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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A STUDY OF SO2 EMISSIONS AND GROUND SURFACE DISPLACEMENTS AT LASTARRIA VOLCANO, ANTOFAGASTA REGION, NORTHERN CHILE, Lucie Guihem Krewcun

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NICKEL-COBALT SOLID SOLUTION AND ITS APPLICATIONS AS CATALYSTS FOR CARBON DIOXIDE REFORMING OF METHANE, Sanchai Kuboon

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IDENTIFICATION OF GENES CONTROLLING BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES AND PATHWAYS THROUGH STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND NETWORK RECONSTRUCTION, Sapna Kumari

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NONLINEAR EFFECTS IN MAGNETIC GARNET FILMS AND NONRECIPROCAL OPTICAL BLOCH OSCILLATIONS IN WAVEGUIDE ARRAYS, Pradeep Kumar

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MATURE FINE TAILINGS (MFTs): A STUDY OF COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH AND RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF ATHABASCA OIL SANDS PETROLEUM MINING WASTE APPLIED IN CONCRETE MIXTURES, Jean S. Leav

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Strategic Optimization Techniques For FRTU Deployment and Chip Physical Design, Chen Liao

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The Processing of Aluminum Gasarites via Thermal Decomposition of Interstitial Hydrides, Joseph James Licavoli

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A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF A 25% RPS IN MICHIGAN, Fei Li

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EVALUATION OF INTELLIGENT COMPACTION CONTROL IN THE M-189 RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT AT IRON RIVER, MICHIGAN, Junhong Li

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Oligodeoxynucleotide synthesis using protecting groups and a linker cleavable under non-nucleophilic conditions, Xi Lin

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MIGRATION PATTERNS AMONG YOUNG ADULTS IN THE UNITED STATES: ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND ECONOMIC EXPLANATIONS, Fangming Liu

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Development of Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulation System for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Study, Yang Li

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SIMULATING LARGE DEFORMATION OF INTRANEURAL GANGLION CYST USING FINITE ELEMENT METHOD, Sachin Lokhande

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THERMAL CHARACTERIZATION OF A GASOLINE TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTION (GTDI) ENGINE UTILIZING LEAN OPERATION AND EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION (EGR), Daniel P. Madison

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Non-invasive method to predict viscosity and size using total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM) system, Mohammad Mohiuddin Mamun

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PERSPECTIVES ON ICT ADOPTION IN UGANDAN SCHOOLS, Anthony G. Markon

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Influence of Vegetation Removal and Altering Water Levels on CO2 Flux Rates of a Northern Bog, Laura M. Matkala

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Detecting changes in surface moisture and water table position with spectral changes in surface vegetation in northern peatlands, Karl Michael Meingast

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VALIDATION OF A 'DISPLACEMENT TOMOGRAPHY' INVERSION METHOD FOR MODELING SHEET INTRUSIONS, Sarah J. Menassian

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Paleomagnetic Study of the Portage Lake Volcanics exposed in the Quincy Mine, Alexander Christopher Michels

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POST-PROJECT ASSESSMENT OF PIT LATRINES IN RURAL PANAMA, Jacob B. Midkiff

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ASPHALT MATERIALS CONTAINING BIO OIL FROM MICHIGAN WOOD, Julian N. Mills-Beale

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SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODELING AS A QUANTITATIVE-QUALITATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: INSIGHTS FOR WATER QUALITY POLICY IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION, Ali Mirchi

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Electrospun Quaternized Chitosan Fibers for Virus Removal from Drinking Water, Xue Mi

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A DECOMPOSITION ANALYSIS OF BASE METAL PRICES: COMPARING THE EFFECT OF DETRENDING METHODS ON TREND IDENTIFICATION AND CYCLICAL COMPONENTS, Mahmoodreza Modirroosta

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OPTIMAL SHAPE IN ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING BY SMALL ASPHERICAL PARTICLES, Ajaree Mongkolsittisilp

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Determing the Effect of Thermal Treatment Timing on Ultra-High Performance Concrete Beams, Christopher H. Mullen

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Spatial and temporal patterns in ungulate-ecosystem interactions, Bryan D. Murray

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Development of Optically Based pH Sensing Hydrogel and Controlled Nitric Oxide Release Polymer, Matthew T. Nielsen

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ENHANCING COMMUNICATION THROUGH SUCCESSFUL REPAIR: EXAMINING FLUENCY AND MECHANISMS FOR SYNTACTIC PROGRESS IN APHASIC AND NON-APHASIC SPEECH, Andrea L. Norkus

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Carbon in the Peatlands in the Great Lakes Region, Cassandra A. Ott

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An Ecological and Chemical Assessment of Copper Contaminated Streams in the Keweenaw Peninsula, Julie A. Padilla

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MULTISCALE MODELING OF LIQUID CRYSTALLINE/NANOTUBE COMPOSITES, Sharil Patrale

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AGROFORESTRY ADDRESSING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN PARAGUAY, Brian T. Pattullo

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Technology, Transportation, and Scale in the Koyokuk Placer Mining District 1890s - 1930s, Jessica Sarah Peterson

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTS OF BIODIESEL BLENDS ON PARTICULATE MATTER OXIDATION IN A CATALYZED PARTICULATE FILTER DURING ACTIVE REGENERATION, James Pidgeon

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Geospatial analysis of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) encroachment utilizing remotely sensed data, Aaron James Poznanovic

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Promoting Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems Using Ecological Forestry, Sarah Klingsporn Poznanovic

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Development of a 1-D Catalyzed Diesel Particulate Filter Model for Simulation of the Performance and the Oxidation of Particulate Matter and Nitrogen Oxides Using Passive Oxidation and Active Regeneration Engine Experimental Data, Kiran Premchand

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Molecular Modeling of PMR-15 Polyimide, FNU Pruthul Kokkada Ravindranath

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Dysprosium transport in Nd-Fe-B pellets, Parawee Pumwongpitak

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Reverse Engineering the Structural and Acoustic Behavior of a Stradivari Violin, Michael A. Pyrkosz

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Skill Acquisition and the Influence of Attentional Focus and Practice, Alison Beth Regal

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BREAKING CODES: MAKING THEORIES ON MENSTRUATION ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THIRD-WAVE FEMINISM, Carole S. Reynolds

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DIFFERENTIATING PATH AND SOURCE PROCESSES IN COMPLEX GEOLOGIC STRUCTURE THROUGH PASSIVE SEISMIC STUDIES: BERING GLACIER, ALASKA AND VILLARRICA VOLCANO, CHILE, Joshua Paul Richardson

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Optical Waveguides and Structures for Short Haul Optical Communication Channels within Printed Circuit Boards, Nicholas J. Riegel

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The Planned and the Emergent: An Alternative Model of Learning and Literacy, Lori S. Rogers

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Plant-mediated effects on microbial diversity in mesocosms of an oligotrophic bog, Karl J. Romanowicz IV

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Effects of Ethylene on Secondary Xylem Formation in Arabidopsis thaliana, Haley M. Rupp

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EVALUATION OF NON-STATIONARITY IN ANNUAL MAXIMUM FLOOD SERIES OF MODERATELY IMPAIRED WATERSHEDS IN THE UPPER MIDWEST AND NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES, Neila Salvadori

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HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTROPHORETIC DEPOSITION FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE AND OTHER APPLICATIONS, Sunand Santhanagopalan

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Security Evaluation of Substation Network Architectures, Pingal Raj Sapkota

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STOCHASTIC CHARGE TRANSPORT IN MULTI-ISLAND SINGLE-ELECTRON TUNNELING DEVICES, Madhusudan A. Savaikar

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SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AS ENFRAMING OR EMPOWERING: HOW LEAN AND SIX SIGMA DEFINE TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION, Joanna M. Schreiber

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CHARACTERIZING THE FIRST HISTORIC ERUPTION OF NABRO, ERITREA: INSIGHTS FROM THERMAL AND UV REMOTE SENSING, Christine Ruth Sealing

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Keweenaw National Historical Park: Heritage Partnerships in an Industrial Landscape, Scott F. See

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Intergranular Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Cracking of Extruded AA6005A, David James Seguin

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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