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 2012

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EFFECTS OF ION LIMITING CONDITIONS ON THE BEHAVIOR OF MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES, Aytug Gencoglu

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Algorithms for spacecraft formation flying navigation based on wireless positioning system measurements, Shu Ting Goh

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Development and improvement of warm-mix asphalt technology, Shu Wei Goh

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Large Eddy Simulation of dispersed multiphase flow, Yejun Gong

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Assessment of soil erosion vulnerability in rural communities in the vicinity of Motozintla de Mendoza, Chiapas, Mexico : a physical and sociological approach, Selene B. González-Morales

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Governmentality in higher education : a critical analysis of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Bonnie B. Gorman

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Treatment of osteoporosis in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy using black bear parathyroid hormone, Sarah K. Gray

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Engineering design motivations : a qualitative and quantitative analysis of university students , Kristine Louise Guzak

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Effects of Chemical Deicers on Amphibian Communites, Meagan Leigh Harless

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Design, construction, and testing of a research quality electric machine testbed, Trever James Hassell

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Investigations into the degassing and eruption mechanisms of Nyamuragira volcano, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Africa) , Elisabet Marie Head

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Spatial and temporal analysis of land cover and landscape structure change in Zagros Forests, Azad Henareh Khalyani

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Remote sensing of volcanic plumes using the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)., Lorna Alison Henney

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Translation Studies on an Annular Field Reversed Configuration Device for Space Propulsion, Carrie Suzanne Hill

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Life-patterns on the periphery : a humanities base for development imperatives and their application in the Chicago city-region, Kevin Hodur

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Evaluation of surface defect detection in reinforced concrete bridge decks using terrestrial LiDAR , Ryan C. Hoensheid

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The effect of long-term water table manipulations on vegetation, pore water, substrate quality, and carbon cycling in a Northern poor fen peatland, John A. Hribljan

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Adaptive Sampling with Mobile Sensor Networks, Shuo Huang

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Synthesis of novel solid materials from carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, Yan Huo

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Body sensor network for in-home personal healthcare, Sheng Hu

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SAMPLING BIAS IN EVALUATING THE PROBABILITY OF SEISMICALLY INDUCED SOIL LIQUEFACTION WITH SPT & CPT CASE HISTORIES, Abhishek Jain

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Employing Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Technology to Speed Up Multi-scale and Multi-resolution Agent-Based Brain Cancer Models, Beini Jiang

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Assessing success of forest restoration efforts in degraded montane cloud forests in southern Mexico, Rocio Elizabeth Jimenez Vazquez

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The long-term effects of whole-tree harvest at final felling on soil properties in a Norway Spruce (Picea Abies (L) Karst.) Stand, Lilli M. Kaarakka

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Restoration of forest wetlands: Case studies in Michigan and Finland, Laura C. Kangas

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Calibration of the HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory, Nathan C. Kelley-Hoskins

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Understanding "Just Enough" Computer Users: Motivation Style and Proficiency, Harriet Cook King

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Automatic Food Intake Assessment Using Camera Phones, Fanyu Kong

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Model to describe the mode I fracture of steel fiber reinforced ultra-high performance concrete, Eric L. Kreiger

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THE USE OF LIFE-CYCLE ANALYSIS TO REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF MATERIALS IN MANUFACTURING, Megan A. Kreiger

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Finite element analysis of 2-D representative volume element, Mandar Kulkarni

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Free Troposphere Ozone and Carbon Monoxide over the North Atlantic for 2001-2011, Aditya Kumar

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Structural response and dynamics of fluid-structure-control interaction in wind turbine blades, Lucan Ignacio Lago

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Great Lakes tributary phosphorus bioavailability, Renn Sterling Lambert

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Evaluating stress patterns for Plio-Quaternary brittle deformation along the Calama-Olacapato-El Toro fault zone, Central Andes, Federica Lanza

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Sleep Deprivation and Pain Intensity, Robert Arnold Larson

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Predator-prey: interactions between the spiny waterflea (Bythotrephes longimanus) and pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus), Jaime F. LeDuc

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Microfluidic fabrication of advanced microcapsules for use in self-healing materials, Ryan J. Lemmens

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ALTERNATING CURRENT DIELECTROPHORETIC MANIPULATION OF ERYTHROCYTES IN MEDICAL MICRODEVICE TECHNOLOGY, Kaela M. Leonard

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DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF RESONANT GAS SENSOR FOR HIGH SENSITIVITY IN THE PRESENCE OF AIR DAMPING, Chengzhang Li

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MODELING AND PROTOCOL DESIGN FOR EMERGING WIRELESS SYSTEMS, Jialiang Li

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Isolation of plant growth promoting bacteria from torch lake sediments and their role in phytoremediation of metal contaminated soil, Kefeng Li

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Analysis of spring break-up and its effects on a biomass feedstock supply chain in northern Michigan , Huihui Lin

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DESIGN OF EFFICIENT IN-NETWORK DATA PROCESSING AND DISSEMINATION FOR VANETS, Congyi Liu

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DATA DRIVEN INTELLIGENT AGENT NETWORKS FOR ADAPTIVE MONITORING AND CONTROL, Wenjia Liu

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POPLAR GENE EXPRESSION DATA ANALYSIS PIPELINES, Xiang Li

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SECURITY, PRIVACY AND APPLICATIONS IN VEHICULAR AD HOC NETWORKS, Zhengming Li

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Control of recycle processes using neural networks combined with PID controller, Zhihao Li

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DEVELOPMENT OF A PREDICTIVE COMBUSTION MODEL OF A SPARK IGNITED ENGINE WITH GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION, VARIABLE VALVE TIMING, DURATION AND LIFT TECHNOLOGIES, Dustin P. Loveland

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RESPONSE OF ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI TO INORGANIC AND ORGANIC FORMS OF NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS, Christa M. Luokkala

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Synthesis of PDMS-metal oxide hybrid nanocomposites using an in situ sol-gel route, Qiaoyu Lu

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Nitrogen Deposition Effects on Production and Decomposition of Coarse Woody Debris, Bethany Jeanne Lyons

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COORDINATION CHEMISTRY OF BIS(BENZYL)PHOSPHINATE, John S. Maass

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THERMAL CHARACTERIZATION OF COMBUSTION CHAMBER COMPONENTS IN A GASOLINE TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTION (GTDI) ENGINE, Daniel P. Madison

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Life cycle assessment of biofuels produced by the new integrated hydropyrolysis-hydroconversion (IH2) process, Edwin Maleche

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Assessing land use and land cover change in tropical dry forest or Northern Chinandega, Nicaragua from 1985 to 2011, Jonathan W. Malette

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DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS OF NOVEL SYNTHETIC ANTIOXIDANTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF OXIDATIVE STRESS RELATED DISEASES, Srinivas Rao Mandalapu

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Charge and spin transport in nanoscale junction from first principles, Subhasish Mandal

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Comparing satellite and ground-based observations of paroxysmal degassing events at Etna volcano, Italy, Céline L. Mandon

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Slope stability analysis of the Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala, using limit equilibrium and finite element method , Patrick. Manzoni

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Design of a lab scale direct-filtration system and its application in process lab , Shichang Ma

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MULTIMODAL PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY ANALYSIS OF THE PIERRE AUGER OBSERVATORY NORTH SITE, Maira Maskevics

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Public values and perceptions of industrial heritage in the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, Natiffany R. Mathews

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USING AUTO- AND CROSS-CORRELATIONS FROM SEISMIC NOISE TO MONITOR VELOCITY CHANGES AT VILLARRICA VOLCANO, CHILE, Kathleen F. McKee

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Development of one-dimensional and two-dimensional computational tools that simulate steady internal condensing flows in terrestrial and zero-gravity environments, Soumya Asimkumar Mitra

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Berry-Esseen bounds for nonlinear statistics, and asymptotic relative efficiency between correlation statistics, Raymond E. Molzon

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Lava discharge rate estimates from thermal infrared satellite data at Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala , Hilary A. Morgan

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Regional comparisons of nano-mechanical properties of the human meniscus; structure and function, John Thomas Moyer

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Quantum modeling of bioconjugated nanomaterials, Saikat Mukhopadhyay

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Integration of computational models and experimental characterization to study internal frost damage in cementitious materials , Kenny Ng

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UPGRADING AN INTERMITTENT & BRANCHED WATER NETWORK TO A CONTINUOUS & LOOPED NETWORK: A CASE STUDY IN COASTAL PERU, Jennifer A. O'Neill

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Public participation in Michigan mining policy : the Kennecott Eagle Project case , Andrew C. Orthober

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Online distribution management framework by incorporating wind generation, Bhairavi Pandya

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Composing in words and images : a proposal for a tandem approach to written and visual composition pedagogy, Brian Dean Parmeter

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Automated optimization of polymer extrusion dies using finite element analysis, James Allen Peitzmeier

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Heat transfer in microwave heating, Zhiwei Peng

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Evaluating northern hardwood management using retrospective analysis and diameter distributions, Nan C. Pond

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Predictive control of hybrid vehicle powertrain for intelligent energy management, Poowanart Poramapojana

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Fuelwood collection and consumption: a case study in Lupeta Tanzania, Katie M. Preston

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Assessments and Computational Simulations in Support of a Time-Varying Mass Flow Rate Measurement Technique for Pulsatile Gas Flow, Andrew Rice

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A REMOTE SENSING APPROACH TO CHARACTERIZE THE HYDROGEOLOGY OF MOUNTAINOUS AREAS: APPLICATION TO THE QUITO AQUIFER SYSTEM (QAS), ECUADOR, Miriam Rios-Sanchez

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Cold-Start Emissions testing of Snowmobiles Using Ethanol and Gasoline, Michael David Rittenour

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Use of manual adaptive remeshing in the mechanical modeling of an intraneural ganglion cyst, Laura M. Roberts

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Augmenting the piezoelectric in portland cement paste for structural health monitoring applications, Benjamin A. Roskoskey

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Retention of canopy trees as biological legacies for balancing woody biomass production and biodiversity in managed aspen forests of the Great Lakes Region, Amber M. Roth

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Two dimensional Lattice Boltzmann simulation of fluid flow through an idealized micro-structure of disordered media, Rohan Dinesh Sali

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Characterization of water-soluble organic compounds in ambient aerosol using ultrahigh-resolution elctrospray ionization fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry., Parichehr Saranjampour

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Geotechnical Data and Numerical Analysis of Edifice Collapse and Related Hazards at Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala, Lauren N. Schaefer

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EXHAUST EMISSIONS OF LOW LEVEL BLEND ALCOHOL FUELS FROM TWO-STROKE AND FOUR-STROKE MARINE ENGINES, James Michael Sevik

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Application of ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) as a thin-bonded overlay for concrete bridge decks, Sarah V. Shann

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Invasion patterns of emerald ash borer and European earthworms in forested ecosystems, Lindsey M. Shartell

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Study of the effect of biodiesel fuel on passive oxidation in a catalyzed particulate filter, Kenneth L. Shiel

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Microwave-assisted wet chemical (MAWC) synthesis of lithium iron phosphate, Shangzhao Shi

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STABILITY ANALYSIS AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT OF THE NORTHERN SLOPES OF SAN VICENTE VOLCANO IN CENTRAL EL SALVADOR, Daniel Smith

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LARGE SCALE LANDSLIDE ON THE ONTONAGON RIVER, MICHIGAN, Jessica Smith

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Computational fluids domain reduction to a simplified fluid network, Robert E. Smith

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Mechanical modeling of Intraneural Ganglion Cyst, Puneet Soman

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Approach to carbon dioxide capture and storage at ambient conditions, Brett P. Spigarelli

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Acute alcohol ingestion and sympathetic neural responses during orthostatic stress in humans, Sarah F. Stream

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SPATIAL UNDERSTANDING OF MATRIX INVERSION FOR INVERSE FORCE ESTIMATION, Kaustubh S. Surdi