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 2013

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Driver Safety in Far-side and Far-oblique Crashes: A Study of Patrol Vehicles in the United States of America, Martin Sepoori

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DISSECTION OF STRESS RESPONSE NETWORKS REGULATING MULTIPLE STRESSES IN RICE, Rafi Shaik

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LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF BIOFUEL PRODUCED FROM ALGAE, Rui Shi

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THE ROLE OF ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI ON FERTILIZED AND UNFERTILIZED NURSERY GROWN WHITE SPRUCE, Alistair James Henry Smith II

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Development of Vapor Deposited Silica Sol-Gel Particles for a Bioactive Materials System to Direct Osteoblast Behavior, Katherine Lynn Snyder

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Local Use and Management of Tasba (Senna obtusifolia) in the Traditional Food System of Sanguere Paul, North Cameroon, Mary E. Snyder

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THE SETUP AND EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS OF DIRECT WATER INJECTION IN A SPARK IGNITED NATURAL GAS ENGINE AT VARYING COMPRESSION RATIOS, Jason E. Socha

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A SCR Model based on Reactor and Engine Experimental Studies for a Cu-zeolite Catalyst, Xiaobo Song

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A Novel Approach to Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, Brett P. Spigarelli

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BIOCHEMICAL AND CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF RETINA AND RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIUM APOPTOSIS, Srinivasa Rao Sripathi

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Characterization Of Porous Media In Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Based on Percolation Studies, Stephen Stacy

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Speciation with gene-flow in eastern North American red oaks (Quercus section Lobatae), Alexis R. Sullivan

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DYNAMIC MODEL BASED STATE ESTIMATION IN A HEAVY DUTY DIESEL AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM FOR ONBOARD DIAGNOSTICS AND CONTROLS, Harsha S. Surenahalli

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Using a Prediction and Option Generation Paradigm to Understand Decision Making, Joel Suss

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INNOVATIVE HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTIONS TO SUPPORT COGNITIVE COLLABORATIVE GEOSPATIAL ENVIRONMENTS, Kevin Takala

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Assessing Decision Making Strategies In Construction Management By Using A Schedule-Based Simulation Framework, Pei Tang

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SPRING DISCHARGE MONITORING IN LOW-RESOURCE SETTINGS: A CASE STUDY OF CONCEPCIÓN CHIQUIRICHAPA, GUATEMALA, Stephanie C. Tubman

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Modern Computational Chemistry Methods for Prediction of Ground- and Excited-State Properties in Open-Shell Systems, Nina Tyminska

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Infrared Thermography Enhancements for Concrete Bridge Evaluation, Khatereh Vaghefi

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Analysis of a Non-Traditional Micro Tube Hydroforming Process, Scott W. Wagner

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CONVERSION OF DOMAIN TYPE ENFORCEMENT LANGUAGE TO THE JAVA SECURITY MANAGER, JAMES WALKER

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SYNTHESIS OF GRAPHENE AND ITS APPLICATIONS FOR DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS, Hui Wang

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CHARACTERIZATION OF A COAL FLY ASH-CEMENT SLURRY BY THE ABSOLUTE FOAM INDEX, Melanie Kueber Watkins

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Living with Differences: From Everyday Fundamentalisms to Invitational Communication, Lisa M. Watrous

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DEVELOPMENT OF A 2-DIMENSIONAL FINITE VOLUME MODEL TO ASSESS HYDRODYNAMIC AND MICROBIAL CONTROLS ON DNAPL DISSOLUTION AND DETOXIFICATION, Eric S. Wesseldyke

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STRUCTURAL CONTROL OF A SMALL-SCALE TEST-BED SHAKER STRUCTURE USING A SPONGE-TYPE MAGNETO-RHEOLOGICAL FLUID DAMPER, Benjamin D. Winter

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TanDEM-X High Resolution DEMs and Their Applications to Flow Modeling, Kelly M. Wooten

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STUDY OF HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY MODELING AND CONTROL USING AUTONOMIE, Baifan Wu

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STUDY OF SPARK IGNITION ENGINE COMBUSTION MODEL FOR THE ANALYSIS OF CYCLIC VARIATION AND COMBUSTION STABILITY AT LEAN OPERATING CONDITIONS, Hao Wu

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INFLUENCE OF 24-HOUR SLEEP DEPRIVATION ON CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEURAL CONTROL AT REST AND DURING ACUTE STRESS IN HUMANS, Huan Yang

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Enhancement of heterologous expression of alkaline phytase in Pichia pastors, Mimi Yang

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING BASED DISCRETE POWER LEVEL SMART HOME SCHEDULING USING FPGA, Xin Yang

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The Laboratory Evaluation of Bio Oil Derived From Waste Resources as Extender for Asphalt Binder, Xu Yang

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IS THE U.S. SHALE GAS BOOM HAVING AN EFFECT ON THE EUROPEAN GAS MARKET?, Isaac Kouame Yao

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TUNING FLUORESCENT PROBES FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS, Nazmiye Bihter Yapici

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APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING IN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS, Foad Yousef

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Pesky Pests of the Great Lakes State: Is Public Participation Influenced by Geographic Differences?, Angela Yu

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CO-ELECTROPHORETIC DEPOSITION OF LIQUID METAL AND SILICON FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERY APPLICATION, Hanfei Zhang

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PROPERTIES AND STRUCTURES OF Li-N BASED HYDROGEN STORAGE MATERIALS, Junqing Zhang

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DIMENSION REDUCTION FOR POWER SYSTEM MODELING USING PCA METHODS CONSIDERING INCOMPLETE DATA READINGS, Ting Zhao

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ELECTRON TRANSPORT IN LOW-DIMENSIONAL NANOSTRUCTURES - THEORETICAL STUDY WITH APPLICATION, Xiaoliang Zhong

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A STUDY OF THE IMPACTS OF FREEZE-THAW ON CLIFF RECESSION AT THE CALVERT CLIFFS IN CALVERT COUNTY, MARYLAND, Bonnie Elizabeth Zwissler

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Optimization of redundancy in branched water distribution systems , Megan L. Abbott

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Kalman Filter approaches on crane swing, Cagri Abis

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THE POTENTIAL OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE AND AGRICULTURAL FEEDSTOCK TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE BIOFUELS PRODUCTION: TECHNO-ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT PERSPECTIVES, Felix K. Adom

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THE QUANTIFICATION OF THE FLY ASH ADSORPTION CAPACITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CHARACTERIZATION AND USE IN CONCRETE, Zeyad Tareq Ahmed

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Numerical solutions of elliptic inverse problems via the equation error method, Mohammad F. Al-Jamal

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The impact of balsamo (Myroxylon balsamum L. Harms) on coffee yield and household income in El Balsamar, El Salvador, Evan A. Anderson

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Expansion of mortar bars in the presence of potassium acetate deicer , Gerald C. Anzalone III

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Cylinder wall waste heat recovery from liquid-cooled internal combustion engines utilizing thermoelectric generators, John Randall Armstead

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Negative index metamaterials and metaspacers for optical frequencies, Muhammad Imran Aslam

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Technology, mining methods and landscapes of a placer mining district in Fairbanks, Alaska, 1900-1930, John P. Baeten

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Electrospun chitosan nanofibers for virus removal, Bingyu Bai

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INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT OF ANTHROPOGENIC, CLIMATE, AND POLICY INDUCED CHANGES OF PHOSPHORUS EXPORT IN THE UNITED STATES LAURENTIAN GREAT LAKES WATERSHEDS, Meredith Ballard LaBeau

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Geophysical and geological analysis of the Collingwood Member of the Trenton Formation, Ryan M. Banas

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Molecular modeling of EPON 862-DETDA polymer , Ananyo Bandyopadhyay

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Habitat Associations of the Golden-Winged Warbler in Honduras, Ruth E. Bennett

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Suitability comparison of rainwater harvesting and piped water systems in the Dominican Republic , Ryan M. Biehl

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Probabilistic-based hurricane risk assessment and mitigation considering the potential impacts of climate change , Sigridur Osk Bjarnadottir

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ALTERNATIVE YOOPERS: THE MAKING OF A DOCUMENTARY FILM, Kelsey Boldt

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Robustness of speckle imaging techniques applied to horizontal imaging scenarios, Jeremy P. Bos

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Perceptions of water conditions and management in the Sonora River Basin, Sonora, Mexico, Ellen Brenna

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Biochemical Conversions of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Sustainable Fuel-Ethanol Production in the Upper Midwest, Michael James Brodeur-Campbell

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Information integration and management through the design and construction phases of a project life cycle, Christopher T. Brokaw

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Measurements of ice nucleation by mineral dusts in the contact mode, Kristopher W. Bunker

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Compatibility of ultra high performance concrete as repair material : bond characterization with concrete under different loading scenarios, Miguel Ángel Carbonell Muñoz

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Improving the performance of GIS/spatial analysts though novel applications of the Emotiv EPOC EEG headset , Justin Carter

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Assessment of water and sanitation infrastructure at primary schools in Rakai District, Uganda, Colin M. Casey

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Indole based antioxidants for the treatment of ischemia reperfusion injury, Andrew Chapp

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DIFFUSE-INTERFACE FIELD APPROACH TO MODELING SELF-ASSEMBLY OF HETEROGENEOUS COLLOIDAL SYSTEMS AND RELATED DIPOLE-DIPOLE INTERACTION PHENOMENA, Tianle Cheng

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Vortex Shedding Dynamics in Long Aspect-Ratio Aerodynamics Bodies, Liu Chen

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Biological materials : Part A. tuning LCST of raft copolymers and gold/copolymer hybrid nanoparticles and Part B. biobased nanomaterials, Ning Chen

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IMPACT OF 2000-2050 CLIMATE CHANGE ON GLOBAL ATMOSPHERIC TRANSPORT AND DEPOSITION OF MERCURY, Wenchao Chen

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Computer Aided Design Algorithmic Technique for Very Large Scale Integrated Circuit Design and Smart Home Embedded System Design, Xiaodao Chen

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Regulation of woody plant development by auxin and polar auxin transport, Yiru Chen

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THE PERFORMANCE AND MODIFICATION OF RECYCLED ELECTRONIC WASTE PLASTICS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF ASPHALT PAVEMENT MATERIALS, Baron W. Colbert

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Analysis of a novel waste heat recovery mechanism for an I.C. engine, Jasdeep S. Condle

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Statistical methods for multi-marker testing in genetic association studies, Yilin Dai

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Investigation of the effect of using data collection technology on students' attitudes to science instruction , R. Douglas Damery

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Exigencies for engaging undergraduates in rhetorical problem solving : insights from engineering managers and A3 report analyses, Jean Straw DeClerck

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Arc-flash analysis of utility power systems, Kevin A. Demeny

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Optimal current control for sub-unity power factor correction, Zekeriya Dereli

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Comparison of magnetic properties and petrography between dykes and lava flows from La Cienega, New Mexico and Thunder Bay area, Canada, Elise A. Desplas

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Functional analysis of rice bidirectional promoters, Surendar R. Dhadi

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Direct Write Fabrication of Waveguides and Interconnects for Optical Printed Wiring Boards, Joseph Carl Dingeldein

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Future value based single assignment program representations and optimizations, Shuhan Ding

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Uptake and fate of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine by Chrysopogon zizanioides, Claire M. Doskey

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Utilizing Gaussian-Schell model beams to mitigate atmospheric turbulence in free space optical communications / by Kyle R. Drexler., Kyle R. Drexler

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Economic viability of shale gas production in the Marcellus Shale; indicated by production rates, costs and current natural gas prices, Ryan J. Duman

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Effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 and O3 on wood density, antomical proerties and decomposition of Northern Hardwoods, Emmanuel Ebanyenle

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Biofilm responses to salmon carcass analog addition in central Idaho streams, Jonathan D. Ebel

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Optimal game theoretic distributed control methodologies in small scale power systems, Nishantha Chaminda Ekneligoda

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Automated design of self-stabilization, Aly M. Farahat

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Minimizing residential distribution system operating costs through intelligently scheduled plug-in hybrid electric vehicle charging, Nathan Steven Fettinger

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Management impacts on Carex assiniboinensis and Cardamine concatenata on the Ottawa National Forest, Margaret Fox

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Small-scale timber stand management techniques : a case study of woodlots in Isangati, Tanzania, Paul D. Francis

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Evaluation of flood risk in response to climate variability, Casey E. Fritsch

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Implementation of a phenomenological evaporation model into a porous network simulation for water management in low temperature fuel cells, David L. Fritz III.

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Improving the sustainability of an appropriate technology solution; bone char defluoridation filters in Arusha, Tanzania, Bailey Bogart Gamble

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Interrogating the spaces of personal photography : women, identity, and the cultural formation of photographic practice, Christine Garceau