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Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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

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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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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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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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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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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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REDUCING RELEASES OF PAHS: A COMPARATIVE CASE STUDY OF COAL TAR SEALANT BANS IN THE UNITED STATES, Margaret Morrison

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INTERACTIVE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND FUNGAL COMMUNITIES ON THE DECOMPOSITION OF WOOD-DERIVED CARBON IN FOREST SOILS, Samantha L. Mosier

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DEVELOPMENT OF UNSTEADY TWO-DIMENSIONAL COMPUTATIONAL SIMULATION TOOLS FOR ANNULAR INTERNAL CONDENSING FLOWS – AND THEIR USE FOR RESULTS ON HEAT-TRANSFER RATES, FLOW PHYSICS, FLOW STABILITY, AND FLOW SENSITIVITY, Ranjeeth R. Naik

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PH RESPONSIVE, ADHESIVE HYDROGELS BASED ON REVERSIBLE CATECHOL - BORONIC ACID COMPLEXATION, Ameya Ravindra Narkar

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MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF REACTIVITY CONTROLLED COMPRESSION IGNITION (RCCI) COMBUSTION, Mohammadreza Nazemi

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FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENT UNDER HISTORICAL AND PREDICTED LAND USE CHANGE USING CONTINUOUS HYDROLOGIC MODELING, Jonathan T. Nelson

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A MOBILE TEST CELL, Timothy J. Okkema

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TRANSLOCATION AND TELEMETRY TRACKING OF LAKE STURGEON IN THE MENOMINEE RIVER, MI / WI, Jeremy G. Olach

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DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATIONS OF GENOMIC RESOURCES FOR TWO NORTH AMERICAN HARDWOOD TAXA, Sandra Acheampong Owusu

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ENGAGING METIS: EXPLORING AN AFRICAN WOMAN'S NEGOTIATION OF CHANGE, Ruby Pappoe

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THE INFLUENCE OF DIET COMPOSITION, PLANT DEFENSIVE CHEMICALS, AND WINTER SEVERITY ON THE NUTRITIONAL CONDITION OF A FREERANGING, GENERALIST HERBIVORE, Grace L. Parikh

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STRUCTURE AND AGENCY IN ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXTS OF WOMEN IN STEM, Sidouane Patcha Lum

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EVALUATING THE OIL SANDS RECLAMATION PROCESS: ASSESSING POLICY CAPACITY AND STAKEHOLDER ACCESS FOR GOVERNMENT AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS OPERATING IN ALBERTA’S OIL SANDS, Tyler Patterson

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DOUBLE VAULT COMPOSTING LATRINES IN RURAL PARAGUAY : FEASIBLE CONSTRUCTION AND OPTIMAL USE, Paul T. Pebler

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A NATURALISTIC COMPUTATIONAL MODEL OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN NAVIGATION AND SEARCH TASKS, Brandon S. Perelman

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UNDERSTAND LEAD STRESS IN VETIVER GRASS (Chrysopogon zizanioides L. NASH), Venkataramana R. Pidatala

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TRANSIENT THERMOELECTRIC SUPERCOOLING: ISOSCELES CURRENT PULSES FROM A RESPONSE SURFACE PERSPECTIVE AND THE PERFORMANCE EFFECTS OF PULSE COOLING A HEAT GENERATING MASS, Alfred Piggott

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PRECAMBRIAN GEOMAGNETIC FIELD AND GEODYNAMICS RECORDED BY SELECTED MAFIC DYKE SWARMS IN INDIA AND NORTH AMERICA, Elisa J. Piispa

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TIMETABLE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE IN RAILWAY CAPACITY ANALYSIS: DEVELOPMENT OF THE HYBRID OPTIMIZATION OF TRAIN SCHEDULES (HOTS) MODEL, Hamed Pouryousef

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MULTI-INSTRUMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF VOLCANIC OUTGASSING AT PACAYA VOLCANO, GUATEMALA., Carlo Prandi

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EVALUATING THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF LOGGING RESIDUE REMOVALS IN GREAT LAKES ASPEN FORESTS, Michael I. Premer

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Legacy and Opportunity in Northern Hardwood Forests, Wilfred Previant

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A mobile image enhancement technology for visually impaired, Fahao Qiao

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FUNCTIONAL STUDIES OF HIGHLY EXPRESSED MICRORNAS IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA BY APPLYING STTM STRATEGY, Mengmeng Qiao

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECT OF NO2 AND TEMPERATURE ON THE PASSIVE OXIDATION AND ACTIVE REGENERATION OF PARTICULATE MATTER IN A DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER, Krishnan G. Raghavan

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Rice callus suspesion culture acts as an efficient anticancer agent on lung cancer cell line inducing apoptosis, Nafeesa Rahman

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AUTOMATED SCOUR DETECTION ARRAYS USING BIO-INSPIRED MAGNETOSTRICTIVE FLOW SENSORS, Baibhav Rajbhandari

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ELEMENTARY ASSESSMENTS AND SIMULATIONS BASED PROPOSALS FOR NEW HEAT TRANSFER CORRELATIONS AND FLOW REGIME MAPS FOR ANNULAR/STRATIFIED REGIME OF SHEAR DRIVEN INTERNAL CONDENSING FLOWS, Siddharth Ravikumar

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DEVELOPMENT OF A FUNDAMENTAL RATING SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING SPRAWL: A CASE STUDY UTILIZING SMALL CITIES IN MICHIGAN, Jonathan T. Riehl

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WOMEN, CYCLING, AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE: HOW DISCURSIVE AND COMMUNITY PRACTICES AFFECT ENGAGEMENT, Elsa L. Roberts

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SHUNT REACTOR BANK SWITCHING TRANSIENTS AND ANALYSIS, Salil S. Sabade

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Moving Beyond Hastiness and Superficiality: Being an Ethical Technical Communicator via Digital Communication Technologies in Health Care, Victoria L. Sage

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BEAUTIFUL FORMS AND COMPOSITIONS ARE NOT MADE BY CHANCE: EXPLORING THE EFFICACY OF PORTABLE X-RAY FLUORESCENCE TO SORT AND SOURCE ENGLISH LEAD GLAZED CERAMICS, Steven J. Sarich

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WOOD TYPE ARCHAEOLOGY: AN INQUIRY INTO WORKER SKILL IN WOOD PRINTING TYPE MANUFACTURE, Daniel Schneider

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LABORATORY AND FIELD INVESTIGATION OF MIXING, MORPHOLOGY AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF SOOT AND SECONDARY ORGANIC AEROSOLS, Noopur Sharma

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Three-dimensional Mesenchymal Stem Cell Spheroids and Zn-based Biomaterials as Potential Cardiovascular Treatments, Emily Shearier

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SEGMENTATION OF PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL IN THE LAND-CHANNEL DIRECTION, Udit N. Shrivastava

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DEVELOPMENT OF A CELL MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS TOOL TO EVALUATE THE ULTRASOUND VIBRATIONAL EFFECTS ON CELL ADHESION, Joseph M. Smith

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Academic Feminist Activism on a Traditional STEM Campus: The Case of a Feminist Newspaper at MTU, Katie Snyder

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An Assessment of Polychlorinated Biphenyl Contamination in Fish from the Inland and Great Lakes of Michigan, Emily Sokol

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IMPROVED SENSITIVITY OF RESONANT MASS SENSOR BASED ON MICRO TILTING PLATE AND MICRO CANTILEVER, Xiaoyu Song

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BARIUM CONCENTRATIONS IN ROCK SALT BY LASER INDUCED BREAKDOWN SPECTROSCOPY, Kiley J. Spirito

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IMPACTS OF DISTRACTION ON DRIVING: AN ANALYSIS OF PHYSICAL, COGNITIVE, AND EMOTIONAL DISTRACTION, Jason Sterkenburg

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EXPLORATION OF THE MTSAT2 SATELLITE CAPABILITIES FOR REAL TIME DETECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF VOLCANIC EMISSIONS, Nicholas R. Stewart

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EXTRACTION OF PICTORIAL ENERGY INFORMATION FROM CAMPUS UNMETERED BUILDINGS USING IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNIQUES, Yachen Tang

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ENABLING TECHNIQUES FOR EXPRESSIVE FLOW FIELD VISUALIZATION AND EXPLORATION, Jun Tao

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THE CRISIS OF IMAGES: A READING OF FEED A CHILD’S CONTROVERSIAL 2014 ADVERTISEMENT, Marcel Tchatchou

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Extracellular expression of alkaline phytase in Pichia pastoris and Development of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy methods for structural investigation of inositol polyphosphates, Sasha Teymorian

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USING COGNITIVE WORD GAMES TO PROMOTE LEXICAL MEMORY ACCESS AND VOCABULARY RETRIEVAL IN SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS, Kejkaew Thanasuan

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Failure Analysis of Blistered Organic Coatings on Gray Iron Castings, Matthew Tianen

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TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT IN REMOTE SENSING AND INNOVATIVE APPLICATION TO VOLCANOLOGY, Riccardo Tortini

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WHAT IS IT TO BE AN ETHICAL ENGINEER? A PHENOMENOLOGICAL APPROACH TO ENGINEERING ETHICS PEDAGOGY, Valorie Troesch

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THE EFFECT OF WATER TEMPERATURE ON IN-STREAM SEDIMENT CONCENTRATION AND TRANSPORT RATE, Jennie Tyrrell

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IMPLICATIONS OF EMERALD ASH BORER DISTURBANCE ON BLACK ASH WETLAND WATERSHED HYDROLOGY, SOIL CARBON EFFLUX, AND DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER COMPOSITION, Matthew J. Van Grinsven

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Increasing Solar Energy Conversion Efficiency in Thin Film Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells with Patterned Plasmonic Silver Nano-Disk Array, Ankit Vora

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A CASE STUDY OF DATA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES IN THE GUNNISON RIVER BASIN, COLORADO, Rhianna L. Williams

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CALIBRATION, VERIFICATION, AND DIAGNOSIS OF A SEASON-AHEAD DROUGHT PREDICTION MODEL: LIMITS TO PREDICTABILITY IN CENTRAL TEXAS, Jonathan Witham

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DEVELOPMENT OF THE INTELLIGENT GRAPHS FOR EVERYDAY RISKY DECISIONS TUTOR, Margo Woller-Carter

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Deterministic and stochastic inversion techniques used to predict porosity: A case study from F3-Block, Hao Wu

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BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS: PART A. TEMPERATURE-RESPONSIVE POLYMERS AND DRUG DELIVERY AND PART B. POLYMER MODIFICATION OF FISH SCALE AND THEIR NANO-MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, Xu Xiang

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A PETROPHYSICAL EVALUATION OF THE TRENTON-BLACK RIVER FORMATION OF THE MICHIGAN BASIN, Lu Yang

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USER DEFINED HETEROGENEOUS MODEL RECONSTRUCTION AND INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF ASPHALT CONCRETE, Xu Yang

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AN ANALYSIS OF CHINA’S BIOFUELS POLICY AND CHINESE DISCOURSE ON LAND ACQUISITION FOR BIOFUELS IN AFRICA, Xuna Yang

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A METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE MASS COMPOSITION OF ULTRA-HIGH ENERGY COSMIC RAYS BY PREDICTING THE DEPTH OF FIRST INTERACTION OF INDIVIDUAL EXTENSIVE AIR SHOWERS, Tolga Yapici

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AN ENERGY BASED MINIMUM-TIME OPTIMAL CONTROL OF DC-DC CONVERTERS, Amir Zandnia

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CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSPORT AND TRANSFORMATION OF AIR POLLUTANTS OBSERVED IN THE FREE TROPOSPHERE OVER THE CENTRAL NORTH ATLANTIC, Bo Zhang

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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF BODIPY-BASED FLUORESCENT PROBES FOR SENSING AND IMAGING OF CYANIDE, Zn (II) IONS, LYSOSOMAL pH AND CANCER CELLS, Jingtuo Zhang

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MECHANISTIC MODELS ON ENZYMATIC HYDROLYSIS AND ANAEROBIC DIGESTION, Yang Zhang

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VARIABILITY OF NO AND NO2 ABOVE THE SNOWPACK AT SUMMIT, GREENLAND, Wang Zhixin

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Search for TeV Gamma-Ray Sources in the Galactic Plane with the HAWC Observatory, Hao Zhou

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MODELING AND SIMULATION OF MICROSTRUCTURES, MECHANISMS, AND DIFFRACTION EFFECTS IN ENERGY MATERIALS: FERROELECTRICS AND LITHIUM ION BATTERY CATHODE MATERIALS, Jie Zhou

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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UTILIZING DIELECTROPHORESIS TO DETERMINE THE PHYSIOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES OF EUKARYOTIC CELLS, Tayloria Nicole Gail Adams

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REVIEW OF FACTORS AFFECTING SUSTAINABILITY IN THE UNIVERSITIES, Hosna Ajilian

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DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF REACTIVE DISTILLATION PROCESS FOR MONOMER SYNTHESIS OF POLYCARBONATE PLANTS, Mathkar Alawi A Alharthi

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VOLUME YIELDS OF SMALLHOLDER Eucalyptus grandis W. HILL EX MAIDEN STANDS IN EASTERN PARAGUAY, Brook F. Alloway

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Comparison of Computer-Based and Optical Face Recognition Paradigms, Abdulaziz A. Alorf