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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2021

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An Exploration of the Practice of Engineering as Experienced Through the Capstone Course, Mary Raber

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APPLICATION OF GRAPHENE-BASED 2D MATERIALS AND EXPLORATION OF LITHIUM POLYSULFIDES SOLID PHASES – FIRST-PRINCIPLES STUDY BASED ON DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY, Qing Guo

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Autonomous Vehicle Obstacle Avoidance Maneuvers: Analytical and Experimental Development of Friction Surface Dependent Path Planning and Control, Nathan D. Spike

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CHARACTERIZATION OF PROLIFERATION AND MIGRATION OF BREAST CANCER CELLS TARGETED BY A GLUT5-SPECIFIC FRUCTOSE MIMIC, Srinivas Kannan

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Comparison of Path Planning Approaches of Autonomous Vehicles for Obstacle Avoidance Application, Duo Zhang

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Control of spontaneous emission dynamics in microcavities with chiral exceptional surfaces, Amin Hashemi

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CORRELATED SIMULATION OF PSEUDO TRANSIENT TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT USING COUPLED FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION, Aniket Vilas Beldar

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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEAR-INFRARED FLUORESCENT PROBES FOR SENSING pH, HYPOXIA AND PEROXYNITRITE, Shulin Wan

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DISCRETE ELEMENT SIMULATION OF ASPHALT MIXTURE FROM MODELING TO APPLICATION, Xiaodong Zhou

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DYNAMICS OF THE TOBA MAGMATIC SYSTEM AS RECORDED BY CRYSTALS, Olivia Barbee

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EFFICACY OF MIXED MS2-L2 VLPS AGAINST SIX HPV TYPES AND THE DEVELOPMENT & EVALUATION OF VIRAL STRUCTURAL PROTEINS FOR ASSEMBLY INTO VLPS, Rashi Yadav

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EXPLORING GLUT5 TARGETING FOR CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY, Avik Ghosh

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IDENTIFICATION OF CANDIDATE GRF AND MIR396 REGULATOR GENES IN POPLARS INVOLVED IN RESPONSE TO ABIOTIC STRESSES, Hazen Keinath

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IMPACTS OF CROSS-SCALE HYDRODYNAMICS ON THE GREAT LAKES COASTAL SYSTEM, Chenfu Huang

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IMPUTATION OF ORDINAL RESPONSES USING UNIVARIATE BAYESIAN PROBIT MODEL, Weibing Li

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INVESTIGATING REDOX CHEMISTRY OF GRAPHITE, IRON OXIDE & IRON SURFACES, Mikhail Trought

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Landscape Ecology of North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Stacy Cotey

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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND CHARACTERIZATION OF EPOXY AND CARBON FIBER/EPOXY COMPOSITES MODIFIED WITH HIGHLY ENTANGLED AS-RECEIVED AND ACID TREATED CARBON NANOTUBES, Aaron Krieg

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MEMBRANE-BASED HEAT SINK FOR ENHANCED FLOW BOILING PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY, Shivam Gupta

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MODEL-BASED ENGINE-OUT EMISSIONS ANALYSIS FOR A GASOLINE TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTION SPARK-IGNITED ENGINE IN ELEVATED HEV CRANKING SPEED, Amir Khameneian

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MODEL POLYMER SYSTEMS CONTAINING CATECHOL MOIETIES TO TUNE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE GENERATION FOR ANTIPATHOGENIC AND WOUND HEALING APPLICATIONS, Pegah Kord Fooroshani

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“Not to Sound like a Conspiracy Theorist, but…”: A Rhetorical Cultural Analysis of the Conspiracy Theory Pejorative, Joshua Chase

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Phase field fracture modeling for chemically strengthened glass and Machine Learning for Reaction-- diffusion equations, Revanth Mattey

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Prediction of coincident peak days in electricity system: a case study for classification on imbalanced data, Jinxiang Liu

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RADIAL BASIS FUNCTION METHOD FOR COMPUTATIONAL PHOTONICS, Seyed Mostafa Rezaei

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Spatial Technologies, (Geo)Epistemology, & the Global South: Addressing the Discursive Materiality of GhanaPostGPS through Technical Communication, G. Edzordzi Agbozo

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Trailer Articulation Angle Detection and Tracking For Trailer Backup Assistant Systems, Mojtaba Bahramgiri

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Van der Waals Quantum Dots: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications, Amit Acharya

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2020

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A BAYESIAN CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORK BASED CLASSIFIER TO DETECT BREAST CANCER FROM HISTOPATHOLOGICAL IMAGES AND UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION, Pushkar Khairnar

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A CYTOKINE-INDUCED PLATELET-TYPE PHOSPHOFRUCTOKINASE (PFKP) REGULATING GLUCOSE-STIMULATED INSULIN SECRETION, Xinqian Chen

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AN INVESTIGATION OF SEAWEED CLEANUP POLICIES IN WEST AFRICA, Roland Oduro Ofori

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BONDING HARDWOOD LUMBER FOR CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER: PROPERTIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, Munkaila Musah

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CYBER RISK MANAGEMENT AND MODELING FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) PLANTS, Alexander W. Miranda

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DESIGNING FOR JUST ENERGY ACCESS: ELECTRIFICATION PLANNING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, Bethel Tarekegne

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DEVELOPMENT AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF A LUNG-INSPIRED 3D-PRINTED DESICCANT-COATED HEAT EXCHANGER, Umamaheswar Puttur

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE FLOW CHAMBER FOR SHEAR FLOW MECHANOTRANSMISSION STUDIES, Mohanish Chandurkar

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DISCOURSE, WOMEN AND POLITICS IN THE POSTCOLONY: ON NANA KONADU AGYEMAN-RAWLINGS, GHANA’S FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, Nancy Henaku

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Discursive Positioning at an Indian Midwifery Clinic, Geethu Madeckal Jose

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ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR INTERNET OF THINGS: OPTIMIZED NETWORKING FOR CONNECTED AND AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES, Ali Jalooli

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EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF FIBER-REINFORCED RUBBERIZED CONCRETE AND RUBBERIZED SELF-CONSOLIDATING CONCRETE, Jiaqing Wang

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Exploring the Need for Improved Precipitation Measurements for Rainfall-Induced Landslides, Katelyn E. Kring

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GEOCHEMICAL AND PETROLOGICAL EVIDENCE OF THE GEODYNAMIC EVOLUTION OF THE BELL CREEK BATHOLITH, REPUBLIC QUADRANGLE, MARQUETTE, Anna Dalle Fratte

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GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION OF THE OPEN PIT MINING COMPLEX WITH INTEGRATED CUT-OFF GRADE OPTIMIZATION UNDER UNCERTAINTY, Amol Paithankar

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HOMETRACKER: A HOUSEHOLD LEVEL FIELD INTERVENTION AND METABOLISM TRACKER, Prathyusha Sreedhara

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Macromolecular strategies for discovering disease-related proteins and new therapeutic agents, Christina Welch

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MODELING THE TRANSFER AND TRANSFORMATION OF PERFLUOROOCTANESULFONIC ACID (PFOS) AND PRECURSOR COMPOUNDS DURING WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIA THE BIOWIN 6.0 PLATFORM, Christine D. Wood

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NOVEL GENE-BASED ASSOCIATION TEST BASED ON NEW POLYGENETIC RISK SCORES AND REAL DATA ANALYSIS USING UK BIOBANK COPD DATA, Zhongyuan Hu

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ONE-DIMENSIONAL, STEADY-STATE, COUPLED GROUNDWATER-SURFACE WATER MODEL AND DATABASE FOR THE MESILLA ALLUVIAL AQUIFER, NEW MEXICO AND TEXAS, USA, Marjan Monfarednasab

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POWER AND POSSIBILITIES IN THE CENTER: AN ARTICULATION THEORY TOOL FOR WRITING CENTER WORK, William E. De Herder III

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Proximal Reliability Optimization for Reinforcement Learning, Narendra Patwardhan

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ROCK MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF THE L5 ORDINARY CHONDRITE DAULE, Katie E. Bristol

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Sensitivity and Uncertainty Quantification of Continuum and Stochastic Bond Dissociation Kinetics Based Cohesive Laws, Rishabh Awasthi

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STUDY OF SPARK DISCHARGE AND CYCLE-TO-CYCLE COMBUSTION VARIATIONS USING OPTICAL DIAGNOSTICS, Mary Pourhasanzadehsharifi

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SURFACE MODIFICATION OF ZnO BASED DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS, Shu Zhao

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SUSTAINABILITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF ALGAL BIOFUEL PRODUCTION, Hossein Tavakoli

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SYNTHESIS AND APPLICATIONS OF METAL/SEPIOLITE AND METAL OXIDE/SEPIOLITE NANOCOMPOSITES, Huaguang Wang

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TECHNO-ECONOMIC AND LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF INNOVATIVE ROUTES TO CHEMICAL PRODUCTS, Kaled Bentaher

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Water Injection and its Impact on Knock Mitigation in Spark Ignited Engines, Niranjan Miganakallu Narasimhamurthy

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2019

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ADVANCEMENTS IN TIME-DOMAIN MODELING OF POWER SYSTEM DISTURBANCES, Hemanth Kumar Vemprala

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A GLOBAL COMPARISON OF THE BACTERIAL COMMUNITIES OF BILGE WATER, BOAT SURFACES, AND EXTERNAL PORT WATER, Laura G. Schaerer

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AN INVESTIGATION OF UNCERTAINTY IN ULTRASONIC ELASTOGRAPHY: A CONTINUUM BIOMECHANICS PERSPECTIVE, David P. Rosen

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Bayesian Hypothesis Testing in Linear Regression Models, Lilia Feng

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Cathode Coupling in a Low Power Hall Effect Thruster, Tristan Slabaugh

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CHARACTERIZATION AND MECHANICAL AND SHRINKAGE PERFORMANCE OF GLASS POWDER/CALCIUM MODIFIED METAKAOLIN-BASED GEOPOLYMER, Ruizhe Si

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CHARACTERIZATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER (DOM) IN ENGINEERED ULTRAVIOLET (UV) PHOTOLYSIS AND UV-BASED ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESSES, Padmalathika Varanasi

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE POST INJECTION BEHAVIOR OF GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION FUEL INJECTORS, Robert A. Schroeter

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Cloud Manufacturing Based Embroidered Wearable Electronics For Daily ECG Monitoring, Hui Huang

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF HOG WITH LINEAR SVM AND SSD ALGORITHMS FOR REAL-TIME PEDESTRIAN DETECTION, Kalpesh Kuber

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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF HOG AND YOLO FOR TRAFFIC SIGN DETECTION SYSTEMS, Sphurti More

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COMPARISON BETWEEN A* BASED SPLINES AND STATE LATTICE PATH PLANNING FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES, Om Kukunuru

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COST ANALYSIS AND JOB DESCRIPTION FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF A NIGHT SHIFT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST AT BARAGA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Claire E. Danielson

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DEMONSTRATE SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAY OF OREXIN RECEPTOR 1 (OX1R) ACTIVATION, Wafa Fhad A Alharbi

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DEPHOSPHORIZATION OF GOETHITE ORE, Long Zhang

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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF BRAKE ROTOR USING CFD TECHNIQUES, Shubham Ramesh Jain

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Determination of Reduced Salt Dome Hydrocarbon Accumulation Using Full-Azimuth 3D Seismic Data: A Case Study, Ben Pletcher

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DEVELOPMENT OF A TURBULENT BURNING VELOCITY MODEL BASED ON FLAME STRETCH CONCEPT FOR SPARK IGNITION ENGINES, Behdad Afkhami

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DIGITAL IN-LINE HOLOGRAM ENHANCEMENT USING FILTERING AND PADDING FOR PARTICLE CHARACTERIZATION, Ashfiq Rahman

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EVALUATION OF RHEOLOGICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FOAMED AND EMULSIFIED ASPHALT MATERIALS, Lingyun You

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GENETIC MODIFICATION OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS FOR INCREASING SACCHARIFICATION EFFICIENCY IN POPLARS, Yogesh Ahlawat

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IEC 61850 BASED GOOSE AND SV SERVICES FOR WIDE-AREA PROTECTION AND AUTOMATION, Jaya Raghavendra Arun Kumar Yellajosula

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Light-matter interactions in plasmonic arrays, two dimensional materials and their hybrid nanostructures, Jinlin Zhang

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LIQUEFACTION OF RECYCLED CREOSOTE-TREATED RAILROAD TIES AND THE CHARACTERIZATION AND DECAY RESISTANCE OF THE LIGNIN-CREOSOTE FRACTION (LIGNISOTE™), Lucy Wang

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MAGNETOSTRICTIVE BONE FIXATION DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING LOCAL MECHANICAL STIMULI TO BONE FRACTURE SITES, Salil Sidharthan Karipott

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MEASUREMENT OF CATALYST LAYER WETTABILITY IN PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL, Saleel Visal

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Mineral Policy: The Severance of Rights, Resources, and Relations, Sophia Ford

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Molecular Dynamics Modeling of PEEK, Cyanate Esters, and Carbon Nanotubes for Aerospace Applications, Will Pisani

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MULTIMODAL COMPOSITION AND PEDAGOGY: AN APPROACH FROM THE INSTRUCTOR'S POINT OF VIEW, Laura Vidal Chiesa

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NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS OF MOISTURE TRANSPORT IN ASPHALT MIXTURES, Siyu Chen

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ON DILUTE PLUME AND IMPINGEMENT FLOWS IN SPACE ENGINEERING, Kai Zhang

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OPTIMIZATION OF DIESEL ENGINE AND AFTER-TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR SERIES HYBRID FORKLIFT APPLICATION, Roman Maharjan

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PEPTIDE VACCINES AGAINST MOSQUITO-BORNE RNA VIRUSES BASED ON BACTERIOPHAGE VIRUS-LIKE PARTICLES, Rupsa Basu

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POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GHANAIAN MEDIA: CONCEPTUALIZING NEWS MEDIA’S ROLE THROUGH THE MEDIA COALITION AGAINST GALAMSEY, Nancy Achiaa Frimpong

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Route-optimized Energy Management of Connected and Automated Multi-mode Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle using Reduced-order Powertrain Modeling and Dynamic Programming, Neeraj Rama

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SLIP BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW STABILITY ANALYSIS AND MICRO-PLASMA JET END FLOW MODELLING, Xin He

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SMALL MOLECULE-BASED FLUORESCENT MOLECULAR PROBES FOR FACILITATING BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH: RATIONAL DESIGN AND BIOIMAGING APPLICATIONS, Xin Yan

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SOLAR POWER IN SCHOOLS: ASSESSING WAYS TO USE SOLAR ARRAY SYSTEMS TO TEACH NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARD CURRICULUM, Jason Howes

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SPECTRAL DECOMPOSITION OF SEISMIC DATA USING SPARSE S-TRANSFORM COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL METHODS, Kara Donahue

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STORIES FEEDING HISTORY IN THE RÍO DE LA PLATA: NEOLIBERAL CULTURAL APPROPRIATION IN ESPINOSA’S CARLOTA PODRIDA (2009) AND COHN AND DUPRAT’S EL CIUDADANO ILUSTRE (2016), Matias Larramendi Salvat

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STRENGTH OPTIMIZATION OF A HIGH SYMMETRY INTERLOCKING MICRO-ARCHITECTURE POLYMER COMPOSITE, Manoj Balabadhruni

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STUDY OF BLACKHOLE ATTACK AND WORMHOLE ATTACK IN VANET ENVIRONMENT AND THEIR COUNTERMEASURE, Smruti Prasad Dash