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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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

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AN ALGORITHM FOR RECONSTRUCTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES FROM OVERLAPPING TWO-DIMENSIONAL INTENSITY MEASUREMENTS WITH RELAXED CAMERA POSITIONING REQUIREMENTS, WITH APPLICATION TO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, Siranee Nuchitprasitchai

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Advanced Photogrammetry-Based Techniques for Condition Assessment of Infrastructure Systems and Structural Components, Renee Oats

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LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) OF ORE TRANSPORTATION ROUTE ALTERNATIVES FOR EAGLE MINE, Soumith Kumar Oduru

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THE SPATIAL ECOLOGY OF GRAY WOLVES IN THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN, 1994–2013, Shawn O'Neil

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Optimization of a Markerless Gait Analysis Application Aimed at Orthopedic Care for Developing Countries, Sagda Elmahi Kabashi Osman

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SECOND-LIFE BATTERY ELECTROCHEMICAL IMPEDANCE SPECTROSCOPY MODELING AND APPLICATION TO A RESIDENTIAL SYSTEM, Busra Ovali

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MODELS OF FOREST INVENTORY FOR ISTANBUL FOREST USING AIRBORNE LiDAR AND SPACEBORNE IMAGERY, Mustafa Kagan Ozkal

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RISK CONTROL IN PRODUCTION SCHEDULING BY CONSIDERING VOLUME AND GRADE UNCERTAINTIES IN RESOURCE ESTIMATION, Amol Paithankar

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FEA ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION OF DIFFERENTIAL HOUSING FOR FATIGUE STRESSES AND FATIGUE TEST DESIGN TO STUDY SKIN EFFECT IN DUCTILE IRON, Swapnil A. Pandey

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Research And Development Of Industrial Integrated Robotic Workcell And Robotrun Software For Academic Curriculum, Siddharth Y. Parmar

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MINIMUM TIME CONTROL OF PARALLELED BOOST CONVERTERS, Shishir Patel

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Improving Planning: Quantitative Evaluation of the Premortem Technique in Field and Laboratory Settings, Madeline Peabody

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Black-Americans in Michigan’s Copper Mining Narrative, Brendan Pelto

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Multi-Modal and Short-Range Transmission Loss in Ice-Covered, Near-Shore Arctic Waters, Miles B. Penhale

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EFFECTS OF GROUP SELECTION WITH YELLOW BIRCH (BETULA ALLEGHANIENSIS) RETENTION ON THE UNDERSTORY AND SAPLING LAYER IN NORTHERN HARDWOOD FORESTS, Megan A. Petras O'Neil

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IMPACTS TO BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES FROM BIOENERGY DEVELOPMENT: A PAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Colin Phifer

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Feature and Decision Level Fusion Using Multiple Kernel Learning and Fuzzy Integrals, Tony Pinar

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EFFECT OF SILICA MICRO/NANO PARTICLES INCORPORATION OVER BIOINSPIRED POLY (ETHYLENE GLYCOL)-BASED ADHESIVE HYDROGEL, Rattapol Pinnaratip

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UNDERSTANDING PERCEPTIONS OF BARRIERS TO INTERNATIONAL, INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENTIFIC TEAMWORK AND THE EXPANSION OF MEXICAN OIL PALM PLANTATIONS, Erin Pischke

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A TESTBED DESIGN FOR MONITORING THE LONG-TERM SPATIAL-TEMPORAL DYNAMICS OF UNDERWATER ACOUSTIC CHANNELS, Krishna Chaitanya Poduru

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN EVAPORATION SUB-MODEL AND SIMULATION OF MULTIPLE DROPLET IMPINGEMENT IN VOLUME OF FLUID METHOD, Sathya Prasad Potham

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THE INFLUENCE OF PRIOR NATURAL AGING ON ARTIFICIAL AGE HARDENING IN AL-MG-SI ALLOYS, Alex Poznak

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STUDENTS’ UNDERSTANDING OF FINGER LAKES GEOLOGY USING A FIELD STUDY, Jonathan D. Pragle

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COMPARISON OF AMBIENT NOISE METHODS TO FIND SURFACE - WAVE DISPERSION CURVES AT PACAYA VOLCANO, GUATEMALA, Simone Puel

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FABRICATION OF PREVASCULARIZED CELL-DERIVED EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX BASED BIOMIMETIC TISSUE CONSTRUCTS FOR MULTIPLE TISSUE ENGINEERING, Zichen Qian

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Molecular Modeling of Aerospace Polymer Matrices Including Carbon Nanotube-Enhanced Epoxy, Matthew Radue

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Synthetic Saturable Absorber Using Non-Uniform Jx Waveguide Array, Ashfiqur Rahman

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ANALYSIS OF AEROELASTIC EFFECTS ON THE 3-DIMENSIONAL INTERFERENCE OF WIND-TURBINE ROTORS, Anurag Rajan

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Multi Resonant Feedback Control of Wave Energy Converters Using Recursive Least Square Parameter Estimation, Omkar Rane

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ASSESSMENT OF ANNULAR FLOW BOILING IN THE CONTEXT OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD) SIMULATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND EXISTING CORRELATIONS, HRISHIKESH PRASAD RANGA PRASAD

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON THE EFFECT OF DUAL COIL IGNITION DISCHARGES ON DILUTE COMBUSTION IN A SPARK IGNITION ENGINE, Sandesh Rao

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Feasibility & Discovery using FOX System to Generate Gain-of-Function Mutations with Hybrid Poplars, James Rauschendorfer

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MODEL-BASED CONTROL OF AN RCCI ENGINE, Akshat Abhay Raut

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An Optimal Energy Management Strategy for Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Amir Rezaei

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THE ROLE OF KLF2/MIR-483/IGF2 IN PANCREATIC α-CELLS, Pedro Rodriguez

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Minimizing Run Time of Finite Element Analyses: Applications in Conformable CNG Tank Modeling, Paul M. Roehm

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CONTINUOUS HYDROLOGIC MODELING FOR ANALYZING THE EFFECTS OF DROUGHT ON THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER IN TEXAS, Khalid Samady

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DEVELOPING A GIS TOOL FOR INFINITE SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS (GIS-TISSA), Jonathon Sanders

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DESIGN, LABORATORY TESTING, AND YIELD LINE ANALYSIS OF A FERROCEMENT PIT LATRINE SLAB, Larry Alan Schirmer Jr

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IMPACT OF NATURAL GAS DIRECT INJECTION ON THERMAL EFFICINECY IN A SPARK IGNITION ENGINE, James Sevik

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TIME-DOMAIN VOLTAGE STABILITY ASSESSMENT AND WIDE-AREA CONTROL, Zagros Shahooei

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THE EMISSION AND PARTICULATE MATTER OXIDATION PERFORMANCE OF A SCR CATALYST ON A DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER WITH A DOWNSTREAM SCR, Sagar Sharma

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A Study of High Temperature Heat Pipes and the Impact of Magnetic Field on the Flow of Liquid Metal, Udit Sharma

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MILITARY ASSAULT BRIDGING STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND LOAD TESTING, Michael Shen

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Numerical Simulation of Viscoelastic Multiphase Flows Using an Improved Two-phase Flow Solver, Olabanji Shonibare

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DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-ZONE CATALYZED PARTICULATE FILTER MODEL AND KALMAN FILTER ESTIMATOR FOR SIMULATION AND CONTROL OF PARTICULATE MATTER DISTRIBUTION OF A CPF FOR ENGINE ECU APPLICATIONS, Boopathi Singalandapuram Mahadevan

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Electromagnetic Signal Feedback Control For Proximity Detection Systems, Adam K. Smith

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WETLAND POLICY DESIGN IN THE UPPER GREAT LAKES STATES: CASES OF POLICY SUCCESS AND FAILURE, Miranda N. Smith

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MODEL-BASED CONTROL OF HYBRID ELECTRIC POWERTRAINS INTEGRATED WITH LOW TEMPERATURE COMBUSTION ENGINES, Ali Soloukmofrad

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Characterization of kinetics and performance in a microbial fuel cell supplied with synthetic landfill leachate, Zhimin Song

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ONLINE MAPPING APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SCHOOL OF FOREST RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE GEOSPATIAL DATA, Aysen Sozen

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USING MODELING INSTRUCTION IN CHEMISTRY TO IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING, Matthew G. Spreitzer

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BLOSSOMSTTM HUB – AN ONLINE TOOL FOR DESIGNING STTM VECTORS AND VISUALIZING PHENOTYPIC CHANGES OF STTM TRANSGENIC LINES, Avinash Subramanian

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POLYMER WAVEGUIDE MANUFACTURING AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD INTEGRATION, Brandon Swatowski

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ANALYSIS OF DATA FROM A STUDY TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL BIOMARKERS TO INDICATE RENAL INJURY, Mitchell D. Tahtinen

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QUANTUM INSPIRED SYMMETRIES IN LASER ENGINEERING, Mohammad Hosain Teimourpour

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Influence of Magnetic Nanoparticles and Magnetic Stress on an Ionic Liquid Electrospray Source, Kurt Joseph Terhune

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Advanced Uses for Carbon Nanotubes: A Spherical Sound Source and Hot-films as Microphones, Micaela M. Thiery

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AIR INJECTION AS A SCOUR COUNTERMEASURE AT BRIDGE PIERS, Ravi Teja Reddy Tippireddy

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Investigating the Importance of Detail Interest Level and Learning Objectives on the Seductive Detail Effect, Kay Tislar

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Position Control of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle From a Mobile Ground Vehicle, Astha Tiwari

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CVD SYNTHESIS, PROCESSING, QUANTIFICATION, AND APPLICATIONS OF BORON NITRIDE NANOTUBES, Bishnu Tiwari

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Rock Magnetic Investigation of the Michigan Basin Soils and Sediments Overlying the Oil-Bearing Silurian Pinnacle Reefs, Jake Tresnak