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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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

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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