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 2021

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EFFECTS OF MICROPOROUS STRUCTURE ON THE ENZYMATIC CONVERSION OF BIOMASS USING A MULTISCALE MODEL, Saketh Merugu

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BASE-LABILE PROTECTING GROUPS FOR STEPWISE PEG SYNTHESIS, Logan D. Mikesell

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DETERMINATION OF MOLECULAR MARKERS OF VACCINIUM BERRY STANDARD REFERENCE MATERIALS THROUGH DIFFERENTIAL ANALYSIS WITH ULTRAHIGH RESOLUTION LC/MS, Abby Mikolitis

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ROLE OF ETA PHASE EVOLUTION ON CREEP PROPERTIES OF NICKEL BASE SUPERALLOYS USED IN ADVANCED ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION PLANTS, Ninad Mohale

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DEVELOPMENT OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE MOTION PLANNING AND CONTROL ALGORITHM WITH D* PLANNER AND MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT, Somnath Mondal

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THERMOMECHANICAL MECHANISMS THAT CAUSE ADHESION OF ALUMINUM HIGH PRESSURE DIE CASTINGS TO THE DIE, Alex Monroe

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PREDICTORS OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: THE ROLES OF SELF-COMPASSION, COPING, MENTAL TOUGHNESS, GRIT, AND SELF-REPORTED STRESSORS ON PHYSICS FINAL EXAM PERFORMANCE, Darnishia L. Morris

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USING TEXT MINING AND MACHINE LEARNING CLASSIFIERS TO ANALYZE STACK OVERFLOW, Taylor Morris

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Structural Analysis and Interpretation of Deformation Along the Keweenaw Fault System West of Lake Gratiot, Keweenaw County, Michigan, Sophie A. Mueller

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DEVELOPMENT OF A PROPAGATION PROGRAM FOR BEECH BARK DISEASE-RESISTANT AMERICAN BEECH (FAGUS GRANDIFOLIA) AND AN APPLIED RESTORATION PLAN FOR MITIGATION OF BEECH BARK DISEASE, Ande Myers

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UNMANNED GROUND VEHICLE (UGV) DOCKING, CONNECTION, AND CABLING FOR ELECTRICAL POWER TRANSMISSION IN AUTONOMOUS MOBILE MICROGRIDS, John Naglak

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Reverse Engineering of Short Circuit Analyses, Anurag Nagpure

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ORIGIN AND DISTRIBUTION OF DIFFUSE SOIL CO2 GAS EMISSIONS ACROSS TURRIALBA AND IRAZÚ VOLCANOES, COSTA RICA, Katie Nelson

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DENITRIFICATION AND NITROGEN FIXATION COMMONLY CO-OCCUR BUT RATES VARY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS, Kevin Nevorski

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COBALT, MOLYBDENUM, AND NICKEL COMPLEXES, NATURAL ZEOLITES, EPOXIDATION, AND FREE RADICAL REACTIONS, Nicholas K. Newberry

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Atomistic continuum simulations for nano-indentation and compression of multi-layer graphene, Ashwini Nikumbh

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Open-Source TIG-Based Metal 3D-Printing, Shane Oberloier

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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A COMMUNITY-LED MULTI-STAKEHOLDER WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN IN RURAL PANAMA, Tristan Odekirk

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A SOFTWARE TOOL FOR USING AN AUGMENTED REALITY SANDBOX TO CALCULATE VOLUME CHANGE, Dante Paglia

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Specifically Adsorbed Ions in Hematite Flotation, Natalia Parra Alvarez

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The Social Dimensions of a Technological Innovation: Agrivoltaics in the U.S., Alexis S. Pascaris

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STUDYING THE EFFECTS OF INITIAL CRACK ANGLE ON THE CRACK PROPAGATION IN GRAPHENE NANO-RIBBON THROUGH MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS, Vijay Kumar Pathak

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DEFORMATION MANIFOLD LEARNING MODEL FOR MULTI WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES, Shashank S. Pathrudkar

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Metagenomic Identification and Classification of the Mercury-Methylating Gene hgcA in Response to Water Table and Plant Functional Group Manipulations in Peat Soil, Madeline Peterson

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CASE STUDY OF GRAVITY-FED MOUNTAIN SPRING TAP SYSTEM IN HA LERONTI, LESOTHO, AFRICA, Sarah Peterson

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COMPARING SCOOP3D AND GIS-TISSA MODELS FOR SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS IN IDUKKI, KERALA, INDIA, Stepan Pikul

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THE INFLUENCE OF DECREASED AMBIENT LIGHTING ON REACTIVE BALANCE MECHANISMS IN YOUNG ADULTS, Jessica Pitts

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HYDROLOGIC INVESTIGATION OF THE CHIWAUKEE PRAIRIE (WISCONSIN) RESTORATION, Nick Potter

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WHEN DARKNESS DESCENDS: A NARRATIVE ANALYSIS OF MATERNAL RESILIENCE FOLLOWING HURRICANE MARIA, Sara Potter

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Development of a Method to Model an Enclosed, Coaxial Carbon Nanotube Speaker with Experimental Validation, Suraj Prabhu

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An Exploration of the Practice of Engineering as Experienced Through the Capstone Course, Mary Raber

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To Examine the Effects of Exercise & Instructional Based Interventions on Executive Functioning, Motor Learning & Emotional Intelligence Abilities Among Older Adults, Lavanya Rajesh Kumar

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RADIAL BASIS FUNCTION METHOD FOR COMPUTATIONAL PHOTONICS, Seyed Mostafa Rezaei

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Investigating ice nucleation at negative pressures using molecular dynamics: A first order approximation of the dependence of ice nucleation rate on pressure, Elise Rosky

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SEISMOTECTONIC INTERPRETATION OF AN EXPANSIVE SET OF EARTHQUAKE FOCAL MECHANISMS FROM FIRST MOTIONS AND AMPLITUDE RATIOS ON THE YELLOWSTONE PLATEAU, Cristhian Salas Pazmiño

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THE APPLICATION OF LEAKY WAVE ANTENNAS FOR MEDICAL HYPERTHERMIA TREATMENT AND BEAMFORMER IN FMCW AUTOMOTIVE RADAR SYSTEMS, Masoud Sarabi

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Economic Sustainability Analysis of Natural Leather Industry, And Its Alternative Advancements, Yogesh Kumar Satish Kumar

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CONTROLS ON AUTOTROPHIC RESPIRATION, HETEROTROPHIC RESPIRATION, AND DECOMPOSITION IN NORTHERN FORESTED RIVERS, Renn Schipper

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TOWARDS SYSTEMS ON CLOTH: THE DESIGN, MANUFACTURING, AND VALIDATION OF OPEN-SOURCE EMBROIDERED RESISTORS, Somerset Schrock

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Impacts of forest tax programs on property tax rates in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin, Elsa Schwartz

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IMPROVING THE TEMPORAL ACCURACY OF TURBULENCE MODELS AND RESOLVING THE IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES OF FLUID FLOW MODELING, Kyle J. Schwiebert

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REGIONAL IMPACTS OF INVASIVE SPECIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE ON BLACK ASH WETLANDS, Joseph Shannon

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Anaerobic Reductive Bioleaching of Manganese Ores, Neha Sharma

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ACTIVATION SCAVENGING OF AEROSOL : EFFECT OF TURBULENCE AND AEROSOL-COMPOSITION, Abu Sayeed Md Shawon

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The Motivation To Volunteer: Understanding Volunteer Motivation at United States Industrial Heritage Museums and Organizations, Cooper Sheldon

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FUNCTIONAL GENETIC APPROACHES TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE FOR THE ROLE OF TOOLKIT GENES IN THE EVOLUTION OF COMPLEX COLOR PATTERNS IN DROSOPHILA GUTTIFERA, Mujeeb Olushola Shittu

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PHASE-FIELD FRACTURE MODELING FOR INTERLOCKING MICRO-ARCHITECTURED MATERIALS, Shubham Sinha

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Volcan de Fuego: A Machine Learning Approach in Understanding the Eruptive Cycles Using Precursory Tilt Signals, Kay Sivaraj

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EVALUATING HOUSEHOLD FOOD, ENERGY, AND WATER ENVIRONMENTALLY ORIENTED ANTI-CONSUMPTION IN THE US: TOWARD A COMPREHENSIVE THEORY SYNTHESIS, Jacob Slattery

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STUDY ON COOPERATIVE COLLISION-FREE LOCAL PATH PLANNING FOR WHEELED MOBILE ROBOTS, Vasishtha Sohani

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TUNING LONGITUDINAL BANDGAPS USING COMPLIANT BISTABLE METASTRUCTURAL DESIGNS, Akshay Soma

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A Resolution of Grain Boundary Strengthening Mechanisms by Nanoindentation Induced Local Mechanical Response, Prasad Pramod Soman

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AUGMENTED REALITY AS A TOOL FOR INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE EDUCATION AND INTERPRETATIONS, Garand A. Spikberg

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Autonomous Vehicle Obstacle Avoidance Maneuvers: Analytical and Experimental Development of Friction Surface Dependent Path Planning and Control, Nathan D. Spike

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN OXIDATION CATALYST FOR A SPARK IGNITED TWO STROKE SNOWMOBILE ENGINE, Noah Squires

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THE EFFECT OF NUTRITION ON LONGEVITY AND FERTILITY IN DIVERSE DROSOPHILA: A TOR-MEDIATED PROCESS, Tessa E. Steenwinkel

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IMPACT OF HEMODYNAMIC VORTEX SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL CHARACTERISTICS ON ANALYSIS OF INTRACRANIAL ANEURYSMS, Kevin W. Sunderland

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Advancement of full-vector variable-temperature magnetometry for rock-magnetic and paleointensity applications, Leonid Surovitskii

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An Overview of Converting Kabul’s Traffic Circles and Rotaries to Modern Roundabouts, Mohammad Anas Taeb

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APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING FOR PERMAFROST MONITORING IN ALASKA, Iuliia V. Tcibulnikova

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Evening And Overnight Cardiovascular and Arterial Stiffness Responses To Simulated Binge Drinking, Grant Thivierge

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Modeling and Numerical Simulations Of The Michigan Tech Convection Cloud Chamber, Subin Thomas

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Exploring Rapid Solidification and Equal Channel Angular Pressing in the Fabrication of Mg-Based Alloys for Medical Applications, Emily Tom

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ANALYZING VARIATION IN DISPERSOID FORMATION IN ALUMINUM ALLOYS BY MINOR CHANGES IN HOMOGENIZATION TEMPERATURE, Brendan Treanore

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INVESTIGATING REDOX CHEMISTRY OF GRAPHITE, IRON OXIDE & IRON SURFACES, Mikhail Trought

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ELUCIDATING PEATLAND DISTURBANCE ECOLOGY AND CARBON DYNAMICS THROUGH THE LENS OF SOIL USING INFRARED SPECTROMETRY, Dominic Uhelski

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Hydrodynamics of Vibrating Perforated Plates, Muhammad Usman

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Application of Carbon Nanotube Thermophones as Duct Noise Cancelling Speakers: Using New Technology with Old Theories, Stephania M. Vaglica

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CARBON CAPTURE AND UTILIZATION, Sriram Valluri

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ANALYTICAL ASSESSMENT OF PROJECT COMPLEXITY: A GUIDE TO MANAGING PROJECTS THROUGH REDUCTION OF COMPLEXITY, Christopher VanArsdale

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REGENERATION PATTERNS IN SILVICULTURAL OPENINGS OF WESTERN GREAT LAKES NORTHERN HARDWOOD FORESTS 15-24 YEARS POST-HARVEST, Matthew S. VanderMolen

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GAS AND HEAT FLUXES DURING MULTIPLE EFFUSIVE ERUPTIONS OF PITON DE LA FOURNAISE (RÉUNION) AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR MAGMATIC PROCESSES, Pauline Verdurme

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Integer Partitions Under Certain Finiteness Conditions, Tim Wagner

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CHINESE WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, Hua Wang

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HIGH PERFORMANCE SPECTRAL METHODS FOR GRAPH-BASED MACHINE LEARNING, Yongyu Wang

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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEAR-INFRARED FLUORESCENT PROBES FOR SENSING pH, HYPOXIA AND PEROXYNITRITE, Shulin Wan

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ACTIVE GRAVITY OFFLOADING SYSTEM WITH INFRARED TRACKING FOR ROVER TESTING, Travis Wavrunek

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Novel Methods in Computational Imaging with Applications in Remote Sensing, Adam Webb

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NOVEL NEW MODELING PROCEDURE FOR INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY WITH NONLINEAR CONNECTIONS, Steven Whitican

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COMMISSIONING AND TESTING OF A NEW DUSTY THERMAL VACUUM CHAMBER, Ben Wiegand

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Mapping Michigan's Historic Coastlines, Ryan A. Williams

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TORREFACTION OF MIXED SOLID WASTE, Zhuo Xu

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EFFICACY OF MIXED MS2-L2 VLPS AGAINST SIX HPV TYPES AND THE DEVELOPMENT & EVALUATION OF VIRAL STRUCTURAL PROTEINS FOR ASSEMBLY INTO VLPS, Rashi Yadav

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Efficient Modeling of Random Sampling-Based LRU Cache, Junyao Yang

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Comparison of Path Planning Approaches of Autonomous Vehicles for Obstacle Avoidance Application, Duo Zhang

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Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Using Mineral Processing Methods, Ruiting Zhan

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HIGH INJECTION PRESSURE IMPINGING DIESEL SPRAY CHARACTERISTICS AND SUBSEQUENT SOOT FORMATION IN REACTING CONDITIONS, Zhihao Zhao

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ELECTRICAL POWER TAKE-OFF SYSTEM DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT FOR POINT ABSORBER WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER, Xiang Zhou

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DISCRETE ELEMENT SIMULATION OF ASPHALT MIXTURE FROM MODELING TO APPLICATION, Xiaodong Zhou

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2020

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Life History Variation in Migratory Salmonid Populations, Christopher Adams

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HIERARCHICAL CLUSTERING TO PREDICT THE RESPONSE OF CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE, Rukayat Bukola Adeosun

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INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF EXPLANATION ON REPAIRING TRUST IN AI DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS FOR RE-DIAGNOSIS, Lamia Alam

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DYNAMIC TESTING: AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TO DEFECT IDENTIFICATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED PARTS, Aimee Allen

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MULTISCALE MODELING OF CARBON FIBERS/GRAPHENE NANOPLATELETS/EPOXY HYBRID COMPOSITES FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS, Hashim Al Mahmud

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EFFECT OF COBALT IN THIN WALL DUCTILE IRON AND SOLID SOLUTION STRENGTHENED FERRITIC DUCTILE IRON, Alejandra I. Almanza

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LIPEMIA LEVELS ANALYSIS FROM HUMAN BLOOD SAMPLES, Zainab Ibrahim Alshoug

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VIRUS-LIKE PARTICLE VACCINE MANUFACTURING FROM YEAST, Ananya Ananya

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INNOVATIVE SUSTAINABLE WOOD PRESERVATIVES FROM PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY BYPRODUCT, Raisa Carmen Andeme Ela

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SYSTEMS ANALYSIS FOR SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT OF BIOGAS AND BIO-CH4 PRODUCTION FROM FOOD WASTE AND DAIRY MANURE MIXTURES IN THE US, Sharath Kumar Ankathi

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AMBIENT NOISE SEISMIC INTERFEROMETRY THROUGH SURFACE SEISMIC DATA ACQUISITION VS ZERO-OFFSET VERTICAL SEISMIC PROFILING (VSP), Erdi Apatay