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 2023

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PHYSICAL, OPTICAL, AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF LIGHT ABSORBING AEROSOLS AND THEIR CLIMATIC IMPACTS, Susan Mathai

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Has Bollywood Lost the Plot? Analyzing the Influence of Item Songs on Rape Culture in India, Donna Susan Mathew

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USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO UNDERSTAND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY INNOVATION LABS' CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS, Sidney M. Mechling

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Micro-RNA 483 deficiency increases oxidative stress in Pancreatic Beta-cells, Nirali Mehta

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QUANTIFICATION OF WOOD-CARBON TRANSFER TO SOIL ORGANIC MATTER POOLS – DISTRIBUTION AND FORMS, Samuel Mensah Opoku

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AN INVESTIGATION OF MICROSEISMICITY DURING THE 2018 KILAUEA CALDERA COLLAPSE, Isabella S. Metts

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Cancer/Testis Gene Expression Changes in Metastatic Cancer, Clara M. Mosentine

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A Search for Compact Object Dark Matter in the Universe Utilizing Gravitational Millilensing of Gamma-ray Bursts, Oindabi Mukherjee

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MACHINE LEARNING AND DEEP LEARNING APPROACHES FOR GENE REGULATORY NETWORK INFERENCE IN PLANT SPECIES, Sai Teja Mummadi

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MAKING SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION USABLE: DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF A NOVEL INTERVENTION TO BOOST HEALTHY LIFESTYLE DECISION-MAKING, Brittany Nelson

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Development Of A BioWin-Based Model Of A Small Lagoon Wastewater Treatment System, Jacob Novitch

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EXPLORING TURN-ON PROBES FOR GLUTs TARGETING AND ADVANCING SAFETY EDUCATION IN THE CHEMICAL SCIENCES: A TWO-PART DISSERTATION, Monica Mame Soma Nyansa

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SELECTING OPTIMAL DISTILLATION CONFIGURATIONS THAT MINIMIZE THE OVERALL RATE OF ENTROPY GENERATION, Zachary A. Olson

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WHITE-TAILED DEER IN A WINTER-WONDERLAND: LONG-TERM DEER YARD USE AND METHODOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR UNGULATE FECAL DNA METABARCODING, Melanie A. Ottino

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AN EXPERIMENTALLY VALIDATED COMPUTATIONAL MODEL FOR THE DEGRADATION AND FRACTURE OF MAGNESIUM-BASED IMPLANTS IN A CHEMICALLY CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENT, Mark M. Ousdigian

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STUDY OF ELECTRONIC AND MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF BILAYER GRAPHENE NANOFLAKES AND BIMETALLIC CHALCOGENIDES USING FIRST-PRINCIPLES DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY AND MACHINE LEARNING, Dharmendra Pant

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS FOR LUNAR SURFACE REGOLITH STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION, Joseph B. Primeau

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MIXING, METABOLISM, AND CLIMATE CHANGE: A MODELING CASE STUDY OF A SHALLOW HYPEREUTROPHIC, POLYMICTIC LAKE, Benjamin C. Reuss

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EVALUATING GEOMECHANICAL UNCERTAINTY IN OPEN PIT MINE PLANNING, Evan Ricchio-Hitchcock

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CLIMATE CHANGES IN EL SALVADOR: IMPACTS OF ‘LA CANÍCULA’ (MIDSUMMER DROUGHT) ON AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES AND DECISION-MAKING IN RURAL COMMUNITIES, Paola M. Rivera González

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Large cloud droplets and the initiation of ice by pressure fluctuations: Molecular simulations and airborne in-situ observations, Elise Rosky

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DATA-DRIVEN IDENTIFICATION AND MODELING OF NONLINEAR DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS USING DEEP LEARNING, Abdolvahhab Rostamijavanani

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Collagen V Promotes Fibroblast Contractility, And Adhesion Formation, And Stability, Shaina P. Royer-Weeden

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A GRAPHQL MESH GATEWAY: FEDERATING API ENDPOINTS BASED ON A DEFINED DATA MODEL, Marcus D. Scese

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ENRICHED MICROBIAL CONSORTIA FROM NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS PROVIDE NOVEL METHOD FOR UPCYCLING PLASTIC WASTE, Laura G. Schaerer

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AN ACTIVE VOICE COIL NEGATIVE STIFFNESS VIBRATION ISOLATOR WITH APPLICATION TO MOBILE 3D PRINTING, Lucas M. Schloemp

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EFFECT OF SC ON RECRYSTALLIZATION RESISTANCE OF AA7050, Keaton Schmidt

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THE IMPACT OF PRE-EXPERIMENT WALKING ON DISTANCE PERCEPTION IN VR, Soheil Sepahyar

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FINE ROOT RESPIRATION IN QUERCUS RUBRA IS INFLUENCED BY MULTIDIMENSIONAL TRADE-OFFS IN ROOT TRAIT SPACE, Emma L. Shedd

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On Examining Solvation and Dielectric Constants of Polar and Ionic Liquids using the Stockmayer Fluid Model, Cameron J. Shock

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Prediction of Sumoylation Sites in Proteins From Language Model Representations, Evgenii Sidorov

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VIRUS INACTIVATION BY NOVEL VIRUCIDAL MATERIALS, Sneha Singh

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AN ENTROPY-BASED RISK INDEX (ERI) OF MINING HEALTH AND SAFETY USING CLUSTERING AND STATISTICAL METHODS, Dharmasai Eshwar Reddy Sirigiri

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Altering The Environment: The Effects Of Light And Music On Vigilance Performance And Affective State, Lauren Sprague

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CARBONATE-SUPERSTRUCTURED SOLID FUEL CELLS WITH HYDROCARBON FUELS, Hanrui Su

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STAMP SAND ALONG THE KEWEENAW SHORELINE: SOLID AND DISSOLVED COPPER & EFFECTS ON BIOTA, Gary Swain

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ADVANCING VEHICULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS: AN EVOLUTION FROM DSRC TO 5G NR C-V2X TECHNOLOGY FOR ENHANCED SAFETY, RELIABILITY, AND EFFICIENCY IN INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, Mehnaz Tabassum

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EXPLORING PH GRADIENT PHENOMENA IN NON-LINEAR ELECTROKINETIC MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES, Azade Tahmasebi

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MOOSE (ALCES ALCES) HERBIVORY IS THE MAIN DRIVER OF SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIATION IN THE NITROGEN AND CARBON CONTENT OF BALSAM FIR FOLIAGE, Jasmine Fairbanks Terry-Shindelman

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NOVEL BAYESIAN NEURAL NETWORKS AND UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION OF COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS MODELS, Ponkrshnan Thiagarajan

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TROPICAL PLANT PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO EXPERIMENTAL WARMING AND HURRICANE DISTURBANCE, Robert Tunison

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RELIABILITY-BASED DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF BATTERY THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS UNDER UNCERTAINTY, Shreyas P. Vaidya

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AUTOMATIC OPTICAL INSPECTION-BASED PCB FAULT DETECTION USING IMAGE PROCESSING, Shruti Rajiv Vaidya

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MULTILEVEL COMPUTATIONAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE CATALYTIC MECHANISMS OF MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE-1 AND FAT MASS AND OBESITY-ASSOCIATED ENZYME, Ann Varghese

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The Rhetorical Art of Risk Assessment: Lessons from Risk Management in Rural and Tribal Communities, John L. Velat

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IMPLEMENTATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF MULTI-RESONANCE AND PHASE CONTROL OF THE ELECTRICAL POWER TAKE-OFF ON A WEC ARRAY FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE, Madelyn G. Veurink

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The Flight Attendants Of Academia: Liminality, Emotional Labor, And Feminization In Graduate Student Writing Program Administrators, Laura Vidal Chiesa

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MULTISCALE MOLECULAR MODELING STUDIES OF THE DYNAMICS AND CATALYTIC MECHANISMS OF IRON(II)- AND ZINC(II)-DEPENDENT METALLOENZYMES, Sodiq O. Waheed

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THE ART AND SCIENCE OF WOOD: FROM PYROGRAPHY TO TERMITES AND WOOD DECOMPOSITION, Joanna D. Walitalo

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IMPROVED ROLLING CONTACT FATIGUE OF DUCTILE IRON UTILIZING CHILLS AND CHROMIUM ADDITIONS, Ben L. Wang

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR GWAS AND THE IMPACT OF DIABETIC MEDICATION ADHERENCE ON HEALTHCARE COSTS, Meida Wang

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EXPLORING HIGH PERFORMANCE AND ENERGY EFFICIENT GRAPH PROCESSING ON GPU, Robert P. Watling

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EVALUATING AGE DIFFERENCES IN THE SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM MEMORY PROCESSES UNDERLYING MOTOR LEARNING, Alexandra T. Watral

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Comparison of Cell Cycle Gene Expression Between Ovarian Cancer Cell Line SKOV3 and Non-Cancerous Cell Lines, Akayla Weatherby

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Physical Activity and Exercise with Blood Flow Restriction as Medicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond, Isaac J. Wedig

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DEVELOPMENT AND VERIFICATION OF AUTOMATED FIXTURES FOR FUNCTIONAL TESTING OF SPACE GRADE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLIES, Nicholas A. Wylie

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QUANTIFYING THE IMPACT OF WIDE BASE TIRES ON PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE IN MICHIGAN, Lei Yin

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EXPLORING DIFFERENT MEDIUMS FOR TEACHING PROGRAMMING AND CYBERSECURITY IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS, Andrew R. Youngstrom

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ENERGY ANALYSIS OF DROPLET IMPINGEMENT ON AN INCLINED WALL UNDER DIFFERENT TEMPERATURE ENVIRONMENTS, Jiachen Zhai

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STABILITY OF LiNiCoAl-OXIDE ELECTRODE MATERIAL UNDER HIGH-TEMPERATURE CERAMIC FUEL CELL CONDITIONS, Wei Zhang

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Deep Learning for Medical Image Segmentation using Prior Knowledge and Topology, Chen Zhao

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STUDY OF DROPLETS INTERACTIONS ON SOLID SURFACE FOR MANUFACTURING APPLICATIONS, Menghan Zhao

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USING HYDRODYNAMIC AND BIOPHYSICAL MODELS TO STUDY THE MECHANISMS MEDIATING ALGAL BLOOMS IN THE GREAT LAKES, Xing Zhou

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Neuromorphic Computing Applications in Robotics, Noah Zins

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2022

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Intelligent Techniques to Accelerate Everyday Text Communication, Jiban Krishna Adhikary

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SORPTION-BASED DEHYDRATION SYSTEMS: THEORY-TO-DEMONSTRATION, Masoud Ahmadi

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Examining Cognitive Empathy Elements within AI Chatbots for Healthcare Systems, Lamia Alam

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PERMEABILITY, STRUCTURAL CHANGES, FLOW REGIME TRANSITIONS IN FUEL CELL CATALYST LAYERS AND A MODEL FOR PREDICTING TRAPPED SATURATION FOR TWO-PHASE FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA, Karrar Takleef Alofari

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TARGETING CYSTEINE METABOLISM TO ERADICATE TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER, Tahiyat Abdulaziz Alothaim

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INVESTIGATING CYSTEINE DEPENDENCE IN PANCREATIC CANCER AND DETERMINING THE REGULATORY ROLE OF SELENOPROTEIN SEPP1 IN FERROPTOSIS, Arslan Amer

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THE VARIABILITY OF THE SATURATION RATIO IN CLOUDS, Jesse C. Anderson

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INDIVIDUAL TREE PARAMETERS DELINEATION FROM TERRESTRIAL LIDAR POINT CLOUDS, Zhongming An

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TIMBER, TAXES, AND FIRE: A STORY OF THE HISTORY, ECOLOGY, AND POLICY LEADING TO THE ADOPTION OF PUBLIC ACT 94 OF 1925, Jessica E. Applin

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MEASURING THE PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF VIRAL VECTORS TO ENHANCE GENE THERAPY PRODUCTION, Oluwatoyin Areo

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Image-data-driven deep learning for slope stability analysis, Behnam Azmoon

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Senescence related pathologies in moose (Alces alces) bones: why do some moose wear out their teeth faster or slower given their age?, Olivia Marie Bailey

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Kinematics and Preliminary FEMA P-695 Evaluation of the NewZ-BREAKSS Steel Boundary Frame with Buckling Restrained Brace Structural Fuses, Alexander M. Baker

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3D-PRINTED CERAMIC VOLUMETRIC RECEIVERS: FROM HIERARCHICALLY-ORDERED TO NATURE-INSPIRED HIGH-FLUX SOLAR THERMAL COLLECTORS, Rasoul Bayaniahangar

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FINE SCALE MAPPING OF LAURENTIAN MIXED FOREST NATURAL HABITAT COMMUNITIES USING MULTISPECTRAL NAIP AND UAV DATASETS COMBINED WITH MACHINE LEARNING METHODS, Parth P. Bhatt

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ELECTROCHEMICAL APPROACHES TO CONTROL CATECHOL-BASED ADHESION, Md Saleh Akram Bhuiyan

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FROM THERMAL SPRINGS TO SUBWAY BENCHES: EXPLORING THE DIVERSITY OF CARBON MONOXIDE DEHYDROGENASES THROUGH METAGENOMES, PHYLOGENETICS, AND MACHINE LEARNING, Isaac Bigcraft

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INTELLIGENT GEOSYSTEM ENABLED BY REINFORCEMENT LEARNING (RL), Aynaz Biniyaz

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THERMOMECHANICAL EVOLUTION OF A MAGMATIC SYSTEM DURING A CALDERA CYCLE: OKATAINA VOLCANIC CENTER, NEW ZEALAND, Jacob Bonessi

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COMBUSTION DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH LOAD HIGH-EFFICIENCY MICRO-PILOT DIESEL NATURAL GAS ENGINE, Vinicius Bonfochi Vinhaes

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A Micro-Environmental System for Fast Propagation of Blueberries, Tristan Bonifield

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DECADAL REEVALUATION OF SUGAR MAPLE DIEBACK ETIOLOGY ACROSS THE UPPER GREAT LAKES REGION, Mattison E. Brady

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A Novel Pulsed-Plasma Catalytic Reactor for Dry Reforming of Methane, Benjamin F. Caithamer

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MULTILEVEL COMPUTATIONAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE DYNAMICS AND REACTION MECHANISMS OF NON-HEME IRON AND 2-OXOGLUTARATE DEPENDENT ENZYMES, Shobhit Sanjeev Chaturvedi

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Articulating Nationalism Through the "Problem of Immigration:" The Case of Foreign Unaccompanied Minors in France, Marina Choy

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UNDERSTANDING STRENGTH OF DRIED IRON ORE PELLETS, Victor Claremboux

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A FORCE MEASURING DEVICE FOR A LABORATORY WAVE TANK, Jacob K. Colling

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Comparative Study of Low-Range LiDAR, Mid-Range LiDAR, and Depth Camera for Autonomous Rut Depth Measurement, Dhruv Dahiya

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DEVELOPMENT OF STEADY-STATE AND NON-STEADY-STATE KINETIC MODELS TO UNDERSTAND AND PREDICT THE DEGRADATION OF PFOA IN THE UV/PERSULFATE ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESS., Rose Daily

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PROPERTIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF SUSTAINABLE ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITES OF CARBONIZED PULP FIBERS AND RECYCLED POLYAMIDE 12, Chinmoyee Das

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INTERFACIAL OXIDATION REACTIONS AND FILM NUCLEATION ON IRON SURFACES IN COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS USING SPECTROSCOPY AT THE LIQUID/SOLID AND GAS/SOLID INTERFACE, Adambarage Chathura de Alwis

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CALIBRATION AND INJECTION RATE SHAPING APPROACHES USING 1D HYDRAULIC DIESEL INJECTOR MODELING FOR GASOLINE COMPRESSION IGNITION APPLICATIONS, Atharva Desai

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MOLECULAR MODELING OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE THERMOSET POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS, Prathamesh P. Deshpande

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SPATIAL HETEROGENEITY OF NITROGEN CYCLING WITHIN AND ACROSS FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS, Erin K. Eberhard

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STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF A NEW CYTOLYSIN, Jared L. Edwards

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Fracture Mechanics of Chemically Strengthened Glass: Experiment and Modelling, Benedict Osobomen Egboiyi