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Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Applications of LiDAR remote sensing of forest structure in the Upper Great Lakes region, USA, Timothy J. Gebuhr

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Assessing Decision Making Strategies In Construction Management By Using A Schedule-Based Simulation Framework, Pei Tang

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ASSESSING INFORMATION CONFLICTS DURING THE PROJECT LIFE CYCLE, Armin Rahimi Golkhandan

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A TWO-STAGE MICROBIAL FUEL CELL SYSTEM TO CONVERT SOLID ORGANIC WASTE TO ELECTRICITY, Tristan T. Beaster

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BENEFICIATION OF HIGH-MgO SEDIMENTARY PHOSPHATE ORES, Justin T. Carlson

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ASPHALT MATERIALS CONTAINING BIO OIL FROM MICHIGAN WOOD, Julian N. Mills-Beale

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CHARACTERIZATION OF TWO NOVEL MONOCOT MANNOSE BINDING LECTINS PURIFIED BY ‘CAPTURE AND RELEASE’ METHOD, Ashli L. Fueri

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Detecting changes in surface moisture and water table position with spectral changes in surface vegetation in northern peatlands, Karl Michael Meingast

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DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW COST IMPEDANCE TUBE TO MEASURE THE ACOUSTIC ABSORPTION AND TRANSMISSION LOSS OF MATERIALS, Satyajeet P. Deshpande

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Development of Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulation System for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Study, Yang Li

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Development of Optically Based pH Sensing Hydrogel and Controlled Nitric Oxide Release Polymer, Matthew T. Nielsen

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DIFFERENTIATING PATH AND SOURCE PROCESSES IN COMPLEX GEOLOGIC STRUCTURE THROUGH PASSIVE SEISMIC STUDIES: BERING GLACIER, ALASKA AND VILLARRICA VOLCANO, CHILE, Joshua Paul Richardson

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Enhancement of heterologous expression of alkaline phytase in Pichia pastors, Mimi Yang

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ENHANCING COMMUNICATION THROUGH SUCCESSFUL REPAIR: EXAMINING FLUENCY AND MECHANISMS FOR SYNTACTIC PROGRESS IN APHASIC AND NON-APHASIC SPEECH, Andrea L. Norkus

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Ethanol Production from Hardboard Manufacturing Process Wastewater: Methods for Improving Product Yields from Hemicellulose Hydrolysates, Stephanie Lee Groves

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EVALUATING INFRASTRUCTURE PERFORMANCE TO ASSIST FACILITY MANAGEMENT TOWARD SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS, Yongliang Jin

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EVALUATING THE INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE OF MANUALLY DRILLED WELLS IN NORTH-EASTERN MADAGASCAR, Luke John Paul Barrett

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Fossil bubble in porphyritic basaltic pyroclasts produced by small and large strombolian eruption at Pacaya, Guatemala, Valeria Cigala

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Geospatial analysis of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) encroachment utilizing remotely sensed data, Aaron James Poznanovic

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How do we teach usability? An Investigation of Usability Instruction in Technical Communication, Felicia E. Chong

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IDENTIFICATION OF GENES CONTROLLING BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES AND PATHWAYS THROUGH STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND NETWORK RECONSTRUCTION, Sapna Kumari

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INFLUENCE OF 24-HOUR SLEEP DEPRIVATION ON CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEURAL CONTROL AT REST AND DURING ACUTE STRESS IN HUMANS, Huan Yang

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Infrared Thermography Enhancements for Concrete Bridge Evaluation, Khatereh Vaghefi

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INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF THE INVASIVE SPECIES CIRSIUM ARVENSE, CANADA THISTLE, AND PHRAGMITES AUSTRALIS, COMMON REED: USING ECOLOGICALLY BASED CONTROL MEASURES AT EACH STAGE OF THE INVASION PROCESS, Kevyn J. Juneau

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IS THE U.S. SHALE GAS BOOM HAVING AN EFFECT ON THE EUROPEAN GAS MARKET?, Isaac Kouame Yao

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LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF BIOFUEL PRODUCED FROM ALGAE, Rui Shi

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MATURE FINE TAILINGS (MFTs): A STUDY OF COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH AND RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF ATHABASCA OIL SANDS PETROLEUM MINING WASTE APPLIED IN CONCRETE MIXTURES, Jean S. Leav

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MODEL-BASED DESIGN AND HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SIMULATION OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEMS, Pushkar Vivek Agashe

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Multimembership and Identity in Writing Centers and in Industry: Examining the Work of Reconciliation in the Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center and at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Adam Aaron Gray

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NICKEL-COBALT SOLID SOLUTION AND ITS APPLICATIONS AS CATALYSTS FOR CARBON DIOXIDE REFORMING OF METHANE, Sanchai Kuboon

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Non-invasive method to predict viscosity and size using total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM) system, Mohammad Mohiuddin Mamun

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OPTIMAL SHAPE IN ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING BY SMALL ASPHERICAL PARTICLES, Ajaree Mongkolsittisilp

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Paleomagnetic Study of the Portage Lake Volcanics exposed in the Quincy Mine, Alexander Christopher Michels

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Promoting Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems Using Ecological Forestry, Sarah Klingsporn Poznanovic

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QUADRUPOLE LEVITATION OF PARTICLES IN A THERMODYNAMICALLY REALISTIC CLOUD ENVIRONMENT, Nicholas A. Black

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SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AS ENFRAMING OR EMPOWERING: HOW LEAN AND SIX SIGMA DEFINE TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION, Joanna M. Schreiber

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Silicon Nanowire Lab on a Chip, Thomas M. Daunais

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Speciation with gene-flow in eastern North American red oaks (Quercus section Lobatae), Alexis R. Sullivan

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR RARE AND COMMON VARIANT ASSOCIATION STUDIES, Shurong Fang

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STUDY OF HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY MODELING AND CONTROL USING AUTONOMIE, Baifan Wu

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SUPPORTING LEARNING FOR NAVAJO STUDENTS THROUGH ETHNOMATHEMATICS, Tracy L. Hunter

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SURFACTANT-OIL INTERACTIONS: FOAMING & TOXICITY, Shubham N. Borole

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THERMORESPONSIVE PROPERTIES OF GOLD HYBRID NANOPARTICLES OF POLY(DI(ETHYLENE GLYCOL) METHYL ETHER METHACRYLATE) (PDEGMA) AND ITS BLOCK COPOLYMERS WITH DIFFERENT ANCHORING REGIMES, Martha Juliana Barajas Meneses

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The Role of Water Chemistry in the Concentration of Hematite Ore, Howard J. Haselhuhn

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THE SETUP AND EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS OF DIRECT WATER INJECTION IN A SPARK IGNITED NATURAL GAS ENGINE AT VARYING COMPRESSION RATIOS, Jason E. Socha

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TUNING FLUORESCENT PROBES FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS, Nazmiye Bihter Yapici

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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ALTERNATIVE YOOPERS: THE MAKING OF A DOCUMENTARY FILM, Kelsey Boldt

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Approach to carbon dioxide capture and storage at ambient conditions, Brett P. Spigarelli

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Biological materials : Part A. tuning LCST of raft copolymers and gold/copolymer hybrid nanoparticles and Part B. biobased nanomaterials, Ning Chen

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Characterization of water-soluble organic compounds in ambient aerosol using ultrahigh-resolution elctrospray ionization fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry., Parichehr Saranjampour

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Control of recycle processes using neural networks combined with PID controller, Zhihao Li

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Cylinder wall waste heat recovery from liquid-cooled internal combustion engines utilizing thermoelectric generators, John Randall Armstead

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DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF RESONANT GAS SENSOR FOR HIGH SENSITIVITY IN THE PRESENCE OF AIR DAMPING, Chengzhang Li

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DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS OF NOVEL SYNTHETIC ANTIOXIDANTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF OXIDATIVE STRESS RELATED DISEASES, Srinivas Rao Mandalapu

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DEVELOPMENT OF A PREDICTIVE COMBUSTION MODEL OF A SPARK IGNITED ENGINE WITH GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION, VARIABLE VALVE TIMING, DURATION AND LIFT TECHNOLOGIES, Dustin P. Loveland

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EFFECT OF ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE PATTERN ON SPARK IGNITED FLAME KERNEL DEVELOPMENT, Anqi Zhang

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EFFECTS OF ION LIMITING CONDITIONS ON THE BEHAVIOR OF MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES, Aytug Gencoglu

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Employing Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Technology to Speed Up Multi-scale and Multi-resolution Agent-Based Brain Cancer Models, Beini Jiang

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Evaluating stress patterns for Plio-Quaternary brittle deformation along the Calama-Olacapato-El Toro fault zone, Central Andes, Federica Lanza

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Improving the sustainability of an appropriate technology solution; bone char defluoridation filters in Arusha, Tanzania, Bailey Bogart Gamble

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Influence of white-tailed deer on nitrogen cycling and vegetative community change in canopy gaps in a hemlock-northern hardwood forest, Betsy E. Tahtinen

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Isolation of plant growth promoting bacteria from torch lake sediments and their role in phytoremediation of metal contaminated soil, Kefeng Li

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Kalman Filter approaches on crane swing, Cagri Abis

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Landscape and forest structure at moose mortality sites on Isle Royale National Park. A LiDAR based assessment, Luis Miguel Verissimo

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LARGE SCALE LANDSLIDE ON THE ONTONAGON RIVER, MICHIGAN, Jessica Smith

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Measurements of ice nucleation by mineral dusts in the contact mode, Kristopher W. Bunker

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Microfluidic fabrication of advanced microcapsules for use in self-healing materials, Ryan J. Lemmens

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MODELING AND PROTOCOL DESIGN FOR EMERGING WIRELESS SYSTEMS, Jialiang Li

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Negative index metamaterials and metaspacers for optical frequencies, Muhammad Imran Aslam

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Numerical investigation of effects of addition of ethanol to gasoline on Laminar Flame Speed (LFS), autoignition, and wall quenching, Iltesham Zameer Syed

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Optimal current control for sub-unity power factor correction, Zekeriya Dereli

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Optimal game theoretic distributed control methodologies in small scale power systems, Nishantha Chaminda Ekneligoda

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Predictive control of hybrid vehicle powertrain for intelligent energy management, Poowanart Poramapojana

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Preparation of highly-ordered TiO₂ nanotube arrays and their applications in Dye-sensitized solar cells, Yiqian Zhao

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Regulation of woody plant development by auxin and polar auxin transport, Yiru Chen

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Soft Lewis acid catalyzed cycloisomerization of oxo-alkynes and enynes, Zezhou Wang

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Spatial and temporal analysis of land cover and landscape structure change in Zagros Forests, Azad Henareh Khalyani

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SPATIAL UNDERSTANDING OF MATRIX INVERSION FOR INVERSE FORCE ESTIMATION, Kaustubh S. Surdi

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Stability analysis of a mono inverter dual sensorless motors system, Sonu Mathews Varghese

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Statistical methods for multi-marker testing in genetic association studies, Yilin Dai

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SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND ELECTROCHEMICAL APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURED NON-PRECIOUS METAL CATALYSTS, Zhichao Wang

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Synthesis of novel solid materials from carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, Yan Huo

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THERMAL CHARACTERIZATION OF COMBUSTION CHAMBER COMPONENTS IN A GASOLINE TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTION (GTDI) ENGINE, Daniel P. Madison

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Two dimensional Lattice Boltzmann simulation of fluid flow through an idealized micro-structure of disordered media, Rohan Dinesh Sali

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VISUAL-INERTIAL INTEGRATION FOR HUMAN MOTION TRACKING AND NAVIGATION IN FREE-LIVING ENVIRONMENTS, Ya Tian

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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A cold blizzard was raging, but the light shone brightly' : social networks presented in stained glass within an industrial community, James A. Rudkin

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Adaptive sensing for target tracking applications, Aashish Poudel

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Analysis of in-cylinder pressure transducer data quality utilizing a SIDI turbocharged engine, Jordan Daniel Stank

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A REGIONAL ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER AVAILABILITY AS CONSTRAINED BY LOCAL HYDROGEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL LIMITS TO STREAMFLOW DEPLETION, Katelyn Anne Watson

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Biomechanics of meniscal horn attachments, Diego F. Villegas-Bermudez

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Cloning and characterization of the genes involved in cambial growth in response to elevated [CO2], Yang Li

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Comparison of three methods for driven pile capacity, Anthony R. Oxley

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Compensatory growth in moose and its relationship to sex, longevity, intraspecific competition, and senescence, Benjamin W. Betterly

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Cut slope design for the access to an underground copper mine, Michael D. Hochscheidt

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Deltek expense, at whose expense? Users at the center of useful technology design for workplace contexts : a narrative report, Mandie Rose Danielski

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Development and simulation of DSP filters for transformer differential protection / by Oskar Reynisson., Oskar Reynisson

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DEVELOPMENT OF A CONCEPTUAL MODEL AND PARAMETERIZATION OF A MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR SEDIMENT PHOSPHORUS DIAGENESIS, SORPTION AND RELEASE FROM ONONDAGA LAKE SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, Susan Larson

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Development of a quartz-enhanced photoacoustic instrument for the characterization of aerosol optical properties, Mathew Hollinger

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Development of record-breaking statistics for climatological time-series analysis, Amalia Anderson

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Development of system separation strategy using synchrophasor data, Muhammad Ali