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 2009

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Accelerometer based measurements of combustion in an automotive turbocharged diesel engine, Christopher J. Polonowski

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Detection and landing behavior of emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, at low population density, Melissa J. Porter

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Development of measurement and modeling techniques to quantify atmospheric deposition of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals in the Great Lakes, Mark D. Rowe

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Modeling contaminant behavior in Lake Superior : a comparison of PCBs, PBDEs, and mercury , Mark D. Rowe

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Assessment of a high school geological field course, Eric Morgan Ruckert

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Community managed rural water supply systems in the Dominican Republic : assessment of sustainability of systems built by the National Institute of Potable Water and Peace Corps, Dominican Republic , Ryan W. Schweitzer

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Hall-effect thruster-cathode coupling : the effect of cathode position and magnetic field topology, Jason D. Sommerville

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Charge induced enhancement of adsorption for hydrogen storage materials, Xiang Sun

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Identifying indicators of sustainable development using the global sustainability quadrant approach , Andres B. Tarte

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Immobilizing bacteriorhodopsin on a single electron transistor, Karl A. Walczak

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Estimation of the degree of polarization through computational sensing, Wei Wang

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Regulation of woody plant development by gibberellin catabolic and signaling genes, Christine Zawaski

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Metal-oxide film and photonic structures for integrated device applications, Ziyou Zhou

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Comparison of common dredging equipment air emissions , Mark J. Anderson P.E.

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Photolithography based patterning of bacteriorhodopsin films, Christopher M. Anton

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Towards greater accuracy in individual-tree mortality regression, Clara Antón Fernández

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Digital processing and data compilation approach for using remotely sensed imagery to identify geological lineaments in hard-rock terrains : an application for groundwater explorations in Nicaragua , Jill N. Bruning

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Planning and adaptation measures for urban slum communities in West Africa : stochastic rainfall modeling applied to domestic rainwater harvesting and climate change adaptation, Joshua R. Cowden

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Performance evaluation of VIP latrines in the Upper West Region of Ghana , James W. Dumpert

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Erupted magma volume estimates at Santiaguito and Pacaya Volcanoes, Guatemala using digital elevation models , Kelly S. Durst

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The effect of demand, tank parameters, and pumping stations on energy use in municipal drinking water distribution systems, Santosh Raj Ghimire

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Quantum dot / optical protein bio-nano hybrid system biosensing, Mark H. Griep

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Manual pumping test method for characterizing the productivity of drilled wells equipped with rope pumps, Essa L. Gross

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Bislug flow in circular and noncircular channels and the role of interface stretching on energy dissipation, Joseph E. Hernandez

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Fabrication and characterization of room temperature operating single electron transistors using focused ion beam technologies, Prasanjit Santosh Karre

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Development of a direct evaporation bismuth Hall thruster, Dean Richard Massey

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High cycle fatigue of AA6082 and AA6063 aluminum extrusions , Nicholas E. Nanninga

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Financial decision making about found oil and gas in Ghana : real options vs. traditional methods, Isaac Owusu-Ansah

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Critical evaluation of diameter increment modelling in the Great Lakes region, Bharat Pokharel

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Early season ozone uptake is important for determining ozone tolerance in two trembling aspen clones, Lisa Jean Rouse

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Studies of spatial clustering of inertial particles in turbulence, Ewe Wei Saw

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Electronic properties of zig-zag carbon nanotubes : a first-principles study, Pavan Kumar Valavala

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Multiscale constitutive modeling of polymer materials, Pavan Kumar Valavala

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Land use/cover change using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems : Pic Macaya National Park, Haiti, Jessie A. Vital

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Genetic association studies under the population stratification, family pedigree and application to genome-wide association studies, Zhan Ye

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Adaptive control of sinusoidal brushless DC motor actuators, Liangtao Zhu

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Hydrologic monitoring of an integrated low impact development (LID) underdrained stormwater management system , Nancy-Jeanne Bachmann

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Real-world context, interest, understanding, and retention, Annikka Chrestensen

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In-situ measurement and characterization of cloud particles using digital in-line holography, Jacob P. Fugal

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Non-intrusive pressure measurement in microchannels, Derek Fultz

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Development of a high performance parallel computing platform and its use in the study of nanostructures : clusters, sheets and tubes ., S. Gowtham

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Game-theoretic view on intermediated exchange, Thomas Grassl

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Evolution of the Southern Kenya Rift from Miocene to present with a focus on the Magadi area, Alexandria L. Guth

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Regulation issues and prediction of natural estrogen loads for wastewater treatment plants, Michelle E. Jarvie

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Effect of segmented anodes on the performance and plume of a hall thruster, Alexander W. Kieckhafer

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Invitational rhetoric : alternative rhetorical strategy for transformation of perception and use of energy in the residential built environment from the Keweenaw to Kerala, Merle Niemi Kindred

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First-principles studies of boron nanostructures, Kah Chun Lau

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Effect of implementing project-based education in high school physics : file folder bridge engineering , Amy P. Muzzarelli

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Risk assessment for invasive exotic plants using multi-criteria risk models, Lindsey Marie Shartell

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Paleoenvironmental reconstructions from cave sediments of the Moravian Karst, Czech Republic / by Pavel Sroubek., Pavel Sroubek

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Analysis of atmospheric transport and the effects of seasonal and interannual transport variability on measurements made at the Pico Mountain observatory, Jessica Marie Strane

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A Joint data rate - error rate analysis in correlated space-time-wireless channels, Hui Tong

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Localized annealing of polysilicon microstructures by inductively heated ferromagnetic films, Melissa L. Trombley

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Nitrogen Oxides in the North Atlantic Troposphere: Impacts of Boreal Wildfire and Anthropogenic Emissions, Maria Val Martin

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Integrated solar energy and absorption cooling model for HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) applications in buildings, Sharizal Shaik Ahmedullah

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Effects of carbonation on the mineral composition of cement kiln dust, Cecilia P. Anderson

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Time-domain models for power system stability and unbalance, Ramanathan Arunachalam

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Flow simulation for optimized performance of displacement pumps manufactured by engineered machined products, Jordan D. Bilyeu

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Exploration of Ground Penetrating Radar and Time Domain Reflectometry Methods for the Determination of Pavement Dielectric Constant, Baron W. Colbert

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Enzyme engineering of aminotransferases for improved activity and thermostability, Abraham Rogelio Mártin García

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Economic sustainability of the Flambeau Mine Ladysmith, Wisconsin, Anne M. Hartingh

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Carbon dioxide sequestration in cement kiln dust through miner carbonation, Deborah N. Huntzinger

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Aerothermodynamic cycle analysis of a dual-spool, separate-exhaust turbofan engine with an interstage turbine burner, Ka Heng Liew

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Optimal beam forming for laser beam propagation through random media, Baoyong Liu

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Development and modeling of thermally conductive resins for fuel cell bipolar plate applications, Michael G. Miller

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Study of and design procedure for dual circularly polarized waveguide slot arrays, Lee M. Paulsen

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Experimental and modeling study of the filtration and oxidation characteristics of a diesel oxidation catalyst and a catalyzed particulate filter, Kiran C. Premchand

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Inquiry and understanding : educational research with middle level science students , Deborah A. Sage

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Reducing main memory access latency through SDRAM address mapping techniques and access reordering mechanisms, Jun Shao

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Emission cross sections for neutral xenon impacted by Xe+ and Xe2+, Jason D. Sommerville

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Effect of an inquiry-based curriculum and experiential education of middle school students' attitude in science, Angela Rae Teubert

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Fluidic oscillator design for water removal enhancement in a PEM fuel cell, Sheng Han Tseng

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Porous silicon technology for integrated microsystems, Jin Zheng Wallner

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Analyzing the effects of vertical acceleration and deceleration in multi-phase, debris-flow sediment-column experiments / by Christine Marie Williams., Christine Marie Williams

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Kinetic characterization for pretreatment of timber varieties and switchgrass using diluted acid hydrolysis, Shu Chiang Yat

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Shear band evolution in Zr/Hf-based bulk metallic glasses under static and dynamic indentations, Hongwen Zhang

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Active surgical positioning device for a cochlear implant electrode array, Benjamin Y. Arcand

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Reconstruction of anisoplanatic adaptive optics images, Mathieu Aubailly

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New media reading strategy, Cheryl E. Ball

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Vegetation and hydrologic influences on carbon and nitrogen in subsurface water of a forested riparian wetland, Emily B. W. Calhoon

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Study of particle movement in the nearshore region of Lake Superior with radioisotope tracers, Yingtao Chai

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Model based experimental investigation on Powered Gait Orthosis (PGO), Huojin Cheng

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Filtration and oxidation characteristics of a diesel oxidation catalyst and a catalyzed particulate filter : development of a 1-D 2-layer model, Mohammed Hasan

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Sulfoxides as an intramolecular sulfenylating agent for indoles and diverse applications of the sulfide-sulfoxide redox cycle in organic chemistry, Parag V. Jog

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COUNTERMEASURES AGAINST SCOUR AT BRIDGE ABUTMENTS, Hua Li

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Soft-decision equalization techniques for frequency selective MIMO channels, Shoumin Liu

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Effect of microstructure and alloying elements on the resistance of fastener grade steels to hydrogen assisted cracking , Nicholas E. Nanninga

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Ecology of larval fishes and large zooplankton in the Keweenaw Current region of Lake Superior, with special focus on lake herring, Coregonus artedi, Jason K. Oyadomari

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Corrugated wood composite panels for structural decking, Wei Chiang Pang

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Control algorithms for large scale adaptive optics, Piotr Piatrou

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Effectiveness of a nondestructive evaluation technique for assessing standing timber quality, Crystal L. Pilon

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ISO 14001 in India: More than a certificate on the wall?, Samir Aslam Qadir

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Testing Wisconsin asphalt mixtures for the 2002 AASHTO mechanistic design procedure , Christopher J. Robinette

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Price risk management in the copper market using commodity derivatives and options strategies, Bold Sandagdorj

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Twelve factors influencing sustainable recycling of municipal solid waste in developing countries , Alexis Manda Troschinetz

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Through the back door : Melungeon literacies and 21st century technologies, Katherine G. Vande Brake

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Quickbird satellite imagery for riparian management : characterizing riparian filter strips and detecting concentrated flow in an agricultural watershed , Sarah Volkman

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RF-sputter fabrication of magnetic garnet thin films and simulation modeling for 1-D magnetic photonic crystal waveguide devices, Haichun Yang

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Algorithms for autonomous tandem operation of a dual M113 system, Jared L. Dinkel

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Optimal design of pump and treat remediation systems : treatment modeling, source modeling and time as a decision variable, Karen L. Endres