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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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2017

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EFFECTS OF SELECTIVE LOGGING ON CARBON DYNAMICS: VARIATION IN ABOVEGROUND BIOMASS AND SOIL RESPIRATION IN PRE- AND POST-LOGGING FOREST STANDS OF A MOIST TROPICAL FOREST IN GHANA, Akwasi Duah-Gyamfi

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PLANNING FOR INTERMITTENT WATER SUPPLY IN SMALL GRAVITY-FED DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS: CASE STUDY IN RURAL PANAMA, Frank B. Dubasik

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PERFORMANCE OF HARD DISK DRIVES IN HIGH NOISE ENVIRONMENTS, Trinoy Dutta

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CO-OCCURRENCE OF NITROGEN FIXATION AND DENITRIFICATION ACROSS A STREAM NITROGEN GRADIENT IN A WESTERN WATERSHED, Erin K. Eberhard

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FORENSIC ANALYSIS OF SHALLOW PRECIPITATION TRIGGERED LAHARS IN 2016 ON CONCEPCIÓN AND MADERAS VOLCANOES, OMETEPE ISLAND, NICARAGUA, Lindsay Ellingson

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PALEOMAGNETIC STUDY OF THE GREENSTONE LAVA FLOW EXPOSED IN THE KEWEENAW PENINSULA, Eric J. Engel

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Effects of Wildfire Severity on Early Successional Dynamics in Boreal Peatland Complexes, Elizabeth Ernst

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INVESTIGATION OF CLOSE-RANGE PHOTOGRAMMETRY & SOIL STRENGTH TESTING FOR THE EVALUATION OF SOIL COMPACTION, Amaneh Eslami Kenarsari

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GLYCOBIOLOGICAL STUDIES THAT CAN HELP THYROID CANCER DETECTION AND THERAPY, Ni Fan

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Fluorescent Probe Development for Fructose Specific Transporters in Cancer, Joseph Fedie

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RESTORING AND SUSTAINING SMALLHOLDER Kappaphycus alvarezii FARMING POST-TYPHOON HAIYAN/YOLANDA IN MOLOCABOC, CENTRAL PHILIPPINES, David C. Fenlon

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Distance magic-type and distance antimagic-type labelings of graphs, Bryan Freyberg

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CONSENSUS BASED DISTRIBUTED CONTROL IN MICRO-GRID CLUSTERS, Syed Ahmed Fuad

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Catalytic Hydrotreatment for the Development of Renewable Transportation Fuels, LiLu Funkenbusch

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The Effect of Myosync™ Supplementation on Physical Performance in Division II College Football Players, Matthew Gage

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EVALUATION OF WATER RESOURCES IN THE EPHEMERAL KUISEB RIVER BASIN IN NAMIBIA: IMPACTS OF WATER USE BEHAVIORS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, AND IRREGULAR AQUIFER RECHARGE IN A RAPIDLY DEVELOPING COUNTRY, Laura C. Gallagher

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Simulation of Crack Pattern on Borosilicate Glass Cylinder on Pellet Impact, Sandesh Suresh Gandhi

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Simulation of Two-Stage Anaerobic Digestion Using Extended ADM1 Model, Pranathi Gangavarapu

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Gamma/Hadron Separation for the HAWC Observatory, Michael J. Gerhardt

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COMBINATORIAL PROBLEMS RELATED TO CODES, DESIGNS AND FINITE GEOMETRIES, Mustafa Gezek

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ASSESSMENT OF ARCTIC GRAYLING RE-INTRODUCTION POTENTIAL IN THE BIG MANISTEE RIVER, MICHIGAN., Cameron Goble

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Experimental investigations of temperature controlled innovative annular flow-boiling of FC-72 in millimeter scale ducts – steady and enhanced pulsatile realizations, Patcharapol Gorgitrattanagul

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SIMULATION STUDY ON EFFECT OF GAS CHARGING AND EGR IN A DUAL-FUEL ENGINE, Satyavenkata Naga Sai Sharath Gorthy

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Guaranteed Rendezvous for Cognitive Radio Networks Based on Cycle Length, Li Gou

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TRADITIONAL MEDICINE USE IN CHAMORRO CUÉ, GRAL. E. AQUINO, SAN PEDRO, PARAGUAY, Noah Goyke

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DEVELOPMENT OF BIOINFORMATICS TOOLS AND ALGORITHMS FOR IDENTIFYING PATHWAY REGULATORS, INFERRING GENE REGULATORY RELATIONSHIPS AND VISUALIZING GENE EXPRESSION DATA, Chathura J. Gunasekara

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KINETIC-THERMODYNAMIC STUDY OF ALKALI-SILICA REACTION AND MULTI-PHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF FORMED GEL IN CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS, Shuaicheng Guo

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SINGLE CYLINDER ENGINE STUDIES WITH IMPINGING DIRECT INJECTION FUEL INJECTOR, Ankur Gupta

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INVESTIGATING MIRNA FUNCTIONS IN ARABIDOPSIS BY SHORT TANDEM TARGET MIMIC (STTM), Yiyou Gu

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ON THE EQUIVALENCE BETWEEN BAYESIAN AND FREQUENTIST NONPARAMETRIC HYPOTHESIS TESTING, Qiuchen Hai

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PARALLEL IMPLEMENTATION OF BISPECTRUM MULTI-FRAME DECONVOLUTION FOR IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION, Solmaz Hajmohammadi

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Controlling Properties of Agglomerates for Chemical Processes, Joseph A. Halt

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DEVELOPMENT OF GENE-BASED MICROSATELLITE MARKERS IN Acer saccharum MARSH., Monica Harmon

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Human Centered Design of an Open-Drum, Treadle Thresher for Quinoa Farmers in the Andes of Northern Peru, Robert A. Hayes

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EVALUATION OF HYBRID POPLAR MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTION POTENTIAL, AND ESTIMATION OF IMPACTS TO WATER RESOURCES IN THE UPPER GREAT LAKES REGION, Scott Hillard

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A Pedagogy of Witnessing: Linguistic and Visual Frames of the Dark Side in the Multimodal Classroom, Lindsay Hingst

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Heterologous Expression and Purification of Full-Length Human Polybromo-1 Protein, Sarah Hopson

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A HOST BOARD DESIGN FOR AN EXPERIMENT SYSTEM OF UNDERWATER WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, He Huang

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MASSIVELY PARALLEL ALGORITHMS FOR POINT CLOUD BASED OBJECT RECOGNITION ON HETEROGENEOUS ARCHITECTURE, Linjia Hu

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BRUISE DETECTION IN APPLES USING 3D INFRARED IMAGING AND MACHINE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES, Zilong Hu

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On Transport and Deposition phenomena in Diesel Particulate Filters using the Incompressible Lattice Boltzmann Method, Aamir Ibrahim

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Drop Test Simulation of a Conformable CNG Tank by Finite Element Analysis using ANSYS, Vishal Shashikant Ingavale

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THE INFLUENCE OF NATIVE WOODY SPECIES, COMBRETUM GLUTINOSUM AND PILIOSTIGMA RETICULATUM, ON SOIL FERTILITY IN DIALACOTO, SENEGAL, Gwen Jacobson

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Simulation of Diesel Particulate Filter regeneration using Lattice Boltzmann method, Kshitiz Kumar Jain

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High Performance Multiview Video Coding, Caoyang Jiang

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Effect of spark advance and fuel on knocking tendency of spark ignited engine, Abhay S. Joshi

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CHARACTERIZATION OF GENIC MICROSATELLITE MARKERS (EST-SSRS) IN THE ENDANGERED OAK SPECIES QUERCUS GEORGIANA M.A.CURTIS, Priyanka Dipak Kadav

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Experimental and Theoretical Investigations in Understanding the Fate of Organic Compounds in Aqueous Phase Advanced Oxidation Processes, Divya Kamath

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A WIRELESS, PASSIVE SENSOR FOR MEASURING TEMPERATURE AT ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANT SITES FOR EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIONS, Salil Sidharthan Karipott

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LABORATORY STUDIES OF THE INTERSTITIAL AEROSOL REMOVAL MECHANISMS IN A CLOUD CHAMBER, Sarita Karki

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MUSICAL EXERCISE FOR PEOPLE WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS, Ridwan Ahmed Khan

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NEUTRAL AND ADAPTIVE GENETIC VARIATION IN NORTH AMERICAN HARDWOOD TREE SPECIES, Sudhir Khodwekar

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ECOLOGICAL SANITATION OPPORTUNITIES IN RURAL PANAMÁ: EFFECTIVENESS AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF INTRINSIC AMMONIA-BASED TREATMENT FOR PATHOGEN INACTIVATION AND INCORPORATION OF FERROCEMENT TECHNOLOGY, David Kierys

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PREDICITNG FAILURE OF CULVERTS AND ASSOCIATED IMPACTS IN LOW ORDER STREAMS OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN, Charles King

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Using Lower Extremity Muscle Activations to Estimate Human Ankle Impedance in the External-Internal Direction, Lauren N. Knop

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IDENTIFICATION OF NITRIC-OXIDE DEGRADATION PRODUCTS OF ASCORBIC ACID, Sushant Satyanarayan Kolipaka

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Modeling Mass and Thermal Transport in Thin Porous Media of PEM Fuel Cells, Vinaykumar Konduru

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TOWARD A NEW MODELING APPROACH FOR MANAGEMENT OF NUISANCE CLADOPHORA GROWTH IN THE GREAT LAKES, Anika Kuczynski

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LAKEBED CHARACTERIZATION USING SIDE-SCAN DATA FOR INVESTIGATING THE LATEST LAKE SUPERIOR COASTAL ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS, Hasan Salih Kulunk

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Computational Studies on Biomechanics of Concussion and on Efficacy of Football Helmets, David Labyak

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Magnetic Petrophysics of the Vulcan Iron Formation (Michigan, USA), Matthew Laird

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ON THE SAME PAGE: THEORY, PRACTICE & THE ELA COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS, Jessica Lauer

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Utilizing RepRap Style 3D Printers for the Manufacturing of Composite Heat Exchangers, John Laureto

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Incorporation of Higher Carbon Number Alcohols in Gasoline Blends for Application in Spark-Ignition Engines, Kristina Lawyer

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ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN INVASIVE EURASIAN WATERMILFOIL AND LITTORAL FISH AND INVERTEBRATE COMMUNITIES IN THE KEWEENAW WATERWAY OF LAKE SUPERIOR, Carmen Leguizamon

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ONLINE DATA ANALYSIS PIPELINES FOR TOP-DOWN GRAPHICAL GAUSSIAN MODEL (GGM), BOTTOM-UP GGM AND SPARSE PARTIAL LEAST SQUARE, Jialin Lei

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Distance Perception in Virtual Environment through Head-mounted Displays, Bochao Li

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NONLINEAR DIELECTRIC BEHAVIOR OF FIELD-INDUCED ANTIFERROELECTRIC/PARAELECTRIC-TO-FERROELECTRIC PHASE TRANSITION FOR HIGH ENERGY DENSITY CAPACITOR APPLICATION, Mingyang Li

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MODULATION OF MICRORNA EXPRESSIONS IN TOMATO BY SHORT TANDEM TARGET MIMIC AND ARTIFICIAL MIRNAS, Haiping Liu

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DESIGN AUTOMATION FOR CARBON NANOTUBE CIRCUITS CONSIDERING PERFORMANCE AND SECURITY OPTIMIZATION, Lin Liu

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ROLE OF BLUEBERRY IN PANCREATIC β-CELLS, Weixiang Liu

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DESIGN OF ROBUST HYDROGEL BASED ON MUSSEL-INSPIRED CHEMISTRY, Yuan Liu

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IMPACT OF E20 FUEL ON A HIGH-PERFORMANCE, TWO-STROKE ENGINE, Jon Gregory Loesche

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DESIGN OF A SHAPE-MEMORY-ALLOY BASED TAB ROTATION ACTUATOR, Chao Lu

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USING LiDAR TO MAP THE GEOLOGY AND MORPHOLOGY OF ALLUVIAL FANS: SALTON SEA AREA, CALIFORNIA, Eric Alexander Macleod

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Implantable Wireless Sensor Networks: Application to Measuring Temperature for In Vivo Detection of Infections, Praharsh Madappaly Veetil

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INVESTIGATING THE UTILITY OF RAPID ASSESSMENT PROCESS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT WORK OF PEACE CORPS MASTER’S INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, Mariah Maggio

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Frontal Crash Analysis of a Conformable CNG tank using Finite Element Analysis, Datta Sandesh Manjunath

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AMENDING THE CORPORATE CRISIS RENEWAL MODEL: LESSONS FROM OIL AND PALM CRISES IN WEST AFRICA, Vincent Manzie

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FUNCTIONAL DISSECTION OF MICRORNA-30D IN MAMMALIAN PANCREATIC BETA-CELLS, Yiping Mao

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BALL-MILLING TUNED BAND STRUCTURES OF ZnO NANOPARTICLES, Qianli Ma

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Electrospinning Novel Aligned Polymer Fiber Structures for Use in Neural Tissue Engineering, Rachel Martin

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Social, Economic, and Technical Feasibility of Ablution Gray Water Reuse in Tong, Ghana, Adrienne Masterton

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ESTIMATING FISH HABITAT SELECTION AND MONITORING STREAM HABITAT QUALITY REQUIRES MORE THAN SIMPLY COUNTING FISH, Tony Matthys

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Advances in Alternative Binders for Iron Ore Pellets, Jacob McDonald

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REDUCTION OF SILICA FROM HEMATITE ORE CONCENTRATE PELLETS BY SUPPLEMENTING BENTONITE CLAY WITH STARCH, Jacob McDonald

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HARDWARE DESIGN AND CONTROL OF PROTOTYPE ELECTRIC VEHICLE DRIVE FOR MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY IN SHELL ECO-MARATHON, Andrew C. McMichael

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SYSTEMATIC STUDY OF HYDROGEN PEROXIDE GENERATION, BIOCOMPATIBILITY AND ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTY OF MUSSEL ADHESIVE MOIETY, Hao Meng

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The Role of Active Flow-Control Devices in the Dynamic Aeroelastic Response of Wind Turbine Rotors, Muraleekrishnan Menon Menon Muraleedharan Nair

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NOVEL METHODS FOR QUANTIFYING SPATIO-TEMPORAL CHANGE IN GLACIATED AND SUBAQUEOUS ENVIRONMENTS, Jordan Mertes

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APPLICATION OF A LINEAR OPTIMAL ESTIMATOR ON A WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER USING BANG-SINGULAR-BANG CONTROL, Sanil Mhatre

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SOURCE PROTECTION AND DRINKING WATER QUALITY IN THE COMARCA NGÄBE-BUGLÉ, PANAMA, Leigh Miller

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SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS AND CALIBRATION OF THE SWAT MODEL FOR IMPROVED PEAK FLOW SIMULATION, Sara Mille

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TURBULENT TRANSITION SIMULATION AND PARTICULATE CAPTURE MODELING WITH AN INCOMPRESSIBLE LATTICE BOLTZMANN METHOD, John R. Murdock

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ASSESSING ASSESSMENTS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THREE ASSESSMENTS OF INQUIRY SKILLS IN TENTH GRADE HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY STUDENTS, Heather K. Murphy

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A 3D Biomimetic Scaffold using Electrospinning for Tissue Engineering Applications, Samerender Nagam Hanumantharao

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(The Work of) Play in the Age of Electronic Reproduction, Alexis Newton

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DEVELOPMENT OF A SYSTEM TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF HISTONE MUTATIONS AND POST-TRANSLATIONAL MODIFICATIONS ON NUCLEOSOME STRUCTURE VIA ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY, Chelsea Nikula

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LOW-COST OPEN-SOURCE GMAW-BASED METAL 3-D PRINTING: MONITORING, SLICER, OPTIMIZATION, AND APPLICATIONS, Yuenyong Nilsiam

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Personality over Policy: A Comparative History of the Founding and Early Development of Four Significant American Manuscript Repositories of Business, Industry, and Technology, Erik Nordberg