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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Numerical investigation of effects of addition of ethanol to gasoline on Laminar Flame Speed (LFS), autoignition, and wall quenching, Iltesham Zameer Syed

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Influence of white-tailed deer on nitrogen cycling and vegetative community change in canopy gaps in a hemlock-northern hardwood forest, Betsy E. Tahtinen

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Investigating the effect of construction management strategies on project greenhouse gas emissions using interactive simulation , Pei Tang

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Simulation study on using moment functions for sufficient dimension reduction , Lipu Tian

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VISUAL-INERTIAL INTEGRATION FOR HUMAN MOTION TRACKING AND NAVIGATION IN FREE-LIVING ENVIRONMENTS, Ya Tian

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Wolf habitat selection at the territory level : seasonal and interannual variation and influence on reproductive success, Alessia Uboni

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Selecting an electrical power source at the scoping level for a mining project, Christopher Dawson Van Arsdale

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Implementation of porous silicon technology for a fluidic flow-through optical sensor for pH measurements, Kumar L. Vanga

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Stability analysis of a mono inverter dual sensorless motors system, Sonu Mathews Varghese

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Performance and emissions testing of a small two stroke engine using mid-level ethanol blends, Ananth Padmanabha Rao Vemuri

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Landscape and forest structure at moose mortality sites on Isle Royale National Park. A LiDAR based assessment, Luis Miguel Verissimo

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Investigation into the enhancement of polycarbonate with conductive nanomaterials, Michael D. Via Jr.

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Effective water treatment for rural communities in Suriname : a comparison of point-of-use ceramic filters and centralized treatment with sand filters, Ashlee K. Vincent

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Managerial perseptions on corporate social responsbility: A Transatlantic comparison between forest products companies in Europe and North America, Aino A. Virtanen

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Inhibition of L-type amino acid transport with non-physiological amino acids in the Pahenu2 mouse model of phenylketonuria, Kara R. Vogel

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Torque converter turbine noise and cavitation noise over varying speed ratio, Chad Michael Walber

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Performance evaluation and characterization of symmetric capacitors with carbon black, and asymmetric capacitors using a carbon foam supported nickel electrode, JinJin Wang

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Soft Lewis acid catalyzed cycloisomerization of oxo-alkynes and enynes, Zezhou Wang

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SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND ELECTROCHEMICAL APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURED NON-PRECIOUS METAL CATALYSTS, Zhichao Wang

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Laser Thomson scattering measurements of electron temperature and density in a Hall-effect plasma, Robert L. Washeleski

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Impact of E22 on two-stroke and four-stroke snowmobiles, James Corey Weber

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Conversion of a Micro, Glow-Ignition, Two-Stroke Engine from Nitromethane-Methanol Blend Fuel to Military Jet Propellant (JP-8), Andrew L. Wiegand

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Using contingent valuation to estimate willingness to pay for improved water source in rural Uganda , Steven G. Wright

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EFFECT OF ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE PATTERN ON SPARK IGNITED FLAME KERNEL DEVELOPMENT, Anqi Zhang

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ANIMATED TRANSITION IN SIMILARITY-BASED TILED IMAGE LAYOUT, Huan Zhang

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Effect of external electric field on hydrogen adsorption over activated carbon separated by dielectric materials, Zheng Zhang

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Advanced Nanostructured Electro-Catalysts for Electricity Generation and Biorenewable Alcohol Conversion, Zhiyong Zhang

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Stability of diphenylalanine pepide [i.e. peptide] nanotube studied by molecular dynamics simulation, Haiqing Zhao

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Preparation of highly-ordered TiO₂ nanotube arrays and their applications in Dye-sensitized solar cells, Yiqian Zhao

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Modeling spontaneous three-dimensional polymerization, Zhitong Zhao

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Managing server energy and reducing operational cost for online service providers, Xinying Zheng

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Modeling and classifying variable width riparian zones utilizing digital elevation models, flood height data, digital soil data and national wetlands inventory : a new approach for riparian zone delineation, Sinan A. Abood

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Nongovernmental organization staff views of global water privatization, Ellis Adjei Adams

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Orbits design for Leo space based solar power satellite system, Neelima Krishna Murthy Addanki

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Work of photography : exploring the ability of photography to disclose "The World", Thomas C. Adolphs

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Direction finding in the presence of a more realistic environment model, Irfan Ahmed

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Review of assessment, design, and mitigation of multiple hazards, Aakash Ahuja

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Synthesis of computations and experiments for obtaining pulsatile gas flow rates from dynamic pressure difference measurements across an orifice-plate meter, Nikhil Ajotikar

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Development of system separation strategy using synchrophasor data, Muhammad Ali

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Warming alters photosynthetic rates of sub-boreal peatland vegetation, Arvo Aljaste

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Lineament mapping for groundwater exploration using remotely sensed imagery in a karst terrain : Rio Tanama and Rio de Arecibo basins in the northern karst of Puerto Rico, Carla A. Alonso-Contes

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Detection of complex point targets with distributed assets in a MIMO radar system, Ishtiaque Amin

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Experimental study of physical aging effects on properties of EPON 862-DETDA, Nikhil Kaushik Anand

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Development of record-breaking statistics for climatological time-series analysis, Amalia Anderson

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"Army of One" to "Army Strong" : visual media and U.S. Army recruitment during Bush"s "War on Terror", Shawn Paul Apostel

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Comparison of the effects of inquiry-based cooperative learning and demonstrations in science education , John Asiala

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Triggering of volcanic activity by large earthquakes, Dulcinea M. Avouris

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Technique to measure heats of reaction of Ti-B, Al-Ti-B, and Al-Ti-B4C powder blends, Andrew H. Baker

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Computational prediction of the influence of crosslink distribution on the thermo-mechanical properties of epoxies, Ananyo Bandyopadhyay

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Comparison of PASER and PCI pavement distress indices , Timothy P. Barrette

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Hydrologic analysis of a limestone quarry using EPA's HELP Version 3.08 Model , Scott R. Bauer

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Is virtuality close enough to reality? A comparison of the effectiveness of simulations with traditional laboratory activities in a high school biology class , Wendelien K. Benya

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An ethnobotanical survey of the economic and cultural significance of non-timber forest products in the southwest Rhodope Mountain region of Bulgaria, Callie A. Bertsch

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Compensatory growth in moose and its relationship to sex, longevity, intraspecific competition, and senescence, Benjamin W. Betterly

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Incorporating environmental engineering and science topics into elementary education , Jessica G. Billings

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Analytical investigation of squeeze film dampers, Mehmet Murat Altuğ Biҫak

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Preserving and interpreting the mining company office : landscape, space and technological change in the management of the copper industry, Renee M. Blackburn

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Life cycle assessment of trayless dining , Nawaf Isam Blaisi

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Tracking a non-cooperative target using a Doppler radar wireless sensor network, Michael K. Blaser

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Four-window technique for measuring optical-phase-space-time-frequency tomography, Rachel A. Blaser

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Control design and genetic algorithm optimization for electrostatic MEMS, Jill C. Blecke

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Characterizations of partially reduced polyoxometalate catalysts using ammonia adsorption microcalorimetry and methanol oxidation studies / by Suresh Babu Bommineni., Suresh Babu Bommineni

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Parameter identification of a copper-zeolite SCR catalyst model using reactor data, Neelima S. Borate

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Characterization of harmonic tremor at Santiaguito volcano and its implications for eruption mechanisms , Kyle Arthur Brill

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Effects of forest management and time on herbaceous species dynamics in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Marcella A. Campione

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Estimating greenhouse gas emissions of highway construction and rehabilitation to support pavement life cycle assessment, Darrell J. Cass

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Transformer modeling ATP : internal faults & high-frequency discretization, Alejandro Avendaño Ceceña

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Physical modeling of air injection as a scour remediation technique near gated weir stilling basins, Ted Matthew Champagne

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Sediment yield reduction in an agricultural watershed, Lijun Chen

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Simulation of four stroke engine cycle for a 4 - valve pentroof engine in KIVA 3VR2, Yu Chen

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Optical hysteresis of ridge waveguide magnetic garnet films and cavities in two-dimensional magneto-photonic crystal slabs, Ding Chu

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The spatial distribution of Copernicia alba (Morong) in the district of Bahia Negra, Paraguay, Michelle E. Cisz

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Applications of finite geometries to designs and codes, David C. Clark

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High temperature, low cycle fatigue of a hybrid particulate/fiber aluminum metal-matrix composite , Justin Clark

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Effects of instructional changes on student learning of electrochemistry in an IB chemistry course , Deborah Corriveau

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Characterisation of the metacaspase gene family in Arabidopsis thaliana, Paige N. Cox

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Deltek expense, at whose expense? Users at the center of useful technology design for workplace contexts : a narrative report, Mandie Rose Danielski

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Cladophora, mass transport, and the nearshore phosphorus shunt , Aaron I. Dayton

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Investigation of using waste engine oil blended with reclaimed asphalt materials to improve pavement recyclability , Christopher Daniel DeDene

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Farmer land allocation for maize, groundnut and cotton production in Chipata District, Eastern Province, Zambia, Kristina M. Denison

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Mechanisms contributing to the deep chlorophyll maximum in Lake Superior, Marcel L. Dijkstra

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Attempting to improve standardized test results using Study Islands' web-based mastery program , Paul J. Dube'

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The effects of soil moisture, field-scale toposequential position, and slope on yields in irrigated upland rice fields in Flores, Comayagua, Honduras, Kyle M. Earnshaw

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ATP modeling of internal transformer faults for relay performance testing, Elizaveta O. Egorova

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Determining bridge deck deterioration through the use of 3D photogrammetry , Darrin C. Evans

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Seismic observations of regional gas blowdown at Teal South, Mohamed A. Ezawi

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Retrofitting boreholes contaminated with iron in rural Uganda , Caleb T. Fader

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Syntheses and structures of molybdenum and tungsten complexes capable of epoxidaton and copper coordination polymers and dendrimers, Linsheng Feng

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Preparation of silicon-metal nanocomposites based on electrophoretic deposition, Yiping Feng

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Using water balance models to approximate the effects of climate change on spring catchment discharge : Mt. Hanang, Tanzania , Randall E. Fish

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Creep and shrinkage behavior of ultra high-performance concrete under compressive loading with varying curing regimes , Jason C. Flietstra

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Relationship between instream habitat characteristics, emergent insects, and riparian bird communities, Kyle D. Forgette

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Space trajectories optimization using variable-chromosome-length genetic algorithms, Ahmed H. Gad

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Fish contaminants through the tribal perspective : an ethnography of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community's tribal fish harvest, Valoree Sherick Gagnon

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Measuring energy spectra of TeV gamma-ray emission from the Cygnus region of our galaxy with Milagro, Jessica G. Galbraith-Frew

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Study of accelerometer assisted single key positioning user input systems, Chunming Gao

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Modeling particulate organic matter diagenesis with SED2K, Rasika Kishor Gawde

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Characterization of thermal and mechanical properties of polypropylene-based composites for fuel cell bipolar plates and development of educational tools in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, Daniel López Gaxiola

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Adapting health-risk communication to the specific cultural contexts of diverse populations : an assessment of malaria-treatment programs in Liberia, Nathaniel Galarea Gbessagee

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In-situ electrical, mechanical and electrochemical characterizations of one-dimensional nanostructures, Hessam Mir Shah Ghassemi