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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2018

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A BAYESIAN NETWORK APPROACH TO BATTERY AGING IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION AND GRID INTEGRATION, Mehdi Jafari

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A Bluetooth Low-Energy Wireless Sensor Platform for Continuous Monitoring of a Bioreactor Environment during Cell Manufacturing, Brad Nelson

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ACUTE CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSES TO NOVEL COMBINATIONS OF RESISTANCE AND AEROBIC EXERCISE, Travis Wakeham

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A model to predict concentrations and uncertainty for mercury species in lakes, Ashley Hendricks

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AN EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF FUEL SPRAY INTERACTION: FUNDAMENTALS AND ENGINE APPLICATIONS, Le Zhao

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AN INJECTABLE THERMOSENSITIVE BIODEGRADABLE HYDROGEL EMBEDDED WITH SNAP CONTAINING PLLA MICROPARTICLES FOR SUSTAINED NITRIC OXIDE (NO) DELIVERY FOR WOUND HEALING, Nikhil Mittal

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Articulating Digital Archival Practice Within Writing Program Administration: A Theoretical Framework, Amanda Girard

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Automatic Selection of MapReduce Machine Learning Algorithms: A Model Building Approach, Fraggle Franklin

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Bridging the Gap Between Micro- and Macrocognition: Testing the Multifunction Mental Model Hypothesis, Brittany Nelson

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CAPILLARY-ASSISTED ENHANCED CONDENSATION HEAT TRANSFER FOR LOW SURFACE TENSION LIQUIDS, Gnana Vishnu Durgam

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CHANGES IN PARTICIPATION AND THE DEVEOLOPMENT OF A LEARNING COMMUNITY FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS IN A VIDEO CLUB IN ALBANIA, Zachary S. Blehm

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COLD START ANALYSIS AND MODELING OF A DIRECT-INJECTION GASOLINE ENGINE, Yash Borghate

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Commercialization of the Carbon Nanotube Thermophone for Active Noise Control Applications, Steven A. Senczyszyn

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Communicating the Health Impacts of Climate Change: from Conviction to Persuasion, Emma Lozon

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COMPARISON OF KARSTIFICATION METHODS AND ISOSTATIC REBOUND IN THE SUWANNEE RIVER BASIN, FLORIDA, Toni Larche

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CONTEXTUALIZING “CHANGE”: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF THE “CHANGE” SLOGAN IN NIGERIAN POLITICAL DISCOURSE (2014 TO PRESENT), Olayemi Benjamin Awotayo

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DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF AUDITORY-SUPPORTED AIR GESTURE CONTROLS IN VEHICLES, Jason Sterkenburg

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED SERVICE MODEL TO ACHIEVE PERSONAL HEALTH LIBRARIES FOR CONSUMERS, Nathan Gauss

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DEVELOPMENT OF BOSCH RATE OF INJECTION MEASUREMENT PROCEDURE AND RESULTS, Tyler Menucci

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DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF RUPTURE FORCE OF SINGLE TRIAZOLE MOLECULE BY ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE AND SOLID PHASE SYNTHESIS OF MONODISPERSE POLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS, Ashok Khanal

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EFFECTS OF CO-PRODUCT USES ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY OF HYDROCARBON BIOFUEL FROM ONE- AND TWO-STEP PYROLYSIS OF POPLAR, Daniel G. Kulas

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EFFECTS OF MASS AND DISTANCE UNCERTAINTIES ON CALCULATIONS OF FLUX FROM GIANT MOLECULAR CLOUDS, Matt Coel

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ELECTRO-MECHANICAL-THERMAL MODELING AND STABILITY OF PULSED POWER LOADS ON A DC NETWORK, Joshua Allen Dillon

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ELEVATED L-LACTATE DRIVES MAJOR CELLULAR PATHOLOGIES ASSOCIATED WITH NEURODEGENERATION, Jessica Behnke

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EVALUATION, IMPROVEMENT, AND APPLICATION OF MODELS OF ENVIRONMENTAL FATE AND TRANSPORT OF ATMOSPHERE-SURFACE EXCHANGEABLE POLLUTANTS (ASEPs), Tanvir Khan

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Extending Maneuverability of Internally Actuated Underwater Gliders, An Attempt to Develop an Open Platform For Research and Education, Saeedeh Ziaeefard

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Factors Contributing to Elevated Concentrations of Mercury and PCBs in Fish in the Inland Lakes of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior, Mugdha Priyadarshini

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INVESTIGATION ON THE POTENTIAL OF A CO2 CAPTURE SYSTEM, DOWNSTREAM OF THE AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM FOR A HEAVY-DUTY ENGINE APPLICATION, Murchana Pathak

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Joint Analysis for Multiple Traits, Zhenchuan Wang

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JOINT ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLE PHENOTYPES IN ASSOCIATION STUDIES, Xiaoyu Liang

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KINESTHETIC LEARNING EXPERIENCE SIMULATION USING AN ONLINE INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE HANDS-ON ABILITY, David Leach

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Kinetic Landscape and Unalloyed Potential: Rethinking the Extractive Landscape of Michigan's Native Mass Copper Mining Industry, Sean Gohman

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Long-term Changes in Extreme Air Pollution Meteorology and Implications for Air Quality, Pei Hou

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Manipulation of Genes Involved in Secondary Cell Wall Development During Wood Formation in Poplar, Kavitha Satish Kumar

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MEASUREMENT OF PLANAR FAULT PROBABILITIES IN AUSTEMPERED DUCTILE IRON AND 304L STAINLESS STEEL, Nathan Peterson

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Meniscus Modeling and Emission Studies of an Ionic Liquid Ferrofluid Electrospray Source Emitting from a Magneto-Electric Instability, Brandon Jackson

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Mitigating the Effect of Misspeculations in Superscalar Processors, Zhaoxiang Jin

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MODELING AND ANALYSIS FOR DRIVELINE JERK CONTROL, Prince Lakhani

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Modeling Data Center Co-Tenancy Performance Interference, Wei Kuang

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Music in the Northern Woods: An Archaeological Exploration of Musical Instrument Remains, Matthew Durocher

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OIL SPILLS DETECTION BY MEANS OF UAS AND INEXPENSIVE AIRBORNE THERMAL SENSORS, Ausama Al Shammari

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On the Density of the Odd Values of the Partition Function, Samuel Judge

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PHYSICOCHEMICAL, SPECTROSCOPIC PROPERTIES, AND DIFFUSION MECHANISMS OF SMALL HYDROCARBON MOLECULES IN MOF-74-MG/ZN: A QUANTUM CHEMICAL INVESTIGATION, Gemechis Degaga

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PRESERVATION FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, DIGITALIZATION, AND EXPERIMENTS WITH CONSUMERS AS PRODUCERS OF INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE DOCUMENTATION, Mark Dice

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Pseudo-Companion Matrices for Polynomial Systems, Melinda Kleczynski

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REPACKAGING THE REACH OF DREAMS: NEWS COVERAGE OF DACA RESCINDMENT BY THREE NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS ON TWITTER, Megan Pietruszewski

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Resource Optimization in Wireless Sensor Networks for an Improved Field Coverage and Cooperative Target Tracking, Husam Sweidan

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Statistical Methods for Analyzing Multivariate Phenotypes and Detecting Rare Variant Associations, Huanhuan Zhu

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DETECTING CAUSAL RARE VARIANTS AND ANALYZING MULTIPLE PHENOTYPES, Xinlan Yang

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STRUGGLING TOWARD AN AMERICAN NATIONAL THEATRE, Rebecca Ann Soderna

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STUDY OF THE CYGNUS REGION WITH FERMI AND HAWC, Andrew Robare

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TESTING OF RECURSIVE AND NON-RECURSIVE ALGORITHMS FOR REAL-TIME PHASOR AND FREQUENCY ESTIMATIONS IN POWER SYSTEMS, Dhruv Sharma

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THE DYNAMIC NATURE OF FORAGE PREFERENCE AND MICROHISTOLOGICAL ATLAS, John J. Henderson

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THE EFFECT OF WATER TABLE LEVELS AND SHORT-TERM DITCH RESTORATION ON MOUNTAIN PEATLAND CARBON CYCLING IN THE CORDILLERA BLANCA, PERU, Ana Maria Planas Clarke

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THE INTERACTION OF IGNITION AND IN-CYLINDER FLOW ON FLAME KERNEL DEVELOPMENT AND ITS IMPACTS ON COMBUSTION IN AN OPTICALLY ACCESSIBLE DIRECT INJECTION ENGINE, Yanyu Wang

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TWO PUMPS, ONE VOLCANO: AN EPANET FEASBILITY STUDY OF CONNECTING TWO GROUNDWATER PUMPS IN RURAL COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN WEST AMBAE, VANUATU, Helen Amiri

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UNDERSTANDING LARGE-SCALE NATURAL MINE WATER-GEOLOGIC FORMATION SYSTEMS FOR GEOTHERMAL APPLICATIONS, Ting Bao

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Waste Not, Want Not: Using Source-Separated Urine to Cultivate Maize in the Southern Highlands, Tanzania, Lucy Hatfield

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Workplace Standing Desks and Arterial Stiffness, Ian Greenlund

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2017

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A 3D Biomimetic Scaffold using Electrospinning for Tissue Engineering Applications, Samerender Nagam Hanumantharao

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A 3D FEM COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE IMPACT RESPONSE BETWEEN HUMAN HEAD AND NOCSAE HEAD DUE TO FREE FALL, Amey S. Badhe

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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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Accuracy Assessment of 3D Point Clouds Generated by Photogrammetry From Different Distances, Zhongming An

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Advanced Uses for Carbon Nanotubes: A Spherical Sound Source and Hot-films as Microphones, Micaela M. Thiery

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A HOST BOARD DESIGN FOR AN EXPERIMENT SYSTEM OF UNDERWATER WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, He Huang

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AIR INJECTION AS A SCOUR COUNTERMEASURE AT BRIDGE PIERS, Ravi Teja Reddy Tippireddy

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A Landscape of Water and Waste: Heritage Legacies and Environmental Change in the Mesabi Iron Range, John Baeten

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AMENDING THE CORPORATE CRISIS RENEWAL MODEL: LESSONS FROM OIL AND PALM CRISES IN WEST AFRICA, Vincent Manzie

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AN ALGORITHM FOR RECONSTRUCTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES FROM OVERLAPPING TWO-DIMENSIONAL INTENSITY MEASUREMENTS WITH RELAXED CAMERA POSITIONING REQUIREMENTS, WITH APPLICATION TO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, Siranee Nuchitprasitchai

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ANALYSIS OF AEROELASTIC EFFECTS ON THE 3-DIMENSIONAL INTERFERENCE OF WIND-TURBINE ROTORS, Anurag Rajan

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ANALYSIS OF ALEKS MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT TEST DATA, Teresa Woods

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ANALYSIS OF DATA FROM A STUDY TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL BIOMARKERS TO INDICATE RENAL INJURY, Mitchell D. Tahtinen

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An Investigation of Historic Landscape Occupation, Transformation, and Interpretation at Windigo, Isle Royale National Park, Marley Chynoweth

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An Optimal Energy Management Strategy for Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Amir Rezaei

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ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND IMMUNE-MODULATING EFFECTS OF RICE CALLUS SUSPENSION CULTURE AND BLUEBERRY EXTRACT ON AN IN-VITRO INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE MODEL, Kyle Michael Driscoll

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A Pedagogy of Witnessing: Linguistic and Visual Frames of the Dark Side in the Multimodal Classroom, Lindsay Hingst

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ASSESSING ASSESSMENTS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THREE ASSESSMENTS OF INQUIRY SKILLS IN TENTH GRADE HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY STUDENTS, Heather K. Murphy

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ASSESSING GROWTH, YIELD, AND CARBON DYNAMICS IN UPPER GREAT LAKES JACK PINE AND HYBRID POPLAR MANAGED FOR BIOMASS PRODUCTION, Ashlee Baker Lehner

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ASSESSMENT OF ANNULAR FLOW BOILING IN THE CONTEXT OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD) SIMULATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND EXISTING CORRELATIONS, HRISHIKESH PRASAD RANGA PRASAD

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ASSESSMENT OF ARCTIC GRAYLING RE-INTRODUCTION POTENTIAL IN THE BIG MANISTEE RIVER, MICHIGAN., Cameron Goble

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ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN INVASIVE EURASIAN WATERMILFOIL AND LITTORAL FISH AND INVERTEBRATE COMMUNITIES IN THE KEWEENAW WATERWAY OF LAKE SUPERIOR, Carmen Leguizamon

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A Study of High Temperature Heat Pipes and the Impact of Magnetic Field on the Flow of Liquid Metal, Udit Sharma

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A TESTBED DESIGN FOR MONITORING THE LONG-TERM SPATIAL-TEMPORAL DYNAMICS OF UNDERWATER ACOUSTIC CHANNELS, Krishna Chaitanya Poduru

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A WIRELESS, PASSIVE SENSOR FOR MEASURING TEMPERATURE AT ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANT SITES FOR EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIONS, Salil Sidharthan Karipott

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Black-Americans in Michigan’s Copper Mining Narrative, Brendan Pelto

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BLOSSOMSTTM HUB – AN ONLINE TOOL FOR DESIGNING STTM VECTORS AND VISUALIZING PHENOTYPIC CHANGES OF STTM TRANSGENIC LINES, Avinash Subramanian

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BRUISE DETECTION IN APPLES USING 3D INFRARED IMAGING AND MACHINE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES, Zilong Hu

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Catalytic Hydrotreatment for the Development of Renewable Transportation Fuels, LiLu Funkenbusch

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ECOLOGICAL WATER STRESS IN THE U.S. GREAT LAKES REGION USING A GEOSPATIAL MODELING APPROACH, Sara Alian

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CHARACTERIZATION OF GENIC MICROSATELLITE MARKERS (EST-SSRS) IN THE ENDANGERED OAK SPECIES QUERCUS GEORGIANA M.A.CURTIS, Priyanka Dipak Kadav

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Characterization of kinetics and performance in a microbial fuel cell supplied with synthetic landfill leachate, Zhimin Song

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COMPARISON OF AMBIENT NOISE METHODS TO FIND SURFACE - WAVE DISPERSION CURVES AT PACAYA VOLCANO, GUATEMALA, Simone Puel

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Computational Studies on Biomechanics of Concussion and on Efficacy of Football Helmets, David Labyak

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COMPUTATIONAL ULTRASOUND ELASTOGRAPHY: A FEASIBILITY STUDY, Yu Wang

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CONSENSUS BASED DISTRIBUTED CONTROL IN MICRO-GRID CLUSTERS, Syed Ahmed Fuad

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CONTINUOUS HYDROLOGIC MODELING FOR ANALYZING THE EFFECTS OF DROUGHT ON THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER IN TEXAS, Khalid Samady

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Controlling Properties of Agglomerates for Chemical Processes, Joseph A. Halt

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CONTROL OF A POWERED ANKLE-FOOT PROSTHESIS: FROM PERCEPTION TO IMPEDANCE MODULATION, Guilherme Aramizo Ribeiro

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CO-OCCURRENCE OF NITROGEN FIXATION AND DENITRIFICATION ACROSS A STREAM NITROGEN GRADIENT IN A WESTERN WATERSHED, Erin K. Eberhard

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DESIGN AUTOMATION FOR CARBON NANOTUBE CIRCUITS CONSIDERING PERFORMANCE AND SECURITY OPTIMIZATION, Lin Liu