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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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2021

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Towards Location-Independent Eyes-Free Text Entry, Dylan C. Gaines

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THE EXTRACTION OF WAXES AND LIPIDS FROM SORGHUM USING GREEN AND RENEWABLE SOLVENTS FOLLOWED BY CONVERSION TO BIOFUELS USING GAMMA-VALEROLACTONE PRETREATMENT, Marissa Gallmeyer

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STATISTICAL METHODS IN GENETIC STUDIES, CHENG GAO

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APPLICATIONS OF MACHINE LEARNING IN MICROBIAL FORENSICS, Ryan B. Ghannam

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EXPLORING GLUT5 TARGETING FOR CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY, Avik Ghosh

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Superresolution Enhancement with Active Convolved Illumination, Anindya Ghoshroy

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Short-Term Fasting and Autonomic Control, Joshua Gonzalez

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING ALGORITHM FOR ECO APPROACH AND DEPARTURE, Vasu Goyal

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SOIL CO2 DIFFUSE DEGASSING AT CHACHIMBIRO VOLCANO, ECUADOR, Domenicca Mileth Guillen Pachacama

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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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ATOMISTIC MONTE CARLO SIMULATION STUDY OF PHASE TRANSITIONS IN METAL ALLOYS, Xiaoxu Guo

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

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Detecting Surface Interactions via a Wearable Microphone to Improve Augmented Reality Text Entry, R. Habibi

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ONLINE RETIREMENT PLANNING TRAINING: THE EFFECTS OF USABILITY ON COGNITIVE LOAD AND RETIREMENT PLANNING ACTIVITY LEVELS, Natasha Hardy

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UNDERSTORY DYNAMICS ACROSS 62-YEARS OF A NORTHERN HARDWOOD MANAGEMENT GRADIENT STUDY, Heidi Harmala

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Real time adaptive relay settings for Microgrid protection verified using Hardware in Loop, Aadam Harnekar

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THE EFFECTS OF MOLYBDENUM, CHROMIUM, AND NIOBIUM ON GRAY IRON FOR BRAKE ROTOR APPLICATIONS, Matthew Hasbrouck

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

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QUANTIFYING THE VALUE OF FOAM-BASED FLEXIBLE FLOATING SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS, Koami Soulemane Hayibo

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Light Field compression and manipulation via residual convolutional neural network, Eisa Hedayati

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Transient Maneuvers and Pressure Analysis on an Automotive Torque Converter, Abigail A. Hempy

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

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Design and Testing of an Open Source Vacuum Oven for Research, Community Recycling, and Additive Manufacturing, Benjamin R. Hubbard

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Local Watershed Analysis for Hubbell and Lake Linden, Michigan, Brittany Hubbard

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High-resolution molecular characterization of complex environmental mixtures: Aquatic dissolved organic matter and wildfire-influenced aerosol, Amna Ijaz

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Dynamic Characteristics of DC-DC Converters with Coupled and Nonlinear Magnetics, Chaitanya Inamdar

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Marangoni Propulsion of Active Particles, Saeed Jafari Kang

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A COMBUSTION MODEL FOR MULTI-COMPONENT FUELS BASED ON RELATIVE REACTIVITY AND MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, Arash Jamali

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DEVELOPING ELECTROMAGNETIC AND PHOTONIC DEVICES BY USING ARTIFICIAL DIELECTRIC MATERIALS, Saeid Jamilan

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Base Vibration Effects on Additive Manufactured Part Quality: A Study of 3D Printing Onboard U.S. Navy Ships, Nick Jensen

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Investigation into the Hemodynamics of Aortic Abnormalities Through Computational Fluid Dynamics, Tonie Johnson

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EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION AND SIMULATION OF TORQUE TRANSMISSIBILITY FREQUENCY RESPONSE FUNCTIONS OF VIBRATION ISOLATORS AND ABSORBERS FOR DRIVETRAIN APPLICATIONS, Luke Jurmu

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EXPLAINABLE FEATURE- AND DECISION-LEVEL FUSION, Siva Krishna Kakula

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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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PREDICTING THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS USING A FULLY COUPLED 3D REGIONAL MODELING SYSTEM, Miraj Kayastha

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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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ENHANCING PEER FEEDBACK STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE TEAM EFFECTIVENESS, Amber Kemppainen

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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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PRE-FAILURE PERSISTENT SCATTERER INTERFEROMETRY (PSI) AND SOIL MOISTURE INDEX (SMI) ANALYSIS OF THE EDENVILLE DAM IN MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, Ryan Klida

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QUANTITATIVE GENETIC VARIATION IN MYCOTOXIN TOLERANCE, ASSOCIATED FITNESS COSTS, AND STUDY OF CODON USAGE BIAS IN DROSOPHILA SPECIES., Prajakta P. Kokate

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INTEGRATED TORREFACTION-EXTRUSION SYSTEM FOR CONVERSION OF FIBER-PLASTIC WASTES INTO SOLID FUELS, Shreyas Kolapkar

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INTEGRATION OF ROBOTIC AND ELECTRO-PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS USING ADVANCED CONTROL AND COMMUNICATION SCHEMES, Chinmay Kondekar

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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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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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UNDERSTANDING THE WEATHER- AND SOIL-RELATED VARIABILITY IN AGRICULTURAL WATER FOOTPRINTS: CASE STUDY OF MAIZE AND SOYBEANS GROWN IN THE ST. JOSEPH WATERSHED, Karleigh M. Krieg

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CONSTRUCTION AND ANALYSIS OF GENETIC REGULATORY NETWORKS WITH RNA-SEQ DATA FROM ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA, Tessa Kriz

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NEW NUMERICAL APPROXIMATIONS OF GEOLOGICAL PROCESSES IN HETEROGENEOUS SYSTEMS USING RADIAL BASIS FUNCTIONS, Nadun Lakshitha Dissanayake Kulasekera Mudiyanselage

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PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOLS AND THEIR EFFECT ON ICE CLOUD FORMATION, Nurun Nahar Lata

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HIGHLY EFFICIENT AND STABLE NI-BASED CATALYSTS FOR DRY REFORMING OF METHANE, Meijia Li

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EFFECT OF SHORT-STORAGE HRGCs ON DRIVER DECISION BEHAVIOR AND SAFETY CONCERNS: REAL-WORLD ANALYSIS AND EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE, Anne Linja

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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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Deterministic and statistical methods for inverse problems with partial data, Yanfang Liu

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

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Assembling Dietary Access: Digital Rhetorics of Food as Tactical Technical Communication, Emma Lozon

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THE PERCEPTIONS, PRACTICES, AND POLICIES THAT GOVERN FOOD, ENERGY, AND WATER CONSUMPTION IN THE U.S. SUBURBAN HOME: “MORE THAN MY FAIR SHARE”, William Lytle

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A METHODOLOGY FOR THE CREATION OF VOLCANIC GAS HAZARD MAPS USING SATELLITE-DERIVED SULFUR DIOXIDE, Sanna J. Mairet

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Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of Wave Energy Converter, Isha Malekar

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INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF ONLINE HUMAN COLLABORATION IN EXPLANATION OF AI SYSTEMS, Tauseef Ibne Mamun

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Blind Direct Walking Distance Judgment Research: A Best Practices Guide, Crystal Massoglia

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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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EFFECTS OF MICROPOROUS STRUCTURE ON THE ENZYMATIC CONVERSION OF BIOMASS USING A MULTISCALE MODEL, Saketh Merugu

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BASE-LABILE PROTECTING GROUPS FOR STEPWISE PEG SYNTHESIS, Logan D. Mikesell

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DETERMINATION OF MOLECULAR MARKERS OF VACCINIUM BERRY STANDARD REFERENCE MATERIALS THROUGH DIFFERENTIAL ANALYSIS WITH ULTRAHIGH RESOLUTION LC/MS, Abby Mikolitis

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ROLE OF ETA PHASE EVOLUTION ON CREEP PROPERTIES OF NICKEL BASE SUPERALLOYS USED IN ADVANCED ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION PLANTS, Ninad Mohale

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DEVELOPMENT OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE MOTION PLANNING AND CONTROL ALGORITHM WITH D* PLANNER AND MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT, Somnath Mondal

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THERMOMECHANICAL MECHANISMS THAT CAUSE ADHESION OF ALUMINUM HIGH PRESSURE DIE CASTINGS TO THE DIE, Alex Monroe

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PREDICTORS OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: THE ROLES OF SELF-COMPASSION, COPING, MENTAL TOUGHNESS, GRIT, AND SELF-REPORTED STRESSORS ON PHYSICS FINAL EXAM PERFORMANCE, Darnishia L. Morris

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USING TEXT MINING AND MACHINE LEARNING CLASSIFIERS TO ANALYZE STACK OVERFLOW, Taylor Morris

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Structural Analysis and Interpretation of Deformation Along the Keweenaw Fault System West of Lake Gratiot, Keweenaw County, Michigan, Sophie A. Mueller

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DEVELOPMENT OF A PROPAGATION PROGRAM FOR BEECH BARK DISEASE-RESISTANT AMERICAN BEECH (FAGUS GRANDIFOLIA) AND AN APPLIED RESTORATION PLAN FOR MITIGATION OF BEECH BARK DISEASE, Ande Myers

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UNMANNED GROUND VEHICLE (UGV) DOCKING, CONNECTION, AND CABLING FOR ELECTRICAL POWER TRANSMISSION IN AUTONOMOUS MOBILE MICROGRIDS, John Naglak

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Reverse Engineering of Short Circuit Analyses, Anurag Nagpure

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ORIGIN AND DISTRIBUTION OF DIFFUSE SOIL CO2 GAS EMISSIONS ACROSS TURRIALBA AND IRAZÚ VOLCANOES, COSTA RICA, Katie Nelson

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DENITRIFICATION AND NITROGEN FIXATION COMMONLY CO-OCCUR BUT RATES VARY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS, Kevin Nevorski

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COBALT, MOLYBDENUM, AND NICKEL COMPLEXES, NATURAL ZEOLITES, EPOXIDATION, AND FREE RADICAL REACTIONS, Nicholas K. Newberry

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Atomistic continuum simulations for nano-indentation and compression of multi-layer graphene, Ashwini Nikumbh

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Open-Source TIG-Based Metal 3D-Printing, Shane Oberloier

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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A COMMUNITY-LED MULTI-STAKEHOLDER WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN IN RURAL PANAMA, Tristan Odekirk

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A SOFTWARE TOOL FOR USING AN AUGMENTED REALITY SANDBOX TO CALCULATE VOLUME CHANGE, Dante Paglia

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Specifically Adsorbed Ions in Hematite Flotation, Natalia Parra Alvarez

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The Social Dimensions of a Technological Innovation: Agrivoltaics in the U.S., Alexis S. Pascaris

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STUDYING THE EFFECTS OF INITIAL CRACK ANGLE ON THE CRACK PROPAGATION IN GRAPHENE NANO-RIBBON THROUGH MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS, Vijay Kumar Pathak

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DEFORMATION MANIFOLD LEARNING MODEL FOR MULTI WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES, Shashank S. Pathrudkar

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Metagenomic Identification and Classification of the Mercury-Methylating Gene hgcA in Response to Water Table and Plant Functional Group Manipulations in Peat Soil, Madeline Peterson

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CASE STUDY OF GRAVITY-FED MOUNTAIN SPRING TAP SYSTEM IN HA LERONTI, LESOTHO, AFRICA, Sarah Peterson

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COMPARING SCOOP3D AND GIS-TISSA MODELS FOR SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS IN IDUKKI, KERALA, INDIA, Stepan Pikul

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THE INFLUENCE OF DECREASED AMBIENT LIGHTING ON REACTIVE BALANCE MECHANISMS IN YOUNG ADULTS, Jessica Pitts

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HYDROLOGIC INVESTIGATION OF THE CHIWAUKEE PRAIRIE (WISCONSIN) RESTORATION, Nick Potter

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WHEN DARKNESS DESCENDS: A NARRATIVE ANALYSIS OF MATERNAL RESILIENCE FOLLOWING HURRICANE MARIA, Sara Potter

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Development of a Method to Model an Enclosed, Coaxial Carbon Nanotube Speaker with Experimental Validation, Suraj Prabhu

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

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To Examine the Effects of Exercise & Instructional Based Interventions on Executive Functioning, Motor Learning & Emotional Intelligence Abilities Among Older Adults, Lavanya Rajesh Kumar

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RADIAL BASIS FUNCTION METHOD FOR COMPUTATIONAL PHOTONICS, Seyed Mostafa Rezaei

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Investigating ice nucleation at negative pressures using molecular dynamics: A first order approximation of the dependence of ice nucleation rate on pressure, Elise Rosky

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SEISMOTECTONIC INTERPRETATION OF AN EXPANSIVE SET OF EARTHQUAKE FOCAL MECHANISMS FROM FIRST MOTIONS AND AMPLITUDE RATIOS ON THE YELLOWSTONE PLATEAU, Cristhian Salas Pazmiño

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THE APPLICATION OF LEAKY WAVE ANTENNAS FOR MEDICAL HYPERTHERMIA TREATMENT AND BEAMFORMER IN FMCW AUTOMOTIVE RADAR SYSTEMS, Masoud Sarabi

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Economic Sustainability Analysis of Natural Leather Industry, And Its Alternative Advancements, Yogesh Kumar Satish Kumar

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CONTROLS ON AUTOTROPHIC RESPIRATION, HETEROTROPHIC RESPIRATION, AND DECOMPOSITION IN NORTHERN FORESTED RIVERS, Renn Schipper

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TOWARDS SYSTEMS ON CLOTH: THE DESIGN, MANUFACTURING, AND VALIDATION OF OPEN-SOURCE EMBROIDERED RESISTORS, Somerset Schrock

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Impacts of forest tax programs on property tax rates in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin, Elsa Schwartz