This growing collection consists of dissertations, master's theses and master's reports from 1998-present submitted with their authors' permission for either open access or Michigan Tech only access.

This collection is not comprehensive prior to 2012 and represents a subset of available material. Works not found within this repository may be located by searching the Van Pelt and Opie Library catalog.

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Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Integration of computational models and experimental characterization to study internal frost damage in cementitious materials , Kenny Ng

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UPGRADING AN INTERMITTENT & BRANCHED WATER NETWORK TO A CONTINUOUS & LOOPED NETWORK: A CASE STUDY IN COASTAL PERU, Jennifer A. O'Neill

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Public participation in Michigan mining policy : the Kennecott Eagle Project case , Andrew C. Orthober

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Online distribution management framework by incorporating wind generation, Bhairavi Pandya

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Composing in words and images : a proposal for a tandem approach to written and visual composition pedagogy, Brian Dean Parmeter

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Automated optimization of polymer extrusion dies using finite element analysis, James Allen Peitzmeier

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Heat transfer in microwave heating, Zhiwei Peng

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Evaluating northern hardwood management using retrospective analysis and diameter distributions, Nan C. Pond

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

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Fuelwood collection and consumption: a case study in Lupeta Tanzania, Katie M. Preston

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Assessments and Computational Simulations in Support of a Time-Varying Mass Flow Rate Measurement Technique for Pulsatile Gas Flow, Andrew Rice

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A REMOTE SENSING APPROACH TO CHARACTERIZE THE HYDROGEOLOGY OF MOUNTAINOUS AREAS: APPLICATION TO THE QUITO AQUIFER SYSTEM (QAS), ECUADOR, Miriam Rios-Sanchez

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Cold-Start Emissions testing of Snowmobiles Using Ethanol and Gasoline, Michael David Rittenour

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Use of manual adaptive remeshing in the mechanical modeling of an intraneural ganglion cyst, Laura M. Roberts

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Augmenting the piezoelectric in portland cement paste for structural health monitoring applications, Benjamin A. Roskoskey

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Retention of canopy trees as biological legacies for balancing woody biomass production and biodiversity in managed aspen forests of the Great Lakes Region, Amber M. Roth

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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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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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Geotechnical Data and Numerical Analysis of Edifice Collapse and Related Hazards at Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala, Lauren N. Schaefer

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EXHAUST EMISSIONS OF LOW LEVEL BLEND ALCOHOL FUELS FROM TWO-STROKE AND FOUR-STROKE MARINE ENGINES, James Michael Sevik

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Application of ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) as a thin-bonded overlay for concrete bridge decks, Sarah V. Shann

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Invasion patterns of emerald ash borer and European earthworms in forested ecosystems, Lindsey M. Shartell

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Study of the effect of biodiesel fuel on passive oxidation in a catalyzed particulate filter, Kenneth L. Shiel

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Microwave-assisted wet chemical (MAWC) synthesis of lithium iron phosphate, Shangzhao Shi

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STABILITY ANALYSIS AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT OF THE NORTHERN SLOPES OF SAN VICENTE VOLCANO IN CENTRAL EL SALVADOR, Daniel Smith

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

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Computational fluids domain reduction to a simplified fluid network, Robert E. Smith

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Mechanical modeling of Intraneural Ganglion Cyst, Puneet Soman

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

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Acute alcohol ingestion and sympathetic neural responses during orthostatic stress in humans, Sarah F. Stream

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

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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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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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Investigating the effect of construction management strategies on project greenhouse gas emissions using interactive simulation , Pei Tang

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Simulation study on using moment functions for sufficient dimension reduction , Lipu Tian

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

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Wolf habitat selection at the territory level : seasonal and interannual variation and influence on reproductive success, Alessia Uboni

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Selecting an electrical power source at the scoping level for a mining project, Christopher Dawson Van Arsdale

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Implementation of porous silicon technology for a fluidic flow-through optical sensor for pH measurements, Kumar L. Vanga

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

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Performance and emissions testing of a small two stroke engine using mid-level ethanol blends, Ananth Padmanabha Rao Vemuri

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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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Investigation into the enhancement of polycarbonate with conductive nanomaterials, Michael D. Via Jr.

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Effective water treatment for rural communities in Suriname : a comparison of point-of-use ceramic filters and centralized treatment with sand filters, Ashlee K. Vincent

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Managerial perseptions on corporate social responsbility: A Transatlantic comparison between forest products companies in Europe and North America, Aino A. Virtanen

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Inhibition of L-type amino acid transport with non-physiological amino acids in the Pahenu2 mouse model of phenylketonuria, Kara R. Vogel

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Torque converter turbine noise and cavitation noise over varying speed ratio, Chad Michael Walber

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Performance evaluation and characterization of symmetric capacitors with carbon black, and asymmetric capacitors using a carbon foam supported nickel electrode, JinJin Wang

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

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

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Laser Thomson scattering measurements of electron temperature and density in a Hall-effect plasma, Robert L. Washeleski

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Impact of E22 on two-stroke and four-stroke snowmobiles, James Corey Weber

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Conversion of a Micro, Glow-Ignition, Two-Stroke Engine from Nitromethane-Methanol Blend Fuel to Military Jet Propellant (JP-8), Andrew L. Wiegand

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Using contingent valuation to estimate willingness to pay for improved water source in rural Uganda , Steven G. Wright

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

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ANIMATED TRANSITION IN SIMILARITY-BASED TILED IMAGE LAYOUT, Huan Zhang

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Effect of external electric field on hydrogen adsorption over activated carbon separated by dielectric materials, Zheng Zhang

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Advanced Nanostructured Electro-Catalysts for Electricity Generation and Biorenewable Alcohol Conversion, Zhiyong Zhang

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Stability of diphenylalanine pepide [i.e. peptide] nanotube studied by molecular dynamics simulation, Haiqing Zhao

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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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Modeling spontaneous three-dimensional polymerization, Zhitong Zhao

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Managing server energy and reducing operational cost for online service providers, Xinying Zheng

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Modeling and classifying variable width riparian zones utilizing digital elevation models, flood height data, digital soil data and national wetlands inventory : a new approach for riparian zone delineation, Sinan A. Abood

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Nongovernmental organization staff views of global water privatization, Ellis Adjei Adams

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Orbits design for Leo space based solar power satellite system, Neelima Krishna Murthy Addanki

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Work of photography : exploring the ability of photography to disclose "The World", Thomas C. Adolphs

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Direction finding in the presence of a more realistic environment model, Irfan Ahmed

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Review of assessment, design, and mitigation of multiple hazards , Aakash Ahuja

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Synthesis of computations and experiments for obtaining pulsatile gas flow rates from dynamic pressure difference measurements across an orifice-plate meter, Nikhil Ajotikar

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Development of system separation strategy using synchrophasor data, Muhammad Ali

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Warming alters photosynthetic rates of sub-boreal peatland vegetation, Arvo Aljaste

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Lineament mapping for groundwater exploration using remotely sensed imagery in a karst terrain : Rio Tanama and Rio de Arecibo basins in the northern karst of Puerto Rico, Carla A. Alonso-Contes

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Detection of complex point targets with distributed assets in a MIMO radar system, Ishtiaque Amin

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Experimental study of physical aging effects on properties of EPON 862-DETDA, Nikhil Kaushik Anand

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

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"Army of One" to "Army Strong" : visual media and U.S. Army recruitment during Bush"s "War on Terror", Shawn Paul Apostel

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Comparison of the effects of inquiry-based cooperative learning and demonstrations in science education , John Asiala

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Triggering of volcanic activity by large earthquakes, Dulcinea M. Avouris

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Technique to measure heats of reaction of Ti-B, Al-Ti-B, and Al-Ti-B4C powder blends, Andrew H. Baker

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Computational prediction of the influence of crosslink distribution on the thermo-mechanical properties of epoxies, Ananyo Bandyopadhyay

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Comparison of PASER and PCI pavement distress indices , Timothy P. Barrette

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Hydrologic analysis of a limestone quarry using EPA's HELP Version 3.08 Model , Scott R. Bauer

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Is virtuality close enough to reality? A comparison of the effectiveness of simulations with traditional laboratory activities in a high school biology class , Wendelien K. Benya

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An ethnobotanical survey of the economic and cultural significance of non-timber forest products in the southwest Rhodope Mountain region of Bulgaria, Callie A. Bertsch

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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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Incorporating environmental engineering and science topics into elementary education , Jessica G. Billings

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Analytical investigation of squeeze film dampers, Mehmet Murat Altuğ Biҫak

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Preserving and interpreting the mining company office : landscape, space and technological change in the management of the copper industry, Renee M. Blackburn

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Life cycle assessment of trayless dining , Nawaf Isam Blaisi

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Tracking a non-cooperative target using a Doppler radar wireless sensor network, Michael K. Blaser

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Four-window technique for measuring optical-phase-space-time-frequency tomography, Rachel A. Blaser

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Control design and genetic algorithm optimization for electrostatic MEMS, Jill C. Blecke

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Characterizations of partially reduced polyoxometalate catalysts using ammonia adsorption microcalorimetry and methanol oxidation studies / by Suresh Babu Bommineni., Suresh Babu Bommineni

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Parameter identification of a copper-zeolite SCR catalyst model using reactor data, Neelima S. Borate

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Characterization of harmonic tremor at Santiaguito volcano and its implications for eruption mechanisms , Kyle Arthur Brill

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Effects of forest management and time on herbaceous species dynamics in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Marcella A. Campione

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Estimating greenhouse gas emissions of highway construction and rehabilitation to support pavement life cycle assessment, Darrell J. Cass

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Transformer modeling ATP : internal faults & high-frequency discretization, Alejandro Avendaño Ceceña

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Physical modeling of air injection as a scour remediation technique near gated weir stilling basins, Ted Matthew Champagne

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Sediment yield reduction in an agricultural watershed, Lijun Chen