANTHROPOMORPHIC ROBOTIC ANKLE-FOOT PROSTHESIS WITH ACTIVE DORSIFLEXION- PLANTARFLEXION AND INVERSION-EVERSION, Evandro Ficanha

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Synergistic time-series analysis of satellite data: applications to volcano monitoring, Verity Flower

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NON-PULSITILE SHEAR DRIVEN ANNULAR FLOW-BOILING INVESTIGATIONS, Timothy M. Frasier

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IDENTITY AND RITUAL: THE AMERICAN CONSUMPTION OF TRUE CRIME, Rebecca Frost

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SYNTHETIC OLIGODEOXYNUCLEOTIDE PURIFICATION VIA CATCHING BY POLYMERIZATION, Suntara Fueangfung

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APPLICATION OF HYDRODYNAMIC MODELS IN SIMULATING THE THERMAL REGIME OF LAKE SUPERIOR, Rasika K. Gawde

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MULTITASKING GRASSES: PHYTOSTABILIZATION AND BIOETHANOL PRODUCTION ON METAL-CONTAMINATED MARGINAL LAND, Emily Geiger

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Sorghum Yield and Zai Holes in Goundi, Burkina Faso, Justin Gelb

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STRUCTURES, PROPERTIES AND FUNCTIONALITIES OF MAGNETIC DOMAIN WALLS IN THIN FILMS, NANOWIRES AND ATOMIC CHAINS: MICROMAGNETIC AND AB INITIO STUDIES, Liwei D. Geng

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AN ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLICATIVE REGULARIZATION, Elaheh Gorgin

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FOSSIL PLANTS AND PALYNOMORPHS FROM THE LATE PALEOZOIC CUTLER FORMATION, EASTERN PARADOX BASIN, Kendall R. Grazul

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CYBERDEFENSE FRAMEWORK FOR ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION GRID, Yonghe Guo

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MOLECULAR MODELING OF EPON 862-DETDA / CARBON COMPOSITES, Cameron Hadden

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A RADTHERM MODEL TO PREDICT EXHAUST SYSTEM BEHAVIOR FOR A HYBRID XM1124 HMMWV, Souman Haldar

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A FIELD INVESTIGATION OF COMPOSITE MUD BRICK COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH, Kevin D. Hale

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RATE OF CONVERGENCE OF MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD ESTIMATORS UNDER RELAXED SMOOTHNESS CONDITIONS ON THE LIKELIHOOD FUNCTION, Brent Halonen

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THE INFLUENCE OF PASSIVE ANKLE JOINT POWER ON BALANCE RECOVERY, Stephanie E. Hamilton

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PERFORMANCE-BASED ENGINEERING FOR EVALUATION AND RETROFITTING NON-DUCTILE REINFORCED CONCRETE BUILDINGS INCORPORATING AFTERSHOCK HAZARD, Ruilong Han

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FUNCTIONALIZED BORON NITRIDE NANOTUBES FOR ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS, Boyi Hao

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Investigating the role of objective and subjective task complexity on retirement investment plan earnings judgments, Natasha Hardy

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THE DISPERSION AND SELECTIVE FLOCCULATION OF HEMATITE ORE, Howard James Haselhuhn III

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ON THE PROTECTIVE PROPERTIES OF GLYCINE BASED OSMOLYTES IN A THIOL REDUCING ENVIRONMENT, John Michael Hausman

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INVESTIGATION OF METHODS OF MITIGATING NEGATIVE EXTERNALITIES OF FOSSIL FUEL COMBUSTION IN NORTHERN AREAS, Negin Heidari

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SYSTEMATIC STUDY OF THE BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF NITRIC OXIDE (NO) USING INNOVATIVE NO MEASUREMENT AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS, Weilue He

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EVALUATION OF MAGNESIUM AS A HALL THRUSTER PROPELLANT, Mark A. Hopkins

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DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH CAPACITY HYPERBRANCHED NITRIC OXIDE DONORS FOR CONTROLLING SUBCUTANEOUS INFLAMMATION, Sean Hopkins

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CHARACTERIZATION OF SEISMICITY AT VOLCÁN BARÚ, PANAMA: MAY 2013 THROUGH APRIL 2014, Chet J. Hopp

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CHANGES IN CARBON POOLS INFLUENCED BY CHANGES IN SOIL TEXTURE, SLOPE, AND ASPECT A DECADE FOLLOWING WILDFIRE IN BLACK SPRUCE FORESTS OF INTERIOR ALASKA, Gregory Houle

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STATE OF CHARGE BALANCING DROOP CONTROL, Rui Hu

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ECOPHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF SUGAR MAPLE ROOTS TO CLIMATIC CONDITIONS, Mickey Philip Jarvi

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MECHANICAL IMPEDANCE OF ANKLE AS A FUNCTION OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SIGNALS OF LOWER LEG MUSCLES USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK, Chen JIA

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MOWER : A NEW DESIGN FOR NON-BLOCKING MISPREDICTION RECOVERY, Zhaoxiang Jin

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APPLICATION OF A HAZARD RATING SYSTEM FOR ROCK SLOPES ALONG A TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR USING REMOTE SENSING, Samantha M. Justice

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NUMERICAL STUDY OF STRUCTURAL RESPONSES OF RIGID AND FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS UNDER HEAVY VEHICLES’ LOADING, Rezwana Kabir

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Bayesian change-point analysis in linear regression model with scale mixtures of normal distributions, Shuaimin Kang

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Blind area target aiming system and preference selection training system design, Zhine Kang

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Wolf depredation on domestic animals in Europe and the United States: Characteristics and explanatory factors, and a case study of wolf-dog conflicts, Linda Kartano

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Can Community Connection Be Learned? A Case Study, Carrie L. Karvakko

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THE FANNED FLAMES OF DISCONTENT: A SOLIDARITY-INSPIRED HISTORY OF THE IDENTITY/IDEOLOGY, CULTURAL HISTORY, AND RHETORICAL STRATEGIES OF THE WOBBLIES DURING THE 1916 MINNESOTA IRON ORE STRIKE, Gary Kaunonen

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CHANGE FOR GOOD? AN ASSESSMENT OF THE DISCONNECT BETWEEN PERCEIVED BENEFITS BY ENGOS AND USER SATISFACTION OF SOLAR BOTTLE LIGHTS IN INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS OF DHAKA CITY, BANGLADESH, Naima Khan

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MODELLING AND CONTROL OF COMBUSTION PHASING OF AN RCCI ENGINE, Kaveh Khodadadi Sadabadi

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF CERTAIN INTERNAL CONDENSING AND BOILING FLOWS: THEIR SENSITIVITY TO PRESSURE FLUCTUATIONS AND HEAT TRANSFER ENHANCEMENTS, Michael Toomas Kivisalu

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K-12 SCIENCE TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES: CONTENT ENRICHMENT AND LESSON DESIGN, CLASSROOM IMPLICATIONS, AND ASSESSMENT, Mark F. Klawiter

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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF GRAPHENE NANOPLATELET/EPOXY COMPOSITES, Danielle René Klimek-McDonald

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MODELING OF BIOMASS TORREFACTION AND PYROLYSIS AND ITS APPLICATIONS, Jordan L. Klinger

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THE HYDROSOCIAL COSTS OF HIGH-VOLUME HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: A TALE OF TWO COUNTIES IN MICHIGAN, Amanda Kreuze

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MULTI-MODE AND SINGLE MODE POLYMER WAVEGUIDES AND STRUCTURES FOR SHORT-HAUL OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS, Kevin L. Kruse

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A technical and cultural feasibility assessment of household microbial fuel cells for use in Hanan'g District, Tanzania, Erinn Kunik

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DON'T GET TESTY ABOUT IT: CAN TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IMPROVE ACT SCORES?, Glenda L. LaBruyere

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GENERATING PLANS IN CONCURRENT, PROBABILISTIC, OVER-SUBSCRIBED DOMAINS, Li Li

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MULTI- HOLE IMPINGING JET SPRAY ANALYSIS IN ENGINE-LIKE CONDITIONS, Sanjeet Limbu

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THE ROLE OF HYBRIDIZATION AND THE UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE BIOLOGISTS’ DISCRETION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT, Jennifer F. Lind-Riehl

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ORIGIN AND QUANTIFICATION OF DIFFUSE CO2 AND H2S EMISSION AT CRATER HILLS, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Peipei Lin

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DEVELOPMENT OF HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SIMULATION SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIC POWER STEERING CONTROLLER TESTING, Chuanliangzi Liu

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The Bootstrap Estimation In Time Series, Yun Liu

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EXTRACTING FLOW FEATURES USING BAG-OF-FEATURES AND SUPERVISED LEARNING TECHNIQUES, Yifei Li

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GELATIN MICROGEL INCORPORATED POLY (ETHYLENE GLYCOL) BIOADHESIVE WITH ENHANCED ADHESIVE PROPERTY AND BIOACTIVITY, Yuting Li

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Hitchhiking Bats on the Great Lakes of North America, Saska E.H. Lohi

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IMPACT OF ANTECEDENT GROUNDWATER HEADS AND TRANSIENT AQUIFER STORAGE ON FLOOD PEAK ATTENUATION IN AN UNCONFINED KARST AQUIFER: STUDY OF THE UPPER SUWANNEE RIVER, FLORIDA, USA., Jeremy Loucks

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WRITING A COMMUNITY GUIDEBOOK FOR EVALUATING LOW-GRADE GEOTHERMAL ENERGY FROM FLOODED UNDERGROUND MINES FOR HEATING AND COOLING BUILDINGS, Edward Peace Louie

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BIO-INSPIRED OPTIMAL FIN SHAPE AND ANGLE FOR MAXIMUM SURFBOARD STABILITY, Megan S. MacNeill

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COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF MICROSTRUCTURE-PROPERTYMECHANISM RELATIONS IN FERROIC COMPOSITES, Fengde D. Ma

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STUDY OF NON-RECIPROCAL DICHROISM IN PHOTONIC STRUCTURES, Anindya Majumdar

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ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION OF FLOW FIELDS USING INFORMATION-THEORETIC TECHNIQUES AND GRAPH-BASED REPRESENTATIONS, Jun Ma

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INSIGHTS INTO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MIXING DURATION AND VOLCANIC EXPLOSIVITY INDEX (VEI): PACAYA AND FUEGO VOLCANOES, GUATEMALA, Nicola Mari

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COMBINED FLOW AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF PLASTIC EXTRUSION DIE, Abhilash Marthi Somashankar

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INSTANTANEOUS PHOTOSYNTHETIC RESPONSE TO TEMPERATURE OF MATURE FOREST CANOPIES AND EXPERIMENTALLY WARMED SEEDLINGS, Alida C. Mau

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ENGINEERING APPROACHES FOR SUPPRESSING DELETERIOUS HOST RESPONSES TO MEDICAL IMPLANTS, Connor McCarthy

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RITUAL COMMUNICATION AND SELF-ADVOCACY IN THE AUTOIMMUNE ARTHRITIS COMMUNITY: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE SOCIAL MODEL OF DISABILITY, Rebecca Miner

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THE MECHANISMS OF α-AMANITIN RESISTANCE IN THE FRUIT FLY DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER, Chelsea L. Mitchell

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ASSESSMENTS OF LOW EMISSION ASPHALT MIXTURES PRODUCED USING COMBINATIONS OF FOAMING AGENTS, Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan

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A SUB-BASIN WATER RESOURCE QUANTIFICATION AND AQUIFER PRODUCTIVITY ASSESSMENT FOR THE NORTHWEST BOREHOLE SCHEME NEAR OPUWO, NAMIBIA, Lucas C. Moilanen