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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2016

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SIMULATING THE EXTENT OF TRICHLOROETHYLENE CONTAMINATION IN ANTRIM COUNTY, MICHIGAN USING PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION, Ashley Miller

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SMART AERODYNAMIC CONTROL DEVICES DESIGN AND VIBRATION REDUCTION ANALYSIS FOR WIND TURBINE BLADES, Xiao Sun

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SORGHUM AND MAIZE AS BIOLOGICAL MODELS FOR STUDYING THE EFFECT OF MICROBIAL INTERACTIONS ON GROWTH AND METAL TOLERANCE IN MINING-IMPACTED SOIL, Faten Dhawi Almuhanna

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Studies of invisibility cloak based on structured dielectric artificial materials, Ran Duan

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Study of two-phase flow pressure drop characteristics in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell flow channels of different geometries, Ekramul Haque Ehite

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SYMPATHETIC NEURAL REACTIVITY TO MENTAL STRESS IN HUMANS: RELIABILITY, HEREDITY AND RACE, Ida Tchuisseu Fonkoue

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TEST SETUP DESIGN, EXPERIMENTATION, AND MODEL-BASED CONTROL OF HYBRID ELECTRIC POWERTRAINS INTEGRATED WITH LOW TEMPERETURE COMBUSTION ENGINES, Ali Soloukmofrad

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THE MENTAL GAME: SUPERSTITIONS, RITUALS, AND MENTAL CONTROL IN COMPETITIVE ATHLETES, Alexander S. van der Merwe

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THREE ESSAYS ON BIOENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES: POLICY CHOICES, POLICY COMPARISON AND PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF POLICY IMPACTS, Aparajita Banerjee

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Tribal community and regional perspectives on climate change and water resources in the Great Lakes region, Andrew Kozich

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UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIR IDENTIFICATION FROM SEISMIC INVERSION IN THRACE BASIN, TURKEY, Ceyda Karatas

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Unique Medical Biometric Recognition Enforcement of Legitimate and Large-scale Authentication (UMBRELLA), Guy Hembroff

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USING GUIDED P-WAVES TO OBTAIN A HIGH RESOLUTION P-WAVE VELOCITY MODEL OF THE NEAR SURFACE, Karl Campbell

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WIDE AREA MEASUREMENTS BASED UNDER VOLTAGE LOAD SHEDDING, Jaya Raghavendra Arun Kumar Yellajosula

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Wireless Sensor System for Monitoring Strains and Forces On An External Bone Fixation Plate, Sterling Prince

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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

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

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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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CHARACTERIZING RAIL EMBANKMENT STABILIZATION NEEDS ON THE HUDSON BAY RAILWAY, Priscilla Addison

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

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COMPRESSION BEHAVIOR AT HIGH STRAIN RATE FOR AN ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE, Daniel J. VanSlembrouck

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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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CYBER-BASED CONTINGENCY ANALYSIS FOR POWER GRIDS, Rashiduzzaman Bulbul

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CYBERDEFENSE FRAMEWORK FOR ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION GRID, Yonghe Guo

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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATED ROBOTIC STACKER, Shashank Barkur Lakshmikanth

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

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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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Do the fossil bubbles trapped in ash, lapilli and bomb provide the same information about fragmentation? Answers from Fuego volcano, Guatemala, Josep Cabre Brullas

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EFFECT OF INTAKE EXPANSION CHAMBER VOLUME ON ENGINE PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS, Yu Zhao

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

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FUNCTIONALIZED BORON NITRIDE NANOTUBES FOR ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS, Boyi Hao

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

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

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

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

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

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METABOLOMIC AND PROTEOMIC APPROACHES TO UNDERSTAND LEAD STRESS IN VETIVER GRASS (Chrysopogon zizanioides L. NASH), Venkataramana R. Pidatala

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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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MICRORNAS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF COLORECTAL CANCER, Li Chen

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MICROWAVE ASSISTED COMMUNITION OF SULFIDE ORE, Matthew D. Andriese

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MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF BUILDING HVAC SYSTEMS, Meysam Razmara

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MODIFIED DESIGN OF THE COIL PROBE FOR HIGH FIELD MRI, Bahram Seifi

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

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

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PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSES, GENE DOSAGE EFFECT AND SELECTION IN MEMBERS OF THE LATERAL BOUNDARY DOMAIN (LBD) GENES TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR FAMILY, Roba Bdeir

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

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

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

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

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SINGLE CYLINDER ENGINE STUDIES WITH NOSTRUM IMPINGING FUEL INJECTOR WITH VARIABLE START OF INJECTION AND DETERMINATION OF FUEL VAPORIZATION WITH SKIP INJECTION, Janak V. Parmar

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

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

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

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

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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

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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3D GEOSPATIAL VISUALIZATION WITH INTEGRATED ATTRIBUTE DATA, Sri Krishna Murthy Hari

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A 45nm CMOS DESIGN OF NEUROMORPHIC SYSTEM, Jehanzeb Ashraf

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ACTIVE AND REACTIVE POWER CONTROL IN BIDIRECTIONAL DC-LINK CONVERTER, Irfan Haider

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

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AN ASSESSMENT OF BALLAST SOURCE'S QUALITY AND LOCATIONS WITH RESPECT TO MDOT'S UPGRADE OF THE WOLVERINE RAILROAD LINE FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL USEAGE, Kurt-Erich Breitenbucher

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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF PARTIAL LOW RISK DEPLOYMENT IN A FIXED VEHICLE ENVIRONMENT, Charles A. Clement

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ASTAXANTHIN PRODUCTION FROM HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS UNDER VARIOUS LIGHT INTENSITIES AND CARBON DIOXIDE CONCENTRATIONS, Ornella Nkurunziza

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A USE FOR LINGUISTICS IN COMPOSITION A BLENDING THEORY APPROACH TO METAPHOR IN THE WRITING CLASS, Stephen Markve

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A WEARABLE SENSOR SUITE AND MOBILE APPLICATION FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE TREMOR ANALYSIS IN RURAL AREAS, Kara L. Peltier

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BALTHMETRIC SURVEY IN THE KEWEENAW WATER WAY IN MICHIGAN, USA, MAKING 3D MODEL, AND COMPARING SONAR EQUIPMENT OF THE MODERN AUV AND THE TRADITIONAL SINGLE BEAM SONAR, Utku Karacelebi

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Collection System Design for DC Series Wind Farms, Himanshu J. Bahirat

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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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COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF MICROBIAL BIOFILM AND GLYCEROL FUEL CELL USING COMSOL, Xiaotong Han

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CONSUMPTION WITHOUT BORDERS: ECOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONS OF MAMMALS THAT TRAVERSE AQUATIC-TERRESTRIAL ECOTONES, Brenda Gail Bergman

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

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

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

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DISTRIBUTED APPROACH FOR SOLVING OPTIMAL POWER FLOW PROBLEMS IN THREE-PHASE UNBALANCED DISTRIBUTION NETWORK, Theyab R. AlSenani

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DRTA ACCOMPANYING SQ3R COLLABORATIVE ACTION RESEARCH AND REFLECTION ON MITEP PROGRAM, Dawn M. Kahler

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EFFECT OF FUEL SPRAY IMPINGMENT ON ENGINE PERFORMANCE IN A GASOLINE TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTION (GTDI) ENGINE, Anshaj Chadha

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ELECTRICITY GENERATION MODELING AND PHOTOVOLTAIC FORECASTS IN CHINA, Shengan Li

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ENGINE TESTS WITH - IMAGING OF "NOSTRUM IMPINGING JET INJECTORS” AND RESULTS OF DIRECT WATER INJECTION IN A SPARK IGNITED ENGINE AT HIGH COMPRESSION RATIO, Yogesh P. Kanabar

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

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EXTREMELY SUBWAVELENGTH NEGATIVE INDEX METAMATERIAL, Suhail Khader Khan

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

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GLOBAL MODELING OF ATMOSPHERIC OZONE AND AEROSOLS: MODEL IMPROVEMENTS AND APPLICATIONS, Yaoxian Huang

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GPU ACCELERATED CLUSTER DRIVEN ANISOTROPIC DIFFUSION FOR SPECKLE REDUCTION IN ULTRASOUND IMAGES, Zilong Hu

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

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IMPACT OF ENGINE CALIBRATION ON PM OXIDATION IN A CATALYZED PARTICULATE FILTER OVER A TRANSIENT CYCLE: A MODELLING STUDY, Ajinkya A. Gujar

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IMPLEMENTATION OF SWING CENTER VOLTAGE METHOD FOR POWER SWING DETECTION USING SYNCHROPHASOR TECHNOLOGY, Amol Pramod Kathe

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Inductive-Capacitive Resonant Circuit Sensors for Structural Health and Environmental Monitoring, Andrew J. DeRouin

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

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INTEGRATION OF GT-POWER ENGINE MODEL WITH DSPACE VEHICLE MODEL FOR CO-SIMULATION AND VALIDATION, Pankaj Prabhakar Badgujar