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 2022

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR CONTROLLING POPULATION STRATIFICATION AND GENE-BASED ASSOCIATION STUDIES, Shijia Yan

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MICROSCALE TRANSVERSE COMPRESSION MODELING: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE ANALYTICAL MAC/GMC METHODS TO EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS, Emily Zeitunian

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PARTIALLY STRATIFIED COMBUSTION OF NATURAL GAS FOR SPARK IGNITION ENGINES, Philip S. Zoldak

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2021

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Van der Waals Quantum Dots: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications, Amit Acharya

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A TRANSDISCIPLINARY ANALYSIS OF JUST TRANSITION PATHWAYS TO 100% RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY, Adewale Aremu Adesanya

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Spatial Technologies, (Geo)Epistemology, & the Global South: Addressing the Discursive Materiality of GhanaPostGPS through Technical Communication, G. Edzordzi Agbozo

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MULTISCALE INVESTIGATION OF DROPWISE CONDENSATION ON A SMOOTH HYDROPHILIC SURFACE, Shahab Bayani Ahangar

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NATURAL RESOURCE CURSE, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: CASE OF AFRICA, Oluwatomisin Shalom Akinbo

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EXPATRIATE MIDDLE EASTERN MUSLIM MOTHERS’ STORIES ABOUT SEX EDUCATION IN U.S. SCHOOLS: COMMUNICATION PRIVACY CHALLENGES AND NARRATIVE TYPOLOGIES, Nada Alfeir

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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF BIOCIDES AND NANOPARTICLES ON BACTERIAL MICROORGANISMS, Rehab Alhajjar

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Anterior cruciate ligament injury incidence across sex, sport, and level: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Dana Anderson

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Major Index over Descent Distributions of Standard Young Tableaux, Emily Anible

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‘OWING TO THE BACKWARDNESS OF THE SEASON’: ASSESSING THE EXPLORATORY MINING PROCESS ON ISLE ROYALE REDACTED VERSION, Andrew Anklam

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DECISION SUPPORT TOOL FOR SERVICE RESTORATION, Diego A. Aponte Roa

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New Horizons for Processing and Utilizing Red Mud, M. Archambo

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A COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF PROPERTIES OF CORE-SHELL NANOWIRE HETEROSTRUCTURES USING DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY, Sandip Aryal

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INVESTIGATION OF A MACHINE-PLANT INTERFACE FOR EXTRACTING ROOTED INVASIVE AQUATIC PLANTS, Brad Baas

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Trailer Articulation Angle Detection and Tracking For Trailer Backup Assistant Systems, Mojtaba Bahramgiri

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DYNAMICS OF THE TOBA MAGMATIC SYSTEM AS RECORDED BY CRYSTALS, Olivia Barbee

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Estimating red wolf ancestry in a population of canids on Galveston Island, Texas, Tanner Barnes

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Saturation Behaviors in Deep Turbulence, Jeffrey R. R. Beck

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CORRELATED SIMULATION OF PSEUDO TRANSIENT TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT USING COUPLED FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION, Aniket Vilas Beldar

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The Power of the Panel: How American Comic Book Media Utilizes the Panel to Alter Audience Interaction, Austin Biese

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Multi-level analysis of atomic layer deposition barrier coatings on additively manufactured plastics for high vacuum applications, Nupur Bihari

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Development of the Carbon Nanotube Thermoacoustic Loudspeaker, Troy Bouman

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UTILIZATION OF PAENIBACILLUS POLYMYXA IN THE RECOVERY OF LITHIUM BEARING MINERALS, Diana Bullen

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HYDROCARBON BIODEGRADATION AND MICROBIAL COMMUNITY COMPOSITION IN FRESHWATER SYSTEMS AND ENRICHMENT CULTURES, Emma Byrne

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UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF WATER VAPOR AND TEMPERATURE ON AEROSOL USING NOVEL MEASUREMENT METHODS, Tyler Jacob Capek

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“Not to Sound like a Conspiracy Theorist, but…”: A Rhetorical Cultural Analysis of the Conspiracy Theory Pejorative, Joshua Chase

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AUXIN-INDUCED DEGRADATION OF DREAM PROTEINS, LIN-9 AND LIN-54, IN CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS, Karli E. Chosa

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UNDERSTANDING GIIZHIK COMMUNITIES AND ANISHINAABE FOREST RELATIONS IN THE EASTERN UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN, Robin Michigiizhigookwe Clark

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Landscape Ecology of North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Stacy Cotey

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MULTI-DIMENSIONAL MODELING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AT INTERSECTIONS OF THE FOOD-ENERGY-WATER NEXUS, Jessica Daignault

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AGE, GROWTH, AND OTOLITH MICROCHEMISTRY OF GOLDEN TILEFISH (LOPHOLATILUS CHAMAELEONTICEPS) IN THE NW ATLANTIC, Katy Dawson

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MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF HEAT TRANSFER FROM ISOLATED OBJECTS, Esmaeil Dehdashti

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Modeling Human Visual Detection Using Deep Networks, Zach DeKraker

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Sliding Mode Control of a Nonlinear Wave Energy Converter Model, Tania Demonte Gonzalez

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Defect Detection using Dynamic Analysis for Additive Manufactured Metals, Gita Deonarain

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SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL COMPARISON OF PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS IN THE BOARDMAN RIVER, Collin Diedrich

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Assessing the Utility of a Native Wood-Decomposing Fungus as a Biocontrol Alternative to Herbicides on Invasive Buckthorns in Forests of the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan, Lindsey Dolinski

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EVALUATING LONG-TERM GROWTH AND YIELD IN UPPER GREAT LAKES REGION NORTHERN HARDWOODS CUTTING TRIALS, Maeve Draper

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Sensing Methods for Two-Target and Four-Target Detection in Time-Constrained Vector Poisson and Gaussian Channels, Muhammad Fahad

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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